FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 14:08:07 -0700Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't waiting to see the results.By The Associated PresstTravelLifestyleTravel laws and regulationsState governmentsReligionBoycottsMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsLocal governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:00:14 GMTMartinez pitches 6 scoreless innings as Cards beat Mets 5-4 ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:25:29 GMTTrial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely.By PAUL ELIAShtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaComputer crimeLegal proceedingsSuicidesCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:45:16 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday U.S. stock indexes ended modestly lower on Wednesday, extending losses from the day before. Discouraging economic reports on jobs, manufacturing and construction spending weighed on the market. Oil prices soared on signs that U.S. production is slowing.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 01 Apr 2015 21:07:06 GMTMcDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at its company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesEmployee benefitsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:53:03 GMTSearch, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5 YORK (AP) — In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become 'the' place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-yourself home renovators bookmark shiny turquoise tiles for bathrooms. It's where people share ideas and ingenuity and get creatively inspired. And it's fueled a new way of searching for items that's even stolen traffic from tech giant Google.By BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyHome and gardenSocial mediaBirthdaysWeddingsOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesOccasionsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:48:24 GMTKBR Inc. to pay $130K penalty over whistleblowers dispute (AP) — A global technology and engineering firm has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty in the first action taken for an alleged violation of a whistleblower protection rule enacted in response to the recent financial crisis, federal regulators said Wednesday.By DIANA HEIDGERD and MARCY GORDONfBusinessContracts and ordersGovernment regulationsCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCorporate crimeCrimeGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:25:44 GMTAllegiant pilots plan Thursday strike, scrapping 250 flights at discount carrier Allegiant Air are planning a strike Thursday which they say could ground 250 flights, affecting 33,000 customers.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZfBusinessStrikesNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsBasketballSportsCollege sportsMen's sports, 01 Apr 2015 20:29:01 GMTCorrection: Nevada Rancher-Federal Lands story CITY, Nev. (AP) — In a story March 31 about a federal lands bill, The Associated Press reported erroneously that national park under the purview of the Bureau of Land Management. They are under the National Park Service. Both the BLM and the Park Service are under the Department of the Interior.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsNational parksState legislatureNatural resource managementNational governmentsLaw and orderEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelLegislatureState governmentsEnvironmentLand environmentNevadaCarson CityLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:49:50 GMTHot cars at the New York International Auto Show YORK (AP) — The New York International Auto Show opens this week with a mix of mainstream sedans and glitzier models from automakers across the globe.aBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsAutomobile racingIndustry conferences and trade showsFormula OneConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleSportsCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:38:40 GMTNJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges (AP) — NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges.wGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLaw and orderGeneral news, 01 Apr 2015 19:49:33 GMTCynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityObituariesUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 21:04:40 GMTKansas freshman Kelly Oubre Jr headed for NBA draft, Kan. (AP) — Kansas swingman Kelly Oubre Jr. announced Wednesday he is leaving for the NBA draft, skipping his final three seasons of eligibility after an up-and-down freshman year.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballNBA DraftBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballLawrenceKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:38:57 GMTTrinity Test site opening to face protest from residents, N.M. (AP) — Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNew MexicoLos AlamosUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:42:28 GMTTop selling cars and trucks in the US in March released March U.S. sales figures Wednesday. Here are the top-selling new cars and trucks in the U.S. that month, the total number sold and the percent change from March 2014.By The Associated PressfBusinessAutomobilesLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 01 Apr 2015 20:20:31 GMTPennsylvania plane crash came during routine flight review CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The crash of a plane near an airport that killed two people over the weekend occurred during a routine flight review to test a pilot's flying proficiency.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPennsylvaniaWest ChesterUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 19:53:47 GMTDriver killed at NSA remembered as friendly, troubled loner (AP) — The driver killed in a violent confrontation at a National Security Agency gate was a transgender sex worker in Baltimore, according to those who knew her, and she was remembered Wednesday as a friendly but troubled loner.By JULIET LINDERMAN AND MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsTheftCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityGender issuesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:26:08 GMTGrain mostly higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:01:26 GMTCanadian diplomat's ex-husband says their son killed in US (AP) — One teenage son of a Miami-based Canadian diplomat was killed and a younger son is under arrest after they were involved in an alleged drug deal that turned into a gun battle, according to police records and the diplomat's ex-husband.By CURT ANDERSON and ROB GILLIESaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeJuvenile crimeCrimeArrestsDiplomacyViolent crimeLaw and orderInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiamiCanadaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 21:05:49 GMTMullin: Trying to turn around St John's an 'obligation' YORK (AP) — Chris Mullin's old coach reached way back into history to describe the buzz from St. John's hiring its all-time leading scorer.By RACHEL COHENsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballSports governanceEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:50:37 GMTNo more 'no girls allowed' at Spike YORK (AP) — With this week's premiere of a series based on Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight" show feature of lip sync-dueling celebrities, the Spike television network is throwing open the door of its boys' clubhouse to women.By DAVID BAUDERhtArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMediaSoftwareComputing and information technologyTechnology, 01 Apr 2015 19:35:40 GMTHonda shows off dramatic new Civic coupe at New York show YORK (AP) — If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:00:52 GMTUS agency charges Kraft, Mondelez with wheat price rigging (AP) — Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsFinancial markets, 01 Apr 2015 21:02:41 GMTReid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:14:22 GMTClub volleyball player serves up lawsuit over playing time, Va. (AP) — A 16-year-old club volleyball player and her family are suing after they say her coaches spiked her playing time, telling her she didn't have the skills to compete with her Virginia team, and her league blocked a transfer to another club.