FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 Mar 2015 16:04:54 -0800Fire Department of New York gets 1st female, gay chaplain YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York has sworn in its first female and first openly gay chaplain.aBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York City, 03 Mar 2015 22:32:12 GMTTarget plans $2b in cost-cutting moves YORK (AP) — Target Corp. plans $2 billion in cost cuts over the next two years through corporate restructuring and other improvements.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MARLEY JAYfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and services, 03 Mar 2015 22:57:41 GMTTrooper: Fingerprints show victim in Hernandez's rented car RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A state police trooper who specializes in fingerprint analysis testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Aaron Hernandez that the fingerprints of the former NFL player and his alleged victim, Odin Lloyd, were found inside a car that was allegedly used to drive Lloyd to his death.By AMY ANTHONYaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBostonFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:53:46 GMTVoters reject ATV use in longest debate since $1 cat-fee, Vt. (AP) — Voters in the Vermont town of Groton have rejected a proposal to allow the use of all-terrain vehicles on some town roads in what the moderator says is the rural community's longest Town Meeting Day debate since it discussed a $1 fee for registering cats in 1999.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsLifestyleMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:22:06 GMTMBTA considering options to compensate riders for snow woes (AP) — The Boston-area public transit agency outlined several options Tuesday for compensating passengers who endured weeks of delays, cancellations and system-wide shutdowns as more than 8 feet of snow battered the region.By BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:01:53 GMTCongress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPOwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureImmigration policyPolitical partiesLegislationImmigrationNational securityEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financeSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:51:40 GMTObama holds video talk with European leaders on Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders concerned about the conflict in eastern Ukraine have agreed to act quickly and collectively to impose additional costs on Russia for serious violations of a recent peace agreement or if Russian-backed separatists attempt to gain new territory.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 03 Mar 2015 23:49:00 GMTCavs' Irving set to return vs. Celtics (AP) — Kyrie Irving admitted missing two games with a strained left shoulder wasn't easy.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:03:50 GMTAP Exclusive: Airlines reject rechargeable battery shipments (AP) — Two major U.S airlines say they will no longer accept rechargeable battery shipments as new government tests confirm that explosions and violent fires are likely to occur when large numbers of batteries enclosed in cargo containers overheat.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportation safetyTransportationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:45:42 GMTCespedes off to slammin' start, Tigers rout Orioles, Fla. (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam in his first game for Detroit, Ian Kinsler added a three-run homer and the Tigers routed the Baltimore Orioles 15-2 Tuesday in a spring training opener.By JEFF BERLINICKEsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:24:10 GMTVenture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit FRANCISCO (AP) — A legendary billionaire investor defended his Silicon Valley venture capital firm Tuesday while testifying in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances to advance and treated as second-class citizens.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesLaw and orderBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:06:49 GMTYemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital, Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle EastRiyadh, 03 Mar 2015 23:16:53 GMTCanadians 'Spocking" the image of ex-PM on $5 bill, Ontario (AP) — The death of actor Leonard Nimoy last week has inspired people to post photos on social media of marked-up five-dollar Canadian banknotes that show former prime minister Wilfrid Laurier transformed to resemble Spock, Nimoy's famous "Star Trek" character.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaOntarioCanadaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:37:01 GMTEx-Auburn quarterback Marshall trying to find NFL home, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall is willing to play anywhere in the NFL. Offense, defense or special teams, he just wants to be in the league.By JOHN ZENORsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballAuburnAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:44:05 GMTFed Chair Yellen reports small dip in assets for 2014 (AP) — Fed Chair Janet Yellen may have gotten a job promotion last year, but her total assets don't appear to have gotten a bump.fBusiness, 03 Mar 2015 22:50:34 GMTFamily of girl declared brain-dead sues California hospital FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of a 13-year-old girl who was declared brain-dead after her sleep apnea operation went awry filed a medical malpractice lawsuit on Tuesday detailing the emotional, chaotic hospital drama that included a court battle over ending life support.