FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 06:48:38 -0700Court rejects challenge to NJ ban on gay conversion therapy (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away a challenge to New Jersey's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy for patients under 18 years old.wGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:48:20 GMTIsraeli foreign minister takes party into opposition (AP) — Israel's foreign minister says he will not sit in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming government and instead will take his Yisrael Beitenu party into the opposition.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsIsraelMiddle East, 04 May 2015 12:15:54 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorina MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she stepped into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign on Monday.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsCaliforniaIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:12:22 GMTReport: harassment, threats against Czech Jews rise (AP) — A new report by Prague's Jewish community has registered a significant increase of cases of harassment and threats against Jews last year.iGeneral newsReligious strifeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 13:51:17 GMTThe Latest on prophet cartoon attack: Phoenix home searched, Texas (AP) — 8:30 a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:51:13 GMTDow Chemical to trim about 3 pct of global workforce Chemical will cut about 3 percent of its global workforce as it prepares to break off a significant part of its chlorine operations in a deal announced earlier this year with Olin Corp.By The Associated PressfBusinessLayoffsMaterials industryIndustriesPersonnel, 04 May 2015 13:19:54 GMTDutch, Canadian leaders lead off week of WWII remembrance, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper are meeting to kick off a week of celebrations and remembrances to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsNetherlandsCanadaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:42:07 GMTMcDonald's to simplify structure, focus on customers YORK (AP) — McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook says he's stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly to keep up with changing tastes.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:41:58 GMTGeorgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburb, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who was acquitted three years ago in a major public corruption case is now accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the suburb of Lawrenceville.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:43:30 GMTGeorgia O'Keeffe flower painting going to NYC auction YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting that the artist kept for herself is among the highlights of an upcoming auction of American art.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsShoppingLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:11:13 GMTSurvey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country, but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.By BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsWinter weatherTransportationWeatherTrafficIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesStormsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:01:57 GMTTaliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTerrorismDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulDohaQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 12:51:20 GMTFBI searches Phoenix home in Texas Muhammad shooting probe, Texas (AP) — The FBI says agents are searching a Phoenix apartment as part of the investigation into the deadly shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:24:06 GMTUnder-fire German spy chief says his agency not a 'US tool' (AP) — Germany's top spy has rejected opposition charges that the country's foreign intelligence agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.iGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesGovernment surveillanceEspionageGovernment and politicsNational securityPolitical issuesCrimeMilitary and defenseBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 13:03:24 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable YORK (AP) — An NYPD officer was in critical but stable condition early Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens.aGeneral newsCrimeQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:36:55 GMTEverest climbing season likely over in Nepal, Nepal (AP) — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 13:15:33 GMTEx-Christie allies are at court for hearing in bridge case, N.J. (AP) — The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie make initial appearances.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTraffic2016 United States Presidential ElectionCriminal investigationsPolitical scandalsTransportationNational electionsElectionsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:50:57 GMTKerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.iGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaKenyaMiddle EastRiyadhYemenEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 12:52:25 GMTComcast now has more Internet than cable customers YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessTechnologyCable televisionInternet televisionEntertainment and media technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelevisionMediaOnline mediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTelecommunicationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 04 May 2015 13:12:14 GMTBill Clinton: Foundation has done nothing wrong (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton defended his family's charitable foundation, saying there's nothing "sinister" about getting wealthy people to help poor people in developing countries.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 04 May 2015 13:03:51 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capital, Syria (AP) — A small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, carried out an attack in Damascus on Monday targeting a Syrian military logistics and supply facility, militants and activists said.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestAssassinationsTerrorismSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 04 May 2015 12:12:02 GMTWalker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000, Wis. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.By SCOTT BAUERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:46:09 GMTMom charged with throwing baby into river; he was rescued, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania mother accused of throwing her 1-year-old son into a river before jumping from a bridge herself has been charged with attempted homicide.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSearch and rescue effortsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeAllentownPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:44:03 GMTFerguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney more than $1,300 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms demanded by the Justice Department since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown last summer.