FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Apr 2015 02:02:29 -0700Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences US woman to 10 years in jail for helping boyfriend kill her mother.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:20 GMTChinese President Xi Jinping addresses Pakistani parliament (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is addressing Pakistan's parliament.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureChinaPakistanIslamabadGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:30 GMTIndonesian court sentences American man to 18 years in jail for murdering girlfriend's mother, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian court sentences American man to 18 years in jail for murdering girlfriend's mother.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:10:16 GMTOfficials say explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersWar and unrestAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 05:41:40 GMTUS, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight (AP) — U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational agreementsEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:38:53 GMTUS business group in China urges more transparency, access (AP) — The American Chamber of Commerce in China called Tuesday for more government transparency and fairness as the confidence of U.S. companies in the country's investment climate deteriorates.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:35:56 GMTChinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.By ZARAR KHAN and ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defensePakistanChinaIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 21 Apr 2015 07:27:41 GMTUtah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns, Utah (AP) — Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUtahProvoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:27 GMTWarriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEvents, 21 Apr 2015 06:55:21 GMTBargains and bidding in a raucous Saudi open-air market, Saudi Arabia (AP) — At an open-air market in Saudi Arabia's capital, haggling for a good deal is not just part of the experience — it's also part of the fun.By HASAN JAMALIiGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 06:04:14 GMTDefiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.By JACK CHANGiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyGovernment and politicsHome buyingGovernment policyLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestResidential real estateLifestyleHong KongChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:48:01 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.aBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:01:03 GMTReplacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsArchaeologyIslamCultural preservationPrayerGovernment and politicsNationalismScienceReligionSocial affairsCulturesJerusalemIsraelEgyptJordanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 06:00:41 GMTMinnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsMilitant groupsTerrorismCrimeIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 06:14:12 GMTAgency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales (AP) — The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsAnimalsWhalesEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsMammalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAgricultureIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesHawaiiNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:46:27 GMTBird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAgriculture and the environmentAnimalsLivestock diseasesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureEco-friendly practicesUnited StatesIowaMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:48:40 GMTJudge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt.By AMY BETH HANSON and MATTHEW BROWNaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMontanaMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 07:42:58 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 07:01:29 GMTDesisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women's race (AP) — Lelisa Desisa ran through the rain to earn a second Boston Marathon victory and his first chance to enjoy it.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsWomen's track and fieldMen's track and fieldWomen's sportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMen's sportsMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsBostonKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaMassachusettsNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 07:09:23 GMTMan detained after fire at British embassy in The Hague HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have detained a 32-year-old man after fire broke out at the British embassy in The Hague.iGeneral newsEmbassiesFiresInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersNetherlandsThe HagueWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 07:22:03 GMTValbuena hits two HR in Houston's 7-5 victory over Seattle (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to give the Houston Astros a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:42:53 GMTS. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNewspapersPulitzer Prize AwardsBooks and literaturePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriState legislatureNews mediaMediaEventsJournalismEntertainmentLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew YorkSouth CarolinaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:22 GMTAmid optimism, US-Cuba relations challenge baseball players, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas took his last practice swings, packed his bat and carried his oversized No. 24 duffel bag toward the clubhouse.By RICARDO ZUNIGAaGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationSports transactionsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsBaseballInternational baseballTravel laws and regulationsProfessional baseballSports businessMen's sportsEventsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsCubaHavanaCaribbeanUnited StatesArizonaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:57:55 GMT'Accountant of Auschwitz' standing trial in Germany, Germany (AP) — A 93-year-old man is going on trial in Germany on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he helped the functioning of the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland by serving as a guard there.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 06:42:49 GMTThe pipeline: How baseball-mad Cuba develops top-tier talent, Cuba (AP) — Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu and other Cuban baseball players arriving in the major leagues in recent years all come from the same pipeline: state-run academies that produce hundreds of players in the baseball-mad island.By ANNE-MARIE GARCIAsSportsHigh school baseballBaseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsHigh school sportsProfessional baseballCubaHavanaDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 07:02:37 GMTJapan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals (AP) — Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyThe MoonSpace explorationAstronomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessJapanEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:30:52 GMTTask force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50 (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsCancerTumorsDiagnostic testsDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditions, 21 Apr 2015 07:15:05 GMTJapan's maglev train breaks own speed record at 603 kph (AP) — A Japanese maglev that is the fastest passenger train in the world has broken its own speed record.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesJapanTokyoOsakaEast AsiaShanghaiAsiaChinaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:32:48 GMT5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president.By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:12 GMTLEADING OFF: Carrasco back on mound after being hit look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:32:20 GMTUS man gets 18-year jail for murdering girlfriend's mother, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court has convicted an American man of murdering his girlfriend's mother and sentenced him to 18 years in jail.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:05 GMTSri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day Tuesday after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHIiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestCrimeSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:32:19 GMTBiden, energy secretary visiting Philadelphia utility (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will travel to Philadelphia to speak at a utility company.aBusinessGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:37:42 GMT7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine (AP) — Seven coal miners have died and 17 are trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:16:24 GMTBush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash.By THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsPolitical partiesPolitical action committeesElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:34 GMTJapan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar crimesGovernment and politicsEventsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 07:07:41 GMTArizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsPoliceCrimeNational courtsImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 08:05:04 GMTFerry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president (AP) — First it was the ferry sinking, a subject that a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Demonstrators rampaged through Seoul over the weekend, accusing Park of not addressing the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304 lives, mostly children.By FOSTER KLUGiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 07:58:13 GMTA guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs (AP) — A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days.By PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical action committeesCampaignsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational elections, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:46 GMTArkansas cities push back against laws cast as anti-gay ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMunicipal governmentsWorkplace discriminationState legislatureReligious issuesLocal governmentsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsLegislationReligionGender issuesLittle RockArkansasEureka SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:27:32 GMTLittle guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTorontoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 21 Apr 2015 07:03:27 GMTAmid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.By LISA LERERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsForeign policyPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingGovernment policyInternational relationsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesKeeneNew HampshireNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:17:48 GMTDucks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0, Manitoba (AP) — Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:07:35 GMTDetroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's hockeyHockeyAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyMen's sportsDetroitUnited StatesCalgaryMichiganNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 21 Apr 2015 07:04:13 GMTReds manager Bryan Price goes on profanity-filled rant (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price went on a profanity-filled rant during his pregame meeting with media Monday, taking exception with the way his team was being covered.sSportsSports mediaLanguageProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSocial affairsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:36:03 GMTStronger markets boost earnings at Swiss bank Credit Suisse, Germany (AP) — Buoyant financial markets helped Credit Suisse Group AG overcome the impact of a surging Swiss franc to post a solid 23 percent increase in first quarter profit.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 07:26:51 GMTWhy McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles YORK (AP) — McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:16:49 GMTSenate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislationCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsSmugglingCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 07:16:37 GMT7 dead, 13 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine (AP) — At least seven coal miners were killed and 13 left trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China, state media reported Tuesday.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:36:39 GMTIran president: Yemen strikes show Saudi 'mental imbalance', Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the Sunni kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance."iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTehranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaIranYemen, 21 Apr 2015 08:09:15 GMT