FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:03:42 -08:00'Spotlight,' 'Big Short' win Writers Guild of America awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:16:41 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar contenders "Spotlight" and "The Big Short" won the top awards for screenwriting from the Writers Guild of America at a ceremony Saturday that was held in Los Angeles and New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46fd9b0b39bd40beb07a384db0c9c5b9Obama uses California's Sunnylands as Western White Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e572da74cece485895e2532faf55e805Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:53:51 GMTRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The guest list at Sunnylands reads like a roster of the rich and famous, from years past to today: Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Queen Elizabeth II, to name a few.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e572da74cece485895e2532faf55e805Suspect arrested in deadly stabbing of woman, 3 kidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a10e562904db40d29fdad9507749b334Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:34:23 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Police on Saturday arrested a fugitive suspected of stabbing his girlfriend and all three of her small children with a kitchen knife in a brutal attack at a hotel used as homeless housing, ending a four-day manhunt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a10e562904db40d29fdad9507749b334Unfazed by quake, Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb3243ceb854b45b8dec8a197a71d7fSun, 14 Feb 2016 06:11:22 GMTCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cb3243ceb854b45b8dec8a197a71d7fSeoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weaponshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af1d5baa80aa4104bf01e8bc9085618bSun, 14 Feb 2016 07:03:28 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af1d5baa80aa4104bf01e8bc9085618bThe Latest: Cruz, Trump offer closing arguments to SChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da14a755ee749498d56fca9a6da371bSun, 14 Feb 2016 05:59:24 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):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da14a755ee749498d56fca9a6da371bZach LaVine wins dunk thriller to cap All-Star Saturdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f2441932044275bd73810c8538b6fcSun, 14 Feb 2016 05:04:11 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Aaron Gordon soared over his mascot, but nobody flies higher than Zach LaVine in the slam dunk contest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f2441932044275bd73810c8538b6fcThe Latest: Sanders criticizes GOP position on court nomineehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa870d7a386491781ebf30596b60f90Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:45:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fa870d7a386491781ebf30596b60f90Group: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:43:45 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39d213eff78d43418e4da7f260f2b58eSharks build early lead, hold off Coyotes 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea051627e17b4960861d0c2f197fac18Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:25:56 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Matt Tennyson and Chris Tierney scored in the first period and the San Jose Sharks hung on to beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 on Saturday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea051627e17b4960861d0c2f197fac18No. 16 SMU snaps Gonzaga's 6-game streak with 69-60 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c47c6bfdb0f4dec973743993e33e602Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:19:25 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Nic Moore had 25 points and 11 assists to lead No. 16 SMU to a 69-60 victory over Gonzaga on Saturday night, snapping the Zags' six-game winning streak in a non-conference matchup of league leaders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c47c6bfdb0f4dec973743993e33e6022 charged in robbery gone wrong where arm was severedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be4e5e1374a04ea9bdcc7462fe014f6dSun, 14 Feb 2016 04:38:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Both people involved in a bizarre botched robbery over pricey sneakers have been arrested after the victim rammed the teenage robber with his SUV, severing his arm, police said Saturday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be4e5e1374a04ea9bdcc7462fe014f6dUN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36ec559216bd4101be1b4a02fcf7ffdeSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:42:56 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36ec559216bd4101be1b4a02fcf7ffdeGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77b50af5f04a4914a871399457694f59Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:12:10 GMTPEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson handled a strong ocean breeze and firm greens for a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take the lead going into the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77b50af5f04a4914a871399457694f59Today in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e4c2ced7f74b62bbdb652fbaec94c4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:00:55 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78e4c2ced7f74b62bbdb652fbaec94c4Seguin scores twice during big 2nd, Stars beat Capitals 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/035cf84f5c3d48828aa62eb12857e85dSun, 14 Feb 2016 05:53:13 GMTDALLAS (AP) — A week has made a big difference for the Dallas Stars.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/035cf84f5c3d48828aa62eb12857e85dSchumer slams Obama budget cuts to anti-terror fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:19:17 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would reduce funding for counterterrorism programs across the country by nearly $300 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0b104c58e1c4b1386a274b3662169bfTop-ranked Lydia Ko wins New Zealand Women's Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d23ae389621a474ba6126fa45be3fe97Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:47:55 GMTCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years Sunday, closing with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke victory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d23ae389621a474ba6126fa45be3fe97Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd78ac6d0ce4ff0b53ad3d9b5b34a2cSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:06:52 GMTInfluential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddd78ac6d0ce4ff0b53ad3d9b5b34a2cTeeth-chattering temps move in to northeastern UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0de5ae9a945e0b197cc18d321f466Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:34:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Bitter temperatures and biting winds had much of the northeastern United States bundling up this weekend and the brutal weather was blamed for a deadly interstate pileup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5f0de5ae9a945e0b197cc18d321f466Munn, Segel help film academy honor inventors, engineershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ab54e23a8847a3b0da27c0509f0624Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:39:57 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Subjects like rapid prototyping, 3-D texture painting and the intricacies of digital media review systems became comic material Saturday for Olivia Munn and Jason Segel, hosts of the film academy's Scientific and Technical Awards. Or at least they tried their best.