FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 16:42:18 -0700Kentucky'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 GMTJudge: Jury can decide Alabama's Gulf-oil-spill claims ORLEANS (AP) — A judge says Alabama's Gulf oil-spill-damage claims under the federal Oil Pollution Act can be heard by a jury.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlabamaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:49 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said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer by reducing harsh sentences that were handed down under outdated guidelines.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsCrimeJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral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 GMTFAA investigates 2 laser incidents by Newark Liberty airport, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are looking into more laser-pointing incidents at Newark Liberty International Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNewarkNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:10:00 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) — Alex Ovechkin has become only the sixth player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in a season six times.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 23:43:02 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 GMTPurported kidnappers want apology from California police FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessKidnappingMissing personsCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:05:33 GMTMinnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory (AP) — A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China.By JEFF BAENENaGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingSmugglingIndictmentsInternational tradeEnvironmental concernsElephantsRhinocerosCrimeWildlifeEducationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLaw and orderEconomyBusinessInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMammalsAnimalsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNatural resource managementSocial affairsChinaUnited StatesSt. CloudMinnesotaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:57:11 GMTCar drives into Philadelphia nail salon; 1 killed, 3 injured (AP) — A car has crashed into a northeast Philadelphia nail salon, killing a customer and injuring three other people.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 23:17:28 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessHome pricesPricesInformation technologyComputing and information technologyReal estateEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsConsumer products and servicesCorporate stockCorporate newsTechnologyNew YorkUnited StatesNew York CityNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:56:20 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 GMT8 journalists to receive awards for excellence in reporting (AP) — Josh Lederman of The Associated Press and Jim Avila of ABC News have won the Merriman Smith Award for presidential coverage under deadline pressure.wGovernment and politicsJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:12:16 GMTDress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesCrimeNational securityPoliceGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLaw enforcement agenciesMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:51:55 GMTFederal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the Federal Railroad Administration has stumped in New York for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 31 Mar 2015 22:26:37 GMTNASCAR finds Ryan Newman's race team manipulated tires, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR levied harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team Tuesday after determining Richard Childress Racing manipulated the tires Newman used at Auto Club Speedway in California.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:17:11 GMTComedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaComedy performanceOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:34:28 GMTLufthansa: Co-pilot disclosed earlier "severe depression", Germany (AP) — Lufthansa knew that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from an episode of "severe depression" before he finished his flight training with the German airline.By DAVID McHUGH and JOAN LOWYiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsDepressionEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMental healthHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentGermanyFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:03:58 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 GMTIndiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.By TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesGender issuesLocal governmentsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndianaArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:27:32 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 GMTMan found dead on golf course; hypothermia suspected, Minn. (AP) — Authorities believe exposure to the chilly weather killed a man whose naked body was found on a golf course near his home in northwestern Minnesota.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMinnesotaCrookstonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:31:17 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, 31 Mar 2015 21:58:51 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 relationsLegislatureForeign policyGovernment policyTehranUnited StatesIranIsraelSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 23:15:16 GMTLA coroner defers on death of soccer player hit by car ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner's office will wait for blood and urine test results before determining what caused the death of a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who was hit by a car.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMen's soccerAthlete healthSoccerCollege sportsMen's sportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationCaliforniaBerkeleyLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:55:16 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 GMTAP Newsbreak: AP study projects average MLB salary tops $4M YORK (AP) — Even before the first pitch of the 2015 season is thrown, an eye-popping baseball record will be set.By RONALD BLUMaBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsAthlete injuriesWages and salariesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPersonnelMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 31 Mar 2015 22:18:14 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 23:25:31 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 GMTThings to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night last week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police have expressed skepticism about their claim. Here are some things to know:By KRISTIN J. BENDERhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyKidnappingMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:34:06 GMTBlevins strikes out Harper in Mets debut, a 2-0 win, Fla. (AP) — A day after being traded from the Washington Nationals to the New York Mets, left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins found himself facing slugger Bryce Harper.By CARL KOTALAsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsNew York CityMiamiDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 31 Mar 2015 22:09:22 GMTOversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee says 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 agenciesLaw and orderGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 22:26:51 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 GMTPolice: Spokesman wrote 'can't take being unemployed again' CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri auditor's spokesman Spence Jackson stayed on the job following his boss' suicide, but a note found at his apartment shows he apparently was concerned about the potential of getting laid off when he decided to also kill himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsSuicidesGeneral newsMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:59:02 GMTHealth providers' stand could invite other execution methods DIEGO (AP) — The medical community has become united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsCriminal punishmentLaw and order, 31 Mar 2015 22:49:53 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 GMTFlorida State's Winston shows off for NFL coaches, GMs, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston dodged brooms and blocking pads. He threw over outstretched arms and tennis rackets. He completed passes from the pocket and on the run.By MARK LONGsSportsCollege footballCoachingNFL DraftFootballCollege sportsEventsProfessional footballFloridaTallahasseeTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 21:51:12 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 GMTExaminer: No trauma to 3 who died in fire before rape trial, Ohio (AP) — Autopsies revealed no unusual trauma on a couple and their 10-year-old granddaughter who died in a house fire hours before a man suspected of raping the girl was to go on trial, a forensic pathologist said Tuesday.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeFiresCrimeForensicsCrimes against childrenAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 22:27:02 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