FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 17 Apr 2014 17:19:51 -0700Condition upgraded for victim of firetruck crash PARK, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have upgraded the condition of a man who was critically injured in a Los Angeles-area crash involving two firetrucks.JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMontereyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:46:17 GMTWoman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing, Ohio (AP) — The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsToledoOhioLake ErieUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:22:55 GMTWorks by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.The Associated PressaGeneral newsObituaries, 17 Apr 2014 22:01:14 GMTFraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying, Miss. (AP) — A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white Southern college.JEFF AMYaGeneral newsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityVandalismCollegiate organizationsSocial groups and organizationsSocial affairsHigher educationEducationSocial issuesCrime, 17 Apr 2014 22:37:50 GMTJury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death CAJON, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeHate crimesImmigrationLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsIraqCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesDetroitMiddle EastNorth AmericaMichigan, 17 Apr 2014 22:54:50 GMTDirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery POINT, S.D. (AP) — Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.CARSON WALKERaGeneral newsMissing personsCrimeSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:38:15 GMTRyu pitches Dodgers past Giants 2-1 to avoid sweep FRANCISCO (AP) — Hyun-Jin Ryu stretched his road scoreless streak to 26 innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 Thursday to avoid a sweep.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:01:17 GMT1 dead, 1 injured in California boating accident FRANCISCO (AP) — What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday.TERRY COLLINSaGeneral newsAccidentsSailingAccidents and disastersTransportationSportsCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco BayUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:36:43 GMTGarcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMunicipal governmentsNewspapersJournalismObituariesGovernment and politicsNews mediaEntertainmentLocal governmentsMediaColombiaBogotaCubaMexicoVenezuelaMexico CityUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 17 Apr 2014 21:37:32 GMTConfused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry, South Korea (AP) — There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.FOSTER KLUGYOUKYUNG LEEiGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 17 Apr 2014 21:41:35 GMTAltidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished.KURT VOIGTsInternational soccerSoccerSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerAthlete injuriesProfessional soccerTattoosEventsMen's sportsAthlete healthBeauty and fashionLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:50:02 GMTGirl's memorial being held at basketball arena LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood was honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.LARRY LAGEaGeneral newsSportsFunerals and memorial servicesCollege basketballBasketballCollege sportsMen's basketballMen's sportsLansingMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:46:03 GMTSuns join list of 'best' teams to miss playoffs (AP) — The Phoenix Suns are the "best team not to make the playoffs."BOB BAUMsSportsNBA PlayoffsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:10:28 GMTSharper loses bid to be released on bail (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him.JACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:58:14 GMTMan suing 'X-Men' director says he reported abuse ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and does not know why charges were never pursued.ANTHONY McCARTNEYOSKAR GARCIAeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCelebrityLos AngelesHollywoodHawaiiCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:17:10 GMTMan said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years (AP) — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderTheftChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:02:38 GMTOregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities.GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigrationNational courtsSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:35:09 GMTKim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies' ANGELES (AP) — Kim Novak is speaking out about criticism about how she looked on stage at last month's Academy Awards.aAward showsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMovie awardsMoviesGeneral newsTelevision programsCelebrityAcademy AwardsEvents, 18 Apr 2014 00:03:24 GMTGabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureMunicipal governmentsNewspapersJournalismObituariesGovernment and politicsNews mediaEntertainmentLocal governmentsMediaColombiaBogotaCubaVenezuelaMexicoMexico CityUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaCaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral America, 17 Apr 2014 23:26:39 GMTFlight lands safely in Indiana after threat (AP) — An Indianapolis airport spokesman says a Southwest Airlines flight has safely made an emergency landing after the airline received some kind of threat.aGeneral newsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 00:05:20 GMTMilitary shell prompted evacuation of hundreds, Calif. (AP) — An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town.aGeneral newsEvacuationsBomb threatsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:27:22 GMTJudge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions (AP) — A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.KRISTI EATONNICHOLAS RICCARDIaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsCourtsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryOklahomaUnited StatesUtahNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:06:55 GMTNFL, lawyers at work on $765M concussion deal (AP) — A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesLegal proceedingsAthlete healthLaw and orderProfessional footballFootball, 17 Apr 2014 22:09:43 GMT4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors say a fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes in exchange for information.aGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMilitary legal affairsCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:49:01 GMTChelsea Clinton expecting first child (AP) — Call it the year of the baby: Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.KEN THOMASlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationships2016 United States Presidential ElectionCabinet appointments and nominationsPhilanthropic foundationsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsElectionsPhilanthropySocial affairs, 17 Apr 2014 22:19:11 GMTUS stock market ends higher as earnings pour in earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial markets, 17 Apr 2014 21:56:10 