FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:10:44 -0700Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcf2e3362fda4d898b3046520dac4e6dSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi and Egyptian warships deployed Friday to the Bab al-Mandab strait off Yemen to secure the strategic sea passage, Egyptian military officials said, as a Saudi-led coalition widened their airstrikes on the second day of an air campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies, aiming to pave the way for possible ground operations.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMilitant groupsInternational relationsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenEgyptTehranIranSaudi ArabiaSanaaPakistanMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaSouth AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fcf2e3362fda4d898b3046520dac4e6dFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:15:33 GMTBillie Joe Armstrong musical comes to Atlantic Theater Co.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a0f65c6365940a38b17e4e0c5ca6a53NEW YORK (AP) — Green Day front man and "American Idiot" co-creator Billie Joe Armstrong's new musical, the final installment of Dominique Morisseau's Detroit trilogy and the world premiere of a David Yazbek musical will be the highlights as the Atlantic Theater Company celebrates its 30th anniversary season.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a0f65c6365940a38b17e4e0c5ca6a53Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:11:50 GMTMom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fbf2a630917423cb53dd5510518e2adWILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one of the victims called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared he's "going straight to hell."By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePrison breaksLaw and orderCorrectional systemsWilkes-BarrePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9fbf2a630917423cb53dd5510518e2adFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:05:06 GMTGov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d2a8aa17a784f45a0e9c04b9a768f07WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker left a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border without addressing questions being raised about his stance on immigration.fBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsImmigrationPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsTexasWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d2a8aa17a784f45a0e9c04b9a768f07Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:28 GMTMarriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knoxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42c8b3ce8ec4b3f9eb1d3979138f054SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox has tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison.By CHRIS GRYGIELaGeneral newsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b42c8b3ce8ec4b3f9eb1d3979138f054Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:14:58 GMTDavid Ortiz defends his reputation in columnhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/585ff34a6e4f466796079f0a75446fbdBoston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is certain on this point: "I never knowingly took any steroids." And this, too: "I deserve to be in the Hall of Fame."By The Associated PresssSportsDopingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/585ff34a6e4f466796079f0a75446fbdFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:40:31 GMTFormer Alabama police officer indicted on federal charge in confrontation with Indian manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c1c9d40c17146758182a413bd55cb49BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama police officer indicted on federal charge in confrontation with Indian man.aGeneral newsIndictmentsLaw and orderAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c1c9d40c17146758182a413bd55cb49Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:22:26 GMTOle Miss chancellor: Talks continue over job statushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f49548309d4330844d77e224c30ae6JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones says he remains in talks over his job status, but he doesn't expect an agreement Friday, despite trustees calling a meeting to discuss the situation.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsJacksonMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4f49548309d4330844d77e224c30ae6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:17:12 GMTSwedish poet Tomas Transtromer dies at 83http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/effdf4a678c4440daf5381d5b380e0a1STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish poet and Nobel Literature Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83, Swedish publisher Bonniers said Friday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsObituariesNobel PrizesBooks and literatureEntertainmentEventsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/effdf4a678c4440daf5381d5b380e0a1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:52:22 GMTBody of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b61c444686c94bb1a8ac8f2d67d02da1DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home.aGeneral newsMissing personsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b61c444686c94bb1a8ac8f2d67d02da1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:03:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: NYC firefighters battle huge fire after explosionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96f69f59c7b541e8b7cd1eb588aa8362NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful blast in Manhattan's East Village sent flames soaring, launched debris into the air and caused the collapse of three five-story buildings.aGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96f69f59c7b541e8b7cd1eb588aa8362Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:52:50 GMTInvestigations begin in blaze that led to firefighter deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550d596d907142f19def6cc2309ef969CINCINNATI (AP) — Multiple investigations are probing the cause of an apartment blaze and the "heartbreaking" death of a veteran Cincinnati firefighter, the city's fire chief said Friday.