FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 21:09:08 -0700Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned.By TRISHA THOMAS, ANDREA ROSA and FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersItalySicilyEuropeLibyaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 03:16:49 GMTCapital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:28:19 GMTAttorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Tuesday to improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsPoliceHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice brutalityGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolenceBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:14:03 GMTWalker Cup teammates advance to semifinals of Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:10:05 GMTRed Sox make 5 hits count, beat Rays 2-0 (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:49:13 GMTLatest on Texas attack: Source: Suspect was target of probe p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesTexasDallasNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:25:08 GMTPolice: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died, Wash. (AP) — Police: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died.aGeneral newsTheftPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:19:08 GMTMiller, Braves spoil Billingsley's return, beat Phillies 9-0 (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:51:14 GMTTeixeira homers, Pineda pitches Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Michael Pineda matched his career high with eight shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 06 May 2015 02:25:06 GMTVan Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleArts and collectibles auctionsVisual artsObituariesShoppingFranceNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:38:27 GMTTrial of NY nursing home employees in patient death begins, N.Y. (AP) — Five employees of a suburban New York nursing home are defending themselves against charges they disregarded alarms for more than two hours, leading to the death of a 72-year-old bedridden patient who was not connected to a ventilator.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:41:09 GMTDoubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSocial mediaReckless endangermentWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixMiddle EastNorth AmericaArizona, 06 May 2015 04:09:57 GMTAuthorities find fake skeletons in underwater lawn chairs SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A man snorkeling in the Colorado River near the Arizona and California border was terrified — and later embarrassed — when he came across two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs about 40 feet underwater.aOdditiesArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:20:49 GMTThings to know about new water rules in California drought, Calif. (AP) — Brown lawns, dusty cars and idle sprinklers loom this summer under Gov. Jerry Brown's mandate to reduce urban water use by 25 percent to get through the drought. The State Water Resources Control Board approved new restrictions Tuesday that include a mandatory target for each local water agency to reduce consumption.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:53:41 GMTWith Wall out, Hawks beat Wizards 106-90 to even series 1-1 (AP) — Shortly before tipoff, the Atlanta Hawks learned that John Wall wouldn't be playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:49:40 GMTUS gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.By SCOTT SMITHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircraftAgricultureIndustriesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:17:59 GMTMichigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state's infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsMichiganLansingUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:33:22 GMTUN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded NATIONS (AP) — Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMissing personsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 06 May 2015 02:38:31 GMTByrd drives in 4, Reds top Pirates 7-1 (AP) — Marlon Byrd spent April swinging and missing, then swinging and missing some more.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPittsburghOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:09:21 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:00:57 GMTCanada's most conservative province elects leftist party (AP) — Canada's most conservative province has elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-long conservative party dynastyBy ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsProvincial electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsCanadaAlbertaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 06 May 2015 04:08:03 GMTFood critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel (AP) — Food critic Josh Ozersky, whose witty and snarky writing generally focused on his obsession with all things meat, has died in Chicago. He was 47.By J.M. HIRSCHeArts and entertainmentFood and drinkLifestyleObituariesPhilanthropic foundationsPhilanthropySocial affairsChefsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:18:10 GMTKane, Crawford carry Blackhawks past Wild 1-0 for 3-0 lead PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Kane has been playing like he never left. Corey Crawford has resolutely rebounded from being benched.By The Associated PresssSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:14:33 GMTCalifornia regulators adopt unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks to address ongoing drought, Calif. (AP) — California regulators adopt unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks to address ongoing drought.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:23:14 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 PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGamblingRecreation and leisureLas VegasNevadaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 01:23:01 GMTLEADING OFF: Royals get Holland back, Scherzer seeking help look at what's happening all around the major leagues Wednesday:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:00:40 GMTPolice: Idaho officer shot by man who stole patrol car dies, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer shot by a man who stole his patrol car died of his injuries Tuesday evening, police said.