FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:18:02 -0800Bombings kill 19 people in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba4a3c70e99b44b8a0fdfa79fe9296eeBAGHDAD (AP) — A series of car bombs on Saturday ripped through a crowded marketplace and a Shiite militia's checkpoint, killing a total of 19 people in separate attacks north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, officials said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish those who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city.BY SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba4a3c70e99b44b8a0fdfa79fe9296eeSat, 28 Feb 2015 10:24:00 GMTLesotho votes in bid to overcome tensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619aa4c725b646f0a1e9c374e5e982dcJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Lesotho on Saturday held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/619aa4c725b646f0a1e9c374e5e982dcSat, 28 Feb 2015 12:25:41 GMTGOP leaders are struggling to show they really are in chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49b5fa9bb944519a8d233c405ff7443WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c49b5fa9bb944519a8d233c405ff7443Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:47:00 GMTPrince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcab286b18f44993b80f19992cbd1f43KORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiInternational relationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersShopping mallsAccidentsEventsGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcab286b18f44993b80f19992cbd1f43Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:52:47 GMTMarathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bbfdfa1df2f4b1aab70cb2de2b54735BOSTON (AP) — Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bbfdfa1df2f4b1aab70cb2de2b54735Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:32:20 GMTAP PHOTOS: Germany Young Ensemblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f31ae00c8f74ad389d1f82bcb0ec0a8BERLIN (AP) — Hoping to demonstrate their posture, agility and strength, a handful of boys and more than 120 girls between ages 7 and 9 tried out for the Young Ensemble of Berlin's Friedrichstadt-Palast theatre in February.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f31ae00c8f74ad389d1f82bcb0ec0a8Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:58:12 GMTMan sentenced in death of boy made to hold paint bucketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ba39b7afd44756a70637875015b66eATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta man who forced a boy to hold paint buckets outdoors for hours as punishment on a hot June day has been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 50 years.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ba39b7afd44756a70637875015b66eSat, 28 Feb 2015 10:52:52 GMTLewis leads LPGA Thailand by 1 after round 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/148cf75fc92f4b358507759f1efa406fCHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Stacy Lewis held on to lead Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Thailand despite a dismal third-round 73 on Saturday.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/148cf75fc92f4b358507759f1efa406fSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:10:23 GMT5 things to know about Estonia's parliamentary electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f30a1d95ce436bb32de3e3a27d707aTALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonia's center-right government is being challenged by a party that draws its support from the Baltic country's Russian minority. Here are five things to know about Estonia's parliamentary vote on Sunday:By JARI TANNERiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsRace and ethnicityPolitical partiesGovernment and politicsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEstoniaTallinnMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18f30a1d95ce436bb32de3e3a27d707aSat, 28 Feb 2015 11:01:08 GMTChina's famed Shaolin temple plans big project in Australiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8899b286221a4641bcbf0d2347f6a17cBEIJING (AP) — China's Shaolin Temple, historically known for its martial arts traditions but which recently has gained a reputation for aggressive commercialization, is planning to build a $297 million complex in Australia that would include a temple, a hotel, a kung fu academy and a golf course.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsHigh school sportsState governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSportsAustraliaChinaNew South WalesOceaniaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8899b286221a4641bcbf0d2347f6a17cSat, 28 Feb 2015 09:45:34 GMTChina's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ffb31cc2e648c1b77c2b26bc8f6695BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWildlifeNature reservesNatural resource managementBearsMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ffb31cc2e648c1b77c2b26bc8f6695Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:45:00 GMTPolice: NASCAR's Team XTREME race car found near Atlanta; too late to make the weekend's racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5e2931f43ea448c8b1b8ccbac7521a5HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Police: NASCAR's Team XTREME race car found near Atlanta; too late to make the weekend's race.aGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5e2931f43ea448c8b1b8ccbac7521a5Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:05:43 GMTIndia's new budget aims to boost growth and infrastructurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6e679767d8b46b4a8cc939e71540286NEW DELHI (AP) — India's finance minister announced the government's new budget on Saturday, promising a slew of measures that attempt to balance welfare spending with high economic growth and infrastructure development, while vowing to keep a tight control on the fiscal deficit.