FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:51:18 -0700Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07584a7c434440a2a92ef4b4cfdf31e0BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessGeneral newsForced laborGovernment and politicsCrimeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07584a7c434440a2a92ef4b4cfdf31e0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:45:37 GMTSenate edges toward OK of Republican balanced budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5933399a264d6ab8696cb05da20850WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan to the cusp of Senate passage early Friday that positions 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 financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5933399a264d6ab8696cb05da20850Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:12:45 GMTSheriff describes 'horrific' scene where brothers were shothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0c033bf78d74117883bdc2e4f1ec801HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — When a Florida sheriff's deputy responded to a 911 call of a shooting at a mobile home, he heard a chilling sound, a young, high-pitched voice screaming: "I've been shot. I've been shot."By JONATHAN MILTONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0c033bf78d74117883bdc2e4f1ec801Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:40:48 GMTThe Latest: German police seize items from co-pilot's homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e6b508ee4a4af18eaa3b797da4e7ef9:15 a.m. (0815 GMT, 4:15 a.m.)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFrancePhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e6b508ee4a4af18eaa3b797da4e7efFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:16:28 GMTSenate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc feeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743199c50a5d4b6bb8a87ead6751477bWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743199c50a5d4b6bb8a87ead6751477bFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:39 GMTAP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7f856d18ade4eba9de7de6abe6eb59aLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7f856d18ade4eba9de7de6abe6eb59aFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:25:44 GMTSenate edges toward approving GOP balanced budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b58ef74e45b14bae992379838924f7dcWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have nearly finished muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate that sets up months of battling between President Barack Obama and Congress over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b58ef74e45b14bae992379838924f7dcFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:47 GMTGOP-controlled Senate ok's budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea0eee6881f4fb9a5f4f0a6512de6abWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the end of the coming decade.By The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea0eee6881f4fb9a5f4f0a6512de6abFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:33:27 GMTSuspect in theft of unborn baby won't face murder chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a2c8266d3a47e5a625c4e32eb4f311DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors say a Colorado woman accused of removing a baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges, but they have not explained the decision or disclosed what charges she will face.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a2c8266d3a47e5a625c4e32eb4f311Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:52:32 GMTUtility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/509c9acd37ee4c9ebbce00ca8a4cb744NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters are working to put out pockets of fire at the site of a blaze that leveled an apartment building in Manhattan's East Village.By TOM HAYS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsUtilitiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/509c9acd37ee4c9ebbce00ca8a4cb744Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:09:00 GMTThe Latest: France calls on airline to give co-pilot detailshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480803596e0d47868b99305b01b672089:50 a.m. (0850 GMT, 4:50 a.m.)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsFranceGermanyPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/480803596e0d47868b99305b01b67208Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:53:55 GMTHow Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ff904b4277d455f89187eb701caf331SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams like Red Bull and Ferrari in their wake? Here's four reasons why:By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile designAutomobile racingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ff904b4277d455f89187eb701caf331Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:08:26 GMTPolice say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladeshhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaa2af8b35a49a8889538f38c8d64dfDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said.iGeneral newsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaa2af8b35a49a8889538f38c8d64dfFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:29 GMTRussian military TV station offers job to Jeremy Clarksonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7723c0923394d088de99060b2ee8199MOSCOW (AP) — A television station owned by the Russian defense ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMediaGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7723c0923394d088de99060b2ee8199Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:41:28 GMTPelosi irks some allies to help craft rare bipartisan billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ae574459704ea8ab759a534ae42363WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is bruising some key liberal allies by helping craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ae574459704ea8ab759a534ae42363Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:15:29 GMTTaliban attacks in Pakistan kill 5 police officers, wound 10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a86a66b1b35436ead27562851e2eac3KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban killed five police officers in a rocket attack in country's southwest, authorities and a Taliban spokesman said Friday. Another Taliban attack on a police bus in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi left 10 people wounded.By ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a86a66b1b35436ead27562851e2eac3Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:20:00 GMTRepublican-controlled Senate clears balanced budget plan with trillions in spending cutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8735641b50a0491cbf0a2a8195676125WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican-controlled Senate clears balanced budget plan with trillions in spending cuts.