FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 17:56:02 -0700Tentative special election date for ex-US Rep. Schock's seat, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday scheduled a special election for this summer to fill the vacancy caused by U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation, but he acknowledged the date likely would be pushed back to comply with federal voting law.aGeneral newsVotingState governmentsGovernment and politicsSpecial electionsElectionsCampaignsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:49:26 GMTKentucky's platoon system gives way to traditional rotation, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari's platoon system has given way to a nine-man rotation that gives the Kentucky coach plenty of combinations.By GARY B. GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:45:22 GMTAirplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota, Minn. (AP) — A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:52:49 GMTGirlfriend charged with murder in off-duty officer's death, Pa. (AP) — The girlfriend of an off-duty police officer has been charged with shooting him to death inside his home after she originally contended it happened accidentally when she removed a gun from their dog's mouth, authorities said.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsPolice brutalityViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:12:36 GMTCongressman's son a defendant in fraternity-death lawsuits, S.C. (AP) — The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:49:33 GMTObama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including eight serving life in prison, in an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsCrimeJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesVirginiaFloridaIowaIllinoisTennesseeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:22:53 GMTUConn's Ollie won't travel to Final Four because of new law, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.By PAT EATON-ROBBaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsState governmentsTravel laws and regulationsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:42:29 GMTBold steer's escape foiled by university's rodeo team member, Ky. (AP) — A roving steer lost its bid for freedom because it turns out the University of Kentucky has a rodeo team.aGeneral newsCollege sportsSports, 31 Mar 2015 22:45:08 GMTCapitals LW Alex Ovechkin reaches 50 goals for 6th time (AP) — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin became the sixth player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in six seasons, reaching the milestone Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 01 Apr 2015 00:00:28 GMTDefense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday, a day after they began presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:50:22 GMTDjokovic beats Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied from a set and a break down Tuesday to beat Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-0 in the fourth round of the Miami Open.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:33:14 GMTFujikawa fails to get any outs as Rangers lose to Cubs 15-10, Ariz. (AP) — Kyuji Fujikawa failed to retire any of the five batters he faced in an eight-run ninth inning as a Texas Rangers' split squad lost to the Chicago Cubs 15-10 Tuesday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 01 Apr 2015 00:02:06 GMTMichigan State title would be worth $1 million to Vegas man VEGAS (AP) — Derek Stevens didn't need to fill out a bracket to become a big winner in the NCAA Tournament. He's got a $1 million payout waiting if Michigan State keeps defying the odds and wins the national championship.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsLas VegasMichiganNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:57:05 GMTWainwright to start for Cardinals on opening night, Fla. (AP) — Next up for Adam Wainwright is opening night in Chicago. The right-hander proved he is ready to go by pitching into the seventh inning in St. Louis' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:32:03 GMTRauner schedules special election to replace Schock, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called for a special election to fill the vacancy caused by former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's resignation.aGeneral newsSpecial electionsState governmentsElectionsGovernment and politicsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:32:30 GMTSaban kicks Alabama RB Tyren Jones off team after his arrest, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has kicked a second Alabama football player off the team, swiftly dismissing reserve running back Tyren Jones following his arrest for marijuana possession.sSportsDrug-related crimeCollege footballArrestsFootballCrimeGeneral newsCollege sportsLaw and orderAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:33:38 GMTBrown grad student dies after jumping off campus building, R.I. (AP) — A Brown University graduate student from South Korea has died after jumping from the 12th floor of a campus building.aBusinessGeneral newsMath and science educationScienceHigher educationEducationSocial affairsSchool curricula, 01 Apr 2015 00:41:36 GMTPolice: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting, Calif. (AP) — A man and a woman were found dead after the man stormed a medical office building in downtown Fresno and shot the mother of his five children at close range, police in central California said Tuesday.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:11:06 GMTTiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean, Vt. (AP) — A new study has found that a tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean.By WILSON RINGaGeneral newsScienceBirdsOceansWater environmentAnimalsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentVermontLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:08:50 GMTLincecum pitches into 6th in Giants win over Rockies, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched into the sixth inning, Justin Maxwell went 3 for 3 with three RBIs, and the San Francisco Giants rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday in an exhibition game.By RICK EYMERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:56:19 GMTMan, 20, charged with misdemeanor in St. Louis train attack LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man was charged Tuesday with assaulting a St. Louis light-rail commuter who reported he was attacked after being asked about last summer's police shooting death of Michael Brown and the ensuing racial unrest in nearby Ferguson.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsHate crimesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeViolent crimeEventsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:16:41 GMTNurse imprisoned in Ohio malnutrition death has new charges, Ohio (AP) — A nurse serving a 10-year prison sentence in the malnutrition death of an Ohio teenager with cerebral palsy has been charged with health care fraud.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:38:54 GMTChristie spars with teacher at New Jersey town hall, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a heated exchange over pensions with a public school teacher at a town hall meeting Tuesday that was marked by frequent outbursts from protesters.By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:19:51 GMTTexas university breaks silence on McConaughey speech fee (AP) — A Texas university that booked Matthew McConaughey as its May commencement speaker has broken the silence on the Texas-born actor's speaking fee.