FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:55:16 -0800Hall of Famer Ernie Banks mourned in sports world and beyondhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b35aeb3951645589ddd234d0d5088e7CHICAGO (AP) — To Chicago Cubs fans, Ernie Banks was sunshine that cut through decades of darkness. To baseball players, he was the spirit of the game.By JAY COHENaGeneral newsSportsBaseballAfrican-AmericansProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b35aeb3951645589ddd234d0d5088e7Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:36 GMTFueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel priceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c6220653bb34b978812ce8e167a6566WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The recent plunge in fuel prices has been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranchers.By ROXANA HEGEMANaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestylePricesAgricultural sector performanceAgricultureAgricultural scienceEconomyFinancial crisisIndustriesEnergy industryConsumer products and servicesScienceFinancial marketsUnited StatesKansasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c6220653bb34b978812ce8e167a6566Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:04:43 GMTEx-CEO filmed kicking dog in elevator charged with crueltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f387aa692d2349db9278cd6a81405873STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of an arena catering business who resigned in September after video surfaced of him kicking a puppy in an elevator has been charged with animal cruelty in Canada.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCorporate legal affairsDogsCrimeCorporate newsBusinessMammalsAnimalsCorporate managementPersonnelStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f387aa692d2349db9278cd6a81405873Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:10 GMTLoyd scores 17 as No. 6 Notre Dame beats Clemson 74-36http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b06ea436edd340acb2018af21ee636c1CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 17 points and Brianna Turner added 15 points and 10 rebounds as No. 6 Notre Dame routed Clemson 74-36 on Saturday.By JEFFREY COLLINSsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b06ea436edd340acb2018af21ee636c1Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:03:46 GMTDead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propellerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c02812de5c6465991d081ac2ffd54dfSEATTLE (AP) — A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.aGeneral newsAnimalsWhalesCoastlines and beachesMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSeattleWashingtonAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c02812de5c6465991d081ac2ffd54dfSun, 25 Jan 2015 01:56:57 GMTWeber's 108.5-mph blast gives him hardest shot at NHL skillshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176547bd959a4d189433bb363bb06d9bCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColumbusOhioTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/176547bd959a4d189433bb363bb06d9bSun, 25 Jan 2015 03:32:12 GMTAdded protections for consumer information on health websitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb38810b0cd84fc39d82c067cb853bf9WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.By JACK GILLUM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsConsumer privacyConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb38810b0cd84fc39d82c067cb853bf9Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:12:01 GMTCops: Escaped murder suspect, 17, kidnapped elderly womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f4e11d73c764ba3af0b96af6fe0f85cCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A teenage murder suspect who escaped from police custody at a western Ohio hospital kidnapped a 70-year-old woman and forced her to give him a ride before he was caught, authorities said Saturday.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsKidnappingJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeOhioSpringfieldFairbornUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f4e11d73c764ba3af0b96af6fe0f85cSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:04:26 GMTBack in Iowa, Huckabee mocks Obama climate, wage policieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6647190eaeb94509999b9c29dfbd5ba5DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Prior Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee is reacquainting himself with activists who could help decide the next Republican nominee.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEnvironmental policyPolitical partiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6647190eaeb94509999b9c29dfbd5ba5Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:43:30 GMTBouchard moves into quarterfinals at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09918d6538cc44ec88cfdef8941caf6aMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard returned to the Australian Open quarterfinals with a win that was far from routine on Sunday.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09918d6538cc44ec88cfdef8941caf6aSun, 25 Jan 2015 03:32:40 GMTSundance Watch: Franco falls in love, Reed coy on engagementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/378a4febf14b44cab0cf9fe54e880784PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard:The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalCatsReunionsEventsMammalsAnimalsOccasionsLifestylePark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/378a4febf14b44cab0cf9fe54e880784Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:58:17 GMTAbdullah leads North to 34-13 win over South in Senior Bowlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0033184736d4988a7e21354824335e6MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah wanted to leave an impression on more than just the NFL watchers at the Senior Bowl.By JOHN ZENORsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0033184736d4988a7e21354824335e6Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:42:28 GMTAlexander, No. 11 Kansas dump No. 17 Texas 75-62http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c69b574c7f412f91d6b849f60bea20AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas found a solution for Texas' size and muscle: pinpoint passing and nearly flawless handling of the basketball.