FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Oct 2015 13:16:12 -07:00House hardliners prepare to vet candidates for speaker, 06 Oct 2015 19:56:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP hardliners are preparing to interview the three declared candidates for speaker as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy tries to hang onto his advantage for the job. governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections, 06 Oct 2015 19:09:03 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation. proposes nearly $2 million fine against drone operator, 06 Oct 2015 19:26:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. higher, livestock higher, 06 Oct 2015 19:38:28 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. a glance: Winter heating costs expected to fall, 06 Oct 2015 19:09:16 GMTA winter that is expected to be warmer for most of the United States will combine with lower energy prices to create savings for residents, according to the U.S. Energy Department's annual outlook. Heating oil and propane customers, followed by natural gas, will see the biggest savings compared to last year. Electricity prices are expected to remain flat, but costs should be lower thanks to warmer weather. Here are the Energy Department's predictions for average heating costs for the winter by fuel between Oct. 1 and March 31. fences that may prevent derailment not used in Vermont, 06 Oct 2015 20:02:55 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Special fences protect railroad tracks from rock slides in some parts of the country, but the head of Amtrak said Tuesday it's unclear if the mechanisms could have prevented a derailment that injured seven people in Vermont. pleads not guilty to endangering boy with musket, 8, 06 Oct 2015 19:57:58 GMTHACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey priest accused of pointing a functioning musket at an 8-year-old boy in a church's rectory as part of a football rivalry has pleaded not guilty to child endangerment and aggravated assault charges. top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store, 06 Oct 2015 19:21:44 GMTApp Store Official Charts for the week ending October 5, 2015: house aimed at wider audience rediscovered in Madison, 06 Oct 2015 19:41:05 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Linda McQuillen long wondered whether her 1917 home had any connection to Frank Lloyd Wright, thinking at best maybe one of his peers designed it as an imitation of the architect's famous Prairie School style. It turned out she was living in the real thing. stocks are mixed in afternoon trading; DuPont jumps, 06 Oct 2015 19:39:37 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed in afternoon trading Tuesday, taking a pause after five straight days of gains. DuPont soared on news that its embattled CEO will retire, while biotechnology companies sank again. Energy stocks climbed as the price of crude oil rose sharply. Kennedy memoir creates rift among his family, 06 Oct 2015 19:10:43 GMTPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A memoir by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has created a rift with family members upset over his portrayal of family secrecy, substance abuse and mental illness, including of his father, late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.,000 form human peace sign to honor John Lennon in NYC, 06 Oct 2015 19:32:06 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people joined Yoko Ono and tried to set a world record for largest group of human bodies forming a peace sign. top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US, 06 Oct 2015 19:26:04 GMTiBook charts for week ending October 5, 2015: inspecting other engines after jetliner fire, 06 Oct 2015 19:51:19 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — The company that made an engine that caught fire as a British Airways plane was taking off from Las Vegas is inspecting other engines as part of a federal investigation of the incident. rebels to delay local election, sidestep tense topic, 06 Oct 2015 19:45:17 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Officials in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine announced Tuesday they will postpone local elections that were going to be held shortly, sidestepping a contentious issue that had blocked progress toward a resolution for the war in Ukraine. for Microsoft lineup, which targets high end, 06 Oct 2015 19:45:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices — specifically, Windows devices. auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered, 06 Oct 2015 19:55:39 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology. says airline suggested pumping breast milk in pet area, 06 Oct 2015 19:29:41 GMTCHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet-relief area. victim found on hiking trial with hurt dog on leash, 06 Oct 2015 20:05:16 GMTFAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California man was found shot to death on a hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand. Paul to testify at trial of 2012 campaign aides, 06 Oct 2015 19:49:53 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Three top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement. top 10 movies on the iTunes Store, 06 Oct 2015 19:10:10 GMTiTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending October 5, 2015:, family, admirers remember Bond in DC memorial, 06 Oct 2015 19:58:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Friends and family of Julian Bond remembered the deceased civil rights leader as a man who left a lasting "invaluable imprint" on not only the civil rights movement but on people around the United States and the globe. moves ahead on defense bill facing veto threat, 06 Oct 2015 19:21:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate moved forward Tuesday on a sweeping, $612 billion defense policy bill despite a presidential veto threat stemming from larger budget disputes that have hamstrung Washington. threatens strike in contract talks with Fiat Chrysler, 06 Oct 2015 19:14:57 GMTDETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is threatening to go on strike against Fiat Chrysler after its membership rejected a tentative contract deal with the company. Latest: Guard dropping 1-ton sandbags on breached dam, 06 Oct 2015 20:01:44 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local): for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship, 