FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 02:03:36 -0700Lufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 08:04:10 GMTChirinos' sacrifice fly in 9th lifts Rangers past Astros (AP) — The Texas Rangers got a much-needed win in a close game and cooled off the hottest team in baseball.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:24:01 GMTObama taps Marine general to lead Joint Chiefs (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:03:12 GMTAccused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe (AP) — In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:37:47 GMTClimber begin to return from Everest base camp, Nepal (AP) — Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp have started packing their gear and are leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:12:55 GMTAustralia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China.By ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsHockeyFinancial marketsSportsAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 06:23:34 GMTJurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:05:00 GMTControversial surveillance bill comes to vote in France (AP) — France's parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from privacy advocates and others.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 07:22:35 GMTIn Arkansas, Huckabee poised to launch 2nd White House bid, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityPolitical partiesReligionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesHopeArkansasDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:11:51 GMTBumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:48:23 GMTBlackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds, Calif. (AP) — Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they're only halfway there.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCalgaryCaliforniaMinnesotaWinnipegAlbertaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited StatesManitoba, 05 May 2015 08:05:21 GMTNepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging through thousands of tons of earth Tuesday, the remains of a quake-triggered mudslide that wiped out an entire village along a popular trekking route in Nepal's Himalayan foothills and killed at least 60 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEventsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:21:39 GMTSpecial election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats YORK (AP) — A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election.By DEEPTI HAJELApGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVoting districtsMunicipal governmentsState electionsAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLocal electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkStaten IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:18:26 GMTTop NY lawmaker's arrest sends session, Senate into disarray, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeProfessional servicesIndustriesNew YorkAlbanyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:19:08 GMTBoston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonRussiaUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 05:58:04 GMTNYPD officer with promising career dies from gunshot wound YORK (AP) — Officer Brian Moore, the son, nephew and cousin of police officers, had already started carving out a promising career for himself at the New York Police Department, making more than 150 arrests and earning service medals in less than five years on the job.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:35:14 GMTOregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislatureGun politicsLegislationCrimeLegislatureState governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:26:11 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:09:59 GMTShanghai: Officials' close relatives can't run businesses (AP) — Shanghai officials have implemented China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses in the city.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 05:55:02 GMTSenate slated to vote on GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate is poised to approve a compromise Republican budget that makes deep cuts in spending while boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion next year.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:07:08 GMTCanada opposes bail for former Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar crimesLaw and orderWar and unrestCanadaAlbertaCubaOttawaUnited StatesTorontoNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanOntario, 05 May 2015 07:41:41 GMTMan who shipped guns to ex-NFLer Hernandez to be sentenced (AP) — A man who shipped guns to former New England Patriots player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boston.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeGun politicsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:18:13 GMTCleanup of Superfund town would leave some asbestos behind, Mont. (AP) — A long-delayed cleanup proposal for a Montana community where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure would leave the dangerous material inside some houses rather than remove it, as government officials seek to wind down an effort that has lasted more than 15 years and cost $540 million.By MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsProduction facilitiesEnvironmental healthPublic healthHealthGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCorporate newsMontanaBillingsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:28:16 GMTChina to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 (AP) — Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most medical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that a more market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:41:21 GMTTIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:38:04 GMTLEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 07:38:44 GMTCruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome.By JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 05 May 2015 06:31:25 GMTCelebrity birthdays for the week of May 10-16 10: Singer Henry Fambrough of The Spinners is 77. Singer Donovan is 69. Singer Graham Gouldman of 10cc is 69. Singer Dave Mason is 69. Singer Bono of U2 is 55. Drummer Danny Carey of Tool is 54. Actor Darryl M. Bell ("A Different World") is 52. Model Linda Evangelista is 50. Rapper Young MC is 48. Singer Richard Patrick of Filter is 47. Actor Kenan Thompson ("Saturday Night Live," ''Kenan and Kel") is 37. Singer Jason Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 35. Actress Lindsey Shaw ("Pretty Little Liars") is 26. Actress Lauren Potter ("Glee") is 25.