FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 12:22:54 -0700No agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid (AP) — Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott says he and the Obama administration are still far apart on health care financing issues that have paralyzed the state's efforts to pass a new budget.By KELLI KENNEDY and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsHealthState governmentsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment and politicsGovernment programsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:02:50 GMTThe Latest: Teams announced for Barca-Bayern, Spain (AP) — 8 p.m. Teams for tonight.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaMunichEuropeWestern EuropeGermany, 06 May 2015 17:58:52 GMTThe Latest: Lewandowski wearing a mask for semi, Spain (AP) — 8:26 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerAthlete healthEventsSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 18:26:30 GMTKerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for meeting with top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday, too.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestBombingsInternational relationsGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaAfricaRiyadhMiddle EastDjiboutiYemenUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:42:15 GMTMigrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats, Sicily (AP) — An Italian rescue patrol picked up nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days as U.N. Security Council members mulled a draft resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.By FRANK JORDANS, NICOLE WINFIELD and CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacySearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsItalySicilyLibyaRussiaEuropeNorth AfricaWestern EuropeAfricaEastern Europe, 06 May 2015 17:48:00 GMTThe Latest: Barca-Bayern, another classic Euro game, Spain (AP) — 7:15 p.m. (Spanish time)Joseph WilsonsSportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:16:32 GMTThe Latest: Nou Camp? Camp Nou?, Spain (AP) — 7:31 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:32:45 GMTFugitive on lam since 1959 waives extradition, Fla. (AP) — A fugitive who had been on the lam since walking away from a prison farm in 1959 won't fight his extradition back to Ohio after his arrest in Florida.By MIKE SCHNEIDERaGeneral newsExtraditionFugitivesCrimeLaw and orderFloridaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:03:26 GMTWoman in DuPont economic espionage case pleads guilty, Calif. (AP) — A woman accused along with her husband and former DuPont engineers of stealing trade secrets and selling them to China has pleaded guilty to a related charge.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEspionageLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomyCorporate crimeCorporate newsLaw and orderChinaOaklandGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:26:35 GMTPharmaceutical firm wants lethal injection drugs returned, Ohio (AP) — A drugmaker has asked states to return supplies of the company's drugs that could be used for lethal injection.By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsPublic healthHealthOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:27:29 GMTRole of government powers at issue in NJ pension case, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court seems to be weighing both the state's obligation to fund public workers' pensions and the court's role in budget matters.By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsState governmentsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGovernment financeLegislatureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:11:22 GMTMacedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes, Macedonia (AP) — Violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 officers and one protester injured, while 30 people were detained, authorities said Wednesday.By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDESiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:23:07 GMTNFL finds Patriots employees probably deflated balls YORK (AP) — An NFL investigation released Wednesday concluded New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship and that quarterback Tom Brady was probably "at least generally aware" of the rules violations.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceProfessional footballSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessFootball, 06 May 2015 18:09:25 GMTFries at the doorstep: Fast-food pushes into delivery YORK (AP) — On the same day McDonald's said it would begin testing delivery in New York, an order placed for two cheeseburgers, two large fries and a vanilla shake took about a half-hour to arrive at The Associated Press headquarters.By CANDICE CHOIhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:48:15 GMTNo charges for Colorado farm workers videotaped hitting pigs (AP) — None of the workers caught on undercover video hitting pigs at a Colorado farm will face criminal charges.By COLLEEN SLEVINaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAnimal crueltyCrimeAgricultureIndustriesColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:21:12 GMT1 buffalo dead, another still missing after Arkansas escape SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A buffalo has been found dead in Hot Springs, leaving only one animal still missing of the six that escaped a farm and roamed the central Arkansas city two weeks ago.aGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessHot SpringsArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:20:44 GMTTexas gay discrimination bill opens complex father-son split (AP) — Beau Miller and Patrick Summers have been dating for four years, but last December was the first time they spent Christmas at Miller's parents' home.By WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleGender issuesTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:11:01 GMTNew indictment charges owners of kennel where 21 dogs died (AP) — A new indictment reinstates animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel where 21 dogs died of heat exhaustion and four others were injured in June.