FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 Mar 2015 20:00:32 -0800Maduro rejects speculation he'll suspend Venezuela elections, Venezuela (AP) — President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending Venezuela's legislative elections later this year.By JORGE RUEDAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:08 GMTFacebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at work.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleSportsTechnologySocial mediaBasketballWomen's basketballGender issuesCelebrityWomen's sportsInformation technologyProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsOnline mediaMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesHuman rights and civil liberties, 05 Mar 2015 02:00:21 GMTTwins prospects return to field in 3-1 win over Minnesota MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor could have made it easier on his former college team if his B squad wasn't so talented.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersMinnesotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:50 GMTTruck crew says carsickness led to $4.8M heist of gold bars, N.C. (AP) — The crew of a truck carrying a load of gold bars had just pulled off the interstate in North Carolina when, the two men told police, a seemingly ordinary episode of carsickness turned into a multimillion-dollar heist.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsCrimeTheftWilsonMiamiNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 05 Mar 2015 02:26:34 GMTNFL stadium supporters in Carson file ballot paperwork ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles suburbs have filed paperwork to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:55:46 GMTAllen scores 27, No. 3 Duke rolls past Wake Forest 94-51, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Grayson Allen scored a season-best 27 points, and No. 3 Duke routed Wake Forest 94-51 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsNorth CarolinaDurhamUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:07:05 GMT2nd-seeded Errani advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals, Mexico (AP) — Second-seeded Sara Errani of Italy advanced to the quarterfinals in the Monterrey Open on Wednesday night, beating Timea Babos of Hungary 6-3, 6-3.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:59 GMTUS clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral newsLocal governments, 05 Mar 2015 03:09:21 GMTHammond makes 35 saves, lifts Senators over Jets 3-1, Manitoba (AP) — Rookie Andrew Hammond made 35 saves, and Kyle Turris had a goal and assist as the Ottawa Senators beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaWinnipegOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaManitoba, 05 Mar 2015 03:52:38 GMTEffort set to recover body found on Mexico's highest peak CITY (AP) — An effort was planned for Thursday to recover a body found buried in snow and ice high on Mexico's tallest peak, officials said.iGeneral newsGlaciersVolcanoesEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:05 GMTChemical fire at Vancouver's port prompts evacuation, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver health officials are warning people near the city's port to stay indoors due to a fire in a shipping container holding an industrial disinfectant and bleaching agent.By JEREMY HAINSWORTHiGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:46:40 GMTSuns have big 3rd-quarter rally, beat Magic 105-100, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Knight had 28 points and seven assists in his best game for Phoenix, and the Suns overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 105-100 on Wednesday night.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:02 GMTHouse committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.By JACK GILLUM and TED BRIDIShtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionSubpoenasLegal proceedingsCabinetsLegislatureDiplomacyClassified informationInformation technologyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyLaw and orderGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical issuesIndustriesUnited StatesLibyaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:37 GMTZeller's shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz (AP) — Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.By KEN POWTAKsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballBostonClevelandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 05 Mar 2015 03:13:56 GMTFormer chief of Bolivia drug police under investigation PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The retired police general who reorganized Bolivia's counter-narcotics force after President Evo Morales expelled U.S. drug agents is under investigation for illicit enrichment and drug trafficking ties.By CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderSmugglingLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBoliviaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:44:10 GMTJames scores 29, Cavaliers beat Raptors 120-112 (AP) — LeBron James scored 29 points and matched a season high with 14 assists, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on late to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:16:32 GMTHenton, Bentil score 21 apiece No. 24 Friars beat Seton Hall, N.J. (AP) — Ben Bentil scored a career-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds and No. 24 Providence shot 67 percent from the field in the second half in rallying from a big first-half deficit to defeat Seton Hall 79-66 on Wednesday night.By TOM CANAVANsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:02 GMTNuggets win 2nd straight under interim coach Melvin Hunt (AP) — Kenneth Faried had 18 points and 14 rebounds to help the Denver Nuggets win their second straight since firing coach Brian Shaw, 100-85 over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:33:13 GMTGasol's last-second shot lifts Memphis over Rockets 102-100 (AP) — Marc Gasol made a jumper with 0.1 seconds left to give the Memphis Grizzlies a 102-100 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:28:47 GMTChina plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015 (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtBusinessGeneral newsMilitary technologyMilitary and defenseGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsTechnologyChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:50:58 GMTDavis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85 ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:43:46 GMTHornets rout Nets 115-91 in key game in East race YORK (AP) — Al Jefferson and Gerald Henderson each scored 19 points, Marvin Williams had 18 and the Charlotte Hornets routed the Brooklyn Nets 115-91 on Wednesday night in a key matchup in the Eastern Conference playoff race.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballNew YorkBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:05:18 GMTStorm could be winter's last big one but some want more (AP) — A storm stretching from northern Texas to southern New England threatened to bring icy rains, sleet, and snow overnight Wednesday but also hopes it would be the last significant snowfall for the East Coast this winter.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsWinter weatherLegislatureGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArkansasNew YorkPhiladelphiaBostonMassachusettsPennsylvaniaMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:53:31 GMTAP source: MLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccerSports transactionsSports business, 05 Mar 2015 01:59:22 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year labor contract League Soccer and its players' union agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete compensationMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsLabor issuesSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairs, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:21 GMTNo. 