FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 12:06:49 -0700Lost radio program featuring Hank Williams found, Tenn. (AP) — Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentRadio programs, 17 Apr 2014 18:30:02 GMTFrom 'Unwrapped' to new TV show 'Rewrapped' ANGELES (AP) — Consider the simple but beloved chocolate chip cookie. Now imagine that cookie encrusting a brioche roll tucked around a turkey meatball.LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentLifestyleTelevision programsEntertainmentTelevisionMediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusiness, 17 Apr 2014 18:48:00 GMTNevada supe: Kids are victims in cheating scandal VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's state superintendent says children are the victims in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school.aGeneral newsStudent testingSchool rankingsEducationSocial affairsNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:40:26 GMTEx-Senegalese president's son to face graft trial, Senegal (AP) — An official says the son of Senegal's former president will be tried for illicit enrichment following an investigation into how he amassed his multimillion-dollar fortune.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSenegalWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 18:09:55 GMTSalsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78 JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.DANICA COTOiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAccidentsState governmentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCelebrityGovernment and politicsPuerto RicoCaribbeanNew York CityLatin America and CaribbeanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:39 GMTEx BP-employee settles US insider-trading charges (AP) — A former BP employee who was a coordinator during the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to settle federal charges of using confidential information on the seriousness of the spill to profit illegally from trading in BP stock.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsCrimeCorporate crimeCorporate newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGulf of Mexico, 17 Apr 2014 18:33:52 GMTDirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.CARSON WALKERaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeSouth DakotaUnionUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth Carolina, 17 Apr 2014 17:34:01 GMTGuantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.BEN FOXiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsIntelligence agenciesCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 18:36:35 GMTSalmonella decline seen in food poisoning report YORK (AP) — The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends. Highlights from Thursday's report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:MIKE STOBBEaHealthFood safetyPoisoningFood trendsPublic healthDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesFood and drinkLifestyle, 17 Apr 2014 18:31:20 GMTFacebook rolls out location-sharing feature YORK (AP) — Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 17 Apr 2014 17:30:51 GMTSponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingSports sponsorshipNASCARSports business, 17 Apr 2014 18:49:43 GMTPresidents: French military sweep in northern Mali frees 5 aid workers kidnapped in February (AP) — Presidents: French military sweep in northern Mali frees 5 aid workers kidnapped in February.iGovernment and politicsGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 18:11:09 GMTIllinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum (AP) — An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago.aGeneral newsState legislatureLibrariesGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsEducationSocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:34 GMTText of joint statement on Ukraine (AP) — Here is the joint statement issued by the foreign ministers of the U.S., Russia, Ukraine and European Union after seven hours of talks Thursday in Geneva:iGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUkraineGenevaEuropeRussiaEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:00 GMTIranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck, according to Iranian media.LEE KEATHaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyCoachingCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsSportsIranMiddle East, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:05 GMTNigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown, Nigeria (AP) — The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed.HARUNA UMARMICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsKidnappingTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeWar and unrestNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 17 Apr 2014 17:28:38 GMTKy. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years, Ky. (AP) — A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence.DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeReligionViolent crimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:38 GMTWater from Oregon reservoir tests clean, Ore. (AP) — There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:41:10 GMTPutin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine (AP) — To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally televised call-in program:LYNN BERRYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismCrimeaRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 18:11:26 GMTHot cars at this year's New York auto show YORK (AP) — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday.DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:06:33 GMTCBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.wBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment payLegislatureLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:55:52 GMTHotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty YORK (AP) — A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.TOM HAYSaPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsBusinessGeneral newsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingCampaign finance improprietiesLegal proceedingsCrimeCampaignsLaw and orderIndiaManhattanNew York CityUnited StatesSouth AsiaAsiaNew YorkNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:49:31 GMTLowe's agrees to minimize lead dust LOUIS (AP) — The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations.JIM SUHRaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHome remodelingEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureResidential real estateLifestyleHome designHome and garden, 17 Apr 2014 18:54:24 GMTAaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds (AP) — An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested in a gun trafficking investigation related to the murder case against Hernandez.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsSportsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentViolent crimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsBostonOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:28:19 GMTFirework injures fans during Dodgers-Giants game FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say several people suffered minor injuries when a fan threw a firework onto a walkway at the San Francisco Giants ballpark during the Dodgers-Giants game.