FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Mar 2015 16:36:29 -0700Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters LOUIS (AP) — Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters, according to court documents released Thursday.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:13:04 GMTNC State's Barber says all is OK with Obama after profanity, N.Y. (AP) — N.C. State's Cat Barber says things are square again with President Barack Obama.aGovernment and politicsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipLanguageMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsSocial affairsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:50:37 GMTMexico double-transplant patient eyes US humanitarian entry CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant has filed a third application for entry into the United States after twice being denied a visa.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsPassports and visasHealthTravelLifestyleGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 22:30:46 GMTNew York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:15 GMTHamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 26 Mar 2015 22:09:32 GMTReds' home runs sink Salazar and the Indians 13-2, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco homered off Danny Salazar to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:29:31 GMTGrateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsTornadoesNatural disastersStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesTulsaNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:46:41 GMTOrtiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:27:09 GMTNY mayor: Preliminary evidence says gas-related blast to blame for fire, building collapse YORK (AP) — NY mayor: Preliminary evidence says gas-related blast to blame for fire, building collapse.aGeneral newsFiresMunicipal governmentsAccidentsAccidents and disastersExplosionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 26 Mar 2015 21:42:23 GMTMexico City businesses cite losses during Bond filming CITY (AP) — The leader of small businesses in Mexico City's historic downtown district says owners have complained of a 60 percent drop in sales during the first week of filming of the new James Bond movie, "Spectre."iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 23:05:47 GMTAstros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseball, 26 Mar 2015 23:08:21 GMTMan retraces Daniel Boone's nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky BOONESBOROUGH, Ky. (AP) — Inspired by his own family's pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel Boone.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsKentuckyVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:48:35 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: Inspectors were there P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:02:51 GMTEx-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeProfessional footballCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballSportsNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:04:11 GMTLEADING OFF 2015: New players, managers and replay rules's a Hall of Famer in the Minnesota dugout and plenty of Cuban talent all over the diamond.By BEN WALKERsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sports, 26 Mar 2015 22:48:15 GMTNew York City fire, building collapse injure several people YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:45:54 GMTHollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86 ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:14:05 GMT$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor, Calif. (AP) — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.By FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessEmergency managementState governmentsWeatherLegislationLegislatureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:06:33 GMTCabrera, Martinez and Cespedes homer for Tigers in win, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers starter David Price said he felt good on the mound.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsLakelandSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:35 GMTJury shown graphic autopsy photos of Boston bombing victim (AP) — A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:02 GMTNCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.By RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsGays and lesbiansCollege footballCollege sportsSports governanceBasketballWomen's basketballDivingMen's basketballEventsFootballAquaticsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsWomen's aquaticsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsMen's college basketballIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:04:13 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: Gas-related blast P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMunicipal governmentsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:43:31 GMTProsecutors: Evidence supports ex-Va. gov's convictions, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say there is plenty of evidence to support former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:14:04 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points (AP) — The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama."By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politics2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegislature2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsNational electionsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 26 Mar 2015 21:39:31 GMTWoman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who is accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own after she told her married boyfriend she'd given birth to his twins is a self-styled business mogul with scores of podcasts, websites and a book to her name, records searches revealed Thursday.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:24:30 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: Regulators investigate p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:23:09 GMTStrawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race, La. (AP) — After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive.aGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansFairs and festivalsFraternal organizationsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsLouisianaHammondNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:04 GMTWatchdog report faults DEA handling of sex party allegations (AP) — A federal watchdog on Thursday faulted the Drug Enforcement Administration over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesSex in societyLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsPoliceColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 22:02:19 GMTUN Mideast envoy calls on Security Council for Israel action NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should present a framework for negotiations that "may be the only way to preserve the goal of a two-state solution."By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:14 GMTHernandez throws 6 sharp innings in Mariners' loss to Royals, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:07 GMTYahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in stock YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 26 Mar 2015 22:43:30 GMTRole of pot candy probed in apparent suicide in Colorado, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man.aGeneral newsSuicidesCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:09:06 GMTHouse panel asks White House for documents on Bergdahl swap (AP) — The House Oversight panel is asking the White House for intelligence information, reports and documents on the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years, for five members of the Taliban.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:48:08 GMTFlorida suspect dies after swallowing drugs PARK, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say a man died after swallowing drugs in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:16:44 GMTCo-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.By ANGELA CHARLTON and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsSuicidesMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureMarseilleGermanyFranceCologneSan FranciscoWestern EuropeEuropeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:51:23 GMTPotential Yankees starter Warren has another solid outing CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Adam Warren isn't assuming he will earn a spot in the New York Yankees' pitching rotation.By FRED GOODALLsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsEventsWarrenNew York CityTampaFloridaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 26 Mar 2015 22:34:13 GMTLeaders urge patience in Detroit-area police beating probe, Mich. (AP) — City leaders urged public patience Thursday as authorities investigate the arrest of a black motorist who was pulled from his car, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice brutalityArrestsLaw and orderCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceViolent crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:17:35 GMTRain helps Cards' Wainwright clean up tough outing vs Miami, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up four runs, including a solo homer by Giancarlo Stanton, in 3 2-3 innings Thursday before a rain delay ended his outing in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:01:54 GMTArgentine appeals court throws out case against president AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a case accusing President Cristina Fernandez and other top officials of a major cover-up deal with Iran, giving a victory of sorts to an administration that has been rocked by the mysterious death of the prosecutor who made the allegation.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIranArgentinaMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 23:22:47 GMTDisbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash, shock, disbelief and horror.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureGermanyFranceHelsinkiBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeFinlandSpain, 26 Mar 2015 21:36:01 GMTReport: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap, N.M. (AP) — An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:22:59 GMTUS: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisTerrorismCrimeMilitary legal affairsArrestsWar and unrestEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesParisJolietMiddle EastNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:18 GMTBASEBALL 2015: Hurry up! Nats, Cubs, Red Sox on the clock before Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and the rest of the ramped-up Washington Nationals hit the field for their first full-squad workout at spring training, they got the message.By BEN WALKERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEvents, 26 Mar 2015 23:09:05 GMTUS official guilty of covering for ex-worker who kept salary, Mont. (AP) — A senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been convicted on criminal charges that he covered up for an employee who left the agency for a job in Montana but kept drawing government pay.By MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTheftFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsNatural resource managementCrimeState governmentsNative AmericansLaw and orderEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:39:42 GMTGoogle's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley FRANCISCO (AP) — Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:31:27 GMTFamily of man killed by Georgia police want investigation, Ga. (AP) — The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident.By JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:10:52 GMTObama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 26 Mar 2015 22:58:16 GMTGulf states ask UN Security Council for Yemen arms embargo NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have presented powerful members of the U.N. Security Council with suggested elements for a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on the Shiite rebels who have thrown Yemen into turmoil and caused its Western-backed president to flee.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 26 Mar 2015 23:11:36 GMTBergdahl charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap (AP) — The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsPrisoner exchangeCrimeLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesCubaDistrict of ColumbiaQatarAfghanistanNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsia, 26 Mar 2015 22:56:58 GMTJury: Life sentence for grandmother in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — A jury on Thursday recommended life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:02 GMT