FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 22:02:15 -0700Williams helps lead Raptors past Timberwolves 113-99 (AP) — Lou Williams scored 18 points to lead a balanced Toronto offense as the Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballMinnesotaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 02 Apr 2015 02:35:45 GMTNets edge Knicks on Lopez's tip, tie for 7th place in East YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez's follow shot with 2 seconds left gave the Brooklyn Nets their fifth straight victory and a share of seventh place in the Eastern Conference, as they beat the New York Knicks 100-98 on Wednesday night.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:24:15 GMTFast, furious, unstoppable: Franchise stays in high gear ANGELES (AP) — Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent (Paul Walker) who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz.By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentChinaLos AngelesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:29:27 GMTGortat's double-double leads Wizards past 76ers 106-93 (AP) — Marcin Gortat scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Bradley Beal added 20 points, and the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 106-93 on Wednesday night.By HARVEY VALENTINEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:54:16 GMTColorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:27:27 GMTFlyers top Penguins 4-1 despite Crosby's 300th goal (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are ticking off the days until their frustrating and inconsistent season ends. If the Pittsburgh Penguins can't get healthy — or stay out of the penalty box — it won't be long before they are doing the same.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:41:58 GMTPolice: 4 dead in Tulsa home in apparent murder-suicide, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of four people, including two young boys, were discovered in a Tulsa home in what police suspect was a murder-suicide.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:25:47 GMTAsia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:58:05 GMTRizzo hits 3-run homer as Cubs beat Brewers and Lohse 11-7, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Kyle Lohse, and Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 Wednesday.By MIKE TULUMELLOsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthIllinoisMesaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 02 Apr 2015 01:33:41 GMTStudent charged with sexual abuse at campus day care center, Mass. (AP) — A Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually abusing two preschool boys at a campus day care center where he worked has pleaded not guilty.aGeneral newsHigher educationCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeEducationSocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:56:41 GMTFlames engulf Mexico oil platform in Gulf, killing 4 workers CITY (AP) — A huge ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers leaping into the sea.By MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsAccidents and disastersMexicoGulf of MexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Apr 2015 03:23:29 GMTMinn. lawmaker to return contributions from indicted senator (AP) — A Minnesota senator will return campaign contributions she received from her newly indicted colleague, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, a campaign aide to the Minnesota lawmaker said Wednesday.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionCampaignsIndictmentsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical issuesLaw and orderGeneral news, 02 Apr 2015 01:34:38 GMTHarden's career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111 (AP) — James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthHoustonDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:55:00 GMTJoni Mitchell fans sending good vibes to hospitalized singer ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell's famous fans are voicing their support and worry for the folk song icon while she is hospitalized in Los Angeles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSocial mediaCelebrityOnline mediaMediaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:33:31 GMTRussian rescue workers say trawler with 132 crew sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 43 dead (AP) — Russian rescue workers say trawler with 132 crew sinks in Sea of Okhotsk, at least 43 dead.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 01:57:16 GMTToday in History is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politics, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:02 GMTVictims' family at exec's crash sentencing: You're heartless HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Family members of a Vermont couple killed in a car crash were unflinching during a sentencing hearing Wednesday as they poured out their anger toward a New Hampshire man who admitted causing the wreck, which also killed their unborn fetus.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:19:37 GMTGirlfriend's family: Getty oil heir had a brain aneurysm ANGELES (AP) — The mother of Andrew Getty's girlfriend says the oil heir had been diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and had not been eating or sleeping well in the days before his death.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAneurysmsDiseases and conditionsHealthKidnappingEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:41:30 GMTFamily at exec's fatal crash sentencing: You're heartless HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — Relatives of a pregnant woman and her fiance say a New Hampshire man was "heartless" when he swerved his pickup truck across an interstate median and smashed into their SUV, killing the Vermont couple.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeTransportationViolent crimeStock marketsFinancial marketsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:43:54 GMTKey provisions of California's new water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.aGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEmergency managementState governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:15:12 GMTBritish Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin four weeks of training with the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsVeteransMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsAustraliaCanberraPerthSydneyDarwinOceaniaAustralian Capital TerritoryWestern AustraliaNew South WalesNorthern Territory, 02 Apr 2015 02:54:12 GMTDuke University investigates noose found hanging on campus, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.By EMERY P. DALESIO and MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansHigher educationRace and ethnicityEducationCriminal investigationsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderCrimeDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:45:21 GMTThe latest developments on religious objection laws (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious-objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndianaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:29:09 GMTAdvocate says Indiana woman's sentence for feticide alarming BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman received a 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant, a punishment the head of a national advocacy group called cruel and a misuse of the state's feticide law.Associated PressaGeneral newsPregnancy and childbirthCrimeWomen's healthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenSexual and reproductive healthHealthSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:56:31 GMTChowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their school bus driver in Chowchilla, California, nearly 40 years ago has been granted parole.