FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:53:49 -07:00FBI looks into fiber-optic vandalism in Northern Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb85b7e99f274650b401daa85ee7a91bThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:31:48 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The FBI is working with police to catch vandals behind nearly a dozen fiber-optic cable cuts in Northern California in the past year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb85b7e99f274650b401daa85ee7a91bArum sues Haymon, Premier Boxing Champions over fightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85b8783c32d4c61b8ac8008a62ad28eWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:34:36 GMTBoxing promoter Bob Arum filed suit Wednesday against Al Haymon and his financial backers, claiming they are violating federal law by acting as illegal promoters and monopolizing fighters and venues for fights.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85b8783c32d4c61b8ac8008a62ad28ePolice arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riotshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/395cdbdd5cce42aba7af800d93b95735Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:11:11 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/395cdbdd5cce42aba7af800d93b95735Oregon judge denies bail for Journey drummer accused of rapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc151c60e4a942fdaccdb3d46bcef5e9Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:38:28 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was high on meth and hallucinating when he was arrested two weeks ago and accused of misdemeanor assault and menacing, his attorney said Wednesday during a bail hearing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc151c60e4a942fdaccdb3d46bcef5e9Ohio funeral home owner indicted after bodies found in roomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdb7a5b5637c41a8b50e1797c55470b7Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:14:34 GMTTOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of a funeral home where several bodies intended for cremation were found in a state of decay was charged Wednesday with abuse of a corpse.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdb7a5b5637c41a8b50e1797c55470b7Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef68d0f8047040b39a22be5cd7aac827Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:24:59 GMTOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef68d0f8047040b39a22be5cd7aac827Former federal agent pleads guilty to extortionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/469577dab77148f4aa52990cdc8b5bffThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:05:38 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former undercover drug agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to extortion and other charges after authorities said he used his position to steal more than $700,000 in digital currency, most of it siphoned from an online drug bazaar known as Silk Road that he infiltrated as part of a federal investigation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/469577dab77148f4aa52990cdc8b5bffAP source: Hawks reach agreement to re-sign Paul Millsaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91112d93d724fc1be0416096ec31a5cThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:24:00 GMTATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap became an All-Star in his first two years with Atlanta and helped lead the Hawks to their first Eastern Conference finals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91112d93d724fc1be0416096ec31a5cAs SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusualhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa99b9139cae486a899988d9c5a27540Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:29:18 GMTGREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa99b9139cae486a899988d9c5a27540Ohio to replace bridge after tanker fire, reroute traffichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b074ef00c2f246c88cf93ae0f0555f59Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:32:33 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Transportation officials plan to replace a bridge that was charred early Wednesday morning when a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned, caught fire and forced closures on two major highways near Ohio's capital, leading to damage possibly up to $1 million and two citations for the driver.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b074ef00c2f246c88cf93ae0f0555f59US sues to block GE appliance business sale to Electroluxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c800857205b14ea0abbb89908e3de18cWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:16:00 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is seeking to stop Electrolux from buying General Electric's appliance division, saying the combined company would dominate sales of ovens and other cooking-related kitchen appliances, especially to customers like home builders, property managers, hotels, and governments.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c800857205b14ea0abbb89908e3de18cStudy: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8831ec70e4714561a96f884307f6f33aWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:24:34 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a U.S. government report shows.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8831ec70e4714561a96f884307f6f33a2 red panda cubs born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e1e72c2a2347fea25f111a90b04282Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:34:44 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, red panda cubs have been born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0e1e72c2a2347fea25f111a90b04282Business Highlightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5172be32f7044adaa2b82acc014cfb7Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:06:44 GMT___http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5172be32f7044adaa2b82acc014cfb7Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor's husband at motelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/094c9b0fcc904547bd05e892c89ff45bThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:37:08 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/094c9b0fcc904547bd05e892c89ff45bThe Latest: Moody's downgrades Greece to Caa3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d2487f8f71b456ca073b3e80baf9214Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:17:56 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d2487f8f71b456ca073b3e80baf9214Federal judge: Alabama counties must allow gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cca862d7bd744c5bf08fd968bab37d3Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:59:14 GMTBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — With a handful of Alabama counties still refusing to grant gay marriages even as they issued licenses for straight weddings, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that all must abide by court decisions allowing same-sex unions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cca862d7bd744c5bf08fd968bab37d3Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe025c502a0548e48527a5973484968eWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:11:46 GMTATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government