FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 14:25:03 -0700UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea NATIONS (AP) — The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world."CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 21:08:40 GMTNo charges for wrestlers in lynching photo, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor says no charges will be filed against the members of a high school wrestling team who posed in a photograph that simulated a lynching.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsWrestlingNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:52:25 GMTJury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death CAJON, Calif. (AP) — A jury has convicted an Iraqi immigrant of bludgeoning his wife to death in their suburban San Diego home, a case that was initially considered a hate crime.aGeneral newsHate crimesLegal proceedingsCrimeImmigrationViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:48:52 GMTJudge: Ex-gov can't keep filings from prosecutors, Va. (AP) — A judge says former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell can keep some court filings from the public, but not from prosecutors in his public corruption case.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionIndictmentsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:41:10 GMTPresident defending health law good for some Dems (AP) — President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.CHARLES BABINGTONRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBusinessHealthCampaigns2014 United States General ElectionPolitical partiesLegislaturePrimary electionsPublic opinionIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited States General ElectionEventsPolitical organizationsHealth care policyGovernment policySocial affairsLegislationAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:54:01 GMTPublic, media barred from theater shooting hearing (AP) — For the second time, the media and other members of the public will be barred from a pretrial hearing in the Colorado theater shooting case.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeMediaLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:46:54 GMTArgentina considers crackdown on street protests AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's populist government is proposing a radical change in how it deals with street protests after a decade of permissive policing.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 20:42:24 GMTIllinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum (AP) — Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library.SARA BURNETTaGeneral newsLibrariesState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEducationSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:16:52 GMTGarcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMunicipal governmentsNewspapersJournalismObituariesGovernment and politicsNews mediaEntertainmentLocal governmentsMediaColombiaBogotaCubaMexicoVenezuelaMexico CityUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 17 Apr 2014 21:12:18 GMTConfused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 20:26:11 GMTFacebook rolls out location-sharing feature YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaProducts and servicesCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 20:10:32 GMTTiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.LORI HINNANThtBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentTechnologyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAccidentsAccidents and disastersCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesFranceParisJapanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:06:05 GMTTexas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast, Texas (AP) — The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one.eschmaGeneral newsExplosionsMunicipal governmentsAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAccidentsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:58:40 GMTFBI: Another arrest made in NC kidnapping case (AP) — Another arrest was made in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father, federal investigators said Thursday.aGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeArrestsLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:04 GMTHeavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q, Del. (AP) — DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and profit margins improved in almost every one of them.RANDALL CHASEfBusinessStormsWinter weatherFinancial performanceCorporate newsWeatherGeneral newsNorth AmericaDoverDelawareUnited States, 17 Apr 2014 21:13:06 GMTProsecutors win appeal in 1989 son killing case (AP) — A retired detective who refused to take the stand again, asserting his right against self-incrimination, will be forced to testify at the retrial of an Arizona mother charged with having her son killed in 1989, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.BRIAN SKOLOFFaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsPoliceViolent crimeCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsLaw enforcement agenciesPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:11:11 GMTWeibo shares jump in market debut social media company Weibo Corp.'s shares soared in their U.S. market debut Thursday.The Associated PresshtBusinessTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:44:04 GMTGov't: Case against Blackwater guard in jeopardy (AP) — The government says its criminal case against a former Blackwater security guard is in jeopardy.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeIraqMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:31 GMTInvestigators reconstruct bus crash in California, Calif. (AP) — Accident investigators with the California Highway Patrol are reconstructing how fast a bus carrying high school students was going before its fiery collision with a FedEx truck that left 10 people dead.FENIT NIRAPPILJUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:41:53 GMT9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint (AP) — A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.HOPE YENwGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsEducationHigher educationSchool athleticsSocial affairsSocial diversitySocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesGender issuesProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:04 GMTHolder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are' PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERMARIA SUDEKUMaGeneral newsViolent crimeHate crimesCrimeFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment programsLegal proceedingsState governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityKansasKansas CityMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:08:25 GMTFirework injures fans during Dodgers-Giants game FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say several people suffered minor injuries when a fan threw a firework onto a walkway at the San Francisco Giants ballpark during a Dodgers-Giants game.