FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Jan 2015 08:51:54 -0800Wynton Marsalis' JALC Orchestra to tour South America YORK (AP) — The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will tour South America in March for the first time in 10 years.By CHARLES J. GANSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentSouth AmericaVenezuelaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:01 GMTArgentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsCrimeLegislatureGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 27 Jan 2015 16:25:36 GMTNative American students reportedly harassed at hockey game CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota-based beer distributor has released a statement of apology after Native American grade-school students reported being harassed at a Rapid City Rush hockey game.aGeneral newsSportsHockeyNative AmericansRapid CitySouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:32 GMTAttorney: Ex-Vanderbilt player took photos, innocent of rape, Tenn. (AP) — A defense attorney for a former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape says his client took "deplorable" photos of the assault but did not take part in it.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeCollege footballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:44:37 GMTOxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery, Ivory Coast (AP) — Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.By ROBBIE COREY-BOULETiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWest AfricaIvory CoastLiberiaAfricaGuineaSierra Leone, 27 Jan 2015 16:39:19 GMTUN: 2 killed, 6 hurt in northern Mali protest, Mali (AP) — A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead and six wounded, according to a U.N. official.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 15:48:51 GMTIran sends warning to Israel via US officials, Iran (AP) — Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTehranIsraelIranSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:46 GMTMental evaluation ordered for boxer Jermain Taylor ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge has ordered a mental evaluation for champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:24 GMTUS consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January (AP) — U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsLabor economy, 27 Jan 2015 16:12:00 GMTAmerican Airlines tops Street 4Q forecasts WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is logging record profits and rewarding shareholders just one year removed from bankruptcy court and a big merger.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:43:04 GMTGrain mixed, livestock higher (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuenday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:53:22 GMTNortheast blizzard wasn't a bust, but it was a miss for many the wild world of winter weather, location is everything. So small last minute changes in the air morphed what was supposed to be crippling feet of snow into a handful of inches. Fearful forecasts turned into apologies.By SETH BORENSTEIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsScienceWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEvents, 27 Jan 2015 16:25:16 GMTSomalia: Al-Shabab leader says he has quit terror group, Somalia (AP) — A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab with a $3 million bounty on his head has announced he has quit the insurgency and renounced violence perpetrated by the al-Qaida-linked group.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 15:40:20 GMTObama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.By JULIE PACEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesForeign policyNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaSyriaRiyadhJiddahMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:58 GMTGunmen storm Libyan hotel; 5 foreigners, 3 guards dead, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing at least five foreigners and three guards, officials said.By ESAM MOHAMEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccommodationsTravelLifestyleLibyaTripoliMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 15:55:44 GMTBodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact, Ga. (AP) — Three days after Bud Runion posted an ad on the website Craigslist that he was seeking to buy a 1966 Mustang convertible, he and his wife set out for a small farming community in southern Georgia to meet with a potential seller. Then they vanished.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:29:50 GMTMost Broadway theaters reopen Tuesday in New York City YORK (AP) — Most Broadway theaters reopened Tuesday, a day after a heavy snow wiped out shows in New York for one night.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherPerforming artsEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:52:37 GMTQ&A: Opera star Deborah Voigt writes of turbulent life YORK (AP) — Soprano Deborah Voigt keeps a picture of herself performing alongside tenor Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera — both as a treasured memory of a great triumph and as a stark reminder of her emotional troubles. They were playing twins, Sieglinde and Siegmund, in Richard Wagner's "Die Walkuere," but Voigt seems nearly twice Domingo's size.By MIKE SILVERMANeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsBooks and literature, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:38 GMTPurported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live."By ZEINA KARAM and YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanJordanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:23 GMTMonarch butterflies rebound in Mexico, numbers still low CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies that reached wintering grounds in Mexico has rebounded 69 percent from last year's lowest-on-record levels, but their numbers remain very low, according to the World Wildlife Fund.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsScienceButterfliesWildlifeForestsWeatherEnvironmental concernsInsectsAnimalsZoologyBiologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:52 GMTBoston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing found (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said.tTravelLifestyleBostonFloridaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:41:37 GMTAppeals court weighs suit in US Marshals shooting (AP) — An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that's unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriNational courtsPoliceCrimeEventsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:40:29 GMTKraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports mediaNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:38:37 GMTA sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeast look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast as of Tuesday morning after a massive winter storm:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015EventsProvidenceBostonNew York CityRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettsNew York, 27 Jan 2015 16:17:47 GMTLeaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe HolocaustEventsPolandRussiaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Jan 2015 16:15:08 GMTNASCAR's Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers says he is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following open heart surgery last month.By STEVE REEDsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesNASCARAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:31:12 GMT2016 Brit Open's Royal Troon to review male-only membership, Scotland (AP) — Royal Troon Golf Club, the host of the 2016 British Open, says it will review its male-only membership policy.