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/550d596d907142f19def6cc2309ef969Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:32:58 GMTBlaze on New York's Fire Island ruins gay resort landmarkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab3f1942ad7c4b32b2337062ecb87e21MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — An early morning blaze on Fire Island destroyed several structures, including two well-known landmarks in a historic gay resort, and required dozens of firefighters to respond by ferry from the mainland of Long Island, fire and police officials said Friday.By FRANK ELTMANaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFiresGays and lesbiansAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab3f1942ad7c4b32b2337062ecb87e21Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:08:24 GMTArrowhead, Kauffman stadiums' food service fires managerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/829e6dc9d3e5488d8b6c8c7551c5ee96KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions.fBusinessSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryProducts and servicesCorporate newsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/829e6dc9d3e5488d8b6c8c7551c5ee96Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:12:56 GMTCast donates 'Man Men' costumes, props to Smithsonian museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecd234b365a140fa96611139844c841aWASHINGTON (AP) — Don Draper is making his exit this year on TV's "Mad Men," but his advertising man image from the 1960s will live on at the Smithsonian Institution.By BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ecd234b365a140fa96611139844c841aFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:08:13 GMTApple CEO Tim Cook plans to give away most of his fortunehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e959758657a49b489cdb553a81085faSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining a long list of magnates promising to give away most of the wealth that they amass during their careers.htBusinessTechnologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e959758657a49b489cdb553a81085faFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:58:49 GMTPolice make arrest in threat that delayed Hernandez trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e64b5b6f0c74a6b91a5f11d07f489c0FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they allege called in a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of the Massachusetts courthouse where Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is being held.aGeneral newsSportsBomb threatsExtortion and threatsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLegal proceedingsUnited StatesFall RiverNorth AmericaMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e64b5b6f0c74a6b91a5f11d07f489c0Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:21:20 GMTNearly 70 migrants found on berm on Greek-Turkish borderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe9f4ea53a3a4b7ea9a9f72a631c40d4THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek border police said Friday they had rescued 68 people, most of them Syrians, trying to cross illegally into Greece after they became stranded on a berm on the Greek-Turkish border.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeTurkeyGreeceEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe9f4ea53a3a4b7ea9a9f72a631c40d4Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:52:03 GMTSwedish publisher says poet and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/677357859fa04ae99b02f1f35638267eSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish publisher says poet and Nobel Prize winner Tomas Transtromer has died at age 83. .iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureEntertainmentSwedenWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/677357859fa04ae99b02f1f35638267eFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:28:16 GMTReid backs Schumer to succeed him as leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353201f51ba64f8eb284495af18d123dWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to succeed him as Democratic leader.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/353201f51ba64f8eb284495af18d123dFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:54 GMTOfficial: 1,500 North Caucasus people fight in Iraq, Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b418a87c9b14f4fb9554e38de5ea8d1MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian official says about 1,500 residents of Russia's North Caucasus are fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOViGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaSyriaMiddle EastChechnyaIraqEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b418a87c9b14f4fb9554e38de5ea8d1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:57:32 GMTEU weighs new methods to coax Israel back to peace talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4cb794bc484a069bb5cc4bd5c9ac22BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is assessing new ways to push Israel back to the peace negotiating table with the Palestinians for a deal based on a two-state solution, working in tandem with the United States, EU officials say.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessIsraelPalestinian territoriesEuropeMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b4cb794bc484a069bb5cc4bd5c9ac22Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:14:42 GMTNYC police to determine if 6 missing are connected to blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42429f6ff7034a01abb33311e63d78d6NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say they are trying to determine whether six other people reported missing are connected to the apparent gas explosion in the East Village.By COLLEEN LONGaBusinessGeneral newsMissing personsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestSearch and rescue effortsCrimeEnergy industryIndustriesManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42429f6ff7034a01abb33311e63d78d6Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:56:35 GMTSenate's Harry Reid announces he won't seek re-electionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43025f13230c4a20877f8f8137f1fd5dWASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, the wily Nevadan who dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced Friday he will retire after five terms.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureState governmentsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43025f13230c4a20877f8f8137f1fd5dFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:41:57 GMTThe Latest: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpitshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9fd943372af4bdc88114eefada366f45:15 p.m. (1615 GMT, 12:15 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashTransportation safetyAccidentsCriminal investigationsCrimeEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderGermanyFranceSpainBarcelonaEuropePhoenixArizonaWestern EuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9fd943372af4bdc88114eefada366f4Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:16:22 GMTPennsylvania toddler shoots self in leg while adults showerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f4106b2660847dd8f217a6db93f5de5MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 2-year-old Pennsylvania boy found a handgun on a bed and shot himself in the leg while his mother and her boyfriend were showering.aGeneral newsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f4106b2660847dd8f217a6db93f5de5Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:03:04 GMTFederal charge for ex-cop in confrontation with Indian manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cbbc9599b704f9cb34c82194b9215d8BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama police officer has been charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man who was injured during a violent confrontation in February, authorities said Friday.