FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:51:50 -0700Thai police: 2-year-old killed in southern attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fed68a5410f4733bc72b31da2bdb8beHAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected insurgents in southern Thailand shot dead three people in a drive-by shooting on Sunday, including a 2-year-old girl, police said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fed68a5410f4733bc72b31da2bdb8beSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:28:52 GMT4-year-old half siblings die in overnight NYC firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511a2f13c8954812b97d1b55b386893aNEW YORK (AP) — Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.aGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/511a2f13c8954812b97d1b55b386893aSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:36:31 GMTCzech Republic beats Italy 3-0 in Fed Cup semishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/165af4a9bac147c8b9440d1907fe778dOSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/165af4a9bac147c8b9440d1907fe778dSun, 20 Apr 2014 12:25:29 GMTCzech Republic beats Italy 4-0 in Fed Cup semishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70780f84ba704eddab468ca4a559e18dOSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup final by defeating defending champion Italy after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70780f84ba704eddab468ca4a559e18dSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:38:10 GMTGunmen kill police captain, conscript near Cairohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6ff22c597904542a0a2d64101648df8CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen killed a police captain and a conscript in a firefight on a desert road outside Cairo on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the second such attack in three days to target Egypt's security services.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleLaw enforcement agenciesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6ff22c597904542a0a2d64101648df8Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:55:41 GMTProbe could complicate Rick Perry's prospectshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2db8d582f98b454f93d8b8390a1a2542AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLegal proceedingsUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical corruption2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCrimeNational electionsLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2db8d582f98b454f93d8b8390a1a2542Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:39:58 GMTSyria media reports Assad visits Christian villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b6709e3ae7a4aa48e499744a614ce04BEIRUT (AP) — President Bashar Assad on Sunday toured a historic Christian village his forces recently captured from rebels, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists.BARBARA SURKiGeneral newsReligious strifeChristianityRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsWar and unrestLocal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b6709e3ae7a4aa48e499744a614ce04Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:43:41 GMTMiss America: Rethink suspension over prom queryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914af519abb24f34bbdc1a93320c5a72YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.aGeneral newsOdditiesMiss America PageantPromsEducationEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsOccasionsLifestyleBeauty pageantsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentYorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/914af519abb24f34bbdc1a93320c5a72Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:58:27 GMTDealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c97cdad05f7d47e9b85d1fbc3966af02MADRID (AP) — A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.HAROLD HECKLEiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFraud and false statementsVisual artsCrimeMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSpainSevilleNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c97cdad05f7d47e9b85d1fbc3966af02Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:32:09 GMTEmirati firm promises to send citizen into spacehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c2a970f909c45d1bfefde58d198c433DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c2a970f909c45d1bfefde58d198c433Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:09:04 GMTMilitants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1017e8607047078ff308429ef6aff0ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsElectionsWar and unrestNational electionsGovernment and politicsAlgeriaNorth AfricaAlgiersAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee1017e8607047078ff308429ef6aff0Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:49:05 GMTThousands celebrate Easter in Holy Landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b175cdfbf0364df4a261fa3524dea094JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago.iGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleJerusalemIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b175cdfbf0364df4a261fa3524dea094Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:07:47 GMTAPNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9849500bb494d0696205ce9865cbd9dWASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwBusinessGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9849500bb494d0696205ce9865cbd9dSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:44:33 GMTPart of Fla. history to step back into spotlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e235ba1a27449a9780c5c4c0a90f67TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, an historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will soon have its doors opened to the public.GARY FINEOUTaGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsFloridaTallahasseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e235ba1a27449a9780c5c4c0a90f67Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:40:07 GMTTranscript reveals confusion over ferry evacuationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b523ea7b567426bbd5f30985b27c081JINDO, South Korea (AP) — A transcript released Sunday shows the South Korean ferry that sank was crippled with confusion and indecision well after it began listing dangerously, possibly adding to a death toll that is officially at 58 but could eventually exceed 300.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsEvacuationsEmergency managementCrimeGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b523ea7b567426bbd5f30985b27c081Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:46:18 GMTDelay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime expertshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97d210be3e94b65952426e5f72f1de9MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck?JUSTIN PRITCHARDYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e97d210be3e94b65952426e5f72f1de9Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:26:09 GMT4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7312fb409875452e99bc7ff89850d9d4PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsJournalistsHostage situationsJournalismKidnappingGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaCrimeTurkeySyriaFranceParisEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7312fb409875452e99bc7ff89850d9d4Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:42:28 GMTVekic beats Cibulkova for 1st WTA titlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796f1e17b67a4b12a13298d2916cee6dKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Seventh-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia clinched her first WTA title on Sunday after beating top-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (4) in the Malaysian Open final.