FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 17:34:20 -0800Giants' Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm, Ariz. (AP) — Despite a cast on his left arm, the perennially optimistic Hunter Pence arrived upbeat in the San Francisco clubhouse on Friday.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:51:57 GMTAs he ponders 2016, O'Malley begs off on criticizing Clinton, N.H. (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a Democratic presidential bid, declined Friday to criticize likely primary opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton for her exclusive use of private email while serving as secretary of state.By KATHLEEN RONAYNEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsConcordNew HampshireMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:32:59 GMTMan convicted in 'American Sniper' case at intake center, Texas (AP) — A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to determine where he will serve his life sentence.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasAbileneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:38:47 GMTNo. 7 Florida State women rout Hokies 82-43 at ACC tourney, N.C. (AP) — Shakayla Thomas scored 17 points and No. 7 Florida State routed Virginia Tech 82-43 in an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinal.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsFloridaGreensboroNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:01:43 GMTAP Source: Federal charges expected against Sen. Menendez (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical action committeesSenate electionsNational courtsCriminal investigationsGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical organizationsPolitical issuesElectionsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeGovernment programsDominican RepublicNew JerseyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:13:39 GMTCalifornia man sentenced to probation airplane groping case LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City was sentenced to three years of probation Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderCaliforniaSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:15:35 GMTOhio terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama (AP) — An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama's head.By LISA CORNWELL and MITCH STACYaGeneral newsTerrorismLegal proceedingsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderUnited StatesOhioCincinnatiNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:50:54 GMTGonzales impresses in Cardinals' victory over Astros, Fla. (AP) — Marco Gonzales began his bid to become the fifth starter for the St. Louis Cardinals by pitching two shutout innings Friday in a 5-2 win over the Astros.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballEventsSt. LouisTexasFloridaHoustonMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:40:32 GMTHarvey returns with 2 perfect innings, Mets beat Tigers ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:43:30 GMTIndiana to end Indianapolis-to-Chicago Amtrak line in April (AP) — An Amtrak line that has linked Indianapolis and Chicago since 1980 will halt April 1, state officials said Friday, citing what they called a last-minute policy change by a federal agency that effectively ended Indiana's efforts to keep the line running.By RICK CALLAHANtTravelLifestyleTrain travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:09:26 GMTExperts make case for freshmen eligibility tied to academics that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has started a conversation about limiting freshmen eligibility, there are plenty of ways it can go.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsHigher educationSchool athleticsCollege sportsWomen's track and fieldMen's basketballBasketballHigh school basketballEducation standardsCollege basketballWomen's sportsTrack and fieldEducationSocial affairsMen's sportsHigh school sports, 06 Mar 2015 23:41:16 GMTBrazil top court approves graft investigation of politicians DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Supreme Court late Friday approved an investigation of dozens of top politicians, including a former president and leaders of congress, for alleged connections to what they call the biggest graft scheme ever uncovered in Brazil.By BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsLegislatureEconomyCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessPolitical issuesCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryBrazilSao PauloSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 Mar 2015 00:55:52 GMTAP PHOTOS: India celebrates spring with festival of colors DELHI (AP) — Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival.iGeneral newsLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 07 Mar 2015 00:31:55 GMTBody of Mexican man shot by police flown to Mexico, buried, Wash. (AP) — The body of a Mexican man shot dead by police last month has been flown to Mexico and buried in the man's home village, the Mexican Consulate in Seattle said Friday.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimePoliceCrimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonMexicoTri-CitiesSpokaneMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMissouri, 07 Mar 2015 00:23:55 GMTDickey starts with 2 hitless innings, Blue Jays beat Orioles, Fla. (AP) — R.A. Dickey tossed hitless ball for two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Friday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoFloridaOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 Mar 2015 23:32:13 GMTLGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah Senate LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of Utah's state Senate told personal stories of discrimination and even invoked the state's polygamist history during a Friday afternoon debate on a landmark bill that protects gay and transgender people from discrimination while also protecting religious rights.By MICHELLE L. PRICEaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesReligionState legislatureReligious issuesGovernment and politicsLegislationGender issuesLegislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesState governmentsMarriageFamily issuesUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:02:37 GMTBrazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCrimeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 23:55:33 GMTGolf Capsules, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool.By The Associated PresssSportsGolfWomen's golfMen's golfWomen's sportsMen's sportsSpainFloridaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:00:06 GMTGroups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama, Ala. (AP) — A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to add plaintiffs to a suit challenging the state's gay-marriage ban.