FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:29:30 -0800Robinson hits late runner, Pitt tops No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8a92be39764983a6ffc7478ddd737aPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's James Robinson took an elbow to the face from a teammate, a shot to mouth from Notre Dame's Demetrius Jackson and a metaphorical punch to the gut when the eighth-ranked Irish turned an eight-point deficit into a one-point lead with 31 seconds left on Saturday.By WILL GRAVESsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b8a92be39764983a6ffc7478ddd737aSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:44:16 GMTRescue of 2 injured hikers underway on Mount Hoodhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72def0c5cc944db2a5b95234d4be7ce8PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a rescue operation is under way on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72def0c5cc944db2a5b95234d4be7ce8Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:05:17 GMTSeahawks 1 win away from 1st Super Bowl repeat in 10 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac017f2af2245cc87a1df2c56e36629PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Pete Carroll stood at a podium in a New York City hotel, less than 12 hours after his Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. He spoke about what would happen next.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ac017f2af2245cc87a1df2c56e36629Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:50:56 GMTYemen president refuses to reconsider resignationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fc6c8933e8402190d657cad3287471SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president will not reconsider his resignation, despite pressure for him to do so by rebels who control the capital and who he says are holding him "at gunpoint," an official close to him said Saturday.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fc6c8933e8402190d657cad3287471Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:41:24 GMT3 men shot in Afghanistan worked for North Carolina firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/280b4a48e8204f0e8cd90cc8c8d580ceFAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina-based firm says it employed the three military contractors who were shot to death earlier this week in Afghanistan.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFayettevilleAfghanistanNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/280b4a48e8204f0e8cd90cc8c8d580ceSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:55:34 GMTBritish actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cde79539d454e30ae35ddf55d3efc91LONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cde79539d454e30ae35ddf55d3efc91Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:47:40 GMTMan ordered to trial in alleged necrophilia slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d32fc01b7ec4837bd38aac202ef9c2fEASTON, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says he's considering a mental health defense for a Pennsylvania man charged with homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of his stepdaughter.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEastonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d32fc01b7ec4837bd38aac202ef9c2fSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:15:49 GMTMan arrested in murder case of body parts found in luggagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241b4b63d31a4dda9462062c973467abSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241b4b63d31a4dda9462062c973467abSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:16:46 GMTRevel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals termshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de869fbf8e38486ba143a04b34f1633bPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de869fbf8e38486ba143a04b34f1633bSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:56:22 GMTMan arrested after body parts found in suitcasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4846da562747455faa15a2c450f18598SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police arrested a man on suspicion of murder Saturday in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4846da562747455faa15a2c450f18598Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:14:50 GMTChrabascz rallies No. 25 Butler over Marquette 72-68 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c11168055b4e818f17fa42dd151d5fMILWAUKEE (AP) — Andrew Chrabascz scored 30 points and No. 25 Butler overcame a 10-point deficit in the final 4:21 of regulation to beat Marquette 72-68 in overtime over Marquette in a Big East Conference game on Saturday.By JIM HOEHNsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27c11168055b4e818f17fa42dd151d5fSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:48:01 GMTVatican investigates 2 cases of child porn possessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0812f2577fea472d8286693e13d13bddVATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican investigated two cases of child pornography possession in the past year, officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsChristianityReligionCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderSocial affairsSex in societySocial issuesVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0812f2577fea472d8286693e13d13bddSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:03:00 GMTFirst glimpse of 2015 F1 season as pre-season testing beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cd19f795fad4d1697c122c3ca584683JEREZ, Spain (AP) — With six weeks to go before the start of the Formula One championship, the first pre-season testing session in Jerez will offer early clues as to whether any team can stop Mercedes from crushing its rivals again.