FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 06:02:24 -0800Pope meets with Chilean bishop amid outcry over appointment CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has met with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeVatican CityChileWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 12:08:44 GMTHomeowners group relents, Oks playhouse for girl with cancer CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard, but was denied after a homeowners association blocked it, will get her wish after all.aGeneral newsCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:34:02 GMTSouth African woman accused of kidnapping baby gets bail (AP) — A South African woman who allegedly kidnapped a baby from a hospital and raised her for 17 years was released on bail Friday in a sensational case in which authorities are struggling to protect the privacy of a girl who apparently had no idea of what had happened.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 13:35:31 GMTBank of Greece: need progress in talks with creditors, Greece (AP) — The meeting of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers next week is very important for financially stricken Greece, the country's central bank governor said Friday.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsGreeceBerlinWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 06 Mar 2015 13:20:33 GMTUS employers added a robust 295K jobs in Feb; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct. (AP) — US employers added a robust 295K jobs in Feb; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct.wBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:33:15 GMTNissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem (AP) — Nissan is recalling 625,000 more cars in the U.S. as part of a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are moving.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 06 Mar 2015 13:19:15 GMTEU slaps new sanctions on Syria regime backers (AP) — The European Union has stepped up its sanctions against Syria in response to the crackdown by President Bashar Assad's regime.iGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsSyriaEuropeMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 12:11:08 GMTProsecutors: Businessman funded lavish lifestyle with scheme, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina man who ran a payroll services company has pleaded guilty to laundering money in a $15 million scheme and used the cash to pay for strippers, jewelry, a Mercedes-Benz and a lavish home.aGeneral newsCorporate crimeMoney launderingCorporate newsBusinessCrimeProfessional servicesIndustriesCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:40:16 GMTPlane that skidded through fence at LaGuardia is removed YORK (AP) — The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsWeather, 06 Mar 2015 13:51:02 GMTWeather stalls Boston-bound Amtrak passengers in Connecticut, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut.aGeneral newsWeatherIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:05:01 GMTAs euro hits 12-year low, parity with dollar looms (AP) — The euro could soon be doing something it's only done a couple of times in its 16-year existence — trading 1-to-1 with the dollar.By PAN PYLASfBusinessCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 12:34:23 GMTNew law allows pensions for workers in Nazis' Polish ghettos (AP) — The German Parliament's upper house has approved legislation that will allow pension payments to residents of Poland who were forced to work for the Nazis in ghettos when their country was occupied during World War II.iGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityNazismGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGermanyPolandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 13:47:43 GMTResidents: Boko Haram readies for battle in NE Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 13:51:57 GMTTajik opposition figure shot dead in Turkey, Turkey (AP) — A businessman and opposition figure from the former Soviet nation of Tajikistan has been killed with a single shot to the head in Istanbul after dining with a friend, Turkish media reports said Friday.By SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyIstanbulTajikistanAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 12:43:52 GMTWisconsin Assembly moves toward vote on right-to-work bill, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly edged closer to making their state the 25th to pass a right-to-work law, moving within hours of a Friday morning deadline to vote on the union restrictions after enduring a night of speeches by Democrats opposing the measure.By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMONDaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesLegislatureLegislationWisconsinRichmondUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 06 Mar 2015 13:20:26 GMTMan arrested after calling 911 to say wife stole his cocaine, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northeast Ohio man called 911 to report that his wife stole his cocaine and was then arrested himself.aGeneral newsTheftArrestsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderAllianceOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:07:13 GMTUS trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct to $41.8 billion (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit in January dropped sharply as both exports and imports fell.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:45:26 GMTIraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsArchaeologyMilitant groupsWar and unrestCulturesGovernment and politicsScienceSocial affairsIraqBaghdadMiddle EastFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 13:11:32 GMTAccused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob DELHI (AP) — Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndiaBangladeshSouth AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 13:42:04 GMTGerman Parliament approves quota for female directors (AP) — Germany's Parliament on Friday approved a quota system that will require leading companies in Europe's biggest economy to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards starting next year.By GEIR MOULSONiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 13:03:31 GMTHarrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:53:05 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 12:28:54 GMTDollar surges after another strong US jobs report (AP) — Another strong U.S. jobs report gave the dollar a big lift Friday as traders think it may prompt the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this summer. Stocks, meanwhile, were fairly flat-footed as any concerns over higher borrowing rates are offset by hopes over the U.S. economic outlook.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:51:13 GMTBird long thought to be extinct rediscovered in Myanmar, Myanmar (AP) — Scientists say a tiny bird long thought to be extinct has been rediscovered in Myanmar's grasslands, but its fragmented habitat is threatened by human encroachment.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsBirdsWildlifeNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 13:37:12 GMTSecurity questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul, South Korea (AP) — Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.By KIM TONG-HYUNG and FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDiplomacyEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeInternational relationsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:24:59 GMTLate-winter storm continues to batter South, Northeast are springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country.By THE ASSOCIATED PRESSaGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherTrafficTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessVirginiaKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:20:28 GMT2 suspected Islamic recruiters arrested in Belgium (AP) — Two men have been arrested in the Belgian capital on suspicion of trying to recruit people to fight with Islamic radicals in Syria.