FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Mar 2015 02:58:52 -0700Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.By JEANETTE TAN and STEPHEN WRIGHTiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesState funeralsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 05:47:20 GMTRecord rout by UConn leads to milestone win for Auriemma monumental comeback, a milestone win, and an Elite Eight party crasher highlighted the women's basketball NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 on Saturday.By DOUG FEINBERGsSportsNCAA Women's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballWomen's sportsBasketballCollege sportsWomen's basketballCoachingEventsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 06:02:30 GMTWildfire grows in Montana, but ski area evacuation lifted LODGE, Mont. (AP) — An unseasonable wildfire driven by strong winds prompted a short-term evacuation of a ski lodge in southern Montana.aGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:38:43 GMTPence: Effort to 'clarify' religious objections law underway (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesState governmentsLegislationState legislatureLocal governmentsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureMarriageFamily issuesIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 05:05:56 GMTAir Canada plane leaves runway upon landing in Halifax, Nova Scotia (AP) — Air Canada says a flight from Toronto to Halifax "exited" the runway at Halifax's airport upon landing.iGeneral newsNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:42:45 GMTJenner gets tiebreaking goal to lead Blue Jackets past Blues LOUIS (AP) — Boone Jenner scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, and Cam Atkinson had an empty-netter late in the third to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 03:00:43 GMTVettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak, Malaysia (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday to end Mercedes' long Formula One winning streak and make the 2015 season look like a genuine contest between the two teams.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 29 Mar 2015 09:13:52 GMTEgyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing (AP) — An Egyptian militant group has claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday in front of Cairo University that wounded eight people, including four police officers.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsBombingsWar and unrestEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 07:27:49 GMTNorth Dakota tops St. Cloud State to reach Frozen Four, N.D. (AP) — Drake Caggiula scored his team-leading 18th goal of the season, Zane McIntyre stopped a handful of point-blank shots and North Dakota beat St. Cloud State 4-1 on Saturday night in the West Regional final to advance to the Frozen Four.By DAVE KOLPACKsSportsCollege sportsCollege hockeyHockeyNorth DakotaSt. CloudUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 29 Mar 2015 03:56:39 GMTWoman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Washington shooting, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday, and a third shooting victim was suffering from life-threatening injuries, sheriff's deputies in Washington state said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWashingtonBremertonSeattlePuget SoundUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 03:27:11 GMTWisconsin heads to Final Four after 85-78 win over Arizona ANGELES (AP) — Just call him Sam Dagger.By BETH HARRISsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsWisconsinArizonaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 03:21:29 GMTBulls hand Knicks franchise-record 60th loss in 111-80 romp (AP) — Nikola Mirotic scored 24 points, Pau Gasol added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls handed the Knicks their franchise-record 60th loss, beating New York 111-80 Saturday night.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballNew York CityChicagoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinois, 29 Mar 2015 02:32:43 GMTMariners pitching prospect Sanchez dies 42 days after injury, Venezuela (AP) — Seattle Mariners pitching prospect Victor Sanchez died Saturday night from head injuries he suffered in a boating accident last month, his Venezuelan team announced.iGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Mar 2015 04:35:02 GMTWarriors beat Bucks 108-95, clinch top seed in West (AP) — The Golden State Warriors achieved two impressive milestones with another double-digit win on the road.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:27:37 GMTKlingberg scores in overtime as Stars topple Canucks 4-3, British Columbia (AP) — John Klingberg scored 4:13 into overtime as the Dallas Stars edged the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBritish ColumbiaVancouverSeguinCanadaNorth AmericaTexasUnited States, 29 Mar 2015 05:30:42 GMTSurvived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 05:50:24 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others, Switzerland (AP) — The United States and Iran have moved close to agreement on key aspects of a nuclear deal but some problems remain four days ahead of a target date for an initial agreement, officials said Sunday.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSwitzerlandIranUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 08:43:11 GMTAlabama DL Taylor charged with domestic violence a 2nd time, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, signed about six months after Georgia dismissed him following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault, faces a new domestic violence charge, police said.sSportsArrestsCrimeCollege footballViolent crimeGeneral newsLaw and orderCollege sportsFootballAlabamaTuscaloosaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 06:06:39 GMTJazz rally from down 16 to beat Thunder 94-89 LAKE CITY (AP) — Trey Burke said the Jazz "felt disrespected" and took former teammate Enes Kanter's critical comments about the organization personally.By KAREEM COPELANDsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOklahoma CityUtahOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 05:19:43 GMTJolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards ANGELES (AP) — The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck.By LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentNickelodeon Kids' Choice AwardsCelebrityChildren's entertainmentWomen's healthAward showsEventsHealth, 29 Mar 2015 04:31:06 GMTProvidence beats Miami 7-5 in NCAA East Regional, R.I. (AP) — Shane Luke scored two goals and Providence held off top-seeded Miami of Ohio 7-5 on Saturday night the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament.sSportsCollege sportsCollege hockeyHockeyProvidenceOhioRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 02:32:27 GMTCoaches no one wants to face finally face each other a cold, rainy spring night five years ago, the room was dripping with superstars. The guest of honor was USA basketball boss Jerry Colangelo. The dinner speaker was Mike Krzyzewski. Kobe Bryant sent a video tribute. Jay Bilas served as emcee.By JIM LITKEaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's sportsCoachingMen's basketballCollege sportsCollege basketballEventsBasketballUnited StatesLouisvilleKentuckyNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 08:47:55 GMTNebraska-Omaha beats Harvard 4-1 NCAA Midwest Regional BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ryan Massa made 33 saves and Nebraska-Omaha beat Harvard 4-1 on Saturday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament.sSportsCollege sportsCollege hockeyHockeyOmahaSouth BendHarvardNebraskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndianaMassachusetts, 29 Mar 2015 04:23:35 GMTToday in History is Sunday, March 29, the 88th day of 2015. There are 277 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:00:05 GMTSerena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. There were squeals, knee kicks, pirouettes and fist pumps, sometimes