FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2014 11:27:42 -0700Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attack YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected insurgents in southern Thailand shot dead three people in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, including a 2-year-old girl, police said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 15:28:52 GMTGeneral Mills scraps controversial new legal terms YORK (AP) — General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.aBusinessGeneral news, 20 Apr 2014 17:44:57 GMTBroncos gather for 1st time since Super Bowl flop, Colo. (AP) — No trip to the White House, diamond-encrusted rings or ticker tape parade.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsAthlete injuriesNFL Super BowlProfessional footballAthlete healthEventsFootballColoradoAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 17:08:14 GMTAttacks kill at least 18 people in Iraq (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 18 people and wounded nearly 50 in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 18:05:40 GMTCzech Republic beats Italy 4-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 14:38:10 GMTProbe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegal proceedingsUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical corruption2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCrimeNational electionsLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 14:39:58 GMTMiss America: Rethink suspension over prom query, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.aBeauty pageantsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesMiss America PageantPromsEducationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsOccasionsLifestyleYorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 18:09:50 GMTEmirati firm promises to send citizen into space, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 15:09:04 GMTTranscript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsMissing personsTrafficCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 16:27:58 GMTPart of Fla. history to step back into spotlight, Fla. (AP) — Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, an historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will soon have its doors opened to the public.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsFloridaTallahasseeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 17:40:51 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 15:44:33 GMTLarge wildfire in Dutch national park, Netherlands (AP) — A large wildfire destroyed at least 530 hectares (1,300 acres) in the Netherlands' Hoge Veluwe National Park on Sunday, one of the worst fires seen in the region for decades, Dutch authorities said.TOBY STERLINGiGeneral newsNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 18:08:37 GMTEgypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president (AP) — Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted their papers to run in next month's polls.SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsElectionsCampaignsGovernment and politicsState governmentsMilitary leadershipNational electionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 17:58:35 GMTKuwait orders 2 newspapers shut over coup articles CITY (AP) — Kuwait's state news agency says the government has temporarily suspended the publication of two independent newspapers over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy's government.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsNewspapersCoups d'etatNational governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaWar and unrestKuwaitKuwait CityMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 16:20:51 GMT'Capt. America' tops box office for third week ANGELES (AP) — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp's new movie.SANDY COHENaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 20 Apr 2014 18:02:41 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 GANLEYiGeneral newsJournalistsHostage situationsJournalismKidnappingGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaCrimeTurkeySyriaFranceParisEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 14:42:28 GMTReport: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New York, Iran (AP) — Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York.iGeneral newsIranNew YorkMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:59:33 GMTStudy: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsAgricultural scienceClimateAtmospheric scienceEnergy and the environmentAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental scienceAgricultureEnvironmental concernsScienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesEarth scienceAir qualityEnergy industry, 20 Apr 2014 17:08:24 GMTVekic beats Cibulkova for 1st WTA title LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 15:36:01 GMTFerrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight' (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 13:47:10 GMTEaster morning delivery for space station CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 14:31:52 GMTFormer boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. (AP) — Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. .iGeneral newsSports, 20 Apr 2014 14:59:07 GMTYemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike targeting suspected al-Qaida training camps in a rugged mountain region in southern Yemen killed a number of fighters Sunday, a high-level government security committee said, without specifying a casualty figure.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 18:12:28 GMTUkraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed proof of their involvement in the attack that left at least three people dead.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestNationalismEconomyBusinessLocal governmentsUkraineRussiaDonetskKievGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 16:59:58 GMTLawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.wMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 14:59:13 GMTWawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time Sunday, rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:25 GMTSurvivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsMountainsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 14:30:55 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.DIDI TANGJOE McDONALDfGovernment and politicsBusinessCorporate managementAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 15:04:22 GMTBoxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.GREG BEACHAMaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMusicEntertainmentBoxingViolent crimeMen's boxingCrimeLegal proceedingsMoviesAccidents and disastersMen's sportsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityBooks and literatureTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 18:10:54 GMTEx-justice says politics can be factor on retiring (AP) — John Paul Stevens says he thinks it's appropriate for Supreme Court justices to factor in political considerations when weighing a decision to retire.wGovernment and politicsJudicial appointments and nominationsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourts, 20 Apr 2014 17:42:39 GMTSleeping girl killed in alleged drunk driver crash, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPalmdaleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 18:02:18 GMTBrand names in NY standardized tests vex parents YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but some parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests.KAREN MATTHEWSaBusinessGeneral newsSportsStudent testingMarketing and advertisingProducts and servicesCorporate newsEducationSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 17:39:37 GMTWoman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date, N.J. (AP) — A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.aGeneral newsOdditiesParsippanyNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 16:10:13 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombs (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTDad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMissing personsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:52:44 GMTAbdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote results, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:57:48 GMTAttacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 14:22:37 GMTUkraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootout, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others with gunshot wounds.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational agreementsMunicipal governmentsNationalismEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUkraineCrimeaRussiaDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:13 GMTIn West Bank, teen offenders face different fates UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.DANIEL ESTRINJOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsMilitary correctional systemsMilitary legal affairsJudiciaryWar and unrestLaw and orderCorrectional systemsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemHebronMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 16:28:54 GMTGM boosting China production capacity to 5 million (AP) — The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.fGovernment and politicsBusinessAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 14:49:15 GMTPope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysPrayerAccidents and disastersCivil warsPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleTerrorismWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVatican CityUkraineSyriaNigeriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 14:51:50 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 leisureLifestyleDenverColoradoSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 20 Apr 2014 18:00:08 GMTFracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom.KEVIN BEGOSaBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmentEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental activismLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesEnvironment and naturePennsylvaniaPittsburghWest VirginiaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 16:44:19 GMTConstruction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.ZEINA KARAMiBusinessGeneral newsCultural preservationSoccerMen's soccerUrban planningCulturesSocial affairsSportsMen's sportsGovernment and politicsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 15:07:18 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 its search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.MARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurIndian OceanBeijingOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 20 Apr 2014 15:56:49 GMTRadwanska leads Poland to 3-2 Fed Cup win vs Spain, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska won her second singles match before teaming up with Alicja Rosolska to claim the decisive doubles and give Poland a 3-2 win over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.sWomen's tennisTennisSportsWomen's sportsFed CupEventsSpainPolandBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 17:41:25 GMTHarper back in Nationals lineup after benching (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 20 Apr 2014 16:18:38 GMTMyanmar says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this month, Myanmar (AP) — Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Myanmar's northeastern state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month, state-run media reported Sunday.iGeneral newsEthnic conflictsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 15:01:08 GMTAbdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote results, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah's lead slightly increased in partial results for Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday, but he and rival Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai still seem to be heading for a runoff next month.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsNational electionsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 16:07:02 GMTNavy OKs changes for submariners' sleep schedules, Conn. (AP) — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors' working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean's surface.MICHAEL MELIAaBusinessGeneral newsHealthArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 17:21:28 GMT