FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jun 2015 17:02:41 -07:00Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it, 30 Jun 2015 23:44:41 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen Wednesday morning. OKs traditional burials involving burned corpses, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:15 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred. House fence jumpers beware: Metal spikes being added, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year. paramilitary leader sentenced on drug charges, 30 Jun 2015 22:12:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A former Colombian paramilitary leader convicted of federal cocaine trafficking charges will serve nearly seven more years in a U.S. prison before he is returned to his country., Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giants, 30 Jun 2015 22:13:45 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list. Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donation, 30 Jun 2015 22:59:09 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.'s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment, 30 Jun 2015 23:14:55 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone. of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navy, 30 Jun 2015 22:18:42 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The remains of a Revolutionary War battleship that burned and sank as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain will be in the hands of the U.S. Navy in time for the Fourth of July. Latest: Greece's international bailout formally expires, 30 Jun 2015 22:11:57 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): bang heads in 1st half of US-Germany World Cup semi, 30 Jun 2015 23:42:13 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — US midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night. Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen, 30 Jun 2015 22:15:08 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The student who massacred tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort trained in a jihadi camp in Libya at the same time as the two men who attacked a leading museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday, enforcing the notion of a link between the two assaults and raising fears of more attacks from an underground world clawing at this North African nation's budding democracy. offers American flags in exchange program, 30 Jun 2015 22:34:59 GMTDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassies, 30 Jun 2015 23:32:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said. tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981, 30 Jun 2015 23:59:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday. shooter's attorneys focus on his dazed, sullen look, 30 Jun 2015 22:13:56 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys trying to convince jurors that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was insane focused Tuesday on a familiar image of him looking dazed and sullen with a shock of fiery orange hair. Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USA, 30 Jun 2015 22:07:03 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has lost all of its co-hosts. Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo, 30 Jun 2015 22:33:04 GMTBROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. trade Saad to Blue jackets, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:14 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuation, 30 Jun 2015 22:47:56 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade. last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomo, 30 Jun 2015 22:46:01 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference. judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operations, 30 Jun 2015 22:58:48 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday. court sides with veterans in suit over experiments, 30 Jun 2015 22:35:39 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippi, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:05 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years — a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life. Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aid, 30 Jun 2015 23:41:46 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly. to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magician, 30 Jun 2015 23:54:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick. bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape charge, 30 Jun 2015 23:06:22 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail after his indictment on charges of rape and other crimes. indicted in brutal rape, killing of Baltimore teen, 30 Jun 2015 22:31:24 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Three men have been indicted in the brutal sexual assault and slaying of a teenage girl whose body was discovered inside a Baltimore home that had been intentionally set on fire. rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMTATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags. Florida county approves citations for pot possession, 30 Jun 2015 22:06:15 GMTMIAMI (AP) — People caught with small amounts of marijuana can now receive civil citations instead of jail time in Florida's largest county. not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canada, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:32 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body. marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses, 30 Jun 2015 23:09:29 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job." soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africa, 30 Jun 2015 22:48:02 GMTPARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of minors, authorities said Tuesday. lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn, 30 Jun 2015 23:49:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. want California to stop offshore fracking, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:37 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill. gets 25-to-life as accomplice in sledgehammer slayings, 30 Jun 2015 22:12:15 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old boy to 25 years to life in adult prison as an accomplice in the sledgehammer slayings of a prominent attorney and his wife in April 2013. deal appears to be in works for ex-California senator, 30 Jun 2015 23:58:33 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator who is accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from an alleged San Francisco Chinatown gang leader appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors. co-founder Knight will step down as chairman, 30 Jun 2015 23:57:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman. article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's looks, 30 Jun 2015 23:55:17 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.'s next for California's contentious vaccine law, 30 Jun 2015 23:24:45 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. 1981, Bush paid an average tax rate of 36 percent, 30 Jun 2015 22:10:45 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush earned $7.4 million in 2013 and has paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 percent over the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday. is first major-party candidate to court pot donors, 30 Jun 2015 23:45:51 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business. Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital. blocks new Florida law that delays abortions 1 day, 30 Jun 2015 22:35:05 GMTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, but state officials quickly appealed the decision. accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested, 30 Jun 2015 23:06:50 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok that drew international outrage. source: Jared Dudley staying in Milwaukee next season, 30 Jun 2015 22:24:49 GMTJared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract. to remain Phillies' manager for rest of season, 30 Jun 2015 23:23:08 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season. leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bid, 30 Jun 2015 23:19:24 GMTREDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics. Greece misses $1.8 billion loan payment, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:24 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local): Export-Import Bank set for midnight expiration, 30 Jun 2015 23:16:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally. say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option, 30 Jun 2015 22:37:32 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.