FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 20:35:29 -0700Woman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsToledoOhioLake ErieUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:37:33 GMTCrews find suspected area of radiation leak, N.M. (AP) — Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored.JERI CLAUSINGaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:16:18 GMTSSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base, South Sudan (AP) — An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said.ILYA GRIDNEFFiGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical refugeesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSouth SudanNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2014 01:38:22 GMTLester leads Red Sox past White Sox 3-1 (AP) — Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.BRIAN SANDALOWsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 03:22:04 GMTSuspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:57:44 GMTRob Ford acknowledges "rocky moments" at rally (AP) — Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford acknowledged "rocky moments over the past year" but vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsOntarioCanadaTorontoNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 03:20:34 GMTJury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeHate crimesImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsIraqCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesDetroitMiddle EastNorth AmericaMichigan, 18 Apr 2014 02:06:49 GMTDodgers' Puig focuses on baseball despite issues FRANCISCO (AP) — Yasiel Puig believes he has the support from his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and the club to help him keep his focus on baseball despite challenges off the field.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsPolitical defectionsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsGovernment and politicsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:20 GMTApartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government.aBusinessGeneral newsRace and ethnicityLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciarySouth AfricaUnited StatesSouthern AfricaAfricaNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:09:09 GMTExcerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez CITY (AP) — Here are some excerpts from the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.iGeneral newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 01:51:53 GMT'Real Housewives' TV star faces battery charge (AP) — Porsha Williams of the Bravo network's "Real Housewives of Atlanta" is facing a charge of battery after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:45:22 GMTSabathia beats Price; Yanks top Rays 10-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — CC Sabathia pitched seven innings for a rare win at Tropicana Field, leading the New York Yankees past David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays 10-2 Thursday night in a matchup of former AL Cy Young Award winners.MARK DIDTLERsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 18 Apr 2014 02:32:53 GMTEx-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCrimeProfessional footballArrestsReckless endangermentCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballCollege sportsLaw and orderArizonaMesaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:28:23 GMTPrincess Lacey's life celebrated at Michigan State LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lacey Holsworth did not stop smiling until cancer took her life.LARRY LAGEaGeneral newsSportsMen's basketballCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:49:45 GMTTexas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion, Texas (AP) — As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.EMILY SCHMALLaGeneral newsExplosionsFiresAccidents and disastersSeniorsAccidentsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:42:39 GMTWallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:42:03 GMT2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsNewspapersGovernment surveillanceNews mediaMediaPolitical issuesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 18 Apr 2014 01:28:08 GMTHawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.SAM EIFLINGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsLegislationHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 03:01:54 GMTShields strikes out 12, Royals sweep Astros 5-1 (AP) — James Shields struck out 12 in eight innings and the Kansas City Royals completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 5-1 win on Thursday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 03:13:54 GMTDivers pumping air into submerged SKorean ship, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard officials say divers have begun pumping air into a submerged South Korean ship 48 hours after it listed and sank. But it wasn't immediately clear if the air was for survivors or for a salvage operation.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 02:37:33 GMTMcCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit his first homer of the season and drove in three runs, Pedro Alvarez had a three-run shot and pinch-hitter Josh Harrison broke a tie with a long ball in the seventh inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Milwaukee Brewers their first road loss, 11-2 on Thursday night.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghWisconsinPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:52:33 GMTWainwright's 2-hitter leads Cards past Nats 8-0 (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw a two-hitter Thursday night for his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 18 Apr 2014 02:27:26 GMTChelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall (AP) — For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.KEN THOMASlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationships2016 United States Presidential ElectionCabinet appointments and nominationsPhilanthropic foundationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPhilanthropySocial affairs, 18 Apr 2014 01:45:58 GMTOfficials say climbers feared missing after avalanche sweeps Mount Everest, Nepal (AP) — Officials say climbers feared missing after avalanche sweeps Mount Everest.iGeneral newsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 03:00:04 GMTPower briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsPower outagesEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballService outagesGeneral newsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:17:47 GMTGabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMunicipal governmentsNewspapersJournalismObituariesGovernment and politicsNews mediaEntertainmentLocal governmentsMediaColombiaBogotaCubaVenezuelaMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 18 Apr 2014 02:55:02 GMTChristian broadcaster wins health care injunction (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsEmergency contraceptionChristianityBirth controlReligionWomen's healthSexual and reproductive healthSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:20:16 