FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:06:49 -0800Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac42c05f57e4501b0245e3080a11122RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsSaudi ArabiaYemenSyriaRiyadhMiddle EastIranUnited StatesJiddahSanaaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac42c05f57e4501b0245e3080a11122Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:03:31 GMTA defiant Alabama regains ground against gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7eaee093c15477c9bae92de272e0feeBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's stand against same-sex marriage regained ground Wednesday after the state's highest court ruled that its ban remains legal, despite federal court pressure to begin issuing licenses to gays and lesbians. But advocates said they're not giving up either — and that the justices in Montgomery will find themselves on history's losing side.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageWeddingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderState governmentsOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaMobileMontgomeryBirminghamUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7eaee093c15477c9bae92de272e0feeWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:33:37 GMTA-Rod 1 for 2 in return from drug ban as Phils top Yanks 3-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef3051cdd36547058570a1f023c93619TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.By RONALD BLUMsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessEventsNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef3051cdd36547058570a1f023c93619Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:47:57 GMTStudent arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa1af0b62a944ad875d276d09bdef27PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman said Wednesday he tried to be "a fly on the wall" until he was put in handcuffs.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsArrestsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fa1af0b62a944ad875d276d09bdef27Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:07:45 GMTMan accused of faking Facebook account for teen sex photoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bee467535a4e4edb9b65049f3d7a38b2NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York man has been accused of using a fake Facebook account to coerce a teenage girl into sending him nude images of herself and of traveling to New Jersey to have sex with another girl.htGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bee467535a4e4edb9b65049f3d7a38b2Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:12:06 GMTVikings agree to trade Cassel to Bills for draft pickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c586adc484467385548d2682a080daMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills have agreed on a trade that will send quarterback Matt Cassel to the Bills next week and give the Vikings extra draft picks.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesNFL DraftSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballEventsNew YorkBuffaloMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c586adc484467385548d2682a080daWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:01:53 GMTFacebook posts about job land US contractor in Emirates jailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/909e28f2d4fa4407850f1ccc9cf00e0cA hallmark of American life — griping about work — has landed a Florida man in a Middle Eastern jail.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsSocial mediaCrimeArrestsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/909e28f2d4fa4407850f1ccc9cf00e0cWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:13:27 GMTVenture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fea58e4c9aad467abd0b65613b91a792SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderGender issuesHarvardMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fea58e4c9aad467abd0b65613b91a792Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:04:29 GMTAretha Franklin welcomes 'Idol' to her hometown of Detroithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e5eae3c7b64631ada6b5e76e45853aDETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin not only is the "Queen of Soul." She's also the queen of "American Idol."By MIKE HOUSEHOLDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8e5eae3c7b64631ada6b5e76e45853aWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:23:44 GMTFlu winds down as FDA aims for better vaccine next winterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f443d341f52418ab2755847a3efeb6eWASHINGTON (AP) — The miserable flu season is winding down but not quite over yet, health officials said Wednesday, even as the government picked what it hoped would be a better vaccine recipe for next fall and winter.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f443d341f52418ab2755847a3efeb6eWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:22:45 GMT'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85b579f9a2714994be3d305c523501ecBOSTON (AP) — The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsWomen's sportsBombingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85b579f9a2714994be3d305c523501ecWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:16:04 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c31521c4d5eb4a6091532eee36e4c494U.S. stocks are ending lower for a second day in a row, pulling the market further below record highs reached earlier this week.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c31521c4d5eb4a6091532eee36e4c494Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:43:35 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Victim had 17 surgerieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbc1be19f9f54307bdab326f68ff08923:55 P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBombingsWomen's track and fieldBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldCrimeLaw and orderWomen's sportsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbc1be19f9f54307bdab326f68ff0892Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:03:37 GMTGuards ferrying gold bars get robbed on N. Carolina roadsidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ede4458b41cd4569a410e07026a589cfWILSON, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion dollar heist.