FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 09:24:46 -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 governmentsBoycottsTravel laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:18:25 GMTInmate overpowers guard, escapes from eastern Illinois jail, Ill. (AP) — A convicted murderer awaiting sentencing escaped from a jail in eastern Illinois Wednesday after overpowering a guard and taking his keys, uniform and SUV.aGeneral newsPrison breaksLegal proceedingsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolent crimeKankakeeIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:27:22 GMTTrial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl's suicide JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, petrified the boys would circulate the photos online and believing gossip about her was spreading widely.By PAUL ELIAShtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaComputer crimeLegal proceedingsSuicidesCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeOnline mediaMediaHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:28:55 GMTEx-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US (AP) — The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCanadaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:25:01 GMTUS stock indexes extend slide in midday trading economic data on manufacturing and jobs weighed on U.S. financial markets Wednesday, sending major stock indexes lower in midday trading. The decline extended the market's losses from the day before. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices surged.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:07:30 GMTObama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.By KEN DILANIANhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentGovernment programsEconomyNational securityCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeEspionageForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeInternational tradeMilitary and defenseChinaUnited StatesRussiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 15:56:48 GMTTV vet takes to sky, dives into sea to help injured animals ANGELES (AP) — Not every veterinarian would call it paradise.By SUE MANNINGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleScienceTelevision programsPetsEntertainmentAnimalsHorsesMammalsHawaiiCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:52:34 GMTMcDonald's revamps grilled chicken to cut ingredients YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's simplifying its grilled chicken recipe to remove ingredients people might not recognize, the latest sign the company is rethinking its menu to keep up with changing tastes.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyle, 01 Apr 2015 15:28:51 GMTAvedon exhibit features portraits of 1960s-70s newsmakers (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural newsmakers invites visitors to rethink the concept of portraits in the age of the selfie.By KATHY MATHESONtTravelLifestyleVisual artsMuseumsGovernment and politicsArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLeisure travelPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:47:12 GMTIS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border, Syria (AP) — Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials.By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusJordanMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 16:26:25 GMTCynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer (AP) — Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, has died of cancer at her home in Spain. She was 75.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityObituariesUnited KingdomSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 16:21:35 GMTEmirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsAir traffic controlTransportation safetyTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiAbu DhabiMiddle EastSeychellesIndiaMumbaiEast AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 16:15:31 GMTWoman recants allegation ex-Alabama player assaulted her, Ala. (AP) — The woman who said former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor assaulted her has recanted the allegations.sSportsCrimeArrestsCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:09:34 GMT5 things to know about GM's revamped Chevy Malibu YORK (AP) — General Motors tries again to gain traction in the popular midsize car segment with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Based on looks the car should be up to the task, but there are a lot of buyers out there consistently loyal to midsize heavyweights Toyota Camry and Honda Accord no matter what the competition shows off.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:59:36 GMTArkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday called for changes to a religious objection measure facing a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups, saying it wasn't intended to sanction discrimination based on sexual orientation.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState governmentsLegislationReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:17:43 GMTArkansas governor calls for changes to religious objection bill criticized as anti-gay ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas governor calls for changes to religious objection bill criticized as anti-gay.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:44:01 GMTMexican oil rig burns off coast, 1 dead CITY (AP) — A fire that broke out Wednesday at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed one worker and injured 16, Mexico's state-owned oil company said.iBusinessGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 16:28:26 GMTClimber rescued after fall at Rocky Mountain National Park MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A rock climber from Boulder is recovering after falling about 80 feet at Rocky Mountain National Park.tTravelLifestyleSearch and rescue effortsMountainsGeneral newsEnvironment and natureBoulderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:39:27 GMT2 NYC Jewish cultural institutions to form partnership YORK (AP) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelPerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:41:49 GMTIstanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ (AP) — In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said.By DESMOND BUTLER and SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBombingsHostage situationsPolicePolitical partiesViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPolitical organizationsTurkeyIstanbulEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 01 Apr 2015 16:10:01 GMTAdoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a 3-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesViolent crimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:03:56 GMTIn Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US embassy, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican soldiers and police are positioned around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital after a man hurled a "suspicious package" over the building's wall.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 16:18:56 GMTSUV crashes into Florida home, killing couple, unborn child, Fla. (AP) — Police say a sleeping couple and their unborn child are dead after a sport utility vehicle slammed into their home in Florida.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:41:02 GMTOhio man gets 110 years for 4 rapes found through DNA tests (AP) — A Cleveland man convicted of rape and kidnapping for assaults on four women in the 1990s has been sentenced to 110 years to life in prison after tests matched his DNA to evidence in a backlog of untested rape kits.aGeneral newsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:23:15 GMTEx-Alabama player's accuser recants domestic violence claim, Ala. (AP) — Police say the woman who accused former Alabama football player Jonathan Taylor of domestic violence has recanted her allegations.sSportsCrimeArrestsViolenceCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:58:10 GMTTim Clark to miss Masters with elbow injury, Ga. (AP) — Tim Clark of South Africa will miss the Masters next week as he recovers from an elbow injury.