FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:37:11 -0700What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30bc09e4808f49a0b6f3252a4614528bThursday's hearing in Denver is the second of two hearings on gay marriage that are weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The 30-minute hearing on the legality of Oklahoma's gay marriage ban comes one week after a three-judge panel heard a similar case originating from Utah.BRADY McCOMBSNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCourtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryUtahDenverOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaColoradohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30bc09e4808f49a0b6f3252a4614528bThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:32:11 GMTStrike at China sneaker factory snowballshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84f6a45193c4aa78544267beacf9df2BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China.DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment paySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e84f6a45193c4aa78544267beacf9df2Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:17:16 GMTPutin rejects claims of Russian forces' presence in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06708a124f2046daa9659c60f136ba3eMOSCOW (AP) — Putin rejects claims of Russian forces' presence in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense"iGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06708a124f2046daa9659c60f136ba3eThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:15:28 GMTPistorius forensic expert continues testimonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbf723178ebf4c1096c1059df57dea0aPRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defense's forensic experts.iGeneral newsSportsForensicsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbf723178ebf4c1096c1059df57dea0aThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:56:14 GMTPutin says no Russian forces in eastern Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2cf5e6aaeed4421a8680e4ebc7f8e1cMOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense," but expressed hope for success of four-way talks on settling the crisis.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineKievEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2cf5e6aaeed4421a8680e4ebc7f8e1cThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:55:10 GMTWestwood takes early lead at Malaysian Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966ee5e41ce14bd8bbe5709cb3f30d46KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/966ee5e41ce14bd8bbe5709cb3f30d46Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:53:17 GMTColumn: Fuel-careful F1 less of a guilty pleasurehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/229d88088729478c91578152717d3263PARIS (AP) — As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.JOHN LEICESTERhtSportsAutomobile racingAutomotive technologyEnergy and fuel technologyFormula OneGreen vehicle technologySoccerMen's soccerIndustrial technologyTechnologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/229d88088729478c91578152717d3263Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:17:40 GMTFiretruck plows into LA-area cafe; 15 hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ac70ce87e334eaa93b9ff8a385ce285MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMontereyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ac70ce87e334eaa93b9ff8a385ce285Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:18 GMTPortland plans reservoir flush after teen citedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e48269d4e154866ae65331873803441PORTLAND, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e48269d4e154866ae65331873803441Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:19:53 GMTDefend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3db28a83602442f099a0f6de88f9ed47WASHINGTON (AP) — With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections.CHARLES BABINGTONRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARfGeneral electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBusinessCampaigns2014 United States General ElectionPolitical partiesLegislaturePrimary electionsPublic opinionUnited States General ElectionEventsPolitical organizationsSocial affairsHealth care policyGovernment policyAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3db28a83602442f099a0f6de88f9ed47Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:06:28 GMTCurious about Palestine, Israeli visitors returnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02a66c95a5a7432486e00b8c54ea31fbRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.KARIN LAUBiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestProtests and demonstrationsPublic opinionPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemRamallahMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02a66c95a5a7432486e00b8c54ea31fbThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:54:47 GMTServier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f155e3f6ea054ffc8dc15e850701aa17PARIS (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 newsObituariesFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f155e3f6ea054ffc8dc15e850701aa17Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:38:29 GMTUN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms gradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/684cfba7b8e3479fa3868e6241a078ceVIENNA (AP) — UN report says Iran has neutralized half of its uranium stock closest to nuke-arms grade .iGeneral newsIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/684cfba7b8e3479fa3868e6241a078ceThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:09:34 GMTWorld stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit takinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a82652d3c14b8897eacf69e956dd6cHONG KONG (AP) — World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsHong KongJapanEast AsiaAustraliaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a82652d3c14b8897eacf69e956dd6cThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:13:31 GMTAngels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12thhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1adab4a1e2a145fbb4ba4ebea35a85dcANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1adab4a1e2a145fbb4ba4ebea35a85dcThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:24:50 GMTBradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 inningshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3728bb0a5e904c11b1575a0f52557eebCHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox used patience and 15 walks to rally and force extra innings.JOHN JACKSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3728bb0a5e904c11b1575a0f52557eebThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:05:54 GMTPossible explosive prompts evacuations in Calif.