FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 14:29:00 -0800Nitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsState legislatureDeath penalty controversyGovernment and politicsLegislatureCriminal punishmentLaw and orderState governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:14:39 GMTSlovenian lawmakers approve same-sex marriage, adoption, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian lawmakers have approved same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples amid opposition from conservative groups and the Catholic Church.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansGovernment and politicsMarriageHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesParentingRelationshipsLifestyleCouplesSloveniaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 21:18:05 GMTJudge rules man will be tried in Kansas Jewish site killings, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist accused of gunning down three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will go on trial for capital murder, a judge ruled Tuesday.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaGeneral newsViolent crimeReligious strifeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:03:24 GMTWaze map app to get Amber Alerts on child abductions YORK (AP) — The Waze navigation app is getting Amber Alerts on child abductions.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMissing persons, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:46 GMTTarget plans $2b in cost-cutting moves YORK (AP) — Target Corp. plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years through corporate restructuring and other improvements.fBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 21:13:38 GMTLawyer: Dash cam video will help federal wrongful death case VEGAS (AP) — Newly released Nevada state trooper dash cam and motorist videos of the moments before the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by U.S. Bureau of Land Management officers will be helpful in a federal wrongful death lawsuit related to the slaying, an attorney representing the dead man's family said Tuesday.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimePolice brutalityCrimeNatural resource managementLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:35:20 GMTEngineer in Southern California train crash dies ANGELES (AP) — The engineer of a Southern California commuter train died Tuesday, a week after he was badly injured when his train smashed into a truck that had been abandoned on the tracks, officials said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:22:52 GMTEnrollment of non-residents to be capped at some UC campuses FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano says she is capping nonresident enrollment at UC Berkeley and UCLA to address concerns that California students are being displaced.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaBerkeleyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:07:52 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 03 Mar 2015 21:03:00 GMTCalifornia survey finds Sierra snowpack far below normal, Calif. (AP) — California's latest snow survey found on Tuesday that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and could end up being the lowest on record in nearly 25 years.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsWeatherEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaSacramentoSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:34:33 GMTCongress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesLegislationImmigrationNational securityEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:56 GMTNBC's 'Parks and Recreation' says farewell YORK (AP) — Viewers said farewell to Amy Poehler and the gang of Pawnee, Indiana, bureaucrats on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," in a finale that made more of a dent online than on television.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTV newsTelevisionMediaNews media, 03 Mar 2015 21:05:11 GMTApollo Theater to honor Billie Holiday for 100th birthday YORK (AP) — The Apollo Theater is planning events to commemorate the 100th birthday of blues singer Billie Holiday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 03 Mar 2015 22:17:29 GMTCespedes off to slammin' start, Tigers rout Orioles, Fla. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his first game for Detroit, Ian Kinsler added a three-run homer and the Tigers routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 Tuesday in a spring training opener.By JEFF BERLINICKEsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:24:10 GMTUS stocks fall broadly a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 mark YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell from record highs on Tuesday and the Nasdaq dropped below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 21:43:53 GMTOfficials: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police (AP) — A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force, issuing petty citations and making baseless traffic stops, according to law enforcement officials familiar with its findings.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansPoliceCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsMunicipal governmentsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:04:15 GMTVictims to relive horror of marathon bombing as trial begins (AP) — In the two years since twin bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon finish line, the case against suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has focused on arguments over where his trial should be held, who should sit on the jury and what evidence prosecutors should be allowed to use.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:01:31 GMTObama, EU leaders discuss new Russia sanctions over Ukraine (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders agreed Tuesday to weigh further sanctions against Russia if the cease-fire agreement in Ukraine is violated, EU officials said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCease firesUkraineMoscowRussiaMinskUnited StatesGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeBelarusNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 21:55:06 GMTEx-Auburn quarterback Marshall trying to find NFL home, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall was a busy man at Auburn's pro day, throwing passes, performing in defensive back drills and finally fielding punts.By JOHN ZENORsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballAuburnAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:17:49 GMTDanforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesCampaignsState governmentsGeneral newsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:16:46 GMTFamily of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry is suing the hospital that treated her, alleging doctors were slow to respond when she began coughing up blood.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:05:55 GMTFacing scrutiny on sex assault, college asks feds for review CITY, Iowa (AP) — Facing scrutiny over its practices for responding to sexual assault, a liberal arts college in Iowa has taken the unusual step of asking federal investigators to review whether three cases were handled appropriately.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsEducationCriminal investigationsSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeIowaIowa CityUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:39:24 GMTJameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston is meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are considering the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for the first pick in the NFL draft.sSportsNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:11:54 GMTHoward gets 2 hits in spring opener; Phils tie Yanks 5-5, Fla. (AP) — Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 5-5 Wednesday in their spring training opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaTampaNew YorkMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:25:45 GMTStream of admirers pays respects to Notre Dame's Hesburgh BEND, Ind. (AP) — The late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh was remembered by mourners Tuesday as an ordinary priest who lived an extraordinary life, transforming the University of Notre Dame into an academic power and changing the world through his work on civil rights and the peaceful uses of atomic energy.