FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 07 Dec 2016 16:10:59 -08:00'Mr. President' Biden as GOP, Dem senators pay tribute, 07 Dec 2016 22:57:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — For one afternoon, Senate Republicans and Democrats gleefully referred to Joe Biden as "Mr. President." urge federal judge to halt Michigan recount, 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., hungry for more, takes a bigger bite of Wendy's, 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. says Nats' Strasburg 'will be fine,' Harper was hurt, 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. 10 NC men face federal dog-fighting charges, 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. possible over video of black student eating chicken, 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. seafood company exec charged in price-fixing probe, 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. Latest: Warriors pledge money for Oakland fire relief, 07 Dec 2016 22:14:06 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local): Latest: Investigators describe scene at church shooting, 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):'s choice for top China diplomat has long ties to Xi, 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. Energy discussing compensation for coal ash neighbors, 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. Gov. Rauner signs bill sparing 2 nuclear plants, 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. in Rolling Stone defamation case put on hold, 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. in love triangle admits to killing husband, mistress, 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. Park Service quashing dissent during inauguration, 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. juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14, 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. 1 officer killed, 1 wounded; shooter at large, 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. held hand of woman buried under building, 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. GOP elector launches website urging vote for Trump, 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. York won't keep ID card applicants' records in future, 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. eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions, 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. Eagle Scout set to be executed for Alabama killing, 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. LGBT students still face discrimination at school, 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. lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driver, 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. cracks down on "bots" that snap up concert tickets, 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. scrambling for land to shelter displaced outside Mosul, 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. university graduate students begin unionization vote, 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., jets, giant crowd mark Pearl Harbor anniversary event, 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. for Michigan man accused of wanting to fight in Syria, 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. Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent, 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. Latest: Michigan wants recount halted if judge rules, 07 Dec 2016 22:48:44 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local): roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims, 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. of IRA splinter group killed in Irish city of Cork, 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. envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China, 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. Sia and filmmaker-husband Erik Anders Lang separate, 07 Dec 2016 22:37:35 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-nominated singer Sia and her filmmaker-husband, Erik Anders Lang, are separating. court throws out conviction of Waco man on death row, 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. Latest: Los Angeles to crack down on illegal housing, 08 Dec 2016 00:06:46 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Oakland warehouse fire (all times local): attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness, 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. North Carolina governor says he can carry out agenda, 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. Rhule: Bears introduce coach in campus celebration, 07 Dec 2016 22:52:04 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — Matt Rhule says he is honored to take over as Baylor's new football coach. get CF Eaton from White Sox for 3 young pitchers, 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. Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song, 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. A's announcer Bill King wins Hall's Frick Award, 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. Congress stiffing city on Donald Trump's security, 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.'s Christian McCaffrey to leave school for NFL draft, 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. taps retired Marine general for homeland security, 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. levels $3.5 million fine against gas driller, 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. Hernandez in court for 2012 drive-by shootings, 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. avenges Puccini with original Butterfly, 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.'s move to China means Iowa's first female governor, 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.