FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 11:43:13 -0700$50M Clemson lawsuits put another fraternity in spotlight, S.C. (AP) — The parents of a Clemson University fraternity pledge who plunged to his death from a bridge into rocky, shallow water have filed lawsuits against the school, the fraternity and three of its members.By BRUCE SMITHaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:50:12 GMTUS Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsLabor economyEconomyProduction facilitiesInternational tradeMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnelCorporate newsMinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolisNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:41 GMT1000s of Detroit-area homeowners apply to avoid foreclosure (AP) — More than 13,000 Detroit-area property owners have entered into payment plans hoping to avoid losing their homes to tax foreclosure, but another 16,000 living in their homes have yet to take advantage of the offer ahead of Tuesday's deadline.By COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisState legislatureForeclosure ratesPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:02 GMTBuhari's campaign: Nigeria's president has conceded defeat, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari's campaign says President Goodluck Jonathan called to concede defeat, paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfricaKano, 31 Mar 2015 17:36:24 GMTLufthansa says co-pilot informed flight school in 2009 he had a 'serious depressive episode' (AP) — Lufthansa says co-pilot informed flight school in 2009 he had a 'serious depressive episode'iBusinessGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 17:01:12 GMTMotel 'party' with strangers preceded spy agency shooting MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who picked them up for a motel "party," police said Tuesday.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesCrimeEspionageNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:55:23 GMTPssst: Don Draper doesn't really write those 'Mad Men' ads YORK (AP) — Matthew Weiner is no "mad man." He's never worked in advertising. But as the creator of "Mad Men," AMC's drama series about advertising in 1960s-era New York City, he's cooked up more than a few advertisements.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 31 Mar 2015 17:24:42 GMTGoogle launches cheapest Chromebooks yet YORK (AP) — Google is unveiling its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining an even stronger hold in school and overseas markets.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyEducational technologyComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsInformation technologyIndustriesConsumer products and servicesEducationSocial affairsUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 17:01:06 GMTEx-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage PARK, Pa. (AP) — A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his suburban Philadelphia firehouse with a gun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later, police said.By SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsHostage situationsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeFiresAccidents and disastersPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:23 GMTThe top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store Store Official Charts for the week ending March 30, 2015:By The Associated PresshtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMobile mediaMobile phonesMedia distributionComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsTechnologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMedia, 31 Mar 2015 17:13:26 GMTProm day killing suspect faces another psychiatric review, Conn. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Connecticut teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death on the day of their prom to be examined by psychiatrists for the state, after his lawyers announced they were pursuing an insanity defense.aGeneral newsViolent crimeJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePromsLaw and orderOccasionsLifestyleConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:50:55 GMTNigerian Cabinet minister: President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates Muhammadu Buhari on win, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian Cabinet minister: President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates Muhammadu Buhari on win.iGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 17:56:30 GMTAPNewsBreak: France seizes moment to push for Mideast talks (AP) — France sees a window of opportunity after Israel's elections to get the United States on board with a new push for Mideast peace, and is preparing a draft U.N Security Council resolution in about 12 days, according to French diplomatic officials.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislationLegislaturePalestinian territoriesIsraelFranceMiddle EastUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:01:37 GMTThe top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US charts for week ending March 30, 2015:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 31 Mar 2015 17:18:51 GMTLiberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president (AP) — Republicans and liberal Democrats have something in common: Both are trying to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment appointments and nominationsLiberalismCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew YorkMassachusettsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:00:59 GMTWoman convicted of killing gambler for $10K casino winnings ANA, Calif. (AP) — A woman has been convicted of killing a gambler she followed after he won $10,000 at a Southern California casino.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSanta AnaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:39:04 GMTKentucky argues gay marriage ban not biased, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleNational courtsNational governmentsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:51 GMTVatican hopes to avoid financial scandal during Jubilee year CITY (AP) — The Vatican finance minister has said he hopes to avoid any financial scandals with the upcoming Jubilee year, saying the plans will be subject to new Vatican procedures to ensure they follow international standards for transparency and accountability.iGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 16:57:24 GMTOfficials: Typhoon kills 5 on western Pacific island, Guam (AP) — A typhoon killed at least five people on a western Pacific Ocean island ahead of strong winds that are expected to bear down on a neighboring island in Micronesia on Wednesday, officials said.By GRACE GARCES BORDALLOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageTyphoon Maysak 2015Natural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsEventsGuamHagatnaMicronesiaPacific OceanOceania, 31 Mar 2015 16:56:23 GMTKentucky argues in brief that gay marriage ban is not biased, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Steve Beshear's administration is arguing in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court that Kentucky's ban on gay marriage isn't discriminatory because it bars both gay and straight people from same-sex unions.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:00 GMTPoll: Chicago Mayor Emanuel opens big lead over Garcia (AP) — A new poll shows Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened a large lead over challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia ahead of next week's runoff election.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPublic opinionMunicipal governmentsSocial affairsLocal electionsLocal governmentsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:28:41 GMT'A.D. The Bible Continues' goes beyond the biblical epic, Morocco (AP) — The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body of a condemned cult-leader known as Jesus has disappeared from the tomb, apparently following some ancient prophecy.By PAUL SCHEMMeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGovernment and politicsMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 17:26:28 GMTGreece disagrees with sanctions against Russia, Tsipras says, Greece (AP) — Greece's new government disagrees with sanctions against Russia, and wants to boost trade ties with the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said before a visit to Moscow next week.