FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 10:49:47 -0700NY Senate leader says he is innocent of corruption charges YORK (AP) — New York's Senate leader says he is innocent of federal corruption charges.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical issuesState legislatureCrimeState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York CityManhattan, 04 May 2015 16:56:31 GMTDemocratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical endorsementsCampaignsLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:54:23 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Bomber blows kiss to family in court p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEventsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 17:34:51 GMTLawyer wants Ohio terror plot suspect to review tapes alone (AP) — The attorney for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building is asking a federal judge to allow the man a private review of video and audio files in the case against him.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeNational courtsWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:49:47 GMTState: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts (AP) — The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.By MATTHEW LEE and LISA LERERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:27:30 GMTIn China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 17:37:38 GMTBurundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces, Burundi (AP) — At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.By JEROME DELAY and RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 17:27:28 GMTJihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali, Mali (AP) — Jihadists have destroyed a mausoleum in central Mali that had been submitted as a U.N. World Heritage site, leaving behind a warning that they will come after all those who don't follow their strict version of Islam, a witness said Monday.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsCultural preservationCulturesSocial affairsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 17:59:31 GMTGeneral Motors will invest $174 million in Kansas plant CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas, to pay for new equipment and technology to produce the 2016 Malibu, company officials announced Monday.fBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:08:07 GMTFamily of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally shot by police don't want a judge to delay their lawsuit against two officers while the criminal investigation is pending.aGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:59:12 GMTBerkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco.JANIE HARaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSan FranciscoBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:53 GMTPolish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant, Poland (AP) — Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.iGeneral newsHealthCancerOrgan transplantsDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsPolandSwedenEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 17:05:16 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 says.By BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAccidents and disastersExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate news, 04 May 2015 17:15:18 GMTTravel new and now: Hipster hotels, dude ranches, Nicaragua HOTELSBy BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleAccommodationsLeisure travelNicaraguaWyomingManaguaTexasCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:55:08 GMTWarriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James, Calif. (AP) — Some called him too small. Others too fragile.By ANTONIO GONZALEZaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOaklandClevelandAkronCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeOhio, 04 May 2015 17:16:00 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAssassinationsBombingsTerrorismGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 04 May 2015 17:34:19 GMTReview: 'The Fall' is tantalizing legal thriller"The Fall" (Atria), by John LescroartBy JEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 04 May 2015 17:34:50 GMTPartnerRe rejects Exor's offer, says it will merge with Axis YORK (AP) — PartnerRe rejected an offer from Italian investment company Exor, saying it will go ahead with its combination with competitor Axis Capital.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsIndustrial products and services, 04 May 2015 16:53:25 GMTItalian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace explorationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesItalyFloridaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:48:57 GMTUN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. confirms that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend.iGeneral newsWorld War IIGovernment and politicsEventsMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 17:00:49 GMTNYC harassment case against marathon bombers' sister dropped YORK (AP) — Accusations that the Boston Marathon bombers' sister threatened to bomb a perceived romantic rival can't be proved, prosecutors said Monday as they dropped a harassment case against her.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsBombingsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:11 GMTWhere they stand: Fiorina on key topics of 2016 campaign MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A snapshot of where former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina stands on issues likely to be debated during the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race, as she opens her campaign:By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGovernment programsEnvironmental concernsPolitical partiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:03:16 GMTDiscussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners, Iran (AP) — Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesIranMiddle East, 04 May 2015 16:46:04 GMTItalian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea (AP) — Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled Monday to find room for them.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessItalySicilyMediterranean SeaEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 17:28:20 GMTStarfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off PASS, Wash. (AP) — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of the Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn't surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.By PHUONG LEaGeneral newsScienceStarfishChild and teen healthCoastlines and beachesWater environmentBiologyAnimalsHealthEnvironment and natureEnvironmentWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:14:01 GMTRio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's state environment secretary has taken a dip in the sewage- and trash-filled waters of the Guanabara Bay, the site where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to take place.iGeneral newsSportsOlympic gamesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSummer Olympic gamesEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 17:55:34 GMTThe Latest on Texas attack: FBI searches 2nd Phoenix vehicle a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesTerrorismLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:52:00 GMTCanada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate (AP) — Canada is seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 04 May 2015 17:08:58 GMTBruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 'Kardashians' specials YORK (AP) — If you didn't hear enough about Bruce Jenner's gender transition during his recent interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 04 May 2015 16:37:24 GMTFBI releases corruption probe files into late Boston mayor (AP) — The FBI has released documents related to a corruption investigation into late Mayor Thomas Menino that ultimately proved unfounded.