FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 12:16:33 -0700No agreement between Florida governor, feds on Medicaid (AP) — Despite meeting with the Obama administration in Washington on Wednesday, Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott said the two 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 and politicsGovernment-funded health insuranceNational governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment programsHealth care industryIndustriesFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:14:05 GMTNo charges for Colorado farmworkers videotaped hitting pigs (AP) — A video showing workers at a Colorado pig farm hitting animals with cans and boards prompted the firings of seven employees, but authorities said Wednesday no criminal charges will be filed.By COLLEEN SLEVINaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsSmall businessLifestyleAnimal crueltyCrimeAgricultureIndustriesColoradoKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:50:03 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) — 8:42 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerAthlete healthEventsSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 18:45:36 GMTUsing a smartphone microscope to detect parasites in blood (AP) — Prick a finger and have the blood checked for parasites — by smartphone? Scientists are turning those ubiquitous phones into microscopes and other medical tools that could help fight diseases in remote parts of the world.By LAURAN NEERGAARDhtBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsTechnologyWormsMedicationMobile phonesConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsAnimalsDiagnosis and treatmentCameroonAfricaBerkeleyCentral AfricaWest AfricaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:12:12 GMTAnalysis: Republican budget claims don't add up (AP) — On paper and in speeches, Republicans boast that Congress' first budget since they won control of the Senate and House last fall will eliminate red ink within a decade.By DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsGovernment programsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:03:33 GMTOhio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firing, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters alleged Wednesday that the university's board was directly involved in his dismissal and asked a judge to let him use other employment actions by the trustees in his lawsuit against the school.By JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsHigher educationEducationLaw and orderSocial affairsSchool curriculaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:37:48 GMTCorrection: Fatal Shooting-Menasha story, Wis. (AP) — In a story May 4 about shootings in the Wisconsin town of Menasha, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a family caught in the attack had been on a bike ride. The family was out for a walk. The AP, relying on information from the U.S. Army, also erroneously reported that the suspect, Sergio Daniel Valencia del Toro, joined the Michigan National Guard in 2014 before joining the Wisconsin National Guard this year. A Michigan National Guard spokesman said he never served there.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:49:13 GMTStates consider deer hunting permit cuts after tough winter, Maine (AP) — A tough winter killed off many deer, and now wildlife regulators are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits.By PATRICK WHITTLEaGeneral newsDeerAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMammalsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:06:28 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 18:58:22 GMTWoman in DuPont economic espionage case pleads guilty FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to tamper with evidence after being accused with her husband and former DuPont employees of stealing and selling trade secrets to China for a highly coveted whitener used in cars, Oreo cookies and a variety of other products.BY SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsEspionageConspiracyLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomyCorporate crimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderChinaSan FranciscoGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:17:05 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 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 GMTBody of student trying to sell car on Craigslist found, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in two states on Wednesday were investigating the slaying of a 19-year-old Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeViolent crimeSt. LouisHazelwoodIllinoisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:55:43 GMTKenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks, Kenya (AP) — Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 18:35:41 GMTStudy aims to uncover why cancer plagues golden retrievers ANGELES (AP) — If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know.By SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsHealthLifestyleSciencePetsDogsMedical researchCancerMammalsAnimalsDiseases and conditions, 06 May 2015 18:37:51 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 GMTThe Latest: Bayern play high-risk game vs. Barcelona, Spain (AP) — 9 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueFIFA World CupProfessional soccer2014 FIFA World CupSoccerAthlete healthEventsInternational soccerSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 19:02:57 GMTCowboys round up cattle after semi overturns on highway, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas highway has reopened after cowboys helped round up cattle who escaped a semitrailer that had rolled over near Wichita.aGeneral newsKansasWichitaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:20:04 GMTLast known member of US' German moon rocket design team dies, Ala. (AP) — The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that came to the United States after World War II and designed the rocket that took astronauts to the moon has died.