FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 15:21:30 -0700IndyCar drivers calmer after Long Beach tempers WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Kanaan got a text of apology from Ryan Hunter-Reay and is ready to move forward, just like most of the IndyCar drivers after a wild weekend in Long Beach.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:14:34 GMTObama, Biden announce $600M for job grants, Pa. (AP) — Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help people land good-paying jobs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsHiring and recruitmentGovernment programsLabor economyHigher educationEconomyLegislaturePersonnelBusinessProfessional servicesIndustriesEducationSocial affairsUnited StatesPennsylvaniaPittsburghNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:47:51 GMTHolder urges use of overdose-reversal drug (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 16 Apr 2014 22:05:48 GMTOfficial: 6 subpoenas in NY stock trade probe, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation says the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages.MICHAEL VIRTANENfBusinessSubpoenasLaw and orderGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:54:30 GMTJohn Edwards returns to court practicing law, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case.aGeneral newsGreenvilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:52:18 GMTBucks owner Herb Kohl reaches deal to sell team (AP) — Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsSports facility constructionSports team ownership changesMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessFinancial servicesMilwaukeeWisconsinNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:14:17 GMTVolunteers work to save famed Negro League stadium, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in existence where Negro League games were played.SAMANTHA HENRYaGeneral newsSportsVolunteerismSocial affairsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:13:48 GMTNATO ups military presence amid Russian threat (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJUERGEN BAETZiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsRussiaUkraineBaltic SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 22:17:41 GMTApology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsGenocidesDiplomacyRwandan GenocideInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseRwandaSouth SudanEast AfricaCentral African RepublicMiddle EastWest AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaCentral Africa, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:49 GMTCalifornia delays decision on protecting gray wolf, Calif. (AP) — Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceAnimalsWolvesEnvironmental concernsWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementMammalsEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:28 GMTPortland plans reservoir flush after teen cited, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.aGeneral newsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:21:39 GMTUS stocks close higher for third day in a row drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyInformation technologyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:18:22 GMTFreight train industry to miss safety deadline (AP) — The freight railroad industry says only one-fifth of its track will be equipped with mandatory safety technology to prevent most collisions and derailments by the deadline set by Congress.JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyTechnologyTransportationGeneral news, 16 Apr 2014 22:11:08 GMTRound 2: Court takes up Oklahoma gay-marriage case CITY (AP) — Lawyers for a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage and the clerk who refused to grant them a license head to a federal appeals court Thursday with the rare opportunity to build on arguments the judges heard in a similar case just a week earlier.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageNational courtsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsLifestyleOklahomaUnited StatesTulsaUtahNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:28:30 GMTCuba publishes text of foreign investment law (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island, but provides less advantage for projects that are 100 percent foreign-financed.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGovernment and politicsBusinessGeneral newsEconomyPersonal investingPersonal financeCubaHavanaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 22:07:32 GMTCantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislaturePolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:13:03 GMTPeralta helps Brewers beat Cards 5-1 and stop skid (AP) — Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke realizes one victory doesn't necessarily end the St. Louis Cardinals' recent dominance over the Brewers.JIM HOEHNsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:09:23 GMTArkansas voter ID law challenged in court by ACLU ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A civil liberties group filed suit Wednesday to block a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls before it is enforced for the first time statewide in the primary election next month.ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsVotingState electionsPrimary electionsLocal electionsGun politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:11:11 GMT'Paul Robeson' playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the play "Paul Robeson" that starred James Earl Jones on Broadway in 1978, has died in Los Angeles. He was 83.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentObituariesCelebrityPerforming artsEntertainment, 16 Apr 2014 21:57:44 GMTManning holds on to heartache of Super Bowl (AP) — Broncos fans may want to move on from Denver's Super Bowl debacle. Not Peyton Manning. He's holding on to the heartache to stoke his competitive fire.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballFootballEventsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:14:26 GMTDid a German shepherd get called to jury duty?, N.J. (AP) — Could this prospective juror take a bite out of crime?aGeneral newsOdditiesDogsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsBridgetonNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:58:37 GMTUS judge overturns 6-week abortion ban, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsNational courtsAbortionState governmentsWomen's healthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryHealthLegislationLegislatureNorth DakotaUnited StatesBismarckFargoNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:00:06 GMTAmEx posts higher 1Q profit as spending picks up YORK (AP) — American Express says its net income climbed 12 percent in the first quarter, helped by higher spending by its cardholders even as cold winter weather gripped much of the country.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 16 Apr 2014 20:48:10 GMTWintry weather postpones Jays-Twins; twinbill set (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins were given an unexpected day off because of the weather.