FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:02:05 -08:00Kurdish fighters capture military air base in northern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f284953f28d452793f3fbafb02b25a1Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:34:57 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters and their allies captured a military air base in northern Syria under the cover of airstrikes as Russia announced on Thursday that its air force carried out more than 500 combat missions in Syria over the past week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f284953f28d452793f3fbafb02b25a1Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e099687ece1545c1bde52a2f7deeab8eThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:52:57 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e099687ece1545c1bde52a2f7deeab8eRussian deputy prime minister barred from Montenegrohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511cc522d19848c98ff0526ad202dd21Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:17:55 GMTPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has been barred from entering Montenegro, which is facing strong pressure from the Kremlin for its plans to join NATO.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511cc522d19848c98ff0526ad202dd21World markets shudder as economy jitters take center stagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dac2d13125aa439ba13e553e8428cd76Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:47:57 GMTLONDON (AP) — Global markets shuddered again Thursday with bank stocks in particular getting hammered, oil falling further and investors turning to perceived safe havens like gold.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dac2d13125aa439ba13e553e8428cd76Cleanup in train crash continues in southern Germanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35166aa014b44e55bc659c357563962eThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:02:30 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Emergency workers on Thursday were working with two huge cranes to remove the wreckage of a head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany. They were also still looking for a missing black box hoping to get more clues about the cause of the accident.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35166aa014b44e55bc659c357563962eTurkish minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have endedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d2b496a844b5693a997f378a00ac2Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:29:48 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have ended.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d2b496a844b5693a997f378a00ac2No charges filed against Tennessee officers who killed manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20eeb109de5448c281ff15a2b4942d71Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:04:12 GMTCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The district attorney's office will not file charges against the six Chattanooga officers who fatally shot a black man who authorities say threatened a child and an officer who tried to help.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20eeb109de5448c281ff15a2b4942d71Latest: Police: Cop shooting suspect may also have been shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/292dadff44564f7caf441a2b24c64f63Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:01:38 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/292dadff44564f7caf441a2b24c64f63The Latest: Erdogan threatened to send migrants to Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e9b19f830b8415c92d2fbda097a4256Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:58:36 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e9b19f830b8415c92d2fbda097a4256Latest: Police: Fargo standoff ends; officer badly woundedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b237c3254498492881e52adadd5c2101Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:56:56 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b237c3254498492881e52adadd5c2101Indian capital to curb cars again to control air pollutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/069cf9605bcc49ea858af2a7dde5282dThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:10:47 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government will restrict cars on the streets for another two weeks to fight the extreme air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/069cf9605bcc49ea858af2a7dde5282dPepsiCo meets 4Q profit forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98491b0617ea4e36bab4ee8776f30d5dThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:15 GMTPURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo's fourth-quarter profit jumped 31 percent in a performance that met Wall Street's earnings expectations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98491b0617ea4e36bab4ee8776f30d5dEx-LA sheriff pleads guilty to lying during corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11cedfff2542416db76a09e6ae811feeThu, 11 Feb 2016 11:25:40 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11cedfff2542416db76a09e6ae811feeCarter expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2cfa8b9409d48228b102e9a8e652789Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:29:46 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2cfa8b9409d48228b102e9a8e652789Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7770df9643e4bf2a257f4608816e5ccThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:06:46 GMTLONDON (AP) — The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7770df9643e4bf2a257f4608816e5ccEuropean Tour hails new Pace of Play policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e3ce4cf1ff4b5c92f088da45933e29Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:29:41 GMTVIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The European Tour says its new Pace of Play policy has helped reduce average round times and may result in an increased size of fields for tournaments.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e3ce4cf1ff4b5c92f088da45933e29Report: Lobbying rises in state capitols, declines in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/801789896f6641639cfa3f157e8c6d41Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:28:52 GMTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of business and interest groups lobbying in state capitols has risen nearly 11 percent in recent years as organizations have shifted some efforts away from the stalemates in Washington to statehouses, which are more apt to act on key policy initiatives, according to a new study.