FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 14:27:39 -0700Verlander leaves with triceps cramping in Tigers' loss, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander left with cramping in his right triceps Friday during the third inning of the Detroit Tigers' 4-1 rain-shortened loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:16:19 GMTCourt upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship.aGeneral newsRwandan GenocideGenocidesNational courtsEventsWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryRwandaBostonUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaMassachusettsNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:13:23 GMTNY mayor: Someone may have 'inappropriately' tapped gas line YORK (AP) — Someone may have improperly tapped a gas line before an explosion that leveled three apartment buildings and injured nearly two dozen people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday as firefighters soaked the still-smoldering buildings and police searched for at least two missing people.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExplosionsAccidents and disastersUtilitiesCrimeMunicipal governmentsAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:38:31 GMTUS economic growth may be mild, but it's also really durable (AP) — The U.S. economy's tepid performance last quarter — a 2.2 percent annual growth rate — was typical of the economic rebound that began in the summer of 2009. Yet the sluggish pace of the recovery has a silver lining: This growth spurt has proved to be one of the most durable since World War II.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:24:45 GMTEuropean air authority to recommend 2 crew in cockpit, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to crash the plane.By JAN M. OLSENtTravelLifestyleGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationTransportation safetyEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDenmarkEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 19:25:13 GMTScoring change gives Capitals' OT winner to Kuznetsov (AP) — A scoring change has given credit to Evgeny Kuznetsov instead of Matt Niskanen for the overtime goal in the Washington Capitals' 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 27 Mar 2015 20:41:14 GMTRadioShack bankruptcy hearing drags on, Salus plans new bid, Del. (AP) — A lender who failed to win an auction this week for RadioShack's assets is planning to submit a new bid as a bankruptcy court hearing on the fate of the electronics retailer drags on.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 27 Mar 2015 20:47:12 GMTIndiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout (AP) — The wave of protests from businesses and on social media over Indiana's new religious objections law has many local officials working to counter the criticism.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:48:50 GMTOrioles-Rays game called by rain, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles' game with the Tampa Bay Rays was called because of rain in the fourth inning on Friday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:33 GMTMuseum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island, the same place where many of those immigrants first set foot in the U.S.By JEFF KAROUBtTravelLifestyleMuseumsImmigrationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaDetroitNew York CityMichiganMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Mar 2015 19:22:19 GMTJury reaches verdict in gender bias case against Silicon Valley venture capital firm FRANCISCO (AP) — Jury reaches verdict in gender bias case against Silicon Valley venture capital firm .htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issues, 27 Mar 2015 20:10:27 GMTThe Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashTransportation safetyAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaEuropePhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:56:10 GMT2nd western Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak PAUL, Minn. (AP) — State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that's deadly to poultry.aGeneral newsDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthPublic healthAgricultureIndustriesBusinessMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:23:57 GMTCharges against Arizona teens in alleged murder plot dropped, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have dropped charges against five Arizona high school students suspected of plotting another student's murder.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArizonaTucsonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:44:45 GMTLesnar marks WWE loyalty with main event at WrestleMania Lesnar will keep his heavyweight championship defenses on the WWE Network.By DAN GELSTONeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentMixed martial artsMen's martial artsEntertainment wrestlingWrestlingMartial artsMen's sports, 27 Mar 2015 20:18:50 GMTDeaths of hospital CEO and wife in fire ruled murder-suicide hospital executive who spent decades as an important figure in New Jersey politics and policy killed his wife, set their house ablaze, then killed himself, a prosecutor ruled Friday, finally giving an explanation six months later of the mysterious deaths.By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsSuicidesFiresCrimeState legislatureViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:51 GMTGerman airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German carrier to try to avoid liability, experts said Friday.By KARL RITTERiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGermanyFranceMontrealWestern EuropeEuropeQuebecCanadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:43:00 GMTJury reaches verdict in Silicon Valley gender-bias lawsuit FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in a sexual discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm that drew attention to gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:16:51 GMTNorth Dakota loses lowest jobless rate as oil prices slide, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota no longer has the lowest unemployment rate in the nation due in part to sliding oil drilling activity.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:48:42 GMTAuthorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and made partner before her fraud was discovered.By JOE MANDAKaBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:26:34 GMTMom of toddler found dead in backpack in creek pleads guilty, Ohio (AP) — The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead inside a backpack in an Ohio creek pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.By KANTELE FRANKOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderOhioColumbusMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:59 GMTNearly 100 get food poisoning; officials won't say from what (AP) — A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated.aGeneral newsPoisoningDiseases and conditionsHealthPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:29:32 GMTMan charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityHigher educationAfrican-AmericansVandalismEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeIndictmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:28:04 GMTYellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPrices, 27 Mar 2015 20:35:01 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 27 Mar 2015 20:34:46 GMTMassachusetts governor asks for snow disaster declaration (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker formally asked the federal government on Friday to declare a disaster in 10 Massachusetts counties after a relentless series of winter storms brought record snowfall and frigid temperatures, causing 25 deaths and costing the state and its cities and