FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Apr 2015 02:35:13 -0700Security officials: Sinai attack kills 15 Egyptian troops (AP) — Islamic militants on Thursday attacked an army checkpoint in the restive north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 19, security officials said.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 09:16:08 GMTPolice: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in dormitories and killing at least two people and wounding 29 others, police said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsEducationViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestSocial affairsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 08:08:42 GMTWestern governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsScienceWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementState governmentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsAgriculture and the environmentLand environmentIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:20:11 GMTBusinesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't waiting to see the results.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsReligionBoycottsTravel laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:47:16 GMTIran sees progress; talks to resume after all-night session, Switzerland (AP) —By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsSwitzerlandIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 02 Apr 2015 08:20:06 GMTSyrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan (AP) — Syrian rebels and fighters from the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts, prompting government bombing raids on the area, activists said Thursday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusJordanLebanonMiddle East, 02 Apr 2015 08:58:47 GMTSuper typhoon weakens after entering Philippines, Philippines (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after reaching Philippine waters and is expected to further lose strength as it approaches the country's northeastern coast, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherTyphoon Maysak 2015Natural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsEventsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:44:44 GMTLEADING OFF: Matt Harvey makes last spring start for Mets look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Apr 2015 06:48:30 GMTMortuary attendant says at least 15 dead in Kenya college attack, Kenya (AP) — Mortuary attendant says at least 15 dead in Kenya college attack.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 09:08:06 GMTPolice: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:27:15 GMT3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP, Indonesia (AP) — Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that could eventually end up being exported to the United States and elsewhere.By ROBIN MCDOWELL and MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarAsia, 02 Apr 2015 09:22:20 GMTColorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:41 GMTThe latest developments on religious objections laws (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:18 GMTThings to know about California's drought and water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:16:12 GMTAsia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:34:32 GMTDrought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:15:23 GMTArkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsGays and lesbiansLegislationWorkplace discriminationLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesArkansasIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:27:25 GMTPolice haven't said why SUV left road, killing 2 in shed, Fla. (AP) — As authorities on Florida's Gulf coast investigate the horrific fatal crash of careening SUV into a shed where two people were sleeping, they have yet to say what caused the driver to veer off the road.By TAMARA LUSHaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 08:06:06 GMTFuture of pumpkin festival in New Hampshire council's hands, N.H. (AP) — The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsFairs and festivalsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:29:17 GMTAfghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official: Suicide bombing in eastern city kills 16, wounds 40.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 08:20:57 GMTAfghan official: Police chief killed by roadside bomb, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the police chief of a volatile district in the country's south has been killed by a roadside bomb.iGeneral newsBombingsWar casualtiesPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:29:15 GMTKey provisions of California's new water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.aGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEmergency managementState governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:17:04 GMTAP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.By IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsPublic opinionSchool administrationSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:38 GMTWhat Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.By EMILY SWANSONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesMarriageWeddingsSocial affairsSocial issuesChristianityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesOccasions, 02 Apr 2015 06:32:48 GMTWife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital, Greece (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMTDuke University investigates noose found hanging on campus, N.C. (AP) — Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung a rope noose from a tree, what the president of the elite Southern school described Wednesday as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents.By EMERY P. DALESIO and MARTHA WAGGONERaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansHigher educationRace and ethnicityEducationCriminal investigationsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderCrimeDurhamNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 08:56:33 GMTMortuary attendant says at least 15 dead in Kenya attack, Kenya (AP) — A mortuary attendant in the Kenyan town of Garissa says at least 15 people have been killed in an attack on a college. He says at least 60 have been injured.iGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 09:12:24 GMTQuotations in the News"I am not going anywhere. I'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service and my entire life." — Sen. Bob Menendez after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a friend in exchange for political favors.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 02 Apr 2015 07:02:02 GMTDoctors in Nepal end strike, return to work, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal have returned to work ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands.iGeneral newsHealthNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 09:35:49 GMTSuspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman, India (AP) — Suspected Kashmiri rebels on Thursday shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers and one civilian in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory, officials said.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestLocal governmentsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 07:38:28 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead (AP) — A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia's Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 09:02:28 GMTBoston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round, public presence.By JIMMY GOLENaBusinessGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonTrack and fieldMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:05:04 GMTS. Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people a year ago shaved their heads Thursday in protest of what they said were government efforts to settle compensation claims instead of thoroughly investigating responsibility for the disaster.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 09:15:45 GMTGetty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:35:44 GMT'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsVeterinary medicineMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAnimal healthHealthWashingtonMoses LakeSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:31:35 GMTSen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble (AP) — A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:17:22 GMTInvestigators find cellphones amid German crash debris, France (AP) — Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened.iGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 09:14:19 GMTGunmen attack university in northeastern Kenya, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 15 people and wounding 29 others, witnesses said. The attack bore the hallmarks of a Somali Islamic extremist group.By TOM ODULA and RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEducationViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 09:26:06 GMTObama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical organizations, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:51 GMTThailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCoups d'etatMartial lawNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 08:36:12 GMTKenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds, Kenya (AP) — Kenya says 29 people wounded in attack on university, most with gunshot wounds .iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 08:04:27 GMTSchool threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtGeneral newsBomb threatsSocial mediaSchool administrationOnline mediaEntertainment and media technologyMediaEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolenceTechnologyMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:16:47 GMTS.Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 a year ago have shaved their heads in protest of government plans to provide about 420 million won ($383,000) for each of the 250 students on the ship and 760 million won ($694,000) for 11 dead teachers.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:54:54 GMTDouble overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandGermanyEuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:54:35 GMTAP PHOTOS: Time slowly washing away Iran's public bathhouses, Iran (AP) — Iran's historic bathhouses, where patrons are rinsed and massaged beneath graceful archways and tiled walls, may soon disappear as interest in them wanes.iGeneral newsSpasRecreation and leisureLifestyleTehranIranMiddle East, 02 Apr 2015 08:16:54 GMTAfghan official: Suicide bombing in east kills 16, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked an anti-corruption demonstration in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing 16 people and wounding 40, an official said.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestTerrorismAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 08:44:21 GMTDurst lawyers: FBI illegally searched New Orleans hotel room ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire real-estate heir Robert Durst returns to court Thursday, where his attorneys planned to argue that the FBI searched his room illegally and police covered this up in statements used to get an arrest warrant on Louisiana weapons charges.By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and KEVIN McGILLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeIllegal weaponsLaw and orderNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 08:24:14 GMTFervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:38 GMTFinal Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules (AP) — Four teams, four drug-testing policies.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsDopingDoping regulationsSchool athleticsCollege sportsAthlete healthSports governanceMen's sportsSchool accreditationMen's basketballCollege basketballEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesBasketballUnited StatesIndianapolisNorth AmericaIndiana, 02 Apr 2015 06:30:09 GMTIsrael arrests female Palestinian lawmaker (AP) — Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank.iGeneral newsArrestsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePalestinian territoriesIsraelRamallahMiddle EastWest Bank, 02 Apr 2015 09:27:42 GMT