FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 14:51:03 -0700Jewelry expert testifies in $20M insurance fraud-fires case, Pa. (AP) — A local GOP fundraiser charged in a $20 million insurance scheme after three mansion fires in five years cursed and discussed the Mafia while meeting with a jewelry appraiser about her claims, the appraiser testified Tuesday.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRacketeeringFiresCrimeFraud and false statementsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersDoylestownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:47:53 GMTJudge: Jury can decide Alabama's Gulf-oil-spill claims ORLEANS (AP) — A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlabamaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:49 GMT3D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.By JOHN ROGERShtBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceTechnology3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:33:39 GMTSwihart keys big ninth-inning rally, Red Sox beat Rays 11-8 CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Swihart drove in three runs with a triple and a single in a nine-run ninth inning Tuesday that lifted the Boston Red Sox to an 11-8 victory over a Tampa Bay Rays split squad.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessEventsBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:11:14 GMTEx-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage PARK, Pa. (AP) — A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his Philadelphia-area firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later, police said.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsHostage situationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:45:45 GMTUS releases military aid to Egypt, cites national security (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday released military aid to Egypt that was suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the government, in an effort to boost Cairo's ability to combat the extremist threat in the region.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesRegional cooperationTerrorismNational securitySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseEgyptUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:52:22 GMTFamily: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care.aGeneral newsDiabetesDeath penalty controversyCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsHealthPottsvillePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:34:38 GMTLate slide in stocks erases much of the previous day's gain stock market closed out the first three months of the year Tuesday on a down note, erasing much of the gains from the prior day's big rally.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPricesFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 20:57:21 GMTEtsy expects IPO to raise as much as $267 million YORK (AP) — Online crafts retailer Etsy says it expects to raise as much as $267 million from an initial public offering values the company at up to $1.78 billion.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate news, 31 Mar 2015 21:28:26 GMTPolice: Man crashed truck, stole forklift while intoxicated, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed.aGeneral newsOdditiesTheftCrimeFairbanksAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:48:30 GMTPurported kidnappers want apology from California police FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessKidnappingMissing personsCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:31:39 GMTMinnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory (AP) — A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China.By JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingSmugglingIndictmentsInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsElephantsRhinocerosCrimeWildlifeEducationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLaw and orderEconomyBusinessInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMammalsAnimalsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNatural resource managementSocial affairsChinaUnited StatesSt. CloudMinnesotaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:57:11 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessHome pricesPricesInformation technologyComputing and information technologyReal estateEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsConsumer products and servicesCorporate stockCorporate newsTechnologyNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:20 GMTTaiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now (AP) — Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsJapanTaiwanEast AsiaChinaBeijingUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:56 GMTAP PHOTOS: Peru dancers act out past violence in Andes, Peru (AP) — They danced all day, until the sun set over Latin America's oldest bullring. But these were not typical dances of Peru's highlands.By RODRIGO ABD and FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsWar and unrestPeruLimaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 20:47:17 GMTMusic Review: Sufjan Stevens' latest album is worth the time Stevens, "Carrie & Lowell" (Asthmatic Kitty)By STEVEN WINEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 31 Mar 2015 20:57:11 GMTPrice rocked for 7 runs as Tigers lose to Pirates 7-3, Fla. (AP) — David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers, a 7-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.By JEFF BERLINCKEsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:17:54 GMTPolice: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC, Va. (AP) — An inmate hospitalized after a suicide attempt overpowered a guard, took her gun, escaped and carjacked two vehicles Tuesday, setting off a frenzied nine-hour search that ended with his capture as he got off a bus in the nation's capital.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsTheftPrison breaksCrimeSuicidesCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolent crimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:48:07 GMTPolice: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:52:07 GMTDress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesCrimeNational securityPoliceGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLaw enforcement agenciesMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:51:55 GMTUS climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions (AP) — The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsDiplomacyEnergy industryClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy and the environmentProduction facilitiesEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustriesBusinessUtilitiesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:55:03 GMTNASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has determined that the race team for Ryan Newman manipulated its tires during a race at Auto Club Speedway in California.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:57:51 GMTIndiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesLegislationLocal governmentsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesGender issuesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndianaArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:44:12 GMTAlly Financial lease deal keeps headquarters in Detroit (AP) — A Detroit-based automotive financial services company announced Tuesday its headquarters will remain in the city's resurgent downtown rather than move to the suburbs.By COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate officesCorporate newsProducts and servicesDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:03:44 GMTNigeria new leader Muhammadu Buhari has strict reputation, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other means.