FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:46:31 -07:00Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04aa1fbd34141b091d2569a9030b0d7Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:27:09 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players and the coach being suspended by school regents "with intent to terminate."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c04aa1fbd34141b091d2569a9030b0d7Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5297812ee6ac49549d6c9c85694cbad4Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:23:16 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support to satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5297812ee6ac49549d6c9c85694cbad4Kansas legislators close to passing school funding planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d71bcf81a6460da0dd081ae6d838aeSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:44:17 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators were close Friday night to passing an education funding plan after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support to satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2d71bcf81a6460da0dd081ae6d838aeVirginia jail rejects inmates' claims of mistreatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0287ed5bc354964b6d71ddf3fcbbeb4Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:39:21 GMTPORSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The superintendent of a Virginia jail is rejecting claims made by inmates who say they are being mistreated for discussing the alleged abuse of a mentally ill man.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0287ed5bc354964b6d71ddf3fcbbeb4Norway-flagged tanker gauging damage after Bering Sea mishaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a705d179ab804f7b8c731bac20c6bc90Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:26:08 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A nearly 600-foot chemical tanker ran aground on an Alaska island in the Bering Sea.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a705d179ab804f7b8c731bac20c6bc90Judge says Energy Transfer Equity can quit Williams dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fee13118a36e40138d07cfa27b5050a9Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:12:30 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — Texas pipeline company Energy Transfer Equity L.P. can back out of its proposed $33 billion acquisition of Williams Cos., a Delaware judge said Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fee13118a36e40138d07cfa27b5050a9Toronto Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Auston Matthews with No. 1 pick in NHL drafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75da40f8c14a4bb2a34c12416e86634eFri, 24 Jun 2016 23:18:12 GMTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Toronto Maple Leafs select Arizona-born Auston Matthews with No. 1 pick in NHL draft.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75da40f8c14a4bb2a34c12416e86634eThe Latest: California governor declares wildfire emergencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06ec6bef3184612a296eaae6c78a14bSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:08:22 GMTLAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06ec6bef3184612a296eaae6c78a14bKansas legislators wrestle with court mandate on schoolshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e525e1c000cc44b49411ad0cbc15544fFri, 24 Jun 2016 23:25:32 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans rewrote an education funding plan to gain broad support in the Kansas Legislature, satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state may shut down.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e525e1c000cc44b49411ad0cbc15544fWorld doping watchdog shuts down Rio Olympic laboratoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd68e6cb97594be5a5fd32c59916991eSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:47:28 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Just weeks before the Olympic Games open in Rio de Janeiro, the city's accredited anti-doping laboratory has been stopped from conducting tests.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd68e6cb97594be5a5fd32c59916991eThe Latest: Kansas House approves education funding planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2afa4a820f1e4f728c57a1a04794b8e1Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:31:55 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2afa4a820f1e4f728c57a1a04794b8e1Arizona tops Cowboys 9-3, forces CWS bracket final rematchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58316bfb6051473986252c3c94b5559bSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:12:05 GMTOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — For the first time in a long time, Oklahoma State's pitching looked vulnerable.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58316bfb6051473986252c3c94b5559bMaple Leafs select Arizona-born Matthews No. 1 in NHL drafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0b8987fbb9640d2b251cb03d8f54d73Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:59:08 GMTBUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — On the heels of the NHL expanding into Las Vegas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pinning their future on Arizona-born center Auston Matthews.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0b8987fbb9640d2b251cb03d8f54d73North Carolina governor, challenger clash over LGBT lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5e8720733d74802a197fba12973e9d0Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:32:47 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5e8720733d74802a197fba12973e9d0Kansas legislators give final approval to plan to increase aid to poor school districts, avert shutdown of schoolshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbe37d91318a42c18802b974334640ffSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:16:21 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators give final approval to plan to increase aid to poor school districts, avert shutdown of schools.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbe37d91318a42c18802b974334640ffGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d451ac5f91f4950bf53cf886d3a3b62Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:02:46 GMTBETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Jon Rahm and Billy Hurley III shared the Quicken Loans National lead, three strokes ahead of Vijay Singh going into the weekend at Congressional.