FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Apr 2016 12:49:17 -07:00Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter pleads guilty, 29 Apr 2016 18:16:06 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A friend of the white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year pleaded guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities during their investigation. He also revealed that the suspect told him he planned to kill himself after the slayings, which he had planned for months. confirms first female officer for warfighting command, 29 Apr 2016 18:39:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed an Air Force general to be the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. students seek solace after crash claims 4 students, 29 Apr 2016 19:32:30 GMTATLANTA (AP) — One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital spokesman said. rig count drops 11 this week to 420, another all-time low, 29 Apr 2016 19:23:33 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 11 this week to 420, again reaching an-time low amid depressed energy industry prices. Latest: Son of Victim: I don't understand why he did it, 29 Apr 2016 19:06:09 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local): Puerto Rico braces for lawsuits as major default looms, 29 Apr 2016 19:21:21 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Friday that the U.S. territory is bracing for multiple lawsuits as a major default looms over a $470 million bond payment.! Queen & Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge, 29 Apr 2016 19:18:03 GMTLONDON (AP) — It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event. urges return to full operation of Western Sahara mission, 29 Apr 2016 18:36:52 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called Friday for the urgent return of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the disputed Western Sahara to its full operation, a rebuke to Morocco which expelled most of the mission's civilian staff to protest a perceived slight by the U.N. secretary-general. of charges against ex-Penn St. officials to stand, 29 Apr 2016 19:29:59 GMTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors won't appeal a ruling that threw out some of the most serious criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators related to their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. San Francisco chief releases racist texts, 29 Apr 2016 18:43:26 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's police chief ordered that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages. call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns, 29 Apr 2016 18:12:17 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The police department should be disbanded in polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona border found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of nonbelievers, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing. planned for 8 family members killed in Ohio massacre, 29 Apr 2016 18:24:43 GMTPIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A vigil is planned for the eight family members killed in a shooting massacre in rural Ohio. REMOVED: BC-US--Unborn Baby Stolen, 29 Apr 2016 19:30:03 GMTBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the sentencing for a Colorado woman who cut a fetus from a stranger's womb. Dynel Lane was convicted of attempting to kill Michelle Wilkins, not of first-degree murder, as erroneously reported in the story summary. Pentagon official criticizes House Benghazi probe, 29 Apr 2016 18:16:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Pentagon official criticized the House Republican-led investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, saying the panel has made a "crescendo" of costly, duplicative and unnecessary requests, including some based on claims made on Facebook or talk radio. sees smallest profit in 16 years, Chevron posts loss, 29 Apr 2016 19:37:42 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Motorists are saving billions on cheaper gasoline, but the long slump in oil prices is taking a heavy toll on companies that find and produce crude. Latest: Trump bumps up his delegate count, 29 Apr 2016 19:06:43 GMTBURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Republican Party's convention, a stage for the GOP presidential candidates (all times local): Latest: Lawyer: Charleston slaying witness is remorseful, 29 Apr 2016 18:10:40 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a guilty plea by a friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church (all times local): Arizona, parents name children after Pat Tillman, 29 Apr 2016 19:32:56 GMTTEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Doctors told Jeff Okrepkie and Stephanie Ottolini not to expect children. Though her cervical cancer had been in remission since 2012, the odds of conception were minimal. House 2016: Clinton gears up for Trump in fall race, 29 Apr 2016 18:55:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Waves of campaign staffers are being dispatched to battleground states. Advisers are starting to consider locations for a splashy convention rally in Philadelphia. An army of lawyers is scrutinizing more than two dozen possible vice presidential picks. widely available Zika test OK'd for emergency use, 29 Apr 2016 18:52:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week.'s Jon Keyser makes state GOP US Senate primary, 29 Apr 2016 18:47:59 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jon Keyser will appear on his party's primary ballot after all, a Denver judge ruled Friday. of Colorado woman who cut baby from womb, 29 Apr 2016 19:32:39 GMTBOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado woman convicted of attempted murder after cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb is scheduled to be sentenced Friday. Latest: Neighborhood outside of Jazz Fest a party too, 29 Apr 2016 19:18:08 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (all times local):' Tom Wilson fined $2,400 for knee hit to Pens' Sheary, 29 Apr 2016 18:51:40 GMTARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The NHL fined Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 on Friday for his knee-on-knee hit on Pittsburgh's Conor Sheary, sparing him a suspension that could have altered the second-round playoff series against the Penguins. has 81 percent of delegates needed to win nomination, 29 Apr 2016 19:03:27 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has picked up two more delegates in Rhode Island, giving him 81 percent of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention. declares 24 missing in garbage landslide