FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jan 2015 04:21:43 -0800Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.aBusinessGeneral newsStormsWeatherWinter weatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPhiladelphiaNew York CityMainePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Jan 2015 08:35:10 GMTIsraeli premier says he'll go 'anywhere' to warn about Iran (AP) — Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 10:33:36 GMTObama looks to build toward policy breakthroughs with India DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was welcomed like royalty Sunday in India as he opened a three-day visit aimed at turning his burgeoning rapport with Prime Minister Narendra Modi into progress on climate change, defense and economic issues.By JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:32:17 GMTWHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.By MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGenevaAfricaWest AfricaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 10:50:39 GMTNepal pushed to political turmoil over new constitution, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was pushed further into a political turmoil over a draft of a new constitution with an opposition alliance vowing street protests.iGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 09:39:48 GMTObama 'deeply concerned' about latest violence in Ukraine DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration is "deeply concerned" about the latest deadly flare-up in eastern Ukraine, but he says he won't change how he's handling the situation.iGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 12:07:35 GMTSharapova, Bouchard into quarterfinals at Australian Open, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal put earlier stumbles behind them with convincing wins Sunday to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 10:02:03 GMTObama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutionsNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 10:25:50 GMTAshley Wagner wins 3rd US title with record-setting scores, N.C. (AP) — Ashley Wagner is boasting that the American women can win medals at the world championships.By RACHEL COHENsSportsWomen's skatingWomen's sportsFigure skatingMen's sportsSkatingMen's skatingRecord setting eventsWinter Olympic gamesGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsGreensboroUnited StatesSochiNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 05:46:06 GMTHirscher leads World Cup slalom after 1st run in Kitzbuehel, Austria (AP) — Marcel Hirscher mastered a difficult course to post the fastest time in the opening run of a men's World Cup slalom on Sunday.sSportsAlpine skiingSkiingMen's skiingMen's sportsAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 10:55:59 GMTObama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group.By JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsHostage situationsGeneral newsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:42:02 GMTAldridge returns and Blazers beat Wizards 103-96, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers two days after saying he was going to have thumb surgery and had 26 points and nine rebounds in a Portland's 103-96 victory over the Washington Wizards on Saturday night.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:51 GMT'Mean Girls' it's not but some players scoff at friendships, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before the Australian Open. The camaraderie, in a sport better known for its rivalries, has prompted discussion among players on what it's like in the locker room and behind-the-scenes with top women's tennis stars.By JOCELYN GECKERsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsFriendshipsTennisEventsRelationshipsLifestyleAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 08:53:59 GMTOfficials say bombings kill 10 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad (AP) — Two bombings ripped through commercial areas in Iraq's capital Sunday, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding dozens, officials said.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 11:23:18 GMTOfficials say bombings kill 8 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad (AP) — Officials say two bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, have killed at least eight civilians.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 10:14:58 GMTJapan stunned after video claims death of 1 of 2 IS hostages (AP) — From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsJapanSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:54:41 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels disperse protesters in capital, Sanaa, Yemen (AP) — Rebels occupying Yemen's capital have dispersed a handful of demonstrators protesting against them, firing automatic rifles into the air, breaking journalists' cameras and scuffling with the crowd while detaining 11 people.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 11:30:39 GMTTradition and trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open, Australia (AP) — A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week begins in earnest at Melbourne Park.By DENNIS PASSAsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 09:37:02 GMTFrench arrests beg question: Is free speech for all? (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt it as an attack on freedom of speech.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsSocial mediaIslamCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisArrestsTerrorismReligionCrimeOnline mediaMediaSocial affairsEventsReligious issuesSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderRace and ethnicityViolent crimeWar and unrestTerrorist attacksUnited KingdomFranceLondonParisEuropeWestern EuropeEngland, 25 Jan 2015 11:44:00 GMTHayward has 24 as Jazz roll over reeling Nets 108-73 LAKE CITY (AP) — Trey Burke started on the bench again but was hard to miss once he got in the game.By MATTHEW COLESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:35:51 GMTTV talk show pioneer Franklin, who gave Pacino chance, dies YORK (AP) — Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.By KAREN MATTHEWSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityRadio programsObituariesEntertainmentTelevision programsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 08:26:20 GMTNo. 7 Arizona avenges loss in Berkeley, crushing Cal 73-50, Calif. (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Dusan Ristic scored 12 points and No. 7 Arizona avenged last season's loss in Berkeley by crushing California 73-50 on Saturday night.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege sportsArizonaBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:32 GMT'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAward showsAcademy AwardsEventsTelevision programs, 25 Jan 2015 08:17:32 GMTKyrgios joins Nadal in Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Now he's no longer just the kid who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon, he's also the teenager who beat the guy who beat Roger Federer at the Australian Open.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 11:39:11 GMTJimenez, Mediate share lead in Champions Tour opener, Hawaii (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 in windy conditions Saturday for a share of the lead with Rocco Mediate in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:36:15 GMTHalep through to Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open quarterfinals for the second straight year with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium on SundaysSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 09:46:07 GMTZambia: Ruling party candidate wins presidential election, Zambia (AP) — The candidate from the ruling Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has won Zambia's presidential election called after President Michael Sata died in October, the acting chief justice announced late Saturday.By NOEL SICHALWEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJudicial electionsElectionsPolitical partiesNational electionsJudiciaryPolitical organizationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsZambiaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 09:24:22 GMTTruck bombing in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, wounds 2, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban truck bomb exploded in the Afghan capital Sunday, wounding two people in the first attack targeting Kabul in almost three weeks, officials said.By RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 08:44:35 GMTBerdych beats Tomic to reach Australian Open quarters, Australia (AP) — Tomas Berdych reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 win over local hope Bernard Tomic.