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyEconomyInternational relationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyCuisinesFood and drinkLifestyleGreeceMoscowRussiaEuropeAthensGermanyUkraineWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 17:11:36 GMTPolice: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC (AP) — Police credit a call from an alert tipster in southeast Washington on Tuesday morning for the capture of a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital hours earlier with a guard's gun.By MATTHEW BARAKATwGeneral newsTheftPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:58:54 GMTDemocrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law, N.H. (AP) — Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.By KATHLEEN RONAYNEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGays and lesbiansLegislationPolitical partiesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislaturePolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireIndianaMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:17:24 GMTMorocco investigative journalist gets 10 months for adultery, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan court has convicted an investigative journalist of adultery and starting a brothel, sentencing him to 10 months in prison in a verdict that the head of a local media freedom organization said Tuesday is meant to intimidate him.iBusinessGeneral newsJournalismCrimeFreedom of the pressJournalistsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societyMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 17:51:50 GMTIndiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationGender issuesLocal governmentsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndianaArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:50:58 GMTPatriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:02:57 GMTThe top 10 movies on the iTunes Store Movies U.S. charts for week ending March 30, 2015:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMedia distributionMedia, 31 Mar 2015 16:50:29 GMTFBI examiner: Fingerprints of Boston bomber's brother found (AP) — A latent fingerprint examiner for the FBI has testified at the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) that his older brother's fingerprints were found on two pieces of cardboard that came from one of the bombs at the marathon.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLaw enforcement agenciesBombingsEventsGovernment and politicsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:42 GMTMorgan Stanley cuts estimate of US online market in half CITY, N.J. (AP) — Morgan Stanley has cut its estimate of the potential U.S. Internet gambling market by nearly half.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:48:04 GMTObama vetoes measure against swifter union elections (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed a measure passed by the Republican-run Congress blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections, saying government should not make it harder for workers to be heard in the workplace.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:43:58 GMTBarbara Walters making series for ID network YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:58 GMTWhite House: Iran nuke talks could continue beyond deadline, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could be extended past Tuesday's deadline for the outline of an agreement if enough progress is made to justify it, the White House said.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranUnited StatesIsraelSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 17:38:30 GMTLufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of depressive episode (AP) — Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.By GEIR MOULSON and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGermanyBerlinFranceEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 17:50:50 GMTIraq premier: Troops in center of Islamic State-held Tikrit, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battled Islamic State militants holed up in downtown Tikrit, going house to house Tuesday in search of snipers and booby traps, and the prime minister announced security forces had reached the city's center.By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:16:49 GMTLawyers: Aaron Hernandez murder trial could finish next week RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Lawyers involved in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez say they expect the case to wrap up next week.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:09 GMTIRS chief: Processing backlog of tax-exempt groups is gone (AP) — The head of the IRS says his agency has eliminated a huge processing backlog of groups seeking tax-exempt status.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:52:24 GMTJust 7 more episodes of 'Mad Men' as its creator looks back YORK (AP) — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the '60s are waning as "Mad Men" nears the end of its glorious run.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGender issuesSeniorsSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Mar 2015 17:42:52 GMTCongo military leaders sign pledge to combat rape in war NATIONS (AP) — Congolese army commanders have signed a declaration to combat rape in war, a move the United Nations welcomed as an important step in the fight against sexual violence during conflicts.iGeneral newsWar and unrestSex in societyViolenceMilitary leadershipSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 17:44:36 GMTThe top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store' Official Music Charts for the week ending March 30, 2015:By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMusic downloadingMedia distributionMedia, 31 Mar 2015 16:59:58 GMTFBI identifies man killed after NSA shooting MEADE, Md. (AP) — The FBI has identified a man fatally shot at a National Security Agency gate after disobeying orders from guards there.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesNational securityLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeCrime, 31 Mar 2015 17:44:06 GMTUS to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty (AP) — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as its contribution to a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnergy industryEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentIndustriesBusinessAir qualityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:53:10 GMTSpokesman: Nigeria opposition candidate won, fears 'tricks', Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election but fears his victory could be stolen by "tricks" from the government.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNigeriaAbujaKanoWest AfricaAfricaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 17:09:50 GMT3 more probation sentences in Toledo sports bribery probe (AP) — Three former football players at the University of Toledo have been placed on probation for their roles in a sports bribery scheme that occurred years ago at the Ohio school.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsSportsBasketballCollege footballFootballBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCollege sportsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderToledoDetroitOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 31 Mar 2015 17:40:51 GMTProgram to put 'Kids Eat Right' logo on Kraft Singles ending YORK (AP) — A program to put a dietitian group's "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleChild and teen healthChild nutritionNutrition, 31 Mar 2015 17:08:26 GMTToddler found unconscious at eatery; mom faces murder charge YORK (AP) — A woman who locked herself inside a restaurant bathroom for 25 minutes before she was found holding her unconscious 1-year-old son foaming at the mouth has been arrested on a murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:37:09 GMTTransportation strike in Argentina shuts down country AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Transportation unions brought Argentina to a standstill on Tuesday with a one-day national strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation they say is eroding their earnings.By PETER PRENGAMANiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesTransportationEconomyGovernment and politicsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPricesArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos Aires, 31 Mar 2015 17:38:52 GMTAP NewsAlert, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria: Muhammadu Buhari's campaign says President Goodluck Jonathan has conceded defeat.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 17:21:56 GMTUS stocks move lower a day after big jump stocks moved lower in afternoon trading Tuesday, as traders seized on the final day of the quarter to do some profit-taking. Industrial and health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide. Investors weighed positive economic data on housing and consumers with concerns over the possibility of a deeper slide in oil prices.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesPricesFinancial marketsStock marketsReal estateEconomyLeading economic indicatorsCorporate stockCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 17:14:52 GMT