FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Apr 2015 05:24:09 -0700Ringo Starr, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.By TOM WITHERSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 05:20:51 GMTAP Exclusive: China activist more determined after lockup (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese feminists feels her dedication to activism has grown only stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.By DIDI TANG and JACK CHANGiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansProtests and demonstrationsCriminal investigationsGender issuesArrestsPolitical activismCrimePolitical scandalsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 08:24:17 GMTQ&A: Details about Hinckley and the insanity defense John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:44 GMTItaly searches for 700 migrants lost at sea north of Libya (AP) — Emergency services mounted a major search and rescue operation Sunday north of Libya after a ship containing hundreds of migrants trying to reach Italy capsized in the Mediterranean.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesAccidentsAccidents and disastersHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTransportationItalyEuropeMiddle EastWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 09:08:59 GMTBreakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader, Cyprus (AP) — Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.iGeneral newsCyprusTurkeyWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 06:59:34 GMTCzech Republic beats France 3-0 in Fed Cup semis, Czech Republic (AP) — Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday.iGeneral newsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsCzech RepublicFranceEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 11:56:30 GMTFlorida gyrocopter pilot returns to Florida, awaits hearing, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier has returned to his home in Florida, where he'll wait for his next hearing after flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.aGeneral newsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 11:51:46 GMTS. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Sunday that they were questioning dozens of protesters after violence broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.By KIM TONG-HYUNGiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 11:46:55 GMTUN says Saudis commit to fund aid appeal for Yemen, Jordan (AP) — The United Nations says Saudi Arabia has agreed to completely cover the $273.7 million needed for emergency aid to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe inside Yemen.iGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastAmmanJordanYemen, 19 Apr 2015 10:51:57 GMTIran Guard rejects inspection of military sites, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.iGeneral newsNuclear proliferationPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseTehranIranMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 08:02:48 GMTEx-'Top Gear' star got false cancer diagnosis before fracas (AP) — Former "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson says doctors told him he probably had cancer just days before a fracas in which he attacked a colleague from the popular motoring show.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityDiagnosis and treatmentHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 12:19:18 GMTUN: 90,000 people have fled IS advance in Iraq's Anbar (AP) — More than 90,000 people have fled the Islamic State group's advance in Iraq's western Anbar province, which has set off fierce fighting in and around the provincial capital Ramadi, a United Nations humanitarian agency said Sunday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 10:01:58 GMTMatthysse wins majority decision against Provodnikov, N.Y. (AP) — Lucas Matthysse won a majority decision against Ruslan Provodnikov in a 12-round super lightweight bout Saturday night.sSportsBoxingRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 06:31:46 GMTNew Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya (AP) — New Islamic State video purportedly shows killing of captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.iGeneral newsLibyaNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 10:34:00 GMTPolice: 'Tree Ninja' caught chopping down tree with a hammer (AP) — Boston police say they have arrested a 65-year-old man they believe is the infamous "Brighton Tree Ninja."aOdditiesCrimeArrestsGeneral newsLaw and orderBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 11:36:17 GMTSerena Williams overcomes the wind and Errani in Fed Cup, Italy (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 12:23:55 GMTHarden has 24 points, Rockets beat Mavs 118-108 in Game 1 (AP) — James Harden loves games like the one Houston had Saturday night.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballHoustonDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 05:32:07 GMTSea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy (AP) — Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalySicilyLibyaEuropeMediterranean SeaMaltaNorth AfricaMoroccoWestern EuropeAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 11:28:54 GMTThailand's Kiradech wins Shenzhen in playoff, China (AP) — Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat captured the inaugural Shenzhen International on Sunday after rallying in regulation with an eagle on the 17th hole and beating Chinese teenager Li Haotong in a playoff.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsChinaThailandGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 19 Apr 2015 12:11:17 GMTEmail: Affleck asked PBS to not reveal slave-owning ancestor (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series "Finding Your Roots" not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesNew age movementHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 19 Apr 2015 10:04:08 GMTUN report finds Afghan women failed by justice system, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with through mediation rather than prosecution, according to the United Nations.iGeneral newsJudiciaryViolenceGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 11:20:02 GMT2 Indian policemen arrested in killing of Kashmiri youth, India (AP) — Two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenage boy during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir, police said.By AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 09:58:19 GMTIndian farmers protest gov't plans to ease land acquisition DELHI (AP) — Tens of thousands of flag-waving farmers rallied in India's capital Sunday to protest a government plan to ease rules for obtaining land for industry and development projects.By KATY DAIGLEiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsIndustrial products and servicesEnvironmental conservation and preservationGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 