FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 05:32:50 -0700Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's police chief says 91 Somali nationals have been deported to Mogadishu.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeKenyaNairobiMogadishuEast AfricaAfricaSomalia, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:40 GMTIsrael arrests Arab journalist over Lebanon visit (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet intelligence service said on Thursday that it has detained a young Israeli Arab journalist for traveling to Lebanon, which Israel considers an enemy country.iGeneral newsJournalismArrestsJournalistsNews mediaMediaLaw and orderCrimeIsraelLebanonMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 10:53:47 GMTWestwood takes early lead at Malaysian Open LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood shot a 7-under 65 Thursday to take the lead at storm-affected Malaysian Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 11:58:16 GMTSalsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78 JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 11:56:05 GMTPortland plans reservoir flush after teen cited, Ore. (AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthCrimeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 11:22:44 GMTNas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMusicDocumentariesTribeca Film FestivalEventsQueensManhattanNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 10:01:39 GMTEU warns Russia against using gas for politics (AP) — The European Union is warning Russia that interfering with gas deliveries to Ukraine to apply political pressure would backfire by damaging its reputation as a reliable supplier for the EU.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 12:17:06 GMTObama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016 (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 17 Apr 2014 11:51:50 GMTWeak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 17 Apr 2014 11:51:22 GMTServier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92 (AP) — Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died.iBusinessGeneral newsMedicationObituariesDiagnosis and treatmentHealthFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 11:50:10 GMTTexas town recovering, year after deadly blast, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.EMILY SCHMALLNOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 11:56:49 GMTPutin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsReferendumsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsCrimeaRussiaUkraineMoscowMoldovaKievEuropeUnited StatesBlack SeaEastern EuropeNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 11:32:15 GMTTiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.LORI HINNANThtBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentTechnologyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAccidentsAccidents and disastersCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesFranceParisJapanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 12:24:13 GMTChina says man attacked checkpoint in Xinjiang (AP) — China says police killed a youth who attacked a checkpoint in the restive northwestern Xinjiang region, contradicting allegations he was gunned down after running a red light.iGeneral newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:07 GMTPost Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45B LOUIS (AP) — Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:32 GMTFord to sell Lincoln cars in China for first time (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said Thursday it will sell high-end Lincoln cars in China for the first time later this year when it opens eight dealerships in seven cities.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 10:49:42 GMTSinger Chris Brown's bodyguard goes on trial in DC (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard is going on trial on assault charges in Washington, a case that will be a preview for the musician's own trial.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrime, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:25 GMTHeavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1Q, Del. (AP) — DuPont's agricultural sales suffered and its operating costs rose during extensive winter storms that dragged on first-quarter earnings, although volumes increased in the company's industrial segments and margins improved in almost every one of them.RANDALL CHASEfBusinessStormsWinter weatherFinancial performanceCorporate newsWeatherGeneral newsNorth AmericaDoverDelawareUnited States, 17 Apr 2014 11:31:35 GMTGE 1Q earnings fall, outlook strong YORK (AP) — General Electric posted lower first-quarter net income than a year ago because last year's results included the sale of NBC Universal. But the company said its industrial divisions performed well and the economic environment was "positive."JONATHAN FAHEYfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:39 GMTRosberg expects another tight race in Shanghai (AP) — Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg expects another tight race with teammate Lewis Hamilton this weekend at the Chinese Grand Prix, although hopefully with a different ending.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 11:40:17 GMTKentucky jury convicts ex-priest in sodomy case, Ky. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former Catholic priest of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsReligionLaw and orderReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 10:46:55 GMTSamples collected from oil slick not from plane, Australia (AP) — Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil slick came from the aircraft.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 10:51:47 GMTGunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTerrorismIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 10:14:37 GMTOrdnance rendered safe; Calif. evacuations lifted, Calif. (AP) — Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang were returning early Thursday after experts removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe.aGeneral newsEvacuationsBomb threatsCaliforniaSanta MariaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:33 GMTUkraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attack, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian protesters were killed and 13 injured during an attempted overnight raid on a Ukrainian National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's authorities said.