vowed Wednesday to go ahead with plans to have the people decide whether they want more austerity measures in exchange for a rescue deal. Greece offered more concessions to its creditors, but was rebuffed — Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more aid until the referendum clears up what the country wants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe025c502a0548e48527a5973484968ePioneering 16-year-old breaking baseball barriers for womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7e51ecdf804afbaf48620a65da197bWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:38:38 GMTPARIS (AP) — Simply by playing ball, Melissa Mayeux is busting through barriers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7e51ecdf804afbaf48620a65da197bHewlett-Packard moves forward with plan to split in 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da1e0b5fa68b43ae81ded29a0f9302dcWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:51:25 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is moving forward with plans to split into two companies, filing paperwork to create a new entity that will sell commercial technology, while a separate spinoff will sell personal computers and printers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da1e0b5fa68b43ae81ded29a0f9302dcEx-state senator pleads guilty to racketeering in Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a83fcfe3038462c8a2466ce4dd13a21Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:51:38 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An ex-California state senator pleaded guilty Wednesday to a racketeering charge in an organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a83fcfe3038462c8a2466ce4dd13a21Remains of World War II Marine returned home 71 years laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77480306aabb4feb95913edfc0b6298eThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:45:08 GMTWESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Marine killed in World War II is being buried in his Massachusetts hometown 71 years after he died in the Pacific battle of Tarawa.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77480306aabb4feb95913edfc0b6298eEx-NY senator gets 7 years in prison for mayoral race plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0245b3e106964f63bbe9274f5729597cThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:35:55 GMTWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison in a scheme to bribe his way onto the ballot for the 2013 New York City mayoral election.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0245b3e106964f63bbe9274f5729597cAP Source: Cavs bring back Shumpert for 4 years, $40 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69c15cde436e4970bde091783dd95099Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:23:05 GMTA person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Iman Shumpert has agreed to terms on a four-year, $40 million contract that will keep him in Cleveland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69c15cde436e4970bde091783dd95099Puerto Rico power company forced to sell bonds amid crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9689003623ef4323b229cddddbfa9253Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:16:37 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's troubled power company has been forced to sell bonds again to obtain capital and avoid defaulting on a $415 million debt payment due Wednesday amid a worsening economic crisis in the U.S. territory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9689003623ef4323b229cddddbfa9253New USGS report: Coastal erosion threatens northern Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d9bb449cf47d995fe639bcffd5ca2Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:35:44 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Erosion is eating away at Alaska's northern coast at some of the highest rates in the nation, threatening habitat and infrastructure, according to a new report published Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d9bb449cf47d995fe639bcffd5ca2Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f99d585ccd444208a781630ead9f1b44Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:34:08 GMTCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors are watching a video of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes behaving strangely in a police interview room immediately after his arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f99d585ccd444208a781630ead9f1b44Episcopalians approve gay marriage, allowing religious weddings for same-sex coupleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b19a7ce9ff54666a28a13b60c1f7d49Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:13:57 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians approve gay marriage, allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b19a7ce9ff54666a28a13b60c1f7d49Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58e976c3b974452b257bb8ae13fd9d6Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:14 GMTOn the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d58e976c3b974452b257bb8ae13fd9d6Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoids prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccda15af10434347a6168f8e39b2a817Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:46:03 GMTPIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth avoided prison time Wednesday for felony election law violations, with a judge handing down a suspended sentence provided she successfully completes three years of probation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ccda15af10434347a6168f8e39b2a817Christie says his campaign for president feels familiarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76695231ab9d482aae566652ba3975daThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:45:24 GMTASHLAND, N.H. (AP) — Six years ago, New Jersey's Chris Christie was a longshot candidate for governor, taking on a wealthy incumbent in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76695231ab9d482aae566652ba3975daProsecutor offers deal to white Cleveland police supervisorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1444358c1c49cd8e3f00b96abf5674Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:26:29 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor has offered to drop charges against five white police supervisors accused of failing to stop a car chase that ended in a deadly 137-shot barrage of police gunfire and the deaths of two unarmed black people if they're willing to say they endangered the public and meet other conditions, attorneys for two supervisors said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1444358c1c49cd8e3f00b96abf5674In Wisconsin, Sanders appeals to like-minded liberalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99e479fe6934df3924de1788917978bThu, 02 Jul 2015 00:32:15 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest campaign crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's backyard.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99e479fe6934df3924de1788917978bCalifornia law decried after black woman's 'lynching' arresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82107a99d9264f9c8cdb44c16b9939d0Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:36:45 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When Sacramento police arrested black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn't charge her with obstructing traffic, trespassing or disturbing the peace.