FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:04 -0800Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army chief, cut short a trip to Ethiopia to return to Cairo Friday, as state television broadcast the arrival of the bodies of slain soldiers in coffins draped with Egyptian flags.By ASHRAF SWEILAM and MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:04 GMT'Foyle's War' returns for a final, satisfying season ANGELES (AP) — The end is at hand for "Foyle's War," the absorbing, impeccably produced World War II-era series that moved smoothly from crime to spy drama as the years passed.By LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 30 Jan 2015 19:33:11 GMTIcahn: Taj Mahal benefit cuts are 'essential sacrifice' CITY, N.J. (AP) — The billionaire investor who is acquiring the Trump Taj Mahal says benefit cuts imposed by a bankruptcy court judge are "an essential sacrifice that must be made" to keep the casino open.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsLabor issuesPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:14:49 GMTUS spokesman: Gunman in fatal Afghan attack was in uniform (AP) — The killing of three American aircraft mechanics at the Kabul airport was done by a man in an Afghan uniform who was killed at the scene of the shooting, the Pentagon said Friday.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesKabulCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:14:38 GMTJudge won't unseal documents in California family deaths BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday denied news media requests to unseal documents in the case of a slain family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert. He also ruled that the defendant may represent himself.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:15:48 GMTCarnegie Mellon alumnus kills student girlfriend, then self (AP) — Police say a Carnegie Mellon alumnus fatally shot his graduate student girlfriend before committing suicide inside their off-campus apartment.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:06:16 GMTNational labor board backs union in Taj Mahal benefits fight CITY, N.J. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board is siding with the casino workers' union in a federal court battle over health care and pension benefits for employees of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsEmployee benefitsLabor issuesPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:44:21 GMTPilots at American and US Airways approve joint contract (AP) — Pilots at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a single labor contract, a step toward combining workforces at the two carriers, which merged in December 2013.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessWages and salariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelOwnership changesCorporate newsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:32:52 GMTSmoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April ORLEANS (AP) — In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy.By CAIN BURDEAUaGeneral newsSmoking bansSmoking laws and regulationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:32:31 GMTSons of woman who died on smoke-filled subway file lawsuit (AP) — The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 30 Jan 2015 18:34:45 GMTMeet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.By WILSON RINGaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityMunicipal governmentsLegislatureGovernment and politicsSeniorsGovernment business and financeLocal governmentsVermontRutlandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:29:31 GMTNo. 2 Virginia, Bennett poised for another ACC title run Bennett guided Virginia to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 38 years with a foundation in defense, smart play and hard work.By AARON BEARDsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsProfessional basketballVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:19:39 GMTDems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel — an archenemy of Iran — to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program.By CHARLES BABINGTON and DEB RIECHMANNaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsIsraelPhiladelphiaMiddle EastPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:55:15 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 30 Jan 2015 19:35:20 GMTSale of Deflategate chocolate football nets $20K for charity (AP) — A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriot's "Deflategate" scandal has ended up raising $20,000 for charity.By JOE MANDAKaFood and drinkOdditiesSportsLifestyleCharity fundraisingFootballPhilanthropySocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 30 Jan 2015 19:26:57 GMTJudge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is mentioned.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeProfessional footballNFL Super BowlViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFootballEventsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:43:14 GMTTaliban claim Kabul attack that killed 3 Americans, 1 Afghan, Afghanistan (AP) — The gunman who killed three American contractors at the Kabul airport was in an Afghan uniform and was subsequently killed, a U.S. military spokesman said.By AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Jan 2015 19:01:00 GMTMichigan Lottery drawings have some people seeing double, Mich. (AP) — One day's Michigan Lottery drawings had some people seeing double.aOdditiesLotteriesGeneral newsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:17:25 GMTKerry to visit Ukraine, Germany next week (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Ukraine next week to show U.S. support for the government as Ukrainian troops fight pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.By MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsGeneral newsUkraineMoscowKievMunichRussiaGermanyMinskDonetskUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeBelarusNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:54:33 GMT2 Ex-Penn St. rugby players get probation in team shed arson, Pa. (AP) — Two former Penn State rugby players have been sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service on charges they torched the team's storage shed because they were unhappy with their coach.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsArsonRugbyCrimeState CollegePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:48:01 GMTCarroll says decision is Sherman's if baby arrives early (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityProfessional footballEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootball, 30 Jan 2015 19:27:09 GMTFrench fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists (AP) — It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisTerrorismCrimeEventsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsFranceParisSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 18:30:01 GMTNew lottery tickets come with a side of bacon _ scent, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's new scratch-and-sniff lottery ticket is off to a sizzling start.By HOLLY RAMERaFood and drinkOdditiesLifestyleLotteriesGeneral newsNew HampshireManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:55:09 GMT35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens YORK (AP) — Thirty-five years after a 6-year-old boy disappeared in Manhattan, ushering in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:44:25 GMTList: 10 Super Bowl ads you'll be talking about YORK (AP) — It's almost show time.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlCelebrityEventsTelecommunicationsIndustriesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNFL footballProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jan 2015 19:47:49 GMTKansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:00:36 GMTWisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaWisconsinSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:37:31 GMTErnie Banks left lasting memories for teammate Williams (AP) — After paying his respects to Ernie Banks on Friday, Billy Williams thought about all the good times they had together.