FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:50:02 -08:00Stocks stabilize after an early slide; Japan's Nikkei slumpshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b807936036a4479a88d2766b739f092cTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:32:58 GMTU.S. stocks were moving between gains and losses in morning trading Tuesday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings news. Materials and technology companies were among the biggest risers as the market stabilized after an early slide. European markets fell following steep losses in Japan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b807936036a4479a88d2766b739f092cSouth African court hears case against presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5bf34e792d141f790c44bc85051c537Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:07:13 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5bf34e792d141f790c44bc85051c537CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6a66ab1ae06441385b3ae4b5b0cc795Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:57:46 GMTCVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6a66ab1ae06441385b3ae4b5b0cc795After challenging holiday, Sears to speed up store closingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6616b9d921a148198a559b459e83dcdbTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:36:10 GMTHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears keeps pruning its business in a years-long makeover, a bid to transform itself from a 123-year-old retail store into a nimble, 21st century operator.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6616b9d921a148198a559b459e83dcdbAP source: Donaldson, Blue Jays nearing $28.65M, 2-year dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/febc199b05394ba0b2999a6287058740Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:23:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations says AL MVP Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays are nearing agreement on a $28.65 million, two-year contract.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/febc199b05394ba0b2999a6287058740US wholesale businesses trim stockpiles in Decemberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6658978f51a34dbfa8281b8d22d0a5c5Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:09:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale businesses cut their stockpiles and registered lower sales for the third straight month in December.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6658978f51a34dbfa8281b8d22d0a5c5US drawn against Australia in Fed Cup playoffshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7e9f748e27413fb6f92f896fb9bfadTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:58:41 GMTLONDON (AP) — The United States will travel to Australia in April as they try to win back their place in the top tier of the Fed Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db7e9f748e27413fb6f92f896fb9bfadSpain drops fraud investigation of former Mexico politicianhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b01b435963f442a19febbf336aa8b1f3Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:53:46 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has dropped an investigation into a prominent former Mexican politician arrested last month in a corruption probe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b01b435963f442a19febbf336aa8b1f3Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2866e443f22f48dd87841b92714f4158Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:36:54 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Princeton University committee has started examining the legacy of alumnus and former President Woodrow Wilson.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2866e443f22f48dd87841b92714f4158The Latest: Greece: NATO migrant patrols in Turkish watershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50c516213a94b99b0a8d8935c2bfb44Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:42:55 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50c516213a94b99b0a8d8935c2bfb44Arraignment set for ex-trooper accused of assaulting 3 womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d9aad3cb975444ca1e4aa564efddb1dTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:46:22 GMTSAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops is due in court for his arraignment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d9aad3cb975444ca1e4aa564efddb1dUS businesses post more open jobs; quits rise to 9-year highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7c96201936c46e3acffaeef59114fb8Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:37:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies advertised more available jobs in December and more Americans quit, trends that could lift wages in the coming months.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7c96201936c46e3acffaeef59114fb8WATCHING TUESDAY: NH existential test for Trump's candidacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/837089dd53f7406fa62104720877ef07Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:59:02 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Which candidate is "the best," who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/837089dd53f7406fa62104720877ef07Closely fought Philippine presidential race gets underwayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c27275c886294899974be010104378f9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:11:32 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine presidential candidates launched their campaigns Tuesday in festive showbiz-style rallies to draw in the crowds in what is emerging as a closely fought contest to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c27275c886294899974be010104378f9CEO reassures Deutsche Bank is 'rock-solid' as shares sinkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf12ac4d81b642d0b7b755232d3a103aTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:07:58 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan is reassuring employees and the markets that Germany's largest lender remains "rock-solid" even though its shares have taken a beating.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf12ac4d81b642d0b7b755232d3a103aFortis buying electric transmission company ITC for $6.9Bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4da53ca991744ccbd1ab7e69111094eTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:47:37 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Canadian utility Fortis is buying electric transmission company ITC Holdings in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $6.9 billion as it looks to further diversify its business.