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePetsIndictmentsDogsLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:18:14 GMTSheila Bair named president of private Maryland college, Md. (AP) — Sheila Bair, who was the chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. during the 2008 financial crisis, has been named president of Maryland's Washington College, a private liberal arts school.aBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationFinancial crisisEducationSocial affairsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelEconomyFinancial marketsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:27:09 GMTColleges move to expand services for immigrant students, Calif. (AP) — Miguel Davila had reasons to be skeptical when the University of California, Davis dedicated a bright, clearly marked space on campus for students who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.By LISA LEFFaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationImmigration policyImmigrationSocial affairsEducation costsGovernment policyGovernment and politicsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseUnited StatesCaliforniaIllinoisNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:52:52 GMTGAO: Gov't waste of natural gas costing taxpayers millions (AP) — Significant amounts of natural gas on federal lands are being wasted, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars each year and adding to harmful greenhouse gas emissions, a congressional investigation has found.By HOPE YENwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentEnvironmental concernsClimateAir quality, 06 May 2015 17:47:52 GMTGrand jury taking testimony in probe of Schock's spending, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of a federal investigation into former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's expenses.By JOHN O'CONNORaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsPolitical resignationsCrimeLaw and orderSpringfieldIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:11:39 GMTDemocrats fail to oust NY Senate's GOP leader after arrest, N.Y. (AP) — The Republican leader of the state Senate survived a largely symbolic effort by Democratic lawmakers to oust him from his position Wednesday following his arrest on federal corruption charges.By DAVID KLEPPERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislaturePolitical corruptionPolitical partiesArrestsState governmentsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:21:24 GMTWoman spread feces on co-worker's chair, mouse; no jail time, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia lab worker has pleaded guilty to spreading contaminated feces on a co-worker's computer mouse and desk chair, but she won't see any jail time.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWinchesterVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:23:38 GMTExterminator goes on trial in Philadelphia doctor's death (AP) — An exterminator has gone on trial in the strangulation death of a globe-trotting pediatrician who hired him to address a mice problem at her Philadelphia home.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:00:39 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say three people have been arrested for operating a fictitious police department that claims jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and says it has existed for 3,000 years.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:46:58 GMTIsrael's Netanyahu reportedly close to forming coalition (AP) — With the clock ticking toward a midnight deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday inched closer toward a deal to form a new government as he rushed to work out the details of an emerging agreement with his final coalition partner.By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsJudaismReligionSocial affairsIsraelMiddle East, 06 May 2015 17:33:20 GMTWoman known for trying to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago (AP) — A woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested twice in recent days at both of Chicago's international airports after being spotted loitering in terminal areas, police said Wednesday.By JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderTransportation safetyTransportationChicagoLos AngelesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 06 May 2015 17:33:47 GMTState official: Clinton email practices 'not acceptable' (AP) — A State Department assistant secretary said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a private email server as former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton did.By ERICA WERNERhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsOpen governmentLegislatureState governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:27:04 GMTThe Latest: Barca stick with winning formula, Spain (AP) — 8:20 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 18:23:41 GMTSmall quakes shake Southern, Northern California communities, Calif. (AP) — Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.aGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:16:03 GMTJim Wright early casualty of rising US House partisanship (AP) — As a member of what he called "the people's house" for more than a generation, Texas Democrat Jim Wright was known for his rich oratorical skills in the U.S. House. He never relied on them more than the day in 1989, when he told those who had elected him speaker about two years earlier that he was prepared to resign after being accused of violating ethics rules dozens of times.By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL and DAVID WARRENaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsInternational agreementsPolitical ethicsLegislatureWar casualtiesLegislationInternational relationsPolitical issuesWar and unrestTexasDallasFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:26:05 GMTGermanwings co-pilot tested descents hours before crash (AP) — A co-pilot who purposely crashed a Germanwings A320 plane into the French Alps appeared to have rehearsed sending the jet into a deadly descent on another flight just two hours earlier, investigators said Wednesday.By JAMEY KEATEN and JOAN LOWYiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsTransportation safetyEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 18:02:10 GMTChicago approves $5.5M package for police torture victims (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal that also includes a formal apology and a promise to teach schoolchildren about one of the darkest chapters in Chicago's history.