FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 02:58:50 -070076ers favored twice this week, so what happened to tanking? have the look of such favorites that Las Vegas likes them twice this week, once while on a back-to-back and the other time on the road.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsSan AntonioNew York CityTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Mar 2015 06:51:05 GMT11 killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India, India (AP) — A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road in eastern India and plunged into a gorge, killing at least 11 people, police said Monday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:40:04 GMT11 killed as bus plunges into gorge in eastern India, India (AP) — Police say at least 11 people were killed when a bus veered off a mountain road and plunged into a gorge in eastern India.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 06:19:43 GMTAP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillanceNational securityHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureTerrorismLegislationPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:33 GMTNational parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park' (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsNational parksPolitical fundraisingEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 08:50:02 GMTInvestigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state, France (AP) — A French police official says European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.iGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceGermanyMarseilleWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 09:00:49 GMTAncient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines, Jordan (AP) — It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty these days and only a trickle of tourists make their way through a landmark canyon to the Treasury building where scenes of one of the "Indiana Jones" movies were filmed.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCustomer statisticsCivil warsAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsWar and unrestJordanSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 06:18:15 GMTFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert found guilty in retrial on corruption charges.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 05:41:26 GMTClinton email dustup latest in 'delete, erase' era of gov't (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.By NANCY BENAChtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relationsForeign policyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyGovernment policyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:20 GMTFormer Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsTerritorial disputesPolitical resignationsCabinetsCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:46 GMTAP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsJournalismWar crimesInternational lawJournalistsNews mediaMediaWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:26:41 GMTMorocco confronts abortion taboo with proposed reform, Morocco (AP) — It was just 7 a.m. and Hoda was walking alone to a clinic in the Moroccan coastal city of Agadir. She skipped breakfast: the Senegalese doctor had told her that the abortion would be better done on an empty stomach.By PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsAbortionHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthReligious issuesReligionMoroccoCasablancaAlgeriaNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 06:48:20 GMTPlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony's own music service YORK (AP) — Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmentConsumer electronicsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate news, 30 Mar 2015 09:02:10 GMT4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 07:01:32 GMTSouth Korean firm named sole bidder for big fighter jet deal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever weapons development project.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:16:00 GMTFederal funding in short supply for rural water projects, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsAquifersUtilitiesIndustriesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNew MexicoPortalesClovisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:56 GMTSpain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) — From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.By JOSEPH WILSONiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationSpainFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 06:32:10 GMTHernandez fiancee set to resume testimony in murder trial fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is expected to take the stand for a second day of testimony in his murder trial and talk about a box she disposed of from their basement the day after a man who was dating her younger sister was killed.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 30 Mar 2015 05:25:32 GMTLEADING OFF: Rockies' Gonzalez expected to return to lineup look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesMLB Spring TrainingAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEvents, 30 Mar 2015 06:48:29 GMTSyrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 08:35:42 GMTA look at US Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects, N.M. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. The agency has $36 million to spend on projects during the next fiscal year — a fraction of the funds needed for the work.aBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNative AmericansUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:13:40 GMTQuotations in the News"For us, it makes it particularly difficult that the only victim from Montabaur is suspected to have caused this tragedy, this crash — although this has not been finally confirmed, but a lot is indicating that — and we have to face this." — Michael Dietrich, pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown, on the Germanwings' co-pilot blamed for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsYemenMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:02:05 GMTPentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary recruitmentMilitary and defenseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:07:54 GMTObama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy (AP) — President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 30 Mar 2015 05:42:14 GMTCampaign begins for most unpredictable election in decades (AP) — Britain's prime minister David Cameron is paying a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II as the country begins formal campaigning for an election seen as the most unpredictable in decades.iGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Mar 2015 09:03:08 GMTRobin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebritySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:26 GMTSmall investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal investingGovernment regulationsPersonal financeFinancial planningGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 30 Mar 2015 07:05:05 GMTAsian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyChinaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:03:10 GMTWith Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityGovernment and politicsEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessMalaysiaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:09:27 GMTA look at what's been lost to history look at what's gone but not forgotten:By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEmbassiesInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:18 GMTA look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career (AP) — An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsCabinetsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderElectionsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle EastGaza Strip, 30 Mar 2015 08:52:37 GMTUS treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday he pressed Chinese leaders over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 08:41:50 GMTBangladesh police say blogger hacked to death in capital, Bangladesh (AP) — A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with two of the suspected attackers caught near the scene, police said.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMediaBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:45:01 GMTHope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation's turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT) and winner could be named later Monday or Tuesday, electoral officials say.By MICHELLE FAUL and HILARY UGURUiGeneral newsWar and unrestNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 08:41:02 GMTFrance's far-right fails to win a council in local voting (AP) — France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says she was satisfied with her party's performance in local council elections, though it won just 62 of the 4,108 seats at stake.iGeneral newsElectionsVotingGovernment and politicsLocal electionsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 08:13:44 GMT14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province, Egypt (AP) — A senior Egyptian security official says 14 people have been killed and seven injured in a car crash involving three vehicles in the southern province of Sohag.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 07:47:48 GMTSpartans' win over Louisville caps winning weekend for Trice, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Trice learned it's far less nerve-wracking playing with a Final Four berth on the line than it is getting basketball score updates by phone.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsCollege basketballMen's basketballHigh school sportsCollege sportsBasketballMen's sportsNew YorkMichiganSyracuseOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 06:55:46 GMTDuke freshmen 'easy to mesh' into Final Four team (AP) — Like his Duke teammates sitting on either side of him at the podium, Quinn Cook had a strand of the cut-down net sticking out of his regional championship cap.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsEventsBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:38 GMTMitchell sends South Carolina women to 1st Final Four, N.C. (AP) — Someday, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will eventually rename a play after star guard Tiffany Mitchell.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsFloridaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaGreensboroAsheboroUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:03:20 GMTAP PHOTOS: Horsemen chase thrill of the hunt, scent of a fox, Md. (AP) — A hound's howl breaks through the cold rainfall. Dozens more hounds emerge from a stand of trees and bound across a field in search of a fox's scent. Horses carrying riders in red and black coats follow from a ways behind, quickly disappearing again over a hillcrest, minutes away from Baltimore's growing suburbs.By PATRICK SEMANSKYaGeneral newsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 06:42:23 GMTCamp Cal the latest innovation in team building at Kentucky could've easily been called the John Calipari Fantasy Camp.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballBasketballCollege basketballCoachingCollege sportsSports governanceNBA DraftEventsMen's sportsProfessional basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessCollege footballFootballKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 06:21:23 GMTFormer Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsCrimeCabinetsLaw and orderDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 08:50:45 GMTFeds to wrap up case in 1st phase of marathon bombing trial (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with testimony from medical examiners who will describe the injuries to two people who died in the attack, including an 8-year-old boy.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 06:18:18 GMTWhy getting patients on their feet may speed recovery in ICU (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthPhysical fitnessAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:05:55 GMTObama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 30 Mar 2015 07:16:47 GMTIran nuclear talks at crunch time, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 08:56:01 GMTWild rhino enters Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino has entered a city in southern Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several other people.iGeneral newsAnimalsRhinocerosAthlete injuriesMammalsAthlete healthSportsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:09:57 GMTMcGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever CITY (AP) — It would be easy to forgive Muffett McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted.By KURT VOIGTsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsCollege basketballBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsEventsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:08:11 GMTTaylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsiHeartRadio Music AwardsFashion designEvents, 30 Mar 2015 05:48:44 GMTFlood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.By MERAJ-UDDINiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthNatural disastersKashmirIndiaPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:13:19 GMT