FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Mar 2015 18:47:45 -0700New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:10:28 GMTReds' home runs sink Salazar and the Indians 13-2, Ariz. (AP) — Todd Frazier and Devin Mesoraco homered off Danny Salazar to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 13-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:09:32 GMTJapan inflation cools, household spending, incomes soften (AP) — Japan reported lackluster inflation and wages data for February that suggested Friday that its economic recovery remains in the doldrums.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPricesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 01:21:19 GMTOrtiz, Napoli return as Red Sox beat Twins 5-4 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston's lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:27:09 GMTLabor, developers reach deal on proposed Inglewood stadium ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders say they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:13:40 GMTGonzalez strong for Nationals in loss to Mets, Fla. (AP) — Gio Gonzalez loves a challenge, especially when it comes from one of his teammates.By CARL KOTALAsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballMen's sportsEventsProfessional baseballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:28:55 GMTAP NewsBreak: Trustees offer deal to Ole Miss chancellor, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.By JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsOxfordJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:04:40 GMTPolice chiefs urge veto of bill making officer names secret (AP) — Arizona's largest newspaper and the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police have sent letters to Gov. Doug Ducey urging him to veto a bill requiring police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegislationPoliceGovernment and politicsState legislatureEventsLegislatureLaw enforcement agenciesState governmentsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:14:14 GMTLabor, developers reach deal on proposed NFL stadium ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaLos AngelesSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:36:31 GMTSenate pushes conservative budget toward approval (AP) — Senate Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward late-night approval Thursday night, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to erase deficits through trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the health care law.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:46:06 GMTJudge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.aGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:40:44 GMTNorth Korea says it has detained 2 South Koreans for spying, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said it detained two South Korean men on charges of spying. The South Korean government said it is trying to confirm that the men are from South Korea.iGeneral newsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 01:32:45 GMTSharapova loses opening match at Miami Open to Gavrilova BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Maria Sharapova is 0-5 in Key Biscayne finals. This year her loss came at the start.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:47:51 GMTDe Young heir and Chronicle board member Nan McEvoy dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.aGeneral newsObituariesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:05:32 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 27 Mar 2015 01:07:00 GMTTurmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels, Yemen (AP) — The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes.By AHMED AL-HAJ and HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsInternational incidentsSummitsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestReligious strifeMilitary facilitiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseForeign policyGovernment policyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessYemenUnited Arab EmiratesBaghdadSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastEgyptSanaaRiyadhUnited StatesIranNorth AfricaBahrainQatarIraqAfricaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:31:30 GMTProsecutors: Evidence supports ex-Va. gov's convictions, Va. (AP) — The actions taken by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in his public corruption case were in some ways more blatant than those of a former congressman who hid nearly $100,000 in bribe money in his freezer, federal prosecutors said Thursday.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegislatureCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:30:16 GMTFather of wanted LAPD officer charged with lying to FBI ANGELES (AP) — The father of a former Los Angeles police officer was charged Thursday with lying to FBI agents to help his son escape after the officer was charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight.aGeneral newsPolice brutalityCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceGovernment and politicsLos AngelesEl PasoTexasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:05:40 GMTStaal's goal, 2 assists lift Hurricanes over Penguins, 5-2, N.C. (AP) — Eric Staal had a goal and two assists and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 27 Mar 2015 01:45:38 GMTWoman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the "kindest women you will ever meet."By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:58:25 GMTVatican sending diplomat to Obama summit with Latin America CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is sending a top emissary to a gathering between U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of Latin America.By JUAN ZAMORANOiGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsDiplomacyRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsGovernment and politicsEventsPanama CityPanamaCubaUnited StatesVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaCaribbeanNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:20:26 GMTStrawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race, La. (AP) — After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive.aGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansFairs and festivalsFraternal organizationsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsLouisianaHammondNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:36:04 GMTFiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:43:57 GMTUN Mideast envoy calls on Security Council for Israel action NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should present a framework for negotiations that "may be the only way to preserve the goal of a two-state solution."By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza StripUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:21:14 GMTMirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 01:33:57 GMTNotre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot (AP) — Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:37:10 GMTCo-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona (AP) — The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona.By TERRY TANGaGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessEventsArizonaPhoenixGermanyFranceUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 00:13:08 GMTHernandez throws 6 sharp innings in Mariners' loss to Royals, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez pitched two-hit ball for six innings in his longest outing of the spring Thursday as a split squad of Seattle Mariners lost to the Kansas City Royals 3-0.