FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 08:28:42 -0800UN urges Sri Lanka to quickly address mistrust of new gov't, Sri Lanka (AP) — A U.N. envoy urged Sri Lanka's new government on Tuesday to address skepticism among ethnic Tamils about its efforts to promote post-war reconciliation, saying there should be more progress in accountability and in human rights issues.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:29 GMTSouth Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make concessions, especially on the issue of how to share power in a possible unity government.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyDiplomacyInternational agreementsEthiopiaSouth SudanAddis AbabaEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaSudanMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 16:27:56 GMTNitrogen gas executions approved by Oklahoma House CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill that overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislationCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:21:35 GMTGame Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game Developers Conference.By DERRIK J. LANGhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTechnologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:15:58 GMTJudge opens jury selection in girl's running death to public, Ala. (AP) — A judge has reversed himself and will allow the public to attend jury selection for an Alabama woman charged in her granddaughter's running death.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:22:56 GMTUN says Libyan talks to be held in Morocco this week (AP) — The United Nations mission in Libya says talks between the country's rival factions will resume this week in Morocco.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLibyaNorth AfricaMiddle EastMoroccoAfrica, 03 Mar 2015 15:41:39 GMTGreek prosecutors seek ultra-rightist's release from jail, Greece (AP) — Greek prosecutors are recommending the head of the Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party — the country's third-largest — be freed from prison pending trial for alleged participation in a criminal group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 15:35:17 GMTChurch: Canadian pastor missing in North Korea (AP) — A senior pastor at a Canadian church has been missing in North Korea since late January, officials said Tuesday.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNorth KoreaCanadaTorontoEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaOntario, 03 Mar 2015 16:20:46 GMTUS stocks slip a day after Nasdaq passes 5,000 milestone YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes edged lower in morning trading Tuesday as investors await earnings from the few companies yet to announce results and a jobs report later this week. The Nasdaq fell below 5,000 a day after passing that milestone for the first time since the dot-com era 15 years ago.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 03 Mar 2015 16:16:49 GMTO'Malley won't seek Mikulski seat, keeps White House option (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will not seek the Senate seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski, keeping open his option of running for president in a Democratic primary likely to include Hillary Rodham Clinton.By KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited States Presidential ElectionCampaignsNational electionsEventsIowaDistrict of ColumbiaBaltimoreNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 03 Mar 2015 15:55:46 GMTJustice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials, N.C. (AP) — Justice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.aGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 03 Mar 2015 16:25:21 GMTChicago's retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more than a month ago.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:05:10 GMTLos Angeles developer wants ex-Revel casino CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Los Angeles developer involved in numerous projects there has made an 11th hour bid to buy Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:17:04 GMTNC prosecutor seeks death for suspect in killing 3 Muslims HILL, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three Muslim students in Chapel Hill last month.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:51:16 GMTYemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital, Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle EastRiyadh, 03 Mar 2015 16:28:14 GMTVillarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.By EVA VERGARA and GABRIELA ULLOAiGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesTravelNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureLifestyleChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 16:22:21 GMTGeneral: 8,500 Islamic State fighters killed in Iraq so far (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Iraq has killed more than 8,500 Islamic State fighters since its bombing campaign began in August and has gained the upper hand, the top general overseeing the coalition said Tuesday.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesWar and unrestGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:24:57 GMTIsraeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu says he regrets congressional speech perceived as political (AP) — Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu says he regrets congressional speech perceived as political.wGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 16:14:50 GMTClinton used personal email account as Secretary of State (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law.By KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyUnited States Presidential ElectionInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyNational electionsElectionsEventsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:25:56 GMTMH17 next of kin finally view wreckage of downed flight AIR BASE, Netherlands (AP) — Relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over eastern Ukraine visited a Dutch air base Tuesday to view the wreckage of the plane.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 16:18:07 GMTSwitzerland to automatically share tax data with Australia (AP) — Switzerland has signed an accord with Australia aimed at cracking down on tax evaders.iBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimeSwitzerlandAustraliaEuropeWestern EuropeOceania, 03 Mar 2015 15:38:22 GMTGrain lower, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were lower Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:19 GMTTo tag or not to tag an NFL quandary games have begun for 2015.By BARRY WILNERsSportsAthlete compensationFootballSports businessSports transactionsProfessional footballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:54:32 GMTNetanyahu using US Congress speech to assail Iran talks (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is using the U.S. Congress' podium to warn against trusting Iran to curb its nuclear ambitions, even as President Barack Obama's negotiators meet anew with the Iranians in hopes of closing a deal this month.By ARON HELLER and DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:40:35 GMTRight-wing Israeli activist hurls juice at Arab lawmaker (AP) — A right-wing activist threw a bottle of juice at a contentious Israeli Arab lawmaker and called her a "terrorist" at a political gathering in central Israel.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismElectionsPolitical issuesIsraelMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 16:03:41 GMT5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse (AP) — Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislature2015 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionImmigration policyPrimary electionsHouse electionsNational securityPolitical partiesConservatismImmigrationFilibustersGeneral electionsEventsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsLegislationMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:19:51 GMTUN Security Council OKs sanctions regime for South Sudan NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution setting up a system to impose sanctions on South Sudan in the hope that it will press rivals leaders into ending a conflict that has killed tens of thousands.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSouth SudanNorth AfricaAfricaSudanMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 16:00:21 GMTWolff to drive in F1 practice at Spanish and British GP (AP) — Susie Wolff will drive for the Williams team in the first practice sessions at the Formula One races in Spain and Britain this season.