FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 03:20:45 -0700Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revival, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.By ERIK SCHELZIGaBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureState governmentsLegislationTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:54 GMTPhilips sells stake in LED components, automotive lighting HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Electronics giant Philips says it is selling a majority stake in its LED components and automotive lighting division to a consortium led by investment fund GO Scale Capital in a deal worth up to $2.9 billion.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 07:06:25 GMTThe Royals Way: Speed, defense and the game's best bullpen, Ariz. (AP) — The first thing Dayton Moore makes clear is that he never set out to change how baseball clubs are built. He simply wanted to win games, something the Kansas City Royals had repeatedly failed to do for nearly three decades.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsSports transactionsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessEvents, 31 Mar 2015 06:18:49 GMTCal soccer player died running across Los Angeles freeway ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return had been killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a party, but his lack of identification and other complications made confirming his death complicated, authorities said.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMen's soccerSoccerCollege sportsMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:29:00 GMTSame sex marriage wins recognition in Tokyo's Shibuya ward (AP) — Tokyo's Shibuya ward has become the first locale in Japan to recognize same sex partnerships as the "equivalent of a marriage," guaranteeing the identical rights of married couples, including hospital visitations and apartment rentals.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 06:59:44 GMTStudent loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She's refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans she says she owes for studies at a for-profit college that she now considers so worthless she doesn't include it on her resume.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducation costsEducationPersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessStudent financesSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:15:59 GMTAP PHOTOS: For Israeli teens, military is rite of passage, Israel (AP) — Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams.By ODED BALILTYiGeneral newsLifestyleConscriptionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 31 Mar 2015 08:17:21 GMTAP Exclusive: Big rigs often go faster than tires can handle (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway officials.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTrafficGovernment and politicsState governmentsTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:08:59 GMTEurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out (AP) — Official figures show consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell by only 0.1 percent in the year to March, raising hopes that this current bout of deflation may soon come to an end.iBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:04:41 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranSwitzerlandRussiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 09:28:57 GMTIran sends aid to Yemen's rebels amid Saudi-led airstrikes, Yemen (AP) — Iran's official news agency says Tehran has sent aid to Yemen, its first such shipment since a Saudi-led coalition of Sunni Arab states launched airstrikes last week to halt the advance of the country's Shiite rebels known as the Houthis.iGeneral newsYemenSanaaMiddle EastIran, 31 Mar 2015 07:20:56 GMTLiberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president (AP) — Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment appointments and nominationsLiberalismCampaignsRadio programsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsNew YorkMassachusettsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:30:58 GMTDifferences persist on deadline day for Iran nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Diplomats scrambled Tuesday to reach consensus on the outline of an Iran nuclear deal just hours ahead of a self-imposed deadline to produce an agreement.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 07:24:11 GMTLEADING OFF: King Felix tunes up, Storen ailing again look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 31 Mar 2015 06:58:52 GMTTokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage (AP) — Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansSex in societyMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesGender issuesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 09:02:44 GMTTaiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now (AP) — Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsJapanChinaTaiwanEast AsiaBeijingUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 08:55:42 GMTDespondent Gazans return to destroyed homes CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Despondent over the slow pace of post-war reconstruction, displaced Gazans have begun to return to their damaged homes, patching up the structures with cinder blocks and plastic sheets and living in the unstable and unsafe buildings while they wait for promised aid to arrive.By FARES AKRAMiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarGaza, 31 Mar 2015 06:12:20 GMTFederal agents accused of stealing $1M in online currency FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents are accused of using their positions and savvy computer skills to siphon more than $1 million in digital currency from the illegal black market Silk Road website while they and their agencies were operating an undercover investigation of the online drug bazaar.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and PAUL ELIAShtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyComputer crimeTheftDrug-related crimeMoney launderingFraud and false statementsCriminal investigationsArrestsComputer and data securityCrimeLaw and orderComputing and information technologySan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:08:50 GMT3-D print technology providing 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox of Los Alamitos never thought she needed a left hand.htGeneral newsScienceTechnology3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:03:44 GMTAnti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US sites (AP) — Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according to an analysis released by the group.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 09:25:14 GMTSpain: Police arrest family, say children were to join jihad (AP) — The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four members of a family, including two minors who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSpainSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 08:07:37 GMTQuotations in the News"We have developed a very refined system in Europe and most of us are in agreement that this system is optimal. If we were to add more psychological tests or modify the way we test, then we can still not change a situation like this." — Dr. Hans-Werner Teichmueller, head of the German Aviation Medical Practitioners Association, on how Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz may not have been detected as mentally unfit to fly.By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 07:02:10 GMTActivists: Syria attacks rebel-held Idlib, killing 14 (AP) — Activists say Syrian government forces have fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, killing more than a dozen people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 08:56:28 GMT3D print technology providing 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old.By JOHN ROGERShtGeneral newsScienceTechnology3-D technologyEntertainment and media technologyComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:04:48 GMT'76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest (AP) — Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren't chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss.By MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsEventsMen's sportsProfessional basketballKentuckyIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 06:57:13 GMTOfficial: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phase, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsTechnologyInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:14:35 GMTQuestions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityWar and unrestCivil serviceLaw and orderViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 08:27:12 GMTKuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500 million pledge CITY (AP) — Kuwait opened an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid as the United Nations issued its largest yet appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year for the war-ravaged country.By HUSSAIN AL-QATARIiBusinessGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceForeign aidGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaMiddle EastKuwaitKuwait City, 31 Mar 2015 09:03:10 GMTKnight Foundation to fund 32 projects to improve cities (AP) — A foundation is awarding grants to 32 innovative projects working to improve cities, totaling $5 million in funding.wGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 07:01:24 GMTPharmacist group says members shouldn't aid in executions DIEGO (AP) — In a move that could heighten the hurdles faced by states attempting to execute prisoners, a leading association for U.S. pharmacists has officially discouraged its members from providing drugs for use in lethal injections.By JULIE WATSONaBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmall businessDeath penalty controversySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCriminal punishmentLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:27:51 GMTOfficers talk to man wounded in mobile home park killings, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have interviewed a 22-year-old man who survived a weekend shooting that left a woman and her roommate's toddler dead at a Washington mobile home park, a sheriff's officer said Monday.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeWashingtonBremertonSeattlePuget SoundUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 06:49:16 GMTMalaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British students LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 09:30:58 GMTLufthansa insurers set aside $300 million over Alps crash (AP) — Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from last week's crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps, in which 150 people died.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 08:57:56 GMTLawmaker's staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe (AP) — Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer questions about their old boss. When they do, they'll likely face a prosecutor with a tough, meticulous reputation.By JACK GILLUM, JOHN O'CONNOR and ERIC TUCKERwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsCrimeLegislatureLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsIllinoisUnited StatesSpringfieldNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:27:20 GMTLavrov headed back to Iran talks, prospects 'good' (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is returning to the Iran talks, and says prospects for reaching agreement on a framework accord are "good."iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaIranEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:33 GMTUnease about immigration at core of UK election campaign, England (AP) — Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the local east-of-England accent.By JILL LAWLESSaGeneral newsPopulation growth and declineMunicipal governmentsEconomyImmigrationGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisPolitical issuesDemographicsSocial affairsLocal governmentsBusinessSocial issuesFinancial marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomEnglandEuropeBostonWestern EuropeMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 09:11:58 GMTUS admiral says China 'creating great wall of sand' in sea, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions.iGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentChinaAustraliaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceania, 31 Mar 2015 09:21:40 GMTSeveral Turkish cities hit by power outage, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a glitch at Turkey's electricity power transmission network has caused power outages in several cities, including Istanbul and the capital Ankara.iGeneral newsPower outagesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryService outagesTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:03:33 GMTAnne Frank House museum: Jewish diarist likely died earlier HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the Jewish girl whose World War II diary about her life hiding made her a symbol for all Holocaust victims likely died earlier than previously thought.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:23:52 GMTUS to pledge up to 28 percent emission cut in global treaty (AP) — The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, according to individuals briefed on the White House's plans.By JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsClimateEnvironmental treatiesEnvironmental concernsInternational agreementsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentAir qualityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:25:45 GMTHuawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percent (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the world's biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, said Tuesday its 2014 profit rose 33 percent, helped by strong sales of smartphones.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 08:46:13 GMTSingapore charges teen for video attacking Lee, Christianity (AP) — A court in Singapore on Tuesday charged a teenager over a video he posted online that was critical of the nation's late founder and Christianity.By JEANETTE TANhtGeneral newsOnline videoOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyTechnologyGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 06:22:48 GMTThai leader moves to lift marital law, impose absolute power (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian.iGeneral newsMartial lawGovernment and politicsWar and unrestThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:31 GMTNew Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent ease (AP) — Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsLegislationGays and lesbiansGovernment and politicsAbortionState governmentsHealthLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWomen's healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:31:32 GMTClinton also used iPad for email; mixed personal, work chats (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so that she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.By JACK GILLUMhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsClassified informationCabinet appointments and nominationsDrone surveillance and warfareInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsDrone aircraftGeneral newsMilitary and defensePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:28:26 GMTTsarnaev's lawyers try to show brother in charge of bombing (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkhokhar Tsarnaev started their case by trying to show that his older brother was the driving force behind the 2013 terror attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 07:04:42 GMTDeath toll in Kashmir flood rises to 15, India (AP) — Rescue workers pulled 15 bodies from two houses hit by a landslide triggered by three days of incessant rain and floods in Indian-controlled Kashmir, just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsEmergency managementSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 07:30:08 GMTColorado shooter's mom feels guilt over his mental illness (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 06:26:48 GMTMyanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed Tuesday on the wording of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.By ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 08:03:28 GMTGlobal stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopes (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:22 GMT