FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 10:14:51 -0800Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has halted the development of a state-run news website after days of criticism over its plans to offer prewritten stories.aGovernment and politicsOnline news mediaState governmentsOnline mediaMediaNews mediaIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 18:07:05 GMTHard Rock gets preliminary OK to enter New Jersey market CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market — or one at the Meadowlands, if that market ever materializes.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:38:30 GMTWife of Japanese hostage appeals for his release (AP) — The wife of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto has made her first public appeal for her husband's life.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 17:28:52 GMTJones New York to close stores, end wholesale business YORK (AP) — Jones New York announced Thursday that it is closing stores, discontinuing its wholesale business and will look at strategic alternatives for its brand.By The Associated PressfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:15:36 GMTSpongeBob online? Nickelodeon to offer Internet subscription YORK (AP) — SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelecommunicationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 29 Jan 2015 17:16:35 GMTCliven Bundy's son arrested, released in southern Utah LAKE CITY (AP) — An adult son of southern Nevada rancher and states' rights advocate Cliven Bundy said he spent a night in a southern Utah jail after sheriff's deputies accused him of resisting arrest when he appeared in a justice court for an unrelated code violation summons.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUtahNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:57:28 GMTAs Romney weighs '16 bid, his past donors commit to Jeb Bush MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Closing in on a decision about whether to again run for president, Mitt Romney is finding that several past major fundraisers and donors in key states have defected to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and STEVE PEOPLESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesElectionsNational electionsFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessPolitical organizationsChicagoBeaumontIowaMassachusettsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 29 Jan 2015 17:46:46 GMTJim Parsons to play God in Broadway's 'An Act of God' YORK (AP) — Jim Parsons is going from a scientific nerd in "The Big Bang Theory" to a pretty big religious role — the Almighty.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsPerforming arts, 29 Jan 2015 17:44:28 GMTJudge won't toss Boston bombing suspects' sister's NYC case YORK (AP) — A New York City judge says a harassment case against the sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects can proceed.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBomb threatsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:59:36 GMTBoy Scouts of America settle California lawsuit over 2007 sex abuse by volunteer Scout leader ANGELES (AP) — Boy Scouts of America settle California lawsuit over 2007 sex abuse by volunteer Scout leader.aGeneral newsVolunteerismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:35:11 GMTAngry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas, Nigeria (AP) — Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.By IBRAHIM ABDULAZIZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Jan 2015 17:02:21 GMTLady Gaga, Ariana Grande to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and John Legend have been added to the group of artists set to pay tribute to Stevie Wonder next month.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 29 Jan 2015 17:34:23 GMTLondon summons Russian envoy after bombers near UK airspace (AP) — Britain has summoned Russia's ambassador and asked him to explain why Russian warplanes flew near British airspace, disrupting civil aviation.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomRussiaLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeEngland, 29 Jan 2015 17:49:38 GMTPolice: Family killed man over child custody dispute, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme created because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:42:10 GMTIslamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist, Jordan (AP) — A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group.By KARIN LAUB and MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsIslamTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesJournalistsReligionSocial affairsNews mediaMediaAmmanJordanSyriaIraqJapanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 18:03:26 GMTLil Wayne sues mentor's record label for $51M, seeking split YORK (AP) — Rapper Lil Wayne has had it with his record label. He's suing Cash Money in New York for $51 million after claiming that it stiffed him for $8 million on a record he delivered last month.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:32:41 GMTBill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators wants to end travel restrictions on Americans seeking to go to Cuba, saying it would help foster change in the Communist island nation.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsLegislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 18:02:22 GMTSyria talks in Moscow end without visible results (AP) — Representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition wrapped up four days of consultations in Moscow on Thursday with a general statement avoiding any of the difficult issues surrounding the country's nearly four-year civil war.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsCivil warsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsHumanitarian assistanceWar and unrestSyriaMoscowRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 17:57:43 GMTObama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current spending limits, the White House said Thursday, setting up a certain clash with Republicans who insist that federal spending must be held in check.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 29 Jan 2015 18:00:25 GMT4th person faces murder charges in deadly house explosion (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a fourth person in an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and damaged dozens of homes.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsArsonExplosionsViolent crimeAccidents and disastersCrimeIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:41:59 GMTJordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan.By KARIN LAUB and ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanJapanSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:19:46 GMTHard Rock gets preliminary OK to enter Atlantic City market CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants has received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:11:14 GMTAlibaba shares tumble on 4Q revenue miss YORK (AP) — Alibaba's Group shares dropped 10 percent on Thursday after the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse reported holiday-quarter revenue that surged 40 percent but missed analyst expectations.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 17:17:14 GMTBelarus to host new round of Ukrainian peace talks, Belarus (AP) — Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine.iGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaBelarusMinskUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 17:41:11 GMTNickelodeon to offer Internet-only subscription service YORK (AP) — SpongeBob fans rejoice: Nickelodeon is the latest cable channel to plan a stand-alone Internet offering.By ANICK JESDANUNhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessTelecommunicationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:55 GMTChief: Officers told teens to get out of car before shooting (AP) — Police told teens several times to get out of a stolen car before opening fire and killing the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel as she drove at one of the officers, Denver's police chief said.By SADIE GURMAN and P. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCrimeDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:31:11 GMTSunbeam recalls Holmes space heaters that can spray hot oil YORK (AP) — Sunbeam is recalling about 34,000 Holmes-branded space heaters because they can spray hot oil and possibly cause household damage or injuries.fBusinessLifestylePersonal financeProducts and servicesCorporate news, 29 Jan 2015 18:04:40 GMTHead-on collision in US 93 in western Arizona kills 2, Ariz. (AP) — The main highway link between Las Vegas and Phoenix is temporarily closed in western Arizona because of a two-vehicle accident that killed two people.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:45:25 GMTAPNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse ANGELES (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years' worth of "perversion" files detailing sex abuse allegations secret from the public.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimes against childrenCaliforniaOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 18:02:50 GMTIndonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded.By NINIEK KARMINIiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaJavaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 17:12:44 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 29 Jan 2015 17:05:11 GMTStocks drift higher in midday trading; Energy stocks slump stock indexes drifted mostly higher in midday trading Thursday as investors sifted through a mix of corporate earnings and economic news. Energy stocks were among the biggest decliners as oil prices extended their slide.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:46:39 GMTLast-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners (AP) — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners at risk of losing their property are flocking to hearings that offer them a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure from tax debts.By COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisForeclosure ratesEconomyFinancial marketsReal estateDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:26:09 GMTClean-shaven Fort Hood gunman Hasan could get new lawyer LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 may receive a new attorney to handle his appeals, which could complicate an already delayed review process.By BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLeavenworthKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 18:05:38 GMT2 dead, officer injured in South Philadelphia house fire (AP) — Two people died in an early morning fire in South Philadelphia.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:40:31 GMTEU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens, Greece (AP) — The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout — not rash actions from Athens.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsLegislationLegislatureGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 18:06:24 GMTStock market turns mixed at midday YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in midday trading as the price of oil continues to fall.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:08:08 GMTStudy: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years (AP) — The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsHealth statisticsDeath ratesTransportation policyAccidents and disastersTransportationTransportation safetyHealthDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment policy, 29 Jan 2015 17:18:37 GMTOmar Minaya leaves Padres, joins union as adviser YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets general manager Omar Minaya is leaving his job as senior vice president of the San Diego Padres to become a special adviser to union head Tony Clark.By RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 18:03:54 GMTDartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.By HOLLY RAMERaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationSocial diversityProfessional organizationsCollegiate organizationsSex in societyEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesSocial groups and organizationsViolenceEducation issuesViolent crimeCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:14:31 GMTDeadly San Francisco blaze not being blamed on foul play FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive fire that killed a man and injured six other people when it ripped through a building in San Francisco's Mission District likely was not sparked by arson, police said Thursday.aGeneral newsFiresArsonAccidents and disastersCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:21:02 GMTEven with low prices, US oil industry pushing for exports (AP) — Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.By HENRY C. JACKSONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryInternational tradePricesLegislatureLegislationIndustriesEconomyUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaWyoming, 29 Jan 2015 17:40:39 GMTNASA remembering 17 astronauts killed in the line of duty, Ala. (AP) — NASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency's beginning.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsSpace explorationScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHuntsvilleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:13:26 GMTBelarusian leader issues tough warning to Moscow, Belarus (AP) — New cracks have emerged in a Russia-led economic alliance, with the president of Belarus warning that his nation may opt out of it.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsBelarusMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 17:38:27 GMTOpening statements begin in Aaron Hernandez murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Opening statements have begun in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:06:12 GMTUS court in Virginia hears 2 Somali pirates' appeals, Va. (AP) — One Somali pirate convicted of killing four Americans aboard a yacht claims he was abducted and coerced into joining the mission. Another says the United States illegally reached into Somalia's territorial waters to arrest him.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsMaritime piracyLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSomaliaUnited StatesVirginiaEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:50:57 GMTObama to propose $74 billion increase above current spending caps, increase of about 7 percent (AP) — Obama to propose $74 billion increase above current spending caps, increase of about 7 percent.wGovernment and politics, 29 Jan 2015 17:33:43 GMTArgentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up AIRES (AP) — Family and friends paid final respects Thursday to the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after alleging that President Cristina Fernandez agreed to protect those responsible for a 1994 bombing, the worst terrorist attack in the country's history.By PAUL BYRNEiGeneral newsAccidents and disastersBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 17:46:33 GMTWilliams aims for 19th major after reaching Aussie final, Australia (AP) — It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMelbourneAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:11:55 GMTChase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 next season, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 17:48:00 GMT