FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 00:28:12 -0700Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials said Tuesday.ED WHITEaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityPoliceState legislatureGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesLegislatureState governmentsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:08:38 GMTMan charged with hoax near marathon finish line (AP) — A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.PHILIP MARCELOaBombingsGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:02:16 GMTRussian FM: Russia still to meet with Ukraine, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Russia is still planning to meet with Ukrainian officials at an international conference in Geneva on Thursday.iGeneral newsRussiaUkraineVietnamKievGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsiaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 16 Apr 2014 07:11:20 GMTClasses to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area high school is to resume classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationViolent crimeEducationSocial affairsCrimePennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:04:16 GMTCredit Suisse profits down 34 percent, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse says net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 06:32:32 GMTAP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix ADAMS, N.H. (AP) — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsSportsMountainsWeatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and nature, 16 Apr 2014 05:08:35 GMT2 ships reportedly collide in, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says two ships have collided in a main shipping channel off the Virginia coast while a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in high winds gusting up to 70 mph.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:21:37 GMTGaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsSports transactionsSports businessEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:16:02 GMTBautista, Lawrie lift Blue Jays over Twins 9-3 (AP) — Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTorontoMinnesotaOntarioCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 16 Apr 2014 04:04:40 GMTFielder ends HR drought, Rangers beat M's 5-0, Texas (AP) — Prince Fielder ended his Texas home run drought, and Robbie Ross finally got some help from the offense as a starter.SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 16 Apr 2014 03:49:52 GMTMets jump on struggling D-backs early in 9-0 win (AP) — Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks 9-0 Tuesday night.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityArizonaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:48:17 GMTHouse Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund (AP) — Donors gave more than $10 million in March to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizations, 16 Apr 2014 07:09:30 GMTAt Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.ALEX SANZPAT GRAHAMaBombingsGeneral newsSportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingEvents, 16 Apr 2014 07:19:29 GMTCollege Board provides a glimpse of new SAT (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.KIMBERLY HEFLINGwGeneral newsStudent testingEducationHigher educationSocial affairs, 16 Apr 2014 04:44:56 GMTNicasio solid in Rockies' 3-2 win over Padres DIEGO (AP) — Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:48:37 GMTA year after background check defeat, modest goals (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGun politicsCampaignsHouse electionsLegislationViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 16 Apr 2014 07:07:45 GMT2 dead after ferry sinks off South Korean coast, South Korea (AP) — The government says 295 people are still missing several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast. Officials say at least two died and seven were injured.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 06:55:23 GMT751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay BEACH, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaChesapeake BayUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:01:17 GMTMarathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court to ask a judge to dismiss some of the charges against him and to ease restrictions on him in prison.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:24 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2014. There are 259 days left in the year.The Associated PressaWar and unrestGeneral newsLibyaUnited StatesNew YorkNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:57 GMTNew Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike, New Zealand (AP) — Despite having little history of domestic terrorism, New Zealand and Australia were drawn into the global debate on drone strikes Wednesday after confirming that a citizen from each country was killed in Yemen last year.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismDrone surveillance and warfareNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftNew ZealandYemenAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:38:12 GMTA good read: Bucks' Udoh draws fans for book club (AP) — Epke Udoh will leave one positive lasting impression from this dreary season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and it has nothing to do with basketball.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsReadingMen's basketballBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:13:45 GMTCourt to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies (AP) — Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?HOPE YENSAM HANANELwGovernment and politicsCampaignsState electionsHealth care reformElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:10:32 GMTQuotations in the News"A hard landing in China's economy is one of the biggest risks clouding the outlook for the rest of emerging Asia." — Capital Economics in a report this week. On Wednesday, China reported its slowest growth rate since the third quarter of 2012.The Associated PressaGeneral newsCalgaryAlbertaCanadaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:02:06 GMTDress codes: Where should schools set limits?, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSchool dress codesDress codesSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEtiquetteIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:59:20 GMTDonaldson, A's rally in 11th to beat Angels again, Calif. (AP) — Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.GREG BEACHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:16:56 GMTSouth Korea government says 295 still missing several hours after ferry sinks; 2 dead, South Korea (AP) — South Korea government says 295 still missing several hours after ferry sinks; 2 dead .iGovernment and politicsGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 06:52:13 GMTWhite Sox slip past Red Sox 2-1 on error in 9th (AP) — Alexei Ramirez is finding different ways of helping the White Sox earn dramatic victories.PATRICK ROSEsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:20:20 GMTBenches clear in Nationals-Marlins game (AP) — Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia got into a heated, nose-to-nose conversation at home plate, prompting both benches to clear during the fourth inning.