FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2015 01:46:14 -0700Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced CITY, Calif. (AP) — The steady hands over important putts. The easy laughter even while playing a sudden-death playoff. Lydia Ko can make it seem like child's play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:46:58 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Foreign tourists out in the cold p.m. (0700 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduIsraelNew ZealandJapanAsiaMiddle EastOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 07:58:12 GMTChina up, Europe down after Wall Street gains (AP) — China's stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaJapanChinaEuropeGreeceUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaWestern EuropeNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 08:54:32 GMTThailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya (AP) — Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.iGeneral newsScienceAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmental concernsSmugglingEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCrimeThailandLaosSoutheast AsiaKenyaAfricaAsiaEast Africa, 27 Apr 2015 06:39:28 GMTHawaii telescope website taken down in apparent cyberattack (AP) — An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyState governmentsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:24 GMTSri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureConstitutionsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:32:53 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Gorkha toll could change picture a.m. (0600 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNew ZealandJapanAsiaOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 06:01:34 GMTOld companies thrive in brand-loyal Japan adapting to times, Japan (AP) — Successful businesses shine for a few years, then nimbler competitors outwit them in a constant cycle that spans being feted to forgotten in less than a generation. But Japan has something different: thousands of companies that have prospered for centuries.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 07:31:49 GMTClinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."By HOPE YENpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPhilanthropic foundationsCharity fundraisingIndividual givingPhilanthropySocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 27 Apr 2015 07:28:30 GMTRescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEnvironment and natureNepalTibetSouth AsiaKathmanduAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 08:14:58 GMTSupporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments (AP) — The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness toward Iran and support for Israel.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNuclear weaponsLegislationWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesIranIsraelMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:21:30 GMTLauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsTV newsGays and lesbiansCable televisionNews mediaMediaTelevisionFashion design, 27 Apr 2015 07:00:56 GMTDetails of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:18:17 GMTBomb kills 5 in southern Afghanistan, clashes in north, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say five civilians were killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:14:00 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Entire army involved in rescue a.m. (0540 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNew ZealandJapanAsiaOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 05:42:43 GMTJapan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston (AP) — Japan's prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanBostonHarvardMassachusettsEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:42 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll rises to 3,617 p.m. (0800 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersSocial mediaNatural disastersOnline mediaMediaForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduIsraelNew ZealandJapanAsiaMiddle EastOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 08:08:46 GMTDeutsche Bank to drop locations, streamline operations, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany through a share offering, closing offices in some countries, and eliminating less profitable business at its investment banking divisionBy DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 08:19:09 GMTLong odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — The key to the death penalty trial of a man who methodically shot at moviegoers at a Batman movie premiere will be what was going on inside his mind as he threw smoke canisters and then marched up and down the aisles, firing at anyone who tried to flee.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:01:59 GMTQ&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases (AP) — Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsUnited StatesMissouriAlabamaDistrict of ColumbiaOhioNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:24:37 GMTGrizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:18:22 GMTQuotations in the News"Villages like this are routinely affected by landslides, and it's not uncommon for entire villages of 200, 300, up to 1,000 people to be completely buried by rock falls. It will likely be helicopter access only." — Matt Darvas, a member of the aid group World Vision, on the Nepal earthquake rescue mission in remote mountain areas.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 27 Apr 2015 07:02:05 GMTMalaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's leader says Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but will push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in the disputed waters of the South China Sea.iGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaChinaBeijingSouth China SeaPhilippinesAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 08:23:40 GMTCapitals-Islanders Game 7 stirs 'Epic' memories's only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:56 GMTCards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:28:51 GMTDubnyk, Wild beat Blues, for rematch with Blackhawks PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when Devan Dubnyk arrived just in time.