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c69b574c7f412f91d6b849f60bea20Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:29:40 GMTPossible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d4492e1307c4fcc9987528ec1fde747DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment appointments and nominationsCaucusesPolitical partiesImmigrationForeign policyNational electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesIowaNew JerseyBeaumontTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d4492e1307c4fcc9987528ec1fde747Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:40:11 GMTSpanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cellhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9cf70d7465b45b08041192976c82cb3MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisArrestsTerrorismEventsLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSpainNorth AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9cf70d7465b45b08041192976c82cb3Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:50:06 GMTBalloon crew aiming to break records finally launcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b6eed925e474aa78c465a2f6ab4970fALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After experiencing delays earlier this month, an international team aiming to break two major ballooning records finally launched a helium-filled balloon in Japan.aGeneral newsJapanAlbuquerqueNew MexicoEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b6eed925e474aa78c465a2f6ab4970fSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:55:09 GMTHornets beat Melo-less Knicks 76-71 for 9th win in 11 gameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba68794486d45a5844bbdc6136070bbCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Roberts scored 17 points, and the Charlotte Hornets beat the New York Knicks 76-71 Saturday night for their ninth victory in the last 11 games.By STEVE REEDsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCharlotteNew York CityNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ba68794486d45a5844bbdc6136070bbSun, 25 Jan 2015 02:49:43 GMTMadison Chock, Evan Bates win first US title in ice dancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29c77a06600c4877b7ab62a1421b3a34GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Madison Chock and Evan Bates had dinner this week with Charlie White, one of the people who changed the perception of U.S. ice dancing.By RACHEL COHENsSportsFigure skatingMen's sportsSkatingMen's skatingWomen's skatingWomen's sportsUnited StatesGreensboroNorth AmericaNorth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29c77a06600c4877b7ab62a1421b3a34Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:25:12 GMTNo. 22 Dayton rallies to beat Richmond 63-60http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/419cc3b8377b4d569aba95638c5da17aDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points, and Dayton led a double-digit lead slip away before rallying to beat Richmond 63-60 on Saturday night, remaining unbeaten at home.By JOE KAYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOhioDaytonSouth DakotaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/419cc3b8377b4d569aba95638c5da17aSun, 25 Jan 2015 02:19:43 GMTAP Interview: Selig says MLB could expand internationallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce54fe606c0b4899b60393a1daf0c740NEW YORK (AP) — Bud Selig began his 8,173rd and final day in charge of baseball by waking up in a Manhattan hotel, having breakfast and working out. After nearly 22 1/2 years that began with unprecedented labor unrest, unfolded with rapid innovation and ended with unparalleled prosperity, he predicted a future filled with more transformation, perhaps with expansion to other countries.By RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports businessSports transactionsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce54fe606c0b4899b60393a1daf0c740Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:56:52 GMTJimenez, Mediate share lead in Champions Tour openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c97ac3ecfb964814ac97a69a437350e7KAUPULEHU-KONA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c97ac3ecfb964814ac97a69a437350e7Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:37:09 GMTQuick Quote: Lena Dunham on 'controversy over her bookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c8341105dc433483ea4ba33509fb12PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "I think the thing about expressing yourself is you have to be ready for all kinds of reactions and I feel so lucky about the support I've gotten both from the people close to me and my readers and I love the experience."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c8341105dc433483ea4ba33509fb12Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:28:37 GMTAl Pacino looks to diversify, not retire from actinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce228d0aa7c4cf58ff87c01693ee86dNEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino says he can relate to Simon Axler, the lead character in his film 'The Humbling' — about an aging actor who worries he's lost his craft and his appetite for acting.By LAURI NEFFaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce228d0aa7c4cf58ff87c01693ee86dSun, 25 Jan 2015 01:52:59 GMTQuick Quote: What Jenji Kohan wisheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67c4195a89c74e45934ec71067a43287PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "I wish everyone would get naked and simulate sex all the time, but they won't."eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67c4195a89c74e45934ec71067a43287Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:30:48 GMTSouthern California winds topple trees, power lineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdf7ae0b2d1943f1ae0ec25ce4c64f86LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powerful Santa Ana winds with gusts topping 89 mph toppled trees and power poles in Southern California on Saturday, leaving several thousand people without electricity.