FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 19:41:22 -0700Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in Denton, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsLegislatureState governmentsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureDentonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:25:04 GMTThe Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislationProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:04:56 GMTGroup that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."By BETSY BLANEYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsViolent crimeCrimeWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:03:37 GMTDead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsDolphinsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:43:34 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigation, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:39:32 GMTHernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3 (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:57:03 GMTNational Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home and trying to intimidate his children so they wouldn't discuss the allegations against him was convicted on Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderMarysvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:35:26 GMTMoss leads Indians past Reds, 7-3 (AP) — Brandon Moss homered and drove in three runs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:25:23 GMTLongoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:32:37 GMTMexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 02:24:53 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade bill (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeLegislationEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:04:33 GMTHundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King VEGAS (AP) — Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:53:27 GMTColombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail, Colombia (AP) — A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal.By LIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsCrimeInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyColombiaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:41:43 GMTCole outduels Syndergaard, Pirates top Mets 4-1 (AP) — Gerrit Cole struck out 10 over 8 1-3 dominant innings to outduel New York Mets rookie Noah Syndergaard and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-1 win Friday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:41:41 GMTOfficials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol faulted a semi-truck driver Friday for a fiery head-on collision with a bus that killed 10, but officials said they still don't know why his big rig veered across an interstate median and into oncoming traffic, killing five high school students on their way to visit a college and a couple who had just gotten engaged.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:06:50 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsLegal proceedingsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:16:57 GMTWoman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:01:43 GMTCalifornia farmers strike a deal to cut water use, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoStocktonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:42:27 GMTMan released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan (AP) — A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.aGeneral newsObituariesCubaKazakhstanUnited StatesYemenCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 May 2015 00:34:56 GMTSenate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.wBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureEconomyLegislationEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:23:40 GMTGiant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course, Mo. (AP) — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.aGeneral newsSportsCavesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMissouriBransonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:19:14 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaYangonIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:56:44 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harvey look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 23 May 2015 01:26:25 GMTTom Lehman starts fast, takes Senior PGA Championship lead LICK, Ind. (AP) — Tom Lehman started the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on the 10th tee Friday afternoon. He might as well have started it on a launch pad.By PHIL RICHARDSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPGA ChampionshipsEvents, 23 May 2015 00:22:07 GMTWhat happens to collection of phone records if law expires? (AP) — The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:16:06 GMTSenate roll call vote on trade 62-37 roll call Friday by which the Senate passed a measure to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:19:54 GMTHawks' DeMarre Carroll starts vs. Cavaliers in Game 2 (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:24:11 GMTFormer CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says a wrongful termination lawsuit the former CEO of Sands China Ltd. filed against the Macau-based company and Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson can proceed in Nevada.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderLas VegasChinaNevadaMacauUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 00:53:51 GMTVA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.By DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDenverColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:01:36 GMTNaked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.aGeneral newsOdditiesSearch and rescue effortsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:01:32 GMTHawks' Carroll starting vs. Cavaliers in Game 2 (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:14:34 GMTJ.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:10:23 GMTUS rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsNuclear proliferationWeapons of mass destructionInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical issuesIsraelEgyptMiddle EastUnited StatesRussiaIranNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 01:33:33 GMTNavy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway DIEGO (AP) — A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:30:05 GMTRays' minor league team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' promotion YORK (AP) — What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night.By BEN WALKERsSportsSports marketingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessNew York CityNew YorkTampaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 23 May 2015 00:41:30 GMTGovernment hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsScienceBirdsAnimalsFishSalmonWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:10:21 GMTHarper, Scherzer carry Nationals to 2-1 win over Phillies (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:10:32 GMTCurrency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 02:12:55 GMTMother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane (AP) — A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenViolent crimeAnchorageHonoluluAlaskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHawaii, 23 May 2015 01:43:42 GMT2 dead in grenade explosion in Burundi market, Burundi (AP) — Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 01:05:16 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtah, 23 May 2015 00:56:45 GMTCartel surveillance cameras found in Mexican border city VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas used at least 39 surveillance cameras to monitor the comings and goings of authorities in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas, Mexican officials said Friday.By ALFREDO PENAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoVictoriaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited States, 23 May 2015 00:11:37 GMTIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismKidnappingTribal governmentsInternational relationsPolitical issuesCrimeSyriaIraqIranDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:36:40 GMTColumn: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsEvents, 23 May 2015 01:10:08 GMTBraun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves (AP) — Ryan Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits, and the Brewers beat the Braves 11-0 on Friday night.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:37:24 GMTChoppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:29:16 GMTSenators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC (AP) — Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment surveillancePrimary electionsPolitical partiesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeLegislationMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesElectionsPolitical organizationsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesMemphisNorth AmericaTennessee, 23 May 2015 02:11:07 GMTSenate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama. (AP) — Senate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislation, 23 May 2015 01:22:06 GMTDolphin, 3 pelicans found dead in California oil spill ANGELES (AP) — A dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast, officials said Friday.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsDolphinsBirdsTyphoon Dolphin 2015Energy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsMammalsEventsTyphoonsTropical cyclonesNatural disastersStormsWeatherCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:57:47 GMTNaked Florida man rescued after getting stuck on drawbridge LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.aGeneral newsOdditiesSearch and rescue effortsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:11:45 GMT