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsHealthProfessional malpracticeLegal proceedingsSurgical proceduresCrimeHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderDiagnosis and treatmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:42:00 GMTJameis Winston has predraft meeting with Buccaneers, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.sSportsCollege footballNFL DraftProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:51:36 GMTNY considers treating charged 16, 17-year-olds as juveniles, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Saint Germain was mixed up with drugs and just shy of 16 when he was arrested and sent to a juvenile facility. Things might have been different had he been a year older and tried as an adult.By DAVID KLEPPERaGeneral newsState legislatureLegal proceedingsJudiciaryCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:31:58 GMTHoward gets 2 hits in spring opener; Phils tie Yanks 5-5, Fla. (AP) — Newly trim Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training, and the Philadelphia Phillies tied the New York Yankees 5-5 Wednesday in their spring training opener.By RONALD BLUMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaTampaNew YorkMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:25:45 GMTReds have 6 doubles in 10-0 win over Indians, Ariz. (AP) — Brandon Phillips, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce each had one of the Cincinnati Reds' six doubles in a 10-0 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday, the spring opener for both teams.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 03 Mar 2015 23:19:22 GMTDempsey says Iranian hand in Iraq could turn out well (AP) — Iran's direct support for an Iraqi push to dislodge the Islamic State group from the northern city of Tikrit could turn out to be "a positive thing" if it does not inflame sectarian tensions, the top U.S. general said Tuesday.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesGeneral newsMilitary and defenseEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIraqIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:54:18 GMT4th Wesleyan student arraigned after Molly drug overdoses, Conn. (AP) — A Wesleyan University student suspected of selling the club drug Molly on campus has been arraigned on charges stemming from on-campus overdoses that sent a dozen people to the hospital.aGeneral newsHealthDrug-related crimeCrimeMiddletownConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:06 GMTWoman who threw shoe at Hillary Clinton to stay in Arizona VEGAS (AP) — A woman who threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech the former secretary of state made in Las Vegas last April has been sentenced to one year of federal supervision in her home state of Arizona, her defense attorney said Tuesday.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesLas VegasArizonaNorth AmericaNevada, 04 Mar 2015 00:06:40 GMTAgents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched three dozen homes Tuesday in California during a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.By AMY TAXINaGeneral newsTravelPassports and visasWomen travelersImmigrationLeisure travelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaCaliforniaUnited StatesLos AngelesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:40:34 GMTTeen's confession to killing teacher won't be used at trial (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager's confession to police that he killed his math teacher cannot be used in his murder trial, a judge ruled Tuesday even as he allowed a bloody box cutter and other key pieces of evidence to be admitted.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:04:39 GMTEagles deal star running back McCoy to Bills for Alonso, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy for Buffalo Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballBuffaloPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 04 Mar 2015 00:04:47 GMTJudge hears arguments over Citibank and Argentina bonds YORK (AP) — A Citibank lawyer has warned a judge its Argentina branch will be in "great danger" if he refuses to let the South American nation pay interest to bondholders.aBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 00:06:50 GMTPitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path (AP) — Pittsburgh senior forward Aron Phillips-Nwankwo has played less than 100 minutes in four seasons.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsEducation costsEducationSocial affairsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:18:26 GMTAP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS (AP) — Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:40:24 GMTFirefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn't usually come to their front door.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:59 GMTLawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks (AP) — Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales.By KEVIN FREKINGwGeneral newsGun politicsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationWeapons laws and regulationsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 03 Mar 2015 23:10:25 GMTBrazil: Investigation sought for 54 pols in kickback scandal DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general has requested that investigations be opened against 54 top political figures in connection to a sprawling kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.iGeneral newsPolitical scandalsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 Mar 2015 00:01:39 GMTTarget to cut $2B in costs, including several thousand jobs YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is cutting several thousand jobs as part of a plan to eliminate $2 billion in costs over the next two years.