FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 16:24:56 -0800Largest US banks all pass latest round of Fed 'stress tests' (AP) — All of the nation's 31 largest banks are adequately fortified to withstand a severe U.S. and global recession and keep lending, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and KEN SWEETwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:32:33 GMTCan Etsy keep its folksy brand and make shareholders money? YORK (AP) — If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money.By MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate news, 05 Mar 2015 22:57:42 GMTManning back for 18th season after signing reworked deal, Colo. (AP) — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessFootballColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:53:17 GMTKershaw efficient in spring debut for Dodgers, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw retired all six batters he faced in his spring debut, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-1 on Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:47:01 GMTExperts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust LOUIS (AP) — The federal government's withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices and rebuild relations with the black community.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsAfrican-AmericansSuburbsPrimary and secondary educationPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:44:05 GMTRogers strong in Yankees' 2-1 win against Pirates, Fla. (AP) — Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees' pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBradentonNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 22:16:56 GMTMark Hubbard leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard closed with a birdie in windy conditions Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the Puerto Rico Open.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 22:07:07 GMTMandarin Oriental says hotels in US, Europe hacked YORK (AP) — High-end hotel chain Mandarin Oriental said Thursday that the credit card systems at some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe were hacked.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTravelLifestyleComputer and data securityConsumer products and servicesIndustriesComputing and information technologyFinancial servicesHong KongEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 23:07:29 GMTKey facts and questions about the Jodi Arias murder case (AP) — Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty on Thursday after a jury for a second time couldn't decide on her punishment. It was the latest court development in a legal saga that has dragged on for nearly seven years and had no shortage of eye-catching moments.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:37:51 GMTProsecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsAutomobile racingCrimeNASCARLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:01:00 GMTChen pitches 2 scoreless in Orioles beat Rays 3-2 CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Nathan Karns is off to a nice start in his bid to win the fifth spot in Tampa Bay's pitching rotation.By FRED GOODALLsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaTorontoFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 05 Mar 2015 23:18:26 GMTPlane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence YORK (AP) — A Delta plane from Atlanta skidded off a LaGuardia Airport runway while landing during a snowstorm on Thursday and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest perilously close to the icy waters of a bay.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZtTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationNew York CityNew YorkQueensAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 05 Mar 2015 22:28:50 GMTNo. 17 Chattanooga women beat UNC-Greensboro 78-44, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points as top-seeded and No. 17-ranked Chattanooga women beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday.sSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsGreensboroNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:14:56 GMTPlane skids off LaGuardia runway, slams into fence near bay YORK (AP) — A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm on Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest on a berm at the edge of an icy bay.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:55:17 GMTMan accused of posing as actor pleads guilty to child porn MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A man accused of posing as an actor from the "Twilight" movies to entice girls in Iowa has pleaded guilty to federal possession of child pornography charges.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:17:50 GMTLate winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands without power in West Virginia.By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsTrafficTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNew York CityMemphisTexasMarylandNorth AmericaNew YorkTennessee, 05 Mar 2015 22:44:22 GMTNo 23 Rutgers women beat Indiana 63-52 in Big Ten opener ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Kahleah Cooper scored 16 points and Betnijah Laney had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 23 Rutgers, the fifth-seed, to a 63-52 win over 12th-seeded Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIndianaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:12:49 GMT'Dr. Phil': To air 'intervention with Bobbi Brown's partner ANGELES (AP) — "Dr. Phil" will air what the TV show is describing as an "intervention" conducted with Nick Gordon, the partner of hospitalized Bobbi Kristina Brown .aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentTexasAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:31 GMTNFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports businessEventsFootballOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:55:57 GMTEx-wife of Argentine prosecutor says he was killed AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The former wife of a prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina said Thursday a team of experts she hired concluded that her former husband was killed and his body moved to the bathroom where he was found dead.By PAUL BYRNE and DEBORA REYiGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:51 GMTPain-free Chacin allows 2 runs; Rockies fall to D-backs, Ariz. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs and two hits while getting five outs in his first game in more than eight months for Colorado in the Rockies' 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:01:53 GMTDad accused of punching 3-month-old who had 17 broken bones, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby 17 broken bones and skull fractures.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:41:17 GMTTeheran, Simon make spring debuts; Tigers beat Braves 6-4 Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:09:45 GMTDog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:58:24 GMTDefense asks judge to move running-death trial, Ala. (AP) — The defense is making a last-minute attempt to relocate the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddaughter run until she died.