FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 04:14:46 -070011 killed when bus falls into gorge in eastern India, India (AP) — A bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road in eastern India and plunged into a gorge, killing at least 11 people, police said Monday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:40:04 GMTFormer Fed chairman starting 'Ben Bernanke's Blog' (AP) — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is getting a new title — blogger.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMedia, 30 Mar 2015 10:11:39 GMTRhino rampages in Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino charged into a city in southern Nepal on Monday, killing a woman, injuring several others and chasing panicked people through the main market and a hospital, an official said.iGeneral newsAnimalsRhinocerosMammalsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:57:53 GMTAP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillanceNational securityHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureTerrorismLegislationPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:33 GMTNational parks call on Americans to 'Find Your Park' (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there's also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that's aging and mostly white.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsNational parksPolitical fundraisingEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProducts and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 09:21:22 GMTInvestigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state, France (AP) — A French police official says European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.iGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceGermanyMarseilleWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 09:00:49 GMTClinton email dustup latest in 'delete, erase' era of gov't (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction.By NANCY BENAChtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relationsForeign policyInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyGovernment policyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:10:20 GMTFormer Israeli premier Olmert found guilty in bribery case (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty Monday of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsTerritorial disputesPolitical resignationsCabinetsCrimeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:22:46 GMTAP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage.By KELVIN CHANiGeneral newsJournalismWar crimesInternational lawJournalistsNews mediaMediaWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:26:41 GMTPolice arrest 26 in crackdown on anarchist group (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 12 people suspected of belonging to an anarchist group with terrorist aims.iGeneral newsArrestsSabotageLaw and orderCrimeSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 10:10:09 GMTPlayStation gets Spotify, replacing Sony's own music service YORK (AP) — Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentTechnologyMusicEntertainmentConsumer electronicsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate news, 30 Mar 2015 09:02:10 GMT4 tips to avoid getting fleeced by your broker your broker or adviser be trusted? There is no way to be 100 percent certain, but far too many investors don't even take a few simple steps to protect themselves. Start by asking questions. Here are four key ones, and tips for finding the answers.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 10:20:51 GMTSouth Korean firm named sole bidder for big fighter jet deal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever weapons development project.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:16:00 GMTFederal funding in short supply for rural water projects, N.M. (AP) — A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYANaBusinessGeneral newsAquifersUtilitiesIndustriesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureNew MexicoPortalesClovisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:15:56 GMTIraq: Twin car bombings in Baghdad kill at least 11 (AP) — A pair of car bombings in a Baghdad suburb on Monday killed at least 11 people and wounded dozens, officials said, hours after the arrival of the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, for talks with the Iraqi officials.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 09:40:03 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:35 GMTPhilippines ends major offensive it says killed 139 rebels, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military chief says a monthlong offensive against hard-line Muslim rebels in the south has ended after 139 insurgents were killed, 12 others were captured and their bomb-making strongholds were seized by troops.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:32:09 GMTSyrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 08:35:42 GMTA look at US Bureau of Reclamation rural water projects, N.M. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Reclamation oversees several large-scale projects aimed at delivering drinking water to rural communities in the West. The agency has $36 million to spend on projects during the next fiscal year — a fraction of the funds needed for the work.aBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNative AmericansUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:13:40 GMTQuotations in the News"For us, it makes it particularly difficult that the only victim from Montabaur is suspected to have caused this tragedy, this crash — although this has not been finally confirmed, but a lot is indicating that — and we have to face this." — Michael Dietrich, pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown, on the Germanwings' co-pilot blamed for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsYemenMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 07:02:05 GMTPentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary recruitmentMilitary and defenseNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 10:10:03 GMTCampaign begins for most unpredictable election in decades (AP) — Britain's prime minister David Cameron is paying a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II as the country begins formal campaigning for an election seen as the most unpredictable in decades.iGeneral newsCampaignsElectionsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Mar 2015 09:03:08 GMTStrong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa (AP) — A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersSamoaAustraliaOceaniaTonga, 30 Mar 2015 10:24:32 GMTSmall investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted YORK (AP) — Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal investingPersonal financeFinancial planning, 30 Mar 2015 10:18:11 GMTAsian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected to rise sometime this year but when they did they would do so gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyChinaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:03:10 GMTWith Lee's passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia's old guards LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia's best-known strongmen, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed the face of their countries.