FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 12:53:42 -0700Palestinians, Israeli Arabs mark 'Land Day' (AP) — Palestinians and Arab citizens of Israel have marked "Land Day," an annual day of protest against what they say are discriminatory land policies by Israel.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 18:37:45 GMTUS university, foundation invested in frozen Chinese stocks (AP) — The University of Michigan, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. and a foundation helping Appalachian children all own stakes in an Asian investment fund backing two major Chinese companies, which froze their stocks late last week after failing to file their financial statements on time.By JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockPatentsStock marketsHealth care industryIndustriesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesProfessional servicesFinancial servicesMaterials industryInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthIntellectual propertyFinancial marketsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:05:17 GMTMan charged in death of toddler found in backpack in creek, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has been charged with murder after the toddler's mother agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersCrimes against childrenOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:32:53 GMTSerena Williams to play in 40th season of World Team Tennis YORK (AP) — Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sports, 30 Mar 2015 18:27:19 GMTFederal agents charged with stealing digital currency FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents were charged with fraud in the theft of digital currency during an investigation into an online black market known as Silk Road that let users buy and sell drugs and other illegal items, authorities said Monday.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIAShtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyTheftDrug-related crimeMoney launderingCriminal investigationsFraud and false statementsCrimeLaw and orderCommodity marketsFinancial marketsSan FranciscoUnited StatesMarylandCaliforniaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:29:40 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFort PierceFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:41:18 GMTProsecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:16:08 GMT1 of 2 victims of NYC explosion is officially identified YORK (AP) — The New York City mayor's office says one of two bodies recovered after a building collapse and apparent gas explosion has been officially identified.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:24:57 GMTIndians laughing their way through training camp (AP) — The Indians are pitching, hitting, bunting and doing everything else they need to work on for the upcoming season at spring training.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMLB Spring TrainingSocial mediaCelebrityProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsOnline mediaMediaEntertainmentArts and entertainmentClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:50:56 GMTNational parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park' (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country's most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:44:32 GMTMusic festivals tell fans to leave selfie sticks at home ANGELES (AP) — You can bring your beach towels and floral headbands, but forget that selfie stick if you're going to the Coachella or Lollapalooza music festivals.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:18:54 GMTJudge again rules Joe Paterno can't sue for contract breach, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has ruled again that the family of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno can't sue the NCAA and the university for breach of contract for their actions in response to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.By MARK SCOLFOROaBusinessGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:52:45 GMTJury hearing case against ex-undercover drug officers (AP) — Lawyers for six fired police officers charged with stealing millions of dollars in cash and narcotics from drug dealers attacked the government case Monday, saying it relies on 19 lying drug dealers and a "dirty, despicable" ex-colleague.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsTheftDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:22:30 GMTMan decorating family grave is killed by falling headstone, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man decorating a relative's grave for Easter with his wife has been killed after a headstone fell on him.aGeneral newsHome decorHome and gardenLifestyleHolidaysOccasionsScrantonPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:49:30 GMT4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police LOUIS (AP) — Four journalists arrested during last summer's protests over the Ferguson shooting death of Michael Brown are suing St. Louis County's police department for civil rights violations and unlawful detention.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriJournalistsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestCrimeEventsNews mediaMediaMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:56:43 GMTStudy finds equality between sexes at moment of conception YORK (AP) — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests.By MALCOLM RITTERaScienceSexual and reproductive healthGender ratioInfertilityBiologyHealthDemographicsSocial affairs, 30 Mar 2015 19:09:34 GMTVenus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:50:16 GMTNSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, officials said. One of the men died, and the other man and the officer were hurt.By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDORaGeneral newsNational securityIntelligence agenciesCrimeWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:43:35 GMTPolice search for university student who vanished at party ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are looking for a University of California, Berkeley, student who walked away from a Los Angeles party and disappeared.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsEducationCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:42:56 GMTKaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team Kaminsky and Jahlil Okafor are as different as stories can be in college basketball. The two, however, have a lot in common — both are in the Final Four and both were the top selections on The Associated Press' 2014-15 All-America team.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's sportsCollege sportsEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballWisconsinKentuckyOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:23:43 GMTEvo Morales' party loses La Paz in Bolivian elections PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales' governing party suffered its most serious setback of nearly a decade in power in local and regional elections Sunday, according to unofficial results.By CARLOS VALDEZiGeneral newsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsBoliviaLa PazSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Mar 2015 18:16:49 GMTNSA: Vehicle smashed into police car at Fort Meade; police opened fire when it refused to stop MEADE, Md. (AP) — NSA: Vehicle smashed into police car at Fort Meade; police opened fire when it refused to stop.aGeneral news, 30 Mar 2015 18:19:01 GMTTennessee pastor, son who saved 3 boys among Carnegie Heroes (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPittsburghTennesseePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:59:22 GMTNY in settlement with college group on sports eligibility, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general announced a settlement Monday with the National Junior College Athletic Association to eliminate a rule nationally that limited sports eligibility mostly to students who attended at least three years of high school in the United States.