FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:28:43 -0700UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d10b3008e8483bb0b9f96902242028NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims.JASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsMassacresWar and unrestSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5d10b3008e8483bb0b9f96902242028Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:49:32 GMTBuffett says stock prices are in reasonable rangehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6efc5f1091ef476780e6172b961ee44fOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says most stocks are trading at reasonable prices even though the market has soared this year.fBusinessLeading economic indicatorsEconomyOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6efc5f1091ef476780e6172b961ee44fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:37:05 GMTGun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c586b55ab98f465c9eba6cc294296e38ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons, as the governor signed a bill allowing them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.CHRISTINA A. CASSIDYaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsReligionGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsViolenceEducation issuesEducationReligious issuesLegislationLegislatureGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c586b55ab98f465c9eba6cc294296e38Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:53:34 GMTLos Angeles judge refuses to release Chris Brownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76aca4c5c46b492a9fc32a8a6745648dLOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has denied a request to release R&B singer Chris Brown from custody while he awaits trial on an assault charge in Washington, D.C.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76aca4c5c46b492a9fc32a8a6745648dWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:11:16 GMTSwan Racing sells 2 cars, keeps Kligerman in foldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c0c672dda15468483e23fa24ba3f51fSTATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Troubled NASCAR team Swan Racing has found a home for driver Cole Whitt and is keeping Parker Kligerman under contract.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARStatesvilleNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c0c672dda15468483e23fa24ba3f51fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:58 GMT5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Greenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74a5c8ca5ba8454ba4d8a06619dd8d0bNEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park:tTravelLifestyleRestaurantsUrban renewalFood and drinkSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74a5c8ca5ba8454ba4d8a06619dd8d0bWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:43:41 GMTBoogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8908d54539524ce4819f40d4569eb755WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.PHILIP ELLIOTThtGovernment and politicsTechnologySenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsPublic opinionPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaAlaskaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8908d54539524ce4819f40d4569eb755Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:32:40 GMTAPNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e9107d1bb7a49f89e9a9151cc1f6e79OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A member of the Oklahoma House drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates.SEAN MURPHYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureImpeachmentsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislaturePolitical issuesCriminal punishmentOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e9107d1bb7a49f89e9a9151cc1f6e79Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:06 GMTJames Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9fd7ed66b1942c08711ba725380ce06DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are appealing a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation to the state's Supreme Court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9fd7ed66b1942c08711ba725380ce06Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:58 GMTOscar-nominated director of sled dog film dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e463d96d9cdd4ac1ac3788e21f26bac3ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Oscar-nominated filmmaker who directed and produced a documentary detailing a 1925 sled dog run in Alaska to deliver life-saving serum has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesObituariesAnchorageAlaskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e463d96d9cdd4ac1ac3788e21f26bac3Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:00:05 GMTMan charged with murder in nursing home deathshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53e4ccff72b4f40aff175c8d6e9c955HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53e4ccff72b4f40aff175c8d6e9c955Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:04:57 GMTJudge dismisses case against Blackwater defendanthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0901b2272c74bb9b22eda0bf639c010WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed criminal charges against a former Blackwater security guard whose actions allegedly triggered the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad nearly seven years ago.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimePolitical corruptionCrimeNational courtsGeneral newsPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLegislationLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0901b2272c74bb9b22eda0bf639c010Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:22 GMTFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f20789454830433e9cd9d0426ff8c277WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f20789454830433e9cd9d0426ff8c277Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:16 GMTUS weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b05e53fa045f4315a68a1c3a57e84e5dWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b05e53fa045f4315a68a1c3a57e84e5dWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:20:13 GMTNC fines state fair ride operators over injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daadca1910e741e18f1dac1bd206f56fRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 after a mishap at the 2013 state fair that left five people injured, three of them critically.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsCrimeRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daadca1910e741e18f1dac1bd206f56fWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:49 GMTBashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/629383b4fdac4ae7860cf63479969918NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/629383b4fdac4ae7860cf63479969918Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:10:02 GMTApple increases stock buyback, raises dividendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b148b267c8bf425c9dbd8f57221a9ec0CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock and raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent amid a slowdown in revenue growth.