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8735641b50a0491cbf0a2a8195676125Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:29:05 GMTSaudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/980ee875a3e64de986f2116bfb0ac074SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaYemenMiddle EastEgyptSanaaUnited StatesIranNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/980ee875a3e64de986f2116bfb0ac074Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:25:51 GMTPut me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb39333b17d4247b2540b1a6ce9d16bLOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCoachingSports mediaSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb39333b17d4247b2540b1a6ce9d16bFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:18:21 GMT30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these dayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f149f83ea9dd4ac5bcb3c59d2b09bc0dSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.By JOSH DUBOWaGeneral newsSportsDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f149f83ea9dd4ac5bcb3c59d2b09bc0dFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:04 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b248b7bc9d1741378005bd6b4d4c8c0bYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b248b7bc9d1741378005bd6b4d4c8c0bFri, 27 Mar 2015 10:02:49 GMTBrit braves Antarctic waters in Speedos in conservation pushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22569504c1424d2d9fb26556d61ad316WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.By NICK PERRYiGeneral newsAnimalsAntarcticaRussiaNew ZealandEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22569504c1424d2d9fb26556d61ad316Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:52:42 GMTThai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f2786a161794369ba287f34d7702215BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization said there are significant concerns about the country's aviation safety.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f2786a161794369ba287f34d7702215Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:48:19 GMTRenault considering pulling out of Formula 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbd05fe882f44fcf8b78611e51f11edcSEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Torro Rosso teams, says it is considering pulling out of Formula One due to the damage done to its reputation after a very difficult start to the new season.By CHRIS LINESsSportsAutomobile racingFormula Onehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbd05fe882f44fcf8b78611e51f11edcFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:07:38 GMTThe Latest: Germanwings sets up family assistance centerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d79a0a5f334f60bd4de793ae40099410:25 a.m. (0925 GMT, 5:25 a.m.)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFrancePhoenixBarcelonaArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSpainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d79a0a5f334f60bd4de793ae400994Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:25:53 GMTMajor power outage hits Amsterdam, halting trainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/545a9a4b144c483286065aae1eb37505AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch capital Amsterdam and surrounding towns are suffering a major power outage, halting trains, trams and affecting flights to Schiphol Airport.iBusinessGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsPower outagesTransportationService outagesNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/545a9a4b144c483286065aae1eb37505Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:48:56 GMTReview: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6ff0bb489e4209bcaa831e9e8a9d36NEW YORK (AP) — A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6ff0bb489e4209bcaa831e9e8a9d36Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:10:04 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f4e67a17c45e9910a214cbce81343"The victims realized just at the last moment. We can hear them screaming." — Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin, describing passengers' cries of terror just before a co-pilot deliberately plowed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f4e67a17c45e9910a214cbce81343Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:04:59 GMTUkraine seeks resumption of Turkmen gas supplieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e01c28d833422b8f6b2ccce28c2ea0KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has said it wants to restore natural gas deliveries from energy-rich Turkmenistan as it tries to reduce reliance on Russia for the fuel.iBusinessGeneral newsUkraineTurkmenistanRussiaKazakhstanEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e01c28d833422b8f6b2ccce28c2ea0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:51:26 GMTJury deliberations to resume in Silicon Valley lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0084859852204c0e89e416d3a6e66c7dSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0084859852204c0e89e416d3a6e66c7dFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:17:25 GMTWood bison make it to Alaska village; April release plannedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be6af57663a14139a671ed51ae299872ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hundred wood bison that will be the foundation for the first wild herd on U.S. soil in more than a century have been safely delivered to a rural Alaska village, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.By DAN JOLINGaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsBisonNatural resource managementWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental conservation and preservationMammalsEnvironmental concernsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be6af57663a14139a671ed51ae299872Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:21:26 GMTProsecutors turn to stepmother in girl's running deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71001040a14441949651736e7ab361c4GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — With the grandmother of a girl who was run to death headed to prison for life, authorities are now turning their attention to the stepmother who they say did nothing to help the child.