FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 23:37:23 -0700The debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake, Alaska (AP) — Seattle's mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.By DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsScienceState governmentsEnergy and the environmentAnimalsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:04:34 GMTKey issues in UK election campaign (AP) — Three issues — the economy, the National Health Service and immigration — have dominated the British election. Here's where the candidates stand on the things that matter to voters:iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyCampaignsImmigrationBusinessElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 07 May 2015 05:15:19 GMTNew Zealander, 25, stands trial in China on drug charges, China (AP) — A 25-year-old New Zealander standing trial on charges of trying to smuggle methamphetamine testified Thursday that he came to China to buy a muscle-building supplement and didn't check the package he purchased before trying to depart.Associated PressiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 05:40:23 GMTTornadoes in southern Plains, destroy homes, flip cars CITY (AP) — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesFloodsStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityKansasNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 04:41:42 GMTSingapore teen pleads not guilty over online video (AP) — A Singaporean teenager has pleaded not guilty to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.iGeneral newsComputer crimeJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsOnline mediaCrimeLaw and orderMediaGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 05:51:29 GMTSome key terms in Britain election campaign (AP) — Britain's unpredictable election is steeped in the rich — and sometimes confusing — lexicon of parliamentary democracy. Some key terms:By The Associated PressiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsCampaignsLegislatureElectionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 04:14:25 GMTSubstance or style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 04:11:06 GMTThousands of Nepalese pray for earthquake victims, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of people dressed in white offered prayers, flowers and lit incense at home and in temples Thursday as part of a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the massive earthquake.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPrayerEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 05:34:37 GMTRelative: Marathon bomber followed older brother's lead (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says Tsarnaev was close to his brother and followed his older sibling's lead.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:27:44 GMTBurundi: Opposition politician arrested over unrest released, Burundi (AP) — A Burundian opposition politician arrested over unrest triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term says he has been released.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 07 May 2015 05:44:20 GMTJ&J seeks bioethics advice on compassionate use of drugs (AP) — Dying patients sometimes seek emergency access to experimental medicines, desperate for a last-chance treatment even if there's little proof it could help. Now drug giant Johnson & Johnson is taking an unusual step, turning to independent bioethicists for advice on when to say yes or no.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsMedicationMedical ethicsBioethicsDiagnosis and treatmentHealth issuesScientific ethicsScience, 07 May 2015 05:26:45 GMTPolls open in Britain's knife-edge national election (AP) — Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 06:00:45 GMTVolvo Ocean Race arrives at North American stop, R.I. (AP) — The first boats of the Volvo Ocean race have arrived at Rhode Island shores at Newport, their only North American stop of the round-the-world race.aGeneral newsSportsOceansEnvironment and natureNewportRhode IslandSpainSwedenNorth AmericaAlicanteGothenburgUnited StatesWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 03:47:10 GMTBeijing tries to tap brakes on stock market boom (AP) — China's leaders are trying to tap the brakes on a stock market boom that could run out of control and disrupt economic reform plans.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyCorporate stockSports mediaCorporate newsSportsBeijingShanghaiChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 05:53:22 GMTCabrera, White Sox rally for 7-6 win over Tigers (AP) — Melky Cabrera hit a tying homer and drove in four runs, and the Chicago White Sox scored four times in the eighth inning to rally past the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night.By JEFF ARNOLDsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 04:32:30 GMTSt. Louis man charged in killing of Illinois college student, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis man has been arrested and charged with murder in the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist, authorities said.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIllinoisSt. LouisHazelwoodUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 07 May 2015 06:17:12 GMTIMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015 despite China slowdown (AP) — Asian economies will lead world growth in 2015, expanding at a 5.6 percent pace that is level with last year, as recoveries in India and Japan help to offset the slowdown in China, the IMF said in a report Thursday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesEnergy industryJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 07 May 2015 03:53:05 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.By DAVID CRARY and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsTerrorismSocial mediaWar and unrestOnline mediaPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriGovernment surveillanceNational securityMediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsPolitical issuesUnited StatesTexasNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:25:02 GMTCubs end Cardinals' 8-game streak with 6-5 win LOUIS (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered with three RBIs and Jon Lester had a strong outing for the Chicago Cubs, who ended the St. Louis Cardinals' eight-game winning streak and their own four-game skid with a 6-5 victory on Wednesday night.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 04:35:33 GMTUK's personable David Cameron fights for political life (AP) — David Cameron's supporters paint him as a principled but pragmatic politician with a huge capacity for quick thinking and grace under pressure.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 04:12:48 GMTTornadoes in southern Plains destroy homes, flip cars CITY (AP) — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesFloodsStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityKansasNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:15:54 GMTSouth China Sea watch: New islands rising, ASEAN worried dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is the third-busiest global shipping lane, rich in fish and potentially gas and oil reserves, but has emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCoral reefsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureInternational tradeEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaSouth China SeaPhilippinesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:03:04 GMTCanada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsConservatismAlbertaCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 07 May 2015 04:29:18 GMTA look at leading figures in the tight British election (AP) — Britain's general election is on Thursday, and polls suggest the race between Labour and the Conservatives is too close to call. Here's a look at the leading figures in the campaign:iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNationalismElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandOxfordLondonEuropeWestern EuropeEngland, 07 May 2015 04:08:50 GMTWild, Canadiens hope to prevent sweeps in 2nd round there's a secret to beating the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild haven't found it.