FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 05:52:36 -0700Report urges Sweden to reform failing school system (AP) — An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:01:45 GMTFrench president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsQatarFranceSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:25:32 GMTBuffett remains confident in IBM's business prospects, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he remains confident in IBM's future, and his Berkshire Hathaway added to its stake in the technology firm earlier this year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate news, 04 May 2015 11:10:01 GMTIsraeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound' (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWorkplace discriminationPolice brutalityWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesLaw and orderViolenceHuman welfareIsraelTel AvivMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:58:33 GMTTurkish crane operator killed driving into military base (AP) — Officials say a crane operator in Turkey has died after drawing fire while driving through the barriers of a military base.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 10:01:25 GMTUkraine soldiers killed in unrest in the east, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's army says two soldiers have died in renewed bouts of fighting in the east, where skirmishes between government and separatist forces are increasing and intensifying despite a February peace deal.iGeneral newsWar and unrestWar casualtiesUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:09:36 GMTBuffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says he thinks the Federal Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle.fBusinessEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:35:04 GMTPolice: 4 dead, 1 hurt in shooting on Wisconsin bridge, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and one person is injured after a man opened fire on a bridge in a small city in eastern Wisconsin in what police described as a random shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:27:18 GMTIn China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations following a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:22:30 GMTGeorgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburb, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who was acquitted three years ago in a major public corruption case is now accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the suburb of Lawrenceville.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:31:51 GMTBuffett again defends lending standards at Clayton Homes, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit lends responsibly and he isn't concerned about Clayton Homes' practices.fBusiness, 04 May 2015 10:45:51 GMTTaliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:48:38 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable YORK (AP) — An NYPD police officer was in critical but stable condition early Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens.aGeneral newsCrimeQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:43:03 GMTEU rejects Australian policy for handling migrant influx (AP) — The European Union will not be adopting Australia's migration methods despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that some Europeans are seeking policy advice.iGeneral newsAustraliaEuropeOceania, 04 May 2015 11:37:12 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to spend their money to help poor people in developing countries.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 04 May 2015 11:59:46 GMTAfter 60 years on Las Vegas Strip, Riviera closes at noon VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more as of noon.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGamblingRecreation and leisureAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 10:31:15 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capital, Syria (AP) — An activist group and a state-owned Syrian TV station say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Damascus.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 04 May 2015 09:13:32 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 04 May 2015 09:58:09 GMTGerman official: Russian bikers not members of Night Wolves (AP) — A spokesman for Germany's Interior Ministry says there is no evidence that the Russian bikers who entered Germany on Sunday were part of the nationalist Night Wolves group.iGeneral newsNationalismGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 04 May 2015 11:35:20 GMTTaliban welcome Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade have expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues that could lead to talks on ending the conflict.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle EastKabul, 04 May 2015 09:38:13 GMTEU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski, Poland (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck are attending the state funeral ceremonies for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 11:18:32 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both Fiorina and Carson have the potential to help the GOP win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionTV newsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:49:34 GMT2 UN peacekeepers wounded in Golan Heights (AP) — The Israeli military says two U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been wounded by mortar fire from neighboring Syria.iGeneral newsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 09:44:07 GMTBen Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsHealth care policyCampaignsPolitical partiesForeign policyNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:08:05 GMTRetiring Hong Kong police chief takes pot shot at protesters KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's outgoing police chief took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly three months last year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:39:22 GMTItalian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea (AP) — A baby girl was born aboard a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea as Italian Coast Guard and Navy ships bring migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports.iGeneral newsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:05:02 GMTFormer tech executive Carly Fiorina enters presidential race (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina formally entered the 2016 presidential race on Monday, launching a Republican White House bid in a morning interview that highlighted her role as a leading critic of Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 11:38:36 GMTPolice kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen's vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsState governmentsBomb threatsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 11:11:52 GMTBurundi: Anti-government protests enter second week, Burundi (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations resumed in Burundi's capital Monday after a weekend pause as thousands continued to protest the president's decision to seek a third term.By JEROME DELAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 10:41:49 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: Foreign reconstruction help needed p.m. (0815 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:56:29 GMTNepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismHumanitarian assistanceEventsReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:35:39 GMTSyria tries to stabilize ailing currency, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:12:45 GMTGreece: Progress in bailout talks, seeks swift payout, Greece (AP) — Weekend negotiations between Greece and rescue lenders have made progress, officials on both sides said Monday even though Athens stressed it needed a swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with debt payments.By ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 11:31:33 GMTComcast now has nearly as many Internet as cable customers YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessCable televisionInternet televisionEntertainment and media technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelevisionMediaOnline mediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 04 May 2015 10:04:05 GMTFormer technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination (AP) — Former technology executive Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.htGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTechnologyPolitical partiesGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 11:20:45 GMTWorld stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised to shore up slowing growth.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 08:40:04 GMTImage of Asia: Digging for clams at the beach in Japan this photo by Koji Sasahara, beachgoers dig for clams on a beach during the Golden Week holidays in Yokohama, Japan. The week encompasses several national holidays and is one of the most popular times of the year for Japanese people to travel. From mid-March to June in Japan, people go to seaside parks and beaches to dig for clams such as Japanese littleneck. By the thousands, people start digging in the early morning and use rakes to find the clams.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 11:18:12 GMTOnce the kingmaker, Britain's Clegg faces election debacle, England (AP) — At Britain's last election campaign, he was hailed as the most popular party leader since Winston Churchill, an unexpected star who upstaged the two dominant parties. Some even wondered whether he was the "British Obama."By SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsLegislatureElectionsUnited KingdomEnglandSheffieldWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 11:36:43 GMTNorth Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWorld War IIEventsNorth KoreaRussiaMoscowPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 09:52:27 GMTSouth African man in court over wife's murder (AP) — Police in South Africa say a man has been charged with his wife's murder, days after local media reported that the heartfelt eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 10:35:38 GMTFrench far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary board (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 10:39:07 GMTUS military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strike (AP) — The U.S. military has denied reports that civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week on a town in northern Syria.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 08:51:49 GMTMcDonald's to detail latest turnaround plans YORK (AP) — McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral news, 04 May 2015 11:12:42 GMTGreece makes progress with creditors but labor reforms lag (AP) — Greece made progress with its creditors over the weekend on how to stave off bankruptcy, official said Monday, despite complaints in Athens that the International Monetary Fund is pushing the cash-strapped country too hard over labor reforms.By ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 10:27:34 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickers YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai police arrested three local officials and a Myanmar national they alleged on Monday were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were dug up from shallow graves last week in southern Thailand.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsArrestsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:22:09 GMTThings to know about the situation in Baltimore is starting to return to normal in Baltimore after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was in effect for five nights. The curfew followed the riots and looting after the funeral last week of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured while in police custody. Early Monday, there were no reports of confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 08:27:55 GMTFormer technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.htGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTechnologyPolitical partiesGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 04 May 2015 11:14:28 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East the Middle East this week, the ancient Samaritan community celebrated Passover by sacrificing sheep, fighting raged in Yemen and Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek visited Lebanon to promote a new film.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestMiddle EastNablusYemenWest BankPalestinian territories, 04 May 2015 10:02:21 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong; helps poor (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton says there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to contribute money toward helping poor people.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 04 May 2015 11:35:13 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia under blankets, two elderly women near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake were bathed in amber light from the setting sun. Anxiety lined the face of a woman gazing out a bus window, joining thousands who left the capital, Kathmandu. Beside a make-shift tent, a father made funny faces to the young son in his arms.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiaVietnam, 04 May 2015 10:47:25 GMT