FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 15:08:40 -0700Man competent for trial in hammer deaths of dad, 87, mom, 85, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man with a history of mental illness who is accused of beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with a hammer has been found competent to stand trial.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPontiacDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:11 GMTNY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:39:37 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note on Friday. Major indexes fell from the start as oil drillers and other energy-related companies followed oil prices lower. Stocks spent much of the rest of the day drifting between losses and gains as investors considered a mixed bag corporate earnings and a slight increase in inflation.By The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 22 May 2015 21:28:53 GMTUS gov't to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth (AP) — There's something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than in the other nine months.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:47:39 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigation, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:06 GMTPolice: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsKidnappingHostage situationsCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderSedaliaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:23:05 GMTAttack victim to testify pretrial in missing student case, Va. (AP) — A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:51:24 GMTRegulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill ANGELES (AP) — The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesGovernment regulationsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:48:14 GMTUS, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsDiplomacyInternational relationsEventsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:55:07 GMTTuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.By THOMAS PEIPERTaBusinessGeneral newsTransportationState legislatureProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:44:15 GMTUnpublished Orson Welles draft memoir donated to university ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:39:18 GMTAttorneys: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for victims' families say the California Highway Patrol has faulted a truck driver for a fiery head-on collision with a bus carrying high school students to a college visit.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSacramento, 22 May 2015 21:54:59 GMT19 long-dead Oregon hospital patients get military honors, Ore. (AP) — They served in the Civil War, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War and World War I — but for decades, their ashes and those of thousands of others lay abandoned in corroded urns in an outbuilding at Oregon's state psychiatric hospital.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsLifestyleMilitary facilitiesVeteransObituariesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:22:50 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-5.4 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-5.4 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and damaging a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:03:18 GMTTarget settlement with MasterCard fails to get bank support YORK (AP) — A $19 million deal between Target and MasterCard to settle lawsuits stemming from the retailer's massive pre-Christmas 2013 data breach has been scrapped, because it failed to get enough support from the affected banks and credit unions.By BREE FOWLERhtBusinessGeneral newsComputer and data securityFinancial servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesConsumer products and services, 22 May 2015 21:40:57 GMTDentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing medicine.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMedical malpracticeLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsSt. AugustineJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:22:56 GMTIllinois mom takes son's place at graduation after he dies CITY, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Chicago teenager killed in a drunken-driving crash less than a week before his high school graduation took his place at the ceremony, wearing his cap and gown.aGeneral newsAccidentsReckless endangermentCrimeAccidents and disastersChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:45:29 GMTAPNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have rejected filing elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCriminal investigationsCelebrityLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against childrenLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:05:06 GMTMan convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial after year of legal wrangling (AP) — Man convicted in death of Chandra Levy expected to get new trial after year of legal wrangling.wGeneral news, 22 May 2015 21:31:55 GMTUS government to review mystery of slow 1st quarter growth (AP) — There's something strange about the U.S. economy in the first three months of every year: It frequently grows at a much slower pace than in the other nine months.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:04:14 GMTWoman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing PLATA, Md. (AP) — A woman was found in a Maryland park pushing her dead toddler in a swing, and authorities say she may have been there all night.aGeneral newsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:05:28 GMTUnpublished Orson Welles draft memoir obtained by university ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan says a "very raw draft" of an unpublished Orson Welles memoir has joined its archives on the trailblazing filmmaker.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAnn ArborMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:34:15 GMTTLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports ROCK, Ark. (AP) — TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.By ALLEN REEDaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentArkansasSpringdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:32:33 GMTSenate tweaks health law to boost specialized care (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill further expanding a law giving veterans easier access to federally paid medical care from private doctors.By MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseLegislation, 22 May 2015 21:30:29 GMTFederal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents.By HENRY C. JACKSON and DAVID A. LIEBaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryGovernment regulationsEnergy and the environmentGovernment information leaksIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesPolitical issuesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:28:40 GMTWisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal, Wis. (AP) — Real men — and women — could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way.By TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionFiresState legislatureGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersLegislatureState governmentsLegislationWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:30:04 GMTClinton received sensitive info on private email account (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.By LISA LERER, MATTHEW LEE and JACK GILLUMhtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyInternational relationsIntelligence agenciesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyInformation technologyIndustriesBusinessPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:07:07 GMTCorrection: Earns-Liberty Media story, Colo. (AP) — In a story May 8 about Liberty Media's earnings -- generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research -- the Associated Press reported erroneously the company's stock performance over the last 12 months. At that time, Liberty Media shares had risen 10.6 percent over the last 12 months.fBusinessMediaFinancial performanceCorporate newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:47:01 GMTVenice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibit (AP) — Authorities in Venice on Friday closed a working mosque in an ex-church that was Iceland's contribution to the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair on the grounds that it was being improperly used as a place of worship.By COLLEEN BARRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsItalyIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 20:39:15 GMTPirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub (AP) — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit.By WILL GRAVESsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:52:26 GMTNew trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys withdrew their opposition to one.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 22 May 2015 21:33:30 GMTAfter week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle with her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCircumcisionLaw and orderMen's healthHealthFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:26:13 GMTAPNewsBreak: Los Angles prosecutors reject elder abuse case against Casey Kasem's widow ANGELES (AP) — APNewsBreak: Los Angles prosecutors reject elder abuse case against Casey Kasem's widow.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainment, 22 May 2015 22:03:14 GMTRecalls this week: booster seats, gas ranges, crossbows line of children's booster seats with potentially faulty safety straps are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include several types of gas ranges with defects that can cause burn or fire hazards.By The Associated PressfBusinessLifestylePersonal financeFiresSnakesExerciseProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersGeneral newsReptilesAnimalsDiet and exerciseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:46:55 GMTMaine man who ran over mother sentenced to 5 years in prison, Maine (AP) — A pickup truck driver who ran over his mother during an argument in Maine is going to prison for five years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:57:27 GMTWest Coast dockworkers union ratifies 5-year contract ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year is officially over.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDaBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 20:42:17 GMTUS stocks fall slightly on lower oil, mixed earnings news YORK (AP) — The stock market capped a quiet week of trading on a down note.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:43:24 GMTSenate approves deal to avert construction halt at Denver VA (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a last-minute deal to avoid a construction shutdown at a troubled veterans hospital outside Denver.By DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealth care industryDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth AmericaAurora, 22 May 2015 21:07:40 GMTCruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday.By RODRIQUE NGOWItTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:50:44 GMTQuestions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesIndyCarIndianapolis 500Consumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAthlete healthEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:54:13 GMTDeere, Expedia are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial products and services, 22 May 2015 20:58:43 GMTCurrency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free-market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 21:08:39 GMTTimeline: Key steps among companies in animal welfare animal-welfare moves announced by food and retail companies since 2012:By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessAnimal welfareGovernment welfare systemsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealth, 22 May 2015 21:19:01 GMTCartel surveillance cameras found in Mexican border city VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas have seized 39 surveillance cameras set up by a drug cartel in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanVictoriaTexasUnited States, 22 May 2015 20:51:12 GMTOfficial: Seattle Shell protests caused environmental damage (AP) — An official with Washington state's Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestArcticSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:23:25 GMTAP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal.By BARRY WILNERaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootball, 22 May 2015 21:47:22 GMTIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismKidnappingTribal governmentsInternational relationsPolitical issuesCrimeSyriaIraqIranDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 20:57:17 GMTSenators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC (AP) — Senators are singing the blues over an impasse that's keeping some of them off the presidential campaign trail, away from overseas trips and waiting for the Memorial Day break to begin.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:02:12 GMTA closer look at Clinton email censored prior to its release (AP) — Among the several hundred Hillary Rodham Clinton emails released Friday is a message, sent to the then-secretary of state, that the FBI asked be redacted before it was made public.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEwGovernment and politicsLibyaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 20:48:50 GMTBush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act CITY (AP) — Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie heartily endorsed the Patriot Act on Friday and mocked those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.By BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violations2016 United States Presidential ElectionIntelligence agenciesState governmentsNational securityPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policyPolitical organizationsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 21:48:53 GMT