FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 13:56:45 -0700Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in US (AP) — Big businesses are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiBusinessGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsPolitical action committeesSpecial interest groupsEventsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 19:16:40 GMTDonovan says goodbye, Florida moves on with coaching search, Fla. (AP) — Florida's search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks — really months— ago.By MARK LONGsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballCoachingBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsProfessional basketballGainesvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:57:59 GMTLawyer wants Ohio terror plot suspect to review tapes alone (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol building asked a federal judge Monday to allow the defendant to have privately review video and audio files in the case against him.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeNational courtsWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCincinnatiUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:31:37 GMTState: No evidence of conflict in Clinton Foundation gifts (AP) — The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.By MATTHEW LEE and LISA LERERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:20:09 GMTBaltimore police: No shots fired, no one wounded when man arrested on handgun charge (AP) — Baltimore police: No shots fired, no one wounded when man arrested on handgun charge.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:55:35 GMTBurundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces, Burundi (AP) — At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.By JEROME DELAY and RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 19:13:20 GMTSupreme Court rejects inmate's appeal for sex-change surgery (AP) — A nearly two-decade legal fight by a convicted murderer in Massachusetts to get taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery ended in failure Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected her final appeal.By MARK PRATTaLifestyleGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentNational courtsGender issuesHealthSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:42:23 GMTNorth America's tallest peak opens for climbers, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of climbers are expected to attempt to summit North America's tallest peak this season, which has begun.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNational parksMountainsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelAlaskaFairbanksNorth AmericaUnited States, 04 May 2015 19:58:06 GMTPolice: Georgia sheriff shot woman, would not give statement (AP) — Sheriff Victor Hill has been a lightning rod for controversy since he fired 27 deputies on his first day in office a decade ago and then used a military tank on drug raids in suburban Atlanta's Clayton County.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeorgiaAtlantaJonesboroUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:54:31 GMTBaltimore Police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody.aGeneral newsRiotsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:45:03 GMTOrange-haired shooter turned heads at Colorado gun range, Colo. (AP) — A man with fiery orange hair was such an odd sight when he showed up at a gun range in the summer of 2012 that two volunteer supervisors went to talk to him, one of the volunteers testified Monday at the trial of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes.By SADIE GURMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:35:08 GMTObama launches foundation to help minority young men YORK (AP) — Acting in the aftermath of Baltimore's unrest, President Barack Obama helped launch a foundation Monday to take up his campaign to help minority young men by improving education, training and job placement in poor communities across the country.By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolitical fundraisingEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 04 May 2015 19:18:16 GMTID of Arizona girl who died after swing set breaks released, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of a girl who was killed and another injured in Gilbert after a backyard swing set broke apart.aGeneral newsAccidents and disastersArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:42:59 GMTSeattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet (AP) — The Port of Seattle can't host Royal Dutch Shell's offshore Arctic oil-drilling fleet unless it gets a new land-use permit, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Monday.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:01:27 GMTNY woman who ran cancer scam gets prison after failing rehab, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York woman who scammed people for donations for phony cancer treatments to feed a heroin habit is headed to prison.aGeneral newsHealthCrimeCancerLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDiseases and conditionsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:37:32 GMTFerguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical resignationsPoliceEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:24:56 GMTJean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party (AP) — French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationNazismSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 19:19:58 GMTLawyer says Joni Mitchell may be released from hospital soon ANGELES (AP) — Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityJudicial appointments and nominationsGrammy AwardsLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsEventsAward showsMusic awardsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:26:52 GMTEgypt's deposed autocrat Mubarak turns 87, waves to fans (AP) — Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak celebrated his 87th birthday Monday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of the military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 18:33:21 GMTUN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day NATIONS (AP) — U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWorld War IIGovernment and politicsEventsMoscowUkraineCrimeaNorth KoreaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 19:08:27 GMTUS stocks gain, pushing market back to record levels YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained Monday, pushing the market to record levels, as investors assessed corporate earnings. Stocks also got a lift from a report that showed factory orders rose in March for the first time since last summer.