FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 06:54:51 -0700Report urges Sweden to reform failing school system (AP) — An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:01:45 GMTIsraeli foreign minister takes party into opposition (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 East, 04 May 2015 12:15:54 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorina 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 America, 04 May 2015 12:12:22 GMTDow Chemical to trim about 3 pct of global workforce 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 it announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.By The Associated PressfBusinessLayoffsPersonnel, 04 May 2015 12:46:37 GMTFrench president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsQatarFranceSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:25:32 GMTBuffett remains confident in IBM's business prospects, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM's future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 04 May 2015 11:10:01 GMTIsraeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound' (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWorkplace discriminationPolice brutalityWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesLaw and orderViolenceHuman welfareIsraelTel AvivMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:58:33 GMTUkraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal.iGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:09:36 GMTIn China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations following a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 12:07:16 GMTMcDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy so the company can move faster to keep up with changing tastes.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:52:50 GMTBuffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle.fBusinessEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:35:04 GMTGeorgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburb, 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 America, 04 May 2015 11:31:51 GMTPolice: 4 dead, 1 hurt in shooting on Wisconsin bridge, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and one person is injured after a man opened fire on a bridge in a small city in eastern Wisconsin in what police described as a random shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:27:18 GMTBuffett again defends lending standards at Clayton Homes, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit lends responsibly and he isn't concerned about Clayton Homes' practices.fBusiness, 04 May 2015 10:45:51 GMTTaliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, 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 East, 04 May 2015 12:51:20 GMTFBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probe, 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 orderState governmentsBomb threatsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaDallas, 04 May 2015 12:59:05 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable YORK (AP) — An NYPD police 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 America, 04 May 2015 11:43:03 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, 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 AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 12:52:25 GMTEU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx (AP) — The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice.iGeneral newsAustraliaEuropeOceania, 04 May 2015 11:37:12 GMTComcast now has more Internet than cable customers 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 news, 04 May 2015 12:43:34 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to spend their money to help poor people in developing countries.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 04 May 2015 11:59:46 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capital, 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 East, 04 May 2015 12:12:02 GMTGerman official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves (AP) — A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group.iGeneral newsNationalismGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 04 May 2015 11:35:20 GMTEU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski, Poland (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck are attending the state funeral ceremonies 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 Europe, 04 May 2015 11:18:32 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids (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 America, 04 May 2015 11:49:34 GMTUN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake (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 AsiaOceania, 04 May 2015 12:53:41 GMTBen Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsHealth care policyCampaignsPolitical partiesForeign policyNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:08:05 GMTItalian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea (AP) — A baby girl was born aboard a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian Coast Guard and Navy ships bring migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports.iGeneral newsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:05:02 GMTMurray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title (AP) — Andy Murray won his first clay-court title when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open on Monday.sSportsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 12:13:35 GMTFormer tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning announcement that highlighted her role as a leading critic of Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 12:03:11 GMTPolice kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen's vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsState governmentsBomb threatsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:11:52 GMTBurundi: Anti-government protests enter second week, Burundi (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations resumed in Burundi's capital Monday after a weekend pause as thousands continued to protest the president's decision to seek a third term.By JEROME DELAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 10:41:49 GMTRhode Island man advertising to find wife a kidney, 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 America, 04 May 2015 12:56:30 GMTEx-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi (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 America, 04 May 2015 12:19:48 GMTGreece: Progress in bailout talks, seeks swift payout, 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 Europe, 04 May 2015 12:51:32 GMTWall Street rebound shores up markets at start of busy week (AP) — Global stocks rose sharply Monday at the start of a potentially big week for markets as they tracked an end-of-week rebound on Wall Street. A promise by China's leaders to shore up growth and hopes of progress in Greece's bailout talks with creditors also helped stocks rally.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyCurrency marketsGovernment payLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaGreeceUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:01:25 GMTFormer technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination (AP) — Former technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.htGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTechnologyPolitical partiesGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 11:20:45 GMTImage of Asia: Digging for clams at the beach in Japan this photo by Koji Sasahara, beachgoers dig for clams on a beach during the Golden Week holidays in Yokohama, Japan. The week encompasses several national holidays and is one of the most popular times of the year for Japanese people to travel. From mid-March to June in Japan, people go to seaside parks and beaches to dig for clams such as Japanese littleneck. By the thousands, people start digging in the early morning and use rakes to find the clams.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 11:18:12 GMTOnce the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama."By SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited KingdomEnglandSheffieldWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:36:43 GMTFrench far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary board (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 10:39:07 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickers 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 AsiaMalaysiaAsia, 04 May 2015 12:45:05 GMTMcDonald's to detail latest turnaround plans YORK (AP) — McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral news, 04 May 2015 11:12:42 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: EU approves millions in funding support p.m. (1215 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 12:27:21 GMTFormer technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.htGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTechnologyPolitical partiesGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 11:14:28 GMTComedian and activist Russell Brand backs Labour (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 EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 12:40:52 GMT26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear, 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 EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 12:11:32 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong; helps poor (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to contribute money toward helping poor people.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 04 May 2015 11:35:13 GMTParalyzed North Carolina woman welcomes baby via surrogate, 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 America, 04 May 2015 12:44:42 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia under blankets, two elderly women near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake were bathed in amber light from the setting sun. Anxiety lined the face of a woman gazing out a bus window, joining thousands who left the capital, Kathmandu. Beside a make-shift tent, a father made funny faces to the young son in his arms.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiaVietnam, 04 May 2015 10:47:25 GMTNYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs 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 America, 04 May 2015 12:45:21 GMT