FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 24 Apr 2014 04:01:24 -0700Kashmiris stage protests during Indian election, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiri protesters hurled rocks at polling stations in the disputed Himalayan territory Thursday and shouted "Down with India!" on a major day of voting in the country's general election.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsVotingParliamentary electionsProtests and demonstrationsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:28:04 GMTEU institutions vulnerable to corruption: report (AP) — An independent report says official complacency, complex rules and spotty oversight have left the European Union's leading institutions vulnerable to corruption.The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsEurope, 24 Apr 2014 10:22:06 GMTStarwood rides economic recovery to strong 1Q, Conn. (AP) — Starwood's first-quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue.fBusinessEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:50:42 GMTImages released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.JASON DEARENaGeneral newsOceanographyOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationScienceEnvironment and natureSan Francisco BaySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:31:43 GMT5 free things in Glasgow, from gardens to museums, Scotland (AP) — The image of Scotland's largest city as a hard and dirty industrial center is long gone. Instead, this former European Capital of Culture is now widely regarded as one of Britain's most lively and stylish urban destinations. It boasts the best shopping experience in the U.K. outside of London and is home to a variety of annual festivals celebrating everything from rock music and comedy to literature and the arts.PAUL KELBIEtTravelLifestyleMuseumsArt galleriesArchitectureSculptureVisual artsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArts and entertainmentGlasgowScotlandUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 10:47:14 GMTGlobal stocks higher, Tokyo drops on trade woes (AP) — Global shares were mixed with European shares getting an early boost Thursday, but stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting President Barack Obama failed to finalize a trade agreement.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsInternational agreementsCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFinancial performanceCorporate newsFinancial marketsCorporate stockStock marketsCommodity marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeJapanTokyoUnited StatesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:06:14 GMTBloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound (AP) — Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peter's Square.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityRomeKrakowPolandPhilippinesManilaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 10:26:54 GMTChina demands local solutions for grievances (AP) — For decades, members of the Chinese public with grievances against local governments have been traveling to Beijing in the time-honored tradition of appealing to the country's highest authorities.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsChinaBeijingShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 10:48:02 GMTWHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you."DARLENE SUPERVILLEMARI YAMAGUCHIhtGeneral newsRoboticsGovernment and politicsKidnappingComputing and information technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCrimeUnited StatesJapanEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:44 GMTBomb kills 4 in Pakistan; airstrikes hit militants, Pakistan (AP) — A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out airstrikes against insurgents in a northwestern tribal region, killing 16 militants.ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismGovernment and politicsPakistanKarachiIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:18:42 GMTN fund pays $990 million in Kuwait compensation (AP) — GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait has paid out another $990 million.iGeneral newsGenevaIraqKuwaitSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:16:37 GMTJokes are out as South Korea mourns ferry victims, South Korea (AP) — Jokes and concerts are out. So are school field trips and boisterous cheering at baseball games.JUNG-YOON CHOIiGeneral newsMusicWomen's sportsBaseballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleMen's sportsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 09:50:36 GMTAlstom shares jump amid talk of GE buyout (AP) — Shares in French train and equipment manufacturer Alstom have spiked on reports that General Electric Co. is considering making a bid for the company.iBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:49:12 GMTStarwood rides economic recover to strong 1Q, Conn. (AP) — Starwood's first-quarter net income declined 36 percent compared with last year when it booked some big asset sales, but it easily beat Wall Street expectations for profit and revenue.fBusinessEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStamfordConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:34:04 GMTGermany puts military exports to Russia on hold (AP) — The German government says it isn't authorizing any exports of military goods to Russia at present "because of the current political situation," leaving nearly 70 export applications on hold.iGovernment and politicsGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessRussiaGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:59 GMTUkraine official: city hall cleared of protesters, Ukraine (AP) — Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of the pro-Russia protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Thursday as government forces appeared to be resuming operations in the east. Local police officials and protesters, however, presented quite another picture of what happened in the city of Mariupol.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestUkraineDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 08:44:05 GMTJudge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.aGeneral newsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:43:53 GMTObama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger (AP) — As negotiations falter, President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and says the U.S. and Japan must take bold steps to overcome differences that are threatening completion of the cornerstone of his strategic rebalance to the region.DARLENE SUPERVILLEiGovernment and politicsInternational tradeTerritorial disputesEconomyBusinessInternational agreementsInternational relationsWar and unrestGeneral newsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyJapanUnited StatesTokyoEast AsiaNorth KoreaChinaBeijingAsiaNorth AmericaGreater China, 24 Apr 2014 10:02:13 GMTCrusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics (AP) — Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious relics endures. And the canonization of two well-loved popes, John Paul II and John XXIII, on Sunday is feeding a seemingly endless appetite for fresh relics.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 09:30:20 GMTAfghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said.AMIR SHAHKAY JOHNSONiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeAfghanistanKabulUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:09 GMT1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer, Bangladesh (AP) — One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.JULHAS ALAMiBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesAccidents and disastersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidentsCorporate newsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 10:36:15 GMTCentral bank: Spanish growth doubled in Q1 (AP) — The recovery in the Spanish economy appears to be gathering steam.