FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 11:57:37 -0700Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned on appeal.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCouplesNational courtsCivil rights violationsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCrimeOhioCincinnatiClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:19:24 GMTApology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide NATIONS (AP) — The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter of more than one million people.EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsGenocidesDiplomacyRwandan GenocideInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEventsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseRwandaSouth SudanEast AfricaCentral African RepublicSyriaMiddle EastAfricaNorth AfricaCentral Africa, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:01 GMTNew Jersey panel could call Christie to testify, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey legislative committee investigating traffic jams orchestrated by Chris Christie's aides plans to start calling people who work for him to testify beginning next month — and it hasn't ruled out asking to hear from the governor himself.ANGELA DELLI SANTIaPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTrafficPolitical corruptionTransportationPolitical issuesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:41:55 GMTProminent human rights lawyer detained in Saudi, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi activists say authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer in the capital.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsDubaiSaudi ArabiaUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 17:35:18 GMTDetained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon (AP) — A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.iGeneral newsBeirutItalyLebanonMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:31 GMTReview: 'Transcendence' like a clunky TED talk has come a long way.JAKE COYLEhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArtificial intelligenceComputing and information technologyTechnology, 16 Apr 2014 17:20:12 GMTFired coach returns to Minnesota State, Mankato (AP) — Minnesota State football coach Todd Hoffner says it feels refreshing to be back on campus in Mankato for the first time since an arbitrator ruled he was improperly fired.aGeneral newsSportsFootballCollege footballSports transactionsSports businessCollege sportsMankatoMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:00 GMTCuba publishes text of foreign investment law (AP) — Cuba has published the full language of a new law that seeks to make it more attractive for foreign investors to bring badly needed capital to the island.iBusinessGeneral newsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 17:27:54 GMTFed survey: Growth picks up across most of US (AP) — A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:37:36 GMTSuspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder.MARGERY BECKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:08:58 GMTYellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market YORK (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.MARTIN CRUTSINGERaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustries, 16 Apr 2014 18:00:22 GMTAlgerian election faces disaffected populace, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaAlgiersNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 18:11:05 GMTCSX railroad expects modest 2014 profit growth, Neb. (AP) — CSX railroad expects to deliver modest profit growth this year, but the impact of the severe winter will linger into the second quarter.JOSH FUNKfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 16 Apr 2014 17:15:20 GMTUS judge overturns 6-week abortion ban, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsNational courtsAbortionWomen's healthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHealthLegislationLegislatureNorth DakotaBismarckUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:39:38 GMTClinton White House documents to be released (AP) — The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.KEN THOMASwGovernment and politicsHealth care reformPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:59:45 GMTFrance targets welfare for big spending cuts (AP) — France's new prime minister announced plans Wednesday to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from state pensions, health care and the social safety net as a part of a 50 billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.SYLVIE CORBETiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment business and financeEconomic policyGovernment policyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 17:52:34 GMTIraq: Abu Ghraib prison closure not permanent (AP) — An Iraqi Justice Ministry official said Wednesday that this week's closure of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad is temporary and that it will be reopened once the security situation in the surrounding area is stable.QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsTribal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 18:44:33 GMTPakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 17:47:11 GMTReview: Forward to the past with Windows update YORK (AP) — Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer electronicsComputer componentsComputing and information technologyComputer hardware, 16 Apr 2014 17:13:00 GMTPistorius defense tries to rebuild case, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own credentials and findings sharply questioned.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeCricketForensicsLaw and orderViolent crimeSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 18:29:26 GMTDisney Channel's 'Jessie' breaks romantic ground ANGELES (AP) — The title character of television's "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.LYNN ELBERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionChildren's entertainmentMedia, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:37 GMTWatchdog: Rise in targeted media killings in Syria (AP) — A spike in targeted murders of journalists in Syria landed the war-shattered country for the first time on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Impunity Index, joining a list of countries where journalists' killings are most likely to go unpunished, the international watchdog said Wednesday.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsTV newsJournalismJournalistsMediaNews mediaTelevisionSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 17:12:46 GMTJenny McCarthy announces engagement on 'The View' YORK (AP) — Jenny McCarthy had big news to share Wednesday on "The View": She's engaged to Donnie Wahlberg.