FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:12:18 -08:00'Mr. President' Biden as GOP, Dem senators pay tributehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b569c51514264e989247cef0cc87063dWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:57:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — For one afternoon, Senate Republicans and Democrats gleefully referred to Joe Biden as "Mr. President."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b569c51514264e989247cef0cc87063dRepublicans urge federal judge to halt Michigan recounthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e42d70e8c14bd6a6f375b92fdc2bbaWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:00:57 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Michigan Republicans urged a federal judge on Wednesday to halt a recount of the state's presidential election results, after the state appeals court said Green Party candidate Jill Stein lacked the standing to request a second look.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e42d70e8c14bd6a6f375b92fdc2bbaTrian, hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbe3f75110ac419bb8a1f9128f5db27cWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:04:50 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Wendy's shares rose nearly 5 percent after Trian Fund Management increased its stake in the burger chain.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbe3f75110ac419bb8a1f9128f5db27cAgent says Nats' Strasburg 'will be fine,' Harper was hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f78428bd92d443208451926994d4e0dcWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:50:00 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, said the right-hander's latest throwing arm injury should not create any problems in the future.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f78428bd92d443208451926994d4e0dcAuthorities: 10 NC men face federal dog-fighting chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc56f70e4f34edbaa87c011f192ce37Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:35:21 GMTWILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Federal authorities say 10 North Carolina men face charges involving dog fights in which as much as $100,000 was bet on a single match.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbc56f70e4f34edbaa87c011f192ce37Charges possible over video of black student eating chickenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4933d1f587a48aca739ffd54a5299a2Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:11:27 GMTEASTON, Pa. (AP) — A teenager accused of producing a racist video of a black classmate eating chicken and posting it online could face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4933d1f587a48aca739ffd54a5299a2Packaged seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2e585818c54d6cbd62d05b2fce5559Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:33:00 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior executive with Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, has agreed to plead guilty in a price-fixing scheme, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a continuing investigation into the packaged seafood industry.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d2e585818c54d6cbd62d05b2fce5559The Latest: Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire reliefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925b6d7ed6f94886892f3f98b261cae6Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:14:06 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/925b6d7ed6f94886892f3f98b261cae6The Latest: Investigators describe scene at church shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd46f9c1e57644978694cdbeae5c9a6dWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:27:02 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the death penalty trial of Dylann Roof charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd46f9c1e57644978694cdbeae5c9a6dTrump's choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7c87417ed2c4deca1b12074b260b934Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:02:00 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It may seem odd for the governor of a lightly populated agricultural state to be chosen as U.S. ambassador to China, especially amid escalating talk of a trade war with the major U.S. trading partner.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7c87417ed2c4deca1b12074b260b934Duke Energy discussing compensation for coal ash neighborshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3f6974174df49e39c1434e239f0fe61Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:44:02 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy said Wednesday that neighbors of unlined coal ash pits, who fear pollution of their water wells, will be offered compensation for depressed property values and new costs for municipal water.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3f6974174df49e39c1434e239f0fe61Illinois Gov. Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b6128b16414965aa8a8cc1fbc62e5aWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:34:46 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b6128b16414965aa8a8cc1fbc62e5aJudgment in Rolling Stone defamation case put on holdhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb997ff4767549b492b1076f55fbdd8bWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:07:33 GMTCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Enforcement of a jury's decision in a defamation case against Rolling Stone has been put on hold while a judge considers the magazine's challenge to the verdict.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb997ff4767549b492b1076f55fbdd8bWoman in love triangle admits to killing husband, mistresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ebe2fec54342e98b8a2250119e9957Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:47:21 GMTANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A woman who prosecutors say was in a love triangle with her husband and their live-in mistress has pleaded guilty to her role in their slayings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97ebe2fec54342e98b8a2250119e9957Attorney: Park Service quashing dissent during inaugurationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dabcc904711f402e80bc0764b33fc97eWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:27:40 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dabcc904711f402e80bc0764b33fc97e2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa8ba06ed48d4c2eb2abbe18a7024b12Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:34:58 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa8ba06ed48d4c2eb2abbe18a7024b12Authorities: 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at largehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9386433335e04244ae77b7c4d9bef26dWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:33:50 GMTAMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9386433335e04244ae77b7c4d9bef26dFirefighter held hand of woman buried under buildinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8aa492f1ddd4c87967a47ac78ad21d7Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:28:37 GMTSOUIX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — One of the first responders who helped rescue a young woman from a building collapse in Sioux Falls that killed a construction worker said he thought of his daughters as he held her hand under the rubble.