FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 18:58:11 -0800Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleSportsTechnologySocial mediaBasketballWomen's basketballGender issuesCelebrityWomen's sportsInformation technologyProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOnline mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesHuman rights and civil liberties, 05 Mar 2015 02:00:21 GMTFirefighters rescue dog trapped in gap between walls HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County firefighters got creative to rescue a dog that had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap in West Hollywood, California.aOdditiesHollywoodCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:25:05 GMTTeacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.aGeneral newsOdditiesMoviesLegal proceedingsCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:58:42 GMTTruck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonMiamiNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 05 Mar 2015 02:26:34 GMTCouple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:47:59 GMTPerson familiar with deal tells AP MLS and players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract (AP) — Person familiar with deal tells AP MLS and players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 01:14:35 GMTChemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent.By JEREMY HAINSWORTHiGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:46:40 GMTVenture capitalist says he tried to prevent firing of woman FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent senior partner at a Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that he was a loyal supporter of a woman who is now suing the company for sex discrimination.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderGender issuesHarvardMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:56:36 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriAfrican-AmericansViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral newsLocal governments, 05 Mar 2015 00:44:42 GMTHouse committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsLegislatureDiplomacyClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesLibyaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:37 GMTNYC subway sign campaign takes stand against rudeness YORK (AP) — New York City's case for some of the world's most boorish behavior is made every day in its subways: There's the woman casually clipping her fingernails, the man slurping an especially pungent dish under a fellow passenger's nose, and if nature calls, there are the riders who coat platforms with their urine.By VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:39:08 GMTRep. Van Hollen says he will run for Sen. Mikulski's seat, Md. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen will run for the Senate seat opening up when Sen. Barbara Mikulski retires, the congressman announced Wednesday in an email to supporters.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:34:26 GMTHenton, Bentil score 21 apiece No. 24 Friars beat Seton Hall, N.J. (AP) — Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds and No. 24 Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat Seton Hall 79-66 on Wednesday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:02 GMTGoodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium.aGeneral newsSportsNFL Super BowlLegal proceedingsProfessional footballEventsLaw and orderFootballDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:37:09 GMTState pulls teens from rural Nevada juvenile camp after riot, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has removed all youths in its custody from a rural juvenile rehabilitation center where a riot erupted over the weekend — the fourth uprising there in four months, a state official said Wednesday.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsSchool infrastructureChild and teen healthPolitical and civil unrestRiotsState governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationHealthGovernment and politicsNevadaRenoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:22:15 GMTNCAA reports big jump in home runs with new flat-seam ball, Neb. (AP) — The new flat-seam ball in college baseball is having the desired effect, with teams hitting 40 percent more home runs so far this season.By ERIC OLSONsSportsBaseballCollege baseballCollege sportsMen's sportsNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:53:48 GMTReview: 'Unfinished Business' should never have started ANGELES (AP) — In the years since he strutted onto the scene — lean, handsome, mouth running a mile a minute — in Doug Liman's "Swingers" (1996), Vince Vaughn has become one of the poster boys for the mainstream American comedy: from romantic ("The Break-Up") to bromantic ("Old School"), pretty good ("Wedding Crashers") to very bad ("Fred Claus") to frankly unnecessary ("Delivery Man").By JON FROSCHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 00:34:11 GMTFire at Oregon mobile home kills 3, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say an early morning house fire killed three people near Brookings, Oregon.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersOregonSacramentoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 05 Mar 2015 01:18:28 GMTChina plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015 (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtBusinessGeneral newsMilitary technologyMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsTechnologyChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:50:58 GMTStorm could be winter's last big one but some want more (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsWinter weatherLegislatureGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArkansasNew YorkPhiladelphiaBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:15:03 GMTAP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerSports transactionsSports business, 05 Mar 2015 01:59:22 GMTCalifornia man charged with trying to join Islamic State ANGELES (AP) — A 21-year-old California man previously charged with lying on a passport application so he could fly to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group was indicted Wednesday on a charge of trying to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.aGeneral newsObstruction of justiceLegal proceedingsCrimeTerrorismLaw and orderWar and unrestSyriaCaliforniaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:09:07 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureWinter weatherStormsLegislationWeatherGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:43:46 GMTNo. 