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:35:36 GMTFDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureMedicationDiagnosis and treatment, 05 Mar 2015 22:46:22 GMTChain of kidney transplants begins at San Francisco hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — Zully Broussard thought she was going to help one person by donating a kidney.By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtGeneral newsHealthScienceOrgan donationOrgan transplantsTechnologyHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:21:02 GMTVeteran defensive tackle Dockett joins 49ers on 2-year deal FRANCISCO (AP) — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett notes on his Twitter page header that he will be "2016 comeback player of the year."By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballSocial mediaSports businessFootballOnline mediaMediaSan FranciscoArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:51:43 GMTVogelsong allows slam in Giants' win; Hunter Pence hurt, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong gave up a grand slam to Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first pick of last June's draft, but the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat a Chicago split-squad 8-6 on Thursday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:29:58 GMTRingling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.By TAMARA LUSHaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimalsDolphinsAnimal welfareSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMammalsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesFloridaCaliforniaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:02:22 GMTEast-leading Hawks face LeBron in possible playoff preview (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are blowing away everyone in the Eastern Conference.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessEventsProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaTorontoGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 05 Mar 2015 22:41:07 GMTMyanmar cracks down on education protest at Yangon pagoda, Myanmar (AP) — Police cracked down on students and other activists opposing Myanmar's new education law on Thursday, charging protesters with batons and dragging them into trucks at a well-known pagoda in the heart of the old capital.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsEducationEducation policyGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeSocial affairsGovernment policyPolitical issuesMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 22:02:38 GMTHall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal YORK (AP) — Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a New York company selling granola called Haulin' Oats.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:42:22 GMTSelma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience.By JESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice brutalityCrimeVotingLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsViolenceViolent crimeElectionsSelmaAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:45:08 GMTComedy Central's Bee moves to TBS YORK (AP) — The exodus continues at "The Daily Show," with TBS announcing Thursday that it is giving longtime correspondent Samantha Bee her own topical comedy show.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 21:43:02 GMTLee pitches 2 easy innings in Phillies' 6-3 loss to Astros, Fla. (AP) — Cliff Lee faced major league hitters for the first time since July 31, when his season ended with an elbow injury.By DICK SCANLONsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 22:58:43 GMTMotor mishap: Indians manager Francona's scooter wrecked, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have their first major injury of the spring — manager Terry Francona's red scooter is on the disabled list.By TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:14:10 GMTBNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportationFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:34:31 GMTHolmes opens 4-shot lead at Blue Monster, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he thought it was too easy for a World Golf Championship.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfFloridaIrelandEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 05 Mar 2015 23:52:48 GMTNo murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse has pleaded no contest to felony burglary and will receive probation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLake CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:54:29 GMTSilicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesLaw and orderHarvardMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 23:32:56 GMTBolivia minister: Ex-police chief protected traffickers PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's interior minister said Thursday that a retired police general jailed for allegedly enriching himself from the illegal cocaine trade had offered protection to foreign traffickers while in the job.By CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBoliviaSanta CruzUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:43:10 GMTReport: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb YORK (AP) — Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthSuicide preventionMental health, 05 Mar 2015 21:36:12 GMTDad accused of punching 3-month-old; son had 17 broken bones, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been charged with punching his 3-month-old son, and doctors say the baby had 17 broken bones and skull fractures.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 21:47:56 GMTNavy joins search for missing 17-year-old hiker in Hawaii (AP) — A Navy helicopter team joined the search for a 17-year-old hiker who's been missing in Hawaii for nearly a week.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:24:25 GMTFor Northeast, a brutal winter redefines 'enough is enough' YORK (AP) — Forget the winter of our discontent. For Northeasterners enduring one of the coldest, snowiest seasons in decades, it's the winter of our exasperation, full-on funk and enough-is-enough rage.By JENNIFER PELTZ and CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherNew YorkBuffaloNew York CityWhite PlainsBostonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 05 Mar 2015 23:51:27 GMTCan Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes? (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 05 Mar 2015 22:05:36 GMTJury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Marvin Gaye's family says singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been dishonest and should be punished for copying the late singer's music without permission.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and order, 05 Mar 2015 23:55:43 GMTHeyward leads Cardinals past Marlins, Fla. (AP) — Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the Marlins on Thursday.By CHUCK KINGsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 22:37:40 GMTEastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool PASS, Ore. (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyNatural resource managementVolcanoesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGrants PassOregonNorth AmericaUnited States, 05 Mar 2015 22:23:07 GMT