FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 07:13:57 -0700Missouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the fatal poisonings of her father and brother and an attempt to kill a sister with antifreeze.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoisoningViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsHealthSpringfieldMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:48:34 GMTSyrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against insurgents trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops still entangled in heavy fighting.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 14:17:59 GMTBosnian police launch raids against Islamic extremism LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities say they detained several people linked to radical Islamic movements and suspected of recruiting potential fighters for the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:46:31 GMTSurvey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicators, 06 May 2015 13:41:44 GMTPolice in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family (AP) — Police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his children and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:36:20 GMTMacedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 police officers and one protester injured, authorities said Wednesday, while 30 people were detained.By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDESiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:26:53 GMTAuthor to face critics of new book about city's rape cases, Mont. (AP) — Best-selling author Jon Krakauer is making one public appearance to promote his latest work, "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town." It's in the titular town, where he will face angry critics who say his decision to focus on the small Montana city is unfair.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureCrimeViolent crimeEntertainmentMontanaMissoulaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:09:35 GMTEast Africa Community tries to mend Burundi turmoil, Burundi (AP) — With protesters in Burundi refusing to back down, government ministers from East African Community nations travelled to Burundi on Wednesday to help seek a solution to unrest caused by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.By JEROME DELAY and ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiEast AfricaBujumburaAfricaRwandaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 13:56:04 GMTKerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGeneral newsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaSaudi ArabiaDjiboutiMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AfricaYemenIranNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:53:52 GMTPolice car involved in fatal pedestrian crash on turnpike, N.J. (AP) — A police car struck and killed two people on the New Jersey Turnpike after the pair left a disabled vehicle.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:53:51 GMTBelfast man arrested over killing of former IRA commander, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the killing of one of Belfast's senior Irish Republican Army veterans.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBelfastIrelandNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:40:11 GMTCommunity honors Idaho officer fatally shot on patrol, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered at a candlelight vigil for a veteran police officer who was shot and killed while patrolling a northern Idaho neighborhood, some traveling from out of state and others paying tribute to the sacrifice of a lawman they didn't know.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:53:52 GMTNeon Trees drummer Elaine Bradley expecting baby girl YORK (AP) — The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — their drummer, Elaine Bradley, is pregnant.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 06 May 2015 12:41:08 GMTGlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business (AP) — British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline opted Wednesday to keep its stake in its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following a big deal with Switzerland's Novartis.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:36:41 GMTUK police arrest 7 in fraud linked to Syria extremists (AP) — British police say they have arrested seven men as part of an investigation into an alleged fraud linked to extremists in Syria.iGeneral newsArrestsMoney launderingFraud and false statementsLaw and orderCrimeTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:27:26 GMTHarris Faulkner considered rising star at Fox YORK (AP) — Harris Faulkner's hobby may sound like a patriotic put-on, but the Fox News Channel anchor insists it's legit.By DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 06 May 2015 13:48:57 GMTUK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job (AP) — A British financial trader accused of helping to set off a "flash crash" on Wall Street in 2010 from his London home claimed Wednesday he was just good at his job as he fights extradition to the U.S.iBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 06 May 2015 12:47:13 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 said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLtTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGamblingRecreation and leisureLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:00:43 GMTGeena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversity ANGELES (AP) — With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsArkansasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:44:08 GMT%headline(Chase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott is bringing NAPA's sponsorship with him to the Sprint Cup Series.sSportsSports sponsorshipAutomobile racingNASCARSports businessCaliforniaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:32:53 GMTProminent Iranian human rights activist is detained, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDeath penalty controversyPolitical activismCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIranDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 06 May 2015 14:02:42 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels take another neighborhood in Aden, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels and their allies have seized another part of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 12:37:02 GMTYellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 14:04:58 GMTIraq, other conflicts swell global total of displaced people (AP) — A group that monitors the plight of people forced out of their homes by conflicts says the number of people displaced within their own countries surged to 38 million last year, with a few countries led by Iraq accounting for much of the increase.iGeneral newsMiddle EastIraq, 06 May 2015 13:35:05 GMTDemocrats try to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats in the New York state Senate are seeking to oust the chamber's Republican leader after his arrest on federal corruption charges.