FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 17:23:43 -0700Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryItalyFlorenceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 00:14:52 GMTVerlander leaves with triceps cramping in Tigers' loss, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFloridaNew York CityNew YorkTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Mar 2015 22:12:27 GMTJury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:20:26 GMTCourt upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship.aGeneral newsGenocidesRwandan GenocideNational courtsCrimeWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryRwandaUnited StatesBostonNew HampshireEast AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 27 Mar 2015 22:40:18 GMTAP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsInternational relationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:06:56 GMTGift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for the wife of ex-Clipper's owner Donald Sterling says his former mistress should surrender a house and more than $1 million in money he lavished on her.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:55:42 GMTPower returns after long layoff eager to repeat 2014 success PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Will Power shook off a six-month layoff by pacing the opening practice of the IndyCar season.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarSt. PetersburgFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:54:00 GMTNY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:33:07 GMTInternet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEBhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyService outagesTechnology law and ethicsComputer networking technologyGovernment regulationsVandalismInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsTechnology issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsCrimeUnited StatesFlagstaffArizonaWashingtonNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:10:49 GMTCubs flex power muscles in win over White Sox, Ariz. (AP) — Facing his former team, Jeff Samardzija gave up two-run homers to Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan and solo shots to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo as the White Sox lost 6-3 to the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs on Friday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsMesaArizonaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Mar 2015 00:22:57 GMTTaraji P. Henson apologizes for racial profiling allegation ANGELES (AP) — Actress Taraji P. Henson has apologized to police in the Southern California city of Glendale for accusing an officer of racially profiling her son.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:47:51 GMTMexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks CITY (AP) — Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyClimateInternational agreementsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAir qualityBusinessWildlifeLand environmentMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:34 GMTD-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday.By JIM RICHARDSsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:12:25 GMTOregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.aGeneral newsOdditiesPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:08:43 GMTObama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building.wBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:28:45 GMTLogano wins Martinsville pole; Elliott to start 27th, Va. (AP) — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.By HANK KURZ JR.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:12:19 GMTVenezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 23:32:58 GMTClerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsChristianityState governmentsImmigrationReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:02:10 GMTJudge fines Washington florist over same-sex wedding flowers, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding was fined $1,000 Friday, plus $1 for court costs and fees.By DERRICK NUNNALLYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansFlowersWorkplace discriminationConsumer protection and advocacyWeddingsPersonal spendingPersonal financeBusinessFinancial planningPlantsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelLabor issuesConsumer affairsOccasionsLifestyleWashingtonTri-CitiesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:25:13 GMTNotre Dame eyes history, shot at upsetting No. 1 Kentucky (AP) — Beware, Kentucky. That little leprechaun looms.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:55:32 GMTGowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.By MATTHEW DALYhtGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInternational relationsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:06:53 GMTMan charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityHigher educationAfrican-AmericansVandalismEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeIndictmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:11:31 GMTFitch downgrades Greece amid bailout uncertainty, Greece (AP) — The ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Greece's sovereign rating amid growing uncertainty over the new government's pledge to overhaul reforms needed to restart bailout loan payments and avoid default.By DEREK GATOPOULOS and ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 23:11:55 GMTJetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashLegal proceedingsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and order, 28 Mar 2015 00:06:26 GMTPolice: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:23:30 GMTColorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.By KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMedical marijuanaLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLaw and orderGovernment regulationsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesColoradoDenverOklahomaDistrict of ColumbiaNebraskaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:32:43 GMTAudit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday.By BRIAN WITTEhtBusinessGovernment grantsHealth care reformHealth care policyTechnologyGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment business and financePolitical issuesGovernment policyGovernment programsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:26:06 GMTDrew, Young lead Yankees past Phillies, 10-0, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Drew had a two-run single and Chris Young added a run-scoring double in a seven-run fifth inning, and the New York Yankees romped past the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 in a game called in the top of the sixth because of rain.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:53:08 GMT15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsAthlete healthWomen's sportsEventsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:02:56 GMTMongomerie, Durant top Champions Tour leaderboard, Miss. (AP) — Colin Mongomerie and Joe Durant shared the lead at 5-under 67 on Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:28:45 GMTSouthern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms over the denomination.By TRAVIS LOLLERaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansChristianityReligionSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesHuman welfareNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:09:28 GMTOregon farmers agree slugs are a problem _ but what to do?, Ore. (AP) — Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.aGeneral newsOdditiesMollusksAgriculture and the environmentAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:25:57 GMTJury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has affirmed its decision that a Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. .By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySmall businessLegal proceedingsWorkplace discriminationLaw and orderPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:42:27 GMTNigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessNigeriaAfricaAbujaLagosWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:01:55 GMTOle Miss chancellor and trustees: Job talks continue, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees said Friday that they're still talking about renewing his contract, but that they haven't yet reached an agreement.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:34 GMTAbout 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.MARGIE MASON and ROBIN MCDOWELLiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFishSmugglingCrimeViolent crimeAnimalsIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:04:50 GMTSierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaSierra LeoneFreetownLiberiaAfricaGuinea, 28 Mar 2015 00:03:34 GMTNo pay for ex-inmate cleared in murder, but not other crimes ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge Friday denied state compensation for Glenn Ford, a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but, state lawyers say, still implicated in related crimes.By KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTheftLouisianaNew OrleansShreveportUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:35:11 GMTStar Mazda driver hospitalized with broken hip and pelvis PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Michael Johnson was hospitalized after breaking his hip and pelvis in a crash in the Pro Mazda Series at St. Petersburg.sSportsAutomobile racingCelebrityIndyCarEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSt. PetersburgFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:35:35 GMTSaudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign (AP) — Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesYemenMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:27:27 GMTGuatemala arrests gang suspect in journalist's killing CITY (AP) — An alleged gang member suspected of ordering the recent killing of a young journalist has been arrested, President Otto Perez Molina said Friday.iGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeJournalistsLaw and orderNews mediaMediaGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 23:14:20 GMTFeds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary (AP) — Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement for far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsTeen developmentCrimeViolent crimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsChild and teen healthHealthBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:07:00 GMTEx-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager during a traffic stop.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsIndictmentsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:27:34 GMTMinnesota college team cancels baseball season over hazing, Minn. (AP) — St. Olaf College is canceling the rest of its baseball season because of hazing.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege baseballBaseballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:24:21 GMTFetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsColoradoBoulderUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:38:40 GMTBoston U. beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener, N.H. (AP) — Danny O'Regan scored 7:27 into overtime to give Boston University a 3-2 victory over Yale on Friday in the first round of Northeast Regional in the NCAA hockey tournament.By DOUG ALDENsSportsCollege hockeyCollege sportsHockey, 27 Mar 2015 23:03:28 GMTAaron Hernandez fiancee discusses money, gun at murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and his fiancee traded expressionless glances Friday as she took the witness stand to testify in his murder trial.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:34:34 GMT2 more Galileo satellites launched from French Guiana for EU, French Guiana (AP) — A rocket fired from French Guiana has launched two Galileo satellites for the European Space Agency as the European Union continues to expand its global navigation system.iBusinessGeneral newsSpace launchesFrench GuianaEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 22:08:39 GMTUniversity of Oklahoma unveils racist chant probe findings, Okla. (AP) — Members of a University of Oklahoma fraternity apparently learned a racist chant that recently got their chapter disbanded during a national leadership cruise four years ago that was sponsored by the fraternity's national administration, the university's president said Friday.By SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityHigher educationEducationCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 22:08:13 GMTArea resident Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker shot a 5-under 67 on Friday in the Texas Open to take a one-stroke lead in his hometown event.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:22:22 GMT