FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 06 May 2015 18:34:49 -0700Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a311023fedac436e9e66c0bce6d8ed5dHONOLULU (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a311023fedac436e9e66c0bce6d8ed5dThu, 07 May 2015 00:45:24 GMTLos Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d5e52ef17fa43eaaadac3a78ef63d8dLOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d5e52ef17fa43eaaadac3a78ef63d8dThu, 07 May 2015 00:09:43 GMTOhio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853dec9c9485414e96b99dfcf0560d35COLUMBUS, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853dec9c9485414e96b99dfcf0560d35Thu, 07 May 2015 00:10:54 GMTPolice study threat against activist behind cartoon contesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/489289a26a9b481e8c00459d2208cf70NEW 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 newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/489289a26a9b481e8c00459d2208cf70Thu, 07 May 2015 00:10:17 GMTMargaret Atwood named honorary member of arts academyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98775e66561d43ae81f2b9770b745d69NEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98775e66561d43ae81f2b9770b745d69Wed, 06 May 2015 23:45:09 GMTMissouri woman pleads guilty in relatives' poisoning deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd85a5fb68324d02ad645c9c4763b79fSPRINGFIELD, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd85a5fb68324d02ad645c9c4763b79fWed, 06 May 2015 23:42:00 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56bd5c6b0db144c1bbea4474335d165fLAWRENCEVILLE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56bd5c6b0db144c1bbea4474335d165fThu, 07 May 2015 01:11:43 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent in model homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bb210ba4f0d4664b06e9755e831ff92LAWRENCEVILLE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bb210ba4f0d4664b06e9755e831ff92Thu, 07 May 2015 00:26:24 GMTWalker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbaca8f4d384978963c1c3286e704aaSAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbaca8f4d384978963c1c3286e704aaThu, 07 May 2015 00:04:54 GMTNASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCRhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9fed1194a2f4baba5da996279ea3a16CHARLOTTE, 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 AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9fed1194a2f4baba5da996279ea3a16Wed, 06 May 2015 23:00:46 GMTDriver locks kids on school bus, lectures them on behaviorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eac2bf3364a4cb995cd55f80e56e0c8EL 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eac2bf3364a4cb995cd55f80e56e0c8Thu, 07 May 2015 00:34:59 GMTAl Jazeera America ousts top executive amid defectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d046bb4dc2d4af6af4ab49233236dcfNEW 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 ethnicityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d046bb4dc2d4af6af4ab49233236dcfWed, 06 May 2015 22:58:03 GMTRace organizers shake up May schedule in Indianapolishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/816be346136644e2999cdcc13a0728a7INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves feels like the good old days are coming back to Indianapolis.By MICHAEL MAROTsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/816be346136644e2999cdcc13a0728a7Thu, 07 May 2015 00:11:58 GMTLatest on severe weather: Oklahoma airport evacuated againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76c5f43bf6d45699dc80c1d4f49e2577:15 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d76c5f43bf6d45699dc80c1d4f49e257Thu, 07 May 2015 00:31:23 GMTBaltimore mayor seeks federal civil-rights probe of policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98822c01e80447219b3bd1d1af8ae0e4BALTIMORE (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98822c01e80447219b3bd1d1af8ae0e4Wed, 06 May 2015 23:09:10 GMTRecords: Idaho man acknowledged killing police officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c306787d876f416f8767d58833c1382dBOISE, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c306787d876f416f8767d58833c1382dWed, 06 May 2015 23:24:19 GMTNew indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc6334a78cc9457db6550fc066fd59eePHOENIX (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc6334a78cc9457db6550fc066fd59eeThu, 07 May 2015 01:10:14 GMTGrand jury takes testimony in probe of former US Rep. Schockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5c610ebdada441b9fa3380e3a222c90SPRINGFIELD, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5c610ebdada441b9fa3380e3a222c90Wed, 06 May 2015 22:58:29 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution stinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98cc61852d9e42aaa25d6dfe608c8c59HONOLULU (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 AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98cc61852d9e42aaa25d6dfe608c8c59Thu, 07 May 2015 01:13:22 GMTMexico blames drug gangs for string of killings near borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f0dacd90f848079da20b924c4f8404HERMOSILLO, 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f0dacd90f848079da20b924c4f8404Thu, 07 May 2015 00:00:14 GMTLatest on severe weather: Nebraska homes damagedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f5596fda164e88b4cd9ad7ab11f4ae6:30 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4f5596fda164e88b4cd9ad7ab11f4aeWed, 06 May 2015 23:37:40 GMTChristie returning to New Hampshire after bridge indictmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d3fe2895244ed89bba212405f08e66NEWARK, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49d3fe2895244ed89bba212405f08e66Thu, 07 May 2015 00:04:16 GMTFormer pediatrician appeals 'waterboarding' convictionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3fe0f25c284ea78016afa21e4ef4eeDOVER, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff3fe0f25c284ea78016afa21e4ef4eeThu, 07 May 2015 00:00:23 GMTSheriff: Woman held for driving wrong way while drunk, nakedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ef26b495a64942a384c809d223f882GRANT 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64ef26b495a64942a384c809d223f882Thu, 07 May 2015 00:22:38 GMTNASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adfa981d93e6494da2dd3884a2bb5bf3KANSAS 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 AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adfa981d93e6494da2dd3884a2bb5bf3Wed, 06 May 2015 23:35:56 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police departmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3279fc78e8344799d5094aaf08a168eLOS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3279fc78e8344799d5094aaf08a168eThu, 07 May 2015 