FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:48:18 -08:002 college faculty fired in scandal over freshmen retentionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13948e720bb14efd9f3c44c5caed93efTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:57 GMTEMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — A plan to identify freshmen most likely to fail has erupted into a scandal for Mount St. Mary's University after the school president reportedly likened incoming students to bunnies who needed to be drowned or have guns put to their heads.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13948e720bb14efd9f3c44c5caed93efThe Latest: French central banker says volatility excessivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56437189ca354723acd7cf5c6cf599f2Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56437189ca354723acd7cf5c6cf599f2Stocks stabilize after an early slide; Japan's Nikkei slumpshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f3a56c4c44443e78ca0c77b9d9f300bTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:03 GMTStocks are mostly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f3a56c4c44443e78ca0c77b9d9f300bSouth African court hears case against presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dcaeea5beec420a9dabbc1c3ad4a48aTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:45:04 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The chant "Pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court on Tuesday, as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dcaeea5beec420a9dabbc1c3ad4a48aClosing arguments held in cop's trial in stairwell shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92eede3ddacc4f2c8e9e909b9b54a8a7Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:00:16 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident. Prosecutors call it manslaughter and say he acted recklessly and then did little to help the dying man.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92eede3ddacc4f2c8e9e909b9b54a8a7CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af339691a1b34f5d805dda6eb2662496Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:46:47 GMTAcquisitions helped CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af339691a1b34f5d805dda6eb2662496Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce songhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee4a36c3251e43699f4f1c585600a456Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Red Lobster says it's feeling the "Beyonce Bounce."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee4a36c3251e43699f4f1c585600a456The architecture of white supremacy still evokes painhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64cddf0e48014af9aba1a54299ebc9baTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:57:22 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham's segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked "COLORED," that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. He climbed a dimly lit stairwell to watch movies from the steep balcony where black patrons had to sit for generations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64cddf0e48014af9aba1a54299ebc9baThe Latest: EU to deny entry to migrants stalling on asylumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/307e19ab622d4fd994f3577409047f27Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:11 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/307e19ab622d4fd994f3577409047f27Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c1fda6385a48918a5221bfdbe708aeTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:48:40 GMTVIENNA (AP) — The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c1fda6385a48918a5221bfdbe708aeAP PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters gather to vote for presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d113ae285794b2bba30a804a729becfTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:38:43 GMTNASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Starting at the stroke of midnight, when a handful of small towns opened their polls, tens of thousands of New Hampshire voters cast ballots Tuesday, choosing their favorites among the pack of Republicans and Democrats who hope to one day be president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d113ae285794b2bba30a804a729becfFlint Mayor: Lead water pipe replacement being worked onhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a1b1fa915a64b9ba5668501657e2f0cTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:25:33 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — A plan to remove and replace all lead water pipes in Flint homes will cost $55 million, the city's mayor said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a1b1fa915a64b9ba5668501657e2f0cWATCHING TUESDAY: NH existential test for Trump's candidacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb79825da0d4707a77f5146bbe7f2aeTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Which candidate is "the best," who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5eb79825da0d4707a77f5146bbe7f2aeWater tests show a few homes in Ohio village still have leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14e4fdb83f1f4590ad1326c2c52747e9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:39:47 GMTSEBRING, Ohio (AP) — The state Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village has found high levels of lead in tap water at 11 of the 180 homes where owners voluntarily submitted samples.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14e4fdb83f1f4590ad1326c2c52747e9The Latest: Bush says he's better qualified than Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c29c8d9f0794491880094cd1d5b82284Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:31:59 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c29c8d9f0794491880094cd1d5b82284Note boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56d689f797bf48d38a1c1356c4c3473eTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:59:49 GMTWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds — Napoleon and Josephine — lend an otherwise routine 19th-century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display at a high-end jewelry and antique showcase in Florida.