FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 02 Apr 2015 00:38:53 -0700Businesses, performers boycott Indiana because of new law (AP) — Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would allow discrimination against gays and lesbians. Lawmakers are working to clarify the bill's intent, but many aren't waiting to see the results.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsReligionBoycottsTravel laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:47:16 GMTWestern governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts, Idaho (AP) — A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act.By KEITH RIDLERaGeneral newsScienceWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementState governmentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsAgriculture and the environmentLand environmentIdahoBoiseUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:20:11 GMTSyrian rebels capture main border crossing with Jordan (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels and members of al-Qaida's local affiliate have captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan and three nearby military posts.iGeneral newsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 02 Apr 2015 07:27:01 GMTSuper typhoon weakens after entering Philippines, Philippines (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after reaching Philippine waters and is expected to further lose strength as it approaches the country's northeastern coast, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherTyphoon Maysak 2015Natural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsEventsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:44:44 GMTLEADING OFF: Matt Harvey makes last spring start for Mets look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Apr 2015 06:48:30 GMTProsecutors seek congressional probe of supplement industry, N.Y. (AP) — A group of 14 attorneys general has asked Congress to launch an investigation of the herbal supplements industry and to consider giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration stronger oversight of the industry, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced.By MARY ESCHaBusinessGeneral newsHealthDietary supplementsPolitical corruptionNutritionProducts and servicesCorporate newsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:04:53 GMTPolice: Gunmen attack university in eastern Kenya, killing 2, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked Garissa University College early Thursday, shooting indiscriminately in campus hostels, killing at least two people and wounding four others, police said.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:27:15 GMTColorado theater shooting case costs $2.2M before trial (AP) — Public spending to investigate and prosecute Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has surpassed $2.2 million, weeks before opening statements in his trial, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:41 GMTThe latest developments on religious objections laws (AP) — A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:18 GMTThings to know about California's drought and water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:16:12 GMTAsia stocks gain as weak global data raises stimulus hopes, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets bounded higher Thursday after weak data from major economies boosted hopes for stimulus and a slow pace for U.S. interest rate hikes.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCommodity marketsChinaSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:34:32 GMTDrought: California taking sweeping steps to conserve water, Calif. (AP) — Gary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:15:23 GMTSecurity officials: Sinai attacks kill 10 Egyptian troops (AP) — Egyptian security officials say two militant ambushes in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula have killed 10 soldiers.By ASHRAF SWEILAMiGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:19:25 GMTArkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsGays and lesbiansLegislationWorkplace discriminationLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesArkansasIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:27:25 GMTAnaheim Ducks clinch Pacific Division title, rout Oilers 5-1, Calif. (AP) — Although the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up another division title and secured another 50-win season, their dressing room was conspicuously free of champagne, plastic sheeting or any type of celebration.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaEdmontonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadaNew York, 02 Apr 2015 05:31:57 GMTFuture of pumpkin festival in New Hampshire council's hands, N.H. (AP) — The fate of the Keene Pumpkin Festival rests with the City Council, which could vote against holding the annual fall tradition that was overshadowed by violent disturbances nearby last year.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsFairs and festivalsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureLifestyleKeeneNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:29:17 GMTUS hopes Japan navy will be more active in Pacific, Japan (AP) — Even as Japan remains divided over proposed changes in the role it should play in regional security issues, senior U.S. and Japanese military officers say they hope the Japanese navy may soon be freed up to play a more active role in the Pacific and beyond, plying some of the world's most hotly contested waters.