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment welfare systemsGovernment and politicsCorporate taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyCorporate newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6e679767d8b46b4a8cc939e71540286Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:55:11 GMTSpock's ears: A pointy trademark for Leonard Nimoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15750e8159e4ae9a6c10e62a14e898bLOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at age 83, likely had the most famous lobes in Hollywood. As the logical half-human, half-alien Mr. Spock in "Star Trek," his pointy Vulcan appendages became a signature — and a nuisance — for the actor. Here's a few facts about those iconic ears:By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityTrademarksIntellectual propertyBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f15750e8159e4ae9a6c10e62a14e898bSat, 28 Feb 2015 09:20:49 GMTWestern leaders condemn Nemtsov killing, press Kremlinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6571e8d6378343d6a7cc4e4412b0d70bBERLIN (AP) — Western leaders are condemning the assassination of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov and pressing the Kremlin to ensure that the killing is investigated thoroughly. Here is a selection of comments.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsGovernment and politicsAssassinationsNational governmentsForeign policyInternational relationsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment policyRussiaCrimeaMoscowGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeUkraineWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6571e8d6378343d6a7cc4e4412b0d70bSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:42:56 GMT3rd man suspected of helping gunman jailed in custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4df6c85ac74a889f889fa41aa91decCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man suspected of providing a bullet-proof jacket to the gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen has been jailed for 26 days.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c4df6c85ac74a889f889fa41aa91decSat, 28 Feb 2015 12:25:51 GMTStolen No. 44 NASCAR race car found in suburban Atlantahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe73c9e40b8f4d9ab13029064947d282HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Police have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingDaytona 500NASCAREventsNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe73c9e40b8f4d9ab13029064947d282Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:47:04 GMTCameroonians demonstrate against attacks by Boko Haramhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d738abbf1ee4fbe99de9be08808fbd9YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Thousands of Cameroonian youths say they marched through the capital to show support for the military's battle against Nigeria's Islamic extremists in the country's north.By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKIiGeneral newsCameroonYaoundeNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d738abbf1ee4fbe99de9be08808fbd9Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:16:50 GMTCar bombs kill 27 people north of Iraq's capital, Baghdadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a799c6d69dd247c39cae2814c5e470a2BAGHDAD (AP) — Car bombs targeting a crowded market and Shiite militia checkpoints north of Iraq's capital killed 27 people Saturday, authorities said, as the country's prime minister vowed to punish Islamic State militants who smashed ancient artifacts in a northern city.BY SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a799c6d69dd247c39cae2814c5e470a2Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:01:31 GMTWisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c827ff29f7847198deda992ca7e3096OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics.By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingElectionsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsPolitical organizationsWisconsinMadisonBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c827ff29f7847198deda992ca7e3096Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:21:36 GMTProminent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638e604be232459580f21930443dcb1cMOSCOW (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismNational governmentsNationalismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638e604be232459580f21930443dcb1cSat, 28 Feb 2015 07:20:43 GMTProminent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a23b497cf1e4a9cab5eb41f3dafeebaMOSCOW (AP) — A few hours after going on the radio to denounce President Vladimir Putin's policies as mad, charismatic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down early Saturday as he walked near the Kremlin.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaMoscowUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a23b497cf1e4a9cab5eb41f3dafeebaSat, 28 Feb 2015 11:01:03 GMTDaytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60fcce5cd29245f1b3b6df15e5fdc071HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60fcce5cd29245f1b3b6df15e5fdc071Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:05:45 GMTJailed Kurdish leader calls on PKK to lay down armshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3198d9dcbeb844ad9e01737255612262ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey's main Kurdish party said Saturday.By SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3198d9dcbeb844ad9e01737255612262Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:04:35 GMTHomeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP powerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1c38adae464ca99d57b39d50348bd7WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they're really in charge.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f1c38adae464ca99d57b39d50348bd7Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:06:51 GMTPrince William evokes Diana memories in Japan tsunami triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c83396db18f94b17aa529c194d82ce5cKORIYAMA, Japan (AP) — Britain's Prince William is spending the latter half of his four-day stay in Japan, starting Saturday, in the country's tsunami-ravaged northeast, a visit certain to draw global attention to the stories of survival and continuing suffering in the region.