FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 Mar 2015 09:40:34 -0700Heavy winds sweep Europe, knock people to their knees (AP) — Heavy winds swept across Britain, Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday, killing one man, knocking other pedestrians to their knees and forcing numerous flight and train delays and cancelations.iBusinessGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherGermanyUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 16:31:35 GMTUS stocks move lower a day after big jump stocks veered lower in midday trading Tuesday, relinquishing some of the gains from the day before. Industrial and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. Oil prices extended their slide. Investors weighed positive economic data on housing and consumers with concerns over the possibility of a deeper slide in oil prices.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesPricesFinancial marketsStock marketsReal estateEconomyLeading economic indicatorsCorporate stockCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:14:56 GMTSenior US official: Iran talks could go into Wednesday, 1 day past deadline, 'if useful', Switzerland (AP) — Senior US official: Iran talks could go into Wednesday, 1 day past deadline, 'if useful'iGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandIranWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 15:47:02 GMTIsraeli premier: Nuclear deal will 'pave the way' for Iran (AP) — Israel's prime minister criticized the deal expected to emerge from nuclear talks in Switzerland on Tuesday, saying it will "pave the way" for Iran to have the ability to build an atomic bomb in little time.By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGovernment and politicsIsraelUnited StatesIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 15:55:13 GMTPolice to discuss Missouri auditor aide's note after suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police investigating the apparent suicide of the Missouri auditor's spokesman plan to reveal Tuesday the contents of a note that he left behind.By DAVID A. LIEBaGovernment and politicsSuicidesGeneral newsState electionsElectionsMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:15:46 GMTMotel 'party' with strangers preceded spy agency shooting MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were shot at by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate were driving a car they had just stolen from a man who picked them up to "party" in a nearby motel, police said.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsCrimeEspionageIntelligence agenciesNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:14:00 GMTUSDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but less corn as that grain's profit potential remains low due to slumping pricesaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:26:03 GMTColorado theater shooter's mom feels guilt over his illness (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes feels guilty for not knowing her son was mentally ill and needed treatment, she wrote in a book of prayers and reflections compiled since the 2012 attack.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:37:19 GMTPassover: Welcoming gentiles for Seder a strong tradition YORK (AP) — When it comes to Passover, Seder is hardly just for Jews at Lee Nelson's house.By LEANNE ITALIEaGeneral newsLifestyleJudaismChristianityMuseumsHolidaysOccasionsReligionSocial affairsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelNew YorkPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaTibetUnited StatesNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 16:07:10 GMTBreanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women's All-America team Stewart is among the best players in women's basketball, and she never takes it for granted.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's sportsWomen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsBasketball, 31 Mar 2015 16:36:06 GMTJos. A. Bank laying off 122 after Men's Wearhouse merger, Md. (AP) — Retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers says it is laying off 122 workers at its Maryland headquarters nearly one year after announcing its acquisition by Men's Wearhouse.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 15:45:43 GMTDonors pledge $3.8B in Syria aid, far short of what's needed CITY (AP) — International donors committed $3.8 billion in aid for Syrians affected by the grinding civil war at a donors' conference in Kuwait on Tuesday, less than half of what the United Nations requested in its largest appeal yet for the country.By HUSSAIN AL-QATARIiBusinessGeneral newsCharity fundraisingHumanitarian crisesCivil warsForeign aidProtests and demonstrationsPhilanthropySocial affairsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesKuwaitKuwait CityNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:34:21 GMTFormer Putin allies question his political course (AP) — As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks 15 years since he was first elected, his former long-term allies are questioning his political course and warning of the economic consequences of his aggressive foreign policy.By NATALIYA VASILYEVAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomyEconomic policyForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment business and financeGovernment policyRussiaCrimeaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:31 GMTOfficials: Typhoon kills 5 on western Pacific island, Guam (AP) — Officials say a typhoon has killed at least five people on a western Pacific Ocean island ahead of strong winds that are expected to bear down on a neighboring island in Micronesia.By GRACE GARCES BORDALLOiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsHagatnaGuamMicronesiaOceania, 31 Mar 2015 16:03:36 GMTJordan Spieth speaks out on texting and driving months after Jordan Spieth signed an endorsement deal with AT&T, the 21-year-old Texan is starring in his first TV commercial with the Dallas-based company.By DOUG FERGUSONhtSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfMen's sportsGolfPGA ChampionshipsTechnology law and ethicsEventsTechnology issuesTechnologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyTexasEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:27:41 GMTAutopsy set on Ohio girl who died hours before rape trial, Ohio (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled for three people who died in an Ohio house fire, including a 10-year-old girl who prosecutors say was connected to a rape trial set to begin later that day.aGeneral newsViolent crimeFiresCrimes against childrenCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersYoungstownOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 15:52:39 GMTGreece disagrees with sanctions against Russia, Tsipras says, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he disagrees with sanctions against Russia, and wants to boost trade ties with the country.