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8aa492f1ddd4c87967a47ac78ad21d7Michigan GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5201b7c2f46481ead786c5707757b0fWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:02:22 GMTDETROIT (AP) — A Republican member of the Electoral College from Michigan has created a website urging Donald Trump supporters to rally electors around the president-elect amid a flurry of anti-Trump lobbying.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5201b7c2f46481ead786c5707757b0fNew York won't keep ID card applicants' records in futurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25b22cb6d5b4371864298089694066bWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:58:45 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — New York City won't keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, though a court has temporarily blocked the city from destroying more than 900,000 current cardholders' records.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25b22cb6d5b4371864298089694066bTexas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33d3304b5d5b4377aa161de08dd2ef5bThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:07:37 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation's next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America's second-largest state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33d3304b5d5b4377aa161de08dd2ef5bFormer Eagle Scout set to be executed for Alabama killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd08a3d8d3084fb7a2b3fda0239a50d8Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:01:32 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man convicted of killing a store clerk is scheduled to be executed Thursday, but lawyers for the former Eagle Scout are urging it be blocked because a judge overrode a jury recommendation in imposing the death sentence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd08a3d8d3084fb7a2b3fda0239a50d8Report: LGBT students still face discrimination at schoolhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b35836cd5d0f470ca6d38984b8306e70Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:35:46 GMTSIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students, an international human rights organization concluded in a report released Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b35836cd5d0f470ca6d38984b8306e70Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driverhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb16772dbf33457e98fa2a0f48c056f1Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:23:48 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The nation's first elected Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed and called "ISIS" by a taxicab driver in Washington, D.C.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb16772dbf33457e98fa2a0f48c056f1Congress cracks down on "bots" that snap up concert ticketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3a888b208574f53bb593a302bb476c1Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:29:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is sending legislation to President Barack Obama that could make it easier to get tickets to popular shows, sports events and concerts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3a888b208574f53bb593a302bb476c1UN scrambling for land to shelter displaced outside Mosulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c14bd64113704513b1f08ed1cb9e8503Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:09:08 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. is scrambling to find enough land to shelter those displaced by the fighting to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group as humanitarians brace for the exodus of as many as 700,000 people from the city, an official said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c14bd64113704513b1f08ed1cb9e8503Private university graduate students begin unionization votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df2131bbccdb4eb18d33a052869bca75Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:57:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University graduate students, who helped lead a nationwide fight over the labor rights of teaching and research assistants on college campuses, began voting Wednesday on whether to form a union affiliated with the United Auto Workers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df2131bbccdb4eb18d33a052869bca75Ships, jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b291a1b9124b43258be0b85aa1e67f9cWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:31:06 GMTPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands observed a moment of silence and watched jets streak across the clear blue sky at a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people dead.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b291a1b9124b43258be0b85aa1e67f9cPrison for Michigan man accused of wanting to fight in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e53f4b13b8492e90f4e08cca4a82b3Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:39:35 GMTDETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man accused of trying to travel to the Middle East to fight in Syria's civil war has been sentenced to five years in prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9e53f4b13b8492e90f4e08cca4a82b3Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e424aced7f074d079840bbe03d6e1f9aWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:23:54 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e424aced7f074d079840bbe03d6e1f9aThe Latest: Michigan wants recount halted if judge ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d53f82402e34889a525154c8294a79dWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:48:44 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d53f82402e34889a525154c8294a79dCollege roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/951f94e2cb1549c3acf4b0665c84f45fWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:07:51 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/951f94e2cb1549c3acf4b0665c84f45fEx-chief of IRA splinter group killed in Irish city of Corkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed82c72b395d4097967237b864c8858fWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:36:04 GMTDUBLIN (AP) — Police say two gunmen have ambushed and killed a former top figure in the Real IRA splinter group in the southwest Irish city of Cork.