FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2015 00:56:48 -0700Lydia Ko defends her title at Lake Merced CITY, Calif. (AP) — The steady hands over important putts. The easy laughter even while playing a sudden-death playoff. Lydia Ko can make it seem like child's play on the LPGA Tour even as she keeps piling up victories at an alarming rate.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaMercedUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:46:58 GMTThailand seizes 3 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Kenya (AP) — Thailand seized 3 tons of ivory hidden in tea leaf sacks from Kenya in the second-biggest bust in the country's history, one week after the biggest seizure, customs officials said Monday.iGeneral newsScienceAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmental concernsSmugglingEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCrimeThailandLaosSoutheast AsiaKenyaAfricaAsiaEast Africa, 27 Apr 2015 06:39:28 GMTHawaii telescope website taken down in apparent cyberattack (AP) — An apparent cyberattack Sunday temporarily disrupted the main website of Thirty Meter Telescope, the organization trying to construct one of the world's largest telescopes near the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyState governmentsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:00:24 GMTSri Lanka's Parliament debates presidential powers, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament debated constitutional amendments Monday to clip the extensive powers given to the country's president, a promise President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureConstitutionsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:32:53 GMTThe Latest: Facebook activates Safety Check for Nepal a.m. (0415 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsNatural disastersSocial mediaAccidents and disastersOnline mediaMediaNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduJapanAsiaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 04:40:43 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Gorkha toll could change picture a.m. (0600 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNew ZealandJapanAsiaOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 06:01:34 GMTSupporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments (AP) — Senate proponents of a bill empowering Congress to review and potentially reject any Iran nuclear deal must first win a battle with some colleagues determined to change the legislation in ways that could sink it.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNuclear weaponsNuclear proliferationLegislationInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 03:53:11 GMTLauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres.By LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsTV newsGays and lesbiansCable televisionFashion designNews mediaMediaTelevision, 27 Apr 2015 04:10:46 GMTTsarnaev's life on line as defense argues against execution (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's life is on the line as his lawyers return to federal court to make their case that he should be spared the death penalty.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsTrack and fieldBombingsEventsLaw and orderSportsCriminal punishmentBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 05:16:54 GMTA-Rod hits No. 659, Yanks beat Mets 6-4 to win Subway Series YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen.By MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 04:47:57 GMTBomb kills 5 in southern Afghanistan, clashes in north, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say five civilians were killed when a bomb detonated inside a house in the southern Zabul province, while in the north Taliban insurgents are clashing with police.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:14:00 GMT10 Things to Know for Monday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 03:24:58 GMTSinger Jamie Barton wins the 'Heisman Trophy' of music YORK (AP) — The prize dubbed the Heisman Trophy for singers is going to a Georgia native with an earth-shattering voice — and an earthy style.By VERENA DOBNIKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCollege footballHeisman TrophyCollege sportsSportsFootballPerforming artsEvents, 27 Apr 2015 04:04:30 GMTGolf Capsules, La. (AP) — Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic.By The Associated PresssSportsWomen's golfMen's golfGolfWomen's sportsMen's sportsIndonesiaLouisianaShanghaiMercedSoutheast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaCalifornia, 27 Apr 2015 02:28:30 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Entire army involved in rescue a.m. (0540 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduNew ZealandJapanAsiaOceaniaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 05:42:43 GMTJapan's prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston (AP) — Japan's prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanBostonHarvardMassachusettsEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:42 GMTToday in History is Monday, April 27, the 117th day of 2015. There are 248 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaObituariesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelMontrealFranceAthensQuebecCanadaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeAlabamaUnited States, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:27 GMTKo wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko twice thought someone else would leave Lake Merced with the trophy this year.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsEast AsiaCaliforniaMercedAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 03:19:34 GMTSanta Cruz sweeps Fort Wayne, wins first NBA D-League title CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The Santa Cruz Warriors won their first NBA Development League championship Sunday, beating the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 109-96 to complete a two-game sweep.sSportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEvents, 27 Apr 2015 03:21:24 GMTGrizzlies, Bulls wary even with big leads in playoffs Grizzlies and Bulls head into their games Monday night in complete control of their respective series, needing just one more victory to advance to the next round.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:18:22 GMTLong odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — The key to understanding the death penalty trial of James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and wounded 70 more at a packed Batman movie premiere, will be to learn what was going on inside his mind at the time.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:55:00 GMTClinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.By HOPE YENfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPhilanthropic foundationsIndividual givingPhilanthropySocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 27 Apr 2015 04:38:44 GMTCapitals-Islanders Game 7 stirs 'Epic' memories's only been one Game 7 between the Capitals and Islanders, but it has stood the test of time — lots and lots and lots of time — as one of the great games in postseason annals.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:56 GMTCards ace Wainwright on 15-day DL, could be out much longer Wainwright was a cheerleader on the St. Louis Cardinals' 2011 World Series title team, out the entire year following reconstructive elbow surgery, suiting up and slapping fives in the dugout.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:28:51 GMTDubnyk, Wild beat Blues, for rematch with Blackhawks PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild were flailing in mid-January, badly needing a boost in the net when Devan Dubnyk arrived just in time.