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeForeign policyInternational relationsMoscowRussiaGreeceEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 15:51:35 GMTPolice: Prisoner who stole gun, fled hospital found in DC (AP) — Police say a prisoner who escaped custody at a northern Virginia hospital with a guard's gun has been captured in Washington.By MATTHEW BARAKATwGeneral newsPrison breaksTheftCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and order, 31 Mar 2015 16:10:57 GMTDemocrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law, N.H. (AP) — Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians.By KATHLEEN RONAYNEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsLegislationPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:05 GMTUS stocks move slightly lower a day after a big jump YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging lower in midday trading, giving back some of their big gains the day before.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 31 Mar 2015 15:54:56 GMT2nd suspect pleads guilty in case of child cuffed to porch, N.C. (AP) — A former social worker has been sentenced to up to 17 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges that arose when a boy in her care was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck.By Tom Foreman Jr.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeSocial affairsCrimes against childrenHuman welfareSocial issuesMonroeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:13:07 GMTNigeria opps'n candidate spokesman: He's won, fears tricks, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election but fears his victory could be stolen by "tricks" from the government.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 16:12:15 GMTNorway signals wish to join China-led Asian investment bank (AP) — Norway said Tuesday it intends to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a prospective founding member to promote closer ties to the Asia-Pacific region, a move that could help the country's frozen relations with China thaw.By MATTI HUUHTANENiBusinessGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsChinaNorwayBeijingEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 15:59:43 GMTFamily of NY woman slain by mentally ill man settles lawsuit, N.Y. (AP) — The family of a suburban New York teacher killed and dismembered by a neighbor home on a weekend pass from an upstate mental health facility has settled a wrongful death lawsuit.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:45:38 GMTCanada police charge man in deaths of boys killed by python, New Brunswick (AP) — Canadian police have charged a man in the death of two young brothers who were asphyxiated by a python at his home.iGeneral newsSnakesAnimalsReptilesNew BrunswickCanadaNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:38:27 GMTIndiana governor wants changes to religious-objections law (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday that he wants legislation on his desk by the end of the week to clarify that the state's new religious-freedom law does not allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By TOM DAVIES and ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislationGender issuesLocal governmentsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentIndianaArkansasIndianapolisLittle RockUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:47 GMTFrench eye cockpit entry, psychological screening rules (AP) — French aviation investigators are examining "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings plane crash — issues that could eventually change worldwide aviation practices.By GEIR MOULSON and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFranceGermanyEuropeWestern Europe, 31 Mar 2015 15:46:45 GMTUN says remaining international staffers leave chaotic Yemen NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the last of its international staffers have now left Yemen as the U.N. human rights chief warns of a "total collapse" in the Arab world's poorest country.iGeneral newsYemenMiddle East, 31 Mar 2015 15:48:47 GMTObama vetoes measure against swifter union elections (AP) — President Barack Obama has vetoed a congressional measure blocking the National Labor Relations Board from streamlining the process for union elections.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLabor issuesLegislationLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Mar 2015 16:47:28 GMTBarbara Walters making series for ID network YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters resisted using the word "retirement" when she left "The View" and here's one reason why: She has a new series set to begin this October on the Investigation Discovery network.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral news, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:58 GMTInmate who stole guard's gun and fled suburban hospital is in custody, police say (AP) — Inmate who stole guard's gun and fled suburban hospital is in custody, police say .wGeneral newsTheftCrime, 31 Mar 2015 16:08:37 GMTFirst lady asks kids to step up for healthy lunch challenge (AP) — Know any kids with a knack for making healthy lunches? Michelle Obama might invite them to the White House.By J.M. HIRSCHwFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleHealthy eatingChild and teen healthNutritionHealthDiet and exerciseUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:08:37 GMTReport: Tiger Woods' plane seen at Augusta, Ga. (AP) — In the strongest indication that Tiger Woods might play the Masters, a newspaper reports that his private plane has been spotted at a local airport.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsAugustaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:16:17 GMTJust 7 more episodes of 'Mad Men' as its creator looks back YORK (AP) — How time flies in this very mad world! It seems like only yesterday that the 1960s were dawning for Don Draper, his family and his comrades at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. Now, as if in the blink of an eye, the '60s are waning as "Mad Men" nears the end of its glorious run.