FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Apr 2015 23:20:38 -0700Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses Pakistani parliament (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is addressing Pakistan's parliament.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureChinaPakistanIslamabadGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:30 GMTEx-Va. governor's wife: Corruption trial was unfair, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says her public corruption conviction is based on an overly broad definition of bribery and she did not receive a fair trial due to a number of mistakes made by the presiding federal district court judge.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:11:21 GMTKemp, Norris lead Padres' 17-hit attack in win over Rockies (AP) — Matt Kemp had three hits and four RBIs and the San Diego Padres scored nine runs in the first two innings of a 14-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.By MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:14:41 GMTOfficials say explosion in southern Afghanistan kills 3, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say an explosion near a southern police station has killed three people and wounded 17.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersWar and unrestAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 05:41:40 GMTUS, Japan say no deal on farm, auto trade but end in sight (AP) — U.S. and Japanese trade officials failed to resolve differences on autos and farm exports that are hindering progress toward a Pacific Rim trade deal but say they believe agreement is within reach.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeInternational agreementsEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:38:53 GMTQuestions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."By RYAN J. FOLEYhtGeneral newsWeapons technologyViolent crimeCrimeTechnologyTulsaCaliforniaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:25:27 GMTJudge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham (AP) — A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease.aGeneral newsWages and salariesCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsPersonnelBusinessCorporate newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthHealth care industryIndustriesLaw and orderOccupational injuries and disabilitiesEmployee benefitsDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:55:28 GMTChinese president applauds Pakistan's anti-terror efforts (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday applauded Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation would continue to stand by its neighbor.By ZARAR KHANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defensePakistanChinaIndiaIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 21 Apr 2015 06:01:47 GMTAfghan official: At least 2 dead in car bomb explosion, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official say at least two people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a police station in the capital of southern Kandahar province.iGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 04:36:29 GMTWarriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr likes to say his team teeters on "explosive and careless" basketball, pulling off an astonishing play one moment and a perplexing one the next.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEvents, 21 Apr 2015 05:59:17 GMTBargains and bidding in a raucous Saudi open-air market, Saudi Arabia (AP) — At an open-air market in Saudi Arabia's capital, haggling for a good deal is not just part of the experience — it's also part of the fun.By HASAN JAMALIiGeneral newsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 21 Apr 2015 06:04:14 GMTDefiant Hong Kongers resist embrace of mainland China KONG (AP) — All around Chow Tak-yee's neighborhood in the working-class edges of Hong Kong, the 26-year-old can feel the spreading influence of nearby mainland China on the prosperous, open-minded city she's always called home.By JACK CHANGiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsEconomyGovernment and politicsHome buyingGovernment policyLocal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestResidential real estateLifestyleHong KongChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 05:53:16 GMTSouth Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid scandal, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesCrimeSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 04:54:27 GMTBlue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.aBusinessGeneral newsDiseases and conditionsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInfectious diseasesHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureBrenhamTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:19:30 GMTReplacing carpet at Jerusalem shrine reveals religious rift (AP) — It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem.By DANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsArchaeologyIslamCultural preservationPrayerGovernment and politicsNationalismScienceReligionSocial affairsCulturesJerusalemIsraelEgyptJordanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 06:00:41 GMTMuch anger in southern Chile over bishop appointment, Chile (AP) — Parishioners in a southern Chile diocese are gathering wherever their new bishop appears, but their presence is not the sort of assembly the Catholic Church would expect.By EVA VERGARAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Apr 2015 04:01:30 GMTMinnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsMilitant groupsTerrorismCrimeIntelligence agenciesLugeLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSportsMinnesotaMinneapolisUnited StatesSomaliaNorth AmericaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 06:14:12 GMTHall of Famer Bob St. Clair dies at 84 FRANCISCO (AP) — Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair, a five-time Pro Bowler with a big personality who played all 11 of his seasons with his hometown San Francisco 49ers, died Monday. He was 84.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsObituariesAfrican-AmericansCollege footballFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:16:11 GMTBird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:By STEVE KARNOWSKIaBusinessGeneral newsDisease outbreaksAgriculture and the environmentAnimalsLivestock diseasesInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureEco-friendly practicesUnited StatesIowaMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:52:26 GMTVogt's 3-run HR helps A's beat Angels 6-3, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Marcus Semien also went deep against Matt Shoemaker and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Monday night in the opener of a four-game series.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:24:44 GMTAC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.By NICK PERRYiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew ZealandOceania, 21 Apr 2015 04:07:27 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, April 21, the 111th day of 2015. There are 254 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaWar and unrestCrimeGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:25 GMTBryant's 3 RBIs lead Cubs over Pirates 5-2 (AP) — Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.By JOHN PERROTTOsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthPennsylvaniaPittsburghUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:20:36 GMTValbuena hits two HR in Houston's 7-5 victory over Seattle (AP) — Luis Valbuena hit a pair of solo home runs, including a go-ahead eighth-inning shot, to give the Houston Astros a 7-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners Monday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:42:53 GMTS. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNewspapersPulitzer Prize AwardsBooks and literaturePolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriState legislatureNews mediaMediaEventsJournalismEntertainmentLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsNew YorkSouth CarolinaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:40:22 GMTRangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum (AP) — There is nothing poetic or necessarily pretty about the way the New York Rangers play, particularly on the road.By WILL GRAVESsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPittsburghNew York CityNew YorkPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:13:37 GMTJapan PM sends offerings to criticized war shrine (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead.By MARI YARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesGovernment and politicsFairs and festivalsWar and unrestRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 04:32:42 GMTAustralia: EU needs tough border control after boat tragedy (AP) — Australia's prime minister urged European leaders on Tuesday to adopt tougher border control measures in the wake of the feared drowning of as many as 900 asylum seekers whose boat capsized off the coast of Libya.