FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Apr 2015 04:10:05 -0700Deutsche Bank co-CEO on trial over battle with media mogul (AP) — Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen went on trial Tuesday along with two of his predecessors, charged with attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsMediaCorporate newsLaw and orderCrimeCorporate crimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:42 GMTCaptain of doomed S. Korea ferry sentenced to life in prison, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsEvacuationsCrimeCourtsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationJudiciaryGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 08:37:21 GMTMurray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:26:13 GMTSaudi Arabia arrests man over suspected IS killing of police, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says the police have arrested a suspected Islamic State group operative wanted for the killing of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 08:59:32 GMTBritish economy slows ahead of general election (AP) — Britain's economic growth has slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisGeneral electionsFinancial marketsElectionsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 09:07:44 GMTLower oil prices dent Total's Q1 despite production rise (AP) — French energy giant Total SA said Tuesday that its net profit slid 20 percent in the first quarter despite a rise in production as slumping oil prices took their toll.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 08:31:35 GMTGlobal markets lower ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were dented Tuesday by downbeat economic data from Europe ahead of major earnings reports and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStock marketsSouth KoreaUnited KingdomEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 10:00:34 GMTProblems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station (AP) — Russia's space agency has postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.iScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 10:15:00 GMTUN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms CITY (AP) — The U.N. chief has praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative, saying his upcoming encyclical combined with a new round of U.N. climate talks in Paris provide an "unprecedented opportunity" to create a more sustainable future for the planet.iGeneral newsChristianityClimateEnvironmental concernsReligionSocial affairsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 09:30:50 GMTObama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US (AP) — Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeInternational agreementsWorld War IITerritorial disputesInternational relationsEconomyEventsWar and unrestGeneral newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyUnited StatesJapanChinaEast AsiaBeijingNorth AmericaAsiaGreater China, 28 Apr 2015 07:13:50 GMTDefense: Colorado theater gunman studied mind to fix his own, Colo. (AP) — After nearly 3 years of mystery, a clearer but conflicted portrait of James Holmes emerged from the first few hours of his trial in the Colorado theater shootings.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:32:36 GMTOfficial says Saudi soldier killed by Yemen rebels on border, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A security official in Saudi Arabia says a soldier has been killed and another wounded in a gunfight with Shiite Houthi rebels along the kingdom's southern border with Yemen.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIRIiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemen, 28 Apr 2015 08:18:43 GMTDispute outside church leaves 2 fatally shot, 4 injured YORK (AP) — A dispute outside a New York City church where a funeral was taking place triggered a shooting that left two people dead and four others injured, police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGun politicsFunerals and memorial servicesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 09:51:11 GMTLower oil prices take a slice out of BP's Q1 profits (AP) — BP says first-quarter profit fell 26 percent in the wake of the sharp drop in oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 07:10:56 GMTUN says a local staffer has been abducted in eastern Iraq (AP) — The United Nations office in Iraq says one their local staffers has been abducted by gunmen in the eastern province of Diyala.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeIraqMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 08:16:21 GMTCorinthian Colleges students to meet for help after shutdown, Calif. (AP) — Students who attended the now-closed Corinthian Colleges will meet with state officials for help getting reimbursed for tuition and obtaining transcripts.aBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairs, 28 Apr 2015 07:12:08 GMTNew things we learned about Colorado theater shooting, Colo. (AP) — Opening arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial revealed a torrent of new details about James Holmes and the 2012 attack that killed 12 and injured 70. The judge had ordered attorneys not to talk about many details until the trial started. So instead of a rehash of what everyone already knew, the first day of the trial was full of revelations:By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMental healthHealthColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:45:14 GMTChina Telecom says profit down 9 percent due to tax change (AP) — China Telecom Ltd., one of China's three main state-owned phone carriers, says its quarterly profit fell 9 percent from a year earlier due to tax changes and a rise in personnel costs.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 10:17:38 GMTDaimler Q1 earnings nearly double on new models, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler saw net profit nearly double in the first quarter on strong demand across all major markets for its updated line of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars.BY DAVID McHUGHfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyEuropeChinaWestern EuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 09:11:29 GMTChina now has more vineyard land than France, wine body says (AP) — China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France, but France has beaten out Italy to regain the title of world's No. 1 wine producer.iBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesFranceParisChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 08:46:28 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsFood trendsFood and drinkLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 10:15:46 GMTAs war rages at home, thousands from Yemen stranded in Egypt (AP) — As a Shiite rebel offensive and Saudi-led airstrikes rage on in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis remain stuck in Egypt, unable to return home.By ALEX POTTERiGeneral newsEmbassiesWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastYemenSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 09:15:43 GMTCaptain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsEvacuationsCrimeCourtsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationJudiciaryGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 07:34:50 GMTIRA-style bomb damages Londonderry probation office, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say a small bomb has detonated outside a probation office on a residential street in Londonderry, injuring nobody, and the city's leaders have accused IRA die-hards of recklessly endangering the lives of families living nearby.iGeneral newsWar and unrestNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 28 Apr 2015 09:58:54 GMTRiots in Baltimore raise questions about police response (AP) — National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsRiotsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaState governmentsPolitical and civil unrestEventsLaw and orderCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 09:46:56 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Choppers ferry injured to Gorkha p.m. (0830 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersBone fracturesForeign aidEventsNatural disastersInjuriesHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDubaiNepalUnited Arab EmiratesNew ZealandKathmanduMiddle EastSouth AsiaAsiaOceania, 28 Apr 2015 09:13:57 GMTNews guide: Day 2 of the theater shooting trial in Colorado, Colo. (AP) — Testimony