FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2015 13:28:45 -0700Car bombings in Iraq's capital kill at least 20 civilians (AP) — A series of car bombings targeting busy commercial areas in Iraq's capital killed at least 20 civilians Monday, officials said.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 19:26:07 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Mother-in-law cries during testimony p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEvents, 27 Apr 2015 19:44:16 GMTMan accused of staging boat crash now faces more charges LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who disappeared after authorities say he staged a boating accident is now facing more charges.aBusinessGeneral newsFugitivesMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:25:54 GMTCrawford to start for Blackhawks against Wild (AP) — Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Monday goalie Corey Crawford will start Game 1 of the team's second-round series against the Minnesota Wild.By MATT CARLSONsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoMinnesotaSt. PaulIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:33:56 GMTMan formally charged with murder of Indiana student, Ind. (AP) — The man accused in the beating death of an Indiana University student has made his initial court appearance.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesIndianaBloomingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:19:20 GMTAn explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in wild birds in 10 states. The number of commercial chickens and turkeys infected climbed to more than 9 million Monday with more reported cases in Iowa. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.By DAVID PITTaBusinessGeneral newsAnimal healthDisease outbreaksAnimalsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:06:56 GMTTulsa County undersheriff resigns after memo, fatal shooting, Okla. (AP) — The No. 2 official in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday after the release of a report that cited him as quashing criticisms of a volunteer deputy who would later fatally shoot a restrained man.By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaTulsaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:05:07 GMTKenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesConstitutionsPolitical ethicsNon-governmental organizationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Apr 2015 19:32:30 GMTTexas inmate asks US Supreme Court to block execution, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area slaying landed Robert Pruett in prison with a 99-year sentence.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsCriminal punishmentCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeUnited StatesTexasHuntsvilleHoustonNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:36:05 GMTBoston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers urged a jury Monday to spare his life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led down the path to terrorism by his increasingly fanatical older brother.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonUnited StatesRussiaMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 19:23:20 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Officers hurt at mall riot p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsSocial mediaAfrican-AmericansCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaCrimeChristianityHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsReligionCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:15:59 GMT89-year-old former Kansas player scores in alumni scrimmage, Kan. (AP) — An 89-year-old former University of Kansas football player has gained fresh fame after making a touchdown run during an alumni scrimmage.aGeneral newsOdditiesSportsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballCollege sportsLawrenceKansasPittsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:16:46 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 27 Apr 2015 20:08:40 GMTNuclear powers gather at UN to talk disarmament NATIONS (AP) — The hard work of reaching a nuclear agreement with Iran is "far from over, and key issues remain unresolved," Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday told a global gathering on nuclear disarmament, where he and Iran's foreign minister were meeting on the sidelines.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsNuclear proliferationInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesInternational agreementsIsraelMiddle EastIran, 27 Apr 2015 20:27:20 GMTForget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event FRANCISCO (AP) — The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even as its new smartwatch has gotten much of the attention in recent weeks.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 20:34:41 GMTThe Latest: Prosecutor says Holmes seemed sane after arrest The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:02:19 GMTSalma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.By SARAH EL DEEBiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureBeirutLebanonMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 19:52:19 GMTUN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar casualtiesCourtsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceEducation issuesEducationJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 19:49:07 GMTKerry, Zarif meet for first time since Iran framework pact YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart for the first time since they agreed to a framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.By MATTHEW LEEaGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIranMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 20:32:59 GMTThe Latest: Prosecutor says Holmes mulled biological warfare p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:26:48 GMTKerry, Zarif set for nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move (AP) — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies.By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsJudaismReligionSocial affairsUnited StatesIranIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 19:29:32 GMTESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionSports mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 27 Apr 2015 20:21:13 GMTYemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the last month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmergency managementHealthGovernment and politicsYemenIranSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 19:44:18 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Officers respond to mall p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAfrican-AmericansCriminal investigationsRace and ethnicityChristianityCrimePolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionEventsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:37:43 GMTNY congressman drafts bill making police chokeholds a crime YORK (AP) — A New York congressman wants to make the use of chokeholds by police officers a federal crime.aGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:00:16 GMTNepal quake death toll tops 4,000; villages plead for aid, Nepal (AP) — As the death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote, shattered villages near the epicenter pleaded Monday for food, shelter and medicine.