FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 13:35:49 -0700After volatility of Nebraska, Pelini finds comfort at home, Ohio (AP) — The heroes of northeast Ohio cover the walls at the most popular Italian restaurant in Bo Pelini's hometown.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCoachingHigh school sportsFootballProfessional footballCollege sportsYoungstownNebraskaOhioLincolnUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:51:57 GMTMorgan Stanley cuts estimate of US online bet market in half CITY, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsOnline mediaGambling laws and regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMediaGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNew JerseyNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:27:14 GMTReligious freedom laws not used against gays in the past YORK (AP) — Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays — and have rarely been used at all, legal experts say.By RACHEL ZOLL and DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsSex in societyMarriageReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureFamily issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryNational courtsNational governmentsUnited StatesIndianaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:26:59 GMTCongressman's son a defendant in fraternity-death lawsuits, S.C. (AP) — The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:17:10 GMTEx-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage PARK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 25-year-old Philadelphia man as the disgruntled former volunteer firefighter who held four others hostage with a 9mm handgun in the basement of a suburban firehouse.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsHostage situationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:08:31 GMTSchool bus, ambulance collide in Indiana; 15 hurt, Ind. (AP) — Police say 12 students were among 15 people hurt when a school bus and ambulance collided in northwestern Indiana.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:11 GMTObama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including some given life in prison for their crimes.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsCrimeDrug-related crimeLaw and orderGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 19:56:52 GMTThings to know about Nigeria, as country picks new president, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's election has achieved the first democratic handover of power from one party to another. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and biggest economy.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 31 Mar 2015 19:21:37 GMTBrown grad student dies after plummeting off campus building, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University graduate student has died after plummeting from the 10th floor of a campus building.aBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairs, 31 Mar 2015 19:15:35 GMTFamily: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters who asserted Tuesday that the state prison system has been providing him with substandard medical care.aGeneral newsDiabetesDeath penalty controversyCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsHealthPottsvillePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:34:38 GMTForeign adoptions by Americans reach lowest mark since 1982 YORK (AP) — The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped by 9 percent last year to the lowest level since 1982, according to new State Department figures.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:28:35 GMTTurin Egyptian Museum gets overhaul of pharaonic proportions, Italy (AP) — For the earliest Egyptologists, a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Turin was considered indispensable. The museum's new director is seeking to return the almost 200-year-old museum to its one-time prominence, boosted by an overhaul of the collection and exhibit space of near-pharaonic proportions.By COLLEEN BARRYeArts and entertainmentTravelTelevision programsLifestyleEntertainmentMuseumsArt museumsArchaeologyRecreation and leisureLeisure travelVisual artsScienceItalyTurinEgyptParisWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaFrance, 31 Mar 2015 19:59:27 GMTDefense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:02:42 GMTMinnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory (AP) — A philosophy professor at St. Cloud State University is accused of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the U.S. and into China.aGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingSmugglingEnvironmental concernsElephantsCrimeRhinocerosEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeMammalsAnimalsMinnesotaSt. CloudUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:12:41 GMTReview: Dramatic events unfold in TC Boyle's new novel"The Harder They Come" (Ecco), by T.C. BoyleBy ANDREW SELSKYeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 31 Mar 2015 19:37:57 GMTAP PHOTOS: Peru dancers act out past violence in Andes, Peru (AP) — They danced all day, until the sun set over Latin America's oldest bullring. But these were not typical dances of Peru's highlands.By RODRIGO ABD and FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsWar and unrestPeruLimaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 19:31:10 GMTBankruptcy judge approves RadioShack asset sale, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of assets of RadioShack to hedge fund Standard General LP that will keep more than 1,700 stores open and preserve more than 7,000 jobs.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:51:11 GMTPolice: Man, woman found dead after shooting at downtown Fresno, California, office building, Calif. (AP) — Police: Man, woman found dead after shooting at downtown Fresno, California, office building.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:04:43 GMTPolice: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman in a romantic relationship were found dead after a shooting at a medical office building in downtown Fresno, police in central California said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:27:01 GMTCliven Bundy, supporters gather before Nevada Legislature CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, has arrived in Carson City with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government.By MICHELLE RINDELS and RILEY SNYDERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureNatural resource managementNational governmentsLegislatureState governmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislationLand environmentNevadaCarson CityLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:27 GMTState Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton (AP) — The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.By JACK GILLUMhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGovernment programsClassified informationDrone surveillance and warfareGovernment surveillanceDrone aircraftInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesGeneral newsMilitary and defensePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:19:48 GMTFamily of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered in her home by a neighbor high on cocaine settled a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday with a therapist who allowed the killer to be released on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:45 GMTPolice: 2 hostage takers in Istanbul killed, hostage wounded (AP) — Two members of a banned leftist group who had held a prosecutor hostage in his office inside a courthouse in Istanbul were killed Tuesday in a shootout with police that left their captive seriously wounded, officials said.By DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsHostage situationsCrimeViolent crimeTurkeyIstanbulEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 19:48:11 GMTComedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews are causing a social media backlash and Comedy Central is defending its newest late-night star.