FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2015 22:38:31 -0700Voter initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona filed (AP) — A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot.aGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:42:19 GMTInvestigators say identity-theft suspect had 74 aliases ANGELES (AP) — A woman accused of stealing the identities of people working behind the scenes in Hollywood film production has lived under at least 74 aliases, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.aGeneral newsIdentity theftCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaHollywoodUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:17:06 GMT2nd arrests made in fatal shooting of university student, Ky. (AP) — Police in Lexington have arrested a second person in the fatal shooting of a University of Kentucky student.By CLAIRE GALOFAROaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeNewspapersTheftLaw and orderNews mediaMediaViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationKentuckyOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:41:54 GMTColon does it all, leads Mets past Miami for 6th win in row YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.By HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:11:44 GMTAustralia arrests 5 men on terror plot charges (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested in Melbourne on Saturday on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks on police officers in the latest security scare in the country linked to militants, officials said.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyVictoriaOceaniaNew South Wales, 18 Apr 2015 02:07:21 GMTAP Sportlight — John J. McDermott wins the first Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 55 minutes, 10 seconds.sSports transactionsAthlete injuriesWomen's sportsWomen's boxingWomen's gymnasticsWomen's golfStanley Cup PlayoffsNBA PlayoffsGymnasticsMen's sportsBoxingRecord setting eventsDivingBaseballNBA FinalsSports governanceProfessional baseballMen's golfArtistic gymnasticsGolfIndyCarSportsMotorcycle road racingSports businessAthlete healthAquaticsWomen's aquaticsEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballMotorcycle racingAutomobile racingUnited StatesFloridaMinnesotaCanadaPhiladelphiaMiamiArizonaKenyaTexasLos AngelesPittsburghPennsylvaniaNew York CityEthiopiaTampaSeattleOrlandoColoradoSan FranciscoDallasSan AntonioNew JerseyWashingtonMinneapolisTorontoRussiaMontrealMonte CarloNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaCaliforniaNew YorkOntarioEastern EuropeEuropeQuebecMonacoWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 04:00:40 GMTGas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 11 people, three of them critically, authorities said.By SCOTT SMITH and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZaGeneral newsExplosionsTrafficFiresUtilitiesAccidents and disastersCrimeTransportationIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryCaliforniaFresnoSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:24:06 GMTWacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds, 6-1 LOUIS (AP) — Even with less than his best stuff, Cardinals starter Michael Wacha was good enough to beat the Cincinnati Reds again.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:02:32 GMTAttorneys seek dismissal of charges in Islamic State case (AP) — Attorneys for a Chicago-area man charged with trying to join the Islamic State group in Syria are seeking the dismissal of the charges.aGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:15:39 GMTMan pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend DIEGO (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared.aGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPanamaSan DiegoCaliforniaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:08:37 GMT2 arrests made in fatal shooting of university student, Ky. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Kentucky student was shot and killed a block from the Lexington campus Friday morning in what police believe was a random robbery gone awry.By CLAIRE GALOFAROaGeneral newsViolent crimeNewspapersCrimeArrestsTheftNews mediaMediaViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderKentuckyLexingtonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 01:09:24 GMTGolf Capsules HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 10-under 61 on Friday to tie the course record at the RBC Heritage only a few hours after Masters champion Jordan Spieth finished off a bounce-back 62.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's sportsGolfMen's golfWomen's sportsHilton Head IslandChinaHawaiiSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 03:30:04 GMTToday in History is Saturday, April 18, the 108th day of 2015. There are 257 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaWorld War IIEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:00:50 GMTThe Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire p.m. (EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsCabinet appointments and nominationsNational language movementsLanguage educationPolitical partiesForeign policyProfessional footballImmigrationEnvironmental concernsInternational relationsNational securityNational electionsElectionsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsSocial issuesSocial affairsLanguageEducationPolitical organizationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateGovernment policyAir qualityFootballSportsMilitary and defenseMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiNew HampshireUnited StatesFloridaManchesterNew JerseyNew YorkMichiganDistrict of ColumbiaTexasNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:56:43 GMTAuthorities remove 5 bodies from Phoenix home after shooting (AP) — Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life.By RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:44:42 GMTRicky Taylor takes pole for IMSA race at Long Beach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Ricky Taylor won the Prototype pole Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach.sSportsAutomobile racingLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:10:32 GMTGomes has pinch-hit homer, Braves beat Blue Jays (AP) — Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes had a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Freddie Freeman added a two-run shot and the Atlanta Braves beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-7 on Friday nightBy IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:26:12 GMTShooting that wounded baby no longer considered road rage (AP) — A 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and critically wounded as she sat in a car with her parents in suburban Seattle.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:40:28 GMTGalchenyuk scores in OT, Canadiens top Senators 3-2 (AP) — P.K. Subban figured he needed to make up for being ejected from the opening game of the Montreal Canadiens' first-round playoff series.sSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCanadaOttawaMontrealNorth AmericaOntarioQuebec, 18 Apr 2015 04:08:08 GMTRoyals beat Athletics 6-4 in rematch of AL wild-card game CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals and A's picked up right where they left off.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:57:57 GMTDefense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial held in another county.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:17:47 GMTCardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. bishops' fight against Obamacare, has died after a long fight with cancer. He was 78.By RACHEL ZOLL and DON BABWINaGeneral newsObituariesViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:44:34 GMTWife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview Friday.aGeneral newsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 01:52:38 GMTTrout hits 2 HRs to lead Angels past Astros, 6-3 (AP) — Mike Trout homered twice to become the youngest player in history with 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Astros 6-3 on Friday night.By BERNARDO FALLASsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:49:26 GMTProsecutors in Md. charge man in Census Bureau guard's death man accused of killing a U.S. Census Bureau guard during a crime spree in and around the Washington, D.C., area has been charged with murder and other federal offenses, prosecutors said.