FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 09:01:30 -0700Woods says Vonn split, father's death led to sleepless night VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods says he hasn't been sleeping well because of what he calls a tough three days — his split with Lindsey Vonn and the anniversary of his father's death.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sports, 05 May 2015 15:06:52 GMTMacy's to open first 4 off-price stores in NYC area YORK (AP) — The outlet wars are heating up.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityQueensUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:17:40 GMTUND releases list of nearly 1,200 potential new nicknames, N.D. (AP) — From "Amber Waves" to "Zombies," the list of potential new nicknames for University of North Dakota athletic teams ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous.By BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:07:05 GMTMaria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:07:06 GMTLawmakers approve controversial surveillance bill in France (AP) — France's lower house of Parliament has approved a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from advocates of civil liberties.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationGovernment surveillancePolitical issuesFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:58:31 GMTIn Arkansas, Huckabee launches second White House bid, Ark. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has declared his candidacy for president in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton — Hope, Arkansas. It's his second run for the Republican nomination.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansChristianityInternational relationsReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesMarriageFamily issuesHopeArkansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:46:20 GMT'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney ANGELES (AP) — The pump is primed at Disney to reap the benefits of a big year at the movies.By RYAN NAKASHIMAhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 05 May 2015 15:47:41 GMTObama announces Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced his choice of Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMilitary leadershipCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsArmed forcesLegislatureCabinetsUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 16:05:01 GMTGrowth in US services firms picked up speed last month (AP) — U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentIndustrial products and servicesEconomyLabor economyPersonnelIndustriesEnergy industryUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:24:40 GMTReport: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits (AP) — A government watchdog says the IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:51:52 GMTFerrante, Cortazar books among translation prize nominees YORK (AP) — Novels by Italian author Elena Ferrante and the late Argentine Julio Cortazar were among 10 fiction finalists for the Best Translated Book Award.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 May 2015 15:27:09 GMTDemocrats to hold 6 debates during primary contest (AP) — The Democratic National Committee will host six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates a chance to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesCampaignsElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational elections, 05 May 2015 16:08:40 GMTLawyers make final arguments in Cleveland officer's trial (AP) — Attorneys are giving closing arguments in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:57:43 GMTYemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of airstrikes targeting them.By AYA BATRAWY and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsTribal governmentsSaudi ArabiaYemenRiyadhMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:14:27 GMTObama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period in 2013-14.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipCabinet appointments and nominationsArmed forcesGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureMilitary and defenseCabinetsUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 15:04:13 GMTHezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militants (AP) — Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village near the border with Lebanon on Tuesday after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:44:57 GMTBoston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's father was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, claiming he was tortured in a Russian camp during the Russian-Chechen war in the 1990s, a psychiatrist testified Tuesday.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonRussiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:09:58 GMTUS cleanup would leave some asbestos in contaminated town, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave some of the dangerous material inside houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceGovernment programsProduction facilitiesEnvironmental healthPublic healthEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:13:10 GMTTheater victim feared she and her husband wouldn't survive, Colo. (AP) — A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre says that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn't survive.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:53:36 GMTCourt: warrantless cellphone tracking not illegal search (AP) — Investigators do not need a search warrant to obtain cellphone tower location records in criminal prosecutions, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a closely-watched case involving the rules for changing technology.By CURT ANDERSONhtGeneral newsTechnology law and ethicsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTechnology issuesTechnologyNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:28:37 GMTAP Exclusive: Video shows migrant rescue of deflating dinghy, Sicily (AP) — Migrants frantically shimmied up ropes dangling from a towering cargo ship and others jumped into the water grasping at lifesavers. Five bodies were recovered in the latest Mediterranean rescue and more were feared drowned.By TRISHA THOMAS, ANDREA ROSA and FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersItalySicilyLibyaEuropeWest AfricaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 15:52:17 GMTSenate slated to vote on GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate moved ahead Tuesday on a compromise Republican budget that calls for future cuts in spending while immediately boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsHealth care reformLegislationGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:00:32 GMTAP Interview: Emirates airline boss sees more US growth, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The man in charge of the Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, said Tuesday he is pressing ahead with a global expansion that could include more U.S. routes despite opposition from American carriers who accuse the airline of having an unfair advantage.