FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 28 Mar 2015 03:51:35 -0700LEADING OFF: Russell Wilson back in the pocket with Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1dc3609b6da46d2ba9c652dac7d6818A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventsProfessional footballFootballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1dc3609b6da46d2ba9c652dac7d6818Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:20:40 GMTRosberg leads Hamilton in Malaysian GP practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c4b6a247d64b5ca6a3467a783148d6SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton set the fastest times in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session at the Malaysian Grand Prix, putting the team on track for another front-row grid lockout.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70c4b6a247d64b5ca6a3467a783148d6Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:24:14 GMTBack door: Duke bettors win on last free throw after reviewhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bfbdd0d70a44268ace8b583f8f75b6aThink that last free throw was meaningless for Duke as it beat Utah in the Sweet 16? Thousands of gamblers in Las Vegas disagree.By OSKAR GARCIAfBusinessArts and entertainmentSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsNFL footballProfessional footballFootballUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3bfbdd0d70a44268ace8b583f8f75b6aSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:52:46 GMTConfident Cauley-Stein thriving in mentor role for Wildcatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/309c7432390549a1a749c97c836a59b6CLEVELAND (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein opened his mouth and words came out. He's not sure he believed them, but he said them anyway.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/309c7432390549a1a749c97c836a59b6Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:40:30 GMTCar bomb blasts Nigerian poll station, no casualtieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ac3d6433fe34f59b962ad95c30f9c65ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say a car bomb exploded at a polling station in Nigeria's south-central Enugu state but did not hurt people gathering to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBombingsImprovised explosivesWar and unrestNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestRebellions and uprisingsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaAbujahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ac3d6433fe34f59b962ad95c30f9c65Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:49:43 GMTOfficial: Siege of gunmen in Somali hotel ends, 17 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e0f14384bac446297d14b8cb31915e5MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government officials say they have taken control of the hotel where extremist gunmen were holed up for more than 12 hours in an attack that has left at least 17 people dead.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e0f14384bac446297d14b8cb31915e5Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:58:13 GMTEgypt's president endorses creating a joint military force to defend Arab countrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea000a35f9074a9ba0926bb2b447e98eSHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president endorses creating a joint military force to defend Arab countries.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea000a35f9074a9ba0926bb2b447e98eSat, 28 Mar 2015 09:53:03 GMTOfficial: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d98f37912d04fe99c69f6b46b24fd56MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDiplomacyTerrorismGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d98f37912d04fe99c69f6b46b24fd56Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:44:29 GMTSearch continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01c600c340c0453496acd2974dcedda4NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01c600c340c0453496acd2974dcedda4Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:43:06 GMTSaudi king: Yemen intervention won't stop until country safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05903abda0c645caa1270964c5f5d23fSHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi King Salman has vowed that the military intervention in Yemen will not stop until the country is stable and safe.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaAfricaTehranIranRed SeaJiddahUnited StatesGulf of AdenDjiboutiNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05903abda0c645caa1270964c5f5d23fSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:28:14 GMTNurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helpedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f379b725c8d4287ad595d1ea418ffa5LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken.By ROBERT JABLONaGeneral newsAfghanistanCaliforniaCentral AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f379b725c8d4287ad595d1ea418ffa5Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:23:57 GMTNigerians turn out en masse for critical presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0bc8f1c2ef04b039e4fe038a1faca82ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians turned out en masse to vote in a presidential election Saturday that analysts say is too close to call.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestNational electionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0bc8f1c2ef04b039e4fe038a1faca82Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:22:13 GMTKerry orders a review of recordkeeping at State Departmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3441e94890b4eb88bda91cc32f5f5c1WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has ordered an internal audit of its recordkeeping, part of a top-to-bottom look at the agency's practices in the aftermath of revelations that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used a private email account and server during her tenure.By BRADLEY KLAPPERhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsDiplomacyTechnologyOpen governmentGovernment policyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3441e94890b4eb88bda91cc32f5f5c1Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:04:24 GMTSaudi Arabia blames 'technical failure' for Yemen jet crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9896834c2d54416d89aeead4c625aebfSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Saturday blamed a "technical fault" for forcing two of its pilots in an F-15 to eject over waters south of Yemen during a mission amid a bombing campaign targeting Shiite rebels in the country.