FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Mar 2015 12:22:13 -0700Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityiHeartRadio Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 29 Mar 2015 15:31:14 GMTBritain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:08:57 GMTThousands protest voting problems in Nigerian oil capital HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets in the country's oil producing-center, Port Harcourt, to protest alleged killings of opposition campaign workers and voting irregularities.Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsVotingElectionsPolitical and civil unrestMunicipal governmentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 16:36:58 GMTIndiana governor: 'We're not going to change this law' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:42 GMTGrandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.aOdditiesAssisted livingAging and disability servicesHealthAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:46:03 GMTMMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here, N.Y. (AP) — At the gym just down the road from New York's Capitol, Jimmy Bruce lands a classic left-right boxing combination to the head of Asi Somburu, who responds by dropping and tackling his opponent, a smooth wrestling takedown that has their coach yelling praise.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsMixed martial artsMen's martial artsWomen's martial artsMartial artsWomen's sportsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMen's sportsLegislatureState governmentsNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:28:49 GMTABN Amro directors renounce pay increase amid public outrage HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — ABN Amro board members are giving up a 100,000-euro ($110,000) pay increase after the Dutch government delayed a decision on selling the nationalized bank amid public outrage at the raise.fBusinessNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:32:10 GMTFiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she is more than 90 percent likely to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And she is questioning the confidence people can have in likely Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations, 29 Mar 2015 18:31:00 GMTUN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastDubaiKuwaitUnited Arab Emirates, 29 Mar 2015 16:38:02 GMTMurray reaches 4th round at Miami Open with 499th victory BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Andy Murray's 499th career victory put him in the fourth round of the Miami Open.By STEVEN WINEsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsTennisMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:02:19 GMTIslamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama.iGeneral newsWar and unrestIslamReligionSocial affairsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 17:19:38 GMTDreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M YORK (AP) — Business was brisk at the weekend box-office, where the DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" with a resounding debut of $54 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentAfrican-AmericansMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesAnimation and comicsCelebrityTelevision programsProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:45:26 GMTSurvived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:55:23 GMTRick Barnes says he wanted to stay as Texas coach, Texas (AP) — Fired Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes says the athletic director told him a week ago he'd return for another season, but "some things changed."By JIM VERTUNOsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:10:15 GMTAuthorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan YORK (AP) — Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan.aGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:36:11 GMTLA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt ANGELES (AP) — Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:02:33 GMTAir Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.iGeneral newsTransportationWeatherFiresIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 29 Mar 2015 17:14:21 GMTPolice: Body found 3 days after NYC blast YORK (AP) — A body was found Sunday in the rubble left behind by an apparent gas explosion three days earlier in Manhattan's East Village, police said.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsExplosionsCrimeAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:52:15 GMTNASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was ruled out of Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingHealthNASCARVirginiaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 29 Mar 2015 16:09:35 GMTSaudi response to Swedish criticism tests Europe's reach, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.By AYA BATRAWY and KARL RITTERiGeneral newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical ethicsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionPolitical issuesUnited Arab EmiratesSwedenSaudi ArabiaDubaiStockholmMiddle EastEuropeWestern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 19:26:45 GMTLibrary of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images (AP) — A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarEvents, 29 Mar 2015 16:11:13 GMTRichie Ramsay wins Trophee Hassan II by 1 shot, Morocco (AP) — Richie Ramsay of Scotland shot a 3-under 69 Sunday to win the Trophee Hassan II by one shot ahead of Frenchman Romain Wattel and claim his third European Tour title.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 19:08:50 GMTMore restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control.By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPanama CityFloridaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:23:40 GMTTony winner and Neil Simon director Gene Saks dies at 93 YORK (AP) — Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMoviesObituariesEntertainmentPerforming artsNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:23:33 GMTUzbekistan's election sees turnout at 91 percent (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission said 91 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime authoritarian leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsElectionsNational electionsUzbekistanCentral AsiaRussiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 17:31:31 GMTIndiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination against gays and lesbians and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState governmentsReligious issuesMunicipal governmentsLegislationExecutive branchState legislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLocal governmentsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:08:33 GMTEgypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 15:27:02 GMTIsrael installs solar panels at parliament to save energy (AP) — Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world.iGeneral newsScienceGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIsraelMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 15:51:32 GMTSouth Carolina earns 1st Final Four berth, beats FSU 80-74, N.