FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 20:35:48 -0700Hawaii enters national debate over future of ethanol in gas (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based additive be mixed into fuel sold in the state.By CATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:01:13 GMTLEADING OFF: Burnett seeks better luck, Puig on rehab look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:44:37 GMTNew Zealander, 25, stands trial in China on drug charges, China (AP) — A 25-year-old New Zealander is standing trial in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on drug smuggling charges.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderChinaGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 02:34:39 GMTLos Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach.aGeneral newsCrimePoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:10:45 GMTTornadoes in southern Plains, destroy homes, flip cars CITY (AP) — Tornadoes raked the southern Plains Wednesday, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesFloodsStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityKansasNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:15:03 GMTDiamondbacks earn 1st DH sweep on road since 2006 (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt homered and Robbie Ray threw six strong innings in a spot start, helping the Arizona Diamondbacks complete their first doubleheader road sweep since 2006 with a 5-1 victory over the scuffling Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:57:34 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff was charged with a misdemeanor Wednesday in the shooting of a real estate agent at a model home.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:20:11 GMTHumane Society: Mountain lion shot, killed in Omaha area, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a mountain lion was shot and killed in the Omaha area.aGeneral newsMountain lionsAnimalsAnimal welfareAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsSocial issuesSocial affairsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:53:27 GMTWalker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfUnited StatesSpartanburgNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 07 May 2015 03:01:08 GMTSimmons, Freeman power Braves past Phillies, 7-5 (AP) — Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons gave the Atlanta Braves a confidence boost to cap a long-awaited series win.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAtlantaPhiladelphiaGeorgiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew York, 07 May 2015 03:05:49 GMTNo joke: Bob Uecker among broadcasters locked in booth (AP) — Brewers broadcaster and funnyman Bob Uecker was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park when the door handle broke during the sixth inning against the Dodgers Wednesday night.eArts and entertainmentSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 07 May 2015 02:58:33 GMTLongoria hits 2 HRs, Rays beat Red Sox 5-3 (AP) — Evan Longoria hit two solo homers, Kevin Jepsen worked out of an eighth-inning jam and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:44:13 GMTGOP's Rick Santorum to announce 2016 plans at end of May (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum says he'll hold an event at the end of May to announce his decision on a potential 2016 presidential campaign.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 07 May 2015 02:38:38 GMTMayweather's manager named in $300 million antitrust suit ANGELES (AP) — Oscar de la Hoya's boxing promotion company is suing Floyd Mayweather's manager and investors for $300 million, alleging they're trying to illegally monopolize U.S. championship fighting.sSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsMonopoly and antitrustLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:16:49 GMTManny Pacquiao has shoulder surgery Pacquiao underwent surgery on his injured right shoulder Wednesday following his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever.By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:29:28 GMT100 kidnapped migrants rescued outside Mexican capital CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say 100 kidnapped migrants were rescued from a home in Mexico State, near the capital.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 02:35:15 GMTKyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 01:45:52 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislatureViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHonoluluChinaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 02:28:51 GMTLatest on severe weather: Oklahoma City has flood emergency p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherStormsTornadoesFloodsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEvacuationsTrafficAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:54:09 GMTPhilippine volcano ejects ash, but no violent eruption, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano has spewed ash but volcanologists say there are no signs of any eminent violent eruption.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherVolcanoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and naturePhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 03:09:42 GMTLeake, Byrd lift Reds over skidding Pirates 3-0 (AP) — Mike Leake worked eight innings for his sixth straight victory over Pittsburgh and Marlon Byrd homered for the second game in a row as the Cincinnati Reds beat the skidding Pirates 3-0 on Wednesday night.By JOHN PERROTTOsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:05:00 GMTBuehrle beats Yankees, Blue Jays win 5-1 (AP) — Russell Martin homered, Mark Buehrle earned a victory over the Yankees for the first time in more than a decade and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 07 May 2015 01:48:08 GMTIMF says Asia to lead growth in 2015 despite China slowdown (AP) — Asian economies will grow at a 5.6 percent pace in 2015, level with last year, as recoveries in India and Japan help to offset the slowdown in China, the IMF said in a report Thursday.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 07 May 2015 03:14:36 GMTPeguero hits 2 homers, Rangers rout Astros 11-3 behind Lewis (AP) — Carlos Peguero hit a pair of solo homers, Shin-Soo Choo had a two-run shot and the Texas Rangers routed the Houston Astros 11-3 Wednesday night behind eight strong innings from Colby Lewis.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthHoustonTexasFresnoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 07 May 2015 03:26:32 GMTFederal charge filed against former MillerCoors official (AP) — A former vice president at MillerCoors and seven other defendants are facing federal charges, accused of defrauding the company of at least $7 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago announced Wednesday.fBusinessIndictmentsCorporate legal affairsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeCorporate crimeLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:59:52 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.By DAVID CRARY and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsTerrorismSocial mediaWar and unrestOnline mediaPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriGovernment surveillanceNational securityMediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsPolitical issuesUnited StatesTexasNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:19:35 GMTCubs end Cardinals' 8-game streak with 6-5 win LOUIS (AP) — Anthony Rizzo homered with three RBIs and Jon Lester had a strong outing for the Chicago Cubs, who ended the St. Louis Cardinals' eight-game winning streak and their own four-game skid with a 6-4 victory on Wednesday night.