FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 18:38:01 -0700Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryItalyFlorenceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 00:14:52 GMTJury says Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that debated gender imbalance and working conditions for women in Silicon Valley.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:01:11 GMTMinnesota-Duluth beats Minnesota 4-1 in NCAA play, N.H. (AP) — Willie Raskob had a goal and an assist in a three-goal flurry in the first period and Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota 4-1 on Friday night in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA hockey tournament.By DOUG ALDENsSportsCollege sportsCollege hockeyHockeyDuluthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:52:41 GMTGift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million ANGELES (AP) — The wife of Donald Sterling sought revenge Friday against a woman whose recording cost her husband ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers by playing audio that showed the billionaire showered her with millions of dollars in gifts.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:38:30 GMTAP EXPLAINS: Japan's long wait to address US Congress (AP) — Washington honors America's closest friends by inviting their leaders to address a joint meeting of Congress. But until Thursday, when House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner invited Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, no Japanese leaders had been invited. That's striking considering the tight U.S.-Japan alliance in the 70 years since World War II ended. British, South Korean and German leaders have been invited multiple times. So have two Liberian presidents and a Latvian one - more than 100 invitations overall since the war. So why not Japan? The answers have to do with underlying friction that has been a part of U.S.-Japanese relations and, more recently, frequent changes of Japanese leaders.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsInternational relationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:06:56 GMTFrance says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel NATIONS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelFranceMiddle EastUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:47:20 GMTCubs flex power muscles in win over White Sox, Ariz. (AP) — Facing his former team, Jeff Samardzija gave up two-run homers to Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan and solo shots to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo as the White Sox lost 6-3 to the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs on Friday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsMesaArizonaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Mar 2015 00:22:57 GMTMexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks CITY (AP) — Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging Friday to cut greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutants 25 percent by 2030.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyClimateInternational agreementsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEconomyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAir qualityBusinessWildlifeLand environmentMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 23:30:34 GMTD-Backs' Bradley sharp, Angels' Wilson roughed up, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona rookie Archie Bradley pitched five solid innings while C.J. Wilson struggled as the split-squad Diamondbacks beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Friday.By JIM RICHARDSsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:12:25 GMTDavid Ortiz defends his reputation in column Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."By The Associated PresssSportsDopingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sports, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:13 GMTChinese drywall company pays $3.2 million to 7 homeowners ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys say a Chinese drywall manufacturer — Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. — has paid a $3.2 million judgment to the owners of seven homes damaged by the product.aGeneral newsNew OrleansUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:38:21 GMTOregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.aGeneral newsOdditiesPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:08:43 GMTAgbuke's career game leads No. 2-seed Baylor over Iowa 81-66 CITY (AP) — Sune Agbuke had a career-high 23 points and Baylor advanced to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight for the fifth time in six years with an 81-66 win over Iowa on Friday night.By KURT VOIGTsSportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIowaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:37:15 GMTObama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day (AP) — President Barack Obama says the White House will open next month's annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to children whose parents don't work in the building.wBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:28:45 GMTLogano wins Martinsville pole; Elliott to start 27th, Va. (AP) — Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano won the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway, and Chase Elliott earned the right to make his debut in the series by qualifying 27th.By HANK KURZ JR.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:12:19 GMTVenezuela to present anti-US petition at summit with Obama, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is readying a gift for President Barack Obama when the two leaders cross paths at a regional summit next month: a petition containing millions of signatures denouncing U.S. aggression.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 23:32:58 GMTJackson has triple-double, leads Pistons over Magic 111-97, Fla. (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 26 points, and had 11 rebounds and 10 assists to lift the Detroit Pistons to 111-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:28:42 GMTClerics urge US to end family detention of immigrants, Texas (AP) — About 80 faith leaders from around the U.S. have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging the government to stop detaining immigrant families, while high-ranking clerics visiting a South Texas detention facility Friday criticized the practice.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsChristianityState governmentsImmigrationReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:48:25 GMTNurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped ANGELES (AP) — A nurse who helped bring two badly injured Afghan children to the United States for treatment has met them again for the first time in nearly 1 ½ years.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:45:21 GMTCalifornia couple's kidnap-for-ransom claim: Things to know FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night this week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police are skeptical.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaGeneral newsKidnappingMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:33:07 GMTGowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.By MATTHEW DALYhtGovernment and politicsDiplomacySubpoenasInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInternational relationsLaw and orderGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:05:02 GMTMan charged in noose left on integration statue at Ole Miss, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityHigher educationAfrican-AmericansVandalismEducationHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimeIndictmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:11:31 GMTSt. Olaf College cancels baseball season over hazing, Minn. (AP) — St. Olaf College announced Friday that it is canceling the rest of its baseball season because of hazing.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege baseballHigher educationBaseballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:50:51 GMTJetBlue pilot who yelled during flight sues airline for $16M YORK (AP) — A JetBlue Airways pilot who scared passengers by yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a 2012 trip from New York to Las Vegas sued the airline for more than $16 million Friday, saying it jeopardized the flight by failing to recognize he was ill.