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b148b267c8bf425c9dbd8f57221a9ec0Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:58 GMTMan United's brand strength softens blow of slumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8646b9922ac4de1b275b2399f8c2ca2LONDON (AP) — Manchester United's owners will be relying on the strength of the club's brand to soften the impact of a sudden downturn on the field this season.ROB HARRISfBusinessSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMen's sportsUnited KingdomManchesterWestern EuropeEuropeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8646b9922ac4de1b275b2399f8c2ca2Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:11:57 GMTBoy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed himhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/855d45b5f3b94f8fa6dcc9931e77e268ATLANTA (AP) — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMusicParentingEntertainmentRelationshipsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/855d45b5f3b94f8fa6dcc9931e77e268Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:49 GMTSuarez to make Nationwide debut at Richmondhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7be9d04169e94efa8fe4907c46e1f557CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Daniel Suarez has proven to be a quick learner in a race car, winning in the eighth race of last year's NASCAR's K&N Pro Series East Tour and finishing third in the final standings.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingCelebrityCharity fundraisingNASCAREntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhilanthropySocial affairsDevelopmental disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthCharlotteNew HampshireMexicoAustinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7be9d04169e94efa8fe4907c46e1f557Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:05:23 GMT2 ex-college football players charged with assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a37a794d414014b264df2bc13f527bBOSTON (AP) — Two former college football players who went to high school together were charged Wednesday with beating up a homeless man.aGeneral newsSportsHigh school footballCollege footballCrimeFootballViolent crimeHigh school sportsCollege sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a37a794d414014b264df2bc13f527bWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:48 GMTBuffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6848222fa5a74f7990b40e56b96ca604NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.CANDICE CHOIJOSH FUNKfBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesFinancial performancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6848222fa5a74f7990b40e56b96ca604Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:37:24 GMTSafeway reports 1st-quarter losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8585f039034d21a7f35c8528d6b0d8PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway is posting a net loss for the first quarter due to higher costs and acquisition expenses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPleasantonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be8585f039034d21a7f35c8528d6b0d8Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:44:16 GMTFacebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f31ce529976b4f768ee762014e83e44eNEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.htBusinessTechnologyFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f31ce529976b4f768ee762014e83e44eWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:22:59 GMTApple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slowshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb59902d360149a5aa58b5e13b404729CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple increases stock buyback program to $90 billion, raises dividend as revenue growth slows.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb59902d360149a5aa58b5e13b404729Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:05 GMTBenzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayernhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae4e5ee04dbd457db261404b484d139aMADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.PAUL LOGOTHETISsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsUEFA Champions LeagueSoccerEventsSpainMadridMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermanyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae4e5ee04dbd457db261404b484d139aWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:57:13 GMTHomeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not humanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c194b6803a5e4b68802b8d61fa564d9fLITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers after they broke into his home called them "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after the shootings.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c194b6803a5e4b68802b8d61fa564d9fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:37 GMTMan accused of stalking singer John Rich warnedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa315ce2db844667957f699d77652333NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has issued a stern warning to a man accused of stalking country music singer John Rich.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa315ce2db844667957f699d77652333Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:13:50 GMTEmmert supports more efficient, effective NCAAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d40f2aef8d40cb80c82444a656457eINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsSportsCollege sportsSports governanceSchool guidance counselingEducationSocial affairsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d40f2aef8d40cb80c82444a656457eWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:08 GMTSinkhole in Florida seems to be opening againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c735adbf09ed48b6a0ff506d75f75801THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole that was plugged over the weekend between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community appears to be opening again.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c735adbf09ed48b6a0ff506d75f75801Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:27:10 GMT4th grader sells pot in northern Coloradohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bb0126dfca4950a876a09a416c7a3fGREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimePrimary and secondary educationCrimeEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesColoradoGreeleyDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bb0126dfca4950a876a09a416c7a3fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:00 GMTZynga founder Pincus leaving operations rolehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4f3ceebfd814f6898a160a31439eb05NEW YORK (AP) — Online game maker Zynga says company founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4f3ceebfd814f6898a160a31439eb05Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:57 GMTBills to issue store credits to end text claimhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f8e52be8014a4282d592fb11471746BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are going pay up for oversharing.