FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 23:24:21 -0700Police: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, Kenya (AP) — A police official says masked gunmen have stormed a university campus in Garissa Town in eastern Kenya.iGeneral newsEducationViolent crimeCrimeSocial affairsKenyaSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 05:01:24 GMTExclusive Dominican resort tied to senator's indictment DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Dominican Republic resort long known as an exclusive Caribbean hideaway, where at least three former U.S. presidents have played golf, is one of the main settings in the corruption scandal enveloping Sen. Bob Menendez.By EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCelebrityIndictmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccommodationsTravelLifestyleEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderDominican RepublicUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:19:57 GMTProsecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry, N.Y. (AP) — A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.By MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsHealthDietary supplementsPolitical corruptionNutritionProducts and servicesCorporate newsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:04:53 GMTPolice: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:27:15 GMTThe latest developments on religious objections laws (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:25:06 GMTFlyers top Penguins 4-1 despite Crosby's 300th goal (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers are ticking off the days until their frustrating and inconsistent season ends. If the Pittsburgh Penguins can't get healthy — or stay out of the penalty box — it won't be long before they are doing the same.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:41:58 GMTMexico says oil spill avoided after deadly offshore blaze CITY (AP) — A huge blaze twisted and blackened an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, but the state-run Pemex oil company said it managed to avert any significant oil spill.By MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMexicoGulf of MexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Apr 2015 04:26:31 GMTAsia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:58:05 GMTSecurity officials: Sinai attacks kill 10 Egyptian troops (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two militant ambushes in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 10 soldiers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:19:25 GMTAnaheim Ducks clinch Pacific Division title, rout Oilers 5-1, Calif. (AP) — Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaEdmontonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadaNew York, 02 Apr 2015 05:31:57 GMTUS hopes Japan navy will be more active in Pacific, Japan (AP) — Even as Japan remains divided over proposed changes in the role it should play in regional security issues, senior U.S. and Japanese military officers say they hope the Japanese navy may soon be freed up to play a more active role in the Pacific and beyond, plying some of the world's most hotly contested waters.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsArmed forcesTerritorial disputesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoYokohamaEast AsiaPacific OceanUnited StatesEast China SeaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:49:20 GMTPolice: At least 2 people killed, 4 wounded in attack on Kenyan university, Kenya (AP) — Police: At least 2 people killed, 4 wounded in attack on Kenyan university.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:07:03 GMTSharks beat Avalanche 5-1 to boost slim playoff hopes JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored goals to help the San Jose Sharks keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:18:50 GMTMom of kids found in freezer faces hearing on murder charges (AP) — A 35-year-old Detroit mother faces arraignment in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found in a deep freezer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:30:16 GMTHarden's career-high 51 lead Rockets over Kings 115-111 (AP) — James Harden continues to strengthen his case for the MVP award, and is forging a place as one of the best players in Houston Rockets history in the process.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthHoustonDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:55:00 GMTFuture uncertain for Boston bid for 2024 Summer Olympics (AP) — When the U.S. decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, many experts felt an American city would be an early front-runner in the global race. Now, it's uncertain whether the bid will even make it to a final vote.By STEPHEN WILSONsSportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesPublic opinionSports governanceEventsSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited KingdomUnited StatesAzerbaijanMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:02:22 GMTToday in History is Thursday, April 2, the 92nd day of 2015. There are 273 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politics, 02 Apr 2015 04:00:02 GMTAP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion (AP) — The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:43:26 GMTWhat Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.By EMILY SWANSONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesMarriageWeddingsSocial affairsSocial issuesChristianityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesOccasions, 02 Apr 2015 05:51:33 GMTBats in president's attic generate flap in Ohio college town, Ohio (AP) — The grand old president's house at the center of Ohio University's campus had plenty of maintenance issues, but the bats flapping in the attic have become a symbol of what some say are misguided priorities and wasteful spending.By MITCH STACYaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationBatsProtests and demonstrationsEducationSocial affairsMammalsAnimalsPolitical and civil unrestAthensOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:05:32 GMTSecurity officials: Militant attacks in Sinai kill 10 Egyptian soldiers (AP) — Security officials: Militant attacks in Sinai kill 10 Egyptian soldiers.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:10:28 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges, N.J. (AP) — A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCrimeCampaignsElectionsPolitical fundraisingDominican RepublicNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:23:51 GMTTexas bill would bar gun ownership status in medical record (AP) — Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep a person's gun ownership status from being listed in their medical records, a move health providers worry would be an unnecessary government intrusion that harms their consultations with patients.By DAVID WARRENhtGeneral newsHealthMedical informaticsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsPatient rightsHealth issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMedical technologyTechnologyComputing and information technologyLegislatureTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:45:35 GMTPaul scores 41, Clippers rally to beat Blazers 126-122, Ore. (AP) — Don't mess with the Los Angeles Clippers. And certainly not Chris Paul.