FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:45:33 -0700Thai junta leader: I'll fight forced labor in fish industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07584a7c434440a2a92ef4b4cfdf31e0BANGKOK (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 laborGovernment and politicsCrimeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07584a7c434440a2a92ef4b4cfdf31e0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:45:37 GMTIraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32ade281fb7d444f96b6d24f55993c25DULUIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The consequences of the al-Jabouri tribe's decision to ally with Iraq's Shiite-led government against their fellow Sunnis in the Islamic State group are etched on row after row of gravestones in this palm-shaded town by the Tigris River.By VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTerrorismIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32ade281fb7d444f96b6d24f55993c25Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:29:49 GMTSenate edges toward OK of Republican balanced budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5933399a264d6ab8696cb05da20850WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan to the cusp of Senate passage early Friday that positions Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5933399a264d6ab8696cb05da20850Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:12:45 GMTSenate delays vote on bipartisan bill on Medicare doc feeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743199c50a5d4b6bb8a87ead6751477bWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run Senate has delayed giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment-funded health insuranceLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/743199c50a5d4b6bb8a87ead6751477bFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:39 GMTMalone enjoying anonymity at end of Kentucky's benchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c84f72f884924a3a9f31d878d63fb3a9The name rings a bell. It's OK, you can laugh about it. Sam Malone totally gets it.By The Associated PresssSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballBasketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c84f72f884924a3a9f31d878d63fb3a9Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:17:11 GMTAP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d8b40538f3640afb88ceb1747654ce0LAUSANNE, 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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d8b40538f3640afb88ceb1747654ce0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:56:11 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin, Notre Dame advance to Elite Eighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce96186ade4941a1ba502d784decca3cCLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.By The Associated PresssSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWisconsinClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce96186ade4941a1ba502d784decca3cFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:20:32 GMTSenate edges toward approving GOP balanced budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b58ef74e45b14bae992379838924f7dcWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have nearly finished muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate that sets up months of battling between President Barack Obama and Congress over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b58ef74e45b14bae992379838924f7dcFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:11:47 GMTLEADING OFF: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6f318cde8364516ad4c397cfac6f21fA look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsMLB Spring TrainingEventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6f318cde8364516ad4c397cfac6f21fFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:44:58 GMTGOP-controlled Senate ok's budget planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea0eee6881f4fb9a5f4f0a6512de6abWASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate has approved a balanced-budget plan that calls for trillions in spending cuts and repeal of the controversial health care law to erase red ink by the end of the coming decade.By The Associated PresswGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ea0eee6881f4fb9a5f4f0a6512de6abFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:33:27 GMTMyanmar army commander pledges successful electionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd2790c634d04fa98e635a3688869b50NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's powerful military commander pledged Friday to work to support successful elections in November, calling it "an important landmark for democracy implementation," and warned that the army will not tolerate instability or armed threats.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesElectionsGovernment and politicsGeneral electionsMilitary and defenseNaypyidawMyanmarChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd2790c634d04fa98e635a3688869b50Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:08:26 GMTHow Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ff904b4277d455f89187eb701caf331SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power teams like Red Bull and Ferrari in their wake? Here's four reasons why:By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile designAutomobile racingConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ff904b4277d455f89187eb701caf331Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:08:26 GMTUtility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11acee9711fc41b587fa7321e01d1d20NEW 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 newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersUtilitiesAccidentsIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11acee9711fc41b587fa7321e01d1d20Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:23:23 GMTPolice say 10 dead in stampede in Bangladeshhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaa2af8b35a49a8889538f38c8d64dfDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said.iGeneral newsBangladeshDhakaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcaa2af8b35a49a8889538f38c8d64dfFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:22:29 GMTPelosi irks some allies to help craft rare bipartisan billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ae574459704ea8ab759a534ae42363WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is bruising some key liberal allies by helping craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/62ae574459704ea8ab759a534ae42363Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:15:29 GMTTaliban attacks in Pakistan kill 5 police officers, wound 10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a86a66b1b35436ead27562851e2eac3KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban killed five police officers in a rocket attack in country's southwest, authorities and a Taliban spokesman said Friday. Another Taliban attack on a police bus in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi left 10 people wounded.By ADIL JAWADiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a86a66b1b35436ead27562851e2eac3Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:20:00 GMTRepublican-controlled Senate clears balanced budget plan with trillions in spending cutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8735641b50a0491cbf0a2a8195676125WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican-controlled Senate clears balanced budget plan with trillions in spending cuts.