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:14 GMTNo perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.By NOAH TRISTERaGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDetroitKansas CityNew York CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriNew York, 27 Apr 2015 07:07:36 GMTHundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentMovie rentalBoycottsMedia distributionMediaPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 07:51:38 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Reconstruction cost $5 billion p.m. (0845 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseProperty damageAccidents and disastersSocial mediaForeign aidEconomyNatural disastersOnline mediaMediaInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBusinessNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNew ZealandIsraelAsiaOceaniaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 08:59:05 GMTBurundi protests persist over president's third term bid, Burundi (AP) — Streets protests are continuing in Burundi as anger mounts over the ruling party's decision on Saturday to nominate President Pierre Nkurunziza for a third term.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 27 Apr 2015 08:35:55 GMTThousands expected at Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray (AP) — Thousands were expected Monday at a funeral for a man who died after sustaining serious spinal injuries while in the custody of Baltimore police.By JESSICA GRESKOaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderCrimePolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 08:21:12 GMTPioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases (AP) — Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansHigher educationMarriageNational courtsEducationSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesMichiganBostonMassachusettsCincinnatiNorth AmericaOhio, 27 Apr 2015 07:27:47 GMTRose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title, La. (AP) — It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentMen's sportsGolfEventsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:50:39 GMTNL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityNew York CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Apr 2015 06:23:57 GMTKazakhstan's longtime leader secures crushing election win, Kazakhstan (AP) — Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsKazakhstanAstanaAsiaCentral AsiaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 05:51:13 GMTTruckers could stay home from nation's biggest port complex ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Los Angeles and Long Beach could stay home Monday in a long-running labor dispute.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:13:43 GMTSpain: PM says economy on track to grow 2.9 pct this year (AP) — Spain's prime minister says the country's economy is on track to grow 2.9 percent this year and expand an additional 2.9 percent in 2016.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 08:03:43 GMTModern tragedy: Quake-ravaged Nepal tower a site for selfies, Nepal (AP) — Social media is a chronicle of life, and sometimes death. So it should be no surprise that a site of great human and cultural loss in Nepal's devastating earthquake is now barraged with the clicking of smartphones.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 08:42:38 GMTSyrian insurgents capture military base in northwest (AP) — Syrian activists say insurgents have overrun a military base at a converted brick factory in the country's northwest.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 08:17:14 GMTHouse rebels blame GOP leaders for falling contributions (AP) — As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical action committeesCampaignsHouse electionsPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizationsPolitical fundraisingMilitary and defense, 27 Apr 2015 07:17:00 GMTRescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas, as toll rises, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police say the death toll in the country has risen to at least 3,617 people from the earthquake that hit the Himalayan nation on the weekend.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMountainsEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsiaIndiaTibetKathmanduChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 08:06:57 GMTRescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEmergency managementMountainsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureNepalTibetSouth AsiaKathmanduAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 06:23:08 GMTLEADING OFF: Wainwright gets MRI, Russell ready for Wrigley look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 27 Apr 2015 06:19:18 GMTDeaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake: Things to Know death toll climbed above 3,300 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:14:32 GMTUS vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home, Vietnam (AP) — When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.By MIKE IVESiGeneral newsVeteransCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureVietnamUnited StatesChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 07:10:07 GMTAfter Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake (AP) — At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Apr 2015 06:35:20 GMTCanadiens move on in playoffs after beating Senators in 6, Ontario (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are moving on — after a few tense days in which a big series lead suddenly dwindled.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOntarioOttawaMontrealCanadaNorth AmericaQuebec, 27 Apr 2015 06:09:38 GMTPolice say at least 3,617 people have been confirmed dead in Nepal after massive quake, Nepal (AP) — Police say at least 3,617 people have been confirmed dead in Nepal after massive quake.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:03 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia historic buildings in Kathmandu's famous Durbar Square suffered serious damage from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck central Nepal Saturday. The death toll from the disaster rose past 3,300 as rescue workers struggled to reach remote mountain villages.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 07:24:44 GMTDeadly Nevada prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns VEGAS (AP) — This much is certain: Two handcuffed inmates at one of Nevada's toughest prisons brawled in a hallway, and one ended up dead from several shotgun blasts. The other was declared guilty of murder, even though he never touched a gun.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeState governmentsLaw and orderCorrectional systemsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 07:09:10 GMT