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashLegal proceedingsEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and order, 28 Mar 2015 00:06:26 GMTPolice: Man stabs wife to death while their 7 kids are home, Ariz. (AP) — A man stabbed his wife to death after he slapped one of their seven children for playing videogames and she confronted him about it, police said Friday.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:23:30 GMTAudit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit released Friday.By BRIAN WITTEhtBusinessGovernment grantsHealth care reformHealth care policyTechnologyGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment business and financePolitical issuesGovernment policyGovernment programsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:26:06 GMTColorado defends pot law, says states free to legalize weed (AP) — States are free to legalize marijuana, Colorado argued Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court in response to a lawsuit from neighboring states that have asked the nation's highest court to shut down Colorado's pot law.By KRISTEN WYATTaGeneral newsMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsUnited StatesColoradoDenverOklahomaNebraskaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:37:52 GMT15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros — Serena Williams.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsAthlete healthWomen's sportsEventsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:31:54 GMTRepairs to downed border fence top $700,000, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.By ASTRID GALVANaGeneral newsBorder securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsArmed forcesArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:08:03 GMTPolice officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded an officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:26:27 GMTSouthern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation, Tenn. (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation that still looms over the denomination.By TRAVIS LOLLERaGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansChristianityReligionSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesHuman welfareNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:09:28 GMTOregon farmers agree slugs are a problem _ but what to do?, Ore. (AP) — Farmers in Oregon's Willamette Valley hate slugs, slimy mollusks that munch their way through crops.aGeneral newsOdditiesMollusksAgriculture and the environmentAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:25:57 GMTJury says Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury has affirmed its decision that a Silicon Valley firm did not retaliate by firing a female worker. .By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySmall businessLegal proceedingsWorkplace discriminationLaw and orderPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:42:27 GMTOle Miss chancellor and trustees: Job talks continue, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees said Friday that they're still talking about renewing his contract, but that they haven't yet reached an agreement.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:16:34 GMTFederal appeals court rules for Mexican on torture claim DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday overturned decisions that put the burden of proof on foreigners who claim they were tortured in their home countries to show they cannot safely return to another part of the country they fled.By ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsActs of tortureImmigrationNational courtsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMexicoUnited StatesSan FranciscoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCalifornia, 28 Mar 2015 00:56:23 GMTAbout 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.By MARGIE MASON and ROBIN MCDOWELLiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFishSmugglingCrimeViolent crimeAnimalsIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarAsia, 28 Mar 2015 01:17:08 GMTSierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksObituariesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaSierra LeoneFreetownLiberiaAfricaGuinea, 28 Mar 2015 00:03:34 GMTAlaska police officers corral grazing miniature horses, Alaska (AP) — Police officers in Alaska's biggest city became wranglers early Friday morning, rounding up a couple of miniature horses that escaped from their corral.aGeneral newsOdditiesAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:23:53 GMTNo pay for ex-inmate cleared in murder, but not other crimes ORLEANS (AP) — A north Louisiana judge Friday denied state compensation for Glenn Ford, a former death row inmate exonerated in a 1983 murder but, state lawyers say, still implicated in related crimes.By KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTheftLouisianaNew OrleansShreveportUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:35:11 GMTCubs hit 4 homers off Samardzija in win over White Sox, Ariz. (AP) — Facing his former team, Jeff Samardzija gave up two-run homers to Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan and solo shots to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo as the White Sox lost 6-3 to the crosstown-rival Chicago Cubs on Friday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballEventsProfessional baseballMen's sportsMesaArizonaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 28 Mar 2015 00:41:54 GMTSaudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign (AP) — Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesYemenMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:27:27 GMTPugnacious Reid retiring, wants Schumer as Senate Dem leader (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a pugnacious and glamour-averse tactician who united Democrats to help deliver tough victories for President Barack Obama, said Friday he's retiring next year. He immediately endorsed brash New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as leader of a party desperate to regain the Senate majority.By CHARLES BABINGTON and ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited States General ElectionPolitical partiesFilibustersGeneral electionsEventsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNevadaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:49:58 GMTEx-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager during a traffic stop.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsIndictmentsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:27:34 GMTKluber, Collmenter pitch well, Diamondbacks top Indians, Ariz. (AP) — Cleveland ace Corey Kluber tuned up for the regular season, striking out nine over six effective innings Friday in the Indians' 3-2 loss to Josh Collmenter and the split-squad Arizona Diamondbacks.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:32:35 GMTGonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999 (AP) — Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds and second-seeded Gonzaga used a big run early in the second half to pull away for a 74-62 win over No. 11 UCLA on Friday night in the Houston Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:31:24 GMTMinnesota college team cancels baseball season over hazing, Minn. (AP) — St. Olaf College is canceling the rest of its baseball season because of hazing.aGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollege baseballBaseballViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:24:21 GMTFetus debate looms following charges in womb-cutting case (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Friday vowed to reopen a charged debate over a fetus' legal rights after prosecutors said they could not file homicide charges against a woman who allegedly cut an unborn child from her mother's belly.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsColoradoBoulderUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 23:38:40 GMTBoston U. beats Yale 3-2 in OT in NCAA opener, N.H. (AP) — Danny O'Regan was starting to wonder about his aim when every shot he took seemed to hit the post, miss or was smothered by Yale goalie Alex Lyon.By DOUG ALDENsSportsCollege hockeyCollege sportsHockeyDuluthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 00:30:55 GMTRosewood massacre activist dies at 72 HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.aGeneral newsObituariesTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:08:52 GMTArea resident Jimmy Walker takes lead in Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Jimmy Walker enjoyed a neighborly stroll at TPC San Antonio after a 35-minute drive from his suburban home.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfTexasSan AntonioHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 01:02:58 GMT