06 Oct 2015 19:06:59 GMTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting., with limited DC lobbying footprint, braces for Congress, 06 Oct 2015 19:53:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers investigating the company's emissions cheating scandal., with limited lobbying footprint, braces for Congress, 06 Oct 2015 19:52:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When Volkswagen's top American executive heads to Capitol Hill this week, he probably won't be able to count on longtime allies among the lawmakers probing the company's emissions cheating scandal.'Catfish' TV production firm won by creditors of Relativity, 06 Oct 2015 19:27:51 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge in New York has approved a deal in which major creditors of Relativity Media will take over its television business, responsible for creating such shows as "Catfish" for MTV and "Limitless" for CBS. campus police reviewing escort allegations, 06 Oct 2015 19:44:04 GMTLouisville campus police now say they are reviewing allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts to dance and have sex with recruits and players in a dormitory. Department seeks more work-related emails from Clinton, 06 Oct 2015 19:36:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Boy, 11, mistakenly kills brother, 12, in gun outing, 06 Oct 2015 19:01:39 GMTCARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio, the local sheriff said Tuesday. Carson would have sacrificed life to stop Oregon attack, 06 Oct 2015 19:54:23 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week's deadly attack in Oregon. But he's joined the rest of the GOP's 2016 class in refusing to support new measures to stop mass shootings. City investigates reports of dog poisoning at park, 06 Oct 2015 19:26:03 GMTMEXICO CITY (AP) — A popular dog run in a picturesque Mexico City park remained closed Tuesday following reported cases of dog poisoning. energy economist to head UN climate science panel, 06 Oct 2015 19:09:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A South Korean professor of climate change economics will lead the Nobel Prize-winning group of climate scientists that keeps track of global warming. debate, Clinton and Sanders showing differences, 06 Oct 2015 19:04:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach their first presidential primary debate next week. director Chantal Akerman is dead at 65, 06 Oct 2015 19:36:00 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian avant-garde filmmaker Chantal Akerman, whose patient, personal reflections on the lives of women made her a leading figure of arthouse cinema, has died. She was 65. Vikings stadium to include 500 works of art, 06 Oct 2015 19:35:00 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums. rescued after fall into crack at Volcanoes National Park, 06 Oct 2015 19:20:21 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A Big Island family was reunited with their dog after a rescue team removed the Labrador retriever trapped in a crack in the earth at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. weeks of unrest, Palestinian leader appeals for calm, 06 Oct 2015 19:23:40 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday for calm after several weeks of heightened unrest with Israel, saying his people had no interest in any further "escalation" and urging renewed dialogue. Rap group posted video of gun flashed near officer, 06 Oct 2015 19:02:44 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A video posted online that shows someone flash a gun while filming a police officer is an attempt at publicity from an old hip-hop group looking to find new relevance, but it has still led to an investigation and at least one arrest, Los Angeles police said Tuesday. Carolina sees sun, but flooding ordeal far from over, 06 Oct 2015 19:39:54 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths. tosses conviction in infamous '90 NYC tourist killing, 06 Oct 2015 19:28:03 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A man imprisoned for a quarter-century in a notorious tourist killing was granted a new trial Tuesday when a judge overturned his conviction in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city. look at some underground fires in recent US history, 06 Oct 2015 20:09:09 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Underground fires like the one smoldering at a St. Louis-area landfill are not unprecedented. Here are some other notable fires in recent U.S. history: considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers, 06 Oct 2015 19:39:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — New D.C. Council legislation introduced Tuesday would give workers 16 weeks of paid leave in circumstances ranging from the birth of a child to caring for a dying parent., crew of doomed ship loved the sea, despite dangers, 06 Oct 2015 19:58:53 GMTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The El Faro carried a crew of 33 when it sank in the Atlantic after losing engine power amid Hurricane Joaquin's 50-foot waves and 140 mph winds. One body has been sighted in the debris area, but the search continues for survivors. Here are some of the people who were on the ship: plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste, 06 Oct 2015 19:24:56 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet. Latest: UN General Assembly head: Change up to members, 06 Oct 2015 19:43:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on allegations that former United Nations General Assembly President Josh Ashe accepted bribes to help a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople gain investments and government contracts (all times local): assistant charged with stealing MLB pitcher's yacht, 06 Oct 2015 19:17:31 GMTTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a former personal assistant for Major League pitcher Bronson Arroyo fraudulently sold Arroyo's yacht in Florida. generation of disillusioned Palestinians drives unrest, 06 Oct 2015 20:02:51 GMTSURDA, West Bank (AP) — A new generation of angry, disillusioned Palestinians is driving the current wave of clashes with Israeli forces: Too young to remember the hardships of life during Israel's clampdown on the last major uprising, they have lost faith in statehood through negotiations, distrust their political leaders and believe Israel only understands force.