GMTDays after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesTribeca Film FestivalWildlifeCultural preservationEventsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCulturesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:20:42 GMTDutch man's case linked to Amanda Todd, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian police confirmed Thursday an arrest has been made in the Netherlands in the case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her harassment on a YouTube video watched by millions around the world.JEREMY HAINSWORTHTOBY STERLINGiGeneral newsExtortion and threatsExtraditionCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderBritish ColumbiaNetherlandsCanadaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 02:07:45 GMTUS: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record YORK (AP) — A federal judge has approved 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, a prosecutor said Thursday.LARRY NEUMEISTERaTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsAccidents and disastersSeptember 11 attacksCorporate newsBusinessOwnership changesLaw and orderEventsIranUnited StatesManhattanMiddle EastNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 18 Apr 2014 03:05:19 GMTFranklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1 DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSan DiegoColoradoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:46:01 GMTPolice search home of highway shooting suspect, Mo. (AP) — Police have arrested a male suspect in a string of random Kansas City-area highway shootings that have wounded three people.aGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderCrimeMissouriKansas CityUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 01:22:16 GMTSub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanKuala LumpurOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 01:46:21 GMTAvalanche sweeps Everest; 4-5 believed buried, Nepal (AP) — Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.iGeneral newsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 03:17:41 GMTChina: One-fifth of country's farmland polluted (AP) — China's government says in a report that nearly one-fifth of the country's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture.iBusinessGeneral newsAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 02:28:01 GMTPolice: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife (AP) — A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 03:17:06 GMTNobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureObituariesGovernment and politicsVisual artsNews mediaEntertainmentMediaColombiaMexicoVenezuelaMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth AmericaCentral America, 18 Apr 2014 02:51:57 GMTChina says one-fifth of its farmland is polluted (AP) — Nearly one-fifth of China's farmland is polluted, mostly from yearslong accumulations of toxins from factories, mining and agriculture, the government said, raising sharp concerns about the country's food safety after years of unbridled industrialization.iBusinessGeneral newsAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWater environmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 03:21:06 GMTRangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1 YORK (AP) — Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.IRA PODELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsSports transactionsSports businessEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityPhiladelphiaNew YorkMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 18 Apr 2014 03:01:24 GMTCoast guard says divers have begun pumping air into submerged South Korean ferry, South Korea (AP) — Coast guard says divers have begun pumping air into submerged South Korean ferry.iGeneral newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 02:30:10 GMTSinger Chris Brown's bodyguard on trial in DC (AP) — A man accusing singer Chris Brown and his bodyguard of punching him in the face is trying to "get rich" as a result of a bloody nose, a lawyer for the bodyguard said Thursday.JESSICA GRESKOwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:33 GMTRoyal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have enjoyed a sheep-shearing demonstration and greeted crowds of flower-bearing fans at an agricultural fair in Sydney.iGeneral newsSheepAnimalsMammalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAustraliaSydneyOceania, 18 Apr 2014 03:21:55 GMTTranscript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation, South Korea (AP) — A doomed ferry's captain delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, according to a transcript of the ship-to-shore exchange and interviews with a crewmember.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 03:11:21 GMTTwins use wild rally past Blue Jays for sweep (AP) — Minnesota scored three straight runs on wild pitches by the Toronto Blue Jays' Sergio Santos in the eighth inning, when the Twins walked eight times off three relievers in rallying for a 9-5 victory and a sweep of Thursday's day-night doubleheader.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 18 Apr 2014 03:06:57 GMTPower goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings opener JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Power went out at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsPower outagesEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyService outagesGeneral newsSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:08:00 GMTGrief in town of students missing in ferry sinking, South Korea (AP) — The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary.FOSTER KLUGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationTrain travelEducationSocial affairsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTravelLifestyleSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 01:56:21 GMTCalifornia cross-border airport clears key hurdle DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.ELLIOT SPAGATaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGovernment payGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2014 02:25:55 GMTVietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly.iGeneral newsSportsAsian GamesSports mediaGovernment and politicsEventsVietnamHanoiSoutheast AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2014 03:07:42 GMT911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash, Calif. (AP) — With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other witnesses described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead.FENIT NIRAPPILJUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationExplosionsFiresTrafficAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 02:33:56 GMTUN envoy urges Syria's warring sides to save Homs (AP) — The United Nations envoy to Syria on Thursday said the besieged central city of Homs has become a "theater of death and destruction," and he urged both sides in the country's civil war to return to negotiations.iGeneral newsDiplomacyCivil warsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSyriaRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2014 01:32:06 GMT