FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 06 May 2015 19:35:38 -0700Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c3c23379b940a0b85d7d51132ac780HONOLULU (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/b0c3c23379b940a0b85d7d51132ac780Thu, 07 May 2015 02:01:13 GMTLos Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/615c94be9f2b4cb4bb175c42cd840488LOS 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/615c94be9f2b4cb4bb175c42cd840488Thu, 07 May 2015 02:10:45 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/0b4f06b6e95445b481b62e7352f2808eNEW 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/0b4f06b6e95445b481b62e7352f2808eThu, 07 May 2015 01:31:31 GMTDiamondbacks earn 1st DH sweep on road since 2006http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f6fd1760e3a43a68a5beb808f440366DENVER (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered and Robbie Ray threw six strong innings in a spot start, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks complete their first doubleheader road sweep since 2006 with a 5-1 victory over the scuffling Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f6fd1760e3a43a68a5beb808f440366Thu, 07 May 2015 01:57:34 GMTHumane Society: Mountain lion shot, killed in Omaha areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06001d6b0bf74411b128780d0e6ef50eOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion was shot and killed in the Omaha area.aGeneral newsMountain lionsAnimalsAnimal welfareAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsSocial issuesSocial affairsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06001d6b0bf74411b128780d0e6ef50eThu, 07 May 2015 01:53:27 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/80ca9965bad94cc38b273c9570bd5a39SAN 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 StatesSpartanburgNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaSouth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80ca9965bad94cc38b273c9570bd5a39Thu, 07 May 2015 02:13:40 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 GMTSimmons, Freeman power Braves past Phillies, 7-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d90694fbac7486c8f0b3d36e8920a7cATLANTA (AP) — Andrelton Simmons had three hits, including a homer, Freddie Freeman drove in three runs with three hits and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 on Wednesday night.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d90694fbac7486c8f0b3d36e8920a7cThu, 07 May 2015 02:24:55 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 GMTMayweather's manager named in $300 million antitrust suithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc4449d054a7462ea4bd2cf761ec4ab5LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar de la Hoya's boxing promotion company is suing Floyd Mayweather's manager and investors for $300 million, alleging they're trying to illegally monopolize U.S. championship fighting.sSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsMonopoly and antitrustLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc4449d054a7462ea4bd2cf761ec4ab5Thu, 07 May 2015 02:16:49 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 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 GMTKyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/918aa43d294b4735a0575187cf2eaa93MADRID (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/918aa43d294b4735a0575187cf2eaa93Thu, 07 May 2015 01:45:52 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution stinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/584b4af1f0b7444896896701ca22135aHONOLULU (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/584b4af1f0b7444896896701ca22135aThu, 07 May 2015 02:28:51 GMTBuehrle beats Yankees, Blue Jays win 5-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdd4f3060bc441eaad626e87ed19a344TORONTO (AP) — Russell Martin homered, Mark Buehrle earned a victory over the Yankees for the first time in more than a decade and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdd4f3060bc441eaad626e87ed19a344Thu, 07 May 2015 01:48:08 GMTLeake, Byrd lift Reds over skidding Pirates 3-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406d0d488f514db7a0b1e357608e33ecPITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Leake worked eight innings for his sixth straight victory over Pittsburgh and Marlon Byrd homered for the second game in a row as the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night.By JOHN PERROTTOsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406d0d488f514db7a0b1e357608e33ecThu, 07 May 2015 02:05:00 GMTManfred says shortening MLB regular season a popular topichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4aad350436d4c7e924aa4fea4dc08b9HOUSTON (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.sSportsProfessional baseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessBaseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4aad350436d4c7e924aa4fea4dc08b9Thu, 07 May 2015 01:35:16 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 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 GMTFederal charge filed against former MillerCoors officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e20282a2a8c24a13ab43cb4113e09951CHICAGO (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven other defendants are facing federal charges, accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Wednesday.fBusinessIndictmentsCorporate legal affairsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate crimeLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e20282a2a8c24a13ab43cb4113e09951Thu, 07 May 2015 01:59:52 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/359d6b3ec77b4bd9810ebd7f0cb6e1f9NEW 