FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:50 -0700Philadelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company, Del. (AP) — The local newspaper guild has dropped out of the upcoming auction for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers.MARYCLAIRE DALEaBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:15:55 GMTWyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town, Wyo. (AP) — Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsEvacuationsFiresProduction facilitiesAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsCorporate newsWyomingKemmererUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:26:53 GMTUS stocks fluctuate on mixed earnings reports YORK (AP) — Mixed earnings from a large number of U.S. companies had stocks moving between modest gains and losses Thursday, despite strong results from a handful of names including Apple and Caterpillar. 3M was among those whose results disappointed investors.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:27:59 GMTMinding the tax bite in fund investing YORK (AP) — How painful was tax season for you?STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financePersonal taxesPersonal investingMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsFinancial planningCorporate stockCorporate newsGovernment and politicsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:52:35 GMTNew drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit (AP) — Strong new drug sales and higher operating income helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.JOHN HEILPRINfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesUnited KingdomSwitzerlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:46:26 GMTKosar believes he's off TV for slurred speech (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he's been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesTelevisionAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballMediaClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:56:31 GMTFirst lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.NANCY BENACfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationships, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:59 GMT'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale (AP) — Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 24 Apr 2014 16:58:41 GMTRebels kill Indian election official in Kashmir, India (AP) — Suspected rebels fatally shot an Indian poll official and wounded four other people in an attack on a bus in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Thursday, a major day of voting in the country's general election.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsVotingParliamentary electionsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:05 GMTGM profit sinks; CEO sees no recall hit to sales (AP) — The cost of recalling nearly 7 million cars and trucks sank General Motors' first-quarter profit, but the company's CEO said the much-publicized recalls have yet to cut into sales.DEE-ANN DURBINTOM KRISHERfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesDetroitUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 24 Apr 2014 16:02:13 GMTChiquita asks court to toss terror payments case (AP) — Chiquita Brands International asked a federal appeals court Thursday to dismiss lawsuits filed against the produce giant by relatives of thousands of Colombians killed in a bloody civil war, contending the cases do not belong in a U.S. court.CURT ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsTerrorismNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesColombiaNorth AmericaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 16:50:54 GMTRBC Heritage working to keep backing HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — RBC Heritage tournament director Steve Wilmot doesn't want to return to the dark, sponsor-less days of just a few years ago when his longtime PGA Tour stop didn't know if it would make it through to the next year. So everyone connected with the event is making sure that won't happen.PETE IACOBELLIfBusinessSportsMen's golfMen's sportsSports sponsorshipGolfSports governanceSports businessHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:44:25 GMTValcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests PAULO (AP) — FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke is sending a blunt warning to Brazilian World Cup organizers, saying all 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest.TALES AZZONIsSportsFIFA World CupSports governanceInternational soccerMen's soccer2014 FIFA World CupProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 16:25:23 GMTMexico closes clinic in hyperbaric chamber death CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities have temporarily closed a private clinic after a patient was found dead inside a hyperbaric chamber.iGeneral newsHealthMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 15:06:50 GMTUkraine launches operation against insurgents, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsNationalismLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 16:18:29 GMTABC signs Stephanopoulos to contract extension YORK (AP) — ABC News has signed George Stephanopoulos to a contract extension, the last member of its "Good Morning America" team to agree to a new deal.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 24 Apr 2014 16:09:08 GMTUS to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.RYAN NAKASHIMAhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesTelecommunicationsIndustriesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 24 Apr 2014 16:05:52 GMTStocks mostly higher on earnings gains; Apple up YORK (AP) — Mixed earnings from a large number of U.S. companies had stocks moving between modest gains and losses Thursday, despite strong results from a handful of names including Apple and Caterpillar. 3M was among those whose results disappointed investors.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsProducts and servicesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:03:08 GMTAfghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.AMIR SHAHKAY JOHNSONiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesChicagoCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaIllinois, 24 Apr 2014 16:44:01 GMTGadget Watch: Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs YORK (AP) — Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise — or sleep — their four-legged friends are getting.JOSEPH PISANIhtBusinessLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyPetsPet careDogsConsumer electronicsExerciseMobile phonesMammalsAnimalsDiet and exercise, 24 Apr 2014 15:33:09 GMT'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsMassacresDiplomacyWar and unrestRace and ethnicityHumanitarian crisesMilitary intelligenceArmed forcesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 16:28:33 GMTUruguay to limit pot buyers to 10 grams a week, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's government is still writing the rules for its legal marijuana market, two weeks overdue now, and President Jose Mujica has asked that no details be released until the regulations are published Friday or Monday.LEONARDO HABERKORNiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsLegislatureCrimeGovernment and politicsUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 16:15:47 GMTJazz Fest builds on its roots after humble start ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned out to see a handful of performances.STACEY PLAISANCEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:29:11 GMTFamilies of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.GILLIAN WONGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 16:32:36 GMTUniversity: Unclear if sperm mix-up intentional LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says investigators cannot determine if a couple's sperm sample was intentionally switched with that of a convicted felon working at its fertility clinic 20 years ago.aGeneral newsScienceInfertilitySexual and reproductive healthHealthUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:32:43 GMTCosta Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter' JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.ALBERTO