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsObituariesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHuntsvilleUnited StatesAlabamaNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:20:05 GMTThe Latest: Referee turns down early Barca appeal, Spain (AP) — 8:54 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueFIFA World CupProfessional soccer2014 FIFA World CupSoccerAthlete healthEventsInternational soccerSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 18:56:21 GMTRole of government powers at issue in pension case, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's top court weighed the budget repercussions of ruling on a pension dispute between Gov. Chris Christie and public workers' unions on Wednesday while one justice wondered if the state had engaged in a "bait and switch."By GEOFF MULVIHILLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityLegal proceedingsJudicial appointments and nominationsState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment business and financeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment financeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:55:06 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 politicsPolitical resignationsState legislaturePolitical corruptionLegislaturePolitical partiesArrestsState governmentsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:13:53 GMTBryce Harper hits 3 HRs in 3 ABs before grounding out (AP) — Bryan Harper hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the Washington Nationals against Miami, then grounded out in what was likely his final trip to the plate..sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 19:09:37 GMTExterminator goes on trial in Philadelphia doctor's death (AP) — A pediatrician researching tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases was strangled by an exterminator after she questioned his work and was then tied up with equestrian gear and set on fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at his murder trial.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaBusinessGeneral newsFiresCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 18:42:43 GMT3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger, Nigeria (AP) — Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNigeriaNigerWest AfricaChadAfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 19:03:49 GMT3 accused of operating fictitious police department ANGELES (AP) — Three people were arrested in Southern California for operating a fictitious police department that claims jurisdiction in 33 states and Mexico and says it has existed for 3,000 years, authorities said.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSanta ClaritaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 19:04:28 GMTFamily of US captive killed by drone backs hostage czar (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike said Wednesday it would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held.By DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislatureDrone surveillance and warfareLegislationKidnappingDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 19:06:23 GMTHarper hits 3 HRs in first 3 ABs for Nationals (AP) — Bryan Harper has hit three home runs in his first three at-bats for the Washington Nationals against Miami.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 06 May 2015 19:00:31 GMTEx-in-law testifies from Kazakhstan in Boston Marathon trial (AP) — A former brother-in-law of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev testified Wednesday from Kazakhstan about the role of a conservative Muslim convert who steered Tsarnaev's older brother toward a stricter version of Islam.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsEventsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBostonMassachusettsKazakhstanChechnyaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 18:50:05 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 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 GMTReview: Witherspoon and Vergara crash in 'Hot Pursuit'"Hot Pursuit" has all the trappings of a buddy comedy except that whole comedy part.By JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 06 May 2015 18:58:36 GMTTreasury to expand government checking account (AP) — The federal government, concerned about possible financial market disruptions from events such as cyberattacks, has decided to more than double the amount of money it keeps in its checking account.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 06 May 2015 18:44:55 GMTTeen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue, Sicily (AP) — Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe.By FRANK JORDANS and PATRICIA THOMASiGeneral newsItalyLibyaSicilyEuropeWest AfricaGambiaWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 19:13:20 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 18:36:47 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 GMTBurundian opposition leader arrested as protests continue, Burundi (AP) — Burundian Police arrested an opposition leader Wednesday after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to the unrest in the country, triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.By JEROME DELAY and ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeNational electionsElectionsBurundiEast AfricaBujumburaRwandaCentral AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 19:11:48 GMTNew opposition protests in Macedonia follow violent clashes, Macedonia (AP) — More than 1,000 opposition supporters protested outside Macedonia's parliament on Wednesday over the 2011 police killing of a student, a day after violence at a similar demonstration left 38 officers and one protester injured.By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDESiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice brutalityGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 18:49:18 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 company earnings. Yields on U.S government bonds rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. All 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsGovernment payLabor economyEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment financeUnited StatesGreeceEast AsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAsia, 06 May 2015 18:56:47 GMTFloyd Mayweather's ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather's children has sued the undefeated champion for defamation over his recent comments about a 2010 domestic violence incident in Las Vegas.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsMen's boxingBoxingCrimeLaw and orderMen's sports, 06 May 2015 19:23:34 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 19:26:20 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 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 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 GMTThe Latest: Barcelona vs Bayern Munich has started, Spain (AP) — 8:50 p.m.By JOSEPH WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's soccerUEFA Champions LeagueProfessional soccerSoccerAthlete healthEventsSpainBarcelonaGermanyMunichEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 18:51:18 GMTCablevision CEO wants New York cable deal (AP) — The CEO of Cablevision said he wants deals with New York cable operators.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessTechnologyCable televisionTelecommunicationsIndustriesTelevisionMediaNew YorkNew York CityChicagoUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 06 May 2015 19:07:28 GMT