FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Oct 2015 11:34:15 -07:00California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections, 06 Oct 2015 18:20:26 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation. to enact tough equal pay law to address wage gap, 06 Oct 2015 18:05:12 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California are getting new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme, 06 Oct 2015 18:05:00 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a "platform for profit" by accepting over $1 million in bribes and a trip to New Orleans from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday. Harvey absent from Mets workout with no explanation, 06 Oct 2015 18:23:11 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey is absent from the New York Mets workout at Citi Field and the team does not know why. Latest: Death toll from storm rises to 17, 06 Oct 2015 18:08:07 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): Latest: UN chief calls for probe of Palestinian deaths, 06 Oct 2015 17:42:35 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israel following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local). Prize for key discoveries about subatomic particles, 06 Oct 2015 18:01:48 GMTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for key discoveries about a cosmic particle that whizzes through space at nearly the speed of light, passing easily through Earth and even your body. unveils new Surface laptop, other updates, 06 Oct 2015 17:25:14 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is doubling down on its Surface devices business, unveiling a new laptop Tuesday alongside an updated tablet. concerns abound in aftermath of flooding, 06 Oct 2015 17:43:10 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many areas in South Carolina's capital city - a metropolitan area home to more than 800,000 - have been covered by record amounts of water this week in historic flooding. The rain subsided, but as families returned to their homes to assess damage, officials warned them about health-related problems, too. Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family, 06 Oct 2015 17:51:41 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy. declares mudslide-hit community uninhabitable, 06 Oct 2015 17:25:03 GMTSANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Prosecutors in Guatemala said Tuesday they have opened an investigation into who allowed homes to be built in an unsafe area where a massive mudslide killed at least 161 people. says F1 could be sold in 2015, 3 potential buyers, 06 Oct 2015 18:27:40 GMTFormula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone said Tuesday that the motorsport series could be sold this year and there are three interested buyers.,000 form human peace sign to honor John Lennon in NYC, 06 Oct 2015 18:12:49 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono and tried to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign. Hill Buzz: Pelosi, Chaffetz differ on burger invite, 06 Oct 2015 18:27:32 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Just days into his long-shot bid for speaker of the House, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah is already butting heads with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. European nations work jointly to secure borders, 06 Oct 2015 17:55:44 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Several Eastern European countries are cooperating on controlling the flow of migrants at the external borders of the European Union — a program a top Hungarian official said Tuesday could set an example for the rest of the 28-nation bloc. Latest: University of South Carolina avoids worst floods, 06 Oct 2015 18:26:50 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): not 100 percent sure South Carolina will host LSU game, 06 Oct 2015 18:11:41 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" that Saturday's football game against No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of the devastating floods that hit the state this past weekend. Teen pulled gun on college student, prompting lockdown, 06 Oct 2015 17:33:48 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — A teenager pulled a gun on a student outside a community college building, prompting a campus lockdown and police search and leading to the teen's arrest, police said. data sharing pact with US ruled invalid, 06 Oct 2015 18:29:33 GMTLUXEMBOURG (AP) — Facebook and thousands of other companies could find it vastly more complicated to do business in Europe after a court ruled that personal data sent to U.S. servers is potentially unsafe from government spying. White New York officer targeted black NBA player, 06 Oct 2015 17:47:59 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer representing a professional basketball player arrested outside a New York City nightclub has told a jury his client was targeted because he's black. auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered, 06 Oct 2015 18:22:52 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology. John Krahn, 7-foot, 400-pound high school lineman, 06 Oct 2015 17:52:59 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — John Krahn is among the biggest football players ever to don pads and a helmet. And he's still in high school. Latest: UN official warns EU on 'hotspot' migrant triage, 06 Oct 2015 17:54:41 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local. released from prison in Egypt leaves country, 06 Oct 2015 18:06:11 GMTCAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Fahmy, a journalist who was released from prison in Egypt last month, posted on social media that he left the country Tuesday. Mitch Rapp returns in 'The Survivor', 06 Oct 2015 18:19:10 GMT"Vince Flynn The Survivor: a Mitch Rapp Novel" (Atria/Emily Bestler Books), by Kyle Mills lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed, 06 Oct 2015 18:08:17 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two Boston men in 2012. threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler, 06 Oct 2015 17:40:59 GMTDETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. bombers claimed by IS kill 15 in Yemen's Aden, 06 Oct 2015 17:20:40 GMTSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Suicide car bombings targeting exiled Yemeni officials and the Saudi and Emirati troops backing their efforts to retake the country killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials earlier blamed on Yemen's Shiite rebels. investigators probe Amtrak train accident in Vermont, 06 Oct 2015 17:20:01 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating the derailment in central Vermont of a Washington, D.C.