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8735641b50a0491cbf0a2a8195676125Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:29:05 GMTPut me in: Craig T. Nelson returning as Coach Fox in sequelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb39333b17d4247b2540b1a6ce9d16bLOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig T. Nelson is getting back in the coaching game for NBC.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCoachingSports mediaSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb39333b17d4247b2540b1a6ce9d16bFri, 27 Mar 2015 07:18:21 GMTBrit braves Antarctic waters in Speedos in conservation pushhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22569504c1424d2d9fb26556d61ad316WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During one swim, Lewis Pugh saw his support boat crew screaming at him just before they hauled him from the water as a sea lion bore down on him. During another, the air temperature dropped so far below freezing that a wave broke over the crew and froze solid.By NICK PERRYiGeneral newsAnimalsAntarcticaRussiaNew ZealandEastern EuropeEuropeOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22569504c1424d2d9fb26556d61ad316Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:52:42 GMT30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these dayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c62c9b1208314108bcb114d6090ea65bSAN 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c62c9b1208314108bcb114d6090ea65bFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:08:31 GMTFiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b1fad12b204908ba7c2bfedce36d6bFALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52b1fad12b204908ba7c2bfedce36d6bFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:27:06 GMTUnsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgeryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8caf8995c92140baac6bb4eef539726aBrady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery.By DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsAthlete healthSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8caf8995c92140baac6bb4eef539726aFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:03:31 GMTReview: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's best yethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6ff0bb489e4209bcaa831e9e8a9d36NEW YORK (AP) — A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.By ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessPersonal financeTechnologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea6ff0bb489e4209bcaa831e9e8a9d36Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:10:04 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f4e67a17c45e9910a214cbce81343"The victims realized just at the last moment. We can hear them screaming." — Marseille Prosecutor Brice Robin, describing passengers' cries of terror just before a co-pilot deliberately plowed Germanwings Flight 9525 into a French mountainside.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/199f4e67a17c45e9910a214cbce81343Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:04:59 GMTArizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e25ede2fa76e45c4b44fdc2b575a6b1aLOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell shook off his terrible first half and a Xavier defender with equal poise, sliding around a screen and finding an open 3-pointer.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e25ede2fa76e45c4b44fdc2b575a6b1aFri, 27 Mar 2015 06:07:05 GMTTop-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73786553bb8940dd83e6a0613e750c59LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.By BETH HARRISsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73786553bb8940dd83e6a0613e750c59Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:53:01 GMTKentucky overwhelms West Virginia 78-39 in NCAA Sweet 16http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba53c73efa2494b81a4fc36e8404b7fCLEVELAND (AP) — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyWest VirginiaClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ba53c73efa2494b81a4fc36e8404b7fFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:24:35 GMTLittle vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b114286679b74008899d1404884eb8aaWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say.By JOAN LOWYwGovernment and politicsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashMental healthAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationEventsHealthFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b114286679b74008899d1404884eb8aaFri, 27 Mar 2015 08:04:10 GMTSingapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hourshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f38263f98b9444238807e541bf8f945eSINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.By JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f38263f98b9444238807e541bf8f945eFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:25:47 GMTSemi plows into unfinished Texas interstate bridge; 1 killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5f6b68d99aa49b7a4bbf01a4c6037d8SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions for several hours, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5f6b68d99aa49b7a4bbf01a4c6037d8Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:50:12 GMTSea otter rescued in California oil spill dies of shark bitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00dcdf8166d5412b9a771793c752ee71SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter that became an ambassador for her species after a remarkable recovery from an oil tar soaking off the coast of Northern California has been killed by a shark.aGeneral newsSharksAnimalsAnimal bitesWildlifeFishAccidentsAccidents and disastersInjuriesHealthEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWater environmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00dcdf8166d5412b9a771793c752ee71Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:39:35 GMTPelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehnerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23939484be30456bbe86d0da4892cbd6WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwHealthGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment-funded health insuranceHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationPolitical organizationsGovernment programsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23939484be30456bbe86d0da4892cbd6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:02:10 GMTArabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab forcehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a5601e62a14a1d87338b86a3b6e257SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or spreading Iranian power.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEgyptMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesLibyaSaudi ArabiaIranNorth AfricaRed SeaYemenIraqAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9a5601e62a14a1d87338b86a3b6e257Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:26:12 GMTChinese NGO considering legal action over police raidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964c613b2f154dedabeed6b619e8169bBEIJING (AP) — A Chinese anti-discrimination civic group said Friday it is considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists whose detentions have drawn international scrutiny.