FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Apr 2015 08:55:48 -0700Afghan president: Islamic State group claims suicide blast, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president says that the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 33 people.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 12:50:47 GMTObama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades.By NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateEnvironmental activismHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 11:31:19 GMTRingo Starr, Green Day headline eclectic Rock Hall class (AP) — Ringo Starr was always behind the other Beatles.By TOM WITHERSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:54:45 GMTAfghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays.iGeneral newsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinetsLegislatureGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 13:15:25 GMTPolice: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 11:37:45 GMTSinger Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAcademy of Country Music AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:45:42 GMTAfghan suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State kills 33, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 13:34:24 GMTCzech Republic leads France 2-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals after Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova won the opening singles matches on Saturday.sSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicFranceEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 14:37:31 GMTSchool districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsHuman welfareSocial issuesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:56:17 GMTKiradech lets big lead slip to 2 shots in Shenzhen, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat shot a 4-under 68 to take the lead after the third round at the inaugural Shenzhen International on Saturday, though he let a five-shot advantage slip to two strokes with a double bogey-bogey on this final two holes.sSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfChinaThailandGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 18 Apr 2015 10:34:49 GMTNew England's snowy winter pushes back gardening season, Vt. (AP) — The historic barrage of snow and cold that struck New England this winter has pushed back the gardening season and left behind damaged bushes, trees and greenhouses — and gardeners clamoring to get their hands in the dirt.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsLifestyleHome and gardenShrubsGardeningTreesPlantsHobbiesRecreation and leisureVermontMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 15:05:38 GMTAfghan suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State kills 35, Afghanistan (AP) — A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 35 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar crimesGovernment and politicsAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:43:26 GMTThe Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters a.m. (EDT)By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 13:58:35 GMTIraqi official: Ground forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery (AP) — Iraqi ground forces secured the perimeter around the country's biggest oil refinery on Saturday and entered the vast complex amid heavy clashes with Islamic State militants, said a senior Iraqi military official.By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAiGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 11:22:07 GMTBangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidents and disastersConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAccidentsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 13:59:48 GMTUN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali, Mali (AP) — Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2015 14:26:33 GMT5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book (AP) — Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel.By NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 12:04:27 GMTBelieve it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill (AP) — Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill.By ERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradePolitical partiesLegislationNational electionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEconomyEconomic policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsElectionsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 12:36:13 GMTRouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTehranSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIranYemen, 18 Apr 2015 10:25:15 GMT2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back (AP) — It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to.By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsMen's track and fieldWomen's track and fieldTrack and fieldBoston MarathonMarathonsMen's sportsBoston Marathon bombingWomen's sportsCrimeBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 13:40:33 GMTYemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen's embattled president besieged an air base once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:38:48 GMTPolice: Armed, barricaded person shot and killed by officer, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say a person who was armed and barricaded inside a home has been shot and killed by police.aGeneral newsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 11:18:13 GMTPope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 13:04:39 GMTAfghan president says Islamic State group has claimed suicide bombing that killed at least 33, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan president says Islamic State group has claimed suicide bombing that killed at least 33.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 12:34:06 GMTLosing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.sSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsPolandSwitzerlandEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 15:06:05 GMTAs Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballFranceMontenegroWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 13:39:37 GMTMassachusetts Statehouse offering access to JFK statue (AP) — Visitors to the Massachusetts Statehouse will once again be able to view the statue of former President John F. Kennedy up close.aGeneral newsState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 13:52:47 GMTSpanish couple arrested in Turkey, accused of jihadist links (AP) — Two Spanish residents have been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links to jihadi terrorists and membership in the Islamic State armed group, Spain's Interior Ministry said Saturday.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSpainTurkeySyriaMiddle EastMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2015 13:07:05 GMTTurin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious, Italy (AP) — Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsItalyTurinWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 13:21:51 GMTHamilton posts fastest time in 3rd practice at Bahrain GP, Bahrain (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton warmed up for qualifying at the Bahrain Grand Prix with the fastest time in the third practice session Saturday.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBahrainMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 14:02:31 GMTIsrael, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month freeze.iGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsDiplomacyInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 13:00:22 GMTAustralia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsTerrorismJuvenile crimeArrestsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMelbourneAustraliaSydneyVictoriaOceaniaNew South Wales, 18 Apr 2015 11:27:06 GMTLast 2 Raiders giving congressional medal to Ohio museum (AP) — And then were two.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesDaytonOhioEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 12:09:51 GMTPope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee war, persecution or poverty.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsItalyVatican CityEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 12:54:21 GMTDiplomacy out, blunt talk in as Obama gets tough on GOP (AP) — Diplomacy is out, blunt talk is in as President Barack Obama and his White House team single out Republican lawmakers by name for criticism over their words and actions on Iran, Cabinet nominations and climate change.By JIM KUHNHENNwGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureInternational relationsPolitical partiesDiplomacyCabinetsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 12:23:34 GMTEgypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.By JOSEPH KRAUSSiGeneral newsSportsSocial mediaProtests and demonstrationsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsOnline mediaMediaPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2015 13:58:38 GMTA bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors, Croatia (AP) — Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot.By AMEL EMRICiGeneral newsAnimalsBearsMammalsCroatiaEuropeEastern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 13:07:13 GMTPhilanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91 HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.aBusinessGeneral newsObituariesStem cell researchMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyScienceProfessional servicesIndustriesMichiganDetroitAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:42:29 GMTPolice: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 14:03:30 GMTIndian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsTerritorial disputesInternational incidentsArrestsWar and unrestCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderGovernment and politicsIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 10:58:35 GMTSuicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 33 people, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 33 people, officials said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 12:16:50 GMTArmour III takes Greater Gwinnett lead with first-round 67 (AP) — Tommy Armour III birdied his last two holes to take the lead at 5-under 67 on Saturday in the rain-delayed first round of the Champions Tour's Greater Gwinnett Championship.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolf, 18 Apr 2015 15:09:08 GMTRights group says Yemen fighting has damaged hospital, Yemen (AP) — Human Rights Watch says an unidentified militia fired on a hospital where rebel soldiers held a position in the southern Yemeni province of Lahj, causing damage and endangering medical personnel.Associated PressiGeneral newsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 11:25:44 GMTFed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 18 Apr 2015 15:08:58 GMTNepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsMountainsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsAccidentsEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 18 Apr 2015 15:08:01 GMTBerdych moves into Monte Carlo Masters final (AP) — Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych overwhelmed Gael Monfis 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 13:17:17 GMTNew Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders, N.H. (AP) — The Republican Party's most ambitious have stormed into New Hampshire for an early state showdown that highlighted the diversity, political challenges and sheer size of the GOP's 2016 presidential class.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureImmigrationPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 10:32:26 GMTCzech Republic leads France 1-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova saved five match points before beating Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (1), 6-1 as defending champion Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over France in the Fed Cup's World Group semifinals on Saturday.sSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicFranceEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 12:52:40 GMTFed Cup: Kuznetsova gives Russia 1-0 lead over Germany, Russia (AP) — Svetlana Kuznetsova gave Russia a 1-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup World Group semifinals Saturday, beating Julia Goerges in straight sets.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanySochiEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 14:02:44 GMTSerena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 13:19:08 GMT