FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 19:07:47 -0700Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceViolenceWomen's basketballSports businessSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:33:28 GMTMany UN council members want Burundi elections postponed NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council president says "the predominant opinion" of members is that Burundi's elections should not take place as scheduled in late June.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsLocal electionsBurundiEast AfricaAfrica, 28 May 2015 00:04:55 GMTSea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.aGeneral newsOdditiesSea lionsAmusement and theme parksAnimalsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:38:31 GMTPhoto shows Chicago cops posing over black man with antlers (AP) — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:33:28 GMTBurundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections, Uganda (AP) — Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for a third term, a presidential spokesman said Wednesday.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsElectionsForeign aidNational electionsBurundiEast AfricaTanzaniaUgandaAfrica, 28 May 2015 00:46:22 GMTStackhouse gives Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday in the match-play final.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfCollege sportsBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:14:53 GMTAP source: Arrest made in massive downtown Los Angeles blaze ANGELES (AP) — A law enforcement official says a man has been arrested for allegedly causing a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArrestsFiresLaw and orderCrimeAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:01:15 GMTSkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane required an inspection.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBoiseIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:31:54 GMTNebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.By GRANT SCHULTE and ANNA GRONEWOLDaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:48:54 GMTLEADING OFF: Hamilton back in Texas; O's-White Sox play 2 look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:18:37 GMTSlow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday.By WAYNE PARRYhtBusinessGeneral newsGambling laws and regulationsSports bettingTechnology law and ethicsLegislatureGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsSports businessSportsTechnology issuesTechnologyNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:55:14 GMTHouse committee kills Ala. bill banning LGBT discrimination, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama House committee has killed a bill that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.By MARTIN SWANTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureWorkplace discriminationHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislationPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesGender issuesAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:54:47 GMTJury has verdict in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial, S.D. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:47:40 GMTMan pleads guilty to trying to ship guns and ammo to Lebanon, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of attempting to ship four pistols, two rifles, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition to his native Lebanon.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLafayetteUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:25:58 GMTNo sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:37:02 GMTHomeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19 (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsProperty damageAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:20:28 GMTJawbone files lawsuit against rival Fitbit YORK (AP) — In a clash of rival makers of fitness trackers, Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone to work for Fitbit, saying they stole trade secrets, business plans, market research, and other information.htBusinessTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral news, 28 May 2015 00:13:47 GMTNYC approves skyscraper in exchange for transit hub work YORK (AP) — City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff: a promise to make sweeping upgrades to nearby Grand Central Terminal that would allow more rush-hour trains on the subway's busiest lines.By MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsMass transit systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportationManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:43:20 GMTUS gives order for pipe company to finish oil spill cleanup, Calif. (AP) — Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years.aBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesAnimalsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:46:15 GMTUS senator in Cuba says normal relations 'weeks away' (AP) — The historic process of restoring long-severed diplomatic relationship between the U.S. and Cuba that began Dec. 17 will likely come to a successful end in a matter of weeks, a U.S. senator said during a visit to the island Wednesday.By BEN FOXiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsInternational relationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsEventsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:06:54 GMTDodgers send 3B Juan Uribe to Braves in 6-player trade ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a six-player trade that was initially blocked.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:45:31 GMTUS, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors are protesting a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's problems of censorship and intimidation.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBooks and literatureEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 01:30:58 GMTPolice: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies HURON, Mich. (AP) — A malnourished, abused 5-year-old girl has died, police said Wednesday, and authorities have removed another severely malnourished child and two other apparently healthy children from the southeastern Michigan home where she was found.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimePort HuronMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:18:16 GMTU2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead YORK (AP) — For more than three decades, U2's beloved tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, kept the band running on time. Sheehan died early Wednesday, just a few hours after U2 kicked off its latest tour. But promoters vowed the shows would go on in his memory, and they'd be on schedule.