FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 15:52:22 -0700Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is disclosing that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the private Fed discussions at issue took place, and dealt with general economic matters.fBusinessFinancial servicesIndustries, 04 May 2015 22:18:22 GMTMet show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it.By JOCELYN NOVECKtTravelLifestyleFashion designMuseumsVisual artsDecorative artsArt galleriesMoviesArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 22:31:24 GMT'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to police ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car has been ordered to apologize to officers as part of a plea deal.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentRace and ethnicityCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:43:40 GMTStudy: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceEnergy industryIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnergy and the environmentPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:08:47 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon case: SWAT helped kill gunmen p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuburbsCrimeLegal proceedingsTerrorismState governmentsIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderSocial affairsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaSomaliaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 22:36:21 GMTSurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident CITY (AP) — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiBusinessGeneral newsTraumaAccidentsState governmentsInjuriesHealthAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 21:20:29 GMT'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:58:31 GMT'Dances With Wolves' writer Michael Blake dies at 69, Ariz. (AP) — The Academy Award-winning writer of "Dances With Wolves" has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesNative AmericansTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:35:08 GMTColombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."By CESAR GARCIAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCrimeTheftBooks and literatureEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 21:52:21 GMTUC Berkeley's Mark Twain project finds cache of new writing FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have pieced together a collection of letters written by Mark Twain when the author was a young newsman in San Francisco.By JANIE HARRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:36:53 GMTAl-Jazeera America loses top executive YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network, sued by a former employee who said he was fired for complaining about a colleague's anti-Semitic and sexist behavior, is losing one of its top U.S. news executives.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsCorporate managementNews mediaMediaTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsPersonnelLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesIsraelMiddle EastQatarNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:04:01 GMTWilliams beats Stephens, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round (AP) — Serena Williams needed just 58 minutes to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-0 Monday and reach the third round of the Madrid Open.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsTennisSpainMadridAustraliaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:52:42 GMTBrazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.By BRAD BROOKSiBusinessGeneral newsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical corruptionPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsCrimeCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:35:48 GMTBryant Gumbel defends program and co-workers against lawsuit YORK (AP) — The host of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" on Monday defended his monthly sports magazine against claims by a British soccer ball maker that it delivered a "pack of lies" with a 2008 segment about child labor in India.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports magazinesLegal proceedingsMen's soccerSoccerSports mediaLaw and orderMagazines and journalsMediaLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMen's sports, 04 May 2015 22:48:56 GMTAP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesExerciseAccidents and disastersState governmentsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleDiet and exerciseProducts and servicesCorporate newsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:31:33 GMTNew book tells story of Wright brothers"The Wright Brothers" (Simon & Schuster), by David McCulloughBy RASHA MADKOUReArts and entertainmentSiblingsBooks and literatureRelationshipsLifestyleEntertainment, 04 May 2015 21:57:33 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.iGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaKenyaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 22:41:49 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessContracts and ordersEconomyProduction facilitiesCable televisionMen's boxingBoxingGovernment regulationsMobile mediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsStock marketsFinancial marketsTelevisionMediaMen's sportsSportsBrusselsNew YorkUnited StatesBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:02:01 GMTGoogle tractor-beams Star Wars universe into Knowledge Graph ANGELES (AP) — Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.htBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMoviesEntertainment, 04 May 2015 21:35:20 GMTWarriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.By ANTONIO GONZALEZaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOaklandClevelandAkronCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeOhio, 04 May 2015 22:53:26 GMTClinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify once on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLegislatureLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:02:28 GMTSeattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet (AP) — Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCoastlines and beachesEnergy and the environmentUrban planningLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentSeattleArcticPort AngelesWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:23:35 GMTFox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 04 May 2015 22:53:09 GMTSinger Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.By SALLY HOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCourt citationsCrimeBoxingMen's boxingLaw and orderSportsMen's sportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:12:25 GMTBoston Marathon bomber cries at federal death penalty trial (AP) — For the first