FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:02:51 -0700UN: Global asylum claims at highest number in 22 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70d7bce107a74843819077f2d99da300UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world's number of asylum claims is at its highest in 22 years, with fleeing Syrians and Iraqis leading the way.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70d7bce107a74843819077f2d99da300Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:34:42 GMTThe Latest: easyJet to require 2 crew to be in cockpithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/423788250ac946d093d0fd1a04ac6b6d8 p.m. (1900 GMT, 3 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Government and politicsMunicipal governmentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsMarseilleGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/423788250ac946d093d0fd1a04ac6b6dThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:03:57 GMTPerfection doesn't last: Muni bond returns to be more mutedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67b552df0b774aa49726a289dbd76595NEW YORK (AP) — Conditions were nearly perfect for municipal bonds last year, leading to sizeable returns. Perfection never lasts, though, and managers of municipal-bond funds are forecasting more modest returns in upcoming years.By STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financeMunicipal governmentsDebt and bond marketsPricesEconomyGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesNational governmentsPersonal investingLabor economyLeading economic indicatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67b552df0b774aa49726a289dbd76595Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:04:23 GMTNCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bf33ddb32eb4a2badbecbcca5a9895cINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.aGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege sportsEventsMen's college basketballCollege basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bf33ddb32eb4a2badbecbcca5a9895cThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:32 GMTLawyer releases Bergdahl's description of captivity, torturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493ac0ececff49ae80111a77b403f246Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl described his five years as a Taliban captive in a note released Thursday by his attorney Eugene Fidell. Here are verbatim excerpts, with no spelling or grammar changes and only paragraph breaks added for clarity.By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493ac0ececff49ae80111a77b403f246Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:09:21 GMTEnergy Dept revives vehicle loan program after criticismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61cdc8f5217945558db63c6a45ad39dcWASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Energy is reviving a vehicle loan program it pledged to retool after criticism it funded flops and wasted taxpayer money.By HENRY C. JACKSONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHiring and recruitmentGovernment programsEnergy industryPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryFinancial performanceCorporate newsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61cdc8f5217945558db63c6a45ad39dcThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:35:03 GMTUS stocks recover early losses, oil gains on Yemen tensionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b49786d24aeb4fdfb321d7d35e6410a2NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were little changed in afternoon trading Thursday, having recovered their losses from earlier in the day. Investors continued to watch the Middle East, where Saudi Arabia has launched strikes on key military installations in Yemen. The price of oil rose.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsInternational relationsFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited StatesYemenSuez CanalNorth AmericaEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b49786d24aeb4fdfb321d7d35e6410a2Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:23:37 GMTUS drops graphic leaflet to possible Islamic State recruitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a0f3beca72a47ca9de30b3e6fc7e7e0WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has dropped 60,000 copies of a graphic leaflet near the northern Syrian city of Raqqah that depict potential Islamic State recruits being fed into a meat grinder.By LOLITA C. BALDOR and SAGAR MEGHANIwGovernment and politicsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a0f3beca72a47ca9de30b3e6fc7e7e0Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:06:54 GMTFormer informant: Another man admitted molesting Etan Patzhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff5fbbeceab6446b97421975abd64e6dNEW YORK (AP) — A former jailhouse informant testified Thursday that someone other than the man on trial for killing 6-year-old Etan Patz admitted decades ago to kidnapping and molesting him.By COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff5fbbeceab6446b97421975abd64e6dThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:50:55 GMTJimenez trying to continue roll at Gulf Resort Classichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/816c7120319940e68d0e3b9a454af304SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez has had quite a start to his Champions Tour career.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/816c7120319940e68d0e3b9a454af304Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:25:56 GMTNigeria's military pushes extremists before electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb2772f40cd425ea2bc4b2d993a2613ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Beefed up by new weapons from China, Russia and the Czech Republic, and strengthened by training from foreign advisers, Nigeria's military is forcing Boko Haram extremists from a string of northeastern towns as the country's prepares for elections the insurgents are threatening to disrupt.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyPolitical refugeesMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsNational electionsElectionsLocal electionsNigeriaAfricaWest AfricaCameroonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eeb2772f40cd425ea2bc4b2d993a2613Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:09:28 GMTExpert to jury: Marathon bombs 'not too difficult' to buildhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2d4e3197b2840699ea2f09e61bb80d4BOSTON (AP) — The pressure-cooker bombs used in the 2013 Boston Marathon attack were "not too difficult" to build, using readily available parts and instructions easily found on the Internet, an FBI bomb expert testified Thursday.