FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 01:17:46 -0700Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGays and lesbiansInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMarriageFamily issuesAustraliaFranceParisOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 06:17:04 GMTSelf-driving semi-truck makes debut on Hoover Dam DAM, Nev.-Ariz. Border (AP) — Daimler officials rolled out their truck of the future Tuesday night, a driverless big rig that negotiated some very tight turns — but with a driver.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:08:36 GMTStudy: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial diversityRace and ethnicityWorkplace discriminationCorporate managementInformation technologySocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCorporate newsIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:03:07 GMTNepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young TOLE, Nepal (AP) — Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageAccidents and disastersFamily financesSeniorsNatural disastersEventsPersonal financeBusinessNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduPersian GulfAsiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 07:18:29 GMTNFL linebacker due in court to face 'revenge porn' charges, N.J. (AP) — An NFL linebacker facing charges over "revenge porn" is scheduled to appear in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday morning for a plea conference.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:04:59 GMTGunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsSocial mediaCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesTerrorismIntelligence agenciesLegislatureOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixPrescottArizonaDallasUtahMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:39:03 GMTProsecutor wins NY special election, seat stays Republican YORK (AP) — A Republican stronghold nestled in deep blue New York City will remain in the control of the GOP.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsCrimeSpecial electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsLocal governmentsStaten IslandNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:41:40 GMTBMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW AG increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the US and Britain as well as in a recovering European market.iGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 07:19:13 GMTAuthor to face critics of new book about city's rape cases, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer doesn't like to make public appearances, so there will be no book tour to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town."By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureCrimeViolent crimeEntertainmentMontanaMissoulaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:15:55 GMTPerez ends his debut with walkoff homer, Angels beat M's 5-4, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Perez is certain that his relatives back in Venezuela stayed up late to watch the catcher's major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:05:14 GMTCanada's most conservative province elects leftist party (AP) — Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsProvincial electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsCanadaAlbertaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 06 May 2015 05:03:53 GMTKane, Crawford carry Blackhawks past Wild 1-0 for 3-0 lead PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:45:02 GMTBacklund's OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:01:41 GMTWith new standardized tests, educators worry about scores (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingEducational technologyTechnologyEducationSocial affairsOhioMontanaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:11:50 GMTMichigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislatureLocal governmentsLegislationState legislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:00:55 GMTAP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case? YORK (AP) — The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades — and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:09:54 GMTWho is David Cameron? Elusive leader at heart of UK election, England (AP) — David Cameron is fighting for his political life in Britain's election. But it sure doesn't look like it.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsHigher educationConservatismElectionsEducationSocial affairsUnited KingdomEnglandEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 06:35:11 GMTLatest GOP campaigns for White House star Hillary Clinton, Arkansas (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton starred in two presidential campaign launches this week. Neither was her own.By BILL BARROW and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesExecutive branchNational electionsElectionsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsArkansasLittle RockHopeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:19:37 GMTCampus sex crime reporting increases, says Education Dept. (AP) — Reports of sex offenses on college campuses provided to the Education Department have nearly doubled over a five-year period.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsEducationHigher educationViolent crimeCrimeSex in societyGeneral newsSocial affairsViolenceSocial issuesEducation issuesSchool curricula, 06 May 2015 07:15:55 GMTReview: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn't so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyFashionBeauty and fashionExerciseDiet and exercise, 06 May 2015 07:02:14 GMTConley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors 97-90, Calif. (AP) — The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 06:35:58 GMTKerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsDrone surveillance and warfareLegislatureForeign policyGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment policyDjiboutiSomaliaEast AfricaUnited StatesYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastAfricaNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:03:36 GMTLEADING OFF: Royals get Holland back, Scherzer seeking help look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthBaseballColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:38:29 GMTPolice: Idaho officer shot by man who stole patrol car dies, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer shot by a man who stole his patrol car died of his injuries Tuesday evening, police said.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 05:02:54 GMTUS due to stop managing Afghan airspace by end of June, Afghanistan (AP) — The United States is to stop managing Afghan airspace by the end of June after its air-traffic control contract with the government in Kabul expires, a development that could see international airlines forced to cancel flights both into the country and over its territory.