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdb0edbb854a4ac49c53159894fea0aaSOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang have been evacuated following discovery of a potentially explosive device.aGeneral newsEvacuationsBomb threatsCaliforniaSanta MariaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdb0edbb854a4ac49c53159894fea0aaThu, 17 Apr 2014 06:39:33 GMTSandoval's single lifts Giants past Dodgers, 2-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/719c85b9eeeb4238b6a0155473004b27SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The swing that Pablo Sandoval hopes snaps him out of his early season slump is not the kind the San Francisco Giants have grown accustomed to seeing from the 2012 World Series MVP.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/719c85b9eeeb4238b6a0155473004b27Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:54 GMTOrdnance rendered safe; Calif. evacuations liftedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1ff8a7c50f7431fa1856634d1440326SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in Solvang in Central California are being allowed to return after experts early Thursday removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe.aGeneral newsEvacuationsBomb threatsCaliforniaSanta MariaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1ff8a7c50f7431fa1856634d1440326Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:18:25 GMTLittle government response to bombing a year laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b193c68f3374fe58c385fe300af9d2fBOSTON (AP) — A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that prompted waves of government action.STEVE PEOPLESaGovernment and politicsDisaster planning and responseTerrorismBoston Marathon bombingMunicipal governmentsLegislatureSeptember 11 attacksNational securityLaw enforcement agenciesLegislationBombingsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsWar and unrestEventsMilitary and defenseLocal governmentsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2b193c68f3374fe58c385fe300af9d2fThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:07:32 GMTUkraine: 3 killed after Black Sea base attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53417fb0411543daa58767843fd78b57KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said Thursday.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievEuropeBlack SeaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53417fb0411543daa58767843fd78b57Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:20:07 GMTEvacuation order came too late for many on ferryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faab6228aac1465697eab4949f3b71a2MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with about 290 people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list, a crew member said Thursday.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faab6228aac1465697eab4949f3b71a2Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:22:20 GMTSharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f33bdefe500c496b9e5811a88a0823acPHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f33bdefe500c496b9e5811a88a0823acThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:40:17 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25080c3362024cf493fa0ef9fb75e26f"I am really sorry and deeply ashamed. I don't know what to say." — A man identified by Korean broadcaster YTN and Yonhap news agency as the sunken ferry's captain, 60-year-old Lee Joon-seok, said in brief comments shown on TV. Nine people died in the accident and many more are feared dead among the nearly 300 people still missing.The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25080c3362024cf493fa0ef9fb75e26fThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:01:00 GMTAnaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f07722ba9049a4a658eefdbe932329ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0f07722ba9049a4a658eefdbe932329Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:50:30 GMTChina factories face new challenge as growth slowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b147fd45c5f444c2a33044f1d063c455HONG KONG (AP) — As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyManufacturing sector performanceProduction facilitiesGovernment and politicsCorporate newsChinaHong KongBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b147fd45c5f444c2a33044f1d063c455Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:20:37 GMTRights groups ask Nepal to scarp amnesty billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a874b30c295f4e56b95a6f07fb66fcf0KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups say parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.iGeneral newsWar crimesWar and unrestNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a874b30c295f4e56b95a6f07fb66fcf0Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:53:20 GMTRights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d509b7c89534f45a3144918347596aeKATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.iGeneral newsWar crimesWar and unrestNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d509b7c89534f45a3144918347596aeThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:57:37 GMTJournalists charged with defaming Thailand's navyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e4238ce878c4f68bfa16d64583a43f9PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities on Thursday charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar, amid concerns about press freedom in the country.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesOnline news mediaJournalismFreedom of the pressJournalistsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsOnline mediaMediaNews mediaHuman rights and civil libertiesThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e4238ce878c4f68bfa16d64583a43f9Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:51 GMTJordanian fighter jet crashes; pilot killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d2e5b6a6be04ad6b2a1aa403c4bf965AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military official says one of its fighter jets has crashed during a training flight, killing the pilot.OMAR AKOURiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAmmanJordanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d2e5b6a6be04ad6b2a1aa403c4bf965Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:24:47 GMTPutin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb4f00f471024092aec1ad5dbd5b1e9cMOSCOW (AP) — Putin says he hopes he won't have to send Russian troops into Ukraine .iGovernment and politicsGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb4f00f471024092aec1ad5dbd5b1e9cThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:24:20 GMTAsia stocks subdued, Nikkei weak on profit takinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279478fc036747a5a5d6c6c1aaf04f76HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were subdued on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsHong KongJapanEast AsiaAustraliaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/279478fc036747a5a5d6c6c1aaf04f76Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:32:52 