FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 18:14:01 -0700Tulowitzki, Gonzalez show off power as Rockies beat Rangers, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki homered twice and Carlos Gonzalez added his first spring home run for the Colorado Rockies in a 10-4 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaNew York CityTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 02 Apr 2015 00:23:18 GMTHugo Chavez' favorite daughter makes UN debut as US bashed NATIONS (AP) — With more than a million Twitter followers and no diplomatic experience, the favorite daughter of Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez made her debut Wednesday as her country's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaUnited StatesRussiaMiddle EastSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 00:09:27 GMTNew Mitch Albom novel a story of world-famous guitarist YORK (AP) — Mitch Albom's next novel will have strings attached.eArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 02 Apr 2015 01:14:01 GMTUN report: More than 25,000 foreigners fight with terrorists NATIONS (AP) — The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations, according to a new U.N. report.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaAfghanistanMiddle EastNorth AfricaIraqCentral AsiaAsiaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 00:12:21 GMTWestern cities had hottest March on record ANGELES (AP) — While much of the nation shivered, many Western cities sweltered through their hottest March on record.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHeat wavesLos AngelesSan DiegoCaliforniaMontanaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:49:42 GMTMcDonald's: Workers to get pay hikes at company-owned stores YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesEmployee benefitsLabor issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:53:48 GMTThings to know about California's drought and water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:05:28 GMTRizzo hits 3-run homer as Cubs beat Brewers and Lohse 11-7, Ariz. (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Kyle Lohse, and Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 Wednesday.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:31:38 GMTArkansas Senate approves updated religious-objections bill ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics that included his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArkansasLittle RockIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:29 GMTMinn. lawmaker to return contributions from indicted senator (AP) — A spokesman for a Minnesota senator says the lawmaker will return campaign contributions she received from indicted New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionCampaignsIndictmentsPolitical issuesElectionsPolitical fundraisingLaw and orderGeneral news, 02 Apr 2015 01:11:42 GMTHughes, Buchholz look sharp in Twins-Red Sox 4-4 tie MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had a final spring training tuneup Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:03:59 GMTArkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July.By CLAUDIA LAUERaGeneral newsBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleHolidaysArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:41:46 GMTKo takes aim at record for consecutive rounds under par MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — The rough is a little longer at Mission Hills, giving Lydia Ko an added challenge in her bid to break Annika Sorenstam's record for consecutive rounds under par.By JOHN NICHOLSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaNew ZealandEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOceaniaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 00:26:26 GMTFelony indictments dismissed against former Va. legislator, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a teenager will no longer face felony charges in the case.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegal proceedingsState legislaturePolitical corruptionCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:32:53 GMTBumgarner outpitches Kluber as Giants beat Indians 5-2, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner outpitched AL Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber, and the San Francisco Giants completed their Arizona portion of the exhibition season by beating the Cleveland Indians 5-2 Wednesday.By DON KETCHUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 01 Apr 2015 23:55:35 GMTBondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S. bondholders on Wednesday offered to invest $2 billion in energy production and other measures that it said would help improve the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's power company amid fears it will go bankrupt.By DANICA COTOiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEconomyDebt and bond marketsIndustriesUtilitiesFinancial marketsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Apr 2015 00:31:07 GMTBritish Prince Harry reports for duty in Australia next week, Australia (AP) — Prince Harry arrives in Australia's national capital next week to begin a four-week secondment to the Australian army before the British royal ends his decade-long military career.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsAustraliaCanberraOceaniaAustralian Capital Territory, 02 Apr 2015 01:10:52 GMTDuke University investigates noose found hanging on campus, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.By EMERY P. DALESIO and MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansHigher educationRace and ethnicityEducationCriminal investigationsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderCrimeDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:59:49 GMTReid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire has sparked a very public feud between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats, Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:03:37 GMTLucy Lawless is bewitching as a newcomer to WGN's 'Salem' YORK (AP) — As if there weren't enough upheaval in 17th-Century Salem, Massachusetts, this haunted village is about to welcome Lucy Lawless.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 02 Apr 2015 00:52:56 GMTWill Indiana law force 2016 women's Final Four to relocate? (AP) — As pressure builds for the repeal or revision of Indiana's new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to look for a new venue for next year's women's Final Four.By RALPH D. RUSSO and DOUG FEINBERGaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsBasketballCoachingMen's college basketballMen's basketballIndianapolisIndianaNashvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 01 Apr 2015 23:28:04 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 news, 02 Apr 2015 01:01:17 GMTThings to know about indictment against Sen. Menendez, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges.By SEAN CARLIN and GEOFF MULVIHILLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsGovernment-funded health insuranceLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment programsDominican RepublicNew JerseyFranceParisCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 00:01:38 GMTGetty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessKidnappingEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:59:04 GMTAdvocates say Indiana woman's sentence for feticide alarming BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman's 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant was cruel and a misuse of the state's feticide law, which was not intended to punish women who try to end their own pregnancies, the head of a national advocacy group said Wednesday.Associated PressaGeneral newsPregnancy and childbirthCrimeWomen's healthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenSexual and reproductive healthHealthSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:23:24 GMTLos Angeles agrees to spend $1 billion to fix sidewalks ANGELES (AP) — The City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks, settling a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who said they couldn't navigate broken walkways, potholed crosswalks and curbs that lacked wheelchair ramps.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:03:03 GMTSuspect in death of boy found in bag in creek passes on bond, Ohio (AP) — A jailed suspect in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has passed on having bond set.