FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Apr 2014 11:14:31 -0700Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:10 GMTEaster on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the date by lighting up for reasons not quite clear.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsChristianitySocial mediaMedical marijuanaHolidaysRecreational drug laws and regulationsReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleOnline mediaMediaHealth issuesHealthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHuman welfareSocial issuesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:57:44 GMT57-nation OSCE plays key Ukraine monitoring role (AP) — A 57-nation organization with a history of mediation but no enforcing powers has been tasked with helping to translate diplomatic progress on easing Ukrainian tensions into reality on the ground.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityNationalismSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeaUkraineRussiaKievDonetskGenevaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:51 GMTFinding your inner comedian tougher than it seems YORK (AP) — Since I was young, I've always made my friends and family laugh. That's because I've always found myself in funny situations — and I have a knack for self-deprecating humor.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOeArts and entertainmentComedy performanceEntertainmentBars and clubsRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:37 GMTOklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost CITY (AP) — A memorial and museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade so it can better portray how different the world was when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building 19 years ago Saturday.BAILEY ELISE McBRIDEaGeneral newsBombingsOklahoma CityOklahomaWacoUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:32 GMTWGN America tries 'Salem' magic to expand audience ANGELES (AP) — WGN America is calling on witchcraft to help launch the cable channel in a new direction.LYNN ELBERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentSports mediaCable televisionSportsTelevisionMediaLynnNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:35 GMTOhio school shooting victim's dad died from heroin, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in Ohio says the father of a boy killed in a 2012 school shooting died of an accidental heroin overdose on the second anniversary of his son's death.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:26:17 GMTPaul Stanley on his love for another mask YORK (AP) — Kiss frontman Paul Stanley feels a strong connection to the title character of "The Phantom of the Opera," and not just because he's spent nearly 40 years onstage with his face covered in paint.JOHN CARUCCIeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsBooks and literatureTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:33:59 GMTNadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisFranceMonte CarloAustraliaWestern EuropeEuropeMonacoOceania, 18 Apr 2014 17:51:46 GMTAvalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 17:19:03 GMTNASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceThe MoonEclipsesSpace explorationRoboticsAstronomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:49:01 GMTIn Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash (AP) — Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary.MAGGIE MICHAELSARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsJudiciaryCrimePolitical issuesProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 17:09:09 GMTMan who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsCrimeAndersonMissouriSt. LouisSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:26:09 GMTFrench President Hollande's top aide resigns (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 17:13:40 GMTUS arrests more than 200 immigrants in Texas, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.aGeneral newsImmigrationArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeMcAllenTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:39 GMTTitle of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices' (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.KEN THOMASeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesLibyaMiddle EastRussiaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:15 GMTUS senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationConnecticutNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 18 Apr 2014 17:28:48 GMTUS newspaper industry revenue fell 2.6 pct in 2013 YORK (AP) — U.S. newspaper industry revenue continued to fall last year, as increases in circulation revenue failed to offset shrinking demand for print advertising.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNewspapersMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNews mediaMedia, 18 Apr 2014 17:59:19 GMTChristians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 17:50:05 GMTChelsea Clinton, producer, debuts short at Tribeca YORK (AP) — First-time movie producer and mom-to-be Chelsea Clinton has premiered a short film at the Tribeca Film Festival.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:04:55 GMTEaster on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reaching out ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing about Easter falling on April 20th this year — the pot-lover's highest holiday.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsReligionHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleSocial affairs, 18 Apr 2014 16:33:53 GMTDays after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesTribeca Film FestivalWildlifeCultural preservationEventsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCulturesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:55:27 GMTIdris Elba welcomes baby son Winston YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:43:48 GMTAtlanta residents object to planned priests' home (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests in the latest dust-up involving the home.aGeneral newsNeighborhoodsReligionChristianitySocial affairsResidential real estateLifestyleAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:32:11 GMTDutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.JEREMY HAINSWORTHTOBY STERLINGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExtortion and threatsCrimeCrimes against childrenBritish ColumbiaNetherlandsCanadaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 16:22:01 GMTAppeals court rejects challenge on cement plants (AP) — A federal appeals court has turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants.wBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental activismEnvironment and natureGovernment regulations, 18 Apr 2014 16:28:59 GMTStrong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage, Texas (AP) — For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline.JIM VERTUNOsSportsCollege footballAthlete recruitingCollege sportsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 18:07:18 GMTCorrection: Boston Marathon-Field story (AP) — In a story April 17 about the Boston Marathon field, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Tom Grilk as the Boston Athletic Association president. He is the B.A.A. executive director.aGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEventsTrack and fieldMen's track and fieldMen's sportsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 18:01:54 GMTNBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected (AP) — It's hardly a certainty that the No. 1 seeds in the conference playoffs will reach the NBA Finals. It's happened that way only 11 times in the last 35 years.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:15:40 GMTUSDA orders farms to report pig virus infections (AP) — Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.M.L. JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsAnimal healthEpidemicsDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthAgricultureIndustriesWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:06:37 GMTMixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown, Colombia (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.CESAR GARCIAJOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 18:08:13 GMTAlgeria's ailing president, 77, wins 4th term, Algeria (AP) — President Abdelaziz Bouteflika won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote, according to preliminary figures announced Friday by the Algerian government.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsVotingAlgeriaAfricaAlgiersNorth Africa, 18 Apr 2014 16:54:50 GMTUS arrests more than 200 immigrants at Texas camp, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally were arrested in a makeshift encampment in suburban South Texas.aGeneral newsImmigrationArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeMcAllenTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:59:30 GMTLarrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 17:46:17 GMTMIT honors officer slain after bombs went off, Mass. (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.STEVE LeBLANCaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeViolent crimeEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:09:23 GMTEducator denies sex crimes in YouTube case, Calif. (AP) — A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation on YouTube.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:57:37 GMTProfessor: 'Game of Thrones' pic got me suspended, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from "Game of Thrones" that he says a school official perceived as a threat.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:29:15 GMTMagnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital, Mexico (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties.JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 17:39:46 GMTClock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges (AP) — For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.CARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational governmentsLegislationGovernment grantsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesIllinoisMichiganNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:12:09 GMTA nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show YORK (AP) — "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPolitical scandalsMunicipal governmentsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governments, 18 Apr 2014 16:51:46 GMTAPNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder, Conn. (AP) — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.DAVE COLLINSMICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 16:38:54 GMTRice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets (AP) — President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama has bluntly expressed his disgust.wGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityUkraineUnited StatesRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 18:02:40 GMTKansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school senior has launched a petition drive urging school officials to rethink their decision to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at graduation next month in Topeka.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsGraduationEducationSocial affairsTopekaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:04:26 GMT'40-and-up club': Ageless Hopkins after more belts (AP) — As Bernard Hopkins snatched two championship belts displayed in front of Beibut Shumenov and moved them to his own spot on the dais, the light heavyweight from Kazakhstan sat expressionless, seemingly unmoved by the brashness of the ageless American.KEVIN DUNLEAVYsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sports, 18 Apr 2014 18:03:16 GMTUN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsSouth SudanSudanNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 18:09:47 GMT5 features an Amazon phone might offer YORK (AP) — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:16 GMTSpokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate, Kan. (AP) — Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday.JOHN HANNApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCabinet appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegislatureHealth care reformCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyKansasUnited StatesTopekaNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:36:28 GMTPrince reaches agreement with music label YORK (AP) — Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 18 Apr 2014 18:08:27 GMTSyrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 17:41:18 GMTSudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy several unoccupied homes and businesses.MEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 17:16:56 GMT