FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 06 May 2015 06:19:23 -0700Tornado causes widespread damage in northeast German town (AP) — A tornado has caused widespread damage in a small town in northeastern Germany, ripping off most of a church roof and covering streets in debris. Elsewhere, a man was killed by flying debris.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHamburgGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:20:27 GMTEngineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital, Nepal (AP) — More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEventsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:13:04 GMTReport: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State (AP) — A Norwegian humanitarian group says a record 38 million people have been internally displaced in their countries worldwide, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee from their homes in 2014 after the Islamic State group overrun their areas.iGeneral newsSyriaNorwayMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:04:28 GMTBollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.By RAJANISH KAKADEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityPoor sanitationLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessPublic healthHealthIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 10:33:57 GMTNigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram early Wednesday as the soldiers destroyed seven more of the extremists' camps in a northeastern forest stronghold, the army spokesman said.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsLand minesKidnappingMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 06 May 2015 11:19:45 GMTGunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot (AP) — About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors.By JULIE WATSON and RYAN VAN VELZERaGeneral newsSocial mediaCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesTerrorismIntelligence agenciesLegislatureOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesPhoenixPrescottArizonaDallasUtahMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:19:13 GMTSyrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has acknowledged recent "setbacks" in the war against rebels trying to topple him.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 06 May 2015 11:01:37 GMTNearly 3 dozen intend to sue Metro-North over deadly crash, N.Y. (AP) — Metro-North Railroad has heard from nearly three dozen potential plaintiffs who intend to sue over a deadly train collision that killed six people.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:21:51 GMTEU announces plans for more unified digital market (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a strategy to unify the continent's digital sector and help its technology companies compete with the dominant U.S. firms. It will also open an antitrust inquiry into the e-commerce sector.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEconomyEurope, 06 May 2015 10:29:35 GMTAustria: Train collision kills 1, at least 1 seriously hurt (AP) — Austrian railway officials say two passenger trains have collided head-on near the southern city of Graz, killing one person and leaving at least another seriously injured.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:39:52 GMTFrancis Ford Coppola wins prestigious Spanish prize for arts (AP) — Francis Ford Coppola, director of such classics as "The Godfather" trilogy and "Apocalypse Now," has won Spain's Princess of Asturias arts prize for his outstanding contribution to the world of film.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:28:53 GMTMacedonia: 38 police, 1 protester hurt in overnight clashes, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities say violent clashes overnight between protesters and police in the Macedonian capital Skopje left 38 police officers and one protester injured, while 30 people were detained.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeMacedoniaSkopjeEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:25:32 GMTPhilippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino bomb-maker who was one of the country's top terror suspects was killed by Muslim rebels who earlier signed a peace deal with the government, the Philippine military said Wednesday.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 11:41:59 GMTGreece makes IMF payment but another, bigger one looms, Greece (AP) — With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro ($222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceAthensEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 11:47:37 GMTPolice car involved in fatal pedestrian crash on turnpike, N.J. (AP) — A police car struck and killed two pedestrians on the New Jersey Turnpike.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:11:13 GMTText message causes tension in Portugal's coalition gov't, Portugal (AP) — A cell phone text message is straining relations between the two parties in Portugal's coalition government, which plan to stand together in a general election later this year.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational governmentsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:35:50 GMTFrench investigators: Germanwings co-pilot tried controlled descent on previous flight (AP) — French investigators: Germanwings co-pilot tried controlled descent on previous flight.iBusinessGeneral newsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 10:07:41 GMTGermany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets (AP) — German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABERiGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsCrimeBombingsNeo-NazismNazismWar and unrestLaw and orderTheftGovernment and politicsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 10:52:30 GMTGlaxoSmithKline opts to hold on to HIV business (AP) — British-based drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has opted to keep its stand-alone HIV business as it set out its strategy following the completion of its recent deal with Switzerland's Novartis.iBusinessGeneral newsHealth care industryIndustriesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 12:14:39 GMTReport: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried descent previously (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 appeared to practice a controlled descent on his previous flight, two hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside in March, French air accident investigators said Wednesday.By JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationFranceBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 11:00:06 GMTWoman seeks rescue from boyfriend in online pizza order PARK, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman who says her boyfriend was holding her and her children hostage sent a secret message asking for help in an online pizza order.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCrimeFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:21:24 GMT3 suspected of terror attack on train in Czech Republic (AP) — A prosecution official says Czech authorities have detained three suspects for allegedly planning a terrorist attack on a train.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:47:41 GMTUK 'flash crash' trader: I was just good at my job (AP) — A British financial trader accused of setting off a "flash crash" in U.S. stocks in 2010 from his London home claims he was just good at his job.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 06 May 2015 11:40:24 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral news, 06 May 2015 11:32:42 GMTEurope stocks gain as Wall St. set for rebound, Asia down, South Korea (AP) — European stock markets got off to a solid start Wednesday as U.S. futures pointed to a rebound on Wall Street. Asian markets closed lower, dented by weak earnings in Australia, a jump in oil prices and volatility in Chinese stocks.