FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Apr 2015 08:29:03 -0700Hundreds gather to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing CITY (AP) — Several hundred people have gathered at the former site of the Oklahoma City federal building to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist bombing there that killed 168 people and injured many others.By TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsBombingsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:17:44 GMTNY's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen.By DAVID KLEPPERaBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEconomyEventsAgricultureIndustriesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHavanaCubaNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:21:52 GMTQ&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 19 Apr 2015 14:31:55 GMTWest Virginia's Joe Manchin says he'll run again for Senate (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he'll run for re-election in 2018 rather than make a return bid for governor next year.pGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState governmentsLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:31:00 GMTBritish police make fourth arrest in slaying of imam (AP) — British counterterrorism detectives say they've arrested a fourth person as they investigate the slaying of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London.iGeneral newsReligious strifeArrestsCrimeTerrorismViolent crimeLaw and orderWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 19 Apr 2015 15:03:26 GMTFighting, airstrikes hit across Yemen as Saudis pledge aid, Yemen (AP) — Fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels struck Sunday across Yemen, officials said, as the United Nations said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to completely fund a $273.7 million appeal for emergency humanitarian aid to the county.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 15:21:20 GMTBrowne wins rain-shortened Greater Gwinnett Championship, Ga. (AP) — Relentless rain denied Olin Browne a chance to play the final round with Bernhard Langer. Then again, it gave Browne his first Champions Tour victory in four years.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:14:38 GMTAfter 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death, Ga. (AP) — Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeWrestlingLaw and orderSportsGeorgiaSavannahValdostaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:14:16 GMTActivists: Syrian government air raids kill at least 16 (AP) — Two Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on opposition-held towns near the Jordanian border have killed at least 16 people, including five children.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 14:07:09 GMTBreakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots are voting for a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus on Sunday in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 13:48:58 GMTFlorida gyrocopter pilot returns to Florida, awaits hearing, Fla. (AP) — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.aGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 13:36:09 GMT2 months before SC shooting, another motorist shot in back, Pa. (AP) — The video from the camera attached to the officer's stun gun shows how David Kassick died, authorities say: two bullets, four seconds apart, fired into his back as he lay face down.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimePolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaCrimeTrafficLaw and orderEventsTransportationHarrisburgPennsylvaniaSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:13:29 GMTS. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 14:55:05 GMTItaly beats US and Serena Williams 3-2 in Fed Cup playoff, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 15:28:44 GMTEvacuation orders lifted near Southern California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a Southern California dam.aGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseFiresNatural disastersNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:12:27 GMT8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Apr 2015 14:57:32 GMTGyrocopter pilot frustrated message isn't getting through, Fla. (AP) — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.By JOSHUA REPLOGLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 13:58:47 GMT30K runners, 28,200 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers (AP) — The Boston Marathon includes 26.2 miles, 34 elite athletes, 30,000 runners, 87 countries, 1 million spectators and $830,500 in prize money.By WILLIAM J. KOLEaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldBoston MarathonTrack and fieldMarathonsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:18:44 GMTPolitical party of former Yemen leader Saleh welcomes UN resolution calling for a cease-fire, Yemen (AP) — Political party of former Yemen leader Saleh welcomes UN resolution calling for a cease-fire.iGeneral newsCease firesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 15:34:45 GMTA history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.By JON GAMBRELLiGeneral newsHostage situationsWar and unrestMilitant groupsReligious strifeTerrorismBombingsOnline mediaCrimeGovernment and politicsMediaEgyptIraqBaghdadMiddle EastAfghanistanSyriaLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaJordanYemenAfricaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:55:07 GMTResearcher denied flight after tweet poking United security (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.By JACK GILLUMhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:33:42 GMTEcclestone says 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix going ahead, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country's human rights record.