FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 20:48:24 -0700Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension YORK (AP) — Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceViolenceWomen's basketballSports businessSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:33:28 GMTRand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of Islamic State group (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:31:25 GMTTracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCelebrityAccidentsEntertainmentLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationNewarkNew JerseyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 May 2015 02:27:05 GMTLatest on flooding: Tornado hits Panhandle gas rig; 3 hurt p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersMissing personsEvacuationsCrimeTrafficMunicipal governmentsLabor issuesAccidentsTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industrySocial issuesSocial affairsTexasSan MarcosHoustonRosenbergWeatherfordFort WorthDallasAliceOklahomaColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:30:22 GMTSea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.aGeneral newsOdditiesSea lionsAmusement and theme parksAnimalsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:27:48 GMTLatest on flooding: Body found believed to be Houston victim p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMissing personsEvacuationsCrimeTrafficMunicipal governmentsAccidentsTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasHoustonSan MarcosRosenbergWeatherfordDallasFort WorthAliceOklahomaColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:53:00 GMTPhoto shows Chicago cops posing over black man with antlers (AP) — A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:33:28 GMTDeaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers.By RYAN J. FOLEYaGeneral newsFloodsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersSuburbsDisaster planning and responseStormsSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOklahomaDesotoTexasIowaClaremoreCedar RapidsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:33:41 GMTStackhouse gives Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday in the match-play final.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfCollege sportsBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:13:06 GMT12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsSportsCopa AmericaFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World Cup2006 FIFA World CupBribery, graft and conflicts of interest2014 FIFA World CupSports governanceSports marketingCorruption in sportsContracts and ordersInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerIndictmentsEventsCrimeSports businessCorporate newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsLaw and orderMen's soccerMen's sportsTrinidad and TobagoSouth AmericaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanBrazilSwitzerlandCentral AmericaQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 May 2015 02:38:24 GMTSkyWest flight diverts to Boise for medical emergency, Idaho (AP) — A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise, Idaho, because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane required an inspection.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBoiseIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:30:27 GMTRicketts vetoes driver's licenses bill for immigrant youth, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Wednesday that would end Nebraska's status as the only state to ban driving privileges for young people brought to the country illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.By GRANT SCHULTEaGovernment and politicsImmigration policyLegislationDriving laws and regulationsState governmentsGovernment policyImmigrationState legislatureLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:56:13 GMTLEADING OFF: Hamilton back in Texas; O's-White Sox play 2 look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:18:37 GMTEx-Chinese legislator on trial for organizing prostitution (AP) — A former member of China's national legislature who is accused of running a brothel with 100 prostitutes at a luxury hotel that he ran in southern China has gone on trial on charges of organizing prostitution.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 03:43:27 GMTHoward could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6, Calif. (AP) — Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs.sSportsSports transactionsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 28 May 2015 03:08:52 GMTAP Source: Sabres interview ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, N.Y. (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma's interview for the Buffalo Sabres' vacancy extended into Wednesday night, though a deal had not been reached.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:34:31 GMTLatest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMissing personsNatural disastersEvacuationsCrimeMunicipal governmentsAccidentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasSan MarcosHoustonRosenbergWeatherfordDallasFort WorthAliceOklahomaColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:05:03 GMTNo sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHonoluluHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:37:02 GMTHomeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19 (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsProperty damageAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:20:28 GMTNYC approves skyscraper in exchange for transit hub work YORK (AP) — City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff: a promise to make sweeping upgrades to nearby Grand Central Terminal that would allow more rush-hour trains on the subway's busiest lines.By MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsMass transit systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportationManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:43:20 GMTHomeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 20 (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 20 people dead and a dozen others missing.By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsProperty damageStormsAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:59:18 GMTByers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93 Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsObituaries, 28 May 2015 03:42:31 GMTUS, Chinese authors protest major book fair, censorship YORK (AP) — Chinese and American authors gathered Wednesday to protest a major U.S. book fair's focus on China that they say ignores the country's glaring problems of censorship and intimidation.By CARA ANNAaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBooks and literatureEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:48:18 GMTCardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks LOUIS (AP) — Jason Heyward atoned for a critical error with a game-tying homer leading off the ninth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals scored the winning run on catcher Jordan Pachecho's throwing error, completing a three-game sweep with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:47:55 GMTUS negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer (AP) — The Obama administration's lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsSeasonal jobsCareersBusinessIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:52:59 GMTJury deliberates in ex-Senate candidate's election law trial, S.D. (AP) — The judge in the election law trial of former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth says deliberating jurors have reached "some decisions" but are still working.