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MARLEY JAYfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and services, 04 Mar 2015 00:06:41 GMTWashington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil, Wash. (AP) — Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese and other waterfowl were observed covered in oil.aGeneral newsScienceBirdsAnimalsCanalsWildlifeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersWashingtonYakimaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:05:13 GMTWife of arrested Caracas mayor seeks international support, Venezuela (AP) — The wife of imprisoned Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma asked the Organization of American States on Tuesday to intervene on the opposition leader's behalf.iGeneral newsArrestsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 03 Mar 2015 23:15:29 GMTCitibank tells judge: Let Argentina pay bondholders interest YORK (AP) — A Citibank lawyer warned a judge on Tuesday that its Argentina branch will be in "great danger" if he refuses to let the South American nation pay interest to bondholders.aBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:07:15 GMTNorth Dakota missionaries detained in Venezuela return home, N.D. (AP) — Four American missionaries who were released after several days of detention and questioning by Venezuelan authorities arrived home in North Dakota on Tuesday, saying they were glad to be back but hoped to return to the South American country someday.By DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsVeteransVenezuelaNorth DakotaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:47:51 GMTLawyers questioning potential jurors in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys questioned potential jurors on their beliefs about physical punishment Tuesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her 9-year-old granddaughter run until she died.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:51:08 GMTCentral America proposes security initiatives on Biden trip CITY (AP) — Central American leaders are proposing security and other reforms during a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.iGeneral newsGuatemalaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemala City, 03 Mar 2015 22:39:12 GMTBuchholz, Porcello pitch Red Sox past Northeastern MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz started with one perfect inning, Rick Porcello followed by retiring six straight batters and the Boston Red Sox beat Northeastern 2-1 Tuesday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:18:33 GMTIslamic State plot suspect to be transferred from Fla. to NY, Fla. (AP) — One of three men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group wage war against the U.S. is being moved from Florida to New York.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFloridaJacksonvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:20:29 GMTUS pushes back on Venezuela's order to slash embassy staff, Venezuela (AP) — The United States on Tuesday pushed back against Venezuela's demand for a dramatic cut in the American diplomatic mission in Caracas.By HANNAH DREIER and BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaCaracasUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:37:20 GMTHealth officials perplexed by vaccination skeptics YORK (AP) — Certain that they are right, struggling to find ways to get their message across, public health officials are exasperated by their inability to persuade more U.S. parents to vaccinate their children.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthLifestyleParentingRelationshipsImmunizationsChild and teen healthHealth statisticsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthDemographicsSocial affairsNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:09:31 GMTNext job for Ryder Cup task force? Repair damage to tour, Fla. (AP) — Now that players on the task force have solved their Ryder Cup problems, the next job is to repair damage to their own tour.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMasters Golf TournamentRyder CupGolfMen's golfMen's sportsSports governanceEventsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:08:35 GMTCalifornia students return to class after teacher suicide, Calif. (AP) — Students who returned Tuesday to a California high school where a popular photography teacher hanged herself found the classroom locked and a picture of the smiling brunette by the front door with notes and flowers.BY CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsSuicidesPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 23:44:10 GMTPlay ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to speed game this spring, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsBaseballMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaClevelandPittsburghOhioTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 22:56:21 GMTLawyer: Jury at impasse in Arias case; judge says keep going (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered jurors in the Jodi Arias case to keep deliberating after her lawyers said the panel had reached an impasse on whether to sentence her to death or life in prison for killing her lover in 2008.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimePhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:23:15 GMTAlvarez homers, Pirates beat Blue Jays 8-7, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the exhibition opener for both teams.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesBaseballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 03 Mar 2015 22:54:10 GMT4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot at Nevada juvenile camp, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in rural western Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsRiotsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestNevadaRenoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 Mar 2015 22:20:51 GMTAP Source: Greg Hardy to meet with NFL officials, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York on Wednesday to discuss his domestic violence case, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.By STEVE REEDsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 Mar 2015 00:04:33 GMT