GMTFund raises thousands for exonerated NYC manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743892d24b32452d9a3f5f620bc9fc15NEW YORK (AP) — A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743892d24b32452d9a3f5f620bc9fc15Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:16:27 GMTUN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms gradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06692d832b2a43b1b0a7b03b389e1fe5VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06692d832b2a43b1b0a7b03b389e1fe5Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:22:30 GMTBlast on site of explosives plants kills 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/281dc379a9fe47589b6f978c2931a5deNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsFiresBombingsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTennesseeNashvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/281dc379a9fe47589b6f978c2931a5deThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:47:58 GMTRobot sub finishes 1st full seabed search for jethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56ee851cb49747f4954e4f0829d6219bPERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, and investigators were analyzing the sub's data while also trying to identify the origins of a nearby oil slick.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56ee851cb49747f4954e4f0829d6219bThu, 17 Apr 2014 08:18:17 GMT"X-Men" director accused of sex abuse in lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dd16ae1b24b474d92662bda67185700HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.OSKAR GARCIAeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHollywoodHawaiiLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7dd16ae1b24b474d92662bda67185700Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:22:52 GMTUkraine: 3 dead after Black Sea base attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e469419bd5914bb4ada41d2114508ae0KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the south-east part of the country.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUkraineBlack SeaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e469419bd5914bb4ada41d2114508ae0Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:21:31 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d5c1c4f99c4a38a5eea4deff31c115Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d5c1c4f99c4a38a5eea4deff31c115Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:59:23 GMTClassmates celebrating 60th birthday among missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49eb3a88d5f84762b9802c227a84ca08MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Kim Jeong-keun woke up on his cabin bed to find out his friends had smeared lipstick on his face while he had been asleep, a prank harking back to their school days.YOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsReunionsOccasionsLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49eb3a88d5f84762b9802c227a84ca08Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:10:49 GMTAtlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb0162bc7ee343d884589cfd9aaec1c1ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb0162bc7ee343d884589cfd9aaec1c1Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:31:00 GMTOklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c211a9ba51614956909bbd34b75e2998OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageMunicipal governmentsWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsOccasionsLifestyleOklahomaUnited StatesTulsaUtahNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c211a9ba51614956909bbd34b75e2998Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:06:20 GMTUkraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b739348bfc0418ba316b78c3aa3b906GENEVA (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 relationsArmed forcesDiplomacyEmergency managementRebellions and uprisingsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUkraineRussiaMoscowKievUnited StatesGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b739348bfc0418ba316b78c3aa3b906Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:43:41 GMTLet's defend 'Obamacare,' some Democrats sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f99981808044e27835ccc37692de36bWASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul — even in this year's toughest Senate elections — given that enrollments are higher than expected and costs are lower.CHARLES BABINGTONRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARfBusinessGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesHealth care policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f99981808044e27835ccc37692de36bThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:03:35 GMTAP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6b33a1664574a9db4d016b5974f5679MEAD, Colo. (AP) — Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.BRENNAN LINSLEYaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6b33a1664574a9db4d016b5974f5679Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:00:05 GMTLet the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7645b0cea92c43c2a0ff489e0138aa7cMIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.TIM REYNOLDSaGeneral newsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballTexasDallasHoustonSan AntonioTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7645b0cea92c43c2a0ff489e0138aa7cThu, 17 Apr 2014 07:46:39 GMTNigeria: principal denies kidnapped students freehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19d2037708134907b40bfff5cbf994a4MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19d2037708134907b40bfff5cbf994a4Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:21:38 GMTChinese auto brands limp into Beijing showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4871a18b6d9454280c3cab465e644a4BEIJING (AP) — China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAutomobilesLifestyleMarketing and advertisingChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaJapanGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4871a18b6d9454280c3cab465e644a4Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:18:18 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37b0e2ce723b45dfaf83c544240cfdebMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian school principal denies military report that 100+ abducted female students are free.iGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37b0e2ce723b45dfaf83c544240cfdebThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:00:22 GMTIndia struggles with rebel threats during electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff5052f964d42d38edaf075697f3805RAJNANDGAON, 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 rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsGuerrilla warfareWar and unrestVotingGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesGeneral electionsElectionsIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff5052f964d42d38edaf075697f3805Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:17:57 GMT