towns an estimated $400 million.By BOB SALSBERG and STEVE LeBLANCaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherDisaster planning and responseEmergency managementWeatherState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureAccidents and disastersMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:10:46 GMTDurant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season CITY (AP) — Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:19 GMTRomania questions ex-minister over 3 Picassos, 100 paintings, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.ALISON MUTLERiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeGovernment and politicsRomaniaBucharestEuropeEastern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 19:33:25 GMTHezbollah leader slams Saudi intervention in Yemen (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah group unleashed a tirade against Saudi Arabia on Friday over its intervention in Yemen, calling it "surprising and painful," and suggesting Riyadh would suffer a "humiliating defeat" if it didn't resolve the conflict through negotiations.By BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenLebanonIran, 27 Mar 2015 20:36:19 GMT15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:27:30 GMTWhite House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.By NEDRA PICKLERwHealthGovernment and politicsDrug resistanceAnimal healthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentPublic healthUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:35:51 GMTYemen's Aden a key battleground in conflict EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's city of Aden, a vital Arabian Sea port for centuries, is emerging as a key battleground in the fight between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backing the country's president and Shiite rebels and their allies.By HAMZA HENDAWI and ANITA CHANGiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestVolcanoesEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsEgyptYemenMiddle EastRed SeaNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 20:01:57 GMTChinese NGO considering legal action over police raid (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical activismInternational relationsNon-governmental organizationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:02:57 GMTAstronauts blast off for 1-year trip to space station, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blasted off early Saturday on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth.By DMITRY LOVETSKY and JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKazakhstanRussiaCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 20:46:48 GMTMagnitude-4.1 quake shakes central California; no damage, Calif. (AP) — A series of small earthquakes jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of damage.aGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:32:24 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:42:46 GMTVideo shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless man, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a hospitality ambassador in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating a homeless man.aGeneral newsInternational relationsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:46:22 GMTCo-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers — including a torn-up doctor's note that would have kept him off work the day authorities say he crashed Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountainside.By GEIR MOULSON and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsHealthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 20:48:11 GMTLackey, Harvey both pitch well, Cardinals beat Mets, Fla. (AP) — Starters John Lackey and Matt Harvey both pitched well Friday as the split-squad St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Friday.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:37:52 GMTWisconsin couple accused of locking teenage girl in basement, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple is accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a cold basement with no toilet or sink, forcing her to wear diapers and refusing to allow her to sit on furniture in the family home, according to criminal charges filed this week.By GRETCHEN EHLKEaGeneral newsCrimeWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:50:38 GMTDeath of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder charge (AP) — The Colorado woman accused of cutting the baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:22:18 GMTDaughter sues elder abuse investigator over father's will, Ore. (AP) — A former Medford police detective who specialized in investigating elder abuse has been accused of using her expertise to exploit the dementia of a Portland lawyer before his death last year.By STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthSeniors' healthPortlandVancouverOregonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 27 Mar 2015 19:34:43 GMTHernandez's fiancee: He told me to give cash to co-defendant RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has testified that after she dropped him off at a police station to be questioned over the slaying of her sister's boyfriend, he told her to meet one of his co-defendants and give him money.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:38:27 GMTA-Rod cousin pleads guilty in Florida steroids case (AP) — A cousin of New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez who was the star's longtime personal assistant pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug charge, the last remaining defendant in the probe into steroids illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsDopingDrug-related crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeSports governanceProfessional baseballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Mar 2015 19:41:16 GMTCapitals coach laments 'poor' play in 3-2 OT win over Devils (AP) — Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 27 Mar 2015 20:43:16 GMTA look at America's complicated collage of a Mideast policy (AP) — The United States' engagement in the volatile and unpredictable Middle East got more complicated this week, as American and Iranian negotiators sought a historic nuclear agreement while the U.S. provided intelligence for a Saudi-led air campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestInternational relationsTerrorismDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsUnited StatesIranSyriaIraqMiddle EastTehranSaudi ArabiaDistrict of ColumbiaYemenNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:36:05 GMTMental health vetting of pilots ineffective, US experts say (AP) — There is little effective, real-world screening of airline pilots for mental problems despite regulations in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere that say mental health should be part of their regular medical exams, pilots and safety experts said.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMental healthAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationEventsHealthFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:35:33 GMTColorado Republicans plan to file fetal homicide bill (AP) — Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bill.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesViolent crimeCrimePolitical organizationsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 19:27:01 GMTGOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead (AP) — Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 20:16:25 GMTKerry orders State Department review of records retention (AP) — The State Department has ordered an internal audit of the agency's record keeping after revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsInternational relations, 27 Mar 2015 20:17:18 GMT