FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2015 17:07:59 -0700Redskins WR DeSean Jackson set to appear on BET reality show YORK (AP) — Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is coming to reality TV.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaProfessional footballFootball, 24 Apr 2015 23:18:54 GMTJudge: Fired Ohio State band director's lawsuit may proceed, Ohio (AP) — A band director fired by Ohio State University for allowing a "sexualized culture" within its celebrated marching band may move forward with his civil rights lawsuit against the school, a federal judge ruled Friday.aGeneral newsSportsHigher educationEducationNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:37:30 GMTLegislature passes bill that would make Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21 (AP) — Legislature passes bill that would make Hawaii first state to raise legal smoking age to 21.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:09:01 GMTSwafford, Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsLouisianaNew OrleansEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 00:04:44 GMTNBA: Curry was fouled on tying 3-pointer in Game 3 YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry's tying 3-pointer could have been a four-point play.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 24 Apr 2015 21:57:50 GMTCourt: Family of teen shot across border can't sue in US ORLEANS (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a teenager when he fired across the border from Texas into Mexico cannot be sued in U.S. courts by the Mexican teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.By KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsNational courtsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMilitary and defenseUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2015 22:55:46 GMTPolice: Gray should've received medical care before ride (AP) — In the clearest acknowledgement of failure yet, Baltimore police said Friday that Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:45:52 GMTJury convicts 3 of manslaughter Florida A&M hazing death, Fla. (AP) — The last three defendants in the death of a Florida A&M drum major were convicted of manslaughter and hazing Friday, ending a 3-year-old case that shined a light on ritualized hazing within the school's famed marching band.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceEducation issuesEducationOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:02:13 GMTHawaii poised to become 1st state to raise smoking age to 21 (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegislationLocal governmentsLegislatureHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:23:01 GMTLogano wins pole at Richmond, his third of the season, Va. (AP) — Joey Logano has won the pole position for Saturday night's NASCAR Sptint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:07:25 GMTJury asks judge's help in Florida A&M hazing death case, Fla. (AP) — Jurors deliberating the fate of the three remaining defendants charged with the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major said Friday they were having trouble with the definition of criminal conspiracy.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsCrimeConspiracyLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:13:10 GMTGeorgia university cancels classes in flap over flag protest, Ga. (AP) — Student demonstrators who walked on an American flag to protest racism sparked a countermovement, prompting a south Georgia university to cancel classes Friday ahead of a rally that drew a large crowd to Valdosta.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEducationVeteransPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesValdostaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:05:05 GMTNo contest plea by dog owners in jogger's death, Mich. (AP) — The owners of two dogs that got loose and killed a jogger in Michigan pleaded no contest Friday to a reduced charge.aGeneral newsDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersViolent crimeMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:04:02 GMTAttorneys: Memo shows special treatment for reserve deputy, Okla. (AP) — Several members of an Oklahoma sheriff's department raised serious concerns years ago about the performance and training of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained suspect, according to a report released Friday by lawyers for the dead man's family.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderViolent crimeGovernment and politicsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:10:46 GMTPentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships (AP) — The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseIranUnited StatesGulf of AdenYemenMiddle EastPersian GulfNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:24:21 GMTChileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected, Chile (AP) — Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America.By LUIS HIDALGO and LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsEvacuationsVolcanoesExplosionsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureChileSantiagoBuenos AiresArgentinaUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Apr 2015 00:03:13 GMTNew York begins effort to help startups navigate regulations YORK (AP) — Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other's input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New York City's chief lawyer announced Friday.By JENNIFER PELTZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEconomyMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:18:29 GMTDespite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic, Canada (AP) — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine's civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate change in a region warming faster than any other.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDisaster planning and responseEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAir qualityClimateArcticRussiaUkraineCanadaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:15:14 GMTPolice: NY airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles YORK (AP) — Police say airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from grounded planes, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:06:35 GMTWynn Resorts shareholders: Elaine Wynn won't return to board VEGAS (AP) — Elaine Wynn failed Friday to win re-election to the board of Wynn Resort Ltd. — the casino-hotel company she co-founded with ex-husband Steve Wynn — a development that ended a feud over the issue.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:08:02 GMTKeith Urban, Jimmy Cliff headline opening day of Jazz Fest ORLEANS (AP) — Friday's opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival highlighted a worldwide spectrum of musical influences, — from the alternative Chicago-based rock band Wilco to Irish singer-guitarist Hozier and the Jamaican and reggae stylings of singer Jimmy Cliff.By STACEY PLAISANCEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentWeatherGeneral newsNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:06:42 GMTGolf Capsules, La. (AP) — Hudson Swafford shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the Zurich Classic lead with Boo Weekley when second-round play was suspended Friday because of the threat of severe weather.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfLouisianaShanghaiUnited StatesNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 00:14:46 GMTTaking the abs out of Abercrombie: retailer tones down sexy YORK (AP) — Abercrombie & Fitch is saying goodbye to the shirtless beefcake models who greeted customers at its doors.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 24 Apr 2015 22:21:47 GMTUN envoy on Syria warns that May talks are not negotiations NATIONS (AP) — A new series of talks on the Syrian war that begin next month in Geneva should not be seen as negotiations toward a peace deal, the U.N. special envoy on Syria warned the Security Council on Friday, while an Iranian diplomat indicated that his country would take part.