FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:44:59 -07:00Storm-related death toll rises to 2 in North Carolinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4fe5c0deb164013a0aaf6082f59254cThu, 27 Apr 2017 13:49:32 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman has died after the North Carolina Highway Patrol said she drove around several barricades and was swept away in the flooding that has followed heavy rains earlier this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4fe5c0deb164013a0aaf6082f59254cSprawling nighttime food markets popping up in the UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ee0855c807444319fa288eb439a6266Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:30:44 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Clouds of white smoke rise into the black sky from outdoor grills. The night air is scented with the fragrances of dozens of cuisines from around the world. Vendors in tiny stalls stir noodles, toss crepes and fill dumplings as lines of hungry customers stretch into the dark.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ee0855c807444319fa288eb439a6266Senior Vietnamese Communist Party official faces punishmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07fb38064150403792b7edee3b562dfeThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:23:28 GMTHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A high-ranking Vietnamese Communist Party official faces punishment for wrongdoing when he was head of the country's oil and gas monopoly, PetroVietnam.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07fb38064150403792b7edee3b562dfeEllen DeGeneres recalls pain, liberation of coming-out showhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/887da8f5a1b94f469499daeb936e0b3dThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:16:27 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres can measure her career and personal success by several impressive yardsticks, including a popular daytime talk show and eight-year marriage to Portia de Rossi.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/887da8f5a1b94f469499daeb936e0b3dUS stock indexes tick higher in a mixed day for marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a886845560634e62a55bccf167665b4eThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:21:33 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher on Thursday, part of a mixed day for markets around the world.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a886845560634e62a55bccf167665b4eJazz Fest kicks off Friday; Connick, Aaron Neville on taphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcaa41373f24709b15531ed53ae6c8aThu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:39 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off its first weekend Friday with performances by native sons Harry Connick Jr., Aaron Neville and Kermit Ruffins whether or not the weather cooperates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fcaa41373f24709b15531ed53ae6c8aAmtrak accelerating Penn Station work, rail delays expectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e5931c262a640678365843adbf6de95Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:26 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Accelerated repair work in the wake of recent breakdowns at New York's Penn Station will begin next week and cause delays this summer for rail travelers who already have endured major disruptions recently, Amtrak officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e5931c262a640678365843adbf6de95Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in Marchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfdfa5f2bc1645e992572c6c2d71a770Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:03:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for affordable homes amid lagging inventory.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfdfa5f2bc1645e992572c6c2d71a770UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/639295b5b9544f48b8da7d1b22c7d0b5Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:26:14 GMTLONDON (AP) — London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/639295b5b9544f48b8da7d1b22c7d0b5Top official's son calls out his dad as Venezuela quits OAShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1c63db0798a4ce1ab239f4aed5c4ee7Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06:09 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The son of Venezuela's top human rights official has called on his father to prevent further deadly bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes even as officials defied international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1c63db0798a4ce1ab239f4aed5c4ee7Moldova detains officials suspected of embezzling EU moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f51dab5239c1488ea9de610ffd9d5e80Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:53:54 GMTCHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldovan anti-corruption prosecutors have detained the transport minister and a senior road management official on suspicion of embezzling European Union funds.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f51dab5239c1488ea9de610ffd9d5e80Flynn was warned not to accept foreign payments in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a736a2c306e244b3b6f0945f16bbb7a2Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:25:32 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released by lawmakers show President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was warned when he retired from the military in 2014 not to take foreign money without "advance approval" by Pentagon authorities.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a736a2c306e244b3b6f0945f16bbb7a2UK police arrest man with knives on suspicion of terrorismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3702ebc02344dfbb419ae5883e39c1cThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:38 GMTLONDON (AP) — British police say a man with knives has been arrested near Parliament on suspicion of terrorism.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3702ebc02344dfbb419ae5883e39c1cTrump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a532ad98dc1b49ec8787b42ba319df90Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:41 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a532ad98dc1b49ec8787b42ba319df90NYC, Metropolitan Museum weigh mandatory admission feeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9b567ba99e64f5786b88759fa9f9addThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:02:21 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of New York and the city government are weighing charging admission for the first time in the museum's nearly 125-year history.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9b567ba99e64f5786b88759fa9f9addAlbanian Parliament fails to elect president for 3rd timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0bcd01b61f740dbaf4b4f13c4e347e7Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:10:41 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Thursday failed for the third time to elect the country's new president because no candidates have been nominated.