FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 06:14:32 -0700Opposition, rights groups say Iranian activist detained, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian opposition websites and rights groups focused on the country say prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi has been arrested by state security forces.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIranDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 06 May 2015 12:22:57 GMTEngineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital, Nepal (AP) — More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:13:04 GMTGunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsSocial mediaCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesTerrorismIntelligence agenciesLegislatureOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixPrescottArizonaDallasUtahMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:19:13 GMTBosnian police launch raids against Islamic extremism LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities say they detained several people linked to radical Islamic movements and suspected of recruiting potential fighters for the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:46:31 GMTSyrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged on Wednesday what he said were recent "setbacks" in the war against rebels trying to topple him, promising a comeback by his troops entangled in heavy fighting with rebels in northern Syria.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 12:28:55 GMTSurvey: Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April (AP) — U.S. companies hired in April at the slowest pace in nearly a year and a half, a private survey found, as the strong dollar dragged down overseas sales and energy companies cut back on spending in the face of lower oil prices.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentEconomyLabor economyCurrency marketsPersonnelFinancial markets, 06 May 2015 13:12:05 GMTAustria: Train collision kills 1, at least 1 seriously hurt (AP) — Austrian railway officials say two passenger trains have collided head-on near the southern city of Graz, killing one person and leaving at least another seriously injured.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:39:52 GMTPolice in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family (AP) — Police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his children and elderly mother, police and a lawyer said Wednesday.iGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:36:20 GMTKerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGeneral newsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaSaudi ArabiaDjiboutiMiddle EastUnited StatesEast AfricaYemenIranNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:53:52 GMTEast Africa Community tries to mend Burundi turmoil, Burundi (AP) — A Kenyan official says ministers from the East African Community have travelled to Burundi to help seek a solution for the political unrest caused by Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's second re-election bid.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsBurundiEast AfricaBujumburaAfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 12:43:39 GMTGreece makes IMF payment but another, bigger one looms, Greece (AP) — With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 11:47:37 GMTPhilippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino bomb-maker who was one of the country's top terror suspects was killed by Muslim rebels who earlier signed a peace deal with the government, the Philippine military said Wednesday.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 11:41:59 GMTPolice car involved in fatal pedestrian crash on turnpike, N.J. (AP) — A police car struck and killed two people on the New Jersey Turnpike after the pair left a disabled vehicle.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:53:51 GMTBelfast man arrested over killing of former IRA commander, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the killing of one of Belfast's senior Irish Republican Army veterans.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBelfastIrelandNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:40:11 GMTText message causes tension in Portugal's coalition gov't, Portugal (AP) — A cell phone text message is straining relations between the two parties in Portugal's coalition government, which plan to stand together in a general election later this year.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational governmentsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:35:50 GMTNeon Trees drummer Elaine Bradley expecting baby girl YORK (AP) — The Neon Trees will have a slightly bigger presence on stage this summer — their drummer, Elaine Bradley, is pregnant.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 06 May 2015 12:41:08 GMTGermany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets (AP) — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeBombingsNazismNeo-NazismWar and unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:28:38 GMTWisconsin gunman's girlfriend: He suffered from depression, Wis. (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who shot four people on an eastern Wisconsin bridge before taking his own life says he was irrational and suffered from depression.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:35:44 GMTGlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business (AP) — British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has opted to keep its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following the completion of its recent deal with Switzerland's Novartis.iBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:14:39 GMTWoman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman helped save herself and her children by sending a message in an online pizza order that asked employees to call 911 because she was being held hostage.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:24:10 GMT3 suspected of terror attack on train in Czech Republic (AP) — A prosecution official says Czech authorities have detained three suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a train.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:47:41 GMTUK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job (AP) — A British financial trader accused of helping to set off a "flash crash" on Wall Street in 2010 from his London home claimed Wednesday he was just good at his job as he fights extradition to the U.S.iBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 06 May 2015 12:47:13 GMTUS productivity slumps 1.9 percent in Q1, while labor costs rise in sign of weaker growth (AP) — US productivity slumps 1.9 percent in Q1, while labor costs rise in sign of weaker growth.wBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 06 May 2015 12:30:22 GMTYemen's Shiite rebels take another neighborhood in Aden, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say Shiite rebels and their allies have seized another part of the southern port city of Aden after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 12:37:02 GMTYellen says bank regulators making progress in reforms (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the Fed and other banking regulators have made significant progress in correcting flaws in the financial system that triggered the worst banking crisis in seven decades.