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaGenevaIranMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2015 21:57:28 GMTIs ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessFood and drinkHealthGovernment and politicsLifestyleFood safetyProduction facilitiesSeniorsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:57:58 GMTQuebec Championship removed from Champions Tour schedule VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Quebec Championship has been dropped from the Champions Tour schedule. The event was scheduled for Sept. 4-6.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsQuebecCanadaNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:48:25 GMTCourt: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error CITY, Iowa (AP) — When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen said: "The reels have rolled your way! Bonus Award - $41797550.16."By RYAN J. FOLEYhtBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologySports transactionsSports businessSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIowaIowa CityWaterlooUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:48:34 GMTMissing mariner is man who survived 12 days lost at sea (AP) — A Hawaii fisherman is missing again, just a few months after surviving 12 days lost at sea.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:07:24 GMTJudge: Fired Ohio State band director's lawsuit can proceed, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University's band director's lawsuit against the school can proceed.aGeneral newsSportsHigher educationEducationNational courtsSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:45:20 GMTNorth Dakota OKs new oil tax framework, ends price triggers, N.D. (AP) — With oil prices sinking enough that drillers may soon see a more favorable tax rate, North Dakota lawmakers approved a new framework Friday that cuts the price-triggered exemption in exchange for a lower tax rate.By JAMES MacPHERSONaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislationEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsLegislatureNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:20:56 GMTStart of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up ANGELES (AP) — NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch.aGeneral newsScienceDwarf planetsSpace explorationPlanetsAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:03:07 GMT'Junkyard Dog' Carroll finally makes his mark with the Hawks (AP) — When DeMarre Carroll is having one of those nights where the shots just won't fall, like Game 2 of the playoffs, he doesn't get down on himself.By PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:24:42 GMTTruckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:13:51 GMTMan charged with making threats in Islamic State group case PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man has been charged with threatening law enforcement officials after authorities charged six men earlier this week with trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeSt. PaulMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:35:10 GMTTruckers could stay off the job at nation's busiest ports ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 24 Apr 2015 23:35:03 GMTUniv. of Florida suspends frat over abuse of wounded vets, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsHigher educationVeteransCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsEducationEducation issuesSocial issuesGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:02:34 GMTNorth America's largest powwow draws thousands to New Mexico, N.M. (AP) — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event:By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessTravelMusicNative AmericansEntertainmentNorth AmericaAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited States, 24 Apr 2015 22:57:29 GMTUN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead, Yemen (AP) — With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday.By AHMED AL-HAJ and MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle EastSaudi Arabia, 24 Apr 2015 22:08:43 GMT5 things to know about transgender Americans YORK (AP) — These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansGender issuesMilitary correctional systemsState legislatureCrimeSuicidesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesHuman welfareMilitary and defenseMilitary affairsLegislatureState governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:41:47 GMTGreece under fire from creditors as bailout talks drag, Latvia (AP) — European creditors turned up the heat on Greece Friday to deliver an economic reform program that it needs to avoid a possible default and even an exit from the euro.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceRigaEuropeAthensAustriaLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 24 Apr 2015 22:08:24 GMTAdam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images, N.M. (AP) — When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNative AmericansProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 24 Apr 2015 23:04:48 GMTAttorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismLaw and orderNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:26:54 GMTWashington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market, Wash. (AP) — Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot.By RACHEL LA CORTE and GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsMedical marijuanaLegislationState governmentsGovernment and politicsState legislatureHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislatureWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:08:55 GMTFormer Polish foreign minister Bartoszewski dies at 93, Poland (AP) — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, a former Auschwitz prisoner and member of Poland's underground World War II resistance who helped save Jews and later served twice as the country's foreign minister, died Friday in Warsaw. He was 93.By MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesWorld War IIInternational relationsEventsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2015 23:11:27 GMTMistrial in case of sex assault defendant who shot himself, N.H. (AP) — A judge declared a mistrial in the case of a New Hampshire man who shot himself Friday in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCourtsCrimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:38:11 GMTCleveland Play House wins Regional Theater Tony Award YORK (AP) — This year's Regional Theater Tony Award will go to the Cleveland Play House as it embarks on its centennial season.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentTony AwardsAward showsPerforming artsEntertainmentEvents, 24 Apr 2015 22:47:27 GMTWhite House to host tribal youth gathering in July (AP) — The White House is planning what it says will be the first-ever gathering of tribal youth in Washington.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 22:38:45 GMTAmerican, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand.By The Associated PressfBusinessTravelLifestyle, 24 Apr 2015 22:23:44 GMTDocuments: Argument over boyfriend before Wisconsin killings OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teen accused of killing her mother and stepfather carried out the slayings the same day they warned her 22-year-old boyfriend to stay away from her, according to court documents made public Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 00:13:05 GMTFormer Buckeyes teammates Cook, Sindelar top Legends of Golf, Mo. (AP) — Former Ohio State teammates John Cook and Joey Sindelar shot a 10-under 60 in better-ball play Friday to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2015 23:51:35 GMT