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0bcd01b61f740dbaf4b4f13c4e347e7North Carolina prison guard dies after inmate attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0f313d36254b20835baf9945e3e19aThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:34:16 GMTWINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a prison guard has died after she was attacked by an inmate.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a0f313d36254b20835baf9945e3e19aFlorida teacher accused of calling ag students 'murderers'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625f8dece6ed4636b30ac5b774bb7713Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:59:42 GMTOCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida middle school teacher may lose his job after authorities say he bullied and harassed students who are raising livestock to be sold for slaughter at a local youth fair.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/625f8dece6ed4636b30ac5b774bb7713House panel seeks charges for company in Clinton email casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/672b811e581a49a6b54f282eef73adeaThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:30:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department to consider criminally prosecuting a technology services company that was involved in maintaining a private email server for Hillary Clinton.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/672b811e581a49a6b54f282eef73adeaUncle accused of chaining boy to weight pleads not guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54113e732ca94016b0b444e66788ca4aThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:10:08 GMTPEOSTA, Iowa (AP) — An eastern Iowa man accused of padlocking a weighted chain around his 14-year-old nephew's waist has pleaded not guilty.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54113e732ca94016b0b444e66788ca4aMontenegro says Russia banned its wine over NATO accessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32bf23932b684f92bb02974ec5d9e0c0Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:19 GMTPODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister says Russia has banned the import of its best-known wine because of the Balkan country's decision to become a member of NATO.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32bf23932b684f92bb02974ec5d9e0c0Escalator steps buckle at WTC transportation hub, 2 hurthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97acdfd569754661b82e01f84920daf2Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:55:39 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An escalator malfunctioned at New York's World Trade Center Transportation Hub and officials say two men sustained minor injuries.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97acdfd569754661b82e01f84920daf2Why Trump tax cut may not deliver the boost White House sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c0c08299da49c294e43e8060cee239Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:29:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's team boasted Wednesday that its tax-cut plan would lighten Americans' financial burdens, ignite economic growth and vastly simplify tax filing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c0c08299da49c294e43e8060cee239The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks 2 courts to spare his lifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37104eb1802d4c4895acf20f8e3abbe2Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:52:15 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37104eb1802d4c4895acf20f8e3abbe2Average 30-year mortgage rate rises to 4.03 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e2b78954ba44e31a677c24325503ca2Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:36:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the first time in five weeks. The benchmark 30-year rate pushed back above the key threshold of 4 percent.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e2b78954ba44e31a677c24325503ca2Syrian media: Israel attacked installation near Damascushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec37de1d2ac467b9aadcc0c5e4761b5Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:57:13 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — An apparent Israeli missile attack on a Syrian military installation near Damascus International Airport shook the capital early on Thursday morning and raised tensions between the two hostile neighbors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ec37de1d2ac467b9aadcc0c5e4761b5'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGenereshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/177513b82367458996ff9ec1df48490fThu, 27 Apr 2017 13:52:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/177513b82367458996ff9ec1df48490fDelaware man fatally shot by police had fired at officerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c24c85b2984b35a4af3abc2e274adfThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:04:26 GMTWILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware say a man fatally shot by police officers in Delaware last week had fired at an officer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98c24c85b2984b35a4af3abc2e274adfPolice: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after overnight standoff at Delaware homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1375b3d1bc6f4e71a7a4b4508754fff6Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:24:25 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after overnight standoff at Delaware home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1375b3d1bc6f4e71a7a4b4508754fff66 investigated for manslaughter in Italian hotel avalanchehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9daea0363dc74ef691f7bb7f43826164Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:09:16 GMTMILAN (AP) — Italian prosecutors are investigating six people for multiple counts of manslaughter and causing bodily harm in a deadly avalanche at a mountain hotel that killed 29 people, Italian news reports said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9daea0363dc74ef691f7bb7f43826164Ex-Penn St officials to be sentenced in June over Sanduskyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe8fa532d31497fb09d31ef4668671dThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06:25 GMTHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Sentencing has been scheduled for three former top officials at Penn State University who were convicted of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbe8fa532d31497fb09d31ef4668671dGermany investigates reported slurs yelled at crash victimhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e542660fa3804084b6ccb340657f2f18Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:01:21 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany's eastern city of Cottbus are investigating whether people yelled anti-foreigner slurs at an Egyptian student after she was fatally hit by a car.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e542660fa3804084b6ccb340657f2f18Deutsche Bank executive says some 4,000 UK jobs could movehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf02f3074a0f4891ba7a37cd2873396dThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:21:38 GMTLONDON (AP) — A key executive from Deutsche Bank has said nearly half of its 9,000 U.K.-based jobs could be shifted out of Britain because of Brexit as industry leaders express concern about the lack of clarity in the process.