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeCaliforniaSan Luis ObispoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:19:17 GMTOrioles and Pirates play to 3-3 tie in 10 innings, Fla. (AP) — In a matchup of opening-day pitchers, Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman allowed two runs over five innings while Pittsburgh lefty Francisco Liriano gave up one run in three innings as the Orioles and Pirates played to a 3-3 tie Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:52:32 GMTCarter-Williams leads Bucks to 95-91 victory over Bulls (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a rare 95-91 victory at home over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.By DAVE BOEHLERsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMilwaukeeChicagoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 02 Apr 2015 03:07:30 GMTJordan Spieth, Patrick Reed ready for Houston Open (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, Texas-born golfers and Ryder Cup partners, are part of a strong field at the Shell Houston Open with one eye toward next week.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentGolfEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:47:00 GMTIndiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new religious objections law supports the restaurant's right to deny service to any same-sex couples who might ask them to cater their wedding.aBusinessGeneral newsWeddingsCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsIndianaSouth BendUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:08:27 GMTWoman charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel (AP) — Police have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel in Washington, D.C.wGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 02 Apr 2015 02:37:36 GMTWill Indiana law force 2016 women's Final Four to relocate? (AP) — As pressure builds for the repeal or revision of Indiana's new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to look for a new venue for next year's women's Final Four.By RALPH D. RUSSO and DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballCoachingMen's college basketballMen's basketballIndianaIndianapolisNashvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 02 Apr 2015 01:36:05 GMTGetty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessKidnappingEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:27:01 GMTMarvin Williams leads Hornets past Pistons 102-78, N.C. (AP) — Marvin Williams scored 18 points and the Charlotte Hornets cruised to a 102-78 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.By STEVE REEDsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballCharlotteNorth CarolinaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:49:16 GMTArkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArkansasLittle RockIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:18:37 GMTArizona recycling truck driver saves kitten from the trash, Ariz. (AP) — A recycling truck driver in suburban Phoenix is being credited with saving a kitten from the trash.aGeneral newsEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:54:32 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestIndictmentsLegal proceedingsLegislaturePolitical corruptionBorder securityCrimeJournalismLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseCampaignsElectionsPolitical fundraisingNews mediaMediaGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew JerseyDistrict of ColumbiaNewarkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:12:24 GMTSerena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:01:53 GMTMavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double CITY (AP) — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityTexasPortlandDallasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaine, 02 Apr 2015 03:53:06 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 03:44:31 GMTSpurs secure playoff berth with 103-91 win over Magic, Fla. (AP) — The regular season may be winding down, but the San Antonio Spurs are continuing to play some of their best basketball of the season.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsFloridaOrlandoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:07:53 GMTAP source: Texas to meet with VCU's Smart to present offer, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is scheduled to travel Thursday to meet with Virginia Commonwealth coach Shaka Smart to make an offer to coach the Longhorns, a person with knowledge of the trip told The Associated Press.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballAthlete recruitingCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballTexasVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:24:32 GMTAntiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsSmugglingVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUnited StatesHonoluluNorth AmericaHawaii, 02 Apr 2015 02:06:09 GMTCalifornia governor orders mandatory water restrictions LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsWater use restrictionsState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:25:31 GMTOlynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87 (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.By KEN POWTAKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:18:41 GMTSabres rally back to beat Maple Leafs 4-3, N.Y. (AP) — To the consternation of some fans of the last-place Sabres, Buffalo is refusing to go in the tank in the final weeks of the NHL season.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 02 Apr 2015 03:36:07 GMTJazz roll Nuggets 98-84 after sluggish start LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two blocks as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Denver Nuggets 98-84 on Wednesday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:01:38 GMTBritish banker's Hong Kong murder case adjourned to May KONG (AP) — A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly Thursday in a Hong Kong court, where his case was adjourned for five more weeks.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 04:07:44 GMTJudge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:58:51 GMT2nd victim identified in New York City building explosion YORK (AP) — The second person killed in a New York City building explosion last week has been identified.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMissing personsAccidentsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:30:50 GMTAssistant fire chief in Indiana demoted after tying noose, Ind. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in Indiana has accepted a demotion after tying a rope into a noose in the presence of a black firefighter whose wife belongs to the family of a lynching victim.aGeneral newsRace and ethnicityFiresAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsAccidents and disastersMarionIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 02:42:53 GMT