FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 08:31:37 -0700Comedy group accountant named employee of month stole $240K, N.J. (AP) — An accountant for a famous Princeton University musical-comedy group who was once named by Esquire magazine as an "employee of the month" has admitted embezzling $240,000.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeEmbezzlementProfessional servicesIndustriesNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:10 GMTInternet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure, Ariz. (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEBhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyService outagesVandalismInternet technologyComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsCrimeUnited StatesArizonaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:33:07 GMTEuropean air authority to recommend 2 crew in cockpit, Denmark (AP) — Europe's aviation safety agency will recommend Friday that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft, according to Scandinavian authorities.By JAN M. OLSENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesDenmarkEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 14:33:31 GMTThe Latest: Hospital says it evaluated Germanwings co-pilot p.m. (1510 GMT, 11:10 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashTransportation safetyAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:14:06 GMTCambodian tribunal charges another Khmer Rouge suspect PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal charged another suspect with crimes against humanity on Friday, defying for the second time this month a warning from Prime Minister Hun Sen that adding more defendants could cause unrest.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 14:58:17 GMTTechnology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge, Japan (AP) — The cutting-edge technology was billed as a way to decipher where exactly the morass of nuclear fuel might sit at the bottom of reactors in the Japanese power plant that went into multiple meltdowns four years ago.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProduction facilitiesUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryCorporate newsJapanYokohamaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:18 GMTThings to know about Internet vulnerabilities in the US outages can disrupt emergency services, business transactions and basic communication. Here are few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyService outagesInternet technologyComputing and information technology, 27 Mar 2015 14:42:44 GMTMom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell', Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:15:58 GMTAbout 1,000 workers fired from South African power plant (AP) — About 1,000 workers have been fired following an illegal strike that halted construction at an already delayed but much needed power plant in South Africa, a spokesman for the state-owned power utility said on Friday.By LYNSEY CHUTELiBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesLabor issuesCorporate newsSocial issuesSocial affairsUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industrySouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:23 GMTInvestigation ongoing in blaze that led to firefighter death (AP) — Investigators in Ohio are probing the cause of a blaze that led to the death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsFiresCriminal investigationsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderCrimeOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:47:55 GMTIn Senate triumverate's shadow, barbecue and basketball (AP) — The Great Triumverate of the 19th century Senate, John C. Calhoun, Henry Clay and Daniel Webster, peer from portraits down the hall outside the 21st century Senate, silent witnesses all.By DAVID ESPOwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusiness, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:56 GMTConsumer sentiment slips in March on bad weather (AP) — Bad weather and rising gasoline prices pushed U.S. consumer sentiment a bit lower in March.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsWeatherLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:51:49 GMTBody of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home.aGeneral newsMissing personsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:13:48 GMTPoland: 2 Russian flight controllers suspects in 2010 crash, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors said Friday they have identified two Russian flight controllers as suspects for allegedly contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others.By MONIKA SCISLOWSKAiGeneral newsAccidentsCriminal investigationsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 15:07:30 GMTUN refugee agency condemns LRA's kidnapping of Congolese, Senegal (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency condemned on Friday the kidnapping of several Congolese refugees by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesKidnappingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeDemocratic Republic of the CongoSenegalAfricaCentral African RepublicCentral AfricaWest Africa, 27 Mar 2015 15:12:40 GMTTexas interstate reopens after deadly tractor-trailer wreck, Texas (AP) — An interstate in Central Texas has fully reopened after a deadly accident involving a tractor-trailer that slammed into a bridge beam in a construction zone.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:29 GMTIsrael to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court.iGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 15:26:36 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:56:07 GMTIsrael indicts Golan Druse on suspicion of spying for Syria (AP) — An Israeli district court has indicted an Arab Druse from the Golan Heights on suspicion of spying for Syria.iGeneral newsEspionageIndictmentsCrimeLaw and orderIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 14:45:13 GMTUkraine rebels hand over bodies of 22 govt soldiers, Ukraine (AP) — Separatists in eastern Ukraine have handed over the bodies of 22 government soldiers killed during the fierce, months-long battle over the airport near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 14:59:45 GMTWoman accused of kidnap plot created business persona online BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman police say concocted a plot to kill mothers and steal their babies to pass off as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet" on her many websites.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessComputer crimeKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:33:07 GMTObama praises Reid as a fighter upon retirement announcement (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling Harry Reid "a fighter" and says the Senate won't be the same without him.wGovernment and politicsLegislature, 27 Mar 2015 15:20:30 GMTSenate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-election (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire from the institution where he's served for five terms.