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsObituariesSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:38:09 GMT4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses, Conn. (AP) — A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.aGeneral newsHealthDrug-related crimeCrimeMiddletownConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:06 GMTNetanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative.By DEB RIECHMANN and ARON HELLERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsIsraelTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:01:48 GMTCubs' scramble on Wrigley Field hits bump when mayor balks (AP) — The Chicago Cubs' scramble to get as much of a massive renovation of Wrigley Field done before next month's opening day hit a bump Tuesday when Mayor Rahm Emanuel dashed the team's hopes of winning city approval to keep construction crews working around the clock.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:56:40 GMTMan gets death for attack on ex-girlfriend's family ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man convicted of killing the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend in a fiery attack on the family's Southern California home has been sentenced to death.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta AnaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:08:03 GMTPitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path (AP) — Pittsburgh senior forward Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has played less than 100 minutes in four seasons.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEducation costsEducationSocial affairsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:18:26 GMTExcerpts from Netanyahu's speech and rejoinder from Obama Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a major address to Congress on Tuesday and warned against making a deal that could leave Iran on the path toward nuclear weapons. At the White House, President Barack Obama offered a pointed rebuttal during a brief Oval Office photo opportunity. Obama said he had read a transcript of the prime minister's remarks and that Netanyahu had offered no viable suggestions on how to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsWar and unrestWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:18 GMTFirefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:59 GMTVisa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching card services aimed at Africa's growing mobile payment industry.By KEN SWEEThtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsFinancial servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAfricaEgyptEast AfricaWest AfricaGhanaGabonMiddle EastNorth Africa, 03 Mar 2015 21:49:56 GMTOfficials: Grateful Dead fans can't camp during concerts (AP) — Officials in Chicago say Grateful Dead fans won't be allowed to camp out during three 50th anniversary concerts over the summer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:31:12 GMTUnions say they'll sue Christie again over pension payments unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds.By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsState governmentsPersonnelGovernment business and financeGovernment financeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:09:06 GMTNYC Council begins hearings on police-community relations YORK (AP) — Relations between New York City's police department and communities of color, long at a simmer, boiled over last summer when an unarmed Eric Garner was captured on video screaming "I can't breathe!" as he was placed in a fatal chokehold by an NYPD officer.By JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceMunicipal governmentsCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:15:10 GMTTena Stivicic's '3 Winters' wins Blackburn Prize YORK (AP) — Tena Stivicic was still buzzing a day after winning the oldest and most prestigious playwriting prize for women with her sweeping play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War II.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 03 Mar 2015 21:58:06 GMTPelosi, Democrats furious over Netanyahu 'condescension' (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi politely stood and clapped when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu entered the House chamber for his long-awaited, and highly controversial, speech to Congress. The longer he spoke, the less enthusiastic she got.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsPolitical partiesLegislatureState of the Union AddressWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsPolitical organizationsEventsExecutive branchIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:04:32 GMTNorth Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home, N.D. (AP) — Four American missionaries who were released after several days of detention and questioning by Venezuelan authorities arrived home in North Dakota on Tuesday, saying they were glad to be back but hoped to return to the South American country someday.By DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsVeteransVenezuelaNorth DakotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:31:54 GMTLawyers questioning potential jurors in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys are questioning potential jurors on their beliefs about physical punishment in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGadsdenAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:05:30 GMTWhy your laptop battery won't kill you YORK (AP) — In case you were wondering, a kitchen grease fire or drunk driver is more likely to harm you than the battery powering your laptop, iPhone or Kindle.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer electronicsComputer hardwareTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:56:21 GMTIslamic State plot suspect to be transferred from Fla. to NY, Fla. (AP) — One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. is being moved from Florida to New York.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFloridaJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:20:29 GMTUS pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staff, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Tuesday pushed back against Venezuela's demand for a dramatic cut in the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.By HANNAH DREIER and BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:49:03 GMTUS responds to Venezuela's order to slash its embassy staff, Venezuela (AP) — The United States is pushing back after Venezuelan officials demanded a dramatic cut to the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.iGeneral newsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:21:06 GMTHealth officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to convince more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthLifestyleParentingRelationshipsImmunizationsHealth statisticsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthDemographicsSocial affairsNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:29:51 GMTEx-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including war strategy and the names of covert operatives — while she was working on the book.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsArmed forcesIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesWashingtonAfghanistanRaleighNorth CarolinaIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 22:12:53 GMTLawyer: Jury at impasse in Arias case; judge says keep going (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered jurors in the Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating after her lawyers said the panel had reached an impasse on whether to sentence her to death or life in prison for killing her lover in 2008.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:15 GMTAlvarez homers, Pirates beat Blue Jays 8-7, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the exhibition opener for both teams.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 21:50:54 GMT4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot at Nevada juvenile camp, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in rural western Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsRiotsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestNevadaRenoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:20:51 GMTKey figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a grand jury decided not to indict the officer.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimePoliceAfrican-AmericansEventsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 21:43:00 GMT