FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Apr 2015 06:48:27 -0700High winds cause damage to roof at Silverstone, England (AP) — The roof of the motor racing circuit that stages Formula One's British Grand Prix was being repaired on Wednesday after it was damaged by high winds and extreme weather.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 12:26:53 GMTFrench ex-president named witness in campaign funding probe (AP) — Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been designated a key witness in a judicial investigation of financing of his failed 2012 re-election bid.iGeneral newsJudicial electionsCampaignsPolitical corruptionElectionsNational courtsGovernment and politicsLocal electionsNational electionsJudiciaryPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 12:26:24 GMTSuper typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines, Guam (AP) — A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has moved into the open sea and is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines later this weekend.By GRACE GARCES BORDALLOiGeneral newsTyphoon Maysak 2015Natural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherEventsGuamHagatnaPhilippinesMicronesiaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 11:29:46 GMTUpbeat European data prompts stock market turnaround (AP) — European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March. U.S. markets were poised for modest losses at the open after slightly weaker than anticipated U.S. jobs data.By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsUnited KingdomEuropeUnited StatesEast AsiaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 12:37:19 GMTEgypt president welcomes release of withheld US military aid (AP) — Egypt's president on Wednesday welcomed the restoration of U.S. military aid, a victory in his quest to eliminate some of the last international penalties on his government following his 2013 overthrow of the country's elected Islamist president.iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptUnited StatesCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:57:59 GMT35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in a western port city and 35 workers died there, according to witnesses and officials.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessYemenSanaaTehranMiddle EastIran, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:27 GMTGreek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade, Greece (AP) — Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle the increasing number of tourists coming in.iBusinessGeneral newsAir traffic controlTransportationGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 13:01:07 GMTCelebrity birthdays for the week of April 5-11 5: Singer Allan Clarke of The Hollies is 73. Actor Max Gail ("Sons and Daughters," ''Barney Miller") is 72. Actress Jane Asher is 69. Singer Agnetha Faltskog of Abba is 65. Actor Mitch Pileggi is 63. Guitarist Mike McCready of Pearl Jam is 49. Country singer Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry is 48. Singer Paula Cole is 47. Country singer Pat Green is 43. Rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 42. Rapper Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia) is 40. Mike Eli (Eli Brown Band) is 34. Lily James ("Downton Abbey," ''Cinderella") is 26.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 01 Apr 2015 12:45:16 GMTGoDaddy hopes to raise up to $460 million in IPO YORK (AP) — GoDaddy hopes to raise up to $460 million in an initial public offering that is priced above an earlier estimate from the web hosting company.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate news, 01 Apr 2015 10:44:39 GMTImage of Asia: Pyroclastic flows erupt from Mount Sinabung this photo by Binsar Bakkara, Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows as seen from Tiga Serangkai in North Sumatra province, Indonesia. Villages within 3 kilometers of the volcano have already been abandoned since Sinabung has erupted regularly since August 2010. Wednesday's activity did not change the volcano's alert status, which remains at the third-highest level, nor did it cause any casualties. More than 18,000 people have evacuated their homes near Sinabung, though most have returned and some resettled outside the danger area. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano is among about 130 that are active in Indonesia. Before 2010, Sinabung was dormant for more than 400 years.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsVolcanoesEnvironment and natureIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:53 GMTIsraeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his stern warning about a possible nuclear agreement with Iran on Wednesday, saying the world must insist on a "better deal" that links concessions to a change in Tehran's behavior.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyIsraelJerusalemMiddle EastIranSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:41:07 GMTFrancis recalls John Paul II's suffering decade after death CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is remembering St. John Paul II as an admirable example of suffering on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Polish-born pontiff's death after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.iGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:35:32 GMTIndiana debate exposes Republican divisions (AP) — It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral news2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential ElectionGays and lesbiansState governmentsReligious issuesGovernment and politicsMarriagePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEventsReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislationLegislatureFamily issuesPolitical organizationsIndianaNorth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:37:11 GMTLive in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.By JOSH BOAKaBusinessGeneral newsHome buyingLuxury shoppingResidential real estateLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesShoppingProfessional servicesMiamiFloridaRussiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 10:59:47 GMTEmirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible mid-air collision after they got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean earlier this week.