FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 11:58:48 -0700Court tosses ex-Oklahoma State player's conviction, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma court has overturned the conviction of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams, who was accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballWomen's basketballCrimeViolent crimeCollege sportsLaw and orderOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:18:03 GMTInternet governance debated in Brazil PAULO (AP) — An international two-day conference on Internet governance is drawing to a close in Brazil as government officials, academics and technical experts from some 90 countries debate how the Internet should be run.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:20 GMTManufacturers see better times for economy, jobs YORK (AP) — Big companies are finally starting to spend money, and that could mean a better economy and more jobs are on the way.JONATHAN FAHEYaBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyRecessions and depressionsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:10:04 GMTPirates RHP Cumpton up from minors, starts vs Reds (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-hander Brandon Cumpton from the minors to start against the Cincinnati Reds.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:09:53 GMTFakahany, Mancini picked for AP Nerve Center posts YORK (AP) — Tamer Fakahany and John Mancini, veteran news executives for The Associated Press, have been appointed global news managers for the cooperative, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:04:36 GMT9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.KAREN MATTHEWSaTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsArts and entertainmentMuseumsIslamSeptember 11 attacksMoviesRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelReligionSocial affairsEventsEntertainment, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:17 GMTJudge OKs partial release of Attica riot papers, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but he is excluding grand jury excerpts.aGeneral newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:39:56 GMTFirst lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the first lady his resume.NANCY BENACfBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationships, 24 Apr 2014 17:57:30 GMTRights group urges UN to help free abducted girls, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian rights group is urging the United Nations to help secure the release of some 230 schoolgirls abducted by extremists 10 days ago.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Apr 2014 17:42:04 GMTRivers refuses to apologize to women held captive (AP) — Joan Rivers refuses to apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity of three women kidnapped in Cleveland.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityKidnappingMissing personsCrimeClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:34:34 GMTSuspect in LA police station shooting dies ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly shot up a Los Angeles police station, wounding an officer, has died at a hospital.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:26:43 GMTValcke: Brazilian cities must organize fanfests PAULO (AP) — All 12 host cities have "no choice" and "must" organize their own fanfest, was FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke's blunt warning to Brazil World Cup organizers on Thursday.TALES AZZONIsSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsRecifeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 24 Apr 2014 17:58:23 GMTResidents of Wyoming town allowed to return home, Wyo. (AP) — Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsProduction facilitiesFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsEnergy industryIndustriesAccidentsCorporate newsWyomingKemmererUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:17 GMTUkraine launches operation against insurgents, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsMunicipal governmentsBorder securityMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsNationalismLocal governmentsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 18:03:44 GMTManagement, safety cited for radiation release, N.M. (AP) — A radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of the safety culture at the 15-year-old site, which was evident in the bungled response to the emergency, federal investigators said in a report released Thursday.JERI CLAUSINGaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureFiresMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCarlsbadNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:01:41 GMTSeattle mayor to unveil $15 minimum wage plan (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is scheduled Thursday to release his plan on how to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.MANUEL VALDESaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:32 GMTUS awards $4M to help Haitians hurt by drought, Haiti (AP) — The American government has awarded $4 million to help Haitian families hurt by a drought in the Caribbean nation's northwest.iGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHaitiPort-au-PrinceUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:13:10 GMT3rd seed Monfils through to quarters in Bucharest, Romania (AP) — Third-seeded Gaels Monfils opened his Nastase Tiriac Trophy account with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Lithuanian qualifier Ricardas Berankis on Thursday.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisRomaniaBucharestEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 18:41:14 GMTHouse speaker says world wants US to lead, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) says U.S. global allies want America to show strong leadership, and he's encouraged by plans to deploy some troops in European countries.DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesMiddletownEuropeNorth AmericaOhio, 24 Apr 2014 18:44:39 GMTOfficials: Camilla's brother's death an accident YORK (AP) — The death of the Prince of Wales' brother-in-law in New York City has been ruled an accident.MICHAEL R. SISAKaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:00:41 GMTFamilies of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials, South Korea (AP) — Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.GILLIAN WONGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 17:44:13 GMTFirst lady to help open new costume center at Met (AP) — Michelle Obama is ready to celebrate the art of fashion.lLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionArt museumsVisual artsArts and entertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:00:56 GMTPG&E gets OK to resume power plant demo in Calif., Calif. (AP) — State regulators have given Pacific Gas & Electric Co. the OK to complete demolition of a Central California power plant after an initial attempt left several people injured.aGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryBakersfieldCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:18:24 GMTLondon school says students abused by US teacher (AP) — A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 24 Apr 2014 18:22:23 GMTBronze statue of Roger Ebert unveiled at Ebertfest (AP) — Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later.CARYN ROUSSEAUeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSculptureTelevision programsVisual artsChampaignIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 17:39:34 GMTUS unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday it isn't ready to write off Mideast peace negotiations as failed, even after Israel broke off talks with Palestinian leaders who are trying to create a coalition government with the Hamas terror group.LARA JAKESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:37:39 GMTStocks are mixed in choppy trading; Apple up YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed in choppy trading Thursday afternoon as investors balanced positive earnings results out of Apple and Caterpillar against disappointing reports from other companies including Raytheon and 3M. Investors also kept a close watch on Ukraine, where tensions with Russia were escalating.