FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Feb 2017 03:52:31 -08:00Hawaii bill would ban licenses for some foreign fishermen, 23 Feb 2017 09:44:15 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal with the potential to cripple the state's commercial fishing industry after an Associated Press investigation found foreign fishermen confined to boats and living in subpar conditions. musician makes mics in Russia using Kalashnikov machinery, 23 Feb 2017 09:41:27 GMTTULA, Russia (AP) — Claims of hacking by the Russian state may be feeding international tensions, but they've given Californian musician David Brown a great icebreaker when selling his line of Russian-made microphones. military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militants, 23 Feb 2017 10:02:23 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi military spokesman: Special forces enter Mosul's sprawling Ghazlani military base amid clashes with IS militants. for US resident held in Iran calls him a 'hostage', 23 Feb 2017 09:54:37 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Washington-based lawyer for a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran has described him as a "hostage." Helen Bailey's partner jailed for 34 years for murder, 23 Feb 2017 11:47:57 GMTLONDON (AP) — The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been sentenced to at least 34 years in prison for murdering her and dumping her body in a cesspool at their home. hands 15-year prison terms for 8 in alleged IS plots, 23 Feb 2017 09:25:53 GMTAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's state security court has sentenced eight men to 15-year prison terms for involvement in alleged plans by the extremist Islamic State group to attack a military airport, military personnel, foreign aircraft and foreign embassies in the kingdom. official: Explosion kills 8 in city of Lahore, 23 Feb 2017 11:39:26 GMTLAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Explosives in a building under construction ignited Thursday, ripping through a market in an upscale neighborhood in the eastern city of Lahore, killing eight people, officials said. It was not immediately clear whether the explosives were meant to be a bomb or were merely stored in the building. Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airport, 23 Feb 2017 10:19:05 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on the Iraqi government forces' battle to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):'s huge protests cause rifts among families, friends, 23 Feb 2017 09:40:09 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Video editor Mihnea Lupan lives just around the corner from his mother, but their views on the massive anti-corruption protests shaking Romania are miles apart. Denmark, first blasphemy charge since 1971, 23 Feb 2017 10:40:12 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish prosecutor says a 42-year-old man in northern Denmark has been charged with blasphemy for allegedly burning the Quran and posting a video of it on Facebook. race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump, 23 Feb 2017 08:57:16 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains. to decide on SKorea extradition within a month, 23 Feb 2017 10:55:45 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's top prosecutor says a decision whether to meet a South Korean extradition request for the daughter of the former confidante of South Korea's president, is expected within a month.'s new president appoints prime minister, 23 Feb 2017 09:50:48 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a political newcomer as the prime minister just before he departed to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip since he was inaugurated. police forces enter Mosul airport, seize runway, 23 Feb 2017 09:31:53 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal police pushed their way into the perimeter of Mosul International Airport on Thursday, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants hunkered down in several airport buildings, police officials said. Things to Know for Today, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:53 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Trump visits center for minority-owned businesses, 23 Feb 2017 08:55:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump is learning more about economic policy as she takes on a more visible role in and around Washington. Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months, 23 Feb 2017 11:37:48 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country. authorities arrest man over several hoax bomb alerts, 23 Feb 2017 10:09:07 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities say they have arrested a man over several hoax bomb calls that sparked major security alerts and the evacuation of key buildings. court jails activist over melee at premier's house, 23 Feb 2017 11:47:13 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court on Thursday sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on charges of committing violence at a protest she helped lead outside of Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence three years ago. Korean state media say China dancing to US tune, 23 Feb 2017 10:18:05 GMTTOKYO (AP) — North Korea's state-run news agency issued a tough critique of China on Thursday, suggesting Beijing's criticism of the North's recent missile test and suspension of imports of North Korean coal are tantamount to the actions of an enemy state "dancing to the tune of the U.S." makes good on space station delivery a day late, 23 Feb 2017 10:47:03 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station. Asian Games are very topical in tropical East Timor, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:30 GMTSAPPORO, Japan (AP) — For Alpine skier Yohan Goutt Goncalves, the chance to be East Timor's sole representative at the Asian Winter Games was too good to pass up, even if it meant missing the world championships. shares listless as Fed minutes fail to sway investors, 23 Feb 2017 09:14:58 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — World stock markets were drifting in listless trading Thursday as the latest Fed minutes left investors unmoved. says new Cyprus peace talks meetings 'in due course', 23 Feb 2017 11:10:59 GMTNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Nations says dates for new meetings to get Cyprus