FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 16:48:05 -0700Man competent for trial in hammer deaths of dad, 87, mom, 85, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man with a history of mental illness who is accused of beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with a hammer has been found competent to stand trial.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPontiacDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:11 GMTNY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:39:37 GMTHarlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89 (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.aGeneral newsSportsObituariesBasketballPlanoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:26:00 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note on Friday. Major indexes fell from the start as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting between losses and gains as investors considered a mixed bag corporate earnings and a slight increase in inflation.By The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 22 May 2015 21:28:53 GMTUS gov't to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth (AP) — There's something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than in the other nine months.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:47:39 GMTBabcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit (AP) — Mike Babcock stood at the front of the familiar dressing room at Joe Louis Arena, this time for something of a farewell address.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitTorontoMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 22 May 2015 22:44:03 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigation, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:06 GMTAttack victim to testify pretrial in missing student case, Va. (AP) — A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:51:24 GMTAttorneys: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for victims' families say the California Highway Patrol has faulted a truck driver for a fiery head-on collision with a bus carrying high school students to a college visit.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSacramento, 22 May 2015 21:54:59 GMTHundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King VEGAS (AP) — More than 300 people were lined up Friday when doors opened for the viewing of blues legend B.B. King.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:43:18 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-5.4 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and damaging a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:03:18 GMTTarget settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support YORK (AP) — A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.By BREE FOWLERhtBusinessGeneral newsComputer and data securityFinancial servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesConsumer products and services, 22 May 2015 21:40:57 GMTDentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMedical malpracticeLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsSt. AugustineJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:14:42 GMTOfficials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol on Friday faulted a truck driver for a fiery head-on collision with a bus carrying high school students to a college visit.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:16:49 GMTSenate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care (AP) — Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday.By MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislation, 22 May 2015 22:20:01 GMTAPNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenLos AngelesWashingtonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:32:06 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsFiresLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:10:18 GMTStrangulation of child with blinds cord ruled a homicide, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 4-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMaconGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:21:51 GMTGiant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course, Mo. (AP) — Geologists say a giant sinkhole near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is fairly common because of the region's karst topography.aGeneral newsSportsMen's golfGolfNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMen's sportsMissouriBransonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:17:45 GMTWoman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:55:37 GMTUnpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university (AP) — A "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined the University of Michigan's archives on the trailblazing filmmaker, the school says.By DAVID N. GOODMANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureDetroitAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:56:00 GMTCalifornia farmers strike a deal to cut water use, Calif. (AP) — California regulators Friday accepted a historic offer from a group of farmers holding some of the state's strongest water rights to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter to stave off deeper, mandatory cutbacks amid one of the worst droughts on record.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:54:46 GMTMilitary aircraft goes off runway near San Diego DIEGO (AP) — A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:35:16 GMTOfficial: Military aircraft goes off runway near San Diego DIEGO (AP) — An official says a military aircraft has gone off a runway at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:24:30 GMTHouston star Harden's unique game hard to stop _ and to like (AP) — Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:17:30 GMTCoast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated ORLEANS (AP) — A fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast is still burning.By KEVIN McGILLaBusinessGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:57:31 GMTTLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.By ALLEN REEDaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentArkansasSpringdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:32:33 GMTMan convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial after year of legal wrangling (AP) — Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial after year of legal wrangling.wGeneral news, 22 May 2015 21:31:55 GMTSenate tweaks health law to boost specialized care (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill further expanding a law giving veterans easier access to federally paid medical care from private doctors.By MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislation, 22 May 2015 21:30:29 GMTWisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal, Wis. (AP) — Real men — and women — could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFiresState legislatureGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersLegislatureState governmentsLegislationWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:30:04 GMTClinton received sensitive info on private email account (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.By LISA LERER, MATTHEW LEE and JACK GILLUMhtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyInternational relationsIntelligence agenciesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:07:07 GMTJustice Department issues policy on domestic drone use (AP) — The Justice Department is acknowledging that the FBI, DEA and other federal law enforcement agencies are likely to make increasing use of unmanned aerial drones in the United States.wGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesDrone aircraftSocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral news, 22 May 2015 22:13:02 GMTRockefeller makes rare appearance ahead of 100th birthday DESERT, Maine (AP) — David Rockefeller made a rare public appearance ahead of his 100th birthday to formally announce the donation of 1,000 acres bordering Acadia National Park in Maine.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:11:25 GMTPirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub (AP) — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit.By WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:52:26 GMTMexican official: About 40 dead in shootout in cartel area CITY (AP) — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a large-scale shootout between law enforcement and criminal suspects in western Mexico.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 22:13:46 GMTNew trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:19:11 GMTCorrection: Earns-Liberty Media story, Colo. (AP) — In a story May 8 about Liberty Media's earnings -- generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research -- the Associated Press reported erroneously the company's stock performance over the last 12 months. At that time, Liberty Media shares had risen 10.6 percent over the last 12 months.fBusinessMediaFinancial performanceCorporate newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:47:01 GMTVacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate (AP) — With President Barack Obama's high-profile agenda at risk, the White House cajoled the Senate in public and private late Friday to pass major trade legislation and prevent a lapse in the anti-terrorism Patriot Act before lawmakers rushed off for a weeklong vacation.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationEconomyBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:14:50 GMTMaine man who ran over mother sentenced to 5 years in prison, Maine (AP) — A pickup truck driver who ran over his mother during an argument in Maine is going to prison for five years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:27 GMTUS stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:43:24 GMTMissouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsState governmentsCrimeGeneral newsOrganized crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:15:36 GMTNavy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway DIEGO (AP) — The Navy says a pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay from a training aircraft that went off the end of a runway at Naval Air Station North Island.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:24:22 GMTRays' minor league team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' promotion YORK (AP) — What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night.By BEN WALKERsSportsSports marketingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessNew York CityNew YorkTampaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 22 May 2015 23:24:53 GMTQuestions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesIndyCarIndianapolis 500Consumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAthlete healthEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:54:13 GMTKevin Na closes with 'good bogey,' leads wet Colonial WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 22 May 2015 23:31:11 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtah, 22 May 2015 23:02:07 GMTAgency downgrades Nevada earthquake to magnitude 4.8 VEGAS (AP) — An earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada has been downgraded to magnitude 4.8.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaReno, 22 May 2015 22:30:18 GMTAP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootball, 22 May 2015 21:47:22 GMTColumn: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsEvents, 22 May 2015 22:26:14 GMTBush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act CITY (AP) — Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.By BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violations2016 United States Presidential ElectionIntelligence agenciesMunicipal governmentsState governmentsNational securityPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsLocal governmentsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policyPolitical organizationsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:01:59 GMT