FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Apr 2014 08:38:39 -0700Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president (AP) — An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.aGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansMath and science educationEducationSocial issuesSocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:24:22 GMTThis Week in the Civil War Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.The Associated PressaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEventsUnited StatesArkansasNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:00 GMTPakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades (AP) — Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsLibrariesReligious educationMilitant groupsWar and unrestArmed forcesArrestsEducationSocial affairsReligionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePakistanIslamabadUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:16 GMTUnemployment rates fall in 21 US states last month (AP) — More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:14:21 GMTMagnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday.JOSE ANTONIO RIVERAiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 15:08:24 GMTAvalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 14:29:41 GMTSyrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs (AP) — Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrest, 18 Apr 2014 12:59:45 GMTMazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate news, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:15 GMTRestitution ordered over dead, dying animals, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles at his business has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCrimeRiversideCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:46:37 GMTNASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceThe MoonEclipsesSpace explorationRoboticsAstronomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:46:20 GMTNY, Ontario events mark War of 1812 bicentennial, N.Y. (AP) — Battle re-enactments, tours, exhibits and other events are set for this year's commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.tTravelLifestyleOntarioBuffaloCanadaNew YorkNorth AmericaUnited States, 18 Apr 2014 14:21:33 GMTLudlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms (AP) — A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsLabor negotiationsLabor issuesEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsColoradoUnited StatesDenverNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 13:25:23 GMT57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsCrimeaUkraineRussiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:55:54 GMTUkraine crisis: turning points (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has evolved:VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsNationalismPolitical and civil unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowKievEuropeGenevaUnited StatesEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:29:47 GMT'Miracle on Ice' gold medal to be auctioned (AP) — One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed "Miracle on Ice" hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.aGeneral newsSportsHockeyCollege hockeySports team ownership changesProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCollege sportsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:20:50 GMTFrench President Hollande's top aide resigns (AP) — The French president's top adviser resigned Friday following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 13:51:46 GMTUkraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings, Ukraine (AP) — Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva, pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the country's interim government resigns.NATALIYA VASILYEVAPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLocal governmentsNational electionsElectionsUkraineCrimeaKievRussiaDonetskGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2014 14:14:34 GMTEgypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts (AP) — Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 13:43:49 GMTMali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe, Mali (AP) — An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north.iGeneral newsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:39 GMTNew roller coaster debuts at Kings Island in Ohio, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island theme park in southwest Ohio is unveiling a new inverted roller coaster more than 4,000 feet long with speeds up to 68 miles per hour.tTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:20:58 GMTUK opposition party hires top Obama adviser (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod — a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories — to help with its leader's election bid next year.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 15:21:01 GMTAlternative to NYC horse carriages: Old-timey car? YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.DEEPTI HAJELAhtTravelLifestyleAutomotive technologyAutomobilesLegislationIndustrial technologyTechnologyGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:53:27 GMTUK looking into death of teenager in Syria (AP) — British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:53:33 GMTNew Americans turn to goats to address food demand, Vt. (AP) — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock.LISA RATHKEaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestylePolitical refugeesAgricultureIndustriesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesVermontBurlingtonBhutanUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 14:52:31 GMTChristians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 14:50:22 GMTDutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed into exposing herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.JEREMY HAINSWORTHTOBY STERLINGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyExtortion and threatsCrimeCrimes against childrenBritish ColumbiaNetherlandsCanadaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 14:17:39 GMTBill Clinton jokes with Spacey at benefit concert YORK (AP) — Near the end of the first half of Thursday's 25th Anniversary Rain Forest benefit concert at Carnegie Hall, chairwoman Trudie Styler introduced a man who recently learned he was going to be a grandfather, and out came former President Bill Clinton.JOHN CARUCCIaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCharity fundraisingEnvironmental conservation and preservationForestsRain forestsGovernment and politicsPhilanthropySocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environment, 18 Apr 2014 13:28:18 GMTEarthquake shakes Mexican capital CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. Mexico's seismology service calculated the magnitude at 7.0 and said it was centered near the resort city of Acapulco.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 14:42:53 GMTAtlanta residents object to planned priests' home (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:35 GMTGabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant CITY (AP) — His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMunicipal governmentsVisual artsGovernment and politicsObituariesNews mediaEntertainmentLocal governmentsMediaMexicoColombiaMexico CityVenezuelaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AmericaSouth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:06:37 GMTDoomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsMissing personsCriminal investigationsEvacuationsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 13:31:51 GMTIn '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesGovernment information leaksTribeca Film FestivalNewspapersGovernment surveillanceNational securityIntelligence agenciesCrimeTheftPolitical issuesEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseUnited StatesManhattanNorth AmericaNew York CityNew York, 18 Apr 2014 14:47:36 GMTChobani to expand offerings amid competition YORK (AP) — Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:16 GMTPhiladelphia chocolate store: Tax issue resolved (AP) — A Philadelphia chocolate maker and candy store says it has resolved a tax issue that threatened to shutter the establishment days before Easter.aBusinessGeneral newsHolidaysOccasionsLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:23:02 GMTUS Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5 CITY (AP) — US Geological Survey says Mexico quake magnitude 7.5.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 14:45:21 GMTJapan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsScienceWhalesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAnimalsMammalsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:11 GMTNadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to Spanish compatriot David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Friday, his earliest exit at the Monte Carlo Masters in 11 years.AP Sports WritersSportsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 14:48:41 GMTStorms threaten 2nd launch try to space station CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 13:07:13 GMTChristie's to auction portrait of Malala by Yeo YORK (AP) — A portrait of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for championing education for girls will be auctioned next month.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPaintingVisual arts, 18 Apr 2014 13:29:09 GMTA nutty finale for 'Scandal,' TV's craziest show YORK (AP) — "Scandal" is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there's a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG intensity.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPolitical scandalsMunicipal governmentsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLocal governments, 18 Apr 2014 15:12:27 GMTRemembering an officer slain after bombs went off (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen.STEVE LeBLANCaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeViolent crimeEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:00:28 GMTNASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceThe MoonEclipsesRoboticsSpace explorationAstronomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 13:16:55 GMT'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season YORK (AP) — The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 18 Apr 2014 15:05:22 GMTKansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints, Kan. (AP) — Some parents in Topeka, Kansas are upset because there will be a limited number of people allowed to attend a combined high school graduation ceremony at which first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak next month.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary and secondary educationGraduationGraduation ceremoniesEducationSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleTopekaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:54:01 GMTAP PHOTOS: Stratocaster still a favorite at 60, Ariz. (AP) — Jimi Hendrix made it shriek. Buddy Holly made it swing. Stevie Ray Vaughn made it snarl.The Associated PressaGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:09:22 GMTChobani to expand beyond top-selling Greek yogurt YORK (AP) — Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:17:39 GMTWalker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.SCOTT BAUERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansState governmentsLabor economyLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessTeachingEducationSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsEconomyLegislatureMarriageFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesWisconsinMadisonMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 15:04:41 GMTBomb in shopping street in Iraqi capital kills 3 (AP) — Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 13:47:54 GMTTeacher in chair-throwing incident not punished BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teacher who was told she could lose her job for failing to report that a student threw a chair at her won't be punished.aGeneral newsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 14:15:53 GMTSyrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs (AP) — A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 peoples, state-run Syrian television reported.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFZEINA KARAMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsImprovised explosivesSyriaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 13:34:41 GMT