FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 23:30:25 -0700The Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen, Ariz. (AP) — The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessEvents, 31 Mar 2015 06:18:49 GMTRoadside bomb kills 7 Afghans in eastern province, Afghanistan (AP) — A deputy official says a roadside bombing in a remote province in eastern Afghanistan has killed seven people, all members of the same family.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 05:37:55 GMTCelebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail ("Sons and Daughters," ''Barney Miller") is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 63. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 49. Country singer Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry is 48. Singer Paula Cole is 47. Country singer Pat Green is 43. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 42. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 40. Mike Eli (Eli Brown Band) is 34. Lily James ("Downton Abbey," ''Cinderella") is 26.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 31 Mar 2015 05:02:10 GMTIBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit YORK (AP) — IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses.htBusinessTechnologyComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate news, 31 Mar 2015 04:02:26 GMTStudent loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.KIMBERLY HEFLINGfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationEducation costsEducationPersonal loansPersonal financeStudent financesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:09:55 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 03:09:36 GMTAsian stocks gain on economic data, China stimulus hopes (AP) — Asian stock markets climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive economic data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:17:25 GMTSingapore charges teen for video criticizing Lee Kuan Yew (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity.By JEANETTE TANhtGeneral newsOnline videoOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 05:48:27 GMTMan accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson demonstration says he'll seek a lower bond for his client.aGeneral newsViolent crimePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPoliceCriminal investigationsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 05:09:08 GMTChina evacuates 571 from Yemen, suspends anti-piracy patrols (AP) — China said Tuesday that it had evacuated more than 500 of its citizens from Yemen amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.iGeneral newsEvacuationsMaritime piracyCrimeChinaYemenMiddle EastGulf of AdenDjiboutiEast AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 04:28:50 GMTMaryland knocks off Tennessee 58-48 in regional final, Wash. (AP) — Lexie Brown felt the need to apologize.By TIM BOOTHsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's sportsTennesseeMarylandWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:29:28 GMTDifferences persist on deadline day for Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 06:17:38 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 technologyScienceChinaMyanmarGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 31 Mar 2015 05:26:10 GMTDespondent Gazans return to destroyed homes CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Despondent over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, displaced Gazans have begun to return to their damaged homes, patching up the structures with cinder blocks and plastic sheets and living in the unstable and unsafe buildings while they wait for promised aid to arrive.By FARES AKRAMiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarGaza, 31 Mar 2015 06:12:20 GMTTaiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now (AP) — Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanTaiwanEast AsiaChinaBeijingUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 06:35:42 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, March 31, the 90th day of 2015. There are 275 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsUnited StatesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 04:00:31 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 GMTSchultz, Bachman help Oilers to 4-1 win over Avs (AP) — In the midst of a tough season, the Edmonton Oilers are finishing strong.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyColoradoDenverEdmontonUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 31 Mar 2015 04:44:13 GMTOfficers interview survivor of mobile home park killings, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a mobile home park.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWashingtonBremertonUnited StatesNorth AmericaSeattlePuget Sound, 31 Mar 2015 05:58:53 GMTSingapore teen charged for video attacking Lee, Christianity (AP) — A court in Singapore has charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity.iGeneral newsJuvenile crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 05:46:23 GMTJapan extends sanctions against NKorea for 2 more years (AP) — Japan plans to extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years when they expire April 13 after failing to get promised updates on an investigation into kidnappings of Japanese citizens decades ago, the government spokesman said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsJapanNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 05:33:32 GMTNYC blast probe highlights problem of stealing gas YORK (AP) — It was a run-of-the-mill complaint — a smell of gas — with a troubling explanation: Someone had improperly tapped into a Manhattan building's gas line, and it was leaking.By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesExplosionsAccidents and disastersCriminal investigationsAccidentsIndustriesEnergy industryIndustrial products and servicesLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:57:33 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 sportsBasketballWomen's basketballSocial mediaCollege sportsCollege basketballEventsOnline mediaMediaSouth CarolinaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:47:04 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 GMTFlames use big 2nd period to beat host Stars 5-3 (AP) — Jiri Hudler, Raphael Diaz and Johnny Gaudreau scored within a span of 6:49 of the second period, and the Calgary Flames held on for a 5-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDallasCalgaryTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 31 Mar 2015 03:48:33 GMTViolence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race (AP) — A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's most troubled neighborhoods fueled nearly constant bloodshed.By DON BABWINaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansMunicipal governmentsRace and ethnicityViolenceViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal electionsElectionsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 05:11:22 GMTBuffalo beats Arizona 4-1 in battle of NHL's worst teams, Ariz. (AP) — Andrej Meszaros scored two goals for the second straight game, and the Buffalo Sabres ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Coyotes 4-1 Monday night in a matchup between the NHL's worst two teams.By JOHN MARSHALLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:45:43 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 GMTBlazers clinch playoff spot with 109-86 win over Phoenix, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:22:49 GMTDeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96 (AP) — DeMar DeRozan and James Harden have been battling on the basketball court for more than a decade.By IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:29:39 GMTUS treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew pressed Chinese leaders to suspend proposed curbs on foreign security technology and said a Beijing-led regional bank should work in partnership with existing institutions.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:38:33 GMTFight over religious objection proposals shifts to Arkansas ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The fight over "religious freedom" proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsReligionLegislationGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesGender issuesArkansasLittle RockIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 05:31:05 GMTLightning clinch playoff berth with 5-3 win at Montreal (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning owned the Montreal Canadiens all season.sSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsEventsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:04:20 GMTSingapore charges teen for video attacking Lee, Christianity (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity.By JEANETTE TANhtGeneral newsOnline videoOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 06:22:48 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling 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 ElectionReligionGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 05:41:28 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 GMTSouth African comic Noah will replace Jon Stewart YORK (AP) — The choice of South African comic Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart's replacement on "The Daily Show" advances an intriguing new trend of late-night comic hosts with a more worldly perspective while continuing the longer-running pattern of keeping those jobs filled with men.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityOnline mediaMediaComedy performanceSouth AfricaAfricaUnited StatesSouthern AfricaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 04:58:47 GMTJapan: Not currently planning to join China-led bank (AP) — Japan has no plan as of now to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaChinaBeijingAsiaGreater China, 31 Mar 2015 05:08:49 GMTBlackhawks get big 4-1 victory over Kings (AP) — Defensemen Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson scored 1:04 apart in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 on Monday.By MATT CARLSONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:30:59 GMTMalaysian fishmonger to hang for killing 2 British students LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fishmonger to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 05:59:37 GMTTsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 05:38:02 GMTDeath toll in Kashmir flood rises to 15, India (AP) — Police say at least 15 people have died in flood waters that submerged several areas in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 06:37:30 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 GMTColorado shooter's mom feels guilt over his mental illness (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 06:26:48 GMTNew Hampshire authorities: Mother killed daughters, self, N.H. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman shot and killed her two young daughters at their New Hampshire home before killing herself, authorities said Monday.By HOLLY RAMERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 03:15:31 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 03:12:23 GMT21 killed when bus goes off cliff in Peruvian Andes, Peru (AP) — Authorities say 21 people were killed and 38 seriously injured when a bus veered off the road and plunged into a ravine in Peru's southeastern Andes Mountains.iGeneral newsAccidentsMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and naturePeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 05:08:29 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