FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2015 09:51:57 -0700Don Mankiewicz, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93 ANGELES (AP) — Don M. Mankiewicz, an Oscar-nominated screenwriter from a legendary Hollywood family who created the television shows "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Ironside," has died at age 93.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMoviesObituaries, 27 Apr 2015 16:09:00 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Imam says Tamerlan shouted at him p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEvents, 27 Apr 2015 16:20:31 GMTMurray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground (AP) — There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:07:12 GMTThe Latest: Prosecutors want Holmes' jail-visit records a.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:14:38 GMTBy The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — A by-the-numbers look at the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:34:55 GMTBurger King heats it up with spicy Whopper and sales surge YORK (AP) — The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade in the U.S. and Canada during the first quarter, boosted by a pricier new flavor of its signature burger and an ongoing 2 for $5 promotion.By CANDICE CHOI and DAMIAN TROISEfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:59:06 GMTBoston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his radicalized and belligerent older brother.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:18:26 GMTUN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 16:38:06 GMT89-year-old former Kansas player scores in alumni scrimmage, Kan. (AP) — An 89-year-old former University of Kansas football player has gained fresh fame after making a touchdown run during an alumni scrimmage.aGeneral newsOdditiesSportsCollege footballHigh school sportsFootballCollege sportsLawrenceKansasPittsburgUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:34:00 GMTStarbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.By CANDICE CHOIhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Apr 2015 16:43:15 GMTColorado theater shooter clean-shaven, tethered to floor, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooter James Holmes appeared clean shaven and with a neat haircut as lawyers made their final motions before Monday's opening of the trial that will determine if he'll be executed, spend his life in prison, or be committed to a mental institution as criminally insane.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:23:09 GMTSalma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.By SARAH EL DEEBiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureBeirutLebanonMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 16:55:53 GMTQuake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthMountainsEnvironment and natureIndiaNepalTibetSouth AsiaKathmanduAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 15:51:16 GMTDefense seeks light sentence in Virginia terror support case, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who lied to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group was a gullible loner who got ensnared online in a radical cause without fully understanding the seriousness of her actions, her lawyers said in court papers Monday.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsSocial mediaLegal proceedingsOnline mediaTerrorismCrimeMediaLaw and orderWar and unrestVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:27:31 GMTEstrella Burgos eliminates Troicki at BMW Open in Munich (AP) — Victor Estrella Burgos advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 Monday.sSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 16:43:37 GMTMemorial held for French Alps crash victims in Barcelona, Spain (AP) — A memorial service for the victims who died last month in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps is being held at Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica, with Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attending.iGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsMountainsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 16:21:49 GMTVW chairman quits, but questions over future remain, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's patriarch has left the building. Does this mean change is coming to the world's No. 2 automaker — in particular, to its high-cost ways of doing business?By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelGermanyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:05:49 GMTSearch warrants: Accused Ohio terror suspect hid identity, Ohio (AP) — Search warrants show an accused Ohio terrorist misled authorities about his identity and tried to have his brother's martyrdom photo on Facebook deleted to avoid police scrutiny.By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:35:27 GMTKerry, Zarif set for nuke talks in NY as Senate weighs move (AP) — The Obama administration moved on two fronts Monday to advance its nuclear diplomacy with Iran, with talks between top U.S. and Iranian diplomats and an aggressive effort to sell the emerging deal to skeptical American lawmakers and constituencies.By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsLegislatureLegislationInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsJudaismReligionSocial affairsUnited StatesIranIsraelDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 16:11:16 GMT2-time plane crash survivor Austin Hatch now a student aide ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Austin Hatch, who survived two deadly airplane crashes and went on to suit up for Michigan, is giving up playing basketball.sSportsAccidentsMen's basketballCollege basketballAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:28:08 GMTYemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestEmergency managementGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 16:12:43 GMTThe Latest: Holmes' attorney plans to show graphic images a.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:46:28 GMTRushdie chastises authors protesting Hebdo tribute YORK (AP) — Salman Rushdie is defending the PEN American Center's plans to honor the magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the decision of six writers to skip the PEN gala in protest will encourage intimidation.eArts and entertainmentCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral news, 27 Apr 2015 15:51:31 GMTAustralia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed, Australia (AP) — Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeNational courtsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGovernment and politicsMen's boxingCrimeBoxingInternational relationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciarySmugglingMen's sportsSportsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderIndonesiaAustraliaPhilippinesBaliSydneySoutheast AsiaAsiaOceaniaNew South Wales, 27 Apr 2015 16:25:55 GMTRedskins to pick up 5th-year option on Robert Griffin III, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III's fifth-year contract option for the 2016 season will be exercised by the Washington Redskins.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballFootballVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:48:04 GMTJapan's Inpex wins stake in major UAE oil fields, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Japan's Inpex Corp. on Monday won a stake in the development of major oil fields in the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi, deepening the Asian nation's ties to the United Arab Emirates federation.