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsArmed forcesTerritorial disputesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoYokohamaEast AsiaPacific OceanUnited StatesEast China SeaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:49:20 GMTPolice: At least 2 people killed, 4 wounded in attack on Kenyan university, Kenya (AP) — Police: At least 2 people killed, 4 wounded in attack on Kenyan university.iGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:07:03 GMTAfghan official: Police chief killed by roadside bomb, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the police chief of a volatile district in the country's south has been killed by a roadside bomb.iGeneral newsBombingsWar casualtiesPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:29:15 GMTSharks beat Avalanche 5-1 to boost slim playoff hopes JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Scott Hannan and Chris Tierney scored goals to help the San Jose Sharks keep their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:18:50 GMTMom of kids found in freezer faces hearing on murder charges (AP) — A 35-year-old Detroit mother faces arraignment in the slayings of two of her children whose bodies were found in a deep freezer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCrimes against childrenDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:30:16 GMTFuture uncertain for Boston bid for 2024 Summer Olympics (AP) — When the U.S. decided to bid for the 2024 Olympics, many experts felt an American city would be an early front-runner in the global race. Now, it's uncertain whether the bid will even make it to a final vote.By STEPHEN WILSONsSportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesPublic opinionSports governanceEventsSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited KingdomUnited StatesAzerbaijanMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:02:22 GMTKey provisions of California's new water cuts FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered California's first mandatory, statewide water cutbacks by cities and towns as the state's nearly 40 million people head into a fourth summer of severe drought.aGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEmergency managementState governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:17:04 GMTAP Poll: Russia anti-gay views on rise; teachers face brunt PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Alevtina is one of several teachers who lost their jobs in St. Petersburg after being outed by an anti-gay activist. While most resigned quietly, the 27-year-old music teacher decided to fight her dismissal in court — an unusual step in Russia where gays have faced increasing pressure in recent years.By IRINA TITOVAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansLegal proceedingsPublic opinionSchool administrationSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:45:38 GMTWhat Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty (AP) — Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that — wedding-related businesses.By EMILY SWANSONwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPublic opinionGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesMarriageWeddingsSocial affairsSocial issuesChristianityCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesOccasions, 02 Apr 2015 06:32:48 GMTWife of imprisoned Greek ex-defense minister flees hospital, Greece (AP) — The wife of an imprisoned former Greek defense minister escaped from a psychiatric hospital where she was serving her sentence on the same corruption charges as her husband, police said Thursday.iGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 07:37:38 GMTSecurity officials: Militant attacks in Sinai kill 10 Egyptian soldiers (AP) — Security officials: Militant attacks in Sinai kill 10 Egyptian soldiers.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Apr 2015 06:10:28 GMTNew Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges, N.J. (AP) — A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.By ERIC TUCKER and SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureCrimeCampaignsElectionsPolitical fundraisingDominican RepublicNew JerseyNewarkUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:23:51 GMTQuotations in the News"I am not going anywhere. I'm angry and ready to fight because today contradicts my public service and my entire life." — Sen. Bob Menendez after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a friend in exchange for political favors.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politics, 02 Apr 2015 07:02:02 GMTTexas bill would bar gun ownership status in medical record (AP) — Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would keep a person's gun ownership status from being listed in their medical records, a move health providers worry would be an unnecessary government intrusion that harms their consultations with patients.By DAVID WARRENhtGeneral newsHealthMedical informaticsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsPatient rightsHealth issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMedical technologyTechnologyComputing and information technologyLegislatureTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:45:35 GMTSuspected Kashmiri rebels kill 1 Indian policeman, India (AP) — Suspected Kashmiri rebels on Thursday shot and killed one Indian policeman and wounded two army soldiers and one civilian in a fierce gunbattle in the Himalayan territory, officials said.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestLocal governmentsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 07:38:28 GMTPaul scores 41, Clippers rally to beat Blazers 126-122, Ore. (AP) — Don't mess with the Los Angeles Clippers. And certainly not Chris Paul.By ANNE M. PETERSONsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:08:58 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank early Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 54 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 07:17:47 GMTLetters from old Yankee Stadium fail to sell at NYC auction YORK (AP) — The giant letters that spelled "Yankee Stadium" atop the original Bronx ballpark failed to find a buyer at an auction in New York.