FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2014 03:48:24 -0700Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are marking Easter with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.iGeneral newsBombingsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 10:24:22 GMTAesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 09:42:53 GMTNASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.aGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationObituariesAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 07:08:44 GMTLewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix (AP) — Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 20 Apr 2014 08:41:47 GMTHawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (AP) — Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 10:23:00 GMTEthier's HR propels Dodgers over Diamondbacks ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren didn't let a little thing like a four-run inning discourage him. He had plenty of confidence in his teammates' ability to get him some runs, and they didn't disappoint him against a pitcher they'd never seen before.JOE RESNICKsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 04:52:46 GMTEverest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.BINAJ GURUBACHARYATIM SULLIVANiGeneral newsSportsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 03:59:16 GMTFed Cup: Germany 3, Australia 0, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead over Australia when Angelique Kerber beat Sam Stosur in three sets on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaGermanyOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 05:34:19 GMTMayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.aOdditiesRestaurantsMunicipal governmentsFood and drinkLifestyleLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 04:24:38 GMTThousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.iGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:25:08 GMTTranscript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday of communications with the South Korean ferry that sank details crippling confusion and indecision, with a crew member questioning whether an evacuation was the right move well after the ship began listing dangerously.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 09:26:31 GMTAPNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwBusinessGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 08:52:01 GMTGolf Capsules, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.sSportsGolfWomen's golfMen's golfMen's sportsWomen's sportsHawaiiMalaysiaKuala LumpurUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 04:26:13 GMTToday in History is Easter Sunday, April 20, the 110th day of 2014. There are 255 days left in the year.The Associated PressaNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryFranceColoradoWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 04:00:28 GMTIraq: Separate attacks kill at least 12 people (AP) — Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:43:05 GMTDelay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?JUSTIN PRITCHARDYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 09:17:49 GMTRoad accident kills 36 in southern Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a passenger bus has rammed into a disabled flatbed trailer parked on the side of a highway in the south, killing at least 36 people, including 17 women and children.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 06:31:33 GMT4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.ELAINE GANLEYiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsJournalismKidnappingNews mediaMediaCrimeFranceSyriaParisTurkeyEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:39:10 GMTEgypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 07:46:45 GMT4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe (AP) — Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.DIAA HADIDELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsJournalistsHostage situationsCivil warsJournalismKidnappingChemical weaponsNews mediaMediaWar and unrestCrimeWeapons of mass destructionTurkeySyriaFranceMiddle EastMaliEuropeWestern EuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 04:28:59 GMTStults, Padres hand Giants third straight loss DIEGO (AP) — Eric Stults and three relievers combined on a four-hitter and Everth Cabrera hit a go-ahead triple to lead the San Diego Padres to a 3-1 victory against the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 03:20:39 GMTOrthodox Patriarch: Syria's Christians won't yield, Syria (AP) — The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."iGeneral newsReligious strifeCivil warsChristianityReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:11:42 GMTLandeskog leads Avs to 4-2 win over Wild (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.PAT GRAHAMsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 04:48:14 GMTFed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaGermanyOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 08:29:44 GMT'Touched by an Angel' producer back in series TV ANGELES (AP) — In the decade that "Touched by an Angel" executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from "Mad Men" to "House of Cards" to "Breaking Bad," and more ways to see them.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainment, 20 Apr 2014 05:02:27 GMTMacKinnon helps Avs to 4-2 win over Wild (AP) — Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is growing up fast. Almost as fast as he skates.PAT GRAHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 06:14:44 GMT13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed 13 others.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 04:49:11 GMTHopkins wins split decision over Shumenov (AP) — Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion.KEVIN DUNLEAVYsSportsBoxingBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 06:10:14 GMTAutomakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.JOE McDONALDfBusinessAutomobile showsCorporate managementIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsPersonnelChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 10:23:17 GMTHamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:29:48 GMT4 French journalists freed from Syria captors home (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 07:26:57 GMT4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris.iGeneral newsJournalistsHostage situationsJournalismNews mediaMediaTurkeyFranceSyriaParisMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 08:21:20 GMTEgypt gunmen kill intelligence officer near Cairo (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a captain from the intelligence services and a policeman on a desert road outside Cairo.iGeneral newsWar and unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 07:00:40 GMTPalestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimePalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:55:31 GMT4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families (AP) — 4 French journalists freed after 10 months' captivity in Syria return home to joyful families.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 07:02:47 GMTCreeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town, Wyo. (AP) — What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 06:42:36 GMTWie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.KAITLIN SAWYERsSportsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 05:04:25 GMTBlue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime (AP) — Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something considerably more potent.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 03:57:02 GMTYoungest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15 (AP) — Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfJapanEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 07:53:40 GMTMilitants kill at least 10 Algerian soldiers, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 10:07:26 GMTDurant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86 CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 05:53:20 GMTShootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineDonetskGenevaRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 10:19:38 GMTPope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter CITY (AP) — Celebrating Easter Sunday, Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day, Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted so many Christians.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVatican CityUkraineSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 10:38:16 GMTIn Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsFairs and festivalsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 07:41:59 GMTMalaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurIndian OceanBeijingOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 20 Apr 2014 10:37:49 GMTDivers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort.FOSTER KLUGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsArrestsAthlete healthAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSportsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 07:15:43 GMTDivers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort.FOSTER KLUGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsAthlete healthCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSportsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 05:44:27 GMTFSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800, N.C. (AP) — Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.sSportsCoachingCollege baseballBaseballMen's sportsCollege sportsWinston-SalemFloridaCollectivity of Saint MartinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSt. MartinCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Apr 2014 03:53:28 GMTIn Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream (AP) — The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 07:02:47 GMTAP NewsAlert, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.iGeneral newsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 09:58:08 GMT