FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 03:49:00 -0700UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (AP) — British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomAfghanistanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 09:52:27 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 GMTGunmen kill 9 on bus in Ethiopia near dam project ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian officials say that attackers fired on a public bus in the country's west, killing nine people and wounding seven.iGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationEthiopiaEast AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 10:05:47 GMTClasses to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school, Pa. (AP) — Students plan to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume a week after a mass stabbing.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationJuvenile crimeViolent crimeEducationSocial affairsCrimePennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 10:31:19 GMTCredit Suisse profits down 34 percent, Germany (AP) — Swiss bank Credit Suisse says its net profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter, more than expected, as bond-market woes hurt earnings at its investment banking business.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:51 GMTUN seeks $272 million for Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGenevaCentral African RepublicSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 08:30:24 GMTUK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery (AP) — Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPricesLeading economic indicatorsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:21:48 GMTBaby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mom, Nigeria (AP) — A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is to be reunited Wednesday with her critically wounded mother, a Nigerian newspaper reported.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsBombingsAccidents and disastersWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 09:56:02 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 GMTHoeness tax case has Germans dashing to confess (AP) — The high-profile tax evasion trial against former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has prompted a surge in the number of Germans turning themselves in to authorities for failing to properly declare their taxes.iBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCrimeGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 09:34:54 GMTCombat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched allegiance.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsUkraineKievRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 09:10:38 GMTRussian economy slows amid Ukraine crisis (AP) — Russia's economy minister says growth slowed to 0.8 percent in the first quarter due to uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisFinancial marketsMoscowCrimeaRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:06:13 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 GMTAlgerian election faces disaffected populace, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestBusinessWar and unrestEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 10:28:17 GMTAt Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.ALEX SANZPAT GRAHAMaBombingsGeneral newsSportsMarathonsBoston MarathonDisability sportsBoston Marathon bombingTrack and fieldEventsLittle RockArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 07:22:28 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 GMTOil price gain tempered by China growth slowdown price of oil rose Wednesday as Ukraine took action against pro-Russian separatists in its east but slower Chinese growth tempered gains.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesEconomyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCrimeaChinaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 08:20:14 GMTMarathon suspect seeks dismissal of some charges (AP) — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect are headed to court Wednesday 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 09:54:13 GMTSanchez lifts Giants over Dodgers 3-2 in 12 FRANCISCO (AP) — Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.RICK EYMERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 08:09:57 GMTCombat vehicles in east Ukraine raise Russian flag, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.iGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 08:07:21 GMTBelgian head of Congo's Virunga park shot, Senegal (AP) — The Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded but his condition is improving, park officials said.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPrimatesMammalsAnimalsSenegalBelgiumWest AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:09:42 GMTMt. Gox headed for bankruptcy, not rehabilitation (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for dissolution after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 10:34:38 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 16 Apr 2014 10:02:40 GMTJill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's wife is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsOnline news mediaG.I. BillOnline mediaMediaNews mediaGovernment programsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:57 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 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 09:49:49 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 GMT292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least three people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.HYUNG-JIN KIMYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationMunicipal governmentsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 09:59:17 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 GMTUK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (AP) — Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:39:24 GMTAfghan policeman shoots, wounds female lawmaker, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan policeman has opened fire and wounded a female lawmaker in the country's capital, Kabul, during what authorities described as a "dispute" between the two.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 10:28:05 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) — 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, the country's defense minister said Wednesday.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsDiplomacyInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 08:24:18 GMTBaby lost in bombing chaos to be reunited with mum, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.iGeneral newsBombingsAccidents and disastersNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 09:13:55 GMTPistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment, South Africa (AP) — The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:56 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 GMTWorld shares rise, shrug off slower China growth (AP) — World stock markets rose Wednesday as China's slowdown in the first quarter was less severe than expected.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsUnited KingdomChinaJapanEast AsiaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 09:04:29 GMTActivists: Syrian airstrikes kill 4 in rebel town, Syria (AP) — Syrian military airstrikes killed at least four people early Wednesday in a rebel-held town along the Lebanese border, activists said, as pro-government forces intensify their campaign against some of the last rebel strongholds on a valuable supply line.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 10:23:56 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 GMTObama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsHiring and recruitmentGovernment programsHigher educationGovernment payLegislaturePersonnelBusinessProfessional servicesIndustriesEducationSocial affairsGovernment business and financeUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 10:04:03 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 terrorism threats, but they 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 10:18:41 GMTSub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.MARGIE MASONiGovernment and politicsBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesAustraliaMalaysiaChinaBeijingIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 16 Apr 2014 08:41:57 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 GMTIsrael police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site (AP) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.iGeneral newsRiotsPrayerWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza Strip, 16 Apr 2014 10:01:06 GMT3 rescued from ship taking on water in New Orleans ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued three crew members aboard a towing vessel taking on water and reportedly grounded in Lake Pontchartrain (PON'-chuh-train).aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNew OrleansLake PontchartrainLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 10:12:52 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 GMTSouth Korea says 293 missing in ferry disaster, South Korea (AP) — A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by ships and helicopters. At least two people were confirmed dead and seven injured.HYUNG-JIN KIMYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationMunicipal governmentsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 09:39:07 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 tradeFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:36 GMTIf filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US (AP) — Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.GILLIAN WONGiBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsHigher educationLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEducationSocial affairsChinaMalaysiaUnited StatesBeijingChicagoMontrealGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast AsiaNorth AmericaIllinoisQuebecCanada, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:19 GMTUK unemployment down to 6.9 percent (AP) — Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation.fBusinessEconomyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsPricesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 09:08:17 GMT