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:58 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 24 Apr 2014 09:53:18 GMTUS-Japan trade talks suspended without agreement (AP) — Talks between the United States and Japan on a Pacific Rim trade pact have halted for now without any resolution in sight, spoiling plans for a showcase deal during President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:12:58 GMTCosta Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter' JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.ALBERTO ARCEJAVIER CORDOBAiGeneral newsEmbassiesSocial mediaDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaCosta RicaSan JoseUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:24:49 GMTBiologists watching fish runs after deadly slide, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs.PHUONG LEaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsSalmonRivers and streamsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEstuariesFishAnimalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWashingtonPuget SoundUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:26:14 GMTAetna's 1Q profit jumps 36 pct, forecast climbs says its first-quarter net income soared 36 percent, fueled by gains from a multi-billion-dollar acquisition. The health insurer raised its 2014 earnings forecast.The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial services, 24 Apr 2014 10:29:55 GMTTokyo court starts Mt. Gox bankruptcy proceedings (AP) — Bankruptcy proceedings began Thursday for the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange, a move that was widely expected after the Tokyo District Court decided earlier this month that the company would not be able to resurrect itself.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 10:11:47 GMTFDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmokingMedical technologyGovernment regulationsPublic healthProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyMaterials industry, 24 Apr 2014 10:09:38 GMTFrance warns against war in Ukraine (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUkraineFranceParisEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 09:34:57 GMTBig riders mean big horses on Western trails, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West who have for decades cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHorsesMammalsAnimalsIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:18:53 GMTSouth Sudan president fires longtime army leader, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.iGeneral newsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:50:51 GMTCamilla's brother dies in New York of head injury YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.aGeneral newsInjuriesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentHealthNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York City, 24 Apr 2014 10:03:11 GMTDraghi wants to publish ECB minutes, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the bank's rate-setting council should publish a written account of its deliberations — without names.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 09:22:31 GMTClash in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government and pro-Russia insurgents report at least two deaths on the pro-Russia side during clashes in east Ukraine.YURAS KARMANAUiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsUkraineRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 10:45:35 GMTF1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery when he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment didn't tell the truth.NESHA STARCEVICsSportsCorporate legal affairsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsAutomobile racingFormula OneCrimeCorporate newsBusinessLaw and orderGeneral newsMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 10:19:11 GMTChina splurging on military as US pulls back, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.CHRISTOPHER BODEENhtGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitary technologyTechnologyWar and unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessArmed forcesMilitary and defenseChinaQingdaoJapanBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 09:24:02 GMTSuicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people (AP) — A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next week's parliamentary elections.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsImprovised explosivesNational electionsTerrorismElectionsGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:33:09 GMTIndonesian school: We'll cooperate in abuse probe, Indonesia (AP) — A prestigious international school in Indonesia said Thursday it was cooperating with police in their investigation of alleged abuse of a 6-year-old student and was devastated upon learning of allegations against an American teacher who worked there a decade ago.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 24 Apr 2014 10:38:01 GMTKy. Senate candidate wants Keystone pipeline OK'd, Ky. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergran Grimes called on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, joining 11 other incumbent Democrats as the party tries to keep control of the Senate this November.ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:58:55 GMTSaudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus related to SARS have died, and that 13 others have contracted the virus.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesIslamDiseases and conditionsReligionSocial affairsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhJiddahMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 09:11:23 GMTActivists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people (AP) — Activists: Government airstrikes on vegetable market in northern Syria kill at least 18 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 10:48:30 GMTCleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew YorkBrooklynNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:21:07 GMTF1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Germany (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten his grip on the sport.NESHA STARCEVICsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorporate legal affairsAutomobile racingFormula OneCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsCorporate newsBusinessGermanyMunichWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 09:12:44 GMTTiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.CARA ANNAaGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsNuclear proliferationLegal proceedingsInternational lawPhilanthropic foundationsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsJudiciaryCourtsWeapons of mass destructionLaw and orderWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical issuesPhilanthropySocial affairsMarshall IslandsNetherlandsNew YorkUnited StatesIsraelOceaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 10:55:14 GMTKiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes, Ukraine (AP) — Kiev, insurgents in eastern Ukraine say at least 2 dead in clashes.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 10:37:49 GMTMiami Beach theater evacuated after popcorn fire BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small fire that started in a popcorn machine caused the evacuation of a Miami Beach movie theater.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disasters, 24 Apr 2014 09:52:27 GMTIsraeli FM lashes out at Palestinian unity deal (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.iGeneral newsInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 10:41:30 GMTVermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.DAVE GRAMLISA RATHKEhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeLegislatureVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 10:57:35 GMTUS Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens, Afghanistan (AP) — US Embassy in Kabul confirms 3 doctors killed by Afghan hospital guard are American citizens.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 08:50:53 GMT