FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:05 -0700Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 39, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso has risen to 39.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWashingtonEverettUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:53:13 GMTJudge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling (AP) — A federal judge has put on hold the majority of what attorneys have called a "momentous" change to Ohio's gay marriage law.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:47 GMTUS stocks open higher; Yahoo soars in early trade stock indexes were notching small gains in morning trading Wednesday as investors cheered solid earnings from Yahoo and looked ahead to quarterly report cards from other big tech companies including Google and IBM. The market also got a boost from some encouraging news about China's economy and U.S. factory production.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsInformation technologyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 15:19:45 GMTApology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide NATIONS (AP) — The man who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 has apologized for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda mainly against the Tutsi minority — and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people according to government figures.iGeneral newsRwandan GenocideGenocidesDiplomacyEventsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRwandaEast AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:48 GMTNATO ups military presence amid Russian threat (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJUERGEN BAETZiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 15:39:34 GMTJudge: North Dakota abortion law unconstitutional, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and unconstitutional."JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:18 GMTCombat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine.YURAS KARMANAUiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:30 GMTToyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleCorporate news, 16 Apr 2014 15:23:04 GMTConcession stand closures eyed for Chimayo walk, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Department of Transportation is asking law enforcement agencies to stop all concession and roadside stands along the annual Good Friday pilgrimage route to the El Santuario de Chimayo.tTravelLifestyleNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:48:47 GMTGolfer Jason Day out 3 weeks with thumb injury HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jason Day has a cast on his left hand to immobilize his injured thumb and isn't expected to return to competition until The Players Championship in three weeks.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's golfGolfAthlete healthHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:50:27 GMTEL Doctorow to receive Library of Congress Prize YORK (AP) — Novelist E.L. Doctorow will be honored with the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLibrariesBooks and literatureEntertainmentEducationSocial affairsGovernment and politics, 16 Apr 2014 14:54:56 GMTUN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital, Uganda (AP) — About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaUgandaEast AfricaMogadishuAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:30 GMTSpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.MARCIA DUNNaScienceSpace launchesGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:50:13 GMTReligion news in brief to faith leaders: No immigration fix plannedThe Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligionIslamImmigration policyImmigrationSocial affairsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment policySocial issuesVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 16:06:00 GMTIraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsProduction facilitiesMilitant groupsTribal governmentsCorporate newsBusinessWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 15:40:07 GMTMentors help minority companies accelerate growth YORK (AP) — Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.JOYCE M. ROSENBERGfBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessHiring and recruitmentEconomic growthEconomyLabor economyPersonnelOwnership changesCorporate newsNew YorkGreenvilleGreenvilleUnited StatesNewarkNorth AmericaNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaNew Jersey, 16 Apr 2014 15:10:31 GMTShorter and Schneider each win 3 Jazz Awards YORK (AP) — Saxophonist Wayne Shorter and composer-arranger Maria Schneider are each triple winners in the 2014 Jazz Awards presented by the Jazz Journalists Association.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:04:04 GMTMan charged with marathon hoax due in court (AP) — A man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings has a mental disorder, his mother told The Associated Press on Wednesday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:09:25 GMTCargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay BEACH, Va. (AP) — An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground, coming to rest just a few hundred feet from the beach and drawing plenty of onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaVirginia BeachChesapeake BayUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:31:49 GMTBelgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said.SARAH DiLORENZOtTravelLifestyleNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelSenegalWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 14:58:51 GMTFreeze leaves Florida Panhandle with dead trees, Fla. (AP) — From airports to hotels to schools and churches, non-native palm and fruit trees are a popular and costly part of landscaping throughout Florida's Panhandle. Nowadays those trees are mostly brown and withering because of the region's unusually cold winter.MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELaGeneral newsCold wavesWeatherEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeFloridaPensacolaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:14:50 GMTFormer Rothstein CFO charged in $1.2B Ponzi scheme LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been charged with conspiracy in the $1.2 billion fraud.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrimeProfessional servicesIndustriesCorporate crimeCorporate newsFort LauderdaleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:41:40 GMTUS judge overturns North Dakota abortion law, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:53 GMTYahoo, China news send US stocks higher at midday are moving higher for a third day in a row after more U.S. companies report solid earnings and on encouraging news about China's economy.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsOnline news mediaStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyOnline mediaMediaNews mediaFinancial marketsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 15:56:43 GMTJordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border, Jordan (AP) — Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and Damascus.ALBERT AJIOMAR AKOURiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsArmed forcesPolitical activismMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesAmmanSyriaJordanDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:48 GMTNKorea complains over barber's Kim Jong Un poster (AP) — North Korea has made a diplomatic appeal to the British government to get a London salon out of its hair.