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/801789896f6641639cfa3f157e8c6d41Powerful California coastal panel ousts top executivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35d23ac6b2aa4daba2291eedccc539e9Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:23:00 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful agency that manages development on California's coastline fired its executive after a lengthy and, at times, emotionally charged meeting that veered from accusations about the influence of developers and lobbyists to discussions on the mundane inner workings of government.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35d23ac6b2aa4daba2291eedccc539e9NATO warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ff6e16fa904038b373758b48f379beThu, 11 Feb 2016 11:38:50 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's European commander on Thursday ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42ff6e16fa904038b373758b48f379beFire breaks out at northern Mexico prison; deaths reportedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7f0f1129b4430b1699c45ddd3809cThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:59:58 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A prison in northern Mexico is ablaze and local media say numerous inmates appear to have died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7f0f1129b4430b1699c45ddd3809cFire erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecb44b693fd5448faa782e69e4283be7Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:54:28 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Fire erupts at northern Mexican prison; reports of deaths.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecb44b693fd5448faa782e69e4283be7Witness: Spouse of Spain princess wanted sports deal 'toll'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94aa21c345e94fb19b3828daa1bb25a7Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:19:00 GMTMADRID (AP) — A witness at the trial of Spain's Princess Cristina and 16 others has testified that the princess' husband wanted a commission of 300,000 euros ($339,000) as a "toll" to help the regional Balearic Islands government land a cycling sponsorship deal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94aa21c345e94fb19b3828daa1bb25a7AP PHOTOS: Preparing for the glittering BAFTA awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8743dcf5acb046028c2c6d4e851ee886Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:45:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — The red carpet for the BAFTA Film Awards doesn't roll out until the weekend but behind the scenes preparations are well underway for the annual star-studded event in London.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8743dcf5acb046028c2c6d4e851ee886South African president faces protests at parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c3e22d99731412d8dd51f449c0a56b2Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:25:38 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police are securing roads around parliament ahead of expected protests against President Jacob Zuma, who will give a state-of-the-nation address amid harsh criticism of his conduct.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c3e22d99731412d8dd51f449c0a56b2South African police captain arrested in fatal beatingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/448e16b5ad8c4141b4a7534ac442e9feThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:44:34 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say a police captain faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/448e16b5ad8c4141b4a7534ac442e9feViewers' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59722ee2093d41eeaf7ea476352090b4Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:49:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Grudge match.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59722ee2093d41eeaf7ea476352090b4The Latest: UN warns of humanitarian crisis near Homshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2272541b9c4297a6e4ebec492abe21Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:24:39 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2272541b9c4297a6e4ebec492abe21More South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the North ordered military takeover, freeze of South Korean assetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49ec1aedb23c446398021328c7ab619bThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:56:14 GMTPAJU, South Korea (AP) — More South Koreans begin leaving inter-Korean factory park in North Korea hours after the North ordered military takeover, freeze of South Korean assets.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49ec1aedb23c446398021328c7ab619bHead of Google in Europe grilled by UK tax authoritieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c6d7a3b79184e688b9eed8ad51b06deThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:15:11 GMTLONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee has grilled the head of Google in Europe, sharply questioning whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c6d7a3b79184e688b9eed8ad51b06deN. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c9993d512e44cfb2146f59ddec0556Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:18:43 GMTPAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c9993d512e44cfb2146f59ddec0556Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a3779840b2646a691ae7740218589f9Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:44 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a3779840b2646a691ae7740218589f9Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1868984aac94f0e9ccece0d147335f7Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:49:29 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1868984aac94f0e9ccece0d147335f7Trees planted by Ohio city's founder 100 years ago cut downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7030cb6c7f6406a9f913f103c0dfd52Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:26:28 GMTBARBERTON, Ohio (AP) — A historical society says vandals cut down 10 black walnut trees planted by the northeastern Ohio city's founder more than a century ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7030cb6c7f6406a9f913f103c0dfd527 arrested in attack on Kurdish migrants in northern Francehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f04b256e325c47ff85fa02f2802ea2bdThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:36:05 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor says seven masked men carrying iron bars were arrested overnight in northern France after an attack on migrants near the city of Calais.