FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 16:57:43 -0700Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceViolenceWomen's basketballSports businessSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:48:49 GMTTracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCelebrityAccidentsEntertainmentLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationNewarkNew JerseyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 May 2015 22:49:32 GMTPirates rally past Marlins 5-2 for 6th straight win (AP) — Mired in a funk a quarter of the way into a season with high expectations, Clint Hurdle challenged his team to get its act together.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:05:24 GMTMasters champ Spieth home at Nelson, where he got 1st test, Texas (AP) — Before he even got out of high school, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfMen's sportsGolfEventsTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 27 May 2015 21:09:03 GMTTracy Morgan grateful to settle crash lawsuit with Wal-Mart, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan says he's grateful his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a New Jersey highway crash that injured him and killed one of his friends has been resolved.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsAccidentsEntertainmentLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaJersey CityNewarkNew York CityArkansasNew York, 27 May 2015 22:31:50 GMTHostages taken at gas station in San Francisco suburb, Calif. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a hostage situation at a Northern California gas station.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:36:04 GMT6 Baltimore officers charged in death seek to move trial (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are asking a judge to move their case out of Baltimore, arguing it will be impossible to select an impartial jury and receive a fair trial.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRiotsCrimeLaw and orderPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:20:57 GMTNorthern California hostage situation ends peacefully, Calif. (AP) — A man has surrendered peacefully after releasing two hostages in a tense standoff with police in Northern California.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:51:24 GMTAP Source: Sabres interviewed ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, N.Y. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma interviewed for the Buffalo Sabres' vacancy Wednesday.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:49:41 GMTOffice Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs YORK (AP) — Office Depot will pay regulators $3.4 million to settle charges that it did not report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 27 May 2015 21:19:55 GMTNebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment.By GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:36:54 GMTStudy reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaBusinessHealthScienceGenetics researchGeneticsDiseases and conditionsMedical researchBiology, 27 May 2015 21:04:45 GMTSoftware glitch can cause iPhones to crash newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesSoftwareConsumer electronicsComputing and information technology, 27 May 2015 21:41:10 GMTJonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 May 2015 23:22:05 GMTMcClain, Bryant on offseason missing list for Dallas Cowboys, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys figured they would be without receiver Dez Bryant most of the offseason because of the star receiver's contract situation.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:24:52 GMTBusiness Highlights The Associated PressfBusinessLegal proceedingsSports governanceInternational soccerProfessional soccerCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesLaw and orderGeneral newsFinancial servicesSportsStock marketsFinancial marketsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSoccerTelecommunicationsUnited StatesNew YorkNew York CityDallasNewarkNorth AmericaTexasNew Jersey, 27 May 2015 22:05:50 GMTNo sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:38:16 GMTLatest on flooding: Officials urging evacuations p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsProperty damageDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMissing personsTrafficMunicipal governmentsAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonWeatherfordDallasRosenbergFort WorthOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:03:45 GMTDodgers send 3B Juan Uribe to Braves in 6-player trade ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a six-player trade that was initially blocked.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:41:46 GMTMan on MTV's 'Catfish' accused of making fake threats in DC (AP) — A man once exposed on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital.By MATTHEW BARAKATwGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeMass transit systemsTransportationRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:16:30 GMTDetective: Canada diplomat's son made threats after shootout (AP) — A Miami detective testified Wednesday he was spit upon and threatened with violence by the teenage son of a prominent Canadian diplomat after an alleged drug-related shootout that killed the boy's older brother.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsCrimeDiplomacyLaw and orderViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiamiCanadaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:40:53 GMTExxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking (AP) — Shareholders of big oil companies overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put climate-change experts on their boards and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions.By DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:28:35 GMTNew official James Bond novel to be called 'Trigger Mortis' (AP) — James Bond will be reunited with Pussy Galore in a new novel to be published this year.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 23:08:17 GMTNatalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chances, Mass. (AP) — Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:13:30 GMTJury deliberates in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial, S.D. (AP) — Jurors have begun deliberating in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:03:12 GMTIslamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops (AP) — As Iraqi forces gathered for a major new offensive to try to take back the sprawling Sunni heartland of Anbar province, Islamic State militants struck first, unleashing a wave of suicide bombings that killed at least 17 soldiers.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesBombingsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:55:15 GMTTHE LATEST: Former FIFA vice president Warner surrenders (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational incidentsInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsLegal proceedingsExtraditionCorporate legal affairsSports marketingCrimeLaw and orderElectionsMarketing and advertisingLegislatureJournalismInternational relationsEventsSoccerNational electionsGovernment and politicsCorporate newsSports businessNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoPort of SpainSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaBrazilUruguayCaribbeanCayman IslandsQatarNorth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanRaleighCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastNorth CarolinaCentral America, 27 May 2015 21:15:41 GMTObama raises money in Miami for Democratic Party (AP) — President Barack Obama is in South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party for the 2016 presidential race.