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:51:14 GMTDA wins NYC special election to fill congressional seat YORK (AP) — Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney who empaneled the grand jury that didn't indict the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold, was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVoting districtsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLocal electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:39:43 GMTWandy Rodriguez helps Rangers to 7-1 win over Astros (AP) — Kyle Blanks had three hits, including a homer, and Carlos Peguero added a two-run shot to back up a solid start by Wandy Rodriguez as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:06:08 GMTVenezuelan president's bout with thrown mango inspires game, Venezuela (AP) — Two Venezuelans who emigrated to escape the country's economic woes are drawing laughs with a mobile game mocking President Nicolas Maduro for his decision to give a new home to a woman who threw a mango at him seeking attention for her plea to get housing.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsOdditiesMobile gamingFinancial crisisEconomyMobile mediaMediaBusinessFinancial marketsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 04:10:29 GMTInternet company launched by Kim Dotcom fails to list in NZ, New Zealand (AP) — Internet file-storage company Mega Ltd., launched in 2013 by indicted entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, has failed in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNew ZealandOceania, 06 May 2015 03:27:14 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala YORK (AP) — The French magazine Charlie Hebdo has been presented a freedom of expression award from the PEN American Center.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisBooks and literatureEntertainmentEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrest, 06 May 2015 03:27:36 GMTHosmer homer, Vargas pitching sends Royals past Indians, 5-3 CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer, Jason Vargas shut down the Indians for the second straight start, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:50:53 GMTSenate sets test vote on Iran sanctions bill (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a test vote for Thursday on stalled bipartisan legislation to let Congress review and possibly reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 01:49:38 GMTNHL Capsules Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 06 May 2015 02:58:52 GMTChina stocks rebound, other Asian markets fall after US drop, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were uneven Wednesday as investor sentiment was dented by losses on Wall Street and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets rebounded from the previous day's sell-off.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesGreeceAsiaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 03:48:47 GMTCardinals rally past Cubs again, win 7-4 LOUIS (AP) — Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds doubled off the wall in center field to snap a tie in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from three runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday night, their eighth straight victory.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:44:07 GMTWhite Sox end 5-game slide with 5-2 victory over Tigers (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched seven effective innings, and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.By JAY COHENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:55:58 GMTTech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.By JANIE HAR and BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaFunerals and memorial servicesInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesProfessional footballFootballSportsMexicoPalo AltoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited States, 06 May 2015 03:08:56 GMTProsecutor questions statements sheriff made after shooting (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting her family since the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGeorgiaAtlantaJonesboroUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:52:34 GMTUber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.By NICHOLAS CLAYTONaBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleState legislatureState governmentsLegislatureKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:34:47 GMTLatos, Marlins limit Nationals to 3 hits in 2-1 victory (AP) — Mat Latos and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Miami Marlins beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 2-1 Tuesday night.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:56:16 GMTProsecutor tied to chokehold case wins NY special election YORK (AP) — A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsLocal electionsStaten IslandNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:57:00 GMTChavez shines in Oakland's 2-1 victory over Twins (AP) — Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 03:07:43 GMTCalifornia regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment regulationsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:48:03 GMTColon beats Baltimore once again, Mets snap shutout string YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:43:53 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 BARCHFIELDiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsVisual artsSculptureCarnivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelFairs and festivalsBrazilRio de JaneiroMexicoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 06 May 2015 04:02:39 GMTGreinke sharp in win, Dodgers beat Brewers 8-2 (AP) — Zack Greinke allowed one unearned run on two hits in 7 2-3 innings to win his career-best 10th consecutive decision and Justin Turner hit a three-run homer to pace the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.By JIM HOEHNsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:44:39 GMTKane scores for Blackhawks in 1-0 win vs. Wild, for 3-0 lead PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:54:37 GMTGovernor: Michigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, Gov. Rick Snyder said.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:27:08 GMT