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed82c72b395d4097967237b864c8858fUS envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40a68348e87a478c94d08dba45962e0cThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:08:18 GMTOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40a68348e87a478c94d08dba45962e0cSinger Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d615ffbfd6a647afbb98b7580f965837Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:37:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d615ffbfd6a647afbb98b7580f965837Appeals court throws out conviction of Waco man on death rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a86213ccbbc946aba3fa7add5b792c56Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:24:12 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court threw out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the 2011 ambush slayings of two men, saying Wednesday that a proper search warrant wasn't used to obtain text messages that tied him to the killings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a86213ccbbc946aba3fa7add5b792c56The Latest: Los Angeles to crack down on illegal housinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85f9d5972ad4d73b3fa055c0cad238cThu, 08 Dec 2016 00:06:46 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85f9d5972ad4d73b3fa055c0cad238cChurch attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darknesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb009c2dae6492b8b9fbbb3b49b6655Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:47:18 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccb009c2dae6492b8b9fbbb3b49b6655Next North Carolina governor says he can carry out agendahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d6bd8c14ac84056851506ec5396b3b4Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:03:45 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's incoming Democratic governor said Wednesday he's optimistic he'll be able to repeal the law limiting state and local LGBT protections, vowing to pull back the conservative agenda of a Republican-dominated legislature.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d6bd8c14ac84056851506ec5396b3b4Baylor Rhule: Bears introduce coach in campus celebrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca42bf843882486789db78388b023857Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:52:04 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Matt Rhule says he is honored to take over as Baylor's new football coach.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca42bf843882486789db78388b023857Nationals get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5e84f36d714cb8987fe71cdd0dc197Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:03:19 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Washington Nationals did make a deal with the Chicago White Sox during their hometown winter meetings, after all, only it was for center fielder Adam Eaton, not lefty Chris Sale.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5e84f36d714cb8987fe71cdd0dc197AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce songhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4595213476c4d4198894043982c541cWed, 07 Dec 2016 23:37:21 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4595213476c4d4198894043982c541cLongtime A's announcer Bill King wins Hall's Frick Awardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af82332928cd4a028e6c1dd0a6642133Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:58:46 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics announcer Bill King has won the Ford C. Frick Award presented by the Hall of Fame for excellence in broadcasting.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af82332928cd4a028e6c1dd0a6642133Democrats: Congress stiffing city on Donald Trump's securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1127708be24935973518e32fbffe71Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:24:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Congress is shortchanging the city by proposing to reimburse just $7 million — a fifth of the city's request — for protecting Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the mayor said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc1127708be24935973518e32fbffe71Stanford's Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL drafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe4cd034d2fd454ebc19b5b6f7ccba36Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:13:01 GMTSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After gaining more than 6,000 yards the past two seasons, setting an NCAA record and finishing as the runner-up last year in the Heisman Trophy balloting, Christian McCaffrey was ready for his next challenge.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe4cd034d2fd454ebc19b5b6f7ccba36Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2e8331ccaff4dfc91df0829797a5fc7Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:07:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2e8331ccaff4dfc91df0829797a5fc7Pennsylvania levels $3.5 million fine against gas drillerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99691fb85d6a47459183642309ed00f8Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:50:06 GMTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania environmental regulators have fined a natural-gas driller more than $3.5 million for violations at 10 well sites and six pipeline locations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99691fb85d6a47459183642309ed00f8Aaron Hernandez in court for 2012 drive-by shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c31bbfbbe36148b088a4f5c57a4d66d0Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:21:39 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has appeared in court in Boston as a judge met with attorneys to prepare for his upcoming trial in the 2012 shooting deaths of two men.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c31bbfbbe36148b088a4f5c57a4d66d0Chailly avenges Puccini with original Butterflyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0673545f50347e190601985f5bca999Wed, 07 Dec 2016 22:15:44 GMTMILAN (AP) — Principal conductor Riccardo Chailly has avenged Giacomo Puccini's memory with a successful staging of the composer's original version of "Madama Butterfly" for La Scala's gala season-opener Wednesday, 112 year after its hotly contested world premiere on the same stage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0673545f50347e190601985f5bca999Branstad's move to China means Iowa's first female governorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdc8004a438a4c45b25de4e3bccd100dWed, 07 Dec 2016 22:28:46 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The likely departure of the nation's longest-serving governor to become U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state shifts to full Republican control of its Legislature.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdc8004a438a4c45b25de4e3bccd100d