FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:03:43 -08:005 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc934414e0a34c99aeff6f5ac7ef3502Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:46:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a gas explosion last year that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc934414e0a34c99aeff6f5ac7ef3502Woven of dignity: Black seamstress' legacy on displayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4bf715cc5eb424889eee0f5098c8264Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:34:34 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — For generations, any woman who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4bf715cc5eb424889eee0f5098c8264Eurozone chief, Germany keep wary eye on Portuguese budgethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78130fe492254b408a7dd29b21b878f0Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:53 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Though Portugal has received conditional approval for its budget from the European Commission, the eurozone's top official and Germany both warned the country not to miss the bloc's deficit targets.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78130fe492254b408a7dd29b21b878f0Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ded80408d4a041668f265e087cb1d304Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:43:01 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled in the debate about diversity in the movie industry Thursday, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans really."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ded80408d4a041668f265e087cb1d304Missouri professor calls her protest actions embarrassinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c749c4997b354adc81fbd58613252149Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:26:12 GMTCOLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she's embarrassed about her run-ins with student journalists during race-related student protests in November.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c749c4997b354adc81fbd58613252149German police say death toll from train crash rises to 11http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54de3dc28214abe9e552a9824ed356aThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:53:36 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany said Thursday that the death toll from a head-on train collision in Bavaria has risen to 11, after a man succumbed to his injuries two days after the crash.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c54de3dc28214abe9e552a9824ed356aThe Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91a38cf85e394dadb24b91df82a086f3Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:33:33 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91a38cf85e394dadb24b91df82a086f3Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da6f502a0f9b4bad8edf907b59fedf17Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:48:50 GMTDETMOLD, Germany (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da6f502a0f9b4bad8edf907b59fedf17APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882a90017b0f4af6900f82ef186c9feaThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:47 GMTDENVER (AP) — A U.S. House probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three Western states has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from the gold mine was possible.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882a90017b0f4af6900f82ef186c9feaLatest: Police: Suspect in shooting of Fargo cop found deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8843aa61cfa6495a95be408f234bacf3Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:32:10 GMTFARGO, N.D. (AP) — The latest on a standoff in Fargo, North Dakota, that has left a police officer with life-threatening injuries (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8843aa61cfa6495a95be408f234bacf3AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bba343ac1914a118752439acdf9c76dThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:54:48 GMTLONDON (AP) — Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bba343ac1914a118752439acdf9c76dCongress moves near final OK of local Internet tax banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8d36d37b62f4e5ebd46c6a9db693c53Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:28:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing on Thursday toward congressional approval.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8d36d37b62f4e5ebd46c6a9db693c53Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2c9f33ad98460190819e481ca2c7b7Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:17:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A watchdog report says the Justice Department has made progress since the failed ATF gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious." But the report says work remains to be done.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd2c9f33ad98460190819e481ca2c7b7Justin Harding leads Euro Tour's Tshwane Open by 1 shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe5e39f25cb4c7298df5e367534a740Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:59 GMTPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Justin Harding fired a 7-under 63 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the European Tour's Tshwane Open in South Africa on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe5e39f25cb4c7298df5e367534a740Arkansas chief justice cites Johnny Cash in bail dissenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f95453e52aa7482ba3e2211d14041523Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:50:19 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Objecting to the Arkansas Supreme Court ruling that lower-court judges can require that defendants pay their bail only in cash, the high court's chief justice cited a musician seldom thought of as a legal scholar: Johnny Cash.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f95453e52aa7482ba3e2211d14041523Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde15df4e77e43699766d5f30ee5b246Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:43 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde15df4e77e43699766d5f30ee5b246October trial for Ohio cop who shot driver in traffic stophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c211924df9de47cf82d9da3e4bdaf05aThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:42 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — An October trial date has been scheduled for a former University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c211924df9de47cf82d9da3e4bdaf05aFIFA candidate Ali queries Salman's role in Bahrain protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72b31b8bc4be42e6b34c226914ca9202Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:10 GMTGENEVA (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in not protecting Bahrain players who alleged abuses after pro-democracy protests in 2011.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72b31b8bc4be42e6b34c226914ca9202Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6297c12334254a01b9abface690152a1Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:18:10 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6297c12334254a01b9abface690152a1Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himselfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec5e7d33c8eb48d8a7a7a3ff899a4827Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:37:15 GMTCOLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and son and set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before killing himself.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec5e7d33c8eb48d8a7a7a3ff899a4827The Latest: Black Caucus PAC endorses Clintonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f206191a3de4310bcdad288369489a3Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:42:31 GMTPAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f206191a3de4310bcdad288369489a3Police: 21 wounded in grenade attack in Burundi's capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f802a7057a45d6a6e75b3994567e99Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:16:34 GMTBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian police say 21 people been wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital, nine of them seriously.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6f802a7057a45d6a6e75b3994567e99Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c807809472a4af680f61d8e9d3b5332Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:39:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is cautioning that global economic developments have created risks for the U.S. economy but says it's too early to know whether those risks are severe enough to alter the course of the Fed's interest-rate policies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c807809472a4af680f61d8e9d3b5332The Latest: Occupiers say they're preparing to surrenderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e206af428bf48faa7922beb5099bdd4Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:36:03 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e206af428bf48faa7922beb5099bdd4Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3dcfaf7a784e6f9f921ca7dcb61947Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:34:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f3dcfaf7a784e6f9f921ca7dcb61947'Star Wars' producers charged over Harrison Ford accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6fb24007e0d4c8baf65d3fea842adadThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:20:06 GMTLONDON (AP) — British health authorities announced Thursday they have issued criminal charges against the producers of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" over an on-set accident in which Harrison Ford broke his leg.