FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 18:34:49 -0700Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gas (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:45:24 GMTLos Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:09:43 GMTOhio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firing, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters alleged Wednesday that the university's board was directly involved in his dismissal and asked a judge to let him use other employment actions by the trustees in his lawsuit against the school.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsHigher educationEducationLaw and orderSocial affairsSchool curriculaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:10:54 GMTPolice study threat against activist behind cartoon contest YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it's assessing a threat posted on a website related to the Islamic State group against the organizer of a cartoon contest about the Prophet Muhammad.aGeneral news, 07 May 2015 00:10:17 GMTMargaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academy YORK (AP) — One of the world's most celebrated writers, Canada's Margaret Atwood, has been named a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCanadaNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:45:09 GMTMissouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deaths, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has admitted that she plotted with her mother to fatally poison her brother and father using antifreeze, and that she attempted to kill her sister the same way.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSpringfieldMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:42:00 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:11:43 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent in model home, Ga. (AP) — Georgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent in model home.aGeneral newsResidential real estatePoliceViolent crimeCrimeLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:26:24 GMTWalker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship matchsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:04:54 GMTNASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCR, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR's final appeals officer upheld penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating Ryan Newman's tires in March.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteCaliforniaBristolNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaVirginia, 06 May 2015 23:00:46 GMTDriver locks kids on school bus, lectures them on behavior MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has resigned from a suburban Phoenix district a week after he locked dozens of young students on the vehicle, berated them for their behavior and drove off while angry parents pounded on the door, demanding their children be let off.aGeneral newsEducationSchool infrastructureSocial affairsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:34:59 GMTAl Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defections YORK (AP) — The troubled Al Jazeera America network ousted its chief executive on Wednesday following a week of management defections and a lawsuit charging an employee with anti-Semitism.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsWorkplace discriminationNews mediaMediaTelevisionPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicity, 06 May 2015 22:58:03 GMTRace organizers shake up May schedule in Indianapolis (AP) — Helio Castroneves feels like the good old days are coming back to Indianapolis.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:11:58 GMTLatest on severe weather: Oklahoma airport evacuated again p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:31:23 GMTBaltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of police (AP) — Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsArrestsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical issuesBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:09:10 GMTRecords: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officer, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man told investigators he used a 9mm Glock handgun hidden in his coat pocket to shoot and kill a police officer because he feared the officer would find the weapon, according to court documents released Wednesday.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIdahoCoeur d'AleneSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:24:19 GMTNew indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs died (AP) — A new indictment announced Wednesday reinstates animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion and four others were injured in June.By PAUL DAVENPORTaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessPetsAnimal crueltyIndictmentsDogsCrimeLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:10:14 GMTGrand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schock, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that include reports that he accepted private airplane flights from donors and decorated his office in the style of TV's "Downton Abbey."By JOHN O'CONNORaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislature hearingsLegislatureLaw and orderPolitical issuesSpringfieldUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:58:29 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislatureViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHonoluluChinaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 01:13:22 GMTMexico blames drug gangs for string of killings near border, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Sonora say drug cartel groups are behind a string of murders in a disputed corridor along the U.S. border.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeWar and unrestMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 00:00:14 GMTLatest on severe weather: Nebraska homes damaged p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:37:40 GMTChristie returning to New Hampshire after bridge indictments, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to New Hampshire as he struggles to press forward with a likely presidential bid following indictments in the George Washington Bridge scandal.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical corruptionIndictmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:04:16 GMTFormer pediatrician appeals 'waterboarding' conviction, Del. (AP) — A former pediatrician imprisoned for abusing his female companion's daughter, including "waterboarding" the girl by holding her head under a faucet, didn't get a fair trial, his lawyer argued on appeal Wednesday to a Delaware Supreme Court panel.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:00:23 GMTSheriff: Woman held for driving wrong way while drunk, naked TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities say they arrested a naked drunken woman who was driving the wrong way after leaving her naked husband and their child at a rest stop.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:22:38 GMTNASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — NASCAR star Clint Bowyer was on hand at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday night to watch his beloved Kansas City Royals take on the Cleveland Indians.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingProfessional baseballNASCARBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 06 May 2015 23:35:56 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Three people, including one who works for California Attorney General Kamala Harris, were charged after claiming to operate a police department with jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and that traces its roots back 3,000 years, authorities said Wednesday.