FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 04 May 2015 06:48:17 -0700Court rejects challenge to NJ ban on gay conversion therapyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af3449a955e4ad1ab07dfe33a372fd3WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old.wGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9af3449a955e4ad1ab07dfe33a372fd3Mon, 04 May 2015 13:48:20 GMTIsraeli foreign minister takes party into oppositionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbdae7f776e544cfbdde156cab8908b1JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbdae7f776e544cfbdde156cab8908b1Mon, 04 May 2015 12:15:54 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7ea5e63250548a3b7b7d12cf29c60c0DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she stepped into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsCaliforniaIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7ea5e63250548a3b7b7d12cf29c60c0Mon, 04 May 2015 12:12:22 GMTReport: harassment, threats against Czech Jews risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd3092902b21484f8feb4f82f1f12fabPRAGUE (AP) — A new report by Prague's Jewish community has registered a significant increase of cases of harassment and threats against Jews last year.iGeneral newsReligious strifeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd3092902b21484f8feb4f82f1f12fabMon, 04 May 2015 13:51:17 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon attack: Phoenix home searchedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879fe529e0f640259f3b3ecddfaa4c14GARLAND, Texas (AP) — 8:30 a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/879fe529e0f640259f3b3ecddfaa4c14Mon, 04 May 2015 13:51:13 GMTDow Chemical to trim about 3 pct of global workforcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bea0479471334989ad4d4ede597370a0Dow Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.By The Associated PressfBusinessLayoffsMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bea0479471334989ad4d4ede597370a0Mon, 04 May 2015 13:19:54 GMTDutch, Canadian leaders lead off week of WWII remembrancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/319bd4147d9c4e49bb9425c5f97b390eHOLTEN, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper are meeting to kick off a week of celebrations and remembrances to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsNetherlandsCanadaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/319bd4147d9c4e49bb9425c5f97b390eMon, 04 May 2015 13:42:07 GMTMcDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f141779568054d839ef6571e9aaed2b7NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f141779568054d839ef6571e9aaed2b7Mon, 04 May 2015 13:41:58 GMTGeorgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff6d32dade0a4a0594e3206f641c1618LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who was acquitted three years ago in a major public corruption case is now accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the suburb of Lawrenceville.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff6d32dade0a4a0594e3206f641c1618Mon, 04 May 2015 13:43:30 GMTGeorgia O'Keeffe flower painting going to NYC auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28fb243532d74ea891c4496542124d79NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28fb243532d74ea891c4496542124d79Mon, 04 May 2015 13:11:13 GMTSurvey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and icehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a5e72c06334134aedd1dbb88a820daBOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.By BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherTransportationWeatherTrafficIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesStormsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01a5e72c06334134aedd1dbb88a820daMon, 04 May 2015 13:01:57 GMTTaliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4067a242ae4448acba17b13ffb4d7073KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulDohaQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4067a242ae4448acba17b13ffb4d7073Mon, 04 May 2015 12:51:20 GMTFBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b94289399d4d1abb8d5bae529bb3f1GARLAND, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b94289399d4d1abb8d5bae529bb3f1Mon, 04 May 2015 13:24:06 GMTUnder-fire German spy chief says his agency not a 'US tool'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de60615775e4862ac90c0b3047f2516BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top spy has rejected opposition charges that the country's foreign intelligence agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.iGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesGovernment surveillanceEspionageGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical issuesCrimeMilitary and defenseBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7de60615775e4862ac90c0b3047f2516Mon, 04 May 2015 13:03:24 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stablehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c52430892a24f7a8037c172f500b2d7NEW YORK (AP) — An NYPD officer was in critical but stable condition early Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens.aGeneral newsCrimeQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c52430892a24f7a8037c172f500b2d7Mon, 04 May 2015 13:36:55 GMTEverest climbing season likely over in Nepalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10812f3491244a7e906874c873b19c89KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10812f3491244a7e906874c873b19c89Mon, 04 May 2015 13:15:33 GMTEx-Christie allies are at court for hearing in bridge casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04cd074e7b754138b3bca4553cfbeba2NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie make initial appearances.