FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 12:29:38 -0800Giants' Hunter Pence upbeat in clubhouse despite broken arm, Ariz. (AP) — Despite a cast on his left arm, Hunter Pence arrived upbeat in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse on Friday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:12:01 GMTDocumentary filmmaker Albert Maysles dies at 88 YORK (AP) — Albert Maysles, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker who helped pioneer feature-length nonfiction movies that used lightweight, hand-held cameras to spontaneously record the lives of both the famous and the unexamined, has died. He was 88.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituariesCelebrityMusicNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityManhattanNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:53:44 GMTInvestigator takes stand in Silicon Valley gender bias suit FRANCISCO (AP) — An investigator hired by a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm to look into a complaint of gender discrimination has taken the stand for a second day in a lawsuit filed by a former female employee at the firm.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWorkplace discriminationPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGender issuesFinancial servicesIndustries, 06 Mar 2015 19:15:36 GMTUS stocks drop; strong jobs report raises rate hike prospect YORK (AP) — Stocks dropped sharply on Friday as another strong U.S. jobs survey raised the likelihood that the Federal Reserve would start to raise interest rates later this year. The dollar jumped and U.S. government bond prices fell after the report.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyGovernment financeFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:46:31 GMTMexico finds 2nd mummified body in glacier CITY (AP) — Officials said Friday that climbers have found a second mummified body in a glacier on Mexico's tallest peak, and said they may be the remains of climbers missing since a 1959 avalanche on the peak.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGlaciersVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 18:34:06 GMTMalloy: some Newtown panel recommendations face challenges, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says some recommendations from a commission reviewing the Newtown school shooting face financial and political challenges.By SUSAN HAIGHaGeneral newsSandy Hook Elementary School shootingEventsViolent crimeCrimeSchool shootingsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:42:55 GMTEthics reviews come amid ties between police chiefs, Taser big cities are reviewing their ethics policies after The Associated Press reported on how their police chiefs were closely linked to a company that won contracts to supply officers with body cameras.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasFort WorthSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaUtah, 06 Mar 2015 19:21:02 GMTAustralia leads Czech Republic 1-0 in 1st round of Davis Cup, Czech Republic (AP) — Thanasi Kokkinakis came from two sets down to upset Lukas Rosol 4-6, 2-6, 7-5, 7-5, 6-3 Friday and give Australia a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic in the first round of the Davis Cup.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsAustraliaCzech RepublicOstravaOceaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 18:33:13 GMTObama: Selma anniversary is about young people, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama says this weekend's 50th anniversary commemoration of historic civil rights marches is as much about stirring young people to change as about honoring yesterday's legends.By NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityProtests and demonstrationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolice brutalityRadio programsPolitical and civil unrestEventsLaw and orderViolenceEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSelmaColumbiaSouth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:41:23 GMTFather of Ohio teen poisoned by caffeine powder files suit (AP) — and caffeine powder distributors didn't provide proper warnings about the supplement's dangers, resulting in the death of an Ohio high school student last year, the teen's father said in a lawsuit filed Friday.By MARK GILLISPIEhtGeneral newsHealthLifestyleTechnologyParentingRelationshipsEducationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial affairsOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:59:26 GMTCity councilors raise concerns about Boston's Olympics bid (AP) — Boston City Council members are raising concerns about the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.By PHILIP MARCELOnGeneral newsSportsMunicipal governmentsOlympic gamesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSummer Olympic gamesEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:45:02 GMTTurkey farms boost precautions after deadly flu strain found PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota turkey farmers are increasing precautionary measures after a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza wiped out a flock of 15,000 birds in about a week.By KIA FARHANGaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureAnimalsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthIndustriesMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:45:25 GMTEuro drops toward parity with dollar (AP) — The euro's value against the dollar keeps dropping, and it could soon reach parity with the dollar for the first time in 13 years.By PAN PYLASfBusinessCurrency marketsFinancial crisisTravelEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLifestyleFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomEuropeGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:19:56 GMT8 to challenge Smith for NFLPA executive director Smith will have eight challengers for his executive director's position with the players' union in the March 15 election.By BARRY WILNERfBusinessSportsAthlete healthProfessional footballFootball, 06 Mar 2015 18:32:15 GMTNTSB has plenty of questions to answer in NYC runway slide YORK (AP) — As the National Transportation Safety Board begins its investigation into a Delta jetliner that slid off a runway while landing during a snowstorm at LaGuardia Airport, there is no shortage of questions to pursue:By SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherStormsWeatherTransportation safetyTransportationNew York CityNew YorkQueensUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:07:41 GMTSouza defeats Berlocq, gives Brazil 1-0 lead over Argentina AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Joao Souza defeated Carlos Berlocq 6-4, 3-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 Friday to give Brazil a 1-0 lead over Argentina in their first-round Davis Cup tie on clay.sSportsDavis CupMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsArgentinaBrazilBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 19:28:32 GMTWitness: Hernandez DNA matched cigarette butt at crime scene RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A crime lab scientist testifying in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that his DNA matched DNA found on a cigarette butt at the crime scene.