FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 09:50:28 -0700NY Senate leader says he is innocent of corruption charges YORK (AP) — New York's Senate leader says he is innocent of federal corruption charges.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical issuesState legislatureCrimeState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York CityManhattan, 04 May 2015 16:56:31 GMTUS stocks gain, pushing market back near record levels YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving slightly higher in midday trading, building on their gains from Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 04 May 2015 15:56:46 GMTCisco CEO Chambers to step down, Robbins named successor JOSE, Calif. (AP) — John Chambers plans to step down after more than 20 years as the CEO of Cisco Systems Inc.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:44 GMTDow Chemical to trim about 3 pct of global workforce Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.By The Associated PressfBusinessMaterials industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate news, 04 May 2015 16:54:43 GMTUS stocks gain, pushing market back near to record levels YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gained Monday, pushing the market close 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 marketsStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:24:55 GMTAccused undercover narcotics cop being cross-examined (AP) — A former drug officer on trial along with five colleagues is being cross-examined by federal prosecutors in a sweeping racketeering case.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:02:51 GMTLatest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent a.m.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTrafficLegal proceedingsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsState governmentsJudicial appointments and nominationsPolitical scandalsTransportationLaw and orderCabinetsJudiciaryPolitical issuesLocal electionsElectionsNew JerseyNewarkNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 15:58:40 GMTGM ignition switch death toll switches rises to 97 YORK (AP) — Families of at least 97 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensated by the automaker.fBusiness, 04 May 2015 16:25:53 GMTPolice: No explosives found in car used in Texas attack, Texas (AP) — Federal agents searched an apartment in Phoenix as part of an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.By JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeNational courtsIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesPhoenixNorth AmericaArizona, 04 May 2015 16:14:12 GMTUber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling (AP) — A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsBrusselsBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 16:22:17 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 15:53:20 GMTGeneral Motors will invest $174 million in Kansas plant CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors says it will invest $174 million in its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas.fBusinessProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:00:48 GMTBuffett again defends lending standards at Clayton Homes, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett again defended Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit Monday and praised some of his company's biggest investments.By JOSH FUNKfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:03:15 GMTFamily of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy who was fatally shot by police don't want a judge to delay their lawsuit against two officers while the criminal investigation is pending.aGeneral newsPoliceCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:59:12 GMTBerkeley's Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco.JANIE HARaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleSan FranciscoBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:53 GMTAP source: Goldberg died after collapsing in gym Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family says.By BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExerciseAccidents and disastersDiet and exerciseLifestyle, 04 May 2015 16:37:27 GMTWozniacki beats McHale to reach 3rd round of Madrid Open (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark powered past Christina McHale of the United States 7-5, 6-0 Monday to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsTennisSpainMadridAustraliaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeOceaniaNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:51:05 GMTThe Latest on Texas attack: White House says violence unjust a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeTerrorismIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestViolent crimeLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:20:03 GMTWarriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James, Calif. (AP) — Some called him too small. Others too fragile.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOaklandClevelandAkronCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeOhio, 04 May 2015 16:22:05 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack, Syria (AP) — Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics and supply facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAssassinationsBombingsTerrorismGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 04 May 2015 16:20:34 GMTPartnerRe rejects Exor's offer, says it will merge with Axis YORK (AP) — PartnerRe rejected an offer from Italian investment company Exor, saying it will go ahead with its combination with competitor Axis Capital.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsIndustrial products and services, 04 May 2015 16:53:25 GMTItalian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace explorationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessItalyFloridaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:40:53 GMTNYC harassment case against marathon bombers' sister dropped YORK (AP) — Accusations that the Boston Marathon bombers' sister threatened to bomb a perceived romantic rival can't be proved, prosecutors said Monday as they dropped a harassment case against her.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsBombingsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:37:11 GMTStudy: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year (AP) — The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.BY SETH BORENSTEINwScienceEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmental scienceEnergy industryHigher educationAtmospheric scienceEnergy and the environmentClimateProduction facilitiesEnvironmental healthAir qualityEnvironmental concernsMedical researchEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsEarth scienceCorporate newsPublic healthHealthUtilities, 04 May 2015 16:15:20 GMTDiscussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners, Iran (AP) — Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesIranMiddle East, 04 May 2015 16:46:04 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson launch presidential bids (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson jumped into the race for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, both longshots who nevertheless have the potential to attract a more diverse group of supporters to the party.