FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Mar 2015 09:51:00 -0700American who caught Ebola improves to fair condition, Md. (AP) — Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to fair condition at a federal hospital.Associated PressaGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthSierra LeoneMarylandWest AfricaAfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:20:13 GMTToilets, lingerie, shacking up: Some of Florida's odd bills, Fla. (AP) — Florida legislators filed more than 1,700 bills for consideration during their two-month session that ends in May. Some are routine, some deal with high-profile issues such as abortion and guns, and some are just odd. Here's a look at a few that fall into the last category:By BRENDAN FARRINGTONaGeneral newsState legislatureLong distance relationshipsLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsRelationshipsLifestyleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:27:45 GMTLatest on NSA shooting: Not terrorism, 2 vehicles damaged MEADE, Maryland (AP) — NoonBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesViolent crimeCrimeNational securityTerrorismGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseWar and unrest, 30 Mar 2015 16:08:07 GMTAP Exclusive: 'Daily Show' host Noah discusses his new gig YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over "The Daily Show" from longtime host Jon Stewart.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:31:38 GMTBusiness forecasters boost 2-year outlook for US economy business economics group has boosted its outlook for U.S. economic improvement this year and next, particularly for job growth.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsPricesConsumer spendingEconomyWeather forecastsEnergy industryIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsWeather, 30 Mar 2015 15:51:32 GMTChurch van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10 HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFloridaFort PierceUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:06:51 GMTConnecticut College cancels classes over racist graffiti, Conn. (AP) — The president of Connecticut College canceled classes Monday following the discovery over the weekend of racist graffiti, scheduling a series of events in their place to promote discussion and "eradicate this ignorance and hatred."By MICHAEL MELIAaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicityConnecticutGaza StripUnited StatesNorth AmericaPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 15:24:33 GMTProsecutors lay out case against ex-undercover drug officers (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say six former undercover drug officers charged in a sweeping police corruption probe routinely broke into homes without search warrants and ransacked them to steal drugs, cash, and other valuables.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeTheftCriminal investigationsCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:49:01 GMTDuckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois says she'll run for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.Associated PresspGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:51:20 GMTCentury-old NYC matzo factory faces a high-tech future YORK (AP) — The last Passover matzos have rolled out of a century-old bakery on Manhattan's Lower East Side — a neighborhood that's been dubbed the "Jewish Plymouth Rock."By VERENA DOBNIKaBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleProduction facilitiesJudaismFamily gatheringsReunionsImmigrationHolidaysOccasionsCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:53:07 GMTAaron Hernandez's fiancee: I removed box at his request RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying.BY MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:11:42 GMTMary Washington University rugby team suspended over chant, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington has suspended activities for its men's rugby team after officials there said an audio recording captured some team members chanting a song with violent and sexually explicit lyrics.aGeneral newsSportsMen's rugbyCollege sportsRugbyMen's sportsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationFredericksburgVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:32:36 GMTHigh court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring (AP) — The Supreme Court says a North Carolina sex offender should have a chance to challenge a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life.htGovernment and politicsGlobal positioning systemsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsTechnologyNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 30 Mar 2015 15:40:30 GMTIndiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law (AP) — Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Democrats countered that a full repeal is the only way to stem the widespread criticism.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansState legislatureLegislationLegislatureState governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:22:22 GMTLatest on Fort Meade shooting: FBI says scene contained MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The FBI says a shooting at a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade is not believed to be related to terrorism.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politics, 30 Mar 2015 15:47:18 GMTKaminsky, Okafor lead 2014-15 AP All-America team senior Frank Kaminsky is a unanimous selection for the 2014-15 AP All-America team while Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor received all but one first-team vote.