FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 03 Mar 2015 03:02:17 -0800China's top legislative advisory body holds annual sessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bb78a287a404f88b33f8cb739954c25BEIJING (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top legislative advisory body convened their annual meeting Tuesday, kicking off a political high season that will continue with the opening of the national congress later in the week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bb78a287a404f88b33f8cb739954c25Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:15:05 GMTNew chain stores aim to please Pyongyang consumershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ee2b17ef77411fb1503a9f439754a4PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Workers in sharp new uniforms open the doors and turn on the lights about an hour before sunrise at their chain store on the corner of one of Pyongyang's main streets, right smack in the middle of a showpiece area of the capital.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28ee2b17ef77411fb1503a9f439754a4Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:15:59 GMTBarclays takes net loss as past sins linger on balance sheethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9e4cf1a975546da853e402d470f2b22LONDON (AP) — Barclays' fourth-quarter loss widened as the costs of correcting past problems overshadowed progress in streamlining the bank's business after the global financial crisis.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9e4cf1a975546da853e402d470f2b22Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:34:34 GMTEU report calls for more effort to meet environmental goalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c61aed3da7f42cbbfc6a6f64e9e18d0BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's environment body says the 28 member states need to do more to meet long-term environmental goals, including targets for greenhouse gas emissions.iGeneral newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c61aed3da7f42cbbfc6a6f64e9e18d0Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:42:16 GMTForeign talks to Congress often a yawn, but not Netanyahu'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb543bc1089d49ab91ca0ad19b1495b0WASHINGTON (AP) — Given anywhere else, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday wouldn't cause such a fuss.By CONNIE CASSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityLegislatureAfrican-AmericansWorld War IIHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsUnited KingdomUnited StatesIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb543bc1089d49ab91ca0ad19b1495b0Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:14:23 GMTHarrington survives a splash and ends a long droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c2411eba2f2466a8964c81f1a0e6ccdPALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Even in the midst of a drought so long it looked as though Padraig Harrington's best golf was behind him, he never stopped working.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c2411eba2f2466a8964c81f1a0e6ccdTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:19:33 GMTRangers' rivals counter by stocking up at NHL trade deadlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23cfe7313c40494ab3323ffaca45c9ceNew York Rangers general manager Glen Sather struck the first bold move of the weekend by acquiring playmaking defenseman Keith Yandle in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23cfe7313c40494ab3323ffaca45c9ceTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:40:23 GMTSwiss economy stronger than expected in 4th quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39595893ab39473fb92b27c5991ef705BERLIN (AP) — Official data show that Switzerland's economy expanded by a stronger-than-expected 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, the last before the country's central bank abandoned its effort to cap the Swiss franc's value against the euro.fBusinessEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39595893ab39473fb92b27c5991ef705Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:21:27 GMTBus carrying China opera troupe falls off cliff, killing 20http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/234dd19ed362470fb617cac0fb611694BEIJING (AP) — A bus carrying an opera troupe fell off a cliff in central China on Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 13, state media reported.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/234dd19ed362470fb617cac0fb611694Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMTUS considers banning type of popular rifle ammunitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d441183d3146e983e2045a93b14a0dWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer's protective vest when fired from a handgun.By ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2d441183d3146e983e2045a93b14a0dTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:59 GMTO'Malley now has 2016 option: a run for president, or Senatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b09f85edd4a45798076ff96761b5fe9WASHINGTON (AP) — If Martin O'Malley harbors any doubts about running for president against Hillary Rodham Clinton, he now has a viable alternative.By KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsSchool administrationUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsLocal electionsNational electionsEducationSocial affairsEventsDistrict of ColumbiaMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b09f85edd4a45798076ff96761b5fe9Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:32:34 GMTArmani creates new winter trousers with tulip flairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a92fc3cd1d9e43a0a5a5a01011fef820MILAN (AP) — The final day highlights of Armani and DSquared2 always make a rather odd pairing, representing in many ways the two poles of Milan fashion.