FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 22:56:32 -0700Small 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 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 GMTCardinals rally from 5 down to beat Cubs 10-9 LOUIS (AP) — Tony Cruz hit a tiebreaking two-run double to cap a four-run seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 10-9 on Monday night for their seventh straight win.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:04:19 GMTObama jokes about a future playing dominoes with Letterman 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 03:43:22 GMTClimber begin to return from Everest base camp, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineering officials says that climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp have started packing their climbing gear and are leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalancheBy BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageMountainsNatural disastersEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:09:16 GMTBrewers win in Counsell's debut, 4-3 over Dodgers (AP) — Craig Counsell capped his first day as a big league manager in the best way possible: with a victory.By JIM HOEHNsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:05:24 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 GMTAustralia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent (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.iBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 05:13:38 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon case: 1 man's mom speaks out p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuburbsCrimeTerrorismState governmentsLegal proceedingsIntelligence agenciesViolenceLaw and orderSocial affairsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSocial issuesTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaSomaliaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 04:07:37 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 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 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 GMTHunter backs Hughes with 3-run HR as Twins top A's 8-7 (AP) — Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 03:47:24 GMTRays' Odorizzi shuts down Red Sox; Hanley Ramirez hurt (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched seven strong innings, Joey Butler hit his first career homer and Tampa Bay's offense perked up a bit in the Rays' 5-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night.By KEN POWTAKsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 02:38:16 GMTRose, Gasol pace Bulls to 99-92 win over Cavs in Game 1 (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came in oozing with confidence, unafraid of LeBron James and convinced they could keep their playoff momentum rolling.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 03:15:17 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 GMTVenezuelan rum industry succeeding despite country's woes, Venezuela (AP) — Ever since he was a young man, one of Guillermo Matos' small pleasures has been a mid-month round of cocktails with friends.By JORGE RUEDAiFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleFinancial crisisEconomyBeveragesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial marketsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaracas, 05 May 2015 04:07:51 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 GMTCruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his major league-leading 14th home run and Felix Hernandez won his fifth straight decision to start the season, leading the Seattle Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Monday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 05 May 2015 05:14:02 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 GMTLEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 02:33:37 GMTSustainable food wins big for Dan Barber at Beard awards (AP) — An almost obsessive dedication to regional and seasonal foods has netted Dan Barber a first-ever culinary hat trick in the nation's top restaurant awards.By J.M. HIRSCHaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleRestaurantsChefsFood trendsCelebrityEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEntertainmentNew York CityChicagoIllinoisNew YorkBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 05 May 2015 03:34:29 GMTHewitt to skip French Open to focus on Wimbledon, Davis Cup (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will not play this month's French Open in what is likely to be his last year on tour.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 02:45:28 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 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 05:31:07 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 GMTAdelson denies Vegas executives had hand in Macau CEO firing VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson spent an entire day Monday denying that Las Vegas Sands officials had a hand in firing Steven Jacobs as Sands China Ltd. president in July 2010. He also denied any knowledge of an "exorcism strategy."By KEN RITTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLas VegasChinaNevadaMacauUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 02:33:36 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 GMTAustralian stocks rise as investors await central bank KONG (AP) — Australian stocks rose Tuesday as investors anticipated an interest rate cut by the country's central bank while trading elsewhere in the region was mixed as two major markets were closed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsStock marketsHong KongAustraliaEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 05 May 2015 03:16:25 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 on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 May 2015 03:37:02 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 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 GMTPacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsDopingAthlete injuriesDoping regulationsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsAthlete healthNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 03:34:52 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 GMTAccused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack (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 03:20:10 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 GMTFamily: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning Delaware teenagers sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying are still in critical condition more than six weeks later, their family said Monday.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsHealthLeisure travelTravelLifestyleCaribbeanWilmingtonPhiladelphiaDelawareLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 05 May 2015 02:57:53 GMTChef at Santa Monica whale sushi restaurant sentenced ANGELES (AP) — A chef who worked at a Santa Monica restaurant that illegally served whale meat has been sentenced.aGeneral newsWhalesAnimalsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 04:08:31 GMTStrong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPapua New GuineaAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 02:53:31 GMTCoca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014, Venezuela (AP) — Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsColombiaVenezuelaPeruUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 May 2015 03:30:18 GMTCraig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after poor start (AP) — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager.By RICH ROVITOsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMLB PlayoffsSports businessMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsMilwaukeeFloridaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 03:08:13 GMT2015 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners (AP) — The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are:By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleChefsRestaurantsPhilanthropic foundationsCelebrityPhilanthropySocial affairsBooks and literatureEntertainmentCookingNew York CityChicagoIllinoisTennesseeSan FranciscoCaliforniaBaltimoreNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 05 May 2015 02:46:28 GMTConservative Nebraska looks at abolishing death penalty, Neb. (AP) — There's not a lot of sympathy for the 11 men on death row in Nebraska, but spurred by frustration about the growing difficulty and cost of carrying out executions, lawmakers are considering eliminating the death penalty.By GRANT SCHULTEaGovernment and politicsDeath penalty controversyCrimeState governmentsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeGeneral newsLegislationNebraskaSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 05 May 2015 02:27:42 GMTHoltby's shutout, Beagle's goal lift Caps over Rangers 1-0 (AP) — Braden Holtby stood in a corner of the Washington Capitals' locker room, his arms folded across his chest, his voice low and monotone, his demeanor as steady and calm as when he was protecting the net.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 05 May 2015 03:33:22 GMT