FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 19:07:07 -0700Walker Cup teammates advance to semifinals of Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White advanced to the semifinals of the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Tuesday by beating a pair of California brothers.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:10:05 GMTRed Sox make 5 hits count, beat Rays 2-0 (AP) — Mookie Betts homered to lead off the sixth inning — the first hit off Rays starter Drew Smyly — and added another in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:49:13 GMTLatest on Texas attack: Source: Suspect was target of probe p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesTexasDallasNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:08:20 GMTPolice: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died, Wash. (AP) — Police: Northern Idaho officer shot by man who stole his patrol car has died.aGeneral newsTheftPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:19:08 GMTFuneral set for NYPD officer who died in the line of duty, N.Y. (AP) — The body of a New York City police officer who died after being shot in the head was accompanied by a dozen police vehicles and saluted by officers looking on as it was taken to a Long Island funeral home on Tuesday.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:08:58 GMTMiller, Braves spoil Billingsley's return, beat Phillies 9-0 (AP) — Shelby Miller threw his third career shutout, Freddie Freeman and Kelly Johnson hit homers to spoil Chad Billingsley's first start in more than two years, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 on Tuesday night.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:51:14 GMTFerguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street, Mo. (AP) — To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard.By JIM SUHR and ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCrimeEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:26:35 GMTTeixeira homers, Pineda pitches Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Michael Pineda matched his career high with eight shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 06 May 2015 02:15:30 GMTVan Gogh work fetches over $66 million at New York auction YORK (AP) — A painting Vincent van Gogh created while briefly working side by side with his friend Paul Gauguin in the south of France brought in $66.3 million at auction Tuesday.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleArts and collectibles auctionsVisual artsObituariesShoppingFranceNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:38:27 GMTTrial of NY nursing home employees in patient death begins, N.Y. (AP) — Five employees of a suburban New York nursing home are defending themselves against charges they disregarded alarms for more than two hours, leading to the death of a 72-year-old bedridden patient who was not connected to a ventilator.By FRANK ELTMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:41:09 GMTMan accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car, Wash. (AP) — A northern Idaho police officer was in critical condition Tuesday after being shot by a suspect who stole his patrol car, led a 125-mph chase and got dragged from under a semitrailer by a police dog and arrested, authorities said.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimeIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:52:10 GMTDoubts raised about Islamic State's claim in Texas attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsSocial mediaReckless endangermentWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixMiddle EastNorth AmericaArizona, 06 May 2015 01:31:54 GMTCanadiens' Brandon Prust apologizes to ref, is fined $5,000, Fla. (AP) — Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust has been fined $5,000 by the NHL for comments he made to referee Brad Watson following Game 2.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaMontrealFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 05 May 2015 23:35:34 GMTMonmouth Park close to breaking even fiscally, N.J. (AP) — Three years after taking over Monmouth Park, the operators of the New Jersey shore thoroughbred racetrack believe the facility either will break even this year or make a profit.By TOM CANAVANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsElectionsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSports bettingGambling laws and regulationsLegislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSports businessGovernment regulationsNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:59:02 GMTChristie says he would testify if called in bridge trial, Miss. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCriminal investigationsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLocal governmentsPolitical organizationsMississippiUnited StatesNew JerseyLouisianaNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:35:19 GMTDuke seeks delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is considering Duke Energy's request for a six-month halt of a shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina while the company tries to resolve related lawsuits and finalize a $102 million settlement of a federal criminal investigation.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsEnvironmental laws and regulationsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNorth CarolinaDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:29:17 GMTSEC lawsuit accuses company of fraud in 'man camp' projects, N.D. (AP) — A company that sold investments in housing developments for workers in the North Dakota oil patch ran an illegal fraud scheme that bilked investors out of millions of dollars, state and federal authorities said Tuesday.By DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsCorporate crimeFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:10:29 GMTUS gives farmers approval to spray crops from drones, Calif. (AP) — A drone large enough to carry tanks of fertilizers and pesticides has won rare approval from federal authorities to spray crops in the United States, officials said Tuesday.By SCOTT SMITHhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircraftAgricultureIndustriesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:49:19 GMTDiamondbacks and Rockies rained out, doubleheader Wednesday (AP) — Arizona catcher Jordan Pacheco saw the spin on the breaking pitch and drove it to the deepest part of the hallway. He roared at his long home run.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDenverColoradoArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:34 GMTMichigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, a setback for Gov. Rick Snyder and others who warn that the state's infrastructure is falling into disrepair because of inadequate funding.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:48:30 GMTClinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanicsImmigrationCampaignsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNevadaCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 06 May 2015 01:17:15 GMTPizza delivery driver stabbed, robbed; still makes delivery, Ky. (AP) — A pizza delivery driver who was carjacked, robbed and stabbed still managed to get the pizza delivered, calling the restaurant for a fresh pie while he was being treated in the hospital emergency room that ordered the food.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:39:51 GMTByrd drives in 4, Reds top Pirates 7-1 (AP) — Marlon Byrd homered and drove in four runs, Todd Frazier belted his National League-leading ninth home run and the Cincinnati Reds handled the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Tuesday night.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghOhioPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:15:52 GMTTopeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base, according to a court document unsealed Tuesday.By ROXANA HEGEMANaGeneral newsConspiracyCrimeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:06:09 GMTVan Gogh work fetches over $66M at NYC auction YORK (AP) — A Vincent van Gogh painting of an autumnal scene in the south of France has brought in more than $66 million at an auction in New York City.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsVisual artsShoppingLifestyleObituariesFranceNew York CityNew YorkWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:16:46 GMTPolice investigate beating of man outside Dallas-area mosque, Texas (AP) — Police say a worshipper leaving a prayer service at a Dallas-area mosque was slightly hurt after being attacked in the parking lot by two men who fled.