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTrafficHealthMountainsNatural disastersTransportationAccidentsEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaTibetKathmanduSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 20:16:13 GMTArrest warrant sought for UFC champ in hit-and-run crash, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are seeking an arrest warrant for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsSportsHit-and-runMixed martial artsArrestsCrimeMartial artsLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Apr 2015 20:30:23 GMTTiny California tribe turns to adoption to boost revenue, Calif. (AP) — A tiny, casino-owning Native American tribe in Northern California has pursued an unusual strategy to boost revenue: Adoption.aGeneral newsNative AmericansConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:05:13 GMTThe Latest: Holmes called wounded 'collateral damage' p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:41:36 GMTThe Latest: Prosecutor says Holmes' evaluators didn't agree p.m.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:08:36 GMTEx-South Carolina sheriff sentenced: 1 year, 1 day in prison, S.C. (AP) — The man who had been South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme.By MEG KINNARDaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceIndictmentsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:33:17 GMTFDA moves to halt Medtronic's production of drug pump (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.wBusinessHealth, 27 Apr 2015 20:05:21 GMTCalifornia teen arrested in fatal stabbing of 9-year-old boy BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California teenager has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 9-year-old boy who was a family friend.aGeneral newsViolent crimeJuvenile crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:51:54 GMTProsecutor plays video of theater shooter, who says: 'I only count fatalities' (AP) — Prosecutor plays video of theater shooter, who says: 'I only count fatalities'aGeneral newsPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 27 Apr 2015 19:39:07 GMTPennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court has reinstated the child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic church official in Philadelphia.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:22:45 GMTJudge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge refused Monday to delay his order for California to provide sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:48:11 GMTBarack Obama state china sports Hawaii blue (AP) — The official state china of President Barack Obama's administration is a modern-inspired service trimmed in a blue that recalls the waters of his native state of Hawaii, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be among the first guests to eat from it at a state dinner Tuesday in his honor.By DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsHome and gardenChefsFood and drinkProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsHawaiiDistrict of ColumbiaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 19:23:12 GMTIndustry tries to block genetically modified food labeling, Vt. (AP) — Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.By DAVE GRAMhtBusinessGeneral newsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:53:52 GMTThousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore (AP) — A mix of mourning and civil rights protest took center stage Monday at a funeral attended by thousands paying tribute to a man who died after suffering a severe spinal injury in police custody.By JESSICA GRESKO and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:00:27 GMTProsecutor: 2 mental evaluations found Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes was sane, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutor: 2 mental evaluations found Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes was sane.aGeneral newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:24:58 GMTTeen who fought cancer treatment heads home from hospital, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished treatment and been released from a hospital.aGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentCancerChild and teen healthChemotherapyDiseases and conditionsHealthMedicationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsHartfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:37:33 GMTThe Latest: 2 mental evaluations found theater shooter sane p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:29:22 GMTAuthorities say at least 7 officers have been injured in ongoing violent clash in Baltimore (AP) — Authorities say at least 7 officers have been injured in ongoing violent clash in Baltimore.aGeneral newsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:38:49 GMTProsecutor: 2 exams found James Holmes to be sane, Colo. (AP) — A prosecutor declared Monday that two psychiatric exams found Colorado theater gunman James Holmes to be sane as he meticulously plotted a mass murder, considering a bomb or biological warfare before settling on a shooting so that he could inflict more "collateral damage."By SADIE GURMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHigher educationEducationSocial affairsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 20:29:31 GMTGOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo (AP) — The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesCubaUkraineAfghanistanSyriaNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 20:29:46 GMTUkraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineKievEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 27 Apr 2015 19:55:59 GMT'Black-ish' creator set to write 'Good Times' movie ANGELES (AP) — Good times are coming to the big screen. "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris has been set to write the screenplay for a "Good Times" film based on the hit '70s sitcom, his manager confirmed to The Associated Press.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 27 Apr 2015 20:07:41 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:10 GMTTuesday's the day: Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court (AP) — Tuesday is a potential watershed moment for America's gay and lesbian couples. After rapid changes that have made same-sex marriage legal in all but 14 states, the Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether it should be the law of the land.By MARK SHERMANwGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansCouplesNational courtsMarriageLegislationFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsRelationshipsLifestyleNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislature, 27 Apr 2015 19:46:33 GMTUS lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthFluoridationTooth decayMunicipal governmentsPublic healthOral healthDiseases and conditionsLocal governmentsGovernment and politics, 27 Apr 2015 20:02:28 GMT