FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Apr 2014 07:29:16 -0700Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats (AP) — As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesGeneral newsWar and unrestJapanCrimeaChinaUnited StatesBeijingEast AsiaPhilippinesUkraineMalaysiaRussiaSouth China SeaEast China SeaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaNorth AmericaSoutheast Asia, 19 Apr 2014 12:47:23 GMTCaptain of sunken SKorean ferry, 2 crew arrested, South Korea (AP) — The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into custody, including a rookie third mate who a prosecutor said was steering in challenging waters unfamiliar to her when the accident occurred.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 13:35:01 GMTReligion builds bridges in ethnically split Cyprus, Cyprus (AP) — An unexpected moment during the Good Friday service in a long-abandoned church in Cyprus' breakaway north illustrated how religion is helping to bring together Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots on this ethnically divided island.MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsChristianityReligionIslamGovernment and politicsSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesTurkeyCyprusGreeceMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 10:36:44 GMTMan arrested over murder of ex-IRA leader (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man for questioning about the killing of a senior Irish Republican Army hard-liner.iGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 19 Apr 2014 10:48:18 GMTDeath toll in SKorea ferry sinking climbs to 32, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard officials say they've found three more bodies from the sinking of a ferry, raising the death toll to 32.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 09:24:19 GMT10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways back at the stories to remember from the past week:The Associated PressaGeneral newsStudent testingWar and unrestCrimeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationEducationSocial affairsNigeriaUkraineWest AfricaAfricaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 10:43:39 GMTAP Sportlight — Fenway Park opens in Boston with the Red Sox beating the New York Yankees 7-6 in 11 innings. Tiger Stadium in Detroit also opens its doors as the Tigers defeat the Cleveland Indians 6-5.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsWomen's track and fieldWomen's sportsBoston MarathonMarathonsDivingProfessional baseballSportsTrack and fieldAquaticsWomen's aquaticsEventsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyKenyaNew York CityEast AfricaAfricaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 12:29:35 GMTPutin: no blocks to boosting relations with West (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis.iGovernment and politicsGeneral newsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 09:20:29 GMT4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.ELAINE GANLEYiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsWar and unrestBombingsJournalismImprovised explosivesNews mediaMediaSyriaFranceTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 13:05:43 GMTHawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point, Hawaii (AP) — You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.AUDREY McAVOYhtBusinessGeneral newsScienceGovernment regulationsEnvironmental laws and regulationsState legislatureAgricultureLocal electionsAgriculture and the environmentAccidents and disastersLegislationFood scienceAgricultural scienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyIndustriesGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureState governmentsEnvironmental concernsElectionsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 13:55:23 GMTNational energy boom blurs political battle lines (AP) — The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.NICHOLAS RICCARDIaBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsEnvironmental activismState governmentsEnvironmentEnergy and the environmentPolitical conventionsPolitical partiesEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureLocal governmentsElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesColoradoTexasDallasNew YorkCaliforniaNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 12:54:43 GMTTV SportsWatch — Georgia at FloridaThe Associated PresssMen's golfCollege sportsBaseballGolfProfessional baseballMen's soccerProfessional soccerCollege baseballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsSoccerMalaysiaTampaNew York CitySoutheast AsiaAsiaFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:11 GMTUkraine crisis: turning points (AP) — An agreement struck by the U.S., the European Union, Russia and Ukraine has raised hopes for defusing the Ukrainian crisis, which has strained East-West ties to a degree unseen since the Cold War. The deal Thursday in Geneva came after the four parties held talks together for the first time since Ukraine's turmoil began nearly five months ago. A look at how the Ukrainian crisis has evolved:VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsNationalismPolitical and civil unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowKievEuropeGenevaUnited StatesEastern EuropeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 11:14:51 GMTCzech Republic leads Italy 1-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — The Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals Saturday after Lucie Safarova defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1 in the opening singles match.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicItalyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:31 GMTWeekend Time Schedule at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.The Associated PresssNBA PlayoffsFed CupStanley Cup PlayoffsGolfWomen's golfProfessional baseballFormula OneEventsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBaseballWomen's sportsAutomobile racingNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballWomen's tennisTennisCanadaUnited StatesLithuaniaLos AngelesSlovakiaKuala LumpurHoustonSt. LouisSan FranciscoKansas CityPhiladelphiaNew York CityDallasShanghaiThailandOaklandPittsburghSan DiegoSeattleTorontoWashingtonMiamiAustraliaColumbusCincinnatiClevelandBrazilClevelandDuluthMontrealNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeCaliforniaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaTexasMissouriPennsylvaniaNew YorkChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaOntarioOklahomaOceaniaGeorgiaOhioIndianaTennesseeMinnesotaQuebec, 19 Apr 2014 12:31:58 GMTAl-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security (AP) — Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2014 10:45:55 GMTEgypt archaeologists find ancient writer's tomb (AP) — Egypt's minister of antiquities says a team of Spanish archaeologists has discovered two tombs in the southern part of the country, one of them belonging to a writer and containing a trove of artifacts including reed pens and a bronze inkwell.iGeneral newsScienceArchaeologyEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2014 13:04:54 GMTFamous television host in Pakistan shot by gunmen, Pakistan (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have shot a famous television talk show host amid a wave of attacks on journalists in the country.iGeneral newsTV newsTelevisionTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNews mediaMediaPakistanKarachiSouth AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 14:06:05 GMTBaseball Calendar 14-15 — Owners meetings, New York.The Associated Presss, 19 Apr 2014 12:28:25 GMTSouth Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 09:11:34 GMTWawrinka beats Ferrer to reach Monte Carlo final (AP) — Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka reached the Monte Carlo Masters final after beating Spaniard David Ferrer 6-1, 7-6 (3) on Saturday to set up a possible all-Swiss decider against Roger Federer.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 13:43:28 GMTMinistry: 2 killed in apparent Bahrain car bombing, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say an apparent car bombing has killed two people and wounded one west of the capital, Manama.