FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Jan 2015 22:32:24 -0800Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday promised a thorough investigation and asked angry protesters for patience after police shot and killed a 17-year-old girl who authorities said struck an officer with a stolen car.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 06:11:15 GMTChina criticizes Alibaba in report withheld until after IPO (AP) — Chinese regulators have accused e-commerce giant Alibaba of allowing sales of fake and shoddy goods and other mismanagement in a report that was withheld until now to avoid disrupting its U.S. stock market debut.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:57:22 GMTJudge refuses to toss Perry case on constitutional grounds, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.By WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:21:44 GMTMexico: Missing students' parents reject official account CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 college students missing since last year angrily rejected the Mexican attorney general's declaration that investigators are certain the youths were killed and incinerated after being seized by police in the southern state of Guerrero.By PETER ORSIiGeneral newsMissing personsProtests and demonstrationsForensicsArrestsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 05:11:51 GMTSuspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple, Ga. (AP) — Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.By RUSS BYNUM and RAY HENRYaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeTheftGeorgiaAtlantaMariettaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:26:04 GMTPrice stops 40 shots to help Canadiens hold off Stars, 3-2 (AP) — Carey Price stopped 40 saves for his 25th victory of the season as the Montreal Canadiens held off the Dallas Stars, 3-2 on Tuesday night.sSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:05:43 GMTStan Wawrinka through to semifinals of Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Stan Wawrinka advanced to the semifinals of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (6) win over U.S. Open runner-up Kei Nishikori on Wednesday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 06:19:19 GMTVenezuela confirms desertion of ex-agent from armed forces, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan official confirmed on Tuesday that the former bodyguard of the head of congress has deserted from the socialist country's armed forces amid reports the man is in the United States to testify against his former boss.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:11:10 GMTLA jury awards $5 million to funk legend Sly Stone ANGELES (AP) — Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million on Tuesday in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:53:35 GMTTV star's plastic surgery disaster tests Brazil PAULO (AP) — Andressa Urach went from being a single teenage mom nicknamed "Beanpole" to a reality TV bombshell in Brazil thanks to silicone implants, anabolic steroids, a nose job, and gel and botox injections, a fact she wasn't ashamed to share with fans.By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsElective cosmetic proceduresCelebrityHealthSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentBeauty and fashionLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTelevision programsBrazilUnited StatesSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:16:22 GMTReview: A tired gimmick weakens thriller 'Project Almanac' have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 28 Jan 2015 05:46:44 GMTMother of IS hostage makes tearful appeal to Japan's leader to save her son as deadline looms (AP) — Mother of IS hostage makes tearful appeal to Japan's leader to save her son as deadline looms .iGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:40:54 GMTIsrael violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes: group (AP) — A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or elderly people, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Jan 2015 04:31:10 GMTCoyle's late goal lifts Wild past Oilers, Alberta (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored the tiebreaking goal with 4:23 remaining to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaMinnesotaEdmontonCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 28 Jan 2015 05:44:26 GMTFreedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy YORK (AP) — Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday.By ALEXANDRA OLSONaGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsDemocracyWar and unrestCrimeaRussiaUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:05:29 GMTHostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestJapanAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 06:23:24 GMTJapan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable' (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage at the latest threat purportedly by Islamic State militants to kill a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the man and a Jordanian pilot also being held hostage.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestAmmanJapanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:05:19 GMTAnderson earns 3rd career shutout, Ducks blank Canucks 4-0, British Columbia (AP) — Frederick Andersen had to make only 17 saves in his third career shutout as the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 Tuesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 06:15:43 GMTSnails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world MAI, Thailand (AP) — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose while five others are being stuck onto other parts of my face by a Thai beautician, all secreting snail slime to hopefully smooth out some wrinkles and otherwise give me a younger-than-my-age look.By DENIS D. GRAYiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleMollusksSpasAnimalsRecreation and leisureSkin disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:52:27 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2015. There are 337 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnglandUnited StatesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:00:13 GMTEgyptian police criticized over death of female protester (AP) — Egypt's police are coming under withering criticism as signs mount that officers not only fired birdshot at a young mother during a peaceful protest last weekend but then also hampered efforts to save her life by ignoring pleas to let an ambulance take her away.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeViolent crimeEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jan 2015 05:17:06 GMTGunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.By ESAM MOHAMEDiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsImprovised explosivesAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:10:12 GMTVietnam helicopter crashes, killing 4 soldiers, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's military says a helicopter has crashed on a training mission, killing all four soldiers aboard.