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureArrestsPolitical partiesState governmentsLaw and orderCrimePolitical organizationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 14:08:14 GMTReport: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State group (AP) — Conflicts and violence worldwide displaced a record 38 million people in 2014, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee the Islamic State group, a Norwegian humanitarian group report released Wednesday revealed.iGeneral newsIraqSyriaNorwayNigeriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 13:22:58 GMTEU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEconomyConsumer protection and advocacyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer affairsEurope, 06 May 2015 12:43:58 GMT50-acre prescribed burn planned in Grand Canyon Village CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A prescribed burn is planned in a wooded area of Grand Canyon Village on the Grand Canyon's South Rim.tTravelLifestyleFiresCanyonsNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentAccidents and disastersGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:54:47 GMTUS productivity drops at 1.9 percent rate in first quarter (AP) — U.S. worker productivity declined in the first three months of the year as labor costs jumped, reflecting a slowdown in growth.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPricesLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesLeading economic indicatorsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:56:16 GMTCanadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein has found a final resting place, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:08:07 GMTSpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:50:59 GMTTornados, hail possible across southern Great Plains, Okla. (AP) — A National Weather Service forecaster says there is a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could hit parts of the Great Plains stretching from Nebraska, through Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNormanOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:35:10 GMTMigrants rescued after 12 days at sea, UN to hear of crisis, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as the U.N. Security Council prepared to hear about the Mediterranean migrant crisis and proposals to target the smugglers fueling it.By FRANK JORDANS and NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseItalySicilyEuropeRussiaWestern EuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 06 May 2015 13:20:26 GMTWeak US jobs data keeps stock markets in check, South Korea (AP) — Weak U.S. economic reports kept stocks in check on Wednesday, though European markets continued to trade higher and Wall Street was expected to rise on the open. Asian markets closed lower earlier.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsStock marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreeceAsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:52:26 GMTEarly gains for US stocks after some solid company earnings YORK (AP) — Stronger earnings from several U.S. companies are sending stock prices higher in early trading.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate news, 06 May 2015 13:41:33 GMTIran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.By AMIR VAHDATiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTehranIranUnited StatesStrait of HormuzCopenhagenMiddle EastNorth AmericaDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:38:55 GMTReport: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried slow descent before (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.By JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsCriminal investigationsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderCrimeFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 12:42:07 GMTSharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:42:57 GMTFans push to preserve Jim Morrison's New Mexico home, N.M. (AP) — Fans of Jim Morrison, the late singer for The Doors, are in a push to preserve his childhood home in New Mexico.tTravelLifestyleAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:58:53 GMTScientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact (AP) — The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 14:03:42 GMTWoman sentenced for digging up dad's grave for 'real will', N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in prison.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeVandalismLaw and orderNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:28:37 GMTMerkel aides testify to parliament panel over spy affair (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's current and former chiefs of staff are appearing before a parliamentary committee over allegations Germany's spy agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:59:07 GMTBollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 case, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.By RAJANISH KAKADEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 13:18:46 GMTProsecutor in Eric Garner chokehold case elected to Congress YORK (AP) — A U.S. House seat in deeply Democratic New York City will remain under Republican control.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsDeath of Eric GarnerLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsStaten IslandNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:57:51 GMT5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink, Ukraine (AP) — Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:48:01 GMTGermanwings co-pilot tried slow descent hours before crash (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.By JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsCriminal investigationsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderCrimeFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 13:56:53 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:47:43 GMTAlexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy fellow rare disease treatment maker Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a company with no products on the market.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessHealthHealth care industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 06 May 2015 13:09:38 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 BARCHFIELDtTravelLifestyleMuseumsVisual artsSculptureCarnivalsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArts and entertainmentFairs and festivalsBrazilRio de JaneiroMexicoSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 06 May 2015 14:09:41 GMTPolice: College soccer player assaulted teammate over award, Conn. (AP) — A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been charged with assaulting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerWomen's sportsCollege sportsSoccerCrimeViolent crimeBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:58:59 GMT