FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 07:48:09 -0700High court rejects church appeal over use of public school (AP) — The Supreme Court has again rejected an appeal from a small evangelical church in the Bronx seeking to overturn New York City's ban on after-hours religious worship services at public schools.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPrimary and secondary educationEducationEducation issuesBronxNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:50:51 GMTJetBlue computer outage causes delays for passengers YORK (AP) — A computer outage that caused delays for thousands of JetBlue Airways passengers early Monday morning has been resolved, the company said.aBusinessGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 30 Mar 2015 14:07:39 GMTBusiness forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesConsumer spendingEconomyWeather forecastsEnergy industryIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsWeather, 30 Mar 2015 13:49:53 GMTKnox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends (AP) — Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:44:12 GMTIntegration, reconciliation recounted in 'The Class of 65'"The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town and the Long Road to Forgiveness" (Public Affairs), by Jim AuchmuteyBy DON SCHANCHE JR.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansPrimary and secondary educationBooks and literatureSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationAmericusGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:03:21 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a rural highway and crashed into in a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:46:46 GMTNational parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park' (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.By BRETT ZONGKERtTravelLifestyleNational parksPolitical fundraisingEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:54:02 GMTPopular Yosemite National Park lookout opens early in season NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A road leading to spectacular views of California's Yosemite National Park opened to drivers on Saturday, marking the earliest date for the occasion in at least 20 years.tTravelLifestyleNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:08:33 GMTObama to make first visit to Kenya as president (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first trip as president to Kenya, the country of his father's birth.wGovernment and politicsFirst time eventsGeneral newsKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:48:44 GMTS. Africa: Opposition accuses president of security meddling (AP) — A South African opposition leader says the country is on a "road to a dictatorship," accusing the president of manipulating state security departments.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 30 Mar 2015 14:01:08 GMTVan Gogh exhibit to feature artist's nature paintings, Mass. (AP) — An exhibit featuring 50 paintings and drawings of nature by Vincent Van Gogh will open in western Massachusetts in June.tTravelLifestyleVisual artsDrawingPaintingMuseumsArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLeisure travelMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:07:12 GMTAncient Petra sees few visitors as Jordan tourism declines, Jordan (AP) — It's high season in Petra, an ancient city hewn from rose-colored rock and Jordan's biggest tourist draw. Yet nearby hotels stand virtually empty these days and only a trickle of tourists make their way through a landmark canyon to the Treasury building where scenes of one of the "Indiana Jones" movies were filmed.By KARIN LAUBtTravelLifestyleCustomer statisticsCivil warsAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate newsWar and unrestGeneral newsJordanSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 13:58:01 GMTTrevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show' YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceNewspapersNews mediaMediaSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 13:55:47 GMTProsecutors: We found no indications of co-pilot's motive for crashing Germanwings plane, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors: We found no indications of co-pilot's motive for crashing Germanwings plane.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:22:48 GMTUS stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 30 Mar 2015 13:40:34 GMTSigned contracts to buy US homes rise 3.1 percent in February, point to stronger spring sales (AP) — Signed contracts to buy US homes rise 3.1 percent in February, point to stronger spring sales.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:31 GMTIndiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in Indiana say they are working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansLegislationState legislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureState governmentsIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:02:03 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Victim had gaping leg wounds A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 30 Mar 2015 13:36:26 GMT2 being treated for injuries at gate of Fort Meade MEADE, Md. (AP) — A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore.aGeneral newsInjuriesHealthBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:02 GMTMaine woman's appeal for a kidney donor pays off PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.aGeneral newsOrgan donationHealth issuesHealthPortlandMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:52:35 GMTProsecutors: Co-pilot treated for suicidal tendencies, France (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed into the French Alps last week had received treatment for suicidal tendencies several years ago, prosecutors said Monday.By LORI HINNANT and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:46:29 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 newsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:38:02 GMTMan pays fine, avoids jail for missing jury duty 11 times, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has paid a $500 fine to avoid being jailed for missing jury duty 11 times in the last two years.aGeneral newsOdditiesMissing personsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSomersetPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:57:28 GMT4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack (AP) — A four-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsBus travelMass transit systemsTravelLifestyleTransportationPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:29:36 GMTNew Maldives law strips ex-president of party membership, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives' Parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMaldivesSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 13:37:48 GMTHigh court to hear Kansas plea to reinstate death sentences (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Kansas' appeal to reinstate death sentences for two brothers in the fatal shootings of four people and for another man convicted of killing a couple.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryState governmentsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:01:39 GMTJustices reject appeal by US flag-wearing students (AP) — The Supreme Court has denied an appeal from former California high school students who were ordered to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out during a celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday at school.