FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 09 Feb 2016 14:32:10 -08:002 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retention, 09 Feb 2016 22:02:54 GMTA plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal, faculty firings and a demotion at Mount St. Mary's University after the Catholic school's president reportedly likened the students to baby rabbits that should be killed. Mat Latos agrees to $3M, 1-year deal with White Sox, 09 Feb 2016 21:25:23 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Mat Latos agreed Tuesday to a $3 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, giving manager Robin Ventura another option for the back end of his rotation. outside report says Mexico students not burned at dump, 09 Feb 2016 20:56:47 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there's no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump as government investigators initially claimed. pays $80 million to settle accounting charges, 09 Feb 2016 20:50:34 GMTMonsanto will pay an $80 million penalty and several executives will pay smaller amounts to settle federal allegations that the agribusiness giant misstated its earnings by not properly disclosing the costs of a rebate program for its Roundup weed-killer. Latest: Texas man in nanny imprisonment case given bond, 09 Feb 2016 22:00:36 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Houston-area couple accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their children and home without pay: (all times local): founding EU nations commit to the original unity goals, 09 Feb 2016 22:10:36 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The six founding nations of the European Union on Tuesday stressed their commitment to seek an "ever closer union" at a time of deep rifts among the current 28 member nations on the way ahead and Britain's impending referendum whether to stay in the bloc. City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreement, 09 Feb 2016 21:40:36 GMTFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars. college to hire shooting coach despite alumni objection, 09 Feb 2016 20:51:34 GMTINDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa college is sticking with its decision to hire a full-time coach for its shooting sports club, despite opposition from alumni and others who say guns have no place on the liberal arts school's campus., not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrial, 09 Feb 2016 21:50:07 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend. government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS, 09 Feb 2016 20:57:08 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — In an address to the nation Tuesday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people on the liberation of Ramadi and the opening of a road connecting the western city to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. higher, livestock mixed, 09 Feb 2016 21:11:09 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. aims for victory in NH after Iowa disappointment, 09 Feb 2016 21:35:05 GMTNASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump, under pressure to score his first electoral win, set his hopes on New Hampshire Tuesday as voters began flooding polling stations across the state in the nation's first primary. His rivals placed high hopes in a strong second-place finish, looking to break out from the pack and ensure the survival of their campaigns. Latest: Michigan governor proposes $195M more for Flint, 09 Feb 2016 22:18:44 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local): deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion, 09 Feb 2016 21:54:58 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are defending their handling of Johnny Manziel's late-season concussion. secures sponsors; presents logo for 2024 Olympic bid, 09 Feb 2016 20:48:37 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris ramped up its bid for the 2024 Olympics on Tuesday, securing about 8 million euros ($8.9 million) in four sponsorship deals and presenting its Eiffel Tower-shaped logo in a ceremony on the Champs Elysees. tests show a few homes in Ohio village still have lead, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:09 GMTSEBRING, Ohio (AP) — Tap water samples taken over the last two weeks have found 30 homes with high levels of lead in a northeastern Ohio village, state environmental regulators said. Latest: Trump greets NH voters as they head to the polls, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:54 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local): files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting, 09 Feb 2016 22:06:52 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police. unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget, 09 Feb 2016 21:34:48 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks. seeks cybersecurity boost to replace 'ancient' tech, 09 Feb 2016 22:13:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is asking Congress for $3.1 billion to update the government's archaic computers systems to protect them from cyberattacks as part of a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity. to teams: No Hack-a-Shaq on inbounds passer, 09 Feb 2016 21:58:57 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams need to keep Hack-a-Shaq on the court, not the sideline. 