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:33 GMTJudge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked (AP) — A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.aBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsProducts and servicesCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:02:40 GMT6th suspect arrested in NC kidnapping case (AP) — Authorities say a sixth suspect in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has been arrested in Atlanta.aGeneral newsViolent crimeKidnappingArrestsCrimeLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:47:35 GMTAstronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet ANGELES (AP) — Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.ALICIA CHANGaGeneral newsSciencePlanetary systemsThe SunPlanetsAstronomyStarsGalaxiesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:07:10 GMTUtah police enlist FBI to help in baby death case LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities are enlisting the help of the FBI to analyze DNA from seven babies found dead in the garage of a woman who has been arrested on six counts of murder.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeGovernment and politicsUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:40:06 GMTThugs with machetes attack Nigerian party congress, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian officials say machete-wielding thugs have attacked delegates at a meeting of Nigeria's main opposition coalition, wounding scores in the northern city of Kaduna.iGeneral newsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 18:42:32 GMTPeru volcano prompts evacuation of 4,000, Peru (AP) — Peruvian authorities have ordered the preventative evacuation of 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, which has been spouting ash clouds up to 2 miles (nearly 4 kilometers) high.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and naturePeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 18:38:28 GMTDeal reached on calming Ukraine tensions (AP) — Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.JOHN HEILPRINLARA JAKESiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational relationsInternational agreementsDiplomacyArmed forcesGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyMilitary and defenseUkraineMoscowRussiaKievEuropeGenevaUnited StatesEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:12:20 GMTMontreal team sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract (AP) — Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League.sSportsMen's sportsFootballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:06:05 GMTWar of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.TOM RAUMwGovernment and politicsSportsEducationSchool administrationLabor issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 17:55:47 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in Redwood City boating accident CITY, Calif. (AP) — The head of a yacht club says the deadly crash of a sailboat into a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay was a tragic accident.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco BayUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:48:04 GMTPolice: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.KATHY MATHESONaGeneral newsCrime, 17 Apr 2014 17:23:22 GMTIowa Senate race suddenly more competitive MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A catchy political ad and a gotcha video have raised Republican hopes of capturing the Senate seat in Iowa, a prospect that would greatly enhance the party's chances of regaining control of the Senate.THOMAS BEAUMONTaGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionState legislatureElectionsPrimary electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesCaucusesSenate electionsEventsState governmentsNational electionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesBeaumontNorth AmericaTexas, 17 Apr 2014 18:46:51 GMTRobber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced (AP) — Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsTheftLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:58:04 GMTFrench military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali (AP) — France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.iGeneral newsHostage situationsGovernment and politicsFranceMaliWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 18:25:58 GMTSinger Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC (AP) — A man who accused singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday.JESSICA GRESKOwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 17 Apr 2014 18:01:35 GMTWal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessEstuariesProducts and servicesCorporate newsEnvironment and natureUnionUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:13:27 GMTPope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite (AP) — Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday — women and non-Catholics among them — in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 18:16:37 GMTHail wreaks Easter travel havoc in Mexico City CITY (AP) — A freak spring hailstorm has caused havoc for thousands of people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherLeisure travelHolidaysTravelLifestyleOccasionsStormsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 17 Apr 2014 18:39:37 GMTMid-cap stocks are getting some love, finally YORK (AP) — Maybe the middle child really should be the favorite.STAN CHOEfBusinessPersonal financeFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesStock marketsFinancial marketsProducts and servicesCorporate newsPersonal investingUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:10:18 GMTPolice: Student ate more pot than recommended (AP) — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:31:52 GMTReservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen, Ore. (AP) — The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot — the second time in less than three years the city has gone to such lengths to keep its water pure.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsHealthCrimeWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and naturePortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:22:04 GMTLate surge in health sign-ups brought in the young (AP) — State insurance commissioners say President Barack Obama had some good news during an hourlong meeting at the White House — a surge of younger people signed up for his health care plan as open enrollment season wound down.The Associated PresswBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politics, 17 Apr 2014 18:15:29 GMTTurkey increases spy agency's powers, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's democracy.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsNational courtsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsLegislationEspionageJudiciaryNational governmentsCourtsPolitical issuesLegislatureCrimeTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 18:24:37 GMTCalifornia rail line fined for worker deaths FRANCISCO (AP) — Workplace safety officials have fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.aGeneral newsMass transit systemsTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 18:48:25 GMTRandom House to adapt 'Unbroken' for young adults YORK (AP) — Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling survival saga "Unbroken."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainment, 17 Apr 2014 17:59:17 GMT