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cd19f795fad4d1697c122c3ca584683Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:03:24 GMTNot so 'Good to Go' when man gets $18,000 toll bridge billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1245035028c14f98970b0ec65a0b2222POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man says he just paid more than $18,000 in bridge tolls for his son who crossed the 520 bridge daily for work but never got a Good To Go pass.aGeneral newsOdditiesTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1245035028c14f98970b0ec65a0b2222Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:50:07 GMTJapan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/706b3204962e4136a98d4a69977def9dTOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been omitted. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those sensitivities — typical of the kind of self-restraint shown here to avoid controversy.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentHostage situationsOnline mediaAccidents and disastersNatural disastersAnimation and comicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMediaJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/706b3204962e4136a98d4a69977def9dSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:34:18 GMTLowest prices on last-minute Super Bowl tickets near $9,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1905539123b4bfda338ef9369326eecPHOENIX (AP) — In previous years, the scenario for getting Super Bowl tickets at a reasonable price was simply waiting until the last possible minute to buy.By TIM BOOTHaGeneral newsPersonal financeSportsBusinessNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootballPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1905539123b4bfda338ef9369326eecSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:39:33 GMTNiang leads No. 15 Iowa State past TCU 83-66http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc688269168a4ed4a4a7154155bc7c04AMES, Iowa (AP) — Georges Niang scored 23 points, floor leader Monte Morris added 16 and No. 15 Iowa State pulled away in the second half to beat TCU 83-66 on Saturday.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsAmesIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc688269168a4ed4a4a7154155bc7c04Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:06:01 GMTColumn: Brady the greatest ever in SB? Not so fasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4bd9c6c8699447a8d68e3ee5db1af2dPHOENIX (AP) — His teammates were mostly showered and gone, but Tom Brady was having trouble even bringing himself to move. He sat in front of his locker in Indianapolis, pulling on a pair of boots with a pained look seemingly etched on his face.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4bd9c6c8699447a8d68e3ee5db1af2dSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:01:21 GMTBalloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494979c748a748cba1862e2f1bc8c6b4ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsScienceOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAlbuquerqueAtlantic OceanNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/494979c748a748cba1862e2f1bc8c6b4Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:54:30 GMTNBA great backing marijuana legalization campaign in Ohiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa251f1a0f84241932494373552c75bTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson, a former current NFL player and a prominent fashion designer are among the investors in a group that wants to legalize marijuana use in Ohio, organizers of the campaign announced.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsSportsMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOhioToledoColumbusCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa251f1a0f84241932494373552c75bSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:45:32 GMTGreek leader tamps down rhetoric, vows to pay off debtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46f3f8371ab24481a304675556087b22ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A day after Greece appeared on a collision course with its creditors, new radical left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has tamped down the rhetoric by vowing to pay off debts and not act unilaterally.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46f3f8371ab24481a304675556087b22Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:07:24 GMTPacioretty, Price, Canadiens top Capitals for 5th win in rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387a21f8ca524b629463ef6ebcacfbb0MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored 3:08 into overtime, Carey Price made 36 saves and the Montreal Canadiens edged the Washington Capitals 1-0 Saturday for their fifth straight win.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/387a21f8ca524b629463ef6ebcacfbb0Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:38:44 GMTJapan 'indignant' over purported video of hostage beheadinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2f996ef4d9487894a3920697f1e6feTOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed outrage Sunday over a video purportedly from the Islamic State group that shows a militant beheading hostage Kenji Goto.iGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b2f996ef4d9487894a3920697f1e6feSat, 31 Jan 2015 22:04:41 GMTAuthorities review video of fatal parking lot run-inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3079155a221449ac9f687dc390f3959cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's investigators Saturday were reviewing a video of an incident in which hip-hop music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one, that may help provide clarity on whether Knight was the victim or attacker in his most serious run-in with the law to date.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3079155a221449ac9f687dc390f3959cSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:46:03 GMT6-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; nobody hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b436eca49141d3a0100688e5da627bNEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn warehouse fire has been raised to six alarms as more than 200 firefighters fight the blaze that sent smoke billowing over the New York borough and across the East River into Manhattan.