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeCensusesUnited States CensusDemographicsSocial affairsEvents, 18 Apr 2015 01:05:36 GMTGas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 15, Calif. (AP) — A large gas pipeline exploded into a tower of fire Friday in Central California, closing both directions of a major highway in the region and injuring at least 15 people, four of them critically, authorities said.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsExplosionsTrafficFiresUtilitiesAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIndustrial products and servicesCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:31:30 GMTPredators beat Blackhawks 6-2, even series at 1 game each, Tenn. (AP) — Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 Friday night to tie their Western Conference opening-round playoff series at a game apiece.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 04:45:41 GMTGroup wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessCulturesEnvironmental conservation and preservationSocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 18 Apr 2015 01:09:45 GMTESPN suspends reporter after insult-laced video surfaces, Va. (AP) — ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry on Thursday after a video surfaced of her insulting a towing company clerk's intelligence, job and appearance.aGeneral newsSportsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:35:52 GMTFamily wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaBusinessOdditiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:34:08 GMTOvechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2 (AP) — So what if the Washington Capitals' goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season?By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:32:43 GMTStorm diverts Oklahoma-bound Seattle elephants to San Diego (AP) — Two aging female elephants that a Seattle zoo dispatched earlier this week on a 2,000-mile road trip to a new home at an Oklahoma zoo have been diverted by a storm — and are now resting at the San Diego Zoo, the Woodland Park Zoo said Friday.aGeneral newsAnimalsElephantsZoological parksStormsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleWeatherWNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsWomen's basketballWomen's sportsSeattleWashingtonSan DiegoOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 18 Apr 2015 03:34:29 GMTThis Date In Baseball — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day. The Braves scored nine runs in the ninth inning to put the game into extra innings.By The Associated PresssSports transactionsBaseballProfessional baseballRecord setting eventsMen's sportsCelebritySportsSports businessGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaNew York CityIllinoisCincinnatiClevelandMissouriLos AngelesBrooklynTexasPittsburghSt. LouisWisconsinOaklandSan FranciscoSeattleMichiganKansas CityMinnesotaWashingtonHoustonTorontoFloridaMontrealPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew YorkOhioCaliforniaOntarioCanadaQuebec, 18 Apr 2015 04:00:41 GMTGeorge Lucas to Colbert: Why aren't you replacing Stewart? YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert came to the Tribeca Film Festival to interview filmmaker George Lucas, but the "Star Wars" creator had a question of his own.By JOCELYN NOVECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTribeca Film FestivalCelebrityMoviesEntertainmentEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 01:21:08 GMTWacha has 7 strong innings, Cardinals shut down Reds 6-1 LOUIS (AP) — Michael Wacha pitched seven strong innings and Yadier Molina delivered a bases-clearing double to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:49:14 GMTVolunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeVolunteerismLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessSocial affairsGovernment and politicsOklahomaTulsaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:09:56 GMTRodriguez powers Yankees to 5-4 win over Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees used Alex Rodriguez's big game to get a win on the road, and that was the most important part for the slugger.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 18 Apr 2015 03:41:52 GMTGunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.By ALFREDO PENAiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestArrestsState governmentsGangsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanVictoriaTexasUnited States, 18 Apr 2015 03:57:05 GMTCourt: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's belated presidential contest, but the decision is likely to be appealed.By FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsReferendumsNational electionsGovernment and politicsEventsLegislationLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 18 Apr 2015 00:57:53 GMTPittsburgh snaps out of slump, runs away from Brewers 6-3 (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates flailed helplessly at Jimmy Nelson's curveball last weekend, striking out nine times in a lopsided loss in Milwaukee.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:26:48 GMTJudge OKs bail for 2 accused of supporting Islamic State LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge in St. Louis has approved the release on bail of two people who are accused of supporting Islamic State fighters overseas.aGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 01:47:00 GMTBogaerts' single in 9th lifts Red Sox over Orioles 3-2 (AP) — Xander Bogaerts blooped a winning single with one out in the ninth inning and the Boston Red Sox won a game that included a couple of much harder hits, edging the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Friday night.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 02:58:13 GMTScherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies (AP) — Max Scherzer kept the Phillies' lineup guessing even though he faced them earlier in the week. Against a struggling lineup, it wasn't too hard.By BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 18 Apr 2015 03:46:36 GMTPlouffe's homer in 11th lifts Twins over Indians 3-2 (AP) — Trevor Plouffe led off the 11th inning with a soaring home run to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional baseball, 18 Apr 2015 04:08:46 GMTColombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsMilitant groupsDiplomacyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInternational agreementsColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2015 00:51:30 GMTAustralia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaMelbourneSydneyMiddle EastOceaniaVictoriaNew South Wales, 18 Apr 2015 02:32:46 GMTHawaii telescope builders again extend construction timeout (AP) — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world's biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Friday.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceMountainsEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 03:33:34 GMTSei Young Kim takes third-round lead in Hawaii, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim has another chance to show she can protect a final-round lead.By ANN MILLERsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsHawaiiEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 04:42:33 GMTGunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city of Reynosa CITY (AP) — Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles have been reported in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2015 02:13:28 GMTPower, Pagenaud fastest in 2 practice rounds at Long Beach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Team Penske drivers Will Power and Simon Pagenaud have the fastest time through two rounds of practice at the Grand Prix of Long Beach.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 00:39:48 GMT