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2d4e3197b2840699ea2f09e61bb80d4Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:15:57 GMTTribe turns to international commission in ski resort fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f4d9b05ea14537bd42a2a17f36e0d5FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has turned to an international human rights commission that has dealt with death penalty cases and foreign killings in its effort to draw attention to a northern Arizona mountain that tribes consider sacred.By FELICIA FONSECAaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessTravelLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesMountainsSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureWaste managementEnvironmentWater environmentNatural resource managementUnited StatesFlagstaffArizonaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54f4d9b05ea14537bd42a2a17f36e0d5Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:05:58 GMTUncle denounces police claim that California kidnap was hoaxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eab595c9a854ad6a5daca0664f0df3eVALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The uncle of a Northern California woman who was reported kidnapped says police were reckless and overzealous in calling it a hoax after she turned up safe.By GILLIAN FLACCUS and ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeViolent crimeVallejoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eab595c9a854ad6a5daca0664f0df3eThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:09 GMTTractor-trailer plows into Texas interstate bridge, 1 killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f88e2f62f96a4db6a4b7af5e19d09509SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f88e2f62f96a4db6a4b7af5e19d09509Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:54:13 GMTCensus: Florida city tops list of fastest-growing areashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe7779faafc42ab8cf842a2f48684f9ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sure, Florida's got sunshine, beaches and palm trees. But the driving force behind it being home to many of the nation's fastest-growing cities has been the return of hospitality, trade and construction jobs.By MIKE SCHNEIDER and JESSE J. HOLLANDaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPopulation growth and declineMigration ratesCensusesUnited States CensusDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesEventsFloridaTexasOrlandoUnited StatesCaliforniaNew YorkNorth DakotaNaplesFort MyersSarasotaHoustonClevelandNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fe7779faafc42ab8cf842a2f48684f9Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:14:35 GMTPolice: Woman's 'evil' kidnapping plot led to baby's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/475e22172dba49b1837c7eb76f99fe7fLONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A woman masterminded a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own to cover up a lie she told her boyfriend about giving birth to twins, police revealed about a chilling plot that left a 3-week-old baby girl and four relatives of the children injured.By GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeLong BeachCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/475e22172dba49b1837c7eb76f99fe7fThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:05:15 GMTMom accused of trafficking girl for heroin pleads not guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9bbb8dc8a55447da4718e7ddf178dd7CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman charged with trafficking her 11-year-old daughter for sex in exchange for heroin has pleaded not guilty.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenSmugglingLaw and orderOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d9bbb8dc8a55447da4718e7ddf178dd7Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:53 GMTAirlines to require 2 crew members in cockpit at all timeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4d0be5bfb5b482fa7dea2bdb4de5d8eLONDON (AP) — Airlines around the world on Thursday began requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, after details emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in the cockpit and deliberated crashed the plane into the mountains below.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4d0be5bfb5b482fa7dea2bdb4de5d8eThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:05:05 GMTWatchdog says senior Homeland official broke no lawshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7bae4031dcc41e1a84997d2b17e3bcdWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration official violated agency ethics policies but did not break any laws when he intervened in three visa cases involving foreign investors with ties to prominent Democrats, a government watchdog told Congress Thursday.By ALICIA A. CALDWELLwBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsLegislatureNational securityGovernment transitionsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsPolitical issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesPersonal investingPersonal financeMilitary and defenseNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f7bae4031dcc41e1a84997d2b17e3bcdThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:59:29 GMTAir Canada to mandate 2 people in the cockpithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68b9939fdf984896994fdb819f1b263dTORONTO (AP) — Canada's largest airliner is immediately implementing a policy change to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times in the wake of news that a co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68b9939fdf984896994fdb819f1b263dThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:37:18 GMTJury examines models of bombs used in Boston Marathon attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b63370c8d4b4dd4b774a060f5d97aa7BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have examined models of the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 deadly attacks.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b63370c8d4b4dd4b774a060f5d97aa7Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:54:36 GMTEnergy announces first loan in 4 years from vehicle programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff9b269a5c84da88ceedf9951def95eWASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Energy is reviving a vehicle loan program it pledged to retool after criticism that it funded flops and squandered taxpayer money.By HENRY C. JACKSONwGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff9b269a5c84da88ceedf9951def95eThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:10:44 GMTExpert doubts source of $1M for house of Sterling 'friend'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4987670d355547d6ba732e642e73e3b2LOS ANGELES (AP) — An accountant says the woman who recorded offensive racial remarks by Donald Sterling made unbelievable claims about where she got $1 million to buy a house.