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloodsAccidents and disastersCrimes against childrenOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:41:21 GMTArchie Bradley dominant in outing vs Reds, Ariz. (AP) — Diamondbacks top prospect Archie Bradley pitched one-hit ball for six innings and Yasmany Tomas had a three-run double, leading Arizona to a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:46:08 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestIndictmentsLegal proceedingsLegislaturePolitical corruptionCrimeJournalismLaw and orderPolitical issuesNews mediaMediaGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew JerseyDistrict of ColumbiaNewarkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:36 GMTProsecutors won't seek death penalty in mother's slaying VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas won't seek the death penalty in the shooting death of a mother of four in a case that authorities initially dubbed road rage, but later said may have resulted from a tragic chain of neighborhood coincidences and misperceptions.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:44:01 GMTNew Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vindicated in corruption case, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be "vindicated" in a corruption case against him.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:21:15 GMTStymied treasure hunter still believes cargo on shipwreck, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter stopped by a judge from trying to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod says he still thinks the valuable cargo is aboard.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesNational courtsWorld War IINazismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:50:39 GMTNew Jersey's Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be 'vindicated' in corruption case, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic US Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be 'vindicated' in corruption case.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:16:05 GMTTeen must complete cancer treatment in hospital, judge says, Conn. (AP) — A judge says a 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced to undergo chemotherapy must remain in the hospital until she finishes treatment later this month.aGeneral newsHealthChild and teen healthDiagnosis and treatmentCancerDiseases and conditionsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:06:03 GMTSerena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams abused her racket, scolded herself and even made angry faces at the sun.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsTennisMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:47:24 GMTThailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power (AP) — Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control — with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCoups d'etatMartial lawNational governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseArmed forcesThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 00:34:47 GMTAllegiant Air pilots strike averted by court ruling at discount carrier Allegiant Air were prevented in their plans to strike Thursday after a federal court issued a temporary restraining order.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZfBusinessStrikesGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate stockCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:28:28 GMTGarcia homers, Abreu has 2 more hits for White Sox in win, Ariz. (AP) — Avisail Garcia homered among his three hits and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu added to his sizzling spring training with two more hits and a Chicago White Sox split squad beat the Seattle Mariners 12-4 on Wednesday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsIllinoisSeattleArizonaChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 02 Apr 2015 00:11:25 GMTPolice: Gunman in medical office murder-suicide left a note, Calif. (AP) — A man who stormed a California medical office and shot the mother of his five children before turning the gun on himself left behind a suicide note filled with frustration over a property dispute, police said Wednesday.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:18:07 GMTAntiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsSmugglingVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUnited StatesHonoluluNorth AmericaHawaii, 02 Apr 2015 00:38:45 GMTDurst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for millionaire Robert Durst, who faces a California murder charge, say Durst's arrest in New Orleans on weapons charges was invalid, in part because the FBI searched his hotel room illegally.By JANET McCONNAUGHEYaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderIllegal weaponsViolent crimeLouisianaNew OrleansLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 23:49:37 GMTNY lawyer charged with helping con man in Maxim magazine bid YORK (AP) — A lawyer accused of conspiring to help a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars in a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was arrested on Wednesday.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProducts and servicesCorporate news, 02 Apr 2015 00:07:40 GMTCalifornia governor orders mandatory water restrictions LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsWater use restrictionsState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:02:04 GMTLacking faith in government, Mexican parents approach cartel CITY (AP) — Some of the families of 43 college students missing in southern Mexico since September say desperation and a lack of confidence in the government drove them to appeal to the leader of a drug gang for help in locating their sons.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 23:23:52 GMTHutchison 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox 9-7 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Drew Hutchison wondered two years ago if he could pitch effectively again. No need to worry any more.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersTorontoFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 01 Apr 2015 23:59:39 GMTFraternity questions allegations made in lawsuits in death, S.C. (AP) — The legal counsel for a fraternity named in two lawsuits stemming from the death of a pledge at Clemson University says some of the allegations made against Sigma Phi Epsilon have not been substantiated.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:10:56 GMTGovernor in a political firestorm over Indiana law (AP) — Just a week ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was considered one of the few Republican presidential prospects who could unite the GOP's business wing with religious conservatives.By STEVE PEOPLES and TOM DAVIESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGays and lesbiansWorkplace discriminationState governments2016 United States Presidential ElectionReligious issuesLegislationPolitical partiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational electionsElectionsReligionLegislatureMarriageFamily issuesPolitical organizationsIndianaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:54:25 GMTJudge ends Maine man's attempt to salvage Cape Cod shipwreck, Maine (AP) — A treasure hunter's effort to salvage what he calls $3 billion in platinum from a World War II shipwreck off Cape Cod has been ended by a federal judge.aBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:01:36 GMTNYC detective's video rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer YORK (AP) — A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?" was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division, officials said.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 00:07:01 GMTPadres rout Samardzija and White Sox 8-2 as Shields tunes up, Ariz. (AP) — James Shields allowed three hits in three scoreless innings, Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer in a five-run first inning against Jeff Samardzija, and the San Diego Padres beat a Chicago White Sox split squad 8-2 Wednesday in the final game of the Cactus League season at Camelback Ranch.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsCaliforniaArizonaIllinoisSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 01:10:26 GMT