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsHuman rights and civil libertiesFormula OneAutomobile racingSocial issuesSocial affairsAzerbaijanBakuGermanyMiddle EastBahrainEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 14:45:48 GMTWartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesReligious issuesReligionSaudi ArabiaYemenIranSyriaRiyadhMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 14:40:25 GMTSerena Williams overcomes the wind and Errani in Fed Cup, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 13:44:08 GMTKids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsCrocodilesZoological parksCold WarReptilesRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCubaSwedenMoscowStockholmCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 13:39:14 GMT24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks (AP) — A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational relationsLegislatureAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeRomeSpainLibyaMediterranean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 15:38:26 GMTJordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Sunday launched a competition among elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.iGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsArmed forcesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaYemen, 19 Apr 2015 14:07:21 GMTThe Latest: UN calls for stronger rescue forces for migrants p.m. (1540 GMT, 11:40 am. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 15:38:44 GMTFire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City CITY (AP) — A towering black plume of smoke is pouring into the sky above Mexico City.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Apr 2015 15:38:53 GMTCanadian shrimp imports up as Maine fishery remains closed, Maine (AP) — Maine fishmonger Glen Libby made a disheartening discovery on Easter Sunday brunch — the cold water shrimp on the menu at a restaurant up the street from his fish market were from Canada, not New England.By PATRICK WHITTLEaBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeRestaurantsEconomyAgricultureIndustriesFood and drinkLifestyleMaineCanadaPortlandGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:17:51 GMTPalestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsCabinetsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 14:13:45 GMTRussia beats Germany in Fed Cup semi to book final vs Czechs, Russia (AP) — Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanyCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 15:18:23 GMTFinns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country (AP) — Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and an anti-immigration Finns Party that wants Greece ousted from the euro.By MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyNational governmentsRecessions and depressionsHelsinkiFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 14:17:36 GMTOfficials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:28:43 GMTAlmonds get roasted in debate over California water use FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsEconomyNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBusinessAgricultureIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaChinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 15:26:43 GMTAusterity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial crisisNational governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeFinancial marketsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 15:12:52 GMTNorway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable' (AP) — Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesInternational relationsNorwayRussiaSvalbard and Jan MayenLongyearbyenArcticOsloWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 14:16:00 GMTCeremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago, Germany (AP) — Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.By FERDINAND OSTROPiGeneral newsThe HolocaustNazismEventsGovernment and politicsPolandGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 15:15:20 GMT'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition ANGELES (AP) — "Furious 7" might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but the high-octane action movie maintained first place for the third weekend in a row with an estimated $29.1 million, according to box office tracker Rentrak.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 19 Apr 2015 15:24:32 GMTThe Latest: Spain calls on EU to take action on migrants p.m. (1455 GMT, 10:55 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSpainItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 15:07:52 GMTImmigrants describe threats in South Africa (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaAfricaJohannesburgLesothoSouthern Africa, 19 Apr 2015 13:18:46 GMTVideo: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.By JON GAMBRELL and MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityReligionTerrorismSocial affairsGovernment and politicsEgyptEthiopiaIraqLibyaMiddle EastCairoUnited StatesEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:45:09 GMTCzech Republic beats France 3-1 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.iGeneral newsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicFranceGermanyRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 14:17:55 GMTFacts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesLegislationLegislatureClevelandOhioMemphisUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 19 Apr 2015 15:36:17 GMTEnvironmentalists re-establishing Barnegat Bay oyster colony TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.By WAYNE PARRYaGeneral newsAnimalsMollusksCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental activismWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementWater environmentEnvironmental concernsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:04:45 GMTDon Francisco says it's time to close Sabado with dignity (AP) — After receiving a standing ovation from his emotional audience, Don Francisco, the popular host of "Sabado Gigante," tried to explain why television's longest-running show is coming to an end.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevision ratingsTelevisionMediaMiamiUnited StatesChileLatin America and CaribbeanFloridaNorth AmericaSouth America, 19 Apr 2015 15:00:18 GMTReagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.By JESSICA GRESKOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 19 Apr 2015 14:29:38 GMTNew Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 14:09:44 GMTFed Cup: Russia-Germany semifinal heads to doubles decider, Russia (AP) — Russia and Germany's Fed Cup semifinal headed to a decisive doubles rubber Sunday after Angelique Kerber thrashed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 13:52:18 GMTExtremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party (AP) — The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNazismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFranceParisEuropeSyriaWestern EuropeMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 15:20:43 GMT