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsSportsSmall businessFamily financesSports team ownership changesHome buyingPersonal financeSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesResidential real estateLifestyleNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4987670d355547d6ba732e642e73e3b2Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:50:35 GMTBergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Talibanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b56d224abb748a4bea7338930acecb2RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.By MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsActs of torturePrisoner exchangeArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary legal affairsCrimeNational securityGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessUnited StatesCubaRaleighNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b56d224abb748a4bea7338930acecb2Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:08:51 GMTResidents atop failing dam fret about plan to replace ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f840919acc5a431db9aa04ae02cefb43BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — The earthen dam at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake is deteriorating, which perhaps isn't surprising for a 180-year-old structure. More stunning is the unusual arrangement that officials say considerably weakened the 4.1-mile embankment, putting it at risk of failing and flooding the surrounding community.By KANTELE FRANKOaBusinessGeneral newsOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f840919acc5a431db9aa04ae02cefb43Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:51:53 GMTUS, Iran nuke talks enter critical round ahead of deadlinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7275566547ce49bfa23d5b97d00ffdcaLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran entered a critical phase on Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from a deadline to secure the outline of a deal.By MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsTehranIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastFranceYemenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7275566547ce49bfa23d5b97d00ffdcaThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:41:10 GMTJury considering death sentence for grandmother of dead girlhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b93a7acacc5a48ac95369c399beb1255GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A jury began deliberating Thursday on whether an Alabama woman convicted of running her granddaughter to death should be executed or face life in prison without parole.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderAlabamaGadsdenUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b93a7acacc5a48ac95369c399beb1255Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:40:23 GMTUN Mideast envoy calls on Security Council for Israel actionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80753f2651224db1be3383b4ae609141UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy challenged the Security Council on Thursday to lead the way to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting it should present a framework for negotiations that "may be the only way to preserve the goal of a two-state solution."By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsDiplomacyTerritorial disputesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80753f2651224db1be3383b4ae609141Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:12:13 GMTUN sounds positive note as Libya deal remains elusivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/958a18e8774d46e8a1f6d7568fdf5bb6SKHIRAT, Morocco (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Libya's peace talks sounded a positive note Thursday as negotiations between the rival governments took another break with a deal remaining elusive.iGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLibyaMiddle EastMoroccoNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/958a18e8774d46e8a1f6d7568fdf5bb6Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:25:05 GMTThe Latest: White House says crash not linked to terrorismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6be03d3e0004b5d822a7e8ca4b765147:35 p.m. (1835 GMT, 2:35 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeTerrorismDisappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Government and politicsMunicipal governmentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderWar and unrestLocal governmentsMarseilleGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6be03d3e0004b5d822a7e8ca4b76514Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:37:37 GMTEx-Husker DE Randy Gregory to NFL Media: I failed drug testshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d8dc52886f42368d8d83cdd3bfe87aOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Defensive end Randy Gregory said he tested positive for marijuana at the NFL scouting combine last month and that he failed two drug tests at Nebraska last year.sSportsDopingSports mediaMediaProfessional footballFootballNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41d8dc52886f42368d8d83cdd3bfe87aThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:17:14 GMTHouse OKs bipartisan Medicare doctor bill; fate up to Senatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/984690809b2b49b4859ec6f69e30cc11WASHINGTON (AP) — In uncommon bipartisan harmony, the House approved a $214 billion bill on Thursday permanently blocking physician Medicare cuts, moving Congress closer to resolving a problem that has plagued it for years.By ALAN FRAMwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceAbortionLegislationPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsWomen's healthPolitical organizationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/984690809b2b49b4859ec6f69e30cc11Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:05:59 GMTArkansas governor says he'd sign religious protection billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca4611e272c24ae3ac50000f889c52b8LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he would sign into law a religious protection measure that opponents have said amounts to a license to discriminate against gays and lesbians in the state.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationState governmentsState legislatureLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureGender issuesArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca4611e272c24ae3ac50000f889c52b8Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:44:30 GMTJuveniles to get therapy for child porn Instagram accounthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5711755e58ad443abab9309284bf008aPEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say three South Florida teens accused of creating an Instagram account to solicit and post explicit photos of other minors will participate in therapy and community service rather than face criminal charges.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeSocial mediaCrimeOnline mediaMediaCrimes against childrenFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5711755e58ad443abab9309284bf008aThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:26:01 GMTGraeme McDowell withdraws from Texas Open with injuryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8500a4b445342d0a6cc044c66cd5b42SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Graeme McDowell has withdrawn from the Texas Open after nine holes with a left ankle injury.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's golfGolfAthlete healthMen's sportsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8500a4b445342d0a6cc044c66cd5b42Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:07:17 GMTDean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3bb0228a03f44a0a34614e83223f2ecCHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players — even after his death.sSportsObituariesMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3bb0228a03f44a0a34614e83223f2ecThu, 26 Mar 2015 19:01:59 GMTAaron Hernandez trial resumes after courthouse bomb threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac8560e37db41669a989525d232e8e3FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez was briefly delayed Thursday by a bomb threat called in to the courthouse.