FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:55:33 -08:00Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collectionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db884a9c0ed14eeb9efc1753f13bcd24Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:23:35 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The National Library of Israel says it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db884a9c0ed14eeb9efc1753f13bcd24James Harden gives fan present on her 100th birthdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3793ba750d394295aad596e7bf96c3bfThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:41:45 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — James Harden took some time out after the Houston Rockets' win over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to give a fan a present on a her 100th birthday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3793ba750d394295aad596e7bf96c3bfPoliceman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 monthshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6177a2fbe6c84a8288040a768ba6f076Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:40:06 GMTWHATELY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6177a2fbe6c84a8288040a768ba6f07630 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d9918c9c72344f4b3debb2e27b4f80eThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:10:54 GMTMILAN (AP) — Rescue workers were met with an eerie silence Thursday when they reached a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. At least 30 people were missing, including at least two children, authorities said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d9918c9c72344f4b3debb2e27b4f80eIran says not worried, has options if Trump axes nuke dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f28fd4e47ee543ad99b8286f75d2a31dThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:56:57 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Iran's foreign minister says his country isn't worried and has options if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ditches a nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f28fd4e47ee543ad99b8286f75d2a31dItaly's premier urges authorities to redouble efforts to reach people isolated by new earthquakes, heavy snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae9ffb87e8e043de8aaee3bd62ac9ed9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:10:41 GMTROME (AP) — Italy's premier urges authorities to redouble efforts to reach people isolated by new earthquakes, heavy snow.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae9ffb87e8e043de8aaee3bd62ac9ed9Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9137bf10918f4d3ca35263d67f1673beThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:17:53 GMTFormer President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years. Some answers to common questions about his health:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9137bf10918f4d3ca35263d67f1673beEx-VW CEO Winterkorn denies wrongdoing in emissions cheatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a000199b97924c7784cfaa5467240934Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:13:30 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry — his first major public appearance since he resigned in 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a000199b97924c7784cfaa5467240934From IS to government control, Syrians left with few choiceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e64ece5317428aa4770a87a69572bdThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:38:31 GMTSAFIRA, Syria (AP) — Carrying her four-year-old son, Elham Saleh walked all night behind a smuggler, navigating land mines through Islamic State group- and rebel-held territory in northern Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89e64ece5317428aa4770a87a69572bdGambia president-elect plans inauguration in Senegalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1fb6b1a83304b48b522eb2f9aea162fThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:36:49 GMTDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Gambia's president-elect said Thursday he will be sworn into office at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, while there was no word from longtime leader Yahya Jammeh on the day that his mandate expired.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1fb6b1a83304b48b522eb2f9aea162fCollapse of burning Tehran high-rise kills 30 firefightershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13c4adda8fa34d2397e108d81cf36accThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:48:00 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A high-rise building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13c4adda8fa34d2397e108d81cf36accKosovo asks EU, US and others to denonce Serbia prooohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97e5179af66424cb07d54e599d6bef0Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:44:54 GMTPRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's foreign minister has written to his colleagues in the European Union, United States and other countries denouncing "numerous acts of provocation and aggression" from Serbia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97e5179af66424cb07d54e599d6bef0The Latest: Buried hotel one of many snow rescues in Italyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d23d61058f54339a461a81a34022845Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:19:59 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d23d61058f54339a461a81a34022845Judge rejects plea deal in Iowa teen's sex abuse casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c6e9d1dfae471b9d9bc14358b5f09dThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:51:22 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has rejected a plea deal for a teenager accused of sexually abusing a mentally disabled woman in suburban Des Moines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60c6e9d1dfae471b9d9bc14358b5f09dSpanish tourist towns post 1st snowfalls in decadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ad2cfc5f0c8460fac4bdda6ad92c714Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:26:53 GMTMADRID (AP) — Officials have placed more than half of Spain's 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ad2cfc5f0c8460fac4bdda6ad92c714Beijing to spend $2.7 billion on cleaning capital's airhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef343e31ce045c3ace69257facbedb2Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:31:10 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cef343e31ce045c3ace69257facbedb2Boost for Dutch ruling coalition as unemployment fallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa635cf33b4ed0ad686d7ead219f71Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:11:00 GMTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The number of people registered as unemployed in the Netherlands fell by more than 