starts Tuesday, the second day of the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at where things stand:Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:39:46 GMTCoffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.By TATAN SYUFLANAiGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyGovernment and politicsMen's boxingBoxingSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderMen's sportsSportsIndonesiaAustraliaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaEuropeAsiaOceania, 28 Apr 2015 10:06:16 GMTPopular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future (AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle's zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks to play with balls and snack on carrots and apples.By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIPaGeneral newsAnimalsElephantsZoological parksMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleSeattleUnited StatesNorth AmericaTacomaWashingtonOklahomaSan DiegoCalifornia, 28 Apr 2015 08:02:24 GMTPhilips' net profit slumps in 1st quarter, sales edge higher (AP) — Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, said Tuesday higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales to reduce first-quarter net profit by 27 percent to 100 million euros ($109 million).fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsFranceNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 08:03:51 GMTRubio on 2016 campaign swing through California ANGELES (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is turning to a state known as a perennial source of campaign dollars.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:25:02 GMTSupreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:33:00 GMTBosnian Serbs push for more autonomy after attack, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A day after an attack on a police station, the Bosnian Serb leader who is pushing for independence for the Serb region of Bosnia says the country's central institutions are "useless" and Bosnian Serbs should form their own intelligence service.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 08:45:13 GMTTexas asking appeals court to uphold voter photo ID law ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a Texas voter identification law condemned by the Justice Department as a means of suppressing minority voting.By KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsNational courtsVotingLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNew OrleansNorth AmericaLouisiana, 28 Apr 2015 08:26:08 GMT1 person killed in train collision in South Africa (AP) — Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring about 80 people on Tuesday.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 08:48:08 GMTHelicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the mountains of Gorkha district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people across the region.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersEventsNatural disastersAccidentsNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduAsia, 28 Apr 2015 09:51:43 GMTUkraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday that separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsDiplomacyUkraineBelarusMinskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 09:50:47 GMTUN local staffer abducted in Iraq; 8 bodies found in Baghdad (AP) — Gunmen abducted a local staffer working for the United Nations in Iraq as police found eight bodies in different parts of the capital, Baghdad, authorities said Tuesday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 09:14:04 GMTDrones and dogs deployed in battle to save the guacamole (AP) — With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared.By TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsTreesPet healthAnimalsBeetlesAgricultural scienceFungiDogsAgriculture and the environmentDrone aircraftDiseases and conditionsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessPlantsAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsLifestyleInsectsScienceMammalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsWildlifeMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 08:15:59 GMTEntrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter.By KATHY MATHESONaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleHome and gardenFood trendsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureNew JerseyPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:21:51 GMTPalestinian who clashed with Israeli troops dies of wounds (AP) — Palestinian officials say a 21-year-old Palestinian man wounded in clashes with Israeli troops the night before has died.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 07:11:23 GMTSenate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran deal (AP) — The Senate begins debate Tuesday over legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear pact the Obama administration develops with Iran.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational relationsLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 07:33:59 GMTGermany's population seen shrinking by a tenth by 2060 (AP) — Germany's Federal Statistical Office says it expects the country's population to shrink by a tenth or even more by 2060 as deaths outpace births.iGeneral newsPopulation growth and declineDemographicsSocial affairsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 09:54:08 GMTTrade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary (AP) — On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERERfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational tradeLabor negotiations2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLabor economyEconomyNational electionsElectionsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 07:35:19 GMTIraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar (AP) — Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army — especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces.By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestArmed forcesGovernment payTribal governmentsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseGovernment business and financeBusinessIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 08:14:18 GMTUkraine says rebels using rocket launchers, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian military officials say separatist rebels in the east have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal.iGeneral newsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:39 GMTVietnam and the US test their hard-won friendship (AP) — After tanks from communist North Vietnam burst through the gates of the Presidential Palace in Saigon 40 years ago Thursday, Washington imposed a punitive economic embargo that kept Hanoi from receiving assistance even from multilateral institutions such as the World Bank.By GRANT PECKiGeneral newsInternational relationsHuman rights and civil libertiesArmed forcesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseInternational tradeEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaThailandUnited StatesBeijingChinaEast AsiaSouth China SeaDistrict of ColumbiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater China, 28 Apr 2015 07:35:13 GMTBad weather hampers search for missing boaters in Alabama ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The same thing that turned an annual sailboat race into a disaster on Alabama's Mobile Bay is now hampering the search for four missing boaters: bad weather.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and JAY REEVESaGeneral newsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMobileAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 08:10:11 GMTGreek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to meet this week, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot government official says the country's president, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold his first meeting with new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this week.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCyprusTurkeyWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 10:11:36 GMTPop star Mariah Carey makes grand entrance for Vegas show VEGAS (AP) — For anyone wondering what to expect from Mariah Carey's upcoming series of Las Vegas shows at Caesars Palace beyond her 18 number one hit singles, her grand entrance on Monday provided a hint of what's to come.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 10:05:43 GMT