FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 07:36:13 -0800NATO to deploy small units in 6 Eastern European nations (AP) — NATO will deploy small units in six Eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine, the alliance's secretary-general said Friday.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsPolandLatviaRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 15:16:34 GMTMiranda Lambert leads ACM Awards with 8 nominations YORK (AP) — Miranda Lambert is continuing her reign as contemporary country queen with eight nominations at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.By MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAcademy of Country Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 30 Jan 2015 14:58:40 GMTEurozone official: no plan for when Greece's bailout ends, Greece (AP) — A top eurozone finance official says there is no decision so far on what to do after Greece's bailout program runs out at the end of next month.By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and DEREK GATOPOULOSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropeBerlinGermany, 30 Jan 2015 15:02:04 GMTUS economic growth slows to 2.6 percent in fourth quarter (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomyEconomic outlookRecessions and depressionsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:58:29 GMTChad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town, Nigeria (AP) — Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday.By HARUNA UMAR and LEKAN OYEKANMIiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsKidnappingLocal governmentsCrimeNigeriaAfricaCameroonChadWest AfricaEthiopiaCentral AfricaEast Africa, 30 Jan 2015 15:07:20 GMTBomb rips through Shiite Muslim mosque in Pakistan, 49 dead (AP) — A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens more, officials said.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsPeshawar school massacreWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsGovernment and politicsPakistanKarachiPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:50 GMTQatar Airways buys nearly 10 percent of BA, Iberia parent, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar Airways said Friday it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe and intensifying competition with the airline's fast-growing Gulf rivals.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsUnited Arab EmiratesQatarDubaiEuropeMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 14:10:44 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in the Civil War for Sunday, Feb. 1: Robert E. Lee made commander-in-chief of all Confederate forces, 13th Amendment proposal to abolish slavery passes U.S. House.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEvents, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:59 GMTMarkets brace for Big Oil profit plunge YORK (AP) — It's just a forecast, and for only one of 10 industry groups in the stock market. Yet it has almost singlehandedly turned what had been a promising earnings season into a grim one.By BERNARD CONDON and JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial markets, 30 Jan 2015 15:08:00 GMTBattle with IS kills senior Kurdish general, 8 of his troops, Iraq (AP) — Clashes with Islamic State militants killed a senior Kurdish military commander and eight of his fighters just outside the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, officials said.By IMAD MATTI and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsImprovised explosivesTerrorismIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 14:29:54 GMTLuis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid (AP) — Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceSoccerNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsMen's sportsEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:15:31 GMTTexas students forced to drop pants after feces found in gym, Texas (AP) — Officials say two North Texas school administrators are on leave after elementary students were forced to pull down their pants in class in efforts to find out who left feces in the gym.aGeneral newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:13:55 GMTMarlboro maker Altria's 4Q profit more than doubles, Va. (AP) — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.'s profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter on higher cigarette prices and lower costs for paying down debt.By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:12:56 GMTWorker who saw victim's body testifies at Hernandez trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Testimony has resumed in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez a day after prosecutors laid out their case in opening statements.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:46:31 GMTGerman World War II panzer ace Otto Carius dies at 92 (AP) — Otto Carius, a World War II German panzer ace credited with destroying more than 150 enemy tanks, mostly on the Eastern Front, has died at 92.iGeneral newsWorld War IIObituariesEventsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:33:38 GMTMitt Romney to update supporters on plans for 2016 campaign (AP) — Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering another run for president, Mitt Romney plans to update supporters Friday about his plans for the 2016 campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical fundraisingCollege footballPolitical partiesElectionsCollege sportsSportsFootballPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational elections, 30 Jan 2015 14:11:43 GMTBrother of man in no fly list suit put on terrorist list, Va. (AP) — Just a day before a judge was scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list, the brother of the man who filed the lawsuit was placed on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsIntelligence agenciesState governmentsTerrorismLaw and orderGovernment and politicsWar and unrestVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:26:34 GMTIMSA strips Wayne Taylor Racing of 3rd place in Rolex 24 BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Taylor Racing has been stripped of its third-place finish in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.sSportsDaytona BeachFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:03:18 GMTAP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance and the ensuing murder case:By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:01:33 GMTNATO units set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria (AP) — NATO said Friday it will deploy small units in six eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia's actions in Ukraine.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsRomaniaPolandBulgariaRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 14:26:12 GMTUS economy slows to 2.6 percent growth in fourth quarter (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of 2014 as a big burst in consumer spending was offset by weakness in other areas.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomyRecessions and depressionsEnergy industryIndustriesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:00:24 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 30 Jan 2015 14:04:38 GMT'Ida' takes an unlikely road to the Academy Awards YORK (AP) — Pawel Pawlikowski tried to make his film a flop. He shot it in black-and-white, in Polish and without any well-known actors. Commercial prospects were about as grim as the movie's own exhumation of German-occupied Poland.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsAward showsEventsPolandEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:18:50 GMTPakistan: Death toll in bombing at Shiite mosque rises to 49 (AP) — A Pakistani official says that the death toll from a deadly blast at a mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 49.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsBombingsReligious strifePeshawar school massacreWar and unrestMilitant groupsAccidents and disastersTerrorismEventsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorist attacksPakistanSouth AsiaAsiaKarachiPeshawar, 30 Jan 2015 14:22:39 GMTOhio State expects $3M royalties bump after championship win, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State University is cashing in after the Buckeyes' victory in the NCAA's championship football game.