FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Apr 2014 22:27:17 -0700Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.LINDA DEUTSCHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 02:49:50 GMTHamels loses to Dodgers in 1st start of season ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke outpitched Cole Hamels with seven strong innings, Hanley Ramirez homered and Yasiel Puig drove in two runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 05:17:25 GMTPineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1 (AP) — The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSports transactionsMen's sportsProfessional baseballSportsSports businessBaseballNew YorkBostonNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 24 Apr 2014 04:22:27 GMTWerth, LaRoche lift Nats past Angels 5-4 in 9th (AP) — Trailing by two runs with two men on in the bottom of the ninth inning, Washington's Jayson Werth worked a 3-0 count against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 04:03:26 GMTBritain's Prince William bids Australia farewell, Australia (AP) — Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAustraliaCanberraOceania, 24 Apr 2014 04:37:02 GMTUN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre, Kenya (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.CARA ANNAJASON STRAZIUSOiGeneral newsMassacresDiplomacyWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsViolenceGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsSouth SudanKenyaSudanNorth AfricaAfricaEast AfricaMiddle East, 24 Apr 2014 02:54:41 GMTPhelps having fun in his return to swimming, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.BETH HARRISaGeneral newsSportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesMen's sportsOlympic gamesAquaticsEventsMen's aquaticsMesaLondonArizonaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 02:43:09 GMTObama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine (AP) — Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.iGovernment and politicsJapanGenevaRussiaUkraineEast AsiaAsiaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 04:07:53 GMTStars beat Ducks 4-2, even series 2-2 (AP) — Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin skated the length of the ice, got around a sliding defender, closed his eyes and shot just before his stick got ripped out of his hands.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:22:28 GMTIn Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle, Fla. (AP) — A growing number of families are living in hotels along U.S. 192 in central Florida's tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children.MIKE SCHNEIDERaBusinessGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:15:21 GMTRed Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 24 Apr 2014 02:31:29 GMTTop Nepal officials fly to Everest to end crisis, Nepal (AP) — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 05:12:22 GMTSimon, Bruce lead Reds past Pirates 5-2 (AP) — Alfredo Simon pitched into the seventh inning despite erratic control, Jay Bruce drove in a run for a fifth consecutive game and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 Wednesday night.JOHN PERROTTOsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaHamiltonUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 24 Apr 2014 02:44:02 GMTCamilla's brother dies in NY of head injury YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a hotel bar, suffering a head injury.aGeneral newsHead injuriesInjuriesCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentHealth, 24 Apr 2014 05:17:03 GMTNepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis, Nepal (AP) — With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 05:17:54 GMTJudge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.aGeneral newsSacramentoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 05:04:55 GMTObama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis (AP) — Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanUkraineRussiaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 04:26:25 GMTAt a Glance: Electronic cigarettes CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapor that users inhale. Some models are disposable, and some are designed to be refilled with cartridges or tanks containing what enthusiasts call "e-juice." Some e-cigarettes are made to look like a real cigarette with a tiny light on the tip that glows like the real thing.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedical technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnology, 24 Apr 2014 04:07:07 GMTTimeline of electronic cigarettes milestones 2006: Electronic cigarettes first marketed in U.S. via kiosks in shopping malls and online.The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsHealthMedical technologyGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:36:38 GMTToday in History is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.The Associated PressaTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesCyprusNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 04:00:20 GMTOlivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy ANGELES (AP) — It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainment, 24 Apr 2014 03:20:26 GMTKane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 in OT (AP) — Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 11:17 of overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Wednesday night to even their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.JAY COHENsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 05:05:47 GMTFDA proposes extending its oversight of tobacco (AP) — The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMwBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politics, 24 Apr 2014 04:08:07 GMTBrewers bats wake up at home to beat Padres 5-2 (AP) — Jean Segura hit a three-run homer, and the Milwaukee Brewers broke out of an offensive slumber at home to support Kyle Lohse in a 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 03:01:04 GMTMagnitude 6.7 quake off British Columbia coast ALICE, British Columbia (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBritish ColumbiaVancouverWashingtonCanadaNorth AmericaUnited States, 24 Apr 2014 04:11:13 GMTIndians trip Royals 5-3 (AP) — Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher with a two-out double in the seventh inning, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 02:46:14 GMTCosta Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter' JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.ALBERTO ARCEJAVIER CORDOBAiGeneral newsSocial mediaEmbassiesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaCosta RicaSan JoseUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AmericaNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:01:02 GMTConvicted murderer arraigned in prison escape, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday.EMMA FIDELaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimePrison breaksCrimeTheftLaw and orderCorrectional systemsMichiganIoniaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 02:25:58 GMTBiologists watching fish runs after deadly slide, Wash. (AP) — As search crews continue to look for two missing people following the devastating mudslide in Washington state, scientists are closely monitoring how the avalanche is affecting federally endangered fish runs.PHUONG LEaGeneral newsFishNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimalsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 05:16:39 GMTObama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.JULIE PACEiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomyForeign policyGovernment policyBusinessRussiaMoscowUkraineJapanEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 05:18:23 GMTFDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes (AP) — The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.MICHAEL FELBERBAUMhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthSmokingMedical technologyGovernment regulationsPublic healthProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesTechnologyMaterials industry, 24 Apr 2014 04:35:51 GMTBenzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern (AP) — Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002.PAUL LOGOTHETISsSportsMen's sportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerUEFA Champions LeagueSoccerEventsSpainMadridMunichWestern EuropeEuropeGermany, 24 Apr 2014 04:04:32 GMTFCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards ANGELES (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny of such deals so they don't harm competition or limit free speech.RYAN NAKASHIMAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyNetwork neutralityGovernment regulationsTechnology issuesTelecommunicationsIndustriesGovernment and politicsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 24 Apr 2014 04:02:07 GMTHomeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 03:22:09 GMTChina to open 8 state industries for investment (AP) — China's government says it will open 80 projects in eight state-run industries to private and foreign investors as part of efforts to make its slowing economy more productive.JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesPersonal investingPersonal financeUtilitiesFinancial servicesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 04:08:12 GMTAldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105 (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 43 points and Damian Lillard made six free throws down the stretch to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 112-105 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night and a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:48:45 GMTMavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1 ANTONIO (AP) — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.RAUL DOMINGUEZsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsTexasSan AntonioDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:25:15 GMTEU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan (AP) — Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicUkrainePragueMoldovaBelarusEuropeArmeniaAzerbaijanRussiaEastern Europe, 24 Apr 2014 05:04:24 GMTSmall Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion, Wyo. (AP) — A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsEvacuationsProduction facilitiesFiresEnergy industryAccidents and disastersAccidentsCorporate newsMaterials industryIndustriesWyomingKemmererUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 03:27:24 GMTObama calls for peaceful end to island dispute (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that he wants to see a dispute between China and Japan over islands in the East China Sea resolved peacefully, while affirming that America's mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands.JULIE PACEiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational agreementsGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational relationsJapanChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth KoreaBeijingUkraineEast China SeaAsiaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 24 Apr 2014 04:31:53 GMTObama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues (AP) — President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.iGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 04:29:39 GMTChina frees Japanese boat after boat owner pays up (AP) — A Chinese court on Thursday released a seized Japanese freight ship after owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. paid more than $28 million involving a dispute dating back to the wartime in the 1930s, the Shanghai Maritime Court said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsChinaJapanShanghaiBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 04:03:29 GMTObama: Not hopeful North Korea will change soon (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future.iGovernment and politicsJapanNorth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 04:15:21 GMTMets cut down tying run, hold off Cardinals 3-2 YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 02:44:45 GMTColabello' 4 RBIs power Twins past Rays 6-4 in 12 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Colabello drove in four runs and two of them came on a 12th-inning single that lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night.DICK SCANLONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaMinnesotaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 04:20:27 GMTDubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home playoff win, Ohio (AP) — In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky's late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he'd get the winner.RUSTY MILLERsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsSports transactionsSports businessEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 03:23:54 GMTHeat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97 (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsMiamiOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 02:57:35 GMTVermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.DAVE GRAMLISA RATHKEhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeLegislatureVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 24 Apr 2014 05:08:12 GMTLaRoche caps Nats comeback for 5-4 win over Angels (AP) — Adam LaRoche's tiebreaking RBI single off the first pitch from Fernando Salas capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals came back to beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 Wednesday night to avoid a sweep.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 24 Apr 2014 02:43:58 GMTObama: Russia not abiding by agreement on Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama says Russia has not abided by the spirit or the letter of an agreement reached in Geneva last week that aimed to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.JULIE PACEiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaJapanUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 24 Apr 2014 04:13:29 GMT