FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 06:03:23 -0700Small plane makes emergency landing on South Carolina road, S.C. (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing on a road in northern South Carolina.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth CarolinaGreenvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:52:29 GMTThai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessGeneral newsForced laborGovernment and politicsCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandSoutheast AsiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:56:36 GMTProsecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.By FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:53 GMTUS economy slowed to 2.2 percent annualized growth in fourth quarter (AP) — US economy slowed to 2.2 percent annualized growth in fourth quarter .wBusinessGeneral newsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:32:49 GMTIndian companies scramble to find women directors DELHI (AP) — As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.By NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndiaEast AsiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 12:42:39 GMTTennessee fires basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has fired basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after one season.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsCollege basketballCoachingMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsSports governanceMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 13:02:44 GMTUS economic growth rate unrevised at 2.2 percent in Q4 (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter, and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes its toll. But the retreat is expected to be short-lived. Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost consumer spending.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingWinter weatherWeatherUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:53:02 GMTBMW recalls nearly 49K motorcycles; rear wheel can loosen (AP) — BMW is recalling nearly 49,000 motorcycles in the U.S. and Canada because flanges that hold the rear wheel can crack if bolts are too tight.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 27 Mar 2015 13:03:43 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in The Civil War for Sunday, March 29: Fall of Richmond, Virginia, seat of Confederacy.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEventsPetersburgRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 13:01:14 GMTTechnology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge, Japan (AP) — The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsJapanYokohamaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 12:13:13 GMTBernie Ecclestone casts doubt on German, Italian GPs, Malaysia (AP) — The German Grand Prix could remain off the sport's calendar after this year's cancellation, and the iconic Italian GP may be next to go, Formula One commercial head Bernie Ecclestone said Friday.By CHRIS LINESsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneOlympic gamesEventsGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 12:43:07 GMTBoston woman charged with marathon injury fraud (AP) — A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:08 GMTStocks recover their poise ahead of US economic data (AP) — Global stock markets on Friday recovered their poise after the previous day's losses when investors were spooked by the escalating conflict in Yemen. However, oil prices slipped back from Thursday's sizeable advance when traders worried about the conflict's impact on oil supplies.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenIranAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:31:26 GMTSyria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect."By RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsCivil warsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsSyriaMoscowUnited StatesRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:45:42 GMTAbout 1,000 workers fired from South African power plant (AP) — South Africa's state-owned power utility says that following an illegal strike about 1,000 construction workers have been fired, halting work at an already delayed but much needed power plant.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industrySouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 12:34:48 GMTMuseum's 'Little Syria' exhibit going to Ellis Island (AP) — The Arab American National Museum is sending its exhibition about one of the earliest Arab-American settlements to Ellis Island.By JEFF KAROUBaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsImmigrationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:32:27 GMTRenault threatens to withdraw from Formula 1, Malaysia (AP) — French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams, is considering pulling out of Formula One because of the damage done to its reputation after a difficult start to the season.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 11:39:14 GMTInvestigation ongoing in blaze that led to firefighter death (AP) — State and local authorities in Ohio are investigating the cause of a blaze that led to the death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:20:24 GMTGame show is lottery, Monopoly combo; Billy Gardell hosts ANGELES (AP) — It sounds like a Swiss Army knife version of a TV game show: a combination of a venerable board game, state lotteries, Las Vegas and seasoned comedian Billy Gardell as host.By LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGamblingLotteriesRecreation and leisureLifestyleGeneral newsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:30:18 GMTThe Latest: Co-pilot may have hid illness from employers p.m. (1145 GMT, 7:45 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:12 GMTTexas interstate reopens after deadly tractor-trailer wreck, Texas (AP) — All lanes of a major interstate have reopened in Central Texas after a deadly accident involving a tractor-trailer that slammed into a bridge beam in a construction zone.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:58:15 GMTFrench pilots suing over leaks in German jet crash probe (AP) — France's leading pilots union said Friday it is filing a lawsuit over leaks about the investigation into the crash of a German jet into the French Alps.