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:41:11 GMT'Walking Dead' actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge (AP) — An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama "The Walking Dead" is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway.By JEFF MARTINeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeGeneral newsReckless endangermentLaw and order, 05 May 2015 15:58:23 GMTIsrael's Netanyahu scrambles to form governing coalition (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scrambling to get his governing coalition together ahead of a deadline Wednesday.iGeneral newsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:57:16 GMTOfficial: Seniors 'prank' school using trash, urine, animals, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a senior "prank" at an East Tennessee high school that left the floors littered with trash, hay, urine and dead animals took things too far.aGeneral newsVandalismEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationCrimeTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:54:56 GMTTurkey investigates ruined ancient mosaics, Turkey (AP) — At least eight ancient mosaics were ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey and authorities are looking into ways to fix the botched work, a senior official said Tuesday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:16:28 GMTFamily of woman dropped on head by ambulance crew gets $1.5M, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts jury has awarded $1.5 million to the family of a woman who died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:09:27 GMTEU competition watchdog eyes McDonald's over taxes (AP) — The European Union's competition watchdog has U.S. fast-food giant McDonald's in its sights.By LORNE COOKiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEuropeLuxembourgWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 15:33:20 GMTChrysler worker dies in accident at Detroit plant (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died in an industrial accident at a Chrysler plant in Detroit.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:54:34 GMTArmed groups in C. African Republic agree to free children, Central Africa Republic (AP) — The United Nations says that armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers.iGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAfricaCentral African RepublicBanguiCentral Africa, 05 May 2015 15:38:04 GMTEx-FBI agent to get psychiatric exam after arrest at CIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for an ex-FBI agent arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:46:15 GMTSenate votes to move forward on GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate marched ahead Tuesday on a compromise Republican budget that calls for future cuts in spending while immediately boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureHealth care reformLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:31:13 GMT5 historic paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany (AP) — Five historic paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.By MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:08:53 GMTUS stocks drift lower in morning trading; oil price jumps YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes drifted lower Tuesday, taking a break after a strong two-day run. Chevron and other oil giants made gains as crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsUnited StatesEast AsiaEuropeNorth AmericaAsia, 05 May 2015 15:29:28 GMTLauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentInternational relationsCelebrityGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:29:56 GMTHamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The ruling Hamas militant group launched a crackdown Tuesday on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip, arresting dozens of people and setting up military-type checkpoints.By FARES AKRAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamBomb threatsReligionSocial affairsGaza StripPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:47:22 GMTEx-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast (AP) — A former Irish Republican Army commander linked to one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings was shot to death at close range Tuesday morning on a street near his home in Belfast, residents and police said.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeWar and unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomIrelandBelfastNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:45:28 GMT7-foot trench collapses outside New Jersey home; worker dies, N.J. (AP) — A 7-foot trench has collapsed outside a New Jersey home, killing a Maryland man who was working in a drainage ditch.aBusinessGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:33:09 GMTHungary seeks EU debate about restoring death penalty, Hungary (AP) — A debate about restoring the death penalty has been a recurring issue with Hungary's prime minister since a 2002 bank robbery in which eight people were murdered.By PABLO GORONDIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversyViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeTheftHungaryEuropeEastern Europe, 05 May 2015 15:07:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa (AP) — A new British royal princess was born last week in London — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — capturing the attention of the world's press.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomAfricaEuropeWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 15:15:59 GMTHuckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid, Ark. (AP) — The other man from Hope is running for president again.By BILL BARROW and ANDREW DeMILLOpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsHopeArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:53:49 GMTUS stocks drift lower in midday trading; oil price jumps YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving lower in midday trading following two days of gains that brought the market close to a record high.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 05 May 2015 15:57:58 GMTOldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel (AP) — The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelJerusalemIsraelDead SeaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 15:20:31 GMTIrish nanny charged in baby's death seeks release on bail, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers for an Irish nanny accused of killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care two years ago asked a judge Tuesday to release her while authorities review medical evidence in the case.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:04:07 GMTTexas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe (AP) — A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two attackers in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the attack.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:08:51 GMTNew CEO takes over at drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb has a new CEO, this time a physician who trained in Rome.fBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsNew JerseyItalyUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:48:48 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 regulationsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:31:31 GMTUN envoy starts consultations on Syrian civil war in Geneva (AP) — A United Nations envoy began a series of low-level consultations Tuesday in Geneva with representatives of the Syrian government and its opponents in the hopes of restarting peace talks.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsDiplomacyCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 15:42:32 GMTAbreu headlines NASCAR's 2015 class of "Next" stars, N.C. (AP) — Rico Abreu, the reigning USAC national champion and winner of this year's Chili Bowl, is among the 12 drivers named to NASCAR's latest "Next" class.By JENNA FRYERsSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 15:29:22 GMT