FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 10:02:23 -0700Maria Sharapova advances to 3rd round of Madrid Open (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by beating Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 6-1, 6-2 on Tuesday.sSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridCzech RepublicWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 05 May 2015 16:44:04 GMTCorrection: Earns-NuVasive story DIEGO (AP) — In a story May 4 about NuVasive's first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company expects revenue for the year of $180 million. The company expects full-year revenue of $810 million.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:08:22 GMTTrial of man charged in Jamaican lottery scam winds down, N.D. (AP) — A federal jury in North Dakota is deciding the fate of a man accused in a Jamaican lottery scam that authorities say cost victims around the country millions of dollars.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBismarckUnited StatesNorth DakotaNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:03:38 GMT'Avengers' + 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney ANGELES (AP) — The pump is primed at Disney to reap the benefits of a big year at the movies.By RYAN NAKASHIMAhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 05 May 2015 16:38:55 GMTClosing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial (AP) — Attorneys are giving closing arguments in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:07:05 GMTTwo decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia, Somalia (AP) — Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history.By BRADLEY KLAPPER and ANDREW HARNIKiGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismInternational relationsGeneral newsSomaliaAfricaMogadishuKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:06:33 GMTReport: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits (AP) — The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsStudent financesEducationPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonal financeSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:43:21 GMTHSBC first quarter pretax profits up 4 percent (AP) — HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, said Tuesday that pretax profits were up 4 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, even as it beat back increasing regulatory costs.By DANICA KIRKAfBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 16:15:30 GMTMissouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsState legislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislatureState governmentsLegislationMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:09:41 GMTPanera CEO on push to banish artificial ingredients YORK (AP) — Panera Bread is the latest company to tout the removal of artificial ingredients, adding fuel to the debate over whether that improves food quality or is just a marketing tool.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 05 May 2015 17:02:08 GMTEnergy-producing states blast Obama climate change plan (AP) — Attorneys general from two energy-producing states say the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change would cause job losses and lead to higher electricity prices.By MATTHEW DALYwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAir qualityClimateIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:08:55 GMTYemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.By AYA BATRAWY and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsTribal governmentsSaudi ArabiaYemenRiyadhMiddle East, 05 May 2015 16:43:57 GMTDolan hires Isiah Thomas again, this time to run Liberty Square Garden Chairman James Dolan has rehired Isiah Thomas — this time to run the WNBA's New York Liberty.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballBasketballWomen's sportsProfessional basketballNBA basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:40:42 GMTObama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated a respected, combat hardened commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to lead the military during a key period of transition.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsArmed forcesLegislatureMilitary and defenseCabinetsUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 16:29:49 GMTTheater victim feared she and her husband wouldn't survive, Colo. (AP) — A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre testified Tuesday that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn't survive.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:46:57 GMTJudge orders evaluations of Slender Man stabbing suspects, Wis. (AP) — A judge has decided that two girls accused in the stabbing of a classmate to please the horror character Slender Man should be evaluated by the Waukesha County's Department of Health and Human Services.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeViolent crimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:44:42 GMT5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece's crisis, Greece (AP) — The sculpture shows a shabbily-dressed man slipping off what appears to be a graph, an economic index perhaps, that is crumbling under his feet. His mouth is distended in something less than a scream, more than a cry.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment payRecessions and depressionsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment policyGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 16:44:12 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon case: Islamists hold service a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 16:39:52 GMTTainted synthetic marijuana sickens users in Connecticut, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say they are investigating a batch of tainted synthetic marijuana that sickened about a dozen people, sending several to the hospital.aGeneral newsHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:30:05 GMTFamily of woman dropped on head by ambulance crew gets $1.5M, Mass. (AP) — The family of a woman who suffered a brain hemorrhage and died days after an ambulance crew dropped her on her head has been awarded $1.5 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:10:45 GMTChallenged by 'Going Clear,' another test awaits Tom Cruise YORK (AP) — When Janeane Garofalo asked Brad Bird, the director of "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol," about Tom Cruise at a recent Tribeca Film Festival event, she peppered Bird with allusions to the Scientology documentary "Going Clear." Bird called it "a very inside reference," but Garofalo quickly disagreed.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesCelebrityScientologyReligionSocial affairs, 05 May 2015 16:24:50 GMTFive paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany (AP) — Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.By MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPaintingVisual artsArts and entertainmentGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:03:50 GMTOhio man on lam since 1959 caught by US marshals in Florida, Fla. (AP) — A convicted killer who escaped from an Ohio prison farm in 1959, was briefly in custody in West Virginia in 1975 and then disappeared for decades has been tracked down in Florida, where he'd been living under an assumed name, authorities said Tuesday.By KANTELE FRANKO and MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsCrimePrison breaksViolent crimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesColumbusFloridaClevelandMelbourneWest VirginiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:05:14 GMTCanada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLaw and orderCanadaAlbertaOttawaCubaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 16:45:01 GMTJury in 1979 missing boy Etan Patz case is deadlocked again YORK (AP) — The jury deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 says it is deadlocked — for a second time.aGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:37:27 GMTAt Milan Expo 2015, it's still an analog world, after all (AP) — At Milan Expo 2015, it's still an analog world, after all.By COLLEEN BARRYtTravelLifestyleExpo 2015 Milan ItalyRestaurantsGourmet foodEventsFood and drinkLeisure travelGovernment and politicsMilanItalyKuwaitWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 05 May 2015 16:25:07 GMTTeam behind Tony Awards to produce Kennedy