12 Notre Dame pulls away from No. 16 Louisville 71-59, Ky. (AP) — Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points and No. 12 Notre Dame made its final seven shots to pull away for a 71-59 victory over No. 16 Louisville on Wednesday night that clinched third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:37:01 GMTHouse passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyLegislationLegislature, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:20 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEvents, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:17 GMTPacers take easy rout in getting past Knicks 105-82 (AP) — George Hill scored a season-high 21 points, and Rodney Stuckey added 17 to help Indiana rout the struggling Knicks 105-82 on Wednesday night.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballIndianaNew York CityIndianapolisNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:39:37 GMTNYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays YORK (AP) — The nation's largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.By KAREN MATTHEWS and JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsIslamPrimary and secondary educationHolidaysMunicipal governmentsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesEducationOccasionsLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:42:31 GMTDominican Republic temporarily closes consulates in Haiti DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDominican RepublicHaitiCaribbeanPort-au-PrinceLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 02:36:22 GMTAP Source: Peyton Manning returning for 18th NFL season, Colo. (AP) — Hold that gold watch. Peyton Manning is taking one more shot at the silver trophy.By ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete retirementProfessional footballSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthFootballDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:02:51 GMTSecond Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.By ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceInfectious diseasesDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesLos AngelesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:52:51 GMTMexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsArmed forcesWar and unrestCrimeOrganized crimeSmugglingLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMonterreyMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 01:54:10 GMTRybarikova outlasts Hercog in Monterrey Open, Mexico (AP) — Eighth-seeded Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia outlasted Polona Hercog of Slovenia of 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (9) on Wednesday night in the second round of the Monterrey Open.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 01:51:43 GMTWade, Whiteside lead way late, Heat beat Lakers 100-94 (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and added six assists, Hassan Whiteside grabbed 25 rebounds and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Wednesday night.By TIM REYNOLDSsSportsCelebrityMen's basketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:11 GMTUS ambassador to SKorea slashed on face and wrist in attack, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a knife with a 10-inch blade and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police said Thursday.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsWar and unrestCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:49 GMTFan pays for anti-Mets ownership billboard near field LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. (AP) — A New York Mets fan has put his displeasure with the team's ownership on full display.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 Mar 2015 02:21:53 GMTObama, Carter, Rice pay tribute to Notre Dame's Hesburgh BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years as president, was remembered Wednesday as a world leader in social issues but someone whose main goal was helping people connect with God.By TOM COYNEaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:44:27 GMTChina stocks lead Asia lower after annual growth target cut KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks led Asian markets lower on Thursday after the country's leaders cut the annual growth target for the world's No. 2 economy.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsChinaHong KongEast AsiaSingaporeGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 05 Mar 2015 02:45:42 GMTPolice: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:49:33 GMTElizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 short story prize YORK (AP) — Elizabeth McCracken, a fiction writer praised for her sharply detailed stories of grief and disaster, has won a $20,000 prize.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 Mar 2015 02:27:55 GMTWith Peterson's status in question, Vikings pay a visit Minnesota Vikings have made their in-person pitch to Adrian Peterson, the latest step toward resolving the star running back's unclear status.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 05 Mar 2015 03:06:34 GMTMicrosoft outlines plan to bridge Xbox and PC video gaming FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is attempting to break down the walls surrounding console gaming.By DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessConsumer products and servicesTechnology, 05 Mar 2015 03:35:20 GMTMaduro rejects speculation he*ll suspend Venezuela elections, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is rejecting speculation that he is considering suspending legislative elections this year and says that even under the most adverse circumstances he will go forward with the vote.iGeneral newsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 Mar 2015 02:41:25 GMTNFL stadium supporters in LA suburb file ballot paperwork ANGELES (AP) — Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 03:50:37 GMTMLS, players agree in principle to 5-year deal League Soccer and its players' union have agreed in principle to a five-year labor contract, averting a possible strike ahead of Friday's season opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sports, 05 Mar 2015 02:22:49 GMTChina lowers growth target, promises to open industries (AP) — China announced a lower economic growth target for this year and promised to open more industries to foreign investors as it tries to make its slowing, state-dominated economy more productive.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingGovernment and politicsPersonal investingPersonal financeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingTibetGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:18 GMTHenderson sharp in return, Brewers beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ariz. (AP) — Former closer Jim Henderson threw a scoreless inning in his first outing since May, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8-0 on Wednesday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsMilwaukeeWisconsinArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 02:03:38 GMTTeacher jailed for showing high school class violent movie, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.aGeneral newsOdditiesMoviesLegal proceedingsCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEducation issuesEducationLaw and orderColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 Mar 2015 01:58:42 GMT