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf02f3074a0f4891ba7a37cd2873396dThe Latest: Battle of political kids appears in Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ba207d09f3b46369cf0dc4767f02802Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:28:47 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political crisis (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ba207d09f3b46369cf0dc4767f02802Roche Q1 sales boosted by 2 new cancer medicineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a584ec910c34422b0bb03c3b6242c69Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:07:09 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche says revenues rose 4 percent in the first quarter, powered partly by improved U.S. sales of two recently launched cancer medicines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a584ec910c34422b0bb03c3b6242c69European Central Bank says economy is 'increasingly solid'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3caefade90af46c58553ef95b66a11ebThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06:44 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economy of the 19-country eurozone is becoming stronger.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3caefade90af46c58553ef95b66a11ebArmy documents: Ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d4d03203c38450ca87b141ad79e3434Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:05:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Army documents: Ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d4d03203c38450ca87b141ad79e3434The Latest: Russia condemns apparent Israeli strike on Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba7847e03b844d2e83e88781248f9429Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:07:53 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba7847e03b844d2e83e88781248f9429Suspect barricaded in home after Delaware officer killedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31cd785b65c4f729eae9895e51d5690Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:19:14 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — Officers came under fire again early Thursday outside a home where the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper remained holed up.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d31cd785b65c4f729eae9895e51d5690The Latest: Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/374ab8d406d24ec0b1b375bf4af2de97Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:31:25 GMTMIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/374ab8d406d24ec0b1b375bf4af2de97How United selects passengers for involuntary bumpinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44a5fad19bd247c6b2b589f64941edacThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:16:01 GMTIn a report issued Thursday about the April 9 dragging incident involving a passenger on an overcrowded United Express plane, United spelled out how it selects passengers for involuntary bumping.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44a5fad19bd247c6b2b589f64941edacLondon police say they have arrested a man for possession of weapons near Britain's Houses of Parliament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/200dd1fbbcb24eb4907e19e57f0071d8Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:53:45 GMTLONDON (AP) — London police say they have arrested a man for possession of weapons near Britain's Houses of Parliament. .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/200dd1fbbcb24eb4907e19e57f0071d8Ford 1Q profit down on recalls, lower sales, but tops Streethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c40a29abd7142c99b22ca6daee76273Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:06:17 GMTDEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 35 percent to $1.6 billion in the first quarter as it was hit by costly recalls, lower sales and rising prices for steel and other materials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c40a29abd7142c99b22ca6daee76273United raising limit on payments to bumped flyers to $10,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8cc6857551648a9bc5749a4da0f3c52Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:51:22 GMTDALLAS (AP) — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8cc6857551648a9bc5749a4da0f3c52Man with knives detained near Parliament under Terrorism Act; police say there's no ongoing threat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ade8c7b950b84a4fa4a93102617937ceThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:28:53 GMTLONDON (AP) — Man with knives detained near Parliament under Terrorism Act; police say there's no ongoing threat.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ade8c7b950b84a4fa4a93102617937ceSyria-born Olympian takes advocacy role at UN refugee agencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b005beadaa4822bec2327ae4617e7aThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:11:57 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency on Thursday chose as a goodwill ambassador a Syrian teenage girl who helped save a boat carrying fellow refugees and later became an Olympic swimmer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5b005beadaa4822bec2327ae4617e7aSri Lankan protest demands information on civil war missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df506b25d0034a31b83de739f8c0e708Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:28:27 GMTCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Shops, offices and schools were closed and public transport was halted in Sri Lanka's former civil war region in support of families who are demanding information from the government about loved ones listed as having disappeared during the conflict.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df506b25d0034a31b83de739f8c0e708US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he's seenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ddee7f36fa4ffba3efeca8bc9b4fa7Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:32:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific says the crisis with North Korea is at the worst point he's ever seen. But he declined to compare the situation to the Cuban Missile Crisis decades ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/78ddee7f36fa4ffba3efeca8bc9b4fa7Cambodian PM wants US to amend deportation agreementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e397a5fcf0e84cbcb6de994cf55453b3Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:58:27 GMTPHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister said Thursday that he wants to amend a 15-year-old pact with Washington that calls for Cambodians with permanent resident status in the United States to be repatriated if they have been convicted of a felony crime.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e397a5fcf0e84cbcb6de994cf55453b3Suspected Muslim insurgents in S. Thailand kill 4 soldiershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9bd02a814dc4d0baded6930e3175ddeThu, 27 Apr 2017 14:02:55 GMTHAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Suspected Muslim insurgents killed four paramilitary army rangers Thursday in an ambush in southern Thailand, in the latest high-profile attack in the troubled region.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9bd02a814dc4d0baded6930e3175dde