FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 10:22:16 -0700Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGays and lesbiansInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMarriageFamily issuesAustraliaFranceParisOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:04:56 GMTCollege financial aid: There's still time to apply it comes to lining up financial aid for college, earlier is definitely better.By ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financeHigher educationGovernment programsEducationSocial affairsPersonal loansStudent financesEducation costsFamily financesGovernment and politics, 06 May 2015 15:27:47 GMTAutopsies: 2 of 3 Muslim students shot with gun held to head, N.C. (AP) — A man charged with killing three Muslim college students appears to have held his gun to the heads of two victims when he pulled the trigger after shooting the first in the doorway, according to autopsies released Wednesday.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:56:05 GMTFlames shoot out of smokestack at Washington oil refinery, Wash. (AP) — Crews are battling a smokestack fire at the U.S. Oil and Refining Co. that is sending plumes of black smoke across the sky at the Port of Tacoma in Washington state.aBusinessGeneral newsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersAccidentsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:54:48 GMTDrug developer Adaptimmune wavers after IPO raises $191M YORK (AP) — Shares of cancer drug developer Adaptimmune are up slightly after the British company's initial public offering raised $191.3 million.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate news, 06 May 2015 15:39:49 GMTWoman charged with running crack delivery service from truck, Mass. (AP) — With her four adult children watching, a Massachusetts woman has pleaded not guilty to running a crack cocaine delivery service from her pickup truck.aGeneral newsOdditiesDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSpringfieldMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:04:33 GMTColorado pig farm workers fired after video shows abuse (AP) — An undercover video showing workers at a Colorado pig farm hitting animals with cans and boards has led to a criminal investigation and the firing of seven employees.By COLLEEN SLEVINaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAnimal crueltyCrimeAgricultureIndustriesColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:05:31 GMTFrancis Ford Coppola wins prestigious Spanish prize for arts (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola, director of such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," has won Spain's Princess of Asturias arts prize for his outstanding contribution to the world of film.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 15:27:01 GMTDrug developer Adaptimmune skids after IPO raises $191M YORK (AP) — Shares of cancer drug developer Adaptimmune are falling after the British company's initial public offering raised $191.3 million.fBusinessCancerProducts and servicesCorporate newsMedical researchHealthCorporate stockDiseases and conditions, 06 May 2015 16:09:47 GMT4 Afghan men sentenced to death over horrifying mob killing, Afghanistan (AP) — Four Afghan men were sentenced Wednesday to death by hanging over the filmed mob killing in downtown Kabul of a young woman falsely accused of burning the Quran, a case that horrified the country and showed the dangers women face in the conservative society.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPolitical and civil unrestAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:29:39 GMTKenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks, Kenya (AP) — The Kenya Red Cross says 54 people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 15:34:06 GMTStudy aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.By SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleSciencePetsDogsMedical researchCancerMammalsAnimalsDiseases and conditions, 06 May 2015 15:26:32 GMTDA: Sheriff's story raises questions about shooting of woman (AP) — A prosecutor says he has fundamental questions about a suburban Atlanta sheriff's account of conducting "police training exercises" when he accidentally shot a female real estate agent inside a model home for sale in a subdivision well outside his jurisdiction.By JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:12:26 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Ex-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsEmbassiesLegal proceedingsBombingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBostonKazakhstanAlmatyMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 15:32:38 GMTCBS' Bob Schieffer leaving 'Face the Nation' this month (AP) — Bob Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 06 May 2015 15:43:32 GMTUN tribunal lifts suspension of worker in French leak (AP) — A United Nations tribunal has lifted the suspension of a U.N. worker who leaked information to French authorities about an internal investigation into accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually abused some children they were sent to protect.iGeneral newsFranceCentral African RepublicWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 15:21:15 GMTPlan B eyed after Michigan voters crush tax hike for roads, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsLegislatureLegislationState legislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyMichiganLansingUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:30:39 GMTStriking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work nightshift, Zimbabwe (AP) — Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the nightshift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics as part of a nationwide strike over salaries.iGeneral newsHealthStrikesNursing careGovernment payLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsZimbabweSouthern AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 16:12:01 GMTGovernor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsEmergency managementCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderViolent crimeGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:11:23 GMTLexus flagship: A car or a haven?'s misleading to call the 2015 Lexus LS 460 a car, or even a luxury sedan.By ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyle, 06 May 2015 16:13:08 GMTDarren Criss to host free Stars in the Alley concert May 27 YORK (AP) — "Glee" star Darren Criss is hosting this year's Stars in the Alley concert, which features free performances from over 20 new and long-running Broadway shows.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming arts, 06 May 2015 15:35:25 GMTMerkel aide denies wrongdoing in German-US spy affair (AP) — Germany's top security official denied any wrongdoing after appearing Thursday before a parliamentary committee over allegations that the country's spy agency acted against national interests in its cooperation with U.S. counterparts.By GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesEspionageNational securityGovernment and politicsCrimeMilitary and defenseGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 15:36:40 GMTProminent Iranian human rights activist is detained, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of Iran's most prominent human rights activists, Narges Mohammadi, has been arrested by state security forces and detained in Tehran's Evin Prison, her husband said Wednesday.By ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesDeath penalty controversyPolitical activismCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIranDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 06 May 2015 15:27:16 GMTOil train derailment prompts evacuation in North Dakota town, N.D. (AP) — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and MATT BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:28:04 GMTFact sheet: 2015 Lexus LS 460 Lexus 460 LBy The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyle, 06 May 2015 16:13:36 GMTNational Endowment for the Arts awards $74M in grants (AP) — The National Endowment for the Arts is awarding $74 million in grants to arts organizations in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.wGeneral newsEndowmentsSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsPhilanthropy, 06 May 2015 15:30:22 GMTHot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas (AP) — The manager of Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown says he has died in the Bahamas at age 71.