FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 08 Oct 2015 13:10:38 -07:00People pack meeting of panel eyeing expansion of whale tanks, 08 Oct 2015 19:25:29 GMTLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Protesters and supporters filled a meeting room Thursday where a California commission was considering a vast expansion to the tanks that SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego. police charge Chinese woman with smuggling ivory, 08 Oct 2015 19:21:26 GMTDAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — A Chinese woman has been charged in a Tanzanian court with smuggling nearly 1.9 tons of ivory as wildlife activists applauded the move by Tanzanian authorities to crack down on the illegal ivory trade, which has devastated the elephant population in just a few years. airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed, 08 Oct 2015 19:17:54 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism. intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive, 08 Oct 2015 20:09:51 GMTDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast. raising US price for most popular video plan by $1, 08 Oct 2015 19:48:13 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising the price of its Internet video service by $1 in the U.S. and several other countries to help cover its escalating costs for shows such as "House of Cards" and other original programming. Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago, 08 Oct 2015 19:50:10 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago. leader calls for calm amid spiraling attacks, 08 Oct 2015 19:37:24 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies. Man who crashed car at Fort Meade hid in a storm drain, 08 Oct 2015 19:53:37 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — A man who crashed a stolen car into a fence at a Maryland Army installation Wednesday night and hid overnight in a storm drain was arrested almost immediately after he emerged from hiding Thursday morning, authorities said. shows inmate's struggle with deputies before death, 08 Oct 2015 19:53:25 GMTSAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Surveillance video from a Georgia jail shows an inmate being punched and kicked in a fight with deputies, then being left alone in restraints for an hour and a half before jailers found him dead. mayor resigns over expense scandal, 08 Oct 2015 19:24:08 GMTROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office. missing in Florida; parents charged with child neglect, 08 Oct 2015 19:13:21 GMTDetectives in Florida say they're trying to figure out the whereabouts of a 9-week-old baby as his parents are being held in a jail in South Carolina awaiting extradition on child neglect charges. U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video, 08 Oct 2015 19:43:14 GMTBLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman. to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud, 08 Oct 2015 19:12:52 GMTMADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. Yoga sequence not entitled to copyright protection, 08 Oct 2015 19:12:01 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says a sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises used in hot yoga classes is not entitled to copyright protection. college rape debate, overseas-study crimes gain attention, 08 Oct 2015 18:48:39 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs. firm's plans to make drones in NY spark questions, 08 Oct 2015 20:05:42 GMTRIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A plan to manufacture solar-powered drones at a suburban New York site that once made fighter jets for the U.S. military is sparking questions about whether the aircraft will be used to beam Internet service. So far, company officials are staying mum. Overloaded van's riders pleaded to slow down, 08 Oct 2015 19:03:47 GMTWASHINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A man who was aboard an overloaded van that overturned on a southwestern Indiana highway, killing two people, says he and other passengers had screamed at the driver to slow down.'s 911 call as dad killed by car helps mom get job back, 08 Oct 2015 18:52:24 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A second-grade teacher accused of killing her husband by striking him with her car while their two children watched in horror got her job back Thursday after charges against her were dropped and the school superintendent listened to a harrowing 911 call from their daughter. assaults in study-abroad programs draw new attention, 08 Oct 2015 19:34:14 GMTMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs. US rate on 30-year mortgages falls to 3.76 percent, 08 Oct 2015 19:36:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell sharply this week amid concern over a labor market that has shown recent signs of weakness. found during drifters' arrest in tantra teacher's death, 08 Oct 2015 19:41:42 GMTSAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they recovered a gun thought to be used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher. protests assault of staff allegedly by South Sudan forces, 08 Oct 2015 20:06:32 GMTUNITY STATE, South Sudan (AP) — The U.N. has protested alleged physical assault of its military and civilian personnel by members of the South Sudanese army at a roadblock in Central Equitoria state. foundation hires firm to review escort allegations, 08 Oct 2015 19:29:06 GMTAn independent Louisville affiliate has hired a law firm to review an escort's allegations that former men's basketball staffer Andre McGee hired dancers to strip and have sex with recruits and players. judge: Feds should issue same-sex marriage licenses, 08 Oct 2015 19:18:16 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Latest: Union: 'Sad day' for Chicago schools leadership, 08 Oct 2015 19:17:38 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):'Straight Outta Compton' director set for 'Fast & Furious', 08 Oct 2015 19:03:50 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — F. Gary Gray, who made waves this summer with his profitable and critically acclaimed