FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Mar 2015 11:40:31 -0700French mayor say co-pilot's father distraught with grief, France (AP) — The father of the German co-pilot accused of crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps was distraught with grief over his son's death and over what he may have done, the mayor of a town close to the crash site said Saturday.By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMunicipal governmentsHealthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationProfessional servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 17:36:48 GMTRoger Penske warns NASCAR team not to manipulate tires PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Roger Penske has warned his NASCAR team to stay out of any controversy regarding the possible manipulation of tires used during races.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSt. PetersburgFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:46:33 GMTUnusual amount of cheating suspected at Stanford University, Calif. (AP) — An unusually high number of students at Stanford University are suspected of cheating during the most recent term, putting faculty members and administrators of the prestigious institution on alert.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationTeachingSocial affairsCaliforniaSan JoseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 17:30:36 GMTGuinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown, Sierra Leone (AP) — Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY AND BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneFreetownGuineaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 17:57:10 GMTColorado town microcosm of art urban development movement, Colo. (AP) — A national movement that counts on painters, dancers and musicians to help revitalize downtowns is coming to this Colorado city as the first residents prepare to move into new low-income apartments built for artists and their families.DONNA BRYSONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsPaintingLovelandColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:26:25 GMTRally slated over Indiana law some say allows discrimination (AP) — Organizers expect a large turnout Saturday at a rally against Indiana's newest law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesState legislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOnline mediaMediaLocal governmentsLegislatureState governmentsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:12:45 GMTUConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reaches regional final, N.Y. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsCollege sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballTexasAlbanyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:03:32 GMTIslamic fighters led by al-Qaida in Syria seize major city (AP) — Islamic fighters led by al-Qaida's branch in Syria seized almost full control of the northwestern city of Idlib on Saturday, taking over major roundabouts and government buildings in a powerful blow to President Bashar Assad whose forces rapidly collapsed after four days of heavy fighting, opposition activists and the extremist group said.By ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestArmed forcesTerrorismGovernment and politicsPolitical activismMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 18:06:13 GMTWho claims what property seized in Cuba? Facts and figures after Fidel Castro came to power, his government seized the refineries, hotels and sugar plantations that were the most visible signs of the American hold on the island's economy.By ADAM GELLERaBusinessGeneral newsCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Mar 2015 16:15:39 GMTYemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran' EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsEvacuationsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsYemenEgyptIranMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaSanaaJiddahGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 28 Mar 2015 18:47:39 GMTFore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:46:44 GMT'Llama drama' owners say USDA draws line against appearances (AP) — The llamas that became a social media sensation running around a Phoenix-area retirement enclave last month are saying goodbye to the spotlight with one last event Saturday.By TERRY TANGaGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaAgricultureIndustriesBusinessArizonaPhoenixSun CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:19:11 GMTSTORY REMOVED: BC-EU--France-Plane Crash, France (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about a mayor of a French town close to the Germanwings crash site who said that the father of the co-pilot was distraught with grief over his son's death and over what he may have done. The mayor later informed The Associated Press that he had made a mistake and the person he thought was Lubitz's father was actually a family member of a deceased crew member. A replacement story will be filed shortly.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 18:02:11 GMTInside Floyd Mayweather's camp, where the cars are clean VEGAS (AP) — The best evidence the boss was around was the white Ferrari 458 Spider parked in front between two equally white Rolls Royces, top off and gleaming in the late afternoon sun. While Floyd Mayweather Jr. worked inside, a man with a spray bottle and cloth worked to make sure there wasn't an offending particle of dust on the ride the fighter would pilot home.By TIM DAHLBERGsSportsMen's boxingBoxingMen's sportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:03:38 GMTSearch continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast YORK (AP) — Emergency workers continued searching Saturday for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings while investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsExplosionsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:51:29 GMTWith gay marriage case pending, religion bills gain ground ROCK, Ark. (AP) — With the nation's highest court set to hear arguments next month over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans, legislation is advancing in several states that critics say gives businesses license to deny services to gays and lesbians on religious grounds.