FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Mar 2015 15:04:03 -0700LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 22 hurt ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles firefighters say nearly two dozen people suffered injuries, mostly minor, when a commuter train struck a car near downtown Los Angeles and partially derailed.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:54:06 GMTQuestions and answers about the Arab peacekeeping force (AP) — Arab League member states have agreed in principle to form a joint inter-Arab military peacekeeping force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power. Here's a look at some of the questions surrounding the plan:iGeneral newsEconomyArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBusinessEgyptCairoSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastRiyadhNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 20:43:26 GMTLucic scores 2 goals in Bruins' 4-2 win over Rangers (AP) — Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Boston Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityBostonNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 28 Mar 2015 20:32:27 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 BERLINICKEsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:49:45 GMTBest Buy closes Canadian Future Shop brand, 1,500 lose jobs Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations.By The Associated PressfBusinessLayoffsPersonnel, 28 Mar 2015 19:41:24 GMTNASCAR racer Kyle Larson taken to hospital after fainting, Va. (AP) — Chip Ganassi Racing officials say Kyle Larson has been taken to a hospital as a precaution after fainting during an autograph session at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday.sSportsMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARAthlete healthVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:31:01 GMTDucks hold off Islanders, clinch playoff berth, N.Y. (AP) — Frederik Andersen made 29 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks used a two-goal second period to beat the struggling New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth.By IRA PODELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:47:06 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 22:00:19 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 GMTSpectator killed by car crash at Nuerburgring, 2 injured (AP) — One spectator died and two others were injured after a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough at the Nuerburgring on Saturday.sSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 20:33:25 GMTAre Houston Regional shooting woes due to stadium? (AP) — The South Regional of the NCAA Tournament in Houston is the only one being played in a football stadium.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsCollege sportsMen's basketballFootballProfessional footballMen's sportsBasketballMen's college basketballCollege basketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:26:50 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 GMTPenguins score 3 goals in third period, beat Coyotes 3-2 (AP) — Daniel Winnik, Steve Downie and Sidney Crosby scored in a 4-minute, 8-second stretch of the third period to rally the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.By DAN SCIFOsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghArizonaBuffaloPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Mar 2015 20:39:46 GMTYemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran' EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsEvacuationsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsYemenEgyptIranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaSanaaJiddahGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 28 Mar 2015 19:52:33 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 GMTMubtaahij romps in UAE Derby, trainer says on to Kentucky, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Well, that was easy.sSportsKentucky DerbyHorse racingEventsThoroughbred racingUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 28 Mar 2015 20:22:40 GMTSerena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Seven-time champion Serena Williams won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating Monica Niculescu 6-3, 6-1.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:06:23 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) — Mike Napoli homered and Hanley Ramirez also drove in two runs Saturday to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6.By FRED GOODALLsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:02:00 GMTBurns scores winner in SO to lift Sharks past Flyers, 3-2 (AP) — Matt Irwin and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation, and Brent Burns got the winning goal in the shootout to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday.By AARON BRACYsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:46:39 GMTNigeria's voting extended as millions choose new president, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria extended voting to Sunday because of technical glitches as millions turned out to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.By MICHELLE FAUL and JEROME DELAYhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMunicipal governmentsVotingElectionsWar and unrestEnergy industryBombingsRebellions and uprisingsImprovised explosivesBiometricsNational electionsLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustriesBusinessTechnologyNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 28 Mar 2015 20:18:32 GMTDuke Energy CEO loses $600K in pay over coal ash pollution, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals.By EMERY P. DALESIOfBusinessEnvironmental concernsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 20:18:40 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 GMTTsonga makes successful 2015 debut with win at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga made a successful 2015 debut Saturday by beating American Tim Smyczek 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 at the Miami Open.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:58:08 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 GMTCrash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsHealthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationProfessional servicesIndustriesFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 19:56:10 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 21:50:52 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 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 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 newsViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 22:08:59 GMTEiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour (AP) — The Eiffel Tower has gone dark briefly, with lights going out to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.iGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 20:30:55 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 GMTExperts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate legal affairsWorkplace discriminationTechnology law and ethicsLegal proceedingsSocial mediaCorporate newsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesTechnology issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderGender issuesOnline mediaMedia, 28 Mar 2015 20:27:26 GMTGordon, Earnhardt among the winners and fans of Martinsville, Va. (AP) — If Jeff Gordon ever decides to race again after his 2015 retirement tour is finished, it would likely be at Martinsville Speedway, a track where the four-time champion has had great success.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:38:06 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 GMTFeds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half-century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityHigher educationAfrican-AmericansVandalismEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsCrimeIndictmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:55:09 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.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePanama CityFloridaMobileAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:55:05 GMTAttorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsCrimeMental healthViolent crimeHealthNashvilleSearcyTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaArkansas, 28 Mar 2015 19:57:58 GMTPredators down Caps, clinch playoff berth (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday.By BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 19:44:21 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 GMTAfghan court sentences AP journalist's killer to 20 years, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's highest court has ruled that the police officer convicted of murdering Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding AP correspondent Kathy Gannon almost one year ago should serve 20 years in prison, according to documents sent to the country's attorney general on Saturday.iGeneral newsCrimeMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestJournalistsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderJournalismNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 28 Mar 2015 20:38:58 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 GMTPower leads Penske sweep in qualifying for IndyCar opener PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — IndyCar champion Will Power will start the first race of his reign from the pole.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarSt. PetersburgFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:44:17 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 lesbiansState legislatureReligionReligious issuesLocal governmentsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsMarriageFamily issuesIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 21:09:25 GMTTom Brady posts video of cliff jump Brady really went deep.By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional footballFootball, 28 Mar 2015 21:43:30 GMT