FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 16:33:55 -0700GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can't bail out Chicago (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can't "bail out" the nation's third-largest city, and urged cooperation addressing the looming financial challenges during an unprecedented speech by a sitting governor to the City Council.By SOPHIA TAREENaGeneral newsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:05:00 GMTNo agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid (AP) — The Obama administration snubbed Florida's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat low-income and uninsured patients, a dispute that has paralyzed the state budget.By KELLI KENNEDY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsHealthState governmentsGovernment and politicsHealth care costsGovernment-funded health insuranceNational governmentsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsHealth issuesGovernment programsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFloridaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:17:58 GMTArgentine medical teams debate death of late prosecutor AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two medical teams are meeting in Argentina's capital in an extraordinary session aimed at concluding whether the head prosecutor investigating the country's worst terrorist attack killed himself or was slain by another person.By ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArgentinaIranSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle East, 06 May 2015 22:39:24 GMTNASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCR, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's final appeals officer upheld penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating Ryan Newman's tires in March.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteCaliforniaBristolNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 06 May 2015 23:00:46 GMTAl Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections YORK (AP) — The troubled Al Jazeera America network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday following a week of management defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsWorkplace discriminationNews mediaMediaTelevisionPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicity, 06 May 2015 22:58:03 GMTSandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is arguing that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out his 45-count conviction for child sexual abuse.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsSportsCrimes against childrenCrime, 06 May 2015 22:00:04 GMTHill propels Diamondbacks to 13-7 win over Rockies (AP) — Aaron Hill tied a career high with four RBIs, including a three-run homer, and Ender Inciarte made two catches against the outfield wall to help the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the reeling Colorado Rockies 13-7 in a doubleheader opener Wednesday.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:53:20 GMTRace organizers shake up May schedule in Indianapolis (AP) — Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials have shaken up their May schedule.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:54:02 GMTNFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls Brady: Unbelievable.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballSports businessFootball, 06 May 2015 22:24:20 GMTBaltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsArrestsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical issuesBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:09:10 GMTChicago OKs $5.5M in reparations for police torture victims (AP) — Chicago's leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal and to teach schoolchildren about one of the most shameful chapters of Chicago's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:44:29 GMTRecords: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill a police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon, according to court documents released Wednesday.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoCoeur d'AleneSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:24:19 GMTMessi leads Barcelona over Bayern 3-0 in Champions semis, Spain (AP) — Pep Guardiola had seen Lionel Messi scoring spectacular goals after dazzling runs many times before. Only now, Messi was doing it against Guardiola's team.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsMen's soccerMen's sportsUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 06 May 2015 22:49:28 GMTGrand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's "Downton Abbey."By JOHN O'CONNORaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislature hearingsLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesSpringfieldUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:58:29 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution — instead they face the more severe charge of sex assault.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislatureLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeSmugglingSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderPoliceGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:27:29 GMTSheila Bair named president of private Maryland college, Md. (AP) — Sheila Bair, who led the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the financial crisis, has been named president of Maryland's Washington College, a private liberal arts school.aBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationPersonal finance educationFinancial crisisBooks and literatureEducationSocial affairsPersonal financeEconomyFinancial marketsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:20:28 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PresshtBusinessCurrency marketsTechnologyInformation technologyHealth care industryIndustriesLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryConsumer products and servicesFinancial marketsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentShoppingLifestyleStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesUnited StatesLondonNorth AmericaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 22:42:10 GMTColleges move to expand services for immigrant students, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.By LISA LEFFaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationImmigration policyImmigrationSocial affairsEducation costsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIllinoisCaliforniaNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:58:31 GMTLast known member of US' German moon rocket design team dies, Ala. (AP) — The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsObituariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHuntsvilleUnited StatesAlabamaNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:25:51 GMTA glance at challenges facing new Israel's government (AP) — After weeks of haggling with potential political partners, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cobbled a governing coalition together Wednesday night. His narrow coalition, dominated by nationalists and religious parties, sets Netanyahu's government on a collision course on many fronts.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsReligionReligious issuesWar and unrestSocial affairsSocial issuesJudaismIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankMiddle East, 06 May 2015 22:07:30 GMTCleveland police announce arrest in quintuple homicide (AP) — Cleveland police say they've arrested a suspect in a fatal shooting last year that left five dead, including an unborn child.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:21:15 GMTConservatives threaten defense bill over immigration (AP) — Two dozen House conservatives are threatening to oppose a sweeping defense policy bill over a nonbinding provision aimed at allowing immigrants brought illegally to this country as children to serve in the military. Their move could provoke a clash on a perennially volatile topic that's become a major issue in the presidential campaign.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyDefense policyImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defense, 06 May 2015 21:38:01 GMTYemen's UN ambassador calls for ground forces to intervene NATIONS (AP) — Yemen's ambassador to the United Nations is asking the international community to quickly intervene with ground forces to save the country from Houthi rebels who have been targeted by Saudi-led airstrikes for weeks.