FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Apr 2017 03:57:55 -07:00India bans social media sites to quell unrest in Kashmir, 27 Apr 2017 10:11:53 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom company struggled to block them. signs first deal to buy natural gas from US supplier, 27 Apr 2017 10:24:38 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, as the country seeks to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday. is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputy, 27 Apr 2017 10:41:59 GMTCOMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in northeast Georgia. police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion, 27 Apr 2017 09:09:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — A man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion as they tried to arrest him Thursday, officials said. The incident is under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors. wants dialogue before Brexit negotiations, 27 Apr 2017 08:41:43 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Britain must answer questions about its plans to exit the European Union before negotiations on the split can begin, and can't be under any illusions that it will retain the same rights and privileges as a member of the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestone, 27 Apr 2017 10:40:40 GMT"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online. soldier arrested on suspicion of planning attack, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:13 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that German prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange." Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fish, 27 Apr 2017 10:16:25 GMTPARIS (AP) — After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday. to form task force amid concerns about court website, 27 Apr 2017 10:05:57 GMTAlabama officials say they're forming a task force and taking other actions to address concerns about private information about victims and others posted to a state website for court records. group: Pakistan using prisoner for propaganda, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:17 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan. shoots 63 to take 1-stroke lead at China Open, 27 Apr 2017 10:45:03 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open.'s top human rights body debates new Hungarian laws, 27 Apr 2017 09:42:12 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights organization, is debating new Hungarian laws which critics say seek to limit academic rights and intimidate civic groups. detained and 236 suspended for links to US-based cleric, 27 Apr 2017 09:30:29 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Twenty-five people were detained in Turkey and more than 200 police officers temporarily suspended from their jobs Thursday for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, following a massive sweep the day before. Latest: Officers fired upon at home after officer killed, 27 Apr 2017 10:36:33 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): accused of living large on charity funds, 27 Apr 2017 10:30:22 GMTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships. Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate, 27 Apr 2017 09:46:51 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang region, 27 Apr 2017 09:15:09 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland. economic sentiment at near-decade highs, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone is at its highest level for nearly a decade, the latest signal that the region's recovery has moved up a gear or two. prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heir, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:22 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest. euro officials eye May agreement on Greek loans, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:20 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Leading European officials hope the deadlock preventing Greece from getting much-needed bailout cash will be broken next month. jobless rate at 18.8 percent, halting downward trend, 27 Apr 2017 09:37:51 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 18.8 percent in the first quarter, partly due to the end of temporary jobs tied to the winter holiday, and interrupting an overall downward trend in recent years. firefighters contend with pet crocodile, 27 Apr 2017 10:24:46 GMTDARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile. media: Israel attacked installation near Damascus, 27 Apr 2017 10:54:10 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts. Things to Know for Today, 27 Apr 2017 09:53:08 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Britain should hold no illusions exit will be easy, 27 Apr 2017 10:49:53 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday sought to dash British hopes that its exit from the European Union will have only a limited impact on the relations, rights and privileges it now has. says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among them, 27 Apr 2017 09:57:19 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war dropped slightly during the first three months of this year, the United Nations reported Thursday, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports. Latest: FS says UK might strike Syria if asked by US, 27 Apr 2017 09:30:19 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): Turkey protests Czech parliament's genocide vote, 27 Apr 2017 09:22:12 GMTPRAGUE (AP) — Turkey is protesting the Czech Parliament's vote that recognizes the killing of Armenians a century ago as genocide. German soldier planning attack arrested, 27 Apr 2017 09:19:40 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee, on suspicion he was planning an attack that would be blamed on foreigners. to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza: Israel, 27 Apr 2017 09:53:50 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it was told by the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank that it will stop paying for electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip. Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly loss, 27 Apr 2017 08:40:03 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses. Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by US, 27 Apr 2017 10:06:53 GMTLONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that the U.K. will probably join the United States in further military action against Syria if asked to do so, whether or not Parliament gets a vote on it. rights expert to visit Panama after 'Panama Papers' leak, 27 Apr 2017 10:25:56 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says one of its independent experts will travel to Panama next month to investigate tax avoidance and evasion schemes like those revealed by the so-called "Panama Papers" leak. Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir, 27 Apr 2017 09:54:08 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed on Thursday after militants stormed a military camp close to the heavily militarized Line of Control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, officials said. House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTA, 27 Apr 2017 09:18:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that. raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000, 27 Apr 2017 09:28:03 GMTDALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. misses Street 1Q forecasts, 27 Apr 2017 10:49:11 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is reporting first-quarter earnings of $351 million. look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanship, 27 Apr 2017 10:30:59 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers.'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life, 27 Apr 2017 10:22:32 GMTIMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen). Olympian takes advocacy role at UN refugee agency, 27 Apr 2017 10:07:11 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer. 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Court, 27 Apr 2017 10:39:17 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Turkey must answer reports of election fraud, 27 Apr 2017 09:24:27 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is closely watching to see how Turkey will respond to reports from international election monitors who noted a series of irregularities in a referendum to increase powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. stocks mixed as markets mull Trump's tax plan, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:31 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — World stock indexes were mixed Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged and forecasted steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy. Latest: Syria state media says Israel behind attack, 27 Apr 2017 08:52:00 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): Latest: Le Pen goes fishing for votes _ literally, 27 Apr 2017 08:50:32 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): stress they are united heading into Brexit talks, 27 Apr 2017 09:27:22 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations head into two years of divorce negotiations with Britain as a solid bloc and say little still needs to be agreed in tough guidelines for their Brexit negotiators which are to be approved at Saturday's summit. court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime minister, 27 Apr 2017 09:33:57 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges. His arrest had aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors. urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, 27 Apr 2017 09:12:12 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. children's agency on Thursday urged Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, following the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at a religious school.'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestone, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:48 GMT"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online. confidence keeps growing but ECB to remain cautious, 27 Apr 2017 10:12:10 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year.