FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2014 07:09:03 -0700Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsKidnappingGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationCrimeNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 10:55:34 GMT4-year-old half siblings die in overnight NYC fire YORK (AP) — Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:36:31 GMTAesthetics-minded Americans decry Paris love locks (AP) — Without love, what is Paris? And yet what is a trip to Paris without unfettered vistas of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre or Notre Dame from bridges over the River Seine?JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 09:42:53 GMTNASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.aGeneral newsScienceThe MoonSpace explorationObituariesAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 07:08:44 GMTLewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix (AP) — Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes wins the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 20 Apr 2014 08:41:47 GMTHawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93 (AP) — Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.MICHAEL MAROTsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 10:23:00 GMTCzech Republic beats Italy 3-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 12:25:29 GMTGunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairo (AP) — Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target Egypt's security services.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 12:55:41 GMTPope's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' CITY (AP) — The following is the text of the Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Francis' Easter Sunday "Urbi et Orbi" (Latin for 'to the city and to the world') read by him in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleVatican CityGuineaWest AfricaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 11:44:16 GMTSyria media reports Assad visits Christian village (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.BARBARA SURKiGeneral newsReligious strifeChristianityRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsWar and unrestLocal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 12:43:41 GMTDealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.HAROLD HECKLEiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFraud and false statementsVisual artsCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSpainSevilleNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:32:09 GMTEmirati firm promises to send citizen into space, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.iGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 13:00:59 GMTMilitants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsElectionsWar and unrestNational electionsGovernment and politicsAlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 12:49:05 GMTThousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.iGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:47 GMTTranscript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsEvacuationsEmergency managementCrimeGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 13:46:18 GMTAPNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwBusinessGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:01:44 GMTWestwood wins Malaysian Open LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 11:49:10 GMTDelay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?JUSTIN PRITCHARDYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 12:26:09 GMTIraq: Separate attacks kill at least 12 people (AP) — Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least 12 people and wounded 35 others.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:43:05 GMT4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.ELAINE GANLEYiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsJournalismKidnappingNews mediaMediaCrimeFranceSyriaParisTurkeyEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:39:10 GMTEgypt gunmen kill police captain near Cairo (AP) — Gunmen killed an Egyptian police captain and a conscript on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 07:46:45 GMTFerrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight' (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 13:47:10 GMTEaster morning delivery for space station CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace launchesSpace explorationGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 12:02:10 GMTOrthodox Patriarch: Syria's Christians won't yield, Syria (AP) — The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."iGeneral newsReligious strifeCivil warsChristianityReligionSocial affairsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:11:42 GMTFed Cup: Germany beat Australia in semifinal, Australia (AP) — Germany sealed its place in the Fed Cup final by beating Australia after Angelique Kerber clinched the victory with a three-set win over Sam Stosur on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaGermanyOceaniaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 08:29:44 GMTGM says China sales to hit 5 million next year (AP) — Sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000, the president of General Motors said Sunday.fBusinessAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 12:00:32 GMTAutomakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.DIDI TANGJOE McDONALDfBusinessCorporate managementAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 12:46:41 GMTGOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.JONATHAN J. COOPERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionState electionsPrimary electionsHealthLegislaturePolitical partiesGeneral electionsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsOregonUnited StatesPortlandNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 12:43:42 GMTHamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 12:54:07 GMT4 French journalists freed from Syria captors home (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 07:26:57 GMT4 French journalists back home after Syria ordeal (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home on Sunday to joyful families awaiting them at a military airport outside Paris.iGeneral newsJournalistsHostage situationsJournalismNews mediaMediaTurkeyFranceSyriaParisMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 08:21:20 GMTPalestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site (AP) — Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimePalestinian territoriesJerusalemIsraelMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 09:55:31 GMTVettel asked to make way for teammate again (AP) — Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBahrainMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 12:46:28 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombs (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTDad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMissing personsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:52:44 GMTAbdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote results, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 13:57:48 GMTAttacks kill at least 15 people in Iraq (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 12:00:02 GMTSpain pulls level with Poland in Fed Cup, Spain (AP) — Spain and Poland's Fed Cup World Group playoff will be decided by the doubles match after Agnieszka Radwanska and Silvia Soler-Espinosa split Sunday's reverse singles matches.sSportsFed CupTennisEventsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsSpainPolandBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 12:32:36 GMTTranscript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move', South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VTS center before these communications began. The Associated Press translated the transcript from Korean. The names of other ships included in the transcript are omitted at the request of South Korean authorities.The Associated PressiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 13:25:37 GMTGM boosting China production capacity to 5 million (AP) — The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.fBusinessAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 12:13:09 GMTMilitants kill at least 10 Algerian soldiers, Algeria (AP) — Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 10:07:26 GMTPope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysPrayerAccidents and disastersCivil warsPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleTerrorismWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVatican CityUkraineSyriaNigeriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 13:28:31 GMTShootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 dead, Ukraine (AP) — A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 20 Apr 2014 11:58:03 GMTNew portrait unveiled for British queen's birthday (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt photographyVisual artsCelebrityEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Apr 2014 12:36:06 GMTYoungest winner on Japan women's tour at age 15 (AP) — Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfJapanEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 07:53:40 GMTMalaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.MARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurIndian OceanBeijingOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 20 Apr 2014 13:33:48 GMTIn Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsFairs and festivalsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 07:41:59 GMTDivers pull bodies from sunken ferry; toll tops 50, South Korea (AP) — The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is just the beginning of a massive and grim recovery effort.FOSTER KLUGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsArrestsAthlete healthAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSportsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 20 Apr 2014 07:15:43 GMTAP NewsAlert, Algeria (AP) — Algerian military, police say least 10 soldiers killed in mountain ambush by militants.iGeneral newsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Apr 2014 09:58:08 GMTSyria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.BARBARA SURKiGeneral newsChristianityRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsWar and unrestLocal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 20 Apr 2014 13:30:23 GMT