FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 12 Feb 2016 04:07:55 -08:00Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27e184521b51417eb0cef6f23cec9d93Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:43:09 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27e184521b51417eb0cef6f23cec9d93Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d787704012f7491096ed6a048e16c237Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:54:42 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, while others rode it out.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d787704012f7491096ed6a048e16c237N. Koreans outside closed factories lose steady water supplyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e87386696d849e39867944ab7e3e4e2Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:46:36 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Among the losers in the retaliatory sparring between the rival Koreas are residents who had been depending on a rarity in impoverished North Korea: a steady supply of water from the now-shuttered jointly run factory park in the North Korean border city of Kaesong.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e87386696d849e39867944ab7e3e4e2Feds plan major announcement about California island foxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6345d953b24424e8a0e9d64187f439aFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:44:49 GMTVENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Native foxes on islands off the California coast were once on the brink of extinction.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6345d953b24424e8a0e9d64187f439aEconomy of 19-country eurozone grew by quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in last 3 months of 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be283919934243bc9817adaa69c5a372Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:01:17 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Economy of 19-country eurozone grew by quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in last 3 months of 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be283919934243bc9817adaa69c5a372Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0301135e5c64e69b5553d82967abe5fFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:17:24 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed too. The threat of attack from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0301135e5c64e69b5553d82967abe5fPatient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7df20b2416364540b55e716c18770f79Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:54:21 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7df20b2416364540b55e716c18770f79Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e87d2518208433db2a0d6f7878aab5cFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:11 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e87d2518208433db2a0d6f7878aab5cGreek farmers clash with riot police in pensions protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1485298ec21744dcbc74bdd290750b29Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:52:43 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs and throwing rocks clashed Friday with riot police in central Athens during a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and overhaul the pension system. Riot police used tear gas to repel them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1485298ec21744dcbc74bdd290750b29Protesting Greek farmers clash with riot policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37bf643b7bf149eeae42cc1c7accf35cFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:45:37 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek farmers wielding shepherd's staffs clashed with riot police in central Athens on Friday as thousands headed to the Greek capital for a two-day protest against the government's plans to impose new tax hikes and reform the pension system.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37bf643b7bf149eeae42cc1c7accf35cKey events in the occupation of the Oregon wildlife refugehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28197fc5865e4a60a13e7418de14530eFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:50:33 GMTHere is timeline of events in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28197fc5865e4a60a13e7418de14530eFrance calls on EU to fight financing of extremist groupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b53695e9bbfc451fb43cad0b986263a4Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:45:42 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — French Finance Minister Michel Sapin has urged the European Union to quickly put into effect measures aimed at curbing the financing of extremist groups.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b53695e9bbfc451fb43cad0b986263a4A look at key players in Oregon wildlife refuge standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f749499c8aaf4baea7dbe2c5a15fe15dFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:52:48 GMTThe last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a tense standoff that began more than a month ago. The armed group seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 2 and demanded changes to federal land use policies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f749499c8aaf4baea7dbe2c5a15fe15dRenault reports higher earnings as sales risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc519d8820124df4b7026222ced00739Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:12:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — French car maker Renault says higher sales and further progress on its industrial turnaround plan helped drive a nearly 1 billion euro increase in its earnings last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc519d8820124df4b7026222ced00739Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenilehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5ba6f46f6f45b48b8af37e5e3ac2adFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:53:24 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5ba6f46f6f45b48b8af37e5e3ac2adCarter says UAE will put special forces in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95e01a13a75f48eb99b0c2cc2ebfa654Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:31:58 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95e01a13a75f48eb99b0c2cc2ebfa654Thai police say slain Spaniard's DNA found in suspect's homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82a166284f574e168cd05ea8e256129bFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:21:19 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have found bloodstains and DNA from a Spanish victim in the apartment of the Spanish man who was arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82a166284f574e168cd05ea8e256129b10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7503908c53b44bd2ae53cebb5d745976Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:49:03 