FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Mar 2015 17:26:13 -0700Australia signs up to negotiations on Chinese-led bank, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Sunday that it would join negotiations to establish a new a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that has emerged as a potential challenge to United States influence in a part of the world where the Obama administration has tried to forge stronger ties.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAustraliaChinaJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesOceaniaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:08:54 GMT4 killed while trying to recover gasoline after Mexico crash CITY (AP) — An attempt to take gasoline from a crashed tanker truck led to four deaths and 26 injuries when the vehicle exploded, Mexican officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Mar 2015 20:47:40 GMTCabrera homers, leads Tigers over Cardinals 4-3, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Saturday.By JEFF BERLINICKEsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsLakelandPhiladelphiaNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew York, 28 Mar 2015 22:23:05 GMTIt's Izzo versus Pitino in showdown to settle East Region, N.Y. (AP) — Tom Izzo and Rick Pitino are Final Four regulars, and one of them will be back this year even though both of their teams were counted out weeks ago.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:06:29 GMTDenver beats Boston College 5-2 in NCAA hockey, R.I. (AP) — Grant Arnold scored twice and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist to help Denver beat Boston College 5-2 on Saturday in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament.sSportsCollege hockeyCollege sportsMen's sportsHockeyProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:49:23 GMTUConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reaches regional final, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Auriemma reached another milestone in record fashion.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsCollege basketballNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballEventsTexasNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:55 GMTAre Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium? (AP) — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament is the only one being played in a football stadium.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege footballCollege sportsMen's basketballFootballEventsProfessional footballMen's sportsBasketballMen's college basketballCollege basketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:18:58 GMTRoss strikes out 12 in 6 innings for Padres in win, Ariz. (AP) — Tyson Ross showed off his arm for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, striking out 12 in six dominant innings and leading the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sports, 28 Mar 2015 23:16:32 GMTIslamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestTerrorismArmed forcesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:08 GMTA-Rod homers in Yankees' 10-2 loss to Orioles, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:48:06 GMTPolanco homers as Pirates beat Blue Jays, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco homered for the second straight day and Neil Walker hit a two-run double Saturday, as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat a Toronto Blue Jays split squad 8-3.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBradentonTorontoFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Mar 2015 21:27:00 GMTJimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:11:36 GMTAlabama DB Geno Smith arrested on DUI charge, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence for the second time in his career with the Crimson Tide.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeCollege footballSportsReckless endangermentLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:28:04 GMTBoko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsVotingWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsElectionsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 28 Mar 2015 23:35:00 GMTSerena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:59:28 GMTMrazek shuts out Lightning, Red Wings win 4-0 (AP) — Petr Mrazek made 23 saves for his fourth career shutout, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 on Saturday.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:49:14 GMTBautista hits 2-run double for Blue Jays in loss to Braves, Fla. (AP) — Jose Bautista hit a two-run double for the split-squad Toronto Blue Jays in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesEventsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Mar 2015 21:26:20 GMTRed Sox rough up Rays starter Karns in 9-6 victory CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan Karns is excited about an opportunity to open the season in Tampa Bay's pitching rotation.By FRED GOODALLsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:41:11 GMTBird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county (AP) — An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksAnimalsLivestock diseasesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturePublic healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:27:48 GMTBrook stops Dan after 4 rounds to keep IBF welterweight belt, England (AP) — Kell Brook won his first defense of the IBF welterweight belt when mandatory and outclassed challenger Jo Jo Dan retired after their fourth round and four knockdowns on Saturday.sSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 23:30:44 GMTCourtney Force tops Funny Car qualifying, N.C. (AP) — Courtney Force top Funny Car qualifying Saturday in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.sSportsNHRAAutomobile racingMotorcycle racing, 28 Mar 2015 23:18:10 GMTPenske expects Ambrose back in V8 Supercar this season PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Marcos Ambrose has a long-term contract with Roger Penske and is expected to be driving again in Australia's V8 Supercars Series this season.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAustraliaSt. PetersburgOceaniaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:10:37 GMTBoko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses and officials say Boko Haram extremists killed 39 people, including a legislator, in northeastern Nigeria, disrupting the country's presidential election.htGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsEnergy industryPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsImprovised explosivesBiometricsLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustriesBusinessTechnologyNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 22:00:10 GMTBride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.aGeneral newsViolent crimeReckless endangermentLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBeaverPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:49:12 GMTKevin Sutherland takes Champions Tour lead, Miss. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland birdied three of the final six holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolf, 28 Mar 2015 23:21:36 GMTSerena and Venus Williams to play Fed Cup against Italy BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams say they plan to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team next month against Italy.sSportsWomen's tennisFed CupTennisWomen's sportsEventsItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:05:59 GMTBrewers' Braun has 2 hits, 2 RBIs in 3-2 loss to Indians (AP) — Ryan Braun extended his torrid stretch with two more hits and two RBIs for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 28 Mar 2015 23:43:38 GMTLA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt ANGELES (AP) — A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:41:59 GMTPainstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:30:32 GMTPrince Bishop wins Dubai World Cup, California Chrome 2nd, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Prince Bishop pulled away from favorite California Chrome on the home straight and won the $10 million Dubai World Cup by 2 ¾ lengths at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday.sSportsFIFA World CupHorse racingEventsMen's soccerMen's sportsSoccerInternational soccerDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesCaliforniaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:17:02 GMTAP sources: Texas fires coach Barnes after 17 years, Texas (AP) — Texas has fired coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:44:21 GMTLatos improves significantly, Marlins and Astros tie 1-1, Fla. (AP) — Mat Latos followed his worst start of the spring with his best, helping the Miami Marlins play to a 1-1 tie with the Houston Astros.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:19:19 GMTFrazier homers, drives in 4 as Reds beat Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Frazier hit his fourth home run this spring and drove in four runs as the Cincinnati Reds beat a Chicago Cubs split squad 9-5 Saturday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:07:50 GMTSeventh-seed Dayton beats Louisville 82-66, N.Y. (AP) — Andrea Hoover scored 26 points and seventh-seeded Dayton continued its improbable run in the NCAA Tournament with an 82-66 win over third-seeded Louisville in the regional semifinals on Saturday.By PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsLouisvilleNew YorkKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:11:11 GMTDecorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:46:07 GMTMauer hits 1st spring homer, Twins beat Phillies MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Joe Mauer isn't known for his pull-side power, but that could change this season.By MIKE BERARDINOsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:35:46 GMTSeahawks QB Russell Wilson works out with Texas Rangers, Ariz. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson spent Saturday at spring training with the Texas Rangers, hitting a home run in batting practice and drawing on his recent Super Bowl experience to deliver a message to the team.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsSports transactionsNFL Super BowlMLB Spring TrainingProfessional footballProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsFootballTexasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:55:35 GMTNo. 1 seed Maryland ousts Duke in regional semifinals 65-55, Wash. (AP) — Shatori Walker-Kimbrough scored 18 of her 24 points in the second half, Laurin Mincy scored all 15 of her points in the first half, and top-seeded Maryland advanced to the Spokane Regional final with a 65-55 victory over No. 4 seed Duke on Saturday.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsMarylandWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:44:35 GMTTrooper wounded in barracks ambush hopes to return to force, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:13:35 GMT7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.By MELISSA NELSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePanama CityFloridaMobileAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:58:59 GMTWoman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide in Bremerton. The suspect remains at large.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWashingtonBremertonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:21:04 GMTTrout hits 4th HR for Angels, Pederson hits 5th for Dodgers, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Trout hit his fourth spring homer for the Los Angeles Angels while rookie Joc Pederson hit his fifth home run that helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 win Saturday.By JIM RICHARDSsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:24:22 GMTMets hit 4 home runs in rout of Nationals ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:13:11 GMTSome British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached YORK (AP) — Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnology, 28 Mar 2015 21:31:05 GMTWitnesses: Boko Haram kills 39 people, legislator, to disrupt Nigerian elections in northeast, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses: Boko Haram kills 39 people, legislator, to disrupt Nigerian elections in northeast.iGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 21:45:21 GMTWildfire threatens Montana ski area, forcing evacuation LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana on Saturday because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it.aGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseFiresNatural disastersMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:25:49 GMTPolice officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering, Ariz. (AP) — A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in north-central Arizona was released from the hospital this week.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:15:50 GMTPower leads Penske sweep in qualifying for IndyCar opener PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar champion Will Power led a Team Penske sweep in qualifying for the long-awaited opener.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarNASCARConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSt. PetersburgFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:02:06 GMTHundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesState legislatureLocal governmentsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageFamily issuesLegislatureState governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 23:25:36 GMTTom Brady posts video of cliff jump Brady really went deep.By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional footballFootball, 28 Mar 2015 21:43:30 GMT