FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 17:53:02 -0700Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.By MESFIN FEKADUfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:49:21 GMTHearing about Chinese drywall damage scheduled for April 28 ORLEANS (AP) — With a hearing scheduled to decide how much money thousands of people are owed for Chinese drywall damage to their homes, the manufacturer has made payments required to participate, including $3.2 million to seven homeowners in Virginia.By JANET McCONNAUGHEYaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsMaterials industryLaw and orderCorporate newsIndustriesChinaBeijingUnited StatesLouisianaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:18:02 GMTFears of meddling raised in Nigerian election vote count, Nigeria (AP) — Election officials worked into the night Monday counting the results from Nigeria's tight presidential vote, while the U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" the tally could be subject to political interference.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesNigeriaAbujaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 21:34:50 GMTPolice: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.aGeneral newsSportsMissing personsCollege sportsCollege soccerMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:43:19 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFort PierceFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:22 GMTReport: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:06:53 GMTPorbeagle shark may be listed as endangered species, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators say they are reviewing the status of the porbeagle shark to determine if listing the species under the Endangered Species Act is warranted.aGeneral newsAnimalsSharksEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationFishWildlifeAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:02:12 GMTPolice: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — Police: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway.aGeneral newsMen's soccerCollege soccerCollege sportsSoccerMen's sportsSportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:42:06 GMTNo 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMusicEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:04:21 GMTCarter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that when Iraqi security forces carry their counteroffensive beyond the current battle for Tikrit, the U.S. will continue to insist that Iranian-backed Shiite militias not participate.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsIraqUnited StatesNew YorkWatertownIranMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:26:25 GMTUS offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsIndustriesUnited StatesChinaParisNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:14 GMT4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's Ferguson protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights and unjustifiably detaining them.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegal proceedingsCrimeJournalistsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:03 GMTJury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm on Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:58:44 GMTSuspect in prom day stabbing to use insanity defense, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut boy charged with stabbing a classmate to death in school on their prom day intends to use an insanity defense, his lawyer said Monday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeJuvenile crimePromsCrimeLaw and orderOccasionsLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:36:23 GMTSaudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since the air campaign began five days ago.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBlockadesAccidents and disastersArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIran, 30 Mar 2015 21:35:37 GMTMarathon bombing jurors see carnage photos, prosecutors rest (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:38:41 GMTIrvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 23:02:18 GMTVenus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:28 GMTPentagon chief backs concept of a joint Arab military force DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is endorsing the Arab League's plan to form a joint military force.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNew YorkWatertownUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:21:36 GMTPharmacists association adopts policy discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs DIEGO (AP) — Pharmacists association adopts policy discouraging members from providing death penalty drugs.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 22:18:12 GMTParents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes says in a new book that she prays for the victims daily and by name.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:07 GMTTennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPittsburghTennesseePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:32:01 GMTGerman co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.By FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 21:55:38 GMTReview: In 'Lambert & Stamp,' the backstage story of The Who teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called the High Numbers was playing and mods were gyrating. It was London's Swinging '60s, with its subculture explosion and stylish youths.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesMusic, 30 Mar 2015 21:37:04 GMTUS consumer spending edges up 0.1 percent in February (AP) — U.S. consumers spent just slightly more in February even though their income rose by a healthy amount. But economists hope bigger paychecks will give spending a bigger boost in the coming months.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingPricesEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:32:26 GMTMets acquire lefty relievers, Torres and Blevins ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Mets made two trades Monday to bolster a bullpen lacking in left-handers, acquiring Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres and Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballSports businessMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 21:40:45 GMTAnderson's 6 scoreless innings lead Dodgers over D-backs 4-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Anderson gave up four hits in six scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:32:46 GMTObama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was.By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:30:29 GMTSource: Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John's YORK (AP) — St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sports, 30 Mar 2015 23:52:39 GMTMexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has given a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 00:07:07 GMTEx-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan kickback scheme LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail a Utah investigation into an alleged defense contractor kickback scheme was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUtahSalt Lake CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:34 GMTRates for US Treasury bills edged up at weekly auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to the highest levels in two weeks.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 22:25:10 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors say unbiased jury possible, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado movie theater shooting case say an unbiased jury can be seated in the community where the 2012 attack happened, despite defense claims.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:07:13 GMTZunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:28:36 GMTRubio to announce next campaign on April 13 (AP) — Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsMiamiDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:44:34 GMTBauer pitches well, Indians beats White Sox 4-1, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven, working solidly into the seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians connected for three home runs Monday in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:50:22 GMTClinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaNew HampshireDes MoinesManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:27:49 GMTCliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesState electionsWar and unrestInternational relationsNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesNigeriaUnited KingdomAbujaKanoWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 23:24:48 GMTEndangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in a century, endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are back on their ancestral range and headed toward recovery, wildlife officials said Monday.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsAnimalsSheepNational parksWildlifeMammalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:57:41 GMTSaban unapologetic about signing player w, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban and the Alabama football program are dealing with the weekend arrests of two Crimson Tide players in separate incidents, including a domestic violence case involving a player that some say should have never been on the team.By JOHN ZENORsSportsCollege footballCrimeArrestsViolenceViolent crimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsFootballLaw and orderAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:06:31 GMTPharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs DIEGO (AP) — The American Pharmacists Association on Monday adopted a policy that discourages its members from providing death-penalty drugs.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmall businessDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:42:41 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisIllinoisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:04:25 GMTPolice: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsSuicidesState governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:36:47 GMTLawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies 11-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday.By RICK EYMERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:42:06 GMTMoustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers 11-7 Monday.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 31 Mar 2015 00:07:02 GMTA year later than expected, Michigan St back in Final Four (AP) — Michigan State's run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that's part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipGovernment programsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsGovernment and politicsBasketballMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:31:51 GMTJudge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHarrisburgPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:12:18 GMTManfred says Montreal needs a firm commitment for stadium (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that Montreal needs a new stadium to have any chance of bringing the sport back to the city.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsMontrealTorontoQuebecCanadaNorth AmericaOntario, 30 Mar 2015 23:10:35 GMTPadres hit 3 homers off DeSclafani, beat Reds 6-3, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani — a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation — and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:18 GMTIndiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsState legislatureGays and lesbiansState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesLegislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsLegislationGender issuesIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:56 GMT