ARCEJACK GILLUMJAVIER CORDOBAiGeneral newsEmbassiesSocial mediaDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsOnline mediaMediaCosta RicaSan JoseCentral AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:41:31 GMT2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of Sriracha hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:25:20 GMTAetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs's first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition, and the health insurer hiked its 2014 earnings forecast above Wall Street estimates.TOM MURPHYfBusinessGovernment programsFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesGovernment and politicsGovernment-funded health insurance, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:17 GMTJ&J: Business doing well on new product approvals BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky says all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:20:14 GMT10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.The Associated PressaGeneral news, 24 Apr 2014 15:57:45 GMTChicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan (AP) — One of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago, a family member said.CARLA K. JOHNSONDON BABWINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanChicagoKabulCentral AsiaAsiaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:57:11 GMTUS proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.RYAN NAKASHIMAhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesTelecommunicationsIndustriesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 24 Apr 2014 16:44:01 GMTAfter court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937.SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:32:59 GMTPuerto Rico govt seeks to lure wealthy investors JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico hopes to persuade wealthy investors to bet on the U.S. territory at a two-day conference aimed at attracting new money amid the island's struggles to recover from a nearly eight-year recession.DANICA COTOiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsEconomyState governmentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financePuerto RicoSan JuanUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:05 GMTSaudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In the past 24 hours, Saudi Arabia has reported four new deaths from a Middle East virus related to SARS and 36 more cases of infection, including a Turkish pilgrim in Mecca.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesIslamDiseases and conditionsLung diseaseReligionSocial affairsSaudi ArabiaJiddahRiyadhMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 16:21:33 GMTUkraine kills 2, Russia ramps up exercises, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation that prompted new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsBorder securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineRussiaMoscowKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 15:49:30 GMTSmart Spending: Get your groove on, on a budget YORK (AP) — As the air gets warmer and spring blossoms, the season of music festivals is upon us. From Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee in June to Lollapalooza in Chicago in August, music lovers across the country will soon begin to flocking to festivals, which can draw hundreds of thousands of fans.MAE ANDERSONfBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestylePersonal financeMusicEntertainment, 24 Apr 2014 15:42:10 GMTGroup committed to Afghanistan despite shooting, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed three American physicians and wounded a U.S. nurse.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanUnited StatesPennsylvaniaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:12:46 GMTArgentina's Congress approves $5B Repsol indemnity AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is hoping to have an easier time attracting international investors to exploit its oil and gas fields now that lawmakers have agreed to pay $5 billion to the Spanish company Grupo Repsol for its controlling stake in the YPF oil company.DEBORA REYiBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsArgentinaSpainSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 16:27:18 GMTGOP senators attack Obama deportations review (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the nation's deportations policy.ERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutionsLegislatureImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:44:40 GMTNRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting (AP) — The National Rifle Association's annual meeting is bringing a renewed push for a law requiring all 50 states to recognize concealed carry gun permits from other states.CHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsState governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:40:09 GMTNew date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech (AP) — Michelle Obama is rearranging plans for a speech before graduating high school seniors in Topeka, Kan., in the face of protests that her appearance at a combined graduation ceremony for five schools would limit seating for families and friends.DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationGraduationGraduation ceremoniesEducationSocial affairsOccasionsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTopekaJapanUnited StatesKansasNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 16:29:41 GMTMarkets muted despite Apple, Facebook (AP) — Solid earnings from Apple and Facebook helped shore up global markets on Thursday despite other disappointing earnings and an earlier hefty retreat in Tokyo.PAN PYLASYURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaCurrency marketsOnline mediaMediaStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyJapanTokyoEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 15:50:31 GMTAverage US 30-year mortgage rate up to 4.33 pct (AP) — Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week as the spring home-buying season has gotten off to a slow start.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyResidential real estateLifestyle, 24 Apr 2014 15:06:51 GMTArmy: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the Taliban.ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsKarachiPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 15:21:29 GMTUN Security Council threatens sanctions at S.Sudan NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing rare "horror" at the recent massacre of civilians in South Sudan and threatens sanctions.iGeneral newsEthnic conflictsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSouth SudanSudanNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 15:09:16 GMTKiev: Moscow is backing eastern separatists, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president has accused Russia of backing separatists in the country's restive east and demanded that Moscow stop its intimidation campaign and leave his country alone.YURAS KARMANAUiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsUkraineMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 15:17:23 GMTParents of infant found dead held on drug charges, Ga. (AP) — A couple whose infant daughter was found dead at their home fled from Mississippi, driving with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeGeorgiaMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:51:07 GMTFlorida school stops serving soda before tests, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationStudent testingEducation standardsMountainsEducationSocial affairsEnvironment and natureMelbourneFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 16:28:03 GMTSenate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.DONNA CASSATAwTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureForeign policySeptember 11 attacksDrone surveillance and warfareInternational relationsNeo-conservatismGovernment policyEventsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseConservatismUnited StatesCrimeaDistrict of ColumbiaAfghanistanRussiaSyriaUkraineMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 16:56:57 GMT