FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2015 21:50:08 -0700Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts YORK (AP) — Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literaturePulitzer Prize AwardsEntertainmentEventsJournalismNews mediaMediaPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:55:30 GMTEx-Va. governor's wife: Corruption trial was unfair, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says her public corruption conviction is based on an overly broad definition of bribery and she did not receive a fair trial due to a number of mistakes made by the presiding federal district court judge.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:11:21 GMTDesclafani pitches Reds past Brewers (AP) — Anthony Desclafani pitched eight shutout innings and Zach Cozart and Joey Votto homered as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 on Monday night.By RICH ROVITOsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:14:37 GMTKemp, Norris lead Padres' 17-hit attack in win over Rockies (AP) — Matt Kemp had three hits and four RBIs and the San Diego Padres scored nine runs in the first two innings of a 14-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.By MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:14:41 GMTJudge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.aGeneral newsWages and salariesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsPersonnelBusinessCorporate newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesLaw and orderOccupational injuries and disabilitiesEmployee benefitsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:55:28 GMTButler scores 31, Bulls beat Bucks 91-82 to go up 2-0 (AP) — Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:49:01 GMTAfghan official: At least 2 dead in car bomb explosion, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official say at least two people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a police station in the capital of southern Kandahar province.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 04:36:29 GMTSouth Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 04:54:27 GMTUN refugee agency says Australia rejected Vietnamese at sea, Australia (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency said Tuesday that it had raised concerns with Australian authorities that a boatload of Vietnamese asylum seekers had their refugee applications rejected at sea before the Australian navy secretly returned them to Vietnam.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsAustraliaVietnamOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 02:08:57 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.aBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:19:30 GMTHall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84 FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsObituariesAfrican-AmericansCollege footballFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:16:11 GMTMuch anger in southern Chile over bishop appointment, Chile (AP) — Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their presence is not the sort of assembly the Catholic Church would expect.By EVA VERGARAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 04:01:30 GMTMinnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeMilitant groupsIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 01:12:11 GMTAgency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales (AP) — The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWhalesEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:50:28 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 04:07:27 GMTDesisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMen's sportsMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBombingsBostonKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaMassachusettsNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 01:45:01 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaWar and unrestCrimeGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:25 GMTBryant's 3 RBIs lead Cubs over Pirates 5-2 (AP) — Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.By JOHN PERROTTOsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:20:36 GMTWoman who designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies VEGAS (AP) — The woman who came up with a neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to "fabulous Las Vegas" since 1959 has died.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsObituariesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:06:35 GMTRangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum (AP) — There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road.By WILL GRAVESsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:13:37 GMTUS to announce decision for Nevada, California sage grouse, Nev. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell plans to announce Tuesday whether she will move forward with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's earlier proposal to order federal protection for a type of sage grouse found only in California and Nevada.aBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:41:41 GMTNY's Cuomo become 1st US governor to visit Cuba post-detente (AP) — Cuban officials and New York business executives are exploring ways for companies to do business on the communist-run island despite the longstanding U.S. embargo that makes most trade and investment illegal, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEINiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsState governmentsGovernment and politicsEventsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational relationsCubaHavanaUnited StatesNew YorkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:36:48 GMTJapan PM sends offerings to criticized war shrine (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead.By MARI YARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesGovernment and politicsFairs and festivalsWar and unrestRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 04:32:42 GMTAustralia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy (AP) — Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaEuropeOceania, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:15 GMTVolquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:59:04 GMTHong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCommodity marketsChinaShanghaiHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:31:30 GMTMother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsJournalistsCrimeNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineMoscowEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:45 GMTEthiopians shocked by Islamic State killings ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsIslamChristianityMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesWar and unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEthiopiaAddis AbabaLibyaEast AfricaItalyEuropeAfricaNorth AfricaWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 03:51:38 GMTS. Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal about two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 02:34:58 GMTLEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:53:54 GMTWhite Sox rally for 4-3 victory over Indians (AP) — Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.By JAY COHENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:17:51 GMTPominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMissouriMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:18:06 GMTIwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:13:19 GMTRaptors Lou Williams wins NBA Sixth Man Award (AP) — What started as a song has become reality for Raptors guard Lou Williams.By IAN HARRISONsSportsMen's sportsMusicMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 00:58:43 GMT100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch up to $25 million at a New York City auction.aArts and entertainmentGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 04:58:04 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products after samples test positive for listeriosis.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:21:10 GMTBombing trial enters penalty phase amid life or death debate (AP) — The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsDeath penalty controversyPublic opinionEventsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:48:20 GMTBaltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:03 GMTWater pricing to spur conservation ruled unconstitutional ANGELES (AP) — An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegal proceedingsCourtsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWater environmentLaw and orderJudiciaryCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 02:32:45 GMTSheriff disputes utility account of what caused explosion, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.aGeneral newsExplosionsUtilitiesTrafficTransportationAccidents and disastersPoliceIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:32 GMTDucks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0, Manitoba (AP) — Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:52:17 GMTSpokesman: Alabama woman left to join Islamic State group, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet.By MARTIN SWANTaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:36:31 GMTWife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:35:37 GMTThe Latest: Captain and crew member arrested (AP) —By The Associated PressiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSummitsMigration ratesArrestsPolitical refugeesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCrimeInternational relationsForeign policyEconomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesLaw and orderHuman welfareGovernment policyBusinessEuropeAustraliaPolandItalyGenevaLibyaSicilyMediterranean SeaMiddle EastGreeceLuxembourgEast AfricaOceaniaEastern EuropeWestern EuropeSwitzerlandNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 02:51:08 GMTThe Latest: Wheelchair champ gives wreath to Richards family p.m.By The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsBoston MarathonMarathonsMen's sportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsTerrorismTrack and fieldEventsWar and unrestMassachusettsBostonKenyaEthiopiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaNew York, 21 Apr 2015 01:14:40 GMTAl-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely denounced.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsAccidents and disastersTerrorismAccidentsGovernment and politicsSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:34 GMTUniversity of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration (AP) — The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday.By COLLEEN SLEVINaGeneral newsHigher educationRecreational drug laws and regulationsEducationSocial affairsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 01:08:08 GMT10 Things to Know for Tuesday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeProfessional footballFootballSports, 21 Apr 2015 01:01:26 GMTFierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead (AP) — A fierce storm lashing Australia's southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersAustraliaSydneyNew South WalesOceania, 21 Apr 2015 04:45:58 GMTTigers rally in 7th off Sabathia, beat Yankees 2-1 (AP) — J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth, helping the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitNew York CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Apr 2015 01:42:05 GMT