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4da53ca991744ccbd1ab7e69111094eLouisville's Pitino awaits NCAA interview about sex scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3b26ba3f52a499486c1ed58f9ea5929Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:21:45 GMTCoach Rick Pitino says he is still waiting to be interviewed by the NCAA about allegations by an escort that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other dancers for sex parties at the team's dormitory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3b26ba3f52a499486c1ed58f9ea5929Oil supply seen outpacing demand, capping pricehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12d0037e84d74e2cbe10f13bdaa40140Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:47:57 GMTPARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says oil supply is set to outpace demand this year, keeping a lid on any expected price increases.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12d0037e84d74e2cbe10f13bdaa40140UK media groups lose secrecy challenge on terror trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79145867720b4ea0845aca90c53ad41cTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:25:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — British media trying to report on the terrorism trial of a law student lost a legal challenge Tuesday over unprecedented secrecy surrounding the case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79145867720b4ea0845aca90c53ad41cNat Wolff turns to the dark side in 'Buried Child'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ddc537d7a75411aaf4d8f10a8692587Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:32:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Actor and musician Nat Wolff couldn't resist agreeing to do a darkly weird off-Broadway play about a strange family. After all, he's got a weird family connection to it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ddc537d7a75411aaf4d8f10a8692587Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e748724977b4a168c89a7f31a02f28fTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:29:06 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection, saying it plans to halt production at a southeastern Missouri smelter within weeks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e748724977b4a168c89a7f31a02f28fLonely Planet names Philadelphia top US destination for 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1347204518ea4c178ea038a5d382f781Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:28:26 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lonely Planet gave some love to The City of Brotherly Love on Tuesday, ranking Philadelphia the No. 1 place to visit in the United States in 2016.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1347204518ea4c178ea038a5d382f781Man shoots himself to death on steps of Ohio Statehousehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea4e065c9e1643b2b1cdbab7970c9cbdTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:44:16 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man has killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea4e065c9e1643b2b1cdbab7970c9cbdPennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73cf30a1e926468daa493e876941e2ccTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:28:09 GMTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for budget gridlock on Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the current fiscal year that began back in July.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73cf30a1e926468daa493e876941e2ccIntelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fdd324bc654404a89ae49b488c7a310Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:31:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday in delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fdd324bc654404a89ae49b488c7a310Obama administration plans new high-level cyber officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73db4c811b054c309649b80bb2ba0978Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:26:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73db4c811b054c309649b80bb2ba0978Gov't report: 8 states had significant drop in uninsuredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb1b53f50224c2e9ce0f01ec23519e1Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:05:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fb1b53f50224c2e9ce0f01ec23519e1The Latest: Sweden arrests 14 over plan to attack migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16f9bfd63f4e4d5788b1b6f99c616470Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:13:52 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16f9bfd63f4e4d5788b1b6f99c616470The Latest: Slain teen's father speaks of online groundinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eee903286514cc6af29f1afa0afc3f5Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:35:38 GMTBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Latest on slain Virginia 13-year-old Nicole Lovell (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eee903286514cc6af29f1afa0afc3f5With restraint, YouTube rolls out original programminghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218745ed63e942459007c279bc647b59Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:44:51 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael "Burnie" Burns hears a discrepancy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/218745ed63e942459007c279bc647b59The Latest: Wall Street edges up after weak openinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6970380b6d8d4c41afba7798804e4103Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:59:37 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6970380b6d8d4c41afba7798804e4103The Latest: GM, UAW pledge $3M for Flint's water crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ea10d6d4299404fb2a00ec434a34614Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:06:35 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ea10d6d4299404fb2a00ec434a34614Man who served 20 years for murder he didn't commit gets $6Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0216de41bc774e1e83c79cf8c1a1ce45Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:15:14 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $6 million by the state of Connecticut.