FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 13 Feb 2016 07:14:21 -08:00Russian FM pessimistic on Syria truce chances, 13 Feb 2016 13:40:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia's foreign minister sounded a pessimistic note Saturday on chances of securing a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria within a week as planned, putting the chances at less than 50 percent. Latest: Lavrov says all sides in Syria are guilty, 13 Feb 2016 13:09:54 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local): killed when car going wrong way slams into SUV in Ohio, 13 Feb 2016 15:07:02 GMTDAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police say five people are dead after a car going the wrong way on an Ohio interstate slammed head-on into an SUV., faulty police cruisers are driving officers crazy, 13 Feb 2016 14:14:11 GMTNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Holes in the floorboards. Cracks in fenders and bumpers. Metal that sticks out of torn seats and rips uniforms. Gas gauges that don't work. Radio equipment that malfunctions. Occasional breakdowns. Peeling paint. bodies pulled from toppled Taiwan building; 1 missing, 13 Feb 2016 10:56:09 GMTTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers have pulled out 114 bodies from the rubble of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan's oldest city, leaving only one missing, authorities said Saturday, a week after the disaster. in love, elephant damages 15 cars in southern China, 13 Feb 2016 10:09:41 GMTBEIJING (AP) — After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars. PM: West rekindling the Cold War, 13 Feb 2016 12:30:33 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions. Latest: Polish leader says beefed-up NATO is necessary, 13 Feb 2016 10:54:08 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local): Weiwei art project in Berlin features refugee life vests, 13 Feb 2016 14:52:13 GMTBERLIN (AP) — An art installation by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Berlin showcases thousands of used life vests by refugees from the Greek island of Lesbos. kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital, 13 Feb 2016 10:16:56 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad. waters are teeming with plastic particles, study finds, 13 Feb 2016 15:01:10 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The waterways surrounding New York City are a soup of plastic, ranging from discarded takeout containers down to tiny beads that end up in the food supply, according to a new report by an environmental group. refugees, finding work in Europe an uphill battle, 13 Feb 2016 11:22:38 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Antonio Piani appears to have beaten the odds stacked against refugees finding work in Europe, but the hotel where he works was set up specifically to employ people like him. peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic vote, 13 Feb 2016 13:48:25 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out across Central African Republic on Saturday, delivering voting materials to polling stations and stepping up security ahead of a historic presidential runoff election. say boarding school kept them in isolation boxes, 13 Feb 2016 14:58:15 GMTIOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A boarding school for troubled teenagers in Iowa that is being investigated by the FBI routinely kept pupils in small concrete "isolation boxes" for days or weeks and wouldn't let them out unless they sat in a specific posture for 24 hours, according to several former students. meeting seen by Russians as significant, 13 Feb 2016 13:49:50 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Russians ranging from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to ordinary citizens are seeing the landmark meeting of the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches as having significance far beyond religious doctrine. Latest: Ukraine leader says Russia in different universe, 13 Feb 2016 10:41:15 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):'s Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing, 13 Feb 2016 14:42:26 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing. advances to final of Taiwan Open, 13 Feb 2016 09:56:30 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open. band kicks off rescheduled tour after Paris carnage, 13 Feb 2016 12:45:41 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Jesse Hughes, frontman of the U.S. band whose Nov. 13 gig at the Bataclan theater in Paris was stormed by Islamic extremist suicide bombers killing 89 people, says "my friends died very beautifully, they died very well, with great courage." Latest: Baton Rouge police say 2 officers, suspect shot, 13 Feb 2016 14:18:59 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on police shooting in Baton Rouge (all times local): shot dead after stabbing soldier, bystander, 13 Feb 2016 13:05:48 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said. to play Vinci in St. Petersburg final, 13 Feb 2016 14:54:43 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Latest: Lavrov says Russia, US is crucial in Syria, 13 Feb 2016 12:49:53 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local): presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal, 13 Feb 2016 11:15:40 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal. Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb, 13 Feb 2016 14:46:06 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing. ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says, 13 Feb 2016 11:24:37 GMTKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said. Latest: And then there were 6; GOP 2016 field narrows, 13 Feb 2016 13:39:57 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race, with the focus turning to South Carolina and the Republican debate on Saturday night (all times local): Latest: Pope greets faithful on 1st full day in Mexico, 13 Feb 2016 14:49:54 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local): lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault, 13 Feb 2016 14:02:21 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday. Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontation, 13 Feb 2016 13:57:03 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Baton Rouge police say two officers, one suspect hospitalized with gunshot wounds after confrontation. opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch, 13 Feb 2016 12:54:05 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. adapt to limits on their ability to call timeouts, 13 Feb 2016 14:44:47 GMTKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coaches are still getting accustomed to a new NCAA rule that restricts them to calling timeouts only when the ball is dead. The new wrinkle has produced some interesting scenarios down the stretch of close games. Coogan film at Berlin fest puts death penalty on trial, 13 Feb 2016 12:39:26 GMTLONDON (AP) — Is it possible to discuss an emotive topic like the death penalty with both passion and reason? Steve Coogan hopes so. 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks, 13 Feb 2016 14:08:52 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said. troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo, 13 Feb 2016 12:26:58 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city. in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack, 13 Feb 2016 14:59:02 GMTKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Rebels in northeast Congo killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, a local activist group reported Saturday, the latest attack in a region the United Nations says is facing deteriorating security. News Guide: Diplomats push as Syria battlefield shifts, 13 Feb 2016 13:47:15 GMTDiplomats from a dozen countries, led by the United States and Russia, are struggling to make progress in Syria, even as fighting in the north sends tens of thousands fleeing and threatens a deepening humanitarian crisis. Next month, Syria's civil war will reach the end of its fifth year, and its consequences continue to reach new and disastrous levels. Rescuers suspend search after second mine collapse, 13 Feb 2016 13:44:39 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — The manager of a collapsed South African mine says rescuers were forced to suspend a search for three people trapped underground for more than a week. military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier, 13 Feb 2016 12:03:42 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site. Indian soldiers, 5 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting, 13 Feb 2016 11:15:17 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said. Rouge police say 2 officers, 1 suspect shot, 13 Feb 2016 14:43:15 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two Baton Rouge police officers who were shot early Saturday during a confrontation with a suspect are hospitalized in stable condition, police said. looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing, 13 Feb 2016 13:19:37 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing. injured in French casino robbery; 4 gunmen at large, 13 Feb 2016 11:40:31 GMTPARIS (AP) — Police are searching for four gunmen who stormed a casino in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence, causing several injuries and stealing cash before fleeing. Iraqi Shiite cleric calls for government reforms, 13 Feb 2016 10:34:25 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for government reform Saturday, demanding greater accountability and threatening to withdraw from the political process if his proposal is not accepted and the government does not show results within a year. "Fire at Sea" open at Berlin Film Festival, 13 Feb 2016 11:52:55 GMTBERLIN (AP) — The documentary "Fire at Sea," about the Italian island of Lampedusa where thousands of immigrants arrive in Europe, opens as one of two documentaries in competition for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival. 5 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attack, 13 Feb 2016 10:46:21 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least five security personnel have been killed by Taliban insurgents who attacked their checkpoints in the southern Helmand province. Latest: Russian PM links migrants, terror threat, 13 Feb 2016 10:07:45 GMTMUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local): takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria, 13 Feb 2016 12:47:15 GMTMUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places. media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syria, 13 Feb 2016 14:31:59 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister says his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported Saturday. multitude of woes, Egypt leader says democracy is back, 13 Feb 2016 13:49:30 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president said Saturday that his country has established democratic and constitutional rule after years of turmoil following the 2011 uprising, but rights groups say he has presided over an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.