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/796f1e17b67a4b12a13298d2916cee6dSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:36:01 GMTReport: Next Iran nuclear talks to be in New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/538b1c7587c743089811195b45e214eaTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state news agency is reporting that the next round of expert-level talks over its contested nuclear program will be held in New York.iGeneral newsIranNew YorkMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/538b1c7587c743089811195b45e214eaSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:59:33 GMTFerrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2779ef9f514e423fb96f57f22deaab3eSHANGHAI (AP) — Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2779ef9f514e423fb96f57f22deaab3eSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:47:10 GMTEaster morning delivery for space stationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c18b92b2df8d4a3da3b03a458ae11a30CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.MARCIA DUNNaGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c18b92b2df8d4a3da3b03a458ae11a30Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:31:52 GMTFormer boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91867d475df468399a07e1aec7b6847TORONTO (AP) — Former boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter dies at 76, associate and caregiver says. .iGeneral newsSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91867d475df468399a07e1aec7b6847Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:59:07 GMTLawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d4964a0e484d1a8772f64cf5cfd272WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine.wMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBusinessDiplomacyInternational relationsLegislatureMaterials industryIndustriesUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5d4964a0e484d1a8772f64cf5cfd272Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:59:13 GMTWawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Mastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0da742e1a4145e6befabe86c0f6d94aMONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in an all-Swiss final on Sunday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0da742e1a4145e6befabe86c0f6d94aSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:33:27 GMTGM says China sales to hit 5 million next yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/934074d112ff4966b8ecee6ed1a310cdBEIJING (AP) — Sales of GM-brand vehicles in China should reach 5 million next year, and Cadillac sales will double to 100,000, the president of General Motors said Sunday.fBusinessAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/934074d112ff4966b8ecee6ed1a310cdSun, 20 Apr 2014 12:00:32 GMTSurvivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanchehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d15fbc5715e41daab28f910bbce9e92KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsMountainsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d15fbc5715e41daab28f910bbce9e92Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:30:55 GMTAutomakers unveil China-focused models in Beijinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/563defc0356d41e88a99de46ef340e79BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.DIDI TANGJOE McDONALDfGovernment and politicsBusinessCorporate managementAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/563defc0356d41e88a99de46ef340e79Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:04:22 GMTBoxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a90b6cc76824040b2b1961010712ba8TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.iGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeBoxingMen's boxingLegal proceedingsCrimeAccidents and disastersMen's sportsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a90b6cc76824040b2b1961010712ba8Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:46:47 GMTGOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f466df6bf547ee9278781996ae7606LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.JONATHAN J. COOPERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionState electionsPrimary electionsHealthLegislaturePolitical partiesGeneral electionsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsOregonUnited StatesPortlandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f466df6bf547ee9278781996ae7606Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:43:42 GMTHamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806c36f3cf2846658858efe4eaae17d1SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneShanghaiBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/806c36f3cf2846658858efe4eaae17d1Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:54:07 GMTWoman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st datehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49f0074e8b3249a4bcb4418d7e63b2f6DOVER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.aGeneral newsOdditiesParsippanyNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49f0074e8b3249a4bcb4418d7e63b2f6Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:27:00 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0bed70b23a84c3bb3b79b006d04b50cBOSTON (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0bed70b23a84c3bb3b79b006d04b50cMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTVettel asked to make way for teammate againhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199ed3b1cfe248e18fc3284e29f2a9a0SHANGHAI (AP) — Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBahrainMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199ed3b1cfe248e18fc3284e29f2a9a0Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:46:28 GMTDad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6896ac32e3c342f7ae80ff67ef15f6b0BOSTON (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesMissing personsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6896ac32e3c342f7ae80ff67ef15f6b0Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:52:44 GMTAbdullah still ahead in new Afghan vote resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0b1f3d3349445f88a1bf233ca2aefadKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0b1f3d3349445f88a1bf233ca2aefadSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:57:48 GMTAttacks kill at least 15 people in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121f55cd35544b2c937290c8159a256bBAGHDAD (AP) — A series of attacks, including a coordinated assault on a private Shiite college in Baghdad, killed at least 15 people and wounded nearly 50 others in Iraq on Sunday, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsBaghdadIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121f55cd35544b2c937290c8159a256bSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:22:37 GMTUkraine, Russia trade blame for eastern shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3f4d7156bd4cd68c2af3b82a389392BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine and Russia traded blame Sunday for a shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine that left at least three people dead and others with gunshot wounds.