FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:25:08 -0800Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31f35447c1cf4b0eb95bdd6c298d5028ROME (AP) — Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31f35447c1cf4b0eb95bdd6c298d5028Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:18:14 GMTPM: Thai Airways won't go bankrupt but faces rehabilitationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fce7f48e794ecc905335224a8da5dfBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's beleaguered national airline will be saved from bankruptcy under a rehabilitation plan being worked out between the airline and government, premier Prayuth Chan-ocha said Monday.tTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69fce7f48e794ecc905335224a8da5dfMon, 26 Jan 2015 14:53:44 GMTUS drone kills 3 in first strike since Yemen leader resignedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd492751b21c4f258190fdedb8c14c13SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The first U.S. drone strike in Yemen since the start of the year killed three suspected al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep targeting the global terror network's most lethal branch despite the resignation of the Yemeni president, a top U.S. ally, in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical resignationsDrone surveillance and warfareProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismDrone aircraftMilitary and defensePolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesYemenUnited StatesSanaaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd492751b21c4f258190fdedb8c14c13Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:38:28 GMTSmall drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1f57b8834cc43c6b76f218f8f4234ecWASHINGTON (AP) — A small drone flying at low altitude crashed into the White House complex before dawn Monday, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama was not at home and the White House said it did not pose a security threat.By NEDRA PICKLER and JOSH LEDERMANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyDrone aircraftAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1f57b8834cc43c6b76f218f8f4234ecMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:00:53 GMTJapan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff2554f0fb9b43eabbe4ce56ec44ff3aTOKYO (AP) — A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsJapanJordanMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff2554f0fb9b43eabbe4ce56ec44ff3aMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:00 GMTSurvivors visit Auschwitz a day ahead of 70th anniversaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa167336501149b78ee426d608ff52acOSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — The voices of Auschwitz survivors praying for their murdered loved ones reverberated Monday amid the barracks and barbed wire of the former Nazi death camp, with one survivor crying out in a pained voice: "I don't want to come here anymore!"By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsThe HolocaustNazismEventsGovernment and politicsPolandEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa167336501149b78ee426d608ff52acMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:20:10 GMTSeekers of the Hollywood Sign disrupt nearby neighborhoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c419b788a4ee48d5b2750c860e11a5e7LOS ANGELES (AP) — Like pilgrims flocking to a holy shrine, they come from all over the world to pay homage, not to a deity but to something similar — the people they see on TV and in the movies.By JOHN ROGERStTravelLifestyleTrafficTransportationGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c419b788a4ee48d5b2750c860e11a5e7Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:51:48 GMTFireworks help celebrate Venus Williams' Australian Open runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99abf6af5faa41329865ea73cfbd0975MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99abf6af5faa41329865ea73cfbd0975Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:28:18 GMT2 small planes ditch into sea off Hawaii; all aboard survivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4c54b442354912b5e67422fd6f7612HONOLULU (AP) — Authorities say two small planes ran out of fuel and went into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived.aGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e4c54b442354912b5e67422fd6f7612Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:36:47 GMTResidents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Grashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa08bc6491d34ae18b0b7e95dad9a7c5NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Throughout the quieter parts of the French Quarter, residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More."By CAIN BURDEAUtTravelLifestylePoliceHolidaysOccasionsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTheftCrimeGeneral newsNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa08bc6491d34ae18b0b7e95dad9a7c5Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:01:03 GMTAppeals court won't reconsider cruise malpractice rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17237bd8a88946968925a0a19daa0872MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision that opens the door for cruise ship passengers to sue for medical malpractice.tTravelLifestyleCorporate legal affairsNational courtsCorporate newsBusinessNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17237bd8a88946968925a0a19daa0872Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:55:56 GMT2 small planes crash-land off Hawaii; all aboard survivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f88500d057f434684a3d8943a748005HONOLULU (AP) — Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f88500d057f434684a3d8943a748005Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:52:05 GMT'Jersey Belle' star writing memoir, planned for fall releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7344f5bea484b1c864d80824b3b8542NEW YORK (AP) — "Jersey