12 Notre Dame pulls away from No. 16 Louisville 71-59, Ky. (AP) — Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points and No. 12 Notre Dame made its final seven shots to pull away for a 71-59 victory over No. 16 Louisville on Wednesday night that clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:08:54 GMTHouse passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLegislationLegislature, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:20 GMTPharrell tells jury he didn't copy Gaye music for hit song ANGELES (AP) — Pharrell Williams told a jury Wednesday that he was trying to evoke the feel of Marvin Gaye's music but did not copy the late singer's work when he crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines."By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 05 Mar 2015 00:51:17 GMTReport: Mets' Murphy says he disagrees with gay 'lifestyle', N.J. (AP) — Mets infielder Daniel Murphy says he disagrees with the "lifestyle" of people who are gay.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 01:04:00 GMTGoldschmidt back, De La Rosa debuts as D-backs beat Rockies, Ariz. (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt walked and struck out in his first major league action since a broken hand cut short his 2014 season, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Wednesday.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:32:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEvents, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:17 GMTLawyer: Tsarnaev widow not ID'd as witness in bombing trial, R.I. (AP) — The sister-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not been identified as a witness for prosecutors or the defense in his trial, and she has not been told she's the subject of any investigation, her lawyer said Wednesday.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsLaw and orderRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:26:36 GMTFormer player Nate Jackson calls for NFL to allow marijuana (AP) — Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.By ARNIE STAPLETONaGeneral newsHealthSportsMedical marijuanaDopingAthlete healthHealth issuesMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:33:34 GMTAP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete retirementProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthFootballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:02:51 GMTTV crew confronted on LA's Skid Row; 1 arrested ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles police officers suffered minor injuries as they arrested a homeless man on Skid Row who confronted a TV news crew.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:07:27 GMTSecond Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.By ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceInfectious diseasesDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:34:03 GMTMexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsArmed forcesWar and unrestCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMonterreyMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMTRybarikova outlasts Hercog in Monterrey Open, Mexico (AP) — Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 01:51:43 GMTDel Potro of Argentina given wild card at Indian Wells WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Open winner Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina, along with 10 Americans, has been given wild cards into the main draw of the BNP Paribas Open next week.sSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisCaliforniaArgentinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 00:27:50 GMTBankrupt Caesars unit gets court's OK to use cash, for now VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago ruled Wednesday that a bankrupt division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. can tap some of the $847 million in cash it has on hand for at least five weeks.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsSports sponsorshipCorporate newsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceSports businessSports, 05 Mar 2015 01:34:25 GMTUS ambassador to SKorea slashed on face and wrist in attack, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:49 GMTFan pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near field LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:53 GMTJury deliberations end for day in Jodi Arias case (AP) — Jurors at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial have gone home without deciding whether the convicted murderer should be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing her lover.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crime, 05 Mar 2015 00:33:20 GMTChina sets growth target of about 7 percent for coming year (AP) — China has set an official economic growth target of about 7 percent for this year, according to a work report to be delivered Thursday by the country's premier.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 00:32:44 GMTElizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 short story prize YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:55 GMTPolice: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:25:11 GMTOhio mom, boyfriend guilty; child emailed teacher for help, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderPortsmouthOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 00:53:17 GMTMatta ties school wins mark in 77-67 victory over Penn St COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points and coach Thad Matta tied the school record for wins in No. 23 Ohio State's 77-67 victory over Penn State on Wednesday night.By JIM CARLSONsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsState CollegeOhioLatrobePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:39:46 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 02:22:49 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industries (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesPersonal investingPersonal financeFinancial servicesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 01:26:28 GMTFailures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeImmigrationGovernment and politicsTheftLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaCameroonDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 00:42:08 GMTHenderson sharp in return, Brewers beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ariz. (AP) — Former closer Jim Henderson threw a scoreless inning in his first outing since May, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8-0 on Wednesday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsMilwaukeeWisconsinArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:38 GMT