FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 20:07:18 -0700Moments from safety, migrants die trying to reach Europe, Sicily (AP) — Young men piled over each other, some shimmying up ropes dangling from the towering rescue ship and others falling into the churning sea. Women and children were the last off the stricken dinghy during a chaotic Mediterranean rescue in which at least five migrants were crushed to death and more were feared drowned.By TRISHA THOMAS, ANDREA ROSA and FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersItalySicilyEuropeLibyaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 03:16:49 GMTCapital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case, Va. (AP) — The man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and a prosecutor said Tuesday she will seek the death penalty if the case goes to trial.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeMissing personsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:28:19 GMTAttorney General Lynch meets Gray family in Baltimore (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged Tuesday to improve the city's police department after meeting with the family of a man who was fatally injured in police custody.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsPoliceHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice brutalityGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderViolenceBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:14:03 GMTWalker Cup teammates advance to semifinals of Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:10:05 GMTRed Sox make 5 hits count, beat Rays 2-0 (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:49:13 GMTLatest on Texas attack: Source: Suspect was target of probe p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesTexasDallasNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:08:20 GMTPolice: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died, Wash. (AP) — Police: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died.aGeneral newsTheftPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:19:08 GMTMiller, Braves spoil Billingsley's return, beat Phillies 9-0 (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:51:14 GMTFerguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street, Mo. (AP) — To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.By JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:26:35 GMTTeixeira homers, Pineda pitches Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Michael Pineda matched his career high with eight shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 06 May 2015 02:25:06 GMTVan Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleArts and collectibles auctionsVisual artsObituariesShoppingFranceNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:38:27 GMTTrial of NY nursing home employees in patient death begins, N.Y. (AP) — Five employees of a suburban New York nursing home are defending themselves against charges they disregarded alarms for more than two hours, leading to the death of a 72-year-old bedridden patient who was not connected to a ventilator.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:41:09 GMTDoubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSocial mediaReckless endangermentWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixMiddle EastNorth AmericaArizona, 06 May 2015 01:31:54 GMTDuke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a federal criminal investigation.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNorth CarolinaDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:29:17 GMTUS gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.By SCOTT SMITHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircraftAgricultureIndustriesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:17:59 GMTWith Wall out, Hawks beat Wizards 106-90 to even series 1-1 (AP) — DeMarre Carroll scored 22 points, Kyle Korver bounced back from a miserable first half and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the Washington Wizards 106-90 on Tuesday night, taking advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:45:39 GMTDiamondbacks and Rockies rained out, doubleheader Wednesday (AP) — Arizona catcher Jordan Pacheco saw the spin on the breaking pitch and drove it to the deepest part of the hallway. He roared at his long home run.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDenverColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:34 GMTMichigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state's infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsMichiganLansingUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:33:22 GMTUN: Peacekeepers ambushed in Congo; 2 dead, 13 wounded NATIONS (AP) — Suspected rebels ambushed a Tanzanian unit of U.N. peacekeepers in eastern Congo on Tuesday, killing two and wounding 13, the spokesman for the secretary-general said in a statement. Four peacekeepers were reported missing.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMissing personsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 06 May 2015 02:38:31 GMTClinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsImmigrationCampaignsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNevadaCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 01:17:15 GMTPizza delivery driver stabbed, robbed; still makes delivery, Ky. (AP) — A pizza delivery driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed still managed to get the pizza delivered, calling the restaurant for a fresh pie while he was being treated in the hospital emergency room that ordered the food.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:39:51 GMTByrd drives in 4, Reds top Pirates 7-1 (AP) — Marlon Byrd spent April swinging and missing, then swinging and missing some more.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPittsburghOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:09:21 GMTVan Gogh work fetches over $66M at NYC auction YORK (AP) — A Vincent van Gogh painting of an autumnal scene in the south of France has brought in more than $66 million at an auction in New York City.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsVisual artsShoppingLifestyleObituariesFranceNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:16:46 GMTCalifornia regulators adopt unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks to address ongoing drought, Calif. (AP) — California regulators adopt unprecedented mandatory water cutbacks to address ongoing drought.