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6fb24007e0d4c8baf65d3fea842adad5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d99fc4c7e6e4eb58b82edcea06a80b2Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:30:52 GMTVATICAN CITY (AP) — History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination — a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d99fc4c7e6e4eb58b82edcea06a80b2Taylor Swift to kick off the Grammy Awards with performancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c314efb7fbfc4dab9aac7d5083789e3bThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:27:17 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift will open the 58th annual Grammy Awards with a performance from her nominated album, "1989," while Alabama Shakes, Miguel and 12-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander will also perform.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c314efb7fbfc4dab9aac7d5083789e3bViewers' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7bea73e75442be90eabf4ae46397b9Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:57:36 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Grudge match.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7bea73e75442be90eabf4ae46397b92 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f978f1f766b4b3f9390fcea88735ec1Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:56:58 GMTBODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi — whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis — and four other people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f978f1f766b4b3f9390fcea88735ec1Magazine publisher Time Inc. buys what's left of MySpacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d514efeb872455b99a3b300953d24a8Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:50:03 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — MySpace still exists?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d514efeb872455b99a3b300953d24a8Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problemshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cba077cbdced46649767cf4860303371Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:44 GMTABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cba077cbdced46649767cf4860303371Armstrong, Domingo, McDonald picked for Lincoln Center hallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e8d76a337da4266a98067f46e9bdc6bThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:22:32 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong, Placido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price and Harold Prince are this year's selections for the Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e8d76a337da4266a98067f46e9bdc6bWhat a recession does to your moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a27028c1416144079ed32e084d83fdb8Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:49:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won't know we're in one until well after it's begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a27028c1416144079ed32e084d83fdb8Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5c02d35780a49308ce6f7ffd139cbfeThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:04:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5c02d35780a49308ce6f7ffd139cbfeHong Kong activists face riot charges after holiday protesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ceee36eb7b84876a0fa4f08d7c0c197Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:14:50 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Several dozen people appeared in a Hong Kong court Thursday to face rioting charges following a violent clash earlier this week between protesters and police sparked by a clampdown on holiday street food vendors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ceee36eb7b84876a0fa4f08d7c0c197Slaughterhouse owner gets prison time for uninspected meathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1e39487c634d06ba48b7a54eddae64Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:47:03 GMTSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The co-owner of a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a nationwide meat recall two years ago has been sentenced to a year in federal prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1e39487c634d06ba48b7a54eddae6480-year-old drug dealer to be sentenced for pot operationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7583a26676844f08af6907d6302ab90Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:21:36 GMTBOSTON (AP) — An 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation faces sentencing in federal court in Massachusetts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7583a26676844f08af6907d6302ab90Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc09aa8062d14697a72d625e2f03ea2fThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:26:19 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc09aa8062d14697a72d625e2f03ea2fUK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56f822b8572045b8937b929435384c1bThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:33:09 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56f822b8572045b8937b929435384c1bNigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to killhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a269a49c66145419b419c00a7ac3eeeThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:44:02 GMTABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Local Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a269a49c66145419b419c00a7ac3eeeWest Virginia: Watch glass being made by hand at Blenkohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a74ae3443a9a47098805a83176431100Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:23:41 GMTMILTON, W.Va. (AP) — At Blenko Glass, you can watch glass being handcrafted the way it's been done for more than 100 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a74ae3443a9a47098805a83176431100'Downton Abbey' star Brendan Coyle banned from drivinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a8a89011920477995ca8b03e8562f8aThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:11:30 GMTLONDON (AP) — Actor Brendan Coyle, who played beleaguered valet John Bates on TV drama "Downton Abbey," has been banned from driving after being caught behind the wheel after drinking.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a8a89011920477995ca8b03e8562f8aCalifornia residents live on the edge of crumbling cliffshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc38835a6c63404393534834f3eef127Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:08:53 GMTPACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by "you can almost high-five them."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc38835a6c63404393534834f3eef127Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted rippleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4912823e0a264fe8bb31220c708311c0Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:06:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4912823e0a264fe8bb31220c708311c0Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce815433c1cc46cfba9a4e6bcee359a8Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:28:42 GMTFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce815433c1cc46cfba9a4e6bcee359a8Occupiers at Oregon refuge say they'll turn themselves inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb265023c18442f2bcfa963a4f55df0aThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:06:52 GMTBURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday after facing authorities who came to the property more than a month into the takeover.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb265023c18442f2bcfa963a4f55df0a52 dead in riot at northern Mexico prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f4762a98f3f4af989f4397e31bdfac5Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:43:47 GMTMONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f4762a98f3f4af989f4397e31bdfac5Kansas Supreme Court invalidates school funding lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f8a692686af468ab80e79c68512c6faThu, 11 Feb 2016 16:13:51 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court struck down a stopgap law for funding the state's public schools on Thursday, saying it left poor districts $54 million short.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f8a692686af468ab80e79c68512c6faUS markets dive amid global selloffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/306c9617530a452c9416741c66a63092Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:29:47 GMTMajor U.S. stock indexes veered sharply lower in morning trading Thursday as concerns about global economic weakness intensified. The latest slide followed steep market declines all around the world. Financial stocks were among the biggest decliners as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/306c9617530a452c9416741c66a63092