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 15:48:01 GMTAutomakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics (AP) — Top automakers are vowing not to give up on weak-selling electric vehicles — even as they unveil an array of powerful luxury cars with conventional engines aimed at a growing global market.By DAVID McHUGH and GREG KELLERhtBusinessGeneral newsAutomotive technologyAutomobile showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyIndustrial technologyAir qualityEnvironmental concernsAutomobilesLifestyleGenevaEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 15:33:53 GMTNew Delhi gang-rapist: She shouldn't have fought back DELHI (AP) — One of the men sentenced to death for raping and killing a woman in a brutal 2012 gang attack on a New Delhi bus says in a TV documentary that if their victim had not fought back she would not have been killed.By ASHOK SHARMAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDocumentariesPolitical activismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 16:19:50 GMTRussia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe (AP) — Russia's sinking economy is putting up a major hurdle for Ford Motor Co. and General Motors as the U.S. automakers fight to return to profitability in Europe after years of losses.iBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsEconomyAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsRussiaGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 16:29:03 GMTKerry working on Iran nuke deal, Netanyahu to criticize it, Switzerland (AP) — Senior U.S. and Iranian officials kicked off the second day of the latest round of nuclear negotiations here on Tuesday as Israel's leader prepared to deliver a speech to Congress denouncing a potential deal as dangerous to the Jewish state and the world.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 16:08:23 GMTMeat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender CITY, Ore. (AP) — The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million.aBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:13:34 GMTUnions say they'll sue Christie again over pension payments, N.J. (AP) — Fourteen unions representing New Jersey public sector employees say they plan to sue Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment financeNational governmentsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:57:39 GMTKremlin critic wants international probe into Nemtsov death (AP) — A British investor who made millions in Russia before his lawyer was imprisoned and died is calling for an international investigation into the killing of Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov.iGeneral newsFranceRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 15:58:35 GMTOhio crash kills good Samaritan helping injured pedestrian, Ohio (AP) — A man was fatally run over as he helped a woman who had just been struck by a different car and knocked into a snow bank as she walked along an icy Ohio road, police said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMansfieldOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:19:35 GMTIsraeli leader: World must unite to 'stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror' (AP) — Israeli leader: World must unite to 'stop Iran's march of conquest, subjugation and terror'wGovernment and politicsIsraelIranMiddle East, 03 Mar 2015 16:28:55 GMTEU condemns Russia over Nemtsov funeral bans (AP) — EU-Russian relations took a further dip on Tuesday when the European Union strongly condemned Moscow for banning Polish and Latvian lawmakers from entering the country to attend the funeral of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov.By RAF CASERT and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesEmbassiesInternational relationsMoscowRussiaPolandEuropeLatviaEastern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 15:50:25 GMTEx-Rhode Island speaker to plead guilty to federal charges, R.I. (AP) — Former House Speaker Gordon Fox was charged and agreed to plead guilty to bribery, wire fraud and filing a false tax return following an investigation that included a dramatic federal raid on the Statehouse, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JENNIFER McDERMOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTax evasionCampaign finance improprietiesCriminal investigationsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsCrimePolitical ethicsCampaignsElectionsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:13:42 GMTHundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town, Nigeria (AP) — Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said.By HARUNA UMAR and DANY PADIREiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsTerrorismNigeriaChadCameroonWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 03 Mar 2015 16:24:42 GMTCarson launches 2016 exploratory committee (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first high-profile Republican candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential contest.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:57:22 GMTIndia, Pakistan envoys praise meetings held to repair ties (AP) — Envoys from India and Pakistan agreed Tuesday to find common ground but there was no decision on whether the rare meeting between the wary rivals would result in future negotiations.By MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndiaPakistanIslamabadKashmirMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 03 Mar 2015 15:42:17 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 persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthImmunizationsChild and teen healthHealth statisticsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthDemographicsSocial affairsNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:26:49 GMTNKorea denounces UN criticism of its human rights record (AP) — North Korea's foreign minister on Tuesday denounced criticism of Pyongyang's human rights record, dismissing a U.N. report that concluded crimes against humanity were committed there and telling the top U.N. rights body that the United States is engaged in a "human rights racket."By GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical defectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaGenevaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:42:27 GMTNorway's Nobel Peace Prize committee replaces chairman, Norway (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize awarding Norwegian Nobel Committee has elected a new chairman to replace Thorbjoern Jagland, whose six-year tenure has been lined with controversies.By MARK LEWISiGeneral newsNobel PrizesEventsNorwayEuropeWestern Europe, 03 Mar 2015 16:01:32 GMTIsraeli leader thanks US, Obama for aid, warns about Iran (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) is thanking the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, and warning of the threat that Iran poses to Israel's survival.wGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 16:27:48 GMTBest Buy hikes shareholder dividend, offers one-time payment Buy Co. raised its quarterly dividend 21 percent and plans to give shareholders an additional one-time payment after the nation's largest electronics chain reported a better-than-expected fourth-quarter profit.By The Associated PressfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate news, 03 Mar 2015 16:28:55 GMTA-Rod says he'll be "a little nervous' in return Wednesday, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez predicts he'll be "a little nervous" when he returns to the field Wednesday for his first game in 17 months following a season-long drug suspension.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:59:29 GMTFerguson officials to meet with Justice Department LOUIS (AP) — City leaders in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson will meet Tuesday with U.S. Department of Justice officials to discuss a federal investigation of the police department stemming from the August shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer, a city official said.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCriminal investigationsCrimePoliceEventsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesSt. LouisNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 15:58:06 GMTBlizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest (AP) — Residents across the Upper Midwest are getting the snowfall that some have apparently been missing this winter.aGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinnesotaMinneapolisSouth DakotaBostonArizonaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 03 Mar 2015 15:37:47 GMT