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomBahamasWestern EuropeEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 15:59:45 GMTLatest revival of 'The King and I' plans national tour YORK (AP) — The latest revival of "The King and I" plans to stick around at Lincoln Center and also to hit the road.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 06 May 2015 15:39:10 GMTState official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.By ERICA WERNERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsOpen governmentLegislatureState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:48:30 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 bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsEventsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBostonMassachusettsKazakhstanUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 15:51:52 GMTQatar seeks bids for chance to operate its biggest oil field, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's state-owned oil company says it is soliciting bids from international energy companies for the chance to operate the small Gulf nation's largest oil field.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesQatarMiddle East, 06 May 2015 15:42:19 GMTBaltimore mayor calls for federal investigation into police (AP) — The mayor called on federal investigators Wednesday to look into whether this city's beleaguered police department uses a pattern of excessive force or discriminatory policing.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderViolent crimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:36:26 GMTChicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsActs of tortureCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:07:46 GMTCanada's star striker maintains focus despite attention a lot rattles Christine Sinclair. Not even the eyes of a nation.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's sportsWomen's soccerCollege soccerSoccerCollege sportsProfessional soccerEventsInternational soccerCanadaChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 15:36:16 GMTYemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 16:27:17 GMTBelarus requires the idle to pay for not working, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBelarusEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:14:04 GMTDanish premier travels to Wales to support British husband, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister will travel to Wales to support her British husband who is running for a seat in Wales, where Britain's Labour party has dominated politics since the 1920s.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomDenmarkWalesWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 16:10:38 GMTThe first self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels VEGAS (AP) — Although much attention has been paid to autonomous vehicles being developed by Google and traditional car companies, one truck maker believes that automated tractor-trailers will be rolling along highways before self-driving cars are cruising around the suburbs.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyIndustrial products and servicesLas VegasNevadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 May 2015 16:05:58 GMTFormer House Speaker Jim Wright dies at age 92 (AP) — Former House Speaker Jim Wright, the longtime Texas Democrat who became the first speaker in history to be driven out of office in midterm, has died. He was 92.By DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsPolitical resignationsState legislatureObituariesPolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationState governmentsPolitical issuesFort WorthTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:50:24 GMTJudge denies NFL linebacker's request in revenge porn case, N.J. (AP) — An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday.By DAVID PORTERaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballGovernment programsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:22:27 GMTAmount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone (AP) — Federal scientists said global levels of the most prevalent heat-trapping gas have passed a daunting milestone.By SETH BORENSTEINwScience, 06 May 2015 16:09:33 GMTDetroit boy in basement: Stepmother put me there for 11 days (AP) — A boy missing for 11 days before he was found in his Detroit basement testified Wednesday that his stepmother ordered him down there and supplied him with food and electronic devices while investigators scoured the neighborhood searching for him last June.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsMissing personsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:57:50 GMT4 UN peacekeepers found in east Congo after 2 killed, Congo (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo says four missing U.N. peacekeepers have been found following an attack that left two others dead.iGeneral newsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 15:52:42 GMTAlexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a rare disease treatment maker that lost nearly $60 million in the first quarter and has no products on the market.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessHealthDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsCorporate stockOwnership changesFinancial services, 06 May 2015 15:48:23 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — This year's PEN American Center gala was a defense of free expression, of Charlie Hebdo and of PEN itself.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsBooks and literatureEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestFranceNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:27:46 GMTDefense officials: Setting up Syrian safe zone difficult (AP) — Two U.S. defense officials say setting up a humanitarian safe zone for those caught in the crossfire in Syria can be done militarily but would require the Obama administration to shift troops around.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:46:51 GMTUS leading effort to assign blame for Syria chlorine attacks NATIONS (AP) — The United States is leading an effort to create a way to attribute blame for chlorine attacks in Syria, diplomats say, opening a possible path for action on an issue that has sparked outrage as reports of chemical attacks continue.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsChemical weaponsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 16:07:03 GMTUS stocks slipping after weak economic data; oil prices rise YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting lower in midday trading following some weak reports on the U.S. economy.aBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 16:01:38 GMTMaryland governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore, pulls out Guard, state police (AP) — Maryland governor lifts state of emergency for Baltimore, pulls out Guard, state police.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:56:25 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Funeral home: Jim Wright, Texas congressman and first House speaker to resign under fire, dies.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsFiresAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 15:36:45 GMT