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaComedy performanceOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:29:33 GMTProtesters block telescope construction on Hawaii mountain, Hawaii (AP) — Protesters blocked a road this week as part of a push to prevent construction of a giant telescope near the top of a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessHiring and recruitmentProtests and demonstrationsBlockadesLabor issuesMountainsPersonnelPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironment and natureHawaiiHiloUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:20:16 GMTNew trial for disabled man convicted of killing ex's grandma, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his ex-wife's 88-year-old grandmother.By DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 31 Mar 2015 20:26:25 GMTMovado and CBRE Group are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fCable televisionTelevisionMedia, 31 Mar 2015 20:37:43 GMTYemen civilians shudder, bristle under bombing campaign, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni civilians shuddered in fear and bristled with anger under an intense Saudi-led bombing campaign against Shiite rebels on Tuesday, day six of fighting that prompted international aid organizations to express alarm over high civilian casualties from the strikes and violence roiling the country.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidents and disastersBombingsNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsYemenTehranSanaaSaudi ArabiaIranMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 20:35:37 GMTGoogle Maps turns into Pac-Man's chomping grounds FRANCISCO (AP) — The virtual streets of Google Maps are being transformed into Pac Man's chomping grounds in celebration of April Fools' Day.htBusinessTechnologyGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:40:07 GMTMan accused of posing as officer to cut into fast-food line, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant.aOdditiesCrimeGeneral newsOdessaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:47:51 GMTYemen rebels take spot overlooking strategic Gulf of Aden, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni military officials say Houthi rebels have taken up positions overlooking the strategic Gulf of Aden, raising the risk they could threaten the global shipping route with heavy weapons.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidents and disastersNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsYemenGulf of AdenSanaaMiddle EastTehranEgyptSaudi ArabiaIranNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 20:08:19 GMTMonsanto donates $4M to effort to save monarch butterflies LOUIS (AP) — Agribusiness Monsanto Co., whose popular weed killer Roundup has been partly blamed by critics for knocking out monarch butterflies' habitat, said Tuesday it is committing $4 million to efforts to stem the worrisome decline of the black-and-orange insects.By JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsButterfliesAgriculture and the environmentWildlifeWeedsInsectsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePlantsSt. LouisUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:13:26 GMTProsecutors: Police witnesses uncooperative in Ohio shooting (AP) — Prosecutors are preparing to question more than a dozen police officers as hostile witnesses if they continue to be uncooperative before the trial of another officer accused of firing the final shots of a 137-round barrage that killed two unarmed suspects in November 2012, according to court documents.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCrimeCriminal investigationsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:59:26 GMTBuhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState electionsCabinetsGovernment transitionsNational governmentsNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africa, 31 Mar 2015 20:36:06 GMTAP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.By RONALD BLUMaBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesWages and salariesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPersonnelMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 31 Mar 2015 19:52:31 GMTJudge to consider new prosecutor for Bernie Tiede case, Texas (AP) — A judge is considering whether to allow a Texas district attorney to recuse himself from the retrial of the man whose murder conviction inspired the dark comedy "Bernie."aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:38:34 GMTCubs will track noise so Wrigley rehab doesn't disturb fans (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are promising to monitor dust and noise to ensure Wrigley Field renovation work doesn't spoil games for fans or players.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:42:19 GMTBull trots on: Stocks grind higher for 9th straight quarter YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEconomic outlookCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:28:20 GMTNASCAR driver Kyle Larson released from hospital, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Larson has been released from a hospital after completing tests to determine why he fainted at Martinsville Speedway.sSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingCelebrityNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainmentCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:34:56 GMTArkansas gives final approval to religious-freedom bill ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.aGeneral newsState legislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislationArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:34:31 GMTEx-police chief in Utah rejects plea deal in stalking case LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed plea deal for a former Utah police chief accused of stalking three women has fallen apart during a court hearing.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:22 GMTGiant Factories recalls water heaters over fire risk YORK (AP) — Giant Factories of Canada is recalling 240 water heaters that were sold in 2014 because they could catch fire or explode.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleFiresProducts and servicesCorporate newsAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 31 Mar 2015 20:22:07 GMTToddler found unconscious at eatery; mom faces murder charge YORK (AP) — A woman who locked herself inside a restaurant bathroom for 25 minutes before she was found holding her unconscious 1-year-old son foaming at the mouth has been arrested on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:15:11 GMTFlorida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston threw passes for nearly an hour at Florida State's pro day Tuesday, showing off his arm strength, accuracy and stamina for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts.By MARK LONGsSportsCoachingCollege footballProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:29:01 GMTAP's Run to the Roses: Mubtaahij No. 8; Dortmund still No. 1 horse owned by a Sheikh, trained by a South African, ridden by a Frenchman and bred by Dunmore Stud in Ireland is headed to the Kentucky Derby. His name: Mubtaahij.By RICHARD ROSENBLATTsSportsHorse racingKentucky DerbyAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEventsThoroughbred racingDubaiLouisvilleTampaFloridaLouisianaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:35:43 GMTLydia Ko rolling toward history on LPGA Tour pressure from playing in the first major of the year is clearly getting to Lydia Ko.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 20:25:52 GMT'General Hospital' leads Daytime Emmy nominations YORK (AP) — ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityEmmy AwardsAward showsEvents, 31 Mar 2015 20:11:23 GMTAlabama RB Tyren Jones arrested for marijuana possession, Ala. (AP) — Alabama running back Tyren Jones has been arrested on a marijuana charge, the third arrest of a Crimson Tide football player in four days.sSportsDrug-related crimeCollege footballArrestsCrimeGeneral newsCollege sportsFootballLaw and orderAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:17:46 GMTBullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Alaska airport, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight.aGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 20:36:12 GMTJustin Bieber attends mediation in photographer's lawsuit (AP) — Pop star Justin Bieber attended a mediation session in Miami in a lawsuit filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's security.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 19:17:00 GMT