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:25:16 GMTLate goal gives Lightning victory, 3-0 lead on Canadiens, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaMontrealFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 07 May 2015 02:11:18 GMTChile's Bachelet asks ministers to resign, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said on Wednesday that she has asked all her Cabinet ministers to submit their resignations and she will decide who stays and who leaves in the next 72 hours.By LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionPolitical approval ratingsCabinetsPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesPublic opinionSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 07 May 2015 02:47:58 GMTCanada's Conservatives worried after Alberta election (AP) — A meeting of Canada's federal Conservative party was described as being like a "morgue" on Wednesday, a day after Alberta, Canada's most conservative province, elected a left-of-center provincial government, ending a 44-year-old conservative party dynasty.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsConservatismAlbertaCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 07 May 2015 03:17:49 GMTOklahoma City chamber urging governor to veto gun bill CITY (AP) — A proposal that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds in Oklahoma could threaten dozens of events held in Oklahoma City, including horse shows, basketball tournaments and the Women's College World Series, the head of the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday.By SEAN MURPHYaBusinessGovernment and politicsSportsWomen's sportsState governmentsCollege sportsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsBasketballWomen's basketballState legislatureLegislationLegislatureGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege basketballOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:03:02 GMTIndians rough up Danny Duffy, roll to 10-3 win over Royals CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about everyone in the Cleveland lineup drove in a run, Carlos Carrasco tossed seven sharp innings and the Indians rolled to a 10-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:29:41 GMTLatest on severe weather: Another storm in Oklahoma City p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:45:54 GMTNHL Capsules (AP) — Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.By The Associated PresssSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTampaNew York CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 07 May 2015 02:50:53 GMTNo charges for teacher arrested after Tesla coil burn, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor isn't filing criminal charges "at this time" against an Oregon science teacher accused of using a Tesla coil to burn the phrase "I love mom" into students' arms.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderSalemOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:49:29 GMTCampaign seeks to help consumers pick safe blinds, shades (AP) — Trying to figure out which window blinds or shades are safe to buy for homes with young children?By JENNIFER C. KERRfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsConsumer safetyConsumer affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulations, 07 May 2015 02:49:23 GMTLatest on severe weather: Dozens of Oklahoma homes destroyed p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:44:16 GMTBurakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers 2-1 for 3-1 series lead (AP) — Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:37:58 GMTAsian shares sink after Wall Street drop, US economy fears (AP) — Asian markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy and sent Wall Street lower.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:02:03 GMTDeGrom strikes out 9, Mets beat Orioles 5-1 YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom bounced back from two subpar starts with seven overpowering innings, Dilson Herrera hit his first homer of the season among three hits and the New York Mets won their eighth straight over the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1 on Wednesday night.By HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:11:28 GMTPrince Harry ends monthlong embedment with Australian army (AP) — Crowds of cheering Australians have gathered at Sydney's famed Opera House to bid adieu to Britain's Prince Harry as he wraps up a monthlong embedment with the Australian army.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaSydneyOceaniaNew South Wales, 07 May 2015 03:19:33 GMTLind homers, doubles in Brewers' 6-3 win (AP) — Adam Lind homered and doubled and the Milwaukee Brewers scored five runs in the first inning off Joe Wieland in a 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.By JOE DiGIOVANNIsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:18:45 GMTCalifornia transgender inmate's lawyers seek swift surgery, Calif. (AP) — Attorneys for a transgender prison inmate said Wednesday that she could have sex reassignment surgery as early as next month if California correctional officials quickly approve the procedure.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsGender issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:46:13 GMTAlabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriages, Ala. (AP) — A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageLegislationWeddingsState legislatureFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleLegislatureGovernment and politicsOccasionsState governmentsAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 02:01:30 GMTPanel backs plan for nuclear waste disposal near Lake Huron CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian advisory panel Wednesday endorsed a fiercely debated plan to bury waste from nuclear power plants less than a mile from Lake Huron, saying it had concluded the project would pose no danger to the environment.By JOHN FLESHERaBusinessGeneral newsLakesWaste managementEnergy industryWater environmentEnvironment and natureState legislatureUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsLake HuronTraverse CityNorth AmericaMichiganUnited States, 07 May 2015 02:36:38 GMTRosario homers in debut in Twins' 13-0 win over A's (AP) — Eddie Rosario homered on the first pitch he saw in his major league career, Eduardo Escobar also homered and had five RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 13-0 on Wednesday night.By ADAM CZECHsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:26:16 GMTAuthor faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissoulaMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:17:38 GMTLatest on severe weather: Tornado hits zoo in Oklahoma p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsStormsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTrafficEvacuationsAccidentsTransportationOklahomaOklahoma CityNebraskaKansasHastingsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:08:53 GMTBrown lawns loom this summer in California GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.By AMY TAXIN and FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleScienceSmall businessHome and gardenNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 01:57:25 GMTLeBron's 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls 106-91 in Game 2 (AP) — The headband returned. The aggressiveness, dunks and dazzling plays all came back, too.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 03:06:02 GMT