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsProducts and servicesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesRussiaUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:45:19 GMTReview: Walker memorable in gritty 'Mansions' runs high in the entertaining, action-heavy remake of the 2004 French film "District B13." Starring the late Paul Walker in one of his last roles, "Brick Mansions" packs gunfights, car chases, acrobatic stunts and humor into one stylized package.JESSICA HERNDONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 24 Apr 2014 17:49:45 GMTOregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange, Ore. (AP) — After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.GOSIA WOZNIACKAhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthPersonal financeGovernment and politicsSmall businessTechnologyGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:44:35 GMTMeusburger, Oprandi, Hercog reach Marrakesh last 8, Morocco (AP) — Third-seeded Yvonne Meusburger of Austria was a comfortable winner over Estrella Cabeza Candela of Spain to reach the Grand Prix SAR quarterfinals on Thursday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 24 Apr 2014 18:32:34 GMTOregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system, Ore. (AP) — Oregon panel recommends dropping troubled exchange for private policies, using federal system.aBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:32:27 GMTCompany stopped from accepting abortion waste, Ore. (AP) — Marion County commissioners have given final approval to an order to stop a company from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to prevent the burning of fetal material to generate power.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:11:46 GMTJ&J: Business doing well on new product approvals BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky said Thursday that all three of its business segments are doing well and made significant medical advances last year.LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsProducts and servicesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:10:53 GMTChicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan (AP) — An American pediatrician killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital was dedicated to helping poor children, volunteering in Afghanistan to train young doctors and periodically returning to Chicago to work in a Christian clinic on the city's southwest side.CARLA K. JOHNSONDON BABWINaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanChicagoKabulIllinoisCentral AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:48:37 GMTRussia's Putin calls the Internet a 'CIA project' (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the Internet a CIA project and made comments about Russia's biggest search engine Yandex, sending the company's shares plummeting.NATALIYA VASILYEVAhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyCommunication technologyRussiaNetherlandsEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 18:08:58 GMTFake mayoral Twitter account yields no charges, Ill. (AP) — No charges will be filed over a fake Twitter account that purported to be a central Illinois mayor's lewd thoughts on sex and drugs.aGeneral newsSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsCrimeOnline mediaMediaLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPeoriaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:37:17 GMTStudy links California drought to global warming (AP) —     While researchers have sometimes connected weather extremes to man-made global warming, usually it's not done in real time. Now a study is asserting a link between climate change and both the intensifying California drought and the polar vortex blamed for a harsh winter that mercifully has just ended in many places.SETH BORENSTEINwScienceWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsClimateEnvironmental scienceAtmospheric scienceWeather patternsEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEarth scienceUnited StatesCaliforniaChinaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 18:34:00 GMTNovak Djokovic, longtime girlfriend expecting baby Djokovic is going to need to get into the swing of being a father.The Associated PresssSportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 17:54:39 GMTFranco calls selfies 'intimate,' not inappropriate YORK (AP) — James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed — alone or not — are his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking.LAURI NEFFeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrity, 24 Apr 2014 18:35:16 GMTNevada rancher condemned for racist remarks VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessState governmentsLegislatureEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAgricultureIndustriesNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:20:04 GMTSlain TSA agent's family files claim for $25M ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and family of a security screener killed in a gunman's attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year.TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 17:39:58 GMTFDA Oks first-ever DNA alternative to pap smear (AP) — Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as the first U.S.-approved alternative to the pap smear, the decades-old mainstay of cervical cancer screening.wBusinessGeneral newsHealthCancerDiseases and conditionsWomen's health, 24 Apr 2014 18:45:17 GMTCubs put OF Ruggiano on DL, make 4 roster moves (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have put outfielder Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day disabled list because a strained left hamstring and called up two pitchers from the minors.sAthlete injuriesBaseballSportsAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:29:16 GMTSenate report criticizes former DHS watchdog (AP) — A Senate subcommittee says the Homeland Security Department's former acting inspector general was too cozy with the White House appointees whose activities he was supposed to oversee.ALICIA A. CALDWELLwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational securityMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:20:38 GMTPostal workers unions protest Staples program YORK (AP) — Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLabor negotiationsLabor issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:16:27 GMTSouth Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationUnited StatesSouth KoreaJapanNorth KoreaTokyoSeoulEast AsiaChinaRussiaNorth AmericaAsiaGreater ChinaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 18:14:06 GMTTimbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins, Mali (AP) — Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems of idolatry, along with other symbols of the fabled city.BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsCultural preservationWeather patternsCulturesSocial affairsClimateEnvironment and natureMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 24 Apr 2014 18:03:13 GMTKluber, Indians roll past Royals 5-1 (AP) — Corey Kluber struck out a career-high 11 and pitched a four-hitter for his first complete game, and David Murphy and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in two runs apiece, leading the Indians to a 5-1 win over the Royals on Thursday.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:32:24 GMTA look at deeds and words of John Paul II CITY (AP) — The most-traveled pope in history, John Paul II left his mark on the Catholic Church and non-believers worldwide. Here are some milestones along his path to sainthood:FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityNazismReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsVatican CityPolandRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 17:49:15 GMTPhiladelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company, Del. (AP) — Workers at Philadelphia's two largest newspapers won't be able to mount a bid for their troubled company, after a wealthy potential backer balked at the projected $77 million opening price.MARYCLAIRE DALEaBusinessGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPhiladelphiaDelawarePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 18:47:04 GMT