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:54:53 GMTEU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski, Poland (AP) — European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck attended the state funeral ceremonies on Monday for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 13:10:33 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bids (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina announced she's running for president, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was set to launch his bid as well on Monday, as the Republican field of hopefuls expands once more. Both Fiorina and Carson have the potential to help the GOP win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionTV newsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsNews mediaMediaTelevisionPolitical organizationsUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:00:12 GMTUN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake (AP) — The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.iGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChinaNepalBeijingNew ZealandGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaOceania, 04 May 2015 12:53:41 GMTDean Foods combining brands under national label YORK (AP) — Dean Foods will place all of its regional milk labels under one brand as part of a move to boost its business and tout the quality of its product.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgriculture, 04 May 2015 13:53:49 GMTDiscussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is rejecting the idea of police officers enforcing morality rules, staking a clear position against hard-liners who largely oppose his outreach to the West.iGeneral newsIranMiddle East, 04 May 2015 13:24:09 GMTFBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet contest shooting, Texas (AP) — Federal agents are searching an apartment in Phoenix in an investigation into a shooting outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, the FBI confirmed Monday.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState governmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:49:22 GMTMurray wins BMW Open for 1st clay-court title (AP) — Andy Murray won his first clay-court title on Monday when he overcame Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6 (4), 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the rain-delayed final of the BMW Open.sSportsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsMunichGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 13:08:53 GMTStocks open higher, building on gains from Friday YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher, building on their gains from Friday.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial markets, 04 May 2015 13:44:18 GMTRhode Island man advertising to find wife a kidney, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man is getting creative in his search to secure a kidney donor for his wife.aGeneral newsRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:56:30 GMTAPNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes info (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.By RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMilitary legal affairsArmed forcesMilitary affairsLegal proceedingsPublic opinionLegislatureJudiciaryGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseLaw and orderSocial affairsUnited StatesNorfolkNorth AmericaVirginia, 04 May 2015 13:13:52 GMTBruce Jenner in the spotlight for 2 'Kardashians' specials YORK (AP) — If you didn't hear enough about Bruce Jenner's gender transition during his recent interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, the E! network wants to fix that.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainment, 04 May 2015 13:42:08 GMTEx-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi (AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. He also says U.S. intelligence agencies failed to recognize that al-Qaida would rapidly regain strength after the killing of Osama bin Laden.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesPolitical partiesInternational relationsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:19:48 GMTGreece: Progress in bailout talks, seeks swift payout, Greece (AP) — Weekend negotiations between Greece and rescue lenders have made progress, officials on both sides said Monday even though Athens stressed it needed a swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with debt payments.By ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 12:51:32 GMT'Gentleman's Guide' creators return to old stomping grounds YORK (AP) — A classroom door opens at New York University and a 20-something student at the piano tries to not seem flustered by the two men who have joined him.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentPerforming artsSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairs, 04 May 2015 13:24:42 GMTHigh court will hear appeal over energy rule (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear a dispute over an electricity regulation in which utilities pay energy users in the wholesale market to reduce consumption.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 04 May 2015 13:50:17 GMTReview: 'North Korea Confidential' shows world slipping in"North Korea Confidential" (Tuttle Publishing), by Daniel Tudor and James PearsonBy CARA ANNAeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 13:38:53 GMTNew McCullough book celebrates the Wright Brothers YORK (AP) — David McCullough's latest work of history followed a spontaneous path, from a book about many Americans in Paris in the 20th century to the biography of just two.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmentNew YorkFranceNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 13:24:22 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickers BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police arrested three Thai officials and a Myanmar citizen in a crackdown on a long-existing criminal network that smuggles persecuted ethnic Muslims from Myanmar into Thailand and holds them captive in camps where scores have died before they can pay ransoms demanded for their freedom.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesArrestsIslamSocial issuesSocial affairsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaAsia, 04 May 2015 12:45:05 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: EU approves millions in funding support p.m. (1215 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalEuropeSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 12:27:21 GMTWork beginning for Alum Cave Trail restoration, Tenn. (AP) — The National Parks Service says restoration work on the popular Alum Cave Trail in the Smoky Mountains is beginning.tTravelLifestyleCavesEnvironment and natureTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:57:52 GMTComedian and activist Russell Brand backs Labour (AP) — Comedian turned political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election.iGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 12:40:52 GMT26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear, Greece (AP) — Police in southern Greece say 26 wild horses have been shot and killed on a remote mountainside, but the motive for the attack remains unclear.iGeneral newsAnimalsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 12:11:32 GMTIn the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger (AP) — When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.By LEE KEATH and MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsEgyptYemenIraqAfghanistanMiddle EastSyriaSaudi ArabiaSanaaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:11:21 GMTParalyzed North Carolina woman welcomes baby via surrogate, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman paralyzed from the chest down after a bachelorette party accident has welcomed a newborn baby via surrogate.aGeneral newsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 12:44:42 GMTIsner beats Mannarino to reach 2nd round of Madrid Open (AP) — John Isner of the United States beat Adrian Mannarino of France 7-6 (2), 6-4 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.sSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisMen's sportsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 13:17:32 GMTNYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs YORK (AP) — Two New York City cops approach a gray sedan with a suspected drunken driver slumped over the wheel. They ask him to get out, and that's when the trouble begins.By TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONGaGeneral newsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 13:03:18 GMT