FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 17:34:15 -0700Los Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:09:43 GMTOhio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firing, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters alleged Wednesday that the university's board was directly involved in his dismissal and asked a judge to let him use other employment actions by the trustees in his lawsuit against the school.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsHigher educationEducationLaw and orderSocial affairsSchool curriculaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:10:54 GMTPolice study threat against activist behind cartoon contest YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it's assessing a threat posted on a website related to the Islamic State group against the organizer of a cartoon contest about the Prophet Muhammad.aGeneral news, 07 May 2015 00:10:17 GMTMargaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy YORK (AP) — One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:45:09 GMTMissouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSpringfieldMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:42:00 GMTArgentine medical teams debate death of late prosecutor AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two medical teams are meeting in Argentina's capital in an extraordinary session aimed at concluding whether the head prosecutor investigating the country's worst terrorist attack killed himself or was slain by another person.By ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 06 May 2015 22:39:24 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff has been charged in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:28:03 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent in model home, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent in model home.aGeneral newsResidential real estatePoliceViolent crimeCrimeLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:26:24 GMTWalker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship matchsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:04:54 GMTNASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCR, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's final appeals officer upheld penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating Ryan Newman's tires in March.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteCaliforniaBristolNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 06 May 2015 23:00:46 GMTAl Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections YORK (AP) — The troubled Al Jazeera America network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday following a week of management defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsWorkplace discriminationNews mediaMediaTelevisionPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicity, 06 May 2015 22:58:03 GMTSandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky argued in a new appeal Wednesday that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his child sexual abuse conviction.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenViolent crime, 06 May 2015 23:56:09 GMTRace organizers shake up May schedule in Indianapolis (AP) — Helio Castroneves feels like the good old days are coming back to Indianapolis.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:11:58 GMTHill propels Diamondbacks to 13-7 win over Rockies (AP) — Aaron Hill tied a career high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, and Ender Inciarte made two catches against the outfield wall to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the reeling Colorado Rockies 13-7 in a doubleheader opener Wednesday.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:53:20 GMTBaltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsArrestsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical issuesBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:09:10 GMTChicago OKs $5.5M in reparations for police torture victims (AP) — Chicago's leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal and to teach schoolchildren about one of the most shameful chapters of Chicago's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:44:29 GMTRecords: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill a police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon, according to court documents released Wednesday.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoCoeur d'AleneSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:24:19 GMTMessi leads Barcelona over Bayern 3-0 in Champions semis, Spain (AP) — Pep Guardiola had seen Lionel Messi scoring spectacular goals after dazzling runs many times before. Only now, Messi was doing it against Guardiola's team.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 06 May 2015 22:49:28 GMTNew indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs died (AP) — A new indictment announced Wednesday reinstates animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion and four others were injured in June.By PAUL DAVENPORTaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessPetsIndictmentsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:10:43 GMTGrand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's "Downton Abbey."By JOHN O'CONNORaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislature hearingsLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesSpringfieldUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:58:29 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessCurrency marketsTechnologyInformation technologyHealth care industryIndustriesLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentShoppingLifestyleStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesUnited StatesLondonNorth AmericaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 22:42:10 GMTMexico blames drug gangs for string of killings near border, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora say drug cartel groups are behind a string of murders in a disputed corridor along the U.S. border.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeWar and unrestMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 00:00:14 GMTLatest on severe weather: Nebraska homes damaged p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:37:40 GMTChristie returning to New Hampshire after bridge indictments, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire as he struggles to press forward with a likely presidential bid following indictments in the George Washington Bridge scandal.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical corruptionIndictmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:04:16 GMTFormer pediatrician appeals 'waterboarding' conviction, Del. (AP) — A former pediatrician imprisoned for abusing his female companion's daughter, including "waterboarding" the girl by holding her head under a faucet, didn't get a fair trial, his lawyer argued on appeal Wednesday to a Delaware Supreme Court panel.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:00:23 GMTJim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92 (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsInternational agreementsPolitical ethicsObituariesLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsPolitical issuesTexasFort WorthDallasWeatherfordUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:37:45 GMTSheriff: Woman held for driving wrong way while drunk, naked TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say they arrested a naked drunken woman who was driving the wrong way after leaving her naked husband and their child at a rest stop.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:22:38 GMTNASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — NASCAR star Clint Bowyer was on hand at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to watch his beloved Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingProfessional baseballNASCARBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 06 May 2015 23:35:56 GMTFederal charge filed against former MillerCoors official (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven others are accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million.fBusinessCrimeGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:46:32 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.By DAVID CRARY and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsTerrorismSocial mediaWar and unrestOnline mediaGovernment surveillancePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeNational securityMediaMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAnimation and comicsUnited StatesTexasNew YorkMinneapolisDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth AmericaMinnesota, 06 May 2015 23:43:05 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were arrested after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsOdditiesCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta ClaritaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:25:00 GMTClinton signals support for super PAC backing campaign (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will personally do outreach to potential donors for a super PAC backing her presidential campaign, deepening Democratic acceptance of the outside groups.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:54:00 GMTActivists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument YORK (AP) — Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsOdditiesPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:25:02 GMTMan accused of robbing bank posted video on social media BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 23-year-old man arrested by police in Virginia Beach for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on Instagram — but says he shouldn't be charged because he didn't threaten anyone and asked for the money politely.aGeneral newsOdditiesSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaTheftCrimeVirginia BeachVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:16:57 GMTWhole Foods plans new chain to court millennials YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairs, 06 May 2015 23:06:01 GMTArtists who put Ed Snowden bust on NYC monument are ticketed YORK (AP) — Two artists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed but not criminally charged and got their confiscated statue back Wednesday, police and their lawyer said.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsOdditiesSculptureVisual artsArts and entertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:44:12 GMTClippers' Paul out against Houston in Game 2 (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, sitting out Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:18:33 GMTTop WNBA players use new leverage to demand trades, sit out VEGAS (AP) — Several of the WNBA's marquee players are flexing newly gained leverage to make demands on the league, including forcing trades and dictating when they'll play.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsAthlete compensationInternational basketballWomen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessBasketballProfessional basketballWomen's sportsRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:20:08 GMTCampaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shades (AP) — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?By JENNIFER C. KERRfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsConsumer safetyConsumer affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 23:07:29 GMTTornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active day CITY (AP) — A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:00:38 GMTFormer House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.By DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsObituariesLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesTexasFort WorthWeatherfordDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:31:13 GMTMcDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaign YORK (AP) — Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.fBusiness, 06 May 2015 23:48:58 GMTTrain hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsFiresEnergy and the environmentState governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:18:20 GMTHarper's 3 HRs, 5 RBIs lift Nationals over Marlins 7-5 (AP) — Standing at the plate with a chance to make baseball history, Bryce Harper insisted his focus was on driving in the runner from third base.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 06 May 2015 23:41:58 GMTLeBron puts headband back on for Game 2 vs. Chicago (AP) — King James placed his crown back on for Game 2.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:34:35 GMTPanel backs plan for nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian advisory panel has endorsed a long-debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.By JOHN FLESHERaBusinessGeneral newsWaste managementLakesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLake HuronTraverse CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:26:50 GMTTexas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater', Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public Wednesday.By PAUL J. WEBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:22:22 GMTTesla beats Wall Street forecasts on record quarterly sales (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar.By DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 06 May 2015 23:14:02 GMTLatest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoes p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaKansasNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:15:41 GMTBrown lawns loom this summer in California GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the sweltering Southern California sun.By AMY TAXIN and FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleScienceSmall businessHome and gardenNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGardeningHobbiesRecreation and leisureWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:29:52 GMT