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHolidaysOccasionsLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 13:44:28 GMTRobin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebritySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 13:21:50 GMTImage of Asia: A blessing from Amma the Hugging Saint this photo by Saurabh Das, spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi hugs to bless a devotee during a prayer meeting in New Delhi. Known among her followers as "Amma," which means "mother" in several Indian languages, Amritanandamayi has devotees in India and the rest of the world. She is also popularly known as the Hugging Saint.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 13:24:15 GMTPolice: Missouri auditor spokesman dead in apparent suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say the Missouri auditor's spokesman has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, just a month after the state auditor also killed himself.aGeneral newsSuicidesMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:08:50 GMTOfficials: Pizza shop burglar steals 100 candy bars, cookies, Pa. (AP) — State police in northwestern Pennsylvania are looking for a burglar who just may have some cavities — or, at least, a sweet tooth.aOdditiesTheftCrimeGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:07:50 GMTAP Interview: Saudi Arabia seeks to attract non-oil capital, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The deputy governor of Saudi Arabia's investment authority says the country faces challenges attracting foreign investment outside its oil and gas sectors, but that several initiatives in place are helping to change investors' perceptions.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesDubaiSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 14:08:37 GMTUS, UK: Signs of political interference in Nigerian election, Nigeria (AP) — The United States and Britain said Monday there are signs that the vote counting for Nigeria's presidential election may be subverted by "deliberate political interference."By MICHELLE FAUL and HILARY UGURUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsVotingWar and unrestNational electionsAfricaNigeriaUnited KingdomAbujaWest AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:42:51 GMTAmnesty calls for release of arrested Congolese activists, Congo (AP) — A rights group called on Congo's government on Monday to release youth activists who were arrested more than two weeks ago in a raid that also briefly swept up an American diplomat.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsArrestsPolitical activismGovernment and politicsDiplomacyLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesInternational relationsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 14:06:51 GMTToyota cuts price of automatic braking safety devices (AP) — Those pricey high-tech systems that automatically stop or slow your car if it's about to run into something are getting a lot cheaper.By TOM KRISHERhtBusinessAutomobilesCar buyingProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnology, 30 Mar 2015 14:04:18 GMTSigned contracts to buy US homes climb to 20-month high (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in February, evidence that the spring buying season could open strong after sluggish sales for much of the winter.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 14:02:54 GMTKerry pizza: Savvy restaurateur cashes in on nuke talks, Switzerland (AP) — Whether or not Secretary of State John Kerry succeeds at nuclear talks in Lausanne with Iran, his name will live on in this lakeside Swiss city — as a pizza.By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 13:34:25 GMTTurkish Cypriots halt gas search for peace talks restart, Cyprus (AP) — Breakaway Turkish Cypriots say they have halted their own search for gas off the east Mediterranean island's coast in the latest sign that suspended reunification talks could restart soon.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:30:07 GMTTunisian museum reopens after deadly attack against tourists, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's National Bardo Museum is open to the public again for the first time since extremist gunmen opened fire on foreign tourists earlier this month, killing 22 people in the country's worst attack on civilians in 13 years.tTravelLifestyleLeisure travelTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 13:56:06 GMTFormer Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCampaign finance improprietiesLegal proceedingsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeCabinetsLaw and orderCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:56 GMTMining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — will help to draw visitors here.By JONATHAN DREW and ALLEN G. BREEDtTravelLifestyleMountainsLabor economyMuseumsLeisure travelEconomyMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentRecreation and leisureAgricultureConsumer products and servicesKentuckyWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:02:03 GMTRebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has accused the Kiev government of blocking a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives.iGeneral newsCease firesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskMinskKievEastern EuropeEuropeBelarus, 30 Mar 2015 13:47:59 GMTGreece and its creditors still struggle with reform list (AP) — With its next financial deadline looming, Greece is struggling to convince its creditors it has a viable economic reform plan to unlock emergency funds and prevent the country from going bankrupt.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityEconomyGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeGovernment financeGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:32:35 GMTSome British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached YORK (AP) — Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe.By SCOTT MAYEROWITZtTravelLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 14:06:21 GMTHigh court sends back ruling on Virginia redistricting (AP) — The Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at a ruling that said Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVoting districtsElectionsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:00:18 GMTTurkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to bomb threat (AP) — Turkish Airlines said it diverted an Istanbul-to-Sao Paulo flight to Casablanca, Morocco, Monday after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet. The communications office at Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca confirmed that the flight had landed there.iBusinessGeneral newsBomb threatsTurkeyCasablancaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 13:58:12 GMTIran nuclear talks at crunch time, differences remain, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with substantial differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranIsraelUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:58:03 GMTFrance's Senate debates punishing prostitutes' customers (AP) — A French bill aimed at decriminalizing prostitutes and fining their customers is being turned upside down by the Senate, led by the conservative opposition.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 13:33:03 GMTAP NewsAlert CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police: Missouri auditor's spokesman dead in apparent suicide, month after boss killed himself.aGeneral newsSuicidesMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:05:58 GMTCarnival Cruises return to Baltimore with renovated ship (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines has returned to the Port of Baltimore after completing extensive renovations to the Carnival Pride ship.tTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 14:03:05 GMT