GMTCan Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West? get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 17 Apr 2014 21:46:02 GMTPolice: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeKansas CityKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansas, 18 Apr 2014 00:04:00 GMTPolice: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife (AP) — A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:29:56 GMTNobel laureate Garcia Marquez dies at 87 CITY (AP) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose intoxicating novels and short stories exposed millions outside Latin America to its passions, superstition, violence and social inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.E. EDUARDO CASTILLOFRANK BAJAKiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsBooks and literatureObituariesGovernment and politicsNews mediaEntertainmentMediaColombiaMexicoVenezuelaMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AmericaNorth AmericaCentral America, 17 Apr 2014 23:54:04 GMTDutch man's case may be linked to Amanda Todd (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have filed indecent assault and child pornography charges against a 35-year-old man suspected of blackmailing underage girls to perform sexual acts in front of a webcam.TOBY STERLINGiGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimes against childrenCrimeNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 21:38:29 GMTUkrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies, Ukraine (AP) — Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists.PETER LEONARDYURAS KARMANAUiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestUkraineDonetskKievRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 21:48:38 GMTDays after shooting, 'Virunga' premiers at Tribeca YORK (AP) — Days after the director of Africa's oldest national park was shot by gunmen, a documentary about those who protect Virunga National Park from armed poachers and encroaching oil interests premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentDocumentariesTribeca Film FestivalEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:26:21 GMTWhoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column (AP) — Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsHealthTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityOnline news mediaOnline mediaMediaNews media, 17 Apr 2014 22:10:37 GMTUkraine OKs intl court, may probe Kiev deaths HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ukraine has accepted the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, opening the way for a possible investigation of the violent crackdown by former President Viktor Yanukovych's government on demonstrators, the court announced Thursday.MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsCrimeGovernment and politicsUkraineKievEastern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 21:57:57 GMTOld timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown YORK (AP) — An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.DEEPTI HAJELAhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleAutomotive technologyLegislationIndustrial technologyTechnologyGreen vehicle technologyGreen technologyEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:01:37 GMTTigers hold on for 7-5 win over Indians (AP) — Ian Kinsler's first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for.NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:53:48 GMT2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie ID'd; 2 missing, Ohio (AP) — Ohio authorities have identified a teenage girl and a woman whose bodies were recovered in western Lake Erie near where their partially submerged boat was found. Two men were onboard with them and are now missing.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryToledoOhioLake ErieUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:52:03 GMTTacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park.aGeneral newsOdditiesOwlsBirdsAnimalsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:59:56 GMTObama voices skepticism on Russia in Ukraine (AP) — President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United State and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsDiplomacyForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineRussiaUnited StatesKievSlovakiaGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europe, 17 Apr 2014 23:53:35 GMTWal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessEstuariesProducts and servicesCorporate newsCorporate stockEnvironment and natureUnionUnited StatesSouth CarolinaNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:05:33 GMTAereo CEO speaks on future of company, industry YORK (AP) — The future of Aereo, an online service that provides over-the-air TV channels, hinges on a battle with broadcasters that goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week.ANICK JESDANUNhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentCable televisionCorporate managementBroadcast televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesMediaCorporate newsPersonnelTelecommunicationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 17 Apr 2014 21:35:35 GMTUS goalie Howard commits to Everton 2 more years (AP) — American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018.sSportsMen's soccerSoccerSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsProfessional soccerUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 17 Apr 2014 22:19:23 GMTGulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIAYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastEgyptRiyadhDohaQatarOmanNorth AfricaAfrica, 17 Apr 2014 22:38:03 GMTPolice: Student ate more pot than recommended (AP) — A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show — a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsHealthDrug-related crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeViolent crimeGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 00:06:56 GMT911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash, Calif. (AP) — With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, motorists described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead.FENIT NIRAPPILJUSTIN PRITCHARDaGeneral newsAccidentsTransportationExplosionsFiresTrafficAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2014 00:02:22 GMTIRS audits less than 1 percent of big partnerships (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a government report released Tuesday.STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsPersonal taxesLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProfessional servicesIndustriesPersonal financeFinancial servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:24:33 GMTMinnesota State team to return under Hoffner, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCoachingFootballCollege sportsMankatoMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 22:51:28 GMTKouzmanoff, Rangers beat Mariners 8-6, Texas (AP) — Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 17 Apr 2014 21:57:24 GMTWorld reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:The Associated PressaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 17 Apr 2014 23:56:49 GMT