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaManhattanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10b436eca49141d3a0100688e5da627bSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:21:51 GMTEwan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e81d7a2a3c543e3bf43906a3bd9abe5PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia's imagined story of Jesus's journey through the desert even more striking.By LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSundance Film FestivalEventsPark CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e81d7a2a3c543e3bf43906a3bd9abe5Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:12:13 GMTEx-spy chief wanted in Colombia for wiretaps surrendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fad471cc43da4246bb03e4b82636d795BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The former head of Colombia's intelligence agency ended several years on the run and surrendered to face charges of spying on opponents of former President Alvaro Uribe.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsEspionagePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimePolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryBogotaPanamaColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fad471cc43da4246bb03e4b82636d795Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:24:52 GMTSuspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condomshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edef8af4401848c2af2106926a815b45NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women.aOdditiesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edef8af4401848c2af2106926a815b45Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:09:54 GMTChile's president pushes to ease ban on all abortionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820d8bc6baad4b6dae67e64edc540092SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The president of Chile has sent legislation to Congress proposing to loosen the socially conservative South American nation's total ban on abortions.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820d8bc6baad4b6dae67e64edc540092Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:52:32 GMTIslamic State fighters admit defeat in Syrian town of Kobanihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e40bed75a74b688425a5e60c24a305BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77e40bed75a74b688425a5e60c24a305Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:30:02 GMTAttorney: Video exists of 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c70fb044084bd1b1674f7b5d8afb6bLOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Marion "Suge" Knight says there's video of an incident in which the hip-hop music mogul hit two men with his pickup truck, killing one.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c70fb044084bd1b1674f7b5d8afb6bSat, 31 Jan 2015 19:35:28 GMTMan arrested in San Francisco suitcase with human remainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c9078dea5164a2a9054e01a4fb28976SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police have arrested a man in connection with a suitcase found on a downtown street stuffed with dismembered human remains.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c9078dea5164a2a9054e01a4fb28976Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:37:41 GMTNew York Assembly facing historic change in leadershiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb48e62b0d80467bb5abc9165897c839ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The contest to succeed longtime New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was supposed to be an open process, giving lawmakers two weeks to mull their options.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsBronxAlbanyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb48e62b0d80467bb5abc9165897c839Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:29:59 GMTPresident: Egypt faces long fight to defeat Sinai militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9042f0aa7234b38a5361251d859bbe3El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi told his nation to prepare for a long fight to defeat Islamic extremists Saturday following a wave of attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesArmed forcesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9042f0aa7234b38a5361251d859bbe3Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:37:22 GMTNo. 9 Kansas drops Kansas State 68-57http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550104fd68494a1e8cec4b9861054b03LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Perry Ellis had 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Kansas bolted to a big lead in the opening minutes Saturday in a 68-57 victory Saturday over Kansas State.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKansasLawrenceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550104fd68494a1e8cec4b9861054b03Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:51:16 GMTSTORY REMOVED: BC-EU-REL--Vatican-Child Pornographyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c94930a515048669ab675c9c83f5d67VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about two Polish-born prelates being investigated by Holy See authorities for alleged possession of child pornography. The AP reported incorrectly that one of the prelates named in the story, Monsignor Bronislaw Morawiec, was under investigation for child pornography possession.iGeneral newsReligionCrimes against childrenCrimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c94930a515048669ab675c9c83f5d67Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:39:24 GMTOnline video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Gotohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaea16633a246558a09130775a468deCAIRO (AP) — Online video purports to show Islamic State group beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.iGeneral newsJournalismOnline mediaJournalistsNews mediaMediaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfaea16633a246558a09130775a468deSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:22:16 GMTVideo: Islamic State group beheads Japanese journalisthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d847bf12b2e24b25a2dffd59c1410e30AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsOnline mediaTerrorismMilitant groupsJournalismGovernment and politicsJournalistsMediaWar and unrestNews mediaJapanAmmanJordanSyriaMiddle EastEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d847bf12b2e24b25a2dffd59c1410e30Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:48:21 GMT7-alarm warehouse fire burns in Brooklyn; 1 injury reportedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7fcba8bf4465db629a26e1c8c6d40NEW YORK (AP) — Giant clouds of smoke rose from a 7-alarm fire that destroyed a warehouse and floated across Brooklyn and into Manhattan on Saturday — a day so cold that water trickling across the helmets of a small army of firefighters quickly froze.aGeneral newsFiresWeatherInjuriesAccidents and disastersHealthBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8f7fcba8bf4465db629a26e1c8c6d40Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:32:05 GMTCubs legend Ernie Banks remembered for unwavering optimismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46b5fe9efa944985bd55cb23a6c9cad4CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends paid tribute to legendary Chicago Cubs slugger Ernie Banks on Saturday, recalling how he helped break baseball's color barrier during a Hall of Fame career in which he won over teammates and an entire city with the unwavering optimism he brought to the game and life.By CARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSocial issuesSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46b5fe9efa944985bd55cb23a6c9cad4Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:31:39 GMTKerry: "Enormous interest" in new relationship with Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa16a98816d049518bfccbec142ea1e3BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says North America has "an enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba.By TRACEE HERBAUGHaGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNorth AmericaCubaMexicoCanadaBostonCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaMassachusettsUnited Stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa16a98816d049518bfccbec142ea1e3Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:53:27 GMTSmith-Rivera leads No. 21 Hoyas past cold Creighton 67-40http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f87bab2784c2eaa616090e2537f2bOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 24 points and No. 21 Georgetown held Creighton without a field goal for more than 17 minutes in a 67-40 victory Saturday.By ERIC OLSONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f87bab2784c2eaa616090e2537f2bSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:21:43 GMTAirport authorities: Traveler beats homeless man with chairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97f293b8e4546abb0249fe010ca1f85NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faced numerous charges Saturday for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97f293b8e4546abb0249fe010ca1f85Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:33:25 GMTTatar, Nyquist score on power play, Red Wings beat Islandershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1a0cbf7d444842821cec7ec3fd42d2DETROIT (AP) — Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist scored power-play goals Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings beat the New York Islanders 4-1.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d1a0cbf7d444842821cec7ec3fd42d2Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:13:12 GMTAnthony's big 2nd half lifts Richmond over No. 14 VCU 64-55http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9345af3fc445d58cab4585167aabe6RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kendall Anthony scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half as Richmond rallied to upset No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 64-55 on Saturday afternoon at the Siegel Center.By CHIP KNIGHTONsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9345af3fc445d58cab4585167aabe6Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:56:12 GMTVillanova rallies past DePaul, moves into Big East leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f889443ae1724297a5479bfde4b25851ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono scored all 18 of his points in the second half and No. 7 Villanova beat DePaul 68-55 on Saturday to take the Big East lead.sSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f889443ae1724297a5479bfde4b25851Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:37:17 GMTNo. 17 West Virginia beats Texas Tech 77-58http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad30cfe923f84dcba28de0e7a3dafc18MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Devin Williams scored 18 points and No. 17 West Virginia forced 26 turnovers in a 77-58 win over Texas Tech on Saturday.By JOHN RABYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsTexasWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad30cfe923f84dcba28de0e7a3dafc18Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:34:25 GMTDueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29f78657aea04c92b61affbbe871bc4cLOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29f78657aea04c92b61affbbe871bc4cSat, 31 Jan 2015 20:14:24 GMTNo. 25 Chattanooga women cruise past Mercer 71-59http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73a7fd36f204bda9ae2c671bc63db1eCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chelsey Shumpert hit four 3-pointers and finished with 19 points to help No. 25 Chattanooga beat Mercer 71-59 on Saturday for its 15th consecutive victory.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e73a7fd36f204bda9ae2c671bc63db1eSat, 31 Jan 2015 21:49:34 GMTMore than a foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaa24d8c0b849b8991c24572f856832CHICAGO (AP) — A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest, New York and New England, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties.By JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherChicagoIllinoisBostonNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbaa24d8c0b849b8991c24572f856832Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:09:01 GMT