FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 20:07:38 -0700Brazil's ex-President Cardoso to defend jailed Venezuelans, Venezuela (AP) — Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso will form part of a team defending two jailed opposition leaders in Venezuela.By FABIOLA SANCHEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVenezuelaBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 01:10:26 GMTMarathon bombing jurors see autopsy photos, prosecutors rest (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeLaw and orderEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:20:33 GMTPolice: Missing college athlete died on Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player who disappeared after leaving a weekend party was killed by a car as he ran across a Los Angeles freeway, police said Monday.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMissing personsMen's soccerCollege sportsSoccerMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:05:59 GMTUS offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut (AP) — In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentIndustriesAir qualityUnited StatesChinaParisNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 01:00:19 GMTReport: Hawaii supervisor manipulated veterans' benefit data (AP) — A supervisor at the Veterans Administration office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans' benefits claims faster it actually was, according to a new report by the VA Office of Inspector General.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:56:23 GMTNo 'narsisstics': Music festivals ban fans' selfie sticks ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're planning to go to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMusicEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:04:21 GMTLakers beat 76ers 113-111 in OT on Clarkson's basket (AP) — Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams.By DAVE ZEITLINsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:30:13 GMTJury awards $38.5 million-plus in fatal shooting at plant (AP) — The families of two women killed by a co-worker at a northeast Philadelphia plant 4½ years ago were awarded $38.5 million in punitive damages from a security guard firm on Monday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:52:35 GMTBradley scores 30, Celtics defeat Hornets 116-104, N.C. (AP) — Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory.By STEVE REEDsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:41:12 GMTSolar-powered plane lands in China on round-the-world flight (AP) — A groundbreaking solar-powered plane successfully flew from Myanmar to central China early Tuesday as part of an historic round-the-world journey promoting renewable energy use.htGeneral newsTechnologyAerospace technologyIndustrial technologyChinaMyanmarGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 31 Mar 2015 01:01:01 GMTVenus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Basking in her latest victory, a beaming Venus Williams stood near her changeover chair launching autographed balls into the stands, steering her shots with body English and applauding the fans who scrambled for the souvenirs.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:21:34 GMTParents of Colorado theater shooter pray for victims daily (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes writes in a new book that she prays for the victims daily, naming each of the 12 people who were killed and the 70 others who were injured.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:36:36 GMTAsian shares soar in early trading on China hopes, US rally (AP) — Asian shares soared in early Tuesday trading, as hopes grew for additional measures from China to shore up its giant economy, and investors were feeling upbeat after a rally on Wall Street.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:36:18 GMTCanada approves extension and expansion of IS mission (AP) — Canada's Parliament has approved a one-year extension of military mission against the Islamic State group that includes airstrikes on targets in Syria.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCanadaIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:54:29 GMTHayward helps Jazz beat Timberwolves 104-84 (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, reserve Trey Burke had 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 on Monday night.By ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMinnesotaUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:39:26 GMTGerman co-pilot was once treated for suicidal tendencies, Germany (AP) — How could someone once diagnosed with suicidal tendencies get a job as a commercial pilot, entrusted with the lives of hundreds of people? That's the question being asked after officials confirmed Monday that Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz received lengthy psychotherapy before receiving his pilot's license.By FRANK JORDANS and CHRISTOPH NOELTINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 01:22:03 GMTThai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector (AP) — The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationGovernment and politicsThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 00:11:45 GMTAnderson's 6 scoreless innings lead Dodgers over D-backs 4-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Anderson gave up four hits in six scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 Monday.sSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:18:42 GMTNew Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament passed a law Monday that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsMaldivesSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 00:12:56 GMTFour No. 1 seeds in the women's Final Four women's Final Four will have a familiar feel to it with three of last year's teams back in the national semifinals.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sports, 31 Mar 2015 03:05:21 GMTSource: Mullin to replace Lavin at St. John's YORK (AP) — St. John's has decided its basketball future rests with the best of its past.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 00:26:44 GMTMexico double-transplant patient gets US humanitarian pass CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security gave a 90-day humanitarian pass to a 20-year-old Mexican man seeking a double heart and liver transplant, his mother said Monday.By ALBERTO ARCEiGeneral newsHealthMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 02:40:11 GMTCarroll, Korver lead Hawks to 101-88 win over Bucks (AP) — Kyle Korver was unstoppable for 65 seconds.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:07:29 GMTGrizzlies beat Kings 97-83 to end three-game skid, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.By CLAY BAILEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMemphisHoustonTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 31 Mar 2015 02:49:12 GMTPolice: Man who drank 36 beers crashes into Utah house LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into the side of a house in Salt Lake City acknowledged drinking 36 beers and doing cocaine.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:32:09 GMTZunino's bat, Walker's arm lead Mariners over Angels, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Zunino homered and doubled, Taijuan Walker pitched seven impressive innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Monday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:52:54 GMTSelena's dad: Mixed feelings about fans marking star's death ANTONIO (AP) — Twenty years after Selena's murder, the Latin world will remember "The Queen of Tejano" with concerts, lookalike contests, dances and a massive festival. But her father has mixed feelings about the celebrations.By ENRIQUE LOPETEGUIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsCelebrityRecreation and leisureLifestyleCorpus ChristiSan AntonioUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:33:50 GMTUS files appeal of judge's hold on immigration action (AP) — The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday to reverse a hold a judge placed on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action.wGovernment and politicsNational courtsImmigrationNational governmentsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:05:47 GMTClinton advisers traveling to New Hampshire, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager-in-waiting is traveling to the early voting states of New Hampshire and Iowa this week for meetings with Democratic activists as the former secretary of state prepares for a likely presidential campaign.