FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 29 May 2015 19:28:14 -0700Latest on flooding: Another flood victim found in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f67914ab481446786d506768030120c8 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersEvacuationsState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasDallasHoustonAustinUnited StatesKansasFort WorthLittle RockColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f67914ab481446786d506768030120cSat, 30 May 2015 01:06:44 GMTEPA says first day of oil spill spent 'planning'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f94885cdf6b4c7cb8c7f93aa1fd8e33LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the afternoon of the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years, graduate student Natalie Phares quickly organized a volunteer bucket brigade to clean a beach north of Santa Barbara.By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesDisaster planning and responseEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f94885cdf6b4c7cb8c7f93aa1fd8e33Sat, 30 May 2015 01:33:59 GMTBettis loses No-No in 8th, but Rockies beat Phillies 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88a4894368db457fa99dd7f009f57bd7PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chad Bettis retired the first 18 batters and took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Troy Tulowitzki hit two solo homers and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Friday night.By ROB MAADDIsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88a4894368db457fa99dd7f009f57bd7Sat, 30 May 2015 01:50:59 GMTAP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec55f910f11a46b3bece37e085a24a05CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsSchool athleticsHigh school sportsCrimeLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsSportsViolent crimeChicagoIllinoisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec55f910f11a46b3bece37e085a24a05Sat, 30 May 2015 00:33:54 GMTProsecutor: Ohio officer's acquittalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b47ca118d024ec8827b160888447ab9CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two suspects, and he wants an appeals court to order the judge to correct the record.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b47ca118d024ec8827b160888447ab9Sat, 30 May 2015 01:54:18 GMTLatest on flooding: Another flood victim ID'd in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e24915af56b84d2b978019a774d3e58f8:35 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersEvacuationsState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsAccidentsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasSan MarcosDallasHoustonAustinKansasUnited StatesFort WorthHaysLittle RockColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e24915af56b84d2b978019a774d3e58fSat, 30 May 2015 01:39:44 GMTHaeger lifts Florida past LSU, 4-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e8ab55a0ee44370a89620119123d213OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lauren Haeger hit a two-run homer and threw a complete game to help Florida beat LSU 4-0 on Friday night in the Women's College World Series.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsSoftballWomen's sportsFloridaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e8ab55a0ee44370a89620119123d213Sat, 30 May 2015 01:29:01 GMTCain hits tiebreaking double in 8th, Royals beat Cubs 8-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f925dac35921476a93c630e7e898e13dCHICAGO (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoMissouriIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f925dac35921476a93c630e7e898e13dFri, 29 May 2015 23:42:12 GMTAnniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry fretshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8a28a337d464ad8b9e9408ed20e1169KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAtTravelLifestyle2015 Nepal earthquakeMountainsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnvironment and natureEarthquakesNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8a28a337d464ad8b9e9408ed20e1169Fri, 29 May 2015 23:35:58 GMTAPNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac14abb5adf4498bdcf692ee547bbb9HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cac14abb5adf4498bdcf692ee547bbb9Sat, 30 May 2015 01:11:07 GMTTexas lawmakers clear bill allowing open carry of handgunshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5c501a0905441ab9e0fd90de0212a17AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLegislationTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5c501a0905441ab9e0fd90de0212a17Fri, 29 May 2015 23:43:35 GMTUS fines Wisconsin bar $7,000 for death in dumbwaiterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efb906c3916c47e3a3a0b41e956b8c82FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWorkplace safetyPersonnelWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efb906c3916c47e3a3a0b41e956b8c82Sat, 30 May 2015 00:28:34 GMTLatest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reducedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf0ef4dfa36e4324add0591107fea14f6:20 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsStormsEvacuationsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficAccidents and disastersNatural disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasDallasHoustonAustinUnited StatesFort WorthKansasLittle RockColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf0ef4dfa36e4324add0591107fea14fFri, 29 May 2015 23:30:33 GMT2 plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6f1ba77576435d87a97f12753b4a9eLOS ANGELES (AP) — Father and son Chinese immigrants pleaded guilty Friday in a case of suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMoney launderingLegal proceedingsCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderLos AngelesMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b6f1ba77576435d87a97f12753b4a9eSat, 30 May 2015 00:11:31 GMTPuerto Rico governor signs law raising sales tax to 11.5 pcthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec81a3eab63c4e84af7c12da68d990c4SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed into law a bill increasing the U.S. territory's sales tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent. It is scheduled to go into effect July 1.iGeneral newsState governmentsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislationLegislaturePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec81a3eab63c4e84af7c12da68d990c4Fri, 29 May 2015 23:42:49 GMTOfficials: Hawaii man impaled, killed by fish's billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43eeabfbf7b54973981cc00642e05ae1HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials said.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43eeabfbf7b54973981cc00642e05ae1Sat, 30 May 2015 01:53:43 GMTNo major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b1c770fdcc34658982320a36f99245dBANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.By JOCELYN GECKER and MALCOLM J. FOSTERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshBangkokUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b1c770fdcc34658982320a36f99245dSat, 30 May 2015 01:59:10 GMTNavy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51d8bd16e1e84aa7b0509919232ac653HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock has sent investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAttack on Pearl HarborWorld War IIEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51d8bd16e1e84aa7b0509919232ac653Sat, 30 May 2015 00:35:24 GMTBelichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a242e55cca9440a1bf4add0e2ab782efFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots' use of deflated footballs.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional footballCharity fundraisingFootballPhilanthropySocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a242e55cca9440a1bf4add0e2ab782efSat, 30 May 2015 00:40:59 GMTNigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haramhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffe9c3b13c214c4ea1735be08f51c4cdABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment payInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationHuman rights and civil libertiesKidnappingGovernment business and financeBusinessEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeExecutive branchNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffe9c3b13c214c4ea1735be08f51c4cdFri, 29 May 2015 23:49:23 GMTHolmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28d832b1cb864107b2725441d5e024cfCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28d832b1cb864107b2725441d5e024cfSat, 30 May 2015 01:54:23 GMTCalifornia panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45974106bc80450088544b45286a71aeSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHome designHome and gardenLifestyleWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45974106bc80450088544b45286a71aeSat, 30 May 2015 00:31:39 GMTWashington Wizards' John Wall kicked off Las Vegas flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f49c786bd134dfc965bdd3bd5162966LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported.aGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f49c786bd134dfc965bdd3bd5162966Sat, 30 May 2015 01:42:12 GMTMagic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a350164d48824c35af685deb235460cbORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The next chapter in Orlando Magic basketball will be led by one of its most familiar faces.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports businessOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a350164d48824c35af685deb235460cbSat, 30 May 2015 00:22:11 GMTMarathon bomber's friend fights officer's family testimonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88baa98c47ab42389aea525d588884e6BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to prevent the family of a slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer from testifying at his sentencing.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsLegal proceedingsEventsTrack and fieldSportsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88baa98c47ab42389aea525d588884e6Sat, 30 May 2015 00:13:43 GMTThe Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to killhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a0d2666ac3d44de96dc6aa86bca457f5 p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a0d2666ac3d44de96dc6aa86bca457fFri, 29 May 2015 23:18:57 GMTBill allowing open carry of handguns clears Legislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90d845b77c03442a8794a75b7f454ca3AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureGun politicsLegislatureWeapons laws and regulationsState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90d845b77c03442a8794a75b7f454ca3Fri, 29 May 2015 23:08:46 GMTLatest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b4aea55d9f5454bb6515b73b06b5f346:15 p.m. (CDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureGovernment policyLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationUnited StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b4aea55d9f5454bb6515b73b06b5f34Fri, 29 May 2015 23:18:48 GMTSpieth in contention after rain alters course at Nelsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d210a0db140a4eb799084f8bf51fac59IRVING, Texas (AP) — Texan Jimmy Walker and first-round leader Steven Bowditch joined Jon Curran at 9 under Friday atop the soggy AT&T Byron Nelson.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d210a0db140a4eb799084f8bf51fac59Sat, 30 May 2015 02:06:58 GMTPentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d346e4e6c2e944088f871d3aa80f21f3SINGAPORE (AP) — China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATTHEW PENNINGTONiGovernment and politicsTerritorial disputesEnvironmental conservation and preservationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaBeijingSouth China SeaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaEast China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d346e4e6c2e944088f871d3aa80f21f3Sat, 30 May 2015 01:07:56 GMTNo 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ad104defcfc4a289fbff07ecb09e91cBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.By MALCOLM J. FOSTER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ad104defcfc4a289fbff07ecb09e91cSat, 30 May 2015 01:31:31 GMTColorado's Bettis loses no-hitter in 8thhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9c02cf2afd40319534944a69bbc887PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Cody Asche singled through a shift to end Colorado right-hander Chad Bettis' bid for a no-hitter with one out in the eighth inning Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a9c02cf2afd40319534944a69bbc887Sat, 30 May 2015 01:09:34 GMTHardy's 9th-inning single lifts Orioles past Rays 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a9b417d1fd44c33a414fd544f7106bfBALTIMORE (AP) — J.J. Hardy's single drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on Friday night to extend the Rays' losing streak to six games.