FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jan 2015 10:16:19 -0800Norway frees Iraq cleric after prison term for death threats (AP) — An Iraqi-born cleric convicted of making death threats against a Norwegian politician and intimidating witnesses has walked free from prison.iGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeNorwayIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 14:11:03 GMTBoko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 16:33:53 GMTMillions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.By JENNIFER KAYhtGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsZoologyBiologyScienceGeneticsBiotechnologyTechnologyInfectious diseasesHealthKey WestFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:58:30 GMTMurray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge, Australia (AP) — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:29 GMTOfficials say bombings kill 15 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad (AP) — A string of bombings ripped mainly through commercial areas in Iraq's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 17:30:11 GMTEgypt: Police, protesters clash on anniversary of uprising (AP) — Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday as police moved to break up scattered protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, killing three protesters, injuring at least 21 and arresting dozens.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBombingsRebellions and uprisingsFunerals and memorial servicesPolice brutalityCrimePolitical activismWar and unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceReligious issuesReligionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 14:06:04 GMTTalks in Yemen between political parties, rebels break down, Yemen (AP) — Talks between Yemeni political parties and the Shiite rebels who occupy the capital have broken down, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:56 GMTSenators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:28 GMTEgypt: 9 killed in Cairo clashes between Islamists, police (AP) — Egyptian security officials say clashes between police and Islamist protesters in an eastern Cairo district have left nine demonstrators dead.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBombingsCrimePolice brutalityWar and unrestPolitical activismImprovised explosivesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceReligious issuesReligionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaAlexandria, 25 Jan 2015 15:02:52 GMTRally by German anti-Islam group PEGIDA draws smaller crowds, Germany (AP) — A group protesting against the perceived "Islamization of the West" mustered fewer supporters than previously, with police in the eastern city of Dresden estimating that about 17,300 people took part in the demonstration Sunday.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGermanyDresdenWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMTResidents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."By CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsPoliceHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTheftCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:55:18 GMTWHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.By MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGenevaWest AfricaAfricaSierra LeoneGuineaLiberiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 14:21:33 GMTEgypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, security officials said.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimePolice brutalityWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesViolencePolitical issuesEgyptCairoAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:46 GMTGreece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by Syriza, Greece (AP) — A senior official in Greece's governing conservatives has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party in Sunday's national elections.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNational electionsGovernment business and financeElectionsVotingGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:55:36 GMTDefending champion Ogier wins Monte Carlo rally (AP) — Defending world rally champion Sebastien Ogier of France began his title defense with a victory at the season-opening Monte Carlo rally Sunday, finishing ahead of Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen of Norway as Volkswagen swept the podium places.sSportsAutomobile racingMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 15:31:01 GMTMillions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.By JENNIFER KAYhtGeneral newsInfectious diseasesAnimalsDiseases and conditionsZoologyBiologyScienceGeneticsBiotechnologyTechnologyHealthAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsKey WestFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:17 GMT30 Filipino police commandos killed in clash with rebels, Philippines (AP) — More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCease firesPoliceInternational relationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesInternational agreementsDiplomacyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 15:52:59 GMTObama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces to root out terrorists from the Middle Eastern nation and elsewhere in the region.By JULIE PACE and ANNE FLAHERTYiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismDrone surveillance and warfareLegislatureGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseDrone aircraftArmed forcesUnited StatesIndiaMiddle EastYemenSanaaNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:10 GMTFrench arrests raise question: Is free speech for all? (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsSocial mediaIslamCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisArrestsTerrorismReligionCrimeOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsEventsReligious issuesSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderRace and ethnicityViolent crimeWar and unrestTerrorist attacksUnited KingdomFranceLondonParisEuropeWestern EuropeEngland, 25 Jan 2015 15:24:35 GMTContestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday (AP) — A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiVenezuelaFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Jan 2015 15:48:10 GMTObama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge (AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleLegislatureWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:08:23 GMTNortheast braces for massive snowstorm YORK (AP) — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto.By VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:58:34 GMTTravelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:43 GMTGreece: Exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityPolitical partiesGovernment business and financeVotingElectionsPolitical organizationsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:41:03 GMT'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases (AP) — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyTrack and fieldCrimeBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsSportsEducation issuesEducationCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsBostonUnited StatesDenverMassachusettsNorth AmericaColorado, 25 Jan 2015 16:04:38 GMT'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAward showsAcademy AwardsEventsTelevision programs, 25 Jan 2015 16:36:20 GMTSwiss Guard's cookbook reveals Vatican culinary treats CITY (AP) — If an army travels on its stomach, what does the world's smallest army eat?By DANIELA BERRETTAiFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleCookingBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 15:14:52 GMTHargin wins men's World Cup slalom for 1st career victory, Austria (AP) — Screaming for joy and smashing his poles on the snow, Swedish skier Mattias Hargin celebrated his first career World Cup victory on Sunday.By ERIC WILLEMSENsSportsMen's skiingMen's sportsAlpine skiingSkiingAustriaGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 14:44:02 GMTTurkish president in Somalia to launch development projects, Somalia (AP) — Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEducation costsEducationSocial affairsSomaliaTurkeyMogadishuEast AfricaAfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:19 GMTZambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was inaugurated as Zambia's new president Sunday.By NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsElectionsPolitical partiesNational electionsJudiciaryPolitical organizationsAfricaZambiaSouthern Africa, 25 Jan 2015 15:26:29 GMTKoch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 25 Jan 2015 15:54:53 GMTEgypt: Officials raise to 9 death toll in clashes between Islamists, police in Cairo district. (AP) — Egypt: Officials raise to 9 death toll in clashes between Islamists, police in Cairo district.iGeneral newsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 14:50:36 GMTEmotional or not, Kyrgios puts on a show at Aussie Open, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios knows how to entertain a crowd. He hits shots between his legs and around the net posts. He smashes rackets. He argues with the chair umpire and interacts with fans in the stands. He smashes more rackets.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 14:06:08 GMTRepublican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016 (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityConservatism2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsInternational relationsPolitical partiesForeign policyReligionSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment policyIowaHoustonLouisianaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasNorth Carolina, 25 Jan 2015 16:49:17 GMT'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy AwardsAward showsEvents, 25 Jan 2015 15:52:56 GMTSouth Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots (AP) — South African authorities have re-established order — for now — in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsRiotsImmigrationPolitical and civil unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaJohannesburgAfricaSouthern Africa, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:48 GMTKerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.By KEN DILANIANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestNational electionsElectionsNigeriaLagosWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:45 GMTRomanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:35 GMTZambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president, Zambia (AP) — Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday.By NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsNational electionsElectionsJudiciaryZambiaAfricaSouthern Africa, 25 Jan 2015 15:51:01 GMTVideo review: Gamers make their way into Winter X Games, Colo. (AP) — Big Air? Try Fast Thumbs.By EDDIE PELLSfBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsWinter X GamesX GamesMen's snowboardingSnowboardingSkiingFreestyle skiingMen's skiingEventsMen's sportsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleAspenColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:23:50 GMTThousands of Spaniards protest proposed security law (AP) — Thousands of protesters are marching in Spanish cities to express their opposition to a proposed law that would set hefty fines for offenses like demonstrating outside parliament buildings or strategic installations.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 14:37:27 GMTOpening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballLaw and orderFootballMassachusettsBostonFall RiverBristolUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 25 Jan 2015 16:53:44 GMTQuick Quote: Mindy Kaling on confidence CITY, Utah (AP) — "I have a personality defect where I sort of refuse to see myself as an underdog... It's because of my parents. They raised me with the entitlement of a tall, blond, white man."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 14:18:10 GMTKyrgios to meet Murray in in Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — He upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, and followed up Sunday by beating the guy who ousted Roger Federer at the Australian Open. Next up for Nick Kyrgios is a quarterfinal against Andy Murray at Melbourne Park.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 14:42:28 GMTFirst Look: Gerwig shines in a delightful "Mistress America" CITY, Utah (AP) — Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind "Frances Ha," have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with "Mistress America," which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a dreamy and idiosyncratic comedy about two enigmatic soon-to-be stepsisters who are just trying to figure out how they fit in the world,By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 14:32:52 GMTNavy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsNational parksWhalesCoastlines and beachesForestsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMammalsWashingtonUnited StatesPacific OceanNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:31:42 GMTCentral African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsKidnappingGovernment transitionsCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 16:22:09 GMTSanta Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California ANGELES (AP) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.aGeneral newsPower outagesWeatherFiresService outagesAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaSanta AnaOntarioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:05:42 GMTUkraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.By YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:49:49 GMTGreece exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election, Greece (AP) — A Greek state TV exit poll was projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza had won Sunday's parliamentary elections — in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsPolitical partiesElectionsVotingPolitical organizationsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:19:19 GMT