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesWar and unrestBahrainManamaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2014 13:50:17 GMTVa. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed.BROCK VERGAKISaNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyGeneral newsSports facility constructionSports businessVirginia BeachVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 14:01:51 GMTCar bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint, Syria (AP) — Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists reported.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismTerrorismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2014 10:05:36 GMT13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsSearch and rescue effortsWeatherMountainsWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 11:11:58 GMTStrong earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea (AP) — A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but a tsunami warning was in effect.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPapua New GuineaAustraliaOceania, 19 Apr 2014 14:14:20 GMTRussia promises support to ending Ukraine crisis (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday promised it would offer strong assistance to Ukraine to overcome its crisis, but emphasized that the ultimate responsibility for reducing tensions lies with Ukrainians rather than outsiders.JIM HEINTZiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsInternational incidentsCrimeaUkraineRussiaMoscowKievEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2014 10:55:21 GMTIran general urges Tehran to make new UN pick, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian military official has urged the foreign ministry to name a new envoy to the U.N. after the U.S. blocked its chosen ambassador over alleged ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 10:20:51 GMTEgypt's el-Sissi visits Coptic pope before Easter (AP) — Egypt's former military chief and presidential front-runner has visited the Coptic pope ahead of Orthodox Easter, making his first public appearance since he formally made his bid for the presidency.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2014 13:32:39 GMTPoland and Spain split points for 1-1 in Fed Cup, Spain (AP) — Agnieszka Radwanska beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa to give Poland the first point of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Spain on Saturday, only for sister Urszula Radwanska to surrender a one-set lead and lose to Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor.sSportsFed CupTennisEventsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsSpainPolandBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2014 13:19:20 GMTConfusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait, South Korea (AP) — The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are hampered by poor visibility and can venture only so deep.GILLIAN WONGiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2014 12:05:47 GMTSaturday Time Schedule at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m.The Associated PresssNBA PlayoffsStanley Cup PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsBaseballNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballLos AngelesKansas CityPhiladelphiaPittsburghSt. LouisHoustonTorontoNew York CitySeattleColumbusWashingtonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriPennsylvaniaTexasOntarioCanadaNew YorkIndiana, 19 Apr 2014 12:32:48 GMTSutton Foster and Jeanine Tesori bond backstage YORK (AP) — There were two visitors to Sutton Foster's Broadway dressing room the other day.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFlowersCelebrityPerforming artsPlants, 19 Apr 2014 13:15:00 GMTThis Date In Baseball — Addie Joss of Cleveland pitched the second no-hitter of his career, a 1-0 win over the White Sox in Chicago.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsBaseballProfessional baseballSportsMen's sportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkClevelandNew York CityCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 19 Apr 2014 12:30:53 GMTVettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP (AP) — Given how he finished last season, Sebastian Vettel's start to the 2014 F1 campaign has been humbling, to say the least.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingShanghaiAustraliaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceania, 19 Apr 2014 11:14:37 GMTSub search for missing jet to be finished in week, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said Saturday.MARGIE MASONiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaMalaysiaKuala LumpurBeijingIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 19 Apr 2014 10:58:55 GMTAlleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested (AP) — A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation.iOdditiesArrestsFraud and false statementsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 13:47:21 GMTEU official against cutting Russia gas ties (AP) — A senior European Union official says he opposes cutting back gas ties with Russia in the next few years but the bloc should work on diversifying supplies.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2014 10:15:14 GMTObama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.wGovernment and politics, 19 Apr 2014 10:01:22 GMTHamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix (AP) — Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes' perfect record in qualifying this season, holding off the two Red Bulls to capture his third pole position of the campaign on Saturday at the rainy Chinese Grand Prix.JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneShanghaiAustraliaBahrainChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceaniaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2014 10:16:30 GMTFight Schedule Manchester, England, Scott Quigg vs. Tshifiwa Munyai, 12, for Quigg's WBA super bantamweight title.The Associated PresssMen's boxingBoxingSportsMen's sportsNew YorkCaliforniaJapanMexicoOsakaPhilippinesLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSoutheast AsiaNevada, 19 Apr 2014 12:31:37 GMTNBA Calendar 19 — Playoffs begin.sProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 19 Apr 2014 12:28:34 GMTIran denounces US ruling to sell property, Iran (AP) — Iran has condemned a ruling issued by a U.S. federal judge approving plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2014 12:23:12 GMTPresident's office: 4 French journalists taken captive in Syria in June 2013 have been freed (AP) — President's office: 4 French journalists taken captive in Syria in June 2013 have been freed.iGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 09:18:29 GMTBombs kill 4 in shopping street of Iraqi capital (AP) — Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 19 Apr 2014 09:30:16 GMTNHL Calendar 25-31 — NHL combine, Toronto.The Associated PresssNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 19 Apr 2014 12:28:15 GMTAt barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.JIM HEINTZYURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsPolitical resignationsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleNational electionsElectionsUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2014 13:58:49 GMTNFL Calendar 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 19 Apr 2014 12:28:47 GMTStudent fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice (AP) — Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.TOBY STERLINGiGeneral newsThe HolocaustNazismEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLocal governmentsNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2014 10:42:08 GMTLooming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-motion disaster is unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home in half inches toward more houses and businesses below.MATTHEW BROWNMEAD GRUVERaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2014 14:08:21 GMT