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentGender issuesSeniorsSocial issuesSocial affairs, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:17 GMTCharter nabs Bright House in latest cable deal YORK (AP) — In the latest big pay-TV company deal, Charter is buying Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.By TALI ARBEL and MICHELLE CHAPMANhtBusinessGeneral newsCable televisionHome buyingMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelecommunicationsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTelevisionMediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:31:41 GMTSoccer player at center of search killed crossing LA freeway ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return was killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen, but his lack of identification and other factors made confirming his death complicated, authorities said.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMen's soccerSoccerCollege sportsMen's sportsBerkeleyCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:16:17 GMTFast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15 YORK (AP) — Fast-food labor organizers say they're expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with a day of actions including other low-wage workers and demonstrations on college campuses.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsWages and salariesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestPersonnelNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:46:24 GMTPolice: Armed man, report of hostages at fire company PARK, Pa. (AP) — Police SWAT team members have converged on a Philadelphia-area firehouse after a call about an armed man and a report of hostages.aGeneral newsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 15:54:43 GMTUS official: Iran nuke talks could continue beyond deadline, Switzerland (AP) — Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers could be extended past Tuesday's deadline for the outline of an agreement if enough progress is made to justify it, a senior U.S. official said.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranSwitzerlandUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:25:53 GMTSpokesman: Nigeria opposition candidate won, fears 'tricks', Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari's spokesman told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election but fears his victory could be stolen by "tricks" from the government.By MICHELLE FAUL and ANDREW DRAKEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfricaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 31 Mar 2015 16:31:05 GMTSpotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, March 23 to Sunday, March 29 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentOnline mediaMedia, 31 Mar 2015 16:35:02 GMTTasteless tweets by newly named 'Daily Show' host draw fire YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," complete with the blessing of the exiting Jon Stewart, graphic tweets targeting women, Jews and victims of the Ebola virus are causing a social media backlash.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentSocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 31 Mar 2015 16:12:35 GMTQatar ambassador returns to Egypt after rift over Libya (AP) — Qatar returned its ambassador to Cairo on Tuesday, almost a month after recalling him in response to an Egyptian official accusing the tiny Gulf nation of supporting terrorism.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptMiddle EastCairoLibyaSaudi ArabiaQatarDohaNorth AfricaAfrica, 31 Mar 2015 16:04:38 GMTTennessee hires former Texas coach Rick Barnes, Tenn. (AP) — Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee.By STEVE MEGARGEEsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballSports transactionsSchool athleticsCoachingMen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsSports governanceEventsSports businessEducationSocial affairsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessTennesseeKnoxvilleTexasMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:23:35 GMTThunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery CITY (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant has had successful bone graft surgery for a fracture in his right foot.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsDurantOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:09:00 GMTGowdy sets May 1 deadline for Clinton interview on emails (AP) — The chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says he wants to interview Hillary Rodham Clinton by May 1.By MATTHEW DALYhtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 31 Mar 2015 15:54:50 GMTOlympic champ Gabby Douglas' family to get reality show ANGELES (AP) — Olympic women's gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentWomen's gymnasticsWomen's sportsGymnasticsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEvents, 31 Mar 2015 16:36:29 GMTMyanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire deal, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed Tuesday on the wording of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.By ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsInternational agreementsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 31 Mar 2015 16:39:04 GMTTransportation strike in Argentina shuts down country AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Transportation unions brought Argentina to a standstill on Tuesday with a one-day national strike to protest income tax rates and high inflation they say is eroding their earnings.By PETER PRENGAMANiBusinessGeneral newsStrikesTransportationEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsPricesArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos Aires, 31 Mar 2015 16:03:12 GMTUS Steel to idle part of Minntac; 680 layoffs expected (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota's biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsLayoffsLabor economyEconomyProduction facilitiesInternational tradeMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnelCorporate newsMinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolisNorth America, 31 Mar 2015 16:32:41 GMT