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:26:53 GMTNew Las Vegas resort-casino to rise at Stardust site by 2018 VEGAS (AP) — The developer of a sprawling Chinese-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip said Tuesday that the long-awaited hotel-casino on the former site of the Stardust Hotel is expected to open by mid-2018.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGamblingRecreation and leisureLas VegasNevadaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 01:23:01 GMTSenate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare' (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegislatureUnited States Presidential ElectionLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEventsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:42:15 GMTComcast says adding thousands of customer-support jobs (AP) — Comcast, long dogged by a terrible reputation for customer service, is planning to hire thousands and is rolling out new tools to improve its interactions with customers.htBusinessTechnologyHiring and recruitmentPersonnelChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:09:19 GMTLEADING OFF: Royals get Holland back, Scherzer seeking help look at what's happening all around the major leagues Wednesday:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 02:00:40 GMTDA wins NYC special election to fill congressional seat YORK (AP) — Daniel Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney who empaneled the grand jury that didn't indict the police officer who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold, was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVoting districtsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLocal electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:39:43 GMTHawaii bill for birth certificate gender change passes (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates, joining a growing number of states to make the change.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGender issuesState legislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:03:55 GMTVirgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents, Jamaica (AP) — A 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his parents during a family vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands and then fleeing the three-island Caribbean territory, investigators said Tuesday.By DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderU.S. Virgin IslandsMassachusettsCaribbeanUnited StatesJamaicaKingstonLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:20:51 GMTMets pay tribute to slain NYPD officer before game YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have worn NYPD hats during batting practice before a game against Baltimore to honor a police officer who was shot and killed this week while on duty.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:24:56 GMTSenate sets test vote on Iran sanctions bill (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a test vote for Thursday on stalled bipartisan legislation to let Congress review and possibly reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 01:49:38 GMTMacau death plot raised during casino mogul testimony VEGAS (AP) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson found himself answering questions in a Las Vegas courtroom on Tuesday about what he knew about a plot to behead employees in Macau and if Chinese government promises were broken as Las Vegas Sands Corp. developed properties on the lucrative Cotai Strip.By KEN RITTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderHong KongChinaMacauLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:10:37 GMTTech executive mourned by Silicon Valley luminaries ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Tech industry luminaries and friends gathered Tuesday for a memorial service honoring David Goldberg, a popular business leader whose marriage to Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg made them one of Silicon Valley's most prominent couples.By JANIE HAR and BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaFunerals and memorial servicesCelebrityInformation technologyOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustriesProfessional footballFootballSportsMexicoPalo AltoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaliforniaUnited States, 06 May 2015 00:15:41 GMTProsecutor questions statements sheriff made after shooting (AP) — A suburban Atlanta sheriff who shot and critically injured a woman says the victim is a dear friend and that he's been focused on supporting her family since the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesGeorgiaAtlantaJonesboroUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:52:34 GMTUber says it is leaving Kansas after new regulations set, Kan. (AP) — Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday that it is pulling out of Kansas after the Republican-dominated Legislature overruled GOP Gov. Sam Brownback and imposed new regulations on such services.By NICHOLAS CLAYTONaBusinessGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleState legislatureState governmentsLegislatureKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:03:18 GMTWoods has memories of Peete, but never a meeting VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Calvin Peete competed in The Players Championship for the last time a year before Tiger Woods turned pro.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsMen's sportsGolfEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:49:34 GMTGun in officer's slaying 9th from Georgia heist found in NY YORK (AP) — A handgun used to fatally shoot a New York Police Department officer a few days ago was among 23 stolen from a Georgia pawn shop and is the ninth to be recovered on the city's streets.By JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeGun politicsTheftViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBronxNew YorkGeorgiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:12:15 GMTWisconsin mother in serious condition after random shooting, Wis. (AP) — Doctors have upgraded the condition of a woman hospitalized after a random shooting in eastern Wisconsin that left her husband, daughter and another man dead.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:25 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:02:17 GMTSenate Roll Vote: Senate adopts GOP budget 51-48 roll call Tuesday by which the Senate agreed to a resolution setting forth the budget for the U.S. government for fiscal year 2016 and setting forth the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2017 through 2025.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:12:08 GMTMan admits pointing laser at aircraft near New York airport YORK (AP) — A man who aimed a laser pointer at planes near LaGuardia Airport pleaded guilty to a new federal charge on Tuesday.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderBusinessNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesBronxQueensNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:21:54 GMTColon beats Baltimore once again, Mets snap shutout string YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:43:53 GMTTexas Muslims on edge amid protests, contest attack (AP) — When an outspoken opponent of radical Islam sought to mock Muhammad in Texas, home to one of the nation's largest Islamic communities, local Muslims were encouraged to ignore her, and they did.By JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsReligious strifeState legislatureSuburbsMunicipal governmentsConstitutionsHate crimesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeLegislatureState governmentsLocal governmentsLegislationTexasDallasAustinFort WorthUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 00:40:37 GMTGovernor: Michigan voters defeat tax increases for road work, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters on Tuesday resoundingly defeated tax increases that would have pumped $1.2 billion more a year into roads, Gov. Rick Snyder said.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsState governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 01:27:08 GMTAttorneys argue about Cleveland cop's role in fatal shooting (AP) — Depending on who addressed the court, a patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire was either a brutish killer or a selfless hero on the night of Nov. 29, 2012.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:38:19 GMT2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop in suburban Detroit, it was announced Tuesday.aGeneral newsMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 23:35:48 GMT