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsJudicial electionsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureLaw and orderGovernment and politicsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:10:32 GMTHarper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs (AP) — Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night.By BRIAN SANDALOWsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:16:48 GMTUS, Iranian envoys to focus on nuclear deal in weekend talks (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats plan to meet this weekend in Switzerland as efforts intensify to reach a comprehensive nuclear accord.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsIranUnited StatesGenevaMiddle EastNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 03:05:39 GMTMan arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArsonArrestsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:05:22 GMTProsecutors seek 7 years for Boston Marathon bomber's friend (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev might have prevented a university police officer's shooting death by helping authorities find Tsarnaev instead of helping him, the officer's family said in a court filing Wednesday.aGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsViolent crimeBombingsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:57:57 GMTTheater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:52:06 GMTSyndergaard dazzles with bat and glove, Mets sweep Phillies YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard took care of birthday gifts for his dad and manager with one scintillating start.By CHARLES O'BRIENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:49:36 GMTCurry 'ready to go' for Game 5 after frightening fall, Calif. (AP) — Golden State star Stephen Curry said he had no lingering effects from his frightening fall before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketball, 28 May 2015 02:48:28 GMTTHE LATEST: Lawyer for Leoz says his client is in a hospital (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringCriminal investigationsInternational soccerInternational incidentsSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsExtraditionSports marketing2018 FIFA World CupPolitical corruptionCrimeElectionsMarketing and advertisingLegislatureJournalismInternational relationsLaw and orderSoccerNational electionsGovernment and politicsSports businessFIFA World CupEventsPolitical issuesCorporate newsNews mediaMediaNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaBrazilCaribbeanUruguayLatin America and CaribbeanQatarNorth AmericaEuropeCayman IslandsRaleighCosta RicaWestern EuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastNorth CarolinaCentral AmericaUnited Kingdom, 28 May 2015 02:47:24 GMT$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case YORK (AP) — In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.By TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsCrimeSports governanceMen's soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:52:11 GMTNFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:02:28 GMTAsia stocks uneven as Greece deadline looms, Tokyo gains (AP) — Asian stocks were uneven Thursday as hopes in Europe for a Greek bailout were welcomed by some regional markets and a cheap yen kept the upswing in Tokyo shares going.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsJapanTokyoGreeceEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 03:26:48 GMTHomeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21 (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsProperty damageStormsAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:09:28 GMTWounded woman testifies in Nevada about trespass killing, Nev. (AP) — A female trespasser who survived a shooting in a vacant Nevada duplex testified Wednesday that the property owner entered the unit and opened fire without provocation, wounding her three times and killing a man on the floor next to her.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:48:19 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted bail, Trinidad (AP) — Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsInternational soccerMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:21:26 GMTFIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard (AP) — FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSports sponsorshipFIFA World CupSports governanceInternational soccerProfessional soccer2022 FIFA World Cup2014 FIFA World CupCorruption in sportsSoccerMen's sportsSports businessEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsUnited KingdomBrazilUnited StatesQatarWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaMiddle East, 28 May 2015 02:18:41 GMTCoach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete compensationSports businessProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 02:24:31 GMTBlackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals (AP) — Duncan Keith had three assists and saved a goal in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals.By JAY COHENsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:05:48 GMTA closer look at those killed in Texas, Oklahoma weather least 21 people have died in flooding and tornadoes in Oklahoma and Texas since the start of the Memorial Day weekend. A look at the lives of some of the victims:By BETSY BLANEY and TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsWeatherTornadoesFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersStormsCrimeAccidentsTransportationTexasOklahomaCorpus ChristiSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:24:01 GMTPoor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire (AP) — A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 01:36:42 GMTJury convicts ex-US Senate hopeful of violating election law, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota jury on Wednesday convicted former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of election law violations.By JAMES NORDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical scandalsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureState electionsCrimeGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesState governmentsUnited StatesSouth DakotaNorth America, 28 May 2015 03:42:02 GMTParents charged with murder in death of malnourished child (AP) — A suburban Phoenix couple was formally charged Wednesday in the death of their 3-year-old daughter who authorities said weighed just 15 pounds and had numerous injuries when she died last weekend.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:48:54 GMTMexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were tortured CITY (AP) — A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.iGeneral newsActs of tortureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 01:36:13 GMTColombian rebel peace negotiator among dead in military raid, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels in Colombia claimed on Wednesday that one of their most-veteran fighters, a former envoy to peace talks with the government, was killed during a military raid last week.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGuerrilla warfareCease firesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsColombiaHavanaCubaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbean, 28 May 2015 02:41:45 GMTKanye West to perform at Birthday Bash 20 concert in Atlanta (AP) — Kanye West is bringing his talents to Atlanta's most popular hip-hop concert shows.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 01:08:56 GMT