100,000 last year, the biggest drop in a decade, the government statistician announced Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26fa635cf33b4ed0ad686d7ead219f71Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electoratehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d5682c52c04931a42c487a43559dcdThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:20:59 GMTHall of Fame voters are still sharply divided on Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d5682c52c04931a42c487a43559dcdIndonesia names former airline boss as bribery suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b711b1980c445319d879d09f4c16e21Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:43:31 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-graft commission has named a former top executive of national flag carrier Garuda as a suspect in a case involving bribes for the purchase of Rolls Royce aircraft engines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b711b1980c445319d879d09f4c16e21OIC hopes to send team to Myanmar to study Rohingya's plighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f426776dd3a45159eb46f2a7128dbdcThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:01 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Organization of Islamic Cooperation plans to send a high-level delegation to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state to assess the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, Malaysia said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f426776dd3a45159eb46f2a7128dbdcFormer war correspondent on trial in Indonesia for hashishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9b1fe89c4141b49ba4e06cb36843a8Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:12:48 GMTBALI, Indonesia (AP) — A former Reuters war correspondent on trial in Indonesia on charges of possessing hashish faces up to four years in prison, a prosecutor said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9b1fe89c4141b49ba4e06cb36843a8Rights group: 2016 was deadliest year for Afghan reportershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14da4db2f9044be6881750f021b277cfThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:36:11 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A monitoring group says 2016 was the deadliest year yet for journalists in Afghanistan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14da4db2f9044be6881750f021b277cfFifth Harmony makes quartet debut at People's Choicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88909db9d66944aa914748f5e91df9b4Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:15:22 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifth Harmony has made its debut as a quartet at the People's Choice Awards in the group's first performance since Camila Cabello's departure last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88909db9d66944aa914748f5e91df9b410 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96126c607d264584a69fc518943fad6dThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:11:22 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96126c607d264584a69fc518943fad6dWinged bull, drone-topped ice cream up for Trafalgar Sq spothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/351a0c3622084d48b0f8829a35720d5eThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:45:47 GMTLONDON (AP) — A recreation of an ancient sculpture destroyed by the Islamic State group is among finalists for a place in London's Trafalgar Square.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/351a0c3622084d48b0f8829a35720d5eTheresa May seeks to convince business of a 'global Britain'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80c3e5e95da6441493f288023054bfd9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:49:07 GMTDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May sought to convince business leaders Thursday that the country remains committed to free trade and globalization despite last year's vote to leave the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80c3e5e95da6441493f288023054bfd9Albanian teacher arrested for pro-IS propagandahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acf462fc9257402283d018398dda7d62Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:52:24 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police said Thurday they had arrested a female teacher for making statements supportive of the Islamic State extremist group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acf462fc9257402283d018398dda7d62The Latest: Italian premier urges redoubling of effortshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1736d50178724084ae229b67100ecd88Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:23:15 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1736d50178724084ae229b67100ecd88Philippine police chief apologizes to South Korea in killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7fd0c5e631043ce8a88183f1a3fc855Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:24:27 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief apologized to South Korea on Thursday over the death of a Korean man who was arrested illegally and then slain by members of an anti-drug task force at the main police camp in Manila.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7fd0c5e631043ce8a88183f1a3fc855Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecea28c2cfc4497bbcab4ecc10b86c38Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:46:30 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Congo's government in 2013, Uganda's government said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecea28c2cfc4497bbcab4ecc10b86c38S. Koreans' ties with Samsung are lifelong, often conflictedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a8e4d992b774e499c0e2023c55303b8Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:25:16 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The family smartphones? An assortment of Samsung Galaxies. The flat-screen TV that illuminates the living room? A Samsung SUHD, with the brand name sparkling on the nameplate. The maker of the digital toilet seat? You guessed it: Samsung.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a8e4d992b774e499c0e2023c55303b8Dog found with ears, nose cut off; Reward offered for arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cec04f83e95a4ec6997f263fb1913ec9Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:52:50 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Animal welfare authorities in Detroit are trying to find whoever is responsible for maiming a dog found with his ears and nose cut off.