FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:48:36 -08:00A reporter covers 2 decades of tumult in the Middle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8aa14f35a2d44fa9f05aed9819ba205Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:35:52 GMT"And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East" (Simon & Schuster), by Richard Engelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8aa14f35a2d44fa9f05aed9819ba205The Latest: Coastal communities braces for moderate floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91fe38e9ac0d4a20a080b1f0d86cc6c0Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:26:50 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the snowstorm that's moving into the Northeast (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91fe38e9ac0d4a20a080b1f0d86cc6c0US stocks fall sharply; energy sector sinks along with oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83d8e5c84dfa4de482aec6444bcc2b01Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:27:23 GMTU.S. stocks fell sharply in morning trading Monday, weighed down by steep losses in technology, financial and energy stocks. The slide followed sharp drops in Europe and set the market on course for its second big loss in a row. Crude oil prices slumped again.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83d8e5c84dfa4de482aec6444bcc2b01Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de442dda426149f0b280f65debef3eb4Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:03:25 GMTMINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de442dda426149f0b280f65debef3eb4The Latest: Austrian official warns of migrant limitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31e1519b6fa2458d98c8982404453d1dMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:19:44 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31e1519b6fa2458d98c8982404453d1dDisplaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e9e8a9a4ea4f158e7297b9b31c3ce2Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:25:15 GMTDIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Azize Calis is pleading for peace.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83e9e8a9a4ea4f158e7297b9b31c3ce2Colorado's battle over tax limits could shape future growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27a0e9e9ff28437abf4218d2ed292aafMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:32:23 GMTDENVER (AP) — By 2030, Colorado's population will grow from 5 million to 7 million people, thanks in part to a strong and diverse economy, the state's famed Rocky Mountain quality of life, and its constitutionally-mandated low taxes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27a0e9e9ff28437abf4218d2ed292aafObama seeks $250M to help Puerto Rico fight Zikahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7ee3f957889451c8032080d16dd9c3bMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:20:20 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Obama administration is seeking $250 million in federal funds to help Puerto Rico fight an increase in Zika cases after the governor declared a public health emergency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7ee3f957889451c8032080d16dd9c3bAudi tearjerker, 'Puppymonkeybaby' among Super Bowl winnershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f184bb4801e44b0b92714552d685d292Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:23:31 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it's a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f184bb4801e44b0b92714552d685d292Feds find Fiat Chrysler gear shifters can confuse drivershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44484db7beed43958a7b0a54242e3529Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:44:45 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Electronic gear shifters on some newer Fiat Chrysler SUVs and cars are so confusing that drivers have exited the vehicles with the engines running and while they are still in gear, causing crashes and some serious injuries, U.S. safety investigators have determined.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44484db7beed43958a7b0a54242e3529Ian Mader named AP's news editor in Floridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd373c9c660404795cfd13dbfd2f766Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:45:28 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Ian Mader, a veteran foreign correspondent with a reputation for breaking news and challenging reporters, has been named The Associated Press Florida news editor based in Miami.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9dd373c9c660404795cfd13dbfd2f766French ex-minister in court over tax fraud, money launderinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0a1b6cdc714ed3a5cff50be9cde874Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:22:26 GMTPARIS (AP) — Jerome Cahuzac was the face of France's fight against tax evaders — until he was forced to acknowledge that he himself was dodging taxes, hiding money in tax havens around the world.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb0a1b6cdc714ed3a5cff50be9cde874Book Review: 'Find Her' is latest novel by Lisa Gardnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1df899a0834273b027007d5c4bea93Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:32:14 GMT"Find Her" (Dutton) by Lisa Gardnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d1df899a0834273b027007d5c4bea93'Georgy Girl' writer Margaret Forster has died. She was 77.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bd13e17b7ec466193436e4046943ac3Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:35:52 GMTLONDON (AP) — Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bd13e17b7ec466193436e4046943ac3US stocks open lower; energy sector sinks along with oilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfb9e87491f415f8f5867b1670d9784Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:16:33 GMTU.S. stocks moved broadly lower in early trading Monday, putting the market on track for its second sizeable loss in a row. Technology, financial and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. The slide followed steep drops in Europe. Crude oil prices slumped again.