FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 09:12:24 -0700Travelocity owner Sabre rises 3 percent in IPO, Texas (AP) — Shares of Sabre Corp. rose over 3 percent in their stock market debut Thursday after an initial public offering that valued the travel software company at more than $3.9 billion.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:02:19 GMTKenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown, Kenya (AP) — If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.TOM ODULAiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTerrorismArrestsMilitant groupsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsKenyaSomaliaNairobiMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:52 GMTFla. woman doesn't blame bear for her attack MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn't want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do.aGeneral newsAnimalsBearsLakesWildlifeMammalsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural resource managementFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:37:55 GMTNew York political leader Basil Paterson dies YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87.ULA ITNYTZKYaGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureAfrican-AmericansPolitical activismLocal governmentsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesNew YorkNew York CityManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:59:52 GMTSalsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78 JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.DANICA COTOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAccidentsState governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsPuerto RicoCaribbeanUnited StatesNew York CityLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaNew York, 17 Apr 2014 15:11:45 GMTUkraine: More stringent border checks for Russians, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:22 GMTGallery eyes portraits in the age of abstract art (AP) — When abstract expressionism was all the rage in American art in the mid-20th century, many artists thought the art of painting portraits was dead.BRETT ZONGKEReArts and entertainmentVisual artsArt galleriesPainting, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:07 GMTSnowden questions Putin on surveillance policies (AP) — Several hours into Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers' questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.LAURA MILLSiGeneral newsGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillancePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 15:44:37 GMTTiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.LORI HINNANThtBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentTechnologyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryAccidentsAccidents and disastersCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesFranceParisJapanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:32 GMTDiplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine (AP) — High-level talks aimed at calming soaring tensions over the crisis in Ukraine went into overtime on Thursday with top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine attempting to forge a common position on how to de-escalate the situation.JOHN HEILPRINLARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyArmed forcesEmergency managementRebellions and uprisingsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsUkraineRussiaMoscowEuropeKievUnited StatesGenevaEastern EuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 15:52:59 GMTNew Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by 1 vote, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate has voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:36 GMTWorld stocks subdued amid mixed US earnings (AP) — World stocks were subdued Thursday ahead of a long weekend for many markets and after mixed earnings reports in the U.S.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsJapanUnited KingdomHong KongEast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater China, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:03 GMTProp 8 lawyer's views on gay marriage evolving (AP) — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman.JULIE PACElLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsGays and lesbiansMarriageCourtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesJudiciaryNational courtsNational governments, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:52 GMTPutin hopes no need to send troops into Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday rejected claims that Russian special forces are fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine, but recognized for the first time that the troops in unmarked uniforms who had overtaken Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula before its annexation by Moscow were Russian soldiers.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsReferendumsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsCrimeaRussiaUkraineMoscowKievUnited StatesEuropeBlack SeaEastern EuropeNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:42:15 GMTCBO on Obama budget: Higher deficits than claimed (AP) — A report by the Congressional Budget Office says the president's budget request would result in significantly larger deficits than he claims.ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governments, 17 Apr 2014 15:26:05 GMTDjokovic races into Monte Carlo Masters quarters (AP) — Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia raced into the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Thursday, dispatching Pablo Carreno Busta 6-0, 6-1 in just 47 minutes.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 15:26:00 GMTHotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty YORK (AP) — A hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser has pleaded guilty in New York to witness tampering and conspiracy to evade campaign finance laws.aPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBusinessGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingLegal proceedingsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLaw and orderIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 16:06:21 GMTUS sanctions government official in Zimbabwe (AP) — The Treasury Department is sanctioning a government official and others in Zimbabwe for allegedly undermining democracy in the southern African nation.DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsZimbabweUnited StatesSouthern AfricaAfricaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 16:09:17 GMTEvacuation came too late for many on sinking ferry, South Korea (AP) — An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsEvacuationsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:45 GMTAaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds (AP) — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, witness tampering and lying to a federal grand jury.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballBostonMassachusettsOrlandoUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Apr 2014 15:44:08 GMTTaliban abduct Afghan police officers, kill 4, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say Taliban militants abducted several police officers from their vehicle and killed four of them.iGeneral newsKidnappingPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:23 GMTGunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers (AP) — Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesBombingsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 15:28:10 GMTFormer priest's lawyer asks jury for leniency, Ky. (AP) — A lawyer for a former priest convicted on felony sex abuse charges is asking a jury to be lenient on James Schook, who has terminal cancer.