00:45:33 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5f09f99b6ca445a92843ff10c0c4c73NEW 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 AmericaMinnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5f09f99b6ca445a92843ff10c0c4c73Wed, 06 May 2015 23:43:05 GMTClinton signals support for super PAC backing campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e4c1cf57e84e97bff236df296d4dc5WASHINGTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e4c1cf57e84e97bff236df296d4dc5Wed, 06 May 2015 22:54:00 GMTActivists ticketed for putting Snowden bust on NYC monumenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bbfeea291ed458d8631b6a12e435b2aNEW 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bbfeea291ed458d8631b6a12e435b2aThu, 07 May 2015 00:49:00 GMTMan accused of robbing bank posted video on social mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/089a03a5afba4f889bf86f4fe0d693f2VIRGINIA 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/089a03a5afba4f889bf86f4fe0d693f2Thu, 07 May 2015 00:38:07 GMTChile's Bachelet asks ministers to resignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c9a3c3834544caaad8f1571242afdfSANTIAGO, 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 Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c9a3c3834544caaad8f1571242afdfThu, 07 May 2015 01:29:23 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/083d3049faa941498aaa6317a0b1215fYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/083d3049faa941498aaa6317a0b1215fThu, 07 May 2015 01:04:34 GMTCanada's Conservatives worried after Alberta electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c44359350c44d8a8629bf9eadb30c41OTTAWA, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c44359350c44d8a8629bf9eadb30c41Thu, 07 May 2015 00:54:40 GMTWhole Foods plans new chain to court millennialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f35da6c2d57c44c2a4ad5e24c6fd5240NEW 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 affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f35da6c2d57c44c2a4ad5e24c6fd5240Wed, 06 May 2015 23:06:01 GMTClippers' Paul out against Houston in Game 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/461d8d84fb024f09be86e05f2a027503HOUSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/461d8d84fb024f09be86e05f2a027503Thu, 07 May 2015 00:18:33 GMTTop WNBA players use new leverage to demand trades, sit outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73381c795d74dc7a5a0307af4c5f013LAS 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a73381c795d74dc7a5a0307af4c5f013Thu, 07 May 2015 00:20:08 GMTCampaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shadeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19ae9c77b21454b8c03cdcc73a8a520WASHINGTON (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 regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a19ae9c77b21454b8c03cdcc73a8a520Wed, 06 May 2015 23:07:29 GMTManfred says shortening regular season a popular topichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c31d60326b474b977bc21ba339a486HOUSTON (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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c31d60326b474b977bc21ba339a486Thu, 07 May 2015 00:45:07 GMTPolice car kills 2 New York City pedestrians on turnpikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34529866db5a4948996f5fe6c360688dSECAUCUS, 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 Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34529866db5a4948996f5fe6c360688dThu, 07 May 2015 01:28:55 GMTTornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Nebraska on active dayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40a35dcb49c4de9b008169354bfc0b6OKLAHOMA 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b40a35dcb49c4de9b008169354bfc0b6Wed, 06 May 2015 23:00:38 GMTLatest on severe weather: Dozens of Oklahoma homes destroyedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d1c98aa54e40e1b8535fb9ba8064037:30 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaNebraskaOklahoma CityKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20d1c98aa54e40e1b8535fb9ba806403Thu, 07 May 2015 00:35:57 GMTTornadoes rake Oklahoma City suburbs, parts of Tornado Alleyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c72b99062d5b4e40a6bd5300a229a69aOKLAHOMA 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c72b99062d5b4e40a6bd5300a229a69aThu, 07 May 2015 00:57:10 GMTMcDonald's brings back the Hamburglar in latest ad campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9444a991ce97455b8c16b1c10d0b7479NEW 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.fBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9444a991ce97455b8c16b1c10d0b7479Wed, 06 May 2015 23:48:58 GMTTrain hauling crude from ND oil patch derails, catches firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af375894bc7f474caca5d533a798bf67BISMARCK, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af375894bc7f474caca5d533a798bf67Thu, 07 May 2015 00:18:20 GMTHarper's 3 HRs, 5 RBIs lift Nationals over Marlins 7-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cc56ab5d22745679442d166fdecd9dcWASHINGTON (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 healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9cc56ab5d22745679442d166fdecd9dcWed, 06 May 2015 23:41:58 GMTLeBron puts headband back on for Game 2 vs. Chicagohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9eeb3788089439d9b8ed22144339f9fCLEVELAND (AP) — King James placed his crown back on for Game 2.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9eeb3788089439d9b8ed22144339f9fWed, 06 May 2015 23:34:35 GMTPanel backs plan for nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huronhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c561dc5c3bc84a25af928504c6990c3cTRAVERSE 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c561dc5c3bc84a25af928504c6990c3cThu, 07 May 2015 00:26:50 GMTTexas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4e923597e7e47b0ba794cf7cf8bdf2aAUSTIN, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4e923597e7e47b0ba794cf7cf8bdf2aThu, 07 May 2015 00:22:22 GMTLatest on severe weather: No injuries in Kansas tornadoeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99eb758f0f947b0a59d5f3b18ad7a627 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageStormsWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationOklahomaKansasNebraskaOklahoma CityHastingsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c99eb758f0f947b0a59d5f3b18ad7a62Thu, 07 May 2015 00:15:41 GMTOxfam America presses SEC on drafting disclosure regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2e40b0bde104512bc18e1546dd73b6aBOSTON (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 AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2e40b0bde104512bc18e1546dd73b6aThu, 07 May 2015 00:51:23 GMT