FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:58:59 -0700Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea4dcd75b654f63ad615e874a93ea8dWASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.JOSH LEDERMANRICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessGovernment and politicsChild and teen healthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea4dcd75b654f63ad615e874a93ea8dFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:20:11 GMTCourt chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19c7eb4baba2419ea78af374c6aabc4bEL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHate crimesCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIraqSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesDetroitMiddle EastNorth AmericaMichiganhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19c7eb4baba2419ea78af374c6aabc4bFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:33:49 GMTLevine designs womenswear with help from fianceehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2fce0814c2e4c99a71c8cfb96c15a0fBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem.NICOLE EVATTeArts and entertainmentFashion designCelebrityEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f2fce0814c2e4c99a71c8cfb96c15a0fFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:18:56 GMTHamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5668ca4dcd4610bdf4c8af8a1eae3aSHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes set the fastest practice times again at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday, though rivals Ferrari and Red Bull may have closed the gap somewhat on Formula One's runaway leader.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c5668ca4dcd4610bdf4c8af8a1eae3aFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:19:07 GMTIran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army paradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53823f98eb9848a0931a50c418f894b7TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsArmed forcesWar and unrestInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTehranIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53823f98eb9848a0931a50c418f894b7Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:50:14 GMTBoat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescuedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e7ad246d4d74b208915628c07817cb8KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — Police say a boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in eastern Indonesia, and at least seven people have died.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e7ad246d4d74b208915628c07817cb8Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:05:31 GMTChinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899d584a27434deeb85acf621857825cPERTH, Australia (AP) — Six weeks into the extensive search for the lost Malaysia Airlines plane without so much as a piece of debris yet found, several Chinese relatives met Friday to pray for spouses who never came home, while begging for answers that could end their misery of not knowing.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAustraliaMalaysiaBeijingIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/899d584a27434deeb85acf621857825cFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:45 GMTDeal brings no immediate change to eastern Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1331bdb1cdeb41b6bb2a30e9f23460c7KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine showed no sign of relenting Friday despite a deal between Russia and Ukraine.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaKievEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1331bdb1cdeb41b6bb2a30e9f23460c7Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:01:04 GMTVice principal saved from Korea ferry found hangedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9059559cf0df43ac8bcc3e473f84a143SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsEducationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSocial affairsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9059559cf0df43ac8bcc3e473f84a143Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:56:33 GMTDutch supreme court bans pedophile grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e730be4304e4550b6afdb07885a8b60AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e730be4304e4550b6afdb07885a8b60Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:02:57 GMTPro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f962c2de93d40078c3cf0351fbf3975DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f962c2de93d40078c3cf0351fbf3975Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:28:51 GMTPakistani madrassa names library after bin Ladenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4c2a6a8497c4391a6395642a91e1c32ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.iGeneral newsLibrariesIslamReligious educationEducationSocial affairsReligionPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4c2a6a8497c4391a6395642a91e1c32Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:19:42 GMTBrewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25bf80446e24de8a635069b86105eccDWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsCultural preservationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCulturesSocial affairsBelgiumBrusselsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c25bf80446e24de8a635069b86105eccFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:41:35 GMTUkrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b23e9bda95c74975a776358ca529736bDONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsLocal governmentsWar and unrestUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b23e9bda95c74975a776358ca529736bFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:12 GMTClinton White House documents set for releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74e74b95a794f3589fd6e0104bf9831WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.KEN THOMASwGovernment and politicsHealth care reformPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74e74b95a794f3589fd6e0104bf9831Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:56:16 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb1a0a8f7494464ad763d41e239195dYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb1a0a8f7494464ad763d41e239195dFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:38:26 GMTUK opposition party hires top Obama adviserhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4bac48e3fd848ecbc594a9d1a528879LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited a top adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama's campaigns to help with its leader's election bid next year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsPolitical partiesElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4bac48e3fd848ecbc594a9d1a528879Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:06:15 GMTPolice say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hangedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4ed0ebac21d491db4fd9a0e62e38f11SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Police say high school vice principal rescued from doomed South Korean ferry is found hanged.