FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 Mar 2015 18:20:05 -0800Nelson Cruz homers in Mariners debut in 9-4 win over Padres, Ariz. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit a two-run homer in his spring training debut with the Seattle Mariners, helping his new team to a 9-4 victory over the San Diego Padres on Thursday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 06 Mar 2015 00:47:56 GMTHunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' win over Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco outfielder Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Giants' 8-6 victory over a Chicago Cubs split-squad Thursday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:53:03 GMTKershaw efficient in spring debut for Dodgers, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw appears ready to pick up where he left off last season.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaCaliforniaChicagoSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 06 Mar 2015 01:40:15 GMTAmid crisis, Venezuelans remember Chavez 2 years after death, Venezuela (AP) — Early morning fireworks burst over Venezuela's capital Thursday for a commemoration of Hugo Chavez on the second anniversary of his death, even as economic crisis threatens to undo his legacy of lifting many out of poverty.By FABIOLA SANCHEZiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaCaracasColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 01:19:05 GMTNationals rally late, down Mets 5-4 in Scherzer's debut, Fla. (AP) — Max Scherzer gave up a home run to John Mayberry Jr. in his two-inning debut for Washington, and Kila Ka'aihue hit a two-run shot in the seventh to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 victory over the New York Mets on Thursday.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:42:16 GMTHillary Clinton email trove under review for release (AP) — The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. The disclosure has raised questions in the buildup to her expected presidential run about whether she adhered to the letter or spirit of accountability laws.By STEPHEN BRAUN and BRADLEY KLAPPERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyPolitical resignationsClassified informationInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyInternational relationsPolitical issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:09:36 GMTRemains of 2 babies put in ceiling at Indiana funeral home (AP) — The remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in northwestern Indiana were placed there by an employee last September and taken down the same day by the manager of the facility, a spokesman for the funeral home said Thursday.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:57:30 GMTBubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting.By DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceGlaciologyAnimalsGlaciersSealsOceanographyMarine biologyWhalesEstuariesOceansGeophysicsEarth scienceEnvironment and natureMammalsBiologyAlaskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 06 Mar 2015 00:45:02 GMTAir Force veteran who saved orphans in Korean War dies at 97 (AP) — Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits prompted a Hollywood film starring Rock Hudson, has died at age 97.By LISA CORNWELLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVeteransObituariesCelebrityDaytonUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:51:37 GMTElaine Wynn fights to stay on Wynn Resorts board VEGAS (AP) — Admonishing the Wynn Resorts board for attempting to oust its only female director and defending her role with the company, Elaine Wynn implored shareholders in a proxy statement Thursday to re-elect her to the board after other directors voted not to re-nominate her.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral news, 06 Mar 2015 01:52:25 GMTTeheran, Simon make spring debuts; Tigers beat Braves 6-4 Fla. (AP) — Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:39:02 GMTDefense asks judge to move running-death trial, Ala. (AP) — A woman charged with making her granddaughter run until she died asked a judge Friday to move her trial to another county because of three years of intense news media coverage.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:40:31 GMTTurkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria NATIONS (AP) — The world never had a plan to end the worsening Syrian conflict, Turkey's prime minister said Thursday.By EDITH M. LEDERER and CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyCivil warsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismInternational relationsLocal governmentsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 06 Mar 2015 00:38:42 GMTPhiladelphia officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGamesTheftRecreation and leisureLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:02:06 GMTFather tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon (AP) — With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he wouldn't make it.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:30:31 GMTGoogle providing car insurance quotes in latest expansion FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is helping California drivers shop for car insurance as part of a new service that could foreshadow the Internet company's latest attempt to shake up a long-established industry.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessTechnologyAutomobilesFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal insurancePersonal financeMedia and entertainment industryLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:35:53 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 06 Mar 2015 02:01:48 GMTSerious strain of bird flu found in Minnesota turkey flock (AP) — A strain of bird flu that's deadly to poultry has been found in a Minnesota commercial turkey flock but the risk to humans is low, state and federal officials announced Thursday.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsAnimalsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthAgricultureIndustriesMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:12:12 GMTOhio veteran who rescued orphans in Korean War dies at 97 (AP) — A retired Air Force colonel who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a movie starring Rock Hudson has died in Ohio. Dean Hess was 97.By LISA CORNWELLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesVeteransDaytonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:25:56 GMTRingling Bros. to give up elephant acts in 3 years CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the "Greatest Show on Earth" will go on without elephants.By TAMARA LUSHaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimalsDolphinsAnimal welfareSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMammalsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesFloridaCaliforniaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:51:28 GMTCueto makes debut, Badenhop hit hard as Indians win 9-3, Ariz. (AP) — Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto made his spring debut and allowed one hit and struck out two in two scoreless innings on Thursday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:28:07 GMTEx-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 06 Mar 2015 01:27:35 GMTFreight train carrying crude oil derails near Illinois city, Ill. (AP) — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois, bursting into flames and prompting authorities to evacuate everyone within 1 mile.aBusinessGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:02:57 GMT1 entrance to UC Santa Cruz opens; student protest ongoing CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — UC Santa Cruz officials say student protesters against tuition increases have cleared the west entrance to campus. But the protest is ongoing and the main gate is still blocked.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHigher educationEducationPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:03:48 GMTKnifed US envoy to Seoul in pain as officials investigate, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to South Korea struggled with pain as he recovered Friday from a knife attack, while police searched the offices of the anti-U.S. activist who they say slashed the envoy while screaming demands for Korean reunification.By FOSTER KLUG and KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsDiplomacyCriminal investigationsEmbassiesProtests and demonstrationsCrimeInternational relationsPolitical activismGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesSouth KoreaSeoulNorth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:41:32 GMTPence breaks arm in Giants' 8-6 win over Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:53:06 GMTScott goes to short putter, and it works!, Fla. (AP) — Adam Scott said going to a short putter was not a big deal. But it certainly was a good start.