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeReligionReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:32 GMTWWE wrestlers in Saudi Arabia for live matches, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Pro wrestlers with the WWE, including John Cena and former champion Randy Orton, are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital, Riyadh.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsEntertainment wrestlingWrestlingSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 15:06:47 GMTBeau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016.RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:36 GMTBerlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSeniorsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:41 GMTAlgerians trickle to polls in presidential vote, Algeria (AP) — Algerians trickled into voting booths on a sunshine-drenched Thursday to elect the president of this oil-rich North African nation in an election dominated by the ailing incumbent running for a fourth term.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 15:07:26 GMTChipotle sales surge as it draws more customers YORK (AP) — Mexican food chain Chipotle reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as more customers flocked to its restaurants for burritos, bowls and tacos.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:21 GMTPolice: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A woman tried to drown her three teenage children by driving a van into a river, police said, but all four of them were rescued by a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 14:57:58 GMTOklahoma gay marriage case before US appeals court (AP) — An appeals court in Denver is hearing its second gay marriage case in two weeks.KRISTI EATONNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesOklahomaDenverNorth AmericaColorado, 17 Apr 2014 16:08:50 GMTUkraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators.iGeneral newsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 15:58:50 GMTFamous Los Angeles mountain lion exposed to poison ANGELES (AP) — A mountain lion that appeared strong and healthy when it was photographed as it ruled a wilderness park in the middle of Los Angeles has been exposed to rat poison and is suffering from mange, officials said.CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsAnimal healthNational parksAnimalsMountainsMountain lionsRodentsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelMammalsLos AngelesSanta MonicaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:35:02 GMTRobber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:45:22 GMTObama says wounded bikers are an inspiration (AP) — President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.NEDRA PICKLERlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsDisability sportsVeteransSports, 17 Apr 2014 16:07:20 GMTUS sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there.wMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBusinessUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:15 GMT3 more Washington mudslide victims identified, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWashingtonEverettSeattleDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:49:30 GMTUnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance.TOM MURPHYfBusinessHealth care costsGovernment programsGovernment-funded health insuranceFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth issuesHealthFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment finance, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:10 GMTPepsiCo's profit rises on snack sales, price hikes YORK (AP) — PepsiCo reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as the company sold more snacks around the world and hiked prices, including on its drinks.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:17:13 GMTOpenings begin in US trial of Egyptian preacher YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial.LARRY NEUMEISTERTOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismReligionLaw and orderWar and unrestSocial affairsLondonNew York CityEnglandNew YorkYemenUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 15:31:50 GMTCourt extends NYC officer's weapons case in India DELHI (AP) — An Indian court said Thursday it won't rule before July 1 in the case of a New York City police officer arrested in New Delhi on a weapons charge.iGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderIndiaNew YorkNew York CitySouth AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:18:02 GMTGrief in town of students missing in ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.FOSTER KLUGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationTrain travelEducationSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTravelLifestyleSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:10 GMTRomanian premier co-pilots US F-16 fighter jet, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has co-piloted an F-16 fighter jet at the end of Romanian and U.S. air exercises.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 16:07:36 GMTDetroit sees more deals ahead in bankruptcy case (AP) — The city of Detroit is optimistic it will make more deals in the next several days to help emerge from bankruptcy.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 16:05:12 GMTTech stocks slump after Google, IBM disappoint are drifting lower on Wall Street in midday trading, led by a decline in the technology sector after Google and IBM reported disappointing earnings.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 17 Apr 2014 16:01:50 GMTPolice: Student ate more pot than recommended (AP) — Authorities say a Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie.aGeneral newsCannabisPlantsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:03 GMTNebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' flier, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesLincolnNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 16:04:38 GMTReservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthCrimeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 15:01:41 GMTUN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save Homs (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria says the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theater of death and destruction," urging both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 15:08:45 GMTHolder: Americans stand with Kansas City mourners PARK, Kan. (AP) — All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that all hate crimes are "an affront to the nation."MARIA SUDEKUMaGeneral newsHate crimesViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeKansasKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 16:06:20 GMTAP NewsAlert HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine accepts Intl Criminal Court jurisdiction, might enable probe of Kiev sniper deaths.iGeneral newsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:45 GMT