FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 17:06:34 -0700Obama on immigration: Progress 'not always a straight line' (AP) — During a festive Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama couldn't help but reflect on the swings that have confronted his attempts to tackle immigration. "I just want to remind everybody that progress is not always a straight line," he said.By JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationJudicial electionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsJudiciaryHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:55:43 GMTMoments 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, 05 May 2015 23:35:01 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.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderCharlottesvilleVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:35:57 GMTUN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 10 injured NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. statement says peacekeepers have been ambushed by unidentified attackers in eastern Congo, and a U.N. official says it appears that two peacekeepers were killed and 10 injured in the attack.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 05 May 2015 23:11:38 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 brutalityMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolenceLocal governmentsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:35:14 GMTObama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba (AP) — The Obama administration approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba on Tuesday, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in goods that travel between Florida and Havana each year.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsTravel laws and regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:49:33 GMTFuneral set for NYPD officer who died in the line of duty, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a New York City police officer who died after being shot in the head was accompanied by a dozen police vehicles and saluted by officers looking on as it was taken to a Long Island funeral home on Tuesday.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:08:58 GMTMan accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a suspect who stole his patrol car, led a 125-mph chase and got dragged from under a semitrailer by a police dog and arrested, authorities said.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimeIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:52:10 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 00:19:28 GMTJury to continue deliberating in Jamaican lottery scam case, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota did not reach a decision Tuesday in the case of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.By JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaBismarckNorth DakotaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:49:10 GMTTop NY lawmaker clings to power after corruption charges, N.Y. (AP) — The leader of the state Senate defiantly dismissed a federal criminal complaint against him as "nothing more than a press release" on Tuesday and vowed to keep his position even as more of his fellow Republicans called for him to step down.By DAVID KLEPPERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical resignationsPolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionState legislatureState governmentsLegislatureCrimePolitical issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:13:39 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 newsSocial mediaReckless endangermentWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixUtahMiddle EastNorth AmericaArizona, 06 May 2015 00:12:37 GMTCanadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes to ref, is fined $5,000, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson following Game 2.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaMontrealFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 05 May 2015 23:35:34 GMTMonmouth Park close to breaking even fiscally, N.J. (AP) — Three years after taking over Monmouth Park, the operators of the New Jersey shore thoroughbred racetrack believe the facility either will break even this year or make a profit.By TOM CANAVANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsElectionsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSports bettingGambling laws and regulationsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSports businessGovernment regulationsNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:59:02 GMTChristie says he would testify if called in bridge trial, Miss. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCriminal investigationsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsMississippiUnited StatesNew JerseyLouisianaNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:35:19 GMTObama: Progress on immigration 'not always a straight line' (AP) — President Barack Obama says that when it comes to achieving a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws progress is 'not always a straight line.'wGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:39:17 GMTSEC lawsuit accuses company of fraud in 'man camp' projects, N.D. (AP) — A company that sold investments in housing developments for workers in the North Dakota oil patch ran an illegal fraud scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars, state and federal authorities said Tuesday.By DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsCorporate crimeFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:10:29 GMTDiamondbacks and Rockies rained out, doubleheader Wednesday (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies were postponed by rain for a second straight night.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsMountainsEnvironment and natureProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:19:50 GMTClinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsImmigrationCampaignsNational electionsElectionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical fundraisingUnited StatesLas VegasNevadaDenverNorth AmericaColorado, 05 May 2015 23:39:14 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessObituariesWi-fiProducts and servicesCorporate newsWireless technologyTechnologyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesLos AngelesMexicoNew York CityNorth AmericaCaliforniaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNew York, 05 May 2015 22:14:26 GMTTopeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.By ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsConspiracyCrimeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:06:09 GMTWoman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial, Colo. (AP) — A judge determined Tuesday that a Colorado woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial in a case that has reignited the debate on the legal rights of fetuses.By P. SOLOMON BANDAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegislationGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLegislatureColoradoBoulderLongmontUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:37:08 GMTPolice investigate beating of man outside Dallas-area mosque, Texas (AP) — Police say a worshipper leaving a prayer service at a Dallas-area mosque was slightly hurt after being attacked in the parking lot by two men who fled.