FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Jan 2015 16:42:49 -0800Propane deliveries part of daily life in Mexico CITY (AP) — It was the sort of scene that plays out thousands of times a day across Mexico City: A tanker truck laden with propane rumbled down a crowded street, pulled up at a hospital and began to pump gas into its storage tanks.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and CHRISTOPHER SHERMANiGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessViolent crimeCrimeCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 22:00:34 GMTFederal appeals judge Arthur Alarcon dies in Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — Arthur L. Alarcon, a judge who served on California and federal benches for 50 years and was the first Latino appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. He was 89.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsJudicial appointments and nominationsHispanicsObituariesCourtsState governmentsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsUnited StatesRussiaLos AngelesCaliforniaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Jan 2015 00:11:02 GMTColumn: Goodell talks a lot, and says very little (AP) — No, Roger Goodell is not going to give himself a pay cut. Won't trim even a measly $1 million off his $44 million salary.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's sportsProfessional footballFootball, 30 Jan 2015 23:11:55 GMTBrandeis University president to step down, take job at Yale, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down at the end of the current school year and take a job at Yale.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsMassachusettsLawrenceWalthamUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:07:26 GMTOhio judge stays order to return seized tigers to owner, Ohio (AP) — State officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from a sanctuary will be able to keep them at least until next week after a judge on Friday put an order to return the exotic animals on hold.By JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAnimalsTigersMountain lionsAgriculture and the environmentLaw and orderMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:09:43 GMTIBM boss gets bonus despite company's lackluster year FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company's sales and profits declined in 2014.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salaries, 30 Jan 2015 23:34:31 GMTNYC pharmacist who tried to make ricin sentenced to prison, N.J. (AP) — A New York City pharmacist who admitted to trying to make weapons-grade ricin and other legal toxins has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew JerseyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Jan 2015 23:47:11 GMTAmended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims by his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases.aGeneral newsPoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:26:29 GMTTest of gun finds only DNA of deceased Argentine prosecutor AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Testing of the pistol used to kill a prosecutor who had leveled incendiary charges against Argentina's president has found traces of DNA only belonging to him, the lead investigator in the case said Friday.iGeneral newsArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 23:39:27 GMTNFL's Goodell seeks to look past 'tough year,' to future (AP) — As if wishing made it so, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell described his league — and himself — as having addressed missteps on difficult matters such as domestic violence and being ready to move on.By HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballNFL Super BowlMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootballEventsLos AngelesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:06:58 GMTThousands protest right-wingers at Vienna ball, 38 detained (AP) — As elegant pairs waltzed under crystal chandeliers Friday, thousands of raucous demonstrators outside their lavish palace ball demanded an end to the black-tie event, which they say draws the far-right fringe from across Europe. Police detained dozens and at least two people were injured.By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Jan 2015 23:07:26 GMTVenezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo (AP) — A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections.aGeneral newsSocial mediaTravelOnline mediaMediaLifestyleMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:34:25 GMTUS to provide privacy group with memo on surveillance (AP) — The Justice Department has agreed on Friday to turn over a legal opinion regarding government surveillance and census data after a years-long court fight with a privacy group.htGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillancePolitical issues, 30 Jan 2015 22:23:24 GMTJosh Gad rooting for 'Frozen' co-star Menzel at Super Bowl (AP) — Comedian Josh Gad is expecting big things when his "Frozen" co-star Idina Menzel steps to a microphone Sunday at the Super Bowl and sings the national anthem.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYeArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainment, 30 Jan 2015 22:55:23 GMT3rd man charged in alleged plot to overthrow Gambian leader (AP) — A Tennessee man was charged Friday in last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsConspiracyHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGambiaUnited StatesMinnesotaWest AfricaAfricaNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:08:17 GMTSan Francisco coroner says human remains are from 1 man FRANCISCO (AP) — While the San Francisco medical examiner has determined that the human remains found inside a suitcase abandoned on a downtown street belong to an unidentified light-skinned man, police have released a description of a suspect.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 21:59:04 GMTAttorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 30 Jan 2015 23:15:07 GMTUber says outside review shows customer data safe, private FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe.htBusinessTechnologyData privacyConsumer privacyConsumer safetyTechnology issuesConsumer affairs, 31 Jan 2015 00:27:10 GMTAT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity YORK (AP) — Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government's latest airwaves auction.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:25:42 GMTSeahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win (AP) — As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL history.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballCoachingEventsFootball, 31 Jan 2015 00:17:30 GMTJudge to rule on motion to end veterans parade crash trial, Texas (AP) — A Midland judge says he will rule next week on a motion from Union Pacific Railroad to end the civil trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck a veterans parade float.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsVeteransAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and order, 30 Jan 2015 23:50:22 GMTWisconsin team works to defend snow sculpting championship GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin snow sculpting team that won the last two national championships is trying to defend its trophy in Lake Geneva.aGeneral newsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:20:06 GMTAuthorities say Knight argued with man before hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say Marion "Suge" Knight argued and exchanged punches with a man before allegedly running him over and fatally striking a friend with his pickup truck.