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a9b417d1fd44c33a414fd544f7106bfSat, 30 May 2015 02:03:42 GMTGovernor: Nebraska to proceed with executions of 10 inmateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74169221f97740f99e9c689332c4f0c6LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers' repeal of the death penalty won't stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death.aGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversyState governmentsState legislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislatureCorrectional systemsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74169221f97740f99e9c689332c4f0c6Sat, 30 May 2015 00:35:09 GMTFire department: Hawaii man impaled, killed by fish's billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d29c15baf9a41db90c1ce3c756ce264HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say a man is dead after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiKailua-KonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d29c15baf9a41db90c1ce3c756ce264Sat, 30 May 2015 01:31:59 GMTIllinois takes lead in NCAA golfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27d95cf1f02f455db0b3838066062d9aBRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Illinois' Thomas Detry shot 4-under 68 for a share of the individual lead and the Illini topped the team standings Friday after the first round of the NCAA tournament.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsCollege sportsBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27d95cf1f02f455db0b3838066062d9aSat, 30 May 2015 01:46:28 GMT4 more bodies found after Texas floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12eee046adb64ecbad2e54ba0cea72fcDALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsMissing personsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasDallasHoustonGulf of MexicoColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12eee046adb64ecbad2e54ba0cea72fcSat, 30 May 2015 01:40:45 GMTShooting death is Baltimore's 39th homicide in Mayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/739dbd28ca774224975ee92093ed4423BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month's spike in homicides.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/739dbd28ca774224975ee92093ed4423Sat, 30 May 2015 01:33:01 GMTFather: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32aec229913d40dfa923bc2cdfeb4fd8ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model home, her father said Friday.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32aec229913d40dfa923bc2cdfeb4fd8Sat, 30 May 2015 00:43:21 GMTBattle over ownership of giant emerald may be overhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aae845969a6e48339821de902d92b79dLOS ANGELES (AP) — The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.By ROBERT JABLONaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aae845969a6e48339821de902d92b79dSat, 30 May 2015 00:29:44 GMT2 hurt in French Quarter shooting; tourists, workers rattledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af876ba32fc54752804a97626473a906NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An afternoon shooting in New Orleans' busy French Quarter left two people injured and rattled both merchants and tourists.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af876ba32fc54752804a97626473a906Sat, 30 May 2015 00:22:36 GMTThousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91de80b9bec940d89b096f5baadf5417INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesState funeralsCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91de80b9bec940d89b096f5baadf5417Fri, 29 May 2015 23:14:13 GMTWill Power wins pole, sets track record at Belle Islehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7defad2eb2b43d4b61dd1d258b744eaDETROIT (AP) — Will Power won his first pole at Belle Isle in emphatic fashion.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAutomobile racingRecord setting eventsIndyCarGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7defad2eb2b43d4b61dd1d258b744eaFri, 29 May 2015 23:13:42 GMTBour hits 3-run HR, leads Haren, Marlins over Harvey, Metshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f165ca64b604133aae001f96c524640NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Justin Bour hit a three-run homer to back Dan Haren, and the Miami Marlins extended Matt Harvey's winless streak to five starts by beating the New York Mets 4-3 on Friday night.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f165ca64b604133aae001f96c524640Sat, 30 May 2015 01:33:08 GMTProsecutor: Judge makes errors in acquitting Ohio officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d13eea34774346c5863d8b093ae24c51CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two suspects, and he wants an appeals court to order the judge to correct the record.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d13eea34774346c5863d8b093ae24c51Sat, 30 May 2015 01:56:54 GMTJury begins deliberations in Nevada trespasser killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93cc211de5e647d4a9faf91cb1ad0480RENO, Nev. (AP) — A jury on Friday began deliberating the fate of a 74-year-old Nevada man accused of murder in the shooting of two unarmed trespassers in the latest case to test the boundaries of so-called stand-your-ground laws.By SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93cc211de5e647d4a9faf91cb1ad0480Sat, 30 May 2015 00:26:52 GMTTexas poised to allow open carry of handgunshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cb95e652c6b406c95233e635feba2fcAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLegislationTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cb95e652c6b406c95233e635feba2fcSat, 30 May 2015 00:46:11 GMTFalcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fdb3396923a4cbb932436cac6a69c2aLAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.aGeneral newsSportsAnimal crueltyCelebrityDogsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMammalsAnimalsProfessional footballFootballLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2fdb3396923a4cbb932436cac6a69c2aSat, 30 May 2015 01:23:46 GMTColorado's Bettis loses perfect game in 7th, keeps No-Nohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00cfc85acb924e0ba98d75dcc184f34fPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis lost his bid for a perfect game in the seventh inning when shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made an error on Ben Revere's grounder up the middle but still has not allowed a hit to the Philadelphia Phillies through seven innings.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00cfc85acb924e0ba98d75dcc184f34fSat, 30 May 2015 00:53:38 GMTAP PHOTOS: Aerial views of Texas floodwatershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82ddb41e620a41fcaa2f2283747e0733The record rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82ddb41e620a41fcaa2f2283747e0733Fri, 29 May 2015 23:39:07 GMT