FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Jan 2015 12:29:38 -0800Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6, Egypt (AP) — Egypt state TV says six people were killed and 18 wounded in what security officials described as simultaneous attacks by militants on more than a dozen army and police positions in the restive Sinai Peninsula.By ASHRAF SWEIALMiGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jan 2015 19:14:05 GMTRepublicans: House to begin work on health care alternative (AP) — The House will vote next week to repeal the health care law Republicans have vowed to undo. They'll also direct work to start on a replacement bill the GOP promised more than four years ago.By The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsSportsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:25:36 GMTHard Rock gets preliminary OK to enter New Jersey market CITY, N.J. (AP) — The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market — or one at the Meadowlands outside New York City, if that market ever materializes.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:18:33 GMTPolice: Use of force in arrest of woman 'unreasonable', Va. (AP) — An official investigating the arrest of a Virginia woman who said she was bitten by a police dog after leaving a party has determined that the use of force in the incident was unreasonable.aGeneral newsDogsArrestsMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCrimeNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:12:58 GMTSan Francisco investigates fire alarms after deadly blaze FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials are investigating whether fire alarms and fire escapes were working properly after a massive blaze ripped through a building in San Francisco's bustling Mission District, killing a man and injuring five other people.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMunicipal governmentsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:42:56 GMTMan faces execution in Texas for 1996 strangling death, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court was considering appeals intended to prevent the execution Thursday of a convicted killer who strangled a woman in Texas and beat her with a hammer before setting her body on fire nearly two decades ago.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCrimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeTexasUnited StatesHuntsvilleTylerNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:08:22 GMTNew chief of CIA Clandestine Service is spying veteran (AP) — The CIA officer credited with saving Hamid Karzai's life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the National Clandestine Service, the agency's spying arm.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesEspionageCrimeGeneral newsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:14:31 GMTGas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete in hunt for others who may have been trapped.By ALBERTO ARCE and E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsFiresLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 19:05:52 GMTFugitive treasure hunter says in court he is very sick PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter who vanished two years ago while he was in a dispute over one of the greatest deep-sea hauls in American history was in court Thursday, appearing ready to defend himself and saying he was in an "extreme medical situation."By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesCorporate legal affairsLaw and orderCrimeCorporate newsBusinessUnited StatesFloridaOhioNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:27:58 GMTDeadly San Francisco blaze spurs look at fire alarms FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents fleeing a massive blaze that killed a man and injured five people as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's bustling Mission District told officials they did not hear fire alarms and could not get to fire escapes.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsFiresMunicipal governmentsAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:13:17 GMTJonathan Dwyer pleads guilty to disorderly conduct (AP) — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and been placed on probation in a case stemming from alleged assaults on his wife during arguments at their apartment last year.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolent crimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:12:03 GMTShell to revive plans to drill in Arctic (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc plans to resume drilling in Alaska this year even as it plans to cut spending by $15 billion over the next three years because of the drop in oil prices.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsUnited KingdomLondonAlaskaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:55:01 GMTOklahoma official: Executions could resume with other drugs CITY (AP) — While the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a sedative Oklahoma uses in lethal injections, Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he'll push to resume executions.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:44:53 GMTEx-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage from his own home to tie him to the crime.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderSports transactionsSports businessFootballEventsBostonFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:52:17 GMTPenn St. ex-player who overcame spinal injury now a lawmaker, N.J. (AP) — A former Penn State football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury has been sworn in as a New Jersey legislator.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballGovernment and politicsAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:05:20 GMTSenate panel approves Iran sanctions bill (AP) — A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committee on Thursday. But lawmakers are holding off on a full Senate vote to see whether diplomatic negotiations yield a deal.By DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational agreementsLegislationInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranUnited StatesIranIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:16:32 GMTDecision looms over captive orca, but fate of Lolita unclear (AP) — For years, animal activists have campaigned to free a killer whale that was captured from Puget Sound waters in 1970 and has been performing at Miami Seaquarium in Florida for over four decades.