FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 08:16:12 -0700Serena beats Azarenka to join Sharapova in Madrid quarters (AP) — Victoria Azarenka double-faulted on match point and allowed Serena Williams to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals with a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (1) win on Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 15:17:04 GMTBaltimore mayor asks federal investigators to see if police discriminate, use excessive force (AP) — Baltimore mayor asks federal investigators to see if police discriminate, use excessive force.aGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:38:22 GMTCollege financial aid: There's still time to apply it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better.By ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financeHigher educationGovernment programsEducationSocial affairsPersonal loansStudent financesEducation costsFamily financesGovernment and politics, 06 May 2015 15:27:47 GMTJudges have questions on Christie's pension contributions, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state Supreme Court justice wants to know if Gov. Chris Christie's stance on pension payments amounts to a "bait and switch."aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsState governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderState legislatureLabor negotiationsGovernment financeLegislaturePersonnelCourtsJudiciaryNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:00:06 GMTAutopsies: 2 of 3 Muslim students shot with gun held to head, N.C. (AP) — Autopsies indicate that a man charged with killing three Muslim college students held his gun to the heads of two victims when he pulled the trigger after shooting the first in the doorway.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:14:45 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 agenciesTerrorismLegislatureIntelligence agenciesOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixPrescottArizonaDallasUtahMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:19:27 GMTSyrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against insurgents trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops still entangled in heavy fighting.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 14:17:59 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:51:11 GMTBMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US, Germany (AP) — German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in a recovering European market.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:24:58 GMTTunisia steps up security at Jewish pilgrimage, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia says it has heightened security for the Jewish pilgrimage to the age-old Ghriba synagogue after the Bardo museum attack in Tunis that left 22 people dead, mostly foreign tourists.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 14:21:34 GMTFrancis Ford Coppola wins prestigious Spanish prize for arts (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola, director of such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," has won Spain's Princess of Asturias arts prize for his outstanding contribution to the world of film.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 15:27:01 GMTAuthor to face critics of new book about city's rape cases, Mont. (AP) — Jon Krakauer, the best-selling author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town," is headed to the titular town Wednesday to face angry critics who say his decision to focus on the small Montana city is unfair.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureCrimeViolent crimeEntertainmentMontanaMissoulaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:16:52 GMTStudy aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.By SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleSciencePetsDogsMedical researchCancerMammalsAnimalsDiseases and conditions, 06 May 2015 15:26:32 GMTResidents, workers protest in South African cities (AP) — Protesters in South Africa burned tires and piled rocks across the road leading to the Soweto home of the late Nelson Mandela on Wednesday, in a demonstration against electricity bills.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor issuesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industrySouth AfricaJohannesburgCape TownSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 15:20:48 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsEmbassiesLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderEventsKazakhstanCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 14:37:27 GMTGermany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets (AP) — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeBombingsNazismNeo-NazismWar and unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 14:31:13 GMTWisconsin gunman's girlfriend: He suffered from depression, Wis. (AP) — An eastern Wisconsin man who randomly shot and killed three people and wounded another before taking his own life was irrational and suffered from depression, his girlfriend said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:14:24 GMTGlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business (AP) — British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline opted Wednesday to keep its stake in its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following a big deal with Switzerland's Novartis.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 14:23:26 GMTGreece makes IMF payment amid signs of bailout progress, Greece (AP) — Cash-strapped Greece managed to make a 200 million-euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, as its long-stalled bailout negotiations appeared to make some progress.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment payGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 14:40:21 GMTUN tribunal lifts suspension of worker in French leak (AP) — A United Nations tribunal has lifted the suspension of a U.N. worker who leaked information to French authorities about an internal investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.iGeneral newsFranceCentral African RepublicWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 15:21:15 GMTHarris Faulkner considered rising star at Fox YORK (AP) — Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.By DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 06 May 2015 15:19:54 GMTNew Las Vegas resort-casino to rise at Stardust site by 2018 VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLtTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGamblingRecreation and leisureLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:00:43 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 newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:09:34 GMTTornadoes, hail possible across southern Great Plains, Okla. (AP) — There's a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could move through parts of the Great Plains on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said, a path stretching through Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNormanOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:37:35 GMTDarren Criss to host free Stars in the Alley concert May 27 YORK (AP) — "Glee" star Darren Criss is hosting this year's Stars in the Alley concert, which features free performances from over 20 new and long-running Broadway shows.