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82107a99d9264f9c8cdb44c16b9939d0Dolphin leaps onto boat, injuring California womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef08cb382fc4462fb27d2318a16ad2b1Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:37:18 GMTSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A dolphin leaped onto a boat in Southern California, crashing into a woman and breaking both her ankles.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef08cb382fc4462fb27d2318a16ad2b1Maryland farmer testifies at trial, denies abusing livestockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af81099207cc4646bf5e2b8bc5874e44Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:07:11 GMTFREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland farmer charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty testified Wednesday that he treated his cattle, goats and sheep better than authorities did when they seized the livestock he allegedly neglected.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af81099207cc4646bf5e2b8bc5874e44Michigan senators spar over Juneteenth slavery resolutionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2b998baf6ab4422b2dd8f5e83f470a7Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:31:42 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A proposed Michigan legislative resolution recognizing a holiday that celebrates the end of slavery is on hold because Republican leaders are uncomfortable with the language, spurring criticism from the measure's black sponsor that attempting to change the wording is a form of "white privilege."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2b998baf6ab4422b2dd8f5e83f470a7Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7d4b49d14934a3caa752e68b14bd33aWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:33:37 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts — including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation — to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7d4b49d14934a3caa752e68b14bd33aBlatter says he has 'clear conscience' despite FIFA probeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9212dd77907844e1a01b2ba3151dca58Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:22:15 GMTBERLIN (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a "clear conscience" despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9212dd77907844e1a01b2ba3151dca58Woman with no memory searches online for identity, familyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c86cdd87fa493990625a667f7714faWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:39:07 GMTCARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — A woman who couldn't recall her identity when she was found on a Southern California street earlier this year has turned to the Internet in search of her family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5c86cdd87fa493990625a667f7714faLove stays, Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffcce00757dd43c59eb273b8d159f2a2Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:32:17 GMTKevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffcce00757dd43c59eb273b8d159f2a2Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/502847775c1a4d038626011a9f9d5f67Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:42:26 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church's embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/502847775c1a4d038626011a9f9d5f67University takes new steps to comply with Iranian sanctionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93ce40881f2b41f6b98ce5dbe336f30fWed, 01 Jul 2015 23:11:20 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The state's flagship public university confirmed that it won't ban Iranian nationals from certain graduate programs as it initially said it would do this year but instead will unroll several new measures to comply with U.S. sanctions against Iran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93ce40881f2b41f6b98ce5dbe336f30fMedicare proposes coverage change on short hospital stayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d5736ab66440e859ddfcdc44ab0d7Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:14:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare is proposing to ease a coverage policy on short hospital stays that has been criticized because it can result in higher costs for seniors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f2d5736ab66440e859ddfcdc44ab0d7Congregants, protesters gather at Indiana Church of Cannabishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceb073492032461da2ddf9a16a63e820Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:42:42 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 100 people packed a pot-smoking Indianapolis church for a music-filled service without their illegal sacrament Wednesday, days after authorities threatened arrests if the congregation lit up during the rites.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceb073492032461da2ddf9a16a63e820Walker throws 1-hit ball for 6 innings, Mariners top Padreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83a775a142d04f1a85225e0d4a56f561Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:03:03 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched one-hit ball for six innings to win his fifth straight start, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the punchless San Diego Padres 7-0 on Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83a775a142d04f1a85225e0d4a56f561Officials rule out natural causes in Washington state blazehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7a91b1b0dd4e5c9ba88cf9003b686fWed, 01 Jul 2015 22:42:35 GMTWENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire that destroyed nearly 30 homes in central Washington state was likely human-caused.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7a91b1b0dd4e5c9ba88cf9003b686fMom accused of contaminating son's IV gets 6 years in prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d80a6c61bfc24eaa8c68a9a6e2ce69b5Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:27:23 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — A West Virginia woman accused of deliberately making her 9-year-old son sick by contaminating his IV at a Cincinnati hospital pleaded guilty Wednesday to endangering a child and was sentenced to six years in prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d80a6c61bfc24eaa8c68a9a6e2ce69b5Polygamous Montana trio applies for wedding licensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdb47c3aa46c475d88f17acd8bacc908Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:16:29 GMTHELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdb47c3aa46c475d88f17acd8bacc908Witness: Man killed by police told officers 'shoot me'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d7c9821674f4c8dae3996f33f91e475Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:39:31 GMTSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two witnesses said an unarmed Mexican immigrant fatally shot by police in Washington state fought with an officer, threw rocks and told officers to shoot him before they opened fire, documents released Wednesday show.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d7c9821674f4c8dae3996f33f91e475