FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Apr 2014 02:38:21 -0700Joss Whedon releasing film for digital download YORK (AP) — Joss Whedon is releasing a film he wrote as a $5 digital download, bypassing the normal channels of independent film distribution.JAKE COYLEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMedia distributionTribeca Film FestivalMediaEventsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 03:31:11 GMTProsecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.iGeneral newsArrestsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 03:23:55 GMTTroubled history fuel Japan-China tension, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.CHRISTOPHER BODEENMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsForced laborGovernment and politicsNationalismCrimeWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoNanjingEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2014 07:52:56 GMTLohan says on reality show she had miscarriage ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMoviesCelebrity, 21 Apr 2014 08:55:58 GMTChinese police begin carrying guns during patrols (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists.iGeneral newsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 09:08:50 GMTJohn Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal CITY (AP) — Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as Christianity entered its third millennium.NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsChristianityReligionReligious communitiesSex in societySocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesSocial issuesVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2014 06:25:15 GMTCuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform (AP) — The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.ANDREA RODRIGUEZiGeneral newsHome buyingAccidents and disastersResidential real estateLifestyleAccidentsHavanaCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2014 05:33:43 GMTTeen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.OSKAR GARCIAaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:10 GMTHigh court to hear dispute about TV over Internet (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.MARK SHERMANhtBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsSportsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentBroadcast televisionInternet technologyCorporate legal affairsEntertainment and media technologyCable televisionTelevisionSports mediaCopyrightNational courtsConsumer electronicsIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeGeneral newsMediaComputing and information technologyCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTelecommunicationsIndustriesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Apr 2014 07:31:39 GMTPujols powering toward 500th homer (AP) — Albert Pujols is closing in on his 500th homer and joining a prestigious club. More important for the Los Angeles Angels, he's looking like his powerful self again.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsMichiganDetroitLos AngelesNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaNew York, 21 Apr 2014 07:17:51 GMTKuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when.PETE IACOBELLIsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:08:18 GMTFBI: 16-year-old stowaway survives unharmed in wheel well of California-Hawaii flight (AP) — FBI: 16-year-old stowaway survives unharmed in wheel well of California-Hawaii flight.aGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 04:02:34 GMTAP PHOTOS: Nicaraguan town drags chained 'Judases', Nicaragua (AP) — For 130 years, the people of Masatepe have observed Good Friday by dressing up in colorful masks and costumes and dragging chained "Judases" through the streets of their town in western Nicaragua.iGeneral newsNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:53 GMTAPNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationBusinessFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 08:01:21 GMTGrim work for families as more bodies discovered, South Korea (AP) — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry — just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsTrafficCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 04:16:36 GMTAldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:28:24 GMTUS justices hear arguments in Argentina debt case (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.wBusinessGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:48:40 GMTToday in History is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.The Associated PressaBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeEventsGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2014 04:00:49 GMTVatican knew for decades about Legion problem late Pope John Paul II and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the sexual abuse problem until late in his 26-year papacy, especially concerns about the troubled Legion of Christ order and its leader, the Rev. Marcial Maciel. But the Legion's troubles were not news to the Vatican, according to a trove of 212 Vatican documents exposed in the 2012 book "The Will to Not Know" and placed online at . Here's a look at some of the more pointed criticism about Maciel from the archive, which also included plenty of letters from bishops and Vatican officials praising him and his order.The Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligious communitiesReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issues, 21 Apr 2014 07:25:03 GMTOil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jitters (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 08:34:27 GMTDC assault trial for singer Chris Brown to begin (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge in Washington is expected to begin Monday.wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crime, 21 Apr 2014 07:16:07 GMT16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.OSKAR GARCIAaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:44:34 GMTTroubled history fuels Japan-China tension, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.CHRISTOPHER BODEENMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsForced laborGovernment and politicsNationalismCrimeWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoNanjingEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2014 08:12:55 GMTSaudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virus, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle East, 21 Apr 2014 09:04:20 GMTColumn: Even Thibodeau can't defend this clunker (AP) — Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it's a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing.JIM LITKEsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:48:55 GMTJapan PM sends offering to war shrine (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesGovernment and politicsFairs and festivalsWar and unrestRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2014 05:36:43 GMTStudy: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsAgricultural scienceClimateAtmospheric scienceEnergy and the environmentAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental scienceAgricultureEnvironmental concernsScienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesEarth scienceAir qualityEnergy industry, 21 Apr 2014 08:02:47 GMTGroup concerned for activist missing in Thailand (AP) — An international human rights group is calling on Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance of a prominent environmental activist.iGeneral newsEnvironmental activismHuman rights and civil libertiesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 04:47:03 GMTHigher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPublic opinionEconomyLabor economySocial affairs, 21 Apr 2014 04:05:13 GMTAfter bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security (AP) — For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square and plan for emergencies that could arise during the race.JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsTrack and fieldBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 06:09:34 GMTAldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 06:33:00 GMTAsian stocks mixed after holiday weekend (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea.fBusinessEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsChinaJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 08:26:52 GMTCar hits packed Florida church, injuring about 20 MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church Sunday night just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, barreling through its brick outer wall and several rows of pews and injuring about 20 people, authorities said.aGeneral newsChristianityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationReligionSocial affairsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 05:34:38 GMTNene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93 (AP) — Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this.ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 03:25:59 GMTGOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregon OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.JONATHAN J. COOPERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionState electionsPrimary electionsHealthLegislaturePolitical partiesGeneral electionsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsOregonUnited StatesPortlandNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:59:12 GMTSub search for missing jet two-thirds complete, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires burst on takeoff.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsOceansAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEnvironment and natureAustraliaMalaysiaIndian OceanOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 07:16:25 GMTSKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous', South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGovernment and politicsGeneral newsMissing personsArrestsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 07:05:59 GMTGOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizations, 21 Apr 2014 07:57:20 GMTDozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsArmed forcesViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:29 GMTWhy are Americans obsessed with missing plane?, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsTV newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNews mediaMediaTelevisionAustraliaOceania, 21 Apr 2014 08:09:15 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombs (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTMortar shells hit near Syrian parliament, kill 5, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 21 Apr 2014 07:58:12 GMTSherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesEmergency managementMountainsGovernment and politicsBoycottsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and naturePolitical and civil unrestNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 05:56:29 GMTKids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.LINDSEY TANNERaHealthChild and teen health, 21 Apr 2014 05:48:22 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsFed CupBoston MarathonEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMarathonsTrack and fieldNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:32:33 GMTBiden heads to Ukraine as tensions rise (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2014 07:19:41 GMTPoll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.JENNIFER AGIESTASETH BORENSTEINwBusinessGovernment and politicsSciencePublic opinionSmokingEnvironmental scienceAtmospheric scienceClimateReligionEnvironmental concernsBiologySocial affairsPublic healthHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEarth scienceCosmologyAstronomyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:41:44 GMTSharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyLos AngelesSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2014 07:22:36 GMTAP NewsAlert, South Korea (AP) — SKorean president calls actions of sunken ferry's captain, some crew 'unforgivable, murderous'iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2014 04:25:55 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on confidence in scientific concepts was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications March 20-24. It is based on online interviews of 1,012 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsScience, 21 Apr 2014 07:45:25 GMT