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFashion showsEntertainmentFashion designMilanItalyNaplesWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a92fc3cd1d9e43a0a5a5a01011fef820Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:44:12 GMT3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally illhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd02b57329648da8aa6d4c70f526db1LOS ANGELES (AP) — The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceMental healthViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd02b57329648da8aa6d4c70f526db1Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:16:51 GMTReport: As Ebola wanes, other countries remain vulnerablehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a936c723cdf414f8ad5746bee529bd1N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Arriving airline passengers lined up outdoors to have their temperatures checked, the screens in the nighttime darkness like glowing lightning bugs.By KRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsChild and teen healthAccidents and disastersInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneChadLiberiaN'DjamenaCentral AfricaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a936c723cdf414f8ad5746bee529bd1Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:21:17 GMTMacau casino revenue plunges by half in Februaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1832329840fc480a8dae5159304e7902HONG KONG (AP) — Casino revenue in the world gambling capital of Macau plunged by nearly half last month as fewer Chinese high-rollers visited during the busy Lunar New Year holiday, according to a report Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHong KongMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1832329840fc480a8dae5159304e7902Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:02:07 GMTPhilippines suspends oil, gas exploration in disputed watershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d06daf115db41039dc3a6d09d15323aMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino-British company says the Philippine government has ordered the suspension of all exploration at an offshore oil and gas field because of an ongoing territorial dispute with China.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesPhilippinesManilaChinaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d06daf115db41039dc3a6d09d15323aTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:27:42 GMTIndonesia nearly ready to execute 9 foreign drug smugglershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/521fb8ef2c8b477e9c63c3dfd9381ca3JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is nearly ready to execute by firing squad nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions.By NINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaJakartaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/521fb8ef2c8b477e9c63c3dfd9381ca3Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:03:16 GMTDNA tool helping biologists find elusive or invasive specieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3869296f5e340718fe901c7590fbe79BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — When salmon, salamanders or other aquatic animals poop or shed skin cells, they leave behind traces of their DNA in the water, like clues left behind at a crime scene.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsSalmonEnvironmentSalamanders and newtsEnvironmental scienceCell biologyEnvironmental concernsNative AmericansFishEnvironment and natureAmphibiansEnvironmental conservation and preservationBiologyWildlifeWashingtonBellevueIdahoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3869296f5e340718fe901c7590fbe79Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:03:32 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/317f811426174a3f8f772fd17171f5c8Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/317f811426174a3f8f772fd17171f5c8Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:47:28 GMTYemen's leader suggests Riyadh for dialogue with rebelshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99f9b96d42c94dfbbb3cd1b92c391e58SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday offered the Saudi capital Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle EastRiyadhhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99f9b96d42c94dfbbb3cd1b92c391e58Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:38:11 GMTLiberia calls for Ebola 'Marshall Plan' to rebuild economieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aa387e2918a4614b700a90bd8b073ddBRUSSELS (AP) — Liberia's president is calling for a plan of international aid to help eradicate Ebola from western Africa and rebuild economies, as the number of deaths from the disease approaches 10,000.iGeneral newsHealthEconomyInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsBusinessLiberiaWest AfricaEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7aa387e2918a4614b700a90bd8b073ddTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:25:24 GMTChina's top political advisory body meets for annual sessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75b6873888c844b59c64cbf98c025167BEIJING (AP) — The more than 2,000 members of China's top political advisory body have convened their annual meeting to put forward proposals for the national congress.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75b6873888c844b59c64cbf98c025167Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:54:36 GMTTapes surface of 'Jihadi John' talking about UK scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0939025876c94f0685f99ee7f5210b92LONDON (AP) — Audio tapes have surfaced in which a man identified as "Jihadi John" complains about scrutiny from British intelligence services.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0939025876c94f0685f99ee7f5210b92Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:34:56 GMTNKorea: US-South Korea drills 'unprecedentedly provocative'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/687342cc701a459d905f01a85201fd6eBERLIN (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister is telling an international disarmament conference that the current round of U.S.