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:53:20 GMTProtests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationProtests and demonstrationsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesPolitical and civil unrestReligious issuesReligionViolent crimeLocal governmentsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderIsraelTel AvivAfricaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 19:03:51 GMTRiviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGamblingRecreation and leisureAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:51:10 GMTCraig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 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 transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeSt. LouisFloridaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 04 May 2015 19:13:05 GMTAP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsFIFA World Cup2022 FIFA World CupGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsContracts and ordersCorporate newsGovernment business and financeEventsImmigrationMen's soccerMen's sportsSportsSoccerInternational soccerQatarDohaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 19:01:44 GMTRio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsSportsAthlete healthOlympic gamesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSummer Olympic gamesEventsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 04 May 2015 19:56:45 GMTFeds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests, Ariz. (AP) — The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.By FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationForestsNatural resource managementOwlsTreesBotanyNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBirdsAnimalsPlantsBiologyScienceMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessArizonaFlagstaffUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:44:13 GMTRussia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal (AP) — Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 18:53:32 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeQueensBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:40:37 GMTObama helps launch foundation to help minority young men YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping to launch a foundation that will assist minority young men by improving education, training and job placement. The effort comes a week after unrest erupted in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody.By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral news, 04 May 2015 18:53:29 GMTCanada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate (AP) — Canada's government said Monday it is seeking an emergency stay of a Canadian judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar crimesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderWar and unrestCanadaCubaUnited StatesTorontoNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanOntario, 04 May 2015 18:31:31 GMTObama: Powerlessness has fueled protests following deaths YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama says a sense of powerlessness and unfairness among young minorities has helped fuel the protests the nation has seen in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPolitical fundraisingEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 04 May 2015 19:38:30 GMTAirstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire, Yemen (AP) — Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be contributing troops to back the Saudi-led coalition.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceCease firesGovernment and politicsForeign aidInternational relationsYemenSaudi ArabiaSenegalSanaaMiddle EastWest AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 19:29:09 GMTCartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation's top civil rights groups lists her in its "extremist files."By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsIslamHuman rights and civil libertiesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesReligious issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:46:55 GMTInternment art to be displayed at California museum FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:11:29 GMTPolice look into video that ACLU calls racial profiling SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A video taken by a Colorado Springs man during a March traffic stop has gotten more than 30,000 views on YouTube and has become the subject of a Colorado Springs Police Department investigation.By DONNA BRYSONaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityColorado SpringsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:58:30 GMTColorado lawmakers OK bill making schools liable for safety (AP) — Legislation to make Colorado public schools legally liable for student safety awaits the governor's signature.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrimeLegislatureViolenceColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:51:08 GMTWoman seeking man she kissed at marathon hears from his wife (AP) — A Tennessee woman searching for the handsome stranger she kissed while running the Boston Marathon says she finally heard back — from the mystery man's wife.aGeneral newsOdditiesSportsWomen's track and fieldMarathonsBoston MarathonTrack and fieldWomen's sportsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:37:08 GMTAirlines bring in more money from bag, reservations fees airlines are earning billions, and they're collecting more in fees on checked bags and reservation changes.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 04 May 2015 19:03:00 GMTCollin Binkley joining AP as reporter in Boston (AP) — Collin Binkley, an award-winning reporter who has been recognized for his aggressive use of public records to hold institutions accountable, is joining the Boston bureau of The Associated Press.aGeneral newsNewspapersJournalismJournalistsHigher educationNews mediaMediaEducationSocial affairsBostonOhioMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:54:57 GMTIsraeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition (AP) — Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsInternational relationsNationalismJudaismReligionSocial affairsElectionsIsraelMiddle East, 04 May 2015 18:25:13 GMTFamily: Teens still critical 6 weeks after resort poisoning Delaware teenagers are still in critical condition more than six weeks after they were sickened by a banned pesticide that was sprayed at the Caribbean resort where they were staying, their family said Monday.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsHealthLeisure travelTravelLifestyleCaribbeanWilmingtonPhiladelphiaDelawareLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 04 May 2015 18:40:54 GMTFormer CIA leader defends drone strikes, torture (AP) — President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareIntelligence agenciesEmbassiesTerrorismDiplomacyGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseInternational relationsNational securityUnited StatesYemenMiddle EastNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:55:09 GMTSupreme Court will hear appeal over energy regulation (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a regulation that offers financial incentives to factories, retailers and other large electricity users to reduce their power consumption.By SAM HANANELwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryUtilitiesGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 04 May 2015 19:58:05 GMTBerlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure (AP) — Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms (850 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.iBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 18:35:52 GMTSenegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen, Senegal (AP) — Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday.By BABACAR DIONEiGeneral newsIslamInternational relationsReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSenegalSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenWest AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 19:10:46 GMTBaltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:57:27 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, 04 May 2015 18:26:08 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Baltimore police: Man arrested on gun charge near scene of recent rioting, but no shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeRiotsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 19:42:22 GMTMcDonald's challenge: Make it simpler, but add choices YORK (AP) — McDonald's wants to simplify, simplify, simplify — but also add a bunch of choices for customers to avoid growing stale.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 18:39:48 GMT