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsAir traffic controlTransportationAccidentsAccidents and disastersUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiMiddle EastSeychellesMumbaiEast AfricaAfricaIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 12:34:52 GMT5 things to know about GM's revamped Chevy Malibu YORK (AP) — General Motors tries again to gain traction in the popular midsize car segment with the introduction of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu at the New York International Auto Show. Based on looks the car should be up to the task, but there are a lot of buyers out there consistently loyal to midsize heavyweights Toyota Camry and Honda Accord no matter what the competition shows off.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:54:43 GMTUS auto sales likely to be flat in March, but outlook strong (AP) — U.S. auto sales were expected to slow a bit in March, but analysts remain optimistic about the market.By DEE-ANN DURBINaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:44:13 GMTNepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal stayed away from work at clinics and hospitals Wednesday to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.iGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 11:23:07 GMTReports: IS clashes with Palestinian group in Syrian capital (AP) — Syrian activists and a Lebanon-based TV station are reporting that Islamic State militants have infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and are fighting with a group inside the camp.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaDamascusBeirutMiddle EastLebanon, 01 Apr 2015 12:37:56 GMTBuhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us, Nigeria (AP) — Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDemocracyPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNigeriaAbujaAfricaWest Africa, 01 Apr 2015 12:11:55 GMTAP names Adam Schreck as news director for the Gulf region (AP) — Adam Schreck, who has covered conflict and upheaval in the Middle East as well as sweeping economic changes reshaping the region, has been named Gulf News Director for The Associated Press.iGeneral newsDubaiUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastEgyptPersian GulfOmanNorth AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 12:20:25 GMTChrysler-Fiat parent sales up 2 percent on Jeep demand (AP) — The parent of Chrysler and Fiat says its U.S. sales rose 2 percent in March as strong demand for Jeep offset lower Ram pickup truck sales.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:33:30 GMTJordan closes border with Syria amid heavy clashes (AP) — Jordan has closed the only functioning border crossing with Syria following heavy clashes on the Syrian side between rebels and government forces.iGeneral newsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 13:08:42 GMT2 NYC Jewish cultural institutions to form partnership YORK (AP) — The Museum of Jewish Heritage and the National Yiddish Theater Folksbiene are embarking on a partnership.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPerforming artsEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:03:19 GMTIraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours', Iraq (AP) — Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit on Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestDiplomacyMilitant groupsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLocal governmentsIraqMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 11:40:57 GMTThe latest developments on religious-objection laws (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 11:29:39 GMTBy The Numbers: The New York International Auto Show New York International Auto Show is open to the public April 3-12. Here are some facts about the show, by the numbers:By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobile showsIndustry conferences and trade showsAutomobilesLifestyleCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 11:16:33 GMTItaly, Vatican make financial pact, as Holy See cleans house (AP) — Italy and the Holy See have signed an accord to cooperate on fiscal matters, as the Vatican works to improve transparency after a string of financial scandals.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 12:58:10 GMTPolice: Fight over $500 lottery win led to murder-suicide WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth police say a man who won $500 on a scratch-off lottery ticket apparently fatally shot his live-in girlfriend and then himself after they argued because he didn't want to share the winnings with her.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:45 GMTThe latest developments on religious objection laws (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious objections law that critics fear could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.By JENI O'MALLEYaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsLegislationGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 13:08:11 GMTAdoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.By GOSIA WOZNIACKAaGeneral newsImmigrationImmigration policyCrimeHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesViolent crimeGovernment policyGovernment and politicsUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 11:33:43 GMTTurkish police detain armed man in ruling party office (AP) — Turkish police overpowered an armed man who stormed the ruling party's local branch in Istanbul, broke a top-floor window and shouted slogans Wednesday, a day after a deadly hostage incident involving a prosecutor.