FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 Mar 2015 16:32:44 -0800CSX agrees to long-term restoration plan in W.Va. derailment, W.Va. (AP) — Federal regulators say CSX Transportation has agreed to a long-term plan for cleaning up and restoring the area around a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:24:56 GMTMan convicted in 'American Sniper' case at intake center, Texas (AP) — A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to determine where he will serve his life sentence.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasAbileneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:38:47 GMTObama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system, S.C. (AP) — Racial discrimination from police in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday as he called for criminal justice reform as part of the modern struggle for civil rights.By NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesWorkplace discriminationEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSelmaSouth CarolinaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:55:04 GMTDoctor helping downed pilot is shocked to find Harrison Ford ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Sanjay Khurana was close to finishing a golf game when a vintage plane clipped a tree and "dropped like a rock" onto the next hole's green. He rushed to the crash, finding a pilot bleeding from a deep gash in his head.By JUSTIN PRITCHARDaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityAccidentsHealthAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHollywoodSanta MonicaLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:23:46 GMTWhy 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn't as encouraging as it might sound.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyRecessions and depressionsPricesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:58:04 GMTMcIlroy heaves club into the water, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy rotated his hips, transferred his weight and delivered another moment that golf fans won't soon forget.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:51 GMTCalifornia man sentenced to probation airplane groping case LAKE CITY (AP) — A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City has been sentenced to probation.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderSalt Lake CityCaliforniaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:33:42 GMTWal-Mart denies claims in lawsuit over fatal store shooting, Ohio (AP) — Wal-Mart on Friday denied responsibility for the death of a man fatally shot by police while carrying an air rifle in one of its stores last year.By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:28:01 GMTGonzales impresses in Cardinals' victory over Astros, Fla. (AP) — Marco Gonzales began his bid to become the fifth starter for the St. Louis Cardinals by pitching two shutout innings Friday in a 5-2 win over the Astros.By CHUCK KINGsSportsMLB Spring TrainingMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballEventsSt. LouisFloridaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:45:12 GMTTurboTax maker says it received gov't inquiries about fraud YORK (AP) — The maker of TuboTax software says it is in touch with the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent filings.aBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeGovernment and politicsFraud and false statementsCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:28:25 GMTExperts make case for freshmen eligibility tied to academics that Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany has started a conversation about limiting freshmen eligibility, there are plenty of ways it can go.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsHigher educationSchool athleticsCollege sportsWomen's track and fieldMen's basketballBasketballHigh school basketballEducation standardsCollege basketballWomen's sportsTrack and fieldEducationSocial affairsMen's sportsHigh school sports, 06 Mar 2015 23:41:16 GMTAP Source: Feds expected to file criminal charges against NJ Sen. Menendez in coming weeks (AP) — AP Source: Feds expected to file criminal charges against N.J. Sen. Menendez in coming weeks.wGovernment and politics, 06 Mar 2015 22:19:20 GMTDickey starts with 2 hitless innings, Blue Jays beat Orioles, Fla. (AP) — R.A. Dickey tossed hitless ball for two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 Friday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoFloridaOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 Mar 2015 23:32:13 GMTBrazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's top court OKs investigation into dozens of top politicians in Petrobras graft scandal.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsCrimeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 23:55:33 GMTGeorge Clooney's wife to lecture on human rights at Columbia YORK (AP) — George Clooney's wife is joining the faculty of Columbia University as a visiting lecturer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHuman rights and civil libertiesHigher educationSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationCelebrity, 06 Mar 2015 22:43:16 GMTCops: Baby apparently starves after mom's suspected overdose, Pa. (AP) — A 9-month-old boy found dead in a Pittsburgh-area apartment is believed to have starved after his mother died of an apparent overdose, leaving no one to care for him, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:31:56 GMTCate Blanchett adopts baby girl with husband Andrew Upton ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett is expanding her family.