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsDolphinsAnimalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeMammalsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:10:05 GMTPolice: Family killed man over child custody dispute, S.C. (AP) — A woman and her family lured her estranged husband to their home by offering to let him see his children, then beat him in the head with a hammer and fatally shot him as he tried to run away — a scheme created because they were upset about a child custody dispute, according to police in South Carolina.By JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:12:59 GMTGuantanamo trial for 9/11 accused may lose 1 of 5 defendants (AP) — One of five men facing trial by military commission for the Sept. 11 terrorist attack may get dropped from the case so proceedings can resume at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Jan 2015 19:32:41 GMTVenezuelan hedge fund manager gets 13 years in prison, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan-American hedge fund manager was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for running a Connecticut fraud scheme involving hundreds of millions of dollars from Venezuela's state oil company.By MICHAEL MELIAaBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate newsLaw and orderEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsVenezuelaBridgeportConnecticutSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:42:36 GMTEU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine (AP) — The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.By RAF CASERT and LORNE COOKiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsInternational relationsEconomyForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment regulationsCrimeaRussiaEuropeUkraineGreeceEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 29 Jan 2015 19:35:40 GMTHouse Dems seek better messaging, not new policies, for 2016 (AP) — House Democrats say better messaging rather than changes to policy is the key to winning elections.By CHARLES BABINGTONaGovernment and politicsElectionsHouse electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:57:56 GMTSC Sen. Lindsey Graham explores 2016 GOP presidential run (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he has set up a committee to explore running for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, portraying himself as a proven winner and a conservative willing to work with Democrats.By LAURIE KELLMANpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsNational elections, 29 Jan 2015 19:20:14 GMTChief: Not clear how officer was hurt when teen was killed (AP) — The Denver police chief says it is not clear from a preliminary investigation how an officer was injured when a 17-year-old girl driving a stolen car was killed by police.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:35:29 GMTLong-awaited trial to open in Etan Patz missing-child case YORK (AP) — The teenage stock clerk was just a name in a file for decades, one of many people police encountered while searching for a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Thirty-five years later, Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a case that defined the nation's approach to missing children.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:40:29 GMTReport: Armed man enters Dutch national broadcaster, demands airtime HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Report: Armed man enters Dutch national broadcaster, demands airtime.iGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 19:43:02 GMTStocks move higher in afternoon trading; Energy stocks fall corporate earnings and labor market data sent U.S. stocks higher in afternoon trading Thursday. The market could snap a two-day losing streak. Energy stocks were among the biggest laggards, as oil prices extended their slide.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsEnergy industryUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 19:04:43 GMTSurvivalist pleads not guilty in trooper's ambush killing, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:47:48 GMTPerry's pet fund for Texas startups a goner under Abbott, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott began dismantling a flagship initiative of his predecessor Thursday, saying he will abolish Rick Perry's pet program that gave $200 million in taxpayer dollars to Texas startups and was beset by bankruptcies and questionable claims of success.By PAUL J. WEBERaBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsEconomyHigher educationState legislatureCampaignsElectionsEducationSocial affairsLegislatureTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:35:47 GMTSurvivalist in police barracks ambush pleads not guilty, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of killing a state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush, then triggering a massive manhunt by going on the run for more than a month pleaded not guilty Thursday.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:16:00 GMTLast-ditch foreclosure hearings draw many Detroit homeowners (AP) — Hundreds of Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their properties flocked Thursday to hearings that offered a last-ditch chance to avoid foreclosure and to keep the houses from adding to the city's already huge glut of vacant dwellings.By COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisHome buyingForeclosure ratesPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyFinancial marketsResidential real estateLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:57:10 GMTBias complaints at Daimler Portland plant settled for $2.4M, Ore. (AP) — Daimler Trucks North America agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle discrimination complaints filed by six minority workers who said they were subjected to threats and racial slurs at the company's Portland plant.By STEVEN DUBOISaBusinessGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderPortlandNorth AmericaOregonUnited States, 29 Jan 2015 20:15:27 GMTSmartphone Snapshot: Samsung getting squeezed FRANCISCO (AP) — The runaway success of Apple's newest iPhone has fueled a dramatic shift in the global market: the California tech giant is now neck-and-neck with South Korea's Samsung for the title of world's leading seller of smartphones.