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral news2011 Japan earthquake and tsunamiInternational relationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersShopping mallsAccidentsEventsGovernment and politicsShoppingLifestyleJapanUnited KingdomTokyoEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c83396db18f94b17aa529c194d82ce5cSat, 28 Feb 2015 11:32:43 GMTEllington's big 4th quarter helps Lakers beat Bucks 101-93http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c634c5533b43eca80aa5d447dcf74aLOS ANGELES (AP) — No matter that Wayne Ellington missed his first six shots through three quarters.By BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c634c5533b43eca80aa5d447dcf74aSat, 28 Feb 2015 06:56:05 GMTIran official criticizes Israeli leader's 'scaremongering'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bea4f41e7794f7eb6c71a66a6b99c38TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top nuclear negotiator says "scaremongering" by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won't stop the Islamic Republic and world powers from reaching a final nuclear deal.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIsraelIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bea4f41e7794f7eb6c71a66a6b99c38Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:51:28 GMTMyanmar journalist arrested for satirical posthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a95a83eb12c24394bfc644a3be96243cYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police in Myanmar on Saturday arrested a photojournalist who posted a satirical message on Facebook that mocked a historic battle and the country's leader.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeJournalistsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a95a83eb12c24394bfc644a3be96243cSat, 28 Feb 2015 07:53:55 GMTReport: Egypt court declares Hamas a 'terrorist' grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dd2a35e889d454e9a6e33a0235fc862CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's state news agency is reporting that a Cairo court has declared Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, a "terrorist organization."iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestEgyptCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dd2a35e889d454e9a6e33a0235fc862Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:39:53 GMTEgypt state news agency reports that Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4f69258d663490e82735c8a81e714fdCAIRO (AP) — Egypt state news agency reports that Egyptian court declares Hamas a 'terrorist organization'iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4f69258d663490e82735c8a81e714fdSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:38:43 GMTRussian investigators: Nemtsov killing may be provocationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0cf4420fad04c01975cc2f4d182b6e7MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top investigative body said Saturday it is looking into several possible motives for the killing of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, including an attempt to destabilize the state, Islamic extremism, the Ukraine conflict and his personal life.By JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsFinancial crisisEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsMoscowRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0cf4420fad04c01975cc2f4d182b6e7Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:16:19 GMTBlazers come from behind for 115-112 win over Thunderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2995980a52a4c21a7748810879227f9PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After the Portland Trail Blazers overcame Russell Westbrook's third straight triple-double, Damian Lillard sensed his team was recapturing its form of earlier this season.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballPortlandOregonOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2995980a52a4c21a7748810879227f9Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:46:43 GMT70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b90d1b7702344d98d06a9e2e8238ce9MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar casualtiesWar and unrestEventsGovernment and politicsManilaPhilippinesUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b90d1b7702344d98d06a9e2e8238ce9Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:02:53 GMTObama, Netanyahu on collision course 6 years in the makinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/959bc54e878d4521bf8b877d16a6a64eWASHINGTON (AP) — For six years, President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been on a collision course over how to halt Iran's nuclear ambitions, a high-stakes endeavor both men see as a centerpiece of their legacies.By JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsTerritorial disputesLegislatureForeign policyWar and unrestGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyIsraelPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesTehranIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/959bc54e878d4521bf8b877d16a6a64eSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:34:17 GMTBuffett reflects on his firm's success and strengthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6f273e4f74a4222bd828a324f0c3095OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says his company delivered another strong year, with $19.9 billion in profits, and he believes Berkshire Hathaway will continue thriving thanks to its collection of "remarkable businesses" and investments.aBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6f273e4f74a4222bd828a324f0c3095Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:41:25 GMTZimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f0dde1c852048cfba3dc85ede87756fVICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — Thousands of people have packed the grounds of a plush hotel in Zimbabwe to celebrate the birthday of President Robert Mugabe, who turned 91 on Feb. 21.iGeneral newsBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleGovernment and politicsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f0dde1c852048cfba3dc85ede87756fSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:23:52 GMTEgypt court sentences 4 Muslim Brotherhood members to deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3394b0ee28f4df9b4ebccb713816817CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced four members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood organization to death and 14 to life in prison.