FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2015 08:21:11 -0700Death toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45, Pakistan (AP) — Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45.iGeneral newsStormsWeatherPakistanPeshawarSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 14:23:07 GMTA new Vision for Paul Bettany in 'Avengers', Calif. (AP) — Paul Bettany couldn't hear anything.By DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 27 Apr 2015 14:49:04 GMTOfficials say death toll from massive Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000, Nepal (AP) — Officials say death toll from massive Nepal earthquake has surpassed 4,000.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 14:53:47 GMTKenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court has ordered a government agency that regulates non-governmental organizations to recognize and register a human rights group seeking to protect the rights of gay people in the country.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansPolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsNon-governmental organizationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGender issuesKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 Apr 2015 15:27:22 GMTStudy blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.By SETH BORENSTEINwScienceClimateAtmospheric scienceEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureEarth scienceEnvironmentAir quality, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:23 GMTThe Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands turned out in orange on Monday and the famed national football team wasn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander turned 48 and the whole country celebrated King's Day.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 14:33:34 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Gray mourners fill church a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesChristianityHuman rights and civil libertiesInjuriesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHealth, 27 Apr 2015 15:16:40 GMTBoston Marathon bomber's lawyer urges jury to spare his life (AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev urged a jury Monday to spare the young man's life, portraying him as "a good kid" who was led astray by his belligerent older brother.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:17:37 GMTUS stocks rising at start of busy week for earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly rose as trading opened Monday with investors looking ahead to a busy week for earnings news and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.By BERNARD CONDON and JOE McDONALDaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesGreeceAsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 14:25:25 GMTStarbucks breakdown shows how registers have evolved YORK (AP) — A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations.By CANDICE CHOIhtBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTechnologyConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:23 GMTQuake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages, Nepal (AP) — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.By KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthMountainsEnvironment and natureIndiaNepalTibetSouth AsiaKathmanduAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 14:56:44 GMTUS stocks creep higher at start of busy week for earnings YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose slightly in morning trading Monday as investors looked ahead to a busy week for earnings news and a meeting by the Federal Reserve on interest rates.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsHealth care industryIndustriesEnergy industryFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesJapanEast AsiaTokyoUnited StatesGreeceAsiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 15:24:36 GMTPolice: No one hurt in shooting at Washington high school, Wash. (AP) — Police say no one was injured in a school shooting in Washington state, and school district officials say the gunman has been apprehended by staff.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:17:05 GMTWhite House to unveil Barack Obama state china (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House.By DARLENE SUPERVILLElLifestyleGovernment and politicsHome and gardenProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsDistrict of ColumbiaChinaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 14:56:52 GMTHamas-run Gaza court scraps election of Fatah union leader CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas-run court has suspended the results of a rare free union vote in Gaza that ended with a landslide victory by the rival Fatah party.iGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 15:17:18 GMTApplied Materials calls off $9.4B Tokyo Electron buyout CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Applied Materials has called off its $9.4 billion acquisition of Tokyo Electron Ltd. after hitting a regulatory roadblock.htBusinessTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 14:52:51 GMTGlobal effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies (AP) — The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived bearing emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment, and tarps for shelter.By GREGORY KATZiGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsEmergency managementAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsNatural disastersUnited KingdomNepalIsraelWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 15:20:51 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll tops 4,000 p.m. (1445 GMT, 10:45 a.m. EDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersProperty damageTrafficBlockadesHealthForeign aidTransportationSocial mediaArmed forcesGovernment and politicsEconomyNatural disastersInternational relationsOnline mediaMediaMilitary and defenseBusinessNepalNew DelhiTibetSouth AsiaChinaIndiaKathmanduIsraelAsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:47 GMTSalma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations (AP) — Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal movie, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.By SARAH EL DEEBiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureBeirutLebanonMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 14:49:32 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Stronger quake may be yet to come p.m. (1415 GMT, 10:15 a.m. EDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersProperty damageTrafficHealthForeign aidTransportationArmed forcesGovernment and politicsEconomyNatural disastersInternational relationsMilitary and defenseBusinessNepalNew DelhiTibetSouth AsiaIndiaKathmanduIsraelAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 14:37:16 GMTLong odds for insanity defense in theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes joined the parents of his victims in line on a gray and drizzly Monday morning before entering the courthouse where lawyers prepared to declare why he should be executed or spend the rest of his life in a mental hospital.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:13:21 GMTPolish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers, Poland (AP) — Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.By NEBI QENAiGeneral newsWorld War IIOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCrimeaPolandMoscowBelarusRussiaBerlinUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 27 Apr 2015 14:24:00 GMTGM ignition switch death toll rises to 90 (AP) — Families of at least 90 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the automaker.aBusinessGeneral news, 27 Apr 2015 15:03:05 GMTThe Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000 p.m. (1515 GMT, 11:15 a.m. EDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsProperty damageAccidents and disastersHealthTrafficForeign aidTransportationArmed forcesGovernment and politicsEconomyNatural disastersInternational relationsMilitary and defenseBusinessNepalChinaTibetNew DelhiSouth AsiaKathmanduIndiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 15:23:50 GMTThe Latest: Theater shooter's parents arrive at courthouse a.