peace talks back on track will be announced in "due course." court orders arrest of president's leading critic, 23 Feb 2017 10:38:02 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for a senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs. closes 2016 with best net profit in 4 years, 23 Feb 2017 09:15:40 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol has reported its best annual earnings in four years as it booked fewer impairment charges related to low oil and gas prices. After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church, 23 Feb 2017 09:42:08 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Because he had to leave his day job late, the pastor of a South Carolina church canceled his weekly Bible study class. That move may have averted a second round of deadly shootings after nine worshippers had been killed at another black church. teens block schools, protesting police violence, 23 Feb 2017 11:21:44 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris teenagers have blockaded 16 city high schools with burning garbage cans and makeshift barricades to protest the alleged rape of a young black man with a police baton and other police abuse. If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties, 23 Feb 2017 10:34:43 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations although he says Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea. opposition boycotts parliament, 23 Feb 2017 10:48:47 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's main opposition Democratic party has boycotted parliament in their street protest calling for free and fair elections. hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:51 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script? PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kids, 23 Feb 2017 10:55:50 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm signals the arrival of an abandoned baby. A new infant is joining the ranks of toddlers being raised in the center. strike snarls traffic in Athens, 23 Feb 2017 09:34:50 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Metro, urban rail and tram workers in the Greek capital have walked off the job for 24 hours to protest legislation that would allow the Athens transport organization to make commercial use of stations. African center offers hope for abandoned babies, 23 Feb 2017 10:27:13 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Outside an old house in a battered Johannesburg neighborhood, a hatch door slams shut and an alarm signals the arrival of an abandoned baby. A new infant is joining the ranks of toddlers being raised in the center. Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base, 23 Feb 2017 11:04:12 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants. federal police say British hacker arrested in London, 23 Feb 2017 10:17:47 GMTBERLIN (AP) — A 29-year-old Briton was taken into custody in London on a European arrest warrant issued by Germany on suspicion of a carrying out a cyberattack on Deutsche Telekom, federal police said Thursday. San Jose residents return to waterlogged homes, 23 Feb 2017 09:39:44 GMTSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Some residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose. 1,300 officials prosecuted for graft last year, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:33 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Nearly 1,300 officials were sent to trial last year in Romania in corruption cases with damages amounting to 260 million euros ($273 million), the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor said Thursday names conservative judges to Supreme Court, 23 Feb 2017 10:51:52 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias. seek corporate help for Myanmar's Rohingyas, 23 Feb 2017 09:05:42 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country's treatment of its Rohingya minority, which the U.N. has said may be "crimes against humanity." protest, China says will address army veterans' issues, 23 Feb 2017 10:25:00 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's defense ministry said Thursday it expects economic growth and a strengthened social security system to solve problems faced by former soldiers, following reports of new street protests by disgruntled veterans who say they've been denied their promised retirement benefits. Israel to conclude Arab car ramming wasn't attack, 23 Feb 2017 10:07:17 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media say a preliminary investigation by Israeli officials has determined that an Israeli Arab driver who struck and killed a policeman last year did so unintentionally, prompting calls for senior officials to resign for calling him a terrorist. first lady's praise for school removed amid scandal, 23 Feb 2017 09:51:49 GMTTOKYO (AP) — An endorsement by the wife of Japan's prime minister of a new elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views has been removed from the school's website amid an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land. reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in Carolinas, 23 Feb 2017 11:36:25 GMTMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — More rusty reptiles are popping up in the Carolinas. erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens, 23 Feb 2017 11:13:48 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.'s PSA seeks to be 'European car champion' with Opel, 23 Feb 2017 10:00:39 GMTPARIS (AP) — The chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the purchase of General Motors' European car business and pledged to work with governments and unions worried over job cuts., Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet, 23 Feb 2017 09:55:42 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of U.S. and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors. makes good on space station delivery a little late, 23 Feb 2017 11:29:22 GMTCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Korea calls Malaysian investigation 'full of holes', 23 Feb 2017 10:28:14 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea on Thursday slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia's probe is full of "holes and contradictions." State graduate assistants petition for union, 23 Feb 2017 10:53:35 GMTUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State graduate student assistants are seeking union representation.