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment payStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAustraliaUnited StatesEuropeGreeceAsiaOceaniaNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 10:30:33 GMTMichigan voters defeat tax hike in debate over road funding, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and lawmakers will be forced to consider yet another alternative to address Michigan's deteriorating roads after voters' resounding rejection of a ballot measure that would have increased taxes to pump $1.2 billion a year more into transportation infrastructure.By DAVID EGGERTpGovernment and politicsElectionsLegislatureLocal governmentsLegislationState legislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeState governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 10:14:22 GMTGermany sees rise in anti-Semitic, anti-foreigner crime (AP) — Germany's top security official says new statistics show a sharp rise in anti-Semitic offenses last year, as well as in crimes against foreigners.iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 10:18:33 GMTAfghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March — a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBombingsLaw and orderCrimeImprovised explosivesViolent crimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationWar and unrestAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 12:13:56 GMTKerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he'll discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that has already caused thousands of people to flee to neighboring countries.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestCivil warsDrone surveillance and warfareInternational relationsPassports and visasGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTravelLifestyleAfricaDjiboutiSomaliaSaudi ArabiaEast AfricaUnited StatesMiddle EastYemenIranNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:27:46 GMTEU plan hopes to help tech companies compete with US giants (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.By LORNE COOK and RAF CASERThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyConsumer protection and advocacyEconomyConsumer affairsEurope, 06 May 2015 11:36:17 GMTBritain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival (AP) — As Britain's political leaders spent a final day campaigning Wednesday, the election race drew to a bumpy close for the U.K. Independence Party, which suspended a candidate for saying he would shoot his Conservative opponent.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 11:18:16 GMTBaltimore mayor to announce DOJ partnership (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will announce a new partnership between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.aGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 10:50:55 GMTIdaho officer fatally shot; man held after high-speed chase, Wash. (AP) — A 26-year-old north Idaho man accused of fatally shooting a veteran police officer and stealing his patrol car has been ordered held on $2 million bail.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsTheftViolent crimeCrimeIdahoWashingtonCoeur d'AleneSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:35:47 GMTMigrants rescued after 12 days at sea, UN to hear of crisis, Sicily (AP) — Italian crews have rescued a boatload of migrants who say they were at sea for 12 days, as the U.N. Security Council gears up to hear first-hand about the Mediterranean migrant crisis.iGeneral newsItalySicilyWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 11:10:32 GMTIran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine, Iran (AP) — A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.By AMIR VAHDATiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTehranIranUnited StatesStrait of HormuzMiddle EastNorth America, 06 May 2015 10:18:04 GMTScientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact (AP) — The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.By GREGORY KATZiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 10:27:08 GMTWoman sentenced for digging up dad's grave for 'real will', N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in prison.aGeneral newsCrimeVandalismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:14:34 GMTUAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope', United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says its planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and will be appropriately named "Hope."iGeneral newsSciencePlanetsSpace explorationAtmospheric scienceAstronomyEarth scienceUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 06 May 2015 10:55:23 GMTBollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years in 2002 case, India (AP) — One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.By RAJANISH KAKADEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndiaMumbaiSouth AsiaAsia, 06 May 2015 11:21:30 GMT5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine says five government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 06 May 2015 10:45:49 GMTDaimler's self-driving big rig makes big entrance in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyAutomotive technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustrial technologyNevadaLas VegasNorth AmericaUnited States, 06 May 2015 11:39:58 GMTAlexion Pharma to pay $8.4 billion for Synageva BioPharma Pharmaceuticals is spending about $8.4 billion - a huge premium — to buy Synageva BioPharma, a fellow rare disease treatment developer with no products on the market that booked a first-quarter loss of nearly $60 million.By The Associated PressaBusinessHealthHealth care industryIndustries, 06 May 2015 11:54:04 GMTWoman celebrates 21st birthday performing 21 kind acts, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman celebrated her 21st birthday by performing 21 acts of kindness to people she had never met across the city of Bristol.aOdditiesBirthdaysOccasionsLifestyleBristolTennesseeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:19:14 GMTMixed signals emerge for eurozone economy (AP) — Following a solid start to the year, signs emerged Wednesday that the 19-country eurozone economy is losing some traction.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyRetail and wholesale sector performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEuropeUnited KingdomWestern Europe, 06 May 2015 11:51:41 GMTDetermination and peanut butter fuel Ohio State LB Lee, Ohio (AP) — Fueled by a mix of confidence, determination, peanut butter and chocolate milk, Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee is right where he always knew he belonged — even if others weren't so sure.By RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:11:14 GMT2 plead not guilty to killing Canadian tourist after Derby, Ky. (AP) — Two of three people charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian tourist in town for the Kentucky Derby have entered not guilty pleas.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKentucky DerbyEventsThoroughbred racingHorse racingSportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 11:50:08 GMTAP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied NATIONS (AP) — There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsUgandaAfricaEast AfricaCentral Africa, 06 May 2015 11:03:19 GMTFrance: Lubitz tried controlled descent on previous flight (AP) — The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsFranceGermanyBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropeSpain, 06 May 2015 10:28:03 GMTIsraeli-Arab group slams end of police fatal shooting probe (AP) — An Arab civil rights group has slammed Israeli police over closing its investigation into the fatal shooting of an Arab that sparked violent protests last year.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeIsraelMiddle East, 06 May 2015 11:17:02 GMTNo humans, just dummy, aboard SpaceX capsule for escape test CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is about to conduct the first major test of its brand new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.By MARCIA DUNNaScienceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 06 May 2015 12:12:08 GMT