FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 20:30:43 -0700Tesla's Musk paid $70,000 in 2013 (AP) — Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was paid just under $70,000 in 2013. But he could be in line for much, much more.fBusiness, 25 Apr 2014 02:28:04 GMTSeattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage (AP) — Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labor representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders.MANUEL VALDESaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal electionsElectionsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:28:29 GMTMichael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesAquaticsMen's aquaticsOlympic gamesEventsMesaUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:42:04 GMTRivers refuses to apologize to women held captive (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityKidnappingMissing personsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:23:11 GMTDavis has 3 RBIs, Orioles beat Blue Jays 11-4 (AP) — Chris Davis had two hits and three RBIs, Jonathan Schoop homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday night.IAN HARRISONsSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:16:46 GMTDefense contractor accused of selling phony parts, Ore. (AP) — A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts.aBusinessGeneral newsIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:34 GMTTeague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85 (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!"PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:58:34 GMTDoctor: Slain Minnesota teens shot multiple times FALLS, Minn. (AP) — The two Minnesota cousins killed by a man who claimed he was defending himself after they broke into his home were each shot multiple times, a medical examiner testified Thursday, and while the initial gunshots caused serious injury, they did not immediately incapacitate the teens.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCrimeTheftLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:21:27 GMTUnited loses money; other airlines post 1Q profits (AP) — Even with the turbulence of severe winter storms and stubbornly high fuel prices, many of the major airlines are cruising and their stock prices are soaring.DAVID KOENIGfBusinessWinter weatherIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyWeatherGeneral news, 25 Apr 2014 00:36:51 GMTMandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion VEGAS (AP) — The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States.MICHELLE RINDELSaPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsBusinessGeneral newsRepublican National ConventionPolitical conventionsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsLas VegasUnited StatesOrlandoNevadaNorth AmericaFlorida, 25 Apr 2014 02:44:28 GMTEx-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.SAM EIFLINGaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:35:09 GMTVermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.DAVE GRAMLISA RATHKEhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsSmall businessLifestyleBiotechnologyFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:27:01 GMTGolf Capsules, La. (AP) — Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic.The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:26:05 GMTBuffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsSportsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCheerleadingLaw and orderCorporate newsBusinessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:35 GMTSolarte's 4 RBIs help Yanks top Red Sox 14-5 (AP) — Yangervis Solarte drove in four runs, Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of the season and the New York Yankees capitalized on five Boston errors to beat the Red Sox 14-5 on Thursday night.HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Apr 2014 03:29:11 GMTNetflix joining lineup of 3 US cable-TV services FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming lineup of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S., a breakthrough that acknowledges the growing popularity of online entertainment.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionEntertainment and media technologyTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:30:16 GMTNevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAgricultureIndustriesNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:01:10 GMT11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:22:52 GMTJazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.STACEY PLAISANCEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:06:32 GMTFamilies of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials, South Korea (AP) — Frustrated relatives of the scores of people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol staged a marathon confrontation with the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief, surrounding the senior officials in a standoff that lasted overnight and into Friday morning as they vented their rage at the pace of search efforts.GILLIAN WONGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2014 01:30:15 GMTBen Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead, La. (AP) — A few weeks ago, Ben Martin had missed seven of eight cuts and figured he'd better make some changes.BRETT MARTELsSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:17:01 GMTEx-suspect in boy's disappearance stays in prison, Pa. (AP) — A convicted child molester long suspected in a notorious 1979 New York City child disappearance case will spend six to 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for failing to register an address under Megan's Law the last time he left prison.aGeneral newsMissing personsWilkes-BarreNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:33:06 GMTReview: Revival of 'Cabaret' revival still shocks YORK (AP) — Barely sneaking in under the Tony Award nomination deadline this season is a dear old friend to Broadway, the decadent "Cabaret." The only appropriate salutation is: willkommen.