FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 10:14:45 -0700Study: Top tech firms bypassing Asian workers for exec jobs FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Yahoo and other major technology companies are far more inclined to hire Asians as computer programmers than to promote them to become managers or executives, according to a study released Wednesday.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial diversityRace and ethnicityWorkplace discriminationCorporate managementInformation technologySocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCorporate newsIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:54:32 GMTSerena beats Azarenka to join Sharapova in Madrid quarters (AP) — Victoria Azarenka double-faulted on match point and allowed Serena Williams to reach the Madrid Open quarterfinals with a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (1) win on Wednesday.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:32:56 GMTMissouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSpringfieldMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:39:44 GMTJudges have questions on Christie's pension contributions, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court had tough questions Wednesday about the stance of Gov. Chris Christie's administration on a 2011 law that overhauled the state public worker pension system, with one justice asking if it amounted to a "bait and switch."By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment business and financeLaw and orderNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:25:43 GMTThe Latest: Barca-Bayern, another classic Euro game, Spain (AP) — 7:15 p.m. (Spanish time)Joseph WilsonsSportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:16:32 GMTJurors convict man of killing Chicago officer, ex-official (AP) — Jurors in Chicago have convicted a 24-year-old man in the shooting deaths of a Chicago police officer and a former Chicago Housing Authority official.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:08:51 GMTWoman charged with running crack delivery service from truck, Mass. (AP) — With her four adult children watching, a Massachusetts woman has pleaded not guilty to running a crack cocaine delivery service from her pickup truck.aGeneral newsOdditiesDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSpringfieldMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:04:33 GMTNFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootball, 06 May 2015 17:15:51 GMTSuspicious bag causes police response at Newark Airport, N.J. (AP) — An investigation into an unattended bag caused some tense moments at Newark Liberty International Airport, but officials say there were no issues found with the item.tTravelLifestyleNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:21:25 GMTTexas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split (AP) — Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been dating for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.By WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGender issuesTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:11:01 GMTReligion news in brief appeal part of Huckabee's second White House bidBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligionPrayerIslamismNational courtsSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesPakistanUnited StatesSalisburySouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 06 May 2015 16:23:08 GMTColleges move to expand services for immigrant students, Calif. (AP) — With immigration reform stalled in Congress, a small but growing number of public and private colleges are rolling out their own welcome mats for students who were brought to the United States illegally as children.By LISA LEFFaGeneral newsImmigration policyImmigrationEducationGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation costsDavisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:13:00 GMTNFL finds it probable that Patriots deliberately deflated balls, Brady 'generally aware' YORK (AP) — NFL finds it probable that Patriots deliberately deflated balls, Brady 'generally aware'aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootball, 06 May 2015 17:08:32 GMT4 arrested in Connecticut synthetic marijuana investigation, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut have arrested four people while investigating a batch of synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, including five who were hospitalized.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:26:29 GMTWitnesses: 3,000 Nigerian fishermen, Boko Haram refugees deported from Niger, 12 die in heat, Nigeria (AP) — Witnesses: 3,000 Nigerian fishermen, Boko Haram refugees deported from Niger, 12 die in heat.iGeneral newsNigeriaNigerWest AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 16:21:46 GMTStriking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work nightshift, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the nightshift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics as part of a nationwide strike over salaries.iGeneral newsHealthStrikesNursing careGovernment payLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 16:12:01 GMTFed Chair Yellen says stock market prices 'quite high' (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLeading economic indicatorsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustries, 06 May 2015 16:56:47 GMTIran says it will release seized Maersk ship after fine paid, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it traversed the Strait of Hormuz last month likely will be released in two days after a fine is paid, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.By AMIR VAHDATiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTehranIranStrait of HormuzMiddle East, 06 May 2015 16:51:14 GMTGeena Davis launches Arkansas film fest for women, diversity ANGELES (AP) — With help from a slew of corporate sponsors, Geena Davis and filmmakers focused on women and diversity have taken over Bentonville, Arkansas, a city of 40,000 best known as Wal-Mart's home base.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsArkansasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:58:05 GMTNew standardized tests bring technical challenges, concern (AP) — Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingTechnologyEducationSocial affairsOhioMontanaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:46:25 GMTAP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case? YORK (AP) — The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades — and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:50:19 GMTGovernor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:43:32 GMT3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNigeriaNigerWest AfricaChadAfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 16:57:05 GMTReview: Small life enhancements come with Apple Watch YORK (AP) — Apple Watch isn't so much a lifestyle revolution as it is a collection of small enhancements that add up.