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesNational courtsCouplesMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:11:35 GMTSecret to The Lumineers' success? A newspaper columnist, N.J. (AP) — A member of The Lumineers says a picture of a New Jersey newspaper columnist is the secret to the band's success.aOdditiesNewspapersNews mediaMediaNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:16:13 GMTNo. 19 Stanford women hold off UCLA for 67-62 victory (AP) — Amber Orrange scored 18 points, Lili Thompson added 14 and No. 19 Stanford held off UCLA's late rally for a 67-62 win over the Bruins in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals on Friday.sSportsCollege basketballWomen's sportsProtests and demonstrationsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:18:24 GMTJeff Gordon to meet with NASCAR to discuss safety measures VEGAS (AP) — Jeff Gordon, upset after a hard hit into a concrete wall at Atlanta, will meet with NASCAR next week to discuss safety initiatives.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAthlete healthLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:31:09 GMTCate Blanchett adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett is expanding her family.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:31 GMTUS Sen. Menendez: I've behaved appropriately in office, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.By DAVID PORTER and ERIC TUCKERaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionInternational relationsGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical issuesGovernment programsDominican RepublicNew JerseyUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:21:44 GMTNCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's sportsCoachingBasketballSports governanceCollege sportsMen's basketballLabor issuesFootballEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:11:35 GMTSierra Leone's ruling party expels vice president, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling party, the national broadcaster reported late Friday.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPolitical organizationsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 07 Mar 2015 00:01:35 GMTJets re-sign linebacker David Harris to 3-year deal YORK (AP) — David Harris is staying put in the middle of the New York Jets' defense.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballSports businessFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:26:52 GMTKemp goes 2 for 3 in Padres' win; Rodon sharp for White Sox, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp collected his first two hits with San Diego, including a single against touted prospect Carlos Rodon, and the Padres beat the Chicago White Sox 5-0 on Friday.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsOaklandSan DiegoArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:17:10 GMTDeliberations in 'Blurred Lines' case to resume Tuesday ANGELES (AP) — A jury has completed its first full day of deliberations in a copyright infringement case in which Marvin Gaye's family claims the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" copied their father's music.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeCopyright, 07 Mar 2015 00:51:06 GMTBrian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery VEGAS (AP) — Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesDiagnosis and treatmentNASCARAthlete healthHealthLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:42:16 GMTHolmes keeps the lead; McIlroy loses his temper, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes kept his lead. Rory McIlroy lost his cool.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:57:47 GMTSchool lacrosse team cancels game over rival's Redskins name, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban school district with numerous Native American students on Friday canceled a boys' lacrosse game against a district that is debating whether to do away with its Redskins nickname.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsSportsPrimary and secondary educationLacrosseNative AmericansEducationSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:28:04 GMTDocumentary tells gripping story of Red Army hockey team ANGELES (AP) — Gabe Polsky wouldn't stop pestering him, so Slava Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union as reflected through its dominant Red Army hockey team.By GREG BEACHAMeArts and entertainmentSportsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesCold WarHockeyProfessional hockeyOlympic gamesSports mediaEventsMen's hockeyMen's sportsSoviet UnionRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 07 Mar 2015 00:47:05 GMTUS Sen. Menendez, amid federal investigation, says he's always behaved appropriately in office, N.J. (AP) — US Sen. Menendez, amid federal investigation, says he's always behaved appropriately in office.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections, 07 Mar 2015 00:33:59 GMTHutchinson seeks review of adoption rules after abuse case ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is working with lawmakers and the Department of Human Services to potentially change state adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who later admitted to sexually abusing one of them.