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsCrimeWar and unrestUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievDnipropetrovskBlack SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 10:56:27 GMTPhilip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct, Va. (AP) — Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsRichmondUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 12:09:39 GMTChipotle 1Q profit misses view, sales surge (AP) — Mexican food chain Chipotle's first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and other fare.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 12:29:10 GMTPepsiCo 1Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit as the company slashed costs and sold more snacks around the world.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 17 Apr 2014 11:31:32 GMTAlgerians trickle to polls in presidential vote, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election expected to be dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 11:02:45 GMTJones, Godard, Cronenberg in competition at Cannes (AP) — A Tommy Lee Jones western and a David Cronenberg exposé about Hollywood's culture are among the 18 films vying for the top prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.JAMEY KEATENeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:20 GMTFilms by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize (AP) — Films by Tommy Lee Jones, Jean Luc Godard among 18 movies in running for top Cannes prize.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 10:06:53 GMTFull docket for judge in Detroit bankruptcy case (AP) — The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy is holding a hearing during a week of significant breakthroughs in the case.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 12:23:47 GMTOpenings set to start in NY trial of Egyptian imam YORK (AP) — Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 10:09:15 GMTUN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade (AP) — Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIranMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 10:56:31 GMTTurkey debates controversial spy agency bill, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament looks set to pass a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It is the latest in a string of moves critics say is undermining democracy in the country that is a candidate to join the European Union.iGeneral newsLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 10:37:34 GMTKey things to know as Algeria votes for president, Algeria (AP) — Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to win, despite suffering a stroke that left him unable to campaign for a fourth term in office.The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:02 GMTPalme d'Or contenders at Cannes Film Festival in competition for the 2014 Palme d'Or award at the May 14-25 Cannes Film Festival. The name of the film is followed by its director.The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 11:26:16 GMTBritain's Co-op posts loss in 'disastrous' year (AP) — The Co-operative Group, Britain's largest mutual society, on Thursday posted a 2.5 billion-pound ($3.04 billion) loss for 2013, a year its chief executive called "disastrous."fBusinessUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 11:14:04 GMTBlast on site of ammunition plant kills 1, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made killed one person and injured three others.SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersAccidentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTennesseeNashvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 11:49:04 GMTUnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as fees and funding cuts from the health care overhaul helped dent the performance of the nation's largest health insurer.TOM MURPHYfBusinessGovernment-funded health insuranceFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment programs, 17 Apr 2014 11:03:27 GMTCourt extends NYC officer's weapons case in India DELHI (AP) — An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 on the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge.iGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderIndiaNew YorkNew York CitySouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 11:22:12 GMTUnion Pacific railroad's 1Q profit up 14 percent, Neb. (AP) — The harsh winter didn't keep Union Pacific railroad from delivering 14 percent higher quarterly profit as it hauled more agricultural, industrial and coal shipments.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 12:27:29 GMTuFly fires flight instructor who appeared on CNN (AP) — A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing like a teenager.ROB GILLIESeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 17 Apr 2014 11:21:18 GMTUkraine, US work to reduce tensions with Russia (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.JULIE PACELARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyArmed forcesRebellions and uprisingsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUkraineRussiaMoscowKievUnited StatesGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 12:06:38 GMTNigeria: Fate of 100+ abducted girls unknown, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of more than 100 girls and young women abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied a report from Nigeria's military that almost all the students were free.HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 09:58:10 GMTMorgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent YORK (AP) — Investment bank Morgan Stanley said Thursday that its first-quarter income rose 18 percent from a year ago, helped by higher earnings in its trading and merger and acquisitions advisory businesses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 12:28:26 GMTChairman of China conglomerate being investigated (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party says the chairman of a massive state-owned conglomerate is being investigated for corruption, nine months after the government audited the company.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 12:17:53 GMTGoldman Sachs earnings fall 11 percent YORK (AP) — Investment bank Goldman Sachs says its first-quarter earnings fell as fixed income trading slumped.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:51 GMTIndia struggles with rebel threats during election, India (AP) — Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar casualtiesWar and unrestGuerrilla warfareVotingGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsElectionsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 11:34:23 GMTNadal eases into Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals (AP) — Eight-time champion Rafael Nadal had little trouble reaching the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters, beating Italian Andreas Seppi 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 12:22:59 GMT