FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 02:52:10 -0700Kashmiris stage protests during Indian election, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters hurled rocks at polling stations in the disputed Himalayan territory Thursday and shouted "Down with India!" on a major day of voting in the country's general election.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsVotingParliamentary electionsProtests and demonstrationsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:28:04 GMTImages released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsOceanographyOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationScienceEnvironment and natureSan Francisco BaySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:31:43 GMTGlobal stocks higher, Tokyo drops on trade woes (AP) — Global shares were mixed with European shares getting an early boost Thursday, but stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama failed to finalize a trade agreement.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsCorporate stockStock marketsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeJapanTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:06:14 GMTBloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityRomeKrakowPolandPhilippinesManilaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 07:51:23 GMTNew drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit (AP) — Strong new drug sales helped Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG report a 24 percent rise in first-quarter profit.JOHN HEILPRINfBusinessHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesSwitzerlandUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 08:44:02 GMTBomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants, Pakistan (AP) — A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in a northwestern tribal region, killing 16 militants.ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismGovernment and politicsPakistanKarachiIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:18:42 GMTN fund pays $990 million in Kuwait compensation (AP) — GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $990 million.iGeneral newsGenevaIraqKuwaitSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:16:37 GMTAlstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyout (AP) — Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company.iBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:49:12 GMTIn Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelAccommodationsGovernment payAmusement and theme parksLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 08:30:15 GMTUkraine official: city hall cleared of protesters, Ukraine (AP) — Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, presented quite another picture of what happened in the city of Mariupol.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:44:05 GMTJudge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.aGeneral newsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:43:53 GMTObama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger (AP) — President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.DARLENE SUPERVILLEiGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaAsiaNorth AmericaGreater China, 24 Apr 2014 09:48:55 GMTManagement, safety cited for radiation release, N.M. (AP) — Poor management, an eroding safety culture, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper oversight are being blamed for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the federal government's nuclear waste dump two months ago in southeastern New Mexico.JERI CLAUSINGaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and nature, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:07 GMTRoad teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs (AP) — Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonSan AntonioTorontoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 24 Apr 2014 07:09:47 GMTCrusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, on Sunday is feeding a seemingly endless appetite for fresh relics.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 09:30:20 GMTAfghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says three doctors killed by an Afghan security guard at a Kabul hospital are American citizens.AMIR SHAHKAY JOHNSONiGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:07:45 GMTArab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.JON GERBERGiGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsInternational soccerWomen's soccerSoccerProfessional soccerIsraelMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 07:37:56 GMTUS-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:12:58 GMTAfghan hospital guard kills 3 foreign doctors, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three foreign physicians and wounding two other people, officials said.AMIR SHAHKAY JOHNSONiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 08:18:50 GMTUnilever first quarter sales hit by strong euro (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products such as Dove soaps and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, said Thursday that the stronger euro dented its revenues in the first quarter of the year.TOBY STERLINGiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNetherlandsEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 08:16:52 GMT6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsHuman welfareCrimes against childrenCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:54 GMT2-week truce for hot sauce maker, California city ANGELES (AP) — A cooling-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the Southern California city that says its air is too spicy to bear.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 07:09:39 GMTAsian stocks drop on no trade deal in Obama visit (AP) — Asian shares were mixed as stocks in Tokyo slipped Thursday after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama produced little on a trade agreement.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanTokyoEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 07:40:18 GMTOil prices recoup earlier losses on Ukraine woes (AP) — The price of oil rebounded Thursday on worries about tensions in Ukraine.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsJapanUkraineUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 08:38:59 GMTTokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings (AP) — Bankruptcy proceedings have begun for Mt. Gox, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the bitcoin exchange would not be able to resurrect itself.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:30:08 GMTFrance warns against war in Ukraine (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineFranceParisEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 09:34:57 GMTIraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people (AP) — Iraq officials: Suicide attack on a checkpoint south of Baghdad kills at least 10 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 08:20:12 GMTLast appeal bid rejected in HK 'Milkshake Murder' KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's top court rejected a final bid on Thursday for an appeal by an American convicted of drugging her wealthy banker husband and bashing him to death.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 07:37:50 GMTLast year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsDebt and bond marketsCrimeaUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 07:20:25 GMTDraghi wants to publish ECB minutes, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations — without names.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 09:22:31 GMTF1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as his trial opened in Germany — telling a Munich court that the German banker at the center of the case didn't tell the truth.sSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestAutomobile racingFormula OneCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 09:45:38 GMTTaliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release effort blame disorganization and poor communication among the numerous federal agencies involved.DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsMilitary correctional systemsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureMilitary and defenseGeneral newsCabinetsUnited StatesAfghanistanCubaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:23 GMTOregon gay marriage ban gets day in court, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.JONATHAN J. COOPERaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageConstitutionsGovernment and politicsNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryOregonUnited StatesEugenePortlandNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 07:23:28 GMTChina splurging on military as US pulls back, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitary technologyTechnologyWar and unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessArmed forcesMilitary and defenseChinaQingdaoJapanBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:24:02 GMTSuicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesNational electionsTerrorismElectionsGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:09 GMTEU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicUkrainePragueMoldovaBelarusEuropeArmeniaAzerbaijanRussiaEastern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 07:35:54 GMTIndonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe, Indonesia (AP) — A prestigious international school in Indonesia says it is cooperating with police in their investigation into an alleged child abuse case that has triggered intense interest.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 24 Apr 2014 09:41:08 GMTUK police seek to halt Brits joining Syria rebels (AP) — British police are launching a nationwide bid to prevent young people from traveling to Syria to take part in the fighting there.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:32:25 GMTMilitant group in Egypt says it killed officer (AP) — An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.iGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Apr 2014 08:33:23 GMTStars even with Ducks after 4-2 win in Game 4 (AP) — The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 07:11:15 GMT3 people missing after freighter sinks off Greece, Greece (AP) — Greek rescue teams are searching for three people reported missing after a cargo ship sank off the southern island of Crete.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGreeceCreteWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 07:46:47 GMTSaudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesIslamDiseases and conditionsReligionSocial affairsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhJiddahMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:11:23 GMTPyongyang's pop queens stage comeback, North Korea (AP) — Step aside, Sea of Blood Opera. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's favorite guitar-slinging, miniskirt-sporting girl group, the Moranbong Band, is back. And these ladies know how to shimmy.ERIC TALMADGEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentGovernment and politicsPerforming artsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 24 Apr 2014 08:10:08 GMTObama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.JULIE PACEiGeneral newsInternational agreementsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestForeign policyGovernment policyRussiaJapanUkraineUnited StatesEast AsiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeAsiaNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 07:31:55 GMTF1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten his grip on the sport.NESHA STARCEVICsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate legal affairsAutomobile racingFormula OneCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsBusinessGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 09:12:44 GMTAnnouncer relishes role as voice of Kentucky Derby, Ky. (AP) — From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby.BRUCE SCHREINERsSportsHorse racingKentucky DerbyEventsThoroughbred racingKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 08:09:11 GMTLarge Scania shareholder accepts Volkswagen bid (AP) — Volkswagen has come closer to realizing its ambition to takeover Scania after the fourth largest shareholder in the Swedish truck maker announced it will accept the 6.7 billion-euro ($9.2 billion) bid.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:03:13 GMTIraq: Suicide attack kills at least 10 people (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 08:36:33 GMTPineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 24 Apr 2014 07:39:53 GMTUS Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens, Afghanistan (AP) — US Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 08:50:53 GMT