FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2015 19:11:40 -0700Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literaturePulitzer Prize AwardsEntertainmentEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:55:30 GMTPoles wait for FBI chief to apologize over Holocaust remarks, Poland (AP) — Obama did it, now the FBI director has done it, and each time it has caused huge offense to a U.S. ally: using language to suggest that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThe HolocaustInternational relationsNazismLaw enforcement agenciesEventsPolandUnited StatesGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 00:54:15 GMT$134M proposed for 10 BP-funded oil spill recovery projects, Miss. (AP) — State and federal officials overseeing $1 billion provided by BP PLC to spur recovery from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill said Monday that they're proposing another 10 projects totaling $134 million.By JEFF AMY and JANET McCONNAUGHEYaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesAnimalsFishEnvironmental conservation and preservationTurtlesDisaster planning and responseBirdsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesWildlifeNatural resource managementReptilesGulf of MexicoMississippiTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:30:23 GMTProsecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya.By TRISHA THOMAS and COLLEEN BARRYiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsEuropeItalyLibyaSicilyMaltaMiddle EastEritreaEast AfricaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 00:48:27 GMTArgentine prosecutor rejects case against president AIRES (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor on Monday dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, effectively putting an end to a case that had exposed deep divisions in the South American nation.By PETER PRENGAMANiGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryIranArgentinaBuenos AiresMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 00:02:59 GMTOrder outlines $3.2 million payments in Chinese drywall case ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court has released $3.2 million to be divided among seven Virginia homeowners and their lawyers from a manufacturer of defective Chinese drywall.aBusinessGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 00:01:56 GMTQuestions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsReligious strifeGovernment programsTerrorismWar and unrestRadicalismCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsUnited StatesLos AngelesMinneapolisNorth AmericaCaliforniaMinnesota, 21 Apr 2015 00:03:13 GMTLittle 9: Cavaliers bench players boosting team's "Big 3", Ohio (AP) — For all their talent and celebrity, the Cavaliers' "Big 3" can't win an NBA title by themselves.By TOM WITHERSsSportsCelebrityMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:31:08 GMTUN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea, Australia (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said a boatload of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. report on Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAustraliaVietnamOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 00:06:39 GMTMinnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeMilitant groupsIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 01:12:11 GMTAgency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales (AP) — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWhalesEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:19:34 GMTBird flu confirmed at Iowa farm with 5.3 million chickens MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.By DAVID PITTaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:03:28 GMTNuclear waste drums appear stable after signs of reactions, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of drums of radioactive waste at one of the nation's premier weapons laboratories are stable after some showed signs of chemical reactions over the past year, according to federal officials.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsScienceWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 22:41:19 GMTJudge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge ordered the founder of a luxury Montana mountain resort back to jail Monday, saying he failed to disclose what happened to $13.8 million from the sale of a resort in Mexico.By AMY BETH HANSON and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMontanaHelenaMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Apr 2015 23:39:51 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 00:45:33 GMTBobby Brown's lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown has opened eyes (AP) — Bobby Brown's lawyer issued a statement Monday saying the singer's daughter has "opened her eyes" nearly three months after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 21 Apr 2015 00:06:55 GMTReview: Renee Fleming delightful in madcap 'Living on Love' YORK (AP) — What if you produced a play about soccer players and managed to get Pele to be in it? Or convinced Ruth Bader Ginsburg to star in a show set in a courthouse?By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsBooks and literatureNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:25:45 GMTAppeals court rules against higher water rates for big users ANGELES (AP) — An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water-rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage people to save water.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsCourtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationJudiciaryGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:37:03 GMTLawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics (AP) — Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.By KEVIN FREKINGwGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment regulationsLegislationGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLegislatureProducts and servicesCorporate news, 20 Apr 2015 23:19:00 GMTUS to announce decision for Nevada, California sage grouse, Nev. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:55:02 GMTNevada Common Core test crashes again on first full day back VEGAS (AP) — Nevada schools will have to document at least two attempts if they can't or won't finish the troubled Common Core testing, as two other states seemed to bounce back from technical problems that halted the federally mandated assessment process.By SALLY HOaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingEducationSocial affairsNevadaLas VegasMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:50:05 GMTBombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsInternational relationsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyArmed forcesMilitary and defenseYemenTehranIranSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 22:46:19 GMTEnvironmentalists contest broadened use of new herbicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleEnvironmentWildlifeWeedsEnvironmental activismEnvironment and naturePlantsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 22:56:55 GMTTelescope opponents deliver petition to governor's office (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige's chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members from a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsArrestsExecutive branchGovernment and politicsCabinetsLaw and orderCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:49:14 