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropeSyriaMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 13:13:02 GMTStoltenberg says Merkel asked him to become NATO chief (AP) — NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg says it was German Chancellor Angela Merkel who convinced him to accept the alliance's top job.iGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 12:33:27 GMTObama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated (AP) — President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today's civil rights movement.By NEDRA PICKLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolice brutalityPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLaw and orderViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesSelmaSouth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:25:41 GMTHarrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:03:31 GMTResidents: Boko Haram fighters gather in mass in NE Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Residents and an intelligence officer say Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 12:35:09 GMTBP signs $12B deal to develop Egypt gas field (AP) — The U.K.-based energy company BP on Friday announced agreements worth $12 billion to develop a major gas field in Egypt, which has been trying to attract foreign investment after four years of unrest.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 13:27:46 GMTAustrian panel recommends no return of Klimt masterpiece (AP) — An Austrian panel ruled Friday against returning one of the country's most stunning works of art to heirs of the original Jewish owner, and the government said it would keep the masterpiece in line with that recommendation.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 12:39:50 GMTMan dies in landslide in Bosnia as bad weather hits Balkans, Serbia (AP) — A man died Friday in a landslide in Bosnia as a wave of storms also closed down roads, flooded villages and disrupted power supplies throughout the Balkan region still recovering from record flooding last year.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersBosnia and HerzegovinaCroatiaSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 12:47:01 GMTJunk mail: Former carrier accused of dumping mail in ravine, Va. (AP) — Officials say a former letter carrier dumped undelivered mail into a ravine in Virginia four times this year.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:47:40 GMTSouth Sudan rivals fail to reach deal, frustrating mediators ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, mediators said Friday, expressing disappointment following months of discussions attempting to stop violence in the world's newest country.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEthiopiaSouth SudanSudanEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 13:43:20 GMTFederal judge shot during robbery attempt to have surgery (AP) — A federal judge who was shot in the leg outside his Detroit home during an apparent robbery attempt is scheduled for surgery and expected to make a full recovery.aGeneral newsNational courtsViolent crimeCrimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTheftDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:22:33 GMTImage of Asia: Demonstrating support of the death penalty this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian man demonstrates his support of the death penalty in front of an effigy representing a drug offender that was later burned during a protest at a port leading to the prison island where Indonesia plans to execute 10 drug smugglers. The protesters said they support the death penalty for drug crimes and fear Australia has been interfering in Indonesia's decision. Two of the convicts are Australian, and the country has pleaded for clemency. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi confirmed Friday that Indonesia rejected a prisoner swap Australia proposed to spare the men's lives.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeDeath penalty controversyCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsIndonesiaAustraliaSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 06 Mar 2015 12:26:15 GMTLawmakers urge UK to be more outspoken on Hong Kong (AP) — A British parliamentary committee is urging the British government to be more outspoken in support of democracy in Hong Kong.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomHong KongChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 13:04:54 GMTEU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.By RAF CASERTiGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGovernment policyUkraineEuropeMinskLatviaRussiaKievEastern EuropeBelarus, 06 Mar 2015 12:50:09 GMTFrenchman on trial for helping 14-year-old trying to join IS (AP) — A Frenchman accused of helping a 14-year-old runaway try to join Islamic State by arranging her travel is on trial on terrorism charges.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 13:43:30 GMTDavis Cup: Italy's Seppi levels tie at 1-1 in Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan (AP) — Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday's singles.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsKazakhstanItalyAstanaCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 12:06:01 GMTDjokovic gives Serbia 1-0 lead over Croatia in Davis Cup, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic gave Serbia a 1-0 lead over Croatia by beating Mate Delic 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 Friday in the first round of the Davis Cup.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsCroatiaSerbiaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 13:47:50 GMTUS adds a robust 295K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.5 pct. (AP) — U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:56:24 GMTEgypt scales down death toll in crash, says 7 killed (AP) — Egypt's Health Ministry said an accident early Friday east of Cairo killed seven people, less than half of the fatalities reported in the initial confusion surrounding the crash.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 13:44:19 GMTBach: IOC doesn't always agree with host country politics, Denmark (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says the Olympic body does not necessarily condone the political or legal systems in countries it selects to host the games.iGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesEventsDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:54:03 GMTAl-Qaida's Syria branch confirms death of field commander (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate confirmed on Friday that its top field commander was killed in an airstrike that targeted a meeting of the group's senior leadership.By ASHRAF KHALILiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestMilitant groupsSyriaLebanonMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 13:52:12 GMT11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 11:59:47 GMTPope meets with Chile bishop amid outcry over appointment CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met Friday with the bishop running a Chilean diocese where there has been unprecedented opposition to the nomination of his successor, accused of covering up for Chile's most notorious pedophile.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityReligionViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsCrimes against childrenReligious issuesSocial issuesVatican CityChileWinfieldWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 12:56:57 GMTUS trade deficit falls 8.3 percent in January to $41.8 billion (AP) — US trade deficit falls 8.3 percent in January to $41.8 billion.wBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomy, 06 Mar 2015 13:39:27 GMT