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaNew HampshireDes MoinesManchesterUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:17:52 GMTDeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96 (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 99-96 on Monday night, their eighth straight home victory over the Rockets.By IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:26:18 GMTLightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal (AP) — Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop had two assists, Vladislav Namestnikov scored two goals, and the Lightning clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 5-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:38:32 GMTCliffhanger in early returns from Nigeria presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — In a cliffhanger of an election, early returns Monday night from half the states showed Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari almost even. The U.S. and Britain warned of "disturbing indications" that the tally could be subject to political interference.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestDiplomacyElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesState electionsWar and unrestInternational relationsNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesUnited KingdomNigeriaAbujaKanoWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 00:38:28 GMTSaban unapologetic about signing player w, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests.By JOHN ZENORsSportsAthlete recruitingCrimeArrestsViolenceCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsReckless endangermentSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsLaw and orderFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:49:21 GMTBryant sent to minors by Cubs; union threatens litigation, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant was reassigned by the Chicago Cubs to their minor league camp on Monday despite an outstanding spring training at the plate, triggering a threat of litigation from the players' association.By JASON P. SKODAsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessEventsIllinoisMesaUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 31 Mar 2015 00:24:42 GMTArizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday requiring law enforcement agencies to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months, nixing a bill that was inspired by last year's events Ferguson, Missouri, and similar incidents around the country.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceLegislationEventsLaw enforcement agenciesLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:25:01 GMTPharmacists' group discourages providing execution drugs DIEGO (AP) — A leading association for U.S. pharmacists adopted a policy Monday that discourages its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections — a move that could make carrying out such executions even harder for states with the death penalty.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmall businessDeath penalty controversyCriminal punishmentLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:31:36 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana lawmakers scrambled Monday to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState governmentsWorkplace discriminationUnited States Presidential ElectionGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:53:16 GMTVrbata, Lack strong in Canucks' 4-1 win over Blues LOUIS (AP) — Radim Vrbata had a goal and assist, and Eddie Lack made 23 saves as the Vancouver Canucks opened a four-game trip with a 4-1 victory over the struggling St. Louis Blues on Monday night.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:51:58 GMTLawrie hits 2 homers as A's rout Rockies 11-2, Ariz. (AP) — Brett Lawrie had a pair of home runs and four RBIs, Drew Pomeranz pitched six scoreless innings and the Oakland Athletics routed the Colorado Rockies 11-2 Monday.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:30:50 GMTMoustakas hits grand slam in Royals' victory, Ariz. (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a grand slam in a seven-run first inning as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Texas Rangers 11-7 Monday.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:24:47 GMTSmoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros, Fla. (AP) — Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 31 Mar 2015 02:03:24 GMTArizona governor signs abortion drug notification mandate (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in Arizona to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes abortion coverage.By BOB CHRISTIE and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsHealthAbortionMedicationLegislationState governmentsGovernment and politicsState legislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsDiagnosis and treatmentLegislatureArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 01:31:36 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 01:00:27 GMTHendricks' shutout streak ends, Cubs top Giants, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks gave up his first runs against big league batter this spring after extending his scoreless streak to 12 innings in an 8-5 win over the San Francisco Giants on Monday.By JASON P. SKODAsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsMesaArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:44:25 GMTRed Sox's Napoli spurs 7-run inning with broken-bat homer MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2-3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night.By JOHN PERROTTOsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:06:27 GMTPadres hit 3 homers off DeSclafani, beat Reds 6-3, Ariz. (AP) — Matt Kemp hit the first of San Diego's three homers off Anthony DeSclafani — a new addition to Cincinnati's rotation — and the Padres pulled away to a 6-3 victory over the Reds on Monday.By GARY SCHATZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 31 Mar 2015 00:01:18 GMT'Bernie' case prosecutor seeks recusal, says he's a witness, Texas (AP) — The Texas district attorney who was to prosecute for a second time the man whose murder conviction inspired the movie "Bernie" has asked to recuse himself on the eve of a pretrial hearing, saying he's become a witness.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:29:02 GMTIndiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country portraying Indiana as a state of intolerance.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsState legislatureGays and lesbiansState governmentsReligionHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesLegislationLegislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesCampaignsElectionsGender issuesIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 02:44:11 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Arizona governor vetoes bill shielding names of officers in police shootings.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislationLegislaturePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 00:28:04 GMTUConn reaches 8th straight Final Four with win over Dayton, N.Y. (AP) — Getting to the Final Four never gets old for Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 03:07:21 GMT