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ede4458b41cd4569a410e07026a589cfWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:00:41 GMTFellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect confessed to crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eccdcce16f9040129c790bf99a020706BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a Maine man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook say the man confessed to the killing behind bars.aGeneral newsSocial mediaKidnappingCrimeOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderBangorMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eccdcce16f9040129c790bf99a020706Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:17:07 GMTFormer chief of Bolivia drug police under investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c96c6e9f704b9ebde54cc17f4e23d7LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties.By CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderSmugglingLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBoliviaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c96c6e9f704b9ebde54cc17f4e23d7Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:14:45 GMTFellow inmates: Facebook killing suspect told us he did ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acc1c5df6a79492c9a26dda2baf66c9cBANGOR, Maine (AP) — Fellow inmates of a man accused of luring a 15-year-old girl to her death via Facebook testified Wednesday that he told them he killed her.aGeneral newsSocial mediaCrimeViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaCorrectional systemsLaw and orderMaineBangorUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acc1c5df6a79492c9a26dda2baf66c9cWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:44:05 GMTTurkey seeks EU help to stop migrant 'ghost ships'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a808fe7d3a147799bfa94e20e93d975BRUSSELS (AP) — Turkey is appealing to the European Union to help it combat the phenomenon of ghost ships used by smugglers to send hundreds of migrants at a time toward European shores.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeySyriaEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a808fe7d3a147799bfa94e20e93d975Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:04:31 GMTPillar's RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a878f07e2283455db80ee4781e843e50BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsSports businessBradentonTorontoFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a878f07e2283455db80ee4781e843e50Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:05:18 GMTCalifornia mom charged with manslaughter in death of infanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c68f9dda09644163a298d1b7b978d672WOODLAND, Calif. (AP) — The mother of an infant found dead near the Sacramento River was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and abusing or endangering the health of a child.aGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaWoodlandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c68f9dda09644163a298d1b7b978d672Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:14:25 GMTBill to make 'Hang on Sloopy' Ohio's rock song passes Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de431c9277ae4e64892286e429107fd0COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal to make "Hang On Sloopy" Ohio's official rock song has struck the right note with state representatives.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesMusicEntertainmentState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislationOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de431c9277ae4e64892286e429107fd0Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:10:47 GMTA-Rod singles in first at-bat following drug suspensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80b433f8d3f04a4bbe831357c69fecf0TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in his first at-bat and going 1 for 2 with a walk in a 3-1 spring-training loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.By RONALD BLUMsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessEventsNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80b433f8d3f04a4bbe831357c69fecf0Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:17:39 GMTFlorida drops appeals in welfare drug testing casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956ff3defd8a4985af996c6f7aadbb01MIAMI (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott has dropped further appeals aimed at reviving a law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsState governmentsGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956ff3defd8a4985af996c6f7aadbb01Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:57:40 GMTPassengers use emergency slides after landing in Denverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79b622657c194857acc0ae765237cab8DENVER (AP) — Passengers on an American Airlines flight from Charlotte, North Carolina, were forced to slide off the plane on emergency chutes soon after landing in Denver on Wednesday.aGeneral newsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79b622657c194857acc0ae765237cab8Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:13:15 GMTLibya makes urgent appeal to UN to lift embargo on weaponshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5e43b28a3424c04bc2bdb9c81f634d9UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya made an urgent appeal Wednesday to the U.N. Security Council to either lift an arms embargo completely or allow exemptions so that its army can fight the rising threat of the Islamic State and other militant groups. Diplomats said Libya has made a sizeable request in the past few days for dozens of fighter jets and tanks, among other weapons.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismForeign policyGovernment policyArmed forcesMilitary and defenseLibyaMiddle EastMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5e43b28a3424c04bc2bdb9c81f634d9Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:36:26 GMTNotre Dame's Hesburgh remembered for his acts of kindnesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6cf232390ce4487913f934b41f400b2SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The president of the University of Notre Dame says the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh will be remembered for his acts of kindness during his more than three decades leading the school.