at dump, 29 Apr 2016 19:25:11 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala City authorities say that 24 people are listed as missing two days after a massive slope of trash collapsed, killing at least four people. Ferrell 'not pursuing' Reagan film, says spokesman, 29 Apr 2016 18:15:38 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Ferrell is not pursuing a film project about President Ronald Reagan, a spokesman for the actor said Friday. The actor had read and considered the script for "Reagan" but had never committed to developing or starring in the comedic film, which had prompted a strong family backlash. stocks skid as health care and tech are routed, 29 Apr 2016 19:33:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Friday as drug companies take big losses following weak first-quarter reports. Technology companies are sinking for the second day in a row. The Nasdaq is set to fall for the seventh consecutive day. heads out with no resolution on Zika, Puerto Rico, 29 Apr 2016 19:22:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress headed out of Washington on Friday, accomplishing relatively little in a short work period and missing deadlines on the budget and on helping Puerto Rico with its financial crisis. One reaches deal on making engines cheaper, 29 Apr 2016 18:26:38 GMTSOCHI, Russia (AP) — Formula One bosses have reached a deal to make engines cheaper and more standardized starting next season, which will help smaller teams, the FIA said Friday. leaders end deadlock, make deal for new government, 29 Apr 2016 19:20:58 GMTDUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's two key parties say they have struck a deal to create a new government following an inconclusive election and two months of political deadlock. Latest: Fire from natural gas explosion has been put out, 29 Apr 2016 18:44:45 GMTGREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania (all times local): stocks skid as tech and health care are routed, 29 Apr 2016 18:39:07 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Friday as technology companies absorb big losses for the second day in a row. Health care companies are falling after weak first-quarter reports from drug and health insurance companies. Markets in Europe also took hefty losses. children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home, 29 Apr 2016 18:38:06 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities have rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a 2-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash, sheriff's officials said Friday. fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man, 29 Apr 2016 19:01:41 GMTGREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that burned a fleeing homeowner as he ran down a road, authorities said. Paying $17,570 for dining hall table was mistake, 29 Apr 2016 18:42:57 GMTDURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire now acknowledges that spending $17,000 on a custom-made chef's table with LED lights for the campus dining hall was a mistake. top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store, 29 Apr 2016 18:33:17 GMTiTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 28, 2016:! Queen, Harry answer Obamas' Invictus Games challenge, 29 Apr 2016 18:06:22 GMTLONDON (AP) — It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event. police confiscate Byzantine coins from British man, 29 Apr 2016 19:36:04 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian border police say they have confiscated 71 Byzantine coins from a British citizen traveling from Turkey to Romania. ambassador says North Korean proposal merits study, 29 Apr 2016 19:30:04 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — China's U.N. ambassador says a North Korea proposal under which Pyongyang would halt its nuclear program if the U.S. and South Korea suspend joint military exercises merits consideration. DERBY TOP 10: Wire-to-wire for Nyquist as No. 1 contender, 29 Apr 2016 19:12:19 GMTUnlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn't yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby. It might by next Saturday night if the undefeated colt ends up in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs. to lift female guard ban in 9/11 case at Guantanamo, 29 Apr 2016 19:09:22 GMTMIAMI (AP) — The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay says he will lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants at the U.S. base in Cuba, attorneys involved in the case said Friday. Airlines apologizes to musician for barring violin, 29 Apr 2016 18:21:14 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A concert musician who was not allowed to board a flight with her violin says she hopes the incident will raise awareness of regulations that permit violins and other small instruments as carry-on luggage. reconsiders training requirements for painkillers, 29 Apr 2016 18:51:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents. urges action by Bangladesh to prevent killings, 29 Apr 2016 19:15:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry called on Bangladesh's leader to step up law enforcement to prevent a wave of killings targeting liberal voices, the State Department said Friday amid fears that the traditionally moderate South Asian nation is under threat from Islamic extremists. China rejects Hong Kong port call by US aircraft carrier, 29 Apr 2016 18:35:58 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said Friday, in an apparent sign of mounting tension in the disputed South China Sea. 2012 stunner, ex-con makes another White House run, 29 Apr 2016 18:25:43 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Hillary Clinton tries to vanquish Bernie Sanders in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary next month, she will also have to watch out for Keith Judd. McCarthy is downright creepy in ABC's 'The Family', 29 Apr 2016 18:14:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Andrew McCarthy has been recognized in some pretty odd places. charge for mom after 1 boy found beaten at motel dies, 29 Apr 2016 18:06:03 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — The mother of two boys found so badly beaten at a motel that emergency responders were left in tears was charged Friday with murder after one of them died. who survived lightning strike feels lucky to be alive, 29 Apr 2016 18:29:30 GMTHAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The lightning bolt followed an explosive thunderclap, striking with such force that it cracked the stone observation tower where Appalachian Trail hikers Mollyann Hart and her sister Lauren Bognovitz had taken shelter and blasted them outside into the torrential rain.