GMTRestoration projects in $134 million preliminary agreement, Miss. (AP) — Here's a look at 10 projects given preliminarily approval to share in $134 million in funding from BP PLC's $1 billion set-aside dedicated to recovery from its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:aBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesNature reservesWildlifeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLand environmentNatural resource managementMississippiAlabamaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:45:07 GMTUS to send Ukraine $18 million in food, health, shelter aid (AP) — The United States will supply Ukraine with nearly $18 million in aid to provide shelter, food vouchers, potable water and health and sanitation in regions affected by fighting between government forces and pro-Russia fighters.wGovernment and politicsHealthy eatingNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseLifestyleUkraineUnited StatesRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:41:14 GMTSapling planted in Michael Brown's memory destroyed, Mo. (AP) — Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they will replace two recently planted saplings this week, including one planted in memory of 18-year-old Michael Brown.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:40:55 GMTSheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday.By KELLY P. KISSEL and SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsCrimeGun politicsLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:53:58 GMTEuropean physicist discusses Higgs boson at Brown University, R.I. (AP) — The historic 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson particle and the particle accelerator that detected it are getting scientists closer to understanding the creation of the universe, the head of the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Monday.By AMY ANTHONYaGeneral newsScienceHigher educationPhysicsEducationSocial affairsGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2015 23:16:36 GMTMore copies of Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir being printed FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's state-owned publishing house is printing more copies of the best-selling memoir by prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:37:46 GMTRaptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMusicMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:58:43 GMT'Groundhog Day' musical to premiere at London's Old Vic (AP) — A stage musical based on the time-looping movie "Groundhog Day" is to have its world-premiere production at London's Old Vic Theatre. Day after day after day.By JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPerforming artsEntertainmentHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 20 Apr 2015 23:14:01 GMTFamily spokesman: Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet.By MARTIN SWANTaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsAlabamaBirminghamUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:52:15 GMTUS judge puts off Durst weapons charge trial until September ORLEANS (AP) — Jailed real estate heir Robert Durst's trial on a federal weapons charge has been postponed from June to September.aGeneral newsIllegal weaponsNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:10:54 GMTCalifornia boy found asleep in car that was stolen, Calif. (AP) — An 8-year-old boy snoozing in the backseat of his family's running car slept through his brief kidnapping Monday after the vehicle was stolen in front of his California home, his parents said.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeFairfieldCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:29:23 GMTBaltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:36:04 GMTThe Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family p.m.By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsBoston MarathonMarathonsMen's sportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsTerrorismTrack and fieldEventsWar and unrestMassachusettsBostonKenyaEthiopiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaNew York, 21 Apr 2015 01:14:40 GMTEagles sign quarterback Tim Tebow to 1-year contract (AP) — Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.By ROB MAADDIsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:03:44 GMTUtah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:22:46 GMTThe Latest: Captain and crew member arrested a.m. (2341 GMT, 7:41 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSummitsMigration ratesArrestsPolitical refugeesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCrimeInternational relationsEconomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman welfareBusinessEuropePolandItalyGenevaLibyaSicilyMediterranean SeaMiddle EastUnited StatesGreeceLuxembourgEast AfricaEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSwitzerlandNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:49:49 GMTReport: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would need two teams to call it home to be a steady money-maker for the city where it would be constructed.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionMunicipal governmentsSports businessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:41:49 GMTDevelopments in tensions between police and communities of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMichiganDetroitTulsaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahoma, 21 Apr 2015 00:25:36 GMTDetroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's hockeyHockeyAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyMen's sportsDetroitUnited StatesCalgaryMichiganNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 21 Apr 2015 00:05:43 GMTCalifornian arrested for trying to scale White House fence (AP) — A California man accused of climbing over a White House fence was released from jail Monday after appearing in Superior Court in Washington.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeDistrict of ColumbiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:20:41 GMTRoyal Caribbean and Hasbro are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:htTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 20 Apr 2015 23:08:52 GMTJury begins deliberations in Iowa spousal sex abuse case, Iowa (AP) — Jurors went home Monday following an afternoon of deliberating the case of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, who suffered from dementia.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState legislatureCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2015 23:24:35 GMTUniversity of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration (AP) — The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday.By COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsHigher educationRecreational drug laws and regulationsEducationSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:08:08 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballSports, 21 Apr 2015 01:01:26 GMTUS, Japan talks fail to close gap on farm, auto trade (AP) — The U.S. and Japan need further work to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsEconomyAgricultureIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:17:01 GMTHormel says bird flu outbreak will hurt turkey sales YORK (AP) — Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak.fBusinessDisease outbreaksGeneral newsPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:18:53 GMT