FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 20:48:48 -0700Autopsies determine children found in freezer were slain (AP) — A brother and sister whose bodies were found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home had been beaten to death, autopsies determined Friday, painting a more complete picture of the horrors that unfolded inside the home for years but that apparently went unnoticed by the outside world.By COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsViolent crimeState legislatureCrimeCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:54:02 GMTEvans helps desperate Pelicans end skid vs. Kings, 102-88 ORLEANS (AP) — Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:47:11 GMTAtkinson has hat trick, Blue Jackets beat Blackhawks 5-2 (AP) — Cam Atkinson scored twice in Columbus' four-goal first period and added an empty-net goal in the final minute for his second career hat trick to help the Blue Jackets win their fifth straight game, 5-2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night.By MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:20:46 GMTMystery of California hilltop piano solved, Calif. (AP) — For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery.aOdditiesMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:22:31 GMTGift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million ANGELES (AP) — The wife of Donald Sterling sought revenge Friday against a woman whose recording cost her husband ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers by playing audio that showed the billionaire showered her with millions of dollars in gifts.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:38:30 GMTItalian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 02:31:34 GMTIndiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout (AP) — The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansSocial mediaState legislatureMunicipal governmentsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureState governmentsLocal governmentsLegislationHuman rights and civil libertiesIndianaIndianapolisMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:36:04 GMTMarriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown.By CHRIS GRYGIELaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:15:04 GMTChinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product.aGeneral newsNew OrleansUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:38:21 GMTOregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.aGeneral newsOdditiesPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:26:34 GMTDavid Ortiz defends his reputation in column Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."By The Associated PresssSportsDopingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sports, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:13 GMTVanek, Koivu, Parise score in third, Wilds beat Flames 4-2 PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu scored early in a three-goal third period and the Minnesota Wild pulled away to beat the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCalgaryMinnesotaAlbertaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 28 Mar 2015 03:26:56 GMTAgbuke's career game leads No. 2-seed Baylor over Iowa 81-66 CITY (AP) — Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.By KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIowaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:55:23 GMTINSIDE THE MADNESS: Irish vs blue again, Zags '99 rewind and tidbits from around the NCAA Tournament on Friday:By The Associated PresssSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsProfessional basketballGreensboroNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:22:12 GMTJackson has triple-double, leads Pistons over Magic 111-97, Fla. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 26 points, and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lift the Detroit Pistons to 111-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.By BILL FAYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:21:19 GMTNurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken.By ROBERT JABLONaGeneral newsAfghanistanCaliforniaCentral AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:43:01 GMTWall leads Wizards past Hornets 110-107 in double-overtime (AP) — John Wall scored seven of his game-high 32 points in the second overtime, and the Washington Wizards held off the Charlotte Hornets 110-107 on Friday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballDistrict of ColumbiaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:35:40 GMTNotre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:19:43 GMTCalifornia couple's kidnap-for-ransom claim: Things to know FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsKidnappingMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:33:07 GMTGolf Capsules ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfWomen's golfGolfMen's sportsWomen's sportsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:10:14 GMTMorgan Pressel, Mirim Lee top Kia Classic leaderboard, Calif. (AP) — Morgan Pressel matched the course record with an 8-under 64 on Friday for a share of the second-round lead in the Kia Classic with Mirim Lee.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaEast AsiaNew ZealandUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiaOceania, 28 Mar 2015 02:09:10 GMTAstronauts dock with space station for 1-year mission, Kazakhstan (AP) — The capsule carrying a Russian and an American who are to spend a year away from Earth docked Saturday with the International Space Station.By DMITRY LOVETSKY and JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKazakhstanRussiaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 02:18:34 GMTGowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.By MATTHEW DALYhtGovernment and politicsDiplomacySubpoenasInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInternational relationsLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:02 GMTLouisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game.By JOHN KEKISsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNew YorkSyracuseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:25:34 GMTDurant to have another surgery, miss rest of season CITY (AP) — NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the season and have bone graft surgery next week to treat a fractured bone in his right foot.