FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 Mar 2015 23:44:45 -0700Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessGeneral newsForced laborGovernment and politicsCrimeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:45:37 GMTIraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group, Iraq (AP) — The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTerrorismIraqMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 06:29:49 GMTHamels 5 scoreless innings as Phils lose to Blue Jays 4-1, Fla. (AP) — Cole Hamels allowed two hits in five scoreless innings during the Philadelphia Phillies' 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.By JEFF ODOMsSportsMLB Spring TrainingAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFloridaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 27 Mar 2015 03:23:56 GMTMalone enjoying anonymity at end of Kentucky's bench name rings a bell. It's OK, you can laugh about it. Sam Malone totally gets it.By The Associated PresssSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballBasketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:17:11 GMTIlyasova scores 34 points, Bucks beat Pacers 111-107 (AP) — Struggling with early season injuries and the adjustment to a new coaching staff, Ersan Ilyasova hasn't quite been himself for the Milwaukee Bucks.sSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsMilwaukeeIndianaWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:56:57 GMTBomb hits police bus in southern Pakistan, wounding 10, Pakistan (AP) — Police and hospital officials say a roadside bomb has struck a bus carrying police officers in southern Pakistan, wounding at least 10 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationBombingsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:27:56 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eight (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.By The Associated PresssSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 27 Mar 2015 05:20:32 GMTTrouble for Mercedes and Hamilton at Malaysian FP, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton suffered an engine failure in Friday's opening practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix while his teammate Nico Rosberg set the fastest time at Sepang International Circuit.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 27 Mar 2015 04:04:34 GMTLEADING OFF: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewers look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:44:58 GMTLabor, developers reach deal on proposed NFL stadium ANGELES (AP) — Labor leaders announced Thursday that they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed 80,000-seat stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.By MICHAEL R. BLOODaGeneral newsSportsSports facility constructionSports businessProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaLos AngelesSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:10 GMTMyanmar army commander pledges successful elections, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it "an important landmark for democracy implementation," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesElectionsGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsMilitary and defenseNaypyidawMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Mar 2015 05:08:26 GMTSenate pushes conservative budget toward approval (AP) — Republicans pushed a balanced-budget blueprint toward post-midnight Senate approval early Friday, laying down conservative markers for a likely veto struggle with President Barack Obama over their plans to end deficits, cut trillions in spending and repeal the health care law.By DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsPolitical partiesLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:19:42 GMTUtility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast YORK (AP) — An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.By TOM HAYS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersUtilitiesAccidentsIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:23:23 GMTPolice say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladesh, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said.iGeneral newsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 06:25:38 GMTToday in History is Friday, March 27, the 86th day of 2015. There are 279 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaUnited StatesJapanParisNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaTennessee, 27 Mar 2015 04:00:39 GMTRangers clinch playoff spot with 5-1 win over Senators, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider helped get the New York Rangers back to the playoffs.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOntarioNew York CityOttawaNew YorkCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 27 Mar 2015 04:24:01 GMT30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.By JOSH DUBOWaGeneral newsSportsDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:08:31 GMTFiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:27:06 GMTUnsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsAthlete healthSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:03:31 GMTPavelec stops 39 shots to lead Jets past Canadiens, 5-2, Manitoba (AP) — Ondrej Pavelec made 39 saves for his sixth consecutive win, leading the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWinnipegMontrealManitobaCanadaNorth AmericaQuebec, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:18 GMTArizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:07:05 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72 ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.By BETH HARRISsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:53:01 GMTCritters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsMarine biologyLakesWeatherFishMoonsMicrobiologyGeneticsLimnologyEnvironmental scienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBiologyOceanographyPlanetsAstronomyAntarcticaLake Vostok, 27 Mar 2015 04:14:42 GMTKentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16 (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyWest VirginiaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 27 Mar 2015 05:24:35 GMTNew York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed YORK (AP) — An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:21:54 GMTSingapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.By JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 05:25:47 GMTSemi plows into unfinished Texas interstate bridge; 1 killed, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions for several hours, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:50:12 GMTSea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bite CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark.aGeneral newsSharksAnimalsAnimal bitesWildlifeFishAccidentsAccidents and disastersInjuriesHealthEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:39:35 GMTMirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic, Calif. (AP) — Mirim Lee birdied all four par-5 holes and finished with a bogey-free 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kia Classic.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsCaliforniaEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 04:17:00 GMTNotre Dame races by Wichita State 81-70 for Elite Eight spot (AP) — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder.By WILL GRAVESsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:04:39 GMTAvalanche end 3-game skid, top Canucks 4-1, British Columbia (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Tanguay each had a goal and an assist, and Reto Berra made 33 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche past the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.sSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBritish ColumbiaVancouverCanadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:42:44 GMTArabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEgyptMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesLibyaSaudi ArabiaIranNorth AfricaRed SeaYemenIraqAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 06:26:12 GMTChinese NGO considering legal action over police raid (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical activismNon-governmental organizationsInternational relationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:26 GMTAgency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands, Indonesia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says an estimated 4,000 fishermen are stranded on a handful of islands in Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaThailandAsia, 27 Mar 2015 06:16:11 GMTYemen weighs on Asian shares, data highlights Japan doldrums (AP) — Asian shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaYemenUnited StatesIranAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:24:37 GMTVideo shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless man, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a "hospitality ambassador" in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating up a homeless man.aGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:53:16 GMTThai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industry (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessGeneral newsForced laborGovernment and politicsCrimeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:39:26 GMTSeoul urges Pyongyang to release 2 South Korean detainees, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday urged North Korea to immediately release two of its citizens detained in the country over alleged espionage, the latest in a series of arrests in the North of foreign nationals.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsInternational incidentsEspionageCrimeGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaNorth KoreaPyongyangSeoulEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:49:42 GMTMartinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEvents, 27 Mar 2015 04:54:28 GMTVictim's mom to confront man with bodies in yard Kerkowski knows the northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling her son, a pharmacist and father of two, probably won't care when she tells him exactly what she thinks of him.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 05:32:05 GMTNo murder charge for woman accused of cutting baby from womb (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:24:07 GMTSan Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies FRANCISCO (AP) — Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:21:49 GMTCharley Hoffman takes lead in wind-swept Texas Open ANTONIO (AP) — Charley Hoffman took advantage of calmer afternoon conditions to take the first-round lead in the wind-swept Texas Open, shooting a 5-under 67 on Thursday.By TIM PRICEsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfU.S. Open Men's Golf ChampionshipsEventsTexasSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:48:45 GMTJury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraud, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money has been convicted of fraud.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderOaklandSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:29 GMTOil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now (AP) — The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.By JONATHAN FAHEYwBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureArcticUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 04:02:10 GMTLawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman who disappearance is being investigated as a possible hoax says she has met with police and is cooperating with the probe.By GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER and ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderVallejoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:18:26 GMTLincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athletics, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaOaklandSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 27 Mar 2015 05:54:02 GMTBo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath? Ryan is no fan of change.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaWisconsinKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 06:24:25 GMTSchool board: Disabled student can use faculty restroom, Pa. (AP) — A school board in western Pennsylvania voted unanimously Thursday night to deny a grievance brought by teachers seeking to prevent a special needs student from using a faculty restroom.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationTeachingSocial affairsLabor issuesSocial issuesSchool administrationPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:41:06 GMTDeputy police chief in California arrested on drug charges, Calif. (AP) — Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said Thursday.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 03:30:43 GMT