FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Apr 2015 05:57:23 -0700126 migrants reach Greek shores, a day after fatal sinking, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning three.iGeneral newsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 11:55:23 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.fBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 12:34:06 GMTQuestions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ... You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."By RYAN J. FOLEYhtGeneral newsWeapons technologyViolent crimeCrimeTechnologyTulsaCaliforniaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:12:35 GMTTutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital, Fla. (AP) — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery.By FREIDA FRISAROaGeneral newsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:02:13 GMTImage of Asia: Training to storm a beach in the Philippines this photo by Bullit Marquez, a U.S. Navy amphibious assault vehicle with Philippine and U.S. troops on board storms the beach during a joint exercise at the Naval Education and Training Command center in Zambales province, northwest of Manila. The Zambales shore faces the disputed Scarborough Shoal, where Chinese vessels were reported to have driven away Filipino fishermen with a water cannon and seized some of their catch in early April. Philippine military officials say the maneuvers with the U.S. are not directed at China. But the venue of some exercises in waters facing the disputed region and a focus on territorial defense have raised the appearance of a link. More than 10,000 American and Filipino military personnel are participating in the annual combat drills.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPhilippinesUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:50:21 GMTSomalia police: 5 killed by car bomb in capital, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb killed at least five people and injured several others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaKenyaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 12:09:53 GMTFirefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace.aOdditiesLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:36 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 preservationPrayerReligionGovernment and politicsNationalismScienceSocial affairsCulturesJerusalemIsraelEgyptJordanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 11:29:36 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, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitant groupsTerrorismCrimeIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 11:51:46 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 11:41:10 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 12:18:19 GMTUN: More than 800 people dead in Med sinking is worst ever (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency says it believes more than 800 people drowned when a boat packed with migrants trying to reach Europe sank on Saturday, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 11:58:15 GMTShorter, Di Meola, Cullum to headline Montreal Jazz Festival (AP) — The world's largest jazz festival returns to Montreal this summer with Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Jamie Cullum and Dee Dee Bridgewater among the headliners.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:44:32 GMTCar bomb explodes outside restaurant in Somali capital, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties, police said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaKenyaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 11:32:37 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrime, 21 Apr 2015 12:27:51 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 11:40:19 GMTUS couple sentenced to prison in Bali suitcase killing, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian court found an American couple guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced them to prison on Tuesday in the killing of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.By FIRDIA LISNAWATIiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 12:36:04 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 11:39:24 GMTHow countries cope with migrants arriving by boat recent shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea believed to have taken the lives of as many as 1,300 asylum seekers and migrants highlight the growing number of people fleeing persecution, war and economic difficulties in their homelands.By ROD McGUIRKaGeneral newsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaChristmas IslandAustraliaNauruIndonesiaSri LankaMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaBangladeshSouth AsiaAfghanistanEuropeUnited StatesMediterranean SeaMiddle EastCanadaPapua New GuineaIranIraqAsiaOceaniaCentral AsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:58:47 GMTIraqi troops recapture some Ramadi areas from Islamic State (AP) — Two Iraqi officials say that security forces have recaptured some areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the Anbar provincial capital, Ramadi.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:18 GMTJudge considers releasing video of officer-involved shooting, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is considering whether to release video that police say shows an officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:37 GMTIAAF leader Diack says federations don't need SportAccord, Russia (AP) — Major sports federations can survive without umbrella body SportAccord after its head behaved like a "dictator" in his scathing attack on Olympic leaders, IAAF President Lamine Diack said Tuesday.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsTrack and fieldSports governanceOlympic gamesEventsRussiaSochiEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 12:09:14 GMTMan faces disorderly conduct charge for threatening officer (AP) — The brother of an unarmed woman killed in a hail of police gunfire after a 2012 high-speed chase has been charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly making a death threat against the Cleveland officer standing trial for the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:05:50 GMTHungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust, Hungary (AP) — Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Germany's role in the Holocaust with that of Poland and Hungary.By PABLO GORONDIiGeneral newsThe HolocaustReligious strifeLaw enforcement agenciesEventsGovernment and politicsHungaryPolandBudapestGermanyUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:29:57 GMTMan says he put rifle-toting statue near gas station, N.J. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man says he left a rifle-toting statue at a southern New Jersey gas station.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew JerseyTrentonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:44:32 GMTNew music festival launched outside Nashville YORK (AP) — Another music festival is making its debut — this one outside of Nashville, Tennessee, and paying homage to history.tTravelLifestyleMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 13:02:17 GMTActivists: Dozens killed in fighting in southern Syria (AP) — Activists say intense clashes between government forces and militants in southern Syria have killed more than two dozen people in two days.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 12:15:07 GMT'James and the Giant Peach' album to be released for free YORK (AP) — The Tony Award-nominated songwriting team behind the musical "James and the Giant Peach" have good news for their fans — and even better news.