FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 Apr 2015 11:02:27 -0700Volkswagen chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO, Germany (AP) — Ferdinanc Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's top management.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 17:50:50 GMTNishikori to play Andujar in Barcelona Open final, Spain (AP) — Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 Saturday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 16:27:23 GMTJapan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans (AP) — Lester Tenney endured three years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but he has made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress on Wednesday, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles Tenney about Japan's attitude toward its past.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWorld War IIPrisoners of warVeteransEventsWar and unrestEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:19:10 GMTNepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people prepared to spend the night in the open under a chilly and thundery sky after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and centuries-old temples, and triggering a landslide on the slopes of Mount Everest. Officials said the death toll will rise as more reports from far-flung areas come in.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsProperty damageAccidents and disastersMountainsWeatherAccidentsEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 17:34:11 GMTGunmen kill prominent female activist in Pakistan, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen on a motorcycle killed a prominent women's rights activist in Pakistan just hours after she held a forum on the country's restive Baluchistan region, home to a long-running insurgency, police said Saturday.By ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 16:48:17 GMTChokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsCrimeGovernment and politicsSpecial electionsLaw and orderLocal governmentsElectionsUnited StatesNew York CityStaten IslandNew YorkBrooklynNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:44:21 GMTVW board chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO, Germany (AP) — The chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG, Europe's biggest automaker, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company's top management.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 17:21:52 GMTNepal police say at least 1,130 dead in massive earthquake centered outside of Kathmandu, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police say at least 1,130 dead in massive earthquake centered outside of Kathmandu.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 16:03:29 GMTHistory trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWorld War IIInternational relationsConstitutionsPrisoners of warVeteransLegislatureEventsWar and unrestEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsJapanTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:02:08 GMTLove, cookies helped sisters lost in Michigan woods survive POINT, Mich. (AP) — Two sisters from Oklahoma and Nebraska said Saturday that they survived in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula on love for their family, melted snow and the little food they had in their snow-crippled SUV.aGeneral newsSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:58:27 GMTIsraeli police: 2 Palestinians shot dead after knife attacks (AP) — Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 25 Apr 2015 17:36:16 GMTAnother condemned Ala inmate claiming innocence, Ala. (AP) — Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 28 years on Alabama's death row for two murders despite his claims of innocence, walked free earlier this month after prosecutors admitted they couldn't prove his guilt.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlabamaBirminghamUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:17:34 GMTBurundi president nominated by ruling party for third term, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's ruling party on Saturday nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to be its candidate for a third term in elections on June 26, a move expected to stoke political tensions.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsBurundiBujumburaRwandaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 25 Apr 2015 16:59:03 GMTNepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken, Nepal (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 1,180 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest. It was the worst tremor to hit the poor South Asian nation in over 80 years.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHealthMountainsWeatherGovernment and politicsEarth scienceEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleScienceNepalIndiaTibetNew DelhiKathmanduSouth AsiaBangladeshPakistanAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 25 Apr 2015 16:09:50 GMT'Operation Babylift' kids, soldiers reunite 40 years later, N.J. (AP) — Vietnamese orphans airlifted to the United States in the frantic final days of the Vietnam War have been reunited with some of the soldiers who helped evacuate them.aGeneral newsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:24:59 GMTItaly marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising (AP) — Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies near the end of World War II.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsItalyRomeMilanManhattanWestern EuropeEuropeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 18:09:04 GMTStarbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.By CHRIS GRYGIELaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCanadaSeattleUnited StatesPhoenixWashingtonNorth AmericaArizona, 25 Apr 2015 15:57:02 GMTProtests in Baltimore over man's death in police custody (AP) — Protesters who have been holding demonstrations almost daily this week over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:24:11 GMTBill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon, Ore. (AP) — For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaBusinessGeneral newsDrug resistanceAnimal healthVeterinary medicinePreventive careHealthLegislationDiseases and conditionsGovernment and politicsPublic healthAgricultureIndustriesLegislatureOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 15:58:51 GMTAden hit by coalition airstrikes amid fierce street battles, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes launched dozens of airstrikes on Yemen's southern port city of Aden Saturday, as Shiite Houthi rebels and their allies mobilized hundreds of reinforcements in an effort to wrest control of the city from militias supporting embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, security officials and eyewitnesses said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 25 Apr 2015 17:31:53 GMT7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox were fined and six suspended by Major League Baseball on Saturday for their roles in a brawl days earlier.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports governanceProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsCaliforniaKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 25 Apr 2015 17:35:11 GMTTeen's life celebrated on prom-day stabbing's anniversary, Conn. (AP) — The life of a 16-year-old girl stabbed to death at a Connecticut school a year ago is being celebrated by hundreds of people with a road race, fried food and live music.By MICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsPromsViolent crimeCrimeOccasionsLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:58:47 GMTLeaders, charities offer condolences, help after Nepal quake (AP) — World leaders and global charities offered condolences and emergency aid to Nepal following the earthquake Saturday while grappling to understand the scope of the disaster.By GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersHumanitarian crisesAccidents and disastersForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomNepalFranceEuropeKathmanduWestern EuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 17:06:04 GMTMichigan vote tests pothole angst vs. will to raise taxes ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Drivers in the state that put the world on wheels are flat-out embarrassed by the state of their roads. Some are even scared.By DAVID EGGERTaBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportationTrafficGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:25:21 GMTAuthorities: Mom of dead newborn found at college is student CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities know the identity of the mother of a dead newborn found on the campus of Muskingum University in central Ohio.