FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:29:06 -07:00Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity directorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/887c3c42dbbc49a4bac57dcdd34f6f5eThu, 02 Jul 2015 21:06:38 GMTOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/887c3c42dbbc49a4bac57dcdd34f6f5eJohn Whitman, husband of former New Jersey governor, dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9db0ca73b7848eca3dce8a0cd9226beThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:35:42 GMTMORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The husband of former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman has died. John Whitman was 71.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9db0ca73b7848eca3dce8a0cd9226beGimmicks and technology: California learns to save waterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a014b110de3c4909817793f2c1a64f49Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:34:26 GMTRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a014b110de3c4909817793f2c1a64f49Cowboys LB Rolando McClain suspended 1st 4 games of seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a65540eba213436da9f2efc8164ebeb8Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:55:32 GMTIRVING, Texas (AP) — Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy's 10-game ban.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a65540eba213436da9f2efc8164ebeb8How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fb514bda4f49429d0a03b1b2b165e5Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:04:51 GMTStocks ended a tumultuous trading week with a slight loss on Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended Independence Day weekend. Investors sold after the release of a downbeat report from the International Monetary Fund on Greece's finances as the country prepares for a Sunday vote on terms of its bailout. U.S. markets will be closed Friday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fb514bda4f49429d0a03b1b2b165e5US drone strike kills Islamic State leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84f77627dc834631a5e080cfbf659189Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:52:49 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84f77627dc834631a5e080cfbf659189TV news crews robbed of cameras during live broadcastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4dbb506369c45fca69bfdf3fdd9fc62Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:14:59 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — News crews from two San Francisco Bay Area television stations were robbed at gunpoint and a cameraman was pistol whipped during live broadcasts on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4dbb506369c45fca69bfdf3fdd9fc62In Tech: Lifetime video service, Sprint's new price planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a1b5831c726499aa7abfe374873d0bbThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:03:49 GMTFans of Lifetime's melodramatic movies can now see them for $4 a month — without subscribing to cable.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a1b5831c726499aa7abfe374873d0bbExperts give their take on jobs, Fed and financial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae7614aeb78048329ebb3a27a1a3e563Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:28:57 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — If investors hoped Thursday's U.S. jobs report would give them clarity, they were probably disappointed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae7614aeb78048329ebb3a27a1a3e563The Latest: Karlovic beats fading light to win 5-setterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d506ec7df748434c84e08d529292a5ecThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:28:19 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d506ec7df748434c84e08d529292a5ecOutraged over peas in guac? Wait until you try Brocamole!http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89f5e24d99b341c983b46ac861b42b7bThu, 02 Jul 2015 19:55:27 GMTThank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89f5e24d99b341c983b46ac861b42b7bJury awards $2.9M after man on meth dies in police custodyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfaea48b4658448c8c3120c02fd961dcThu, 02 Jul 2015 19:54:31 GMTOXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A jury awarded $2.9 million to the family of a California man who died in police custody after he took a large amount of methamphetamine and later told officers who tried to restrain him that he could not breathe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfaea48b4658448c8c3120c02fd961dcThe Latest on train derailment: 5,000 evacuated in Tennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4a02120af74aee8f3f0a1915752401Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:04:45 GMTMARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 4:30 p.m.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad4a02120af74aee8f3f0a1915752401Wrongly imprisoned brothers sues detectives, Clevelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b476c37df958452ebe72e5605949281dThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:11:59 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Police detectives threatened a 12-year-old witness to make him offer false testimony in a murder case and fabricated statements by him, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday by two brothers who spent decades in prison for a crime they didn't commit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b476c37df958452ebe72e5605949281dAuthorities: Suspect said he was on meth during killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92139a52ef347b9b0206856c48a358cThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:12:07 GMTFLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c92139a52ef347b9b0206856c48a358cTop Republican doubts Senate will confirm ambassador to Cubahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660388d1bd4e4deb997a299065e16800Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:28:37 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that his chamber is unlikely to approve an American ambassador to Cuba, dishing out a quick rebuff to President Barack Obama and his drive to normalize relations with the U.S. neighbor and longtime Cold War foe.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/660388d1bd4e4deb997a299065e16800Police bosses in 137-shot barrage charged in black suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f6593b32090467580325b19a2276753Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:12:00 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop a chase that ended with a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two black suspects were charged Thursday with misdemeanors in the predominantly black suburb where the shooting occurred.