FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 05:27:13 -0700Pakistan officials arrive in Saudi to assess Yemen mission (AP) — Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess whether to take part in Riyadh's coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen, as the Pakistani prime minister vowed that any violation of Saudi sovereignty would bring a "strong reaction" from his country.By ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPakistanSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenSouth AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 12:19:41 GMTPolice search for armed prisoner after hospital escape CHURCH, Va. (AP) — One shot was fired early Tuesday as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off a lockdown and search, police said.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 12:09:15 GMTSaban unapologetic about signing Taylor despite his past, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban steadfastly defended his signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, who has now been kicked off his second Southeastern Conference team for domestic violence arrests.By JOHN ZENORsSportsCrimeAthlete recruitingArrestsViolenceCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsReckless endangermentSocial issuesSocial affairsCollege sportsLaw and orderFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:59:10 GMTEurozone deflation eases, unemployment at near 3-year low (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsLabor economyFinancial marketsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEurope, 31 Mar 2015 10:35:09 GMTUS forces to hold exercises in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country's national guard.iGeneral newsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:17:03 GMT2nd suspect goes in court in case of child cuffed to porch, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMonroeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:58:35 GMTDay 7 of deliberations in Atlanta schools cheating trial (AP) — Jurors are set to start their seventh day of deliberations in the trial of a dozen former Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a conspiracy to cheat on standardized tests.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsStudent testingLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 12:10:52 GMTEurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom out (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:52:23 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 talks in a new phase aimed at reaching a final agreement to control Iran's nuclear ambitions 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 newsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 12:22:36 GMTSpain: Police arrest family, say sons were to join jihad (AP) — Police on Tuesday arrested four members of a family, including 16-year-old twin boys who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters, the Interior Ministry said.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleSpainSyriaMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 10:42:25 GMTNigerians await final tally in bitter presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — The second day of vote counting in Nigeria's bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will govern Africa's richest and biggest nation.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsUnited KingdomNigeriaAbujaKanoWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 11:45:38 GMT2nd suspect in court in case of child cuffed to porch, N.C. (AP) — A former child welfare supervisor in North Carolina is expected to enter a plea in the case of an 11-year-old boy found chained to the front porch of her home with a dead chicken around his neck.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMonroeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:25:13 GMTAl-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutor, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said on Tuesday they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsTerrorismEmbassiesCrimeMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUgandaKampalaEast AfricaSomaliaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 12:25:13 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 09:50:28 GMTHarman buying Bang & Olufsen Automotive audio business YORK (AP) — The audio and electronic systems company Harman International Industries Inc. will buy Bang & Olufsen Automotive for about $157.3 million.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate news, 31 Mar 2015 11:03:54 GMTMediation set for photographer's suit against Justin Bieber (AP) — A mediation session is set in Miami in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit against pop star Justin Bieber filed by a photographer who says he was roughed up by the singer's security.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 12:03:14 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:35 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 GMTIndonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couple, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.By FIRDIA LISNAWATIiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:30 GMTFrench eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules (AP) — French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.By GEIR MOULSON and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 10:47:49 GMTThai leader moves to lift martial 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 10:35:31 GMTActivists, state TV say Islamic State fighters kill over 40 people in central Syrian village (AP) — Activists, state TV say Islamic State fighters kill over 40 people in central Syrian village.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politics, 31 Mar 2015 12:22:01 GMTPolice: Mother leaves daughter to sleep in Dallas trash bin (AP) — A mother has been charged with leaving her 7-year-old daughter to sleep overnight in a dumpster outside a spa in Dallas, police said.aGeneral newsCrimeSpasRecreation and leisureLifestyleDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 12:11:23 GMTSouth African children's reading project wins Lindgren Prize (AP) — The South African alternative education project PRAESA has been awarded this year's Astrid Lindgren Prize for children's literature for innovative ways of encouraging reading and literature among children and youth.iGeneral newsChildren's entertainmentEntertainmentArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureSouth AfricaSwedenSouthern AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 12:06:39 GMTSyrian media: Islamic State attacks government-held village, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency says Islamic State militants have launched an attack on a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least eight people and wounding scores.iGeneral newsState governmentsMilitant groupsLocal governmentsMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:04 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 crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 10:05:23 GMTUN, Red Cross alarmed over Yemen casualties in airstrikes, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. human rights office and the international Red Cross say they are alarmed by the high civilian causalities in the violence in Yemen, where airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have been targeting Shiite rebels since last week.