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 05 May 2015 05:02:25 GMTNepali police, villagers dig through mud to pull out bodies, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were Tuesday digging through piles of earth and snow on a popular trekking route in Nepal, where an entire village was buried by a mudslide triggered by the earthquake that struck the region 10 days ago.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsEventsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:48:50 GMTDiamondbacks-Rockies game rained out (AP) — Arizona manager Chip Hale gave his team a pep talk about its recent hitting woes. He'll have to wait a day to see if it did any good.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:16:09 GMTAustralian stocks slip after central bank cuts interest rate KONG (AP) — Australian stocks slipped Tuesday even as the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Stocks elsewhere in the region were mostly lower with two major markets closed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsStock marketsHong KongAustraliaEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 05 May 2015 05:37:53 GMTRights group condemns atrocities in Syrian city of Aleppo (AP) — Syrian government forces and insurgents have both committed abuses in the contested northern city of Aleppo, but some of the government's actions amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Tuesday.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHumanitarian crisesSyriaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 07:22:03 GMTThailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.iGeneral newsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:30:20 GMTNY Senate boss, charged in corruption case, claims innocence YORK (AP) — The leader of the New York Senate was arrested Monday on charges including extortion and soliciting bribes after investigators looking into the awarding of a $12 million contract to a company that hired his son said they captured him on wiretaps boasting of his power.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:30:16 GMTCalif. seeks court stay of inmate's sex reassignment surgery, Calif. (AP) — California officials asked an appellate court on Monday to intervene to stay a lower court's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prison inmate with sex reassignment surgery.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:03:02 GMTFBI had investigated accused Texas gunman for years (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:31:39 GMTHunter backs Hughes with 3-run HR as Twins beat A's 8-7 (AP) — When Torii Hunter's three-run homer sneaked inside the left-field foul pole to break a sixth-inning tie, he flipped his bat so hard it spun like a pinwheel. He kept up the intensity with some determined hand slapping in the dugout.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:21:53 GMTObama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.By NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainment, 05 May 2015 07:08:25 GMTClubhouse chemistry in digital age: Winning still cures all (AP) — Relaxing with a cup of coffee in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse one day last year at spring training, Eddie Guardado looked around.By DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:36:37 GMTRangers GM ready for more critical look at last-place team the Texas Rangers again at the bottom of the AL standings, general manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the team.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:58:56 GMTIrish nanny charged in baby's death seeks release on bail, Mass. (AP) — An Irish nanny accused of killing a 1-year-old Massachusetts girl in her care two years ago is asking a judge to release her while authorities review medical evidence in the case.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:23:49 GMTLawyers to make final arguments in Cleveland officer's trial (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:40:08 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Mike Huckabee (AP) — Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionChristianityReligionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:18:50 GMTAustralia cuts its benchmark interest rate quarter percentage point to record low of 2 percent (AP) — Australia cuts its benchmark interest rate quarter percentage point to record low of 2 percent.iBusinessGeneral newsAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 04:33:40 GMTGriffin's triple-double lifts Clippers over Rockets 117-101 (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers knew no one player could make up for Chris Paul's absence.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:36:08 GMTShooter disrupts family bike ride; 4 dead, including gunman, Wis. (AP) — The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:20:50 GMTAfghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output, Afghanistan (AP) — It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.By MIRWAIS KHAN and LYNNE O'DONNELLiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleDrug-related crimeAgricultureFlowersDrug addictionGovernment and politicsIndustriesCrimePlantsDiseases and conditionsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAfghanistanKandaharKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:04:11 GMTFox anchor: Report of police shooting was in error ANGELES (AP) — Fox News Channel mistakenly reported that a man was shot while being pursued by police in Baltimore, Maryland, Fox anchorman Shepard Smith said.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentArrestsViolent crimeTV newsCrimeLaw and orderNews mediaMediaTelevisionBaltimoreCaliforniaMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:51:44 GMTSubstance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 05 May 2015 06:30:55 GMTSmall tsunami seen near epicenter of Papua New Guinea quake (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNatural disastersGeophysicsAccidents and disastersUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryEarth scienceSciencePapua New GuineaAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 04:46:18 GMT