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:31 GMTSouth American bloc urges help for getting food to Venezuela, Venezuela (AP) — An association of South American countries on Friday urged the region to help Venezuela keep basic goods on the shelves.By HANNAH DREIER and FABIOLA SANCHEZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleVenezuelaSouth AmericaCaracasLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 22:42:43 GMTNCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.By JOHN KEKISaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's sportsCoachingBasketballSports governanceCollege sportsMen's basketballLabor issuesFootballEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyracuseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:24:27 GMTSierra Leone's ruling party expels vice president, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's national media says that Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling party while he is one week into a self-imposed 3-week quarantine, following the death of one of his body guards of Ebola. The broadcaster reported that according to the constitution Sumana remains vice president of the country.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPolitical organizationsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 06 Mar 2015 23:55:25 GMTExxonMobil subsidiary searches for oil, gas near Guyana, Guyana (AP) — A subsidiary of U.S.-based ExxonMobil Corp. has begun exploratory drilling for oil and gas off Guyana's coast in South America.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesGuyanaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 22:56:28 GMTEstranged wife: Man arrested in Md. shootings acted 'crazy' (AP) — The estranged wife of a man arrested in connection with shootings at five public places in Maryland, including a National Security Agency building, said Friday that she filed for divorce from her husband because of what she called his "crazy" behavior.By AMANDA LEE MYERSwGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:31:37 GMTFerguson police chief stays on the job after federal report LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson was still on the job Friday, two days after a government report blasted his beleaguered department for years of racial profiling, and the mayor refused to speculate about the chief's future, saying his role was not to "just chop heads."By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRace and ethnicityPoliceAfrican-AmericansPolitical resignationsMunicipal governmentsWorkplace discriminationEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesotaNew York, 06 Mar 2015 22:43:28 GMTBrian Vickers back to racing after offseason heart surgery VEGAS (AP) — Brian Vickers missed the first two races of the season as he recovered from heart surgery. As he neared his return, he wondered if maybe he was getting back into a car a little too soon.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesDiagnosis and treatmentNASCARAthlete healthHealthLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:42:16 GMTVentura shaky as Royals rally for 11-9 win over Indians, Ariz. (AP) — Yordano Ventura stepped to the mound for the Kansas City Royals for the first time since Game 6 of the World Series. The results were nothing like they were last October.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsClevelandArizonaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:43:53 GMTOdorizzi makes spring debut in Rays' 2-1 win over Twins CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) — Jake Odorizzi can relax this spring training and go about the business of preparing for the season without worrying about competing for a job in Tampa Bay's pitching rotation.By FRED GOODALLsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:03:58 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriNews mediaMediaTelevisionEvents, 06 Mar 2015 22:43:24 GMTDow reshuffle: Apple joins blue-chip index, AT&T gets booted YORK (AP) — Apple is in. AT&T is out.By BERNARD CONDON and MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMoviesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:25:53 GMTIllinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars, Ill. (AP) — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, according to railroad officials.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyAccidentsFiresWildlifeGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:38:39 GMTSchool lacrosse team cancels game over rival's Redskins name, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban school district with numerous Native American students on Friday cancelled a boys' lacrosse game against a district that's debating whether to do away with its Redskins nickname.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsSportsPrimary and secondary educationLacrosseNative AmericansEducationSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkBuffaloUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:19:26 GMTPuerto Rico police official sentenced in fatal beating case JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico police sergeant has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in the fatal beating case of a 19-year-old man.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 22:45:04 GMTNo. 24 Northwestern women top No. 23 Rutgers 62-57 ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Maggie Lyon led five players in double figures with 15 points and No. 24 Northwestern beat No. 23 Rutgers 62-57 on Friday in the Big Ten tournament.sSportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:28:58 GMTMan again accused of stalking Yahoo CEO, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of threatening Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now accused of sending her dozens of sexually graphic emails.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate crimeCrimeCorporate newsAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:17:21 GMTWitness: Hernandez DNA matched marijuana butt at crime scene RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's DNA was found on a marijuana joint at the scene of a killing near his home, a crime lab scientist testified Friday.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsForensicsDrug-related crimeCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:15:30 GMTPassengers gouged on airport water? Yes, charge legal papers ANGELES (AP) — A court fight over retail operations at one of the nation's busiest airports led to a charges Friday that passengers are being gouged on bottled water prices.