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityGovernment and politicsEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessMalaysiaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:09:27 GMTAirstrikes shake Yemen's capital as Shiite rebels push south, Yemen (AP) — A series of airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition shook Yemen's capital, Sanaa, overnight and early Monday morning as dozens of families fled the capital seeking safety.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle EastSaudi Arabia, 30 Mar 2015 10:02:49 GMTUN tribunal says Serb suspect Seselj has to return to court HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal say Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj has breached conditions of his provisional release and must return to the court's cellblock in The Hague.iGeneral newsYugoslav WarsWar crimesEventsWar and unrestSerbiaThe HagueEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europe, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:44 GMTA look at what's been lost to history look at what's gone but not forgotten:By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEmbassiesInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:11:18 GMTA look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career (AP) — An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsCabinetsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderElectionsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemMiddle EastGaza Strip, 30 Mar 2015 08:52:37 GMTUS treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday he pressed Chinese leaders over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.By JOE McDONALDhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 08:41:50 GMTBangladesh police say blogger hacked to death in capital, Bangladesh (AP) — A blogger was hacked to death by three men in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with two of the suspected attackers caught near the scene, police said.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMediaBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 08:45:01 GMTHope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation's turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT) and winner could be named later Monday or Tuesday, electoral officials say.By MICHELLE FAUL and HILARY UGURUiGeneral newsWar and unrestNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 08:41:02 GMTWorld stocks gain after Yellen signals gradual rise in rates KONG (AP) — World stock markets were buoyant Monday as investors cheered Fed chief Janet Yellen's comments signaling that U.S. interest rates would rise only gradually. Chinese stocks soared on hopes for more economic stimulus measures.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsChinaEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 09:41:19 GMTFrance's far-right fails to win a council in local voting (AP) — France's far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says she was satisfied with her party's performance in local council elections, though it won just 62 of the 4,108 seats at stake.iGeneral newsElectionsVotingGovernment and politicsLocal electionsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 08:13:44 GMT14 killed in car crash in Egypt's southern Sohag province, Egypt (AP) — A senior Egyptian security official says 14 people have been killed and seven injured in a car crash involving three vehicles in the southern province of Sohag.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 07:47:48 GMTHighway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a passenger van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 09:42:03 GMTDuke freshmen 'easy to mesh' into Final Four team (AP) — Like his Duke teammates sitting on either side of him at the podium, Quinn Cook had a strand of the cut-down net sticking out of his regional championship cap.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballMen's sportsCollege sportsEventsBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:38 GMTMitchell sends South Carolina women to 1st Final Four, N.C. (AP) — Someday, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley will eventually rename a play after star guard Tiffany Mitchell.By JOEDY McCREARYsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsFloridaSouth CarolinaNorth CarolinaGreensboroAsheboroUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:03:20 GMTFormer Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCampaign finance improprietiesLegal proceedingsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeCabinetsLaw and orderCampaignsElectionsPolitical issuesDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemPalestinian territoriesIsraelWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 09:30:03 GMTWhy getting patients on their feet may speed recovery in ICU (AP) — The intensive care unit is a last frontier for physical therapy: It's hard to exercise patients hooked to ventilators so they can breathe.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwGeneral newsHealthPhysical fitnessAnimalsAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:05:55 GMTObama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic senator served for 47 years.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 30 Mar 2015 07:16:47 GMTIran nuclear talks at crunch time, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 09:47:55 GMTWild rhino enters Nepal city, killing 1 and injuring several, Nepal (AP) — A wild rhino has entered a city in southern Nepal, killing a woman and injuring several other people.iGeneral newsAnimalsRhinocerosAthlete injuriesMammalsAthlete healthSportsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 09:09:57 GMTMcGraw appreciates Notre Dame women's run more than ever CITY (AP) — It would be easy to forgive Muffett McGraw if she started taking Final Four appearances for granted.By KURT VOIGTsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsCollege basketballBasketballWomen's basketballCollege sportsEventsOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 07:08:11 GMTFormer F1 driver Montagny suspended for 2 years (AP) — Former Formula One driver Franck Montagny has been handed a two-year suspension by the sport's governing body after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine.sSportsAutomobile racingDopingSports governanceFormula OneFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 10:21:27 GMTChina evacuating from Yemen, suspending anti-piracy patrols (AP) — China is evacuating its citizens from Yemen and suspending anti-piracy patrols in the area amid the growing violence in the Middle Eastern country.iGeneral newsMaritime piracyEvacuationsCrimeChinaYemenMiddle EastEast AfricaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 10:23:27 GMTFlood alerts issued in Kashmir as rivers cross danger mark, India (AP) — Hundreds of Kashmiris in both India and Pakistan moved to higher ground Monday as rain-swollen rivers swamped parts of the disputed Himalayan region placed under an emergency flood alert just six months after some 600 people died in flooding that left the region in shambles.By MERAJ-UDDINiGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersHealthNatural disastersKashmirIndiaPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 10:08:26 GMTTaylor Swift wins artist of the year at iHeartRadio Awards iHeartRadio Music Awards should be called the iHeartTaylorSwift Awards.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsiHeartRadio Music AwardsFashion designEvents, 30 Mar 2015 09:34:22 GMTStrong quakes strike off South Pacific nation of Tonga (AP) — A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersSamoaAustraliaOceaniaTonga, 30 Mar 2015 10:15:50 GMT