FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Mar 2015 04:47:41 -0700Turkey could provide logistical support to Yemen operation, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country could provide logistical support to the Saudi Arabia-led operation in Yemen.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaYemenIranWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:29:50 GMTThai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industry (AP) — Thailand's junta leader has vowed to take legal action against companies using forced labor, after an Associated Press investigation revealed that fish caught by enslaved migrant workers was being exported from Thai ports to global markets.By TODD PITMAN and THANYARAT DOKSONEiBusinessGeneral newsForced laborHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandSoutheast AsiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:46:40 GMTIndian companies scramble to find women directors DELHI (AP) — As Indian companies scramble to meet a deadline to appoint women to their boards, some wealthy business owners have a solution that meets the letter if not the intention of the law: appointing their wives.By NIRMALA GEORGEiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndiaEast AsiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 11:21:21 GMTKey dates in the Amanda Knox prosecution (AP) — Key dates in the case of Amanda Knox, the U.S. student who was convicted then acquitted then convicted in the slaying of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Italy's high court took up her appeal this week.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 10:52:34 GMTBoston woman charged with marathon injury fraud (AP) — A Boston woman has been indicted on charges of fraudulently receiving tens of thousands of dollars in benefits by claiming she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsBombingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:08 GMTAP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 09:25:44 GMTSyria's Assad says 'open' to dialogue with United States (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to a dialogue with the United States, but that it must be "based on mutual respect."iGeneral newsCivil warsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMoscowUnited StatesRussiaMiddle EastEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:38:30 GMTRenault threatens to withdraw from Formula 1, Malaysia (AP) — French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams, is considering pulling out of Formula One because of the damage done to its reputation after a difficult start to the season.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 11:39:14 GMTInvestigation ongoing in blaze that led to firefighter death (AP) — State and local authorities in Ohio are investigating the cause of a blaze that led to the death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 10:45:41 GMTThe Latest: 3 Kazakh crash victims on impromptu Spain trip p.m. (1130 GMT, 7:30 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:32:47 GMTThe Latest: German president attends crash victims' service a.m. (1030 GMT, 6:30 a.m.)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsGovernment and politicsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpainUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 10:34:47 GMTMyanmar army commander pledges successful elections, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to support the holding of successful elections in November, calling them "an important landmark for democracy," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesElectionsNational electionsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseNaypyidawMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 Mar 2015 11:29:46 GMTPentangle guitarist John Renbourn dies at 70 (AP) — The masterful acoustic guitarist John Renbourn, a founding member of the Pentangle in the 1960s, has died at his home in Scotland. He was 70.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:11 GMTUtility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast YORK (AP) — An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.By TOM HAYS and VERENA DOBNIKaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsProperty damageAccidents and disastersUtilitiesAccidentsIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:02:16 GMTThe Latest: French pilots file suit over crash probe leaks a.m. (1050 GMT, 6:50 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGermanyFranceBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpainUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 10:49:34 GMTThe Latest: Co-pilot may have hid illness from employers p.m. (1145 GMT, 7:45 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaPhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:41:12 GMTIraqi Shiite cleric calls for unity after militia pullout (AP) — Iraq's most revered Shiite cleric is calling for unity among the country's forces battling the Islamic State group after major, Iran-backed Shiite militias pulled out of the offensive in the militant-held city of Tikrit in protest over U.S. airstrikes there.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 11:46:56 GMTPut me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequel ANGELES (AP) — Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCoachingSports mediaSports, 27 Mar 2015 11:22:09 GMTSaudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day. The strikes hit at least six provinces, including an eastern area rich in oil and gas.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsWar and unrestArmed forcesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSaudi ArabiaTehranYemenPakistanEgyptMiddle EastIranSanaaUnited StatesNorth AfricaSouth AsiaAsiaAfricaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:31:20 GMTFrom new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup.By MAE ANDERSONaBusinessGeneral newsSocial mediaMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsOnline mediaMediaConsumer products and servicesIndustriesExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 10:28:42 GMT30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days FRANCISCO (AP) — Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs just aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.By JOSH DUBOWaGeneral newsSportsDopingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:04 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 newsViolent crimeCrimeMiddle East, 27 Mar 2015 10:02:49 GMTThai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights (AP) — Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organization said there are significant concerns about the country's aviation safety.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 09:48:19 GMTThe Latest: Germanwings sets up family assistance center a.m. (0925 GMT, 5:25 a.m.)