FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 19:02:36 -0700Starbucks eyes US expansion as sales climb YORK (AP) — Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 22:36:19 GMTRabbit heads left in 2 sisters' mailboxes, Mass. (AP) — Westfield police are investigating after severed rabbit heads were found this week in two mailboxes in this western Massachusetts town.aGeneral newsOdditiesMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:24:17 GMTSeattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage (AP) — Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labor representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders.MANUEL VALDESaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal electionsElectionsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:28:29 GMTMichael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesAquaticsMen's aquaticsOlympic gamesEventsMesaUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:46:06 GMTColumn: 'There's better ways to conceal it.' thing that has baseball folks riled up about Michael Pineda isn't that he was trying to cheat. Everybody does that.JIM LITKEsSportsBaseballBasketballMen's sportsProfessional baseball, 24 Apr 2014 22:54:37 GMTRivers refuses to apologize to women held captive (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityKidnappingMissing personsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:23:11 GMTDiscovery to air Everest documentary on May 4 YORK (AP) — Discovery Channel has announced May 4 as the airdate for a documentary on last week's Mount Everest avalanche that killed more than a dozen mountain guides.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and nature, 24 Apr 2014 22:48:46 GMTKerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine.MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 22:43:12 GMTDefense contractor accused of selling phony parts, Ore. (AP) — A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts.aBusinessGeneral newsIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:34 GMTTeague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85 (AP) — Jeff Teague flung in a wild 3-pointer after the officials appeared to miss him stepping out of bounds, and Kyle Korver finished off Indiana from beyond the arc to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-85 victory Thursday night and another lead in the series with the top-seeded Pacers.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:45:22 GMTDoctor: Slain Minnesota teens shot multiple times FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The two Minnesota cousins killed by a man who claimed he was defending himself after they broke into his home were each shot multiple times, a medical examiner testified Thursday, and while the initial gunshots caused serious injury, they did not immediately kill the teens.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeTheftLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:35:03 GMTUnited loses money; other airlines post 1Q profits (AP) — Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessWinter weatherIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyWeatherGeneral news, 25 Apr 2014 00:36:51 GMTVermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.DAVE GRAMLISA RATHKEhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsSmall businessLifestyleBiotechnologyFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:27:01 GMTEx-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.SAM EIFLINGaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:35:09 GMTGolf Capsules, La. (AP) — Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic.The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:26:05 GMTBuffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsSportsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCheerleadingLaw and orderCorporate newsBusinessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:35 GMTNetflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionEntertainment and media technologyTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:30:16 GMTNevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAgricultureIndustriesNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:01:10 GMT11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsSchool administrationAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:11:46 GMTJazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.STACEY PLAISANCEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:06:32 GMTFDA backs off animal feed rule affecting brewers (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it will revise proposed livestock feed rules after hearing objections about the potential cost from brewers who sell grain leftover from making beer to ranchers and dairy farmers.M.L. JOHNSONaMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsBusinessGeneral newsFood safetyPublic healthHealthAgricultureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:17:33 GMTFamilies of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.GILLIAN WONGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2014 01:30:15 GMTBen Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead, La. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.BRETT MARTELsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:17:01 GMTEx-suspect in boy's disappearance stays in prison, Pa. (AP) — A convicted child molester long suspected in a notorious 1979 New York City child disappearance case will spend six to 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for failing to register an address under Megan's Law the last time he left prison.aGeneral newsMissing personsWilkes-BarreNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:33:06 GMTReview: Revival of 'Cabaret' revival still shocks YORK (AP) — Barely sneaking in under the Tony Award nomination deadline this season is a dear old friend to Broadway, the decadent "Cabaret." The only appropriate salutation is: willkommen.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBars and clubsPerforming artsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 25 Apr 2014 01:32:05 GMTCourt filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.JUAN A. LOZANOaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:40:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCheerleadingSports, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:05 GMTAttorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors say a 62-year-old man accused of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, countering defense arguments that the government hasn't proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:22:35 GMTUN Yemen envoy says rebel group agrees to talks NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen says the country's president and Shiite rebels have agreed to discuss the group's disarming.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 23:13:29 GMTCompany stopped from accepting abortion waste, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsAbortionEnergy industryUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessWomen's healthHealthBritish ColumbiaOregonSouth CarolinaPortlandCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 25 Apr 2014 01:01:22 GMTCriminal probe into NYC heiress' life is over YORK (AP) — During a yearslong court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:32:34 GMTPolice say teens killed Amish family's pet donkey, Pa. (AP) — Three central Pennsylvania teenagers have been accused of fatally shooting a pet donkey on an Amish family's farm.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyJuvenile crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:49:22 GMTChicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.CARLA K. JOHNSONDON BABWINaGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestHigher educationEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulChicagoIllinoisPennsylvaniaCentral AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:24:42 GMTNew Jersey forest fire burns half a square mile winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closure of a school.WAYNE PARRYaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsNatural hazardsForestsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and natureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:07:49 GMTSilver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete compensationMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:39 GMTPostal workers' unions protest Staples program, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.RIK STEVENSaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor negotiationsLabor issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelUnited StatesConcordNew HampshireDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:34:53 GMTPellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown DIEGO (AP) — A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:28:47 GMTMexico Senate: civilian courts for soldiers CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate on Thursday unanimously approved amendments to the country's military justice code that will allow for members of the armed forces who commit a crime against civilians to be tried in civilian courts.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Apr 2014 01:31:49 GMTSeveral injuries in California school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several children and their bus driver are injured in a school bus crash in Southern California.aGeneral newsAccidentsInjuriesAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:36:36 GMTMajor oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will follow suit.KEVIN BEGOSMATTHEW DALYaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyInternational tradePittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 22:57:32 GMTPineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal (AP) — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsBostonNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Apr 2014 00:02:11 GMTSTORY REMOVED: BC-US--Slave Labor-Charges, Ohio (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about the sentencing of Dezerah Silsby in an Ohio forced-labor case. Previous versions of the story incorrectly said Silsby pleaded guilty to four counts. Silsby pleaded guilty to two: a conspiracy count and a count of acquiring controlled substances by deception. A forced-labor charge and a charge alleging theft of government benefits were dismissed under a plea deal.aGeneral newsForced laborCrimeYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 22:44:43 GMT'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:36:48 GMTGrimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky County has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsHiring and recruitmentState legislatureLegislaturePersonnelBusinessState governmentsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:54:07 GMTSouth Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationUnited StatesSouth KoreaJapanNorth KoreaTokyoSeoulEast AsiaChinaRussiaNorth AmericaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:52 GMTGoogle, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHiring and recruitmentLegal proceedingsTechnology law and ethicsCorporate managementContracts and ordersLaw and orderPersonnelInformation technologyIndustriesTechnology issuesCorporate newsProducts and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:12:01 GMT13 people hurt in California school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:47:44 GMTResidents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Apr 2014 01:22:30 GMTBolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 enlisted men who had been protesting to demand they have the option of rising to the rank of officer.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArmed forcesWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBoliviaLa PazSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 23:04:47 GMTStatins may lead some patients to pig out: Study (AP) — Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out.LINDSEY TANNERaGeneral newsHealthCholesterolMedical researchHeart healthDiabetesFood and drinkDiet and exerciseMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsWeight managementNutritionLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT