FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Apr 2015 12:47:19 -0700Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack, Kenya (AP) — The use of a police plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed, a police official said in a statement.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsKenyaNairobiEast AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 16:55:22 GMTBlake Shelton: nominee, host and Lambert cheerleader at ACMs, Texas (AP) — Blake Shelton may be going into the Academy of Country Music Awards as a host, performer and two-time nominee, but he has another priority: being a cheerleader.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAcademy of Country Music AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 16:53:45 GMTNY's Cuomo to be first gov. to visit Cuba as ties reopen, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen.By DAVID KLEPPERaBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEconomyEventsAgricultureIndustriesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHavanaCubaNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:38:38 GMTSerena Williams at Fed Cup: 'Today was a big eye opener', Italy (AP) — Serena Williams thought she was ready for the clay-court season.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:03 GMTWest Virginia's Joe Manchin says he'll run again for Senate, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said on Sunday that he will run for re-election in 2018 rather than make a return bid for governor next year, saying he believes he can have the greatest impact by staying in Washington.By PAM RAMSEYpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureUnited StatesCharlestonNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 19 Apr 2015 17:20:45 GMTGunmen storm Afghan police station as mine clearers abducted, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents armed with guns and explosives attacked a police station Sunday in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar, wounding two officers and a civilian as gunmen elsewhere kidnapped at least a dozen mine clearers, authorities said.iGeneral newsKidnappingJudiciaryPoliceCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 18:58:01 GMTThe Latest: Stable Libya would avert migrant deaths: Germany p.m. (1855 GMT, 2:55 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeGermanyMiddle EastWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 18:56:57 GMTLos Angeles effort to set ukulele-playing record falls short ANGELES (AP) — What do you get when more than 1,100 ukulele (OO'-koo-leh-leh) enthusiasts gather and begin playing their instruments?aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentRecord setting eventsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:41:55 GMTAfghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestJudiciaryGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 17:04:13 GMTHamilton wins Bahrain GP ahead of Raikkonen and Rosberg, Bahrain (AP) — Lewis Hamilton's bid for a third Formula One title is gathering momentum after another convincing win in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix, while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's status as his main challenger is under threat from a resurgent Ferrari team.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBahrainMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 18:59:22 GMTEvacuation orders lifted near Southern California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — Cooperative weather and the efforts of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:07:54 GMTItaly beats US and Serena Williams 3-2 in Fed Cup playoff, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 16:44:49 GMTActor Ben Powers, known for 'Good Times' TV role, dies at 64 BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMassachusettsNew BedfordProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:57:40 GMT8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club DE JANEIRO (AP) — A group of armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club with close links to a notorious former prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday.By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICONiGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Apr 2015 16:57:42 GMTHundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestBlockadesInternational relationsLegislatureAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeRomeMaltaLibyaSpainMediterranean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 18:54:02 GMTArpaio immigration unit tarnished by misconduct allegations (AP) — As frustrations mounted a decade ago over illegal immigration, Sheriff Joe Arpaio created an elite squad to crack down on smugglers and, in the process, became known across the country as a tough-talking lawman willing to step in where the federal government wouldn't.By JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeSmugglingTheftCrimeImmigrationPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:03:44 GMTOpposition Center Party takes early lead in Finnish election (AP) — Finland voted Sunday to determine which coalition could lift the country out of a three-year recession, with the opposition Center Party in an early lead over the ruling conservatives whose leader, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, acknowledged his government was slow to enact economic reforms.By MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyNational governmentsPolitical partiesRecessions and depressionsPolitical organizationsHelsinkiFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 18:27:44 GMTEcclestone says 2016 Azerbaijan Grand Prix going ahead, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One commercial chief Bernie Ecclestone says the Azerbaijan Grand Prix will make its debut next season, despite concerns over the country's human rights record.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsHuman rights and civil libertiesFormula OneAutomobile racingSocial issuesSocial affairsAzerbaijanBakuGermanyMiddle EastBahrainEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 18:04:37 GMTResearcher denied flight after tweet poking United security (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.By JACK GILLUMhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyTransportation safetyTransportationSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:24:38 GMTThe Latest: Germany says migrant smugglers must be stopped p.m. (1635 GMT, 12:35 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 16:35:56 GMTStudies: Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers, N.J. (AP) — One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research conference in Philadelphia.By LINDA A. JOHNSONfBusinessCancerTumorsDiagnosis and treatmentChemotherapyCell biologyMedicationDiseases and conditionsHealthLung diseaseSkin disordersProducts and servicesCorporate newsBiologySciencePhiladelphiaNew JerseyPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:56:41 GMTHungarian Holocaust survivors thank American rescuers, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian Holocaust survivors rescued 70 years ago from a train taking them from one concentration camp to another paid tribute to the American soldiers who helped liberate them.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustSearch and rescue effortsEventsHungaryBudapestGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 17:16:30 GMTYemen Shiite rebel leader vows not to surrender amid strikes, Yemen (AP) — A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen vowed to not surrender Sunday amid Saudi-led airstrikes in a rambling speech that rejected U.N. efforts to halt violence there, even as the political party of the country's former leader welcomed international efforts for a cease-fire.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaSanaaMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 18:22:55 GMTMexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader CITY (AP) — Mexican security officials say they've captured the man accused of running the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 19 Apr 2015 17:28:50 GMTActor Ben Powers, known for "Good Times" TV role, dies at 64 BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Actor Alton "Ben" Powers, known for his role in the 1970s CBS television series "Good Times," has died at the age of 64.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesMassachusettsNew BedfordProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:28:21 GMTUtility: No leaks found in California gas line that exploded, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says a gas pipeline that exploded in Central California had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found.aGeneral newsExplosionsTrafficTransportationAccidents and disastersCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:30:37 GMTBaltimore man injured in police encounter dies 1 week later (AP) — A man who was loaded into a Baltimore police van for transport to a police station, then needed an ambulance, has died a week after he was injured, city and hospital officials said Sunday.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:06:37 GMTThe Latest: UK minister will discuss migrants at EU meeting p.m. (1755 GMT, 1:55 p.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited KingdomEuropeItalyWestern EuropeMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 17:57:45 GMTTurkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round, Cyprus (AP) — The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyCyprusMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 18:48:36 GMTPolice: Seal or sea lion pup abducted from Los Angeles beach ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say four people snatched either a seal or sea lion pup from a beach near the city's international airport early Sunday.aGeneral newsOdditiesSea lionsSealsLionsKidnappingAnimalsMammalsCrimeLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:36:55 GMTBehind the lens of 5 iconic AP photos of the BP oil spill of the BP oil spill back in 2010 began as a sprint, trying to find out who had been killed and wounded in the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, and how bad the leak might get.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesAnimalsBirdsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:25:00 GMTRussia beats Germany in Fed Cup semi to book final vs Czechs, Russia (AP) — Russia reached the Fed Cup final Sunday, sealing victory at home over Germany in the last doubles rubber.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanyCzech RepublicSochiEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 16:47:18 GMTOfficials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:17:23 GMTPoland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to "protest and demand an apology," saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustInternational relationsNazismLaw enforcement agenciesEventsGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 17:39:47 GMTTrial beginning for last 3 defendants in FAMU hazing case, Fla. (AP) — Three years have passed since the brutal beating death of a Florida A&M University drum major exposed a culture of hazing within the school's band.By KYLE HIGHTOWERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsHazing ritualsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairs, 19 Apr 2015 17:31:24 GMTOfficials say attacks around Iraq's capital kill 14 people (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings and mortar fire targeting public places have killed 14 people around the capital, Baghdad.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 17:48:45 GMTService held to mark 20 years since Oklahoma City bombing CITY (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later.By TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsState governmentsBombingsGovernment and politicsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:43:39 GMTDjokovic beats Berdych in Monte Carlo Masters final (AP) — Even when Novak Djokovic doesn't play very well, he manages to win titles.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisEventsMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 18:58:33 GMTBaltimore hospital says man injured in police encounter dies (AP) — A man who sustained injuries during an encounter with Baltimore police has died.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:13:29 GMTBaltimore mayor vows accountability in police custody death (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner promise a thorough investigation into the death of a man injured while in police custody.JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsPoliceMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLocal governmentsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:54:32 GMT'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7."By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:28:51 GMTThe Latest: Italy can't confirm 700 migrants aboard ship p.m. (1655 GMT, 12:55 EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 16:54:23 GMTVideo: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.By JON GAMBRELL and ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestChristianityReligionInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTerrorismSocial affairsEgyptEthiopiaIraqLibyaMiddle EastCairoEast AfricaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:26:55 GMTDavis Cup final may be played at neutral venue, Russia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is considering playing future Davis Cup finals at a neutral venue.Associated PresssSportsDavis CupTennisMen's tennisDopingEventsMen's sportsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 18:45:43 GMTUN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala CITY (AP) — Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.By SONIA PEREZ D.iGeneral newsOrganized crimePolitical corruptionExtortion and threatsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGuatemalaUnited StatesGuatemala CityLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:43:58 GMTA search for the living among the dead in the Mediterranean (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after the capsizing of a fishing boat carrying hundreds of people, raising fears that the migrant tragedy off Libya's coast could become the Mediterranean's deadliest.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestBlockadesInternational relationsLegislatureAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyEuropeRomeMaltaLibyaSpainMediterranean SeaMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 18:24:11 GMTOfficial: Not sure why employee was near California gas line, Calif. (AP) — A county official in California says Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wasn't notified that an employee would be driving a front-loader near a gas line that exploded because someone thought the driver would be working in a different area.aGeneral newsTrafficTransportationCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 17:21:22 GMTFacts, law in Memphis case similar to Cleveland cop shooting (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw enforcement agenciesLegislationLegislatureClevelandOhioMemphisUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 19 Apr 2015 17:11:01 GMTNew Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 18:24:14 GMTEgypt's president meets CIA director in Cairo for talks (AP) — Egypt's president has held talks with CIA director John Brennan in Cairo that touched on regional conflicts and terrorism.iGeneral newsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 18:55:02 GMT