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f8e52be8014a4282d592fb11471746Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:33 GMTFormer Fortune 500 exec indicted in fatal NH crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6697f525ed274916ba9d53f7d342149fCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire grand jury has indicted a former Fortune 500 executive on murder charges in a crash that killed a Vermont man and his pregnant wife.aGeneral newsAccidentsCrimeLegal proceedingsIndictmentsViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLaw and orderStock marketsFinancial marketsBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6697f525ed274916ba9d53f7d342149fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:26:40 GMTMiss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94eef6c5389d44758649df1cda4d8de6JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthState governmentsLegislationState legislatureHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMississippiJacksonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94eef6c5389d44758649df1cda4d8de6Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:14:25 GMTApple increases stock buyback, will split stockhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddff9d0edf794563a7e3b89817705413CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.htBusinessTechnologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesFinancial performanceCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddff9d0edf794563a7e3b89817705413Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:56:39 GMTSkechers and KB Home are big market movershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4daaf0e30ad465ab2f6064eaa183010NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4daaf0e30ad465ab2f6064eaa183010Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:24:43 GMTMexico steps back from telecom, Internet limitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad8d84101c3b416396219f462f0a3d99MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's governing party appeared to step away on Wednesday from a proposal that would authorize officials to block Internet and telecom signals, pulling back a day after anti-censorship protests that ended in clashes in Mexico City.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsLegislatureTelecommunicationsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad8d84101c3b416396219f462f0a3d99Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:50:40 GMTPuerto Rico sees jump in cruise ship passengershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb45079db244b86a7b8a7130e543641SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has jumped more than 15 percent in nearly one year.tTravelLifestylePuerto RicoSan JuanCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffb45079db244b86a7b8a7130e543641Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:21:26 GMTGold prices edge up for the first time in a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea624d73d0564838819ae831e082144eGold prices settled higher for the first time in a week as tensions between Russia and Ukraine give the precious metal some support.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea624d73d0564838819ae831e082144eWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:16:25 GMTAs peace deadline nears, Abbas says he has optionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c4391da75a94f43a54465cab1caae90RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is trying to show that he has alternatives if U.S.-mediated talks with Israel break off Tuesday, the deadline for agreeing on a possible extension.KARIN LAUBMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsGeneral electionsInternational agreementsElectionsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c4391da75a94f43a54465cab1caae90Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:45:48 GMTSoldier accused of killing teens in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5039094cd0246198c1d0246863ae3e2JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway, a prosecutor said Wednesday as a preliminary hearing opened in the soldier's case.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeArmed forcesCriminal investigationsCrimeMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqWashingtonMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5039094cd0246198c1d0246863ae3e2Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:19:17 GMTCourteney Cox makes directorial debut at Tribecahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8622f1e50a3340d29effed1dff56df4dNEW YORK (AP) — Courteney Cox's directorial debut is uniquely personal. It features a cameo from her daughter, Coco, songs by her boyfriend, Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid, and a scene with her ex-husband, David Arquette.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentTribeca Film FestivalTelevision programsCelebrityEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8622f1e50a3340d29effed1dff56df4dWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:05:31 GMTConnecticut man charged in Yale hoax threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d8854d9edf48ff97225b64c12dab1fNEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeSandy Hook Elementary School shootingArrestsViolent crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationEventsLaw and orderConnecticutNew HavenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7d8854d9edf48ff97225b64c12dab1fWed, 23 Apr 2014 20:51:56 GMTFor Wrigley, it's party of a centuryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d84c6775207f4e48889a05f30353636eCHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.ANDREW SELIGMANaNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSportsGeneral newsBearsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMammalsAnimalsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d84c6775207f4e48889a05f30353636eWed, 23 Apr 2014 21:07:34 GMTSome notable social media gaffes, misstepshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f77b9a0471e749568f23129657887af8A feel-good Twitter request by the New York Police Department asking for pictures of people posing with officers quickly turned ugly when hundreds instead posted shots of baton-wielding cops battling protesters and taking down suspects. Other recent examples of Twitter gaffes:The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaMediaOnline mediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f77b9a0471e749568f23129657887af8Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:01:51 GMTUS stocks edge lower after a six-day risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/647f603882754dd3b61010c7b84e8f01NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly lower Wednesday, breaking a six-day winning streak, as investors reacted to another round of quarterly earnings reports from U.S. companies.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/647f603882754dd3b61010c7b84e8f01Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:35:09 GMTRail safety effort marred by squabblinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1f41b5abfb448f498606fa42c357351WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.JOAN LOWYwBusinessGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyAccidentsGovernment regulationsEnergy industryIndustriesTransportationGeneral newsAccidents and disastersProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeIndustrial products and servicesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1f41b5abfb448f498606fa42c357351Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:34:28 GMTAirport security vulnerabilities not uncommonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadf2280c7af48cbbce49cde2e603ee6SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes.JUSTIN PRITCHARDMARTHA MENDOZAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSan JoseUnited StatesHawaiiHonoluluCaliforniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadf2280c7af48cbbce49cde2e603ee6Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:47:48 GMTJodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6b6af6d1574f2284e607da3231ecc9LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6b6af6d1574f2284e607da3231ecc9Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:12:37 GMT