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTraffic2016 United States Presidential ElectionCriminal investigationsPolitical scandalsTransportationNational electionsElectionsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04cd074e7b754138b3bca4553cfbeba2Mon, 04 May 2015 13:50:57 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a20fb50fcf124134bb216e0ef8b15eb4NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.iGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaKenyaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a20fb50fcf124134bb216e0ef8b15eb4Mon, 04 May 2015 12:52:25 GMTComcast now has more Internet than cable customershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1e2cabfc4464c34b02f2c0c62d225d8NEW YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessTechnologyCable televisionInternet televisionEntertainment and media technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelevisionMediaOnline mediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b1e2cabfc4464c34b02f2c0c62d225d8Mon, 04 May 2015 13:12:14 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wronghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4437b606a675401c8eb4ae8a330a7a73WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to help poor people in developing countries.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4437b606a675401c8eb4ae8a330a7a73Mon, 04 May 2015 13:03:51 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/710e52c370a043349804cd25b1dad6d1DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, carried out an attack in Damascus on Monday targeting a Syrian military logistics and supply facility, militants and activists said.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestAssassinationsTerrorismSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/710e52c370a043349804cd25b1dad6d1Mon, 04 May 2015 12:12:02 GMTWalker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ae98021be042ff8799d6e0318a716dMADISON, Wis. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.By SCOTT BAUERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47ae98021be042ff8799d6e0318a716dMon, 04 May 2015 13:46:09 GMTMom charged with throwing baby into river; he was rescuedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb0582efcf748aba973bf4af28abf42ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother accused of throwing her 1-year-old son into a river before jumping from a bridge herself has been charged with attempted homicide.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeAllentownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb0582efcf748aba973bf4af28abf42Mon, 04 May 2015 13:44:03 GMTFerguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reformshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45dfe152838a49e9bb2b20fd051bbde3FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney more than $1,300 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms demanded by the Justice Department since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45dfe152838a49e9bb2b20fd051bbde3Mon, 04 May 2015 13:54:53 GMTEU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewskihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfc882985c184c439c2e196fb1b7d20aWARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck attended the state funeral ceremonies on Monday for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfc882985c184c439c2e196fb1b7d20aMon, 04 May 2015 13:10:33 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e48b42014c3642d1a5c1fd124d74d4e1WASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both Fiorina and Carson have the potential to help the GOP win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionTV newsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e48b42014c3642d1a5c1fd124d74d4e1Mon, 04 May 2015 13:00:12 GMTUN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90bc41ad5bd94c0c9c507275cad277d0BEIJING (AP) — The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.iGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChinaNepalBeijingNew ZealandGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90bc41ad5bd94c0c9c507275cad277d0Mon, 04 May 2015 12:53:41 GMTDean Foods combining brands under national labelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3322491e534f3b8cce15ab89b478e8NEW YORK (AP) — Dean Foods will place all of its regional milk labels under one brand as part of a move to boost its business and tout the quality of its product.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e3322491e534f3b8cce15ab89b478e8Mon, 04 May 2015 13:53:49 GMTDiscussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-linershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ab4b592b67467aae99f3fb4f01113cTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is rejecting the idea of police officers enforcing morality rules, staking a clear position against hard-liners who largely oppose his outreach to the West.iGeneral newsIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ab4b592b67467aae99f3fb4f01113cMon, 04 May 2015 13:24:09 GMTFBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet contest shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44ac45d4fc5f464194d4d7e50a3b658fGARLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44ac45d4fc5f464194d4d7e50a3b658fMon, 04 May 2015 13:49:22 GMTMurray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62c9bac7889a44a8b11d0e8dd7008b2bMUNICH (AP) — Andy Murray won his first clay-court title on Monday when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open.sSportsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62c9bac7889a44a8b11d0e8dd7008b2bMon, 04 May 2015 13:08:53 GMTStocks open higher, building on gains from Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e81a05142a164d5d8a36b77b71290b48NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher, building on their gains from Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e81a05142a164d5d8a36b77b71290b48Mon, 04 May 2015 13:44:18 GMTRhode Island man advertising to find wife a kidneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc483b4937344b32aad74142524705afWARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is getting creative in his search to secure a kidney donor for his wife.aGeneral newsRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc483b4937344b32aad74142524705afMon, 04 May 2015 12:56:30 GMTAPNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes infohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ef6c4db00d14245b11da174dd929502WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.By RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMilitary legal affairsArmed forcesMilitary affairsLegal proceedingsPublic opinionLegislatureJudiciaryGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseLaw and orderSocial affairsUnited StatesNorfolkNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ef6c4db00d14245b11da174dd929502Mon, 