FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 03 May 2015 10:38:58 -0700Rare all-female team perseveres in Volvo Ocean Race, R.I. (AP) — The first all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race in over a decade, Team SCA is determined to break barriers in a male-dominated sport — and in what is widely considered the world's most prestigious offshore sailing event.By AMY ANTHONYaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sailingMen's sailingWomen's sportsSailingOceansMen's sportsEnvironment and natureNewportSpainSwedenRhode IslandGothenburgUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 16:04:44 GMTPretty in Pink: Princess is good for nation of shopkeepers (AP) — Britain's retailers might just be rejoicing as much as Kate and Wills about the birth of a new baby princess.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleWeddingsOccasionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 03 May 2015 15:01:41 GMTSpain premier makes visit to 2 west African countries (AP) — Spain's prime minister has started a two-day trip to two west African countries as Europe faces pressure from jihadis and migrants making perilous sea crossings seeking a better life.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSpainAfricaSenegalMaliWest AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 17:23:22 GMTFrance tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsFranceSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 16:56:00 GMTGM cuts 2016 Volt plug-in hybrid car price by almost $1,200 (AP) — General Motors is knocking nearly $1,200 off the price of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car.htBusinessAutomotive technologyGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyIndustrial technology, 03 May 2015 16:55:07 GMTState police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting, S.C. (AP) — When a white police officer in South Carolina chased a black man nine miles by car, then shot him to death in his driveway last year, the shooting apparently was captured on the officer's dashboard camera — a video that state police have steadfastly refused to release.By JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderSouth CarolinaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:42:09 GMTDeath sentences, executions in Virginia since 1998 death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCriminal punishmentVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:37:25 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: 109 foreigners still missing; 57 died p.m. (1535 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersChild and teen healthMunicipal governmentsMedicationGovernment and politicsEventsHealthLocal governmentsStormsWeatherDiagnosis and treatmentWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaSouth AsiaKathmanduKolkataAsia, 03 May 2015 15:40:13 GMTJoyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord, Vt. (AP) — The sound system next door is making it hard for Olga Lopatina to love thy neighbor: Christ the King church.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsReligionPublic opinionMunicipal governmentsChristianitySocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBurlingtonVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:03:28 GMTNepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found, Nepal (AP) — Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersForeign aidHumanitarian assistanceEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 03 May 2015 15:32:49 GMTTogo court declares president re-elected from final results, Togo (AP) — Togo's constitutional court declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes on Sunday.By ERICK KAGLANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsTogoLomeWest AfricaAfrica, 03 May 2015 16:09:27 GMTGoogle embeds engineers as professors VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.By MARTHA MENDOZAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHigher educationAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityEducationScienceEducational technologySocial affairsSocial issuesSoftwareComputing and information technologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:25:03 GMTO'Malley's record as Baltimore mayor under scrutiny (AP) — Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor.By KEN THOMAS and BRIAN WITTEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsGeneral newsLocal governmentsLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:52:15 GMTBaltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots (AP) — Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:08:43 GMTAspen's Smuggler Mountain struggles with dog poop, Colo. (AP) — Park rangers are at a loss as Colorado's Smuggler Mountain continues to be covered in piles of poop left behind by furry friends.aGeneral newsOdditiesAspenColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 16:32:53 GMTChelsea wins Premier League title for 1st time in 5 years (AP) — Chelsea won the Premier League for the first time in five years Sunday, securing the title with three games to spare with a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.sSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 17:02:02 GMTBritish leaders in final push before May 7 election (AP) — With four days to go till Britain's election, leaders of the country's main political parties were using the long weekend to make a final push to win over undecided voters before the vote.By SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 03 May 2015 16:33:33 GMTTexas the front line on high school ECG debate, Texas (AP) — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn't wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsSportsStudent testingAthlete healthEducation standardsDopingHigh school sportsObituariesHigh school footballState governmentsEducationSocial affairsFootballGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:39:25 GMTReform still an issue at troubled Port Authority, N.J. (AP) — The indictments against two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie and the guilty plea of a third, all stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal, and the still-looming investigation involving the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have underlined the need for reform at the agency.By DAVID PORTER and MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsTrafficState governmentsIndictmentsLegislationTransportationCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessGovernment and politicsLaw and orderLegislatureNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:34:45 GMTMemorial to slain French Jewish man vandalized (AP) — French authorities say vandals have damaged a memorial plaque honoring a young French Jewish man tortured and killed in 2006.iGeneral newsVandalismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityCrimeFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 15:50:03 GMTSadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero.By OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMunicipal governmentsMen's sportsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 03 May 2015 15:24:44 GMTEgypt charges 40 over allegedly being Islamic State members (AP) — A Nile Delta prosecutor said Sunday he referred 40 people to trial on charges of belonging to the Islamic State group and planning to carry out terrorist attacks in Egypt.