FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 04 May 2016 01:00:49 -07:00Syria's volunteer sappers improvise mine-clearing methodshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa826f166bf4027814a02efa52fb903Wed, 04 May 2016 06:10:16 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa826f166bf4027814a02efa52fb903Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df03b3a4f4f429f88408751ebade9ffWed, 04 May 2016 07:50:04 GMTHAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Boom! His sight goes black. The crowd lets out a collective "Whoa!" as pieces of his aircraft, which has just smashed into a concrete barrier, go flying.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df03b3a4f4f429f88408751ebade9ffGovernment report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schoolshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/334c94ac4bfa43b8ab481cb430f55b04Wed, 04 May 2016 07:25:09 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/334c94ac4bfa43b8ab481cb430f55b04Films play special role in remembering Holocausthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d74f7bedd4f9a9c235a9c9a58c4b4Wed, 04 May 2016 06:12:11 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has kicked off its annual remembrance ceremonies with a special screening of the Oscar-winning film "Son of Saul," acknowledging the unique role movies play in maintaining the memory of the Holocaust.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a05d74f7bedd4f9a9c235a9c9a58c4b4As Trump wins, Clinton exploring how to win over Republicanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93c1b5dd6d2e4d3685497a16f739c1f1Wed, 04 May 2016 07:20:05 GMTATHENS, Ohio (AP) — With Donald Trump all but clinching the Republican nomination for president, Hillary Clinton is beginning to explore ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93c1b5dd6d2e4d3685497a16f739c1f1Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis beganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05abd5f17ee043359f5b781f8c9a0917Wed, 04 May 2016 07:27:59 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they're managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05abd5f17ee043359f5b781f8c9a0917Australia rules out sale of cattle empire to foreignershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f41a625703df4c26b691d2f515ade5e5Wed, 04 May 2016 05:38:01 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's current government will never sell its largest cattle empire to foreigners, the treasurer said on Wednesday after blocking a takeover by a Chinese-led consortium.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f41a625703df4c26b691d2f515ade5e5Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preservehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17bf30c0cd8d4c4ba22bd7ec3022f87aWed, 04 May 2016 05:58:37 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17bf30c0cd8d4c4ba22bd7ec3022f87aAPNewsBreak: Army says troops lost their way, went off cliffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3d6f233392d491b9221758e068ad7a7Wed, 04 May 2016 07:02:42 GMTDENVER (AP) — An Army vehicle took the wrong road in the dark and was making a U-turn when it tumbled 250 feet off a cliff at a Colorado training range last year, killing one soldier and injuring five, according to a recently released investigative report.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3d6f233392d491b9221758e068ad7a7Abduction, murder leaves Navajo community heartbrokenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5b489d76484e7c86a4f9f4b0558091Wed, 04 May 2016 07:43:59 GMTSHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The stranger walked with 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike into the hills of a remote area of the Navajo Nation known for its breathtaking views and the monolithic rock outcropping that stands as a beacon for miles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5b489d76484e7c86a4f9f4b0558091Graceland, home of Elvis, receives 20 millionth paid visitorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4565749be42b485fa7158daa2fa49b7bWed, 04 May 2016 07:33:00 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The operators of Graceland say the Memphis tourist attraction centered on the life and music of Elvis Presley has received its 20 millionth paid visitor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4565749be42b485fa7158daa2fa49b7bExit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party dividedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2fb6ffa8b74f939795c6640cf554d8Wed, 04 May 2016 07:15:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2fb6ffa8b74f939795c6640cf554d8Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ed5e4ceec844728b7d72d0423e5fcd4Wed, 04 May 2016 07:13:38 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ed5e4ceec844728b7d72d0423e5fcd4Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35f9846d05cd4619b2b3f29caf68b6e5Wed, 04 May 2016 04:52:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held accountable, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said shortly after the sentencing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35f9846d05cd4619b2b3f29caf68b6e5Kemp, Wallace power Padres to 6-3 win over Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5896565a9cc04f5ca216a60ccab14eedWed, 04 May 2016 05:53:33 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner appeared to be off to another shaky start on Tuesday night. He recovered well enough to earn a win.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5896565a9cc04f5ca216a60ccab14eedTexas policeman accused of sexually assaulting girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b18da60aff844d38a0ca8979ddf75d6fWed, 04 May 2016 07:23:09 GMTSAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a five-year veteran of the San Antonio Police Department is suspected of sexually assaulting a girl on a nearly weekly basis for about four years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b18da60aff844d38a0ca8979ddf75d6fMinnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/332a1d1de6c44218846d47cc89a6bbbfWed, 04 May 2016 06:25:49 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/332a1d1de6c44218846d47cc89a6bbbfTed Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nominationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b81f0fcea6452586f4e031d623bbd2Wed, 04 May 2016 05:25:59 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/59b81f0fcea6452586f4e031d623bbd2Asian stocks fall 2nd day on global growth concernhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f2b65a9cd4ecebcc111fc450dc94dWed, 04 May 2016 05:28:03 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell again Tuesday after weaker Chinese manufacturing and a cut in Europe's growth outlook fueled fears about the global economy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f2b65a9cd4ecebcc111fc450dc94dResidents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da8548535124cb4a2013ea62ed37e1dWed, 04 May 2016 05:47:28 GMTFORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — The entire population of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been ordered to evacuate from a wildfire that officials said destroyed whole neighborhoods.