FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 23:42:24 -0700What's next in gay marriage's legal odyssey?'s hearing in Denver is the second of two hearings on gay marriage that are weighted with legal significance. The cases are the first time an appellate court has considered the ramifications of last year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The 30-minute hearing on the legality of Oklahoma's gay marriage ban comes one week after a three-judge panel heard a similar case originating from Utah.BRADY McCOMBSNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCourtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryUtahDenverOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaColorado, 17 Apr 2014 06:06:12 GMTHawks wrap up regular season, beat Bucks 111-103 (AP) — Mike Scott scored 17 points and the Atlanta Hawks ended the regular season with a 111-103 win Wednesday over the Bucks, hours after Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling his team.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesSports facility constructionSports team ownership changesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 03:13:39 GMTRoyal couple visit wildfire-affected Aussie town (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, visited a town ravaged by wildfires in the mountains west of Sydney on Thursday, as they continue their Down Under tour.iGeneral newsProperty damageNatural hazardsMountainsEnvironment and natureFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersAustraliaSydneyOceania, 17 Apr 2014 06:07:19 GMTPortland plans reservoir flush after teen cited, Ore. (AP) — Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthCrimeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:19:53 GMTFiretruck plows into LA-area cafe; 15 hurt PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said.JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersMontereyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:18 GMTNas kicks off Tribeca with documentary, concert YORK (AP) — The raw New York lyricism of Nas kicked off the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival with an exuberant hip-hop beat.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesTribeca Film FestivalMusicEventsQueensManhattanNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:58:44 GMTRangers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Mariners 3-2, Texas (AP) — Texas center fielder Leonys Martin wound up being the star of a battle of top pitchers.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:21:02 GMTNets rest starters, lose 114-85 to Cavaliers (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballEventsClevelandNew York CityOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 17 Apr 2014 03:02:10 GMTGrizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason.TERESA M. WALKERsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsMemphisDallasSan AntonioTennesseeUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 17 Apr 2014 04:20:20 GMTBlast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3, Tenn. (AP) — A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.SHEILA BURKEaGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersAccidentsTennesseeNashvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:58:21 GMTFiretruck rams California eatery; 15 injured PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsAccidentsFiresAccidents and disastersTransportationMontereyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:12:08 GMTTexas town recovering, year after deadly blast, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.EMILY SCHMALLNOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:09:13 GMTBurke's 32 lift Jazz over Wolves in the finale (AP) — Trey Burke scored a career-high 32 points to go with nine assists and seven rebounds and the Jazz avoided the worst record since moving to Utah 35 years ago with a 136-130 double overtime victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the season finale Wednesday night.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketball, 17 Apr 2014 03:17:26 GMTModerate earthquake jolts southern Iran, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says a magnitude 5.3 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district in the south of the country. The quake was moderate and no injuries were reported.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIranMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 05:34:48 GMTBradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury Garcia in the top of the 14th inning and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the White Sox 6-4 in a game that lasted 5 hours and 17 minutes Wednesday night.JOHN JACKSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:56:24 GMTUkraine Interior Minister: 3 dead, 13 injured after clashes at Black Sea military base., Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine Interior Minister: 3 dead, 13 injured after clashes at Black Sea military base.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUkraineBlack SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 06:11:27 GMTPossible explosive prompts evacuations in Calif., Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang have been evacuated following discovery of a potentially explosive device.aGeneral newsEvacuationsBomb threatsCaliforniaSanta MariaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:39:33 GMTRyu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE tournament, Hawaii (AP) — South Korea's Se Ri Pak, Hyo Joo Kim and So Yeon Ryu each shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday for a three-way tie atop the leaderboard after a breezy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship.KAITLIN SAWYERsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:57:49 GMTSandoval's single lifts Giants past Dodgers, 2-1 FRANCISCO (AP) — The swing that Pablo Sandoval hopes snaps him out of his early season slump is not the kind the San Francisco Giants have grown accustomed to seeing from the 2012 World Series MVP.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:13:54 GMTBlazers defeat Clippers 110-102, Ore. (AP) — Will Barton had a career-high 23 points and 10 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers downed the Los Angeles Clippers 110-104 in the regular-season finale Wednesday night, with both teams resting key players in advance of the playoffs.ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:21:27 GMTWeise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4, Fla. (AP) — Down one goal, Montreal battled back — twice. Up one, it faltered — twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night.FRED GOODALLsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsTampaMontrealFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaQuebecCanada, 17 Apr 2014 04:04:03 GMTMalaysian lawmaker and lawyer Karpal Singh dies LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Veteran Malaysian opposition lawmaker Karpal Singh, an eminent lawyer who had been detained without trial under security laws and battled numerous sedition charges, has died in a road accident. He was 73.