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cfb9e87491f415f8f5867b1670d9784The Latest: Cruise ship passengers describe storm, damagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fc7689b664e4c6a9be6b69cb7f821cdMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:58:34 GMTMIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0fc7689b664e4c6a9be6b69cb7f821cdKnicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42db22dfd04343c6aef23e2c0d66dd3aMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:16:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have fired coach Derek Fisher midway through his second season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42db22dfd04343c6aef23e2c0d66dd3aVatican stresses policy role of sex committee after ousterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06eb2da340304c179eb99a8a5534c5f2Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:18:20 GMTVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission stressed Monday that its sole purpose is to propose initiatives to protect children from pedophiles, after it effectively suspended a member who advocated a more activist role.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06eb2da340304c179eb99a8a5534c5f2Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed Italian studenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/783c7cd5215747f89f740d7a1979d770Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:24 GMTROME (AP) — Italy kept up its pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient "truths" in the case.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/783c7cd5215747f89f740d7a1979d770King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/293208afd82e49fab51efb1ce8c923aeMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:37:10 GMTSOCHI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/293208afd82e49fab51efb1ce8c923aeFor the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45804b133d454ee4be5530cf425374eeMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:27:59 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45804b133d454ee4be5530cf425374eeFlavor Flav to face Vegas judge in DUI, speeding, pot casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a6d3c5161eb4407ad723c13d2404037Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:33:35 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — The entertainer Flavor Flav is due to face a Las Vegas judge on misdemeanor driving under the influence, speeding and marijuana possession charges stemming from a vehicle stop last May.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a6d3c5161eb4407ad723c13d2404037State seeks delay in 3 Freddie Gray trials, pending appealshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13b04015e8904dd0b1040ee3ad95836aMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:05:46 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to delay the trials of three police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case until appellate courts decide if another officer can be compelled to testify against them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13b04015e8904dd0b1040ee3ad95836aDubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dfd443603cf454988b07228e2112724Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:46:09 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privatize some government services in the oil-rich country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dfd443603cf454988b07228e2112724Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24a15adf1da24ffbb8324cd83a01ab25Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:16:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back in mid-December. The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate from record lows, and it signaled the likelihood of four more hikes in 2016.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24a15adf1da24ffbb8324cd83a01ab25Suspect in murder of dismembered Spaniard in Thai custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42cb46249ad4a2991f4d17c5c984830Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:01:00 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was in Thai custody Monday after being arrested in Cambodia, where he fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered over several days from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42cb46249ad4a2991f4d17c5c984830Source: Top Cuban player left team in Dominican Republichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7fe03484cd94dbeb882b08bf25f64c2Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:00:51 GMTA baseball official in the Dominican Republic says star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel has abandoned his team following the Caribbean Series.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7fe03484cd94dbeb882b08bf25f64c2Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominate Super Bowl adshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e5de69d1069400eb444d7f1b2a83f95Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:18:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — From a strange creature called "Puppymonkeybaby" to a tear-inducing Audi ad, Super Bowl ads ran the gamut this year from offbeat humor to heartfelt messages.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e5de69d1069400eb444d7f1b2a83f95Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af589a8859e4aa482a8cbd2f850d3c7Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:20:04 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Chinese and others around Asia flocked to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on Monday, the first day of the Lunar New Year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af589a8859e4aa482a8cbd2f850d3c7The Latest: Death toll in sinking off Turkey now at least 27http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c9dc27897c4e6aae2105e5f6788109Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:22:23 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c9dc27897c4e6aae2105e5f6788109Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drillshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc09ba37f07247e58a391f414b9a75b8Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:34:02 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled troops across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc09ba37f07247e58a391f414b9a75b8Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6404cf0452a043b58eeed3eb80e97e06Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:35:44 GMTLONDON (AP) — When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6404cf0452a043b58eeed3eb80e97e06Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e8a3b438c5445aead07fdd7de7a99f8Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:12:28 GMTNASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Encouraged by Marco Rubio's stumbles, the Republicans' second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats' Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e8a3b438c5445aead07fdd7de7a99f8New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac8004fa59864ec99c1701fea5f23cd1Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:10:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac8004fa59864ec99c1701fea5f23cd1Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/623b62a2febc4a5096199ab39d20d00eMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:38:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/623b62a2febc4a5096199ab39d20d00eThe Latest: NYC policeman gets choked up while testifyinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59a8734a52604f6a9786d4a89aa7d0b8Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:09:13 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged in the deadly shooting of an unarmed man (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59a8734a52604f6a9786d4a89aa7d0b8Cruise ship damaged by wind in Atlantic; no guest injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0269be91e4e34ba2a632da6c4fcb712fMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:41:45 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship ran into high winds and rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean, forcing passengers to stay in their cabins, but no injuries were reported.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0269be91e4e34ba2a632da6c4fcb712fPuerto Rico to receive $250M from US govt to fight Zikahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d7035ef7ac4d81b95683295affe410Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:22:19 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is to receive $250 million in federal funds to fight an increase in Zika cases after the governor declared a public health emergency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79d7035ef7ac4d81b95683295affe410Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House runhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2576a79345944c04842ff4529eb5cec2Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:05:26 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2576a79345944c04842ff4529eb5cec2Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a83462508a8455c9c194c140a9604ecMon, 08 Feb 2016 16:24:12 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — As some cities make the decision to shed Confederate monuments, some Alabama lawmakers want to prohibit those removals unless legislators say it is OK.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a83462508a8455c9c194c140a9604ecApollo Education to go private in $1.1B dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1582dc72c274679bf5104730dc20c6bMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:18:30 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education is being taken private in a $1.1 billion deal by a consortium led by private investment firm The Vistria Group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1582dc72c274679bf5104730dc20c6bThe Latest: Bush ad hammers Kasich on guns, defense spendinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d76245c342f45a09243b89edd251403Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:14:34 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d76245c342f45a09243b89edd251403The Latest: Trump speaks to smaller group in Salem, NHhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e20216c47b9421ebfa982ab355a4d6eMon, 08 Feb 2016 15:43:43 GMTMANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e20216c47b9421ebfa982ab355a4d6eThe Latest, cruise ship damage: Passenger 'shaking all over'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be542dcfc9fe44acb2f8c6040cec9783Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:09:03 GMTMIAMI (AP) — The Latest on a cruise ship that was damaged in bad weather in the Atlantic Ocean (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be542dcfc9fe44acb2f8c6040cec9783Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24d8086ec77a4483bb594b840951d2a0Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:08:46 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24d8086ec77a4483bb594b840951d2a0Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2476bdefe60d464796e788c425052c91Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:17:01 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2476bdefe60d464796e788c425052c91Chechen Special Ops in Syria says republic's leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6655313fbbb04bd8b3322cf1f7fc4560Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:05:53 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — The strongman leader of Russia's Chechen republic says special operation units from his region have infiltrated the Islamic State group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6655313fbbb04bd8b3322cf1f7fc4560NYC cop on trial for fatal stairwell shooting takes standhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63dfeb1625ce42e687b326c8d36ed472Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:49:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A police officer took the stand Monday to give his account of the deadly shooting of an unarmed man in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63dfeb1625ce42e687b326c8d36ed472Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c503b6ed3743afa6e155a4ee59daf5Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:36:40 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The second winter storm in four days to hit the Northeast centered on New England on Monday, bringing howling winds and coastal flooding and threatening Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts with up to 18 inches of snow.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00c503b6ed3743afa6e155a4ee59daf5Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Colognehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9bde7609ca44d1902acbf3eba9d044Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:58:48 GMTCOLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities that took place amid heightened security following robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9bde7609ca44d1902acbf3eba9d044