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:26:05 GMTArrest made in massive downtown Los Angeles blaze ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man they say caused a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArrestsFiresLaw and orderCrimeAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:30:53 GMTJury deliberates in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial, S.D. (AP) — The judge in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth says deliberating jurors have reached "some decisions" but are still working.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsJudicial electionsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLaw and orderGovernment and politicsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:10:32 GMTObama: Time left in office 'really concentrates the mind' (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."By DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingNational electionsElectionsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:29:59 GMTOnstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee HILL, Md. (AP) — An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMarylandTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:30:53 GMTProsecutors seek 7 years for Boston Marathon bomber's friend (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might have prevented a university police officer's shooting death by helping authorities find Tsarnaev instead of helping him, the officer's family said in a court filing Wednesday.aGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsViolent crimeBombingsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:43:21 GMTTheater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:57:39 GMTCurry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after frightening fall, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry said he has no lingering effects from his frightening fall and is ready to play Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketball, 28 May 2015 00:10:57 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairs, 28 May 2015 01:04:53 GMTCouple whose dogs killed woman get jail, community service, Ohio (AP) — A couple whose dogs fatally mauled a woman in Ohio have been sentenced to months of jail time and community service.aGeneral newsDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:07:31 GMTEx-LAPD officer wanted in killing was lying low in Mexico ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man while off-duty evaded authorities for more than two months by moving between the homes of family members in Mexico, staying mostly indoors and avoiding cellphones and social media, the FBI said Wednesday.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsPolice brutalityArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceCaliforniaMexicoLos AngelesEl PasoUnited StatesTexasNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 00:52:28 GMTNFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimeProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:37:49 GMTTours on USS Arizona Memorial suspended after ship hits dock (AP) — Tours on the USS Arizona Memorial have been suspended indefinitely after a vessel struck and damaged the structure's dock Wednesday, the National Park Service said.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsAttack on Pearl HarborHarborsWorld War IIEventsEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:53:10 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted bail, Trinidad (AP) — Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsInternational soccerMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:21:26 GMTAnti-mining protesters square off with troops in south Peru, Peru (AP) — Dozens of farmers and activists burned tires and briefly occupied a bridge in Peru's southern highlands Wednesday, defying troops sent to quell weeks of deadly protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.By FRANKLIN BRICENOiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 01:03:49 GMTPentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.By ROBERT BURNSwHealthGovernment and politicsAnthrax scaresState governmentsMilitary facilitiesMilitary legal affairsGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:39:12 GMTDavis hits 2 homers, Orioles beat Astros 5-4 (AP) — Chris Davis hit two homers, including a go-ahead solo shot in the eighth inning, to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.By TODD KARPOVICHsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:26:05 GMTPoor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire (AP) — A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 01:36:42 GMTDon't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIV (AP) — A major international study says HIV patients shouldn't delay in seeking treatment: Starting medication soon after diagnosis helps keep people healthy longer.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentMedicationMedical researchInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:20:12 GMTJury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations.By JAMES NORDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical scandalsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureState electionsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesState governmentsUnited StatesSouth DakotaNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:27:42 GMTParents charged with murder in death of malnourished child (AP) — Authorities have filed murder charges against a suburban Phoenix couple after the death of their 3-year-old daughter who weighed just 15 pounds.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:30:10 GMTMexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured CITY (AP) — A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.iGeneral newsActs of tortureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 01:36:13 GMTColombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGuerrilla warfareGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 00:22:42 GMTKanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:08:56 GMTTNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from '14 conference finals YORK (AP) — Cleveland's four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season's coverage.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsMen's basketballSports mediaTelevisionMediaProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 28 May 2015 00:58:19 GMTTeen sentenced to community service after starting wildfire DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a 14-year-old girl to serve 400 hours of community service for causing one of the worst wildfires in San Diego County last year.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:17:19 GMTPolice: Man dies at hospital after shot by police stun gun CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a man shocked by an officer's stun gun has died at a hospital.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 00:43:51 GMT