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 16 Apr 2014 17:33:26 GMTBosnians see victims excavated from mass grave, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench, and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull, and caressed it.AIDA CERKEZiGeneral newsBosnian WarWar crimesYugoslav WarsEventsWar and unrestChristianityReligionSocial affairsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:15 GMTNebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.aGeneral newsOdditiesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleLincolnNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:41:07 GMTAppeals court upholds Snowden email firm contempt, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt of court citation against an email service provider used by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.LARRY O'DELLaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment surveillanceNational courtsIntelligence agenciesNational securityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesVirginiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:21:37 GMTDress codes: Where should schools set limits?, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSchool dress codesDress codesSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesFashionBeauty and fashionEtiquetteIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:49:10 GMTVa. Tech pays US fines related to 2007 killings, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has paid federal fines totaling $32,500 for failing to issue a timely alert when a gunman began his killing rampage on campus seven years ago Wednesday, leaving 33 people dead.STEVE SZKOTAKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:53:04 GMTReview: 'Heaven Is for Real' heartfelt but dull the recent trend of faith-based films, including "Noah" and "Son of God," ''Heaven Is for Real" is a sweet tale based on a 4-year-old boy's account of his trip to heaven that's likely to please the devout, but won't entice religious cynics.JESSICA HERNDONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 16 Apr 2014 17:17:59 GMTBosnians see families excavated from mass grave, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Family members of victims from Bosnia's 1992-1995 war are beginning to travel to northwestern Bosnia to view the remains of corpses meticulously pulled from the earth and identified through DNA analysis.iWar and unrestGeneral newsBosnian WarYugoslav WarsEventsChristianityReligionSocial affairsBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 18:11:34 GMTYoung raises $6M in Kickstarter campaign for Pono YORK (AP) — Neil Young has raised more than $6 million through a Kickstarter campaign to fund the singer-songwriter's digital music project PonoMusic.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 16 Apr 2014 18:47:54 GMTFeds: Bomb suspect not entitled to '11 murder file (AP) — Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) knew about his brother's alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBombingsViolent crimeCrimeBostonWalthamMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:38:03 GMTRoad grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide, Wyo. (AP) — Road-grading projects over a number of years may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced residents of four homes and two small apartment buildings and cut off road access to dozens of other homes, according to a consultant for the town.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:20:16 GMTSpring storm cancels Twins-Blue Jays game (AP) — The Minnesota Twins' game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been postponed because of expected wintry weather.sMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsWeatherStormsGeneral news, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:05 GMTOfficials investigate response time in 911 killing (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:56:00 GMTCargo ship runs aground in windy Chesapeake Bay BEACH, Va. (AP) — A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginia BeachVirginiaChesapeake BayUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:24:00 GMTEx-California city leader gets 12 years in prison ANGELES (AP) — The former city manager of Bell was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and ordered to make restitution of $8.8 million in a corruption scheme that nearly bankrupted the small, blue-collar city.JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment payCrimeLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:57:44 GMTPolice: Utah woman gave birth at home LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:28:10 GMTMexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran Leyva gang CITY (AP) — Mexican police say they have captured a man identified as the second highest-ranking figure in the once-powerful Beltran Leyva drug cartel.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:02 GMTBank of America posts loss, hurt by legal charges, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal charges.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:28 GMTEgypt Islamist sentenced to 7 years for forgery (AP) — An Egyptian court convicted an ultraconservative Islamist and ally of ousted President Mohammed Morsi of forging official documents to conceal that his mother was a U.S. citizen, and sentenced him Wednesday to seven years in prison.iGeneral newsCounterfeiting and forgeryLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeIslamismLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 16 Apr 2014 18:21:13 GMTEnergy state Dems in Senate races split from Obama, W.Va. (AP) — Scrapping to keep a West Virginia Senate seat Democratic in a state that's sprinted to the right, Natalie Tennant is counting on her allegiance to the coal industry to separate herself from an unpopular President Barack Obama.BILL BARROWJONATHAN MATTISEfBusinessGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureEnergy industryGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationEnergy policyLegislatureThink tanksPolitical partiesState governmentsIndustriesGovernment business and financeEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesWest VirginiaCharlestonAlaskaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:46:10 GMTSpieth ready for more after Masters success HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Spieth says he gave no thought to withdrawing from the RBC Heritage after the grind of the Masters. Instead, he feels energized by his runner-up finish to Bubba Watson.PETE IACOBELLIsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:03 GMTJay-Z to bring Made in America music fest to L.A. ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z is bringing his Made in America music festival to Los Angeles.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 17:13:12 GMTUS stocks rise, extending gains into third day U.S. stock indexes rose Wednesday afternoon and were headed for a third day of gains in a row. Investors welcomed encouraging news about China's economy as they monitored U.S. company earnings. Yahoo and Delta Air Lines were among the companies rising sharply in afternoon trading.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthMaterials industryEconomyStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsIndustriesFinancial marketsChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 18:36:57 GMTProtector of vast African park shot and wounded, Senegal (AP) — A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he drove through the park, officials said Wednesday.SARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingWildlifeViolent crimeCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePrimatesMammalsAnimalsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAfricaSenegalDemocratic Republic of the CongoBelgiumWest AfricaCentral AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 17:54:06 GMT20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.BASHIR ADIGUNMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsAccidents and disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationNigeriaKanoAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 17:57:12 GMT4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeChicagoMexicoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 GMTFederer & Nadal into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round (AP) — Roger Federer was happier than eight-time champion Rafael Nadal after their straight-sets wins to reach the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Wednesday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 17:12:39 GMTFormer Anglo Irish Bank chairman cleared of fraud (AP) — A jury Wednesday cleared former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean FitzPatrick of all fraud charges related to a loans-for-shares scheme that preceded the bank's 2009 collapse.GREGORY KATZiBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesCrimeIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 17:59:13 GMT