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f04b256e325c47ff85fa02f2802ea2bdTaiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dafbce04900540009da4df3290e1f5edThu, 11 Feb 2016 11:42:20 GMTTAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dafbce04900540009da4df3290e1f5edTurkish military ends operations in Kurdish town of Cizrehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf62c2f982394baeb0e5c3a45c664064Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:35:45 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's Interior Minister says military operations against militants in the mainly Kurdish southeastern town of Cizre have ended.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf62c2f982394baeb0e5c3a45c664064Tennis legend King praises women's rights icon at NY eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd758416c4f14e1484feec1ac2f2f5ecThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:49:29 GMTROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Tennis legend Billie Jean King has treated the audience at a Rochester speaking event to a few souvenirs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd758416c4f14e1484feec1ac2f2f5ecFargo police say officer shot during standoff won't survivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9180b0492734895bfc4ebebd34a7d69Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:24:47 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A police officer who was shot during a standoff with a domestic violence suspect is not expected to survive and his family is with him saying goodbye, authorities in Fargo, North Dakota, said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9180b0492734895bfc4ebebd34a7d69Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc4ed755a12f4e098d125346c3ec7c7aThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:14:28 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians started nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc4ed755a12f4e098d125346c3ec7c7aPoland approves child benefits to aid families, boost birthshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35b0901774a1439bbd7a3f08c9bc034bThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:11:11 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish lawmakers have passed a new child benefit scheme under which the government will make monthly payments of 500 zlotys ($125) for all second and subsequent children in a family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35b0901774a1439bbd7a3f08c9bc034bKey developments since North Korea's rocket launchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd8f06d3835408faf4656a049804041Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:23:06 GMTTensions with North Korea have escalated sharply since the country launched a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday. A look at the latest developments:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd8f06d3835408faf4656a049804041Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba7a10b22c60418b9102eccf4dc35db5Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:47:24 GMTPARIS (AP) — Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba7a10b22c60418b9102eccf4dc35db5Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d237bd8020004017b716456eeee41b86Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:20:05 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d237bd8020004017b716456eeee41b86Saint Laurent Palladium show features glam androgynous stylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31caa04a54264fc9904b7167aeb37db1Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:39:00 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Bow-neck blouses aren't just for women anymore.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31caa04a54264fc9904b7167aeb37db1New center-right government in Latvia after resignationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37f7a16b59094b8e9d429ff5917fb1d2Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:58:47 GMTTALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Latvian lawmakers have approved the formation of a new center-right government following the resignation of the prime minister in December after disagreements over policy in the previous Cabinet.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37f7a16b59094b8e9d429ff5917fb1d2The Latest: Unease as Greek, Portuguese bond rates spikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef21310a19ac42fab3d4bcb83fb3e5bfThu, 11 Feb 2016 12:50:49 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef21310a19ac42fab3d4bcb83fb3e5bfSweden cuts key interest rate further below zerohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/939423728e51484fbf2624304067ae07Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:16:55 GMTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's central bank, worried about a long period of low inflation, decided Thursday to cut its key interest further below zero to a record minus 0.50 percent — and didn't rule out further action.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/939423728e51484fbf2624304067ae07The Latest: Gold hits year-high as investors look for safetyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d063768d7c40728a5ffae6242cb465Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:12:13 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d063768d7c40728a5ffae6242cb465Bangladesh court confirms death sentences for 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1a35f814d6e48269ea7451ad5cd07eeThu, 11 Feb 2016 11:37:11 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — A Bangladesh appeals court on Thursday confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1a35f814d6e48269ea7451ad5cd07eeUN agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e4c654ae7546ab9ec99e896c19c311Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:53:53 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e4c654ae7546ab9ec99e896c19c311