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsCrimeState legislatureHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesCrimes against childrenLegislatureArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:33:06 GMTColts parting ways with longtime standout WR Reggie Wayne (AP) — Indianapolis gave Reggie Wayne the answer he didn't want to hear.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsProfessional footballFootballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:27:32 GMTEx-Cabinet official Donna Shalala to lead Clinton Foundation (AP) — Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala has been tapped to run the Clinton Foundation as Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for her expected 2016 presidential campaign and the philanthropy faces scrutiny of its fundraising practices.By KEN THOMASwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingCabinetsMiamiDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:58:17 GMTPassengers gouged on airport water? Yes, charge legal papers ANGELES (AP) — A court fight over retail operations at one of the nation's busiest airports led to a charges Friday that passengers are being gouged on bottled water prices.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:39:44 GMTParaguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border, Paraguay (AP) — A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said Friday.By PEDRO SERVINiGeneral newsJournalistsDrug-related crimeNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeParaguayBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 23:44:33 GMTPetit perfect, Giants beat Rangers 12-3, Ariz. (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit started off with two perfect innings, Travis Ishikawa got three hits and drove in two runs, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 12-3 Friday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 07 Mar 2015 01:20:34 GMTAuthorities provide security for holdout juror in Arias case (AP) — Authorities were providing security Friday for the sole juror who voted to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias.By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TERRY TANGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:38:06 GMTBrandon Marshall, is that the linebacker or the receiver?, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall the linebacker figured he made quite a name for himself with a breakout season as the Denver Broncos' top tackler last year.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete compensationCollege footballSocial mediaFootballSports businessCollege sportsOnline mediaMediaProfessional footballColoradoDenverChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 07 Mar 2015 00:01:48 GMTWeaver sharp in first spring outing, Angels blank Rockies, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver pitched 2 2-3 sharp innings Friday in a 3-0 win over the Colorado Rockies.sSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:29:46 GMTAP PHOTOS: Ringling Bros to retire elephants; tradition ends CITY, Fla. (AP) — Elephants have always been part of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, ever since showman P.T. Barnum brought Jumbo, "a massive 12-foot African elephant," to America in 1882 to star in the "Greatest Show on Earth." Whenever the circus came to town, parades of pachyderms heralded its arrival, drawing patriotic crowds that boosted sales and even attracted vote-hungry politicians. Feld Entertainment, which owns the circus, still keeps 43 elephants, 13 of which are performing. But years of pressure from activists alleging abuse have caused a "mood shift" among consumers, circus executive Alana Feld told The Associated Press, and the Feld family would rather spend money on elephant care than lawyers. The Felds say they'll phase out elephant acts by 2018 as the remaining performers retire to their 200-acre Center for Elephant Conservation in central Florida.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAnimalsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:25:37 GMTIllinois congressman hires firms to review office spending, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois congressman under scrutiny for lavish expenses, including redecorating his Washington office in the style of the PBS television series "Downton Abbey," announced Friday that he has hired private firms to oversee spending for his official and campaign operations.By KERRY LESTERpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical ethicsLegislaturePolitical issuesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 00:08:24 GMTChurch says abducted Seattle missionary released (AP) — The Free Methodist Church says a Seattle missionary abducted last month from a school in Nigeria has been released and is safe.aGeneral newsKidnappingChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeSeattleNigeriaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 07 Mar 2015 00:09:58 GMTPuig singles, then trapped off base as Dodgers beat Brewers (AP) — Yasiel Puig got his first hit of the spring and immediately followed it with his first baserunning blunder Friday as a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-1.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sports, 07 Mar 2015 01:06:30 GMTDuke pollution could continue under proposed permits, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISSaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeWater environmentEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureWaste managementNatural resource managementNorth CarolinaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:18 GMTLester pitches 2 scoreless innings in spring debut with Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — For Jon Lester, it was just the beginning of the road to opening day. Nothing more, nothing less.By JAY COHENsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:45:33 GMTMariners' Taylor homers, triples in loss to Dodgers, Ariz. (AP) — Chris Taylor helped his chances at becoming the Seattle Mariners' starting shortstop with a home run and triple Friday in a 7-4 loss to a Los Angeles Dodgers split squad.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 Mar 2015 01:12:36 GMT