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBars and clubsPerforming artsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 25 Apr 2014 01:32:05 GMTCourt filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding (AP) — The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner.JUAN A. LOZANOaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:40:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCheerleadingSports, 25 Apr 2014 01:00:05 GMTRetired justice says marijuana should be legalized (AP) — Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says he thinks the federal government should legalize marijuana.eArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 25 Apr 2014 03:15:24 GMTAttorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings, Alaska (AP) — A man accused in a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station in Alaska is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, federal prosecutors said Thursday, countering defense arguments that the government failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a case built on speculation.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAnchorageUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:37:21 GMTCompany stopped from accepting abortion waste, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsAbortionEnergy industryUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessWomen's healthHealthBritish ColumbiaOregonSouth CarolinaPortlandCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 25 Apr 2014 01:01:22 GMTCriminal probe into NYC heiress' life is over YORK (AP) — During a yearslong court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:32:34 GMTPolice say teens killed Amish family's pet donkey, Pa. (AP) — Three central Pennsylvania teenagers have been accused of fatally shooting a pet donkey on an Amish family's farm.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyJuvenile crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:49:22 GMTChicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.CARLA K. JOHNSONDON BABWINaGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestHigher educationEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulChicagoIllinoisPennsylvaniaCentral AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:24:42 GMTBuffalo Bills cheerleaders suspend operations, N.Y. (AP) — Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.JOHN WAWROWaGeneral newsSportsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCheerleadingCorporate newsBusinessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 02:45:22 GMTIcher impresses in cold Day 1 at Swinging Skirts CITY, Calif. (AP) — Karine Icher and her caddie husband, Fred, evaluated the conditions and course at challenging Lake Merced and decided on a Day 1 strategy: stay short of the pin and putt uphill.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 03:27:14 GMTNew Jersey forest fire burns half a square mile winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closure of a school.WAYNE PARRYaGeneral newsFiresEvacuationsNatural hazardsForestsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and natureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:07:49 GMTSilver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete compensationMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 23:49:39 GMTPostal workers' unions protest Staples program, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.RIK STEVENSaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor negotiationsLabor issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelUnited StatesConcordNew HampshireDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:34:53 GMTPellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown DIEGO (AP) — A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:28:47 GMTMexico Senate: civilian courts for soldiers CITY (AP) — Mexico's Senate on Thursday unanimously approved amendments to the country's military justice code that will allow for members of the armed forces who commit a crime against civilians to be tried in civilian courts.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Apr 2014 01:31:49 GMTSeveral injuries in California school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several children and their bus driver are injured in a school bus crash in Southern California.aGeneral newsAccidentsInjuriesAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:36:36 GMTPineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal (AP) — Michael Pineda says he was just trying to get a better grip on the ball.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsBostonNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 25 Apr 2014 00:02:11 GMTBruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.LARRY LAGEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 03:29:18 GMTEverest climbing season in disarray after deaths, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsMountainsGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2014 02:31:29 GMTGrizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 98-95 Thursday night in taking a 2-1 lead in their first-round Western Conference series.TERESA M. WALKERsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 03:25:18 GMT'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:36:48 GMTGrimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLabor economyLegislatureLegislationState governmentsEconomyBusinessLeading economic indicatorsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 03:01:47 GMTSouth Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsAccidents and disastersEconomyGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationBusinessUnited StatesSouth KoreaJapanNorth KoreaTokyoSeoulEast AsiaChinaRussiaNorth AmericaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2014 02:21:16 GMT13 people hurt in California school bus crash, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 23:47:44 GMTGoogle, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHiring and recruitmentLegal proceedingsTechnology law and ethicsCorporate managementContracts and ordersLaw and orderPersonnelInformation technologyIndustriesTechnology issuesCorporate newsProducts and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 01:12:01 GMTResidents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest DE JANEIRO (AP) — Residents of a Rio de Janeiro slum that saw deadly clashes with police earlier this week are staging a protest in the Copacabana beach neighborhood.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 Apr 2014 01:22:30 GMTStatins may lead some patients to pig out: Study (AP) — Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out.LINDSEY TANNERaGeneral newsHealthCholesterolMedical researchHeart healthDiabetesFood and drinkDiet and exerciseMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsWeight managementNutritionLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2014 00:30:00 GMT