FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 01 Apr 2015 00:52:48 -0700Decisions ahead for NCAA family travel programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab21b42417f475c9f3d6fe5cc55a99fGetting to the Final Four won't be as costly for the parents of many players this week, thanks to an NCAA pilot program that is helping pay for families of athletes to travel and see their sons and daughters play in the biggest college basketball games of the season.By RALPH D. RUSSOaGeneral newsSportsWomen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsMen's sportsSchool athleticsBasketballFamily financesPersonal spendingFootballFBS College Football PlayoffMen's basketballEducationSocial affairsPersonal financeBusinessLeisure travelTravelLifestyleEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cab21b42417f475c9f3d6fe5cc55a99fWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:25:30 GMTJapanese woman, the world's oldest person, dies at 117http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf2d194e1545008e7ebf15bf640cd9TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.iGeneral newsBirthdaysObituariesOccasionsLifestyleJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf2d194e1545008e7ebf15bf640cd9Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:55:05 GMTJudge: Navy's Hawaii, California training plan inadequatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa7d5951798741e284db524df23fea93HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday said the National Marine Fisheries Service violated environmental laws when it approved the Navy's plans for training in waters off Hawaii and Southern California.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsScienceAnimalsMilitary legal affairsDolphinsWhalesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNational courtsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmental concernsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMammalsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa7d5951798741e284db524df23fea93Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:34:19 GMTGary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a29539ae9c3a43c4848e06189122a764JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.aGeneral newsObituariesSpokaneWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a29539ae9c3a43c4848e06189122a764Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:40:57 GMTStill scoring after all these years, Ovechkin gets 50th goalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f473d82e0494dbdec484cb6b0ac07WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin is 29, and his hair is flecked with gray nowadays. His coaches and linemates keep changing, as have the ways opponents try to stop him.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f473d82e0494dbdec484cb6b0ac07Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:46 GMTSKorean man charged in knife attack on US envoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcfa43682c3b429dbe163e9903d9ca34SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcfa43682c3b429dbe163e9903d9ca34Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:17:58 GMTIndiana debate exposes Republican divisionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a3e9a6309c842edb80ba2c118a23272WASHINGTON (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral news2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionGays and lesbiansState governmentsReligious issuesGovernment and politicsMarriagePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEventsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationLegislatureFamily issuesPolitical organizationsIndianaNorth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a3e9a6309c842edb80ba2c118a23272Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:11:07 GMTCurry and Thompson help Warriors beat Clippers 110-106http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d472b4681a1546a18d67d73853fa1990LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry snaked through the paint, came out near his bench, dribbled behind his back and faked Chris Paul to the floor on a jumper from the left corner, drawing oohs from the crowd.By BETH HARRISsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessProfessional basketballBasketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d472b4681a1546a18d67d73853fa1990Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:50:06 GMTLive in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6638d4879bdc4e04a2da993a37218eabSUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.By JOSH BOAKaBusinessGeneral newsHome buyingLuxury shoppingArchitectureCurrency marketsResidential real estateLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingArts and entertainmentProfessional servicesFinancial marketsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6638d4879bdc4e04a2da993a37218eabWed, 01 Apr 2015 07:16:02 GMTStates increasing production caps for microbrewerieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c8f3fb8c0941bab21addcd89db4698PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.By RYAN VAN VELZERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAlcohol laws and regulationsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsLegislatureState governmentsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7c8f3fb8c0941bab21addcd89db4698Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:58:08 GMTCoroner says death of oil heir Andrew Getty appears to be from natural causes or accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/614b4d6d05674543a94ab6338dd06a52LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coroner says death of oil heir Andrew Getty appears to be from natural causes or accident.aGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/614b4d6d05674543a94ab6338dd06a52Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:00:07 GMTThe world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, dies at 117http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/410164fae3eb44b08ad567b9f792d691TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person, a Japanese woman, died Wednesday, a few weeks after celebrating her 117th birthday.iGeneral newsObituariesBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleHolidaysJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/410164fae3eb44b08ad567b9f792d691Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:15 GMTOil heir Andrew Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/473ed7f00051466fbc0e77613e28959cLOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of the late oil billionaire J. Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was found dead Tuesday in his Hollywood Hills home, police and family members said.aBusinessGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/473ed7f00051466fbc0e77613e28959cWed, 01 Apr 2015 04:42:29 GMTAsian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data show weaknesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d9774a677ea4434b29d8022be234b8dTOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets mostly sagged Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsIndustriesFinancial marketsEnergy industryCommodity marketsJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d9774a677ea4434b29d8022be234b8dWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:27 GMTMan who sued Aaron Hernandez due to testify in murder trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a395618c704d339edd32d501686405FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida is due to take the stand in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95a395618c704d339edd32d501686405Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:54:54 GMTPurported kidnappers want apology from California policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/746c156eaf90477eb2a81be8aa5d132cSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessKidnappingMissing personsCrimeCaliforniaSan FranciscoVallejoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/746c156eaf90477eb2a81be8aa5d132cWed, 01 Apr 2015 04:09:44 GMTMan kills woman, himself in California office shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4243ab284d14cfba57f5236315bf1a4FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.By SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFresnoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4243ab284d14cfba57f5236315bf1a4Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:51:36 GMTDjokovic defeats Dolgopolov in Miami; Venus Williams loseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1247fe10f02a4c8c886a90a3a9a7f25cKEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Before the first set ended Tuesday, Novak Djokovic had busted a racket in anger, drawn jeers from the crowd and received two code violations, which cost him a point penalty.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1247fe10f02a4c8c886a90a3a9a7f25cWed, 01 Apr 2015 04:58:17 GMTPalestinians want leverage on Israel in international courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d553835bc614e96b116f8beec522fd2RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, as part of a broader effort to put international pressure on Israel and exact a higher price for its occupation of lands sought for a Palestinian state.By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWar crimesWar and unrestInternational lawInternational relationsCourtsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemGaza StripMiddle EastFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d553835bc614e96b116f8beec522fd2Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:58 GMTBuhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind ushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd5182076913491aaff550498216f575ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new leader says the nation has put a one-party state behind it and embraced democracy with his election.iGeneral newsPolitical partiesDemocracyPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd5182076913491aaff550498216f575Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMTThousands strike at Nike, Adidas shoe factory in Vietnamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aa0459ea5154f3db0efd189e7b2cff7HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.By TRAN VAN MINHiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0aa0459ea5154f3db0efd189e7b2cff7Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:20:19 GMTAmerican farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab656ac26b394035898f0f4d47e3807aMOSCOW (AP) — Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after U.S. and European Union sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyEconomic policyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaMoscowCrimeaUnited StatesUkraineEuropeChinaArcticEastern EuropeNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab656ac26b394035898f0f4d47e3807aWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:34:40 GMTLeftist Colombian jurist Carlos Gaviria dies at 77http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1cfa5f72abf4f9ea3ec138e82ed818cBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsBogotaColombiaVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1cfa5f72abf4f9ea3ec138e82ed818cWed, 01 Apr 2015 04:45:46 GMTThe latest developments on religious-objection lawshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bf165b6f7e44e99d7074b4f32dc3cdINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3bf165b6f7e44e99d7074b4f32dc3cdWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:38:57 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb0b31c4044e6ca3521919f7e30044"The reality is what we're doing here is really not that remarkable. I do understand it's kind of taken on a life of its own." — Republican Bob Ballinger, the lawmaker behind Arkansas' contentious religious-freedom measure.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbb0b31c4044e6ca3521919f7e30044Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:20 GMTWorld's oldest person dies at 117http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f7873c2bb63467ab69ad0a738c80218TOKYO (AP) — The world's oldest person has died nearly a month after celebrating her 117th birthday.iGeneral newsBirthdaysObituariesOccasionsLifestyleJapanOsakaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f7873c2bb63467ab69ad0a738c80218Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:14:05 GMTSouth Korean man charged in knife attack on US envoyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5545de35bd79445d97c3e898647cb94bSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday indicted a man who slashed the U.S. ambassador in Seoul last month on charges of attempted murder.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5545de35bd79445d97c3e898647cb94bWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:42:55 GMTAdoptee from South Korea faces deportation from UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dff96f719a344a9887dc44ac64fb633PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesViolent crimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsUnited StatesOregonNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dff96f719a344a9887dc44ac64fb633Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:16:27 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber vs Bumgarner, Swisher backhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce17febdaacc4cc5aaac4fdde964079fA look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce17febdaacc4cc5aaac4fdde964079fWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:44:54 GMTInternational court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd memberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacd4c98c4274fe3af726c5210c4d274THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority has become a member of the International Criminal Court and is marking the momentous occasion with a low-key ceremony at the court's headquarters.iGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacd4c98c4274fe3af726c5210c4d274Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:23:59 GMTIsner outlasts Raonic in serving duel at Miami Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba840d2d5faf43f5a17df2b72589e629KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — John Isner erased the only break point he faced Tuesday and outlasted Milos Raonic in a serving duel at the Miami Open, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5).By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba840d2d5faf43f5a17df2b72589e629Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:49:56 GMTTrumbo, Goldschmidt homer as Diamondbacks beat Rangers 8-7http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/985260fd6c844a7389bf117a8d713812SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Paul Goldschmidt homered, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8-7 victory over a split-squad of Texas Rangers on Tuesday.By JOSE M. ROMEROsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsEventsArizonaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/985260fd6c844a7389bf117a8d713812Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:32:33 GMTSilicon Valley trial over cause of teen's suicide to starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc15c9963e4434f96f8b6ec82e989d6SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her during a