'Serial' questions don't make Syed innocent, 09 Feb 2016 21:23:23 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, closing a hearing prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives. urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed, 09 Feb 2016 22:27:34 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.'s error could set man free without trial for murder, 09 Feb 2016 22:15:56 GMTATLANTA (AP) — A mistake by a superior court judge may set a Georgia man free without him ever having to stand trial for the stabbing death of a 75-year-old woman. Dominicans don't want Vagas Llosa to get literary prize, 09 Feb 2016 22:03:55 GMTSANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Plans in the Dominican Republic to award a literary prize to Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa have angered some people, including a member of the president's Cabinet. legislature overrides veto on felon voting, 09 Feb 2016 22:01:42 GMTANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator. arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted, 09 Feb 2016 21:49:12 GMTCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse. police: Swiss man dies while skydiving in Arizona, 09 Feb 2016 22:22:32 GMTELOY, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Swiss man has died while skydiving in Eloy, about 60 miles south of Phoenix. man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apology, 09 Feb 2016 21:49:03 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.'s widow: Daughters must live without 'sense of fear', 09 Feb 2016 21:25:23 GMTDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The widow of a pastor slain with eight others at a historic South Carolina church said Tuesday that shielding her young daughters will be a priority during an upcoming murder trial expected to "open up wounds again." homeless count draws criticism, defenders, 09 Feb 2016 21:29:02 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. approves bill to tighten control on VA construction, 09 Feb 2016 22:19:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates. the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday, 09 Feb 2016 22:18:03 GMTStocks closed slightly lower on Tuesday after another bumpy day. Major indexes wavered between gains and losses for most of the day Tuesday, then ended barely in the red. Energy companies once again suffered the biggest losses as the price of oil took another tumble. vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba, 09 Feb 2016 22:20:52 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam. Cool J learns family secret in 'Finding Your Roots', 09 Feb 2016 21:43:22 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — LL Cool J's childhood was scarred by his parents' separation and violence, with his maternal grandparents stepping in to give him a loving home and appreciation of music. farmers reap record sales in record drought, 09 Feb 2016 21:06:40 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died. trying to prevent a big Sanders victory in NH, 09 Feb 2016 21:36:32 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton braced for a potential loss in New Hampshire, the site of her 2008 comeback, seeking to deny rival Bernie Sanders a big victory in the nation's first presidential primary and a springboard into a competitive primary campaign. Latest: Court refuses to change mind on new districts, 09 Feb 2016 22:19:32 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on appeals involving a federal court decision directing North Carolina legislators to redraw congressional maps (all times local): allows franchise system to give team owners value, 09 Feb 2016 21:28:42 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a dramatic overhaul of its business model Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to provide actual value and financial stability to team owners after decades of heavy reliance on sponsors. accused of Masonic temple plot pleads not guiilty, 09 Feb 2016 21:28:01 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The man accused of plotting to attack a Milwaukee Masonic temple in the name of Islam has pleaded not guilty to federal gun charges in the case. owner buys historic Waggoner Ranch, largest in US, 09 Feb 2016 20:58:32 GMTVERNON, Texas (AP) — A billionaire sports mogul has purchased a Texas mega-ranch that has been operated by one family for nearly a century. recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades, 09 Feb 2016 21:52:08 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people. revel in parade amid questions about Manning, Miller, 09 Feb 2016 21:38:16 GMTDENVER (AP) — It took John Elway 15 years to experience a parade as a quarterback. As an executive, only five. upsets Fognini to reach 2nd round in Argentina, 09 Feb 2016 22:05:04 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Federico Delbonis of Argentina upset sixth-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday. Review critical of workplace safety policy, 09 Feb 2016 21:52:17 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An inspection has found the Vermont child welfare agency's workplace safety policy didn't have comprehensive measures to protect employees when a social worker was shot dead outside a state office building last August. begins deliberating in cop's stairwell shooting trial, 09 Feb 2016 21:34:02 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Tuesday on whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends. Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threat, 09 Feb 2016 21:20:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local): bill could stop removal of Confederate monuments, 09 Feb 2016 22:06:13 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some southern cities mull taking down the Confederate monuments that dot the Old South, an Alabama legislator wants to stop their ability to do so. Latest: Broncos fans stream out of downtown after parade, 09 Feb 2016 21:53:28 GMTDENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local): Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought, 09 Feb 2016 21:38:13 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years, the head of the U.N. World Food Program's country office said Tuesday.