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsPolice brutalityCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceAlabamaHuntsvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cbbc9599b704f9cb34c82194b9215d8Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:47:29 GMTIndie horror movie 'It Follows' gets wide theater releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e665efb6f6e4303a3914d0c92a2a880NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks after opening in just four theaters, the indie horror movie "It Follows" is getting a wide release this weekend.By ALICIA RancilioeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e665efb6f6e4303a3914d0c92a2a880Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:08:24 GMTCritters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life ishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa9910c6dd254c6295801ecf87cd9ae1DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) — Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.By LUIS ANDRES HENAO and SETH BORENSTEINiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsMarine biologyLakesWeatherFishMoonsMicrobiologyGeneticsLimnologyEnvironmental scienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBiologyOceanographyPlanetsAstronomyAntarcticaLake Vostokhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa9910c6dd254c6295801ecf87cd9ae1Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:45:55 GMTFrench court OKs media access to Sarkozy's campaign fileshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d0e77f852a347abb8e0af5ad077c571PARIS (AP) — France's highest administrative court is allowing journalists to access files regarding former President Nicolas Sarkozy's winning presidential campaign in 2007, which is suspected of having received illegal funding from Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaign finance improprietiesMediaCrimeCampaignsElectionsFranceLibyaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d0e77f852a347abb8e0af5ad077c571Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:05:39 GMTEthics panel steps up inquiry of Kentucky Rep. Whitfieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/645f2e25350a4c44a15a1f24566cc14cWASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday it is forming an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield violated congressional rules by allowing his wife to lobby staff members on issues related to her work.By MATTHEW DALYwGovernment and politicsPolitical ethicsPolitical corruptionLegislatureLobbyingAnimal welfareAnimalsHorsesLegislationPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/645f2e25350a4c44a15a1f24566cc14cFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:04:39 GMTLawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb49c56ae5f4b8db688e94647a2e5b9ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend urged Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying in a final appeal there were errors of "colossal proportions" in the guilty verdicts.By COLLEEN BARRY and FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderBariItalyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3eb49c56ae5f4b8db688e94647a2e5b9Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:01:04 GMTGreek minister: government ready for 'rupture' in aid talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ee1b1a2c99f4a309ea9fcafebb507d9ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government is prepared for a "rupture" with creditors in its bailout talks and is being deliberately vague about its intentions as a negotiating tactic, a cabinet minister said Friday.By ELENA BECATOROSiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ee1b1a2c99f4a309ea9fcafebb507d9Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:58:55 GMTEuropean air authority recommends 2 crew in cockpithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c502b3a47e543f3931f0536f17fdf54COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The European Union's aviation safety agency recommended Friday that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft after it emerged that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 had apparently locked himself in alone to crash the plane.By JAN M. OLSEN and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTransportation safetyEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesDenmarkEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c502b3a47e543f3931f0536f17fdf54Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:35:04 GMTOfficial: San Francisco deputies forced inmates to fighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbff4222615d4935aef493d64ef97918SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An official says San Francisco sheriff's deputies forced jail inmates to fight each other, gambling on the bouts and telling them to lie if they got hurt.aGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbff4222615d4935aef493d64ef97918Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:21:38 GMTIran says nuke talks focused despite Yemen crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b9b7ec1effa4ca283d57b2849023125LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Iran's foreign minister sought Friday to dismiss concerns that his country's preoccupation with the crisis in Yemen could pre-empt attempts to find common ground at nuclear talks with six world powers, saying the negotiations remained focused on sealing a deal.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyTehranIranSwitzerlandYemenMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b9b7ec1effa4ca283d57b2849023125Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:34:26 GMTAt least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc95b082215048969cf825b7a54ecacaMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least four gunmen took up positions inside a Mogadishu hotel Friday, exchanging fire with security forces, a Somali police official said.By ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc95b082215048969cf825b7a54ecacaFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:26:32 GMTPoland seeks facts about leaders abducted by Soviet Unionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8451b895dc5b4330a7041651d7202939WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's history institute has placed a paid advertisement in a popular daily in Russia to seek details of the deaths and burials of three leaders abducted in 1945 to Moscow where they died after a trial on fabricated charges.