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVietnamHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:30:38 GMTAlibaba spinoff likely to increase scrutiny on Yahoo CEO FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockPersonal taxesOwnership changesCorporate newsPersonal financeChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:08:01 GMTGaudreau scores twice to lead Flames in 4-1 win over Sabres, Alberta (AP) — Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau scored twice to lead Calgary past Buffalo 4-1 on Tuesday night, extending the Sabres' team-record losing streak to 12 games.sSportsSports governanceProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:14:04 GMTUtah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse, Utah (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends and family they were worried about the apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeSuicidesCrimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:37:29 GMTSmith scores in OT, Predators beat Avalanche 4-3, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNashvilleColoradoTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:26:05 GMTRose's shot lifts Bulls over Warriors 113-111 in overtime, Calif. (AP) — Derrick Rose hit a step-back jumper with 7 seconds remaining in overtime, and the Chicago Bulls ended Golden State's franchise-record 19-game home winning streak with a thrilling 113-111 victory over the Warriors on Tuesday night.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 28 Jan 2015 06:29:04 GMTForte, Nash lead Oklahoma St. past No. 20 Baylor, Okla. (AP) — Phil Forte scored 16 points and Le'Bryan Nash added 13 to help Oklahoma State defeat No. 20 Baylor 64-53 on Tuesday night.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaStillwaterUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:12:54 GMTSerena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 03:47:03 GMTRandolph, Grizzlies hand Mavs 1st 3-game skid, 109-90 (AP) — Who needs timeouts when you have Z-Bo.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDallasFloridaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:21:15 GMTToronto overcomes sluggish start to run past Pacers 104-91 (AP) — Toronto's dynamic backcourt delivered a one-two knockout punch Tuesday night. Again.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndianaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Jan 2015 03:35:01 GMTVietnam War-era helicopter crashes, killing 4 soldiers, Vietnam (AP) — An American-built helicopter once used in the Vietnam War crashed Wednesday during a training mission in the Southeast Asian nation, killing all four soldiers aboard, the military said.iGeneral newsVietnam WarWar and unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsVietnamHanoiHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 05:58:40 GMTWall's Wizards rally, send Lakers to 9th straight loss 98-92 ANGELES (AP) — John Wall had 21 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, and the Washington Wizards rallied from a 19-point deficit to send the Los Angeles Lakers to their ninth straight loss, 98-92 on Tuesday night.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsCelebrityMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 05:54:04 GMTGroup: Israel violated rules of war in strikes on Gaza homes (AP) — A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 05:56:51 GMTChina's yuan joins top 5 most-used global currencies (AP) — China's yuan has become one of the five most widely used currencies in global payments, an international financial transactions agency announced Wednesday.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 04:49:22 GMTAustralian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 04:59:21 GMTMayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met — in person.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsSports transactionsMen's boxingBoxingSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:44:54 GMTMexico: Captured drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman to stay put CITY (AP) — Captured Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will not be extradited to the United States anytime soon, Mexico's top prosecutor said Tuesday.By MARIA VERZAiGeneral newsExtraditionDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderSmugglingOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 03:39:36 GMTMother makes emotional appeal to Japanese leader to save son (AP) — The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his captors issued what they said was a final death threat.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsPrisoner exchangeGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestAmmanJapanJordanSyriaMiddle EastIraqEast AsiaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 06:02:12 GMTBalanced Bucks beat Heat for 3rd time this season, 109-102 (AP) — Jason Kidd's wins against Miami keep piling up.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMiamiOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:06:37 GMTLady Gaga, Tony Bennett among duets set for Grammy Awards YORK (AP) — The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGrammy AwardsAward showsEventsPerforming arts, 28 Jan 2015 04:38:06 GMTSerena Williams advances, Venus out of Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Madison Keys got one Williams sister out of the way on Wednesday at the Australian Open. On Thursday, the 19-year-old American will try to make it two, and this sibling might be a little tougher, even with a cold.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 28 Jan 2015 05:26:52 GMTMore potential jurors released from theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:30:33 GMTRed Wings beat Panthers 5-4 for 6th straight victory, Fla. (AP) — Luke Glendening scored twice and Stephen Weiss had a goal and two assists against his former team to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.By PAUL GEREFFIsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:44:46 GMTStaal, Faulk lead Hurricanes to 4-2 win over Lightning, N.C. (AP) — Eric Staal and Justin Faulk each had a goal and an assist to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.By MIKE POTTERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 03:48:14 GMTIrving, James lead Cavs to 7th straight, 103-95 over Pistons HILLS, Mich. (AP) — LeBron James came leaping in to try to stop Jodie Meeks as the Detroit guard drove to the basket during the final seconds of the third quarter.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 04:25:08 GMTPoll: Most say restore health aid if court kills subsidies (AP) — More than 6 in 10 Americans would want Congress to restore federal financial assistance for millions buying health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court invalidates some of those government subsidies, a poll said Wednesday.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessGovernment and politicsPublic opinionLegislatureLegislationSocial affairsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 28 Jan 2015 05:14:12 GMTAsian stocks tumble after weak US corporate earnings (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Wednesday after Wall Street tumbled on concern about weak corporate earnings as investors watched this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesEast AsiaSingaporeNorth AmericaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 28 Jan 2015 03:31:20 GMTCourt rules Australia held 157 Sri Lankans at sea legally, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court on Wednesday narrowly ruled that Australia acted legally when it held 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea for almost a month last year.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAustraliaNauruIndiaSri LankaSouth AsiaOceaniaAsia, 28 Jan 2015 04:42:44 GMT