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBomb threatsCelebrityCrimeCourtsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderViolent crimeJudiciaryGovernment and politicsFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac8560e37db41669a989525d232e8e3Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:48:40 GMTDisbelief, shock worldwide at co-pilot's role in Alps crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c707ea8d9b4d447da752f72eb06f920fIncredulity, shock, disbelief and horror.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMountainsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsEnvironment and natureGermanyFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c707ea8d9b4d447da752f72eb06f920fThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:32:06 GMTSuburban Chicago cousins arrested in Islamic State casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c108221a25d1456898096026416e8c33CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Illinois Army National Guard and his suburban Chicago cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a Thursday statement.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsTerrorismState governmentsArrestsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c108221a25d1456898096026416e8c33Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:25:22 GMTLawmakers urge more study of US tribal recognition changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45984b44c648426e90a9c3165ba816e5HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Several congressional members on Thursday called on the U.S. Interior Department to slow down an overhaul of the rules for recognizing American Indian tribes, saying more study is needed of problems that could result from the "sweeping changes."By MICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsUnited StatesConnecticutNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45984b44c648426e90a9c3165ba816e5Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:24:53 GMTBankruptcy hearing could decide fate of RadioShackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d46cea4a9f4299a6f8eef10a6875e9WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — An attorney for a lender that lost a bankruptcy auction for electronics retailer RadioShack has asked a Delaware judge to reopen the bidding.By RANDALL CHASEaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d46cea4a9f4299a6f8eef10a6875e9Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:07:51 GMTFamily of man killed by Georgia police want investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb5d366f7f049f19870af9e4381cfa8DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — The family of a man who police say drove a Maserati at officers before he was fatally shot announced Thursday that they are seeking an independent investigation of the incident.By JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsProfessional servicesIndustriesBusinessGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcb5d366f7f049f19870af9e4381cfa8Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:37:46 GMTHeavy rains cause flooding in usually bone-dry Chile deserthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ed66cce6ff44739328e1ba804ab646SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Communities in a desert region of northern Chile struggled Thursday to cope with rain-provoked flooding that has claimed the lives of at least seven people, knocked out power and cut off roadways.By LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9ed66cce6ff44739328e1ba804ab646Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:24:10 GMTCourt hears appeal in terror-related custody disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a3f2dfd33d04c37a5f9bac9209321d6RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Virginia is considering whether to revive a parental rights lawsuit by a radical Muslim convert serving a 25-year prison sentence for supporting terrorism.By LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesGovernment and politicsUnited StatesVirginiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a3f2dfd33d04c37a5f9bac9209321d6Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:34:24 GMTAP Exclusive: Special ops troops using flawed intel softwarehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b520301ea4d440dae7a1f0ed96278c9WASHINGTON (AP) — Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions. But their requests are languishing, and they are being ordered to use a flawed, in-house system preferred by the Pentagon, according to government records and interviews.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsArmed forcesVeteransMilitary technologyLegislatureTechnologySoftwareMilitary and defenseIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessComputing and information technologyAfghanistanTampaIraqFayettevilleCentral AsiaAsiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastNorth Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b520301ea4d440dae7a1f0ed96278c9Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:25:00 GMTAlone in cockpit, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63fd475a5caa44e5be176a4873cca69dPARIS (AP) — Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday.By LORI HINNANT and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsSuicidesAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsFranceCologneSan FranciscoWestern EuropeEuropeGermanyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63fd475a5caa44e5be176a4873cca69dThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:54:35 GMT'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db7a1cb7809445e95c06ad574cb3691NEW YORK (AP) — A grand manor will close its doors to millions of weekly guests after "Downton Abbey" concludes next year.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db7a1cb7809445e95c06ad574cb3691Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:03:09 GMTWomen pictured on Penn St. frat's Facebook page talk to copshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffac7e91a28242b0ab2356afb3e423edSTATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Some women pictured nude or seminude in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity's secret Facebook page have come forward, and some frat members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation, police said.aBusinessGeneral newsCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationState CollegePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffac7e91a28242b0ab2356afb3e423edThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:18:35 GMT'Fifty Shades' director Taylor-Johnson bows out of franchisehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa9f1df2eb64c2fb253ebe3fa5aeeccLOS ANGELES (AP) — Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to "Fifty Shades of Grey," she announced Wednesday night.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffa9f1df2eb64c2fb253ebe3fa5aeeccThu, 26 Mar 2015 18:56:25 GMT