FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Jan 2015 12:20:44 -0800Fed stays 'patient' but voices new low inflation concerns (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but is signaling greater concern about excessively low inflation.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesFinancial servicesIndustries, 28 Jan 2015 19:00:48 GMTMan guilty of killing housemates whose bodies left to rot ANGELES (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder and other charges after the decomposed bodies of his two housemates were found behind a Los Angeles home.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:04:06 GMTLynch's next scripted answer: 'You know why I'm here' (AP) — A day after giving the same one-sentence response at Super Bowl Media Day, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch had another scripted answer to any questions.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports mediaNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootball, 28 Jan 2015 18:53:18 GMTHornets: Kemba Walker to miss 6 weeks after knee surgery, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker will miss a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:10:09 GMTAir Force probing alleged 'treason' remark by general (AP) — The Air Force says it is investigating an allegation that a two-star general told lower-ranking officers that passing information to Congress about the capabilities of the A-10 attack aircraft is tantamount to treason.By ROBERT BURNSwBusinessGovernment and politics, 28 Jan 2015 18:48:49 GMTLibya hotel attack signals growing reach of Islamic State, Libya (AP) — Militants loyal to the Islamic State group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a deadly and complex attack on a hotel in Libya's capital Tripoli, signaling an expansion of the jihadi group's reach in the chaotic North African state while raising questions about the extent of coordination with leaders in Syria and Iraq.By ESAM MOHAMEDiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsViolent crimeCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLibyaTripoliMiddle EastSyriaIraqNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Jan 2015 19:50:23 GMTGitmo officer: limits on female guards puts mission at risk MEADE, Md. (AP) — The commander of a top-secret Guantanamo prison housing unit testified Wednesday that two court orders barring female guards from jobs requiring physical contact with certain Muslim detainees could jeopardize the safety of his operation by limiting his staffing options.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defense, 28 Jan 2015 19:30:56 GMT2 more rounds of snow could be headed to New England (AP) — Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days as New Englanders are just digging out from a historic blizzard.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015EventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:37:56 GMTMarlins finalize $2 million, 1-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:06 GMTAttorney: Consider client's anguish in Toyota crash (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man whose Toyota rammed into another car in 2006, killing three people, says the man has been wracked by guilt over the crash.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:36:25 GMTSupreme Court halts 3 upcoming executions in Oklahoma (AP) — The Supreme Court has ordered Oklahoma to postpone lethal injections executions using a controversial sedative until the court rules in a challenge involving the drug.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:48:25 GMTForecasters: 2 rounds of snow could be headed to New England (AP) — Forecasters are watching two weather systems that may bring significant snow in the coming days as New Englanders are just digging out from a historic blizzard.aGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 18:45:24 GMTSheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app (AP) — A sheriffs' organization is broadening its concerns about the popular Waze (pronounced "ways") mobile traffic app. Now it says a feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby police cruisers not only presents a threat to police safety, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets.By EILEEN SULLIVANhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyPoliceLaw enforcement agencies, 28 Jan 2015 19:17:01 GMTFeds issue new policy for snowmobiles in national forests, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has issued a new policy requiring forest managers to limit where snowmobiles can go by specifically designating what areas are open.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsForestsEnvironment and natureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBoiseIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:30:30 GMTVenezuela's No. 2 distances himself from defecting bodyguard, Venezuela (AP) — The powerful head of Venezuela's congress moved Wednesday to distance himself from a bodyguard who defected to the United States and reportedly has implicated his former boss as head of drug ring of political and military officials.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimePolitical defectionsCrimeOrganized crimeGovernment and politicsSmugglingVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:58:41 GMTCalifornia declares electronic cigarettes a health threat, Calif. (AP) — California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in pushing back against the fast-growing device.By FENIT NIRAPPILhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessSmokingMedical technologyState legislaturePublic healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyLegislatureState governmentsProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 20:05:45 GMTGreece, eurozone creditors gear up for clash over bailout, Greece (AP) — Greece's new radical left government has shot the first salvo in what is expected to be a tough clash with fellow eurozone countries over budget cuts that Athens says are choking the life out of its economy.By DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsEconomyPersonnelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsFinancial marketsDebt and bond marketsGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 28 Jan 2015 19:38:14 GMTPort Authority sets new passenger record at airports, N.J. (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has broken its airport passenger record for the second straight year.tTravelLifestyleRecord setting eventsCustomer statisticsEconomic outlookEconomyGeneral newsCorporate newsBusinessNew York CityNewarkNew JerseyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 18:46:59 GMTFugitive treasure hunter nabbed in Florida after 2-year hunt treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was arrested in Florida after more than two years on the lam, authorities said Wednesday.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFugitivesArrestsCrimeLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationColumbusFloridaWest Palm BeachOhioCentral AmericaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 20:06:55 GMTRoush Fenway looks to rebuild after rough 2014 season, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing enters a season of rebuilding following a self-described "brutal" 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards defection to Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year.By STEVE REEDsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 18:56:53 GMTEx-Los Alamos scientist gets 5 years in nuke spy sting, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison and three years of supervised releaseBy RUSSELL CONTRERAShtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyWeapons technologyLegal proceedingsNuclear weaponsEspionageLaw and orderUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryWeapons of mass destructionCrimeVenezuelaSouth AmericaLos AlamosUnited StatesAlbuquerqueLatin America and CaribbeanNew MexicoNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:18 GMTUS stocks mixed after Fed statement stocks edged mostly lower in afternoon trading Wednesday following the Federal Reserve's latest policy announcement. The central bank reiterated that it will be patient in raising rates from record lows, but it also voiced new concerns about low inflation.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesStock marketsPricesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:49:27 GMTRaul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro is demanding that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate it for damages before the two countries re-establish normal relations.iGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaCosta RicaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:44:48 GMTAuthorities say fugitive paid cash for long-term hotel stay say a treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was paying cash for the Florida hotel room where he and a companion lived for more than a year.