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:52:27 GMTIraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric on Friday called for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after most of the Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 12:44:45 GMTThai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights (AP) — Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization flagged significant concerns about the country's aviation safety, officials said Friday.By JOCELYN GECKERiBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesThailandBangkokSouth KoreaJapanSeoulEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 12:01:26 GMTVin Diesel says Oscars weighted against action films (AP) — Vin Diesel said Friday that the latest "Fast & Furious" film deserves a best picture Oscar but has two strikes against it when it comes to the Academy — it's an action flick and it's a sequel.By LOUISE WATTeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentAcademy AwardsEventsAward showsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 12:38:25 GMTKen Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film, Calif. (AP) — There's a mystery to cancer, in large part because of fear, that PBS tries to unravel in next week's six-hour documentary "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies."By DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityCancerMedical researchDocumentariesMoviesDiseases and conditionsHealthPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:06:45 GMTSenate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.By DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:29:34 GMTPoland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state officials and individuals.iGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary legal affairsCrimeAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:51 GMTBelligerent birds chase people at central Florida park, Fla. (AP) — Officials say some out-of-control birds are chasing people and tying up traffic at a central Florida park.aOdditiesGeeseBirdsAnimalsMelbourneFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:36:58 GMTAudit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange, Md. (AP) — Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and should pay the money back, according to a federal audit set to be released Friday.By BRIAN WITTEhtGeneral newsHealthHealth care reformGovernment grantsLegislatureTechnologyState governmentsHealth care policyGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical issuesGovernment policyGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment programsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 13:02:15 GMTFormer Olympic boxing champ retires; cites brain injuries (AP) — Former Olympic boxing champion Audley Harrison has retired, saying repeated blows to the head have left him with brain injuries.sSportsBoxingMen's boxingSummer Olympic gamesMen's sportsOlympic gamesEventsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 12:02:11 GMTWhite House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.By NEDRA PICKLERwHealthGovernment and politicsDrug resistanceAnimal healthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentPublic healthDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:56:30 GMTLawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:48:44 GMTGerman prosecutors: indications Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from employers (AP) — German prosecutors: indications Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from employers.iGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:52 GMTRussia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets (AP) — A senior Russian government official says Moscow hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider it.iBusinessGeneral newsRussiaArgentinaEastern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 12:44:26 GMTPelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationPolitical organizationsGovernment programsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:41:07 GMTIran says nuke talks focused despite Yemen crisis, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is criticizing Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen but says the focus at nuclear talks between his nation and six world powers remains on reaching a deal.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSwitzerlandIranYemenWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:39 GMTGerman prosecutors: no suicide note or claim of responsibility from co-pilot found (AP) — German prosecutors: no suicide note or claim of responsibility from co-pilot found.iGeneral newsSuicidesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:16 GMTNigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCampaignsHuman rights and civil libertiesNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNigeriaAfricaAbujaLagosWest Africa, 27 Mar 2015 13:08:57 GMTAuthorities: 2 people unaccounted for in NYC blast YORK (AP) — Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsProperty damageAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:56:44 GMTAfter Germanwings crash, Denmark wants 2 crew in cockpit, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's transport minister says a recommendation will be sent Friday to all airlines with a base in the Scandinavian country to have two people in the cockpit when in the air.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:37:17 GMTUS economic growth rate stays at 2.2 percent in Q4 (AP) — U.S. economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter and economists are looking for an even weaker showing in the first quarter as severe winter weather takes a toll on the economy.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:35:53 GMTBill Clinton's 'flaws' the subject of off-Broadway musical YORK (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentGovernment and politicsTony AwardsCelebrityImpeachmentsPerforming artsEventsPolitical issuesAward showsTheater awards, 27 Mar 2015 13:05:58 GMTAutopsies scheduled for Detroit children found in freezer (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home.aGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:27 GMTOil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.By JONATHAN FAHEYwBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:37:39 GMTImage of Asia: Waiting to pay respects to Singapore's Lee this photo by Wong Maye-E, tents in a grassy area in front of the Singapore skyline provide shade for people standing in line to pay their respects for the city-state's late founder Lee Kuan Yew at Parliament House, where his body is lying in state. Some 230,000 people have viewed Lee's coffin, and the government discouraged more people from coming to the venue because of the long waits. Prime minister for 31 years, Lee is credited with transforming the resource-poor island into a wealthy finance and trade hub of gleaming glass towers and broad, immaculate streets. He died Monday of pneumonia and his funeral attended by several heads of state is scheduled for Sunday.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 11:55:31 GMTA-Rod cousin set to plead guilty in Florida steroids case (AP) — A guilty plea is set for a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic.aGeneral newsSportsDrug-related crimeDopingLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsCelebritySports governanceEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCrimeLaw and orderProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 12:41:25 GMTNigerian military claim to destroy Boko Haram headquarters, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in northeast Nigeria. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that comes the day before critical presidential elections.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 12:13:19 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — German prosecutors: no evidence of political, religious background to Germanwings crash.iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:51 GMTSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislature, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:59 GMT