FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:02:36 -07:00Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f667c8bc97c24ee48930d7b7157baa78Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:44:41 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen Wednesday morning.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f667c8bc97c24ee48930d7b7157baa78Hawaii OKs traditional burials involving burned corpseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8f94b2ab71f42cabdc60797708a43d2Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:15 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The governor of Hawaii signed a bill on Tuesday ensuring that Native Hawaiians can practice an ancient tradition in which a corpse is cleansed by fire and the bones are held as sacred in a natural cloth before being buried or interred.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8f94b2ab71f42cabdc60797708a43d2White House fence jumpers beware: Metal spikes being addedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ce0077e9a645f0aa90dd11cdf5c952Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will install sharp metal spikes on the White House fence after intruders scaled it twice in less than a year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ce0077e9a645f0aa90dd11cdf5c952Ex-Colombian paramilitary leader sentenced on drug chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cf2455b09241cb8a3e02a2de510951Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:12:35 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A former Colombian paramilitary leader convicted of federal cocaine trafficking charges will serve nearly seven more years in a U.S. prison before he is returned to his country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cf2455b09241cb8a3e02a2de510951Cain, Peavy to return with back-to-back starts for Giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82914b9ef91a47beb632990d19f8adcfTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:13:45 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Matt Cain and Jake Peavy are headed back to work for the San Francisco Giants. The two pitchers will start this week following lengthy stays on the disabled list.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82914b9ef91a47beb632990d19f8adcfGirl Scouts refuse $100,000 anti-transgender donationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de79003961a408a9b3e58455f54e3d4Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:59:09 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — The Girl Scouts of Western Washington said it has returned a $100,000 donation because it came with the provision that the money couldn't be used to support transgender girls.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de79003961a408a9b3e58455f54e3d4Greece's bailout expires, country defaults on IMF paymenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e9fd47eae343b39cd7ed6820c82d0dTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:14:55 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e9fd47eae343b39cd7ed6820c82d0dRemains of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f67e162ac474e03b43ae9b8ac8036d8Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:18:42 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The remains of a Revolutionary War battleship that burned and sank as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain will be in the hands of the U.S. Navy in time for the Fourth of July.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f67e162ac474e03b43ae9b8ac8036d8The Latest: Greece's international bailout formally expireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/842597e7ae12432ca4acc2c369e7382aTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:11:57 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/842597e7ae12432ca4acc2c369e7382aPlayers bang heads in 1st half of US-Germany World Cup semihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a224e007ce4d8fbe688f0dcb2cad01Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:42:13 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — US midfielder Morgan Brian banged heads with German forward Alexandra Popp in the first half of the women's World Cup semifinal on Tuesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4a224e007ce4d8fbe688f0dcb2cad01APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/940e348147b84c30b9829fe863907ed8Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:15:08 GMTTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The student who massacred tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort trained in a jihadi camp in Libya at the same time as the two men who attacked a leading museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday, enforcing the notion of a link between the two assaults and raising fears of more attacks from an underground world clawing at this North African nation's budding democracy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/940e348147b84c30b9829fe863907ed8Daytona offers American flags in exchange programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cd4579e536a4506be16d4228a051553Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:34:59 GMTDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cd4579e536a4506be16d4228a051553AP source: US, Cuba to announce plan to open embassieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b3515586c95475a91a3f2f8992d6287Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:32:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have finalized an agreement to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, a major step in ending hostilities between the Cold War foes, a senior administration official said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b3515586c95475a91a3f2f8992d6287Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb75262426f64697aea2848fcd99de2eTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:59:34 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has earned nearly $29 million since leaving the Florida governor's mansion and paid an effective federal income tax rate of roughly 36 percent in the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb75262426f64697aea2848fcd99de2eTheater shooter's attorneys focus on his dazed, sullen lookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec9c5f6ce37d4cbbb7918e095d1c3587Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:13:56 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys trying to convince jurors that Colorado theater shooter James Holmes was insane focused Tuesday on a familiar image of him looking dazed and sullen with a shock of fiery orange hair.