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a4ed0ebac21d491db4fd9a0e62e38f11Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:44:27 GMTChristians mark Good Friday in the Holy Landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac5af9c03354ec5be6e91e502cf137eJERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsIsraelJerusalemMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac5af9c03354ec5be6e91e502cf137eFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:26:53 GMTUkrainian militia deny calls to free buildingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fffb096f262c4c298df1d261f85733a2DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fffb096f262c4c298df1d261f85733a2Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:56:33 GMTProsecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd5dfc505b8428e87032944f6dbc246SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.iGeneral newsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd5dfc505b8428e87032944f6dbc246Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:20 GMTJudge asks pointed questions in gay marriage casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6ffaa8b4bce4e3b8e8b8948cd07c4aeDENVER (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.KRISTI EATONNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsMarriageCourtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryOklahomaUnited StatesUtahNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d6ffaa8b4bce4e3b8e8b8948cd07c4aeFri, 18 Apr 2014 08:17:32 GMTWhite House updating online privacy policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d76798dc724a0aae019df8f05f78e3A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain.MARTHA MENDOZAhtGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaData privacyOnline mediaGovernment policyIntelligence agenciesMobile mediaGovernment and politicsNational securityMediaTechnology issuesMilitary and defenseDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86d76798dc724a0aae019df8f05f78e3Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:30:28 GMTDeputies: Man smothered crying son over video gamehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c65e49359d454f857f7850df10af6fHOMOSASSA, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games.aGeneral newsGamesCrimeViolent crimeRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c65e49359d454f857f7850df10af6fFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:40:40 GMTAl-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a940220a43bf4a3b8b6d32022766137eCAIRO (AP) — The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle EastEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a940220a43bf4a3b8b6d32022766137eFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:23:06 GMTAtlanta residents object to planned priests' homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feff1b206f874e7695de9e56a9a28fa3ATLANTA (AP) — Residents are objecting to the Archdiocese of Atlanta's plans to renovate a house in the city's upscale Buckhead neighborhood so it can be a home for a group of priests.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feff1b206f874e7695de9e56a9a28fa3Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:41:21 GMTVandals damage mosque in northern Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b05330a451554ef1844de88a66d70453JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.iGeneral newsVandalismCrimeIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b05330a451554ef1844de88a66d70453Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:42:55 GMTFilipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82af1a7d01084203ad89f8a3cabbb082SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — Devotees in northern Philippine villages had themselves nailed to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as thousands of local and foreign spectators watched the bloody annual rites to mark Good Friday in Asia's largest Roman Catholic nation.AARON FAVILAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82af1a7d01084203ad89f8a3cabbb082Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:36 GMTDoomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e1f92611a7645f7871b96dba512309bMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsEvacuationsPrimary and secondary educationAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2e1f92611a7645f7871b96dba512309bFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:27:55 GMTJapan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this seasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daca59397821498288a8e607f65077ddTOKYO (AP) — Japan will target fewer whales when its Pacific hunt begins next week and will observe them in the Antarctic next season with the aim of resuming full-fledged commercial whaling, the fisheries minister said Friday.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsScienceWhalesAgricultureIndustriesBusinessOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleAnimalsMammalsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daca59397821498288a8e607f65077ddFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:49:36 GMTSuspected militant, son killed in Thailand's southhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf0fff0cb603422c93843b7ebe1c2861HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — A suspected insurgent and his 6-year-old son were shot dead in Thailand's violence-plagued south, police said Friday.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf0fff0cb603422c93843b7ebe1c2861Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:58:19 GMTChina says one-fifth of its farmland is pollutedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1aed4757ff74c77a9d6ac38fd8b9560BEIJING (AP) — Faced with growing public anger about a poisonous environment, China's government released a yearslong study that shows nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is contaminated with toxic metals, a stunning indictment of unfettered industrialization under the Communist Party's authoritarian rule.IAN MADERiBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment and politicsLand environmentWater environmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1aed4757ff74c77a9d6ac38fd8b9560Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:30:48 GMTStudent struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db43fa3cde54ea7a21323f2ecb87728ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them.FENIT NIRAPPILJUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6db43fa3cde54ea7a21323f2ecb87728Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:12:28 GMTViews differ of imam accused in US terrorism casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f0031b812f422ea4daf5547d9ace2fNEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney.LARRY NEUMEISTERTOM HAYSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsTerrorismLaw and orderWar and unrestLondonUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkYemenEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f0031b812f422ea4daf5547d9ace2fFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMTBrewers seeks to rekindle Belgium's love of beerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25b363012ab14ab5b0471ac81ead60f3DWORP, Belgium (AP) — The ruby lettering on the front of the old corner pub "In de Welkom" has peeled almost beyond recognition. Owner Leza Wauters, a tough 87-year-old, is holding on to her business but can't say how much longer. Sooner or later, yet another bar with a warm "Welcome" will be gone.RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsCultural preservationBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCulturesSocial affairsBelgiumBrusselsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25b363012ab14ab5b0471ac81ead60f3Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:42:33 GMTRemembering an officer slain after bombs went offhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd9d2c9b0e54cc9b240b51880b8b0a2BOSTON (AP) — Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life — and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen.STEVE LeBLANCaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeViolent crimeEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bd9d2c9b0e54cc9b240b51880b8b0a2Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:54:30 GMTTaliban inmates break out of Afghan prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4729cef0d1ed4f60b2df5f6066fee302KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says three Taliban insurgents escaped from a prison in northern Afghanistan using weapons smuggled into the facility in a jailbreak that killed three police guards.iGeneral newsPrison breaksSmugglingCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4729cef0d1ed4f60b2df5f6066fee302Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:10:31 GMT7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1233ae7267e64b13bdadc45e3bf5bda2HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The Vietnamese government says seven people have been killed in a shootout between Chinese migrants and Vietnamese border guards at a crossing in the north of the country.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeVietnamChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1233ae7267e64b13bdadc45e3bf5bda2Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:07 GMTProsecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0eb843ccace4746a1a0785c51a52e73SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.iGeneral newsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0eb843ccace4746a1a0785c51a52e73Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:33 GMTBlues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/996e680dffbf49a7a468723c1e892ad7ST. LOUIS (AP) — In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've long sought.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/996e680dffbf49a7a468723c1e892ad7Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:47:12 GMTChinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa56e6b032c41198a4fac046955a3bbBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government trade union says it will mediate a labor dispute in which tens of thousands of workers have joined a massive strike against the world's largest shoemaker.fGovernment and politicsBusinessStrikesLabor issuesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa56e6b032c41198a4fac046955a3bbFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:47 GMTVietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Gameshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68b625788a874a4d8593ae03cbbdb937HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if the event flops.TRAN VAN MINHiGeneral newsSportsAsian GamesOlympic gamesSummer Olympic gamesEventsVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68b625788a874a4d8593ae03cbbdb937Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:44:41 GMTAdvice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d86bc2ae1c4422915c452701a740f2WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.DAVID ESPOpGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomyPolitical partiesBusinessPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9d86bc2ae1c4422915c452701a740f2Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:37:55 GMTAsia stocks rise in abbreviated tradinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748a380b73d8471f9f82ed603b006df9BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher in trading muted by Good Friday observance.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/748a380b73d8471f9f82ed603b006df9Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:11:42 GMTTranscript of conversation between ferry, shorehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd36584efc8e48f4a42be1eb13fd65b6SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and The Sewol, the ferry that sank on Wednesday. The original transcript is in Korean and the translation was done by The Associated Press. It starts off from the first distress call made by the ferry:The Associated PressiGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd36584efc8e48f4a42be1eb13fd65b6Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:26 GMTAustralia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6626f2b57c1a4073963ac409054337e0PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6626f2b57c1a4073963ac409054337e0Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:08:57 GMTClippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TVhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c80e18ff420244198a1e9767a2f67385OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaCaliforniaLos AngelesMiamiNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaOklahomaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c80e18ff420244198a1e9767a2f67385Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:11:10 GMTBlumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decadehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce3f5f5b6bab4fde9d548f5b86e773f2NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Metro-North Railroad has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects.aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce3f5f5b6bab4fde9d548f5b86e773f2Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:15:28 GMT12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10f1d9d314574847b437edcb68e165d4KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10f1d9d314574847b437edcb68e165d4Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:22:48 GMTWorld reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquezhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4002dec219a848aaabac4ff3500ef82aReaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureGovernment and politicsObituariesEntertainmentColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4002dec219a848aaabac4ff3500ef82aFri, 18 Apr 2014 07:50:06 GMT