FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Mar 2015 21:04:41 -0800Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug, Ga. (AP) — Corrections officials have postponed Georgia's first execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:27:51 GMTAsia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsEconomyCommodity marketsJapanChinaAustraliaEast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaOceania, 03 Mar 2015 03:51:49 GMTGeorgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postpones its 1st execution of a woman in 70 years, citing problem with injection drug.aGeneral newsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:12:00 GMTRaptors top 76ers 114-103, snap 5-game losing streak (AP) — Toronto needed a boost from any player to halt a miserable losing streak.By DAN GELSTONsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 03:57:16 GMTTourism thrives in Malaysia despite association with tragedy LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two airplane catastrophes put Malaysia on the map in a bad way in 2014. But they didn't hurt the country's tourism, and the higher visibility may even have helped: visitor numbers had their strongest growth in years.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:31:23 GMTPollution documentary attracts huge interest in China (AP) — A slick new documentary on China's environmental woes has racked up more than 175 million online views in two days, underscoring growing concern in the country over the impact of air, water and soil pollution.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtGeneral newsHealthScienceTechnologyWeather forecastsWeatherDocumentariesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEconomyEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 01:55:16 GMTClassical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90 HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 03 Mar 2015 02:10:11 GMTExecution of Ga. woman on hold pending Supreme Court ruling, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsLegal proceedingsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:10:46 GMTSex offender who fled Canada for Seattle charged with rape (AP) — A high-risk sex offender who fled Canada for Seattle was being held on $1 million bail after authorities charged him with raping a 69-year-old woman.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderCanadaSeattleEdmontonWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlberta, 03 Mar 2015 04:11:34 GMTHarrington wins the Honda Classic in a playoff BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Whether he was piling up majors or playing so poorly that he lost his PGA Tour card, Padraig Harrington never wavered from one goal in golf. Just get him anywhere near the lead with nine holes to play, and he would happily take his chances.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:20 GMTNo. 17 Iowa State rallies to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang had 20 of his 23 points in the second half and No. 17 Iowa State rallied from a 21-point deficit to stun No. 15 Oklahoma 77-70 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak.By LUKE MEREDITHsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAmesOklahomaIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:26:21 GMTFormer Va. governor's appeal cites broad bribery definition, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said in court papers Monday that his conviction on several counts of public corruption was based on an overly broad definition of bribery and a flawed explanation of what constitutes an "official action" by an elected official.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:31:13 GMTMom convicted of killing son, 5, by poisoning him with salt PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsHealthCrimeViolent crimeWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:37:28 GMTGOP: Our plans would help people losing health subsidies (AP) — Congressional Republicans sent a message Monday that they hope the Supreme Court and voters will hear: They have ideas to keep the country's health care system from crumbling if the justices obliterate a bedrock feature of President Barack Obama's heath care law.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careLegislaturePolitical partiesHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsGovernment financeLegislationNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:02:31 GMTAppeals court upholds protection for threatened seabird PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit by the timber industry seeking to strip Endangered Species Act protection from a threatened seabird that nests in old-growth forests.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsBirdsAnimalsNational parksNational courtsForestsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWildlifeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGrants PassUnited StatesOregonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 01:49:43 GMTFormer presidential security chief shot to death in Haiti, Haiti (AP) — The chief of presidential security under former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was shot to death Monday in the capital, where he had lived since returning to the country after finishing a prison sentence in the United States.By EVENS SANONiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHaitiPort-au-PrinceCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 02:22:37 GMTUnited Airlines won't accept rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:06:07 GMTNorth Korea lifts Ebola travel restrictions (AP) — North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTravel laws and regulationsLeisure travelInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravel safetyNorth KoreaJapanEast AsiaPyongyangWest AfricaAsiaAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 02:30:45 GMTMan who tried to scale White House barrier won't be charged (AP) — A man charged with trying to climb a barrier set up outside the White House has entered into an agreement with prosecutors to have his case dismissed.wGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:21:45 GMTJury acquits Florida man who claimed pot was medicinal LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been acquitted by a jury after contending that dozens of marijuana plants he was growing were used for his own medicinal purposes.aGeneral newsMedical marijuanaLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:52 GMTWell-liked photo teacher found dead in California classroom, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California teacher who committed suicide by hanging herself in her classroom was a well-liked 31-year-old photography instructor, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationSuicidesEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:57 GMTBus carrying Chinese opera troupe falls off cliff, 20 killed (AP) — Chinese state media says a bus carrying an opera troupe has fallen off a cliff in central China, killing 20 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 03:14:34 GMTPaul has 26 and 14 as Clippers outlast Timberwolves 110-105 (AP) — Chris Paul had 26 points and 14 assists, and the Los Angeles Clippers allowed only one field goal in the fourth quarter to outlast the Minnesota Timberwolves for a 110-105 victory Monday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:28 GMTNo. 