FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 07:38:57 -0800Latest on Boston bombing trial: Jury given instructions A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:48:11 GMTA-Rod to bat 2nd and DH in return Wednesday, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is batting second in the starting lineup as the designated hitter in his return to the New York Yankees.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:22:59 GMTRights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games (AP) — With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups on Wednesday called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on "trumped up" charges.iGeneral newsSportsHuman rights and civil libertiesOlympic gamesSocial issuesSocial affairsSummer Olympic gamesEventsGovernment and politicsAzerbaijanBakuEuropeEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 14:05:04 GMTItaly rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsGovernment and politicsItalyEuropeLibyaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 14:50:52 GMTUK scientists work out weight of Sophie the Stegosaurus (AP) — Scientists at a British museum have worked out the living weight of Sophie, one of the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeletons.iGeneral newsScienceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:04:26 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Victims arrive at court A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 04 Mar 2015 13:58:44 GMTTop French court approves extradition of Kazakh banker (AP) — France's top appeals court on Wednesday approved the extradition of a Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident to Russia or Ukraine — but his lawyers urged the French government to reconsider, arguing that the case is politically motivated.iGeneral newsExtraditionHuman rights and civil libertiesEmbezzlementLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeGovernment and politicsFranceKazakhstanRussiaUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaEastern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 14:43:28 GMTUS says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ, Switzerland (AP) — One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb?By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionLegislatureDiplomacyGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsTehranIsraelUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:02:09 GMTAP Analysis: Speech fallout could determine Netanyahu's fate (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing a tough re-election fight in two weeks, the U.S. Congress has handed him an unprecedented boost with its effusive welcome to a message that resonates at home: Iran cannot be trusted as a threshold nuclear state.By JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRYiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsLegislatureForeign policyWar and unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyIsraelJerusalemPalestinian territoriesUnited StatesMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaIranNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 13:57:46 GMTWinter weather wrath? Pooches' paws feel the pain, too ANGELES (AP) — People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessWeather forecastsPetsWeatherWinter weatherDogsFashionBeauty and fashionMammalsAnimalsWorcesterMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:40:21 GMTAlabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling probate court in one of Alabama's biggest counties says it won't issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:07:44 GMTMerkel seeks to dampen talk of 3rd Greek bailout (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the European Union's executive branch are cautioning against speculation that Greece will need a third financial bailout.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 04 Mar 2015 14:44:38 GMTTrooper who found fingerprints testifying in Hernandez case RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state trooper is back on the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after testifying that he found the victim's fingerprints inside a car Hernandez had rented.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:35:13 GMTRussian court keeps Ukrainian pilot behind bars (AP) — A Russian court has rejected an appeal to release a Ukrainian pilot who has been on hunger strike since mid-December.iGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:23:24 GMTToyota promotes US execs, gives power to North American CEO (AP) — Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 13:58:16 GMTLaura Benanti stars in a 'a love letter to New York City' YORK (AP) — People recognize Laura Benanti on the street these days. They just don't know why.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:13:28 GMTPassengers hit in Scandinavia as strike at Norwegian expands (AP) — Thousands of passengers have been stranded across Scandinavia as a strike by pilots of Norwegian Air Shuttle continued for a fifth day.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:38:38 GMTMcDonald's to use chicken without certain antibiotics YORK (AP) — McDonald's plans to announce it will start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk that is not treated with rbST, an artificial growth hormone.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealth, 04 Mar 2015 14:56:46 GMTBritish government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that's prompted accusations that it is selling the family silver.By DANICA KIRKAtTravelLifestyleTrain travelGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomFranceCanadaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:02:00 GMTUN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet (AP) — Put down the donut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup.By MARIA CHENGiHealthScienceDiets and dietingDiet and exerciseNutritionLifestyleUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:22:15 GMTUN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 14:58:46 GMTSurvey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February (AP) — U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookLabor economyHiring and recruitmentEconomyPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:19:04 GMTConnecticut boosts tourism campaign in Northeast, less on TV, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut will increase its presence in Northeast cities to draw upscale tourists.tTravelLifestyleGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:38:06 GMTTrial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect begins with opening statements from prosecution (AP) — Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect begins with opening statements from prosecution.aGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:51:08 GMTUS stocks open lower as market heads for a second loss YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower, putting the market on track for a second day of losses.