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1da8548535124cb4a2013ea62ed37e1dRookie goaltender Murray stealing the show for Penguinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17ec2a857abe45efb233afbfa008108aWed, 04 May 2016 06:51:57 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray isn't in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he's on. The NHL's best team on the other side of the ice. His mentor watching from bench. An arena chanting his name.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17ec2a857abe45efb233afbfa008108aRoyal Dutch Shell first quarter earnings down 58 percent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ffac2973c4c4fa18f85978823187944Wed, 04 May 2016 07:36:29 GMTLONDON (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell said first-quarter earnings plunged 58 percent as depressed oil prices create "hugely challenging times" for the energy industry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ffac2973c4c4fa18f85978823187944Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nominationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/444af29b04dc4171a6e7549ce41a5eeaWed, 04 May 2016 05:07:05 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/444af29b04dc4171a6e7549ce41a5eeaKy. bourbon trail offers a lesson for reviving racing's fanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1979701be244401f990973951a008b07Wed, 04 May 2016 06:47:03 GMTMIDWAY, Ky. (AP) — Camera-toting visitors to the grounds at Three Chimneys Farm can get a glimpse of the pampered lives of thoroughbred stallions — the star attractions that frolic in lush paddocks or relax in stately stalls when they aren't in the breeding shed.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1979701be244401f990973951a008b07Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Talibanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45763408b2442b8ace05f93356bd0e5Wed, 04 May 2016 07:24:15 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's army chief has signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d45763408b2442b8ace05f93356bd0e5Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d21e17b600e46e4b8c19e96c9dcf2feWed, 04 May 2016 07:34:57 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard says Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d21e17b600e46e4b8c19e96c9dcf2feQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcec000165e441391dc53744a7e31edWed, 04 May 2016 07:00:49 GMT"Ted Cruz — I don't know if he likes me or he doesn't like me — but he is one hell of a competitor." — Donald Trump after he all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked Cruz out of the race.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcec000165e441391dc53744a7e31edObama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09f4b13934cb4491a54abab69c0050efWed, 04 May 2016 07:29:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09f4b13934cb4491a54abab69c0050efIndonesian sulfur miners brave volcano, fumes, earn pennieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8b41df08428454287700e0371e1e393Wed, 04 May 2016 06:22:13 GMTKAWAH IJEN, Indonesia (AP) — Stunning Mount Ijen in eastern Java draws tourists by day and hundreds of sulfur miners by night. They endure toxic fumes and backbreaking loads to earn pennies hauling out a substance used to bleach sugar and vulcanize rubber.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8b41df08428454287700e0371e1e393Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in Octoberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f272d443df364c3bb2b1d79e56b99fc5Wed, 04 May 2016 06:16:05 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid — a weekend concert event featuring some of the greatest musical acts of the 1960s.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f272d443df364c3bb2b1d79e56b99fc5US Defense Sec'y Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61027476dcf649d79a6140d1f23e20dcWed, 04 May 2016 07:45:29 GMTSTUTTGART, Germany (AP) — U.S. defense Secretary Ash Carter says the latest American combat death in Iraq shows the military campaign against the Islamic State is "far from over."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61027476dcf649d79a6140d1f23e20dcMariners hit 3 home runs to power past the Athletihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c39ed61d9f9f44a7b7019d08627ec1e0Wed, 04 May 2016 05:44:15 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma felt the game was on the line when he faced a bases loaded situation in the second inning. After getting through it unscathed, the offense came alive to give him some breathing room.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c39ed61d9f9f44a7b7019d08627ec1e0Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfatherhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/300fd0c030a544dabbe85be7416d4179Wed, 04 May 2016 07:52:00 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/300fd0c030a544dabbe85be7416d4179China military singer performs on South China Sea islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d35380c1cc6a44e6bb15d2d88f2ea407Wed, 04 May 2016 06:50:14 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's military this week sent a famed singer of patriotic anthems to perform before navy officers and construction workers on a newly created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, underscoring its growing confidence in asserting its maritime claims.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d35380c1cc6a44e6bb15d2d88f2ea407Predators beat Sharks 4-1, pull within 2-1 in serieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ed0a206e0d4e51ad3270caa2425b25Wed, 04 May 2016 05:02:00 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators finally figured out how to shut down the NHL's best road team and a pretty potent power play. As a result, they have given themselves a chance to tie their second-round series.