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureState governmentsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:34:50 GMTOfficial: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syria (AP) — A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia's North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsRussiaSyriaIraqChechnyaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 15:29:27 GMTEU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talks (AP) — The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with the United States, EU officials say.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIsraelEuropeUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:27:16 GMTReview: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yet YORK (AP) — A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronics, 27 Mar 2015 15:19:26 GMTTennessee fires men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart says he wouldn't have hired coach Donnie Tyndall if he'd known the details of his activities during his tenure at Southern Miss that surfaced during an NCAA investigation.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballSports governanceCollege sportsCoachingSports transactionsSports businessTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:25:58 GMTBackup options for Internet lines can be costly, complicated Newby describes himself as a real estate entrepreneur, even if he's not marketing houses or land. Instead, he's selling space on a new fiber-optic transmission line to Internet providers, telecommunications companies and anyone wanting high-speed data.By DAVID A. LIEBhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesIndustrial products and services, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:33 GMTRomania questions ex-minister over 3 Picassos, 100 paintings, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors investigating an alleged bribery scheme have questioned the former finance minister about the origins of 100 paintings, including three works by Pablo Picasso.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 15:22:56 GMTWhite House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs (AP) — The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.By NEDRA PICKLERwHealthGovernment and politicsDrug resistanceAnimal healthMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentPublic healthUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:48:09 GMTBoy killed, 2 sisters hurt after SUV hits horse-drawn buggy, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after an SUV crashed into the back of his Mennonite family's horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:21:31 GMTNigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesViolenceNational electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsNigeriaAfricaAbujaLagosWest Africa, 27 Mar 2015 15:07:46 GMTRussia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets (AP) — Russia hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider such a deal, a senior government official said Friday.iBusinessGeneral newsMoscowCrimeaUnited KingdomRussiaArgentinaEuropeUkraineEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:48 GMTJustin Wilson joins Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Wilson will race in the Indianapolis 500 for Andretti Autosport.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:59:57 GMTSierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaGuineaLiberia, 27 Mar 2015 14:47:03 GMTThe Latest: Lufthansa creates new group safety pilot job p.m. (1440 GMT, 10:40 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashTransportation safetyAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:39:05 GMTSenate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsNational electionsElectionsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:01:11 GMTSpain's 2014 budget deficit below that set by EU (AP) — Spain says its budget deficit in 2014 ended up slightly above its target but below that sought by the European Union.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsSpainEuropeWestern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 14:34:48 GMTUS stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough week YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were slightly higher Friday after four straight days of losses. The price of oil slipped following a big gain the day before, when traders worried that the escalating conflict in the Middle East would affect the flow of crude from the region.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIranYemenNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:36 GMTCo-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday.By FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMental healthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 14:33:52 GMTUniversity of Mississippi College Board sets Friday meeting, Miss. (AP) — The state College Board will meet at 2 p.m. Friday to discuss "a University of Mississippi personnel matter," as talks continue over whether the board will reverse itself and renew the contract of Chancellor Dan Jones.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:24:51 GMTOil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study submitted Friday.By JONATHAN FAHEYwBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 15:04:21 GMTGunfire, blast as militants attack hotel in Somali capital, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:30 GMTMagnitude-4.2 quake shakes central California; no damage, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake jolted an area of central California, but there were no reports of damage.aGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:51:26 GMTAaron Hernandez trial resumes after 9 jurors questioned RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez resumed Friday after a brief delay while the judge questioned nine jurors.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:36:10 GMT2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were still unaccounted for.By COLLEEN LONGaBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsProperty damageAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:00 GMTAutopsies underway for Detroit children found in freezer (AP) — Autopsies are underway on the bodies of two children found in a freezer in their Detroit home.aGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:11:27 GMTState to deny permit for Ohio pair's toothless black bear, Ohio (AP) — A toothless black bear caged on a northeast Ohio property for decades is old and unlikely to escape and should be allowed to stay there instead of being relocated, according to the owners fighting to keep it even though they didn't get the permit now required by state law.aGeneral newsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 14:57:30 GMTJuror dismissed in murder trial of ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has dismissed a juror for personal reasons.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 15:24:30 GMTFrench police: 400-600 pieces of human remains retrieved from German flight; no intact bodies, France (AP) — French police: 400-600 pieces of human remains retrieved from German flight; no intact bodies.iGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 15:35:41 GMT