04 May 2015 13:13:52 GMTBruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 'Kardashians' specialshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4a5fa482545568007d79059cfa73bNEW YORK (AP) — If you didn't hear enough about Bruce Jenner's gender transition during his recent interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bc4a5fa482545568007d79059cfa73bMon, 04 May 2015 13:42:08 GMTEx-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f4da676af2549888198e4794df3d006WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesPolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f4da676af2549888198e4794df3d006Mon, 04 May 2015 12:19:48 GMTGreece: Progress in bailout talks, seeks swift payouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbac96e8a97a4e43bf90134bebc589a3ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Weekend negotiations between Greece and rescue lenders have made progress, officials on both sides said Monday even though Athens stressed it needed a swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with debt payments.By ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbac96e8a97a4e43bf90134bebc589a3Mon, 04 May 2015 12:51:32 GMT'Gentleman's Guide' creators return to old stomping groundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ebb169e7ce64d5988f3570ec59a48caNEW YORK (AP) — A classroom door opens at New York University and a 20-something student at the piano tries to not seem flustered by the two men who have joined him.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ebb169e7ce64d5988f3570ec59a48caMon, 04 May 2015 13:24:42 GMTHigh court will hear appeal over energy rulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22cf91f4cac14ed4a25fcae4c54da137WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over an electricity regulation in which utilities pay energy users in the wholesale market to reduce consumption.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22cf91f4cac14ed4a25fcae4c54da137Mon, 04 May 2015 13:50:17 GMTReview: 'North Korea Confidential' shows world slipping inhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/843953a77b5849839182112df1996475"North Korea Confidential" (Tuttle Publishing), by Daniel Tudor and James PearsonBy CARA ANNAeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/843953a77b5849839182112df1996475Mon, 04 May 2015 13:38:53 GMTNew McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0827394bd8eb4556b2d03d4c2f606ff6NEW YORK (AP) — David McCullough's latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just two.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentNew YorkFranceNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0827394bd8eb4556b2d03d4c2f606ff6Mon, 04 May 2015 13:24:22 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fe6d83430a477aba2ed9e59dd83493PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police arrested three Thai officials and a Myanmar citizen in a crackdown on a long-existing criminal network that smuggles persecuted ethnic Muslims from Myanmar into Thailand and holds them captive in camps where scores have died before they can pay ransoms demanded for their freedom.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesArrestsIslamSocial issuesSocial affairsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4fe6d83430a477aba2ed9e59dd83493Mon, 04 May 2015 12:45:05 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: EU approves millions in funding supporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c38227f9e334595bce9e239c4a21a0e6 p.m. (1215 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalEuropeSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c38227f9e334595bce9e239c4a21a0eMon, 04 May 2015 12:27:21 GMTWork beginning for Alum Cave Trail restorationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c3ddef9ecf4b5bad58c1507461e116GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The National Parks Service says restoration work on the popular Alum Cave Trail in the Smoky Mountains is beginning.tTravelLifestyleCavesEnvironment and natureTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c3ddef9ecf4b5bad58c1507461e116Mon, 04 May 2015 13:57:52 GMTComedian and activist Russell Brand backs Labourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0be276b83da4c608c790e896f8d3438LONDON (AP) — Comedian turned political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0be276b83da4c608c790e896f8d3438Mon, 04 May 2015 12:40:52 GMT26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5409ea733334972ba08fe37d5f60c07ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in southern Greece say 26 wild horses have been shot and killed on a remote mountainside, but the motive for the attack remains unclear.iGeneral newsAnimalsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5409ea733334972ba08fe37d5f60c07Mon, 04 May 2015 12:11:32 GMTIn the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows strongerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c4ce0795e114a6baf9cd25ff99cf3e8CAIRO (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.By LEE KEATH and MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEgyptYemenIraqAfghanistanMiddle EastSyriaSaudi ArabiaSanaaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c4ce0795e114a6baf9cd25ff99cf3e8Mon, 04 May 2015 13:11:21 GMTParalyzed North Carolina woman welcomes baby via surrogatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93201d210bd749a69308ee453bb1dd58KNIGHTDALE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman paralyzed from the chest down after a bachelorette party accident has welcomed a newborn baby via surrogate.aGeneral newsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93201d210bd749a69308ee453bb1dd58Mon, 04 May 2015 12:44:42 GMTIsner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85fb46b9fa474880a5280679f45b588bMADRID (AP) — John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisMen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85fb46b9fa474880a5280679f45b588bMon, 04 May 2015 13:17:32 GMTNYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e94f18d9e2c4e7c951cb7cdfc250c5eNEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that's when the trouble begins.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e94f18d9e2c4e7c951cb7cdfc250c5eMon, 04 May 2015 13:03:18 GMT