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsBaseballWinter weatherProfessional baseballMen's sportsWeatherGeneral newsMinnesotaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 16 Apr 2014 21:47:30 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared closed higher for the third day in a row on Wednesday as investors welcomed a crop of solid company earnings and encouraging economic news from China and the U.S. The major stock indexes hit their highest level since April 9. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines posted some of the biggest gains. For every stock that declined, nearly four rose.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 16 Apr 2014 21:31:29 GMTTanaka cools Cubs' bats in Yankees' 3-0 win YORK (AP) — Cold, shorter rest, a bigger ball. No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:52:34 GMTHot models at this year's New York Auto Show YORK (AP) — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile designAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:48:30 GMT2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote (AP) — Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahead of a vote by workers at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tenn., that rejected a bid to be represented by the United Auto Workers union.TOM RAUMfBusinessState governmentsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesProduction facilitiesPolitical partiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsPolitical organizationsChattanoogaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:04:52 GMTSeeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 16 Apr 2014 21:33:09 GMTAppeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.LARRY O'DELLaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsNational courtsGovernment surveillanceCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:42:02 GMTFarmer ships Vidalia onions ahead of start date, Ga. (AP) — A major grower of Georgia's famous Vidalia onions said Wednesday he had begun shipping his crop early to supermarkets in defiance of the state agriculture commissioner, who has warned that a new regulation prohibits farmers from sending onions to market before Monday.RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsAgricultureIndustriesGeorgiaSavannahAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:57:49 GMTGerman media boss says he's scared of Google (AP) — The head of Germany's biggest media company says he is afraid of Google and wants the company to become more transparent.iBusinessGeneral newsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 21:43:04 GMTLost sea lion in California found mile from water, Calif. (AP) — Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsSea lionsLionsWater environmentMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMercedCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:06:46 GMTDominican Republic installs beach despite drought DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic is being criticized for building a temporary artificial beach amid a drought.iGeneral newsDominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 20:56:30 GMTUS readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.JULIE PACEROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineRussiaKievUnited StatesGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 16 Apr 2014 21:43:52 GMTFerry sinks off South Korea; 6 dead, 290 missing, South Korea (AP) — Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 20:44:18 GMTPortland officer wounded, dog killed in shootout, Ore. (AP) — A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded.aGeneral newsDogsTheftCrimeViolent crimeMammalsAnimalsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:47:47 GMTIBM posts lower 1Q earnings amid hardware slump YORK (AP) — IBM's first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street's expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, one that was exasperated by weaker demand in China and emerging markets.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 22:00:39 GMTJets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson YORK (AP) — Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson found a new job pretty quickly, too.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballTennesseeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:19:26 GMTMexico probes death of pregnant woman at clinic CITY (AP) — Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 21:41:03 GMTCapital One Financial's profit edges up, Va. (AP) — Capital One Financial Corp. says its first-quarter profit edged up, even as income it receives from lending slipped.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:26:58 GMTAtlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017 (AP) — Major League Soccer announced its newest franchise Wednesday, unveiling an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:17:33 GMTGap outlines growth plans for China YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to more than triple sales in China in three years as it seeks to grab a bigger piece of the overall $1.4 trillion global clothing market.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 21:17:17 GMTStudy: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling YORK (AP) — In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.MIKE STOBBEaHealthMedical researchDiabetesHeart attackObesityDiseases and conditionsHeart healthCardiovascular diseaseUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:28:24 GMTMellencamp unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker, Wis. (AP) — Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.SCOTT BAUEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsMusicEntertainmentState electionsElectionsCampaignsState governmentsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:14:15 GMTExperts say video doesn't show Earhart wreckage, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft-0preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific shows no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.BEN NEARYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 16 Apr 2014 22:08:51 GMTSales of homes for more than $10 million increase HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich (GREN'-ich) leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENaBusinessGeneral newsHome sellingResidential real estateLifestyleConnecticutGreenwichUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 22:06:44 GMTSacramento mayor to lead national mayoral group, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that will allow the former NBA All-Star to raise his national political profile.FENIT NIRAPPILaNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsSacramentoMesaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 16 Apr 2014 21:51:20 GMTReynolds brings back Susan Cameron as CEO, N.C. (AP) — Reynolds American has elected board member and former leader Susan Cameron as president and CEO of the tobacco company.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:49:46 GMTMinnesota State players refuse to practice (AP) — Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCoachingFootballCollege sportsMankatoMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 21:52:36 GMT