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0216de41bc774e1e83c79cf8c1a1ce45Flint gets $3M pledge; mayor, attorney general to speakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15b9d77fc440699dc2bcf979ac1056Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:28:43 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — General Motors and the United Auto Workers union plan to donate $3 million to support increased health and education services for Flint children who have been exposed to lead, officials announced Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15b9d77fc440699dc2bcf979ac1056US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumpshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4778e0ca42fc4d9bb3fae960560f52feTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:44:28 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4778e0ca42fc4d9bb3fae960560f52feIS car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ff8e6ebebcc4bb18c4930060120b31bTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:52:22 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — A suicide car bomber dispatched by the Islamic State group struck near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and destroying a number of cars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ff8e6ebebcc4bb18c4930060120b31bTurkey's Erdogan rewards cigarette quitters with receptionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf55ecdf40d44a8bce548e65bde7bfaTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:07:48 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — He snatched away their cigarette packets and made them promise to quit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf55ecdf40d44a8bce548e65bde7bfaMacedonia: Trial opens for 29 men accused of terrorismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ee5374136584308b77e3bf02130d20dTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:38:01 GMTSKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A trial has started in Macedonia of 29 men charged with terrorism-related offences in connection with a two-day shootout with police in 2015 that left 18 dead, including eight police officers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ee5374136584308b77e3bf02130d20dNC regulator fines Duke Energy nearly $7M for coal ash spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf5ff441e2d44998f610644cd8481d0Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:58:01 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina environmental regulators say they're fining the country's largest electric company nearly $7 million for pollution related to a big spill of liquefied coal ash in 2014.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf5ff441e2d44998f610644cd8481d0Sam Hunt: Hard to wrap head around 2 Grammy nominationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d020792ab0234007a7103b48c07a5e9fTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:56:32 GMTSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It's hard for rising singer Sam Hunt to wrap his head around earning two Grammy nominations — mainly because music started as a hobby for the 31-year-old.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d020792ab0234007a7103b48c07a5e9fAP Photos: Hong Kong new year celebration marred by violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c2ec09994ca467282b383ce1c406a96Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:31:36 GMTThe unrest started when authorities tried to prevent unlicensed food vendors from operating street stalls on Monday night in the crowded Kowloon neighborhood during Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebrations. Overnight and into the early morning hours Tuesday, activists backing the hawkers engaged in running battles with police. Protesters kicked officers and pelted them with bottles. They dug out bricks from the sidewalks to hurl at police. Some threw garbage cans, plastic safety barriers and wood. They set fires on the street.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c2ec09994ca467282b383ce1c406a96UN urges Turkey to open border; warns Aleppo could lack aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d0313f19bee4927819b1eda13e2f6a7Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:15:53 GMTKILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria's largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d0313f19bee4927819b1eda13e2f6a7The Latest: New migrant route in Balkans announcedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8e2d757e8094456a04e61f874453b5fTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:48:09 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8e2d757e8094456a04e61f874453b5fSanofi reports flat 2015 earningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c18224cceb384a339556c2947b026f5eTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:45:30 GMTPARIS (AP) — French drug maker Sanofi says its bottom line was roughly stable last year as it advanced efforts to reshape its drug portfolio and pursue research and development tie-ups in oncology and diabetes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c18224cceb384a339556c2947b026f5ePoland to ask Germany about satirical Carnival floathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef377bf3d0f44a0e9479e74c9cb7ce3cTue, 09 Feb 2016 14:44:36 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government has taken offense at a German Carnival float that satirizes the country's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and plans to raise the matter with the German government, Poland's foreign minister said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef377bf3d0f44a0e9479e74c9cb7ce3cThe Latest: Areas of Cape Cod hit hardest by latest stormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f89ae770aff54455b5fc7504675d571eTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:39:48 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cleanup of the storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and was forecast to dump more snow on the Mid-Atlantic states (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f89ae770aff54455b5fc7504675d571eThe Latest: Intelligence chief warns of more terror attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4a47fe6cef45758ebd432aa35f319bTue, 09 Feb 2016 15:13:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa4a47fe6cef45758ebd432aa35f319bTests find high levels of lead in tap water at Ohio villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8589e9d934f5437d8b921b579123eb16Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:57:04 GMTSEBRING, Ohio (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village has found high levels of lead in tap water at 11 of the 180 homes where owners voluntarily submitted samples.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8589e9d934f5437d8b921b579123eb16Goodyear reports 4Q loss on hefty chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed24b5d84ecb427987ecde3f8cb00032Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:35:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. on Tuesday swung to a fourth-quarter loss on charges and tire sales fell, but the results still topped Wall Street expectations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed24b5d84ecb427987ecde3f8cb00032Pakistan army training aircraft crashes, 2 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16427e5724345e7a462b374b2030455Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:33:10 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army says a training aircraft has crashed near Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province, killing the instructor and trainee who were on board.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b16427e5724345e7a462b374b2030455