FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 01:58:50 -0700Lufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 08:04:10 GMTObama taps Marine general to lead Joint Chiefs (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:03:12 GMTAccused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe (AP) — In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:37:47 GMTEU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook (AP) — The European Union raised its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece.By PAN PYLAS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 09:08:13 GMTClimber begin to return from Everest base camp, Nepal (AP) — Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp have started packing their gear and are leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:12:55 GMTAustralia cuts interest rate to record low 2 percent, Australia (AP) — Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling commodity prices and weakening demand from China.By ROD McGUIRKiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsHockeyFinancial marketsSportsAustraliaOceania, 05 May 2015 06:23:34 GMTJurors see video of theater shooter asking if kids were hurt, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial got their first look at a video recording of gunman James Holmes asking detectives, "There weren't any children hurt, were there?"By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:05:00 GMTControversial surveillance bill comes to vote in France (AP) — France's parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from privacy advocates and others.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 07:22:35 GMTIn Arkansas, Huckabee poised to launch 2nd White House bid, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityPolitical partiesReligionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesHopeArkansasDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:11:51 GMTBumgarner pitches Giants past Padres for fourth straight win FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner refuses to talk about the notion of getting on a roll. It's not the way he operates, and his way has worked out pretty well so far.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 05:48:23 GMTBlackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds, Calif. (AP) — Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they're only halfway there.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCalgaryCaliforniaMinnesotaWinnipegAlbertaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited StatesManitoba, 05 May 2015 08:05:21 GMTNepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 08:39:14 GMTCrater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesExplosionsLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureAccidentsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:21:23 GMTTop NY lawmaker's arrest sends session, Senate into disarray, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeProfessional servicesIndustriesNew YorkAlbanyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:19:08 GMTChina stocks fall on IPO wave, Australia flat after rate cut KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks plunged Tuesday as the start of an IPO wave cooled investor sentiment and Australian shares were flat after the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Other global benchmarks were mixed with two major Asian markets closed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock marketsCommodity marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesHong KongChinaAustraliaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 05 May 2015 09:04:26 GMTRemote home of leprosy patients could open door wider (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHealthTravelLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:25:54 GMTSpecial election in New York City for Grimm, Assembly seats YORK (AP) — A high-profile congressional seat is up for grabs as voters in Staten Island and certain sections of Brooklyn on Tuesday take part in a special election.By DEEPTI HAJELApGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVoting districtsMunicipal governmentsState electionsAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsCrimeSpecial electionsLocal governmentsLocal electionsLaw and orderGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkStaten IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:18:26 GMTBoston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonRussiaUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 05:58:04 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:09:59 GMTShanghai: Officials' close relatives can't run businesses (AP) — Shanghai officials have implemented China's toughest ban on the business activities of government officials by prohibiting their spouses, children or children's spouses from running private businesses in the city.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 05:55:02 GMTSenate slated to vote on GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate is poised to approve a compromise Republican budget that makes deep cuts in spending while boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion next year.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:07:08 GMTIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack (AP) — The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for an attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 09:05:50 GMTKerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.By BRADLEY KLAPPER and ANDREW HARNIKiGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsTerrorismGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsWar and unrestSomaliaAfricaMogadishuKenyaEast AfricaUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 08:58:55 GMTCanada opposes bail for former Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar crimesLaw and orderWar and unrestCanadaAlbertaCubaOttawaUnited StatesTorontoNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanOntario, 05 May 2015 07:41:41 GMTJohn Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country, Somalia (AP) — John Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country.iGovernment and politicsSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 08:56:48 GMTThai police find new trafficker camp, crackdown intensifies BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police have found a recently abandoned camp on a forested hillside in southern Thailand believed to have held human trafficking victims, days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:04:01 GMTChina to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 (AP) — Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most medical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that a more market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:41:21 GMTTIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:38:04 GMTLEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 07:38:44 GMTCruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome.By JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 05 May 2015 06:31:25 GMTNepali police, villagers dig through mud to pull out bodies, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were Tuesday digging through piles of earth and snow on a popular trekking route in Nepal, where an entire village was buried by a mudslide triggered by the earthquake that struck the region 10 days ago.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsEventsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:48:50 GMTAustralian stocks slip after central bank cuts interest rate KONG (AP) — Australian stocks slipped Tuesday even as the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Stocks elsewhere in the region were mostly lower with two major markets closed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesCommodity marketsStock marketsHong KongAustraliaEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 05 May 2015 05:37:53 GMTThailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.iGeneral newsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:06:02 GMTGreek officials lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout (AP) — Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is meeting top European officials in Paris and Brussels as the cash-strapped country seeks the swift release of delayed bailout money that it needs to keep up with its debt payments.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 08:23:24 GMTRights group condemns atrocities in Syrian city of Aleppo (AP) — Syrian government forces and insurgents have both committed abuses in the contested northern city of Aleppo, but some of the government's actions amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Tuesday.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHumanitarian crisesSyriaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 07:22:03 GMTCalif. seeks court stay of inmate's sex reassignment surgery, Calif. (AP) — California officials asked an appellate court on Monday to intervene to stay a lower court's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prison inmate with sex reassignment surgery.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:03:02 GMTEU raises eurozone prediction despite bleaker Greek outlook (AP) — The European Union has raised its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 09:01:17 GMTObama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.By NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainment, 05 May 2015 07:08:25 GMTClubhouse chemistry in digital age: Winning still cures all (AP) — Relaxing with a cup of coffee in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse one day last year at spring training, Eddie Guardado looked around.By DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:36:37 GMTRangers GM ready for more critical look at last-place team the Texas Rangers again at the bottom of the AL standings, general manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the team.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:58:56 GMTRaleigh police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:51:01 GMTLawyers to make final arguments in Cleveland officer's trial (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:40:08 GMTReforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical issuesBaltimoreMarylandLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 05 May 2015 08:26:32 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Mike Huckabee (AP) — Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionChristianityReligionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:18:50 GMTShooter disrupts family bike ride; 4 dead, including gunman, Wis. (AP) — The Stoffel family set out on a bike ride on a beautiful spring evening, the young Wisconsin couple and their three children pedaling across a bridge they had ridden before. They were halfway across the Little Lake Butte des Morts when a gunman, apparently upset over a fight with his ex-fiancee, opened fire.By DANA FERGUSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinOshkoshUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:20:50 GMTDog rescued after being found impaled, dangling from tree ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimals, 05 May 2015 09:01:38 GMTAfghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output, Afghanistan (AP) — It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.By MIRWAIS KHAN and LYNNE O'DONNELLiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleDrug-related crimeAgricultureFlowersDrug addictionGovernment and politicsIndustriesCrimePlantsDiseases and conditionsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAfghanistanKandaharKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:04:11 GMTVolkswagen won't rush choice of new board chair, Germany (AP) — The acting chairman of Volkswagen AG says the company won't rush its choice of a new chair after the resignation of company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 08:47:36 GMTClimbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route, Nepal (AP) — Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:00:16 GMTSubstance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 05 May 2015 06:30:55 GMT