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyFashionBeauty and fashion, 06 May 2015 16:37:39 GMTOil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and MATT BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:40:30 GMTFact sheet: 2015 Lexus LS 460 Lexus 460 LBy The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyle, 06 May 2015 16:13:36 GMTState official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.By ERICA WERNERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsOpen governmentLegislatureState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:20:54 GMTBritain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival (AP) — Britain's political leaders visited factories, farms, supermarkets and schools Wednesday on the final day of campaigning before an election predicted to be excruciatingly close and frustratingly indecisive.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 16:45:34 GMTSmall quakes shake Southern, Northern California communities, Calif. (AP) — Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.aGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:16:03 GMTSpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX chalked up another big test flight Wednesday, firing a capsule into the air to try out its new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.By MARCIA DUNNaBusinessScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:04:43 GMTAirline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seats (AP) — So you're headed off to a foreign destination with your family, hauling a car seat or similar device for your infant to occupy for the hours-long flight. But once abroad, the corresponding airline says the device isn't authorized in that country and must be checked, making for a frustrating connection.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:49:52 GMTChicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsActs of tortureCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:07:46 GMTFor some long-term unemployed, hope arises: A job audition (AP) — Bill Lewis was under more pressure than most new hires when he began a job in information technology last year in Monroe, Connecticut. Jobless for a year, he had eight weeks to persuade his employer to keep him and pay his salary.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERhtBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyJob huntingTechnologyRecessions and depressionsCareersLeading economic indicatorsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:21:18 GMTStriking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.By FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsHealthStrikesWages and salariesNursing careGovernment payLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 17:04:51 GMTDefending champion Russia beats Denmark 5-2 at hockey worlds (AP) — Defending champion Russia bounced back from a loss to the United States with a 5-2 victory over Denmark at the ice hockey world championship Wednesday.sSportsMen's sportsIIHF Men's Hockey World ChampionshipsMen's hockeyHockeyEventsLatviaRussiaSwitzerlandEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 17:07:04 GMTYemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 16:27:17 GMT3,000 Nigerian refugees from Boko Haram deported from Niger, Nigeria (AP) — An official and witnesses say Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram.iGeneral newsNigerNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 16:34:26 GMTBelarus requires the idle to pay for not working, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBelarusEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:14:04 GMTDanish premier travels to Wales to support British husband, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomDenmarkWalesWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:10:38 GMTThe first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels VEGAS (AP) — Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesLas VegasNevadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 May 2015 16:05:58 GMTFormer House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.By DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsPolitical resignationsObituariesState legislaturePolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationState governmentsPolitical issuesDallasTexasFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:40:42 GMTBurundian opposition leader arrested as protests continue, Burundi (AP) — Burundian Police have arrested an opposition leader after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to the unrest in the country triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.By JEROME DELAY and ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeNational electionsElectionsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfricaRwandaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 17:08:26 GMTAmount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone (AP) — Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists say.By SETH BORENSTEINwScience, 06 May 2015 17:04:40 GMTPass first? Point guards look to show you can score, win CITY (AP) — Bob Cousy, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas set the standard for championship point guards, winning mostly by setting up their teammates even though they were capable scorers.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsOklahoma CityLos AngelesOklahomaPortlandClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaMaineTennessee, 06 May 2015 17:10:44 GMTUS stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices rise YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly in noon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Seven of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsUnited StatesGreeceEast AsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 06 May 2015 16:22:32 GMTNadal beats Johnson to reach Madrid Open 3rd round (AP) — Rafael Nadal broke Steve Johnson's serve three times and advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by defeating the American 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:17:40 GMTSanders hires Obama veterans to lead 2016 digital operations (AP) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is hiring veterans of President Barack Obama's highly regarded digital operation for his 2016 White House campaign.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingSocial mediaOnline mediaCampaignsPrimary electionsNational electionsElectionsMedia, 06 May 2015 17:06:18 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestFranceNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:27:46 GMTUS leading effort to assign blame for Syria chlorine attacks NATIONS (AP) — The United States is leading an effort to create a way to attribute blame for chlorine attacks in Syria, diplomats say, opening a possible path for action on an issue that has sparked outrage as reports of chemical attacks continue.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsChemical weaponsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 16:07:03 GMTUS stocks slipping after weak economic data; oil prices rise YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting lower in midday trading following some weak reports on the U.S. economy.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:01:38 GMT