FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 May 2015 13:16:11 -0700Christie backing away from Common Core in New Jersey, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is backing away from the use of Common Core school standards, saying the system isn't working for students in New Jersey.BY GEOFF MULVIHILL and JILL COLVINaGeneral newsEducation standardsEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:25:32 GMTThe Latest: Sock of US gets to 3rd round in Paris; Isner out (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisAthlete injuriesMen's sportsWomen's sportsSports governanceMen's soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsInternational soccerSoccerEventsAthlete healthWimbledon ChampionshipsAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsFranceParisSpainJapanGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:50:45 GMTCalifornia police cleared in killing of woman who had bat CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say police officers in California lawfully shot and killed a suicidal, mentally ill and highly intoxicated woman who came at them with an aluminum bat last year.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:56:58 GMTDetroit suburb reaches $1.4M settlement in police beating, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb has agreed to settle a lawsuit over excessive force by police for nearly $1.4 million, four months after an officer repeatedly punched a motorist in the head during a traffic stop that was recorded on dash-cam video, an attorney said Thursday.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsPolice brutalityLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceViolent crimeDrug-related crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:16:25 GMTAdministration asks judge to toss House health care suit (AP) — A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP's health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case.By ERICA WERNERwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational courtsLegislationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:46:50 GMTDjokovic, Nadal and Williams reach 3rd round of French Open (AP) — Novak Djokovic was more concerned with a loss of concentration than a loss of footing Thursday, as the top-ranked Serb reached the third round of the French Open by beating Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 18:46:12 GMTDefiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal (AP) — As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceMen's soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccer2018 FIFA World CupUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical resignationsCriminal investigationsSoccerCrimeEventsMen's sportsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderZurichSwitzerlandUnited StatesRussiaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanQatarWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern EuropeMiddle East, 28 May 2015 19:37:30 GMTGrain mostly higher, livestock higher (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:56:27 GMTReview shows Bevin holding lead in Kentucky GOP primary, Ky. (AP) — State election officials say there are no changes to the vote totals from Kentucky's Republican primary for governor.By ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsPrimary electionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPolitical endorsementsCampaignsGovernment appointments and nominationsVotingPolitical fundraisingKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:37:05 GMTElection review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor, Ky. (AP) — Election review shows Matt Bevin holding 83-vote lead in Kentucky's GOP primary for governor.pGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsPrimary electionsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:56:27 GMTAlabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abuse, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a state prison for women that federal officials said subjected inmates to a toxic culture of abuse and harassment.By KIM CHANDLERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:22:07 GMTLawyer: Tracy Morgan happy Wal-Mart crash lawsuit behind him, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan was very emotional after settling his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:52:51 GMTBear scurries around Wyoming city, falls asleep, gets caught, Wyo. (AP) — After leading wildlife officials on a daylong chase through a Wyoming city, an exhausted young black bear fell asleep under a tree.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceBearsAnimalsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationCasperWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:27:22 GMTFCC head unveils proposal to narrow 'digital divide' YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDigital divideInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesMobile phonesConsumer electronicsTechnology issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 28 May 2015 19:29:09 GMTDown to the finish: 10 make finals in National Spelling Bee HILL, Md. (AP) — Dev Jaiswal's journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee finals shows just how competitive spelling has become.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:40:57 GMTTiesto, Steve Angello added to TomorrowWorld festival lineup YORK (AP) — DJs Tiesto and Steve Angello have been added to the TomorrowWorld festival lineup in the fall.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:11:04 GMTFather charged after 3-year-old son shoots 1-year-old sister, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man faces a felony charge after authorities say he left a loaded firearm within easy reach of a his 3-year-old son, who shot his 1-year-old sister.aGeneral newsSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleFloridaSarasotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:53:07 GMTSuspect in big downtown Los Angeles blaze charged with arson ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged a man with arson Thursday for allegedly starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsArsonFiresCrimeArrestsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:26:10 GMTPitcher Lauren Haeger hits HR, Florida top Tennessee 7-2 CITY (AP) — Pitcher Lauren Haeger had two hits and allowed just one in a complete-game victory as defending champion Florida defeated Tennessee 7-2 Thursday in the opening game of the Women's College World Series.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsWomen's sportsSoftballFloridaTennesseeOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:47:52 GMTCalifornia man beaten by deputies on video faces charges BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man whose videotaped chase on a horse and subsequent beating by deputies resulted in a $650,000 settlement has been charged with multiple counts including resisting arrest and animal cruelty.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyHorsesCrimeMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaSan BernardinoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:36:55 GMTUS to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle (AP) — Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday.By ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:47:16 GMTCDC: 150 possibly had contact with Lassa fever victim, N.J. (AP) — Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNew JerseyWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAfrica, 28 May 2015 19:47:25 GMTPaper sorry for letter suggesting Obama should be executed, Pa. (AP) — A newspaper apologized Thursday for publishing a letter to the editor that suggested President Barack Obama should be executed.aGeneral newsSunburyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:50:57 GMTLithuania wants NATO battalion as 'security guarantee' NATIONS (AP) — Lithuania's foreign minister says his government wants a NATO battalion deployed permanently in the country as a "security guarantee" — not a provocation against Russia which has stepped up military action in the Baltic states.