11:03:27 GMTKids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission (AP) — Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.By KARL RITTERiGeneral newsScienceAnimalsCrocodilesZoological parksCold WarReptilesRecreation and leisureLifestyleEventsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCubaSwedenMoscowStockholmCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 09:24:22 GMTCapitals goalie Holtby healthy, ready for Game 3 at Isles, N.Y. (AP) — Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew YorkOttawaMontrealUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadaQuebec, 19 Apr 2015 06:55:46 GMTAP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup (AP) — The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.By DIDI TANG and JACK CHANGiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismCriminal investigationsGender issuesArrestsCrimePolitical scandalsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 09:41:06 GMT24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks (AP) — A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 12:23:16 GMTJordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is hosting a competition of elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of the military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAmmanJordanSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemen, 19 Apr 2015 10:35:22 GMTLEADING OFF: Wainwright set to see Reds, Holt a hit machine look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 06:53:00 GMTSilfverberg's last-minute goal puts Ducks past Jets 2-1, Calif. (AP) — Although Jakob Silfverberg and the Anaheim Ducks realize they probably should stop waiting to win games in the third period, they've thrived on dramatic escapes and last-minute heroics all season.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 06:25:58 GMTSei Young Kim holes out from fairway to win in Hawaii, Hawaii (AP) — Sei Young Kim holed out from 154 yards for eagle to win the LPGA Tour's Lotte Championship on the first hole of a playoff Saturday with Inbee Park.By ANN MILLERsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 05:28:47 GMTBoston Marathon winner who died century ago in WWI honored, Belgium (AP) — At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.By RAF CASERTiGeneral newsBoston MarathonTrack and fieldMarathonsWorld War IEventsSportsScotlandBelgiumUnited KingdomIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 09:45:59 GMTFinns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country (AP) — Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.iGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsGovernment and politicsEconomyBusinessFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 08:43:11 GMTOfficials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.By RANDALL CHASEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 06:59:26 GMTWildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homes, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 09:58:55 GMTFed Cup: Petkovic cuts Russia's lead over Germany to 2-1, Russia (AP) — Germany's Andrea Petkovic beat Svetlana Kuznetsova in straight sets Sunday to reduce Russia's lead over Germany to 2-1 in their Fed Cup semifinal.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 11:46:20 GMTAusterity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeFinancial marketsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 19 Apr 2015 07:08:22 GMTFor next president, a way out of the health care fights? (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwHealthGovernment and politicsHealth care reformLegislatureThink tanksIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 19 Apr 2015 12:10:18 GMTSearch under way for 700 migrants lost at sea south of Italy (AP) — A major air and sea search and rescue operation is under way south of the Italian island of Lampedusa after a migrant ship capsized.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 08:32:30 GMTClinton patches relations with liberals at campaign's outset (AP) — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals' good side.By LISA LERERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsLiberalismCampaignsLobbyingPrimary electionsElectionsPolitical issuesPolitical fundraisingMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 12:09:25 GMTWorld finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy (AP) — The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt.By HARRY DUNPHYwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment payLegislatureGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceEuropeUnited StatesWestern EuropeNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 09:01:41 GMTImmigrants describe threats in South Africa (AP) — Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth AfricaJohannesburgAfricaSouthern Africa, 19 Apr 2015 11:48:32 GMTNew Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 12:21:33 GMTIS video purports to show killing of Ethiopians in Libya (AP) — A video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday appears to show the killing of two different groups of captured Ethiopian Christians by the extremist group's Libyan affiliates.iGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsHumanitarian assistanceWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEgyptLibyaIraqMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 19 Apr 2015 12:12:40 GMTBelarus defeats Japan 3-2 to advance at Fed Cup (AP) — Victoria Azarenka and Olga Govortsova won their doubles match on Sunday as Belarus defeated Japan 3-2 in the Fed Cup World Group II playoff.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 11:39:16 GMTReagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.By JESSICA GRESKOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 19 Apr 2015 08:06:16 GMTNew Hampshire Republican voters are relishing crowded field, New Hampshire (AP) — For New Hampshire Republicans, the early days of the 2016 presidential campaign feel like an embarrassment of riches.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 19 Apr 2015 12:20:43 GMTReports say migrant ship with some 700 overturns north of Libya, coast guard rescue under way (AP) — Reports say migrant ship with some 700 overturns north of Libya, coast guard rescue under way.iGeneral newsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 19 Apr 2015 08:21:04 GMTExtremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party (AP) — The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNazismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityFranceParisEuropeSyriaWestern EuropeMiddle East, 19 Apr 2015 11:45:38 GMTChina's Central Bank to cut bank reserve requirement (AP) — China's Central Bank said Sunday that it will cut its bank reserve requirement ratio by 1 percentage point to stimulate more lending into a slowing economy.fBusinessEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 19 Apr 2015 11:11:00 GMT