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiBusinessGeneral newsAir traffic controlDiplomacyGovernment and politicsTransportationContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesJapanMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEast Asia, 06 May 2015 06:31:03 GMTAs Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure, Ukraine (AP) — The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire are laid across the fields to halt advancing tanks and infantry.By INNA VARENITSAiGeneral newsWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUkraineKharkivRussiaDonetskSoviet UnionEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 07:02:09 GMTAfghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:54:26 GMTInternet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ, New Zealand (AP) — Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.By NICK PERRYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionCorporate stockLaw and orderCorporate newsNew ZealandOceania, 06 May 2015 06:24:23 GMTRyan Vogelsong pitches surging Giants to 6-0 win over Padres FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Joe Panik homered and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth consecutive game by beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 05:05:52 GMT5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanKabulBostonMassachusettsNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 07:13:43 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala YORK (AP) — Under heavy security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrest, 06 May 2015 04:43:28 GMTNHL Capsules Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.By The Associated PresssSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCalgaryAlbertaCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:53:21 GMTTIPOFF: Paul '50-50' for Clippers; Bulls' Rose ready to play Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return tonight to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:15:51 GMTCanada's star striker maintains focus despite attention a lot rattles Christine Sinclair. Not even the eyes of a nation.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's sportsWomen's soccerCollege soccerSoccerCollege sportsProfessional soccerEventsInternational soccerCanadaChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:31:36 GMTClinton pushes immigration overhaul to campaign forefront VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is giving immigration a prominent role in her 2016 presidential campaign, reassuring skeptics and seeking to cast Republican presidential candidates as obstacles to overhauling the nation's immigration system.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionRace and ethnicityImmigration policyHispanicsCampaignsImmigrationPrimary and secondary educationLegislatureNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyEducationUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaDenverCaliforniaNorth AmericaColorado, 06 May 2015 07:17:32 GMTPrince announces 'Rally 4 Peace' concert Sunday in Baltimore (AP) — Prince has announced plans to perform at a concert in Baltimore following recent unrest in the city over the death of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:03:01 GMTSenators seek VA probe to see if mishandled claims systemic (AP) — Troubled by delays in handling of veterans claims, a bipartisan group of senators is seeking a wide-scale independent review of the Department of Veterans Affairs for mismanagement and changes to improve budgeting and speed up applications.By HOPE YENwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:07:53 GMTKoala pays late night visit to Australian hospital (AP) — Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor — a koala.iGeneral newsOdditiesMarsupialsMammalsAnimalsAustraliaOceania, 06 May 2015 07:04:21 GMTGermany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids (AP) — The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.iGeneral newsTerrorismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsWar and unrestTurkeyBerlinGermanyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 06:57:37 GMTNepal's earthquake reflects village exodus of Nepali young TOLE, Nepal (AP) — Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageAccidents and disastersFamily financesSeniorsNatural disastersEventsPersonal financeBusinessNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduPersian GulfAsiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 06:08:53 GMTCalifornia regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment regulationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:17:02 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 07:03:13 GMTDetermination and peanut butter fuel Ohio State LB Lee, Ohio (AP) — Fueled by a mix of confidence, determination, peanut butter and chocolate milk, Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee is right where he always knew he belonged — even if others weren't so sure.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:32:40 GMTAP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaAfricaEast AfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 04:43:41 GMTLess 'panic' helps Capitals in 1-goal games against Rangers, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games than it used to be.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityVirginiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:16:43 GMTKabul judge sentences 4 suspects to death in trial over brutal mob killing of Afghan woman, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul judge sentences 4 suspects to death in trial over brutal mob killing of Afghan woman.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:00:49 GMTGreinke sharp in win, Dodgers beat Brewers 8-2 (AP) — Zack Greinke allowed one unearned run on two hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his career-best 10th consecutive decision and Justin Turner hit a three-run homer to pace the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.By JIM HOEHNsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:48:25 GMTSmashing Pumpkins frontman bring awareness to vets YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band's mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans.By JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited StatesPittsburghNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 06 May 2015 05:39:33 GMTIndian court says Bollywood actor guilty in 2002 case, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:46:09 GMTMarathon bomber's lawyers give jury glimpse into family life (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are giving the jury glimpses into his troubled family as they try to save him from the death penalty.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonChechnyaRussiaUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 06:28:55 GMT