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6cf232390ce4487913f934b41f400b2Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:58:35 GMTChildren in Southern California breathing easier, study sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73a700b80b448e8b0a09b2e1eeda2fcLOS ANGELES (AP) — Smog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. The Los Angeles area was a tough place to breathe several decades ago. Now a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.By ALICIA CHANGaHealthAir qualityEnvironmental concernsMedical researchEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73a700b80b448e8b0a09b2e1eeda2fcWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMTHouse passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast servicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbae087591e94686b781bee596c24349WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLegislationLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbae087591e94686b781bee596c24349Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:07:26 GMTSmall plane crashes in botanical garden in Virginia; 3 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f49581a192a64f84910bafe162476136NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A small airplane approaching a runway in heavy fog crashed into an adjacent botanical garden, killing three people inside the plane early Wednesday.By BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaNorfolkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f49581a192a64f84910bafe162476136Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:49:10 GMTSecond Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8135b8055d69441f9e0baa212558ed8aLOS ANGELES (AP) — A second hospital in Los Angeles says several patients have been infected with a "superbug" tied to a medical scope similar to a recent outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceInfectious diseasesDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8135b8055d69441f9e0baa212558ed8aWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:07:41 GMTMachado, Wieters return for Orioles in loss to Tigershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2e19946cd1c47c5b219cdc2f6337f7eSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Matt Wieters and Manny Machado each were hitless in three at-bats in their first game since their seasons were cut short by injuries last year, and the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Wednesday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsEventsSarasotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2e19946cd1c47c5b219cdc2f6337f7eWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:27:42 GMTScott opens a season of change at Doralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c102c203d5944273bd54a344eafbb2aeDORAL, Fla. (AP) — The year isn't all that's new for Adam Scott.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfMen's sportsGolfPGA ChampionshipsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c102c203d5944273bd54a344eafbb2aeWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:23:05 GMTRubio-Lee tax plan rewards investors, parents, businesseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25dd04f9c5444ec886d58ca04895219WASHINGTON (AP) — With an eye toward a possible run for the White House, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio signed onto an extensive plan Wednesday to cut taxes for investors, parents and businesses in an effort to spur economic growth and create jobs.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomyLegislatureHiring and recruitmentPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonnelDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25dd04f9c5444ec886d58ca04895219Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:02:00 GMTVietnamese man pleads not guilty in NY terror casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fab393f43d9946a99b479c39ab41d6b8NEW YORK (AP) — A Vietnamese man who was extradited this week to the United States has pleaded not guilty to charges he supported al-Qaida.aGeneral newsExtraditionTerrorismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited KingdomYemenWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fab393f43d9946a99b479c39ab41d6b8Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:08:07 GMTRep. Van Hollen says he will run for Mikulski's Senate seathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aafca01bf7b43d9984708d4837c22f5ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Barbara Mikulski retires.By BRIAN WITTEpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aafca01bf7b43d9984708d4837c22f5Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:41 GMTGlen Campbell children fighting wife's control of affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba70417260f34b9a954cc52151563147NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Singer Glen Campbell's two oldest children are attempting to wrest control of his medical and financial decisions away from his wife of 32 years, Kim Campbell.By TRAVIS LOLLERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityChildren's entertainmentNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba70417260f34b9a954cc52151563147Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:34:23 GMTKerry arrives in Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2bd2f8a82ab4d9688379990c8065faeRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.By MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsSaudi ArabiaYemenSyriaMiddle EastRiyadhIranUnited StatesJiddahSanaaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2bd2f8a82ab4d9688379990c8065faeWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:19:27 GMTHow much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8a0c98f21eb44a5b7341aa81e2154fcNEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that's easier said than done.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsHealthUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8a0c98f21eb44a5b7341aa81e2154fcWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:54:49 GMTKerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a073d73de36449efb89f37ecdb8e5a40MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. officials sought Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism of an emerging agreement's contours.