Belle" star Jaime Primak Sullivan has more than one way of getting real.eArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7344f5bea484b1c864d80824b3b8542Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:47:38 GMTMeadWestvaco, Rock-Tenn join to form $16B packaging behemothhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22f9142c5e2c4639b007bfd21bca319dRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco will join forces to create a $16 billion global packaging company, driving down its own costs and possibly gaining the scale to better dictate prices.By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22f9142c5e2c4639b007bfd21bca319dMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:30:41 GMTThousands of flights canceled as storm descends on the Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/153f67efd00445c7868f2b8e045f96c6More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been canceled as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWeatherStormsWinter weatherTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/153f67efd00445c7868f2b8e045f96c6Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:54:48 GMTFirst US drone strike in Yemen since leader resigned kills 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3406e2753b74f1091e40c1963e4a3caSANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the first so far this year, killed three al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep targeting the global terror network's most lethal branch despite the resignation of the Yemeni president, a top U.S. ally, in the face of a Shiite rebel power grab.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPolitical resignationsDrone surveillance and warfareTerrorismProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftMilitary and defensePolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesYemenUnited StatesSanaaMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3406e2753b74f1091e40c1963e4a3caMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:24:34 GMTFrance: 10 go on trial in L'Oreal heiress fraud casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb09484c06db4e6e979f47ab66d97546PARIS (AP) — The trial of ten people accused of swindling France's richest woman of artworks and cash worth hundreds of millions of euros began Monday with the shock revelation that one of the accused had attempted suicide hours before the soap opera-like case began.By GREG KELLERiBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb09484c06db4e6e979f47ab66d97546Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:48:09 GMTNor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27af7120b6524e44979153c1beea941eNEW YORK (AP) — Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to 2 feet of snow.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherState governmentsHealthTransportationFloodsGovernment and politicsStormsAccidents and disastersNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27af7120b6524e44979153c1beea941eMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:27 GMTIS spokesman calls on Muslims in West to commit more attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08c4ef2c94fd4f488472064132156c0dBEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman for the Islamic State group is calling on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to "shed a drop of blood" should do so.iGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08c4ef2c94fd4f488472064132156c0dMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:19:09 GMTCurrier museum prepares 1960s, 1970s photorealism exhibitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c236b5b3c44303ba4c2f02cd372997MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Currier Museum of Art is preparing to open an exhibition on life in the 1960s and 1970s.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsVisual artsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArts and entertainmentManchesterNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c236b5b3c44303ba4c2f02cd372997Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:05:32 GMTSurvey: Firms optimistic on hiring, wages in 1Qhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43502488268a4c2d98c5b0dc30e25b74WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising sales helped boost hiring at U.S. businesses in the last three months of 2014, and companies are optimistic that continued improvement in business conditions will bring increased employment and wages in the current quarter, a new survey shows.wBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43502488268a4c2d98c5b0dc30e25b74Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:09 GMTWhat you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6b155900b6a41dab01863a69bb32715The busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Massachusetts. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsMass transit systemsAir travel disruptionsTransportationPhiladelphiaBostonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6b155900b6a41dab01863a69bb32715Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:09:33 GMTSpain: 3 terror suspects jailed without bail, 1 releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cb5f13ad605439abb7d485ddb808788MADRID (AP) — A judge has ordered three terror suspects arrested over the weekend in the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta to remain jailed because they pose a potential threat to the country's security.