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:08:58 GMTChowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their school bus driver in Chowchilla, California, nearly 40 years ago was granted parole Wednesday in San Luis Obispo.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeCaliforniaSan Luis ObispoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:19:51 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 05:37:08 GMTStudy: Some ants have more taste for human food than others YORK (AP) — It's not just people who love the food in New York City. So do certain ants.By DEEPTI HAJELAaGeneral newsScienceFood scienceAntsZoologyBiologyAgricultural scienceInsectsAnimalsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:10:47 GMTAnthony Davis scores 20 as Pelicans rout Lakers 113-92 ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 20 points and the New Orleans Pelicans inched closer to a possible playoff berth with a 113-92 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:09:34 GMTPolice: Heavy gunfire reported as masked gunmen attack Garrisa university in Kenya's northeast, Kenya (AP) — Police: Heavy gunfire reported as masked gunmen attack Garrisa university in Kenya's northeast.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 04:42:00 GMTOrioles and Pirates play to 3-3 tie in 10 innings, Fla. (AP) — In a matchup of opening-day pitchers, Baltimore right-hander Chris Tillman allowed two runs over five innings while Pittsburgh lefty Francisco Liriano gave up one run in three innings as the Orioles and Pirates played to a 3-3 tie Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSarasotaTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:52:32 GMTLetters from old Yankee Stadium fail to sell at NYC auction YORK (AP) — The giant letters that spelled "Yankee Stadium" atop the original Bronx ballpark failed to find a buyer at an auction in New York.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:12:37 GMTJordan Spieth, Patrick Reed ready for Houston Open (AP) — Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, Texas-born golfers and Ryder Cup partners, are part of a strong field at the Shell Houston Open with one eye toward next week.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfMasters Golf TournamentGolfEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 03:47:00 GMTArkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsGays and lesbiansLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArkansasLittle RockIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:23:43 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez, the son of Cuban immigrants who rose to become one of the highest-ranking Hispanic members of Congress, was charged Wednesday with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestIndictmentsLegal proceedingsLegislaturePolitical corruptionBorder securityCrimeJournalismLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseCampaignsElectionsPolitical fundraisingNews mediaMediaGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew JerseyDistrict of ColumbiaNewarkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:12:24 GMTThailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCoups d'etatMartial lawNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 05:24:14 GMTMavs beat Thunder 135-131 despite Westbrook triple-double CITY (AP) — Dallas coach Rick Carlisle has been in the NBA as a player or coach for most of the past 30 years.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthBasketballProfessional basketballOklahoma CityTexasPortlandDallasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaine, 02 Apr 2015 03:53:06 GMTLabor issues to pressure McDonald's despite pay bump YORK (AP) — A pay bump for workers at some McDonald's restaurants isn't likely to ease the pressures the chain is facing over labor issues.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:31:12 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 05:17:36 GMTProsecution expected to rest in Aaron Hernandez murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution is expected to rest in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case against him.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:12:10 GMTDouble overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandGermanyEuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 04:33:06 GMTAntiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsSmugglingVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUnited StatesHonoluluNorth AmericaHawaii, 02 Apr 2015 06:25:47 GMTWoman walking inside fence at San Jose airport is 5th breach JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A woman walking on the airfield at a Silicon Valley airport probably jumped a fence, said authorities, who are now investigating their fifth security breach there in less than a year.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTransportation safetyTransportationSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:29:54 GMTCalifornia governor orders mandatory water restrictions LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsWater use restrictionsState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:33:49 GMTFervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsCelebrityIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:27:21 GMTVietnam meets demands to end strike in Nike, Adidas factory, Vietnam (AP) — Workers at a major Vietnamese footwear factory for Nike and Adidas ended a weeklong strike Thursday after the government agreed to their demands on retirement payouts.By TRAN VAN MINHiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsVietnamHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 04:55:25 GMTFinal Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules (AP) — Four teams, four drug-testing policies.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsDopingDoping regulationsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 02 Apr 2015 06:24:53 GMTSabres rally back to beat Maple Leafs 4-3, N.Y. (AP) — To the consternation of some fans of the last-place Sabres, Buffalo is refusing to go in the tank in the final weeks of the NHL season.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBuffaloTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 02 Apr 2015 03:36:07 GMTJazz roll Nuggets 98-84 after sluggish start LAKE CITY (AP) — Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two blocks as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Denver Nuggets 98-84 on Wednesday night.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 04:01:38 GMTBritish banker's Hong Kong murder case adjourned to May KONG (AP) — A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly Thursday in a Hong Kong court, where pretrial proceedings were adjourned for five more weeks as prosecutors requested more time.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 04:53:42 GMTWAR, FIP, WPA: A look at some of baseball's fancy stats FRANCISCO (AP) — The days of batting average, RBIs, wins and ERA telling the whole story ended a while ago. To get the true picture of how baseball players are performing or will perform in the future takes navigating through an alphabet soup of new-age stats and acronyms.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Apr 2015 06:04:36 GMT