FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Apr 2015 04:26:30 -0700US official: Kosovo should try its own rebels, Kosovo (AP) — A senior U.S. official says Kosovo must set up a court to try former ethnic Albanian guerrillas for suspected organ-trafficking and the disappearance of hundreds of Serb captives if it wants to avoid Russia and Serbia dealing with the issue at the United Nations.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeKosovoSerbiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 08:31:50 GMTBlast at Spanish Embassy in Libya causes minor damages (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says a bomb has exploded at the country's embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, damaging an outer wall but causing no injuries.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsEmbassiesBombingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLibyaSpainMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 08:23:52 GMTGerman investor sentiment edges down on global fears, Germany (AP) — German investor optimism unexpectedly fell in April after five months of increases due to fears about the global economy.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 10:28:25 GMTSerbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill, Serbia (AP) — An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel.iGeneral newsSerbiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 09:00:34 GMTEgypt court sentences ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over 2012 killings (AP) — Egypt court sentences ousted President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over 2012 killings.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 08:20:30 GMTChinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts and vowed his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor as he wrapped up a two-day visit meant to boost bilateral ties and assure Islamabad of Beijing's support.By ZARAR KHAN and ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityChinaPakistanIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 10:38:46 GMTLawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 08:32:28 GMTFirefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace.aOdditiesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:36 GMTQueen's to host Britain-France Davis Cup quarterfinal (AP) — Britain has chosen to play its Davis Cup quarterfinal series against France on grass at the Queen's Club.sSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsUnited KingdomFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 10:55:52 GMTReplacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsArchaeologyIslamCultural preservationPrayerReligionGovernment and politicsNationalismScienceSocial affairsCulturesJerusalemIsraelEgyptJordanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 10:44:43 GMTDuPont beats 1Q profit forecasts, Del. (AP) — DuPont Co. (DD) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $1.03 billion.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsWilmingtonDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 10:36:55 GMTCar bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in the Somali capital near the presidential palace.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesWar and unrestSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 10:55:01 GMTProsecutors detail cause of capsizing of migrant ship, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors in Sicily say two actions are suspected to have caused a migrant boat to capsize in what is thought to be the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster.By TRISHA THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSmugglingCrimeArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSicilyEuropeItalyWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 09:51:18 GMTToyota adviser nominated for Japan central bank board (AP) — The Japanese government has nominated a former executive at Toyota Motor Corp., one of the biggest corporate beneficiaries of drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 10:48:34 GMTDuPont reports decline in first-quarter earnings, Del. (AP) — The DuPont Co. says the strong dollar and challenges in the agriculture and performance chemicals industries contributed to lower sales and earnings in the first quarter.By RANDALL CHASEfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMaterials industryIndustriesDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:07:38 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrime, 21 Apr 2015 09:58:08 GMT'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany, Germany (AP) — A 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard went on trial Tuesday accused of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder, in a case that will test the argument that anyone who served as a guard at a Nazi death camp was complicit in what happened there.By DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsThe HolocaustCrimeNazismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 08:16:58 GMTUS couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.By FIRDIA LISNAWATIiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 10:43:08 GMTNYC subway ridership grows to highest point in 65 years YORK (AP) — New York City subway ridership has reached its highest level in more than 65 years.aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:07:43 GMTJapan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals (AP) — Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.By ELAINE KURTENBACHhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyThe MoonSpace explorationAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 10:37:48 GMTHow countries cope with migrants arriving by boat recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.By ROD McGUIRKaGeneral newsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaChristmas IslandAustraliaNauruIndonesiaSri LankaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaBangladeshEuropeSouth AsiaAfghanistanUnited StatesMediterranean SeaMiddle EastCanadaPapua New GuineaIranIraqAsiaOceaniaCentral AsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 10:18:59 GMTIraqi troops recapture some Ramadi areas from Islamic State (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say that security forces have recaptured some areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the Anbar provincial capital, Ramadi.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:18 GMTCops: Woman arrested at JFK hid cocaine in girdle, underwear YORK (AP) — Authorities quickly found out why an arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International was so nervous: She had four pounds of cocaine hidden in her girdle and underwear.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and order, 21 Apr 2015 10:56:10 GMTCalifornia court ruling could limit drought fighting tools ANGELES (AP) — In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city's tiered water rates are unconstitutional.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationCourtsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentJudiciaryCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 08:46:37 GMTHungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey about the Holocaust for their "astounding insensitivity and impermissible superficiality."iGeneral newsThe HolocaustLaw enforcement agenciesEventsGovernment and politicsHungaryBudapestPolandGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 10:04:50 GMTSri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestNational electionsElectionsCrimeSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 08:36:50 GMTPope accepts resignation of US bishop who failed to report CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope cracking down on a bishop who covered up for a pedophile.