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:12:59 GMTObama disputes GOP version of immigration call (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's surprised that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is accusing him of failing to work with Congress on immigration.wGovernment and politicsImmigrationLegislaturePolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizations, 17 Apr 2014 20:09:18 GMTMan avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital, S.C. (AP) — A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.aGeneral newsOdditiesVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:31:24 GMTCoffee surges on renewed concern about crop price of coffee surged on Thursday on renewed concerns about the outlook for Brazil's crop.STEVE ROTHWELLfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsAgricultureIndustriesBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 20:16:57 GMTMichelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation.STACY A. ANDERSONwBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsHigher educationPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairs, 17 Apr 2014 20:51:15 GMTJudge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.KRISTI EATONNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageCourtsNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNational governmentsOklahomaUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:57:07 GMTTrial ordered for teen in mob attack on motorist (AP) — A 16-year-old Detroit boy will stay behind bars on a $400,000 bond while awaiting trial on accusations he triggered a mob's severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck, a juvenile court judge ruled Thursday.DAVID N. GOODMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:08:48 GMTChipotle plans first price hike in 3 years YORK (AP) — Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.CANDICE CHOIMAE ANDERSONfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 20:42:26 GMTObama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineRussiaUnited StatesKievGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 20:25:50 GMTWildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.GARY B. GRAVESsSportsNBA DraftMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:40:29 GMTTourism push plays up 'Only in Minnesota' getaways PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Say goodbye to "More to Explore." Minnesota tourism promoters ushered in a new slogan Thursday that focuses on "Only in Minnesota" experiences as part of their largest-ever advertising campaign.BRIAN BAKSTtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsMinnesotaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:08:42 GMTDutch man's case may be linked to Amanda Todd (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have filed indecent assault and child pornography charges against a 35-year-old man suspected of blackmailing underage girls to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam.TOBY STERLINGiGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimes against childrenCrimeNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:03 GMTLowe's agrees to minimize lead dust, pay fine LOUIS (AP) — Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay a $500,000 federal penalty in settling claims that its contractors in at least nine states broke environmental rules for addressing lead paint dust during home renovation projects, two federal agencies announced Thursday.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsHome remodelingNational courtsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesResidential real estateLifestyleHome designHome and gardenNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:38 GMTChelsea Clinton expecting 1st child (AP) — Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.KEN THOMASwGovernment and politicsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 17 Apr 2014 20:46:55 GMTMiguel Angel Jimenez set for Champions Tour debut, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez's starring role in the best Masters ever for players 50 and over was the perfect lead-in for his Champions Tour debut.CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfGeorgiaAugustaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:35:04 GMTIowa Senate race suddenly more competitive MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing a U.S. Senate seat in Iowa, enhancing the party's chances of regaining control of the chamber.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGovernment and politicsState governmentsUnited States Presidential ElectionState legislaturePrimary electionsLegislatureGays and lesbiansJudicial appointments and nominationsCaucusesPolitical partiesSenate electionsEventsNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical organizationsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesBeaumontNorth AmericaTexas, 17 Apr 2014 20:26:33 GMTTigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians (AP) — Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Detroit Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:50:57 GMTFrench military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali (AP) — French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" — killing about 10 of the alleged militants, officials said.JAMEY KEATENiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsHostage situationsTerrorismWar and unrestKidnappingCrimeFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 20:49:24 GMTSinger Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC (AP) — A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday.JESSICA GRESKOwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 17 Apr 2014 20:47:50 GMTWho gained, and what, at Ukraine talks (AP) — The talks in Geneva on Ukraine brought together four parties that had seemed extremely far apart on some issues, but within a few hours they produced a broad agreement that that holds out substantial hope for a crisis that appeared on the verge of spinning out of control.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsInternational agreementsCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaGenevaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:33:42 GMTIll, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityTennesseeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:34:59 GMTNYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProperty damageHurricane Sandy 2012Local governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:19:26 GMTRecord labels sue Pandora over older songs YORK (AP) — Major record labels are suing Internet radio giant Pandora for copyright infringement for using songs recorded before 1972 without paying license fees.htBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmentOnline radioOnline mediaMediaRadioAudio technologyEntertainment and media technologyRadio programsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral news, 17 Apr 2014 20:55:19 GMTEx-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case (AP) — An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeImmigrationLaw and orderWar and unrestEducation costsEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:32:02 GMTUS stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in are mostly higher on Wall Street as upbeat earnings news from several big U.S. companies encouraged investors.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 20:10:54 GMTGulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A statement by the Gulf Cooperation Council says the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich Arab states.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle EastDohaQatar, 17 Apr 2014 21:15:32 GMTShumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins VEGAS (AP) — The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room.TIM DAHLBERGsSportsWomen's boxingWomen's sportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsKazakhstanCentral AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 20:15:10 GMTMorgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 20:19:01 GMTJudges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned whether Oklahoma can legally prevent the marriages.KRISTI EATONNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesOklahomaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 20:29:52 GMT