FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Apr 2015 08:43:28 -0700Wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at age 89 (AP) — Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling's most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89.sSportsObituariesMen's wrestlingHigh school sportsCollege sportsEntertainment wrestlingWrestlingMen's sportsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:34:42 GMTBurundi: 3rd day of protests against president, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's anti-government street demonstrations continued for a third day Tuesday as residents protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.By ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsBurundiBujumburaRwandaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 15:31:22 GMTUN Security Council extends mission in Western Sahara NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved keeping a small peacekeeping force in Western Sahara for another year but without the human rights monitoring mandate that residents have long demanded.iGeneral newsDiplomacyHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseWestern SaharaMoroccoAfricaWest AfricaNorth Africa, 28 Apr 2015 14:38:39 GMTObama welcomes Abe to White House with high ceremony (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed for closer trade ties with Japan Tuesday, hosting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House for a pageant-filled state visit even as he fended off critics of liberalized international commerce within his own political party.By JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeInternational relationsEconomyDiplomacyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsChinaUnited StatesJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaDistrict of ColumbiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:28:09 GMTGenetic testing moves into world of employee health employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.By TOM MURPHYaBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsEmployee benefitsWeight managementDiagnostic testsGeneticsDiseases and conditionsOccupational healthDiagnosis and treatmentHealth issuesPersonnelNutritionDiet and exerciseLifestyleFinancial servicesIndustriesBiologySciencePublic health, 28 Apr 2015 15:33:49 GMTLatest on police-custody death: 500 Guardsmen in Baltimore a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsInjuriesState governmentsPolitical and civil unrestFiresAccidents and disastersHealthGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:38:32 GMTRadioShack agrees to mediation over sale of customer data, Del. (AP) — RadioShack has agreed to mediation with state attorneys general concerned about the electronic retailer's planned sale of customer data as part of its bankruptcy reorganization.By RANDALL CHASEaBusinessGeneral newsBankruptcy figuresEconomyDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:28:22 GMTHopes for Greek deal rise as prime minister, EU see progress (AP) — Hopes for a deal on Greece's bailout rose on Tuesday after the prime minister said he expected an agreement could be reached within two weeks and the European Union reported a pick-up in the negotiations.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeWestern Europe, 28 Apr 2015 14:57:56 GMTProblems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station (AP) — Russia's space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.By LYNN BERRYiScienceSpace explorationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 15:06:34 GMTSwedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order (AP) — Sweden says it will allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.iGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 15:17:42 GMT'American in Paris,' 'Fun Home' get a leading 12 Tony noms YORK (AP) — The musicals "An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations on Tuesday, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTony AwardsCelebrityAward showsPerforming artsEntertainmentEventsMusicMovies, 28 Apr 2015 14:58:39 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Woman pulls youth from riot a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsMunicipal governmentsInjuriesState governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFiresAccidents and disastersHealthProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:28:03 GMTPutin says Russia over worst of economic downturn (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says his country's economy has weathered the worst of its downturn even though it appears headed for a deep recession.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisCurrency marketsFinancial marketsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 14:43:14 GMTRagan to replace Vickers at MWR for rest of the season, N.C. (AP) — David Ragan will move to Michael Waltrip Racing next week and finish the season as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:00:33 GMTMusic Review: Jon Regen plays piano ballads that swing Regen, "Stop Time" (Motema)By STEVEN WINEeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:49 GMTNovember trial date set for indicted ex-NY Assembly speaker YORK (AP) — A November trial date was set Tuesday for the corruption case against former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who after pleading not guilty insisted that he will vindicated.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsIndictmentsLaw and orderAlbanyNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkManhattanNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:38:29 GMTJeb Bush in Puerto Rico for fundraiser, town hall JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Jeb Bush's fluency in Spanish is going over well in Puerto Rico.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingImmigrationPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Apr 2015 15:13:57 GMTGrain mixed, livestock higher (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:54:07 GMTUS consumer confidence slides in April (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to the lowest level in four months, knocked down by a slowdown in hiring.