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsCrimes against childrenVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 10:54:27 GMTJapan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar crimesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEventsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaSouth KoreaBeijingIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaSoutheast AsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 10:29:35 GMTFerry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly school kids.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 08:48:36 GMTArizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeNational courtsImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 08:05:04 GMTCourt sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical and civil unrestCrimeJudiciaryLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 11:04:10 GMTReport: NFL stadium project up for vote lacks detailed plans ANGELES (AP) — A report on a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles says the proposal "lacks any detailed site plans," making predictions on its functioning and finances difficult.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionMunicipal governmentsSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProfessional footballFootballGovernment financeGovernment business and financeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 08:57:04 GMTHard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday withdrew a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the photoshopped depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsPrimatesWildlifeMammalsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:20 GMTAuschwitz guard goes on trial, says he shares moral guilt, Germany (AP) — A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder.By DAVID RISINGiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsThe HolocaustCrimeNazismViolent crimeLaw and orderEventsGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 11:07:50 GMTMan charged for threatening Cleveland officer on trial (AP) — The brother of an unarmed woman killed in a hail of police gunfire after a 2012 high-speed chase has been charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly making a death threat against the Cleveland officer standing trial for the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:13:47 GMTCatalan schools hold ceremony after teacher killed by boy, Spain (AP) — Schools across the northeastern region of Catalonia have held five minutes of silence in memory of a teacher killed in a school attack by a 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete.iGeneral newsSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 10:15:19 GMTStudent arrested for pot brownies; children sent to hospital, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia high school student looking to celebrate an unofficial holiday with schoolmates has been arrested for marijuana brownies.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderAlbanyGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 10:22:17 GMTWhy McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 10:43:23 GMTGreek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds, Greece (AP) — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account to help the country meet its financial obligations and avoid default.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 11:16:28 GMTPope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly child abuser in the first known case of a pope sanctioning bishops for covering up for pedophiles.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsCrimes against childrenVatican CityUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:19:20 GMTProsecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets — their vessels.By TRISHA THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEuropeSicilyItalyWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 10:42:41 GMTEU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing (AP) — The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically increase its crackdown on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action from South Korea and the Philippines.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeFishEconomyEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimalsEuropeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:30 GMTNavajo voters choose next leader in belated election, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation voters are choosing a new president on Tuesday, nearly five months after the election originally was scheduled.By FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEvents, 21 Apr 2015 10:11:27 GMTIsrael says Palestinian confesses to car attack on Jews (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service says a 37-year-old Palestinian man has confessed to intentionally ramming his car into a group of Israeli Jews in a deadly car attack last week.iGeneral newsReligious strifePalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 10:35:57 GMTWorld stocks rally on China measures, earnings KONG (AP) — World stock markets rallied Tuesday, boosted by investor optimism over recent stimulus efforts, market reform measures in China and quarterly earnings from U.S. and European companies.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsStock marketsCommodity marketsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGermanyUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 09:58:51 GMTSan Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animals FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have some kind of prohibition on using exotic animals for entertainment.By JANIE HARaGeneral newsAnimalsBearsMunicipal governmentsLegislationSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMammalsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 09:24:59 GMTIran president: Yemen strikes show Saudi 'mental imbalance', Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the Sunni kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance."iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTehranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaIranYemen, 21 Apr 2015 08:09:15 GMTHow countries cope migrants arriving by boat recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants has highlighted the escalating flow of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.By ROD McGUIRKaGeneral newsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaChristmas IslandNauruAustraliaIndonesiaSri LankaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaBangladeshMalaysiaSouth AsiaAfghanistanMediterranean SeaEuropeUnited StatesCanadaSomaliaMiddle EastPapua New GuineaSudanAsiaOceaniaCentral AsiaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaNorth Africa, 21 Apr 2015 08:14:26 GMTIndia seizes boat from int'l waters, detains 8 Pakistanis DELHI (AP) — India's navy and coast guard seized a suspicious boat from international waters off the western coast and detained eight Pakistanis after finding a huge drug shipment aboard, the defense ministry said Tuesday.iGeneral newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:06 GMTAP NewsAlert CITY (AP) — Pope accepts resignation of US bishop who pleaded guilty to not reporting priest for porn.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 10:32:50 GMT