FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:45 -07:00Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5eaef72d7904dc3aabcbbc508348985Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:54:41 GMTMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5eaef72d7904dc3aabcbbc508348985Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1eeaf639fd145aa9478e5eb54da624fWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:20:54 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen Wednesday morning.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1eeaf639fd145aa9478e5eb54da624fWhite House intruders beware: New fence to have metal spikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06d28564bec4922b93b85006bdb1c31Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:37:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a06d28564bec4922b93b85006bdb1c31Singer caught in property dispute between nuns, archdiocesehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c729b2c480994272bfd52d5582488e36Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:28:21 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry is caught in a property dispute between a group of elderly nuns and the Los Angeles Archdiocese over who owns a hilltop convent overlooking Hollywood. The singer is named in a recent lawsuit over the scenic property in the Los Feliz neighborhood.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c729b2c480994272bfd52d5582488e36Hawaii OKs traditional burials involving burned corpseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8f94b2ab71f42cabdc60797708a43d2Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:15 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8f94b2ab71f42cabdc60797708a43d2White House fence jumpers beware: Metal spikes being addedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ce0077e9a645f0aa90dd11cdf5c952Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ce0077e9a645f0aa90dd11cdf5c952Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF paymenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e9fd47eae343b39cd7ed6820c82d0dTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:14:55 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e9fd47eae343b39cd7ed6820c82d0dPlayers bang heads in 1st half of US-Germany World Cup semihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a224e007ce4d8fbe688f0dcb2cad01Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:42:13 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — US midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a224e007ce4d8fbe688f0dcb2cad01Chicago schools make pension payment; 1,400 jobs 'impacted'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df4c4c9c5844503b7648a4cd22cbafcWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:39:02 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools says approximately 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after the district had to borrow money to make a $634 million pension payment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1df4c4c9c5844503b7648a4cd22cbafcAP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd5f2b40b8c42bab9af5f8edd905d20Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:02:33 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd5f2b40b8c42bab9af5f8edd905d20Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27a2f1fd7bdf4fe49c89192ecd1223a9Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:31:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27a2f1fd7bdf4fe49c89192ecd1223a9Japanese business mood improves despite gloomy datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16f1643eee49418c90d8a8ecb299ba2cWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:39:59 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The mood among big Japanese corporations is unexpectedly upbeat despite recent data showing the recovery appears to be stalling.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16f1643eee49418c90d8a8ecb299ba2cService honors last of 9 Charleston church shooting victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62e443c2994483c9d0c22c414f86812Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:44:45 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Public officials paid tribute to longtime pastor Daniel L. Simmons Sr. in the last of the services for the nine victims of a shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d62e443c2994483c9d0c22c414f86812Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fb69c0095cf4ac5ae87349da7e55afaTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:47:56 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fb69c0095cf4ac5ae87349da7e55afaFamily of immigrant killed by Wash. police gets documentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3ca51ea4b942058da7cabc2adb7eceWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:59:05 GMTPASCO, Wash. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Pasco, Washington, has been given forensic reports and other documents from the investigation into his death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3ca51ea4b942058da7cabc2adb7eceAt last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64babd9223e04a43b8975b412d883487Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:15:47 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64babd9223e04a43b8975b412d883487Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15850fc4ab43f2a80bafb795e7d3caTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:58:48 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15850fc4ab43f2a80bafb795e7d3caLegendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa1a0664e6147ebb2d4413fd54d4fc6Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:05 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years — a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa1a0664e6147ebb2d4413fd54d4fc6Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65c7223a5db4985948b411f8e21089fTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:41:46 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65c7223a5db4985948b411f8e21089fTrying to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magicianhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba52ad09c6da4cf082daa8b8b92a4659Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:54:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba52ad09c6da4cf082daa8b8b92a4659No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bde0b4d51d8d410d9ec86303e8b639a4Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:00:09 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail on rape and other felony charges after prosecutors said he repeatedly violated a court order by calling and texting the victim with messages that included suicide threats and apologies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bde0b4d51d8d410d9ec86303e8b639a4Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af8c5e8c2e6a4c518b382e1faa3b578bTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMTATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af8c5e8c2e6a4c518b382e1faa3b578bBlatter not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aed2725bf994c1aa38e20d5c3bff824Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:32 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aed2725bf994c1aa38e20d5c3bff824Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0a20efce41944a3801378a7b4d4a64fTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:09:29 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0a20efce41944a3801378a7b4d4a64fEnvironmentalists want California to stop offshore frackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaecfa6a3184c5bbad57c4e58fc8050Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:01:09 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaecfa6a3184c5bbad57c4e58fc8050First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/157f5d25ced34701909af8de771db406Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:27:21 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts got the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/157f5d25ced34701909af8de771db406French soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9448a0615dbe4b139ac77591a2d694deTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:48:02 GMTPARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of minors, authorities said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9448a0615dbe4b139ac77591a2d694dePlea deal appears to be in works for ex-California senatorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f625c69404147bd9cab12b7c6f707d5Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:32:04 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown may have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f625c69404147bd9cab12b7c6f707d5A closer look at Jeb Bush's tax returns, personal financeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5969eb887e742e49388fde3979d44caWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:17:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Tuesday posted more than three decades of tax returns online, revealing he has earned nearly $28 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion in 2007 and paid an effective federal income tax rate of 36 percent between 1981 and 2013.