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionHealthTV newsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 16:21:40 GMTCounsell replaces Roenicke with Brewers after 7-18 start (AP) — Former Milwaukee infielder Craig Counsell was hired Monday to manage the Brewers, about 12 hours after the team fired Ron Roenicke.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeSt. LouisWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 04 May 2015 16:30:51 GMTThe Latest on Texas attack: FBI searches 2nd Phoenix vehicle a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesTerrorismLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:52:00 GMTBruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 'Kardashians' specials YORK (AP) — If you didn't hear enough about Bruce Jenner's gender transition during his recent interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 04 May 2015 16:37:24 GMTThe Latest on Texas attack: Police say officer saved lives a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:06:39 GMTFBI releases corruption probe files into late Boston mayor (AP) — The FBI has released documents related to a corruption investigation into late Boston Mayor Thomas Menino that ultimately proved unfounded.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolitical corruptionMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesLocal governmentsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:16:56 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.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesHumanitarian assistanceForeign aidGovernment and politicsInternational relationsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 16:03:01 GMTFlorida trial set for 2016 for doctor tied to Sen. Menendez PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has set a trial date for early 2016 in the Medicare fraud case of a Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceCrimeLaw and orderGovernment programsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:19:42 GMTFeds: NY Senate leader's arrest shows corruption is chronic YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says the arrest of the New York Senate leader is more proof that public corruption is a chronic problem in the state.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionLegislatureArrestsPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeExtortion and threatsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestState legislatureState governmentsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York CityManhattan, 04 May 2015 16:39:15 GMTBoston Marathon bomber cries, wipes eyes as aunt takes stand (AP) — For the first time, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and cried as his sobbing aunt briefly took the stand Monday in his federal death penalty trial before she was asked to step down to compose herself.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:27:58 GMTHuge waves in California lure surfers, cause minor flooding ANGELES (AP) — Big surf generated by a Southern Hemisphere storm is rolling ashore along south-facing sections of the Southern California coast.aGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherFloodsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:05:54 GMTEx-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi (AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesPolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:02:27 GMTThe Muppets to team up with several YouTube stars ANGELES (AP) — It's time to play the music. It's time to light the lights. It's time to stream the video.By DERRIK J. LANGhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainment, 04 May 2015 16:15:18 GMTKerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEthnic conflictsGeneral newsKenyaSouth SudanSudanUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle EastNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:31:51 GMTPolice: 3 killed Canadian tourist after Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — Police say a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby was shot to death near his hotel during a robbery.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsKentucky DerbyCrimePoliceViolent crimeEventsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:51:12 GMTTheater shooting trial resumes; testimony focuses on phone, Colo. (AP) — The trial of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes has resumed with testimony about a call made from his cellphone to the University of Colorado hospital moments before the 2012 attack.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:08:40 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Tsarnaev cries as aunt testifies a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEvents, 04 May 2015 15:51:42 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Tsarnaev cries while aunt on stand a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderEvents, 04 May 2015 16:13:31 GMTEx-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case, N.J. (AP) — Two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie entered not guilty pleas Monday after they were charged for their alleged involvement in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTrafficLegal proceedingsTransportationLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:09:57 GMTSchool bus driver accused of ignoring gun pleads not guilty, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky bus driver accused of not alerting school officials that two boys had guns in their backpacks has entered a not guilty plea.aGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationSchool infrastructureKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:59:12 GMTPentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes (AP) — In a scathing critique of the Defense Department's efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related violence in the military communities is "vastly underreported" and that victims continue to struggle for justice.By RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegal proceedingsLegislatureGeneral newsMilitary and defenseLaw and orderUnited StatesNorfolkNorth AmericaVirginia, 04 May 2015 16:18:19 GMTBerlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure (AP) — Berlin police on Monday found more than 300 kilograms (660 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 16:47:05 GMTUS gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis, Kenya (AP) — The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsEmbassiesWar and unrestTerrorismDiplomacyInternational lawHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsNational securityMilitary and defenseKenyaAfricaSomaliaNairobiEast AfricaDjiboutiUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenNorth America, 04 May 2015 16:51:59 GMTTaliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulDohaQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 16:04:53 GMTDemocratic committee endorses Murphy for Rubio Senate seat (AP) — The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical endorsementsCampaignsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaNorth America, 04 May 2015 15:59:50 GMT