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational agreementsMunicipal governmentsNationalismEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUkraineCrimeaRussiaDonetskKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d3f4d7156bd4cd68c2af3b82a389392Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:13 GMTIn West Bank, teen offenders face different fateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af671c6f00a04ed98c6c11dde8c0d0f9BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.DANIEL ESTRINJOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsMilitary correctional systemsMilitary legal affairsJudiciaryWar and unrestLaw and orderCorrectional systemsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemHebronMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af671c6f00a04ed98c6c11dde8c0d0f9Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:16:50 GMTSpain pulls level with Poland in Fed Cuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f001856ebe546f38e975ed93393deaeBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain and Poland's Fed Cup World Group playoff will be decided by the doubles match after Agnieszka Radwanska and Silvia Soler-Espinosa split Sunday's reverse singles matches.sSportsFed CupTennisEventsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsSpainPolandBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f001856ebe546f38e975ed93393deaeSun, 20 Apr 2014 12:32:36 GMTGM boosting China production capacity to 5 millionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dad5332363447a1aa2b366819e1386cBEIJING (AP) — The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million.fGovernment and politicsBusinessAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4dad5332363447a1aa2b366819e1386cSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:49:15 GMTTranscript of SKorea ship sinking: 'We can't move'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88f6560ecc66468abe1e6a55c6581b28JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The following is a portion of the transcript released Sunday by the South Korean coast guard of the conversation between the ferry that sank Wednesday and the Jindo Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jindo island. The ferry Sewol issued its distress call to another VTS center before these communications began. The Associated Press translated the transcript from Korean. The names of other ships included in the transcript are omitted at the request of South Korean authorities.The Associated PressiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88f6560ecc66468abe1e6a55c6581b28Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:25:37 GMTPope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b55333fad734763bd14c32992febbe9VATICAN CITY (AP) — Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityHolidaysPrayerAccidents and disastersCivil warsPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsOccasionsLifestyleTerrorismWar and unrestDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVatican CityUkraineSyriaNigeriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b55333fad734763bd14c32992febbe9Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:51:50 GMTMyanmar says 22 dead in Kachin fighting this monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8051e44305874c8e8df46f82f59ba49bYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Fighting between government troops and ethnic rebels in Myanmar's northeastern state of Kachin has left at least 22 people dead this month, state-run media reported Sunday.iGeneral newsEthnic conflictsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8051e44305874c8e8df46f82f59ba49bSun, 20 Apr 2014 15:01:08 GMTConstruction frenzy in Beirut alters city skylinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f12d9317e3a496c8ad0a68345d8c734BEIRUT (AP) — One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door.ZEINA KARAMiBusinessGeneral newsCultural preservationSoccerMen's soccerUrban planningCulturesSocial affairsSportsMen's sportsGovernment and politicsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3f12d9317e3a496c8ad0a68345d8c734Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:07:18 GMTNew portrait unveiled for British queen's birthdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad32d3a16551460b8efa0a14dacefc87LONDON (AP) — A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been unveiled to mark the monarch's 88th birthday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt photographyVisual artsCelebrityEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad32d3a16551460b8efa0a14dacefc87Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:36:06 GMTMalaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabd78d10ae45fdbd9fb951b35c60bdPERTH, Australia (AP) — A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.MARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurIndian OceanBeijingOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5fabd78d10ae45fdbd9fb951b35c60bdSun, 20 Apr 2014 13:33:48 GMTRadwanska leads Poland to 3-2 Fed Cup win vs Spainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7761b0d802f41bba005d249fddd0939BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska won her second singles rubber before teaming up with Alicja Rosolska to claim the decisive doubles match and give Poland a 3-2 win over Spain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff on Sunday.sSportsFed CupTennisEventsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsSpainPolandBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7761b0d802f41bba005d249fddd0939Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:22:20 GMTShootout in eastern Ukraine leaves 1 deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01cc1c8b897644f6aedf9dabda3d3f5dBYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — A shootout took place Sunday at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, which the insurgents and the Ukrainian police said left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeSwitzerlandWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/01cc1c8b897644f6aedf9dabda3d3f5dSun, 20 Apr 2014 11:58:03 GMTAbdullah's lead grows in new Afghan vote resultshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85cabdb06ad94b23a52cfc6568679a6fKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — New partial results in Afghanistan's presidential election released Sunday show candidate Abdullah Abdullah is still the front-runner, though a runoff election looks likely.RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85cabdb06ad94b23a52cfc6568679a6fSun, 20 Apr 2014 14:13:51 GMTSyria's Assad visits recaptured Christian villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb1e24dae284673a3775f1720ec79e5BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians "will not submit and yield" to extremists.BARBARA SURKiGeneral newsChristianityRebellions and uprisingsCivil warsWar and unrestLocal governmentsTerrorismGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abb1e24dae284673a3775f1720ec79e5Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:30:23 GMT