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec9c5f6ce37d4cbbb7918e095d1c3587Cheryl Burke, Thomas Roberts won't host Miss USAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77991212cb0c472c94ac4e57f46cf26eTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:07:03 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Miss USA pageant has lost all of its co-hosts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77991212cb0c472c94ac4e57f46cf26eEndangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcb85e849a254aac8978ed13f1c9d255Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:33:04 GMTBROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcb85e849a254aac8978ed13f1c9d255Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue jacketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9122c81e2a8b4420ade0cdd48fdd6fe5Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:14 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9122c81e2a8b4420ade0cdd48fdd6fe5Grenade-shaped perfume bottle leads to courthouse evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fb69c0095cf4ac5ae87349da7e55afaTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:47:56 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fb69c0095cf4ac5ae87349da7e55afaAt last, de Blasio takes off gloves and hits back at Cuomohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9642cec2157a499cba9eed78b6ecaa72Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:46:01 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, who 18 months ago in his inaugural address pledged to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with his one-time boss and friend of more than two decades Gov. Andrew Cuomo, revised his opinion of him on Tuesday in a highly unusual and extraordinarily personal news conference.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9642cec2157a499cba9eed78b6ecaa72Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff's operationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15850fc4ab43f2a80bafb795e7d3caTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:58:48 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae15850fc4ab43f2a80bafb795e7d3caAppeals court sides with veterans in suit over experimentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d28f27f5629f49b0ab96f778fc663cacTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:35:39 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d28f27f5629f49b0ab96f778fc663cacLegendary bluesman Robert Johnson's son dies in Mississippihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa1a0664e6147ebb2d4413fd54d4fc6Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:38:05 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson became rich by winning a court fight over his father's estate. But even when finances were no longer a concern, an attorney said Claud Johnson kept the gravel truck he had driven for years — a reminder of the hard work that guided his own life.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa1a0664e6147ebb2d4413fd54d4fc6Kansas Supreme Court stays lower court's order on school aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65c7223a5db4985948b411f8e21089fTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:41:46 GMTTOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court Tuesday put on hold a lower court's order for the state to immediately increase aid to public schools by roughly $50 million but promised to move quickly to decide whether the state is distributing its money fairly.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c65c7223a5db4985948b411f8e21089fTrying to make hitting skid disappear, Maddon hires magicianhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba52ad09c6da4cf082daa8b8b92a4659Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:54:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to make a hitting slump disappear, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon tried a trick.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba52ad09c6da4cf082daa8b8b92a4659No bail for Journey drummer Deen Castronovo on rape chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ff6ad5daf34953919a5b1ed01ee272Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:06:22 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo will remain in an Oregon jail after his indictment on charges of rape and other crimes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ff6ad5daf34953919a5b1ed01ee2723 indicted in brutal rape, killing of Baltimore teenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d61569b875834db488389d2411233d42Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:31:24 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Three men have been indicted in the brutal sexual assault and slaying of a teenage girl whose body was discovered inside a Baltimore home that had been intentionally set on fire.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d61569b875834db488389d2411233d42Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af8c5e8c2e6a4c518b382e1faa3b578bTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:00:00 GMTATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and large Confederate flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af8c5e8c2e6a4c518b382e1faa3b578bLargest Florida county approves citations for pot possessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af329d00c2154ee280c902eccc7c8804Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:06:15 GMTMIAMI (AP) — People caught with small amounts of marijuana can now receive civil citations instead of jail time in Florida's largest county.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af329d00c2154ee280c902eccc7c8804Blatter not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aed2725bf994c1aa38e20d5c3bff824Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:52:32 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8aed2725bf994c1aa38e20d5c3bff824Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0a20efce41944a3801378a7b4d4a64fTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:09:29 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying "you don't own marriage." They chanted "do your job."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0a20efce41944a3801378a7b4d4a64fFrench soldiers accused of sexual abuse of minors in Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9448a0615dbe4b139ac77591a2d694deTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:48:02 GMTPARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers serving in the African country of Burkina Faso are being suspended over accusations of sexual abuse of minors, authorities said Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9448a0615dbe4b139ac77591a2d694deFirst lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6e5007999440e8a32b3eb3a0cd6738Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:49:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some lucky Girl Scouts were set to experience the ultimate in camping Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6e5007999440e8a32b3eb3a0cd6738Environmentalists want California to stop offshore frackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85c95e58bce443eb1824803dc6a7055Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:37 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Environmentalists Tuesday called on California Gov. Jerry Brown to halt plans for months of hydraulic fracturing in the waters off Southern California, warning that it could lead to chemical pollution or an oil spill.