-South Korean military drills is "unprecedentedly provocative."iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/687342cc701a459d905f01a85201fd6eTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:43:43 GMTFierce clashes outside Iraq's Tikrit after new offensivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/609eee993a4a40c19e1e79f671b59223BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in northern Iraq say troops are clashing with Islamic State militants south of the militant-held city of Tikrit, as roadside bombs have slowed an offensive launched to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/609eee993a4a40c19e1e79f671b59223Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:40:39 GMTNepal official says human waste on Everest a major problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2871bbcb68e0458b9765257f88c2dafbKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world's highest peak, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsMountainsWaste managementOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2871bbcb68e0458b9765257f88c2dafbTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:22:16 GMTTurkey: Notice on military maneuvers in Aegean was a mistakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced37eecaccc4c7c8282f705d5ce4fbeANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey says a recent notice seeking to reserve a large swath of airspace over the Aegean Sea for military maneuvers was issued by mistake and then canceled.iBusinessGeneral newsTurkeyGreeceAegean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced37eecaccc4c7c8282f705d5ce4fbeTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:51:29 GMTNetanyahu to use Congress' bully pulpit to assail Iran talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e3c70c694534bc08ec527ee08f0588eWASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the danger Iran poses to his nation's survival and voice reservations about any nuclear deal President Barack Obama and international negotiators might sign with Israel's archenemy.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsLegislatureWeapons of mass destructionIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e3c70c694534bc08ec527ee08f0588eTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:31:11 GMTAirlines stop accepting rechargeable battery shipmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c552e96d96244d3b8140574d3f5a2268WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the world's largest airlines are banning bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries in the face of mounting evidence of their potential to cause catastrophic in-flight fires.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c552e96d96244d3b8140574d3f5a2268Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:35:16 GMTHomeland funding appears on track minus immigration add-onshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b808bd5dd83543ee88d9fd4c33ee3ddcWASHINGTON (AP) — After a weeks-long political struggle, legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department is headed back to the House without restrictions conservatives demanded on President Barack Obama's immigration policies. Even so, it stands a good chance of passage.By DAVID ESPOwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b808bd5dd83543ee88d9fd4c33ee3ddcTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:33:08 GMTFerguson News Guide: No charges expected for policemanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf2f50a8fda4e82a452724d08fd4e73WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal investigation of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to allege patterns of racial bias in the city's mostly white department. But the probe, nearing release, is likely to stop short of charging the officer whose shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old touched off weeks of protests.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimePoliceCrimeRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf2f50a8fda4e82a452724d08fd4e73Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:30:06 GMT5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impassehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b4c2df17f5b4e1c8b838699a381c30dWASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions crop up in the heated debate over Congress' impasse at providing money for the Department of Homeland Security and averting a partial shutdown at week's end.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislature2015 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionImmigration policyPrimary electionsHouse electionsPolitical partiesNational securityConservatismImmigrationFilibustersGeneral electionsEventsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsLegislationPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b4c2df17f5b4e1c8b838699a381c30dTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:27:30 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a20b076cc74fcaaa0d8e2342751f92NEW DELHI (AP) — One of the men convicted of raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus said in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2a20b076cc74fcaaa0d8e2342751f92Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:36:48 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea23e737792743df93f4e085ac0badf2MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Top U.S. and Israeli officials are spending the day focusing on an emerging nuclear deal with Iran, but from opposite corners. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wants to bridge differences with Tehran while Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to criticize the pact before Congress.