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesViolent crimeCrimePolitical organizationsTurkeyIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:21:35 GMTAfrican envoy expresses concern over EU migrant center plans (AP) — Africa's envoy to the European Union warned Wednesday that EU plans to process migrants in the countries they leave or transit on their way to Europe are "a dangerous approach."By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsEuropeAfricaNorth AfricaMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 12:06:19 GMTFormer FBI agent pleads guilty in drug tampering case (AP) — An FBI agent accused of abusing heroin from his own drug investigations and in the process botching dozens of cases has pleaded guilty in his own case.wGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderGovernment and politics, 01 Apr 2015 12:51:14 GMTNigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan's southern strongholds.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsState electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsNigeriaAbujaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 12:25:11 GMTInternational court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted "justice not vengeance" for alleged Israeli war crimes.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesInternational lawCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripThe HagueMiddle EastNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:01:17 GMT'Spicy' scent of a Burger King store entices cologne buyers (AP) — The whiff of a Whopper made hundreds of customers hungry for a Burger King special — "Flame Grilled" cologne.iBusinessGeneral newsOdditiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 01 Apr 2015 12:58:57 GMTSurvey: US businesses add 189k jobs in March (AP) — U.S. businesses slowed their pace of hiring in March, a private survey found. The modest gains suggest that harsh winter weather has generated a broader slowdown that caused the survey to report gains of less than 200,000 jobs for the first time in 13 months.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentCurrency marketsPersonnelFinancial markets, 01 Apr 2015 12:40:03 GMTLufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand, France (AP) — Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week — but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.By LORI HINNANTiGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 12:27:59 GMTA day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreed to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyForeign policyGovernment policyIranIsraelSwitzerlandRussiaUnited StatesMiddle EastGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 11:22:02 GMTAP names Karin Laub as Jordan bureau chief, Jordan (AP) — The Associated Press has named Karin Laub, a veteran Middle East correspondent, as its chief of bureau for Jordan.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestJerusalemMiddle EastIsraelAmmanJordanPalestinian territoriesGaza Strip, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:43 GMTMaya Angelou play in development by Tavis Smiley, Kenny Leon ANGELES (AP) — Tavis Smiley's new book about his three-decade friendship with Maya Angelou will be developed for the stage with Broadway director Kenny Leon.By LYNN ELBEReArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainment, 01 Apr 2015 13:00:19 GMTMorocco: Militant cell recruiting IS fighters is dismantled, Morocco (AP) — Morocco's Interior Ministry has announced the dismantling of a cell that recruited young Moroccans to fight with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsMoroccoSyriaNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 01 Apr 2015 11:47:53 GMTRosneft says it settled dispute with dismantled oil firm (AP) — Rosneft says it has settled a long-standing dispute with now-defunct oil company Yukos, whose owner spent 10 years in a Russian prison.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:47:04 GMTObama signs order creating new cyber sanctions regime (AP) — President Barack Obama is creating the first sanctions program that would allow the U.S. to penalize individuals overseas who engage in cyberattacks and cyber spying.htBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyMoviesEntertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:59:36 GMTObama congratulates President-elect Buhari of Nigeria (AP) — President Barack Obama is congratulating the president-elect of Nigeria, saying the election there has "shown the world the strength" of the African country's commitment to Democratic ideals.wGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNigeriaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 01 Apr 2015 11:48:08 GMTUkraine refuses to extradite Georgia's ex-president, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has rejected Georgia's request for the extradition of its former president, Mikhail Saakashvili, who is facing a criminal probe at home.iGeneral newsExtraditionGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGeorgiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 01 Apr 2015 11:30:55 GMTSimon calls off $16.8B bid to create mall colossus (AP) — Simon Property Group is calling off its hostile $16.8 billion takeover bid for Macerich, which would have tied together two of the nation's largest mall operators.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessIndianapolisNew York CityIndianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 01 Apr 2015 11:22:44 GMTAfter Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targets (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.By JEFF HORWITZpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLotteriesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 12:01:13 GMTAds featuring Hitler, Arab leader to appear on Philly buses (AP) — Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader are to begin appearing on Philadelphia transit buses.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 01 Apr 2015 13:05:16 GMT