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 16 Apr 2014 03:54:19 GMT2 ships collide in Va. shipping channel, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says two ships have collided in a main shipping channel off the Virginia coast while a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in high winds gusting up to 70 mph.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:23:15 GMTASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers (AP) — ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyConsumer products and servicesNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 06:34:58 GMTIsraeli police enter holy site to disperse riot (AP) — Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot.iGeneral newsRiotsPolitical and civil unrestJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 07:19:01 GMTOfficial: Iran will not discuss missile program, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister says Tehran will not discuss its ballistic missiles as part of ongoing talks with world powers on a final agreement to curb the Iranian nuclear program.iGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionIranMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 07:00:05 GMTSharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women in Arizona.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:59:49 GMTA look at the NBA playoff picture look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with one day remaining in the regular season:TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballSan AntonioDallasHoustonMiamiOklahoma CityNew York CityTorontoFloridaBrooklynIndianaTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomaNew YorkOntarioCanada, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:04 GMTBoston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeGovernment and politicsEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 04:27:07 GMTObama seeks inmates worthy of commutation power (AP) — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsPardons and commutationsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsCorrectional systemsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:08:39 GMTAustralian state leader quits over $2,800 wine, Australia (AP) — The leader of Australia's most populous state quit as premier on Wednesday in the face of mounting evidence that he failed to declare a 3,000 Australian dollar ($2,800) bottle of wine that arrived as a gift on his Sydney doorstep.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaOceania, 16 Apr 2014 05:39:19 GMTEnd of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terror threats, but said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place.JAKE PEARSONTOM HAYSaGeneral newsIslamPoliceIntelligence agenciesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillancePolitical issuesLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:13:07 GMTRoyal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour (AP) — Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, arrived in sunny Sydney on Wednesday to the cheers of thousands of fans as they kicked off their tour of Australia.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAustraliaSydneyOceania, 16 Apr 2014 07:08:43 GMTAsia shares rise, shrug off slower China growth (AP) — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate earnings outweighed Ukraine's crisis and slower economic growth in China.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 05:14:44 GMTPolice say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings, Alberta (AP) — A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAlbertaCanadaCalgaryNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:14:17 GMTFord to offer 50th anniversary Mustang YORK (AP) — Ford is building a limited-edition Mustang GT to honor the pony car's 50th anniversary.aBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyle, 16 Apr 2014 06:24:15 GMTCuban doctors in eye of Venezuelan hurricane, Venezuela (AP) — When Judith Faraiz's son was near death after a severe motorcycle accident, she put his life in the hands of God and Cuban doctors.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsHealthEconomyAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBusinessVenezuelaCubaHavanaSouth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCaracas, 16 Apr 2014 04:37:14 GMTSouth Korea says 295 missing in ferry disaster, South Korea (AP) — Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said.HYUNG-JIN KIMYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 07:05:46 GMTClippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded.BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 06:32:52 GMTEgypt clamps hold over mosques to control message (AP) — In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsIslamIslamismReligionLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 06:29:18 GMTAlleged serial killings highlight GPS limits ANA, Calif. (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.DON THOMPSONGILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderSanta AnaCaliforniaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaNevada, 16 Apr 2014 05:53:08 GMTChina's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q (AP) — China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyInternational tradeChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 06:10:13 GMT2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia, Va. (AP) — Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.aGeneral newsEstuariesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 05:43:49 GMT