FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 18:55:47 -0700Jay Z, Madonna, Minaj among owners of new streaming service YORK (AP) — Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Jay Z are among the A-List musicians who are co-owners of Tidal, a streaming service being billed as the first artist-owned platform for music and video.By MESFIN FEKADUfBusinessArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:49:21 GMTBrazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans, Venezuela (AP) — Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela.By FABIOLA SANCHEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 01:10:26 GMTPolice: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley soccer player who disappeared after leaving a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMissing personsMen's soccerCollege sportsSoccerMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:56:26 GMTUS offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentIndustriesAir qualityUnited StatesChinaParisNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 01:00:19 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFort PierceFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:22 GMTReport: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster than they actually were, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:06:39 GMTPorbeagle shark may be listed as endangered species, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators say they are reviewing the status of the porbeagle shark to determine if listing the species under the Endangered Species Act is warranted.aGeneral newsAnimalsSharksEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationFishWildlifeAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:02:12 GMTPolice: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — Police: Missing college soccer player was killed by car while on foot on Los Angeles freeway.aGeneral newsMen's soccerCollege soccerCollege sportsSoccerMen's sportsSportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:42:06 GMTNo 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMusicEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:04:21 GMTCarter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says that when Iraqi security forces carry their counteroffensive beyond the current battle for Tikrit, the U.S. will continue to insist that Iranian-backed Shiite militias not participate.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsIraqUnited StatesNew YorkWatertownIranMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:26:25 GMTUS offer for global climate treaty: 28 percent emissions cut (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentAir qualityEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsIndustriesUnited StatesChinaParisNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 22:43:14 GMTJury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm on Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:52:35 GMTMarathon bombing jurors see carnage photos, prosecutors rest (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:38:41 GMTBradley scores 30, Celtics defeat Hornets 116-104, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory.By STEVE REEDsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:41:12 GMTSolar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.htGeneral newsTechnologyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyChinaMyanmarGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 31 Mar 2015 01:01:01 GMTIrvine Welsh, Joseph O'Neill up for comic-writing prize (AP) — Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh and Irish-American author Joseph O'Neill are among the finalists for a comic-writing award whose prize includes a bottle of champagne and a pig.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 23:02:18 GMTVenus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:21:34 GMTParents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:36:36 GMTCanada approves extension and expansion of IS mission (AP) — Canada's Parliament has approved a one-year extension of military mission against the Islamic State group that includes airstrikes on targets in Syria.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCanadaIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:54:29 GMTGerman co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.By FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 01:22:03 GMTThai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector (AP) — The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationGovernment and politicsThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 00:11:45 GMTAnderson's 6 scoreless innings lead Dodgers over D-backs 4-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Anderson gave up four hits in six scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:18:42 GMTNew Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsMaldivesSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 00:12:56 GMTObama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders on Monday to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was.By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:30:29 GMTSource: Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John's YORK (AP) — St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 00:26:44 GMTMexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsHealthMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 01:35:06 GMTEx-FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in Afghan kickback scheme LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent accused of trying to derail a Utah investigation into an alleged defense contractor kickback scheme was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUtahSalt Lake CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:45:34 GMTRates for US Treasury bills edged up at weekly auction (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to the highest levels in two weeks.fBusinessDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 22:25:10 GMTZunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:52:54 GMTClinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaNew HampshireDes MoinesManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:17:52 GMTBauer pitches well, Indians beats White Sox 4-1, Ariz. (AP) — Trevor Bauer struck out seven, working solidly into the seventh inning, and the Cleveland Indians connected for three home runs Monday in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:50:22 GMTCliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestDiplomacyElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesState electionsWar and unrestInternational relationsNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesUnited KingdomNigeriaAbujaKanoWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 00:38:28 GMTSaban unapologetic about signing player w, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests.By JOHN ZENORsSportsAthlete recruitingCrimeArrestsViolenceCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsReckless endangermentSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsLaw and orderFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:49:21 GMTBryant sent to minors by Cubs; union threatens litigation, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association.By JASON P. SKODAsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessEventsIllinoisMesaUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 31 Mar 2015 00:24:42 GMTArizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired by last year's events Ferguson, Missouri, and similar incidents around the country.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceLegislationEventsLaw enforcement agenciesLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:25:01 GMTPharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out such executions even harder for states with the death penalty.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmall businessDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:31:36 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisIllinoisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:04:25 GMTPolice: Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spence Jackson provided the official confirmation a month ago that his boss, Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, was dead from what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsSuicidesState governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 23:36:47 GMTLawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies 11-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:30:50 GMTMoustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers 11-7 Monday.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:24:47 GMTSmoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Mar 2015 01:15:43 GMTA year later than expected, Michigan St back in Final Four (AP) — Michigan State's run to the Final Four came one season later than expected, and that's part of the reason coach Tom Izzo is enjoying it so much.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipGovernment programsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsGovernment and politicsBasketballMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:31:51 GMTArizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.By BOB CHRISTIE and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsHealthAbortionMedicationLegislationState governmentsGovernment and politicsState legislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsDiagnosis and treatmentLegislatureArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:31:36 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 01:00:27 GMTHendricks' shutout streak ends, Cubs top Giants, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks gave up his first runs against big league batter this spring after extending his scoreless streak to 12 innings in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.By JASON P. SKODAsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:44:25 GMTManfred says Montreal needs a firm commitment for stadium (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday that Montreal needs a new stadium to have any chance of bringing the sport back to the city.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsMontrealTorontoQuebecCanadaNorth AmericaOntario, 30 Mar 2015 23:10:35 GMTPadres hit 3 homers off DeSclafani, beat Reds 6-3, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani — a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation — and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:18 GMTIndiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsState legislatureGays and lesbiansState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesLegislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsLegislationGender issuesIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 22:55:56 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers in police shootings.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislationLegislaturePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:28:04 GMTUConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton, N.Y. (AP) — Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are back in a familiar place — the Final Four.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 01:24:51 GMT