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 02:52:45 GMTEx-honors student's terror sentencing scheduled (AP) — A Maryland teen convicted with two women in a Jihadist terror plot is set to be sentenced in Philadelphia.aGeneral newsTerrorismCrimeWar and unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:08:56 GMTGoodwin helps Suns to 104-99 win over Kings, Calif. (AP) — Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Phoenix Suns defeated the Sacramento Kings 104-99 Wednesday night in the season finale for both teams.sSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:20:45 GMTGomes, McAllister lead Indians past Tigers 3-2 (AP) — Zach McAllister gave up lots of runs in the middle innings last season.PAUL HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:13:23 GMTPenguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener (AP) — Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school."WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 03:29:51 GMTStreet theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area CITY (AP) — Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.OLGA R. RODRIGUEZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimePerforming artsEntertainmentMexico CityMexicoNetherlandsNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 04:01:54 GMTWhite wash: Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0 YORK (AP) — There was nothing mysterious about Michael Pineda's performance this time. Masahiro Tanaka's dominant outing was pretty straight forward, too.HOWIE RUMBERGsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkIllinoisTampaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 17 Apr 2014 03:54:01 GMTAnaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek.GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:58:08 GMTCashner solid in Padres' 4-2 win over Rockies DIEGO (AP) — Andrew Cashner pitched into the eighth inning and Chris Denorfia drove in two runs to lift the San Diego Padres to a 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:25:46 GMTJournalists charged with defaming Thailand's navy, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have charged two journalists with defaming Thailand's navy in an online news report about the trafficking of refugees from Myanmar.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesJournalismJournalistsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 06:37:24 GMTFears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of South Korea.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 06:12:31 GMTAsia stocks subdued, Nikkei weak on profit taking KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were subdued on Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei faltering as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsHong KongJapanEast AsiaAustraliaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 17 Apr 2014 06:32:52 GMTOpenings set to start in NY trial of Egyptian imam YORK (AP) — Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:03:20 GMTFund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man YORK (AP) — A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 06:16:27 GMTCrawford's 41 points leads Warriors over Nuggets (AP) — Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 as a squad of Golden State backups beat the Denver Nuggets 116-112 Wednesday night.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:28:49 GMTDurant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111 CITY (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City.MURRAY EVANSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:54:07 GMTTeheran 3-hits Phillies; Braves win 1-0 (AP) — The brisk air brought out Julio Teheran's best more so than facing Cliff Lee.ROB MAADDIsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 02:56:45 GMTRobber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced (AP) —MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:32:39 GMT"X-Men" director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit (AP) — A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii.OSKAR GARCIAeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCelebrityHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:48:45 GMTUkraine: 3 dead after Black Sea base attack, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the south-east part of the country.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUkraineBlack SeaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 06:21:31 GMTAsia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Thursday, with Japan's Nikkei leading the retreat as investors locked in profits after a strong rally.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsJapanEast AsiaHong KongAustraliaChinaAsiaGreater ChinaOceania, 17 Apr 2014 03:42:46 GMTOwners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County, Colo. (AP) — A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle.aGeneral newsMountainsNational parksEminent domainEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:09:32 GMTHomer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros 6-4 (AP) — Mike Moustakas homered in the 11th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 04:30:29 GMTUkraine, US to alternately cajole, threaten Russia (AP) — Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.JULIE PACELARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyEmergency managementForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineRussiaMoscowKievUnited StatesGenevaEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 05:15:24 GMTTexas town recovering year after deadly blast, Texas (AP) — Residents of the small Texas town of West are honoring the past but looking ahead on the one-year anniversary of a fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people.EMILY SCHMALLNOMAAN MERCHANTaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 05:07:33 GMT76ers top resting Heat in finale, 100-87 (AP) — For Philadelphia, the season finale was about what's coming next year. For Miami, it's about what's coming next week.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 03:32:24 GMTChinese auto brands limp into Beijing show (AP) — China's automakers are the underdogs heading into next week's Beijing auto show, where foreign and domestic brands will jostle for attention in a market that is increasingly difficult for homegrown models.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsAutomobilesLifestyleMarketing and advertisingChinaShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaJapanGreater ChinaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 06:18:18 GMTIndia struggles with rebel threats during election, India (AP) — Voters are casting ballots in India's general election despite threats of violence in some areas by extreme leftist insurgents, who say the country's democracy has failed its marginalized and its poor.KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsPolitical and civil unrestIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 05:24:04 GMTRandom House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 17 Apr 2014 04:02:04 GMT