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7503908c53b44bd2ae53cebb5d745976In meeting Pope Francis, patriarch asserts Russia's rolehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c0f7c82edfd4f4791ef37cdd9a8a433Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:08:31 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — When Patriarch Kirill meets Pope Francis this week, the historic event will allow the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to assert Russia's leading role in the Eastern Christian world. It may also allow Kirill, a skillful political player with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, to open a new avenue of communication for the Kremlin as it tries to escape Western isolation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c0f7c82edfd4f4791ef37cdd9a8a433WHO: possible Zika vaccines months away from broad trialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8faf6d38741e4ab2b0df7daba64b749cFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:42 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8faf6d38741e4ab2b0df7daba64b749cUK competition authorities fine GSK $54.5 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4b983d032824940a7ae489dabe7d31fFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:23:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plc 37.6 million pounds ($54.5 million) for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4b983d032824940a7ae489dabe7d31fUK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treatyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe1fa8fd52848d9905c40c63e27a52bFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:18 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe1fa8fd52848d9905c40c63e27a52bPakistani intelligence arrests nearly 100 militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dcb49dbb27646f096826ac275f7fe16Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:43:25 GMTKARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's intelligence agencies arrested a collective of 97 "hardcore terrorists" from three banned groups involved in a string of major terrorist attacks and seized weapons, explosives and communications gear intended for future attacks, a Pakistani official said Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dcb49dbb27646f096826ac275f7fe16Activists ask Emirates for contact with Jordanian journalisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/563753c96f2b4fabb2d1a56435f90a3aFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:35 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado by the country's security forces to contact a lawyer and his family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/563753c96f2b4fabb2d1a56435f90a3aAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East this weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0233c3d77534c599af7af4e0c58b258Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:49:49 GMTHighlights from the weekly AP photo report from the Middle East and Afghanistan, a selection of indelible images you might have missed from a region grappling with unrest on multiple fronts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0233c3d77534c599af7af4e0c58b258New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a successhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c772ff24e34171812096a33fdea0e9Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:07:38 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday hailed the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8c772ff24e34171812096a33fdea0e9The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37e90aa332342eab980d4022f758958Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:10:58 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d37e90aa332342eab980d4022f758958Coke suspends bottling at plant at center of water disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f509d013f79845f6ac55f232dbcfa13cFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:57:20 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Coca-Cola suspended bottling at three plants in India, including one in the parched northwest where farmers have been protesting the company's use of dwindling groundwater reserves.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f509d013f79845f6ac55f232dbcfa13cUber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee6ed16c55034348a9909374fb0a0e0eFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:58:45 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee6ed16c55034348a9909374fb0a0e0eObama moves to protect 1.8 million acres of Calif. deserthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24945dcbafe41edb27dffca8cceb354Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:05:20 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is granting national monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres of scenic Southern California desert, a move the White House says will maintain in perpetuity the region's fragile ecosystem and natural resources, as well as provide recreational opportunities for hikers, campers, hunters and others.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d24945dcbafe41edb27dffca8cceb354Strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia; no damage reported yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da0313674da4fb2afd1c4cd7de20996Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:56:03 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia's main island of Java on Friday, causing panic, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da0313674da4fb2afd1c4cd7de20996Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edb7a3df647c4b37aaef969d83da07ebFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:13:58 GMTBERLIN (AP) — European scientists said Friday that they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edb7a3df647c4b37aaef969d83da07ebProducer Rick Rubin quietly receives Recording Academy honorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78127760261f431198a5597503afadf9Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:39:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Music producer Rick Rubin didn't give an acceptance speech when he received the President's Merit Award from the Recording Academy. The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn't even take the stage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78127760261f431198a5597503afadf9UK police arrest boyfriend over slaying of actress, childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/215d3fe9214f41e3b88be3b21628a470Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:25:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a man wanted over the slaying of a British actress and her two children after he returned to London from Ghana.