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesLegislationState governmentsGovernment and politicsMarriageState legislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesArkansasIndianaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:33:16 GMTTrio share lead after 3 rounds at Trophee Hassan II, Morocco (AP) — Romain Wattel of France shares the lead with Scottish pair Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur on 7-under par heading into the final round of the Trophee Hassan II.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 18:16:31 GMTArizona man finds gun inside used golf bag CITY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man who bought a used golf bag discovered his purchase was packing more than just a set of clubs.aGeneral newsOdditiesResale shoppingShoppingLifestyleBullhead CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 17:37:15 GMTUS medal drought continues at figure skating worlds (AP) — The medal drought for American singles skaters at the figure skating world championships grew even longer after a couple of near-misses on Saturday.By JUSTIN BERGMANsSportsWomen's skatingMen's skatingWomen's sportsISU Figure Skating World ChampionshipsFigure skatingSkatingMen's sportsEventsShanghaiUnited StatesEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:24:52 GMTThings to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 28 Mar 2015 16:11:04 GMTIn NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals YORK (AP) — From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.By JENNIFER PELTZhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMunicipal governmentsHousing rentalExecutive branchConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsResidential real estateLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesManhattanNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:30:47 GMTWiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders (AP) — Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policy2016 United States Presidential ElectionImmigrationState governmentsBorder securityPolitical partiesGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsLegislationLegislatureMilitary and defensePolitical organizationsUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:24:23 GMTUConn steamrolls past Texas 105-54, reach regional final, N.Y. (AP) — Breanna Stewart had 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to help UConn rout Texas 105-54 Saturday in the Sweet 16, earning coach Geno Auriemma his 100th NCAA Tournament win.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipWomen's sportsCollege basketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballEventsBasketballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 17:53:41 GMTSaudis say tracking Yemen rebel groups headed to border EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi Arabia says that multiple groups of Yemeni Shiite rebels are moving toward the two countries' shared border.By HAMZA HENDAWI and AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsEvacuationsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenEgyptIranJiddahSanaaGaza StripNorth AfricaAfricaPalestinian territories, 28 Mar 2015 17:25:50 GMTNigeria's voting extended as millions choose new president, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari.By MICHELLE FAUL and JEROME DELAYhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMunicipal governmentsVotingElectionsWar and unrestEnergy industryBombingsRebellions and uprisingsImprovised explosivesBiometricsNational electionsLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustriesBusinessTechnologyNigeriaAfricaWest Africa, 28 Mar 2015 17:24:12 GMTEugenie Bouchard upset by qualifier at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Eugenie Bouchard was upset Saturday in her opening match at the Miami Open by qualifier Tatjana Maria 6-0, 7-6 (4).By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:33:29 GMTBison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie (AP) — A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has final approval for an experimental project that's been years in the making.By JASON KEYSERaGeneral newsBisonAnimalsMammalsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:29:07 GMTPopular Yosemite National Park lookout opens for season NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A popular vista point for visitors to Yosemite National Park in California is opening for the season, allowing views of the park's iconic landscape.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNational parksEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:41:11 GMT3rd Minnesota turkey farm hit by bird flu outbreak (AP) — An outbreak of a bird flu strain that's deadly to poultry deepened Saturday when state and federal officials confirmed a third Minnesota turkey farm has been infected, this time in one of the state's top poultry producing counties.By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAnimalsAgriculture and the environmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthAgricultureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:39:25 GMTKenya president suspends 4 ministers for alleged corruption, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president Saturday suspended four cabinet secretaries and 16 other senior officials to facilitate investigations into allegations of corruption.By TOM ODULAiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionCabinetsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesCrimeKenyaEast AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 17:43:10 GMTMigrants' newest route to Europe means an epic Balkans trek, Greece (AP) — Migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East take many routes to cross illegally into the European Union, and all are fraught with likely disappointment and occasional danger. The newest path, through the EU's Balkans back door, comes with a cruel twist: an epic 250-kilometer (150-mile) walk that is surging in popularity even though most who try it fail.By SHAWN POGATCHNIK and DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeGreeceThessalonikiMacedoniaEuropeAthensHungarySerbiaTurkeyWestern EuropeEastern EuropeMiddle East, 28 Mar 2015 15:43:52 GMTFore! Obama in Florida for weekend golf getaway CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida at the resort where he once caused a stir by playing with Tiger Woods.