FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Feb 2015 18:19:09 -0800NHL players getting an education about blood clots (AP) — The doctor told Tomas Fleischmann he might never play hockey again. Blood clots that began in his leg had moved to his lungs and threatened not only his career but his life.iHealthSportsAthlete injuriesMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyMen's sportsAthlete healthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:32:30 GMTKurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityMuseumsBombingsImprovised explosivesTerrorismReligionSocial affairsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSyriaIraqMiddle East, 28 Feb 2015 01:17:26 GMTWhy would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself? CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionState legislatureCampaignsState governmentsObituariesPolitical issuesPolitical partiesLegislatureElectionsPolitical fundraisingState electionsPolitical organizationsMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:21:52 GMTMaria Sharapova withdraws because of stomach virus, Mexico (AP) — Top-seeded Maria Sharapova of Russia withdrew Friday before her Mexico Open semifinal against Caroline Garcia because of a stomach virus.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 00:29:08 GMTSenate approves 1-week funding bill for Homeland Security (AP) — The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational securityLegislationMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:26:44 GMTEx-Colombia president's allies convicted for spying ring, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's Supreme Court on Friday convicted two close aides of former President Alvaro Uribe for organizing a spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of some of the conservative leader's top opponents.By LIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsEspionagePolitical corruptionPolitical scandalsNational governmentsCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational courtsCourtsJudiciaryColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 01:00:00 GMTMcIlroy to miss cut at Honda Classic BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:04:08 GMTSome California farmers to go without federal water, Calif. (AP) — The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.By FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementAgriculture and the environmentState governmentsAgricultureWildlifeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesWater environmentCaliforniaFresnoSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:44:14 GMTSenate passes bill to ensure full funding for Homeland Security for 1 week (AP) — Senate passes bill to ensure full funding for Homeland Security for one week.wGovernment and politicsNational securityLegislatureLegislationMilitary and defense, 28 Feb 2015 01:22:25 GMTCavaliers will face Pacers without James, Irving (AP) — LeBron James was feeling sore enough after Thursday's victory that he joined Kyrie Irving in sitting out Friday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:41:21 GMTGOP, Dem senators offer bill challenging Obama on Iran (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Friday that would require a congressional review of any deal the Obama administration and other western powers strike with Iran on its nuclear program.By DONNA CASSATAwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIsraelIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 28 Feb 2015 00:31:12 GMTObama condemns 'brutal murder' of Russian opposition figure (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning the killing of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.wGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsRussiaMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:22:06 GMTBrowns agree to terms with quarterback Josh McCown Browns have agreed to terms with veteran quarterback Josh McCown on a contract.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Feb 2015 00:01:37 GMTDress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered ANGELES (AP) — A sheriff's official says deputies have recovered a dress that strongly resembles the custom dress taken from Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 28 Feb 2015 01:36:35 GMTFDIC closes Puerto Rico's Doral Bank; Banco Popular steps in JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico regulators shut down Doral Bank on Friday, with Banco Popular taking over most of the operations of what once the U.S. territory's fourth largest bank.By DANICA COTOiBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 00:12:36 GMTFormer US Rep. Rick Renzi reports to prison for 3-year term (AP) — Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi reported to a federal prison in West Virginia on Friday to begin serving a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessCrimePolitical corruptionPolitical issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderArizonaUnited StatesTucsonWest VirginiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:07:34 GMTPartial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding (AP) — The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Homeland Security Department late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyLegislationPolitical partiesImmigrationNational securityTerrorismGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:08:18 GMTUFC champion Ronda Rousey leads big surge in women's MMA ANGELES (AP) — Ronda Rousey spent a year as a bartender after she turned 21, partying every night and wondering what to do with her Olympic bronze medal in judo.By GREG BEACHAMaGeneral newsSportsWomen's martial artsMixed martial artsWomen's sportsMartial artsJudoLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:04:29 GMTGas prices soar in California as supply shrinks BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Gas prices are soaring in California in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labor unrest.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEnergy industryProduction facilitiesEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislature hearingsState governmentsLegislatureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEconomyCorporate newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaTorranceUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:00:11 GMTGolf Capsules BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy's first PGA Tour event in five months lasted only two days.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfWomen's sportsMen's sportsThailandSouth AfricaFloridaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouthern AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:21:38 GMTGunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:32:55 GMTDetentions of major Mexico drug chiefs in recent years captures or killings of top Mexican drug cartel leaders:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsArmed forcesArrestsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 00:55:00 GMTBill O'Reilly's partisan critics stepping up attack YORK (AP) — Following several stories questioning Bill O'Reilly's past reporting, a liberal media watchdog has ordered its researchers to comb through years of the Fox News Channel host's writings, radio and television shows and public appearances to find examples of inconsistencies.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAssassination of John F. KennedyTV newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEventsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical and civil unrestAssassinations, 28 Feb 2015 01:01:02 GMTAdministration circulates plans for possible DHS shutdown (AP) — The Obama administration is circulating procedures for how the Department of Homeland Security will operate in the event of a midnight shutdown.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defense, 28 Feb 2015 00:49:54 GMTToronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery, Fla. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders had surgery on his left knee Friday and could return to the team sooner than previously expected, perhaps in mid-April.By JEFF ODOMsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingAthlete healthEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Feb 2015 00:22:53 GMTNBA to release 'last 2 minutes' reports on crunch-time calls YORK (AP) — The NBA will begin revealing whether it determined referees' crunch-time calls to be right or wrong.