FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Jan 2015 12:26:10 -0800Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed, Nigeria (AP) — In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 16:33:53 GMTMillions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.By JENNIFER KAYhtGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsZoologyBiologyScienceGeneticsBiotechnologyTechnologyInfectious diseasesHealthKey WestFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:58:30 GMTMurray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge, Australia (AP) — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:29 GMTOfficials say bombings kill 15 in Iraq's capital, Baghdad (AP) — A string of bombings ripped mainly through commercial areas in Iraq's capital Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens, officials said.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 17:30:11 GMTChip Ganassi Racing's 'star car' wins Rolex 24 at Daytona BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Scott Dixon drove a gritty and long final leg to lead Chip Ganassi Racing and its "star car" to a record sixth victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.By JENNA FRYERsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingMen's sportsIndyCarEventsNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesNASCARDaytona BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 19:29:43 GMTTalks in Yemen between political parties, rebels break down, Yemen (AP) — U.N.-sponsored talks between Yemeni political parties and Shiite rebels who occupy the capital broke down Sunday, with several main factions calling for renewed protests against the rebels.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesPolitical and civil unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 19:09:27 GMTSenators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more U.S. ground troops to hotspots around the Middle East.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:28 GMTUS gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCamarilloCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 19:15:05 GMTFBI: Hunt continues for suspect in bomb threats against jets (AP) — An FBI agent says law officers are continuing to pursue a suspect after someone made bomb threats targeting two jets bound for Atlanta, prompting F-16 fighter jets to escort the planes.By RAY HENRY and JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsBomb threatsIntelligence agenciesExtortion and threatsGovernment and politicsCrimeAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:57:00 GMTResidents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras 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 BURDEAUaGeneral newsPoliceHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTheftCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:46:41 GMTWHO mulls reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.By MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaUnited KingdomAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 18:26:36 GMTRally by German anti-Islam group PEGIDA draws smaller crowds, Germany (AP) — A group protesting against the perceived "Islamization of the West" mustered fewer supporters than previously, with police in the eastern city of Dresden estimating that about 17,300 people took part in the demonstration Sunday.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGermanyDresdenWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMTFrance finds bodies of 6 skiers buried by avalanche in Alps (AP) — France's interior ministry says the bodies of six French skiers have been found a day after they were swept away by an avalanche in the French Alps.iGeneral newsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 19:21:24 GMTEgypt: 13 killed in clashes between Islamists, police (AP) — Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist President fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left 13 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, security officials said.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimePolice brutalityWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsImprovised explosivesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesViolencePolitical issuesEgyptCairoAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 16:56:46 GMTExit poll: Greece's anti-bailout Syriza party wins election, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party won a clear victory in austerity-weary Greece's national elections on Sunday, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in the country.By ELENA BECATOROS, NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEMETRIS NELLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityFinancial crisisNational electionsEconomyPolitical partiesGovernment business and financeFinancial marketsVotingElectionsPolitical organizationsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 19:18:28 GMTObama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNuclear proliferationCorporate legal affairsPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseCorporate newsBusinessNew DelhiIndiaUnited StatesHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 19:32:43 GMTBreached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone River and fouled a local water supply is exposed on the riverbed.aGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:57:29 GMTGreece: Govt official admits electoral defeat by Syriza, Greece (AP) — A senior official in Greece's governing conservatives has conceded defeat to the radical left Syriza party in Sunday's national elections.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityNational electionsGovernment business and financeElectionsVotingGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:55:36 GMTMillions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.By JENNIFER KAYhtGeneral newsInfectious diseasesAnimalsDiseases and conditionsZoologyBiologyScienceGeneticsBiotechnologyTechnologyHealthAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsKey WestFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:17 GMTObama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both parties suggested the U.S. may need to turn to special operations forces to root out terrorists from the Middle Eastern nation and elsewhere in the region.By JULIE PACE and ANNE FLAHERTYiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismDrone surveillance and warfareLegislatureGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseDrone aircraftArmed forcesUnited StatesIndiaMiddle EastYemenSanaaNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Jan 2015 17:56:10 GMTContestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday (AP) — A new Miss Universe will be crowned Sunday night in Miami, with participants from 88 countries taking part.By KELLI KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentMiamiVenezuelaFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Jan 2015 18:36:36 GMTAP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal (AP) — The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship.By JOHN MARSHALLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentNFL Super BowlProfessional footballTelevision programsSports mediaEventsMusicFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 19:25:18 GMTJapan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages (AP) — From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked 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 politicsJapanUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:17:50 GMTNortheast braces for massive snowstorm YORK (AP) — A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: a storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 feet or more of snow between New York and Boston.By VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 19:25:40 GMTObama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge (AP) — President Barack Obama is boosting protection of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and will ask Congress to designate more than 12 million acres as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich Coastal Plain.