2 Virginia shrugs off slow start, beats Syracuse 59-47, N.Y. (AP) — Anthony Gill scored 17 points to lead four Virginia players in double figures and the second-ranked Cavaliers beat Syracuse 59-47 on Monday night to capture the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title for the second straight year.By JOHN KEKISsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsSports governanceBasketballVirginiaSyracuseLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkKentucky, 03 Mar 2015 02:19:33 GMTZuccarello, Brassard help Rangers win in Yandle's debut YORK (AP) — Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat, 4-1 on Monday night.By IRA PODELLsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:54:49 GMT4 people killed, 4 others injured in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — A head-on crash left four people dead and four others seriously injured when a car packed with teens collided with a pickup truck in rural Santa Cruz County.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaWatsonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:35:44 GMTJoe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGuatemalaUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemala CityNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:26:59 GMTCanadiens swing 3 deals on busy NHL trading deadline day manager Marc Bergevin added to the Montreal Canadiens without altering his Eastern Conference-leading lineup.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballBuffaloNew York CityMontrealNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 03 Mar 2015 01:58:16 GMTPrince William focuses on football and film on China trip (AP) — Britain's Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.By PAUL TRAYNOR and LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsInternational relationsMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerGovernment and politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsMen's sportsSoccerUnited KingdomChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 03:54:43 GMTTena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic has won the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 03 Mar 2015 02:02:16 GMTChina reports say 20 killed after bus falls off cliff (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 03:38:13 GMTNo. 6 Baylor ends regular season 75-65 over Texas Tech, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 22 points and Niya Johnson broke the Big 12 single-season record for assists as league champion No. 6 Baylor rebounded from consecutive losses, beating Texas Tech 75-65 in the regular-season finale Monday night.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:24:54 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:34:28 GMTDisneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go."aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:45:19 GMTAustralia sending more troops to Iraq to train local forces, Australia (AP) — Australia will send more troops to Iraq to help train local security forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestMilitary facilitiesIslamTerrorismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsAustraliaIraqSydneyBaghdadSyriaNew ZealandOceaniaMiddle EastNew South Wales, 03 Mar 2015 03:26:38 GMTChina state media seen stepping-up anti-Western rhetoric (AP) — Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHigher educationGovernment and politicsNationalismMediaPolitical and civil unrestEducationSocial affairsUnited KingdomChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:40:26 GMTGeorgia woman nears execution for husband's murder, Ga. (AP) — The execution of the first female in Georgia in 70 years was on hold Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed last-minute arguments by her lawyers that they hoped would persuade the nation's top justices to grant a stay.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:38:47 GMTSalonga says she is in talks on taking role in "Allegiance", Philippines (AP) — Tony award winner Lea Salonga says talks have not yet been finalized on her joining the cast of George Takei's musical "Allegiance" on Broadway, but added it is a show she wants to be part of.By TERESA CEROJANOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 02:16:52 GMTStewart scores 29, top-ranked UConn beats USF 88-65, Fla. (AP) — It was a mini test at best, yet Geno Auriemma felt it was just what top-ranked Connecticut needed heading into the postseason.By FRED GOODALLsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsFloridaTampaConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:50:58 GMTJefferson keys 3rd-quarter spurt, Mavs beat Pelicans 102-93 (AP) — Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:23:10 GMTVeteran Democratic Sen. Mikulski won't seek re-election (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a tough and dogged daughter of working-class Baltimore who rose to become the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, said she had one question as she weighed seeking a sixth term: "Do I spend my time raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?"By ERICA WERNER and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationAppropriationsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:03:23 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 02:00:30 GMTToews scores 2 to help Blackhawks beat Hurricanes 5-2 (AP) — Jonathan Toews had two goals and assisted on Marian Hossa's score as the Chicago Blackhawks rolled to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:27:19 GMTFeds want boat panels brought to court to show Tsarnaev note (AP) — Prosecutors want panels of the boat in which Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found hiding to be brought to court to show jurors what they say is his written confession, but his lawyers want them to see the entire bullet-ridden boat.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:20:23 GMTJack's jumper gives Nets 110-108 win over Curry, Warriors YORK (AP) — There was no stopping Stephen Curry down the stretch, so Jarrett Jack shot over him.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:28:47 GMTMexico condemns run of Mexican citizens killed by US police CITY (AP) — For the third time in less than a month, the Mexican government has condemned the killing of one of its citizens by police in the United States.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 02:04:46 GMTLA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a "brutal" videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said Monday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 04:28:40 GMTCops: Man taped women in fitting rooms, shared on porn sites, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped dozens of naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country's largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:36:51 GMTDragic scores 21, Heat beat Suns 115-98 as tensions run high (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, Goran Dragic added 21 against his former team and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 115-98 on Monday night in a game that included two third-quarter altercations.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 03:41:41 GMTJeb Bush distances himself from family VEGAS (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush distanced himself from his family on Monday as he courted senior citizens in Nevada, the first stop in a national tour aimed at key states on the presidential primary calendar.By KEN RITTER and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyCampaignsImmigrationPolitical partiesPrimary electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 02:36:13 GMT