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFrancePhoenixBarcelonaArizonaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSpain, 27 Mar 2015 09:25:53 GMTMajor power outage hits Amsterdam, halting trains (AP) — The Dutch capital Amsterdam and surrounding towns are suffering a major power outage, halting trains, trams and affecting flights to Schiphol Airport.iBusinessGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsPower outagesTransportationService outagesNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 09:48:56 GMTGermany hunts for co-pilot motive amid reports of depression, Germany (AP) — Police searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities for an explanation of why he crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, as an aviation official revealed that his pilot's license referenced a physical or mental health condition.By FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMental healthDepressionEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:19:56 GMTPoland charges 2 Russian flight controllers in 2010 crash, Poland (AP) — Poland's military prosecutors say that they have charged two Russian flight controllers with contributing to the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed Poland's President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other state officials and individuals.iGeneral newsAccidentsMilitary legal affairsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolandRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:14:38 GMTBelligerent birds chase people at central Florida park, Fla. (AP) — Officials say some out-of-control birds are chasing people and tying up traffic at a central Florida park.aOdditiesGeeseBirdsAnimalsMelbourneFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:36:58 GMTAudit: Maryland misallocated $28.4M for health exchange, Md. (AP) — A federal audit says Maryland misallocated $28.4 million in federal money for its flawed health care exchange and is recommending the state pay the money back.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:22:41 GMTChevron sells stake Australian refiner as energy prices fall plans to sell its 50 percent stake in the Australian oil refiner Caltex Australia Ltd. as energy prices continue to slide.By The Associated PressfBusiness, 27 Mar 2015 11:01:00 GMTUkraine seeks resumption of Turkmen gas supplies, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has said it wants to restore natural gas deliveries from energy-rich Turkmenistan as it tries to reduce reliance on Russia for the fuel.iBusinessGeneral newsUkraineTurkmenistanRussiaKazakhstanEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 09:51:26 GMTLawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend made a final appeal to Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdict.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:48:44 GMTGerman prosecutors: indications Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from employers (AP) — German prosecutors: indications Germanwings co-pilot hid illness from employers.iGeneral newsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:52 GMTBrook makes 1st title defense after life-threatening attack he lay on the ground, blood pouring from a gash across his left thigh, British boxer Kell Brook's concern wasn't whether he would fight again. It was whether he would live to see his pregnant girlfriend and child again.By STEVE DOUGLASsSportsMen's boxingMen's sportsBoxingUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:20:13 GMTRussia denies it's in talks with Argentina on leasing jets (AP) — A senior Russian government official says Moscow hasn't held negotiations on leasing a dozen of supersonic bombers to Argentina, but would be willing to consider it.iBusinessGeneral newsRussiaArgentinaEastern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:47 GMTGerman prosecutors: no suicide note or claim of responsibility from co-pilot found (AP) — German prosecutors: no suicide note or claim of responsibility from co-pilot found.iGeneral newsSuicidesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:16 GMTSierra Leoneans stay home in final push to stop Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people are being confined to their homes for three days beginning Friday as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneAfricaWest Africa, 27 Mar 2015 09:10:00 GMTTurkey approves controversial bill increasing police powers, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious security bill giving police heightened powers to search, arrest and use firearms.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 10:23:53 GMTKey hearing for couple in case of Detroit boy in basement (AP) — The father and stepmother of a Detroit boy who was reported missing for 11 days are facing a key hearing to determine if they'll face trial on torture and abuse charges.aGeneral newsActs of tortureDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:25:50 GMTSierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days, except for religious services, beginning Friday as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaSierra LeoneAfricaGuineaLiberia, 27 Mar 2015 10:12:54 GMTYemen weighs on world shares, data highlights Japan doldrums (AP) — World shares were lackluster Friday as the conflict in Yemen ripped through the Middle East and Japanese data showed the world's No. 3 economy is still in the doldrums.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenUnited StatesIranAsiaNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 10:27:46 GMTAgency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islands, Indonesia (AP) — An estimated 4,000 foreign fishermen are stranded on a number of remote islands in eastern Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved, an aid group said.By MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsFishSmugglingCrimeAnimalsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessHuman welfareIndonesiaThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:28 GMTAfter Germanwings crash, Denmark wants 2 crew in cockpit, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's transport minister says a recommendation will be sent Friday to all airlines with a base in the Scandinavian country to have two people in the cockpit when in the air.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:37:17 GMTMajor power outage hits Amsterdam, affecting trains, airport (AP) — Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and surrounding towns.By PETER DEJONGiBusinessGeneral newsRail travel disruptionsPower outagesTransportationService outagesNetherlandsAmsterdamWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 10:43:03 GMTAutopsies scheduled for Detroit children found in freezer (AP) — Autopsies are scheduled on the bodies of two children found in a deep freezer in their Detroit home.aGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Mar 2015 11:33:27 GMTNigerian military claim to destroy Boko Haram headquarters, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in Gwoza, a town in northeast Nigeria. It was not possible to verify the victory that comes the day before presidential elections.iGeneral newsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 27 Mar 2015 11:32:34 GMTAbout 70 migrants found on berm on Greek-Turkish border, Greece (AP) — Greek border police say they have rescued about 70 migrants stranded on a berm on the Greek-Turkish border after they crossed the river dividing the two countries and found the fields on the Greek side flooded following days of heavy rainfall.iGeneral newsTurkeyGreeceEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 27 Mar 2015 10:09:29 GMTKremlin dismisses Chechen threat to incite separatism in US (AP) — The speaker of Chechnya's regional legislature has called for encouraging separatism in U.S. states near the border with Mexico if Washington provides Ukraine with lethal arms, a statement quickly disavowed by the Kremlin.iGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsRussiaChechnyaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:08:33 GMTA look at the trials that produced flip-flop Knox verdicts (AP) — Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been convicted, acquitted, and convicted in three different trials over the death of Knox's flat-mate Meredith Kercher. On Wednesday, Italy's high court took up the case for the second time.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 10:40:29 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — German prosecutors: no evidence of political, religious background to Germanwings crash.iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Mar 2015 11:35:51 GMT