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipMen's basketballCollege basketballEventsBasketballCollege sportsMen's sports, 30 Mar 2015 16:04:58 GMTCampaign begins for most unpredictable UK election in years (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most uncourteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsCampaignsElectionsForeign aidLegislatureInternational relationsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 30 Mar 2015 15:36:43 GMTSurplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?, N.H. (AP) — Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club.By RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsOdditiesState legislatureInsectsGovernment and politicsLegislationBirdsLegislatureState governmentsAnimalsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:07:39 GMTClinton: US-Israeli relations need to be 'constructive' (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the former secretary of state during the weekend.By KEN THOMASwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:20 GMTIran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim (AP) — Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, where a major offensive is underway against the Islamic State group, but the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes in the area during the time of the incident.By VIVIAN SALAMA and NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsTehranBaghdadUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastIranNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:05:56 GMT3 arrested after 70 vehicles damaged in central Ohio, Ohio (AP) — Three teens were arrested after police in central Ohio received at least 70 reports of vehicle damage during the past week.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNewarkOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:47:11 GMTAP Sources: Duckworth to challenge Kirk for Illinois Senate (AP) — Two Democratic officials say Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate against Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.By ERICA WERNERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:23:45 GMTUS official: Reports say 1 dead at Fort Meade gate crashing MEADE, Md. (AP) — One person was killed in a firefight that erupted Monday after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the Fort Meade, Md., military base near a gate to the National Security Agency, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDORaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defense, 30 Mar 2015 15:20:41 GMTMarkets snap higher at midday, led by gains in energy stocks YORK (AP) — Stocks indexes are climbing sharply at midday following some encouraging news on consumer spending and home sales.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock markets, 30 Mar 2015 15:53:40 GMTKnox's ex-beau needs time to 'heal' after murder acquittals (AP) — Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said Monday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Mar 2015 15:10:44 GMTThai junta chief may force safety reforms in aviation sector (AP) — The head of Thailand's ruling junta may use extraordinary constitutional powers to expedite safety improvements in the aviation sector, which is facing international sanctions, the country's transport minister said Monday.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportation safetyTransportationGovernment and politicsThailandEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Mar 2015 15:17:15 GMTObama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy (AP) — The late "liberal lion" Sen. Edward Kennedy was hailed by political leaders from across the country and political spectrum Monday at the formal dedication of an institute named for him in Boston featuring a full-size replica of the Senate chamber.By DAVID ESPO and NEDRA PICKLERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:08 GMT4-year-old girl rides Philly bus searching for 3 a.m. snack (AP) — A 4-year-old Philadelphia girl has been returned safely to her parents after slipping out of her house at 3 a.m. and getting on a transit bus in search of a snack.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMass transit systemsTransportationPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:52:17 GMTPentagon chief considers easing of enlistment standards, Pa. (AP) — Saying the military needs to do more to compete with corporate America for quality recruits, Defense Secretary Ash Carter opened the door Monday to relaxing some enlistment standards — particularly for high-tech or cyber security jobs.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsVeteransMilitary recruitmentMilitary and defensePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:54:35 GMTAP PHOTOS: Iraqi forces struggle to take back Tikrit Iraqi offensive aimed at driving the Islamic State group out of the northern city of Tikrit has been slowed by booby traps, snipers and suicide bombers, but received a powerful boost last week when a U.S.-led coalition began launching airstrikes in support of the operation.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestIraqMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 15:10:43 GMTAP PHOTOS: As the Lincoln Continental returns; a look back Motor Co. said Monday that the Lincoln Continental is coming back after a 13-year hiatus. A concept version of the full-size Continental will be shown at the New York auto show this week. The production car goes on sale next year.