FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 15:32:46 -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 GMTKane, Crawford settle back into form for surging Blackhawks PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The original prognosis for Patrick Kane's surgically repaired collarbone dictated his return for some point during the Western Conference finals, if the Chicago Blackhawks were to advance that far.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:22:28 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 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Bomber sorry after giving the finger p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEmbassiesLaw and orderEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBostonKazakhstanAlmatyUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 21:29:25 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Wednesday stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates. Stocks rose at the start of trading, but quickly lost their gains. A comment from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggesting that stocks are generally overvalued added to the selling pressure.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 06 May 2015 21:21:17 GMTJurors convict man of killing Chicago officer, ex-official (AP) — A Chicago man was convicted Wednesday of fatally shooting a police officer and former Chicago Housing Authority employee who were investigating an auto burglary.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeTheftLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:09:43 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 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 GMTMessi leads Barcelona over Bayern 3-0 in Champions semis, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi had two goals and set up Neymar for another as Barcelona scored three late goals to overwhelm Bayern Munich and former coach Pep Guardiola 3-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsMen's sportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 06 May 2015 21:36:20 GMTHospital efforts to save very premature babies vary widely weigh as little as a pound yet force some of the toughest choices in all of medicine. Extremely premature babies face big differences in how hard hospitals try to save them, a study finds.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaHealthLifestyleParentingRelationshipsPregnancy and childbirthSexual and reproductive healthWomen's health, 06 May 2015 21:14:38 GMTNew indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs died (AP) — A new indictment announced Wednesday reinstates animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion and four others were injured in June.PAUL DAVENPORTaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessPetsIndictmentsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:30:28 GMTKyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a second-round defeat to Nick Kyrgios of Australia.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsMen's tennisTennisProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerSpainMadridFranceCzech RepublicWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 06 May 2015 22:10:07 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 GMTBaltimore mayor, in reversal, asks for federal police probe (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, MissouriArrestsMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:29:47 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 GMTAP news guide: lethal injection drug in Tennessee, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-four death-row inmates in Tennessee are challenging the state's lethal injections protocols. On Wednesday, their attorneys asked the state Supreme Court to let them challenge Tennessee's backup method of execution as well: the electric chair.By TRAVIS LOLLERaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderCorrectional systemsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:56:30 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 ethicsLegislatureObituariesLegislationInternational relationsPolitical issuesTexasDallasFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:05:48 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 GMTStocks drop on weak jobs data, jitters over Yellen comments YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell across industries on Wednesday as investors worried over stock valuations, economic growth and rising interest rates.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:10:31 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Three people, one an aide to 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 politicsCaliforniaSanta ClaritaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:53:04 GMTJesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify FRANCISCO (AP) — Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyWorkplace diversitySocial diversityRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHispanicsSummitsHuman rights and civil libertiesDemographicsPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:28:27 GMTGrand jury probe sought for Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Okla. (AP) — A civil rights group is asking for a grand jury investigation of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office after a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man during a sting operation.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeCriminal investigationsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:21:52 GMTCarnival raises China cruise bet with plan to add 5th ship KONG (AP) — Carnival Corp., the world's No. 1 cruise company, said Wednesday it's planning to base a fifth passenger liner in Shanghai in 2017, adding to a foothold in China's fast-growing leisure cruise market.By KELVIN CHANtTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaHong KongShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 21:59:18 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 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 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 GMTTornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active day, Okla. (AP) — Tornadoes touched down in southwest Oklahoma and southern Nebraska on Wednesday, a day forecasters had said could see active weather.aGeneral newsWeatherTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNebraskaOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:17:07 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 GMTEPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first nationwide guidelines Wednesday for determining when algal toxins have reached dangerous levels in public water systems and do-not-drink warnings might be needed.By JOHN FLESHERaGeneral newsHealthAlgaeEnvironmental concernsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessPlantsNatural resource managementTraverse CityMichiganOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:19:13 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 history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died at age 92.By DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePolitical ethicsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsObituariesLegislatureLegislationState governmentsPolitical issuesInternational relationsTexasFort WorthDallasWeatherfordUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:39:01 GMTClinton challenges Bush on immigration as GOP shifts (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has injected new fire into the immigration debate with her call to allow people in the country illegally to gain citizenship, challenging a centerpiece of Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush's likely candidacy.By STEVE PEOPLES and KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHispanicsRace and ethnicityImmigration policyPolitical endorsements2016 United States Presidential ElectionImmigrationBorder securityLegislationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyElectionsNational electionsMilitary and defenseLegislaturePolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 21:10:44 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 GMTAl-Jazeera America ousts top executive YORK (AP) — The Al-Jazeera America news network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday, with the little-watched network suffering key defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 06 May 2015 21:13:07 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, and its results beat Wall Street's expectations despite investment in new products and factory capacity and the impact of the strong dollar.By DEE-ANN DURBINfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 06 May 2015 21:24:11 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 GMTPatriots employees traded texts about deflated footballs investigator's report into "Deflategate" cited a series of texts between two New England Patriots employees as key evidence in the conclusion that the Patriots likely deflated footballs in the AFC title game — and that quarterback Tom Brady probably knew about it.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootball, 06 May 2015 21:25:43 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 NIRAPPILaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGardeningHome and gardenLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:14:23 GMT