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:21:13 GMT15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsAthlete healthWomen's sportsEventsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:31:54 GMTRepairs to downed border fence top $700,000, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsBorder securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:41:13 GMTCurry, Thompson lead Warriors in rout over Grizzlies, Tenn. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 38 points and 10 assists, leading the Golden State Warriors to their 60th win — tying a franchise record — 107-84 over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:49:14 GMTPolice officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout (AP) — Boston police say the officer who was seriously wounded in a shootout is a former Army Ranger who served in Iraq and was honored at the White House in May as a Top Cop Award winner.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:32:16 GMTHarden scores 33 as Rockets beat Wolves, clinch playoff spot (AP) — James Harden had 33 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets clinched a playoff spot with a 120-110 victory over the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.By JEREMY RAKESsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:47:23 GMTNuggets roll to 107-91 win as Jazz drop 4th straight (AP) — Ty Lawson and Jameer Nelson each scored 18 points as the Denver Nuggets beat Utah 107-91 on Friday night, handing the Jazz their fourth straight loss.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:38:58 GMTChinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forum, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Mar 2015 03:42:39 GMTAbout 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.By MARGIE MASON and ROBIN MCDOWELLiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFishSmugglingCrimeAnimalsIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarAsia, 28 Mar 2015 03:01:35 GMTAlaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:23:53 GMTNets snap Cavaliers' 4-game win streak with 106-98 victory YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets played with the intensity of a team fighting for its postseason future, and the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't match it.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballEventsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:19:22 GMTSouth Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed.By AARON BEARDsSportsCollege basketballNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsEventsWomen's sportsNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaGreensboroAsheboroUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:30:21 GMTDiaw scores 19 to lead Spurs in 94-76 win over Mavericks ANTONIO (AP) — Boris Diaw scored 19 points, helping the San Antonio Spurs pull away for a 94-76 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.By RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSan AntonioTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:15:20 GMTHot Rod Hundley, former NBA player and Jazz announcer, dies (AP) — Hot Rod Hundley, the former NBA player who broadcast Jazz games in New Orleans and Utah for 35 years, died Friday. He was 80.sSportsObituariesSports mediaMen's basketballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCelebrityRadio programsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:28:57 GMTPaul, Jordan lead Clippers in 119-98 rout of 76ers (AP) — Chris Paul scored 25 points, DeAndre Jordan had 17 points and 20 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers cruised to a 119-98 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night.By AARON BRACYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballCollege basketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:59:05 GMTKluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:32:35 GMTGonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999 (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:54:40 GMTRaptors beat Lakers, clinch second straight division title (AP) — The Toronto Raptors clinched their second straight Atlantic Division title, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 94-83 on Friday night behind 18 points from Lou Williams and 19 from Jonas Valanciunas.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:16:30 GMTUS rescues Saudi airmen from water south of Yemen (AP) — A Defense Department official says U.S. forces rescued two Saudi airmen after they ejected from an F-15 fighter jet over waters south of Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading airstrikes against Iran-allied Houthi rebels.By LOU KESTENwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaYemenUnited StatesGulf of AdenMiddle EastDjiboutiNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 02:52:21 GMTThomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 95-92 win YORK (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 95-92 win on Friday night.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 02:49:30 GMTRosewood massacre activist dies at 72 HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.aGeneral newsObituariesTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:08:52 GMTYordano Ventura pitches 7 innings of no-hit ball for Royals, Ariz. (AP) — Yordano Ventura pitched seven innings of no-hit ball before being lifted because of pitch count, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 28 Mar 2015 03:44:17 GMTHawks beat Heat 99-86, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference (AP) — After clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs for only the second time in their Atlanta franchise history, the Hawks were left to contemplate the remainder of the regular season.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:19:16 GMTSt. John's basketball coach Steve Lavin out after 5 seasons YORK (AP) — Steve Lavin's 5-year tenure as coach at St. John's was bookended by NCAA Tournament appearances. Every season brought at least 20 wins.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCoachingMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsEventsMen's college basketballCollege basketballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:45:40 GMTThomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win YORK (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally to hand the New York Knicks their 59th loss, matching a franchise record, 96-92 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 03:18:38 GMTArea resident Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfTexasSan AntonioHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:02:58 GMT