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:26:53 GMTFood critic Josh Ozersky found dead in Chicago hotel (AP) — Well-known 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 foundationsChefsPhilanthropySocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:09:26 GMTSuit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.sSportsAthlete injuriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsAthlete healthCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:08:54 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 says the hotel-casino is expected to open by mid-2018 on the former site of the Stardust Hotel.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGamblingRecreation and leisureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:07:06 GMTSenate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegislatureUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:10:49 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Reid sounds resigned on trade fast track (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat fiercely opposes expanded trade deals, but he signaled Tuesday he won't stand on the railroad tracks to block them.By CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:35:38 GMTComcast says adding thousands of customer-support jobs (AP) — Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers.htBusinessTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:09:19 GMTPlayers Championship should focus on what it is VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The criteria to be considered for the World Golf Hall of Fame smacks of yet another effort by the PGA Tour to make The Players Championship something it's not.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentMen's sportsGolfEventsAugustaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:27:17 GMTReforming Baltimore police will be time-consuming, costly (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceHigher educationCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessBaltimoreMarylandLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 05 May 2015 22:14:09 GMTMets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer before game YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have worn NYPD hats during batting practice before a game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:24:56 GMTVirgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents, Jamaica (AP) — A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.By DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMassachusettsCaribbeanUnited StatesJamaicaU.S. Virgin IslandsKingstonNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 22:30:41 GMTAustin air ambulance returns to air after nurse's fatal fall, Texas (AP) — A Texas air ambulance service is returning to the air more than a week after one of its flight nurses fell to her death from a helicopter hoist.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:49:46 GMTMacau death plot raised during casino mogul testimony VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about what he knew about a plot to behead employees in Macau and if Chinese government promises were broken as Las Vegas Sands Corp. developed properties on the lucrative Cotai Strip.By KEN RITTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHong KongChinaMacauLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:10:37 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 servicesCelebrityInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesProfessional footballFootballSportsMexicoPalo AltoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited States, 06 May 2015 00:15:41 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 00:03:18 GMTOfficer charged in Gray death contends arrest was legal (AP) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying in court papers that it is an illegal weapon.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:12:47 GMTWoods has memories of Peete, but never a meeting VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Peete competed in The Players Championship for the last time a year before Tiger Woods turned pro.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsMen's sportsGolfEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:49:34 GMTSenate sustains Obama veto of bill gutting union rules (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureElectionsLegislationLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:45:40 GMTGun in officer's slaying 9th from Georgia heist found in NY YORK (AP) — A handgun used to fatally shoot a New York Police Department officer a few days ago was among 23 stolen from a Georgia pawn shop and is the ninth to be recovered on the city's streets.By JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeGun politicsTheftViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBronxNew YorkGeorgiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:12:15 GMTSenate Roll Vote: Senate adopts GOP budget 51-48 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate agreed to a resolution setting forth the budget for the U.S. government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:12:08 GMTMacedonian opposition chief: PM tried to cover up a killing, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes broke out late Tuesday at a demonstration in the Macedonian capital Skopje protesting the 2011 death of a 22-year-old beaten by police during post-election celebrations.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityCrimeGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 22:33:27 GMTMan admits pointing laser at aircraft near New York airport YORK (AP) — A man who aimed a laser pointer at planes near New York's LaGuardia Airport has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkQueensUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:53:45 GMTAfrica's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash, Nigeria (AP) — Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices, Nigeria's finance minister revealed Tuesday.By MICHELLE FAULiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payEconomyGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment business and financeAfricaNigeriaWest Africa, 05 May 2015 22:12:07 GMTLaw enforcement stance on pot starts to shift in Louisiana ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there is one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.By BRIAN SLODYSKOaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLegislationLegislatureLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 22:51:07 GMTTexas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack (AP) — When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.By JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsReligious strifeState legislatureSuburbsMunicipal governmentsConstitutionsHate crimesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeLegislatureState governmentsLocal governmentsLegislationTexasDallasAustinFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:05:41 GMT2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop in suburban Detroit, it was announced Tuesday.aGeneral newsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:35:48 GMTAttorneys argue about Cleveland cop's role in fatal shooting (AP) — Depending on who addressed the court, a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was either a brutish killer or a selfless hero on the night of Nov. 29, 2012.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:38:19 GMTSenate adopts GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate has adopted a compromise GOP budget, paving the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseGovernment programsHealth care reformLegislationGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth AmericaDistrict of Columbia, 05 May 2015 22:03:31 GMT