FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 16:36:02 -0700Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.By MESFIN FEKADUfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:49:21 GMTHearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28 ORLEANS (AP) — With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the manufacturer has made payments required to participate, including $3.2 million to seven homeowners in Virginia.By JANET McCONNAUGHEYaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsMaterials industryLaw and orderCorporate newsIndustriesChinaBeijingUnited StatesLouisianaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:18:02 GMTPaterno estate's contract breach lawsuit tossed again, Pa. (AP) — The family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, a Pennsylvania judge on Monday ruled for a second time.By MARK SCOLFOROaBusinessGeneral newsSportsCollege footballLegal proceedingsCollege sportsSports governanceCorruption in sportsFootballLaw and order, 30 Mar 2015 20:54:54 GMTFears of meddling raised in Nigerian election vote count, Nigeria (AP) — Election officials worked into the night Monday counting the results from Nigeria's tight presidential vote, while the U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" the tally could be subject to political interference.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesNigeriaAbujaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 21:34:50 GMTPolice: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — Police say a University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car while he was on foot on a Los Angeles freeway.aGeneral newsSportsMissing personsCollege sportsCollege soccerMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:49:55 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFort PierceFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:22 GMTPolice: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — Police: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway.aGeneral newsMen's soccerCollege soccerCollege sportsSoccerMen's sportsSportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:42:06 GMT'Home' tops 'Get Hard' at box office with $52.1M debut animated alien adventure "Home" landed in first place at the weekend box office.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 30 Mar 2015 21:08:24 GMTNo 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.tTravelLifestyleMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 20:53:34 GMTCarter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that when Iraqi security forces carry their counteroffensive beyond the current battle for Tikrit, the U.S. will continue to insist that Iranian-backed Shiite militias not participate.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsIraqUnited StatesNew YorkWatertownIranMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:26:25 GMTUS offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsIndustriesUnited StatesChinaParisNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:14 GMTJameis Winston working to leave off-field problems behind, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston has spent much of the past two months crisscrossing the nation, sharpening his quarterback skills and trying to convince NFL teams he's learned from mistakes made off the field and ready to become the face of a franchise.By FRED GOODALLsSportsWomen's sportsFootballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballTampaFloridaPhoenixMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 30 Mar 2015 21:08:09 GMT4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegal proceedingsCrimeJournalistsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:03 GMTSuspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeJuvenile crimePromsCrimeLaw and orderOccasionsLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:36:23 GMTSaudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBlockadesAccidents and disastersArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIran, 30 Mar 2015 21:35:37 GMTMarathon bombing jurors see carnage photos, prosecutors rest (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:38:41 GMTStocks gain on encouraging signs in spending and home sales U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyConsumer spendingHome salesLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesReal estateUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 20:52:23 GMTVenus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:13:27 GMTPentagon chief backs concept of a joint Arab military force DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is endorsing the Arab League's plan to form a joint military force.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNew YorkWatertownUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:21:36 GMTPharmacists association adopts policy discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs DIEGO (AP) — Pharmacists association adopts policy discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 22:18:12 GMTParents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for the victims daily and by name.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:07 GMTTennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPittsburghTennesseePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:32:01 GMTQuick pitch leads benches to clear; Pirates rout Phils 18-4, Fla. (AP) — A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:14:17 GMTGerman co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.By FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 21:55:38 GMTReview: In 'Lambert & Stamp,' the backstage story of The Who teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing and mods were gyrating. It was London's Swinging '60s, with its subculture explosion and stylish youths.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesMusic, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:04 GMTUS consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February (AP) — U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:32:26 GMTMets acquire lefty relievers, Torres and Blevins ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballSports businessMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:40:45 GMTSource: Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John's YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin, St. John's all-time leading scorer and still the face of its basketball program three decades after his career ended, has agreed to coach the Red Storm, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Monday.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 30 Mar 2015 22:58:42 GMTRates for US Treasury bills edged up at weekly auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to the highest levels in two weeks.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 22:25:10 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors say unbiased jury possible, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:07:13 GMTZunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:52:48 GMTCo-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy several years ago.By FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 20:53:45 GMTRubio to announce next campaign on April 13 (AP) — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsMiamiDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:44:34 GMTClinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaNew HampshireDes MoinesManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:27:49 GMTCuddyer hits 6th HR, Duda drives in 5 as Mets beat Marlins ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:04:21 GMTSimon allows 1 run in 6 innings as Tigers lose to Braves 4-2, Fla. (AP) — Alfredo Simon allowed one run over six innings for his best start of spring training in the Detroit Tigers' 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:00:11 GMTUnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsMedicationPersonal spendingHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthDiagnosis and treatmentPersonal financeOwnership changesCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCorporate stock, 30 Mar 2015 21:31:28 GMTEndangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsAnimalsSheepNational parksWildlifeMammalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:57:41 GMTMexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike CITY (AP) — Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike.By MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsStrikesState governmentsIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Mar 2015 21:23:22 GMTPharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs DIEGO (AP) — The American Pharmacists Association on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing death-penalty drugs.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmall businessDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:42:41 GMTPolice: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsSuicidesState governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:44:34 GMTSuspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.aGeneral newsArsonFiresCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioIrontonAthensUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:21:07 GMTA year later than expected, Michigan St back in Final Four (AP) — Michigan State's run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that's part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipGovernment programsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsGovernment and politicsBasketballMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:31:51 GMTVolvo Cars plans to open its first US plant (AP) — Volvo Cars is planning to build its first-ever U.S. assembly plant as part of a push to increase sales here.By DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsUnited StatesChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 21:11:27 GMTJudge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHarrisburgPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:12:18 GMTNBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing 'The Wiz' to TV, Broadway ANGELES (AP) — "The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMusicPerforming artsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 21:24:26 GMTTravel new and now: Main Streets, cherry trees, Viking ships STREET AWARDSBy BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleBotanical gardensDeciduous treesTreesVisual artsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisurePlantsArts and entertainmentRawlinsWyomingCape GirardeauMissouriNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Mar 2015 21:25:54 GMTTeen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right PAULO (AP) — Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsLegislatureThink tanksPolitical and civil unrestBusinessPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsBrazilUnited StatesSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 20:52:40 GMTIndiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsState legislatureGays and lesbiansState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesLegislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsLegislationGender issuesIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:56 GMTGeorgia State's R.J. Hunter entering NBA draft (AP) — R.J. Hunter ensured his legacy at Georgia State by hitting one of the most memorable shots in the NCAA tournament.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipNBA DraftCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:30:19 GMT