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:02:35 GMTNCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations, N.Y. (AP) — In a sweeping indictment of one of the country's most decorated basketball programs, the NCAA suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine games Friday and outlined a decade-long series of violations that included improper benefits, academic misconduct and drug-policy failures.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsSchool athleticsCoachingBasketballSports governanceCollege sportsLabor issuesFootballEventsEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:50:04 GMTHarrison Ford's love of flight marked by mishaps, service ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evildoers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford finds his answer in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies.By LYNN ELBER and TAMI ABDOLLAHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:18:42 GMTJets re-sign linebacker David Harris to 3-year deal YORK (AP) — David Harris is staying put in the middle of the New York Jets' defense.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:12:19 GMTFloods wipe out Christmas gifts in snow-battered Kentucky ruined hundreds of toys wrapped and ready for delivery next Christmas season to needy children, part of wild weather swings in Kentucky that dumped up to 2 feet of snow in some areas and trapped travelers on highways for nearly a day.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsWeatherWinter weatherFloodsTrafficHolidaysTransportationAccidents and disastersOccasionsLifestyleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:59:17 GMTEU chief optimistic about finding Iran nuclear deal, Latvia (AP) — European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says she is optimistic the world powers and Iran are closing in on a nuclear deal that will have sufficient guarantees Tehran will not be able to build an atomic bomb.iGeneral newsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEuropeLatviaIranEastern EuropeMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 18:52:27 GMT12 die, thousands evacuated in Argentine flooding AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Flooding from heavy rains has left 12 people dead in Argentina, officials said on FridayiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherEvacuationsFloodsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 19:56:06 GMTMacedonia government accused of election fraud, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's opposition leader has released audio recordings allegedly showing conservative government officials discussing ways to manipulate voting registration records and pressure voters to back them in last year's general elections.iGeneral newsFraud and false statementsElectionsGovernment and politicsVotingCrimeMacedoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 19:26:25 GMTUN approves resolution condemning use of chlorine in Syria NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a United States-drafted resolution that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsChemical weaponsGovernment and politicsInternational lawWeapons of mass destructionInternational relationsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 18:48:30 GMTSolid US jobs report: 295K positions added; rate at 5.5 pct. (AP) — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:55:10 GMTObama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept. not isolated, S.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama said the racial discrimination in Ferguson, Missouri, extends beyond that city's police department, and that law enforcement changes are a prime focus in the civil rights movement.By NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolice brutalityPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsLaw and orderViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentColumbiaSouth CarolinaSelmaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlabama, 06 Mar 2015 18:33:35 GMT10 emerging writers each receive $50,000 prize YORK (AP) — Four poets and three fiction writers are among the winners of a $50,000 prize given to emerging artists of exceptional promise.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 06 Mar 2015 18:32:19 GMT50 years after Selma, Biden ties gay rights to civil rights (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical movementsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesSelmaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:54:04 GMTMexico's central bank auctions off $200M amid peso's slide CITY (AP) — Mexico's central bank auctioned off $200 million to shore up the peso Friday as it neared a six-year low against the U.S. dollar this week.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 19:11:54 GMTJury convicts Maine man in social media killing of teen girl, Maine (AP) — A Maine man was convicted Friday of using a bogus Facebook profile to lure a 15-year-old girl to her death in a botched plot to look like a hero.aGeneral newsSocial mediaViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeMediaOnline mediaLaw and orderMaineBangorUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:12:41 GMTJail looms for mom who fled with son to fight circumcision BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman fighting the circumcision of her son has fled with the boy and will face imprisonment for contempt if she doesn't allow the surgery to proceed.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsCircumcisionMen's healthHealthFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:45:02 GMTLast surgeries underway in 12-person kidney transplant chain FRANCISCO (AP) — Surgeons have started the final operations in an organ donation chain that will result in six patients getting new kidneys at a San Francisco hospital.By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtGeneral newsHealthScienceOrgan donationTechnologySurgical proceduresHealth issuesOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:43:38 GMTSchool votes for communism-themed dance dubbed 'prom-munism', N.M. (AP) — Seniors at a New Mexico high school have voted to hold a prom with a communism theme, which they've dubbed "prom-munism."aGeneral newsOdditiesPromsEducationCommunismOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:24:30 GMTDemocrats decry GOP subpoena of Clinton's personal emails (AP) — Democrats on the House committee investigating the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks are demanding that the panel's Republican chairman withdraw a subpoena for Hillary Clinton's emails and schedule a hearing for Clinton to testify immediately.