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:12:37 GMTBoston Marathon opens new 'front door' on Boylston Street (AP) — A few blocks from the finish line and even closer to the spot where the second bomb exploded during the 2013 Boston Marathon, race organizers are building a combination clubhouse, interactive museum and retail store that, for the first time, gives them a year-round, public presence.By JIMMY GOLENaBusinessGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonTrack and fieldMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:05:04 GMTGetty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies ANGELES (AP) — It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.By TAMI ABDOLLAH and JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsKidnappingEnergy industryIndustriesCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:35:44 GMT'Miracle dog' survives being hit by car, clubbed, abandoned, Wash. (AP) — The stray dog was hit by a car, clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch in Washington state. Days later, the 1-year-old bully breed mix showed up sickly and covered in dirt at a nearby farm.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsVeterinary medicineMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAnimal healthHealthWashingtonMoses LakeSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:31:35 GMTSen. Harry Reid's exit sets off Senate leadership scramble (AP) — A very public spat between the No. 2 and No. 3 Senate Democrats is dashing the party's hopes for a drama-free succession in the wake of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's retirement.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:17:22 GMTObama to criticize GOP for plan to repeal estate tax (AP) — President Barack Obama is unhappy about plans by Republicans who control Congress to repeal the estate tax.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPolitical organizations, 02 Apr 2015 07:34:51 GMTThailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power (AP) — The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCoups d'etatMartial lawNational governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary legal affairsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 05:24:14 GMTSchool threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police (AP) — Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGhtGeneral newsBomb threatsSocial mediaSchool administrationOnline mediaEntertainment and media technologyMediaEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolenceTechnologyMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:16:47 GMTS.Korean ferry victims' relatives reject compensation plan, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 a year ago have shaved their heads in protest of government plans to provide about 420 million won ($383,000) for each of the 250 students on the ship and 760 million won ($694,000) for 11 dead teachers.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 02 Apr 2015 06:54:54 GMTRussian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 43 dead (AP) — A Russian freezer trawler with an international crew of 132 sank Thursday morning in the Sea of Okhotsk off of the Kamchatka Peninsula and at least 43 crew members were killed, rescue workers said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 02 Apr 2015 05:17:36 GMTDouble overtime: Faltering Iran nuclear talks extended again, Switzerland (AP) — With even a vague outline of an Iran nuclear deal eluding their grasp, negotiators went into double overtime Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a marathon attempt to find common ground for a more important task — forging a final deal by the end of June.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational agreementsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionForeign policyGovernment policyIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandGermanyEuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 02 Apr 2015 06:54:35 GMTProsecution expected to rest in Aaron Hernandez murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The prosecution is expected to rest in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez after spending more than two months presenting a case against him.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 06:12:10 GMTAntiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum (AP) — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsMuseumsSmugglingVisual artsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeUnited StatesHonoluluNorth AmericaHawaii, 02 Apr 2015 06:25:47 GMTCalifornia governor orders mandatory water restrictions LAKE, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsWater use restrictionsState governmentsEmergency managementGovernment and politicsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 05:33:49 GMTFervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life, Ore. (AP) — Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.By SHEILA V KUMARaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:38 GMTFinal Four teams have 4 different sets of drug-testing rules (AP) — Four teams, four drug-testing policies.By EDDIE PELLSaGeneral newsSportsDopingDoping regulationsSchool athleticsCollege sportsAthlete healthSports governanceMen's sportsSchool accreditationMen's basketballCollege basketballEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesBasketballUnited StatesIndianapolisNorth AmericaIndiana, 02 Apr 2015 06:30:09 GMTWAR, FIP, WPA: A look at some of baseball's fancy stats FRANCISCO (AP) — The days of batting average, RBIs, wins and ERA telling the whole story ended a while ago. To get the true picture of how baseball players are performing or will perform in the future takes navigating through an alphabet soup of new-age stats and acronyms.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Apr 2015 06:04:36 GMT