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:51:19 GMTMotor mishap: Indians manager Francona's scooter wrecked, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians have their first major injury of the spring — manager Terry Francona's red scooter is on the disabled list.By TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:30:12 GMTBNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train loaded with crude oil derailed Thursday near the northern Illinois city of Galena and erupted into flames, authorities said.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportationFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersIllinoisIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:23:52 GMTMexico: Troops kill 4 in gunbattle near border with Texas CITY (AP) — Security officials in the northeast Mexico state of Tamaulipas say they have killed four gunmen in a town near the U.S. border.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 00:31:50 GMTMotorist killed, 5 students hurt in Washington bus crash, Wash. (AP) — A school bus, truck and car crashed Thursday on a rural central Washington highway, killing the driver of the car and sending dozens of students to a hospital for evaluation.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:02:18 GMTJurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty (AP) — It took just one juror to spare the life of convicted murderer Jodi Arias on Thursday — and the woman had to survive an attempt by her colleagues to boot her from the jury before she could do it.By JACQUES BILLEAUD and TERRY TANGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeDeath penalty controversyLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:56:44 GMTScientists outline research wish list for nuclear energy, N.M. (AP) — Engineers and researchers from national laboratories and universities around the country said Thursday that the United States needs to develop a proving ground where the latest innovations in nuclear energy can be put to the test instead of losing designs to China and other countries.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANhtBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and fuel technologyEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentScienceTechnologyGreen technologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUtilitiesIndustriesIndustrial technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesAlbuquerqueNew MexicoNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 00:43:15 GMTPlane skids off snowy NYC runway, stops feet from icy bay YORK (AP) — A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm Thursday skidded off a runway and crashed through a chain-link fence, its nose coming to rest just feet from the roiling waters of an icy bay.By MEGHAN BARR and SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyAccidentsWinter weatherWeatherTransportationAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkQueensUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:18:29 GMTSilicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyWorkplace discriminationLegal proceedingsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesLaw and order, 06 Mar 2015 02:05:23 GMTTimea Bacsinszky advances to Monterrey Open quarterfinals, Mexico (AP) — Fourth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland advanced to the Monterrey Open quarterfinals Thursday, beating Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMonterreyMexicoItalyFranceSlovakiaSerbiaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 06 Mar 2015 01:38:53 GMTIraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site (AP) — Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsArchaeologyMuseumsMilitant groupsReligionScienceRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWar and unrestSocial affairsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:59:00 GMTBrewers' Lohse, Angels' Santiago sharp in 1st spring outings, Ariz. (AP) — Milwaukee ace Kyle Lohse and Los Angeles rotation hopeful Hector Santiago both had solid spring training debuts in the Angels' 3-2 victory over the Brewers on Thursday.By JIM RICHARDSsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:19:41 GMTPhiladelphia officer shot in head, killed (AP) — Philadelphia officials say an officer has been killed in the line of duty after he was shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery at a video game store.aGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:03:05 GMTStorm left Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.By BRUCE SCHREINER and ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsWinter weatherWeatherStormsTrafficTransportationKentuckyElizabethtownUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:53:46 GMTCan Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes? (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around.By JULIE PACE and KEN THOMAShtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 06 Mar 2015 00:49:00 GMTNo. 6 Wisconsin wins Big 10 title by beating Minnesota 76-63 (AP) — Frank Kaminsky had 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting, Sam Dekker added 20 points and No. 6 Wisconsin became Big Ten regular season champions with a 76-63 victory over Minnesota on Thursday night.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:04:40 GMTEastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool PASS, Ore. (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyNatural resource managementVolcanoesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOregonGrants PassNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 Mar 2015 01:04:22 GMTJury hears closing arguments in 'Blurred Lines' case ANGELES (AP) — Singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams lied about how they crafted the 2013 hit "Blurred Lines" and should be financially punished for using music by Marvin Gaye, a lawyer for the late singer's family told a jury Thursday.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeCopyrightLaw and orderCelebrity, 06 Mar 2015 01:48:52 GMTUnlicensed driver pleads guilty in death of 4-year-old girl YORK (AP) — An unlicensed teen driver accused of killing a 4-year-old girl while he was fleeing from police has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other charges in a plea deal that is expected to result in a prison sentence of three to nine years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:52:05 GMTGa. Senate OK's religious freedom bill feared by LGBT groups (AP) — The Georgia Senate gave decisive approval Thursday to a contentious "religious freedom" bill — one of a wave of measures surfacing in at least a dozen states that critics say could provide legal cover for discrimination against gays and transgender people.By KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesState legislatureState governmentsReligious issuesLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionMarriageFamily issuesAtlantaUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 02:12:06 GMTMan shot by police on Skid Row is identified ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified a homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police during a Skid Row confrontation.By ELLIOT SPAGAT and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsTheftImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSan DiegoCameroonDistrict of ColumbiaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 01:37:41 GMTDanforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call CITY, Mo. (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Sen. John Danforth said Thursday that she was on the phone with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich — discussing his angst over perceived rumors about his religion — just moments before he killed himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:34:11 GMTNJIT, which upset Michigan, gets postseason hoops bid, N.J. (AP) — After upsetting then-No. 17 Michigan in the regular season, NJIT is headed to the postseason.By JIM HAGUEsSportsHigher educationMen's sportsCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEducationSocial affairsBasketballMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:11:51 GMTHunter Pence breaks arm in Giants' 8-6 win over Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants' 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsSports businessArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 01:09:12 GMT