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsCollegiate organizationsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:32:12 GMTOhio governor's panel weighs more state oversight of police, Ohio (AP) — State oversight of Ohio police officers would increase and officers would get more training dealing with the mentally ill under several proposals being considered by a police-relations task force.By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsState governmentsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:50:47 GMTSmall plane lands on Wyoming highway after engine trouble, Wyo. (AP) — A pilot flying with his young grandson encountered engine trouble but safely landed his small plane on a rural Wyoming highway without hurting anybody.aGeneral newsWyomingWorlandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:31 GMTObama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was.By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:20:56 GMTWartime land mines kill 5 Iranian border guards, shepherd, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says two land mines left over from the 1980s Iraq-Iran war have killed five Iranian border guards and a female shepherd near the Iraqi border.iGeneral newsLand minesWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTehranIranIraqMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 18:21:25 GMTLatest on NSA shooting: Driver refused orders to stop p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsIntelligence agenciesNational securityCrimeWar and unrestMilitary intelligenceCivil serviceLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationMilitary and defenseViolent crimeMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:01:26 GMTRed Cross truck attacked in Mali; 1 dead, 1 wounded, Mali (AP) — Armed men attacked a Red Cross truck on Monday, partially setting it on fire and killing the driver and wounding a passenger, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 19:58:17 GMTUS stocks move sharply higher, led by energy companies stocks moved sharply higher in afternoon trading Monday, on course for a second consecutive gain. Investors cheered encouraging economic data and the latest batch of corporate deal news. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHealth care industryIndustriesCommodity marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:46:53 GMTKris Bryant sent to minors by Chicago Cubs, Ariz. (AP) — Third baseman Kris Bryant has been reassigned to the Chicago Cubs' minor league camp despite hitting .425 in spring training with nine homers and 15 RBIs in 40 at-bats.By JASON P. SKODAsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsIllinoisMesaUnited StatesNorth AmericaArizona, 30 Mar 2015 19:37:56 GMTOfficials examining why plane landed short of Halifax runway (AP) — An Air Canada passenger plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport, the lead investigator said Monday.By ROB GILLIESiBusinessGeneral newsPower outagesWeatherService outagesCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaNova ScotiaOntario, 30 Mar 2015 19:49:10 GMTGuinea shuts border with Sierra Leone in effort to end Ebola, Guinea (AP) — Guinea closed its border with Sierra Leone on Monday as part of new efforts to stamp out Ebola, an official said.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneAfricaLiberia, 30 Mar 2015 18:18:35 GMTCuddyer hits 6th HR, Duda drives in 5 as Mets beat Marlins ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsNew York CityFloridaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:53:08 GMTAidan Gillen of 'Game of Thrones' narrating 'The Art of War' YORK (AP) — A new audiobook recording of Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" will soon be available with the perfect narrator — the scheming royal adviser Littlefinger from "Game of Thrones."By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:40 GMTEndangered bighorn sheep moved to Yosemite, Sequoia parks, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife officials say bighorn sheep have been relocated to their ancestral range in the Sierra Nevada, putting the endangered animal on a path to recovery.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsAnimalsSheepNational parksWildlifeMammalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEnvironmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:36:06 GMTLeft-hander Paul Maholm released by Cincinnati Reds, Ariz. (AP) — Left-hander Paul Maholm has been released from a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds.sSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:56:15 GMTNEWS GUIDE: The gaps as Iran talks hit crunch time Sanctions. Nuclear research. Sticking points remain on some of the most basic issues as negotiations between world powers and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program hit crunch time.By GEORGE JAHNhtGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsTechnologyGovernment and politicsWeapons of mass destructionIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:30:17 GMTStepdad accused of killing 9-week-old while mom in hospital, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been charged with killing his 9-week-old stepdaughter while her mother was in the hospital.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:00:16 GMTSEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms (AP) — Federal regulators filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms, who are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to loans to distressed companies.By MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsSEC filingsGovernment regulationsFraud and false statementsFinancial servicesIndustriesCorporate newsGovernment and politicsContracts and ordersGovernment business and financeMilitary and defenseOwnership changesCrime, 30 Mar 2015 18:53:41 GMTTrevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'The Daily Show' YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times in recent months, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Mar 2015 18:14:37 GMTTwin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission.By MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:37:29 GMTSuspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility.aGeneral newsArsonFiresCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioIrontonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:59:59 GMTAaron Hernandez's fiancee: Discarded box smelled like weed RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has testified in his murder trial that a box he asked her to get rid of smelled skunky and she thought it contained marijuana.BY MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:50 GMTUS officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate MEADE, Md. (AP) — Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking the road, leaving one of them dead, officials said.By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDORaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesNational securityCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:34:41 GMTA list of some fatal US church van crashes since 2010 members of a Fort Pierce, Florida, church died early Monday when their van drove into a ditch west of Lake Okeechobee. Fatal church van crashes happen several times a year in the U.S. Here are some that have happened since 2010:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationChristianityReligionSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:54:21 GMTAP source: US moving toward charging doctor in Menendez case (AP) — Federal prosecutors are moving toward charging a Florida eye doctor over his dealings with New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, according to a person familiar with a Justice Department investigation into their relationship.By ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDominican RepublicNew JerseyCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 19:47:31 GMTBritish man pleads guilty in terror camp case YORK (AP) — A British man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in New York that he plotted to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 18:15:01 GMTWoman's appeal for kidney donor on car window pays off PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman's decision to seek a kidney donor by putting a personal plea in bright yellow letters on her car has paid off.aGeneral newsOrgan donationHealth issuesHealthMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 18:51:10 GMT