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLithuaniaEstoniaRussiaLatviaEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 28 May 2015 19:10:35 GMTA bite out of crime: K-9 partner saves deputy under attack, Miss. (AP) — As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner — on all four of legs — came to the rescue.By JACK ELLIOTT JR.aGeneral newsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:09:34 GMTHouse panel issues subpoena in spat with White House (AP) — The GOP-controlled House Foreign Affairs Committee has issued a subpoena to the White House budget office about a new State Department security training facility.By ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:05:23 GMTWhen popping the question to @POTUS, anything goes (AP) — Give people a chance to pop a question to POTUS, and they'll take the invitation and run with it.By NANCY BENAChtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyEnvironmental concernsProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:44:10 GMTCubs rookie slugger Bryant quickly making his mark in majors (AP) — The owner made a beeline through the Cubs' clubhouse looking for his rookie slugger.By JIM LITKEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:26:29 GMTEx-NY Senate leader and son indicted on corruption charges YORK (AP) — The former New York Senate leader and his son have been indicted on corruption charges in Manhattan federal court.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical corruptionLegislatureLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:31:11 GMTReport: Deficient risk assessment led to drill rig grounding, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency says the grounding of a Royal Dutch Shell PLC mobile offshore drilling rig in 2012 was due to the company's inadequate assessment of risk involved in a winter tow across the treacherous Gulf of Alaska.By DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:45:43 GMTMan believed holed up with woman, 2 kids after shooting VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California are negotiating with a man who is believed to be holed up in his apartment with two children and a woman after a shooting outside the housing complex.By JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:36:38 GMTIconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march away from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:25:48 GMTTop finance officials debate what's needed for global growth, Germany (AP) — Economic growth that's not as strong as everyone would like. Volatile markets. A potential financial blowup in Greece.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsEconomic growthEconomyG-7 SummitInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEventsDresdenGermanyEuropeGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:58:44 GMTPolice: Man dies at hospital after hit by police stun gun CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the death of a 34-year-old local man after an officer shocked him with a stun gun.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:55:45 GMTNew law limits what Minnesota bounty hunters can wear, drive PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A YouTube video shows bounty hunter Stew Peters hot on the chase, weapon drawn as he joins police in apprehending a man with outstanding warrants. Facebook and Twitter photos depict Peters in a dark uniform with a gun belt, bulletproof vest and badge. Some pictures show suspects he's rounded up, handcuffed in the back of an SUV marked with his company name and a K-9 warning.By BRIAN BAKSTaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:59:04 GMTThe Latest: Gasquet and Berlocq stay out late, even at 2-2 (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWimbledon ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisAthlete injuriesAustralian Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsWomen's sportsSports governanceMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsSoccerEventsAthlete healthFranceParisSpainGermanyJapanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:37:28 GMTRules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states, Wyo. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has revealed plans to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.By MEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsEnvironmental conservation and preservationBirdsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeNatural resource managementUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:49:34 GMTUnlike Sisyphus, Schiavone gets to top of mountain in Paris (AP) — In a matchup of past French Open champions with similar, grind-it-out-at-the-baseline games, Francesca Schiavone knew she and Svetlana Kuznetsova would wind up playing for hours and hours.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 19:02:27 GMT2 ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees to tie the knot in Uruguay, Uruguay (AP) — Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.iGeneral newsIslamMarriageReligionSocial affairsFamily issuesUruguayMontevideoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 19:15:48 GMTA.R. Gurney's 'Sylvia' heads to Broadway with Julie White YORK (AP) — A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" will bound onto Broadway this fall starring Julie White, Robert Sella and Annaleigh Ashford.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:03:24 GMTA.R. Gurney's 'Sylvia'heads to Broadway with Julie White YORK (AP) — A.R. Gurney's "Sylvia" will bound onto Broadway this fall starring Julie White, Robert Sella and Annaleigh Ashford.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:38:39 GMTLatest on flooding: Flooding threatens North Texas homes p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsDisaster planning and responseFloodsSearch and rescue effortsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersMissing personsNatural disastersTexasOklahomaHoustonFort WorthNormanKansasArkansasColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 18:46:33 GMTOil globs close Los Angeles-area beaches to swimming BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline were off-limits to surfing and swimming Thursday as scientists looked for the source of globs of tar that washed ashore.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsHealthScienceCoastlines and beachesAnimalsEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:08:22 GMTBaltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsPolice brutalityRiotsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:52:39 GMTHBO Now will be available through Android too this summer YORK (AP) — HBO Now, the premium channel's new online service for people who don't pay for cable, will be available through Android devices this summer.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate news, 28 May 2015 19:44:16 GMTPsychiatrist: Colorado shooter 'knew what he was doing', Colo. (AP) — A state-appointed psychiatrist who examined James Holmes two years after his attack on a Colorado movie theater said Thursday that whatever he suffered from that night, he knew what he was doing.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:08:15 GMTMcIlroy shoots 80, risking another early exit at Irish Open, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy can't seem to perform in front of a home crowd.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsNorthern IrelandBelfastUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 19:42:53 GMTHulu pulls '19 Kids' after allegations against Josh Duggar YORK (AP) — Hulu has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup, following reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 28 May 2015 19:44:43 GMTPennsylvania man gets 7½ years in counterfeiting, scams (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Pittsburgh man to 7½ years in federal prison for his role in a counterfeit money scheme based in Uganda and several other scams.By JOE MANDAKaBusinessGeneral newsCounterfeiting and forgeryCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 19:46:47 GMTReview: Say goodbye, not hello, to Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha' Crowe loves a good failure story, and specifically what happens after a disastrous fall from the top. If Crowe were a character in his own film, the fiasco of "Aloha," and nearly all of his post-"Almost Famous" movies, would provide the perfect intro.By LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 28 May 2015 19:17:10 GMT