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's golfMen's golfBritish Open GolfGolfMen's sportsEventsScotlandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Jan 2015 15:40:29 GMTHowling blizzard slams Boston area; New York mostly spared (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning.By BOB SALSBERG and DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015StormsEventsNew JerseyNew YorkMassachusettsPhiladelphiaBostonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 27 Jan 2015 16:13:48 GMTOrders for US durable goods fell 3.4 percent in December (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped sharply in December, dragged lower by a big decline in demand in the volatile commercial aircraft category.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomic outlookEconomyProduction facilitiesLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:05:18 GMTFamed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.By MEG KINNARDaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:02:52 GMT2 Rwandan army officers deny charges of public incitement, Rwanda (AP) — Two officers in Rwanda's military have pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting insurrection against the government.iGeneral newsRwandaKigaliEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Jan 2015 16:43:21 GMTNortheast residents digging out, moving on from snowstorm of the busy Northeast corridor were left to deal with a storm that packed a winter wallop of heavy snow and high winds for some and left others with more typical snow accumulations.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherU.S. Nor'easter 2015State governmentsAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsEventsGovernment and politicsPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTransportationGovernment regulationsMassachusettsNew York CityBostonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Jan 2015 16:01:50 GMTRebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.By JIM GOMEZiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestTerrorismArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLegislationPoliceReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseDiplomacyInternational agreementsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 16:28:09 GMTObama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority (AP) — A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries.By CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLabor negotiationsEconomyPersonnelEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:17 GMTPakistani military says its airstrikes killed 53 militants (AP) — Pakistan's military says its air force killed 53 militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asia, 27 Jan 2015 16:16:31 GMTImagine Dragons to give surprise performance on plane YORK (AP) — Imagine Dragons is ready to rock you — in the sky.tTravelLifestyleMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:15 GMTResidents want special prosecutor in police shooting of teen (AP) — A day after Denver police shot and killed a 16-year-old girl in a stolen car, some residents are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the officers who opened fire.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:45:13 GMTDemocrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now (AP) — A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March.By DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsPolitical partiesWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:52 GMTLawmakers consider replacing NY speaker following charges, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in New York's state Assembly are expected to call for replacing their longtime leader, Speaker Sheldon Silver, following federal corruption charges.aGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsState legislaturePolitical issuesLegislatureState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:44 GMTThe latest on the Northeast snowstorm A.M. ESTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsU.S. Nor'easter 2015Winter weatherStormsWeatherRail travel disruptionsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrain travelAir travel disruptionsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsEventsTransportationLocal governmentsTravelLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityPhiladelphiaMassachusettsNew JerseyBostonMaineRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 27 Jan 2015 15:51:28 GMTOfficers shot at Minnesota city building OK, gunman dead HOPE, Minn. (AP) — Two police officers who were shot by a gunman inside a suburban Minneapolis city building are expected to recover.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:33:41 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 42 US states amid broad hiring (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 42 U.S. states last month, the latest sign that strong hiring is boosting job opportunities nationwide.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 15:57:15 GMTHouse GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration (AP) — House Republicans plan to vote to authorize legal action against President Barack Obama over his executive actions on immigration.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislaturePolitical partiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:47:25 GMTRomania's spy chief who backed security laws resigns, Romania (AP) — The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:43 GMTBP executive takes stand in Gulf oil spill penalty trial ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive has taken the stand as lawyers for the oil giant make their case for a federal Clean Water Act penalty well under the $13.7 billion maximum for the 2010 Gulf oil spill.By KEVIN McGILLaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:28 GMTBoehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weeks (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:13:29 GMT1 of 4 boys who fell into icy Maryland pond dies, Md. (AP) — One of four boys who fell into an icy pond outside Baltimore over the weekend has died, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:42:22 GMTDow plunges after weak earnings, econ news Dow Jones industrial average has dropped nearly 400 points in late morning trading after disappointing earnings reports and a surprise drop in orders for long-lasting goods.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial markets, 27 Jan 2015 16:22:17 GMTUS new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December (AP) — Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome buyingConstruction sector performanceLabor economyEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeResidential real estateLifestyleLeading economic indicatorsProfessional servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:04:27 GMTGowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi (AP) — The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says the inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.By MATTHEW DALYwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSubpoenasPolitical partiesLegislatureLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessPolitical organizationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 27 Jan 2015 16:19:39 GMT