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e85c95e58bce443eb1824803dc6a7055Teen gets 25-to-life as accomplice in sledgehammer slayingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b073a6cb0f4998ad586c464a4588c6Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:12:15 GMTAKRON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced a 16-year-old boy to 25 years to life in adult prison as an accomplice in the sledgehammer slayings of a prominent attorney and his wife in April 2013.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87b073a6cb0f4998ad586c464a4588c6Plea deal appears to be in works for ex-California senatorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56dcfea2aae461fbb67baf262785ab7Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:58:33 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former California state senator who is accused of soliciting and accepting bribes from an alleged San Francisco Chinatown gang leader appears to have reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56dcfea2aae461fbb67baf262785ab7Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5345f71d9d146e49a555f98910f4883Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:57:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5345f71d9d146e49a555f98910f4883FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's lookshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fcbf32cbca649ccb546eb0999004e1eTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:55:17 GMTMONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fcbf32cbca649ccb546eb0999004e1eWhat's next for California's contentious vaccine lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c008ff80bd64093b0c9c6ef62a01ae0Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:24:45 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c008ff80bd64093b0c9c6ef62a01ae0Since 1981, Bush paid an average tax rate of 36 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84276b7f7b9c49cb9570a8b5b9cbc8b0Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:10:45 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush earned $7.4 million in 2013 and has paid an average federal income tax rate of 36 percent over the past three decades, according to tax returns released by his campaign on Tuesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84276b7f7b9c49cb9570a8b5b9cbc8b0Paul is first major-party candidate to court pot donorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6aed4ba6d3425cbba2ecf853a9426dTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:45:51 GMTDENVER (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul courted donors from the new marijuana industry Tuesday, making the Kentucky senator the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly seek support from the legal weed business.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c6aed4ba6d3425cbba2ecf853a9426dInternal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ed8310ce374440d8dc5d5dc1fdb650dTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:38:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ed8310ce374440d8dc5d5dc1fdb650dJudge blocks new Florida law that delays abortions 1 dayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97f6dec440b44242a76fed91b8af9575Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:35:05 GMTTALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Tuesday blocked a new state law that requires women to wait 24 hours before getting an abortion, but state officials quickly appealed the decision.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97f6dec440b44242a76fed91b8af9575Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5985f5cc3f94cdf831edb28d4090dc7Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:06:50 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok that drew international outrage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5985f5cc3f94cdf831edb28d4090dc7AP source: Jared Dudley staying in Milwaukee next seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e1d360c235548a2b64e69890606c3acTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:24:49 GMTJared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e1d360c235548a2b64e69890606c3acMackanin to remain Phillies' manager for rest of seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fc4a2bf062b45a79d276affab46c564Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:23:08 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies say Pete Mackanin will stay as their manager for the rest of the season.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fc4a2bf062b45a79d276affab46c564USOC leaders stay course, stick with Boston's troubled bidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad638347c9cb42ad9e3fd191e5f6281bTue, 30 Jun 2015 23:19:24 GMTREDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Olympic Committee leaders say they're sticking with Boston as their candidate for the 2024 Olympics.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad638347c9cb42ad9e3fd191e5f6281bIMF: Greece misses $1.8 billion loan paymenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1063348cad14ce3a4441081c9ac6f81Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:22:24 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1063348cad14ce3a4441081c9ac6f81Federal Export-Import Bank set for midnight expirationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c3b0b877864daf96e1ae57b2f509d0Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:16:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives cheered the demise of the federal Export-Import Bank Tuesday and vowed to beat back efforts to revive it, even as business leaders and the White House issued dire warnings that letting the agency expire at midnight would hurt U.S. competitiveness globally.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c3b0b877864daf96e1ae57b2f509d0Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy optionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d606ff2da8974fed9a556f1ab9cf949cTue, 30 Jun 2015 22:37:32 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72 billion in public debt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d606ff2da8974fed9a556f1ab9cf949c