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEducationSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:43:35 GMTLoan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducation costsEducationPersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessStudent financesSocial affairsConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairs, 01 Apr 2015 00:04:32 GMTMcClendon ejected during Mariners' 8-6 loss to Indians, Ariz. (AP) — Felix Hernandez left in the second inning of his final tuneup before Seattle's opener. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon didn't last much longer.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaColumbusSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhioCalifornia, 01 Apr 2015 00:35:48 GMTLPGA Tour extends Commissioner Mike Whan's contract MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan has agreed to a six-year contract extension through 2020.sSportsGolfSports governanceSports transactionsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:57:16 GMTTrumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsEventsArizonaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:28:31 GMTNo nuke agreement yet: Iran talks push past deadline, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsLegislatureDiplomacyForeign policyGovernment policyTehranUnited StatesIranIsraelRussiaSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 01 Apr 2015 00:12:08 GMTCuba delegate reports 'civilized' talks on rights with US (AP) — Cuban and U.S. delegations on Tuesday ended a preparatory meeting for holding future negotiations on human rights without setting a date, agenda or host for those talks.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:03:05 GMTTanaka gives up 3 runs as Yankees lose to Twins 3-1 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersNew York CityTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 31 Mar 2015 22:36:06 GMT'Tum Tum' gives energetic boost to Final Four-bound Spartans LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lourawls Nairn Jr. has always been a team player.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:11:48 GMTNew trial for man convicted of killing wife's grandma in '87, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered a new trial for a brain-damaged man sentenced to life in prison for the 1987 killing of his wife's 88-year-old grandmother — a conviction protested by high-profile supporters including writers Arthur Miller and William Styron.By DAVE COLLINSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeFiresViolent crimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersManchesterConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:22:07 GMTBuhari wins in Nigeria, defeating Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians returned a 72-year-old former military dictator to power Tuesday in the most hotly contested election in the country's history.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africa, 31 Mar 2015 23:16:11 GMTGausman gives up 4 runs to Rays in Orioles' 4-3 loss, Fla. (AP) — Competing for the fifth spot in the Baltimore Orioles' rotation, Kevin Gausman gave up four runs in 3 2-3 innings of a 4-3 loss to a Tampa Bay Rays split-squad on Tuesday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballEventsSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:55:45 GMTJeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesCelebrity, 31 Mar 2015 23:19:46 GMTReport: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014 NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeTerrorismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestNigeriaUnited StatesMiddle EastWest AfricaEgyptIranAfricaNorth AmericaNorth Africa, 01 Apr 2015 00:55:14 GMTJapan tankan survey: businesses wary, spending plans flat (AP) — A survey by the Japanese central bank finds Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 00:36:34 GMTOversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Tuesday he is issuing subpoenas to two Secret Service agents who witnessed an episode in which two high-ranking agency officials are accused of driving into a secure area at the White House without authorization.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsSubpoenasLaw enforcement agenciesNational securityLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defense, 01 Apr 2015 00:19:55 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:38:52 GMTHealth providers' stand could invite other execution methods DIEGO (AP) — With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsSmall businessDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesKansas CityMissouriUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 00:02:25 GMTCliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government.By MICHELLE RINDELS and RILEY SNYDERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsState legislatureNatural resource managementNational governmentsLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislationLand environmentNevadaCarson CityLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:47:22 GMT'X Files' actor David Duchovny to release 1st album in May YORK (AP) — "X Files" actor David Duchovny is releasing his first music album.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 31 Mar 2015 23:34:34 GMTUniversity of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname FORKS, N.D. (AP) — The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname.aGeneral newsSportsNorth DakotaGrand ForksUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:43:13 GMTTennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes, Tenn. (AP) — When he gave his farewell press conference after an unwanted exit from Texas, Rick Barnes predicted he'd be coaching again "quicker than you probably think."By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsSports governanceEventsSports transactionsSports businessAgricultureIndustriesBusinessTennesseeKnoxvilleTexasHickoryUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 31 Mar 2015 23:29:53 GMTChristie private lottery deal helped friends, missed targets (AP) — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's move to privatize the state lottery's management has benefited firms close to the governor while failing to deliver expected income gains.By JEFF HORWITZwGovernment and politicsState governments, 31 Mar 2015 22:46:49 GMTAfter Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targets (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized the management of New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.By JEFF HORWITZwGovernment and politicsLotteriesState governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:48:01 GMTBullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Alaska airport, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight.aGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationAlaskaJuneauSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 01 Apr 2015 00:45:22 GMTUS gives up another late goal in 1-1 tie at Switzerland (AP) — Leading by one goal at halftime against Switzerland, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann warned his players: "never joke with an Italian referee."By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsInternational soccerSwitzerlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:48:35 GMTUS Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsLabor economyEconomyProduction facilitiesInternational tradeMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnelCorporate newsMinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolisNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:55:18 GMT