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3394b0ee28f4df9b4ebccb713816817Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:22:42 GMTPolice in German city warn of potential extremist threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f241354ad764f41bfba2ba4041f9940BERLIN (AP) — Police in the German city of Bremen are warning of a potential danger from Islamic extremists there and say they are stepping up security measures.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGermanyBremenWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f241354ad764f41bfba2ba4041f9940Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:13:00 GMTIcelandic volcano eruption ends; threat to aviation reducedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b13e91f06344a67a95982f66b2762afREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland officials say the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano that began in August has come to an end.iGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIcelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b13e91f06344a67a95982f66b2762afSat, 28 Feb 2015 12:54:52 GMTLawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/765a9ac5c03149a1a38765b169882bdfWASHINGTON (AP) — Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUM and STEPHEN BRAUNwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsLegislatureCelebrityPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/765a9ac5c03149a1a38765b169882bdfSat, 28 Feb 2015 08:06:50 GMTVatican's finance czar defends spending by his officehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2484e5b4f6e14487a70392e3ab43cbd1VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' finance czar has defended the expenditures of his office following reports it had racked up a half-million euros ($575,000) in bills in the last six months.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2484e5b4f6e14487a70392e3ab43cbd1Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:41:31 GMTDemocrats caught between Obama, Netanyahu on speechhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/637b7dba679347258fd22b31caee4fcaWASHINGTON (AP) — Jewish House Democrats personally offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a chance to lower the political temperature after he accepted a Republican invitation to speak to Congress next week on Iran — a less provocative, closed-door session.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical organizationsIsraelUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIranMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/637b7dba679347258fd22b31caee4fcaSat, 28 Feb 2015 08:09:45 GMTAP PHOTOS: Antarctica's spectacular glaciers melting fasterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd920809c524d6997f42645300dd3bcCAPE LEGOUPIL, Antarctica (AP) — From the ground of this extreme northern part of Antarctica, a spectacular white and blinding ice seemingly extends forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging below to reshape Earth.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceGlaciersEnvironment and natureAntarcticahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cd920809c524d6997f42645300dd3bcSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:15:53 GMTSingapore founding father Lee's condition improves slightlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccea8db820b944858a91ac399e6ec5a1SINGAPORE (AP) — The condition of Singapore's 91-year-old founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, has improved slightly as he remains on life support in intensive care, the government said Saturday.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccea8db820b944858a91ac399e6ec5a1Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:44:39 GMTMcIlroy lasts only 2 days in American returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b4af80cfcf64fd98bdd67f935897913PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — As far as star power goes, the PGA Tour is like a fireworks show in the rain.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b4af80cfcf64fd98bdd67f935897913Sat, 28 Feb 2015 08:13:29 GMTA year after meeting Tiger, Indian golfer on the risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6cbc9bf247d40bea600e1fa14c36983The best golfer in India played before an enormous gallery with the kind of buzz that is rare for his country. Anirban Lahiri wound up the winner, a day he won't forget.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentGolfMen's sportsEventsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6cbc9bf247d40bea600e1fa14c36983Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:09:59 GMTChina's central bank cuts rates again to boost economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ebbd490f2974963ab2893b6992c0a2aBEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday cut interest rates for the second time in three months, adding to signs that Chinese leaders are worried that the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ebbd490f2974963ab2893b6992c0a2aSat, 28 Feb 2015 11:03:50 GMTAnnoyance arises from gov't error on health care tax formshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f8c4ebab7744dea3c467bbe3844559WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not uncommon to feel some trepidation around tax-filing season. But there's an added hassle this year for nearly a million consumers who got financial help with health insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's law.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financeIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f8c4ebab7744dea3c467bbe3844559Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:08:02 GMTStolen No. 44 race car found in suburban Atlantahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb1b700dcca540c2b76910dd5b47b3feHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Police say they have found the NASCAR race car stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb1b700dcca540c2b76910dd5b47b3feSat, 28 Feb 2015 13:08:09 GMT