Center Honors (AP) — A producing team that has created the Tony Awards show for the past 12 years has been selected to produce the "Kennedy Center Honors," marking a new direction for the CBS broadcast for the first time in 38 years.By BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentAward showsTony AwardsEventsPerforming arts, 05 May 2015 16:31:31 GMTArmed groups in C. African Republic agree to free children, Central Africa Republic (AP) — Armed groups in Central African Republic have agreed to release any children they are holding and not to recruit child soldiers, the United Nations Children's Agency said Tuesday.By HIPPOLYTE MARBOUAiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCentral AfricaAfricaCentral African RepublicBangui, 05 May 2015 17:05:33 GMTUS stocks drift lower after 2-day run; oil price jumps YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market sank Tuesday, taking a break after a two-day run. Chevron and other oil giants rose as crude oil climbed above $60 a barrel for the first time this year.By MATTHEW CRAFTaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsUnited StatesEuropeEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 05 May 2015 16:14:47 GMTDiplomats: Iran nuke talks to resume next week in Vienna (AP) — Diplomats say that the next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers will take place next week in Vienna.By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsViennaIranAustriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 05 May 2015 16:15:28 GMT5 historic paintings missing since WWII returning to Germany (AP) — Five historic paintings missing since World War II are being returned to collections in Germany at the behest of the heirs of their American acquirers.By MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:08:53 GMTSleepless nights for Woods over Vonn split, father's death VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because of his personal life.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolf, 05 May 2015 16:55:28 GMTFoxx says anthem performance was not 'a sin against America' ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx is defending his national anthem performance at the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight against online criticism.eArts and entertainmentSportsCelebrityEntertainment, 05 May 2015 17:05:23 GMTHuckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid, Ark. (AP) — The other man from Hope is running for president again.By BILL BARROW and ANDREW DeMILLOpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesHopeMiddle EastNorth AmericaArkansas, 05 May 2015 16:37:27 GMTTips for visiting Milan Expo, from dining to weather (AP) — The theme of this year's Milan Expo 2015 world's fair is food, and global fare is a big draw. Many of Expo's foreign visitors will be looking to sample Italian food and wine, which will be complemented by street food and cuisine from around the globe.By COLLEEN BARRYtTravelLifestyleExpo 2015 Milan ItalyRestaurantsWeatherAccommodationsEventsFood and drinkConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGeneral newsLeisure travelMilanItalyBrazilWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 16:24:34 GMTGoogling on mobile devices surpasses PCs in US for 1st time FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.htBusinessTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:31:24 GMTGreece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress (AP) — With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and in the 19-nation eurozone.By RAF CASERT and ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGreeceEuropeWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 16:16:59 GMTJudge tells deadlocked jury in Etan Patz case to keep going YORK (AP) — Jurors deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 says they're deadlocked — for a second time. But a judge is telling them to keep trying for a verdict.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:43:49 GMTWhere They Stand: Mike Huckabee on issues of 2016 campaign (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is opening his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. A look at where he stands on some issues:By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGays and lesbiansBorder securityPolitical partiesMilitary and defenseMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimatePolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesArkansasMiddle EastNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:40:38 GMTLos Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employees ANGELES (AP) — The city of Los Angeles is suing Wells Fargo Bank, alleging that employees driven by strict sales pressure opened unauthorized accounts for customers that charged them fees and damaged their credit.aBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeSmall businessFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:28:48 GMTInsurer Aetna to stop most coverage of hysterectomy approach, Conn. (AP) — The health insurer Aetna will end most coverage of a once-popular device used in laparoscopic hysterectomies that has drawn warnings from federal regulators over a risk for spreading cancer.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthWomen's healthSurgical proceduresUterine fibroidsDiagnosis and treatmentFinancial servicesIndustriesDiseases and conditions, 05 May 2015 16:59:36 GMTMan's secret cake ingredient for YouTube stunt? Gasoline, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man lit his kitchen table on fire by adding lighter fluid and gasoline to a birthday cake recipe so he could post a video of the fiery result on YouTube.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:42:53 GMTFerguson mulls replacing mid-street shrine to Michael Brown, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, are considering removing or replacing a makeshift shrine to Michael Brown that has lined the middle of the street where he was killed since last summer.By JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriEventsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:01:19 GMTFrance expects billions in deals with Saudi Arabia (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says the country is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals worth tens of billions of euros (dollars).iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceSaudi ArabiaRiyadhWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 05 May 2015 16:34:59 GMTEllen Albertini Dow, 'Wedding Singer' rapper, dies at 101 ANGELES (AP) — Ellen Albertini Dow, a feisty character actress best known for her salty rendition of "Rapper's Delight" in "The Wedding Singer," has died. She was 101.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesWeddingsOccasionsLifestyleMusic, 05 May 2015 17:02:33 GMTPolice: New Jersey man adds gasoline, lighter fluid to cake, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man lit his kitchen table on fire by trying to ignite a birthday cake that included lighter fluid and gasoline as ingredients.aGeneral newsOdditiesFiresAccidents and disastersNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:34:27 GMTIslamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, that was exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad — though it offered no evidence of a direct link to the attackers.By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeTexasMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:38:02 GMTAmong Hispanics, Puerto Ricans seem to have the worst health YORK (AP) — A new government report finds that among Hispanic groups in the United States, Puerto Ricans appear to have the worst health.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthHispanicsRace and ethnicityHealth statisticsSocial issuesSocial affairsDemographicsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 17:07:53 GMTLaw enforcement stance on pot starts to shift in Louisiana ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there is one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.By BRIAN SLODYSKOaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMedical marijuanaRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 16:45:18 GMTIraq sends troops to key refinery amid Islamic State clashes (AP) — Reinforcements were rushed to Iraq's key Beiji refinery amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 05 May 2015 16:25:58 GMT