FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 00:16:43 -0700Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGays and lesbiansInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMarriageFamily issuesAustraliaFranceParisOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 06:17:04 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, 06 May 2015 03:16:49 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 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 GMTNFL linebacker due in court to face 'revenge porn' charges, N.J. (AP) — An NFL linebacker facing charges over "revenge porn" is scheduled to appear in a New Jersey courtroom Wednesday morning for a plea conference.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:04:59 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 GMTPerez ends his debut with walkoff homer, Angels beat M's 5-4, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Perez is certain that his relatives back in Venezuela stayed up late to watch the catcher's major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:05:14 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 04:27:12 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 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) — Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty,By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsProvincial electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsCanadaAlbertaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 06 May 2015 05:03:53 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 DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:45:02 GMTBacklund's OT goal lifts Flames over Ducks 4-3, Alberta (AP) — Mikael Backlund didn't need to see the biggest goal of his NHL career go in.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsAlbertaCalgaryCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:01:41 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 newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:09:54 GMTConley comes back, leads Grizzlies past Warriors 97-90, Calif. (AP) — The masked man came to the rescue for the Memphis Grizzlies.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 05:50:59 GMTKerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsDrone surveillance and warfareLegislatureForeign policyGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment policyDjiboutiSomaliaEast AfricaUnited StatesYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastAfricaNorth America, 06 May 2015 05:02:12 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 05:02:54 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 GMTAfghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan judge has convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:16:48 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, failed Wednesday in a bid to list on New Zealand's stock market.By NICK PERRYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExtraditionCorporate stockLaw and orderCorporate newsNew ZealandOceania, 06 May 2015 05:46:34 GMTRyan Vogelsong pitches surging Giants to 6-0 win over Padres FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Joe Panik homered and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth consecutive game by beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 Tuesday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 05:05:52 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 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala YORK (AP) — Under heavy security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrest, 06 May 2015 04:43:28 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 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 PresssSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCalgaryAlbertaCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 04:53:21 GMTTIPOFF: Paul '50-50' for Clippers; Bulls' Rose ready to play Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers thinks the odds are 50-50 point guard Chris Paul will return tonight to try to help the Clippers build a 2-0 lead over the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference semifinals.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:15:51 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 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 GMTKoala pays late night visit to Australian hospital (AP) — Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor — a koala.iGeneral newsOdditiesMarsupialsMammalsAnimalsAustraliaOceania, 06 May 2015 04:55:13 GMTNepal's earthquake reflects village exodus of Nepali young TOLE, Nepal (AP) — Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageAccidents and disastersFamily financesSeniorsNatural disastersEventsPersonal financeBusinessNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduPersian GulfAsiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 06:08:53 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 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisBooks and literatureEntertainmentEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 05:44:02 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 GMTAP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaAfricaEast AfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 04:43:41 GMTLess 'panic' helps Capitals in 1-goal games against Rangers, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green thinks his team is better equipped now to handle tight, low-scoring games than it used to be.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityVirginiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 06:16:43 GMTKabul judge sentences 4 suspects to death in trial over brutal mob killing of Afghan woman, Afghanistan (AP) — Kabul judge sentences 4 suspects to death in trial over brutal mob killing of Afghan woman.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 06:00:49 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 04:48:25 GMTSmashing Pumpkins frontman bring awareness to vets YORK (AP) — When Smashing Pumpkins takes the stage this summer, part of the band's mission will be to raise awareness of the plight of U.S. military veterans.By JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited StatesPittsburghNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 06 May 2015 05:39:33 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 GMT