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsPersonal careBeauty and fashionLifestyleUnited KingdomNorth KoreaWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:46 GMTCalifornia considers protecting rare gray wolf, Calif. (AP) — A state board will consider granting the gray wolf endangered species status on Wednesday, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsWolvesAnimalsMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:06 GMTDiyas reaches 1st WTA quarterfinals since 2012 LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan reached her first WTA quarterfinals in two years by defeating Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone 6-1, 6-4 in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Wednesday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 14:49:01 GMTDriver killed in 1 car accident near Erwinville, La. (AP) — State police are investigation a fatal crash in West Baton Rouge Parish.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:44:50 GMTBill Nye says he underestimated debate's impact, Ky. (AP) — TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye said he underestimated the impact of a February debate in Kentucky on evolution and creationism that drew a massive online audience.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsMuseumsScienceMath and science educationCreation-evolution debateReligionLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsScientific controversiesEducation issuesSocial issuesReligious issuesKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:50 GMTGrain mostly higher, cattle higher and pork lower (AP) — Grain futures were mostly higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:50:28 GMTGuilty plea in shooting at Va. college inside mall, Va. (AP) — A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Virginia mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:46:23 GMTClasses resume at high school rocked by stabbings, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationJuvenile crimeEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimePennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:25 GMT2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father, N.C. (AP) — Two more people have been charged in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:34:47 GMTA look at the NBA playoff picture look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballSan AntonioDallasHoustonMiamiOklahoma CityNew York CityTorontoFloridaBrooklynIndianaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomaNew YorkOntarioCanada, 16 Apr 2014 15:27:08 GMTFederer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn (AP) — Roger Federer is prepared to skip tournaments — including possibly the French Open — to be with his wife when she gives birth again.sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsParentingRelationshipsLifestyleMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:22 GMTWhy high oil prices are actually good for airlines YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:42:26 GMTPakistan Taliban: Truce over but talks continue (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban says it will not renew a ceasefire it called to facilitate peace negotiations with the government but says talks will continue.iGeneral newsCease firesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 15:50:02 GMTWorld stocks up on hopes Chinese slowdown is mild (AP) — World stock markets rose Wednesday after Chinese economic figures showed the slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomChinaEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 15:57:32 GMTBluesman apologizes for St. Louis concert gone bad LOUIS (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to a stream of audience catcalls and early departures.aNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebritySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:09:17 GMTProtector of vast African park shot and wounded, Senegal (AP) — A member of Belgium's royal family who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has tried to defend endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging and charcoal production, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove in the area, officials said Wednesday.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsZoological parksAnimal poaching and smugglingWildlifeGovernment and politicsInternational relationsViolent crimeCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureRecreation and leisureLifestylePrimatesMammalsAnimalsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseSenegalBelgiumDemocratic Republic of the CongoWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEuropeCentral Africa, 16 Apr 2014 16:02:00 GMT20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNigeriaKanoAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:07 GMTFord to offer 50th anniversary Mustang YORK (AP) — Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mustang with a limited-edition model and a display atop the Empire State Building.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 15:39:41 GMTRussian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil (AP) — Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his politics in the region, analysts say.LAURA MILLSiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Apr 2014 15:25:54 GMTDetroit still needs $350M from state lawmakers (AP) — Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group.DAVID EGGERTED WHITEaBusinessGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:18:28 GMTIsrael police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsRiotsPrayerWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesRamallahWest BankIsraelMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 15:03:17 GMTDefense says bombing suspect's family key to case (AP) — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsBoston MarathonLaw and orderTrack and fieldSportsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:12:21 GMT3 rescued from ship taking on water in New Orleans ORLEANS (AP) — The owner of a tow boat that ran aground Tuesday in Lake Pontchartrain said high waves pushed by a passing storm front broke a line connecting the vessel and a barge it was pushing.aGeneral newsLakesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureNew OrleansLake PontchartrainLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 14:51:24 GMTFederer & Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round (AP) — Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 16:00:02 GMTUp to 100 Ga. students hit by pepper spray blast, Ga. (AP) — Police say up to 100 students were affected by a blast of pepper spray set off in a hallway at a Georgia high school.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsDouglasvilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:24 GMT