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsVolleyballVolleyball gamesHigh school sportsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:30:27 GMTJustice Dept.: No contempt charges for former IRS official (AP) — The Justice Department won't seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:23:21 GMTGetty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, said in a court filing before he was found dead that he suffered from a serious health problem that could endanger his life.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTONaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:43:18 GMTRyan hurts calf in Yankees' 3-0 loss to Rays, Fla. (AP) — Yankees shortstop Brendan Ryan strained his right calf in the sixth inning of New York's 3-0 loss Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays and is expected to start the season on the disabled list.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 01 Apr 2015 20:32:18 GMTUS stocks ease for second day; price of crude oil soars batch of discouraging economic news deepened investors' concerns about corporate earnings, pulling major U.S. stock indexes down on Wednesday for the second day in a row.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsPricesManufacturing sector performanceGovernment payEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 21:04:23 GMTWhy businesses are speaking out on religious-objections laws YORK (AP) — A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas.By MICHELLE CHAPMANaBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansSocial mediaWorkplace discriminationOnline mediaLegislationState governmentsLabor economyGovernment and politicsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleLegislatureEconomyUnited StatesIndianaArizonaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:14:50 GMTAs Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win, challenges loom, Nigeria (AP) — As Nigerians celebrated the electrifying victory Wednesday that returned one of its harshest former dictators to power, sobering challenges confront Muhammadu Buhari, from an Islamic insurgency that has killed thousands to widespread poverty and graft.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africa, 01 Apr 2015 21:01:12 GMTMassive fire engulfs Mexican oil rig, 4 dead CITY (AP) — A massive ball of flames engulfed an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, killing four people and sending terrified workers jumping into the sea.By MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesMexicoGulf of MexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 20:28:01 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINwGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical corruptionLegislatureInternational relationsLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:07:11 GMTIran extensions underscores Obama's dilemma in talks (AP) — President Barack Obama's willingness to extend Iranian nuclear talks at least twice this week has laid bare the dilemma he faces as he pursues a high-stakes accord.By JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesTehranIranMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:47:52 GMTGoDaddy shares debut with jump following high pricing YORK (AP) — Shares of GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for racy TV commercials, rose 31 percent in their market debut.fBusinessLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCorporate stockCorporate news, 01 Apr 2015 20:27:38 GMTUtley hits 2 home runs in Phillies' 9-2 win, Fla. (AP) — Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:02:17 GMTSerena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:45:51 GMTProsecutor fired amid reports of sterilization in plea deals, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville prosecutor has been fired after reports surfaced that he made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations in some cases.By SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsCrimeMental healthHealthNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:57:40 GMTDuke's Mike Krzyzewski adapts to '1-and-done' world, N.C. (AP) — There was a time when Duke's Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tested veterans.By AARON BEARDsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipAthlete recruitingCoachingMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballDurhamKentuckyNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:37:16 GMTAmnesty: Gambia sentences 3 to death for attempted coup, Senegal (AP) — A human rights group says Gambia has sentenced three soldiers to death after a secret trial in which they were convicted of participating in an attempted coup.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSenegalGambiaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 20:44:49 GMTBrazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- and trash-filled Guanabara Bay.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsSportsSummer Olympic gamesNon-governmental organizationsOlympic gamesEventsGovernment and politicsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 21:07:34 GMTAntiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsSmugglingVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUnited StatesHonoluluNorth AmericaHawaii, 01 Apr 2015 21:03:42 GMT5 arrested in protest inside Supreme Court (AP) — Protesters disrupted Supreme Court proceedings on Wednesday for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance.By SAM HANANELwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaign finance improprietiesProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeCampaignsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and order, 01 Apr 2015 20:42:43 GMTEx-teacher waives felony to court in student custody case (AP) — A former elementary school teacher who police say was obsessed with one of her 11-year-old students has waived a preliminary hearing on a felony charge that she interfered with the girl's legal custody.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsCrimeEducationSocial affairsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:03:34 GMTEx-executive at fatal-crash sentencing: I wasn't suicidal HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) — A former Fortune 500 executive from New Hampshire who caused a highway crash that killed a Vermont couple and their unborn fetus says he wasn't suicidal.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsLegal proceedingsCrimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderViolent crimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:17:46 GMTDurst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI conducted an unlawful search of his hotel room.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeIllegal weaponsLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:01:50 GMTCalifornia governor orders mandatory water restrictions LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsWater use restrictionsEmergency managementState governmentsGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:46:41 GMTHutchison 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox 9-7 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Drew Hutchison tuned up for his opening-day start at Yankee Stadium next week by pitching three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 9-7 win over a Boston Red Sox split squad.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 21:08:36 GMTMarlins touch up Nats' Zimmermann for 8 runs in 8-0 romp, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Mike Morse had a three-run shot as the Miami Marlins roughed up Jordan Zimmermann in an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.By CHUCK KINGsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthFloridaJacksonvilleGreensboroUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 01 Apr 2015 21:07:28 GMTMom whose 2 kids were found in freezer charged with murder (AP) — A Detroit mother was charged Wednesday with murder and torture in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found last week in a deep freezer inside the family's eastside apartment.aGeneral newsViolent crimeActs of tortureCrimeCrimes against childrenDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 20:44:45 GMT