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiJapanDubaiMiddle EastEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 16:14:18 GMTPolice: Blood, phone link suspect to slain Indiana student, Ind. (AP) — Court documents released after a man was charged in the slaying of an Indiana University student say investigators found blood in the suspect's vehicle and discovered his cellphone next to the woman's body.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeBloomingtonIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:05:58 GMTSchmiedlova and Arruabarrena advance in Marrakech, Morocco (AP) — Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMoroccoSpainNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 16:37:58 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Gray lawyer gets ovation The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianitySocial issuesSocial affairsReligionBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:23:49 GMTCompromise GOP budget hikes war funds, targets 'Obamacare' (AP) — House and Senate GOP negotiators are sealing agreement on a budget blueprint that would enable Republicans to more easily target the Affordable Care Act while delivering an almost $40 billion budget boost to the Pentagon.By ANDREW TAYLORwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsHealth care policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:48:29 GMTLoretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation's top law enforcement official.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:08:27 GMTMom faces charges after 4 kids locked in basement 13½ hours (AP) — A Philadelphia mother is facing charges after authorities allege that she locked her four children in the basement for more than 13½ hours without food or a bathroom as punishment.aGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:34:07 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: US soldiers stay in Nepal to help p.m. (1630 GMT, 12:30 EDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsProperty damageAccidents and disastersArmed forcesTrafficTransportationForeign aidNatural disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNepalChinaTibetNew DelhiSouth AsiaKathmanduUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaIndiaNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:22:00 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Police receive gang threat p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsReligion, 27 Apr 2015 16:11:57 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Defense says finger photo 'immature' a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEvents, 27 Apr 2015 15:57:03 GMTBach: India not ready to bid for 2024 Olympics DELHI (AP) — India is not ready to bid for the 2024 Olympics but could be a candidate to host the games in the future, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday.By C.RAJSHEKHAR RAOsSportsOlympic gamesMen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesEventsGovernment and politicsNew DelhiIndiaAhmedabadSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 16:17:09 GMT'Avengers' stars wary of artificial intelligence, California (AP) — The cast of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" may battle out-of-control artificial intelligence onscreen but in real life, they're not so sure about cutting-edge technology. The Associated Press talked with the "Ultron" cast about what they embrace and what they fear in today's high-tech landscape:By RYAN PEARSONhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArtificial intelligenceTechnologyEntertainment and media technologyComputing and information technology, 27 Apr 2015 16:37:09 GMTThousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore (AP) — The six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered serious spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, an attorney for the man's family said at his funeral Monday.By JESSICA GRESKO and TOM FOREMAN Jr.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesArrestsLaw and orderCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:42:56 GMTStocks edge up at midday as investors wait for Apple results YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are barely higher at midday as investors look ahead to Apple's results later today and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:13:10 GMTSAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks (AP) — Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSouth AfricaJohannesburgAfricaSouthern Africa, 27 Apr 2015 16:03:34 GMTFrance probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.iBusinessGeneral newsSports2022 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupSoccerMen's soccerHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesEventsMen's sportsInternational soccerFranceParisQatarWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 16:38:43 GMTBurundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests, Burundi (AP) — At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to protes in the capital despite a heavy military presence.By ANDREW NJUGUNA and RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 27 Apr 2015 16:47:31 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving, basics still needed p.m. (1600 GMT, noon EDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsProperty damageAccidents and disastersHealthTrafficForeign aidTransportationArmed forcesGovernment and politicsEconomyNatural disastersInternational relationsMilitary and defenseBusinessNepalChinaTibetNew DelhiSouth AsiaIndiaKathmanduAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 16:03:20 GMTCavaliers move on, maybe without Love and Smith (AP) — The Cavaliers are bruised, not beaten or broken. Their playoff run ambles on amid uncertainty and a heaping dose of anxiety.By TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:57:50 GMTUS stocks mixed at start of busy week for earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks traded mixed in the early afternoon Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings news. European shares rallied on the hopes that Greece will strike a deal with its creditors to avert default after news it had reshuffled its negotiating team.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesEnergy industryLeading economic indicatorsEconomyIndustrial products and servicesJapanEast AsiaTokyoGreeceUnited StatesEuropeAsiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:34:45 GMTSudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.By MOHAMED OSMANiGeneral newsWar crimesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSudanKhartoumMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Apr 2015 16:06:19 GMTCourt weighs excessive force against inmates awaiting trial (AP) — The Supreme Court is struggling over when jail officials should be held accountable for using excessive force against inmates who are accused — but not yet convicted — of crimes.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systems, 27 Apr 2015 16:08:24 GMTExpert says other officers fired at end of fatal shootings (AP) — A sound expert testifying in the case against a Cleveland patrolman says at least one other officer fired a gun during the final volley of a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed suspects after a high-speed chase.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:33:17 GMTUS lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride added to drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthFluoridationPublic health, 27 Apr 2015 16:29:14 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Sharpton plans Gray march p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesCriminal investigationsCrimePolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 16:31:59 GMT