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsFugitivesLaw and orderCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsProducts and servicesCorporate newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaColumbusWest Palm BeachOhioCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 19:53:16 GMTBrady fighting cold, not worried about health for Super Bowl, Ariz. (AP) — Tom Brady is dealing with a cold four days before the Super Bowl but says he'll be OK.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainmentProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:43:40 GMTControversial French comic tells court he seeks peace (AP) — Controversial French comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala has told a court he wants "to make peace" with critics who have accused the 12-times convicted performer of anti-Semitism and inciting racial hatred.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:17 GMTYemen rebels beat, detain demonstrators in capital, Yemen (AP) — Rebels who control the Yemeni capital beat back dozens of people marching in protest against them on Wednesday, firing automatic rifles in the air and striking protesters with batons and knives.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 20:02:18 GMTVanderbilt rape verdicts signal support for assault victims, Tenn. (AP) — The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCollege footballCrimeSex in societyWomen's sportsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballSocial issuesSocial affairsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 20:05:18 GMTBenzino arrested after gun found in bag at Atlanta airport (AP) — Police say former reality television star Benzino was arrested at the Atlanta airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentArrestsCelebrityLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:38:35 GMTMonitor to probe shootings into moving cars by Denver police (AP) — An independent city official who monitors the Denver Police Department says he will investigate its policies and practices related to shooting at moving vehicles after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:46:45 GMTTexas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slaying, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a twice-convicted murderer are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop his upcoming execution in Texas, saying he's mentally impaired.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeTexasHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:23:10 GMTComparing US Federal Reserve's views on rate rise timing comparison of the Federal Reserve's statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting December 16-17:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesFinancial servicesIndustries, 28 Jan 2015 19:17:33 GMTPolice: Man arrested in wrong-way accident knew he was drunk (AP) — Authorities say a Phoenix man arrested in a wrong-way freeway accident in which a fire department dispatcher was fatally injured had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.aGeneral newsAccidentsArrestsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 18:49:00 GMTNY Assembly considers rewriting rules after speaker's arrest, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver's 21-year reign as the speaker of the New York state Assembly is ending — a tectonic shift in state government that many reform-minded lawmakers say provides an opportunity rewrite Albany's political playbook.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsArrestsState legislatureLaw and orderCrimeLegislatureAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:26:04 GMTToyota recalls 52,000 Avalon sedans for fire risk, Calif. (AP) — Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsTorranceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:55:05 GMTBoeing reports 4Q profit of $1.47 billion on airplane sales (AP) — Demand for commercial airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide margin and offsetting weakness in the defense business.By DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnergy industry, 28 Jan 2015 19:59:47 GMTMain Denver airport bans sale of marijuana-themed souvenirs (AP) — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.By KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGift shoppingGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeShoppingLifestyleConsumer products and servicesDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:48:06 GMTPerry: Ongoing felony case won't delay 2016 preparations, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won't delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run.By WILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:22:01 GMTRomney courts middle class, jabs Clinton in Mississippi (AP) — Mitt Romney is renewing his pledge to fight for the poor and middle class in a speech that questions Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton's foreign policy and economic credentials.By STEVE PEOPLESfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaigns2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingGovernment policyInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 18:46:26 GMTFed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economy (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows even as the U.S. economy moves steadily closer to full health.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyEconomic policyRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 20:05:06 GMTMom charged with murder after dead baby found in recycling, Mich. (AP) — A woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center after she gave birth in a garage has been charged with murder and child abuse.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:26 GMTFed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates from record lows but noted that inflation remains below its target even as the U.S. economy improved.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:52:31 GMTMaui fisherman reels in tiger shark, gets bitten, Hawaii (AP) — A 20-year-old Maui fisherman is recovering after being bitten by an 8- to 10-foot tiger shark while he was trying to throw it back to sea.aGeneral newsSharksFishAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleOutdoor recreationHawaiiWailukuUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:11:59 GMTChicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute (AP) — Ernie Banks fans got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played after the statue of the Hall of Famer was placed in a downtown plaza Wednesday.By DON BABWINsSportsObituariesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:47:13 GMTBrian Barnhart returns as head of IndyCar race control (AP) — IndyCar on Wednesday returned Brian Barnhart to his former role as head of race control.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Jan 2015 19:51:05 GMTUN can't reach residents of Islamic State's de facto capital NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it cannot deliver aid to 600,000 people in two Syrian cities controlled by the Islamic State group.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 28 Jan 2015 19:13:50 GMTAide says Argentine prosecutor didn't trust security detail AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The man who gave prosecutor Alberto Nisman the gun that killed him said Wednesday that Nisman feared for the safety of his adult daughters and didn't trust the policemen protecting him.By DEBORA REYiGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 18:59:55 GMTBrazil's biggest city may cut water service to 2 days a week PAULO (AP) — The worst drought to hit Brazil's biggest city in decades may leave residents with water service only two days a week.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Jan 2015 19:26:45 GMTMobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement (AP) — The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.By JENNIFER C. KERRhtBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeGeneral newsFraud and false statements, 28 Jan 2015 19:57:43 GMTText of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday (AP) — Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:wBusinessGeneral newsPricesLabor economyEconomic outlookEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustries, 28 Jan 2015 19:24:26 GMT