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:30:07 GMTMexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging the country not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsDrug-related crimeVotingViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 01:25:09 GMTSeattle police corral goats running through neighborhood (AP) — Seattle police got their goats, corralling a group of 10 that had managed to get loose from a yard in the city's Beacon Hill neighborhood.aGeneral newsOdditiesSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:52:16 GMTFlorida suspect dies after swallowing drugs PARK, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say a man died after swallowing drugs in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:16:44 GMTCo-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.By ANGELA CHARLTON and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsSuicidesMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureMarseilleGermanyFranceCologneSan FranciscoWestern EuropeEuropeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:34:13 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsUtilitiesAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:57:05 GMTAsia shares mostly higher as oil falls back (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Asia on Friday in a rebound from losses earlier in the week. Japan reported lackluster inflation and household spending data that reinforced expectations the central bank may opt for additional monetary stimulus to perk up sluggish growth.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsCommodity marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:49:08 GMTLeaders urge patience in Detroit-area police beating probe, Mich. (AP) — City leaders urged public patience Thursday as authorities investigate the arrest of a black motorist who was pulled from his car, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice brutalityArrestsLaw and orderCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceViolent crimeDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:17:35 GMTFACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.By BILL BARROW and KIMBERLY HEFLINGfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionParentingEventsRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationEducation policySchool curriculaNational governmentsPolitical partiesEducationSocial affairsGovernment policySchool administrationPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesWisconsinLouisianaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:17:51 GMTDavis, Jimenez hit grand slams as Brewers beat Mariners 15-1 (AP) — Khris Davis and Luis Jimenez hit grand slams and the Milwaukee Brewers had another big offensive day in a 15-1 win over a Seattle Mariners split-squad on Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:16:20 GMTSan Diego city, county join forces on bid to keep NFL DIEGO (AP) — The county and city of San Diego are joining forces in a bid to keep its NFL franchise.aGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballSan DiegoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:48:25 GMTMatt Niskanen's OT goal lifts Capitals past Devils 3-2 (AP) — On a quiet night for Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, the Washington Capitals got rare goals from Matt Niskanen, Karl Alzner and Eric Fehr, along with 29 saves from Braden Holtby, to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 in overtime Thursday night.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 27 Mar 2015 01:48:24 GMTArgentine appeals court throws out case against president AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out a case accusing President Cristina Fernandez and other top officials of a major cover-up deal with Iran, giving a victory of sorts to an administration that has been rocked by the mysterious death of the prosecutor who made the allegation.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIranArgentinaMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 23:22:47 GMTWallace's HR in 8th helps Padres tie D-backs 3-3 in 10, Ariz. (AP) — Odrisamer Despaigne took advantage of Brandon Morrow's blister in their competition for the last spot in the San Diego Padres' rotation.By JONATHAN DALTONsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:29:49 GMTCharley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsEventsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:27:39 GMTSan Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the founder's family to head the San Francisco Chronicle and a prominent olive oil rancher, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.aGeneral newsObituariesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:07:05 GMTTrooper's killer had been convicted in supremacist brawl, Wis. (AP) — A Michigan man killed in a shootout that also left a rookie Wisconsin state trooper dead was part of a group of skinheads who attacked black and Hispanic people nearly 20 years ago, court records show.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeHispanicsPoliceNeo-NazismTheftLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNazismWisconsinFond du LacUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:05:32 GMTReport: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap, N.M. (AP) — An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:10:21 GMTUS: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisTerrorismCrimeMilitary legal affairsArrestsWar and unrestEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesParisJolietMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 00:58:31 GMTJesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house (AP) — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has arrived at a Baltimore halfway house where he is expected to spend the final months of a prison sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.By CARYN ROUSSEAU and MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:19:15 GMTKershaw whiffs 8 in 1st outing since taking liner off jaw, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw will have to avoid certain foods for at least a few more days. Everything else seems to be right on track for the Los Angeles Dodgers' ace.By JACK THOMPSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaMesaCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 01:13:30 GMTReview: Eubanks, Jordan display special chemistry on new CD Eubanks & Stanley Jordan, "Duets" (Mack Avenue)By CHARLES J. GANSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentChemistryScience, 27 Mar 2015 00:11:44 GMTBankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShack, Del. (AP) — A hearing on whether to approve the bankruptcy sale of assets of electronics retailer RadioShack opened Thursday with the company seeking court approval of the purported winning bid, and an attorney for a losing bidder describing the auction as a sham and asking a Delaware judge to reopen the sale process.By RANDALL CHASEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsLaw and orderCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 23:41:45 GMT