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:03:58 GMTCIA manager who had been removed from his job is back (AP) — A top CIA manager who had been removed from his job last year for abusive management has been named to a senior role in the agency department that conducts drone strikes.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesDrone surveillance and warfareTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseDrone aircraftUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:46:20 GMTCircus returns to Rhode Island year after hair-hanging fall, R.I. (AP) — The last time Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus performed in Rhode Island, eight acrobats suspended by their hair plummeted to the ground before a crowd of thousands. A single metal clip that held them 20 feet aloft had snapped. The women were badly hurt, some with spinal injuries so severe they could no longer walk.By MICHELLE R. SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsSpectacularsRecreation and leisureLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsProvidenceRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:38:52 GMTNominees announced for new World Video Game Hall of Fame, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMuseumsLeisure travelTravelRochesterNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:04:55 GMTNational Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore (AP) — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after looting and arson erupted following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriRiotsArrestsPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaMunicipal governmentsState governmentsEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFiresAccidents and disastersArmed forcesMilitary and defenseBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:26:38 GMTIran fires warning shots across bow of cargo ship (AP) — Iranian patrol vessels have fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel that was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.By ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:41:05 GMTThe Latest: 1st witness testifies in theater shooting trial a.m. MDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:12:33 GMTRussia releases photos of new tank ahead of Victory Day (AP) — The Russian Defense Ministry has released photographs of its new tank, which will be shown to the public for the first time during next month's Victory Day parade on Red Square.iGeneral newsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 14:46:12 GMTKurds arrest alleged IS cell behind attack on US mission (AP) — Kurdish authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a cell with alleged links to the Islamic State group that they say is responsible for the deadly bomb attack two weeks ago against the U.S. consulate in northern Iraq.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsBombingsArrestsKidnappingLaw and orderCrimeIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 15:44:09 GMTUN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda CITY (AP) — The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris.By NICOLE WINFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsScienceChristianityAtmospheric scienceEnvironmental concernsEnvironmental conservation and preservationReligionSocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateEarth scienceItalyVatican CityParisWestern EuropeEuropeFrance, 28 Apr 2015 15:01:36 GMTSenate debates bill on congressional approval of Iran deal (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday urged Republicans to back legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran and warned GOP presidential hopefuls not to use it as a "platform for their political ambitions."By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNuclear proliferationLegislationInternational relationsPolitical issuesWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 28 Apr 2015 15:08:19 GMTImage of Asia: Trying to keep out the rain in Kathmandu this photo by Manish Swarup, a woman living in a makeshift tent after Nepal's destructive earthquake fixes her shelter during rain in Kathmandu. The rain fell in sheets for a time during the day Tuesday, bring misery to Kathmandu Valley, forcing people to seek shelter however they could and causing some aid trucks to get stuck while trying to deliver relief supplies outside the capital. Aid group Oxfam estimates some 30,000 people are living in makeshift shelters in 16 government camps because their homes were toppled or are feared to be unsafe.By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Apr 2015 14:43:39 GMTSnake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations NATIONAL FOREST, Ill. (AP) — You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERtTravelLifestyleAnimalsSnakesZoologyNational parksPet healthEnvironment and natureWildlifeLimnologyForestsReptilesBiologyScienceOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsEnvironmentEnvironmental scienceIllinoisUnited StatesMississippi RiverNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:31:08 GMTCoast Guard identifies victims of weekend boating disaster ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has identified two victims of a boasting disaster this weekend in Alabama's Mobile Bay.By JOHNNY CLARKaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationStormsMissing personsWeatherAlabamaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMobile, 28 Apr 2015 15:46:52 GMTCoffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near, Indonesia (AP) — Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones as Indonesia announced it will execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man for drug crimes, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.By TATAN SYUFLANAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeDeath penalty controversyHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsMen's boxingBoxingCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderMen's sportsSportsIndonesiaAustraliaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaEuropeAsiaOceania, 