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f6593b32090467580325b19a2276753Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b128a96a45fb4f2681837f5c33013336Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:15:07 GMTNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Department of Interior granted federal recognition to a Virginia Indian tribe for the first time on Thursday, more than 400 years after the first permanent English settlers encountered those Indians.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b128a96a45fb4f2681837f5c33013336'Citizen of the year' gets 14 years in California fraud casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9c8b416f5047c7b03da5115c657e80Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:46:54 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California real estate developer once honored as his city's citizen of the year was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 14 years in prison for bilking investors who poured millions of dollars into failed development projects.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee9c8b416f5047c7b03da5115c657e80Aviles' 10th-inning homer gives Indians sweep of Rayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7652800fd6488bbff401cf6c5276adThu, 02 Jul 2015 21:08:13 GMTTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Aviles homered on the first pitch of the 10th inning, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-4 victory and four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7652800fd6488bbff401cf6c5276adJudge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/596e21dfab6a4e7c83b131dfdc89ff90Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:34:41 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has awarded $134.2 million to an American solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in a lawsuit filed against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty in a grenade attack involving the two soldiers when he was 15.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/596e21dfab6a4e7c83b131dfdc89ff90Las Vegas-area couple plead not guilty in child death casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5312f23db64483891023f8749a98593Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:58:58 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — A man and woman accused of leaving a pregnant 17-year-old girl to care for their sickly 3-year-old daughter months before the child was found dead in a Las Vegas-area home pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and child abuse charges.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5312f23db64483891023f8749a98593Pricey NYC restaurant settles wage violation complainthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a167f5992d3c4b6f9e9fe023fc0b333fThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:36:27 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City's most expensive restaurants agreed to settle a complaint that it added a 20 percent charge for banquets and did not pass the money on to its waiters, officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a167f5992d3c4b6f9e9fe023fc0b333fExpert says "hit list" was written by Delaware court gunmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d10120ac908469783c33f76b6814829Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:41:36 GMTWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A supposed "hit list" and two homemade death certificates found after a shooting at a Delaware courthouse in 2013 were written by the gunman whose widow and children are being tried on federal conspiracy and cyberstalking charges, a defense handwriting expert testified Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d10120ac908469783c33f76b6814829Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef75ec7cdaca4b3d825eb2a674b6169dThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:04:41 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef75ec7cdaca4b3d825eb2a674b6169dPilot saves own bacon, glides pig-shaped balloon after crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abc58083a4cc426d9ba62341812519c7Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:54:24 GMTPROVO, Utah (AP) — The pig couldn't fly, the cowboy got away, and the pilot's OK.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abc58083a4cc426d9ba62341812519c7Egypt's warplanes strike back at militants in troubled Sinaihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b02934ffa4947bd8ca552e0d1077ec0Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:35:19 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian warplanes launched new airstrikes and troops went house-to-house Thursday in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, a day after Islamic State-linked militants set off the area's bloodiest fighting in decades in an unprecedented, coordinated attack.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b02934ffa4947bd8ca552e0d1077ec0Yellowstone bison gore woman, injure teen in latest run-inshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e531d84ffba42a395d73bf0a9965376Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:41:49 GMTYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Bison gored a woman and tossed a teenager into the air in Yellowstone National Park, the latest run-ins with the massive animals during tourist season in the popular landmark.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e531d84ffba42a395d73bf0a9965376The Latest: Nadal offers up his rented house after losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3ccd2f459f43599168fd8ea65d2f71Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:01:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3ccd2f459f43599168fd8ea65d2f71Bourbon boom: Kentucky inventory reaches 40-year highhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e1bee76e0b4a4c95a111f1870fe02eThu, 02 Jul 2015 21:17:49 GMTLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon boom is showing no signs of peaking as distilleries keep up a production pace unmatched for decades.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0e1bee76e0b4a4c95a111f1870fe02eIntel President Renee James to leave chipmakerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77673d350d6243e480ff80fc259a657bThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:35:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Intel said Thursday that President Renee James, who has worked at the chipmaker for 28 years, plans to leave the company early next year to seek a CEO role elsewhere.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77673d350d6243e480ff80fc259a657bCentene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Nethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c26122b262af479691e4692b3c9bd1f2Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:00:13 GMTCentene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c26122b262af479691e4692b3c9bd1f2Herrera's bunt, blast leads Cubs over feeble Mets for sweephttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69dcadc1e297439db39468e87a46c444Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:03:22 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Herrera filled in neatly for Kris Bryant, driving in three runs with a squeeze bunt and homer that sent Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs past the feeble New York Mets 6-1 Thursday for a three-game sweep.