FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 04:03:08 -07:00India bans social media sites to quell unrest in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb1f9e0aeae4ddb80170d36d2997d48Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:11:53 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have banned 22 social media sites in an effort to calm tensions in the disputed region after videos depicting the alleged abuse of Kashmiris by Indian forces fueled protests. But the sites remained online Thursday as the local telecom company struggled to block them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfb1f9e0aeae4ddb80170d36d2997d48Poland signs first deal to buy natural gas from US supplierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b0f30072bd4b1f984c274fff11266eThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:24:38 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has signed its first deal to purchase liquefied natural gas from a U.S. supplier, as the country seeks to cut its dependence on deliveries from Russia, officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5b0f30072bd4b1f984c274fff11266eSearch is on for man accused of shooting Georgia deputyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cdb61db4ac444fbbc18e7420fa64500Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:41:59 GMTCOMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman who they say shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy in northeast Georgia.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cdb61db4ac444fbbc18e7420fa645002 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48cbd311b0d45de9be8d84571a552abThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:09:09 GMTPARIS (AP) — A man suspected of links to radical Islam shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion as they tried to arrest him Thursday, officials said. The incident is under investigation by national counterterrorism prosecutors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48cbd311b0d45de9be8d84571a552abMerkel wants dialogue before Brexit negotiationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50c6562f9a88447ca90c1c7a3898fdc6Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:41:43 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Britain must answer questions about its plans to exit the European Union before negotiations on the split can begin, and can't be under any illusions that it will retain the same rights and privileges as a member of the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50c6562f9a88447ca90c1c7a3898fdc6D'oh! 'Simpsons' needle Trump ahead of 100-day milestonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09f2aa9a175d43169d0ea6f477f292c4Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:40:40 GMT"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09f2aa9a175d43169d0ea6f477f292c4German soldier arrested on suspicion of planning attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809fbfc65fbb4e7fb5409e0d2310a4cdThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:13 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Police have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee on suspicion he was planning an attack, apparently motivated by anti-foreigner sentiment, in a case that German prosecutors said Thursday was "more than strange."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/809fbfc65fbb4e7fb5409e0d2310a4cdAfter Whirlpool battle, Le Pen and Macron clash over fishhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab714e431b814c56be7591f697da4abbThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:16:25 GMTPARIS (AP) — After "the battle of Whirlpool," when Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron both went hunting for France's blue-collar vote at a threatened home appliance factory, the presidential candidates clashed over fish in a return to more traditional campaigning on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab714e431b814c56be7591f697da4abbAlabama to form task force amid concerns about court websitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70fb5a6446bf4c2bb18d7a5084ea5845Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:05:57 GMTAlabama officials say they're forming a task force and taking other actions to address concerns about private information about victims and others posted to a state website for court records.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70fb5a6446bf4c2bb18d7a5084ea5845Militant group: Pakistan using prisoner for propagandahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50d076dbc01b42618b793348a1068a2cThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:17 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — The spokesman for a key militant group says Pakistan's intelligence service is using a captured militant leader to give the impression that his group is being funded by foreign spy agencies for attacks in Pakistan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50d076dbc01b42618b793348a1068a2cLevy shoots 63 to take 1-stroke lead at China Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25fcc7583f343ca81d804dabb02f12cThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:45:03 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Alexander Levy shot a 9-under 63 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the China Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f25fcc7583f343ca81d804dabb02f12cEurope's top human rights body debates new Hungarian lawshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/620608f49b8e432dadbe750cd64ce000Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:42:12 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights organization, is debating new Hungarian laws which critics say seek to limit academic rights and intimidate civic groups.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/620608f49b8e432dadbe750cd64ce00025 detained and 236 suspended for links to US-based clerichttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c85300cea4a446bb428b4e12ea8e514Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:30:29 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Twenty-five people were detained in Turkey and more than 200 police officers temporarily suspended from their jobs Thursday for suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, following a massive sweep the day before.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c85300cea4a446bb428b4e12ea8e514The Latest: Officers fired upon at home after officer killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a5578082d941899c41d1f3f9301f67Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:36:33 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13a5578082d941899c41d1f3f9301f67Ex-Congresswoman accused of living large on charity fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3d4beb3f43544a9a3887533643a2a2fThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:30:22 GMTJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida have told jurors a former congresswoman financed a lavish lifestyle of Beverly Hills shopping trips and fancy parties on donations to a charity ostensibly set up to help poor children with scholarships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3d4beb3f43544a9a3887533643a2a2fSuspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/305e5c6594014a9290f1473361896f9fThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:46:51 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to what's already expected to be a rollicking special election to fill the seat previously held by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/305e5c6594014a9290f1473361896f9fChina bans list of Islamic names in restive Xinjiang regionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e388a72eb3420e9eed39a3086d316fThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:15:09 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Authorities in China's Xinjiang region are prohibiting parents from giving children some Islamic names in the latest effort to dilute the influence of religion on life in the ethnic Uighur minority heartland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6e388a72eb3420e9eed39a3086d316fEurozone economic sentiment at near-decade highshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e09c6ae520c64946b6b00200d9db51d1Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:05:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — The European Union says economic sentiment across the 19-country eurozone is at its highest level for nearly a decade, the latest signal that the region's recovery has moved up a gear or two.