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:14 GMTAustralia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed, Australia (AP) — Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeNational courtsCrimeGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSmugglingNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryCriminal punishmentLaw and orderAustraliaIndonesiaBaliSydneyOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNew South Wales, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:21 GMTNo perfect bullpen strategy, but depth, flexibility help (AP) — When the Detroit Tigers signed Joe Nathan before the 2014 season, they expected baseball's active saves leader to simply keep rolling. After a few too many bad outings, they traded for a backup plan in Joakim Soria, widely considered the top reliever on the market.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDetroitKansas CityNew York CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriNew York, 27 Apr 2015 06:58:38 GMTHundreds of German cinemas refuse to show 'Avengers' film (AP) — Several hundred movie theaters in Germany have refused to screen the new "Avengers" film in a dispute over rental fees with Disney.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentMovie rentalBoycottsMedia distributionMediaPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 06:47:37 GMTDeath toll in Nepal quake rises to more than 3,200, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake rose to 3,218 on Monday, two days after the massive quake ripped across this Himalayan nation, leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsScienceSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseMountainsNatural disastersEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaTibetKathmanduSouth AsiaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 03:02:21 GMTThe Latest: Death toll in Nepal quake more than 3,200, Nepal (AP) — 8.45 a.m. (0300 GMT)The Associated PressiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduAsia, 27 Apr 2015 03:51:58 GMTRose finds a new way to win 7th PGA Tour title, La. (AP) — It sounds like Justin Rose believes he's had a breakthrough in the Big Easy.By BRETT MARTELsSportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentMen's sportsGolfEventsLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 06:50:39 GMTEllis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets (AP) — J.J. Barea last started a playoff game when he helped boost Dallas' run to a championship four years ago. Al-Farouq Aminu had never been on the floor for the opening tip in a postseason game.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDallasHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 05:26:28 GMTWall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep (AP) — John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!"By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Apr 2015 02:56:03 GMTUS gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up, Calif. (AP) — The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58.aBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCamarilloCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 03:13:52 GMTSoldiers clear ash from around Chile's Calbuco volcano, Chile (AP) — Soldiers were sent to clear ash from towns and roads near Chile's Calbuco volcano, which was quieter but continued to release columns of ash days after emitting twin spectacular eruptions.iGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Apr 2015 04:02:36 GMTNL teams experimenting with pitchers hitting 8th a testy start to the season — looking at you, Bryan Price; also you, Royals, White Sox and Athletics — comes a bit of managerial creativity sure to put a smile on the face of any innovative Strat-O-Matic player.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityNew York CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Apr 2015 06:23:57 GMTKazakhstan's longtime leader secures crushing election win, Kazakhstan (AP) — Preliminary results of weekend nationwide polls in Kazakhstan show the long-ruling president confirming his incumbency with 97.7 percent of the vote amid a record turnout, election officials said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsKazakhstanAstanaAsiaCentral AsiaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 05:51:13 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America week in Latin America mother nature took a turn for the worse as the Calbuco volcano erupted after almost 5 decades of inactivity. It billowed a huge ash cloud over a sparsely populated, mountainous area in southern Chile. Authorities ordered the evacuation of the inhabitants of nearby communities. The head of the national mining and geology service said the volcano's eruptive process could last weeks or even months.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMotorcycle road racingVolcanoesMotorcycle racingSportsEnvironment and natureCubaSouth AmericaMexicoMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNew YorkNorth AmericaCentral AmericaUnited States, 27 Apr 2015 04:01:51 GMTAsian markets rise after Wall Street gains (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street gained on strong earnings as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week's U.S. Federal Reserve meeting.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesInformation technologyEast AsiaGreeceUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 05:37:11 GMTRescuers struggle to reach many in Nepal quake, fear worst, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,300 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEmergency managementMountainsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureNepalTibetSouth AsiaKathmanduAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 06:23:08 GMTThe Latest: Air of uneasy calm, uncertainty over Kathmandu a.m. (0515 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaJapanNew ZealandAsiaEast AsiaOceania, 27 Apr 2015 05:21:53 GMTLEADING OFF: Wainwright gets MRI, Russell ready for Wrigley look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 27 Apr 2015 06:19:18 GMTDeaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake: Things to Know death toll climbed above 3,300 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEnvironment and natureNepalIndiaKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 06:14:32 GMTUS vets come to Vietnam to confront past, and find a home, Vietnam (AP) — When Richard Parker left Vietnam in 1970, he planned to leave his memories of napalm attacks firmly in the past. Instead, as time marched on, they haunted him.By MIKE IVESiGeneral newsVeteransCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureVietnamUnited StatesChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 06:57:35 GMTAfter Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake (AP) — At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsNBA FinalsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Apr 2015 06:35:20 GMTThe Latest: Japan to provide aid worth $210,000 to Nepal, Nepal (AP) — .The Associated PressiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaKathmanduJapanAsiaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 04:19:13 GMTCanadiens move on in playoffs after beating Senators in 6, Ontario (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are moving on — after a few tense days in which a big series lead suddenly dwindled.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyOntarioOttawaMontrealCanadaNorth AmericaQuebec, 27 Apr 2015 06:09:38 GMTUnion: Judge won't dismiss officer's manslaughter case (AP) — A judge declined to dismiss the voluntary manslaughter case against a Cleveland officer in the deaths of two unarmed people after a high-speed chase that ended in a 137-shot barrage, police union officials said Sunday.aGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 02:29:04 GMTAP NewsAlert, Nepal (AP) — Nepal police official says at least 3,218 people have been confirmed dead after massive quake.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 02:50:42 GMTWriters withdraw from PEN gala, cite honor for Charlie Hebdo YORK (AP) — Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose and at least four other writers have withdrawn from next month's PEN American Center gala, citing objections to the literary and human rights organization's honoring the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentCharlie Hebdo shooting in ParisIslamEventsReligionSocial affairsJournalismNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 03:33:04 GMT