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfGolfAthlete healthEventsAugustaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:10:25 GMTSUV crashes into Florida home, killing man, pregnant woman, Fla. (AP) — An SUV crossed a highway median and slammed into a home, killing a man and a woman who was nine months pregnant as they slept early Wednesday, according to police.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationViolent crimeCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:08:17 GMTUS stock indexes extend slide in morning trading U.S. stock indexes veered lower in morning trading Wednesday, as investors considered what a pair of disappointing economic reports on manufacturing and jobs could mean for corporate profits. Health care stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices surged.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 15:29:02 GMTStatue of homeless Jesus installed in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP) — A statue depicting a homeless Jesus is on display in Buffalo.tTravelLifestyleBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:48:49 GMTHawaii internment camp dedicated as national monument, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii's largest internment camp where Japanese-Americans and others were held during World War II is now a national monument.tTravelLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:58:16 GMTUS auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong (AP) — U.S. car buyers stepped on the brakes in March, a sign of a long-expected slowdown in the blistering pace of sales.By DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:50:05 GMTReport: Egypt, Nigeria led world in death sentences in 2014 NATIONS (AP) — Egypt and Nigeria accounted for well over 1,000 of the death sentences announced last year, more than a third of the world's total, Amnesty International says in its latest annual report on the death penalty.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:40:52 GMTThailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power (AP) — Thailand lifted martial law in most of the nation on Wednesday, but 10 months after staging a coup, a military junta remains in control, essentially with absolute power.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCoups d'etatMartial lawNational governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestLegislationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 15:28:24 GMTUS stocks edge lower in midday trading, continuing a slide YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping in midday trading, continuing a downward trajectory from the day before.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 01 Apr 2015 15:56:15 GMTA look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessState legislatureAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislationState governmentsLegislatureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:06:24 GMTPolice: SUV crashes into Florida home, killing couple and their unborn child; driver survives, Fla. (AP) — Police: SUV crashes into Florida home, killing couple and their unborn child; driver survives.aGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:40:33 GMTStates rewrite microbrew laws as demand for craft beer grows (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.By RYAN VAN VELZERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessAlcohol laws and regulationsState legislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureState governmentsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:05:05 GMTMexican oil rig burns off coast CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company says firefighting boats are battling a blaze on an oil platform off the coast.iBusinessGeneral newsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 15:52:22 GMTGranite monument to be dedicated at James Dean's birth place, Ind. (AP) — A black granite monument honoring Indiana-born movie star James Dean will be dedicated this fall at the site of a north-central Indiana apartment house where Dean was born.tTravelLifestyleCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMarionIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:45:49 GMTNuVasive CEO Lukianov resigns after reimbursement probe YORK (AP) — Spinal device maker NuVasive says Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov resigned after the board concluded he didn't follow expense reimbursement and personnel policies.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelCorporate stock, 01 Apr 2015 16:02:16 GMTPittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments (AP) — The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it easier for some divorced Roman Catholics to remarry and receive other sacraments.By JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsChristianityMarriageReligionSocial affairsFamily issuesPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 16:10:19 GMTFalling corn prices stalk Monsanto, sending 2Q profits lower (AP) — Monsanto reported lower-than-expected earnings as slumping corn prices push farmers toward other crops, crimping sales of the company's best-selling biotech corn seeds.By MATTHEW PERRONEfBusinessCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesMaterials industryUnited StatesSouth AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 01 Apr 2015 16:24:37 GMTFired host Rodner Figueroa replaced by Univision (AP) — Three weeks after Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired for remarks he made about First Lady Michelle Obama, Carlos Calderon and Jomari Goyso were named the new hosts of "Sal y Pimienta."The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 01 Apr 2015 15:35:29 GMTNigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNigeriaAfricaAbujaWest Africa, 01 Apr 2015 15:36:59 GMTMan who sued Aaron Hernandez testifies in his murder trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A man who sued Aaron Hernandez over being shot in the face in Florida has taken the stand in the former New England Patriots player's murder trial.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:42:22 GMTClinton: Ark. governor should veto religious liberty bill (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the governor of Arkansas should veto a bill involving religious objections in her former state. She says it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGays and lesbiansState governmentsLegislationLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsClintonArkansasIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:59:04 GMTBullet prompts partial evacuation, delays at Alaska airport, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau, Alaska, airport was partially evacuated after a bullet was found on a passenger ramp before a flight.tTravelLifestyleAir travel disruptionsTransportationGeneral newsAlaskaJuneauUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:54:05 GMTNepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's deadly disaster on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese official said Wednesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAtTravelLifestyleMountainsEnvironment and natureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 15:36:01 GMTBroadway's 'Honeymoon in Vegas' will close this Sunday YORK (AP) — The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis couldn't save them.By MARK KENNEDYtTravelLifestylePerforming artsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLeisure travelWeddingsOccasions, 01 Apr 2015 15:52:07 GMTBull runs along: Stocks end 1Q up for 9th straight quarter YORK (AP) — The bull market slowed to a trot but didn't stop this winter.By STEVE ROTHWELLaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyWorld War IILeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesEventsFinancial servicesUnited StatesEuropeNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 15:50:37 GMT