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdf7ae0b2d1943f1ae0ec25ce4c64f86Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:28:36 GMTBelichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66befc6f78114cea899b8434b5703564FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlNFL PlayoffsProfessional footballFootballEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66befc6f78114cea899b8434b5703564Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:28:04 GMTTexas Tech upsets No. 9 Iowa State 78-73http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bcb603a729b44269b1ce59b32d7a4caLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Devaugntah Williams scored a career-high 22 points and Toddrick Gotcher added 17, leading Texas Tech over No. 9 Iowa State 78-73 Saturday for its first Big 12 win.By BETSY BLANEYsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIowaTexasLubbockUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bcb603a729b44269b1ce59b32d7a4caSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:18:33 GMTChristie says style, stances shouldn't hold him back in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b8fcb3923a4ac18a3c98bbd9f5c23cDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to connect with Iowa conservatives by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96b8fcb3923a4ac18a3c98bbd9f5c23cSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:06:31 GMTNo. 6 Wisconsin holds off Michigan 69-64 in overtimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2df3726be4a64e2da4a0bb046a5e4451ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored eight of his 22 points in overtime, and No. 6 Wisconsin held off Michigan 69-64 on Saturday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganWisconsinAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2df3726be4a64e2da4a0bb046a5e4451Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:35:31 GMTO.J. Mayo scores 20, hot-shooting Bucks beat Pistons 101-86http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c668d027ce6e4aa2b8f98ef6c048d7e8MILWAUKEE (AP) — O.J. Mayo scored 20 points, and the Milwaukee Bucks relied on perimeter shooting and defense in a 101-86 win Saturday night over the Detroit Pistons.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c668d027ce6e4aa2b8f98ef6c048d7e8Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:59:12 GMTFather of Japanese hostage reported killed still hopefulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deba2435094841da960ff9b18eaa7d1fTOKYO (AP) — The father of the Japanese hostage purportedly killed by Islamic State militants says he's hoping deep in his heart that the news is not true.iGeneral newsHostage situationsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/deba2435094841da960ff9b18eaa7d1fSun, 25 Jan 2015 02:38:55 GMTBouchard through to quarterfinals at Australian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f356fb8bf0b841269d1455091a83b2b0MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard moved into the quarterfinals of another Grand Slam with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 win over Irina-Camelia Begu at the Australian Open on Sunday.sSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f356fb8bf0b841269d1455091a83b2b0Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:23:07 GMTMatt Kuchar stumbles in, gives away Humana Challenge leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fba1b42a11e4d6082507cf788b41c8aLA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Kuchar's ball crashed into the rocks at the foot of the Santa Rosa Mountains and shot sideways into the All-American Canal.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fba1b42a11e4d6082507cf788b41c8aSun, 25 Jan 2015 02:07:17 GMTEx-arena official sues NJ Devils GM over lost wageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e1c5afbecc7454dbe38ce93c29e9d39NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former Prudential Center executive has sued New Jersey Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello, claiming he jeopardized his livelihood by falsely accusing him of running the arena poorly.aGeneral newsSportsSports team management compensationAthlete compensationSports businessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e1c5afbecc7454dbe38ce93c29e9d39Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:39:16 GMTJohansen gets help in winning NHL breakaway skills challengehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2e452dfd834631a7edd4fc1e145caeCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Johansen of the hometown Columbus Blue Jackets pulled a kid out of the stands and guided him to a goal to win the breakaway challenge, and Nashville's Shea Weber fired the hardest shot with a 108.5-mph blast at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night.By RUSTY MILLERsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColumbusOhioTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b2e452dfd834631a7edd4fc1e145caeSun, 25 Jan 2015 02:43:37 GMTSnow, slush cover Northeast as winter storm climbs coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193519c889a648be82ddc2c539a49b66BOSTON (AP) — Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.aGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMassachusettsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193519c889a648be82ddc2c539a49b66Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:09:13 GMTNo. 3 Gonzaga tops Pacific 91-60, wins 36th straight at homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7870dd4d5570455da414885ba90b2cb1SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Przemek Karnowski and Gary Bell Jr. each scored 13 points as No. 3 Gonzaga routed Pacific 91-60 on Saturday night, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 36 games.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7870dd4d5570455da414885ba90b2cb1Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:29:05 GMTProtesters heckle Perry and Christie on immigration issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad13138b2ac24c48b1d36f68050d4ae5DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters have heckled Republican presidential prospects Rick Perry and Chris Christie over immigration policies during a conservative political forum in Iowa.