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 21 Apr 2015 13:02:46 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 DEMILLOaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMunicipal governmentsWorkplace discriminationState legislatureReligious issuesLocal governmentsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsLegislationReligionGender issuesLittle RockArkansasEureka SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:03:34 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 the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, 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 politicsInternational relationsEventsWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaSouth KoreaBeijingIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaSoutheast AsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:38:17 GMTSouth Africa deploys army to end anti-immigrant attacks (AP) — The South African army has been deployed to areas that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.By LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsArmed forcesImmigrationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaAfricaJohannesburgMalawiSouthern Africa, 21 Apr 2015 13:05:13 GMTCourt sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison (AP) — An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison on charges linked to the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeJudiciaryLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 12:05:41 GMTProtest held in Ethiopia over killings by Islamic extremists ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa protested the killings of dozens of Ethiopian Christians by Islamic extremists in Libya while parliament weighed a response to the killings.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestEthiopiaAfricaAddis AbabaEast Africa, 21 Apr 2015 11:51:51 GMTHard Rock Cafe removes 'rock star' orangutan ads in Malaysia LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hard Rock Cafe on Tuesday withdrew a promotional campaign in Malaysia after public anger at the photoshopped depiction of an orangutan baring its teeth and playing an electric guitar.By EILEEN NGiBusinessGeneral newsPrimatesWildlifeMammalsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:10:20 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.sSportsLanguageProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSocial affairsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 13:09:26 GMTExiled Tibet gov't presses China on missing Buddhist leader, India (AP) — The Tibetan government-in-exile wants supporters to help pressure China to release the 11th Panchan Lama, a Buddhist leader who is believed to have been in Chinese custody since his disappearance as a child 20 years ago, the government's spokesman said Tuesday.By ASHWINI BHATIAiGeneral newsBuddhismMissing personsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsTibetChinaIndiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 21 Apr 2015 12:39:00 GMTMan charged for threatening Cleveland officer on trial (AP) — The brother of an unarmed woman killed in a hail of police gunfire after a 2012 high-speed chase has been charged with disorderly conduct after reportedly making a death threat against the Cleveland officer standing trial for the shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:13:47 GMTUN agency says drowning of more than 800 migrants is deadliest Mediterranean incident recorded (AP) — UN agency says drowning of more than 800 migrants is deadliest Mediterranean incident recorded.iGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 11:52:13 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 12:07:31 GMTGreek municipalities outraged by state move to use funds, Greece (AP) — Authorities from municipalities across Greece will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday after the government ordered reserves from state enterprises to be placed in a common account to help the country meet its financial obligations and avoid default.iBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 11:16:28 GMTPope OKs resignation of US bishop for not reporting abuse CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityCrimeReligionSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenReligious issuesSocial issuesVatican CityUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:17:24 GMTProsecutors build case against traffickers as EU mulls plan, Sicily (AP) — Italian prosecutors on Tuesday began building their case against the traffickers responsible for the drowning of as many as 950 migrants in the Mediterranean, as European Union leaders mulled a new plan to undermine smugglers' finances and their most precious assets — their vessels.By TRISHA THOMAS and NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEuropeSicilyItalyWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 11:31:14 GMTSenate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch (AP) — Key senators say they're close to a deal on a bill to help sex-trafficking victims, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureLegislationSmugglingCrimeGeneral newsCabinetsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:47:44 GMTEU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing (AP) — The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically increase its crackdown on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action from South Korea and the Philippines.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeFishEconomyEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeAnimalsEuropeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:30 GMTIraqi troops retake some Ramadi districts from Islamic State (AP) — Iraq security forces recaptured areas lost earlier to the Islamic State group in and around the battleground city of Ramadi, security officials said on Tuesday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 12:10:15 GMTSomalia police: 9 killed by car bomb in capital, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb killed at least nine people and wounded many others at a restaurant in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, police said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsBombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaKenyaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 12:46:00 GMTSaudi airstrikes pound Yemen's Shiite rebels, killing 20, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Tuesday, killing 20 in a city in the country's west as the civilian death toll rose to 38 from airstrikes the day before in the capital, Sanaa, officials said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastSanaaIranUnited StatesGulf of AdenNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 12:07:09 GMTWorld stocks rally on China measures, earnings KONG (AP) — World stock markets mostly rose Tuesday, boosted by optimism over recent market reforms in China as well as corporate earnings from U.S. and European companies.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsStock marketsChinaShanghaiHong KongEast AsiaGermanyUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 11:53:38 GMTMan pleads guilty to pot farm in Sequoia National Park, Calif. (AP) — A 29-year-old Mexican man has pleaded guilty to charges connected with an elaborate marijuana growing operation at Sequoia National Park that caused significant damage to the park's spring wildflower display.tTravelLifestyleAgriculture and the environmentCrimeLegal proceedingsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGeneral newsLaw and orderMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 13:07:07 GMTIndia seizes boat from int'l waters, detains 8 Pakistanis DELHI (AP) — India's navy and coast guard seized a suspicious boat from international waters off the western coast and detained eight Pakistanis after finding a huge drug shipment aboard, the defense ministry said Tuesday.iGeneral newsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 11:26:06 GMT