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ab54e23a8847a3b0da27c0509f0624Debate Takeaways: Civil court discussion gives way to brawlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cdedaac1ab40cd8f0ff32c922cd24dSun, 14 Feb 2016 07:59:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday's Republican presidential debate was the perfect spot for GOP candidates to try and project legal gravitas after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cdedaac1ab40cd8f0ff32c922cd24dTexas Tech beats another Top 25 team, 84-66 at No. 21 Baylorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff0a6abb0e9249999cfad3da9012c488Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:33:24 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Tubby Smith's young players at Texas Tech are maturing and starting to win big games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff0a6abb0e9249999cfad3da9012c488AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adbd35697e04878bbefdf506208b39cSun, 14 Feb 2016 04:36:41 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5adbd35697e04878bbefdf506208b39cVenus Williams beats Misaki Doi to win Taiwan Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:17 GMTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Misaki Doi of Japan 6-4, 6-2 on Sunday to win the Taiwan Open without dropping a set in the tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91fbc1b217441bbb783fbda0c9a364eCentral African Republic voters seek leader to end chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21668f27c484434811c47c23b6160c9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:58:49 GMTBANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a21668f27c484434811c47c23b6160c9Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2396000582884da1a6d721976268e002Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:45:57 GMTPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2396000582884da1a6d721976268e002Kerry in Albania to press reformhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8ccce4344b94453a481f3944271a986Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:38:20 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8ccce4344b94453a481f3944271a986Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:30:49 GMTMUNICH (AP) — Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/882e2b18d9974a509b94d05edb81eeefPope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ddd88cc007346b58df0d6ca048c4da9Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:04:54 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ddd88cc007346b58df0d6ca048c4da9Some key opinions from Justice Antonin Scaliahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:10:59 GMTSupreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative and provocative judge who died at age 79, was known for pointed language, fiercely held opinions and a sardonic wit that at times invoked fairy tales, foreigners and hippies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/343e688a1394412da82ce4737f501edbBrazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b29313375f148b188bc0b8ab84b9589Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:02:10 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b29313375f148b188bc0b8ab84b9589Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1156ffb12e4e3b92ee706e83e81f20Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:55:48 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e1156ffb12e4e3b92ee706e83e81f20Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/635b2f7115284fa788918a5509a8d84aSun, 14 Feb 2016 09:43:19 GMTRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen says the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/635b2f7115284fa788918a5509a8d84aGOP candidates joust over foreign policy, immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0196aa4766bb4c15a8b6ad620557b8f4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:57:39 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidates jousted over immigration and foreign policy in a raucous debate that was shaken by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia hours before they took the stage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0196aa4766bb4c15a8b6ad620557b8f45 British men killed in road accident near Stockholmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b85d9258d94fd5a32983f0f090ccc7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:52:10 GMTHELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police say that the five people killed Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b85d9258d94fd5a32983f0f090ccc7LaVine exits All-Star stage for Kobe and the NBA's besthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:39 GMTTORONTO (AP) — Zach LaVine called it the best dunk contest ever, a showdown with Aaron Gordon that rivaled what Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins did.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ab537c8e91740e7864f8bc4392bf013In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaee8d759a874ca0afb0fb8a94219455Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:05:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aaee8d759a874ca0afb0fb8a94219455Justice Antonin Scalia, influential conservative, dead at 79http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22350284b84646f28875ffe2eb4af819Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:03:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died, leaving the high court without its conservative majority and setting up an ideological confrontation over his successor in the maelstrom of a presidential election year. Scalia was 79.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22350284b84646f28875ffe2eb4af819AP FACT CHECK: Republicans debaters on high court, economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6939150a7b04660af1050bd718dd85fSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:00:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential debaters misfired in assertions about Supreme Court nominees, Syria, immigration and more.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6939150a7b04660af1050bd718dd85fAfghans skirt strict rules to find love on social mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f6315d6e7ed4c83bdb2e0f4b0e29a16Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:32:08 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan civil activist Hadi Sadiqi had long been using social media to share news, commentary and his own musings on politics when he got into a heated exchange with another member of his Facebook forum.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f6315d6e7ed4c83bdb2e0f4b0e29a16India disappointed by US sale of F-16 fighters to Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:54:01 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said that it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and that it does not believe such an arms transfer will help combat terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1b02c33c04946cca70adc6edc762558India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6841d9486ea849c3a73c0e2c77705da7Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:38:13 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — India said it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6841d9486ea849c3a73c0e2c77705da7Dog gone: Frei set to host 27th, final Westminster telecasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — He's become the face of dogs, with a voice as gentle as a Saint Bernard, as friendly as a chocolate Lab.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd4e72a88a44b7b830c06a908ee33e4Getzlaf lifts Ducks to 3-2 win over Blackhawkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfd7bc5c8bb84ea7bcf5ab0e11fa5608Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:26:07 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks are on the back side of their longest road trip of the season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfd7bc5c8bb84ea7bcf5ab0e11fa5608The Latest: Obama offers condolences to Scalia sonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3af458df47b4ce3bce1c1beea30363aSun, 14 Feb 2016 04:39:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (all times EST):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3af458df47b4ce3bce1c1beea30363aLadd gets winner in shootout as Jets beat Oilers 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b652c863a0ef49cea4a6c2b70df14bd1Sun, 14 Feb 2016 06:19:43 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Andrew Ladd scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b652c863a0ef49cea4a6c2b70df14bd1Major cases heard by or scheduled for the Supreme Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:09:31 GMTSome of the major cases heard or scheduled to be heard this term by the Supreme Court. Justice Antonin Scalia's death casts uncertainty on the court's term. No rulings have been issued in any of these cases.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d337243cb2d42e2869af0287f851b03Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdf23c37102419e9cfb060e111e019cSun, 14 Feb 2016 08:08:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Saturday night he would seek to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, charging into a heated and likely prolonged election-year fight with Republicans. Obama said a nomination was "bigger than any one party."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2bdf23c37102419e9cfb060e111e019cOpposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16bfc42cb915437a83bbfb2fc3cd8ce6Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:45:19 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Opposition activists say Turkey has shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16bfc42cb915437a83bbfb2fc3cd8ce6