FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 16:57:05 -0700Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the private Fed discussions at issue took place, and dealt with general economic matters.By MARCY GORDONfBusiness, 04 May 2015 23:40:23 GMTMissouri Senate votes to override veto of welfare limits CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:36:50 GMTHuge waves in California lure surfers, crowds to beaches BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as surfers sliced across 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:52 GMTMet show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it.By JOCELYN NOVECKtTravelLifestyleFashion designMuseumsVisual artsDecorative artsArt galleriesMoviesArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 22:31:24 GMT'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to police ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car has been ordered to apologize to officers as part of a plea deal.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentRace and ethnicityCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:43:40 GMTStudy: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsHealthScienceEnergy industryIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnergy and the environmentPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:08:47 GMTTestimony wraps up in trial of man charged in lottery scam, N.D. (AP) — Testimony wrapped up Monday in the case of man on trial in North Dakota for what authorities say was a role in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked victims out of millions of dollars.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaNorth DakotaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:31:08 GMT'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:06:35 GMTTransit trains crash in Mexico City, no early injury reports CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says that two transit system trains have collided at a station near the city's international airport.iGeneral newsAccidentsMass transit systemsAccidents and disastersTransportationMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:05:02 GMTColombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition, Colombia (AP) — Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."By CESAR GARCIAiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCrimeTheftBooks and literatureEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleColombiaBogotaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 21:52:21 GMTWilliams beats Stephens, advances to Madrid Open 3rd round (AP) — Serena Williams needed just 58 minutes to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 6-4, 6-0 Monday and reach the third round of the Madrid Open.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsTennisSpainMadridAustraliaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:52:42 GMTBrazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva DE JANEIRO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.By BRAD BROOKSiBusinessGeneral newsCampaign finance improprietiesPolitical corruptionPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsCrimeCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:24:45 GMTAP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyObituariesExerciseAccidents and disastersAccommodationsTravelLifestyleDiet and exerciseProducts and servicesCorporate newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 23:34:08 GMTNew book tells story of Wright brothers"The Wright Brothers" (Simon & Schuster), by David McCulloughBy RASHA MADKOUReArts and entertainmentSiblingsBooks and literatureRelationshipsLifestyleEntertainment, 04 May 2015 21:57:33 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.iGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaKenyaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 22:41:49 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessContracts and ordersEconomyProduction facilitiesCable televisionMen's boxingBoxingGovernment regulationsMobile mediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryCorporate newsCorporate managementPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsStock marketsFinancial marketsTelevisionMediaMen's sportsSportsBrusselsNew YorkUnited StatesBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:02:01 GMTWarriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.By ANTONIO GONZALEZaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOaklandClevelandAkronCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeOhio, 04 May 2015 22:53:26 GMTOregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsGun politicsLegislationCrimeLegislatureViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:36:43 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 23:34:34 GMTClinton agrees to testify on Benghazi, emails this month (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is willing to testify once on Capitol Hill later this month about the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her email practices during her tenure as secretary of state, her attorney told lawmakers in a letter Monday.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLegislatureLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:02:28 GMTFox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 04 May 2015 22:53:09 GMTSinger Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.By SALLY HOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCourt citationsCrimeBoxingMen's boxingLaw and orderSportsMen's sportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:12:25 GMTColorado theater shooter asked police if children were hurt, Colo. (AP) — A video played for jurors in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes includes a dazed-sounding Holmes asking detectives "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"By SADIE GURMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaDenver, 04 May 2015 23:45:14 GMTEbola victim's family says hospital's donation falls short (AP) — The family of the only person to die of Ebola in the United States said a Dallas hospital's donation to combat the disease in Africa fell far short of what they hoped.By EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsIndividual givingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPhilanthropySocial affairsLiberiaMonroviaDallasUnited StatesTexasWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:50:02 GMTTexas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling, Texas (AP) — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries — a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."By WILL WEISSERTaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureMunicipal governmentsEnergy and the environmentState governmentsLegislationLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDentonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:31:32 GMTNuclear weapons lab worker seriously burned in accident ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.aGeneral newsScientific research facilitiesNuclear weaponsScientific researchScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:11:30 GMTRiviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip VEGAS (AP) — If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMoviesGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:11:38 GMTWoman gets 24 years for fatal crash after drunk tweet LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:02:56 GMTPhilly lawyer joins effort to restore Ali's childhood home, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new business partner in his corner.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsSportsHome remodelingBoxingHome buyingMen's boxingResidential real estateLifestyleHome designHome and gardenMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 05 May 2015 00:01:33 GMTNY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence YORK (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate was arrested Monday on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said they captured him on wiretaps boasting of his power.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionState legislatureLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislaturePolitical issuesState governmentsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:38:31 GMTBoxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaSports mediaBoxingMen's boxingCopyrightSportsOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMen's sportsIntellectual property, 04 May 2015 23:11:16 GMTBritish artist pokes fun at contemporary art"Playing to the Gallery: Helping Contemporary Art in its Struggle to Be Understood" (Penguin Books), by Grayson PerryBy ANN LEVINeArts and entertainmentVisual artsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 04 May 2015 22:04:19 GMTWisconsin family's bike ride turns deadly as shooting erupts, Wis. (AP) — The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:14:48 GMTLauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentInternational relationsCelebrityGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 04 May 2015 23:31:53 GMTBox Office Top 20: 'Avengers' sequel soars to $191.3 million ANGELES (AP) — A jam-packed sports weekend didn't stop moviegoers from trekking to theaters in droves to see the Avengers sequel, which posted a massive $191.3 million North American opening, Disney said Monday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 04 May 2015 22:06:46 GMTMan charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from museum, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTheftCelebrityCrimeMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:20 GMTPolice look into video that ACLU calls racial profiling (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.By DONNA BRYSONaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityColorado SpringsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:58:59 GMTPolice: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday.By BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFAROaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeArrestsCrimeKentucky DerbyTheftLaw and orderEventsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsLouisvilleKentuckyTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 04 May 2015 22:09:20 GMTStarboard Value says it bought 4M shares of Brink's YORK (AP) — Activist investment firm Starboard Value says it bought an 8.2 percent stake in armored car company Brink's, and it called the stock undervalued.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:56:38 GMTObama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:18:55 GMTGeorgia town to remove Christian flag flying over City Hall, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a central Georgia city say they'll remove a Christian flag flying over City Hall.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:01:42 GMTAirlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTravelLifestyle, 04 May 2015 22:40:07 GMTTrailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape, Pa. (AP) — A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said.aGeneral newsFire weatherFiresWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:44:15 GMTEx-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTrafficLegal proceedingsSubpoenasCabinet appointments and nominationsLaw and orderTransportationCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:10:07 GMT5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue BP over 2010 spill ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against BP and other companies by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:36:28 GMTAccused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:02:45 GMTBaltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:12:54 GMTCoca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014, Venezuela (AP) — Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure the government to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program that's been at the heart of the drug war for over a decade.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsColombiaVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:40:24 GMTHolcim and Lafarge will sell some assets to complete deal YORK (AP) — Holcim and Lafarge have agreed to sell cement plants, distribution terminals and other assets in order to complete their merger, which will make the world's largest cement company.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesOwnership changesCorporate newsEuropeCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:01:20 GMTJury in Etan Patz '79 missing-boy case gets new aid: printer YORK (AP) — Jurors in the New York murder trial involving the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY-tahn payts) have asked for dozens of exhibits, legal pads full of notes and a spreadsheet to organize their thoughts. And now they even have a printer to put their spreadsheet on paper.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 21:49:36 GMT