FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 18:56:42 -0700Yellen says she met with analyst but meeting not linked (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday disclosed that she met with a financial analyst at the center of an investigation into a possible leak of confidential interest-rate information. But she says the meeting occurred several months before the private Fed discussions at issue took place, and dealt with general economic matters.By MARCY GORDONfBusiness, 04 May 2015 23:40:23 GMTMissouri Senate votes to override veto of welfare limits CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationLegislatureGovernment business and financeBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:36:50 GMTHuge waves in California lure surfers, crowds to beaches BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as surfers sliced across 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:52 GMTTestimony wraps up in trial of man charged in lottery scam, N.D. (AP) — Testimony wrapped up Monday in the case of man on trial in North Dakota for what authorities say was a role in a Jamaican lottery scam that bilked victims out of millions of dollars.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderJamaicaNorth DakotaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:31:08 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon case: SWAT helped kill gunmen p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeSuburbsCrimeLegal proceedingsTerrorismState governmentsIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderSocial affairsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTexasPhoenixDallasArizonaSomaliaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 01:34:26 GMTSurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident CITY (AP) — SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiBusinessGeneral newsTraumaAccidentsState governmentsInjuriesHealthAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:57:10 GMTColorado lawmakers agree to limit odd proxy marriages (AP) — Colorado lawmakers have agreed to limit the state's unique rules for proxy marriages in which couples are wed with only one of the people present.aGeneral newsState legislatureCouplesMarriageState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureRelationshipsLifestyleFamily issuesSocial affairsLegislationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:38:41 GMT'Exceptional' NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:06:35 GMTPanned Broadway musical 'Doctor Zhivago' to close on May 10 YORK (AP) — The critically panned Broadway musical "Doctor Zhivago" is closing.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 05 May 2015 01:17:13 GMTTransit trains crash in Mexico City, no early injury reports CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor says that two transit system trains have collided at a station near the city's international airport.iGeneral newsAccidentsMass transit systemsAccidents and disastersTransportationMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:05:02 GMTFamily of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting.By KANTELE FRANKO and MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 02:01:37 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 said.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyObituariesExerciseAccidents and disastersState governmentsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleDiet and exerciseProducts and servicesCorporate newsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 01:04:02 GMTCrater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesExplosionsLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureAccidentsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:49:03 GMTMetro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 6 CITY (AP) — Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least six people injured, authorities said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:29:12 GMTRemote home of leprosy patients could open door wider (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:25:48 GMTOregon bill passes expanding background checks for gun sales, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsGun politicsLegislationCrimeLegislatureViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:05:32 GMTOscar-winning writer of 'Dances With Wolves' novel dies, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Blake, the writer whose novel "Dances With Wolves" became a major hit movie and earned him an Academy Award for the screenplay, has died.By ASTRID GALVANaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituariesNative AmericansBooks and literatureTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:11:24 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14, U.S. officials said Monday.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesLegislatureMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 00:50:39 GMTSeattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet (AP) — Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.By PHUONG LEaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsCoastlines and beachesEnergy and the environmentUrban planningLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmentSeattleArcticPort AngelesWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:04:54 GMTReview: 'The Fall' is tantalizing legal thriller"The Fall" (Atria), by John LescroartBy JEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 May 2015 00:29:02 GMTRose, Gasol pace Bulls to 99-92 win over Cavs in Game 1 (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Pau Gasol added 21, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 99-92 victory over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:50:52 GMTFerguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.aGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical resignationsPoliceEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:46:29 GMTColorado theater shooter asked police if children were hurt, Colo. (AP) — Sounding dazed in the hours after his arrest, Colorado theater shooter James Holmes asked detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"By SADIE GURMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:09:51 GMTTexas Legislature acts to stop cities from limiting drilling, Texas (AP) — Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries — a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."By WILL WEISSERTaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureMunicipal governmentsEnergy and the environmentState governmentsLegislationLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDentonUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:52:14 GMTStanford duo gets off to winning start FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford teammates Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar kept up their momentum from qualifying with a 6-and-4 victory to easily advance out of the first round of the inaugural U.S Amateur Four-Ball Championship.