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelTehranIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea23e737792743df93f4e085ac0badf2Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:40:48 GMTItalian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11246badb3744c28b5c06a2117e12f47ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.aGeneral newsGlaciersEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11246badb3744c28b5c06a2117e12f47Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:02:41 GMTEgypt court suspends legislative election after court rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c37f475f5c854d61ad1cccb132e5572aCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational electionsNational courtsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderElectionsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c37f475f5c854d61ad1cccb132e5572aTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:37:06 GMTIndian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8aa063d06ce461fa21d6af34eef6930ISLAMABAD (AP) — India's foreign secretary arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit Tuesday, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8aa063d06ce461fa21d6af34eef6930Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:07:12 GMTPalestinians confiscate Israeli goods in boycott campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df6f890367b74a9a83b46b23dbcc78ddRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians urging a boycott of Israeli products have begun confiscating goods in the West Bank, a movement leader said Tuesday, after activists dumped a truckload of Israeli milk and yogurt in a main square to the cheers of supporters.iGeneral newsBoycottsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df6f890367b74a9a83b46b23dbcc78ddTue, 03 Mar 2015 09:45:55 GMTParents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd159aa1a946228aa3bc16642c51acLOS ANGELES (AP) — The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88fd159aa1a946228aa3bc16642c51acTue, 03 Mar 2015 08:18:32 GMTJapan negotiator: TPP trade deal with US do-able by springhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43fb0fd601564574935c102767231cd3TOKYO (AP) — A deal between Japan and the U.S. needed to move ahead with a Pacific Rim trade pact is possible by this spring, a top Japanese trade negotiator said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43fb0fd601564574935c102767231cd3Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:14:38 GMTConcerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6c221d46da440a2bafc21b3a69ab6f4JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6c221d46da440a2bafc21b3a69ab6f4Tue, 03 Mar 2015 09:38:24 GMTRussia's currency reserves drop as state finances squeezedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb00aeb8c5d54f32a8c2beaa1bb56e0eMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's finance ministry says the country's foreign currency reserves dropped by almost 10 percent in dollar terms in February after the government sought to fill a hole in the state budget, where revenues have suffered due to low oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsReserve assetsCurrency marketsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial marketsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb00aeb8c5d54f32a8c2beaa1bb56e0eTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:52:36 GMTLEADING OFF: What's on deck today at spring traininghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/230abfb33c6441729117a9fef8bd8259What to watch for today at spring training:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/230abfb33c6441729117a9fef8bd8259Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:04:25 GMTAirlines move to better track planes a year after Flight 370http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/804ecef12bec4ac7bc8f04db12061733NEW YORK (AP) — At 656,000 pounds fully loaded and the length of six school buses, the Boeing 777-200ER is hard to miss.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ and DAVID KOENIGhtBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370TechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMalaysiaAtlantic OceanSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/804ecef12bec4ac7bc8f04db12061733Tue, 03 Mar 2015 07:36:51 GMTFinal week of regular season filled with intriguing matchupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bec8e578234916b74e14253c30210fConference tournaments begin this week and there will be some important games for ranked teams in a few of the smaller leagues.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bec8e578234916b74e14253c30210fTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:25:34 GMTAfghan avalanches bury more homes in freezing northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/906f60275dbb45dd8359a6a3643b2096KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan disaster official says three districts in a remote part of northern Afghanistan have been cut off by avalanches, just a week after nearly 200 people died when snow buried their homes in a valley not far from the capital, Kabul.iGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/906f60275dbb45dd8359a6a3643b2096Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:06:15 GMTMourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsovhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be0a67704f5645c78d71e1743198b8d3MOSCOW (AP) — One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to one of the most prominent figures of Russia's beleaguered opposition.By LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsWar and unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be0a67704f5645c78d71e1743198b8d3Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:18:03 GMTGlobal stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d196bf7ae29485896215bc8b09aa469TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a milestone for the Nasdaq as investors looked ahead to the release of China's growth target.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomyStock marketsCommodity marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaAustraliaAsiaGreater ChinaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d196bf7ae29485896215bc8b09aa469Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:50:00 GMTVenture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd8731728f645d78679c19b43dc2f72SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd8731728f645d78679c19b43dc2f72Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:11:35 GMTBlizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33078045c3f143d2b6722fe526bba32cMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsMinnesotaMinneapolisMilwaukeeWisconsinFlagstaffBostonArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33078045c3f143d2b6722fe526bba32cTue, 03 Mar 2015 07:26:55 GMT