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsPolice brutalityMunicipal governmentsActs of tortureCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:49:53 GMTYemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 18:27:00 GMTEPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing guidelines to help state and local officials detect dangerous levels of algal toxins in drinking water.By JOHN FLESHERaGeneral newsHealthAlgaeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentPlantsTraverse CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:54:22 GMTChase Elliott gets NAPA sponsorship on No. 24 car in 2016, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott is bringing NAPA's sponsorship with him to the Sprint Cup Series.sSportsSports sponsorshipAutomobile racingNASCARSports businessCaliforniaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:36:22 GMTPole is key to stopping Lewis Hamilton at Spanish GP, Spain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton will be looking for his fourth win of the season at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix, and it will be hard to stop the defending world champion if he gets another pole position on a Catalunya track where overtaking is notoriously difficult.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpainMonacoBahrainWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 06 May 2015 18:00:52 GMTShip may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a young humpback whale that washed up at a San Francisco Bay Area beach earlier this week.aGeneral newsScienceWhalesAnimalsMammalsSan FranciscoPacificaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:59:27 GMTUS stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices rise YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports and mixed corporate earnings results. Yields on U.S government bond yields rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. Eight of the 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment financeCommodity marketsUnited StatesGreeceEast AsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 06 May 2015 17:27:24 GMTTunisia steps up security at Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia says it has increased security for the Jewish pilgrimage to the age-old Ghriba synagogue after the Bardo Museum attack in Tunis that left 22 people dead, mostly foreign tourists.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 18:16:13 GMTUS warships no longer accompanying commercial ships in Gulf (AP) — The Pentagon says that U.S. Navy warships are no longer accompanying American and British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseStrait of HormuzIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:53:49 GMT5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink, Ukraine (AP) — Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsUkraineMinskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeBelarus, 06 May 2015 17:45:57 GMTEgyptAir pilots threaten to resign, talks set for Saturday (AP) — Union officials say 224 EgyptAir pilots have threatened to resign after disputes with the company and will meet with managers and civil aviation officials this weekend for talks.By BRIAN ROHANiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 18:28:52 GMTShifting in a new direction, Jack Black rides 'The D Train' YORK (AP) — At an East Village restaurant over dinner recently, after ordering mussels and selecting a white wine, Jack Black proffered a theatrical "Gratzi" to the waitress. He then leaned in expectantly, his gymnastic eyebrows raised, eagerly awaiting a response that didn't come.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMusic, 06 May 2015 17:56:25 GMTCharlie Hebdo receives PEN award at literary gala in NYC YORK (AP) — Under armed security and a cloud of conflicted opinions and emotions, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was presented a freedom of expression award on Tuesday night from the PEN American Center.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisBooks and literatureEntertainmentEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:47:23 GMTThe Latest: Barca payback time?, Spain (AP) — 7:37 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsUEFA Champions LeagueMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsSpainBarcelonaMunichEuropeWestern EuropeGermany, 06 May 2015 17:36:37 GMTDetroit boy in basement: Stepmother put me there for 11 days (AP) — A boy reported missing for 11 days before he was found in his Detroit basement testified Wednesday that his stepmother ordered him down there and told him to "shut up and be quiet" while investigators scoured the neighborhood searching for him last June.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsMissing personsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 17:29:16 GMTNadal beats Johnson to reach Madrid Open 3rd round (AP) — Rafael Nadal broke Steve Johnson's serve three times and advanced to the third round of the Madrid Open by defeating the American 6-4, 6-3 on Wednesday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsProfessional soccerSoccerMen's soccerSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 17:17:40 GMTTeen who spray-painted prom invite on Idaho cliff sought, Idaho (AP) — Authorities are looking for a teen who wanted a date with Destiny and hoped to get it by spray-painting a prom proposal on an Idaho cliffside.aGeneral newsOdditiesPromsOccasionsLifestyleIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:10:33 GMT