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:25:27 GMTWoman gets 24 years for fatal crash after drunk tweet LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who tweeted about being drunk minutes before a fatal wrong-way crash has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:02:56 GMTPhilly lawyer joins effort to restore Ali's childhood home, Ky. (AP) — A real estate investor wanting to restore Muhammad Ali's boyhood home in Kentucky has a new business partner in his corner.By BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsSportsHome remodelingBoxingMen's boxingHome buyingResidential real estateLifestyleHome designHome and gardenMen's sportsLouisvilleKentuckyPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 05 May 2015 00:38:30 GMTRiviera casino closes doors after 60 years on Vegas Strip VEGAS (AP) — If the ghosts of Frank Sinatra and Liberace were still hanging around the Riviera Hotel and Casino on Monday morning, they wouldn't have found a seat at the bar.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMoviesGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:31:04 GMTTIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:29:51 GMTLEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 02:08:42 GMTUtah man killed in carjacking attempt had prior convictions LAKE CITY (AP) — An unarmed man fatally shot during an attempted carjacking outside a Utah grocery store over the weekend had prior convictions for robbery and assault and was already being sought by police when a bystander shot him, police said Monday.By MICHELLE L. PRICE and LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsViolent crimeTheftCrimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:53:01 GMTHuge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsScienceTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:25:28 GMTLauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions ANGELES (AP) — Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentInternational relationsCelebrityGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 04 May 2015 23:31:53 GMTPolice: US couple killed in US Virgin Islands AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an elderly couple visiting from the U.S. mainland has been found stabbed to death in a rental home.iGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleU.S. Virgin IslandsCharlotte AmalieCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 00:11:58 GMTCourt lists address of wrong woman in Gray case (AP) — A woman whose address was listed in public court records as that of a police officer charged in the Freddie Gray case has been harassed by phone calls from bail bondsmen and visits from journalists to her home, her lawyer said Monday.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 02:02:19 GMTAdelson facing more time on stand in Macau CEO firing case VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is facing another morning of testimony Tuesday as a Nevada judge considers whether she has jurisdiction to hear wrongful termination claims by the former head of Sands' Macau resort.By KEN RITTERaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLas VegasMacauChinaNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 01:36:44 GMTInternment art to be displayed at California museum FRANCISCO (AP) — A California museum has acquired an art collection created by Japanese Americans held in internment camps after an East Coast auction house canceled the sale of photographs and other artifacts amid protests.By KRISTIN J. BENDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsArt museumsVisual artsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:55:22 GMTMan charged with stealing Elton John's glasses from museum, Tenn. (AP) — A man who police say took Elton John's heart-shaped glasses from a museum display in Memphis has been indicted on a felony theft charge.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentTheftCelebrityCrimeMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:41:20 GMTMartin gets tiebreaking hit, Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-1 (AP) — Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 on Monday night, snapping New York's road winning streak at six games.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:42:02 GMTNationals rally past Marlins 6-4 (AP) — Yunel Escobar had a career-high five hits, the last a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Miami Marlins 6-4 Monday night.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 02:09:31 GMTReunited mother, daughter seeking court records LOUIS (AP) — A woman who recently reunited with her 49-year-old daughter filed a petition Monday seeking court files and adoption records that might shed light on what exactly happened in 1965 at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, where the mother says she was told her newborn baby was dead.By JIM SALTERaGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:37:48 GMTObama on protests: 'There are consequences to indifference' YORK (AP) — In a deeply personal response to outbreaks of racially motivated protests, President Barack Obama on Monday blamed a lack of opportunity in minority communities and harsher treatment of black and Hispanic men by police for fueling a sense of "unfairness and powerlessness."By NEDRA PICKLER and JIM KUHNHENNaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 23:18:55 GMTTrailer fire kills 3 women from family; 4 relatives escape, Pa. (AP) — A fire in a mobile home killed three women from the same family on Monday, but four other relatives escaped, authorities said.aGeneral newsFire weatherFiresWeatherAccidents and disastersPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 00:35:10 GMTMetro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12 CITY (AP) — Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 05 May 2015 01:44:48 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 newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:05:16 GMTPacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsAthlete injuriesDopingMen's sportsAthlete healthNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:47:50 GMTAccused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:46:37 GMTStrong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible (AP) — A powerful earthquake has rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, and a local tsunami is possible.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAustraliaPapua New GuineaOceania, 05 May 2015 02:08:51 GMTCoca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014, Venezuela (AP) — Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsColombiaVenezuelaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:30:53 GMTBaltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots (AP) — Days after riots crippled Baltimore, tensions again escalated Monday after police said they arrested a man who appeared to be armed. The arrest drew a crowd of protesters who chanted, "Black community, control the police!"By BEN NUCKOLS and DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsRiotsArrestsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansViolent crimeCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 01:11:21 GMT