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/215d3fe9214f41e3b88be3b21628a470The Latest: Army advances on final supply route to Aleppohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7abc74f2bab4408b9de9b19bef14bf9cFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:09:21 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7abc74f2bab4408b9de9b19bef14bf9cThe Latest: Eurozone economy expected to have grown 0.3 pcthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0881f9a7a38940a985144522a71e69a4Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:34:07 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0881f9a7a38940a985144522a71e69a4Sanders online fundraising gives Clinton a run for her moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ff95cbd732f456393606b7aac86fb57Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:17:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money, $27 at a time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ff95cbd732f456393606b7aac86fb57The Latest: Eurozone markets stay higher after growth reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e689c0c174ca4469927a4c2f717f1cacFri, 12 Feb 2016 10:20:55 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e689c0c174ca4469927a4c2f717f1cacEnvironmentalists fight $7M Duke Energy pollution dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323b4be91e594ac8adc57c2df87a1178Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:51:15 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging in court a surprise deal in which North Carolina regulators settle decades of suspected groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits for $7 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/323b4be91e594ac8adc57c2df87a1178Jordan king, Iraqi, Saudi officials expected at Munich meethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0033edf0db744bf1a75d8da88ed0634fFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:31:48 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah, the Iraqi prime minister and Saudi Arabia's foreign minister are among those expected at a conference opening in southern Germany, after diplomats agreed to work toward a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in Syria's civil war.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0033edf0db744bf1a75d8da88ed0634fEuropean shares gain as bank sell-off abates, oil reboundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b8398220d54dc8906f6ac216b65aa9Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:47:23 GMTTOKYO (AP) — European shares rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan's main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b8398220d54dc8906f6ac216b65aa9Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/367979628ecb4eeb850946bfd5d48a6bFri, 12 Feb 2016 09:12:04 GMTNORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/367979628ecb4eeb850946bfd5d48a6bSeveral people killed in attack on UN base in Malihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/840a4e1329bf43c3a8fdd545967ab216Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:42:22 GMTBAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An official says militants have attacked a United Nations base in northern Mali, killing at least three people and injuring 30 others.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/840a4e1329bf43c3a8fdd545967ab216Eurozone economy grew a paltry 0.3 percent in Q4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67e8cce86d194ee19cb47c081c83ba38Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:25:21 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The 19-country eurozone grew by a paltry quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final three months of 2015 despite tail winds such as cheap energy, an export-boosting drop in the currency and monetary stimulus.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67e8cce86d194ee19cb47c081c83ba38Government spending boosted German economy in fourth quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aee1f74694b4d9ca6e2b1186e02da22Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:29:00 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The German economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter from the quarter before thanks to higher consumer and government spending.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3aee1f74694b4d9ca6e2b1186e02da22Strong earthquake rocks eastern Indonesia; tsunami unlikelyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dad533b963446928d7e139eb8998083Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:19:40 GMTJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake has hit off the coast of eastern Indonesia, but no injuries or serious damage was reported immediately.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dad533b963446928d7e139eb8998083Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pacthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f8c9d103e824625af99f18d6165cc26Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:12:41 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine government and Muslim rebels have extended the stay of international cease-fire monitors at their first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of fresh fighting.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f8c9d103e824625af99f18d6165cc26Man killed by police had 20 gunshot wounds, drugs in systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f990429f3dff4b9782f08e20d58c81adFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:12:19 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An autopsy report says a black man had 20 gunshot wounds and there were drugs in his system when he was killed by San Francisco police in December, a shooting that sparked protests and calls for the police chief's removal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f990429f3dff4b9782f08e20d58c81adCameroon soldiers kill 27 Boko Haram fighters across borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b286d6ec83d456d9a4756d6a06fde69Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:39:31 GMTYAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon soldiers killed at least 27 Boko Haram fighters after launching a cross-border operation in the Nigerian locality of Goshi that also resulted in the death of one soldier, a senior military official said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b286d6ec83d456d9a4756d6a06fde69Seoul, US to open talks on missile defense aimed at N. Koreahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ed7665d4c94f87b61d76ac271ca2ecFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:54:24 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Looking to take a harder line after North Korea's recent nuclear test and rocket launch, Seoul and Washington will begin talks as early as next week on deploying a sophisticated U.S. missile defense system in South Korea, officials said Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ed7665d4c94f87b61d76ac271ca2ec