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cb5f13ad605439abb7d485ddb808788Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:49:35 GMTTravelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe829ca831d41a296a4e8b3c39681c2NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Fiore knows what it's like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia Airport in Queens.By FRANK ELTMANtTravelLifestyleManhattanNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe829ca831d41a296a4e8b3c39681c2Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:02:11 GMTReview: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TVhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01024efe38604d9782329d3cd79132d1NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPersonal financeSportsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentInternet televisionConsumer electronicsBaseballOnline mediaMediaTelevisionInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01024efe38604d9782329d3cd79132d1Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:03:52 GMTMajor storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e21ebb8aaf14bafbde82e680075e7a4NEW YORK (AP) — Cities across the Northeast mobilized snowplows and airlines canceled thousands of flights Monday as a potentially historic storm pushed its way up the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor with what forecasters said could be up to 2 feet of snow.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherStormsState governmentsFloodsTransportationHealthGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersNew YorkPhiladelphiaNew York CityBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e21ebb8aaf14bafbde82e680075e7a4Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:05:07 GMTHouse tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b84b56ecb8e41498401e3f2d5f63451WASHINGTON (AP) — This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislationPolitical partiesLegislatureConservatismNational electionsFilibustersPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b84b56ecb8e41498401e3f2d5f63451Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:28:24 GMTWikiLeaks slams Google over delay in revealing US warrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa983ece8ad47d1accef5f3f8e04746BERLIN (AP) — The secrets-spilling group WikiLeaks has criticized Google for failing to inform it about U.S. search warrants issued against three of its staff.htGeneral newsTechnologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfa983ece8ad47d1accef5f3f8e04746Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:56:37 GMTAirlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e912c25110242a49454c520f29f9dc1Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.By The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsWeatherWinter weatherTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e912c25110242a49454c520f29f9dc1Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:52:46 GMTMattel CEO resigns, toy maker results miss expectationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e90f80f08de4a85a2e263704db4efc9Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results that fell far short of analyst expectations.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsStocktonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e90f80f08de4a85a2e263704db4efc9Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:38:06 GMTSecret Service says a 2-foot 'quad copter' device crashed at White House complexhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac525236beb41bca1e65866212bcf1cWASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service says a 2-foot 'quad copter' device crashed at White House complex.wGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac525236beb41bca1e65866212bcf1cMon, 26 Jan 2015 14:43:36 GMTJustices: No lawsuit against disgraced ex-Detroit judgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/095e9846b445488699ab9a240a936cd7WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has put an end to a civil lawsuit against a former Detroit judge who had an affair with a woman while he presided over her bid for child support.wGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsNational courtsNational governmentsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/095e9846b445488699ab9a240a936cd7Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:46:13 GMTMan apparently commits suicide with gun in midtown Manhattanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dc42bdc73454e85b363caff6fe45a0fNEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man has apparently shot himself to death outside the News Corp. building in midtown Manhattan.aBusinessGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dc42bdc73454e85b363caff6fe45a0fMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:45:51 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock mixedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eabe2e59b864c31a834b0cbe54cb66eCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eabe2e59b864c31a834b0cbe54cb66eMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:51:27 GMTStocks down slightly, investors shrug off eurozone fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17f2626b379a45ba91d48a9de260cbe2U.S. stocks edged lower in early trading Monday as investors shrugged off an election victory by a party in Greece opposed to that country's bailout plan. Traders also pored over the latest batch of company earnings.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesEast AsiaGreeceUnited StatesAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17f2626b379a45ba91d48a9de260cbe2Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:09:57 GMTCommander in Joseph Kony's feared militia appears in courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b070389e35ab469c98271a1984c4f582THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to the bush" when he was just 14.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary leadershipKidnappingInternational lawCourtsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCrimeInternational relationsJudiciaryThe HagueNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b070389e35ab469c98271a1984c4f582Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:51:35 GMTStocks down slightly as investors shrug off eurozone fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12b9f7c1987e46d9b335db7b8f813fd0NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening slightly lower as investors shrug off an election victory by a Greece party opposed to that country's bailout plan.