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d451ac5f91f4950bf53cf886d3a3b62Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new liveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eeca3f3f6d848589569edffc24e824fSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:42:33 GMTSOLO, Indonesia (AP) — In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry locals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2eeca3f3f6d848589569edffc24e824fSheriff: Texts show suspect in deputy death plotting crimeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fc20da4c161413ab9b88343360a6b9cFri, 24 Jun 2016 22:53:48 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cellphone text evidence shows the suspect in the shooting death of a New Orleans-area sheriff's deputy had been plotting crimes a day earlier, the sheriff said Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fc20da4c161413ab9b88343360a6b9c2 die in California wildfire that left little time to fleehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6813bcd14498462aab31656d4c05c366Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:34:05 GMTLAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — A deadly wildfire that roared through dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned dozens of homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded, and smoke obscured the path to safety.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6813bcd14498462aab31656d4c05c366Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b059bfb9f13b431b9bdf219c8ba39edaSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:17:26 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b059bfb9f13b431b9bdf219c8ba39edaThe Latest: 2 dead in California blaze were trying to fleehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d29ff0441aa4cb68a6a4510b62cd6daSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:32:31 GMTLAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d29ff0441aa4cb68a6a4510b62cd6daPolice ID man arrested in shootouts that wounded 2 deputieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee4e1aea48364ee998fd9ce95d39cf3fFri, 24 Jun 2016 23:58:39 GMTBELLFLOWER, Calif. (AP) — Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were critically injured during a series of gun battles with a man who had fled a routine DUI checkpoint and later held a resident hostage for hours before his arrest early Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee4e1aea48364ee998fd9ce95d39cf3fThe Latest: Forest Service chief tours damage in New Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9d08a04b8d461887bf09d22e0045c1Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:13:10 GMTLAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa9d08a04b8d461887bf09d22e0045c1The Latest: Workplace lawsuit against Duckworth settledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ac7a619129414e97f4f9b85d778941Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:04:57 GMTJONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement of a workplace retaliation lawsuit filed against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois(all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3ac7a619129414e97f4f9b85d778941Japan's Ayako Uehara shoots 62 to take NW Arkansas leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a43bb17778824ba58f9650b7f4ae739eSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:44:39 GMTROGERS, Ark. (AP) — One of Ayako Uehara's best memories in her four full-time seasons on the LPGA Tour is a hole-in-one she made in her first appearance at the NW Arkansas Championship in 2013.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a43bb17778824ba58f9650b7f4ae739eThe Latest: Kansas legislators approve school funding planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81e13c96a7134ad1904ae3a6d789f0e9Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:18:09 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81e13c96a7134ad1904ae3a6d789f0e9US Rep. Duckworth settles workplace retaliation lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec8d9e654ff44926a30e6f4404c3ae44Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:21:23 GMTJONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec8d9e654ff44926a30e6f4404c3ae44Tony Stewart ready for final season to come to an endhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7fe728ba794f4eac1be111f1d3ef0aSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:48:50 GMTSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — There was a twinge of nostalgia in Tony Stewart's voice as he was inducted into the Sonoma Raceway Wall of Fame.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7fe728ba794f4eac1be111f1d3ef0aJudge blocks planned sale of Whitney Houston's Emmy Awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d12f30bd60d422a9f7d3237be8e8d14Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:44:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge blocked the sale of an Emmy Award that Whitney Houston won 30 years ago after it was put on the auction block by the late singer's family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d12f30bd60d422a9f7d3237be8e8d14The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/738bf2e7352a4d559aad768c1751e368Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:56:11 GMTiTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending June 23, 2016:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/738bf2e7352a4d559aad768c1751e368From Le Mans to Road America, a big week for Bourdaishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a053e652f67346ba8d72afc40f26c064Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:43:13 GMTELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais speaks reverently about the Le Mans 24-hour race in his native France, as if some mythical force has a hand in the competition.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a053e652f67346ba8d72afc40f26c064Items owned by gangster 'Whitey' Bulger to be auctionedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1ba1eaeeb0d491bb267f26c444b1e01Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:31:06 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the Mafia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1ba1eaeeb0d491bb267f26c444b1e01Text: Lawyer seeks plea deal, doubts Manziel can stay cleanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/307321b56d2e4c6098759f31cc99a715Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:07:04 GMTDALLAS (AP) — An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/307321b56d2e4c6098759f31cc99a715Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e82f18d5b4e74858b14ba7930b504e66Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:42:42 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party's platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e82f18d5b4e74858b14ba7930b504e66Congo's president promises democratic vote despite tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d3be52a4df471eba71dd97619e6ef0Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:55:53 GMTKINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's president on Friday broke his silence on upcoming elections that have fueled tensions in this central African country for well over a year, promising a democratic process but declining to detail his political future.