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 04 Mar 2015 14:42:50 GMTFrench nuclear industry in turmoil as manufacturer buckles (AP) — France's nuclear industry is in turmoil after the country's main reactor manufacturer, Areva, reported a loss for 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) — more than its entire market value.iBusinessGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:14:53 GMTBoston gets more snow, inches closer to record (AP) — Boston is inching closer to its snowiest winter on record.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:06:42 GMT'The Girl on the Train' is a runaway hit for Paula Hawkins (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 04 Mar 2015 14:59:28 GMTSuspected German member of Islamic State group arrested (AP) — Prosecutors say they have arrested a German suspected of being a member of the Islamic State group and undergoing weapons training with the extremists.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGermanySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:45:16 GMT2 killed in shootings at California nightclub, gas station BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas station.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:48:20 GMT'Guardians of the Galaxy' tops MTV Movie Awards nominations ANGELES (AP) — And you thought Hollywood's award season was over.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMTV Movie AwardsEventsAward showsProfessional soccerSoccerSportsMen's soccerMen's sports, 04 Mar 2015 15:03:37 GMTHundreds evacuated as wildfire in South Africa burns on (AP) — About 500 people fled their homes in South Africa's city of Cape Town as a wildfire defied rain and firefighters with smoke and flames rising for a fourth day Wednesday.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersSouth AfricaCape TownSouthern AfricaAfrica, 04 Mar 2015 15:03:07 GMTDubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future', United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future."htArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsTechnologyRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 04 Mar 2015 14:58:15 GMTGreek police guidelines on migration control spark confusion, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government has revoked new police guidelines on migration control after a wave of criticism from the opposition, saying they were issued without prior consultation.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:48:56 GMTMicrosoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 04 Mar 2015 13:59:37 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Suspect dons suit, long hair A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:28:51 GMT"Guardians of the Galaxy" tops MTV Movie Awards nominations ANGELES (AP) — And you thought Hollywood's award season was over.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMTV Movie AwardsEventsAward showsProfessional soccerSoccerSportsMen's soccerMen's sports, 04 Mar 2015 14:08:09 GMTBombing victims arrive for start of Boston Marathon trial (AP) — Dozens of victims of the Boston Marathon bombing settled into a courtroom Wednesday to witness Dzhokhar Tsarnaev go on trial for his life in one of the biggest terrorism cases in the U.S. since Oklahoma City nearly 20 years ago.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:49:59 GMTPolice: Officer shot and killed in 'ambush' outside Atlanta, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot and killed in an ambush outside Atlanta.aGeneral newsGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:55:30 GMTAll marriages halted in 1 of Alabama's largest cities after state high court bans gay weddings, Ala. (AP) — All marriages halted in 1 of Alabama's largest cities after state high court bans gay weddings.aGeneral newsMarriageWeddingsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOccasionsLifestyleAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:05:28 GMTKerry pushes back on Israeli criticism of Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pushing back against the Israeli prime minister's assertion that a developing nuclear deal with Iran should be scrapped.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionIsraelIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:57:40 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Prosecutor gives openings A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeTerrorismBombingsLaw and orderEventsWar and unrestBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:00:01 GMTSweet Briar College to close because of financial issues BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Sweet Briar College — a small, private school for women near the Blue Ridge Mountains — will shut down this summer because of financial issues.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:37:30 GMTMan killed by LAPD stole French identity, stirring questions ANGELES (AP) — Months before he was fatally shot by police, a man walked the streets of Skid Row, keeping those he encountered in the dark about his past bank robbery conviction, his wanted probation status or even that the false name he lived under had been purloined from a Frenchman years earlier.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceImmigrationTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:29:00 GMTCoal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens, Ukraine (AP) — An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryUkraineKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:12:21 GMTTsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing (AP) — His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 15:04:56 GMTBoehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues oppose, as he did Tuesday to avert defunding the Department of Homeland Security.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational securityLegislationPolitical organizationsCampaignsElectionsMilitary and defense, 04 Mar 2015 14:21:24 GMTBritish citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday.By BRAM JANSSEN and DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastIraqGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 Mar 2015 14:12:30 GMTOfficial: Mexico arrests Zetas leader Omar Trevino Morales CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers arrested the Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino Morales, alias "Z-42," on Wednesday, a federal official said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 14:20:04 GMTOhio pair in court on charges of locking up, abusing kids, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife from northeastern Ohio are due in court on charges that they kept three of their adopted children locked in bedrooms and abused them.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeOhioAshtabulaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 14:12:00 GMT