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 mediaPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriGovernment surveillanceNational securityMediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsPolitical issuesUnited StatesTexasNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/359d6b3ec77b4bd9810ebd7f0cb6e1f9Thu, 07 May 2015 02:19:28 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 GMTLate goal gives Lightning victory, 3-0 lead on Canadienshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c69bb847dbe4508baa9081ce25ea346TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaMontrealFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c69bb847dbe4508baa9081ce25ea346Thu, 07 May 2015 02:11:18 GMTChile's Bachelet asks ministers to resignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c9400b9fe84c0bb586fe7745fb9f3bSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.By LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsCabinetsPolitical approval ratingsPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionSocial affairsPolitical issuesChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06c9400b9fe84c0bb586fe7745fb9f3bThu, 07 May 2015 02:00:47 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 GMTOklahoma City chamber urging governor to veto gun billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/432814a7a9894d73822cd7af49f3898eOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposal that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds in Oklahoma could threaten dozens of events held in Oklahoma City, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women's College World Series, the head of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.By SEAN MURPHYaBusinessGovernment and politicsSportsWomen's sportsState governmentsCollege sportsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsBasketballWomen's basketballState legislatureLegislationLegislatureGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/432814a7a9894d73822cd7af49f3898eThu, 07 May 2015 02:03:02 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 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 GMTNo charges for teacher arrested after Tesla coil burnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48630574ae2d4246937ef445fd25a83aSALEM, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor isn't filing criminal charges "at this time" against an Oregon science teacher accused of using a Tesla coil to burn the phrase "I love mom" into students' arms.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderSalemOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48630574ae2d4246937ef445fd25a83aThu, 07 May 2015 01:49:29 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 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 GMTBrooke Henderson receives spot in Kingsmill Championshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c82fd9d44f04cb68d59a945d76fc9c0WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brooke Henderson received the final sponsor exemption Wednesday to the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship next week.sSportsGolfWomen's golfWomen's sportsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c82fd9d44f04cb68d59a945d76fc9c0Thu, 07 May 2015 01:45:49 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 GMTDeGrom strikes out 9, Mets beat Orioles 5-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb320f50142444489702112b98487e8eNEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom bounced back from two subpar starts with seven overpowering innings, Dilson Herrera hit his first homer of the season among three hits and the New York Mets won their eighth straight over the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1 on Wednesday night.By HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb320f50142444489702112b98487e8eThu, 07 May 2015 02:11:28 GMTCalifornia transgender inmate's lawyers seek swift surgeryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bcd82cba34844e9815f73ef4f440587SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a transgender prison inmate said Wednesday that she could have sex reassignment surgery as early as next month if California correctional officials quickly approve the procedure.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsGender issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bcd82cba34844e9815f73ef4f440587Thu, 07 May 2015 01:46:13 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 GMTAlabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f987075de394eac9a3b0c6e2bf467ffMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageLegislationWeddingsState legislatureFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleLegislatureGovernment and politicsOccasionsState governmentsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f987075de394eac9a3b0c6e2bf467ffThu, 07 May 2015 02:01:30 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 GMTBrown lawns loom this summer in Californiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5624322f34843bd97e5b4f96fbd6095GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.By AMY TAXIN and FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleScienceSmall businessHome and gardenNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5624322f34843bd97e5b4f96fbd6095Thu, 07 May 2015 01:57:25 GMTLeBron's 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls 106-91 in Game 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/068f7b75423d4a4db4f365b99609f05aCLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago with a 106-91 victory over the Bulls in Game 2 on Wednesday night.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/068f7b75423d4a4db4f365b99609f05aThu, 07 May 2015 01:42:45 GMT