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCourtsCrimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:50:45 GMTTimeline of events in Colorado theater shooting case, Colo. (AP) — Key dates in the life of James Holmes, on trial in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting:aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentComputer crimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoAuroraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:27:44 GMTLatest on Boston trial: Defense says Tamerlan fueled plot a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsEventsLaw and order, 27 Apr 2015 14:53:00 GMTGerman-Moroccan man charged with training, fighting in Syria (AP) — German federal prosecutors say they have charged a German-Moroccan dual citizen with membership in a terrorist organization on allegations he went to Syria to train and fight with an al-Qaida linked group.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGermanySyriaFrankfurtWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 15:06:47 GMTBellucci beats Youzhny in 1st round of Istanbul Open (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci defeated seventh-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 7-6 (5), 6-3 Monday in the opening round of the inaugural Istanbul Open.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisIstanbulTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 14:34:38 GMTExpats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.By FOSTER KLUGhtGeneral newsSocial mediaNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOnline mediaMediaMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTechnologyNepalSouth KoreaSeoulKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiaEast Asia, 27 Apr 2015 14:33:28 GMTNews guide: Movie theater shooting trial opens in Colorado, Colo. (AP) — Opening statements are set Monday in the long-awaited trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes. Here's a look at top elements in the case:Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:17:45 GMTTurkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president has rebuked the newly-elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state after he suggested that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 14:39:45 GMTJapan's prime minister speaks at Harvard; next stop MIT, Mass. (AP) — Japan's prime minister says his administration is trying to improve the status of women in his country as it also seeks to protect women's rights on the international stage.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanMassachusettsBostonEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:43:01 GMTUS, Japan boost defense ties with eyes on China, NKorea YORK (AP) — The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea.By MATTHEW LEEaGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesChinaBeijingAsiaNorth AmericaGreater China, 27 Apr 2015 15:01:27 GMTNew Ellis Island center to complete US immigration story YORK (AP) — A gallery opening next month at the Ellis Island Museum will complete the story of America's immigration history.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:54:24 GMTAmerican Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) — It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarExtended familyEventsRelationshipsLifestyleGovernment and politicsBrazilUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:26:25 GMTBach: India not ready to bid for 2024 Olympics DELHI (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach says India is not ready to bid for the 2024 Olympics but could be a candidate to host the games in the future.sSportsOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Apr 2015 15:05:16 GMTUS diplomat recalls racial tension in Baltimore (AP) — A U.S. diplomat opened her speech on Iranian nuclear negotiations talking about how she grew up going to civil rights marches and says her father once helped baseball star Frank Robinson find a home in an all-white neighborhood of Baltimore.DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSportsRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacySocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relations, 27 Apr 2015 14:46:38 GMTThe Latest: Diplomat speaks of her background in Baltimore a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesInjuriesDiplomacyHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politics, 27 Apr 2015 14:54:51 GMTBurger King sales jump, boosted by a spicy Whopper YORK (AP) — The home of the Whopper enjoyed its biggest sales jump in nearly a decade during the first quarter, boosted by a new flavor of its signature burger and a popular 2 for $5 promotion.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:37:39 GMTRussian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid (AP) — A senior Russian official has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend.iGeneral newsScienceWages and salariesPersonnelBusinessRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Apr 2015 14:32:25 GMTA look at judge, lawyers in Colorado theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — Key players in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:31:27 GMTMylan rejects Teva's $40.1 billion buyout offer YORK (AP) — Mylan N.V. rejected Teva Pharmaceuticals' $40.1 billion buyout offer, saying the cash-and-stock proposal undervalues the company.fBusinessMedicationHealth care industryIndustriesDiagnosis and treatmentHealthCorporate stockCorporate news, 27 Apr 2015 14:40:06 GMT1 missing boater found safe after deadly storm at sea ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — One of five boaters believed missing after a deadly storm off the Alabama coast has turned up safe at home, but four others remain unaccounted for, Coast Guard officers said.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIELaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsStormsMissing personsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlabamaMobileUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 15:26:05 GMTUkraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineEuropeKievRussiaEastern Europe, 27 Apr 2015 15:01:13 GMTReport: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history' NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNews mediaMediaMiddle East, 27 Apr 2015 15:05:56 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mostly lower (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:57:09 GMTUS lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth YORK (AP) — The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.By MIKE STOBBEaHealthFluoridationPublic health, 27 Apr 2015 15:04:06 GMTTeen who fought cancer treatment heading home from hospital, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was expected to be released Monday from the hospital.aGeneral newsDiagnosis and treatmentCancerChild and teen healthChemotherapyMedicationDiseases and conditionsHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConnecticutHartfordUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Apr 2015 14:45:52 GMTIt's nail-biting time on Broadway ahead of Tony nominations YORK (AP) — Will the list include a musical set in a funeral home of all places? Or one set in Paris? Is there room for a brand-new show that makes William Shakespeare look like Mick Jagger? Can a dark, sinister show led by an 82-year-old sneak in?By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentCelebrityTony AwardsAward showsPerforming artsEntertainmentEvents, 27 Apr 2015 15:24:45 GMT