FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Apr 2015 03:34:26 -0700Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:20 GMTUS 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 GMTIndonesian court sentences American man to 18 years in jail for murdering girlfriend's mother, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences American man to 18 years in jail for murdering girlfriend's mother.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:16 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 GMTUS business group in China urges more transparency, access (AP) — The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:35:56 GMTChinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.By ZARAR KHAN and ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defensePakistanChinaIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 21 Apr 2015 07:27:41 GMTUtah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns, Utah (AP) — Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:27 GMTWarriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEvents, 21 Apr 2015 06:55:21 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 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.aBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:01:03 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 09:29:59 GMTBird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAgriculture and the environmentAnimalsLivestock diseasesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureEco-friendly practicesUnited StatesIowaMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:48:40 GMTJudge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt.By AMY BETH HANSON and MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMontanaMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 07:42:58 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 07:01:29 GMTDesisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMen's sportsMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsBostonKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaMassachusettsNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 07:09:23 GMTMan detained after fire at British embassy in The Hague HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have detained a 32-year-old man after fire broke out at the British embassy in The Hague.iGeneral newsEmbassiesFiresInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersNetherlandsThe HagueWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 07:22:03 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 the cheap Japanese yen resulting from drastic monetary easing, to be a board member of the central bank.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 09:29:39 GMTAmid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.By RICARDO ZUNIGAaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsBaseballInternational baseballTravel laws and regulationsProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsEventsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaCaribbeanUnited StatesArizonaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:57:55 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 death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 08:56:11 GMTThe pipeline: How baseball-mad Cuba develops top-tier talent, Cuba (AP) — Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu and other Cuban baseball players arriving in the major leagues in recent years all come from the same pipeline: state-run academies that produce hundreds of players in the baseball-mad island.By ANNE-MARIE GARCIAsSportsHigh school baseballBaseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsHigh school sportsProfessional baseballCubaHavanaDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 07:02:37 GMTTask force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50 (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsCancerTumorsDiagnostic testsDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditions, 21 Apr 2015 07:15:05 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.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyThe MoonSpace explorationAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:30:52 GMTJapan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph (AP) — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaShanghaiAsiaChinaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:32:48 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 IslandNauruAustraliaIndonesiaSri LankaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaBangladeshSouth AsiaAfghanistanUnited StatesEuropeMediterranean SeaMiddle EastCanadaSomaliaPapua New GuineaSudanIranIraqAsiaOceaniaCentral AsiaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfricaNorth Africa, 21 Apr 2015 08:32:51 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 GMT5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:12 GMTLEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:32:20 GMTUS man gets 18-year jail for murdering girlfriend's mother, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:05 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 GMTBush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesPolitical action committeesElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:34 GMTA guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs (AP) — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical action committeesCampaignsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational elections, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:46 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 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 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 over 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 unrestCrimeLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 09:22:58 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 convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, 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 politicsEventsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:41 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 GMTLittle guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTorontoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:27 GMTAmid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.By LISA LERERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsForeign policyPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingGovernment policyInternational relationsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesKeeneNew HampshireNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:17:48 GMTDetroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's hockeyHockeyAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyMen's sportsDetroitUnited StatesCalgaryMichiganNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 21 Apr 2015 07:04:13 GMTStronger markets boost earnings at Swiss bank Credit Suisse, Germany (AP) — Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:51 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 07:16:49 GMTProsecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan, Sicily (AP) — Prosecutors began building the case against the traffickers responsible for what might be the Mediterranean's worst migrant disaster as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to stem the tide and undermine smugglers' finances and most precious assets: the boats.By TRISHA THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEuropeItalySicilyWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 09:28:19 GMTSenate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislationCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsSmugglingCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:16:37 GMTNavajo voters choose next leader in belated election, Ariz. (AP) — The campaigns of two men vying to become the next president of the Navajo Nation come to an end Tuesday when voters head to the polls in an election nearly five months behind the original schedule.By FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEvents, 21 Apr 2015 09:06:06 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 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 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 GMT