FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Mar 2015 22:07:41 -0700New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:32:23 GMTGetzlaf scores in OT as Ducks rally past Bruins (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf scored 3:09 into overtime to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:33:28 GMTHamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Mar 2015 03:23:56 GMTSabres fans cheer as Gagner lifts Coyotes to 4-3 win in OT, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres defenseman Mike Weber struggled to gather his thoughts after watching his home fans cheer Arizona's game-winning goal in overtime.By NICK MENDOLAsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloArizonaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:48:28 GMTIlyasova scores 34 points, Bucks beat Pacers 111-107 (AP) — Struggling with early season injuries and the adjustment to a new coaching staff, Ersan Ilyasova hasn't quite been himself for the Milwaukee Bucks.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeIndianaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:56:57 GMTBomb hits police bus in southern Pakistan, wounding 10, Pakistan (AP) — Police and hospital officials say a roadside bomb has struck a bus carrying police officers in southern Pakistan, wounding at least 10 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationBombingsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:27:56 GMTAstros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsMLB World SeriesSports marketingProfessional baseballEventsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsMLB baseballFresnoSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:09:09 GMTFather bests son 2nd time this season with 82-70 win in WNIT another victory for fathers coaching against their sons.By TERESA M. WALKERsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsTennesseeLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth AmericaKentucky, 27 Mar 2015 02:58:43 GMTTrouble for Mercedes and Hamilton at Malaysian FP, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 27 Mar 2015 04:04:34 GMTYemen weighs on Asian shares, Japan gains on stimulus hopes (AP) — Asian shares were lackluster Friday as investors monitored violence in the Middle East but Japan's market rose after weak economic data boosted hopes for more central bank stimulus.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsCommodity marketsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsJapanMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaEast AsiaUnited StatesYemenIranAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:08:39 GMTFiling: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer (AP) — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.By ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMSaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeCrimes against childrenDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:43:04 GMTLabor, developers reach deal on proposed NFL stadium ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaLos AngelesSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:10 GMTMyanmar army commander pledges successful elections, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it "an important landmark for democracy implementation," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesElectionsGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsMilitary and defenseNaypyidawMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Mar 2015 05:08:26 GMTSenate pushes conservative budget toward approval (AP) — Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and repeal the health care law.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:19:42 GMTPanthers topple reeling Leafs 4-1 (AP) — Brandon Pirri scored twice and the Florida Panthers earned a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTorontoFloridaOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 27 Mar 2015 02:36:54 GMTGolf Capsules ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfGolfMen's golfWomen's sportsMen's sportsSan AntonioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:17:56 GMTMarleau, Niemi lead Sharks past Red Wings 6-4 (AP) — Patrick Marleau scored twice and Antti Niemi made 30 saves to help the San Jose Sharks top the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 on Thursday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:45:32 GMTToday in History is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaUnited StatesJapanParisNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaTennessee, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:39 GMTRangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider helped get the New York Rangers back to the playoffs.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioNew York CityOttawaNew YorkCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 27 Mar 2015 04:24:01 GMT'Downton Abbey' to end after its upcoming 6th season YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:10:47 GMTAmbrose says he couldn't "deliver" as lead Penske driver, Australia (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose says he asked to be temporarily replaced as a driver in Australia's V8 Supercars Series because he couldn't "deliver what's expected of me" as a lead driver at DJR Team Penske.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARAustraliaTasmaniaOceania, 27 Mar 2015 02:23:34 GMTUnsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsAthlete healthSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:03:31 GMTPavelec stops 39 shots to lead Jets past Canadiens, 5-2, Manitoba (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegMontrealManitobaCanadaNorth AmericaQuebec, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:18 GMTNevada coach Musselman gets 5-year, $2M deal; Pack will run, Nev. (AP) — The state Board of Regents approved a five-year contract worth $2 million Thursday for new Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman, a two-time former NBA coach who says he's already on the recruiting trail and is planning to run a high-octane offense.By SCOTT SONNERsSportsCoachingMen's sportsAthlete recruitingCollege sportsGovernment payMen's basketballCollege basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:04:15 GMTArizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals ANGELES (AP) — Just when Arizona appeared to be in serious trouble against underdog Xavier, T.J. McConnell sparked his Wildcats back to the brink of the Final Four.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:09:09 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72 ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.By BETH HARRISsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:53:01 GMTCritters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsMarine biologyLakesWeatherFishMoonsMicrobiologyGeneticsLimnologyEnvironmental scienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBiologyOceanographyPlanetsAstronomyAntarcticaLake Vostok, 27 Mar 2015 04:14:42 GMTKentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16 (AP) — Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsProfessional basketballKentuckyWest VirginiaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 27 Mar 2015 04:17:25 GMTNew York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:21:54 GMTRinne gets 40th win, Predators beat Lightning 3-2, Fla. (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:19:08 GMTSingapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.By JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:42:12 GMTMirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:17:00 GMTNotre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:04:39 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin hangs to beat North Carolina 79-72 ANGELES (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.By BETH HARRISsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:15:04 GMTAvalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks 4-1, British Columbia (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:42:44 GMTMexico march marks 6 months since 43 students disappeared CITY (AP) — Parents of 43 missing students marked the six-month anniversary of their disappearance with a march of a few thousand supporters Thursday, urging fellow Mexicans not to abandon them but drawing far smaller numbers than rallies last year.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsDrug-related crimeVotingViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsElectionsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 02:13:15 GMTChinese NGO considering legal action over police raid (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical activismNon-governmental organizationsInternational relationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:26 GMTThai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleForced laborGovernment and politicsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsLabor issuesThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:23:51 GMTSeoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational incidentsEspionageCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaPyongyangSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:49:42 GMTMartinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEvents, 27 Mar 2015 04:54:28 GMTNo murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:24:07 GMTSan Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:21:49 GMTCharley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsEventsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:48:45 GMTJury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraud, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money has been convicted of fraud.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderOaklandSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:29 GMTOil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.By JONATHAN FAHEYwBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:02:10 GMTCapitals coach laments 'poor' play in 3-2 OT win over Devils (AP) — Even if a win is a win is a win, especially for a team chasing a playoff berth, Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz gave a rather blunt and unflattering assessment of his team's performance in this particular victory.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockey, 27 Mar 2015 03:16:24 GMTSchool board: Disabled student can use faculty restroom, Pa. (AP) — A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationTeachingSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesSchool administrationPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:41:06 GMTDeputy police chief in California arrested on drug charges, Calif. (AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:43 GMTObama talks drug war with 'The Wire' creator David Simon (AP) — Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 27 Mar 2015 02:46:54 GMTPujols hits 3-run homer, Angels beat Cubs 8-4, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer and Jered Weaver struck out eight as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Thursday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 02:53:56 GMT