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5969eb887e742e49388fde3979d44caFIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's lookshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b5a8cd73a754262968d5d13e5ac8c38Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:18:55 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b5a8cd73a754262968d5d13e5ac8c38Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5345f71d9d146e49a555f98910f4883Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:57:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5345f71d9d146e49a555f98910f4883Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5525daace95447a9a420bc53269b4319Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:53:16 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled it off, a state official said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5525daace95447a9a420bc53269b4319Sturgeon, Polland share PGA Professional leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9ec5aac431471ba4cf8ac01737a472Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:43:49 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Grant Sturgeon shot a 1-under 69 on Tuesday for a share of the third-round lead with Ben Polland in the PGA Professional National Championship.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b9ec5aac431471ba4cf8ac01737a472Investigator: Removal of Alaska plane wreckage weeks awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b84d5c9fbaf2498eb06708e6766857beWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:31:10 GMTJUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — It could be weeks before the wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed in steep, rugged terrain in southeast Alaska, killing nine people, is recovered.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b84d5c9fbaf2498eb06708e6766857beHawaii lawmaker assaulted at homeless camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b55069b42d54f1299e0e1dd2ce72307Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:10:19 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state lawmaker who used a sledgehammer to smash shopping carts used by the homeless in 2013 is recovering from injuries after being assaulted at a homeless camp, an official said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b55069b42d54f1299e0e1dd2ce72307Widow of prominent Ky. defense lawyer sues over his killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dbcac1352be422bab3bbf7e2b8a2835Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:00:03 GMTLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Kentucky defense lawyer's widow is suing psychiatrists and a hospital over their treatment of a patient who pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the lawyer's fatal shooting last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dbcac1352be422bab3bbf7e2b8a2835US heads to World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ab905f4b4a34bdc94289bb294ccb73aWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:22:44 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd buried a penalty kick, Hope Solo got another shutout and the United States beat top-ranked Germany 2-0 on Tuesday night to advance to the title match at the Women's World Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ab905f4b4a34bdc94289bb294ccb73aJapan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d07cf63f4754e82bf360827bdd2c61dWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:15:44 GMTGUNKANJIMA, Japan (AP) — Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious. It is also a source of national pride.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d07cf63f4754e82bf360827bdd2c61dPaul is first major-party candidate to court pot donorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6aed4ba6d3425cbba2ecf853a9426dTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:45:51 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6aed4ba6d3425cbba2ecf853a9426dChicago schools make pension payment; classroom cuts likelyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/492f84e6c0fc4bcd882e4546a7a4bed8Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:48 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that the city's public schools would have to cut classroom spending to make up for a $634 million contribution to its teacher pensions — a payment the financially troubled district made without help it had been seeking from the Illinois Legislature.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/492f84e6c0fc4bcd882e4546a7a4bed810 Things to Know for Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af3ef2b6b5c40cb8e836c8d5795b776Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:09:58 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af3ef2b6b5c40cb8e836c8d5795b776Family of immigrant killed by police gets documentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cacbdb437454367898e122852085bd2Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:47:06 GMTPASCO, Wash. (AP) — The family of an unarmed Mexican immigrant who was fatally shot by police in Washington state has been given forensic reports and other documents from the investigation into his death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cacbdb437454367898e122852085bd2Authorities: Gay slur carved into Utah man's arm was stagedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86a7c73257e94f7a9f871e1029544502Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:36:05 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who reported someone beat him and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86a7c73257e94f7a9f871e1029544502Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5985f5cc3f94cdf831edb28d4090dc7Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:06:50 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok that drew international outrage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5985f5cc3f94cdf831edb28d4090dc7Federal judge rules Maui County ban on GMO crops invalidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94f61608657d44c2b82b65264c6edae9Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:24:13 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a Maui County ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops is pre-empted by federal and state law and invalid.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94f61608657d44c2b82b65264c6edae9USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d7f39cbc1c742f98c9b0f74611fa20dWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:53:35 GMTREDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee are sticking with Boston as a candidate for the 2024 Olympics, knowing full well that getting the city to the starting line in this contest could be as tough as actually landing the games.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d7f39cbc1c742f98c9b0f74611fa20dFederal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expirationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c3b0b877864daf96e1ae57b2f509d0Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:16:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c3b0b877864daf96e1ae57b2f509d0State Department to release Clinton emails on Tuesday nighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7770332f5e5a44959d44a25cb2f0336bWed, 01 Jul 2015 01:12:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has released roughly 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton's correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation's top diplomat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7770332f5e5a44959d44a25cb2f0336bAyotte promotes bipartisanship in US Senate re-election bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d50169751537435289c7b47b9bf24beeWed, 01 Jul 2015 00:07:09 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (AY'-aht) is crafting herself as a bipartisan problem solver in her quest to hold her seat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d50169751537435289c7b47b9bf24beeMisty Copeland named first black female principal at ABThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65907cc979204b179fe3f22a5b559ba6Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:23:53 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday — the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65907cc979204b179fe3f22a5b559ba6