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:23:14 GMTNew Las Vegas resort-casino to rise at Stardust site by 2018 VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGamblingRecreation and leisureLas VegasNevadaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 01:23:01 GMTSenate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegislatureUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:42:15 GMTLEADING OFF: Royals get Holland back, Scherzer seeking help look at what's happening all around the major leagues Wednesday:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:00:40 GMTPolice: Idaho officer shot by man who stole patrol car dies, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer shot by a man who stole his patrol car died of his injuries Tuesday evening, police said.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:51:14 GMTDA wins NYC special election to fill congressional seat YORK (AP) — Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney who empaneled the grand jury that didn't indict the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold, was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVoting districtsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLocal electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:39:43 GMTWandy Rodriguez helps Rangers to 7-1 win over Astros (AP) — Kyle Blanks had three hits, including a homer, and Carlos Peguero added a two-run shot to back up a solid start by Wandy Rodriguez as the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-1 on Tuesday night to win consecutive games for the first time this season.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:06:08 GMTHawaii bill for birth certificate gender change passes (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates, joining a growing number of states to make the change.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGender issuesState legislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:03:55 GMTHosmer homer, Vargas pitching sends Royals past Indians, 5-3 CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer, Jason Vargas shut down the Indians for the second straight start, and the Kansas City Royals went on to beat Cleveland 5-3 on Tuesday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:50:53 GMTVirgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents, Jamaica (AP) — A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.By DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderU.S. Virgin IslandsMassachusettsCaribbeanUnited StatesJamaicaKingstonLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:20:51 GMTSenate sets test vote on Iran sanctions bill (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a test vote for Thursday on stalled bipartisan legislation to let Congress review and possibly reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 01:49:38 GMTNHL Capsules Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 06 May 2015 02:58:52 GMTWhite Sox end 5-game slide with 5-2 victory over Tigers (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched seven effective innings, and the Chicago White Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.By JAY COHENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:55:58 GMTMacau death plot raised during casino mogul testimony VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about what he knew about a plot to behead employees in Macau and if Chinese government promises were broken as Las Vegas Sands Corp. developed properties on the lucrative Cotai Strip.By KEN RITTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHong KongChinaMacauLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:10:37 GMTTech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.By JANIE HAR and BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaFunerals and memorial servicesInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesProfessional footballFootballSportsMexicoPalo AltoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited States, 06 May 2015 03:08:56 GMTProsecutor questions statements sheriff made after shooting (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting her family since the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGeorgiaAtlantaJonesboroUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:52:34 GMTLatos, Marlins limit Nationals to 3 hits in 2-1 victory (AP) — Mat Latos and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, and the Miami Marlins beat Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals 2-1 Tuesday night.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:56:16 GMTWisconsin mother in serious condition after random shooting, Wis. (AP) — Doctors have upgraded the condition of a woman hospitalized after a random shooting in eastern Wisconsin that left her husband, daughter and another man dead.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:25 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:17 GMTProsecutor tied to chokehold case wins NY special election YORK (AP) — A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsLocal electionsStaten IslandNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:59:41 GMTChavez shines in Oakland's 2-1 victory over Twins (AP) — Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Minnesota's five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 03:07:43 GMTCalifornia regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators adopted sweeping, unprecedented restrictions Tuesday on how people, governments and businesses can use water amid the state's ongoing drought, hoping to push reluctant residents to deeper conservation.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural disastersAccidents and disastersUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentNatural resource managementEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 03:16:14 GMTMan admits pointing laser at aircraft near New York airport YORK (AP) — A man who aimed a laser pointer at planes near LaGuardia Airport pleaded guilty to a new federal charge on Tuesday.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderBusinessNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesBronxQueensNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:21:54 GMTColon beats Baltimore once again, Mets snap shutout string YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:43:53 GMTTexas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack (AP) — When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.By JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsReligious strifeState legislatureSuburbsMunicipal governmentsConstitutionsHate crimesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeLegislatureState governmentsLocal governmentsLegislationTexasDallasAustinFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:40:37 GMTKane scores for Blackhawks in 1-0 win vs. Wild, for 3-0 lead PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Patrick Kane scored in the first period for Chicago, and Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks made the superstar's goal stand up for a 1-0 win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:54:37 GMTGovernor: Michigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, Gov. Rick Snyder said.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:27:08 GMT