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseBombingsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsYemenEgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastSanaaJiddahUnited StatesGulf of AdenDjiboutiNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9896834c2d54416d89aeead4c625aebfSat, 28 Mar 2015 09:04:06 GMTPolice make arrest in threat that delayed Hernandez trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89456a93f39e467686ccc573daaed556FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBomb threatsExtortion and threatsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesFall RiverNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89456a93f39e467686ccc573daaed556Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:33:30 GMTSearch goes on for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283b2bb140db4d6ea77107e78430029dNEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/283b2bb140db4d6ea77107e78430029dSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:20:22 GMTUzbekistan to vote to extend veteran leader's rulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4851e6082ac74cf8bb40d6e71482dde4MOSCOW (AP) — Uzbekistan is going through the motions of a presidential election this weekend, with a crushing win for its longtime leader a foregone conclusion, but the long-term future of the Central Asian nation is still far from certain.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsElectionsNational electionsUzbekistanMoscowCentral AsiaRussiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4851e6082ac74cf8bb40d6e71482dde4Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:20:01 GMTAfter a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budgethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7a02c91b9e4628b40e7167fe6307abWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7a02c91b9e4628b40e7167fe6307abSat, 28 Mar 2015 07:03:11 GMT2 Czechs kidnapped in Pakistan in 2013 freedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee1d51c71a147d08217f66c1b239185PRAGUE (AP) — Two Czech tourists who were abducted by gunmen two years ago as they were traveling on a bus through southwestern Pakistan have been released, the Czech government said on Saturday.By KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsKidnappingGovernment and politicsCrimeCzech RepublicPakistanEastern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee1d51c71a147d08217f66c1b239185Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:26:29 GMTItaly sees record asylum requests as migrant centers fillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199b0a098f0a4eeda1066b550fb1b8deSIRACUSA, Sicily (AP) — As Italy copes with record number of migrants making the risky trip across the Mediterranean to reach European shores, it is also registering a record number of political asylum requests, filling migrant holding centers with would-be refugees hoping that their cases are accepted.By TRISHA THOMASiGeneral newsItalySicilyGambiaWest AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199b0a098f0a4eeda1066b550fb1b8deSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:12:07 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c9bbea7fce45a7948f21618863b174"I'm so grateful to have my life back." — Amanda Knox after Italy's highest court overturned her 2009 murder conviction for the death of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher.By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c9bbea7fce45a7948f21618863b174Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:02:19 GMTHamilton takes pole position for Malaysian Grand Prixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d1e8e4a24d14263b24619ebaca5f328SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Mercedes' run of nine straight front-row lockouts in Formula One came to an end as Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel qualified second.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d1e8e4a24d14263b24619ebaca5f328Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:34:58 GMTSaudi King Salman vows that military intervention will not stop until Yemen is stable and safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35e799d629ef43dd981e25f424585108SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi King Salman vows that military intervention will not stop until Yemen is stable and safe.iGeneral newsEgyptYemenMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/35e799d629ef43dd981e25f424585108Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:19:08 GMTArab leaders meet in Egypt amid Yemen airstrike campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e800bffd2834c5494cff4aac4a1fda7SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders are meeting in a key summit in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, days after a Saudi-led, 10-nation alliance began a campaign of airstrikes against Iranian-backed Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEvacuationsMilitary and defenseEgyptYemenMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth AfricaAfricaIranRed SeaJiddahUnited StatesGulf of AdenDjiboutiNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e800bffd2834c5494cff4aac4a1fda7Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:28:00 GMTJury rejects woman's bias claims against Silicon Valley firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c21e26215547529c0cbf30bf8731bcSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A discrimination lawsuit that put a spotlight on gender balance and working conditions for women at Silicon Valley firms ended with a jury rejecting the female plaintiff's claims.By SUDHIN THANAWALAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLegal proceedingsWorkplace discriminationGender ratioLaw and orderPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFinancial servicesIndustriesGender issuesDemographicsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c21e26215547529c0cbf30bf8731bcSat, 28 Mar 2015 08:36:42 GMTYemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran,' directly blaming country for chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3122f536a8d64180b3855cd65c0e5c27SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran,' directly blaming country for chaos.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastYemenIranNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3122f536a8d64180b3855cd65c0e5c27Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:52:19 GMTEgypt president says Yemen intervention was 'unevitable'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf1f4956d3754eeba417dc3e84ecd45fSHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president says the military intervention by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable" after meddling there by a foreign power — a thinly veiled reference to Iran.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastIranSaudi ArabiaYemenNorth AfricaAfricaTehranRed SeaJiddahUnited StatesGulf of AdenDjiboutiNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf1f4956d3754eeba417dc3e84ecd45fSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:16:41 GMTDodgers' Greinke struggles in 8-4 loss to Giantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63ce90d206fd420e8cc4829f6ba24a2fGLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Zack Greinke struggled with his command in his fourth spring start, allowing five hits in 3 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the San Francisco Giants 8-4 on Friday night.sSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63ce90d206fd420e8cc4829f6ba24a2fSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:05:29 GMTSooners wear down in 62-58 loss to Spartans in East semishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e2ff47788164e06aa179a4b252d5600SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It took four years for coach Lon Kruger to rebuild the Oklahoma Sooners into bona fide NCAA Tournament contenders.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsOklahomaMichiganSyracuseUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e2ff47788164e06aa179a4b252d5600Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:14:49 GMTYemen president calls for mass, peaceful demonstrations in Yemen in support of his governmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac843b6924d74f7098ae026c63b1891aSHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen president calls for mass, peaceful demonstrations in Yemen in support of his government.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestEgyptYemenMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac843b6924d74f7098ae026c63b1891aSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:41:26 GMTGOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/954330ab6ebc44f6ad13ebbf42a7f599WASHINGTON (AP) — With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment-funded health insurancePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeNational electionsElectionsGovernment programsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/954330ab6ebc44f6ad13ebbf42a7f599Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:03:32 GMTUS women's medal drought continues at figure skating worldshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd735153d3154fbdb9086802950a6779SHANGHAI (AP) — For the ninth straight year, there wasn't an American woman on the podium at the figure skating world championships.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsWomen's skatingWomen's sportsISU Figure Skating World ChampionshipsFigure skatingSkatingEventsShanghaiEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd735153d3154fbdb9086802950a6779Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:17:54 GMTPopular Nevada governor looms over fight for Reid seathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e81bc5bc570c48768d11c8428a6b241cLAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's decision to retire next year leaves no clear successor in his home state of Nevada, where a popular Republican governor appears reluctant to change jobs and the pending loss of Reid's clout in Washington is causing anxiety over who might replace him.By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureState governmentsRace and ethnicityLegislatureHispanicsSocial issuesSocial affairsNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e81bc5bc570c48768d11c8428a6b241cSat, 28 Mar 2015 08:27:05 GMTChinese president promotes regional vision at Boao Forumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1eaa177bd9ed40929d04d39387b268a9BOAO, China (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping argued Saturday for strong China-led efforts to promote Asian economic and political cooperation while opening a major regional economic conference.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1eaa177bd9ed40929d04d39387b268a9Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:11:44 GMTYemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfeb8c755f5d48ed966028242d72fdc3SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president has called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestEvacuationsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMiddle EastYemenEgyptSaudi ArabiaIranNorth AfricaAfricaTehranRed SeaUnited StatesJiddahGulf of AdenDjiboutiNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfeb8c755f5d48ed966028242d72fdc3Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:57:56 GMTEgypt calls for joint Arab military force amid Yemen strikeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bef80bc2da54c3891d4ab5165c10dbbSHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president has called for the creation of a joint Arab military force as it and other countries launch airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaYemenNorth AfricaAfricaTehranRed SeaJiddahUnited StatesGulf of AdenDjiboutiIranNorth AmericaEast Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bef80bc2da54c3891d4ab5165c10dbbSat, 28 Mar 2015 09:59:43 GMTEgypt's president says Arab countries facing unprecedented threat to their stability, identityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cdb3b834a9b46c68b50660458802c4fSHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's president says Arab countries facing unprecedented threat to their stability, identity.