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cec04f83e95a4ec6997f263fb1913ec9The Latest: Emergency response to Italy avalanche criticizedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e20c260c51b43eb99fe5bb44e7cf13cThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:51:01 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e20c260c51b43eb99fe5bb44e7cf13cWorld stocks slip as investors eye European Central Bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9b98ca5198a4703a312b2414b6ba04fThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:34:57 GMTTOKYO (AP) — World stocks were mostly lower Thursday ahead of comments from the European Central Bank's president and after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen signaled more interest rate increases in the months to come.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9b98ca5198a4703a312b2414b6ba04fEurope's Galileo satellites hit by anomalieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a1745489c2046c4a2b02c724840a1aeThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:05:17 GMTPARIS (AP) — The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a1745489c2046c4a2b02c724840a1aeIstomin credits coach (and mother) for upset over Djokovichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7a61bf96f84af9b1a88306d054a0a5Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:16:05 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Denis Istomin walked off court after upsetting Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open — without a doubt the biggest win of his career — his mother had just two words for him: "Good job."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7a61bf96f84af9b1a88306d054a0a5The Latest: LGBT activists hold dance party near Pence homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed4f9d8dd9494f42b0a27f501c09e61eThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:48:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed4f9d8dd9494f42b0a27f501c09e61eFormer President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalizedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f433a5eec6d4313b98be664646528dcThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:13 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f433a5eec6d4313b98be664646528dcOIC indirectly protests Trump plan to move Israel embassyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a13c9e7d342467daf2d4857a902d7f0Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:39:53 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Foreign ministers from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation have issued an indirect protest against plans by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a13c9e7d342467daf2d4857a902d7f0The Latest: Thiem advances to 3rd round, beats Thompsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b8d3e395a33402dbba98fe992a74dddThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:30:06 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest from the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b8d3e395a33402dbba98fe992a74dddThe Latest: Italian agency defends response to snow, quakeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e88cfd7fc24131b235ac3b1a4cb83fThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:57:01 GMTMILAN (AP) — The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e88cfd7fc24131b235ac3b1a4cb83fAviation deal: Safran to buy Zodiac in $10 billion dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b580d6b096954e07b4d7d757a97411c1Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:22:08 GMTPARIS (AP) — Aircraft-engine company Safran has agreed to buy seat and cabin manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace in a deal worth 9.7 billion euros ($10.3 billion), including debt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b580d6b096954e07b4d7d757a97411c1German anti-trust case against Audible, Apple droppedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/793599a42cb8435c8a27ada107347812Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:13:22 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Germany's anti-trust agency says it's dropping its investigation of Amazon subsidiary Audible and Apple after the two companies agreed to end exclusivity deals for audiobook supply and distribution.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/793599a42cb8435c8a27ada107347812Jury selection set for man accused in Florida Keys bomb plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3392723951143d1be4766b9efc04f59Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:17:19 GMTKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin for a Florida man accused of conspiring to detonate a bomb at a Florida Keys beach in solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3392723951143d1be4766b9efc04f59Suspect arrested in 1990 killing of Miami Beach womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6422d44c342c483b9a050296bbe8ac48Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:02:04 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A suspect in the slaying of a Miami Beach woman more than two decades ago has been arrested.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6422d44c342c483b9a050296bbe8ac48The Latest: Well wishes pour in for ex-president, first ladyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c35a669a22c44c5a9580c7bbca6437fThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:22:48 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c35a669a22c44c5a9580c7bbca6437fPolish police release protesters' photos, seeking identitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecea279018de4af08a9ec85ac10ddfebThu, 19 Jan 2017 11:41:13 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's interior minister says the publication of photos of some participants in an anti-government protest last month shows that there is "zero tolerance for breaches of the law."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecea279018de4af08a9ec85ac10ddfebDance party takes to DC streets to protest Mike Pencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9020cdf2163447748e668946c8dd1d9eThu, 19 Jan 2017 12:32:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9020cdf2163447748e668946c8dd1d9eECB leaves interest rates, stimulus program unchangedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65cdc582889548b3b72a80fdc61c5200Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:47:32 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its key interest rates and stimulus programs untouched, with President Mario Draghi due to explain Thursday why the bank is keeping its measures in place despite improved inflation and growth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65cdc582889548b3b72a80fdc61c5200Syrian activists say IS has killed 12 captives in Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00b6fb008bb74b1d9fcd48f5c6d47a29Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:28:19 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has killed 12 people it held captive in Syria's ancient Palmyra by shooting and beheading them, with some of the slayings carried out in the city's second-century Roman amphitheater, activists said on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00b6fb008bb74b1d9fcd48f5c6d47a29