FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 10:30:41 -0800Milk does a body good? A look at the science YORK (AP) — Embattled milk producers launched a social media campaign this week to rebuild public confidence in the health benefits of their product.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthChild nutritionOnline mediaNutritionChild and teen healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAgricultureMedia, 30 Jan 2015 17:21:55 GMTGeorge Zimmerman assault case dropped; ex-girlfriend recants, Fla. (AP) — An aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman that was opened when his ex-girlfriend said he threw a wine bottle at her has been dropped because she recanted her story and stopped cooperating with investigators, according to a prosecutor.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:44:51 GMTUS spokesman: Gunman in fatal Afghan attack was in uniform (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the gunman who killed three American contractors at the Kabul airport was in an Afghan uniform and was subsequently killed.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 18:02:31 GMTMarkets brace for Big Oil profit plunge YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a strong earnings season into a weak one.By BERNARD CONDON and JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial markets, 30 Jan 2015 18:05:00 GMTLuis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid (AP) — Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceSoccerNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsMen's sportsEurope, 30 Jan 2015 17:51:16 GMTFinal charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid (AP) — At the prosecutor's request, a judge on Friday dismissed the last charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid and said she's willing to be the "scapegoat" if critics don't like the result.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:20:03 GMTSouth Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader (AP) — The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsCrimePolicePolitical activismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSouth AfricaAfricaPretoriaSouthern Africa, 30 Jan 2015 17:46:36 GMTObama calls on Congress to fund 'precision medicine' studies (AP) — Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual's genes.By LAURAN NEERGAARDhtGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyMedicationGeneticsGenomicsBiologyDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governments, 30 Jan 2015 17:05:46 GMTBMW fixes security flaw that exposed 2.2M cars to break-ins (AP) — German automaker BMW says it has fixed a security flaw that made 2.2 million of its vehicles vulnerable to break-ins.htBusinessGeneral newsHackingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnology issuesTechnologyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 17:08:37 GMTAlibaba promises more action against fake goods (AP) — E-commerce giant Alibaba pledged Friday to do more to fight online sales of counterfeit goods, quickly settling a public dispute with a Chinese regulator after the value of its U.S.-traded shares plunged.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 18:17:29 GMTCourt upholds deceptive ad claims against POM (AP) — A federal appeals court said Friday that many advertising claims for POM Wonderful juice were deceptive in asserting that it curbs the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and is clinically proven to work.By PETE YOSTwBusinessGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsJudicial appointments and nominationsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 30 Jan 2015 17:26:34 GMTPilots at American and US Airways approve joint contract (AP) — Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessWages and salariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelOwnership changesCorporate newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:26:19 GMTCourt denies bid for new trial in Michael Jackson case ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday upheld a jury's decision that the promoter of Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts was not responsible for his death.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 30 Jan 2015 18:13:41 GMTDavid Duke considers run against Scalise (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he may run for Congress against the No. 3 House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeather forecastsHouse electionsWeatherElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 Jan 2015 17:24:01 GMTHow to choose the right hearing aid for your specific needs of making people repeat themselves? Is cranking up the volume on the TV no longer enough help?By LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessPersonal financeHearing loss and deafnessDiseases and conditionsHealth, 30 Jan 2015 18:17:55 GMT50 years after funeral, Churchill towers over UK politicians (AP) — Fifty years after Winston Churchill's funeral, British politicians paid tribute Friday to the wartime leader — and tried to energize their election campaigns with a little of the Churchill magic.BY JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesParliamentary electionsElectionsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 30 Jan 2015 17:40:51 GMTNo. 2 Virginia, Bennett poised for another ACC title run Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work.By AARON BEARDsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsProfessional basketballVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:39 GMTNot guilty plea entered for 4th Indiana house blast suspect (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for the latest man charged with murder and arson in an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two people and damaged nearly 80 homes.aGeneral newsArsonLegal proceedingsExplosionsCrimeJudicial appointments and nominationsLaw and orderViolent crimeAccidents and disastersJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:23:18 GMTColumn: Blend of good, bad is box office in Chelsea's Costa football historians tell the story of the hurricane that battered England in the form of Chelsea forward Diego Costa, they might pinpoint this week as the moment when admiration started to sour into disdain.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMen's sportsManchesterEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 18:13:49 GMTPot charge dropped against Patriots' Blount near Pittsburgh (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsSportsDrug-related crimeProfessional footballLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsFootballLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:15:01 GMTMichigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.aOdditiesLotteriesGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:14:24 GMTFormer GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16 (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaChicagoIowaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:36 GMTKerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government amid heightened conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.By MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowGermanyUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:42:31 GMT26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering his fascination with guns as he grew increasingly socially isolated.By MICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:39:25 GMTCorrection: Obit--Edward Saylor story (AP) — In a story Jan. 29 about the death of Edward Saylor, a Doolittle