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 21:23:10 GMTMovado and CBRE Group are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fCable televisionTelevisionMedia, 31 Mar 2015 20:37:43 GMTYemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties from the strikes and violence roiling the country.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidents and disastersBombingsNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsYemenTehranSanaaSaudi ArabiaIranMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 20:35:37 GMTDanish-born former SS officer Kam dies in Germany at 93 (AP) — Soren Kam, a former SS officer wanted for war crimes in his native Denmark, has died in Germany. He was 93.iGeneral newsObituariesNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:55 GMTLoan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducation costsEducationPersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessStudent financesSocial affairsConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 31 Mar 2015 21:58:51 GMTLufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.By GEIR MOULSON and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsForensicsCriminal investigationsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderCrimeMarseilleFranceGermanyBerlinEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 20:49:05 GMTAt least 4 killed in clash between Mexico vigilante groups CITY (AP) — A clash between two vigilante "self-defense" groups in the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero killed at least four people and dozens more were taken prisoner by each side, a leader of one of the groups said Tuesday.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeWar and unrestDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 21:37:50 GMTLA coroner defers on death of soccer player hit by car ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner's office will wait for blood and urine test results before determining what caused the death of a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who was hit by a car.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMen's soccerAthlete healthSoccerCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationCaliforniaBerkeleyLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:55:16 GMTNo nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, negotiators extended nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers past a self-imposed Tuesday midnight deadline in an effort to hammer out the outline of an agreement.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranUnited StatesIsraelSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 21:33:28 GMTNew trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandma in '87, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron.By DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeFiresViolent crimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersManchesterConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:28:21 GMTWatchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of failing to follow federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running.By THOMAS BEAUMONTfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsElectionsNational electionsIowaBeaumontUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 31 Mar 2015 21:46:08 GMTBuhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsCabinetsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment transitionsWar and unrestNational governmentsNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africa, 31 Mar 2015 21:45:41 GMTSupreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay dispute (AP) — Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.By SAM HANANELwBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment programsIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:43:06 GMTBlevins strikes out Harper in Mets debut, a 2-0 win, Fla. (AP) — Jerry Blevins struck out Bryce Harper on three pitches in his first appearance for New York after being acquired in a trade with Washington, and the Mets beat the Nationals 2-0 on Tuesday.By CARL KOTALAsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:51:55 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:49 GMTBaby 4: Newborn spotted with endangered Puget Sound orcas (AP) — The endangered population of killer whales that spend time in Washington state waters is experiencing a baby boom with a fourth baby orca documented this winter.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceDolphinsAnimalsWomen's sportsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeMammalsSportsBritish ColumbiaPuget SoundWashingtonSeattleCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 31 Mar 2015 21:14:17 GMTPolice: Spokesman wrote 'can't take being unemployed again' CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri auditor's spokesman Spence Jackson stayed on the job following his boss' suicide, but a note found at his apartment shows he apparently was concerned about the potential of getting laid off when he decided to also kill himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsSuicidesGeneral newsMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:59:02 GMTBlue Jays go deep 4 times, beat Phillies 10-6, Fla. (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson each hit long home runs Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 10-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Mar 2015 20:58:04 GMTEx-police chief in Utah rejects plea deal in stalking case LAKE CITY (AP) — A plea deal fell apart during a court hearing for a former police chief in a tiny Utah town who was fired after being accused of stalking three women.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:06:11 GMTToddler found unconscious at eatery; mom faces murder charge YORK (AP) — A woman who locked herself inside a restaurant bathroom for 25 minutes before she was found holding her unconscious 1-year-old son foaming at the mouth has been arrested on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:55:44 GMTFlorida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run.By MARK LONGsSportsCollege footballCoachingNFL DraftFootballCollege sportsEventsProfessional footballFloridaTallahasseeTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:51:12 GMTAP's Run to the Roses: Mubtaahij No. 8; Dortmund still No. 1 horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij.By RICHARD ROSENBLATTsSportsHorse racingKentucky DerbyAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEventsThoroughbred racingDubaiLouisvilleTampaFloridaLouisianaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:35:43 GMTAlabama RB Tyren Jones arrested for marijuana possession, Ala. (AP) — Alabama running back Tyren Jones has been arrested on a marijuana charge, the third arrest of a Crimson Tide football player in four days.sSportsDrug-related crimeCollege footballArrestsCrimeGeneral newsCollege sportsFootballLaw and orderAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:02:37 GMTChristie appeal: Pension ruling used 'fabricated' right ruling that demanded the New Jersey state government contribute another $1.6 billion to public employees' retirement funds came from a judge who "fabricated a constitutional right to pension funding," Gov. Chris Christie's administration told an appeals court on Tuesday.By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsState governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeLaw and orderGovernment finance, 31 Mar 2015 21:37:32 GMTBullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Alaska airport, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight.aGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:36:12 GMTMurray earns 500th win by beating Anderson at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Andy Murray became the ninth active man to win 500 matches when he beat Kevin Anderson 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Tuesday in the fourth round of the Miami Open.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:15:46 GMT