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsPolitical issuesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:43:58 GMTFlorida trial set for 2016 for doctor tied to Sen. Menendez PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will face a trial early next year in a separate case charging him with Medicare fraud, a federal judge said Monday.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGovernment programsNew JerseyFloridaWest Palm BeachDominican RepublicUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 17:51:55 GMTNY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence YORK (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate surrendered Monday to face 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 politicsState legislaturePolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:54:57 GMTTexas looks to German experience for Astrodome plans, Germany (AP) — It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. That dream died in 2002 when funding ran out, but the building was reborn as a massive popular tropical theme park, complete with a rainforest, a beach, waterslides and more than 850 hotel beds.By DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsSportsRain forestsForestsEnvironment and natureGermanyTexasHoustonWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:29:50 GMTFeds: NY Senate leader's arrest shows corruption is chronic YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the arrest of the New York Senate leader is more proof that public corruption is a chronic problem in the state.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislatureArrestsPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeExtortion and threatsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestState legislatureState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York CityManhattan, 04 May 2015 16:39:15 GMTWhere They Stand: Ben Carson on issues of 2016 campaign (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a look at where Carson, who has never held public office, stands on issues that could help determine the GOP nominee:By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGun politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMarriageFamily issuesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:18:09 GMTKerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEthnic conflictsGeneral newsKenyaSouth SudanSudanUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle EastNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:31:51 GMTPolice look into video that ACLU calls racial profiling SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and is the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsAfrican-AmericansLaw and orderCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:46:04 GMTCalifornia condor that appeared on postage stamp euthanized DIEGO (AP) — A prolific California condor that represented endangered wildlife on a 1996 postage stamp has been euthanized after months of treatment for cancer.aGeneral newsScienceEuthanasiaAmusement and theme parksVulturesBirdsAnimalsDeath and dyingHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:02:05 GMTPolice: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death near his hotel during a robbery.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsKentucky DerbyCrimePoliceViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:51:12 GMTRights group: 64 civilians killed in Syria coalition strike (AP) — A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64, including 31 children, as the U.S. military said it is assessing whether to launch a formal investigation into the claim.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:41:24 GMTAirlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees airlines are earning billions, and they're collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes.By DAVID KOENIGfBusiness, 04 May 2015 17:14:40 GMTFamily: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning (AP) — Two teenage boys from Delaware are still in critical condition more than six weeks after a banned pesticide was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying.aGeneral newsHealthPoisoningDiseases and conditionsPhiladelphiaUnited StatesCaribbeanPennsylvaniaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 17:05:18 GMTLeBron lifts media blackout to call Chris Paul, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James lifted his personal media boycott during the playoffs to phone a friend.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsSocial mediaBoxingMen's boxingMen's basketballMediaEventsOnline mediaProfessional basketballBasketballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:05:11 GMTSchool bus driver accused of ignoring gun pleads not guilty, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bus driver accused of not alerting school officials that two boys had guns in their backpacks has entered a not guilty plea.aGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationSchool infrastructureKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:59:12 GMTSupreme Court will hear appeal over energy regulation (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.By SAM HANANELwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeEnergy industryNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 04 May 2015 17:05:54 GMTBerlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure (AP) — Berlin police on Monday found more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.iBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 16:47:05 GMTUS gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis, Kenya (AP) — The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsEmbassiesWar and unrestTerrorismDiplomacyInternational lawHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNational securityMilitary and defenseKenyaAfricaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaDjiboutiUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:51:59 GMTConservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is edging toward becoming the first conservative state in decades to repeal its death penalty.By GRANT SCHULTEaGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 17:59:38 GMTCisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:44 GMTGoing inside Big Bird, a film takes wing with Caroll Spinney YORK (AP) — He has lent body and soul to a certain 8-foot-tall 6-year-old for nearly half a century, all the while hidden from sight.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPuppetryMoviesChildren's entertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 04 May 2015 17:56:29 GMT