FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:45 -0700New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:15 GMTSettlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters LOUIS (AP) — Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters, according to court documents released Thursday.By JIM SALTER and JIM SUHRaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceLaw and orderEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:38:16 GMTHamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 26 Mar 2015 22:09:32 GMTGrateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsTornadoesNatural disastersStormsWeatherAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesTulsaNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:46:41 GMTUS stocks fall for a 4th straight day; price of oil surges YORK (AP) — A see-saw day for U.S. stocks ended with slight losses on Thursday, giving the market its fourth drop in a row.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCommodity marketsUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 20:48:18 GMTDel Potro loses 1st-round match at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro's latest comeback from an injury is off to a slow start.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 20:55:30 GMTVice to start daily newscast on HBO YORK (AP) — HBO and Vice Media announced an expansion of their partnership on Thursday, including the launch of a daily Vice newscast on the pay cable outlet.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 26 Mar 2015 20:48:44 GMTNY mayor: Preliminary evidence says gas-related blast to blame for fire, building collapse YORK (AP) — NY mayor: Preliminary evidence says gas-related blast to blame for fire, building collapse.aGeneral newsFiresMunicipal governmentsAccidentsAccidents and disastersExplosionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 26 Mar 2015 21:42:23 GMTLululemon and Red Hat are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and services, 26 Mar 2015 20:58:01 GMTMan retraces Daniel Boone's nearly 240-mile trek to Kentucky BOONESBOROUGH, Ky. (AP) — Inspired by his own family's pioneering roots in the Kentucky wilderness, Curtis Penix walked nearly 240 miles through arduous Appalachian terrain, to follow in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel Boone.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsKentuckyVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:48:35 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: Inspectors were there P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:02:51 GMTEx-NFL star Sharper to appear twice in New Orleans court ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeProfessional footballCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballSportsNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:04:11 GMTNew York City fire, building collapse injure several people YORK (AP) — An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:45:54 GMTBergdhal charges stoke fresh criticism of prisoner swap (AP) — The tough military charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have revived the questions and controversy surrounding President Barack Obama's decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release, as well as the wisdom of the White House fanfare that followed.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsPrisoner exchangeCrimeLegislatureWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesCubaQatarAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsia, 26 Mar 2015 20:53:11 GMT$1 billion water spending plan heads to California governor, Calif. (AP) — A plan to pump $1 billion of water spending into drought-stricken California cleared the Legislature on Thursday and was sent to Gov. Jerry Brown, who is expected to sign the legislation.By FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessEmergency managementState governmentsWeatherLegislationLegislatureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:06:33 GMTCabrera, Martinez and Cespedes homer for Tigers in win, Fla. (AP) — Detroit Tigers starter David Price said he felt good on the mound.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsLakelandSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:28:35 GMTDiet sodas fall in US; Pepsi takes back No. 2 spot YORK (AP) — Americans bought less soda for the tenth straight year in 2014, with diet sodas shrinking more than their sugary counterparts, according to a report released Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 20:57:28 GMTMIT expert: US rules make chances of cockpit takeover slim, Mass. (AP) — U.S. flight regulations make it unlikely that a single jetliner pilot could barricade himself or herself inside the cockpit like French prosecutors say the Germanwings co-pilot did before crashing his airliner into the French Alps, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology aviation analyst said Thursday.By RODRIQUE NGOWIaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceGermanyMassachusettsUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 20:44:31 GMTJury shown graphic autopsy photos of Boston bombing victim (AP) — A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:19:02 GMTSchwarzenegger's back for high-octane 'Terminator: Genisys' ANGELES (AP) — It's a rare case when a film's most iconic line practically preordains its franchise. As promised, The Terminator, and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back for another go-around in "Terminator: Genisys."By LINDSEY BAHRaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 26 Mar 2015 20:55:37 GMTMexico double-transplant patient files 3rd visa application CITY (AP) — A young Mexican man who is urgently trying to travel to the Mayo Clinic for a double-organ transplant filed a third U.S. visa application Thursday after being turned down twice.iGeneral newsPassports and visasHealthTravelLifestyleMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 21:05:14 GMTLatest on NY fire, building collapse: Gas-related blast P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMunicipal governmentsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:43:31 GMTCapitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points (AP) — The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama."By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politics2012 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionElectionsLegislature2016 United States Presidential ElectionSenate electionsCampaignsNational electionsEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:07:27 GMTWoman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who is accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own after she told her married boyfriend she'd given birth to his twins has worked as a self-styled business mogul with hundreds of podcasts, websites and a book to her name, records searches revealed Thursday.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:47:45 GMTWith 'Downton Abbey's coming demise, here are 5 past deaths YORK (AP) — While announcing on Thursday that next season's "Downton Abbey" will be its last, executive producer Gareth Neame declined to say who among the Crawley clan and staff will survive until the series' final fade-out.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 26 Mar 2015 21:13:06 GMTSheriff: Young brothers cooking before shooting kills 2, Fla. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was cooking with his older brother when an argument erupted, and the boy shot his 6-year-old brother to death, wounded his older brother in the leg and killed himself, a sheriff said Thursday.By JONATHAN MILTONaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationViolent crimeCrimeEducationSocial affairsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:06:08 GMTSaudi ambassador: Iran is advising Yemen rebels (AP) — Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States says Iran has been playing a key role in backing the Houthi (HOO'-thee) advance in Yemen.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenIran, 26 Mar 2015 20:58:34 GMTWatchdog report faults DEA handling of sex party allegations (AP) — A federal watchdog on Thursday faulted the Drug Enforcement Administration over allegations that agents attended sex parties with prostitutes on government-leased property while stationed overseas.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesSex in societyLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsPoliceColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 Mar 2015 22:02:19 GMTFiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:00:34 GMTMeerkat vs. Periscope: Live-streaming app battle & buzz YORK (AP) — Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff: waiting for AT&T to fix their wiring, getting out of bed in Silicon Valley, looking outside their office window in Chicago.By BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessSmall businessTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyEntertainment and media technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 26 Mar 2015 22:08:26 GMTYahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in stock YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 26 Mar 2015 22:04:50 GMTRole of pot candy probed in apparent suicide in Colorado, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man.aGeneral newsSuicidesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:13:10 GMTUK prime minister, opposition leader in live TV interviews (AP) — It's not a debate, but live televised interviews of Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband are being billed as a campaign kickoff less than two months before Britain's general election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsElectionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 26 Mar 2015 21:23:15 GMTTop 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTravelLifestyle, 26 Mar 2015 21:04:10 GMTCo-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.By ANGELA CHARLTON and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsSuicidesMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureMarseilleGermanyFranceCologneSan FranciscoWestern EuropeEuropeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:51:23 GMTFACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.By BILL BARROW and KIMBERLY HEFLINGfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionParentingEventsRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationEducation policySchool curriculaNational governmentsPolitical partiesEducationSocial affairsGovernment policySchool administrationPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesWisconsinLouisianaNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:24:18 GMTPolice: Monkey attacks maintenance worker in hospital lot, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for a monkey that they say attacked a maintenance worker in a hospital parking lot.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPrimatesMammalsAnimalsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:03:12 GMTRain helps Cards' Wainwright clean up tough outing vs Miami, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright gave up four runs, including a solo homer by Giancarlo Stanton, in 3 2-3 innings Thursday before a rain delay ended his outing in a 5-3 loss to the Miami Marlins.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaMiamiUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:01:54 GMTDisbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crash, shock, disbelief and horror.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureGermanyFranceHelsinkiBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeFinlandSpain, 26 Mar 2015 21:36:01 GMTOil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.By JONATHAN FAHEYwBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:03:42 GMTReport: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap, N.M. (AP) — Experts from national laboratories around the country have determined that an incompatible cocktail of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.aGeneral news, 26 Mar 2015 21:24:18 GMTReview: Eubanks, Jordan display special chemistry on new CD Eubanks & Stanley Jordan, "Duets" (Mack Avenue)By CHARLES J. GANSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentChemistryScience, 26 Mar 2015 21:10:20 GMTFamily of man killed by Georgia police want investigation, Ga. (AP) — The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident.By JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 22:10:52 GMTCollege students make bracelets to help jailed journalists PARK, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland journalism students are raising money to launch a line of bracelets emblazoned with the names of journalists imprisoned around the world to raise money for the cause, and awareness of their plight.aGeneral newsNewspapersJournalistsNews mediaMediaMarylandMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:26:50 GMTObama praises payday lender rules, vows veto of limitations, Ala. (AP) — Embracing proposed new rules aimed at payday lenders, President Barack Obama on Thursday said working families need protections from heavy debt burdens and warned Republicans that he would veto attempts to unravel regulations that govern the financial industry.By NEDRA PICKLERaBusinessPersonal financeGovernment and politicsPersonal loansLegislationLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsConsumer protection and advocacyConsumer affairsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:19:20 GMTGoogle's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is being paid more than $70 million for defecting from the same job at investment bank Morgan Stanley.htBusinessTechnologySalary and benefitsCareers, 26 Mar 2015 21:17:10 GMTLatest on NYC fire, collapse: More than a dozen injured P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 20:53:48 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared Thursday stocks ended a see-saw day slightly lower Thursday, the fourth loss in a row. Edgy investors continue to monitor the conflict in Yemen and the rapid ascension of the U.S. dollar, which is causing some companies to pull back their profit expectations for the year.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 26 Mar 2015 20:54:15 GMTJury: Life sentence for grandmother in girl's running death, Ala. (AP) — A jury on Thursday recommended life without parole for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:40:02 GMTMonsanto fined for not reporting Idaho chemical releases, Idaho (AP) — Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant.By KEITH RIDLERaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesAir qualityMaterials industryIndustriesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 Mar 2015 21:14:52 GMT