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:41:38 GMTThe Latest: Large crowds expected for Freddie Gray protest p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:55:26 GMTMan arrested in slaying of Indiana University student, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have filed preliminary murder charges against a man in the death of an Indiana University student whose body was found in a rural area not long after she was reported missing.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderIndianaBloomingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:08:36 GMTGarcia-Lopez vs Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final, Romania (AP) — Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic will play for their second ATP title of the year in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, where they will meet for the first time on tour.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 15:48:33 GMTEuropean authorities stop illegal horse meat network (AP) — European authorities say police in several countries have detained 26 people in a crackdown on an organized crime network accused of trading in illegal horse meat.iBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleArrestsCrimeLaw and orderEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 25 Apr 2015 17:20:14 GMT'Saigon has fallen' _ a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end'S NOTE — More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of combat for The Associated Press and later gained fame as a CNN correspondent, has written a new memoir, "Saigon Has Fallen," about his dozen-plus years reporting on Vietnam. Arnett has recounted this period before but approaches it with a fresh perspective for the 40th anniversary of the war's end. The book is published by RosettaBooks in partnership with The Associated Press ( This is an edited excerpt, focused on the war's final throes.)By PETER ARNETTaGeneral newsVietnam WarEmbassiesDiplomacyWar and unrestAccidents and disastersInternational relationsEventsGovernment and politicsJournalismNews mediaMediaVietnamUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:12:05 GMTRebels seize northwest Syrian town as government retaliates (AP) — Hard-line Syrian rebel groups seized a strategic town Saturday in northwestern Syria, sending government troops fleeing after intense clashes that have seen the opposition take nearly all of a crucial province.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestInternational incidentsCivil warsSocial mediaGovernment and politicsPolitical activismOnline mediaMediaPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 25 Apr 2015 17:23:56 GMT10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and guides, slamming into a section of the mountaineering base camp, and leaving an unknown number of people injured and missing, officials said.By TIM SULLIVAN and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsWeatherAccidentsEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNorwayAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 17:31:25 GMTConor Daly to race Indy 500 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Ala. (AP) — Conor Daly won't have to endure watching the Indianapolis 500 from a few thousand miles away this year.By JOHN ZENORsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarFormula OneIndianapolis 500Events, 25 Apr 2015 17:35:04 GMTUN chief appoints new Yemen special envoy NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. chief appointed a new special envoy to Yemen as pressure grows to return to peace talks while fighting continues in the Arab world's poorest country.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemen, 25 Apr 2015 16:36:37 GMTPregnant woman killed in Baton Rouge; unborn baby delivered ROUGE, La. (AP) — A pregnant woman was shot and killed at a home in Louisiana, but her unborn child was later delivered and is expected to survive.aGeneral newsBaton RougeLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:16:40 GMTOff-Broadway play 'The Fantasticks' offered a lifeline YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" won't be closing next month after all — thanks to a pair of fantastic fans.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmentNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:58:04 GMTFrenchman's execution in Indonesia may be suspended (AP) — France is stepping up efforts to save the life a Frenchman facing a firing squad in Indonesia on drug charges, amid signs that his execution may be suspended.iGeneral newsDiplomacyDeath penalty controversyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceIndonesiaParisWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 Apr 2015 17:12:14 GMTMan who shot himself outside courthouse during sex case dies, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man has died after shooting himself in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCourtsCrimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:20:17 GMTNYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue YORK (AP) — New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup.aGeneral newsRestaurantsFood and drinkLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:19:47 GMTCoyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase YORK (AP) — A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD.aGeneral newsCoyotesMammalsAnimalsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:21:49 GMTPowerful earthquake strikes Nepal: Things to Know powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region on Saturday, causing widespread casualties and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest.By GREGORY KATZaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:45:41 GMTThe Latest on the 2016 GOP field: Cruz vows to nix nuke deal a.m. PDT (1:45 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIranMiddle East, 25 Apr 2015 17:49:10 GMTUS unveils 6-year-old report on NSA surveillance (AP) — With debate gearing up over the coming expiration of the Patriot Act surveillance law, the Obama administration on Saturday unveiled a 6-year-old report examining the once-secret program to collect information on Americans' calls and emails.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesLegislationGovernment programsNational securityPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:38:06 GMTAppalachian nonprofit links small farmers with big grocers, Va. (AP) — In a warehouse in Virginia's southwestern tip, a forklift stacks crates of cabbages and preserves onto a truck bound for a big-name grocer.By JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsAgricultureMountainsOrganic foodIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureFood and drinkLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesVirginiaNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 16:56:31 GMTJudge: Attending Pink concert didn't harm New Jersey girl RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A mom's decision to take her 11-year-old daughter to a Pink concert has a judge saying, "so what?"aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimes against childrenCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:43:54 GMTSpain activates alert as oil spill threatens Canary Islands (AP) — Spain's government activated an environmental emergency alert Saturday over oil slicks that threaten pristine beaches on the southwestern Canary Islands.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSpainCanary IslandsWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 Apr 2015 17:27:22 GMTMichael Schumacher's son makes strong Formula 4 debut, Germany (AP) — The teenage son of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher made a strong debut at Formula 4 level on Saturday.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 25 Apr 2015 15:40:05 GMTNative youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge, N.M. (AP) — Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaGeneral newsNative AmericansNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 Apr 2015 17:26:22 GMTBurundi president nominated for third term, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's ruling party has nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza as its candidate to run for a third term in elections in June.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNational electionsElectionsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 25 Apr 2015 15:51:12 GMTIsraeli police: 2 Palestinian shot dead after knife attacks (AP) — Israeli police officers on Saturday shot dead two knife-wielding Palestinians in response to separate stabbing attacks against Israeli officers, police said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelHebronMiddle EastWest Bank, 25 Apr 2015 17:08:32 GMT