FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Apr 2014 16:10:16 -0700Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:ANDREW SELIGMANDON BABWINaGeneral newsSportsBaseballNFL PlayoffsProfessional baseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsEventsProfessional footballFootballChicagoIllinoisPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Apr 2014 21:25:51 GMTGun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law, Ga. (AP) — Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsGovernment and politicsReligionLocal governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesGovernment regulationsViolenceEducation issuesEducationLegislationLegislatureGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:22:20 GMTFormer AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84, Texas (AP) — Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84.JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:55:06 GMTLos Angeles judge refuses to release Chris Brown ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:11:16 GMTTentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit (AP) — A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.TERRY TANGaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleTravelParentingRelationshipsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:58 GMTCubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's 100th (AP) — Fittingly, the Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field's 100th birthday with a loss — a dramatic, error-filled one, at that.BRIAN SANDALOWsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:56 GMTJames Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam order (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are appealing a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation to the state's Supreme Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:58 GMTUS weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:48:43 GMTConservative group drops image of Obama from ad (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeUnited StatesAuroraColoradoNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:58 GMTNC fines state fair ride operators over injuries, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 after a mishap at the 2013 state fair that left five people injured, three of them critically.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCrimeRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:49 GMTHillary Clinton dares women to compete (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is daring women to compete, but not saying whether she will herself in 2016.STEVE PEOPLESlPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLifestyleUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:35:38 GMTBoy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMusicParentingEntertainmentRelationshipsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:27:22 GMTTrain derails in Congo, dozens dead, Congo (AP) — Officials in Congo say a freight train has derailed in the country's southeast, killing around 50 people.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 23 Apr 2014 22:07:29 GMTBuffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.CANDICE CHOIJOSH FUNKfBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesFinancial performanceNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:18 GMTWal-Mart cuts CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 YORK (AP) — The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance as well as a lower performance-based bonus.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salaries, 23 Apr 2014 22:42:42 GMTRonald McDonald takes to Twitter, gets makeover YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new look, and he's ready for a selfie.CANDICE CHOIfBusiness, 23 Apr 2014 22:30:37 GMTColombia president reinstates ousted Bogota mayor, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's capital was changing hands for a third time in little over a month after President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday he would execute a court order reinstating Bogota's ousted leftist mayor.JOSHUA GOODMANLIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsExecutive branchLocal governmentsBogotaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Apr 2014 22:16:16 GMTRonald McDonald joins Twitter, gets makeover YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new outfit, and he's ready for selfie.fBusiness, 23 Apr 2014 21:25:05 GMTConvicted murderer arraigned in prison escape, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday.EMMA FIDELaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimePrison breaksCrimeTheftLaw and orderCorrectional systemsMichiganIoniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:38:48 GMTEx-Senegalese president to retry homecoming, Senegal (AP) — A Senegalese party official says the former president plans to return home on Thursday after finally receiving permission for his plane to land for what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad.iGeneral newsSenegalWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Apr 2014 22:05:05 GMT6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsHuman welfareCrimes against childrenCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:55:36 GMTKlinsmann close to finalizing pre-World Cup roster three weeks remain before the start of the United States' pre-World Cup training camp, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann is close to finalizing the players he'll invite.KURT VOIGTsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerSoccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerEventsMen's sportsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Apr 2014 21:47:58 GMTFacebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down YORK (AP) — Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Apr 2014 21:46:30 GMTHomeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:52:02 GMTMan accused of stalking singer John Rich warned, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge issued a stern warning on Wednesday to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:13:45 GMTSummer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies YORK (AP) — More exotic creatures thrive in the shadows of summer blockbusters. Here are 10 of the most anticipated indie films due this summer, nary a caped superhero or city-crushing monster among them.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMusic, 23 Apr 2014 22:05:32 GMTNTSB head: Action needed now on oil train safety (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board says the Obama administration needs to take steps immediately to protect the public from potentially catastrophic oil train accidents even if it means using emergency authority.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 23 Apr 2014 21:33:29 GMTEmmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA (AP) — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSchool athleticsCollege sportsSports governanceSports businessEducationSocial affairsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:36:32 GMTAirport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui (AP) — The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac.MARTHA MENDOZAOSKAR GARCIAaBusinessGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:08 GMTZynga founder Pincus leaving operations role YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Apr 2014 22:38:33 GMTBolivia approves downing of drug-smuggling planes PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A new law in Bolivia authorizes the military to shoot down planes suspected of smuggling cocaine.CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBoliviaPeruBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Apr 2014 22:58:03 GMTGacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case, Ill. (AP) — Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.DON BABWINaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMissing personsForensicsCrimeEnvironmental conservation and preservationLaw and orderNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:31:51 GMTFlorida executes man convicted of murdering 2, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsCrimeTheftViolent crimeCriminal punishmentLaw and orderFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:31:02 GMTTheater producer denies claims he molested teen ANGELES (AP) — A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse happened.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHollywoodHawaiiLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:03 GMTBills to issue store credits to end text claim, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going pay up for oversharing.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:28 GMTParty a century in the making for Wrigley Field (AP) — There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.ANDREW SELIGMANaNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsGeneral newsBaseballBearsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsMammalsAnimalsProfessional baseballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:20:24 GMTMiss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthState governmentsLegislationState legislatureHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMississippiJacksonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:25 GMTApple increases stock buyback, will split stock, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:55:02 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Apr 2014 21:21:36 GMTOceanographer Ballard elected to American Academy KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island oceanography professor best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.aGeneral newsOceanographyOceansScienceEnvironment and natureRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:46:35 GMTSoldier accused of killing teens in Iraq BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them — from nearly 200 yards away, a former fellow soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing in the case.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeArmed forcesCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:35:34 GMTCourteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalTelevision programsCelebrityEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:05:31 GMTCanada to end tankers linked to Quebec explosion (AP) — Canada said Wednesday it was phasing out the type of rail tankers involved in last summer's massive explosion of a runaway oil train that incinerated much of a town in Quebec, killing 47 people and prompting intense public pressure to make oil trains safer.ROB GILLIESiBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyMunicipal governmentsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCanadaNorth AmericaQuebecUnited States, 23 Apr 2014 21:46:14 GMTSeager's 2 HRs give Seattle 5-3 win over Houston (AP) — Kyle Seager hit a three-run homer with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 5-3 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday to snap an eight-game losing streak.TIM BOOTHsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSeattleTexasWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:55:23 GMTCountry star McGraw loves life in GT fast lane YORK (AP) — Tim McGraw drives in the carpool lane most days instead of pushing 100 mph with the windows rolled down and hair pulled back.DAN GELSTONeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentAutomobilesMen's sportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarLifestyleMusicProfessional baseballBaseballEventsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:33:06 GMTWal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013 YORK (AP) — The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given in anticipation of future performance.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 23:06:50 GMTFor Wrigley, it's party of a century (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.ANDREW SELIGMANaNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsGeneral newsBearsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMammalsAnimalsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:34 GMTDefense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications MEADE, Md. (AP) — The defense team for five people accused before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal says implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and is calling on the court to aggressively probe the incident.DEB RIECHMANNaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Apr 2014 21:43:32 GMTPerez help Rangers sweep A's with 3-0 win, Calif. (AP) — Martin Perez pitched his second consecutive shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 26 and the Texas Rangers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 3-0 victory Wednesday.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandHoustonTexasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:20:04 GMTSinger Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months ANGELES (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.JESSICA GRESKOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeLos AngelesDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 22:12:49 GMT