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored seven of her 21 points in the final 2 minutes, and South Carolina earned its first Final Four berth by beating Florida State 80-74 on Sunday in the Greensboro Regional final.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsCollege basketballNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsWomen's basketballBasketballCollege sportsEventsFloridaTampaSouth CarolinaGreensboroUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 29 Mar 2015 18:45:20 GMTFrance's far right breakthrough expected in local elections (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate Sunday's final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLocal electionsNational electionsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:02:25 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsWeapons technologyLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionTechnologyTehranIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandRussiaYemenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 16:38:56 GMTOregon police kill cougar above popular hiking trail, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon police officer shot and killed a cougar after it was spotted just above a popular hiking trail.aGeneral newsMountain lionsPoliceVolcanoesOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMammalsAnimalsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:17:53 GMTPolice ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes, N.Y. (AP) — A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles — including deadly collisions in New York and California last month — have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsTransportation safetyCourt citationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesWhite PlainsNew YorkCaliforniaNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:36:45 GMTObama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsFloridaHoustonUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 29 Mar 2015 16:13:59 GMT3 West African countries increase fight to end Ebola, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.By BOUBACAR DIALLO AND JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 17:30:54 GMTMurray reaches 4th round at Miami Open by beating Giraldo BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Andy Murray advanced Sunday to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:01:44 GMTSaban dismisses Taylor from team after arrest, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed Jonathan Taylor from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman's college career.sSportsCrimeSchool athleticsArrestsCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:07:05 GMTMontana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A southern Montana ski area resumed normal operations Sunday and weather conditions improved, allowing firefighters to attack wildfires that ignited the previous day in the state and northern Wyoming.aGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersWeatherMountainsEnvironment and natureMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:52:01 GMTWWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum (AP) — More than seven decades after the Doolittle Raiders rallied their nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes will again add to their legacy with a presentation to a museum in Ohio.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsWorld War IIEventsOhioUnited StatesNorth AmericaJapanDaytonNashvilleTennesseeEast AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 19:21:53 GMTHometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.By DOROTHEE THIESINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainMarseilleWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 18:19:03 GMTOfficial: Debris from NYC blast going to secure location YORK (AP) — Some debris from an explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village was being taken to a secure site where it will be examined again for any human remains, an official with knowledge of the operation told The Associated Press on Sunday.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 18:04:57 GMTNBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsLiberalismGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:38:41 GMTJoe Gibbs on son: most courageous person I've been around, Va. (AP) — Joe Gibbs says his son, J.D., is his hero and the most courageous person he's been around.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:30:02 GMTMining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Could vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — help to draw visitors here?By JONATHAN DREW and ALLEN G. BREEDaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLabor economyEconomyMountainsMuseumsWineriesLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgricultureRecreation and leisureLeading economic indicatorsBeveragesFood and drinkKentuckyPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:17:00 GMT2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport has left two people dead.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWest ChesterPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 19:28:58 GMTO'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should share (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House.By ALAN FRAMpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:21:19 GMTJames Harden's 24 points help Rockets beat Wizards 99-91 (AP) — One game after clinching a playoff berth, the Rockets delayed the Wizards' bid to secure their own spot, beating Washington 99-91 Sunday behind James Harden's 24 points.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 29 Mar 2015 19:18:40 GMTInstitute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston (AP) — Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for more than half his life.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 29 Mar 2015 15:55:06 GMTTexas confirms split with Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, Texas (AP) — Texas confirms that basketball coach Rick Barnes is out after 17 seasons with the Longhorns.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballEventsMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:59:22 GMTNigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram fighters attacked poll stations in northeast Nigeria and a governor demanded elections be canceled in an oil-rich southern state Sunday as the count started for a presidential election too close to call.By MICHELLE FAUL and SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsProtests and demonstrationsLocal governmentsVotingElectionsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational electionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersPolitical and civil unrestNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 29 Mar 2015 18:47:36 GMT