FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 03:28:56 -0700Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel program to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season.By RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsMen's sportsSchool athleticsBasketballFamily financesPersonal spendingFootballFBS College Football PlayoffMen's basketballEducationSocial affairsPersonal financeBusinessLeisure travelTravelLifestyleEvents, 01 Apr 2015 06:25:30 GMTIsraeli leader says world needs "better deal" with Iran (AP) — Israel's leader says the international community must insist on a "better deal" with Iran over its suspect nuclear program.iGeneral newsIsraelMiddle EastIran, 01 Apr 2015 10:15:43 GMTJudge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequate (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsMilitary legal affairsDolphinsWhalesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNational courtsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmental concernsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMammalsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 05:34:19 GMTGary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.aGeneral newsObituariesSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 05:40:57 GMTEgypt president welcomes return of US military aid (AP) — Egypt's president says the United States' release of military aid previously suspended will help boost Cairo's ability to combat extremists in the region.iGeneral newsEgyptCairoUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 10:23:51 GMTStill scoring after all these years, Ovechkin gets 50th goal (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:46 GMTSKorean man charged in knife attack on US envoy, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 06:17:58 GMTYemen officials: 23 dead after airstrikes hit factory, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in a western city, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in the city and 23 workers died there.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 09:13:26 GMTIndiana debate exposes Republican divisions (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral news2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionGays and lesbiansState governmentsReligious issuesGovernment and politicsMarriagePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEventsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationLegislatureFamily issuesPolitical organizationsIndianaNorth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:11:07 GMTLive in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.By JOSH BOAKaBusinessGeneral newsHome buyingLuxury shoppingArchitectureCurrency marketsResidential real estateLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesFinancial marketsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 07:16:02 GMTCurry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers 110-106 ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd.By BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:50:06 GMTStates increasing production caps for microbreweries (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.By RYAN VAN VELZERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAlcohol laws and regulationsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:58:08 GMTThe world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117 (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.iGeneral newsObituariesBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleHolidaysJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:15 GMTAsian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data show weakness (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly sagged Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsIndustriesFinancial marketsEnergy industryCommodity marketsJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:27 GMTEmirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines apparently got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean this week.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiSeychellesIndian OceanMiddle EastEast AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 10:02:39 GMTMan kills woman, himself in California office shooting, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:51:36 GMTEuropean shares reverse early losses on strong factory data (AP) — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March, helped by strong growth in new business. Asian markets were lackluster after weak data from China and Japan.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomyStock marketsCommodity marketsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 08:52:14 GMTMan killed by NSA police had lengthy record MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.By JULIET LINDERMAN and MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsTheftCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityPoliceGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLaw enforcement agenciesMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 08:51:43 GMTPalestinians want leverage on Israel in international court, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawInternational relationsCourtsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:58 GMTBuhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNigeriaAbujaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Apr 2015 09:06:02 GMTThousands strike at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Vietnam, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.By TRAN VAN MINHiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 06:20:19 GMTLufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week — but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.By LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMountainsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 09:55:19 GMTAmerican farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyEconomic policyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaMoscowCrimeaUnited StatesUkraineEuropeChinaArcticEastern EuropeNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 08:55:28 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 10:11:51 GMTLufthansa executives visit Alpine crash site where 150 died, France (AP) — The heads of Lufthansa and its low-cost airline Germanwings are visiting the site of the crash that killed 150 people amid mounting questions about the co-pilot and how much his employers knew about his mental health.By LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 08:23:57 GMTIraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours', Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 10:08:23 GMTThe latest developments on religious-objection laws (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:38:57 GMTQuotations in the News"The reality is what we're doing here is really not that remarkable. I do understand it's kind of taken on a life of its own." — Republican Bob Ballinger, the lawmaker behind Arkansas' contentious religious-freedom measure.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:20 GMTSouth Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoy, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:55 GMTAdoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesViolent crimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:16:27 GMTPolice detain armed man in office of Turkey's ruling party (AP) — A Turkish official says police have overpowered an armed man who stormed the ruling party's local branch in Istanbul, broke a top-floor window and shouted slogans.iGeneral newsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 09:50:29 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber vs Bumgarner, Swisher back look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:44:54 GMTInternational court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters marking the high-stakes move.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational lawCourtsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripThe HagueMiddle EastNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 08:34:54 GMTSilicon Valley trial over cause of teen's suicide to start JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her during a Labor Day house party without adult supervision.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSocial mediaLegal proceedingsSuicidesCrimeOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:26:30 GMTUN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women (AP) — The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitary affairsRace and ethnicitySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 09:01:08 GMTNatural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTONaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:47:04 GMTNext-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.By MARY CLARE JALONICKhtBusinessFood and drinkHealthGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyLifestyleSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:37 GMTA day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyIranRussiaSwitzerlandChinaUnited StatesMiddle EastGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 10:27:35 GMTGloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus (AP) — China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus.By JOE McDONALD and ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyLayoffsRecessions and depressionsGovernment and politicsPricesEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyPersonnelFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaJapanEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 09:36:40 GMTSinger Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGrammy AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:10:29 GMTAlbanian authorities evacuate village after oil well blast, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported.iGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAlbaniaTiranaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 08:58:39 GMTA look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessState legislatureAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationState governmentsLegislatureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:42:00 GMTFrench ex-president appears before financial investigators (AP) — Three days after a resounding electoral victory for his conservative party, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing before investigators probing financing of his failed 2012 re-election bid.iGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:31 GMTMarshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeTheftCorrectional systemsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 08:27:18 GMTCadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Duke, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team.By AARON BEARDsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballEventsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaIndianaDurhamUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 06:31:56 GMTGaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debris CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist.By FARES AKRAMiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 07:50:06 GMTDrought-stricken California set to measure snowpack FRANCISCO (AP) — Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada — and the outlook isn't good.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:56:47 GMTAfter Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targets (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.By JEFF HORWITZpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLotteriesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 07:09:11 GMTCrimea's only Tatar TV station goes off air (AP) — Crimea's independent television station ATR went off air at midnight on Tuesday after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsTelevisionMediaCrimeaRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 09:28:15 GMTCoroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.By ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 05:53:03 GMT