FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Apr 2014 14:32:56 -0700UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsMassacresWar and unrestSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle East, 23 Apr 2014 20:49:32 GMTBuffett says stock prices are in reasonable range, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year.fBusinessLeading economic indicatorsEconomyOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:37:05 GMTHappy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories (AP) — Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:ANDREW SELIGMANDON BABWINaGeneral newsSportsBaseballNFL PlayoffsProfessional baseballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsEventsProfessional footballFootballChicagoIllinoisPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 23 Apr 2014 21:25:51 GMTGun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law, Ga. (AP) — Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsReligionGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsViolenceEducation issuesEducationReligious issuesLegislationLegislatureGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:53:34 GMTLos Angeles judge refuses to release Chris Brown ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:11:16 GMTSwan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in fold, N.C. (AP) — Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt and is keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARStatesvilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:58 GMT5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:tTravelLifestyleRestaurantsUrban renewalFood and drinkSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:41 GMTBoogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.PHILIP ELLIOTThtGovernment and politicsTechnologySenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsPublic opinionPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAlaskaNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:32:40 GMTAPNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma House drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates.SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureImpeachmentsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislaturePolitical issuesCriminal punishmentOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:06 GMTJames Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam order (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are appealing a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation to the state's Supreme Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:58 GMTOscar-nominated director of sled dog film dies, Alaska (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituariesAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:05 GMTMan charged with murder in nursing home deaths (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:04:57 GMTJudge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly triggered the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical corruptionCrimeNational courtsGeneral newsPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislature, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:22 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:16 GMTUS weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLegislature, 23 Apr 2014 20:20:13 GMTConservative group drops image of Obama from ad (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureViolent crimeCrimeUnited StatesAuroraColoradoNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:58 GMTNC fines state fair ride operators over injuries, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 after a mishap at the 2013 state fair that left five people injured, three of them critically.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCrimeRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:49 GMTApple increases stock buyback, raises dividend, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:58 GMTBoy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMusicParentingEntertainmentRelationshipsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:49 GMT2 ex-college football players charged with assault (AP) — Two former college football players who went to high school together were charged Wednesday with beating up a homeless man.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballCollege footballCrimeFootballViolent crimeHigh school sportsCollege sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:48 GMTBuffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.CANDICE CHOIJOSH FUNKfBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesFinancial performance, 23 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMTSafeway reports 1st-quarter loss, Calif. (AP) — Safeway is posting a net loss for the first quarter due to higher costs and acquisition expenses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPleasantonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:44:16 GMTRonald McDonald joins Twitter, gets makeover YORK (AP) — Ronald McDonald has a new outfit, and he's ready for selfie.fBusiness, 23 Apr 2014 21:25:05 GMTFacebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down YORK (AP) — Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:59 GMTApple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows, Calif. (AP) — Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:05 GMTBenzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.PAUL LOGOTHETISsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsUEFA Champions LeagueSoccerEventsSpainMadridMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:13 GMTHomeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers after they broke into his home called them "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after the shootings.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:37 GMTAirport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui (AP) — The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac.MARTHA MENDOZAOSKAR GARCIAaBusinessGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:23:08 GMTEmmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsSports governanceSchool guidance counselingEducationSocial affairsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:08 GMTSinkhole in Florida seems to be opening again VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole that was plugged over the weekend between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community appears to be opening again.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:27:10 GMT4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimePrimary and secondary educationCrimeEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesColoradoGreeleyDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:00 GMTZynga founder Pincus leaving operations role YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's sales slide.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate news, 23 Apr 2014 21:27:44 GMTBills to issue store credits to end text claim, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going pay up for oversharing.CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:26:28 GMTFormer Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crash, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire grand jury has indicted a former Fortune 500 executive on murder charges in a crash that killed a Vermont man and his pregnant wife.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeLegal proceedingsIndictmentsViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderStock marketsFinancial marketsBusiness, 23 Apr 2014 20:26:40 GMTMiss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthState governmentsLegislationState legislatureHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMississippiJacksonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:25 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors were disappointed by the latest round of earnings from U.S. companies. A surprise drop in new home sales also weighed on the broader market.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 23 Apr 2014 21:21:36 GMTApple increases stock buyback, will split stock, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:56:39 GMTSkechers and KB Home are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:f, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:43 GMTMexico steps back from telecom, Internet limits CITY (AP) — Mexico's governing party appeared to step away on Wednesday from a proposal that would authorize officials to block Internet and telecom signals, pulling back a day after anti-censorship protests that ended in clashes in Mexico City.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureTelecommunicationsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMTPuerto Rico sees jump in cruise ship passengers JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has jumped more than 15 percent in nearly one year.tTravelLifestylePuerto RicoSan JuanCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:26 GMTGold prices edge up for the first time in a week prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Apr 2014 20:16:25 GMTAs peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has options, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.KARIN LAUBMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGeneral electionsInternational agreementsElectionsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:48 GMTSoldier accused of killing teens in Iraq BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway, a prosecutor said Wednesday as a preliminary hearing opened in the soldier's case.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeArmed forcesCriminal investigationsCrimeMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:19:17 GMTCourteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribeca YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalTelevision programsCelebrityEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:05:31 GMTConnecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeSandy Hook Elementary School shootingArrestsViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationEventsLaw and orderConnecticutNew HavenUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:56 GMTFor Wrigley, it's party of a century (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.ANDREW SELIGMANaNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsGeneral newsBearsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMammalsAnimalsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:34 GMTSome notable social media gaffes, missteps feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes:The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaMediaOnline media, 23 Apr 2014 21:01:51 GMTUS stocks edge lower after a six-day rise YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors reacted to another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:35:09 GMTRail safety effort marred by squabbling (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyAccidentsGovernment regulationsEnergy industryIndustriesTransportationGeneral newsAccidents and disastersProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeIndustrial products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:28 GMTAirport security vulnerabilities not uncommon JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.JUSTIN PRITCHARDMARTHA MENDOZAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan JoseUnited StatesHawaiiHonoluluCaliforniaNorth America, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:48 GMT