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e09c6ae520c64946b6b00200d9db51d1Thai prosecutors to seek arrest warrant for Red Bull heirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493eab9faca949caac3fc6e4a4f3093dThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:52:22 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago, as prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/493eab9faca949caac3fc6e4a4f3093dTop euro officials eye May agreement on Greek loanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b70c6bc943c4cadbad7626feaed28e0Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:20 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Leading European officials hope the deadlock preventing Greece from getting much-needed bailout cash will be broken next month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b70c6bc943c4cadbad7626feaed28e0Spain jobless rate at 18.8 percent, halting downward trendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc649e1b0cf64ce78d9f0a7f311f2e83Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:37:51 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 18.8 percent in the first quarter, partly due to the end of temporary jobs tied to the winter holiday, and interrupting an overall downward trend in recent years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc649e1b0cf64ce78d9f0a7f311f2e83Australian firefighters contend with pet crocodilehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc32166a7b14dc3a7cea88fe601a208Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:24:46 GMTDARWIN, Australia (AP) — Firefighters who fought a blaze at a house in the tropical Australian city of Darwin on Thursday contended with the added distraction of being watched by a 4-meter (13-foot) pet crocodile.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6fc32166a7b14dc3a7cea88fe601a208Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/407608d7896743cd91c373ce24c65b68Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:54:10 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near Damascus International Airport that shook the capital with the force of the blasts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/407608d7896743cd91c373ce24c65b6810 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121f2156bbb94b68a88cc1d34f4adfccThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:53:08 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/121f2156bbb94b68a88cc1d34f4adfccMerkel: Britain should hold no illusions exit will be easyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30ff54784e8a499ea94ddc8cc4b62cd9Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:49:53 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday sought to dash British hopes that its exit from the European Union will have only a limited impact on the relations, rights and privileges it now has.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30ff54784e8a499ea94ddc8cc4b62cd9UN says slight drop in war deaths, but more women among themhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7d728e59aed42ccbdbec32eb0c4c476Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:57:19 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The number of civilians dying in Afghanistan's protracted 16-year war dropped slightly during the first three months of this year, the United Nations reported Thursday, but in a surprising twist more women and children are among the dead and wounded than in previous casualty reports.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7d728e59aed42ccbdbec32eb0c4c476The Latest: FS says UK might strike Syria if asked by UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92633090e8754109a4b2312545118e28Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:30:19 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92633090e8754109a4b2312545118e28Angry Turkey protests Czech parliament's genocide votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adb13a865ed642c288ea6faec6e44fb9Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:22:12 GMTPRAGUE (AP) — Turkey is protesting the Czech Parliament's vote that recognizes the killing of Armenians a century ago as genocide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adb13a865ed642c288ea6faec6e44fb9Reports: German soldier planning attack arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c4037d5ab964df9acd839e6bfa8ec7bThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:19:40 GMTBERLIN (AP) — German police say they have arrested a German soldier who had posed as a Syrian refugee, on suspicion he was planning an attack that would be blamed on foreigners.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c4037d5ab964df9acd839e6bfa8ec7bAbbas to stop funding electricity in Hamas-run Gaza: Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34fd510074f646c18c1db1b50a8dc63cThu, 27 Apr 2017 09:53:50 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it was told by the Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank that it will stop paying for electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/34fd510074f646c18c1db1b50a8dc63cHot Switch sales boost Nintendo sales, trim quarterly losshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b81d0f4ff414c3aad9049384f344bd9Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:40:03 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co.'s Switch, a new hybrid game machine that works as both a console and a tablet, is selling well, helping the Kyoto-based company behind the Super Mario and Pokemon franchises trim its quarterly losses.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b81d0f4ff414c3aad9049384f344bd9Boris Johnson says UK likely to strike Syria if asked by UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193674dc9fc8416f8dedf7891f62e0aaThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:06:53 GMTLONDON (AP) — Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that the U.K. will probably join the United States in further military action against Syria if asked to do so, whether or not Parliament gets a vote on it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/193674dc9fc8416f8dedf7891f62e0aaUN rights expert to visit Panama after 'Panama Papers' leakhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e867d70e38434a379699e39476dc9e76Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:25:56 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says one of its independent experts will travel to Panama next month to investigate tax avoidance and evasion schemes like those revealed by the so-called "Panama Papers" leak.