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cdb3b834a9b46c68b50660458802c4fSat, 28 Mar 2015 09:47:45 GMTIn Thailand, a mercurial junta ruler known for his wordshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb552eab40c44ac5a438c1f53b7f1bb6BANGKOK (AP) — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBombingsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb552eab40c44ac5a438c1f53b7f1bb6Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:01:56 GMTIn Thailand, a mercurial junta leader known for sharp tonguehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b92c3df51966438588692cc8c40c60e9BANGKOK (AP) — Ear tugs. A flying banana peel. Sarcastic remarks about getting smacked, or punched — or even executed. Such is life for the press corps covering Thailand's notoriously testy military ruler.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBombingsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b92c3df51966438588692cc8c40c60e9Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:33:48 GMTYemen's president says Arab military intervention must continue until Shiite rebels surrenderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/930564d37f784f97882dbc714f5f4dd5SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's president says Arab military intervention must continue until Shiite rebels surrender.iGeneral newsEgyptYemenMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/930564d37f784f97882dbc714f5f4dd5Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:40:00 GMTWiggly words on immigration from potential Republican fieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5085b7c378984296aaa25aa368d97e01DENVER (AP) — It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionImmigrationState governmentsBorder securityPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5085b7c378984296aaa25aa368d97e01Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:45:27 GMTFeds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/491a3d890db64463b3f188a8fcc242b3JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsHigher educationIndictmentsVandalismEducationSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsMississippiUnited StatesNorth AmericaJacksonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/491a3d890db64463b3f188a8fcc242b3Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:53:40 GMTAl-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d95f2d161ce4d998f1ac498cd873fdfBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists say al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, has seized large parts of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces.iGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d95f2d161ce4d998f1ac498cd873fdfSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:26:53 GMTBig-time programs battling for Final Four berthshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d3860a6d10b4988bee9e53f10a26d87Saturday night's games will decide half the Final Four, and the big boys have pushed the Cinderellas off the dance floor.By JIM O'CONNELLaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballCollege sportsMen's basketballEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyLouisvilleWisconsinArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d3860a6d10b4988bee9e53f10a26d87Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:30:51 GMTOfficial: Siege of al-Shabab gunmen by Somali troops in hotel ends, at least 17 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e103594639f54b4c90c333da127e44f0MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Official: Siege of al-Shabab gunmen by Somali troops in hotel ends, at least 17 dead.iGeneral newsSomaliaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e103594639f54b4c90c333da127e44f0Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:52:04 GMTGonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2339d8fb6a6d4ae2b3a6992751d216d3PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2339d8fb6a6d4ae2b3a6992751d216d3Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:14:19 GMTPakistan says soldiers kill 15 militants near Afghan borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79e005e5146845cc8bca604ca19cb9d2ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says its soldiers have killed at least 15 militants in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPakistanAfghanistanSouth AsiaAsiaCentral Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79e005e5146845cc8bca604ca19cb9d2Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:49:59 GMTMalaysia poised to sign new F1 hosting dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73257a95406348f6b4b1d5a277b2758cSEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Grand Prix organizers are poised to sign a new three-year contract to host Formula One at the Sepang International Circuit, with a final agreement expected next month.By CHRIS LINESsSportsAutomobile racingInternational agreementsFormula OneInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMalaysiaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73257a95406348f6b4b1d5a277b2758cSat, 28 Mar 2015 06:55:11 GMTGerman pilot visited glider field near crash site as a childhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c9fba2778e46449498e4a8f47b111dSISTERON, France (AP) — The German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps frequented a gliding club near the crash site as a child with his parents, according to a member of the club.By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and DAVID MCHUGHiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsHealthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47c9fba2778e46449498e4a8f47b111dSat, 28 Mar 2015 10:42:50 GMTEarly states in presidential primary may be losing clouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7971ad377249498f335ee969a533c0NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.By STEVE PEOPLESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsCampaignsCaucusesPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireIowaSouth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d7971ad377249498f335ee969a533c0Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:03:53 GMT