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAustraliaEuropeOceania, 21 Apr 2015 03:53:15 GMTJury to resume deliberations in Iowa spousal sex abuse case, Iowa (AP) — Jurors are set to resume deliberating in the trial of a former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife, who was suffering from dementia.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState legislatureCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:20:28 GMTJapan mulls 2018 moon landing, seeks to keep up with rivals (AP) — Japan's space agency says it is considering a mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers.htGeneral newsScienceTechnologyThe MoonSpace explorationAstronomyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:14:04 GMTHong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsCommodity marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsChinaShanghaiHong KongEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 05:11:29 GMTMother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help NATIONS (AP) — The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter.By EDITH M. LEDERERiGeneral newsJournalistsCrimeNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineMoscowEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:45 GMTPenalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial set to begin (AP) — Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are getting ready to hear evidence on what his punishment should be — life in prison or the death penalty — as survivors and victims' families weigh in with their views.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsBombingsDeath penalty controversyEventsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:11:45 GMTEthiopians shocked by Islamic State killings ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Many in Ethiopia are reeling from the news that several Ethiopians were killed in Libya by the Islamic State group, which over the weekend released a video purporting to show the killings.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsIslamChristianityMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesWar and unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEthiopiaAddis AbabaLibyaEast AfricaItalyEuropeAfricaNorth AfricaWestern Europe, 21 Apr 2015 03:51:38 GMTWhite Sox rally for 4-3 victory over Indians (AP) — Melky Cabrera capped Chicago's four-run ninth inning with an RBI single off Cody Allen, sending the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.By JAY COHENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:17:51 GMTPominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.By DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMissouriMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:18:06 GMTSri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader, Sri Lanka (AP) — A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical issuesPolitical and civil unrestCrimeSri LankaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 05:46:56 GMTIwo Jima vet, Okinawa survivor wrestle with WWII legacy, Japan (AP) — In Norman Baker's mind, the Japanese were fanatical, brutal animals with no respect for life. To Yoshiko Shimabukuro, Americans were long-nosed demons who rained hellfire from the skies before raping and pillaging anything with the worse-than-death fate of crossing their path.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsWorld War IIWar and unrestEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:13:19 GMT7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine (AP) — Seven coal miners have died and 17 are trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China.iGeneral newsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Apr 2015 06:16:24 GMT100-carat diamond could bring $25M at auction YORK (AP) — A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald-cut could fetch between $19 million to $25 million at auction.aArts and entertainmentGeneral news, 21 Apr 2015 05:01:33 GMTArkansas cities push back against laws cast as anti-gay ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.By ANDREW DEMILLOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansMunicipal governmentsWorkplace discriminationState legislatureReligious issuesLocal governmentsPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureState governmentsLegislationReligionGender issuesLittle RockArkansasEureka SpringsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 05:27:32 GMTJapan's leader sends offerings to controversial war shrine (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent religious offerings Tuesday to a Tokyo shrine that honors convicted World War II leaders among its war dead, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to Asia and the United States.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesGovernment and politicsFairs and festivalsWar and unrestRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanChinaTokyoEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Apr 2015 05:19:40 GMTBaltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsArrestsCrimeMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:42:03 GMTSheriff disputes utility account of what caused explosion, Calif. (AP) — A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people.aGeneral newsExplosionsUtilitiesTrafficTransportationAccidents and disastersPoliceIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaFresnoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:55:32 GMTDucks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0, Manitoba (AP) — Fired up for the first NHL playoff game in town in 19 years, Winnipeg Jets fans booed Corey Perry off the ice in warmups and cheered every icing call against the Anaheim Ducks.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyWinnipegManitobaCanadaNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 06:07:35 GMTSpokesman: Alabama woman left to join Islamic State group, Ala. (AP) — A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet.By MARTIN SWANTaGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsBirminghamAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 03:36:31 GMTWife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge.By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestPolitical corruptionNational courtsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Apr 2015 04:35:37 GMTAl-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 UNICEF workers killed, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people, including four employees of the U.N. children's agency in an attack that was widely denounced.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsAccidents and disastersTerrorismAccidentsGovernment and politicsSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 21 Apr 2015 04:00:34 GMTCelebrity birthdays for the week of April 26-May 2 26: Actress-comedian Carol Burnett is 82. Guitarist-songwriter Duane Eddy is 77. Singer Maurice Williams of Maurice and the Zodiacs is 77. Singer Bobby Rydell is 73. Singer Gary Wright is 72. Actor Giancarlo Esposito ("Revolution," ''Breaking Bad") is 57. Drummer Roger Taylor of Duran Duran is 55. Drummer Chris Mars of The Replacements is 54. Actor-singer Michael Damian is 53. Actor Jet Li is 52. Guitarist Jimmy Stafford of Train is 51. Actor-comedian Kevin James is 50. Fiddler Joe Caverlee of Yankee Grey is 47. Singer T-Boz of TLC is 45. Bassist Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts is 44. Bassist Michael Jeffers of Pinmonkey is 43. Drummer Jose Pasillas of Incubus is 39. Actor Jason Earles ("Hannah Montana") is 38. Actor Tom Welling ("Smallville") is 38. Actor Pablo Schreiber ("Weeds") is 37. Actress Jordana Brewster is 35. Actress Marnette Patterson ("Something So Right") is 35. Actor Channing Tatum is 35.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 21 Apr 2015 05:02:07 GMTFierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead (AP) — A fierce storm lashing Australia's southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersAustraliaSydneyNew South WalesOceania, 21 Apr 2015 04:45:58 GMT