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:42:05 GMTAlex Cejka leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alex Cejka birdied three of his last five holes Friday for a 5-under 67 and a one-stroke lead in the wind-swept Puerto Rico Open.sSportsGolfMen's golfMen's sportsPuerto RicoEast AsiaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanAsia, 06 Mar 2015 22:28:32 GMT'Heroic' Detroit judge was wounded trying to protect family (AP) — A federal judge who was shot in the leg acted heroically by trying to keep the assailants out of his home during an attempted robbery, a prosecutor said Friday.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTheftDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:59:28 GMTParaguayan journalist shot to death along Brazil border, Paraguay (AP) — A Paraguayan radio journalist has been shot to death in a Brazilian city bordering a crime-ridden area that is a hotbed for drugs and arms smuggling, officials said Friday.By PEDRO SERVINiGeneral newsJournalistsDrug-related crimeNews mediaMediaViolent crimeCrimeParaguayBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 23:44:33 GMTMotion filed asking Ala. judges to issue marriage licenses, Ala. (AP) — A group of civil rights organizations has filed a motion asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and to add plaintiffs to the suit challenging the state's gay-marriage ban.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageWeddingsNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:56:36 GMTSon, missing home, pleads guilty in World Cup betting case VEGAS (AP) — The son of a wealthy Malaysian businessman accused of running an illegal sports betting ring together during the World Cup has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in order to return home.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsIllegal gamblingLegal proceedingsCrimeSports bettingArrestsLaw and orderSports businessSportsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:32:03 GMTStates say Obama administration misled judge on immigration (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it.By JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigrationNational courtsNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesBrownsvilleTexasNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:49:50 GMTMayer defeats Bellucci to pull Argentina level with Brazil AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Leonardo Mayer pulled Argentina level with Brazil 1-1 on Friday in their first-round Davis Cup tie, defeating Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci 6-4, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 on clay in the Argentine capital.sSportsDavis CupMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsArgentinaBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 Mar 2015 23:02:56 GMTFree groceries for shoppers after cash registers crash, N.C. (AP) — Shoppers at a Harris Teeter supermarket in North Carolina's capital city have gotten a very big break on their bills.aGeneral newsOdditiesRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:27:36 GMTMyanmar police chase down students in 3rd protest crackdown, Myanmar (AP) — Police chased down student protesters and dragged them onto trucks Friday in Myanmar's third such crackdown on public demonstrations in as many days, drawing criticism from the United States.By GEMUNU AMARASINGHEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsEducation policyPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsEducationSocial affairsMyanmarYangonUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:01:45 GMTDuke pollution could continue under proposed permits, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy could legally leak pollutants from some of its coal ash dumps under new wastewater permits proposed Friday by North Carolina regulators.By MICHAEL BIESECKER and MITCH WEISSaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeWater environmentEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureWaste managementNatural resource managementNorth CarolinaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:57:18 GMTAP Source: Federal charges expected in Menendez case (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, is expected to face criminal charges in the coming weeks, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionNational courtsCriminal investigationsGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeGovernment programsDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:55:55 GMTLester pitches 2 scoreless innings in spring debut with Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — For Jon Lester, it was just the beginning of the road to opening day. Nothing more, nothing less.By JAY COHENsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 23:45:33 GMTIllinois US Rep. Schock announces new review of spending, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois congressman says he's making several improvements to his record-keeping practices amid a growing scandal over using public money on flights, entertainment and office decorations.pGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical ethicsLegislaturePolitical issuesPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:46:12 GMTUS: NKorea response to attack on ambassador 'callous' (AP) — The United States on Friday condemned North Korea's "callous" reaction to the knife attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea that has added to tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsInternational relationsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:44:15 GMTRamirez hits loud double as Red Sox lose to Marlins 5-3 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Hanley Ramirez showed the kind of power the Boston Red Sox are hoping for.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 Mar 2015 22:38:13 GMT