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69dcadc1e297439db39468e87a46c444Oregon ballpark fire blamed on boys playing with firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a504737d79c44e6e9b533b6dea5473eaThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:54:42 GMTPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A massive fire that destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium was caused by four boys playing with fire who fled when the flames got out of control, investigators said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a504737d79c44e6e9b533b6dea5473eaVermont man found guilty of lying about war gets new trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c7e422f13954502bc36da691bf96009Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:55:36 GMTBURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man who was found guilty of lying about his participation in war crimes that occurred during the 1992 Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict will receive a new trial.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c7e422f13954502bc36da691bf96009Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b24e9f2f0a5444a0b71132ed4be9a942Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:19:17 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b24e9f2f0a5444a0b71132ed4be9a942Report: Polar bears' fate tied to reversing global warminghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b90c8bdb5fc4c1a9a065b433be9a6ecThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:27:33 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report filed Thursday said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b90c8bdb5fc4c1a9a065b433be9a6ecSex performance at university causes scandal in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cadbf4bb659147ebae3ed09c81173713Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:19:24 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A sex performance at a university in Argentina's capital is causing an uproar.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cadbf4bb659147ebae3ed09c81173713$18.7B deal clears path for BP to close books on Gulf spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2bfc6f4460a4ebc877348f19d95bfe1Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:46:37 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2bfc6f4460a4ebc877348f19d95bfe1US senator ends visit to Venezuela, urges moderationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61fe6df7f42a4cd89597c90f103b8ebdThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:17:02 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee wrapped up a trip to crisis-plagued Venezuela by warning the country is on a "destructive path" that could result in more suffering unless the socialist government adopts more moderate policies before congressional elections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61fe6df7f42a4cd89597c90f103b8ebdImage of girl found dead in bag in Boston Harbor releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5438edac5454279a9aa92fd350f6636Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:10:46 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Authorities have released a computer-generated image of a young girl found dead last week inside a plastic bag along a Boston Harbor shoreline and are hoping it generates clues about her identity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5438edac5454279a9aa92fd350f6636Judge rejects ex-Goldman board member's bid for exonerationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b457b24606ca4fabaee7700655a4be35Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:06:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An ex-Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member has been told he can't use a court's ruling in another case to nullify his insider-trading conviction in New York.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b457b24606ca4fabaee7700655a4be35Obama draws sharp contrasts with 'mean' Republicanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717e7d4cd6614d3897735450cf4cf429Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:42:40 GMTLA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with "mean" Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717e7d4cd6614d3897735450cf4cf429Boy critical after alleged beating for eating cakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f473c9289ceb468b83b43b3ef249bd39Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:55:47 GMTHAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown police say a 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f473c9289ceb468b83b43b3ef249bd39Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8f63cc67e348fd8b49bfa5c4cfffa8Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:05:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff8f63cc67e348fd8b49bfa5c4cfffa8UN observers say Burundi elections were not freehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6193e55bb9ef47c7b65c89aafd9d4ae7Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:58:51 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. observer mission concluded Thursday that this week's parliamentary elections in Burundi were not "free, credible and inclusive."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6193e55bb9ef47c7b65c89aafd9d4ae7The Latest: At 30, Brown shows he can beat world's besthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8e61cc614b44a8481ba8309fbfe56d3Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:53:01 GMTLONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8e61cc614b44a8481ba8309fbfe56d3US stocks fade on mixed US jobs report, Greek fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc95498ac10498792e206ab0008554eThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:08:43 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower as investors reacted to news that Greece's finances are deteriorating and a mixed report on the job market.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc95498ac10498792e206ab0008554eWoman in Mormon church photo voices support for gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a63d8e306440457aaf2c278a036cc7a5Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:42:05 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon Sylvia Cabus was thrilled with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, but those checking out her church's website likely wouldn't have known it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a63d8e306440457aaf2c278a036cc7a5US stocks slip on mixed US jobs report, Greek fearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4fd7060b9b84793895d77129108852bThu, 02 Jul 2015 20:47:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended a tumultuous trading week with slight losses Thursday as investors sought safety ahead of an extended holiday weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4fd7060b9b84793895d77129108852b