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesTransportationGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaGenevaMiddle EastSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeTehranSaudi ArabiaIran, 31 Mar 2015 11:48:16 GMTGreece: current phase of reform talks wrap up in Brussels, Greece (AP) — Talks between Greece and its creditors over budget reforms the country is proposing to unlock remaining bailout funds have wrapped up for now in Brussels.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 12:05:08 GMT3 of 4 critically injured in NYC blast leave hospital YORK (AP) — New York City's mayor says three of the four people critically injured in the East Village fire and explosion have been released from the hospital.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:44:19 GMTUS admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in sea, Australia (AP) — China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsCoral reefsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural resource managementLand environmentChinaSouth China SeaAustraliaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceania, 31 Mar 2015 09:57:19 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 Lincolnshire 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 11:27:07 GMTPoland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructors, Poland (AP) — Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east.iGeneral newsCrimeaPolandUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 10:44:06 GMTSaudi-led forces pound Yemen Shiite rebels as Iran sends aid, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsYemenTehranMiddle EastSanaaSaudi ArabiaIran, 31 Mar 2015 10:14:28 GMTSeveral Turkish cities hit by power outage, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish cities and provinces on Tuesday were hit by a massive power outage that brought transportation to a standstill and disrupted services and businesses which had no backup power.iGeneral newsPower outagesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryService outagesTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:59:20 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 GMTTurkey: Training, arming Syrian rebels could start in May, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's defense minister says a joint Turkish-U.S. program to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting the Islamic State group could begin in May.iGeneral newsTurkeySyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 11:29:18 GMTChina announces plans for deposit insurance in bank reform (AP) — China announced plans on Tuesday to roll out its first deposit insurance in May as part of steps to make the state-owned banking industry more flexible and competitive.fBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 11:22:33 GMTEU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotas (AP) — Dairy farmers hit the streets of Brussels Tuesday to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas, fearing that the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk.By LORNE COOKiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureEuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 12:10:01 GMTA look at widely criticized Indiana law on religious freedom (AP) — Indiana lawmakers have been scrambling to control damage from a widely criticized new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. The state is among about a dozen where measures aimed at preventing government from infringing on people's religious beliefs have been introduced this year.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState governmentsWorkplace discriminationUnited States Presidential ElectionReligionGovernment and politicsLegislationReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNational electionsElectionsEventsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 11:23:43 GMTEuro bailout rebel quits senior German governing party job (AP) — A prominent opponent of Chancellor Angela Merkel's eurozone bailout policies has announced that he's stepping down as deputy leader of one of Germany's governing parties and giving up his parliamentary seat.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 11:12:57 GMTUS leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conference CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organizations largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country.By HUSSAIN AL-QATARIiBusinessGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceForeign aidGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesKuwaitUnited StatesKuwait CityNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 10:27:27 GMTUK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thought (AP) — Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 09:56:19 GMTProgram to put 'Kids Eat Right' logo on Kraft Singles ending YORK (AP) — A program to put a dietitian group's "Kids Eat Right" logo on Kraft Singles has reached an early expiration date.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleChild and teen healthChild nutritionNutrition, 31 Mar 2015 12:00:01 GMTIraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6 (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationTerrorismBaghdadIraqIranMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 10:41:12 GMTActivists: Syria attacks militant-held Idlib, killing 14 (AP) — Syrian government forces fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib days after it was seized by Islamic militants, killing more than a dozen people, activists said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 10:31:26 GMTNew research says Anne Frank likely died a month earlier HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Teenage Jewish diarist Anne Frank likely died of typhus in a Nazi concentration camp about a month earlier than previously thought, the Amsterdam museum that honors her memory said Tuesday on the 70th anniversary of the officially recognized date of her death.By MIKE CORDERiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsThe HolocaustMedical researchNazismEventsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelHealthGovernment and politicsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 11:47:52 GMTReports: Banned group takes prosecutor hostage in Turkey (AP) — Turkish news agencies say that members of a banned leftist group have taken a chief prosecutor hostage in his office inside a court house in Istanbul.By DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsHostage situationsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 12:14:22 GMTProbe finds 1 suspect painting in Dutch royals' collection HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An investigation into the Dutch royal family's extensive art collection has uncovered one painting that was likely looted during Nazi Germany's World War II occupation of the Netherlands.iGeneral newsPaintingNazismVisual artsArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsNetherlandsThe HagueWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 12:11:36 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 10:03:20 GMTTransportation strike in Argentina shuts down country AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Many businesses were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Tuesday as the country's transportation unions called a nationwide strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation in the South American country.By PETER PRENGAMANiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesTransportationEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPricesArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 31 Mar 2015 11:45:50 GMT