N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton," has been set to direct the eighth film in the "Fast & Furious" franchise. Latest: Sheikh Salman calls for FIFA ExCo meeting, 08 Oct 2015 19:25:25 GMTZURICH (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local): minimum wage push spurs US debate, faces hurdles at home, 08 Oct 2015 19:09:22 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's plan to give fast-food workers a $15 minimum wage is spurring similar efforts in states around the country — even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to enact an across-the-board $15 wage faces vocal opposition at home. Jersey goes to court to seize beach lots for dunes, 08 Oct 2015 19:03:48 GMTMaking good on a long-delayed threat that was reiterated last week by Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey went to court Thursday to seize 87 publicly owned beach parcels to be used for a protective dune system that a South Jersey shore town and its residents bitterly oppose. seeks crackdown for those breaking Wall Street rules, 08 Oct 2015 20:09:04 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Just days before the first Democratic debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton released a series of proposals aimed at cracking down on bad behavior by Wall Street, vowing that individual bankers who violate the law will be "prosecuted and imprisoned." prosecutor unaware of US money laundering case, 08 Oct 2015 19:59:58 GMTTEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras' top prosecutor says he has no information about allegations of money laundering laid out in a U.S. indictment against three members of one of the country's most powerful business families. nuclear lab director eyes new generation of scientists, 08 Oct 2015 19:22:59 GMTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The new director of Idaho's federal nuclear facility says he sees plenty of opportunity to make it the nation's premier energy security lab while also bolstering the region's economy. executive apologizes but says scandal not his fault, 08 Oct 2015 19:40:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive offered deep apologies yet sought to distance himself Thursday from the emissions scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker. He asserted that he and other top corporate officials had no knowledge of the cheating software installed in 11 million diesel cars. Republicans' Mr. Congeniality drops out of speaker race, 08 Oct 2015 19:15:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Mainstream lawmakers saw Kevin McCarthy as an honest broker in ragged times. Those farther on the right worried that, as House speaker, he might obstruct their obstructionism.'s dash to welcome home dad brings smiles to Army, 08 Oct 2015 19:16:25 GMTFORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment. officer accused in fatal shooting resigns from force, 08 Oct 2015 20:06:52 GMTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The city of Charlotte says the white police officer whose trial in the shooting death of an unarmed black man ended with a deadlocked jury has resigned from the force and reached a settlement with the city. abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker, 08 Oct 2015 18:42:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos. Ohio man coerced teens in 5 states to perform sex acts, 08 Oct 2015 19:34:43 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to charges he coerced teen girls in five states to expose themselves and perform sexual acts for him to view on Skype and other online media. US docs reveal Pinochet ordered killing in US, 08 Oct 2015 18:40:26 GMTSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Newly declassified U.S. intelligence documents reveal that Gen. Augusto Pinochet directly ordered the 1976 assassination of a Chilean diplomat in Washington, D.C. drops objection to $338M oil train settlement fund, 08 Oct 2015 19:00:56 GMTPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Canadian railroad has withdrawn its objection to a $338 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, removing the final obstacle to the fund's approval. Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment, 08 Oct 2015 18:55:23 GMTROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions. pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket, 08 Oct 2015 19:43:27 GMTALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense. Public Schools leader charged with corruption, 08 Oct 2015 19:44:03 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for bribes and kickbacks. on Cardinals roster, will play wearing splint, 08 Oct 2015 19:36:13 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is on the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the NL division series against the Chicago Cubs and will play wearing a splint to protect a strained ligament in his left thumb. 'Like:' 5 ways you might soon emote on Facebook, 08 Oct 2015 19:49:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes "Like" just doesn't cut it. So how about Love or Angry? Haha or Sad? Or just Yay or Wow?'Ant-Man' sequel set for 2018, 'The Incredibles 2' for 2019, 08 Oct 2015 18:54:15 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvel and Disney are going microscopic again. Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran, 08 Oct 2015 19:44:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday. Barnes: NBA looking into incident with Knicks' coach, 08 Oct 2015 18:49:51 GMTMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes says the NBA is investigating what happened with his former teammate, Knicks coach Derek Fisher, in California and called the incident a "personal matter" involving someone who was a good friend at one point. Man killed 3 to get revenge on city's elite, 08 Oct 2015 19:35:23 GMTFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city's elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday. NewsAlert, 08 Oct 2015 19:59:44 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutor: Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO plans to plead guilty in public corruption case.