Raider who flew a risky raid during World War II, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date of the mission. It was April 18, 1942, not April 28, 1942.aGeneral newsObituariesWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsSeattleChinaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:41 GMTZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelGovernment and politicsAfricaZimbabweEthiopiaSudanMauritaniaSouthern AfricaEast AfricaMiddle EastNorth AfricaWest Africa, 30 Jan 2015 18:17:36 GMTBosnian arms exporter accuses ministers over Ukraine deal, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A Bosnian arms exporter on Friday made a criminal complaint against the country's current and former ministers of trade for blocking a 5 million-euro deal with Ukraine because of objections from Russia.By AIDA CERKEZiBusinessGeneral newsBosnia and HerzegovinaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 17:10:53 GMT35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after a 6-year-old boy disappeared in Manhattan in a case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:13:41 GMTMexico cuts spending by $8.4 billion due to oil price drop CITY (AP) — Mexico will cut government spending by $8.4 billion this year because of a drop in revenues due to declining oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesLocal governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 17:34:24 GMTEU antiterror chief calls for common laws against jihadis, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's counterterrorism chief says member states need to have common laws against Europeans traveling to Syria and Iraq to join jihadist groups.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsRigaEuropeLatviaEastern EuropeMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 17:07:55 GMTCoach clipping wrestler's long hair leads to investigation, Hawaii (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawaii.aGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsCoachingWrestlingLaw and orderCrimeHawaiiHiloUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:09:14 GMTUS stock markets mostly lower on mixed US economic data government data showing a slowdown in U.S. economic growth helped pull stocks mostly lower in midday trading Friday. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners. Investors also were monitoring the latest crop of corporate earnings.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongEuropeUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:24:08 GMTGermany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens.By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceBerlinAthensGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 17:47:30 GMTBlackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is "facing some serious health issues."By CARYN ROUSSEAUsSportsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:25:56 GMTOlympic champ Zaripova faces losing gold in doping ban (AP) — In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsTrack and fieldDopingWomen's track and fieldSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesDoping regulationsWomen's sportsEventsRussiaLondonEastern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 17:21:26 GMTUS stock markets lower on mixed US economic data U.S. stock indexes moved lower in afternoon trading Friday, on track for their third down day this week. New government data showing a slowdown in U.S. economic growth helped pull stocks mostly lower. Investors also were monitoring the latest crop of corporate earnings.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongUnited StatesEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:17:00 GMTWashington lawmakers may legalize fantasy football gambling, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers in Washington state - home to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks - may legalize gambling on fantasy football by classifying fantasy sports as games of skill.By DERRICK NUNNALLYaGeneral newsSportsFantasy sportsGambling laws and regulationsState legislatureSports bettingFootballGovernment and politicsProfessional footballGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsSports businessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLegislationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:15:39 GMTAbbVie reports better-than-expected 4Q on Humira sales CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday because of double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.fBusinessMedicationCorporate stockDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCorporate newsLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:07:11 GMTFlu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC says YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago.By MIKE STOBBEaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:03:58 GMTUN chief urges African leaders not cling to power ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsEthiopiaEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 17:57:31 GMTIndiana city parking meters besieged with crow droppings, Ind. (AP) — A city in central Indiana is ramping up its defenses against a virulent menace: crow droppings.aGeneral newsOdditiesBloomingtonIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:05:36 GMTWoods shoots 44, matches his worst 9-hole score on PGA Tour, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods matched his worst 9-hole score on the PGA Tour with a 44 on the back nine Friday at the Phoenix Open.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:45:56 GMTVinovich survives health scare to referee Super Bowl (AP) — One moment Bill Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNFL Super BowlEventsProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:54:00 GMTChances improve for Renzi's pick to become Italian president (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi forged ahead Friday with his candidate for president, even at the risk of losing broad support for his reform agenda, after initial rounds of balloting by lawmakers failed to yield a new head of state.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 17:45:28 GMTDeath penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home.aGeneral newsCrimeMathematicsViolent crimeTheftScienceLancasterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:50:11 GMTAmnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeIslamSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionSaudi ArabiaDubaiJiddahCanadaMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:36:14 GMTEx-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeHit-and-runCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 17:21:16 GMTAfrican Union postpones report on South Sudan atrocities ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry into the conflict said Friday.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsSouth SudanEthiopiaNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:22 GMTProspective juror has sympathy for Tsarnaev, cites young age (AP) — One prospective juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has sympathy for him, saying he's young and she wonders if "he just made a really big mistake."aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:00:57 GMTUkraine to ask UN states to call Russia a terrorism sponsor NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine's ambassador to the United Nations says his country soon will ask the world body's member states to formally recognize Russia as a sponsor of terrorism.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 18:17:18 GMT