28 Apr 2015 14:40:07 GMTSupreme Court hears historic same-sex marriage arguments (AP) — Pivotal Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy asked skeptical questions of both sides Tuesday as the high court heard historic arguments over the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry.By MARK SHERMANwLifestyleGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageNational courtsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:46:53 GMTBaltimore Orioles say their game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed (AP) — Baltimore Orioles say their game against the Chicago White Sox has been postponed.sGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:29:39 GMTWhite Sox-Orioles postponed again in riot-ravaged Baltimore (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox after a night of rioting near Camden Yards.By DAVID GINSBURGaGeneral newsSportsObituariesRiotsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:35:25 GMTLatest on police-custody death: Rumors close suburban mall a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesRiotsMunicipal governmentsInjuriesState governmentsProfessional baseballPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsFiresAccidents and disastersHealthBaseballMen's sportsSportsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:41:17 GMTDaredevil to walk on moving, 400-foot-high Ferris wheel, Fla. (AP) — In the days leading up to one of his craziest stunts ever, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda has done the following: drop his kid off at school. Paint windowsills. Mow the lawn.By TAMARA LUSH and KYLE HIGHTOWERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:33:11 GMTGolf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military.By MIKE IVESiBusinessGeneral newsVietnam WarDiplomacyGovernment and politicsCapitalismEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesInternational relationsFinancial servicesVietnamHo Chi Minh CitySoutheast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:45 GMTUPS 1Q profit up 14 percent to more than $1 billion (AP) — UPS boosted first-quarter earnings by 14 percent as things like charging more for bulky but lightweight boxes helped increase U.S. revenue.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessCorporate stockFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:44:57 GMTBlur leave Britpop behind with 'The Magic Whip', "The Magic Whip" (Warner Bros)By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 28 Apr 2015 15:02:41 GMTLifetime planning behind-the-scenes 'Full House' TV film YORK (AP) — Lifetime says it's joining in the 'Full House' revival with a behind-the-scenes movie of the long-running family sitcom.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMovies, 28 Apr 2015 15:04:29 GMTUS home prices accelerated in February as sales rise (AP) — U.S. home prices climbed at a faster pace in February than the previous month, driven by higher sales and a limited supply of available houses.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesProfessional servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:48:52 GMTJamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians, Jamaica (AP) — When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian.By DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansViolent crimeHate crimesSex in societyCrimePolitical activismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsGender issuesJamaicaKingstonSouth AfricaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Apr 2015 15:13:00 GMTTrade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary (AP) — On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.By KEN THOMAS and LISA LERERfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational tradeLabor negotiations2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsLabor economyLegislatureEconomyNational electionsElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesPersonnelEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:01:43 GMTSaudi Arabia makes Islamic State arrests, thwarting attacks, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has arrested a total of 93 people with ties to the Islamic State group in recent months, foiling their plans to carry out multiple terrorist attacks, including a strike on the U.S. Embassy in the kingdom's capital.iGeneral newsEmbassiesArrestsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimeSaudi ArabiaRiyadhJiddahMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 15:04:52 GMTLawyers for relatives of Germanwings victims may sue in US (AP) — German lawyers representing dozens of families who lost loved ones in the Germanwings plane crash last month say they may sue the airline in the United States to get more compensation.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Apr 2015 15:27:51 GMTRussian bikers: Poland's entry ban won't stop ride to Berlin, Belarus (AP) — The leader of a Russian nationalist motorcycle club whose members were refused entry into Poland said Tuesday they haven't abandoned their plans to ride to Berlin to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago.By SERGEI GRITSiGeneral newsNazismOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleGovernment and politicsCrimeaBelarusPolandRussiaBerlinUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:34 GMTNearly 5-year sentence recommended in terror support case, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a prison sentence of four years and nine months for a Virginia woman who lied to investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group.aGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:52:26 GMTJudge dismisses lawsuit in Little League retribution case, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Connecticut father who said a baseball Little League demoted his 9-year-old son to a lower-level team because of the father's plans to build affordable housing next to a former league official's home.aBusinessGeneral newsSportsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryBridgeportDarienConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Apr 2015 14:50:56 GMT