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 06 May 2015 13:16:56 GMTAfghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeImprovised explosivesViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:13:56 GMTReport: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State group (AP) — Conflicts and violence worldwide displaced a record 38 million people in 2014, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee the Islamic State group, a Norwegian humanitarian group report released Wednesday revealed.iGeneral newsIraqSyriaNorwayNigeriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 13:17:21 GMTEU moves to help tech companies compete with US giants (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEconomyConsumer protection and advocacyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer affairsEurope, 06 May 2015 12:43:58 GMTUS productivity drops at 1.9 percent rate in first quarter (AP) — U.S. worker productivity declined in the first three months of the year as labor costs jumped, reflecting a slowdown in growth.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsPricesLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesLeading economic indicatorsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:56:16 GMTCanadian gets Dutch burial 70 years after WWII death, Netherlands (AP) — Canadian Pvt. Albert Laubenstein has found a final resting place, 70 years after he was killed during the Allied advance through the Netherlands in the closing months of World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:08:07 GMTEU plan hopes to help tech companies compete with US giants (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer protection and advocacyEconomyConsumer affairsEurope, 06 May 2015 11:36:17 GMTSpaceX capsule soars with dummy in 1st test of crew escape CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has chalked up another test flight, this one for the capsule it will use to carry astronauts into orbit.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:18:27 GMTIdaho officer fatally shot; man held after high-speed chase, Wash. (AP) — A 26-year-old north Idaho man accused of fatally shooting a veteran police officer and stealing his patrol car has been ordered held on $2 million bail.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimeIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:35:47 GMTWeak US jobs data keeps stock markets in check, South Korea (AP) — Weak U.S. economic reports kept stocks in check on Wednesday, though European markets continued to trade higher and Wall Street was expected to rise on the open. Asian markets closed lower earlier.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsStock marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreeceAsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:52:26 GMTIran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.By AMIR VAHDATiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTehranIranUnited StatesStrait of HormuzCopenhagenMiddle EastNorth AmericaDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:38:55 GMTReport: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried slow descent before (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday.By JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsCriminal investigationsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderCrimeFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 12:42:07 GMTSharapova beats Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:44:46 GMTScientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact (AP) — The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 13:18:19 GMTMerkel aides testify to parliament panel over spy affair (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's current and former chiefs of staff are appearing before a parliamentary committee over allegations Germany's spy agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:59:07 GMTBollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 case, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of driving a vehicle over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.By RAJANISH KAKADEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 13:18:46 GMTProsecutor in Eric Garner chokehold case elected to Congress YORK (AP) — A U.S. House seat in deeply Democratic New York City will remain under Republican control.By DEEPTI HAJELA and JONATHAN LEMIREpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsDeath of Eric GarnerLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderGeneral newsStaten IslandNew YorkNew York CityBrooklynUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:57:51 GMT5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink, Ukraine (AP) — Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:48:01 GMTAlexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma Pharmaceuticals will pay a huge premium to buy fellow rare disease treatment maker Synageva BioPharma in an $8.4-billion deal for a company with no products on the market.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessHealthHealth care industryIndustriesCorporate stockCorporate newsOwnership changes, 06 May 2015 13:09:38 GMTDaimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyNevadaLas VegasNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 May 2015 12:25:51 GMTWoman celebrates 21st birthday performing 21 kind acts, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city of Bristol.aOdditiesBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleBristolTennesseeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:19:14 GMTMixed signals emerge for eurozone economy (AP) — Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 11:51:41 GMT2 plead not guilty to killing Canadian tourist after Derby, Ky. (AP) — Two of three people charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby have entered not guilty pleas.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKentucky DerbyEventsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:50:08 GMTPolice: College soccer player assaulted teammate over award, Conn. (AP) — A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player has been charged with assaulting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony.aGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsCollege soccerCollege sportsSoccerViolent crimeCrimeBridgeportConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 13:13:39 GMTIsraeli-Arab group slams end of police fatal shooting probe (AP) — An Arab civil rights group has slammed Israeli police over closing its investigation into the fatal shooting of an Arab that sparked violent protests last year.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeIsraelMiddle East, 06 May 2015 12:20:36 GMTNo humans, just dummy, aboard SpaceX capsule for escape test CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is about to conduct the first major test of its brand new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:12:08 GMT