FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 17:54:55 -0700Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the private Fed discussions at issue took place, and dealt with general economic matters.By MARCY GORDONfBusiness, 04 May 2015 23:40:23 GMTMissouri Senate votes to override veto of welfare limits CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:36:50 GMTHuge waves in California lure surfers, crowds to beaches BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as surfers sliced across 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:52 GMTMet show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay YORK (AP) — Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. But that doesn't mean it has always represented it fully or accurately — far from it.By JOCELYN NOVECKtTravelLifestyleFashion designMuseumsVisual artsDecorative artsArt galleriesMoviesArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLeisure travelEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 22:31:24 GMT'Django Unchained' actress ordered to apologize to police ANGELES (AP) — An actress who accused Los Angeles police of racial profiling when they investigated a report she was having sex with her boyfriend in a parked car has been ordered to apologize to officers as part of a plea deal.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentRace and ethnicityCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:43:40 GMTTestimony wraps up in trial of man charged in lottery scam, N.D. (AP) — Testimony wrapped up Monday in the case of man on trial in North Dakota for what authorities say was a role in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked victims out of millions of dollars.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaNorth DakotaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:31:08 GMTSurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident CITY (AP) — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiBusinessGeneral newsTraumaAccidentsState governmentsInjuriesHealthAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:57:10 GMTColorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.aGeneral newsState legislatureCouplesMarriageState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsLegislationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:38:41 GMT'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:06:35 GMTTransit trains crash in Mexico City, no early injury reports CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says that two transit system trains have collided at a station near the city's international airport.iGeneral newsAccidentsMass transit systemsAccidents and disastersTransportationMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:05:02 GMTAP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyObituariesExerciseAccidents and disastersAccommodationsTravelLifestyleDiet and exerciseProducts and servicesCorporate newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 23:34:08 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.iGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaKenyaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 22:41:49 GMTCrater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesExplosionsLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureAccidentsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:49:03 GMTMetro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 6 CITY (AP) — Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least six people injured, authorities said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:29:12 GMTRemote home of leprosy patients could open door wider (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:25:48 GMTOregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsGun politicsLegislationCrimeLegislatureViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:36:43 GMTOscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel dies, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.By ASTRID GALVANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesNative AmericansBooks and literatureTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:11:24 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 00:50:39 GMTWarriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James, Calif. (AP) — His voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry cried.By ANTONIO GONZALEZaGeneral newsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOaklandClevelandAkronCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeOhio, 04 May 2015 22:53:26 GMTReview: 'The Fall' is tantalizing legal thriller"The Fall" (Atria), by John LescroartBy JEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 May 2015 00:29:02 GMTFox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons ANGELES (AP) — "The Simpsons" will keep the satire coming for at least two more seasons.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 04 May 2015 22:53:09 GMTSinger Chris Brown accused of battery in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Singer Chris Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed at an after-party to the weekend's much hyped boxing match, which was also billed as the kickoff to his residency at the Drai's nightclub.By SALLY HOaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCourt citationsCrimeBoxingMen's boxingLaw and orderSportsMen's sportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:12:25 GMTColorado theater shooter asked police if children were hurt, Colo. (AP) — A video played for jurors in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes includes a dazed-sounding Holmes asking detectives "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"By SADIE GURMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaDenver, 04 May 2015 23:45:14 GMTTexas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling, Texas (AP) — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries — a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."By WILL WEISSERTaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureMunicipal governmentsEnergy and the environmentState governmentsLegislationLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDentonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:52:14 GMTRiviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip VEGAS (AP) — If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMoviesGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:31:04 GMTPhilly lawyer joins effort to restore Ali's childhood home, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new business partner in his corner.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsSportsHome remodelingBoxingMen's boxingHome buyingResidential real estateLifestyleHome designHome and gardenMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 05 May 2015 00:38:30 GMTWoman gets 24 years for fatal crash after drunk tweet LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:02:56 GMTNuclear weapons lab worker seriously burned in accident ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.aGeneral newsScientific research facilitiesNuclear weaponsScientific researchScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersWeapons of mass destructionLos AlamosNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:11:30 GMTTIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:29:51 GMTUtah man killed in carjacking attempt had prior convictions LAKE CITY (AP) — An unarmed man fatally shot during an attempted carjacking outside a Utah grocery store over the weekend had prior convictions for robbery and assault and was already being sought by police when a bystander shot him, police said Monday.By MICHELLE L. PRICE and LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsViolent crimeTheftCrimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:53:01 GMTNY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence YORK (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate was arrested Monday on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said they captured him on wiretaps boasting of his power.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionState legislatureLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislaturePolitical issuesState governmentsLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 22:38:31 GMTBoxing match pops up on phones as TV habits change YORK (AP) — It should have been a proud moment for TV: A much-hyped sports event drawing in millions of paying viewers and showcasing the clout still held by traditional media heavyweights.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaSports mediaBoxingMen's boxingCopyrightSportsOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMen's sportsIntellectual property, 04 May 2015 23:11:16 GMTWisconsin family's bike ride turns deadly as shooting erupts, Wis. (AP) — The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:14:48 GMTHuge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:25:28 GMTLauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentInternational relationsCelebrityGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 04 May 2015 23:31:53 GMTPolice: US couple killed in US Virgin Islands AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an elderly couple visiting from the U.S. mainland has been found stabbed to death in a rental home.iGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleU.S. Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:11:58 GMTInternment art to be displayed at California museum FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:55:22 GMTMan charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from museum, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTheftCelebrityCrimeMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:20 GMTPolice: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — A Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death while fighting off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities of the famed horse race, police said Monday.By BRUCE SCHREINER and CLAIRE GALOFAROaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeArrestsCrimeKentucky DerbyTheftLaw and orderEventsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsLouisvilleKentuckyTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 04 May 2015 22:09:20 GMTReunited mother, daughter seeking court records LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:37:48 GMTObama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:18:55 GMTAirlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees airlines are earning billions, and they are collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTravelLifestyle, 04 May 2015 22:40:07 GMTTrailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape, Pa. (AP) — A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said.aGeneral newsFire weatherFiresWeatherAccidents and disastersPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:35:10 GMTEx-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTrafficLegal proceedingsSubpoenasCabinet appointments and nominationsLaw and orderTransportationCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:10:07 GMTMetro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12 CITY (AP) — Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:55:03 GMT5th Circuit: 3 Mexican states cannot sue BP over 2010 spill ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit against BP and other companies by three Mexican states over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAccidentsAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 22:36:28 GMTAccused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack (AP) — Since at least 2007, the FBI has been able to recognize the voice of Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:02:45 GMTBaltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:12:54 GMTCoca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014, Venezuela (AP) — Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsColombiaVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:09:56 GMTHolcim and Lafarge will sell some assets to complete deal YORK (AP) — Holcim and Lafarge have agreed to sell cement plants, distribution terminals and other assets in order to complete their merger, which will make the world's largest cement company.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesOwnership changesCorporate newsEuropeCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:01:20 GMT