FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Apr 2014 06:07:36 -0700Hamilton sets the pace in Chinese GP practice (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 East, 18 Apr 2014 11:35:50 GMTAP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.The Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairs, 18 Apr 2014 11:44:01 GMTIran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade, 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 East, 18 Apr 2014 09:50:14 GMTBoat capsizes in Indonesia; 7 dead, 30 rescued, 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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 10:05:31 GMTSyrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs (AP) — Syrian state TV: 14 people killed in car bomb near mosque in pro-government district of Homs.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrest, 18 Apr 2014 12:59:45 GMTMazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.fBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate news, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:15 GMTUkrainian insurgents reject call to quit buildings, 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.NATALIYA VASILYEVAPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsUkraineKievMoscowRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 11:28:20 GMTTurkish president rules out job swap with Erdogan, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Abdullah Gul has signaled that he doesn't want to swap jobs with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan when the presidential term ends later this year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:21:12 GMTOfficials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3 (AP) — Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 10:52:27 GMTDutch supreme court bans pedophile group (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court has banned a Dutch group that advocates the legalization of pedophilia.iGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 10:02:57 GMT57-nation group plays key Ukraine monitoring role (AP) — A team from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is going to try to help de-escalate Russian-Ukrainian tensions after the two nations agreed to work on reducing frictions sparked by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsCrimeaUkraineRussiaEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:55:54 GMTPro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents: will only leave occupied buildings if interim Ukrainian gov't resigns.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 09:28:51 GMTPakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden (AP) — A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital of Islamabad has named the school's newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsLibrariesReligious educationIslamWar and unrestArmed forcesEducationSocial affairsReligionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPakistanIslamabadUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:33:28 GMTBrewers seek to rekindle Belgium's love of beer, 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 EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 09:41:35 GMTFrench President Hollande's top aide resigns (AP) — The French president's top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:16:40 GMTUkrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings, 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 EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 10:22:12 GMTTitle of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices' (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called "Hard Choices," a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another White House campaign.KEN THOMASeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesLibyaMiddle EastRussiaNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:23:44 GMTUS senator: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsLegislatureGovernment and politicsTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersBridgeportConnecticutNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 18 Apr 2014 12:10:13 GMTEgypt stops attempt to smuggle Jewish artifacts (AP) — Authorities in Egypt say they have seized a cache of Jewish religious artifacts that smugglers wanted to ship to Belgium at one of the country's main ports.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 12:25:13 GMT10 Things to Know for Today 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 EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 10:38:26 GMTUK looking into death of teenager in Syria (AP) — British officials say they are looking into the death of a British teenager in Syria.iGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:53:33 GMTUK opposition party hires top Obama adviser (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 EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 10:06:15 GMT7 die in shooting at China-Vietnam border, Vietnam (AP) — A Chinese man who was being repatriated from Vietnam along with 15 other migrants seized a gun from a border guard on Friday, triggering a gunfight and standoff in which five Chinese and two Vietnamese guards died, Vietnam's government said.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeVietnamChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 18 Apr 2014 11:22:10 GMTUkrainian militia deny calls to free buildings, 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 EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 09:56:33 GMTSafarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Errani, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2014 11:10:15 GMTProsecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors ask court for arrest warrant for captain of South Korean ferry that sank.iGeneral newsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:20 GMTWhite House updating online privacy policy new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, 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 America, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:39 GMTDeputies: Man smothered crying son over video game, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games on his Xbox and watch TV, sheriff's deputies said Friday.aGeneral newsGamesCrimeViolent crimeRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:27:39 GMTAl-Qaida splinter group lashes out over Syria (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 AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 10:23:06 GMTAtlanta residents object to planned priests' home (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 America, 18 Apr 2014 12:50:35 GMTVandals damage mosque in northern Israel (AP) — Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists.iGeneral newsVandalismCrimeIsraelMiddle East, 18 Apr 2014 09:42:55 GMTFilipino devotees re-enact crucifixion of Christ 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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:36 GMTDoomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsMissing personsCriminal investigationsEvacuationsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 12:58:24 GMTPeaches Geldof funeral to be held on Easter Monday (AP) — The family of Peaches Geldof say her funeral will be take place on Easter Monday at the same church where her mother's funeral was held.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 11:33:32 GMTLarrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Lee Westwood jumped out to a four-shot lead and Pablo Larrazabal jumped into a water hazard to escape hornets during the Malaysian Open second round on Friday.BERNIE McGUIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 12:14:16 GMTJapan to hunt fewer whales in Pacific this season (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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 12:41:11 GMTSuspected militant, son killed in Thailand's south 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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 09:58:19 GMTViews differ of imam accused in US terrorism case 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 East, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:47 GMTRemembering an officer slain after bombs went off (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 America, 18 Apr 2014 09:54:30 GMTFerrari introduces new team principal in Shanghai (AP) — Ferrari's new team principal, Marco Mattiacci, arrived at the Chinese Grand Prix on Friday wearing large sunglasses — on an overcast day.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 11:34:00 GMTNASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that the moon-orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as planned.MARCIA DUNNhtScienceThe MoonRoboticsSpace explorationAstronomyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 12:45:33 GMT'The Boondocks' back for final 'offensive' season YORK (AP) — The brash animated series "The Boondocks" returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the man who spawned it, but with its brashness intact.FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAnimation and comics, 18 Apr 2014 12:43:01 GMTWawrinka beats Raonic to reach Monte Carlo semis (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka reached his first semifinals since winning the Australian Open after beating eighth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6 (5), 6-2 at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsTennisMen's tennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 12:19:38 GMTIll, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityTennesseeKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 11:18:06 GMT7 killed in shooting on China-Vietnam border, 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 Asia, 18 Apr 2014 10:30:07 GMTBoat capsizes in Indonesia; dozens missing, 7 dead, Indonesia (AP) — A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead, police said.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 11:01:58 GMTProsecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain, 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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:33 GMTChinese trade group to mediate shoe factory strike (AP) — Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of laborers striking against the world's largest maker of athletic shoes, while a government trade union said it would mediate the labor dispute.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesGovernment pensions and social securitySocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 11:24:34 GMTTranscript of conversation between ferry, shore, 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 AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 10:13:26 GMTBlumenthal: Metro-North fined $552,000 past decade 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 America, 18 Apr 2014 10:15:28 GMT