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesConsumer electronicsEast AsiaAsia, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:05 GMTAPNewsBreak: NFL says concussions down 25 percent this year (AP) — The rate of concussions among NFL players fell 25 percent this season, according to the league, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall.By HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete healthNFL Super BowlSports governanceProfessional footballHealthFootballEvents, 29 Jan 2015 19:06:46 GMTAPNewsBreak: Killer says his ideas influenced family suicide, Utah (AP) — A Utah man serving life prison sentence for a double murder he believes was directed by God says his ideas likely influenced a couple's decision to fatally overdose along with their children.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:32:05 GMTFans snap up caps designed and worn by Seahawks' Lynch, N.Y. (AP) — Hats off to Marshawn Lynch.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentNFL Super BowlSports mediaProfessional footballFootballConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEventsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:01:04 GMTReport: Armed man enters Dutch national broadcaster HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman entered the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS outside Amsterdam on Thursday and demanded airtime on television, before being detained, the company's director said.iGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 20:02:16 GMTJury deliberating whether 1996 Camry had design defect (AP) — A jury is deliberating in a case alleging the 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:58:35 GMTOmar Minaya leaves Padres, joins union as adviser YORK (AP) — Omar Minaya is switching sides.By RONALD BLUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessDominican RepublicNew York CityUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNew YorkNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:08:15 GMTDartmouth instituting changes to eliminate extreme behavior, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they're enrolled at the Ivy League school.By HOLLY RAMERaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationSocial diversityProfessional organizationsCollegiate organizationsSex in societyEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesSocial groups and organizationsViolenceEducation issuesViolent crimeCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 20:04:27 GMTJustin Bieber apologizes for bad behavior in online video YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber has apologized for his bad behavior in a new video posted to Facebook.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityOnline mediaMedia, 29 Jan 2015 19:07:22 GMT'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows (AP) — Credit card data isn't quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.By SETH BORENSTEIN and JACK GILLUMhtScienceData privacyTechnology issuesTechnologyFinancial servicesIndustriesBusiness, 29 Jan 2015 20:06:42 GMTTech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash (AP) — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAutomotive technologyHealth statisticsDeath ratesTransportation policyTechnologyAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial technologyTransportation safetyHealthDemographicsSocial affairsGovernment policy, 29 Jan 2015 19:18:47 GMTA look at Etan Patz case that fueled missing-child campaign look at the murder case stemming from the 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz, which helped catalyze a national missing-children's campaign:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Jan 2015 19:39:38 GMTGunman enters Dutch national broadcaster demanding airtime HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman entered the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS outside Amsterdam on Thursday and demanded airtime on television, before being detained, company officials said.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Jan 2015 20:16:19 GMTAttacks kill 19 people in Iraq (AP) — Bombings and a shooting killed at least 19 people around the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Thursday, including soldiers and Shiite militiamen, officials said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsTerrorismGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsViolent crimeCrimeBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 29 Jan 2015 19:23:27 GMTPanel recommending changes to military health care, benefits (AP) — Lawmakers reacted cautiously on Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureHealth care industryGovernment pensions and social securityMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustries, 29 Jan 2015 20:12:04 GMTNew in cruises: Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and other wows YORK (AP) — Snow rooms, better Wi-Fi and a continued emphasis on specialty food and drink are some of the trends for cruising in the next year or two.By BETH J. HARPAZhtTravelLifestyleChefsWi-fiConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travelFood and drinkWireless technologyTechnologyBeveragesHolidaysOccasionsLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 29 Jan 2015 19:14:06 GMTLynch gives most extensive answers of Super Bowl week (AP) — After a couple of days of giving only scripted answers, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week.By ROB MAADDIsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEvents, 29 Jan 2015 19:05:04 GMTSeveral simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others, officials said.By ASHRAF SWEIALMiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Jan 2015 19:45:12 GMT