FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Apr 2014 06:05:01 -0700Review: 'Bears' is engaging; vividly shot ANGELES (AP) — Keenly following the scent of "African Cats" and "Chimpanzees," Disneynature's "Bears" combines sweeping vistas and remarkably intimate wildlife photography to typically stirring effect as it documents a year in the life of a mother Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs.MICHAEL RECHTSHAFFENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentBearsMammalsAnimals, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:06 GMTBank of America posts loss, hurt by legal expenses, N.C. (AP) — Bank of America said Wednesday that it swung to a loss in the first quarter, hurt by $6 billion in legal expenses.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:17:59 GMTUN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic (AP) — The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of thousands can't be met with existing funds.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCentral African RepublicGenevaCentral AfricaAfricaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 12:37:39 GMTAhead of the Bell: Yahoo YORK (AP) — Yahoo soared 8 percent in trading before the opening bell Wednesday after quarterly results showed an aggressive push into Asia and a slight pickup in advertising revenue.htBusinessTechnologyStock marketsCorporate stockCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial markets, 16 Apr 2014 12:42:20 GMTNATO ups military presence amid Russian threat (AP) — NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.JOHN-THOR DAHLBURGJUERGEN BAETZiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsRussiaPolandUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 12:00:36 GMTClasses to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school, Pa. (AP) — Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.JOE MANDAKaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationJuvenile crimeHigh school sportsViolent crimeHigh school footballEducationSocial affairsCrimeSportsFootballPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 11:15:34 GMTAP PHOTOS: Hikers take to mountains for winter fix ADAMS, N.H. (AP) — Joe Murdzek was leading a group of friends when he encountered a short, steep snowfield about a mile and a half below the summit of Mount Adams, the Northeast's second-loftiest peak.ROBERT F. BUKATYaGeneral newsSportsMountainsWeatherOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and nature, 16 Apr 2014 10:55:12 GMTReview: 'Transcendence' like a clunky TED talk has come a long way.JAKE COYLEhtArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentArtificial intelligenceComputing and information technologyTechnology, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:30 GMTFired coach returns to Minnesota State, Mankato (AP) — A football coach who was dismissed from Minnesota State, Mankato, is returning to his job at the school after he was cleared of child pornography charges.aGeneral newsSportsCoachingFootballCollege footballCollege sportsMankatoMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:31 GMTCombat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag, Ukraine (AP) — A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes to re-establish control over restive eastern Ukraine.YURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical defectionsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsUkraineRussiaKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:18 GMTParliament to elect Lebanon president on April 23 (AP) — An aide to the speaker of the Lebanese parliament says that a parliamentary session to elect the country's new president has been set for next week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsLebanonSyriaMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 10:59:18 GMTAP Sportlight — Joe Louis knocks out Jack Roper at 2:20 of the first round in Los Angeles to retain the world heavyweight title.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsWomen's track and fieldWomen's sportsBoston MarathonMarathonsMen's sportsProfessional baseballSportsTrack and fieldEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyBaseballPhiladelphiaLos AngelesFloridaPittsburghOrlandoClevelandClevelandPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaOhioTennessee, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:27 GMTPaul Weller wins lawsuit over pictures of children (AP) — Paul Weller has won a privacy lawsuit against a newspaper that published paparazzi pictures of the singer's children.iBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 11:45:16 GMTPlayers Championship changes to 3-hole playoff VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Players Championship is changing this year to a three-hole aggregate playoff involving the closing stretch at the TPC Sawgrass.sSportsGolf, 16 Apr 2014 12:51:54 GMTAlgerian election faces disaffected populace, Algeria (AP) — The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.PAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestBusinessWar and unrestEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyAlgeriaAlgiersMediterranean SeaNorth AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 12:44:23 GMTUS home building up in March after frigid winter (AP) — U.S home construction rose in March to the highest level in three months as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsConstruction sector performanceEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 16 Apr 2014 12:34:48 GMTTrain derails in northeast India, injuring dozens, India (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeastern India early Wednesday, injuring dozens of passengers.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 12:02:00 GMTFrance targets welfare for big spending cuts (AP) — France's prime minister has announced plans to cut 21 billion euros ($29 billion) from pensions, social care and health care as a part of a 50-billion-euro effort to rein in the country's debt and deficit.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:34 GMTTV SportsWatch — Formula One, practice for Chinese Grand Prix, at ShanghaiThe Associated PresssCollege sportsWomen's golfGolfBaseballSoftballCollege baseballFormula OneSportsProfessional baseballMen's sportsWomen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyAutomobile racingTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaMalaysiaPhiladelphiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:56 GMTMan charged with marathon hoax due in court (AP) — A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.aBombingsGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeEventsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:35:37 GMTA year after background check defeat, modest goals (AP) — Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms.ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGun politicsCampaignsHouse electionsLegislationViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsPolitical fundraisingViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 16 Apr 2014 11:25:38 GMTPistorius trial: Defense tries to build case, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius' lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCricketLaw and orderSouth AfricaPretoriaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 16 Apr 2014 12:42:33 GMTUS home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction (AP) — US home building up in March, led by 6 percent gain in single-family home construction.wBusinessGeneral newsResidential real estateLifestyle, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:37 GMTNebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.aGeneral newsOdditiesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleLincolnNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:37 GMTJill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsOnline news mediaG.I. BillMilitary affairsOnline mediaMediaNews mediaGovernment programsMilitary and defense, 16 Apr 2014 11:22:32 GMTBaseball Calendar 14-15 — Owners meetings, New York.The Associated Presss, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:47 GMTDress codes: Where should schools set limits?, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.MARTHA IRVINEaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSchool dress codesDress codesSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEtiquetteIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:34 GMTUK: Ex-Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (AP) — Police have charged the former chairman of Britain's troubled Co-operative Bank with drug offenses.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:39:24 GMTFederer eases into Monte Carlo Masters 3rd round (AP) — Roger Federer eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating veteran Radek Stepanek 6-1, 6-2 in 52 minutes on Wednesday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 12:11:03 GMTOil nears $105 as conflict in east Ukraine deepens price of oil approached $105 a barrel Wednesday as concerns grew over the crisis in Ukraine, which took military action against separatists in its east. Gains were temporarily tempered by slower Chinese growth.PABLO GORONDIaBusinessGeneral newsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:09:39 GMTNATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air (AP) — NATO says it's reinforcing its military presence on eastern border on sea, land and in the air.iBusinessGeneral news, 16 Apr 2014 11:08:56 GMTRoad grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide, Wyo. (AP) — A consultant says road grading projects may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced nearly 60 residents and damaged homes and businesses in Jackson, Wyo.aGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:56:19 GMTFilipino positive for MERS virus home from UAE, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus has arrived home from the United Arab Emirates, Philippine officials said Wednesday. It's the first known case of the deadly virus in the country.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaMiddle EastAsia, 16 Apr 2014 12:41:15 GMTWednesday's Time Schedule Bay at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m.The Associated PresssStanley Cup PlayoffsProfessional baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPhiladelphiaHoustonNew York CityDallasPittsburghTampaMiamiClevelandClevelandTorontoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasNew YorkFloridaOklahomaOhioTennesseeOntarioCanada, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:35 GMTThis Date In Baseball — In the first Sunday game in National League history, Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 5-1.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballSportsPhiladelphiaNew YorkPittsburghNew York CitySan DiegoPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 16 Apr 2014 12:20:24 GMTFight Schedule Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, N.Y. (ESPN2), "Boxcino" middleweight tournament semifinals: Vitalii Kopylenko vs. Willie Monroe Jr.; Brandon Adams vs. Raymond Gatica (8 rounds).The Associated PresssMen's boxingBoxingSportsMen's sportsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew YorkCaliforniaJapanMexicoPhilippinesOsakaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSoutheast AsiaNevada, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:09 GMTNBA Calendar 19 — Playoffs begin.sProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:52 GMTPaul Weller's children win lawsuit over pictures (AP) — The children of musician Paul Weller won a privacy lawsuit Wednesday over paparazzi pictures published on a newspaper website.iBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityOnline news mediaLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaNews mediaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 12:50:04 GMTSub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane, Australia (AP) — As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person.MARGIE MASONiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustraliaMalaysiaChinaBeijingIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 16 Apr 2014 10:49:27 GMTOfficials say attacks kill 8 in western Iraq (AP) — Officials in Iraq say suicide attacks against security forces in a restive western city have killed at least eight security personnel.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismIraqMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 11:06:43 GMTPope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a lift to two lucky kids during his general audience in St. Peter's Square.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 16 Apr 2014 10:41:39 GMTArmy: Jordan air force strikes cars near Syria, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's army says the country's air force has attacked cars that were at the kingdom's border with neighboring Syria.OMAR AKOURiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaAmmanJordanDamascusLebanonMiddle East, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:35 GMTPolice say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings, Alberta (AP) — The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAlbertaCanadaCalgaryNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:28:54 GMTRussian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil (AP) — Russia's economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country, a government minister said Wednesday.LAURA MILLSiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineEuropeEastern Europe, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:31 GMTCourt rejects bankruptcy protection for Mt. Gox (AP) — The Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange in Tokyo is headed for liquidation after a court rejected its bankruptcy protection application.YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 11:20:26 GMTNHL Calendar 25-31 — NHL combine, Toronto.The Associated PresssNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:35 GMTNFL Calendar 2 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:01 GMTUK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (AP) — British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.iGeneral newsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited KingdomAfghanistanUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 10:46:03 GMT292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster, South Korea (AP) — A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured.HYUNG-JIN KIMYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPrimary and secondary educationMunicipal governmentsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 16 Apr 2014 12:57:28 GMTDaniel Radcliffe on why New York audiences rock YORK (AP) — The one thing Daniel Radcliffe always has to adjust to whenever he's onstage in America is how happy Americans are to see Daniel Radcliffe onstage.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsEntertainmentMoviesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 16 Apr 2014 12:15:53 GMT