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimePolandSoviet UnionRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8451b895dc5b4330a7041651d7202939Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:17:37 GMTCorrection: Death-Pot Candy storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df1360e1b8644222ae2e76a71a7a2072BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — In a story March 26 about authorities investigating the possible role of marijuana candy in the apparent suicide of an Oklahoma man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the gender of Summit Coroner Regan Goodman. She is a woman, not a man.aGeneral newsSuicidesCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df1360e1b8644222ae2e76a71a7a2072Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:09:25 GMTArkansas Senate approves religious protection billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e77935eb2b5e46e7b1f7a1b62a6cc8f4LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas inched closer Friday toward becoming the second state this year to adopt a law that critics say would sanction discrimination against gays and lesbians, with the state Senate approving a religious protection bill.By ANDREW DeMILLOaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansRace and ethnicityState legislatureState governmentsAfrican-AmericansReligious issuesLegislatureLegislationLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesReligionGender issuesArkansasLittle RockUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e77935eb2b5e46e7b1f7a1b62a6cc8f4Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:13:43 GMTCouple accused of locking teen in basementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f1ca54b646343d49a48731833198388WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin couple accused of locking their 13-year-old daughter in a basement and forcing her to wear diapers have been charged with child neglect.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f1ca54b646343d49a48731833198388Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:31:10 GMTSaudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4adff6fe919d44b3a92f35976723afb7WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia is praising the U.S. for helping an Arab air campaign against Yemen's rebels.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaUnited StatesYemenMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4adff6fe919d44b3a92f35976723afb7Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:35 GMTUS stock indexes are slightly higher at end of a tough weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40083501ff56408185f216a3a1cd7d87NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were flat to slightly higher Friday, giving investors a break after four straight days of losses. The price of oil slipped following a big gain the day before, when traders worried that the escalating conflict in the Middle East would affect the flow of crude from the region.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesCommodity marketsUnited StatesSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIranYemenNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40083501ff56408185f216a3a1cd7d87Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:21:28 GMTBill Clinton's 'flaws' the subject of off-Broadway musicalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9530cfd10b4c48eb9d1411260789df0eNEW YORK (AP) — The Clintons are going back to the White House this spring — onstage, that is.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentGovernment and politicsTony AwardsCelebrityImpeachmentsPerforming artsEventsPolitical issuesAward showsTheater awardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9530cfd10b4c48eb9d1411260789df0eFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:18:02 GMTWhite House: Chemical safety board head resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c396d97fe8141c994e36c3dfc7049a4WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is operating without a permanent leader. Its chairman has been forced to resign, following accusations of mismanagement.wBusinessGovernment and politicsPolitical resignationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c396d97fe8141c994e36c3dfc7049a4Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:56:17 GMTDeath of baby cut from womb doesn't lead to murder chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42addbd2faeb4c1e8250b58f08397d4dDENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman accused of cutting the baby from an expectant mother's belly will not face murder charges in the gruesome attack that revived the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a human being.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42addbd2faeb4c1e8250b58f08397d4dFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:48:21 GMTSwiss bankers avoid prison, get probation for tax fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c26cbf0d1614272be286d80124f3ae3ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two former Swiss bankers avoided jail time Friday for their roles in a tax fraud scheme that helped U.S. customers hide billions of dollars in assets.By MATTHEW BARAKATaBusinessGeneral newsTax evasionFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderSwitzerlandUnited StatesVirginiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c26cbf0d1614272be286d80124f3ae3Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:44:50 GMTCo-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors sayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/565f2cf81e734044aa95a4f7670e97faMONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work on Tuesday, the day authorities say he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said.By FRANK JORDANS and DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsMental healthCrimeEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationHealthGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/565f2cf81e734044aa95a4f7670e97faFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:06 GMTRetiring Reid wins praise from surprise caller _ Obamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f9be3015ea4e259cdd089437ecd23eWASHINGTON (AP) — There was a surprise caller waiting to talk on live radio to Harry Reid, shortly after the Senate minority leader announced he would not run for re-election next year.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegislaturePolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64f9be3015ea4e259cdd089437ecd23eFri, 27 Mar 2015 17:17:01 GMT2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be291f5598b749178c58bc914772e06cNEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's trendy East Village as authorities reported that two people were still unaccounted for.By COLLEEN LONGaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExplosionsAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be291f5598b749178c58bc914772e06cFri, 27 Mar 2015 16:24:59 GMT