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislaturePublic opinionInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionSocial affairsIsraelIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a073d73de36449efb89f37ecdb8e5a40Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:34:54 GMTFormer South Korean dictator's family forfeits $1M to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbebe6fe7cce4287b67bba263483a011LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal prosecutors say relatives of South Korea's corrupt former dictator have agreed to forfeit more than $1 million linked to bribes he was paid.aGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaCaliforniaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbebe6fe7cce4287b67bba263483a011Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:59:45 GMTExcerpts from health care case argued at the Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f445e95ad03a461798b16c07cbc7af9fExcerpts from arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday about whether the nation's health care law makes subsidies for buying insurance available to residents of all states, or only to people in states that establish their own insurance exchanges:By The Associated PressaBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f445e95ad03a461798b16c07cbc7af9fWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:37:26 GMTTalks ordered in Montana mine dispute involving ex-governorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd24eeceb2e045f6aad6f54bc2104dadBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Settlement talks have been ordered to resolve a legal dispute in which former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and others are seeking $10 million in compensation over mining claims that were condemned to make way for a major silver and copper mine.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCorporate legal affairsProduction facilitiesLegal proceedingsWages and salariesState governmentsCorporate newsLaw and orderPersonnelMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd24eeceb2e045f6aad6f54bc2104dadWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:08:08 GMTGloom and gallows humor in Fed's 2009 transcriptshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1cfdae007444ae2b3227e7f39bf57efFederal Reserve officials faced the worst of the Great Recession in early 2009: a collapsing economy hemorrhaging jobs, a plunging stock market and banks saddled with bad debts, refusing to lend.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1cfdae007444ae2b3227e7f39bf57efWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:04:14 GMTAirlines are at it again, changing frequent-flier programshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1c96d3137c4a83a422b28797174436Airlines continue to tinker with their frequent-flier programs, sometimes in ways that help business travelers but make it harder for occasional fliers to earn a free trip.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessPersonal financeBusiness travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTravelLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd1c96d3137c4a83a422b28797174436Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:39:19 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Victim says she saw pal diehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f010dc014aac4f47a5c98dcde21ab31a5:10 P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldBombingsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldCrimeLaw and orderWomen's sportsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f010dc014aac4f47a5c98dcde21ab31aWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:10:09 GMTProsecutors can't bring up Florida shooting in ex-NFLer casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b2cad5dd9142af9061bc9c8e2666f1FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will not be allowed to introduce evidence about the shooting of a Hernandez friend in Florida a few months before the killing, a judge ruled Wednesday.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFloridaFall RiverUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7b2cad5dd9142af9061bc9c8e2666f1Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:38:21 GMTIBM buys small Denver startup AlchemyAPI to expand Watsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6346a865afe4539bd587e6c3a08272aDENVER (AP) — IBM announced the purchase of AlchemyAPI, a small Denver startup, on Wednesday as part of its effort to expand its Watson cognitive computing system.htBusinessScienceSmall businessTechnologyDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6346a865afe4539bd587e6c3a08272aWed, 04 Mar 2015 21:01:15 GMTHouse panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4cc418f5e264b99bf34c03f2e5a74b3WASHINGTON (AP) — House panel subpoenas former Secretary of State Clinton's personal emails in Benghazi probe .wGovernment and politicsSubpoenasLaw and orderGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4cc418f5e264b99bf34c03f2e5a74b3Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:30:38 GMTHow to help cats, livestock and birds cope with the coldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da19ad26dc1a49c3aad786a2ad48610bLOS ANGELES (AP) — All kinds of animal can face problems from a wicked winter that's unleashing frigid temperatures and heaps of snow from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessPetsAnimalsCatsAgriculture and the environmentBirdsFashionBeauty and fashionMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgricultureIndustriesAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da19ad26dc1a49c3aad786a2ad48610bWed, 04 Mar 2015 22:22:28 GMTHouse committee to subpoena Clinton emails in Benghazi probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810685f6f9d946cfa19c2d19d808a640WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks was expected as early as Wednesday to subpoena the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsLegislatureDiplomacyClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810685f6f9d946cfa19c2d19d808a640Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:23:12 GMT