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastRiyadh, 06 May 2015 22:02:26 GMTReporters press for open session on defense bill (AP) — A group advocating for the Capitol Hill press corps asked the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday to open the panel's crafting of the annual defense policy bill.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislation, 06 May 2015 22:14:04 GMTJim Wright, former US House speaker, dies at age 92 (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989 when he told those who had elected him speaker that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsInternational agreementsPolitical ethicsObituariesLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsPolitical issuesTexasFort WorthDallasWeatherfordUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:37:45 GMTAP EXPLAINS: What's next for jury in missing NYC boy case? YORK (AP) — The haunting case of missing first-grader Etan Patz has endured for almost four decades, and deliberations in the long-awaited murder trial stemming from his 1979 disappearance are enduring extraordinarily long, too.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderManhattanNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:49:19 GMTFederal charge filed against former MillerCoors official (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven others are accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million.fBusinessCrimeGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:46:32 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were arrested after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsOdditiesCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta ClaritaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:25:00 GMTClinton signals support for super PAC backing campaign (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will personally do outreach to potential donors for a super PAC backing her presidential campaign, deepening Democratic acceptance of the outside groups.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:54:00 GMTWhole Foods plans new chain to court millennials YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairs, 06 May 2015 23:06:01 GMTArtists who put Ed Snowden bust on NYC monument are ticketed YORK (AP) — Two artists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed but not criminally charged and got their confiscated statue back Wednesday, police and their lawyer said.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsOdditiesSculptureVisual artsArts and entertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:44:12 GMTJury again doesn't reach verdict in Jamaican lottery scam, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota has again not reached a decision in the case of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBismarckUnited StatesNorth DakotaNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:25:26 GMTEx-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBostonMassachusettsKazakhstanUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 21:52:50 GMTAirline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seats (AP) — So you're headed off to a foreign destination with your family, hauling a car seat or similar device for your infant to occupy for the hours-long flight. But once abroad, the corresponding airline says the device isn't authorized in that country and must be checked, making for a frustrating connection.tTravelLifestyleAir travelTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 21:56:56 GMTCampaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shades (AP) — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?By JENNIFER C. KERRfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsConsumer safetyConsumer affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 23:07:29 GMTChicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims (AP) — Chicago's leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal and to teach schoolchildren about one of the most shameful chapters of the city's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:42:52 GMTReaction to death of former US House Speaker Jim Wright (AP) — Reaction to the death of Jim Wright, former U.S. House speaker and longtime Texas Democratic congressman:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureObituariesTexasUnited StatesCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 21:42:07 GMTTornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active day CITY (AP) — A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:00:38 GMTVenezuelan military officers sentenced for plotting coup, Venezuela (AP) — A group of Venezuelan military officers the government accused of plotting to blow up the presidential palace have been sent to prison, officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsCrimeCoups d'etatMilitary and defenseNational governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 22:04:48 GMTLatest on Texas attack: Father says gunman was caring, smart p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:39:33 GMTThe first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels VEGAS (AP) — Traveling about 55 miles per hour on a Nevada highway, the big rig's driver looked like The Thinker, with his elbow on the arm rest and his hand on his chin. No hands on the steering wheel, no feet on the pedals.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyTrafficConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesTransportationLas VegasNevadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 May 2015 22:06:27 GMTFormer House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first House speaker in the nation's history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.By DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsObituariesLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesTexasFort WorthWeatherfordDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:31:13 GMTMcDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaign YORK (AP) — Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.fBusiness, 06 May 2015 22:52:58 GMTTrain hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsFiresLegislatureEnergy and the environmentState governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:30:52 GMTGov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can't bail out Chicago (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois can't afford to bail Chicago out of its financial problems.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:59:58 GMTOklahoma sees tornado on day forecast to have active weather, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service forecast a slight chance of tornadoes in parts of the Great Plains on Wednesday, and Oklahoma delivered.aGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:43:33 GMTCavaliers cancel arm slings giveaway during playoffs (AP) — The Cavaliers canceled a plan to give away 20,000 arm slings to fans to show support for injured starting forward Kevin Love, who is out for the rest of the NBA playoffs.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:22:26 GMTTesla beats Wall Street forecasts on record quarterly sales (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors delivered a quarterly record of 10,045 cars in the first quarter, helping it beat Wall Street's expectations despite costly investments in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar.By DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 06 May 2015 23:14:02 GMTGreenpeace wants Shell's lawsuit over protest dismissed, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. say Royal Dutch Shell PLC has demonstrated no harm from environmental protesters who boarded a ship carrying a drill rig last month.By DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsScienceLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsEnergy and the environmentLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesArcticUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:13:12 GMTBrown lawns loom this summer in California GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the sweltering Southern California sun.By AMY TAXIN and FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleScienceSmall businessHome and gardenNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGardeningHobbiesRecreation and leisureWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:29:52 GMT