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:57:32 GMTUS mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 Census (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year Census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.By JEFF KAROUBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityUnited States CensusCensusesLegislatureImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsDemographicsUnited StatesDetroitNorth AfricaMichiganMiddle EastNorth AmericaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 19:47:41 GMTGermany to Greece: Don't mess with us over debt, austerity, Greece (AP) — Greece and its European bailout creditors were in open dispute Friday, with Germany bluntly rejecting suggestions the heavily-indebted country should be forgiven part of its rescue loans and warning against "blackmail" from Athens.By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGreeceCyprusAthensBerlinGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Jan 2015 19:19:58 GMTRoger Goodell: NFL to hire chief medical officer (AP) — The NFL will create the new position of chief medical officer to oversee all the league's health policies.sSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jan 2015 18:45:29 GMTVenezuela confirms it downed plane near Aruba, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's military confirmed that it shot down over the Caribbean Sea a small civilian plane believed to be carrying drugs.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVenezuelaArubaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCaribbean, 30 Jan 2015 19:21:26 GMTBlackhawks Hall of Famer Stan Mikita has brain disorder (AP) — The family of Stan Mikita said Friday that the Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer has been diagnosed with a suspected brain disorder and is "facing some serious health issues."By CARYN ROUSSEAUsSportsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:25:56 GMTAhead of election, Israel issues West Bank building tenders (AP) — Israel's settlement watchdog group said Friday that the government has issued hundreds of tenders for housing units in the West Bank, an area the Palestinians demand for their future state, a move that comes several weeks before Israel's national election.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyInternational agreementsElectionsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsContracts and ordersCorporate newsBusinessGovernment business and financeWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 19:03:52 GMTArtillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk, Ukraine (AP) — Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed.By BALINT SZLANKO and PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineDonetskMinskBelarusKievEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 18:44:53 GMTCuba's Los Van Van on the go, coming to once-hostile Miami BEACH, Florida (AP) — Los Van Van, one of Cuba's greatest dance bands, once made history of a sort just by playing in Miami, overcoming city attempts to ban the concert and braving thousands of enraged protesters to put on a concert in the heart of anti-Castro activism.By GISELA SALOMONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCubaMiamiFloridaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:30:58 GMTWoods posts 82, highest score of his pro career, Ariz. (AP) — Tiger Woods never looked more lost on the golf course Friday on his way to an 82, the worst score of his career.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:56:33 GMTUN chief urges African leaders not cling to power ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsEthiopiaEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Jan 2015 19:08:20 GMTJury dismissed in Texas veterans parade crash trial, Texas (AP) — A Midland judge says jurors have been dismissed and motions are pending in the trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck a veterans parade float.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVeteransAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:48:35 GMTSome Arizona officials score free Super Bowl tickets (AP) — Tickets for the Super Bowl are in hot demand and running for several thousand dollars, but some Arizona elected officials are getting the perk of going for free or at face value.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsTravelLifestyleArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:21:46 GMTShake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut YORK (AP) — Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries.By JOSEPH PISANIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleCorporate stockConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:53:07 GMTHouse Democrats' new message on the economy: We told you so (AP) — Democrats' new message on America's economic recovery is: We told you so, and we're going to keep telling you so.By CHARLES BABINGTONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesHouse electionsEconomyPolitical organizationsIsraelPhiladelphiaMiddle EastPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:39:46 GMTWhite House: Monitoring of released Taliban 'updated' (AP) — The U.S. has "updated" its efforts to monitor Taliban detainees released from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for an American soldier because of concerns that they may be seeking to return to the battlefield, the White House said Friday.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaQatarNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 19:36:37 GMTColorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs.By KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsState legislatureGovernment welfare systemsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsGovernment business and financePersonal spendingPersonal financeLegislationColoradoDenverWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 18:41:16 GMTEx-rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop's leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap, was arrested early Friday on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck and fleeing the scene of the crash near Los Angeles.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHit-and-runViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:39:40 GMTAfrican Union postpones report on South Sudan atrocities ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry into the conflict said Friday.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsSouth SudanEthiopiaNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaSudanMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 18:22:22 GMTNumber of Las Vegas visitors in 2014 climbs to 41.1 million VEGAS (AP) — A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:13:35 GMTProspective juror has sympathy for Tsarnaev, cites young age (AP) — Many of the first 100 prospective jurors questioned in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have said they can't be impartial because they already believe he's guilty or have a personal connection to the attack that would make it difficult to be objective.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:10:40 GMTComedian Tig Notaro is star of Sundance doc, host of awards CITY, Utah (AP) — Don't ask comedian Tig Notaro about her approach to hosting the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony. The closing event is Saturday night, but she hasn't even thought about it.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalDocumentariesEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 19:44:00 GMTObama orders stricter flood standards for federal projects (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal projects to meet stricter standards for withstanding flooding that scientists say could worsen because of climate change.By JOSH LEDERMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceClimateEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental concernsFloodsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAtmospheric scienceEarth scienceAccidents and disasters, 30 Jan 2015 19:24:34 GMT