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 06:26:55 GMTRussian hockey league aims to slash salary cap (AP) — The Kontinental Hockey League's president says he wants to slash its salary cap as clubs struggle financially in Russia's economic crisis.sSportsFinancial crisisProfessional hockeyHockeyEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsMen's hockeyMen's sportsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 10:43:22 GMTAnti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote, Greece (AP) — Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's struggle with crippling debts, with a radical left party poised to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout.By ELENA BECATOROSiGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPolitical partiesGeneral electionsGovernment transitionsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsPolitical organizationsElectionsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 10:13:11 GMTNew York radio, TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin dies at 88 YORK (AP) — A pioneering New York City radio and TV host who gave breaks to Al Pacino and Bill Cosby long before they became famous and boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades has died. Joe Franklin was 88.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsRadio programsCelebrityObituariesEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 07:53:50 GMTObama, Modi cite breakthrough on India civil nuclear program DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi say they have achieved a breakthrough understanding to free up U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsConstitutionsNuclear proliferationInternational relationsPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseIndiaUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaNew Delhi, 25 Jan 2015 11:52:39 GMTWHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's presidential 'namaste' DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.By JULIE PACE and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndiaUnited StatesHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 10:49:47 GMTConstitution move pushes Nepal deeper into political turmoil, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's ruling coalition on Sunday took a step toward drafting a new constitution, angering the opposition and pushing the Himalayan country further into political turmoil.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsConstitutionsProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 11:23:55 GMTVylegzhanin wins World Cup skiathlon, Russia (AP) — Maxim Vylegzhanin became the first Russian to win a cross-country skiing World Cup race this season with victory in a 30-kilometer skiathlon on Sunday.sSportsNordic skiingSkiingMen's skiingMen's sportsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 10:45:25 GMTOfficials scramble after massive power outage hits Pakistan (AP) — A massive blackout struck Pakistan early Sunday, leaving as much as 80 percent of the country without electricity at its height as officials rushed to restore power.iBusinessGeneral newsPower outagesService outagesPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 05:43:39 GMTIndonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia 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 AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 09:52:43 GMTRafael Nadal through to Australian Open quarterfinals, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal stayed in contention for his second Australian Open title six years after his first with a 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 fourth-round win Sunday over Kevin Anderson.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 06:26:31 GMTSecurity tightened on anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising (AP) — Egypt tightened security in Cairo and other cities Sunday as police moved to break up scattered, small protests marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBombingsCrimePolitical activismViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 11:33:28 GMT'Racing Extinction' documentary a call to save the planet CITY, Utah (AP) — It's not too late to save the planet, but documentarian Louis Psihoyos says the time is now.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalDocumentariesAnimalsEventsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAir qualityPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:36:07 GMTAUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Bouchard's song requests, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard appreciates the creativity of her personal cheering section, a group of (mostly) male fans called the Genie Army.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 08:05:28 GMTBalloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.aGeneral newsJapanAlbuquerqueNorth AmericaNew MexicoEast AsiaAsiaUnited States, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:21 GMTRockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsTerrorismInternational relationsLocal governmentsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineCrimeaKievRussiaMinskDonetskEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeBelarusNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 05:43:51 GMTLawyer: Man sentence for crime he can't recall after wreck, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident.aOdditiesCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderButlerPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 11:59:11 GMTCentral African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsKidnappingGovernment transitionsCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 11:48:39 GMTSanta Ana winds knock out power to thousands in California ANGELES (AP) — Power was being restored Sunday to tens of thousands of people who lost electricity in Southern California after fierce Santa Ana winds gusting as much as 89 mph toppled trees and power poles.aGeneral newsPower outagesWeatherFiresService outagesAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaSanta AnaOntarioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 09:43:59 GMTRussia blocks UN condemnation of shelling of Ukraine city NATIONS (AP) — Russia blocked a Western-backed U.N. Security Council statement Saturday that would have condemned indiscriminate shelling in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol that killed about 30 civilians and injured more than 90.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 06:01:19 GMTGreeks go to polls in critical snap general election, Greece (AP) — Greeks were voting Sunday in an early general election crucial for the country's financial future, with the radical left Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras tipped as the favorite to win, although possibly without a large enough majority to form a government.iGeneral newsVotingElectionsPublic opinionFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGeneral electionsGovernment transitionsSocial affairsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 05:51:50 GMTIn Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.By KEN DILANIANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestWar and unrestRun-off electionsDiplomacyElectionsInternational relationsNigeriaUnited StatesMiddle EastWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 10:59:19 GMT