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsOdditiesCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceGovernment and politicsCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta ClaritaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:45:33 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.By DAVID CRARY and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsTerrorismSocial mediaWar and unrestOnline mediaGovernment surveillancePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeNational securityMediaMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical issuesEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAnimation and comicsUnited StatesTexasNew YorkMinneapolisDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth AmericaMinnesota, 06 May 2015 23:43:05 GMTClinton signals support for super PAC backing campaign (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will personally do outreach to potential donors for a super PAC backing her presidential campaign, deepening Democratic acceptance of the outside groups.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 22:54:00 GMTActivists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monument YORK (AP) — Two activists who put a bust of Edward Snowden on a Revolutionary War memorial were ticketed and got their confiscated sculpture back Wednesday, saying they felt the episode had sparked conversation about freedom.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsOdditiesPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:49:00 GMTMan accused of robbing bank posted video on social media BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media — but said he shouldn't have been charged because he didn't threaten anyone and politely asked for the money.aGeneral newsOdditiesSocial mediaOnline mediaCrimeMediaTheftVirginia BeachVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:38:07 GMTChile's Bachelet asks ministers to resign, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 01:29:23 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituaries, 07 May 2015 01:04:34 GMTCanada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election, Ontario (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaAlbertaNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:54:40 GMTWhole Foods plans new chain to court millennials YORK (AP) — Whole Foods is planning to open a new chain of stores that courts millennials with lower prices as it faces intensifying competition as a purveyor of organic and natural products.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGenerationsDemographicsSocial affairs, 06 May 2015 23:06:01 GMTClippers' Paul out against Houston in Game 2 (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, sitting out Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:18:33 GMTTop WNBA players use new leverage to demand trades, sit out VEGAS (AP) — Several of the WNBA's marquee players are flexing newly gained leverage to make demands on the league, including forcing trades and dictating when they'll play.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsAthlete compensationInternational basketballWomen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessBasketballProfessional basketballWomen's sportsRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:20:08 GMTCampaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shades (AP) — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?By JENNIFER C. KERRfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsConsumer safetyConsumer affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 23:07:29 GMTManfred says shortening regular season a popular topic (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says shortening the regular season is becoming a popular topic as players and owners prepare to negotiate a new labor deal.sSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:45:07 GMTPolice car kills 2 New York City pedestrians on turnpike, N.J. (AP) — State police say a police car struck and killed two people from New York City after they got out of their disabled vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike.aGeneral newsPoliceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew JerseyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 07 May 2015 01:28:55 GMTTornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active day CITY (AP) — A storm that produced tornadoes across parts of southwestern Oklahoma bore down on suburban Oklahoma City during the evening rush hour Wednesday, and forecasters declared a tornado emergency for Moore, which was hit hard two years ago.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsWeatherStormsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:00:38 GMTLatest on severe weather: Dozens of Oklahoma homes destroyed p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:35:57 GMTTornadoes rake Oklahoma City suburbs, parts of Tornado Alley CITY (AP) — A tornado grazed Oklahoma City and its suburbs Wednesday, threatening rush hour drivers and prompting schools to hold children in safe rooms until the danger passed. No injuries were reported.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsTornadoesWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityKansasNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:57:10 GMTMcDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaign YORK (AP) — Based on McDonald's latest ad, it looks like the Hamburglar settled down in the suburbs and spent the last decade going to youth soccer games and perfecting his stubble.fBusiness, 06 May 2015 23:48:58 GMTTrain hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches fire, N.D. (AP) — A train that derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in rural North Dakota was hauling crude from the state's oil patch, raising questions about whether new state standards intended to reduce the volatility of such shipments are sufficient.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsFiresEnergy and the environmentState governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesGovernment and politicsNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:18:20 GMTHarper's 3 HRs, 5 RBIs lift Nationals over Marlins 7-5 (AP) — Standing at the plate with a chance to make baseball history, Bryce Harper insisted his focus was on driving in the runner from third base.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 06 May 2015 23:41:58 GMTLeBron puts headband back on for Game 2 vs. Chicago (AP) — King James placed his crown back on for Game 2.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 23:34:35 GMTPanel backs plan for nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian advisory panel has endorsed a long-debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron.By JOHN FLESHERaBusinessGeneral newsWaste managementLakesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLake HuronTraverse CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:26:50 GMTTexas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater', Texas (AP) — Texas' chief law enforcement official called Snoop Dogg a "dope smoking cop hater" before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper, according to emails made public Wednesday.By PAUL J. WEBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:22:22 GMTLatest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoes p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaKansasNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 00:15:41 GMTOxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulations (AP) — The aid group Oxfam America is pressing federal officials to draft regulations aimed at requiring U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments for access to natural resources in foreign countries.By STEVE LeBLANCaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsConsumer protection and advocacyLegislatureGovernment and politicsConsumer affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeForeign aidInternational relationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 07 May 2015 00:51:23 GMT