-bound Amtrak train after it hit rocks that had fallen onto the tracks, sending two cars down an embankment and injuring seven people, the head of Amtrak said Tuesday. criticizes government regulation of on-demand economy, 06 Oct 2015 17:46:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed Tuesday to cap the number of regulations government can impose on businesses, particularly "on-demand" startups like Uber and Airbnb that he considers models for a changing national economy. to eateries: Use paper plates in California drought, 06 Oct 2015 17:21:33 GMTFORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — A California city has ordered restaurants to cut back on dishwashing by using disposable plates, cutlery and cups as a way to save water during the fourth year of drought in the state. More US hospitals are encouraging breast-feeding, 06 Oct 2015 17:41:36 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say more hospitals are encouraging new mothers to breast-feed.'Jay Leno's Garage' rolls into prime-time on CNBC, 06 Oct 2015 17:54:08 GMTBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jay Leno says it's been easy to lure Francis Ford Coppola, Laurence Fishburne and other famous folks to his new car-centric TV show. town eyes parking near beaches for residents only, 06 Oct 2015 18:18:31 GMTDEAL, N.J. (AP) — Even as work crews are widening its beaches with sand paid for by every American taxpayer, one wealthy Jersey shore town plans to prevent the public from parking near those beaches. City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park, 06 Oct 2015 17:41:00 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning. Jennings returning to general manager job with Marlins, 06 Oct 2015 18:05:51 GMTMIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins say Dan Jennings is returning to his former job as general manager after moving to the dugout as manager this season.' president says he doesn't want Russian air base, 06 Oct 2015 18:07:17 GMTMINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus doesn't want to host a Russian military air base, President Alexander Lukashenko said Tuesday, a statement that highlighted a strain between the two neighbors and allies. entry into Syria's air wars raises worries, 06 Oct 2015 18:04:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict. found inside portable toilet gets arrested on warrants, 06 Oct 2015 17:39:08 GMTEUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A woman wanted on identity theft charges has been arrested in Oregon after a construction worker lifted the lid of a portable toilet to find her hiding inside. Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession, 06 Oct 2015 17:36:13 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced. comptroller: Wall Street profits hit $11.3B in 6 months, 06 Oct 2015 17:13:54 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The securities industry in New York City tallied $11.3 billion in profits during the first half of 2015, higher than in the past three years, while also adding jobs last year for the first time since 2011, the state comptroller reported Tuesday. Vikings stadium to include 500 works of art, 06 Oct 2015 17:22:40 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums. police crack down on pickpockets targeting tourists, 06 Oct 2015 18:19:54 GMTPARIS (AP) — Paris police say they are getting a handle on crime against tourists. co-pilot passes out, diverting flight to New Mexico, 06 Oct 2015 18:17:45 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A United Airlines flight from Houston to San Francisco had to be diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico, after the co-pilot passed out. Rap group posted video of gun flashed near officer, 06 Oct 2015 18:24:34 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a video posted online that shows someone flash a gun while filming a police officer is an attempt at publicity from a 1990s rap group looking to spark a comeback. upholds decision denying Indiana Dunes liquor license, 06 Oct 2015 17:20:35 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State officials have upheld a local board's decision denying a liquor license to a politically connected developer who won a contract to bring a restaurant, bar and banquet hall to the beachfront of Indiana Dunes State Park. Carolina sees sun, but flooding ordeal far from over, 06 Oct 2015 18:22:11 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths. tosses conviction in infamous '90 NYC tourist killing, 06 Oct 2015 18:15:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A man imprisoned for a quarter-century in a notorious tourist killing was granted a new trial Tuesday when a judge overturned his conviction in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city., crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers, 06 Oct 2015 18:17:46 GMTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The El Faro carried a crew of 33 when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship: generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest, 06 Oct 2015 18:10:30 GMTSURDA, West Bank (AP) — A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.