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate news, 30 Mar 2015 15:05:49 GMTUS stocks move higher, led by gains in energy companies stock indexes climbed higher in morning trading Monday following encouraging reports on U.S. consumer spending and home sales. Expectations that any increase in the Federal Reserve's key interest rate this year will be gradual also helped lift the market. Energy stocks were among the biggest gainers.By ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:28:01 GMTTSB examining why plane landed so short of Halifax runway (AP) — A Transportation Safety Board investigator says an Air Canada plane landed so significantly short of the runway in Halifax that it hit a power line and knocked out power at the airport.By ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityNorth AmericaNova Scotia, 30 Mar 2015 15:59:59 GMTPolice: Missouri auditor spokesman dead in apparent suicide CITY, Mo. (AP) — The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police described Monday as an apparent suicide. The death comes about a month after the state auditor also killed himself.By DAVID A. LIEBaGeneral newsSuicidesCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeMissouriJefferson CityUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:36:41 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Boy's shredded clothes shown A.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 15:40:33 GMTTrevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on 'Daily Show' YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday.By FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceNewspapersNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicitySouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Mar 2015 15:17:26 GMTFBI says shooting at NSA gate at Fort Meade not believed to be related to terrorism MEADE, Md. (AP) — FBI says shooting at NSA gate at Fort Meade not believed to be related to terrorism.aGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesTerrorismLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrest, 30 Mar 2015 15:33:36 GMTAn apple a day may not keep the doctor away, study says (AP) — An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.By LINDSEY TANNERaHealthHealthy eatingFood and drinkNutritionMedical researchDiet and exerciseLifestyle, 30 Mar 2015 15:19:11 GMTUnitedHealth bulks up for prescription drug cost battle nation's largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more than $12 billion to buy pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Corp.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsMedicationPersonal spendingHealth care costsHealth issuesHealthDiagnosis and treatmentPersonal financeOwnership changesCorporate newsHealth care industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCorporate stock, 30 Mar 2015 15:28:42 GMTLatest on Boston bombing trial: Jurors cry at autopsy photo P.M.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:06:50 GMTSEC files fraud charges against Lynn Tilton, firms (AP) — Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms. They are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to risky securities.wBusinessGeneral newsSEC filingsFraud and false statementsCorporate newsCrime, 30 Mar 2015 15:18:36 GMTGM ignition switch death toll rises to 77 (AP) — Families of at least 77 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.fBusiness, 30 Mar 2015 15:24:47 GMTUS officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.By MEREDITH SOMERS and LOLITA C. BALDORaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesCrimeNational securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseViolent crimeUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:05:03 GMTProsecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber after gruesome autopsy testimony (AP) — Prosecution rests its case against Boston Marathon bomber after gruesome autopsy testimony.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingLaw and orderEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 16:08:44 GMT14 hurt, 2 seriously, in Brooklyn collision of bus, minivan YORK (AP) — Authorities say 14 people are injured, two seriously, after a minivan collided with a bus in Brooklyn.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:15:54 GMTA look at those involved in Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition is targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen in a campaign of airstrikes that began last week. Here's a look at the Sunni Arab countries involved in the fighting so far, as well as others offering material support or backing the operation:By JON GAMBRELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptSaudi ArabiaJordanMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaSudanSomaliaQatarAfricaEast Africa, 30 Mar 2015 15:29:04 GMTCotton Malone is on the case in Berry's 'Patriot Threat'"The Patriot Threat" (Minotaur Books), by Steve BerryBy JEFF AYERSeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislationLegislatureEntertainment, 30 Mar 2015 15:08:49 GMTNATO chief seeks closer cooperation with the European Union (AP) — NATO'S secretary-general wants more joint action with the European Union to face the security challenges coming from Russia and the violent Islamic extremism plaguing some countries in the Middle East and North Africa.iGeneral newsEuropeMiddle East, 30 Mar 2015 15:13:04 GMTStricker, out since December, plans return at Masters Stricker intends to play the Masters next week, his first competition since back surgery four months ago.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfAthlete injuriesGolfMen's sportsEventsAthlete health, 30 Mar 2015 15:26:34 GMTGeorgia State's R.J. Hunter entering NBA draft (AP) — Georgia State junior guard R.J. Hunter is entering the NBA draft after making one of the most memorable shots of the NCAA tournament.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsNBA DraftMen's basketballEventsMen's sportsBasketballNBA basketballProfessional basketballGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Mar 2015 15:29:09 GMT