FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2014 21:34:50 -0700Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download YORK (AP) — Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMedia distributionTribeca Film FestivalMediaEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 03:31:11 GMTNigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear, Nigeria (AP) — With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.MICHELLE FAULiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsChristianityBombingsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersRebellions and uprisingsKidnappingReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleEducation issuesSocial issuesEducationCrimeNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2014 02:55:28 GMTProsecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.iGeneral newsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 03:23:55 GMTRollins gets key hits, Phillies beat Rockies 10-9 (AP) — Jimmy Rollins homered early, then hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning that sent the Philadelphia Phillies past the Colorado Rockies 10-9 Sunday.DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoPennsylvaniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Apr 2014 00:51:44 GMTPosey, Lincecum lead Giants to 4-3 win DIEGO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a two-run home run and Tim Lincecum earned his first victory of the season for the San Francisco Giants, who had only three hits in beating San Diego 4-3 Sunday to snap a three-game losing streak.BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 23:17:20 GMTBrewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates (AP) — Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:13:40 GMTCelebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in New York YORK (AP) — Some wore their Sunday best in New York's annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue, but others simply spruced up their St. Patrick's Day or Halloween outfits.VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsChristianityParadesHolidaysReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleRecreation and leisureNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 22:58:33 GMTCuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform (AP) — The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsHome buyingAccidents and disastersResidential real estateLifestyleAccidentsHavanaCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2014 04:01:41 GMTCanadiens grab 3-0 series lead with 3-2 win (AP) — Tomas Plekanec scored at 5:43 of the third period and the Montreal Canadiens moved one win away from advancing to the second round of NHL playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 02:16:37 GMTJapan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013 (AP) — Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyUtilitiesIndustriesEnergy industryJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 02:05:06 GMTSuncor Energy says employee dies after work injury MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — Canadian company Suncor Energy says an employee has died after being "severely injured" at its oil sands site.fBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCanadaAlbertaNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:28:57 GMTChavez gets 1st win, A's complete sweep of Astros, Calif. (AP) — Josh Donaldson homered and doubled twice to back another solid start by Jesse Chavez, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Houston Astros 4-1 on Sunday to complete a series sweep.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsOaklandHoustonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 20 Apr 2014 23:20:10 GMTPublic smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsState legislatureCrimeMusicGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentColoradoDenverSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Apr 2014 03:06:58 GMTFBI: 16-year-old stowaway survives unharmed in wheel well of California-Hawaii flight (AP) — FBI: 16-year-old stowaway survives unharmed in wheel well of California-Hawaii flight.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 04:02:34 GMTAP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases', Nicaragua (AP) — For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.iGeneral newsNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:53 GMTProsecutor: 4 crewmembers detained for allegedly failing to protect SKorean ferry passengers, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutor: 4 crewmembers detained for allegedly failing to protect SKorean ferry passengers.iGeneral news, 21 Apr 2014 03:12:32 GMTTranscript reveals confusion over ferry evacuation, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsTrafficCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 01:10:10 GMTGrim work for families as more bodies discovered, South Korea (AP) — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsTrafficCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 04:16:36 GMT10 Things to Know for Monday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 21 Apr 2014 01:00:11 GMTGolf Capsules HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole giving him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsHilton Head IslandJapanMalaysiaKuala LumpurSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 21 Apr 2014 01:47:27 GMTPrizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76 "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.GREG BEACHAMaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMusicEntertainmentViolent crimeCelebrityMen's boxingBoxingLegal proceedingsMoviesCrimeAccidents and disastersMen's sportsLaw and orderBooks and literatureTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:54:41 GMTToday in History is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.The Associated PressaBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeEventsGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:49 GMTOn eve of marathon, festivities and tight security (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.AMY CRAWFORDaGeneral newsBoston MarathonMarathonsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsTrack and fieldSportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 23:18:30 GMT16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight (AP) — FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.OSKAR GARCIAaGeneral newsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 04:17:25 GMTDiscovery network cancels Everest jump YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and nature, 21 Apr 2014 02:19:31 GMTJapan PM sends offering to war shrine (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesGovernment and politicsFairs and festivalsWar and unrestRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2014 03:52:20 GMTAnti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85, Myanmar (AP) — Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsObituariesMilitary correctional systemsPolitical imprisonmentGovernment and politicsJournalistsMilitary and defensePolitical issuesNews mediaMediaMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 02:47:36 GMTHigher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPublic opinionEconomyLabor economySocial affairs, 21 Apr 2014 04:05:13 GMTLawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.wBusinessGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesMilitary and defenseUkraineRussiaUnited StatesKievEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:53 GMTSleeping girl killed after car drives into home, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationReckless endangermentCrimePalmdaleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 23:31:22 GMTCar hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 04:08:17 GMTAsian stocks mixed after holiday weekend (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a jump in its trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and Korea.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsChinaJapanEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 03:16:24 GMTReview: B'way's 'Violet' shows beauty in its score YORK (AP) — Some musicals are big and brassy, calling out for attention with their razzle-dazzle and sassy sets. Others are more demure, letting their simple beauty shine. How appropriate then that a show about inner loveliness chose the latter path.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentFlowersMusicPerforming artsEntertainmentPlants, 21 Apr 2014 01:01:17 GMTNene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93 (AP) — Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 03:25:59 GMTGOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizations, 21 Apr 2014 03:02:43 GMTJimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.CHARLES ODUMsSportsRyder CupMen's sportsGolfMen's golfEventsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:04:36 GMTRed Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's (AP) — Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.KEN POWTAKsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 02:56:01 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombs (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTFrance edges US 3-2 in Fed Cup LOUIS (AP) — Caroline Garcia is still trying to figure out her recent success.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsFranceSt. LouisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeMissouriNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 01:16:33 GMTReview: Dark humor wins in 'Cripple of Inishmaan' YORK (AP) — Contradictions of human nature are the fodder that playwright Martin McDonagh often mines in his masterfully satirical dark comedies about quirky rural Irish characters.JENNIFER FARRAReArts and entertainment, 21 Apr 2014 01:20:28 GMTJames, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 (AP) — Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMiamiNorth CarolinaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:09:03 GMTMore bodies from ship; transcript reveals wavering, South Korea (AP) — Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside a sunken South Korean ferry Monday, securing a new entryway into the wreck, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsTrafficCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 01:56:53 GMTSheriff: Log rolls over, kills boy in Washington, Wash. (AP) — A 12-year-old Washington state boy on a Boy Scout trip has died after a log that he and his friends were pushing down a hill caught his jacket and rolled over him.aGeneral newsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Apr 2014 23:29:48 GMTCanadian author Alistair MacLeod dies at 77 MacLeod, the award-winning Canadian author who was best known for his short story collections and novel "No Great Mischief," has died. He was 77.The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureObituariesEntertainmentOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 00:18:29 GMTWSox 3 HRs, throw 2-hitter in 16-2 win at Texas, Texas (AP) — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballTexasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 20 Apr 2014 23:04:27 GMTMalaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.MARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 02:28:36 GMTCountry music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43 OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesPhilanthropic foundationsPhilanthropySocial affairs, 20 Apr 2014 23:28:20 GMTKraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureProducts and servicesCorporate news, 20 Apr 2014 23:32:31 GMTAP NewsAlert, South Korea (AP) — SKorean president calls actions of sunken ferry's captain, some crew 'unforgivable, murderous'iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 04:25:55 GMTPuig hits 3-run HR as Dodgers beat Diamondbacks ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Sunday.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 20 Apr 2014 23:16:40 GMT