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71001040a14441949651736e7ab361c4Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:51:18 GMTLawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcce7c42c97c403094cb78ae67dbd683ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a last-ditch appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcce7c42c97c403094cb78ae67dbd683Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:01:51 GMTLittle vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b114286679b74008899d1404884eb8aaWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say.By JOAN LOWYwGovernment and politicsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMental healthAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationEventsHealthFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b114286679b74008899d1404884eb8aaFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:04:10 GMTGermany hunts for co-pilot motive amid depression reportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83cda67b9af145cb9d5334fa01ad7698BERLIN (AP) — Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsDepressionAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsMental healthHealthGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83cda67b9af145cb9d5334fa01ad7698Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:02:33 GMTSea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00dcdf8166d5412b9a771793c752ee71SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark.aGeneral newsSharksAnimalsAnimal bitesWildlifeFishAccidentsAccidents and disastersInjuriesHealthEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00dcdf8166d5412b9a771793c752ee71Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:39:35 GMTPelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23939484be30456bbe86d0da4892cbd6WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationPolitical organizationsGovernment programsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23939484be30456bbe86d0da4892cbd6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:02:10 GMTSierra Leoneans stay home in final push to stop Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cec0edd4e324f74b61a017998452d84FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people are being confined to their homes for three days beginning Friday as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneAfricaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cec0edd4e324f74b61a017998452d84Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:00 GMTAgency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/989326a7965248deb3851e9c27fc4500JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said.By MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsFishSmugglingCrimeAnimalsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHuman welfareIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/989326a7965248deb3851e9c27fc4500Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:28 GMTNigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467e833c91c94f1a9c62abb6107f3f8eABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday's presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation's history.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/467e833c91c94f1a9c62abb6107f3f8eFri, 27 Mar 2015 09:08:09 GMTSenate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5be83d896aa4de6af71576086f4afa7WASHINGTON (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 StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5be83d896aa4de6af71576086f4afa7Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:59:54 GMTRecording: Sterling wanted to give woman 'everything'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc53ad9d32214acd985b0167fb24c07cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and in jeopardy of losing his Los Angeles Clippers, he was trying to ensure that the woman who led to his downfall had a house of her own.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsSports team ownership changesHome buyingLaw and orderSports businessResidential real estateLifestyleMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc53ad9d32214acd985b0167fb24c07cFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:18:27 GMTFACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Corehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122f9f0c18d14c4ab7c466e7967bc0f5ATLANTA (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.By BILL BARROW and KIMBERLY HEFLINGpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary and secondary educationEducation policySchool curriculaNational governmentsPolitical partiesEducationSocial affairsGovernment policySchool administrationPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesWisconsinLouisianaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122f9f0c18d14c4ab7c466e7967bc0f5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:53:29 GMTFrustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45608faf0e1d4ae0bf23e6523e6ae8c0EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege footballCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsFootballBasketballMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45608faf0e1d4ae0bf23e6523e6ae8c0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:05:32 GMTWoman accused in kidnap plot branded self mogul, motivatorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/270c3af2aab24860911b14e6a7db0c0cLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman who police say is at the center of a scheme to kidnap babies to claim as her own calls herself a mogul, a motivational speaker, a poet, a songwriter and one of the "kindest women you will ever meet," on her many websites.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/270c3af2aab24860911b14e6a7db0c0cFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:11:31 GMTHamilton shrugs engine problem, tops Malaysian FP practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d60574d3984600b6fc6a61f03f9071SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d60574d3984600b6fc6a61f03f9071Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:02:15 GMTUS isolated as allies line up to join China-led bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254abe060c244e67a5f677a807539dc1WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational relationsChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaAustraliaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254abe060c244e67a5f677a807539dc1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:05:02 GMTLawyer says kidnapping wasn't hoax, woman talking to policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8c5cbdecca44719209af20fbb3cf39VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn't a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation.By GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER and ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeKidnappingCrimeVallejoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea8c5cbdecca44719209af20fbb3cf39Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:19:49 GMTLawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoaxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa26c1332dd47daa5dd2249a8b653d6VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them.By GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER and ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeKidnappingCrimeCaliforniaVallejoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa26c1332dd47daa5dd2249a8b653d6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:42:08 GMTComplex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c183a07d8134723bb06914f1292bbf5WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTerrorismHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsTehranUnited StatesSyriaIranIsraelMiddle EastIraqSaudi ArabiaYemenNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c183a07d8134723bb06914f1292bbf5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:17:56 GMT