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56d689f797bf48d38a1c1356c4c3473eACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf713af6b834a09bf9859458008ce89Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:52 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Wednesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf713af6b834a09bf9859458008ce89Adnan Syed defense: 'We proved our case' for murder retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca5bdbef1984899bfe55610bf9fa73aTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:14 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — An alibi witness who was never called, cell phone data that was misrepresented and other legal failures more than justify a new trial for Adnan Syed, his defense lawyer argued Tuesday, closing an unusual hearing prompted by the popular "Serial" podcast's extensive re-examination of the murder case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ca5bdbef1984899bfe55610bf9fa73aNoranda Aluminum files for bankruptcyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b210da0a9524d0b9a497869e055f0aeTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:43:55 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection to restructure, citing falling aluminum prices and other market challenges that also will force it to idle production at a Missouri smelter.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b210da0a9524d0b9a497869e055f0aeSon of Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for aid to battle IShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8587dbb80ed4f6785c7326cc4f8d2b6Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:34:16 GMTSALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) — A senior Iraqi Kurdish leader has called for international aid to help finance the war against the Islamic State group, saying it's a "miracle" that underpaid Kurdish forces are still on the front lines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8587dbb80ed4f6785c7326cc4f8d2b6The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.comhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e2dc6b374b84b589dfdc6ddf1ec197bTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:39:20 GMTAudible.com best-sellers for week ending February 5th:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e2dc6b374b84b589dfdc6ddf1ec197bIntelligence chief: North Korea restarts plutonium reactorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f68df805c794c668ee6dc3a3247662eTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:45:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday in delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f68df805c794c668ee6dc3a3247662eObama administration plans new high-level cyber officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652c2818c25e4f3ca7cf4590e8224555Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:31:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that some of the federal government's information technology systems are archaic and that "we need to upgrade them" to get serious about improving security.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652c2818c25e4f3ca7cf4590e8224555Voters' attorneys want new congressional maps drawn nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7fca6f0e0ea4e0bbaae14da4969cc6bTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:07 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for voters who sued to strike down two of North Carolina's congressional districts want a federal court to keep demanding new boundaries by the end of next week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7fca6f0e0ea4e0bbaae14da4969cc6bThe Latest: Denver's Super Bowl party kicks off with concerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8e9ba969af548a7b9b09d05be6d3a6fTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:38:51 GMTDENVER (AP) — The Latest on the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl victory parade (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8e9ba969af548a7b9b09d05be6d3a6fAP News Guide: Many choices, late decisions as NH voteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce331befa4d64a69a98cd94693ec1359Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:01:16 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters are putting their big imprint on the 2016 presidential race, a ritual that began 100 years ago with the state's first primary, and for some of them it was a confounding choice capped by a decision in the final minutes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce331befa4d64a69a98cd94693ec1359Fat Tuesday in New Orleans: Floats, masks, trinkets and morehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80ddfe0a41a64476a5e095e206c98ffdTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:14 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of people bundled up against the cold winds as they lined up along the main streets of New Orleans on Tuesday to see the culmination of the city's famous Mardi Gras celebration.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80ddfe0a41a64476a5e095e206c98ffdObama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/615d8c5b9c504839a9a8c24183254792Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:27:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress his eighth and final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to fighting growing threats from Islamic State militants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/615d8c5b9c504839a9a8c24183254792The Latest: Flint counsel says manslaughter charge possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e017b2a601574a5282c0c7e289461a82Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:28:53 GMTFLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e017b2a601574a5282c0c7e289461a82Senators get Phaneuf from Maple Leafs in 9-player tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba722e616b046ed940b98fdef638717Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:53:02 GMTTORONTO (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday in a nine-player blockbuster trade weeks before the deadline.