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsUnited StatesGreeceNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12b9f7c1987e46d9b335db7b8f813fd0Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:41:40 GMTIndonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa701a002dd4a8794f1d0f025ef7cecPANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.By FADLAN SYAMiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4aa701a002dd4a8794f1d0f025ef7cecMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:56:54 GMTDalton Gang attraction among new historical site additionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f659ac6c3a54a2490cf52ced8f61231TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places.tTravelLifestyleCultural preservationLeisure travelCulturesSocial affairsKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f659ac6c3a54a2490cf52ced8f61231Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:54:59 GMTThousands of flights cancelled as storm descends on the Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/179c7a9ea95e4f93b3d53038de9ea874More than 5,000 flights in and out of East Coast airports have been cancelled as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsWeatherStormsWinter weatherTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/179c7a9ea95e4f93b3d53038de9ea874Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:45:29 GMTOlympic slalom champion Matt seeks turnaround before worldshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/355fa896a77b4de59ff9bb65f0f4d3d5SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — Olympic champion Mario Matt has one last chance to get his slalom season on track before the Alpine skiing world championships.By ERIC WILLEMSENsSportsMen's skiingFIS Alpine Skiing World ChampionshipsAlpine skiingMen's sportsSkiingEventsAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/355fa896a77b4de59ff9bb65f0f4d3d5Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:49:07 GMTBlizzard postpones jury selection in Boston Marathon trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec925e39b2a4ba4802e367ad54b912aBOSTON (AP) — The judge in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has postponed jury selection because of an impending blizzard.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec925e39b2a4ba4802e367ad54b912aMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:29:03 GMTWho killed Litvinenko? Inquiry opens into ex-KGB man's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ffda30c74294de2a3da14ab021845ebLONDON (AP) — As Alexander Litvinenko lay dying from radiation poisoning in 2006, he named the man he thought had ordered his murder: Russian President Vladimir Putin.iGeneral newsPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomLondonRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ffda30c74294de2a3da14ab021845ebMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:05:23 GMTChurch of England consecrates first female bishophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7dde222a91d455db328c55ce64fb3cdLONDON (AP) — Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7dde222a91d455db328c55ce64fb3cdMon, 26 Jan 2015 14:37:19 GMTNew Jersey school evacuated after chemistry lab 'mishap'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb01d90dea34bbb827e60aa28a07477WOOLWICH, N.J. (AP) — Students have returned to class in a New Jersey high school that had been evacuated after what police called a chemistry lab "mishap" that sent a dozen students and five faculty members to a hospital.aGeneral newsScienceChemistryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb01d90dea34bbb827e60aa28a07477Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:41:43 GMTLiberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/587f832b362e453bbe6e9ccfd8fb2fbbMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia says there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country.iGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWest AfricaLiberiaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/587f832b362e453bbe6e9ccfd8fb2fbbMon, 26 Jan 2015 15:46:08 GMTExpanded Blackbeard exhibit opens at museum in N. Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf1d2fedbfd427b9614a4335afc6fb3BEAUFORT, N.C. (AP) — A newly expanded exhibit about Blackbeard and his ship is opening at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cf1d2fedbfd427b9614a4335afc6fb3Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:07:20 GMTSAG Awards win sends 'Birdman' Oscar hopes soaringhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438d300cabc544a181879955eae63f6dOscar hopes for "Birdman" got an enormous updraft over the weekend with big wins from the acting and producing guilds, possibly sending the comedy soaring over the perceived Academy Awards front-runner "Boyhood."By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityScreen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy AwardsAward showsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/438d300cabc544a181879955eae63f6dMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:11:46 GMTCompany seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f208f3ba98c45369f123d1517ba8b85FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself.By FELICIA FONSECAtTravelLifestyleNational parksIntellectual propertyCanyonsTrademarksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccommodationsArizonaFlagstaffCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f208f3ba98c45369f123d1517ba8b85Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:03:38 GMTDwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years onhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6664f39234b6400189806f90a85d9cccOSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsThe HolocaustReligious strifeImmigrationNazismEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGovernment and politicsPolandGermanyFranceParisIsraelEuropeEastern EuropeWestern EuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6664f39234b6400189806f90a85d9cccMon, 26 Jan 2015 16:03:06 GMT