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasDiplomacyPolitical partiesLaw and orderGeneral newsInternational relationsPolitical organizations, 06 Mar 2015 18:49:00 GMTCIA director to overhaul spy agency's management structure (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan has ordered one of the most sweeping reorganizations in the spy agency's history.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agencies, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:20 GMTPolice release video made by gunman before Ottawa attack (AP) — In a video recorded before his death, the gunman who killed a Canadian soldier and then stormed Parliament said he did it because of Canada's military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeBritish ColumbiaCanadaOttawaAfghanistanIraqNorth AmericaOntarioCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 06 Mar 2015 19:01:48 GMTFDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.By MATTHEW PERRONE and LINDA A. JOHNSONwBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedicationHealth care costsHealth issuesDiagnosis and treatmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 18:36:33 GMTCIA's Brennan to overhaul spy agency's management structure (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the spy agency, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable, enhance the agency's cyber capabilities and shore up espionage gaps exacerbated by a decade focused on counterterrorism.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesEmbassiesTerrorismEspionageInternational relationsWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:00:49 GMTStates say Obama administration misled judge on immigration (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration is alleging the U.S. government misled a judge about whether officials began implementing one part of the action prior to the judge's Feb. 16 decision to issue a temporary hold of the directives.By JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:44:01 GMTEU chief speaks out against arms supplies for Kiev, Latvia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief on Friday came out against a bipartisan call in the United States to provide lethal, defensive weapons to Ukraine in its fight against Russian-backed separatists.By RAF CASERTiGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGovernment policyEuropeMinskUkraineLatviaRussiaKievBelarusEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 18:36:46 GMTDutch investigating old soap for traces of Holocaust victims HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police have sent two pieces of soap purportedly dating back to World War II for forensic tests to establish if they contain remains of Jews murdered in the Holocaust — reacting to rumors that scholars largely dismiss as myth.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 18:55:59 GMTDaimler to build South Carolina plant, creating 1,300 jobs CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mercedes-Benz Vans will build a new assembly plant for its Sprinter vans in South Carolina, investing a half-billion dollars and creating 1,300 jobs, the company announced Friday.By BRUCE SMITHfBusinessProduction facilitiesHiring and recruitmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsOwnership changesPersonnelCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:21:10 GMTProblems arise for state efforts to curb campus sex assaults in several states are seeking to address the high-profile problem of sexual assaults on college campuses, but their bills have encountered criticism and legal complexities. Among the contentious measures, some are viewed as infringing on victims' rights and others as too favorable to accused students.By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsViolent crimeProfessional organizationsCrimeLegislationGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolenceSocial groups and organizationsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:40:39 GMTColorful 'body sculptor' finishes testimony in murder trial (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist finished testifying Friday in her cosmetic-surgery murder trial but not before she asked to say something more to the jury.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:13:21 GMTPolice: Slain officer a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2 (AP) — A police officer who went to a video game store to buy a present for his son ended up in a fierce gun battle with two would-be robbers, fighting to the end of his life to protect patrons and employees, a police captain said Friday.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:28:10 GMTCities review ethics rules amid ties between chiefs, Taser least two cities have started reviewing their ethics policies after The Associated Press reported about police chiefs who were closely linked to a company that supplies body cameras.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 19:05:45 GMTNo retrial for Nevada woman freed after 30 years, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping the case against a Nevada woman who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1976 murder before a judge ordered a new trial based on recently discovered DNA evidence, the district attorney said Friday.By SCOTT SONNER and MARTIN GRIFFITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNevadaRenoCaliforniaOregonShreveportUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 06 Mar 2015 19:16:10 GMTEuropean Union submits climate plan for UN pact (AP) — The European Union on Friday formally submitted its planned contribution to a United Nations climate pact, pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsAir qualityEuropeParisFranceWestern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 18:32:38 GMTHans Zimmer on scoring TV boxing show; playing with Pharrell YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is known for powerful scores for such films as "Inception," ''Gladiator" and "The Dark Night." Now he's hoping to knock people out with music for the small screen.By JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBoxingTelevision programsMen's boxingSports mediaSportsMoviesMen's sports, 06 Mar 2015 18:59:28 GMT