FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 04 May 2015 03:47:04 -0700Report urges Sweden to reform failing school system (AP) — An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.iGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 09:46:59 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorina MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she steps into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, expected Monday.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsCaliforniaIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:20:44 GMTLEADING OFF: Astros aim for 11th win in row, Hamilton plays look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:16:40 GMTIsraeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound' (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsWorkplace discriminationPolice brutalityWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesLaw and orderViolenceHuman welfareIsraelTel AvivMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:58:33 GMTTurkish crane operator killed driving into military base (AP) — Officials say a crane operator in Turkey has died after drawing fire while driving through the barriers of a military base.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 10:01:25 GMTFrench president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsFranceQatarSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 08:05:03 GMT'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85 ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 08:27:14 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: Everest climbing season likely to end noon (0615 GMTBy The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismMountainsEventsReligionSocial affairsEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 07:33:03 GMTIn China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations following a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:22:30 GMTGeorgia sheriff accused of shooting woman in Atlanta suburb, Ga. (AP) — Police say an Atlanta-area sheriff is accused of shooting a woman in a subdivision near the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 10:46:22 GMTSurvey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsWinter weatherTransportationWeatherTrafficIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessStormsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:31:33 GMTBuffett again defends lending standards at Clayton Homes, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway's manufactured home unit lends responsibly and he isn't concerned about Clayton Homes' practices.fBusiness, 04 May 2015 10:45:51 GMTEurozone, Greece report progress on bailout talks (AP) — Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceEuropeWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 08:11:17 GMTWith Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runs (AP) — Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.By STEVE PEOPLES and DAVID EGGERTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDistrict of ColumbiaMichiganWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:34:13 GMTTaliban 'welcome' Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.By LYNNE O'DONNELL and RAHIM FAIEZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsAfghanistanKabulQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:48:38 GMTNYPD officer shot in the head remains critical but stable YORK (AP) — An NYPD police officer remains in critical but stable condition two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens.aGeneral newsCrime, 04 May 2015 10:48:58 GMTEverest climbing season likely over in Nepal, Nepal (AP) — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will likely end this year's climbing season.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 07:24:29 GMTRetiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protesters KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's outgoing top cop took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 07:30:54 GMTAfter 60 years on Las Vegas Strip, Riviera closes at noon VEGAS (AP) — The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip will age no more as of noon.aBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleGamblingRecreation and leisureAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 10:31:15 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capital, Syria (AP) — An activist group and a state-owned Syrian TV station say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Damascus.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 04 May 2015 09:13:32 GMTWalker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000, Wis. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.By SCOTT BAUERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:24:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 04 May 2015 09:58:09 GMTTaliban welcome Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talks, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade have expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues that could lead to talks on ending the conflict.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle EastKabul, 04 May 2015 09:38:13 GMT2 UN peacekeepers wounded in Golan Heights (AP) — The Israeli military says two U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been wounded by mortar fire from neighboring Syria.iGeneral newsIsraelSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 09:44:07 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Ben Carson (AP) — Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned conservative politician, says he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here are some key things to know about the highly regarded physician and little-known candidate:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHealthPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:22:24 GMTBen Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for president (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsHealth care policyCampaignsPolitical partiesForeign policyNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:18:56 GMTRetiring Hong Kong police chief takes pot shot at protesters KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's outgoing police chief took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly three months last year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:39:22 GMTPoverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.By JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment programsPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaEconomyNational electionsElectionsEventsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:29:02 GMTPolice kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsState governmentsBomb threatsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 08:56:18 GMTBurundi: Anti-government protests enter second week, Burundi (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations resumed in Burundi's capital Monday after a weekend pause as thousands continued to protest the president's decision to seek a third term.By JEROME DELAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 10:41:49 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: Foreign reconstruction help needed p.m. (0815 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:56:29 GMTNepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismHumanitarian assistanceEventsReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:35:39 GMTSyria tries to stabilize ailing currency, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says the central bank is pumping up to $200 million into the market to help boost the sagging Syrian pound.iBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 10:12:45 GMTComcast now has nearly as many Internet as cable customers YORK (AP) — Just before its $45 billion deal with Time Warner Cable collapsed over regulators' fears about a giant cable company's control over the Web, Comcast was racking up more Internet customers.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessCable televisionInternet televisionEntertainment and media technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelevisionMediaOnline mediaInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 04 May 2015 10:04:05 GMTWorld stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised to shore up slowing growth.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 04 May 2015 08:40:04 GMTNorth Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim trip, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWorld War IIEventsNorth KoreaRussiaMoscowPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 09:52:27 GMTSouth African man in court over wife's murder (AP) — Police in South Africa say a man has been charged with his wife's murder, days after local media reported that the heartfelt eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 10:35:38 GMTFrench far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary board (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 04 May 2015 10:39:07 GMTUS military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strike (AP) — The U.S. military has denied reports that civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week on a town in northern Syria.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 04 May 2015 08:51:49 GMTGreece makes progress with creditors but labor reforms lag (AP) — Greece made progress with its creditors over the weekend on how to stave off bankruptcy, official said Monday, despite complaints in Athens that the International Monetary Fund is pushing the cash-strapped country too hard over labor reforms.By ELENA BECATOROS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceEuropeAthensWestern Europe, 04 May 2015 10:27:34 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickers YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai police arrested three local officials and a Myanmar national they alleged on Monday were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were dug up from shallow graves last week in southern Thailand.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsArrestsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 09:22:09 GMTThings to know about the situation in Baltimore is starting to return to normal in Baltimore after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was in effect for five nights. The curfew followed the riots and looting after the funeral last week of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured while in police custody. Early Monday, there were no reports of confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 08:27:55 GMTAP PHOTOS: Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip home AL-NASR, Egypt (AP) — Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week.By HIRO KOMAEiGeneral newsEgyptCairoNile RiverMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 04 May 2015 07:54:58 GMTIn Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLabor economy2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment payEconomyLabor issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsOwnership changesCorporate newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:35:54 GMTObama presidential legacy begins to take shape (AP) — Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsInternational relationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 04 May 2015 08:03:14 GMTKerry honors victims in Kenya as talks focus on al-Shabaab, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry commemorated the victims of Kenya's past and present terror attacks Monday, and offered American support in the fight against an increasingly diffuse but perhaps more dangerous terror threat emanating out of Somalia. His trip to the African country coincides with improving U.S.-Kenyan ties and sets the stage for President Barack Obama's visit this summer.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesInternational relationsWar and unrestKenyaNairobiSomaliaEast AfricaTanzaniaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:49:50 GMTO'Malley gets scrutiny over police record as Baltimore mayor (AP) — Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor.By KEN THOMAS and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 04 May 2015 07:25:42 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the Middle East the Middle East this week, the ancient Samaritan community celebrated Passover by sacrificing sheep, fighting raged in Yemen and Mexican-American actress Salma Hayek visited Lebanon to promote a new film.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestMiddle EastNablusYemenWest BankPalestinian territories, 04 May 2015 10:02:21 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia under blankets, two elderly women near the epicenter of Nepal's earthquake were bathed in amber light from the setting sun. Anxiety lined the face of a woman gazing out a bus window, joining thousands who left the capital, Kathmandu. Beside a make-shift tent, a father made funny faces to the young son in his arms.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaAsiaVietnam, 04 May 2015 10:47:25 GMTThailand arrests 3, vows crackdown on human traffickers YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week in the mountains of southern Thailand.iGeneral newsArrestsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 04 May 2015 08:19:22 GMT