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 28 Feb 2015 01:24:20 GMTProminent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead (AP) — Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government.By LAURA MILLS and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Feb 2015 01:44:47 GMTDaytona winner Logano takes Atlanta pole; 13 cars shut out, Ga. (AP) — Joey Logano is on quite a roll, following up his victory in the Daytona 500 by taking the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:41:35 GMTBulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesHealthMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Feb 2015 23:52:19 GMTCoroner: Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 teenagers' deaths, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said.aGeneral newsTroyDaytonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:27:20 GMTReaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh BEND, Ind. (AP) — Reaction to the death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who helped transform the University of Notre Dame while serving as its president from 1952 to 1987:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsObituariesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth BendUnited StatesIndianaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:19:52 GMTCongress tries 1-week bill to keep Homeland Security open (AP) — On a day of high drama, the Republican-controlled Congress struggled into the night Friday to pass emergency legislation to keep the Homeland Security Department in full funding for one week and avert a partial shutdown threatened for midnight.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationImmigration policyPolitical partiesNational securityImmigrationTerrorismGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:43:51 GMTLydia Ko shoots 61 in New Zealand Women's Open, New Zealand (AP) — Top-ranked Lydia Ko shot a course-record 11-under 61 on Saturday to take the early second-round lead in the New Zealand Women's Open.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfNew ZealandOceania, 28 Feb 2015 00:46:17 GMTGOP contenders push for military action against ISIS HILL, Md. (AP) — The Republican Party's leading presidential contenders on Friday promised conservative activists they would pursue aggressive military action to prevent the spread of global terrorism, including a renewed use of ground forces in the Middle East.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign aidState governmentsInternational relationsForeign policyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSyriaIsraelMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:29:45 GMTA look at some of Missouri Auditor Schweich's top findings CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tom Schweich released about 570 audits during his roughly four years as Missouri state auditor, which ended Thursday when he shot himself in what police describe as an apparent suicide. Those audits examined local school districts, municipal courts, state agencies and the offices of other statewide elected officials, among others.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsPrimary and secondary educationPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSchool administrationGovernment pensions and social securityOpen governmentEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEventsPolitical issuesMissouriJoplinSt. JosephUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 00:16:21 GMTBrowns, quarterback Josh McCown agree to terms on contract Browns have yet another new quarterback, and this one has a familiar last name.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootball, 28 Feb 2015 01:04:48 GMTRabbi accused of videotaping women resigns from university (AP) — An Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to videotaping nude women in a ritual bath in Washington has resigned from his post at Towson University in Maryland.wGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrime, 28 Feb 2015 01:03:56 GMTBryan Cranston becomes a producer of 'Finding Neverland' YORK (AP) — The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 28 Feb 2015 01:07:58 GMTAzarenka beats Venus Williams for 1st time at Qatar Open, Qatar (AP) — Victoria Azarenka defeated Venus Williams for the first time on Friday, rallying for a 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 victory to reach the final at the Qatar Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsQatarDohaMiddle East, 28 Feb 2015 00:05:55 GMTMexico gillnet ban taking effect to help endangered porpoise CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, a series of naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.iGeneral newsAnimalsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 01:09:10 GMTYellen meets with conservative groups unhappy with Fed (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen met Friday with a group of conservative activists who are unhappy with the way the central bank is conducting its interest-rate policies.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsPolitical activismEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical issues, 28 Feb 2015 00:18:59 GMTTribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes.By GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessRecreational drug laws and regulationsNative AmericansTribal governmentsEconomyGovernment regulationsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:33:32 GMTLawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas offered bonds (AP) — Attorneys say the federal government is loosening its crackdown on offering bonds for Central American immigrant mothers and children seeking asylum in the U.S., a shift that comes after a federal judge ordered a halt to a detention strategy aimed at deterring other illegal crossings. Immigrant advocates say the effect so far has been minimal: Most families can't afford to post bond anyway.By JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsImmigration policyLegal proceedingsImmigrationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:05:36 GMTWyly brothers ordered to give up $299 million in fraud suit YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a prominent Texas businessman and his brother's estate to pay $299 million after a federal jury New in York found they engaged in a massive fraud to evade taxes.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCrime, 28 Feb 2015 00:17:34 GMTNadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Feb 2015 01:38:57 GMTGoogle's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBloggingOnline mediaMedia, 28 Feb 2015 00:36:46 GMTAutopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds (AP) — An autopsy shows a 17-year-old girl who was killed by Denver police officers while driving a stolen car suffered four gunshot wounds.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:38:06 GMTObama bids farewell again to Attorney General Eric Holder (AP) — Eyes glistening, President Barack Obama bid an affectionate farewell Friday to Attorney General Eric Holder. It was a sequel to an emotional going-away at the White House last year, but this tribute came with a soulful surprise.By JIM KUHNHENNwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMusicEntertainmentLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:31:26 GMTJoey Logano follows Daytona win by taking pole in Atlanta, Ga. (AP) — Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after a qualifying session in which 13 drivers didn't get on the track after failing to pass inspection.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsDaytona 500Automobile racingNASCAREventsNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Feb 2015 01:11:08 GMTOsbourne exiting 'Fashion Police' after Zendaya hair flap ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne is exiting "Fashion Police," days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic's comments on Zendaya's dreadlocks.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityFashion design, 28 Feb 2015 00:17:13 GMT