time in court, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonUnited StatesRussiaMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 21:28:05 GMTEbola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short (AP) — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.By EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsIndividual givingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPhilanthropySocial affairsLiberiaMonroviaDallasUnited StatesTexasWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:50:02 GMTTexas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling, Texas (AP) — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries — a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."By WILL WEISSERTaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureMunicipal governmentsEnergy and the environmentState governmentsLegislationLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDentonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:36:48 GMTQ&A: A look at the big waves pounding California beaches ANGELES (AP) — Big waves have been lashing Southern California, attracting surfers and thousands of gawkers to south-facing beaches.By ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsScienceBig wave surfingWeatherSurfingSportsCaliforniaLong BeachSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:32:59 GMTNuclear weapons lab worker seriously burned in accident ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.aGeneral newsScientific research facilitiesNuclear weaponsScientific researchScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:11:30 GMTNigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.By AHMED SAKAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 21:00:31 GMTNY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence YORK (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate was arrested Monday on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said they captured him on wiretaps boasting of his power.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionState legislatureLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislaturePolitical issuesState governmentsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:38:31 GMTBoxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaBoxingMen's boxingCopyrightSportsMen's sportsIntellectual property, 04 May 2015 21:18:53 GMTBritish artist pokes fun at contemporary art"Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to Be Understood" (Penguin Books), by Grayson PerryBy ANN LEVINeArts and entertainmentVisual artsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 04 May 2015 22:04:19 GMTSeattle police: No charges for man stuck in basketball hoop (AP) — Seattle police say they aren't pursuing charges against a shirtless man with a hammer who managed to get himself stuck in a basketball hoop.aGeneral newsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:17:12 GMTBox Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 million ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive $191.3 million North American opening, Disney said Monday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 04 May 2015 22:06:46 GMTInternment art to be displayed at California museum FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:00:43 GMTClosings set after ex-officer testifies in drug squad case (AP) — A former Philadelphia police officer took one for the team as he sparred with a federal prosecutor on the final day of testimony in a narcotics squad corruption trial.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeTheftLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:41:51 GMTPolice look into video that ACLU calls racial profiling (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.By DONNA BRYSONaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityColorado SpringsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:58:59 GMTPolice: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday.By BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFAROaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeArrestsCrimeKentucky DerbyTheftLaw and orderEventsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsLouisvilleKentuckyTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 04 May 2015 22:09:20 GMTStarboard Value says it bought 4M shares of Brink's YORK (AP) — Activist investment firm Starboard Value says it bought an 8.2 percent stake in armored car company Brink's, and it called the stock undervalued.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:56:38 GMTReunited mother, daughter seeking court records LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:15:20 GMTGeorgia town to remove Christian flag flying over City Hall, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a central Georgia city say they'll remove a Christian flag flying over City Hall.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:01:42 GMTFlorida couple convicted of having sex on beach, Fla. (AP) — A Florida couple accused of having sex on a public beach in front of families has been found guilty by a jury.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:32:58 GMTAirlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTravelLifestyle, 04 May 2015 22:40:07 GMT5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue BP over 2010 spill ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against BP and other companies by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:36:28 GMTAccused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:54:02 GMTBaltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed in a scuffle that drew a crowd of protesters who chanted "black community control the police!"By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:30:18 GMTJury in Etan Patz '79 missing-boy case gets new aid: printer YORK (AP) — Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, legal pads full of notes and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And now they even have a printer to put their spreadsheet on paper.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:49:36 GMTHolcim and Lafarge will sell some assets to complete deal YORK (AP) — U.S. antitrust regulators say Holcim and Lafarge agreed to sell assets including cement plants and transportation assets to complete their merger, which will make the world's largest cement company.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesOwnership changesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:43:46 GMTColumn: Earnhardt back in victory lane and happier than ever, N.C. (AP) — There was a nearly five-year period for Dale Earnhardt Jr. when being a famous race car driver wasn't all glitz and glamour.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTalladegaCharlotteNorth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:27:49 GMT