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eba722e616b046ed940b98fdef638717Woman finds artwork by father killed in Vietnamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c84409d5b0534f599c09c269e61481faTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:19:27 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — The daughter of a South Vietnam pilot killed during the Vietnam war has searched for 30 years for the paintings her father made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c84409d5b0534f599c09c269e61481fa'Survivor' winner says forgives man convicted in son's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf781974044347c0aa2d053cd43fedfaTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:31 GMTCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The second-season winner of the reality television show "Survivor" has offered her forgiveness to the man convicted in her son's death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf781974044347c0aa2d053cd43fedfaThe Latest on Mardi Gras: Cold is relative as parades rollhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceacc1a5a199494d9077dc239224b52dTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:42:11 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceacc1a5a199494d9077dc239224b52dTrain crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures nearly 90http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12cfc0aea8e0426d941483b948310401Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:18 GMTBAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12cfc0aea8e0426d941483b948310401Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25bd8be6425a46998ed4bfc93416f179Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:12:58 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25bd8be6425a46998ed4bfc93416f179Newton defends actions after Super Bowl: I will not conformhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40d1b58ba40d47eebeba209a3a1c8a3fTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:24:37 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he's "sore loser," but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40d1b58ba40d47eebeba209a3a1c8a3fUS intel: China to keep building on artificial islandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85be7af8f7743bbbeb8e2c662b1d5b9Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:15:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85be7af8f7743bbbeb8e2c662b1d5b9Jordan Spieth: the target inside and outside the ropeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71fd7f4309e640bb9c4096c833bab7a3Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:26:01 GMTPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Spieth had to work his way through about 100 people who blocked his path to the first tee at Pebble Beach. They held out tournament tickets, caps, glossy photos and Masters flags for him to sign, and some asked him to stop for pictures.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71fd7f4309e640bb9c4096c833bab7a3Slide in energy companies moves US stocks modestly lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec892c54d91c4503885e88a32b3c5316Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:34:47 GMTMajor U.S. stock indexes shifted lower in midday trading Tuesday after spending much of the morning wavering between small gains and losses. Investors were weighing the latest batch of company earnings news and looking ahead to the beginning on Wednesday of two days of testimony before Congress by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. European markets fell following steep losses in Japan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec892c54d91c4503885e88a32b3c5316Tennis umpires banned over corruption; 4 officials suspendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d665d032e249c5bd60f58f45d41765Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:05:33 GMTLONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation says two umpires have been banned for corruption offenses and four more are suspended.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d665d032e249c5bd60f58f45d41765Brazil governor wants environmental fund to pay pensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2940f66704ad4d0f845f02166368f1d5Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:52:57 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A major Brazilian daily says the Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund to cover shortfalls in civil servants' pensions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2940f66704ad4d0f845f02166368f1d5The Latest: Thousands line the Mardi Gras parade routehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd401595b6542caa432ea223a6a1bbdTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:29:47 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras in New Orleans (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cd401595b6542caa432ea223a6a1bbdA look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96dca3a8d3e749f185ae06bcb15b9a9fTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:09:27 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here's a look at each agency and department:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96dca3a8d3e749f185ae06bcb15b9a9fBring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf3b64eac904e538091efdaf67737abTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:06:26 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcf3b64eac904e538091efdaf67737abThe Latest: Intelligence chief warns of more terror attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810106536ba84fd299a352d966e4f760Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:40:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/810106536ba84fd299a352d966e4f760The Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc471c80a69346f5bfeaf780ac6e0bb0Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:37:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc471c80a69346f5bfeaf780ac6e0bb0Friend says slain teen talked of running away with defendanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1abde6125a74eaca51598279ae18a00Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:12:25 GMTBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying, a friend and classmate of the seventh-grader said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1abde6125a74eaca51598279ae18a00UN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75dec796520d40bc81d01c6663ffdd87Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:36:57 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — U.N. officials say the number of Haitians in need of urgent food aid has spiked as a drought is exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75dec796520d40bc81d01c6663ffdd87Putin's ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936a89744b16417686e9acb03970c4ecTue, 09 Feb 2016 17:28:51 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin's residence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/936a89744b16417686e9acb03970c4ecGun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Studyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50f316c85b59437e91d9c61da2dcce1dTue, 09 Feb 2016 16:25:17 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50f316c85b59437e91d9c61da2dcce1d