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleLegislatureWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:08:23 GMTTravelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport 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 ELTMANaBusinessGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:57:43 GMTGreece: Exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election, Greece (AP) — The anti-bailout Syriza party has won a decisive victory in Greece's national elections, according to projections by state-run TV's exit poll, in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment pensions and social securityPolitical partiesGovernment business and financeVotingElectionsPolitical organizationsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:41:03 GMT'Death-qualified' juror search slows marathon, theater cases (AP) — One prospective juror was brutally frank when asked whether he could consider a sentence of life in prison for the man accused of bombing the Boston Marathon.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyTrack and fieldCrimeBombingsViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsSportsEducation issuesEducationCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsBostonUnited StatesDenverMassachusettsNorth AmericaColorado, 25 Jan 2015 16:04:38 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 16:36:20 GMTTurkish president in Somalia to launch development projects, Somalia (AP) — Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEducation costsEducationSocial affairsSomaliaTurkeyMogadishuEast AfricaAfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 16:30:19 GMTEgypt: 15 killed in clashes between Islamists, police (AP) — Anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left at least 15 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, according to security officials.By HAMZA HENDAWI and SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesEgyptCairoAlexandriaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 19:19:31 GMTKoch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 25 Jan 2015 18:55:57 GMTRepublican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016 (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityConservatism2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsInternational relationsPolitical partiesForeign policyReligionSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment policyIowaHoustonLouisianaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasNorth Carolina, 25 Jan 2015 16:49:17 GMTPolice: Drunken driver hits squad car during DWI arrest PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb say a drunken driver crashed into an empty squad car while officers were busy dealing with another drunken driver they had pulled over.aOdditiesArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:55:24 GMTKerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence, Nigeria (AP) — In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency.By KEN DILANIANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestNational electionsElectionsNigeriaLagosWest AfricaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:45 GMTNAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of the organization told several hundred people on Saturday they should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansBombingsEventsColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:24:52 GMTRomanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:27:35 GMTVideo review: Gamers make their way into Winter X Games, Colo. (AP) — Big Air? Try Fast Thumbs.By EDDIE PELLSfBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsWinter X GamesX GamesMen's snowboardingSnowboardingSkiingFreestyle skiingMen's skiingEventsMen's sportsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleAspenColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:23:50 GMT'American Sniper' holds top spot at weekend box office ANGELES (AP) — "American Sniper" hit the mark with moviegoers again.By DERRIK J. LANGaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 25 Jan 2015 18:47:15 GMTRocky Mountain National Park celebrates 100th anniversary MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating its 100th anniversary on Monday.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNational parksMountainsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelHolidaysOccasions, 25 Jan 2015 18:58:21 GMTEastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision.aGeneral newsSportsCollege basketballBasketballWomen's sportsCollege sportsWomen's basketballMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:17:07 GMTOpening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a star tight end with the New England Patriots. He and his fiancee had started a family, living in a mansion in the Boston suburbs with their 8-month-old daughter.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeProfessional footballLaw and orderFootballMassachusettsBostonFall RiverBristolUnited StatesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 25 Jan 2015 16:53:44 GMTGreek election: Official projection shows Syriza governing majority too close to call, Greece (AP) — Greek election: Official projection shows Syriza governing majority too close to call.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 19:36:04 GMTItems from storied Caribou Ranch recording studio sold (AP) — Auctioneers have sold nearly 500 items from a recording studio that put the Rocky Mountains on the rock and roll map.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 18:27:48 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 16:22:09 GMTNavy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concerns from animal advocates who say that more sonar-emitting buoys would harm whales and other creatures that live in the water.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsNational parksWhalesCoastlines and beachesForestsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMammalsWashingtonUnited StatesPacific OceanNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 16:31:42 GMTCongo lawmakers approve revised electoral law after protests, Congo (AP) — Lawmakers in Congo have approved a new version of the country's electoral law after scrapping a provision that opposition leaders said was intended to prolong the president's time in power.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 25 Jan 2015 19:09:36 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 16:05:42 GMTUkraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsible for firing the rockets that pounded the southeastern city of Mariupol and killed at least 30 people.By YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 25 Jan 2015 17:49:49 GMTGreece exit poll shows anti-bailout party winning election, Greece (AP) — A Greek state TV exit poll was projecting that anti-bailout party Syriza had won Sunday's parliamentary elections — in a historic first for a radical left-wing party in Greece.By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsPolitical partiesElectionsVotingPolitical organizationsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Jan 2015 17:19:19 GMT