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e867d70e38434a379699e39476dc9e763 Indian soldiers, 2 suspected rebels killed in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f314e22c946b4a53642d0c58d2832Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:54:08 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — At least three Indian soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed on Thursday after militants stormed a military camp close to the heavily militarized Line of Control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/138f314e22c946b4a53642d0c58d2832White House says Trump won't immediately pull out of NAFTAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a8a386a74b144b197a11773dfd487c5Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:18:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has told the leaders of Mexico and Canada that he will not pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement at this time, just hours after administration officials said he was considering a draft executive order to do just that.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a8a386a74b144b197a11773dfd487c5United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead9d7739fd84fd89b030c6eb292dc63Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:28:03 GMTDALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead9d7739fd84fd89b030c6eb292dc63Southwest misses Street 1Q forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8b57fc508024c10975b6d7604486cebThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:49:11 GMTDALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines Co. is reporting first-quarter earnings of $351 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8b57fc508024c10975b6d7604486cebA look at North Korea's evolving brinkmanshiphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17ef92dc36b4b60ae4f65440c456a97Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:30:59 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea observers have long marveled at the ability of a small, impoverished, autocratic nation to go toe-to-toe with the world's superpowers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d17ef92dc36b4b60ae4f65440c456a97'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f62aedfa5fb4bf4a2f8324f91d239b3Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:22:32 GMTIMVEPI, Uganda (AP) — Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen).http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f62aedfa5fb4bf4a2f8324f91d239b3Syria-born Olympian takes advocacy role at UN refugee agencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d84d17692b643c9ba1bf70e7dc5f514Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:07:11 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency has chosen as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d84d17692b643c9ba1bf70e7dc5f514Trump 'absolutely' considered breaking up 9th Circuit Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652f90e2ad4341b0a88b99a8613c49b6Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:39:17 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, still chafing over rulings blocking his travel ban early this year, says he's considered breaking up the West Coast-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652f90e2ad4341b0a88b99a8613c49b6Germany: Turkey must answer reports of election fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8d0ff022d34eb5b9c588715b52ad95Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:24:27 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany is closely watching to see how Turkey will respond to reports from international election monitors who noted a series of irregularities in a referendum to increase powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab8d0ff022d34eb5b9c588715b52ad95World stocks mixed as markets mull Trump's tax planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feb0c83a1af440daa6fd366780b4cb06Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:04:31 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — World stock indexes were mixed Thursday as investors assessed the scant details of President Donald Trump's U.S. tax overhaul. Japan's central bank kept its monetary policy unchanged and forecasted steady growth for Asia's No. 2 economy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/feb0c83a1af440daa6fd366780b4cb06The Latest: Syria state media says Israel behind attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c593b0642e734e4f95c20987f91cf9b0Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:52:00 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c593b0642e734e4f95c20987f91cf9b0The Latest: Le Pen goes fishing for votes _ literallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c12cbac05054457b8af522ccdaa45b64Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:50:32 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c12cbac05054457b8af522ccdaa45b64EU-27 stress they are united heading into Brexit talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/598c62da261d44e2a46534f44cad67b3Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:27:22 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations head into two years of divorce negotiations with Britain as a solid bloc and say little still needs to be agreed in tough guidelines for their Brexit negotiators which are to be approved at Saturday's summit.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/598c62da261d44e2a46534f44cad67b3French court refuses to extradite Kosovo ex-prime ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a44029327a7c40ae9c9bf6c780440131Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:33:57 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French court on Thursday refused to extradite a former Kosovo prime minister to Serbia to face war crimes charges. His arrest had aggravated tensions between the rival neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a44029327a7c40ae9c9bf6c780440131UNICEF urges Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schoolshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75f0b66380ad439b8138ab86f517b221Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:12:12 GMTKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The U.N. children's agency on Thursday urged Malaysia to ban corporal punishment in schools, following the death of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly abused at a religious school.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75f0b66380ad439b8138ab86f517b221'The Simpsons' needles Trump ahead of 100-day milestonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74272ba5c2b4bd4a6acf1630c3f068bThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:31:48 GMT"The Simpsons" is taking on President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office in a short animation released online.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e74272ba5c2b4bd4a6acf1630c3f068bEurozone confidence keeps growing but ECB to remain cautioushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590688ce013f4048a38148e9e80a27bfThu, 27 Apr 2017 10:12:10 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Further evidence emerged Thursday that the economy in the 19-country eurozone has moved up a gear or two in the early months of the year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/590688ce013f4048a38148e9e80a27bf