all at once.By STEVEN WINEsSportsTennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's tennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 02:35:45 GMTStingrays' ECHL-record 23-game win streak stopped by Fuel (AP) — The South Carolina Stingrays' ECHL-record 23-game winning streak was stopped Saturday night with a 3-2 loss to the Indy Fuel.sSportsHockeyProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sports, 29 Mar 2015 05:06:36 GMTAir Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and skidded off the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 25 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.iGeneral newsNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 29 Mar 2015 08:49:29 GMTLee Kuan Yew eulogized as architect of Singapore (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession Sunday and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy Southeast Asian city state he helped build is his monument.By JEANETTE TAN and STEPHEN WRIGHTiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesState funeralsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSingaporeIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 29 Mar 2015 07:53:57 GMTDuchene, Iginla have 3 points each as Avs beat Sabres 5-3 (AP) — Matt Duchene had a goal and two assists, Jarome Iginla had three assists and the Colorado Avalanche kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 5-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsAthlete healthEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyColoradoDenverBuffaloUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Mar 2015 03:48:02 GMTUtility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to Consolidated Edison.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 06:53:47 GMTStruggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.By MARIA CHENGiGeneral newsHealthGermanwings Flight 9525 crashPersonality disordersMental healthAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationUnited KingdomFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 06:51:09 GMTCanadiens edge Panthers 3-2 in OT, clinch playoff berth (AP) — Max Pacioretty scored in overtime as the Montreal Canadiens clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.sSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 02:27:40 GMTSaudi Arabia says strikes push Yemen rebels out of air bases, Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led airstrike campaign targeting Shiite rebels who control much of Yemen has pushed them out of contested air bases and destroyed any jet fighter remaining in the Arab world's poorest country, the kingdom has said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaPakistanMiddle EastIranSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 05:55:52 GMTPainstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim.By JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsFiresExplosionsUtilitiesAccidents and disastersCrimeAccidentsIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 03:11:03 GMTSri Lankan president's brother dies in axe attack, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's youngest brother has died two days after he was attacked with an axe in what authorities said was a personal dispute.iGeneral newsSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleSri LankaColomboSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 07:24:56 GMT9 killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's Interior Ministry says nine terrorist suspects have been killed in overnight security operations ahead of a national march to denounce extremist violence.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTunisiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 09:03:05 GMTLEADING OFF: Alex Rodriguez to play first base look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 29 Mar 2015 06:00:20 GMTEiffel Tower goes dark in symbolic move for Earth Hour (AP) — The Eiffel Tower went dark briefly to mark Earth Hour, the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.iGeneral newsEnvironmental policyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 04:31:34 GMTPope Francis leads Palm Sunday procession ahead of Holy Week CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has walked solemnly through St. Peter's Square in a Palm Sunday procession to usher in Holy Week ahead of Easter.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 09:11:30 GMTPakistan sending plane to evacuate those stranded in Yemen, Yemen (AP) — Pakistan says it will send a plane to Yemen to begin evacuating its citizens amid a Saudi-led campaign of airstrikes there targeting Shiite rebels who have taken control of much of the country.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsEvacuationsYemenPakistanSanaaMiddle EastSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 05:25:07 GMTKerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks, Switzerland (AP) — Amid signs of trouble in the Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans Sunday to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing talks in Switzerland.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIranSwitzerlandUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 07:10:11 GMTDubnyk stops 31 shots as Wild beat Kings 4-1 PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu each scored two goals, and Devan Dubnyk had 31 saves in his 34th straight start with Minnesota to lead the Wild past the L.A. Kings 4-1 on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:17:55 GMTRIT beats Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 in Midwest Regionals BEND, Ind. (AP) — Josh Mitchell broke a tie with 5:51 left in the third period and Rochester Institute of Technology beat top-seeded Minnesota State-Mankato 2-1 on Saturday in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA hockey tournament.sSportsCollege hockeyCollege sportsHockeyMankatoSouth BendMinnesotaNebraskaOmahaUnited StatesNorth AmericaIndiana, 29 Mar 2015 03:38:33 GMTBrewer scores winner in OT to lift Maple Leafs past Senators (AP) — Eric Brewer scored 3:17 into overtime to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.sSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsOttawaTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:21:30 GMTFrance's far-right breakthrough expected in local elections (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate the final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.iGeneral newsElectionsLocal electionsGovernment and politicsNational electionsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 06:11:24 GMTLA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt ANGELES (AP) — A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 03:09:37 GMTLee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew with an elaborate procession Sunday and a three-hour state funeral where his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy Southeast Asian city state he helped build is his monument.By STEPHEN WRIGHT and JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesState funeralsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSingaporeIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 29 Mar 2015 09:00:45 GMTTrail Blazers beat Nuggets, move closer to division title, Ore. (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 120-114 on Saturday night for their third consecutive victory.By NICK DASCHELsSportsSports transactionsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 04:44:01 GMTHundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligionReligious issuesState legislatureLocal governmentsSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageFamily issuesLegislatureState governmentsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 02:45:21 GMTCharles Dickens' desk to go on permanent display at museum (AP) — They were the best of lines, they were the worst of lines — and the desk where Charles Dickens wrote them has been saved for the British public.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 09:15:19 GMT