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical activismNon-governmental organizationsInternational relationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGender issuesChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964c613b2f154dedabeed6b619e8169bFri, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:26 GMTAgency: 4,000 fishermen stranded on some Indonesian islandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85d0a779d55f4631bf6d542c51718ff6JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says an estimated 4,000 fishermen are stranded on a handful of islands in Indonesia, including men revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaThailandAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85d0a779d55f4631bf6d542c51718ff6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:16:11 GMTYemen weighs on Asian shares, data highlights Japan doldrumshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f7721784f6e4050aab5ddf0e6e39993TOKYO (AP) — Asian 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 marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesJapanEast AsiaMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaYemenUnited StatesIranAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f7721784f6e4050aab5ddf0e6e39993Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:24:37 GMTVideo shows 'hospitality ambassador' beating homeless manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4869bc1745444ba93a29b9900b81ee5BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A man has been fired from his job as a "hospitality ambassador" in Berkeley after video surfaced that appears to show him beating up a homeless man.aGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsBerkeleyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4869bc1745444ba93a29b9900b81ee5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:53:16 GMTSenate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5be83d896aa4de6af71576086f4afa7WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.By ALAN FRAMwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsNational electionsElectionsPersonal insurancePersonal financeGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5be83d896aa4de6af71576086f4afa7Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:59:54 GMTThai junta leader to fight forced labor in fish industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72b6de262135486584aae7209dd288cdBANGKOK (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 laborGovernment and politicsCrimeLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareProducts and servicesCorporate newsAgricultureIndustriesThailandIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72b6de262135486584aae7209dd288cdFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:39:26 GMTMartinez throws 6 shutout innings, Rangers beat Rockies 6-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ac9e0095be4797a7896f28f28ddba8SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Martinez threw six scoreless innings, Leonys Martin homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Thursday night.By ALAN ESKEWsSportsMLB Spring TrainingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f4ac9e0095be4797a7896f28f28ddba8Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:54:28 GMTFACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Corehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122f9f0c18d14c4ab7c466e7967bc0f5ATLANTA (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.By BILL BARROW and KIMBERLY HEFLINGpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary and secondary educationEducation policySchool curriculaNational governmentsPolitical partiesEducationSocial affairsGovernment policySchool administrationPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesWisconsinLouisianaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/122f9f0c18d14c4ab7c466e7967bc0f5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:53:29 GMTFrustration wanes amid another March run for Izzo, Spartanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45608faf0e1d4ae0bf23e6523e6ae8c0EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's times like this when all the frustration seems worth it to Tom Izzo. The ups and downs of a long season having finally given way to another exhilarating run in the NCAA Tournament.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege footballCollege sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsFootballBasketballMen's sportsNBA basketballProfessional basketballMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45608faf0e1d4ae0bf23e6523e6ae8c0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:05:32 GMTVictim's mom to confront man with bodies in yardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/976ff2d731d84ea49950c3945daf4a3aGeraldine Kerkowski knows the northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling her son, a pharmacist and father of two, probably won't care when she tells him exactly what she thinks of him.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/976ff2d731d84ea49950c3945daf4a3aFri, 27 Mar 2015 05:32:05 GMTJury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c4e590d2b6f4bf18bd834ecc1e7d45fOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money has been convicted of fraud.aBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesLaw and orderOaklandSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c4e590d2b6f4bf18bd834ecc1e7d45fFri, 27 Mar 2015 04:50:29 GMTHamilton shrugs engine problem, tops Malaysian FP practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d60574d3984600b6fc6a61f03f9071SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72d60574d3984600b6fc6a61f03f9071Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:02:15 GMTUS isolated as allies line up to join China-led bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254abe060c244e67a5f677a807539dc1WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.By MATTHEW PENNINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational relationsChinaUnited StatesEast AsiaAustraliaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/254abe060c244e67a5f677a807539dc1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:05:02 GMTLawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoaxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa26c1332dd47daa5dd2249a8b653d6VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them.By GILLIAN FLACCUS, KRISTIN J. BENDER and ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeKidnappingCrimeCaliforniaVallejoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa26c1332dd47daa5dd2249a8b653d6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:42:08 GMTComplex US-Iran ties at heart of complicated Mideast policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c183a07d8134723bb06914f1292bbf5WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq's deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTerrorismHuman rights and civil libertiesMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsTehranUnited StatesSyriaIranIsraelMiddle EastIraqSaudi ArabiaYemenNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c183a07d8134723bb06914f1292bbf5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:17:56 GMTLincecum goes 5 innings but Giants lose 6-4 to Athleticshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3b47323bd0f43d589f05bdf8d986fd3SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Tim Lincecum pitched five shaky innings for the San Francisco Giants, and Billy Butler hit a two-run double that helped the Oakland Athletics to a 6-4 victory Thursday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsMLB Spring TrainingProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsEventsArizonaOaklandSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3b47323bd0f43d589f05bdf8d986fd3Fri, 27 Mar 2015 05:54:02 GMTBo knows when not to change a thing; can Irish slay Goliath?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb1c71ecbfbd443283d536ef8cb5c307Bo Ryan is no fan of change.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sportsWichitaWisconsinKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb1c71ecbfbd443283d536ef8cb5c307Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:24:25 GMT