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastSyriaNorth AfricaAfrica, 03 May 2015 16:53:28 GMTMadison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious, Wis. (AP) — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationReligionAtheismMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesSecularismSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureMadisonUnited StatesWisconsinNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:04:41 GMTMayweather wins decision in richest fight ever VEGAS (AP) — The pressure of a $180 million payday never got to Floyd Mayweather Jr., even if the richest fight ever wasn't the best.By TIM DAHLBERGaGeneral newsSportsMen's boxingMen's sportsBoxingDopingNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:23:24 GMT'Avengers' sequel is second biggest US opener of all time ANGELES (AP) — The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in its debut weekend, making it the second biggest U.S. opening of all time according to Rentrak estimates Sunday.By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:20:57 GMTSlain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:19:16 GMTIsrael's Jewish Ethiopian minority rallies against racism (AP) — Several thousand people, mostly from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority, protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday shutting down a major highway and scuffling with police.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceRace and ethnicityIsraelTel AvivJerusalemMiddle East, 03 May 2015 16:54:16 GMTSC Police stations act as havens for online buyers, sellers, S.C. (AP) — Some law enforcement agencies in South Carolina are offering up their parking lots as a well-lit, secure place to finalize deals made on Craigslist and other online marketplaces.By MEG KINNARDhtGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOnline safetyPoliceTechnology issuesTechnologyLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaCharlestonUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:39:12 GMTA look at operating status of Ohio abortion clinics look at what's happened with Ohio abortion providers since 2011:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAbortionHealthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthOhioColumbusClevelandToledoDaytonCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:47:12 GMTGerman train drivers to start 5-day strike Tuesday (AP) — A union representing German train drivers has called members out on a five-day strike starting Tuesday, its longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the national railway operator.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor negotiationsWages and salariesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 17:08:16 GMTDerby winner American Pharoah a likely go in Preakness, Ky. (AP) — Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras.By BETH HARRISaGeneral newsSportsPreakness StakesHorse racingEventsThoroughbred racingKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 16:44:33 GMTCongressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions (AP) — Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would send weapons separately to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.By PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitant groupsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:42:46 GMTItaly: At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya (AP) — Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsItalyFranceEuropeLibyaMediterranean SeaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 03 May 2015 17:25:21 GMTNepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime', Nepal (AP) — Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersHumanitarian crisesEventsAccidents and disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 03 May 2015 15:34:13 GMTDefense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban Denver movie theater.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:36:17 GMTWoman, toddler killed when car hits apartment complex, Calif. (AP) — A car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside, police said Sunday.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationReckless endangermentViolent crimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:21:37 GMTTroubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings, Okla. (AP) — Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.By KELLY P. KISSELaBusinessGeneral newsWeatherStormsSocial mediaTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAtmospheric scienceOnline mediaMediaAccidents and disastersEarth scienceScienceNormanJoplinOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 03 May 2015 16:42:28 GMTAlice, Charlotte, Diana? Guessing game for royal baby's name (AP) — Princess Charlotte has a certain ring to it. Or how about Princess Alice?By SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomLondonAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandOceania, 03 May 2015 15:47:36 GMTGreece lauds German president's call for possible redress, Greece (AP) — A top Greek lawmaker has welcomed the German president's call for his country to consider World War II redress to Greece as a gesture "of historical significance."iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 15:25:40 GMTTouching, funny, messages in obits getting wide audience PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsNew YorkWhite PlainsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 16:14:51 GMTFederer wins Istanbul Open in straight sets (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 16:16:27 GMTIS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19 (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsMilitant groupsImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 03 May 2015 16:51:16 GMTJohn Kerry tries to pacify Israeli worries over Iran deal (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to pacify Israeli worries over an emerging nuclear deal with Iran in an interview aired Sunday, dismissing some concerns as brought on by "hysteria" over the possible agreement.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 03 May 2015 16:44:59 GMTBMW Open final postponed by rain in Munich (AP) — The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 16:35:54 GMTAshes of ballerina Plisetskaya to be spread over Russia (AP) — The ashes of Maya Plisetskaya, the renowned Bolshoi Theater ballerina who died this weekend, will be spread over Russia in accordance with her wishes.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesPerforming artsEntertainmentRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 03 May 2015 16:28:25 GMTWith rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The Associated Press on Sunday.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsHostage situationsKidnappingObituariesCrimeNigeriaCameroonWest AfricaAfrica, 03 May 2015 15:18:36 GMTPace of death sentences, executions slows in Virginia, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor's decision not to seek a death penalty for the man accused of abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is emblematic of capital punishment's decline across the country and in the state that once operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeDeath penalty controversyCrimePublic opinionLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentEducation issuesEducationVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:14:34 GMTNYPD officer shooting suspect faces attempted murder charges YORK (AP) — A man accused of shooting a New York City police officer in the head will be arraigned Sunday on charges including two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, officials said.By AMANDA Y. BARRETT and MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 17:01:55 GMTMerkel joins survivors, US vets to mark Dachau liberation, Germany (AP) — It was a shocking, horrifying "beautiful day."By CHRISTOPH NOELTING and GEIR MOULSONiGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:56:21 GMTOhio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions, Ohio (AP) — The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsAbortionHealthWomen's healthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsToledoOhioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 03 May 2015 15:51:32 GMT