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:02:58 GMTIndians rough up Danny Duffy, roll to 10-3 win over Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about everyone in the Cleveland lineup drove in a run, Carlos Carrasco tossed seven sharp innings and the Indians rolled to a 10-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:36:34 GMTLatest on severe weather: Injuries reported in Oklahoma p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEvacuationsTrafficAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:16:52 GMTV-Day in Russia evokes national pride at difficult time (AP) — If you call history student Nikolai Podchasov on his cell phone these days, you will hear the popular wartime tune "Katyusha" while waiting for an answer.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWorld War IIParadesPublic opinionNazismEventsSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaSoviet UnionUkraineBerlinEastern EuropeEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 07 May 2015 05:51:12 GMTUN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics, Australia (AP) — The United Nations climate chief says technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have also helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyUnited Nations Climate Change ConferenceClimateGovernment and politicsEventsEnvironment and natureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironmental concernsInternational relationsAustraliaOceania, 07 May 2015 06:19:16 GMTBurakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers 2-1 for 3-1 series lead (AP) — Back when he was 7, Andre Burakovsky tagged along to watch his father play in a professional hockey game in Sweden. The opposing goalie was none other than Henrik Lundqvist.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 04:14:04 GMTAsian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears (AP) — Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:13:17 GMTDrug trade's lowest rung: Peru's cocaine backpackers, Peru (AP) — The lung-searing ascents into the Andean highlands aren't what worry the untold hundreds of young men who hump backpacks loaded with drugs out of the remote, lawless valley that produces about 60 percent of Peru's cocaine.By FRANKLIN BRICENO and FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeLeisure travelTravelLifestylePeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 04:05:39 GMTThe Latest: polls open for close British election a.m. (0600 GMT; 2 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 06:12:44 GMT'Furious 7' claims top prize at the Golden Trailer Awards HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An emotional spot for "Furious 7" focusing on family and set to Wiz Khalifa's song "See You Again" has been named the best trailer of the year at the 16th annual Golden Trailer Awards, Wednesday.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainment, 07 May 2015 06:21:36 GMTWhat's next for Brady, Patriots after 'Deflategate' report, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled away the Tuck Rule on the way to his first Super Bowl victory, flashing that dimple-chinned grin that said, "I had it all the time."By JIMMY GOLENsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:10:13 GMTPrince Harry ends monthlong embedment with Australian army (AP) — Hundreds of cheering Australians crowded around Sydney's Opera House on Thursday to bid adieu to Britain's Prince Harry as he wrapped up a month-long embedment with the Australian army.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomAustraliaSydneyWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNew South Wales, 07 May 2015 05:45:27 GMTMariah Carey hits the high notes for Las Vegas residency VEGAS (AP) — Mariah Carey says she hit the jackpot with her opening night audience at The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace for her nearly two-hour career retrospective.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:18:13 GMTMcIlroy brings a different, conservative game to Sawgrass VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy turns into a different player when he tees it up at the TPC Sawgrass.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfPGA ChampionshipsEvents, 07 May 2015 06:20:13 GMTUncertain outcome, intense haggling likely in UK election (AP) — Counting the votes in Britain's election will take a matter of hours. Assembling a government could take days — or weeks.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsGovernment transitionsNationalismCivil serviceElectionsNational governmentsUnited KingdomLeedsWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 07 May 2015 05:38:26 GMTWNBA reviewing Isiah Thomas hire, domestic violence case VEGAS (AP) — The WNBA has been thrust into the national conversation about domestic violence and sports, and now is facing a decision involving sexual harassment.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsSports transactionsSex in societyWomen's sportsViolenceWomen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketball, 07 May 2015 06:18:21 GMTOregon may end self-serve gas ban _ but only in rural areas, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is one of only two states where motorists aren't allowed to pump their own gas. The other is New Jersey.By SHEILA V KUMARaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLegislationEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLegislatureOregonOntarioNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:14:43 GMTIn Seattle, 'kayaktivists' take on Arctic oil drilling (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront — but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change.By PHUONG LEaBusinessGeneral newsScienceEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateSeattleArcticWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:01:30 GMTDrug trade's lowest rung: Peru's expendable cocaine couriers, Peru (AP) — He slides two T-shirts, shorts, canned tuna, toasted corn and boiled potatoes into the rucksack atop 11 pounds of semi-refined cocaine. In a side pocket, a .38-caliber Chinese pistol.By FRANKLIN BRICENO and FRANK BAJAKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational tradeCrimeMountainsSmugglingLeisure travelTravelLifestyleEconomyBusinessCorrectional systemsLaw and orderEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 04:07:17 GMTHarden has big 4th quarter; Rockets beat Clippers 115-109 (AP) — Stuck on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on the floor.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:50:04 GMTAuthor faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissoulaMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:37:59 GMTGiavotella's double in 9th lifts Angels over Mariners 4-3, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella hit an RBI double in the ninth inning and Mike Trout homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night and their second walk-off win in a row over the Mariners.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 05:08:07 GMT2nd Uber office in China under investigation (AP) — Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMunicipal governmentsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaChengduBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 03:40:45 GMTSocial media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier YORK (AP) — Taya Dunn Johnson has been living large online for years, embracing Facebook, Twitter and other social streams to frequently share her most mundane and intimate moments.By LEANNE ITALIEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSocial mediaOnline mediaObituariesMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 06:29:20 GMTLatest on severe weather: Animals secure at Oklahoma zoo p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 04:16:33 GMTArrest made in killing of Illinois college student, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested and charged a St. Louis man in the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeMissing personsViolent crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsHazelwoodSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 07 May 2015 05:23:05 GMT