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:39:31 GMTOnstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee HILL, Md. (AP) — An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMarylandTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:30:53 GMTFCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing calls (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.By JENNIFER C. KERRhtBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer affairsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTelecommunicationsIndustries, 27 May 2015 21:22:56 GMTAPNewsBreak: Feds probing powerful union for NY jail guards YORK (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into the financial records and other documents of the powerful union representing the city's 9,000 jail guards, the union's president and its law firm confirmed Wednesday to The Associated Press.By JAKE PEARSONaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesCorrectional systemsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:53:27 GMTNCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; wage gap remains (AP) — Cash counts in college sports — even in the classroom.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsSchool athleticsWomen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballWomen's basketballMen's basketballFootballEducationSocial affairsMen's sportsLabor issuesSocial issues, 27 May 2015 22:15:52 GMT2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women in shower NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsMilitary affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 27 May 2015 21:08:41 GMT$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case YORK (AP) — In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.By TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsSports governanceCrimeMen's soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:56:25 GMTIndy 500 champ, rookie of year fined for race infractions (AP) — Indy 500 rookie of the year Gabby Chaves has been fined $10,000 and put on probation for six races after hitting a crew member with his car in Sunday's race. Half of the fine was suspended.sSportsIndianapolis 500Automobile racingEventsIndyCarIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:23:17 GMTArizona dad denies molesting, beating daughter who died (AP) — A jailed father has denied sexually and physically abusing his 3-year-old daughter who weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend, a television station reported.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:51:58 GMTWounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:40:16 GMTCespedes homers in Tigers' 3-2 win over Athletics, Calif. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie against his former team and six Detroit pitchers combined on an six-hitter to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.By MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:59:47 GMTAnalysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not suffice (AP) — It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.By DAN PERRY and VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsArmed forcesTerrorismNational governmentsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqBaghdadJordanUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:15:49 GMTPolice: Pair who rode with Wal-Mart gunman didn't know plan, N.D. (AP) — Two people who were in the car with a U.S. airman when he drove to a North Dakota Wal-Mart and opened fire inside the store in an apparently random shooting had no idea what he was about to do, police said Wednesday.By DAVE KOLPACK and BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessNorth DakotaGrand ForksUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:13:38 GMTPentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.By ROBERT BURNSwHealthGovernment and politicsAnthrax scaresState governmentsMilitary facilitiesMilitary legal affairsGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:39:12 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted $2.5M bail, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner was expected to spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering when police issued an arrest warrant at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsInternational soccerMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:53:35 GMTA closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather least 19 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:By BETSY BLANEY and TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsWeatherTornadoesFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCrimeAccidentsTransportationTexasOklahomaSan AntonioCorpus ChristiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:27:50 GMTMexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured CITY (AP) — A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.iGeneral newsActs of tortureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 May 2015 21:30:37 GMTHostage situation ends peacefully when suspect surrenders, Calif. (AP) — A carjacker surrendered peacefully Wednesday after releasing two hostages who were held in a tense standoff with police at a convenience store in Northern California, authorities said.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:22:58 GMTTulsa County Sheriff's Office gets 3 proposals for review, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday it has received proposals from three national firms on how to overhaul the agency in the wake of the shooting death of an unarmed man by a reserve deputy.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 21:56:08 GMTAP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyIdentity theftPersonal taxesLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCrimeGeneral newsPersonal financeUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 21:06:48 GMTFlorida coasts have grown, but hurricane damage risk hasn't (AP) — Since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago, causing $33 billion in insurance claims, the state's coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses, an Associated Press analysis shows.By MIKE SCHNEIDER, JENNIFER KAY and MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELfBusinessNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesProperty damageAccidents and disastersGeneral newsStormsWeatherEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFloridaMiamiPanama CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 23:11:33 GMTUK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron is setting off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsElectionsUnited KingdomPolandNetherlandsEuropeGermanyWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 27 May 2015 23:02:38 GMT1 of 2 hostages at California gas station released, Calif. (AP) — Police say one of two hostages has been released from a Northern California gas station where an armed man held them at gunpoint after crashing a stolen car.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 22:10:16 GMT