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:34:46 GMTTimeline of African migrants' 10-day Balkan journey on foot journey by African migrants as they tried to reach the European Union through the Balkans ended largely in defeat after a 10-day, 200-kilometer (125-mile) hike. But weeks later a dogged, lucky few finally reached their EU destination of Hungary.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsThessalonikiMacedoniaEuropeGreeceWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 28 Mar 2015 15:45:41 GMTCrash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare, France (AP) — The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.By MILOS KRIVOKAPIC and FRANK JORDANSiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsHealthEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationProfessional servicesIndustriesGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 18:16:36 GMTBest Buy fires 1,500 in Canada, shutters Future Shop brand Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations.By The Associated PressfBusinessLayoffsPersonnel, 28 Mar 2015 17:42:38 GMTThings to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsNational electionsElectionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 28 Mar 2015 17:51:48 GMTSigns of discord at Iran nuke talks as deadline looms, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryTehranIranSwitzerlandUnited StatesRussiaGermanyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 28 Mar 2015 17:13:37 GMTFuture Shop stores close in Canada, some becoming Best Buys (AP) — U.S.-based electronics retail giant Best Buy Co. is closing its 131 Future Shop stores across Canada and will re-open 65 of them under the Best Buy banner in a bid to bolster business.iBusinessGeneral newsCanadaNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:49:13 GMTDecorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 17:39:27 GMTCases where sterilization was part of plea negotiations, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys say sterilization was part of plea negotiations in at least four cases.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:22:25 GMTFrench woman wounded in Tunisia museum attack dies (AP) — The French president's office says that a fourth French citizen, seriously injured in the March 18 attack on Tunisia's National Bardo Museum, has died, bringing the total number of victims to 22.iGeneral newsTunisiaFranceNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Mar 2015 18:29:32 GMTNigeria extends voting to Sunday in areas with problems, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian official says voting is being extended to Sunday in areas that have experienced problems in checking voters' identities.By MICHELLE FAUL and JEROME DELAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingElectionsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestBombingsRebellions and uprisingsPolitical and civil unrestImprovised explosivesNational electionsLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Mar 2015 16:46:19 GMTPolice say 7 people shot and injured at spring break house party in Florida Panhandle CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say 7 people shot and injured at spring break house party in Florida Panhandle.aGeneral newsPanama CityFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:34:44 GMT7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people have been shot at a spring break house party in the Florida Panhandle.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePanama CityFloridaAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:37:46 GMTNew Matt Damon film shooting in Massachusetts, Mass. (AP) — Lights, camera, action: Manchester-by-the-Sea is the backdrop for a new Matt Damon movie of the same name.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:04:40 GMTChicago's retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital (AP) — Chicago's retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.aGeneral newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 17:52:05 GMTRun from Cuba, Americans cling to claims for seized property, Neb. (AP) — The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table.By ADAM GELLERaBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaNebraskaUnited StatesHavanaOmahaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 16:14:20 GMTBoston area expects a flood of claims after record winter (AP) — After the Big Dig-out, it's time for the Big Payout. Or will it be the Big Denial?By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsWinter weatherPersonal insurancePersonal financeBusinessFinancial servicesIndustriesAccidents and disastersMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 15:49:13 GMTHundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside of the Indiana Statehouse on Saturday, some carrying "no hate in our state" signs, to rally against a new law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansSocial mediaMunicipal governmentsReligious issuesState legislatureLocal governmentsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesOnline mediaMediaLegislatureState governmentsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Mar 2015 18:23:07 GMTWorld's huddled masses use 4 key land, sea routes to Europe (AP) — Most migrants who live illegally in the European Union fly to the 28-nation bloc on valid visas and simply overstay their welcome. But for the poorest and most desperate travelers of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, the journey often takes months by sea or land, with payments to trafficking gangs.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsEuropeSpainTurkeyAlgeriaItalyMacedoniaSerbiaHungaryAfricaKosovoNorth AfricaGreeceWest AfricaMoroccoMiddle EastAfghanistanWestern EuropeEastern EuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 28 Mar 2015 15:47:12 GMT