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96ed0a206e0d4e51ad3270caa2425b25Mariners hit 3 home runs to power past the Athleticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea31f2179bf6434daadf7c0ba3883551Wed, 04 May 2016 04:54:58 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager and Leonys Martin hit home runs, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched seven solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 8-2 on Tuesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea31f2179bf6434daadf7c0ba3883551Low oil prices, freight rates hit Maersk group's Q1 profitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4386cdfd20ae45cc971778af70e1b43cWed, 04 May 2016 06:56:30 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says first-quarter underlying profit plunged to $224 million from $1.5 billion a year earlier, with all sectors showing a drop in performance except drilling and tanker shipping services.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4386cdfd20ae45cc971778af70e1b43cWarriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead on Portlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4496ce3d3d6e42d69d07d2639cbfc962Wed, 04 May 2016 06:04:00 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The defending champions mounted a remarkable comeback without MVP Stephen Curry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4496ce3d3d6e42d69d07d2639cbfc962LEADING OFF: Trout shatters slump; King Felix aims for tophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/788daf1a5c574d2cb9c7557587730508Wed, 04 May 2016 06:49:50 GMTA look at what's happening all around the majors today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/788daf1a5c574d2cb9c7557587730508Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f932b9f78fc948d2b05eaf02753c587bWed, 04 May 2016 07:45:23 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Detroit schools are expected to reopen Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f932b9f78fc948d2b05eaf02753c587bBaseball Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc71b8fd61d4e99a4d2b062be2daf16Wed, 04 May 2016 05:37:27 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Jose Quintana pitched eight crisp innings for his third straight win, and the AL-leading Chicago White Sox cooled off the Boston Red Sox with a 4-1 victory on Tuesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc71b8fd61d4e99a4d2b062be2daf16Kemp, Wallace power Padres to 5-3 win over Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f40e1fb2a7f45f886f7dbf4493f1727Wed, 04 May 2016 05:33:10 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Kemp and Brett Wallace hit back-to-back home runs and Andrew Cashner recovered from a shaky first inning to lead the San Diego Padres to a 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f40e1fb2a7f45f886f7dbf4493f17279 Muslim Albanians jailed for recruiting for terror groupshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6edb644b9ea34a1c954749f595d33ffcWed, 04 May 2016 07:25:01 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian court has sentenced nine Muslims to jail terms ranging from seven to 18 years for inciting terror, recruiting and sending more than 70 men to join rebel groups in Syria.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6edb644b9ea34a1c954749f595d33ffcSteen, Backes score twice, Blues rout Stars 6-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd2ab627c9df4b2fbad5c164cb1db535Wed, 04 May 2016 05:32:42 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — This time, the St. Louis Blues knew what to do with a two-goal lead. Go for more, more, more.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd2ab627c9df4b2fbad5c164cb1db535Cavaliers not crying foul over LeBron's lack of free throwshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6732b63959574387a1738e7321b2a71dWed, 04 May 2016 06:50:39 GMTINDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue celebrated his 39th birthday on Tuesday and proudly showed off a few gray hairs — silvery-speckled souvenirs of job-related stress.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6732b63959574387a1738e7321b2a71dGeorgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7582787c9f04909b167d440944a2304Wed, 04 May 2016 07:20:19 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7582787c9f04909b167d440944a2304Michael Douglas promotes peace and disarmament through arthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7378d0e14714ffabaa5282d2799a8c3Wed, 04 May 2016 06:56:39 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas says the winning posters in a global competition to commemorate the first U.N. General Assembly resolution 70 years ago calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons "instantly create a universal message of peace."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7378d0e14714ffabaa5282d2799a8c3Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel's Cuban takeoverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4dd0aff430546ba8dd316fd04a39b1eWed, 04 May 2016 05:39:13 GMTHAVANA (AP) — Fashionistas and celebrities from around the world flocked beneath klieg lights on a grand Havana colonial avenue transformed into a private runway for French fashion house Chanel.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4dd0aff430546ba8dd316fd04a39b1e'Waiting for order to kill:' China video seeks army recruitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9204ff27d64b4f3ca01536f0113d66f8Wed, 04 May 2016 06:14:54 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China's military is appealing to the younger generation with a slick new recruitment video featuring aircraft carriers, tanks and special forces troops, all set to a rousing rap-rock soundtrack.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9204ff27d64b4f3ca01536f0113d66f8Chinese court rules local company can use iPhone namehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d614ea4a3704d5dbea0dd1fae904752Wed, 04 May 2016 06:36:08 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Apple Inc. has lost a legal fight with a Chinese company that a Beijing court says is allowed to use the iPhone name on its products.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d614ea4a3704d5dbea0dd1fae904752