FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2015 19:44:50 -0700Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literaturePulitzer Prize AwardsEntertainmentEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:55:30 GMTPoles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks, Poland (AP) — Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe HolocaustInternational relationsNazismLaw enforcement agenciesEventsPolandUnited StatesGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 00:54:15 GMT$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects, Miss. (AP) — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million.By JEFF AMY and JANET McCONNAUGHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesAnimalsFishEnvironmental conservation and preservationTurtlesDisaster planning and responseBirdsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesWildlifeNatural resource managementReptilesGulf of MexicoMississippiTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:30:23 GMTDesclafani pitches Reds past Brewers (AP) — Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Monday night.By RICH ROVITOsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:14:37 GMTProsecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.By TRISHA THOMAS and COLLEEN BARRYiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsEuropeItalyLibyaSicilyMaltaMiddle EastEritreaEast AfricaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 00:48:27 GMTArgentine prosecutor rejects case against president AIRES (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, effectively putting an end to a case that had exposed deep divisions in the South American nation.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIranArgentinaBuenos AiresMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 00:02:59 GMTOrder outlines $3.2 million payments in Chinese drywall case ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court has released $3.2 million to be divided among seven Virginia homeowners and their lawyers from a manufacturer of defective Chinese drywall.aBusinessGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 00:01:56 GMTJudge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.aGeneral newsWages and salariesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsPersonnelBusinessCorporate newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesLaw and orderOccupational injuries and disabilitiesEmployee benefitsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:35:45 GMTButler scores 31, Bulls beat Bucks 91-82 to go up 2-0 (AP) — Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:49:01 GMTQuestions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsReligious strifeGovernment programsTerrorismWar and unrestRadicalismCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited StatesLos AngelesMinneapolisNorth AmericaCaliforniaMinnesota, 21 Apr 2015 00:03:13 GMTUN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea, Australia (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it had raised concerns with Australian authorities that a boatload of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAustraliaVietnamOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 02:08:57 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.aBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:37:07 GMTHall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84 FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, has died. He was 84.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsObituariesProfessional footballFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:39:03 GMTMinnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeMilitant groupsIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 01:12:11 GMTAgency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales (AP) — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWhalesEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:50:28 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 00:45:33 GMTBobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 21 Apr 2015 00:06:55 GMTDesisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMen's sportsMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBombingsBostonKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaMassachusettsNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 01:45:01 GMTReview: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap 'Living on Love' YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a courthouse?By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsBooks and literatureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:25:45 GMTWoman who designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies VEGAS (AP) — The woman who came up with a neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to "fabulous Las Vegas" since 1959 has died.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsObituariesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:28:01 GMTRangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Tuesday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:04:48 GMTUS to announce decision for Nevada, California sage grouse, Nev. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:41:41 GMTNY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente (AP) — Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the longstanding U.S. embargo that makes most trade and investment illegal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsState governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational relationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew YorkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:36:48 GMTJapan PM sends offerings to criticized war shrine (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 02:43:33 GMTNevada Common Core test crashes again on first full day back VEGAS (AP) — Nevada schools will have to document at least two attempts if they can't or won't finish the troubled Common Core testing, as two other states seemed to bounce back from technical problems that halted the federally mandated assessment process.By SALLY HOaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingEducationSocial affairsNevadaLas VegasMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:50:05 GMTAustralia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy (AP) — Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaEuropeOceania, 21 Apr 2015 02:29:07 GMTTelescope opponents deliver petition to governor's office (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsArrestsExecutive branchGovernment and politicsCabinetsLaw and orderCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:49:14 GMTMother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.iGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 01:22:16 GMTS. Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal about two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 02:34:58 GMTSapling planted in Michael Brown's memory destroyed, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they will replace two recently planted saplings this week, including one planted in memory of 18-year-old Michael Brown.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:40:55 GMTLEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:53:54 GMTSheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday.By KELLY P. KISSEL and SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsCrimeGun politicsLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:53:58 GMTRaptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMusicMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:58:43 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:21:10 GMTFamily spokesman: Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet.By MARTIN SWANTaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsAlabamaBirminghamUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:52:15 GMTUS judge puts off Durst weapons charge trial until September ORLEANS (AP) — Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September.aGeneral newsIllegal weaponsNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:10:54 GMTBombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsDeath penalty controversyPublic opinionEventsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:48:20 GMTBaltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:36:04 GMTWater pricing to spur conservation ruled unconstitutional ANGELES (AP) — An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegal proceedingsCourtsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWater environmentLaw and orderJudiciaryCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:32:45 GMTThe Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family p.m.By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsBoston MarathonMarathonsMen's sportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsTerrorismTrack and fieldEventsWar and unrestMassachusettsBostonKenyaEthiopiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaNew York, 21 Apr 2015 01:14:40 GMTUtah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:22:46 GMTThe Latest: Captain and crew member arrested a.m. (2341 GMT, 7:41 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSummitsMigration ratesArrestsPolitical refugeesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCrimeInternational relationsEconomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman welfareBusinessEuropePolandItalyGenevaLibyaSicilyMediterranean SeaMiddle EastUnited StatesGreeceLuxembourgEast AfricaEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSwitzerlandNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:49:49 GMTReport: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would need two teams to call it home to be a steady money-maker for the city where it would be constructed.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionMunicipal governmentsSports businessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:41:49 GMTDevelopments in tensions between police and communities of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMichiganDetroitTulsaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 21 Apr 2015 00:25:36 GMTDetroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's hockeyHockeyAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyMen's sportsDetroitUnited StatesCalgaryMichiganNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 21 Apr 2015 00:05:43 GMTUniversity of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration (AP) — The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday.By COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsHigher educationRecreational drug laws and regulationsEducationSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:08:08 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballSports, 21 Apr 2015 01:01:26 GMTUS, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade (AP) — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsEconomyAgricultureIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:17:01 GMTTigers rally in 7th off Sabathia, beat Yankees 2-1 (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitNew York CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Apr 2015 01:42:05 GMTHormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales YORK (AP) — Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.fBusinessDisease outbreaksGeneral newsPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:18:53 GMT