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80d3be52a4df471eba71dd97619e6ef0Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era 'Dispatches,' dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cec57f74cd3b46cdaefbf2acb24b1615Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:42:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic nonfiction novel "Dispatches" and through such films as "Apocalypse Now" and "Full Metal Jacket," died Thursday after a long illness. He was 76.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cec57f74cd3b46cdaefbf2acb24b1615Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe dies at 72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0f65d78ab334f589f5dc152dd70e162Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:16:13 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Ohio newspaper publisher John F. Wolfe, whose family sold The Columbus Dispatch last year and still owns television and radio stations, has died at age 72.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0f65d78ab334f589f5dc152dd70e162APNewsBreak: Experts say efforts key to saving coral reefshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3253c3d037134e0c81df01c8697de3abSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:56:14 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's imperiled reefs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3253c3d037134e0c81df01c8697de3abSauers, Toledo top PGA Tour Champions in Wisconsinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae60b5ea151d4abba50e7a4c87c5ac49Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:14:37 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gene Sauers rebounded from a bulging disk to share the first-round lead with Estaban Toledo on Friday in the PGA Tour Champions' inaugural American Family Insurance Championship.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae60b5ea151d4abba50e7a4c87c5ac49Committee deadlocks on vote involving Holmes prison secrecyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c341f740ec45cbaea235893858fe46Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:21:16 GMTLAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Members of a state committee failed to agree Friday on whether Colorado's corrections agency violated victims' rights by refusing to reveal where the Aurora theater shooter is serving his life sentence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c341f740ec45cbaea235893858fe46Texas city council votes to oust library cathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ca35cee1234ae6840cf47a2a263f48Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:54:20 GMTWHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5ca35cee1234ae6840cf47a2a263f48APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecb9210091944de8b3058117d98fabedSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:33:40 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's imperiled reefs.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecb9210091944de8b3058117d98fabedFormer IG fired by Obama over investigation dies at 84http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/287317f93f6e4434969da355b8ba66faSat, 25 Jun 2016 01:23:58 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died. Gerald Walpin was 84.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/287317f93f6e4434969da355b8ba66faNorth Dakota spent $491K on fetal heartbeat abortion lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef5c1b85ee6e4040bf3589b807467990Sat, 25 Jun 2016 00:40:37 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota spent $491,016 in legal costs defending an ill-fated law passed by the state's Republican-led Legislature three years ago that attempted to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected, records obtained by The Associated Press show.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef5c1b85ee6e4040bf3589b807467990IndyCar Texas race will resume without Daly, Newgardenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e649ff040bf14ac8a78cb3962b69211eFri, 24 Jun 2016 22:59:48 GMTELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden will not be allowed to participate in the Aug. 27 resumption of the rain-delayed IndyCar Series race in Texas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e649ff040bf14ac8a78cb3962b69211eIndyCar's Newgarden cleared to return at Road Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9998e2bc2f7a4744bc35e0892939926cSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:12:18 GMTELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — IndyCar has cleared Josef Newgarden to race at Road America on Sunday, two weeks after breaking his right collarbone in a scary crash at Texas.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9998e2bc2f7a4744bc35e0892939926cArizona abandons use of sedative as a lethal-injection drughttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f65d57b6cd4453faccf5835d7fdc16eSat, 25 Jun 2016 00:08:35 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has eliminated its use of the sedative midazolam as one of the drugs it relies on in carrying out executions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f65d57b6cd4453faccf5835d7fdc16eReds open weekend of honoring Pete Rose by reuniting Machinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e79db9f658ed4413a15bd5f62a84f29fFri, 24 Jun 2016 23:25:59 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — More satisfying than hit No. 4,192? In some ways, it is for Pete Rose, who needed more time to get into the Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame than it took to set baseball's hits record.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e79db9f658ed4413a15bd5f62a84f29fKyle Larson eyeing Sonoma as site of 1st Sprint Cup victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa66ebd5bf9245f183bdae05d99496aeFri, 24 Jun 2016 22:48:24 GMTSONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Over the last 20 days, Kyle Larson went to victory lane in NASCAR's second tier Xfinity Series and picked up a pair of wins in his sprint car. He knocked off several podium finishes during Ohio Sprint Speedweek and finished third in NASCAR's main event at Michigan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa66ebd5bf9245f183bdae05d99496aeThe Latest: Flooding closes historic Greenbrier resorthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd2ea445a094181a8ae96c8dfa6da82Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:20:26 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfd2ea445a094181a8ae96c8dfa6da82