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHit-and-runCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:02:33 GMTAt a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesLegislatureNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaSouth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:26:55 GMTNew York wage board suggests $7.50 wage for tipped workers, N.Y. (AP) — Restaurant servers and other tipped workers in New York state would make $7.50 an hour before tips under a proposal recommended by a state wage board FridayBy DAVID KLEPPERaBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesLabor issuesRestaurantsPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsFood and drinkLifestyleNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:44:35 GMTUS says Islamic State militant killed in Iraq (AP) — U.S. military officials say a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsWar casualtiesMilitant groupsChemical weaponsWar and unrestGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWeapons of mass destructionUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Jan 2015 22:44:55 GMTRap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run ANGELES (AP) — Marion "Suge" Knight, the impresario of gangster rap, has long been a perpetrator and victim of the violent life he promoted in song.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and BRIAN MELLEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentHit-and-runCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:27:17 GMTOw, ow, owl: Birders ID culprit in Salem jogger attacks, Ore. (AP) — The bird attacking joggers in a Salem city park has been identified as a barred owl, a species the federal government is spending millions to kill in Northwest forests.aGeneral newsOwlsBirdsAnimalsExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureOutdoor recreationSalemOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:10:16 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday U.S. stock indexes closed lower Friday, their third decline for the week.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 30 Jan 2015 22:55:56 GMTKansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget.By JOHN HANNAaGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:27:40 GMTWisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaWisconsinMadisonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:36:20 GMTBalloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean, N.M. (AP) — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsOceansEnvironment and naturePacific OceanAtlantic OceanAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:36:44 GMTKo takes lead at LPGA opener, closes in on golf history, Fla. (AP) — Lydia Ko is one round from potentially making golf history.By MARK LONGsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:32:41 GMTVenezuela allows security forces to use firearms in protests ARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Human rights groups and Venezuela's opposition are criticizing the government's new authorization for riot police to use firearms to control protests.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Jan 2015 23:19:11 GMTKitschy treasure trove of Elvis tribute items up for auction, Miss. (AP) — Die-hard Elvis memorabilia collectors can get their fix of ruffle-front dress shirts, life-sized cardboard Elvis cutouts and even a non-functioning electric chair made in tribute to "Jailhouse Rock" at an auction this weekend in north Mississippi.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleMississippiMemphisUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 30 Jan 2015 22:02:50 GMTHong Kong businessman charged with damaging Montana house, Mont. (AP) — A Hong Kong businessman is charged with breaking into a northwestern Montana home after getting drunk at a wedding and causing extensive damage in a case a judge says "reads like a 'Hangover' movie."aGeneral newsCrimeMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:41:46 GMTOregon college: Saudi royal did not receive degree there, Ore. (AP) — Lewis & Clark College says Saudi Arabia's new deputy crown prince did not graduate from the private school as the Saudi Embassy said last week, although he did attend classes.aGeneral newsEmbassiesHigher educationInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:25:17 GMTLawsuit: Exploding air bag killed Texas man (AP) — The family of a Texas man who died in a minor traffic accident is alleging in a lawsuit that their loved one is the latest person to be killed by shrapnel shooting out of exploding air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.JUAN A. LOZANOaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsExplosionsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate newsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:04:27 GMTObama, Cooper push for media help in better vet portrayal YORK (AP) — The first lady and "American Sniper" star Bradley Cooper are backing a new challenge to TV and film producers and writers to accurately represent U.S. troops who have returned from war and move away from portraying them either as victims or infallible heroes.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVeteransMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:34:34 GMTPatriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win (AP) — Go ahead, pile on the Patriots.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballNFL PlayoffsEventsFootball, 30 Jan 2015 23:08:46 GMTRecord defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight (AP) — The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballEventsFootball, 30 Jan 2015 23:42:26 GMTIS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique (AP) — The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:39:00 GMTRapper Pitbull to root for, then perform for, Patriots (AP) — Pitbull has thrown his Super Bowl allegiance to the New England Patriots.eArts and entertainmentSportsMusicEntertainmentProfessional footballNFL Super BowlFootballEvents, 30 Jan 2015 23:25:08 GMTColorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs.By KRISTEN WYATTaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsRecreational drug laws and regulationsState legislatureGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsPersonal spendingPersonal financeLegislationColoradoDenverWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:23:51 GMTCost pressure intensifies for Southern Co. nuclear plant (AP) — The delays and cost overruns are piling up for a new plant in Georgia that was supposed to prove nuclear energy can be built affordably.By RAY HENRYaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesMaterials industryGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:14:55 GMTErnie Banks left great memories for teammate Billy Williams (AP) — As he approached the casket to pay his respects to Ernie Banks, a steady flow of memories came rushing back to Billy Williams.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:10:15 GMTOhio reschedules executions for 7 death row inmates, Ohio (AP) — The state has rescheduled executions for seven death row inmates as it tries to find new lethal drugs, meaning no inmate will be put to death in Ohio in 2015.aGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCorrectional systemsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 22:36:35 GMTObama, Dalai Lama set to attend National Prayer Breakfast (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama will be at the National Prayer Breakfast next week in Washington, the first time the two men have been together in nearly a year.By JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsBuddhismReligionSocial affairsTibetUnited StatesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:27:36 GMTJudge orders reporter to reveal details in James Brown case, S.C. (AP) — A journalist covering the fight over soul singer James Brown's estate was ordered Friday to tell a court how she obtained a diary from Brown's widow.By JEFFREY COLLINSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderCelebrityFamily issuesSocial affairsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Jan 2015 23:10:56 GMTJudge: Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket WORTH, Texas (AP) — A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother, a judge ruled Friday.By EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsAssassination of John F. KennedyLegal proceedingsHome sellingEventsLaw and orderResidential real estateLifestyleAssassinationsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Jan 2015 00:21:57 GMT