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming arts, 06 May 2015 15:28:50 GMTProminent Iranian human rights activist is detained, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDeath penalty controversyPolitical activismCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIranDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 06 May 2015 15:27:16 GMTDanish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report, Denmark (AP) — The head of Denmark's intelligence agency has announced his resignation hours before a government report on the police force's handling of two fatal shooting attacks in February.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeDenmarkCopenhagenWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 15:12:21 GMTOil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town, N.D. (AP) — A town of about three dozen people in central North Dakota has been evacuated after an oil train derailed and caught fire.aGeneral newsEvacuationsTransportationFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:16:21 GMTMigrants rescued after 12 days at sea as UN mulls mission, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as U.N. Security Council members mulled a draft resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.By FRANK JORDANS, NICOLE WINFIELD and CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacySearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseItalySicilyRussiaEuropeWestern EuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 06 May 2015 15:20:56 GMTUchiyama defends WBA super featherweight crown (AP) — Japanese boxer Takashi Uchiyama beat Thai challenger Jomthong Chuwatana on a technical knockout in the second round to defend his WBA super featherweight title on Wednesday.sSportsBoxingJapanEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 14:26:33 GMT5 paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.By MATTHEW LEEeArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentPaintingVisual artsGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:31:40 GMTYellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 14:04:58 GMTDemocrats try to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate are seeking to oust the chamber's Republican leader after his arrest on federal corruption charges.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureArrestsPolitical partiesState governmentsLaw and orderCrimePolitical organizationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:08:14 GMTWoman known for trying to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago (AP) — A woman known for trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested at two Chicago airports.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:18:58 GMTEU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaData privacyEconomyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOnline mediaMediaTechnology issuesEurope, 06 May 2015 14:30:06 GMTState official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' (AP) — A State Department official says it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.By ERICA WERNERhtGovernment and politicsOpen governmentLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:05:12 GMTBaltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:27:07 GMTA bio snapshot of Lori Greiner of QVC and 'Shark Tank' Greiner, entrepreneur on QVC and investor on ABC's "Shark Tank"By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall business, 06 May 2015 14:58:44 GMTSpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.By MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaRussiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 15:16:09 GMTHow do you get on QVC? Tips from entrepreneur Lori Greiner YORK (AP) — Take a product on a home shopping channel and sell out in a matter of minutes— it's the dream of many entrepreneurs.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessHome showsCareersTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentShoppingLifestyleHome and gardenPersonal careBeauty and fashionUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:57:46 GMTCanadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein found his final resting place on Wednesday, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.By MARK CARLSONiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsNetherlandsCanadaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:41:57 GMTUS stocks slipping after weak jobs data; oil prices rise YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks drifted lower early Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Oil prices rose, helping drillers and other energy companies move higher. Five of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsGovernment payFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsUnited StatesGreeceEast AsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 06 May 2015 15:18:04 GMTJudge denies NFL linebacker's request in revenge porn case, N.J. (AP) — An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday.By DAVID PORTERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:22:27 GMTFans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home, N.M. (AP) — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico.tTravelLifestyleAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:58:53 GMTScientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact (AP) — The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 06 May 2015 14:39:08 GMTUAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope', United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.By ADAM SCHRECKhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyPlanetsSpace explorationAtmospheric scienceAstronomySummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsEarth scienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 06 May 2015 15:18:21 GMTDetroit boy in basement: Stepmother put me there for 11 days (AP) — A boy missing for 11 days before he was found in his Detroit basement says he was ordered there by his stepmother who gave him food and electronic devices.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:16:09 GMTConstruction worker rescues Michigan boy during dog attack TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Four Rottweilers attacked an 8-year-old boy in central Michigan, and his mother said they would have killed her son if not for a construction worker who came to the rescue.aGeneral newsDogsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsAnimalsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:39:37 GMTRio museum opens its doors to Carnival's anonymous artisans DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jeff Koons' "Balloon Dog" and Henry Moore's "Archer" are among some of the world's most iconic sculptures competing for space at a new museum exhibition where one of Alberto Giacometti's signature figurines appears to stride boldly into the room.By JENNY BARCHFIELDtTravelLifestyleMuseumsVisual artsSculptureCarnivalsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsBrazilRio de JaneiroMexicoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 06 May 2015 14:09:41 GMTPolice: College soccer player assaulted teammate over award, Conn. (AP) — A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been charged with assaulting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerWomen's sportsCollege sportsSoccerCrimeViolent crimeBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:58:59 GMT