Labor Day house party without adult supervision.By PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsSocial mediaLegal proceedingsSuicidesCrimeOnline mediaMediaViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcc15c9963e4434f96f8b6ec82e989d6Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:26:30 GMTNatural causes or accident likely in Getty heir deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcab874ed6274b13a3def4900621e5c5LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and ANDREW DALTONaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcab874ed6274b13a3def4900621e5c5Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:47:04 GMTThousands strike at major shoe factory in Vietnamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04a3453e99c4414699fa8c926067ac1fHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thousands of Vietnamese workers at a major footwear factory were on strike for a sixth day Wednesday over a social insurance law in a rare challenge to government policy.By TRAN VAN MINHiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsVietnamSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04a3453e99c4414699fa8c926067ac1fWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:11:30 GMTNext-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbcc1a82a8674792b824a3fb703e8e09WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.By MARY CLARE JALONICKhtBusinessFood and drinkHealthGovernment and politicsScienceTechnologyLifestyleSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbcc1a82a8674792b824a3fb703e8e09Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:10:37 GMTIn Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e23e28624174eef9845ebe94ca38cd2NEW YORK (AP) — An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsCrimeLaw and orderBronxNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e23e28624174eef9845ebe94ca38cd2Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:46:31 GMTSinger Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daec864bdefb47aca4f650c7ff774c54LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was in intensive care in a Los Angeles-area hospital on Tuesday, according to the Twitter account and website of the folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityGrammy AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daec864bdefb47aca4f650c7ff774c54Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:10:29 GMTA look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a31b16644d3f4b5b9fc83cae806ba061Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessState legislatureAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationState governmentsLegislatureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a31b16644d3f4b5b9fc83cae806ba061Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:42:00 GMTFrench ex-president appears before financial investigatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f05ab356343b4f7ca4c2f0a8313ab944PARIS (AP) — Three days after a resounding electoral victory for his conservative party, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is appearing before investigators probing financing of his failed 2012 re-election bid.iGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f05ab356343b4f7ca4c2f0a8313ab944Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:54:31 GMTCadet Plumlee joins brothers, playing in Final Four for Dukehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd8e7ac94e14087aa53aec43cc73bfdDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke's Marshall Plumlee spends his practices trying to match up with a possible No. 1 overall NBA draft pick and most games seeing only spot duty on the Blue Devils' latest Final Four team.By AARON BEARDsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsProfessional basketballEventsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaIndianaDurhamUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afd8e7ac94e14087aa53aec43cc73bfdWed, 01 Apr 2015 06:31:56 GMTGaza artist gobbles up valuable Banksy mural on war debrishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0c8b2af872448581984278f5534250GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A 33-year-old Gaza man says he has been duped into selling a valuable work by British graffiti artist Banksy for less than $200 to a local artist.By FARES AKRAMiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b0c8b2af872448581984278f5534250Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:50:06 GMTOn Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and aheadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83ae0ef86a5544eeb5c9b4e6848038f2ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba (AP) — Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in all her life. She lives behind the big house where the Smiths raised their children, a property now owned by the Cuban state. Her home was the servants' quarters.By MILEXSY DURANiGeneral newsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83ae0ef86a5544eeb5c9b4e6848038f2Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:27:39 GMTDrought-stricken California set to measure snowpackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f1adf95fb144ef8b9f6bf813ca9570SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada — and the outlook isn't good.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7f1adf95fb144ef8b9f6bf813ca9570Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:56:47 GMTAfter Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c7ee03534b4275a332d5fb6b8d9a32WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.By JEFF HORWITZpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLotteriesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/83c7ee03534b4275a332d5fb6b8d9a32Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:09:11 GMTBetter lives sought for larimar miners in Dominican Republichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a742511e6224bd4a484fed54142af49BAHORUCO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic.By EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZiBusinessGeneral newsDominican RepublicSanto DomingoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a742511e6224bd4a484fed54142af49Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:29:33 GMTNepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45735be6c51444ec86e802d69f93d9b4KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese mountaineering official said Wednesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMountainsEnvironment and natureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45735be6c51444ec86e802d69f93d9b4Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:49:16 GMTCoroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58090264a5764afd9966aeaed723dba6LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.By ROBERT JABLON and TAMI ABDOLLAHaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58090264a5764afd9966aeaed723dba6Wed, 01 Apr 2015 05:53:03 GMTGuthrie strong over 6 innings, Royals beat Padres 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d0dc4b7dec45cbaae51624bec9518bPEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie pitched six strong innings in his final tuneup before sliding into the No. 5 spot in Kansas City's rotation, and the Royals beat the San Diego Padres 4-1 Tuesday night.By MIKE CRANSTONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10d0dc4b7dec45cbaae51624bec9518bWed, 01 Apr 2015 05:28:37 GMTBull runs along: Stocks end 1Q up for 9th straight quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02bb2b3925654bad95dd90c3e0de1330NEW YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02bb2b3925654bad95dd90c3e0de1330Wed, 01 Apr 2015 04:02:11 GMT