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:24:42 GMTGermany: Talk of axing Greek debt 'divorced from reality', Greece (AP) — Germany bluntly rejected suggestions that Greece should be forgiven repayment of its rescue loans, as a top eurozone finance official met Friday with the country's new left-wing government leaders in Athens.By DEREK GATOPOULOS and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsGovernment and politicsDivorce and separationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsFamily issuesSocial affairsGreeceBerlinAthensEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 14:40:28 GMTFrance pledges tanks, armored vehicles to NATO force (AP) — France is pledging tanks and armored vehicles to bolster NATO forces in Poland, where leaders are increasingly uneasy about Russia.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsFrancePolandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 14:31:26 GMTBats cause mayhem, send people screaming from Arkansas court QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — There was disorder in the court when 30 bats flew inside an Arkansas courtroom during a trial.aGeneral newsOdditiesBatsCourtsMammalsAnimalsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:07:44 GMTDA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money (AP) — The district attorney says it may have been illegal for Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto to give money to city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:39:27 GMTMcIlroy surges to one-shot lead in Dubai Desert Classic, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy birdied an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole to surge into a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesEnglandMiddle EastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:53:46 GMTUN court upholds 2 Bosnian Serbs' genocide convictions HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal on Friday upheld genocide convictions against two senior Bosnian Serbs for their roles in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the first final judgment for genocide by the United Nations court.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsMassacresWar crimesGenocidesInternational lawWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politics, 30 Jan 2015 15:10:55 GMTBrazilian officials say canceled IndyCar race was too costly PAULO (AP) — The IndyCar Series opener scheduled for March in Brazil was canceled after public prosecutors warned it would cost the local government too much and waste public funds, organizers said on Friday.By TALES AZZONIsSportsAutomobile racingGovernment payIndyCarGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBrazilBrasiliaSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 15:09:43 GMTMichigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.aOdditiesLotteriesGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:44:19 GMTDjokovic beats defending champ Wawrinka to reach final, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic did enough to beat defending champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinal match that lacked the intensity of their recent five-setters, setting up an Australian Open final against long-time friend and rival Andy Murray.By JOHN PYEsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaOceania, 30 Jan 2015 14:08:36 GMTThai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US (AP) — When Thailand's military junta sensed it was being criticized this week, the country's rulers reacted as they always do: by issuing stern warnings and summoning those responsible for talks army leaders like to refer to as "attitude adjustments."By TODD PITMANiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionArmed forcesDiplomacyImpeachmentsPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseChinaThailandBangkokUnited StatesEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast AsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:17:43 GMTPro wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley has been ejected from Philadelphia's Wing Bowl eating contest after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack in an attempt to increase his total.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesSportsWomen's wrestlingEntertainment wrestlingProfessional footballWrestlingWomen's sportsFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:08:30 GMTReport: 6 dead after illegal migrant boat sinks off Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's state news agency says at least six people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the Mediterranean shore near the Spanish enclave of Melillla.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 14:12:28 GMTWawrinka's Australian Open title defense ends in semifinals, Australia (AP) — For the man nicknamed "Stanimal," this was not the way for defending champion Stan Wawrinka to go out of the Australian Open — with a whimper, not a roar.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsMelbourneAustraliaSwitzerlandOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:30:46 GMTZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelGovernment and politicsAfricaZimbabweEthiopiaSudanMauritaniaSouthern AfricaEast AfricaMiddle EastNorth AfricaWest Africa, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:20 GMTGeorge Zimmerman assault care dropped; ex-girlfriend recants, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they are dropping their aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman after his ex-girlfriend stopped cooperating with authorities.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 30 Jan 2015 14:59:09 GMTAmerican shot and injured in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The official Saudi Press Agency says an American citizen was injured when his car came under fire in Saudi Arabia's eastern al-Ihsaa province.iGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 14:26:55 GMTProsecutor: Assault case dropped against George Zimmerman; ex-girlfriend recanted her story, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutor: Assault case dropped against George Zimmerman; ex-girlfriend recanted her story.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 30 Jan 2015 14:57:03 GMTSaudi authorities delay flogging of blogger for third week, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A leading rights group says authorities in Saudi Arabia have delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment.iGeneral newsDubaiSaudi ArabiaJiddahUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 15:12:14 GMTAbbVie reports better-than-expected 4Q on Humira sales CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Drugmaker Abbvie posted better-than-expected adjusted results for the fourth quarter on Friday due to double-digit growth of its blockbuster anti-inflammatory drug Humira.fBusinessCorporate stockMedicationDiseases and conditionsCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesLiver diseaseHealthInfectious diseasesFinancial performanceDiagnosis and treatmentChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:41 GMTAhead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesElectionsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financePalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 14:47:53 GMTArtillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops.By BALINT SZLANKOiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskBelarusMinskEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 14:20:55 GMTStocks fall after government reports slower economic growth YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is opening lower after the government reported that U.S. economic growth slowed at the end of last year.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:39:51 GMTEx-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former rap music mogul with a long history of violent crimes, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of a hitting and killing a man with his car and then fleeing the crash near Los Angeles.By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeHit-and-runArrestsCrimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:54:14 GMTBalloon crew nearing North America matches duration record, N.M. (AP) — The pilots of a helium balloon flying across the Pacific Ocean have matched a duration record as they approach North America, marking another historic day for the team that's already set a distance record.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsRecord setting eventsNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesJapanPacific OceanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:55 GMTCrash on interstate caused by trucker pulling his tooth, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 20 because the driver lost control while he was pulling one of his teeth.aOdditiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationTuscaloosaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 14:57:04 GMT