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsProtests and demonstrationsImmigrationPolitical partiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIowaUnited StatesBeaumontNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad13138b2ac24c48b1d36f68050d4ae5Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:30 GMTFirst Look: Reynolds charms in drama 'Mississippi Grind'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f267ac640124974b38973d844d02b42PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Two wildly different strangers with a shared and debilitating love of rainbows and poker take a high stakes gambling road trip from Dubuque, Iowa to New Orleans in "Mississippi Grind," a deft, entertaining and messy look at depression, addiction and the highs of winning that premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival.By LINDSEY BAHReArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsMississippiPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f267ac640124974b38973d844d02b42Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:39:50 GMTMan so angry he kicks pet Chihuahua, killing ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a97b9d463c464cbfb80b35c19c417054TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 32-year-old Tacoma man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he kicked his small dog so hard that it died.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a97b9d463c464cbfb80b35c19c417054Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:04:20 GMTExplosion shakes Afghan capital, official says 2 woundedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24da8765636742b095c61d3c57dbbeb7KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A truck packed with explosives blew up on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday, police said, in the first such violent incident in Kabul for almost three weeks.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24da8765636742b095c61d3c57dbbeb7Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:09:11 GMTExplosion shakes Afghan capital, police expect casualtieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddce111076284599ada0c2253a97eaa6KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a truck has exploded on the outskirts of the capital, possibly causing casualties in the first attack in Kabul for almost three weeks.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddce111076284599ada0c2253a97eaa6Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:46:01 GMTAbe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf4e1b64b18f4fda9d3e34e30f2b0444TOKYO (AP) — Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and demanded the release of the other.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsCivil warsMilitant groupsWar and unrestJapanSyriaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf4e1b64b18f4fda9d3e34e30f2b0444Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:37:45 GMTRockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b770aa731ea24de5b069d3fa96002a7aKIEV, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b770aa731ea24de5b069d3fa96002a7aSun, 25 Jan 2015 01:27:20 GMTSnowplow driver escapes injury when parking garage collapseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c33b7c7754b4edb9fdd359f2aaa1f2aSECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — The top deck of a New Jersey parking garage being cleared by a snowplow has collapsed, but the snowplow operator has escaped serious injury.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c33b7c7754b4edb9fdd359f2aaa1f2aSun, 25 Jan 2015 00:33:43 GMTLock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06b7df7e68a64173a0cf2747ef327290DALLAS (AP) — A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.aGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06b7df7e68a64173a0cf2747ef327290Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:51:13 GMTNo. 21 Baylor late run for 69-58 win over No. 19 Oklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43a26101aa514875ad65d266fad43732WACO, Texas (AP) — Lester Medford had 17 points, Rico Gathers provided the rim-rocking highlight in a game-clinching run and No. 21 Baylor went on to a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday night.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWacoOklahomaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43a26101aa514875ad65d266fad43732Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:16:41 GMTQuotes from leading political figures at Iowa GOP summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af1e369c5c94839ab99be0caa6d9d46Comments from leading political figures who spoke Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit, a gathering of social conservatives set to play an important role as the early voting state helps determine the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee:By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governments2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3af1e369c5c94839ab99be0caa6d9d46Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:34:25 GMTCompany seeks rights to names of iconic Grand Canyon lodgeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b3fb74021c2439db1b16346df9a8760FLAGSTAFF, 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 FONSECAaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTravelLifestyleNational parksIntellectual propertyCanyonsTrademarksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccommodationsArizonaFlagstaffCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b3fb74021c2439db1b16346df9a8760Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:37:40 GMTWinter's 1st big storm leaves snow, slush covering Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69460044f5fa4428b08de6f9f70a5cd0BOSTON (AP) — Parts of the Northeast got their first real taste of winter on Saturday as a storm crawling up the coast left a slushy, snowy coating from Pennsylvania to New England, but forecasters are watching a possible second shot of snow that could affect the region early in the work week.aGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMassachusettsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69460044f5fa4428b08de6f9f70a5cd0Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:49:26 GMT