FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Mar 2015 08:57:23 -0700Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityiHeartRadio Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 29 Mar 2015 15:31:14 GMTDefense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial (AP) — A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsTheftDrug-related crimeCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsPolice brutalityCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 14:46:22 GMTPolice investigate threat to BBC boss over Clarkson firing (AP) — British police are investigating a death threat made to the head of the BBC after the broadcaster fired "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson over an assault on a colleague.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCriminal investigationsExtortion and threatsPoliceLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 12:07:29 GMTIndiana governor: 'We're not going to change this law' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:08:53 GMTMMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here, N.Y. (AP) — At the gym just down the road from New York's Capitol, Jimmy Bruce lands a classic left-right boxing combination to the head of Asi Somburu, who responds by dropping and tackling his opponent, a smooth wrestling takedown that has their coach yelling praise.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsMixed martial artsMen's martial artsWomen's martial artsMartial artsWomen's sportsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMen's sportsLegislatureState governmentsNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:28:49 GMTGrandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar, Ohio (AP) — A charity calendar featuring women in their 80s and 90s from an Ohio assisted living facility is opening more than a few eyes.aOdditiesAssisted livingAging and disability servicesHealthAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 14:33:40 GMTUN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastDubaiKuwaitUnited Arab Emirates, 29 Mar 2015 14:04:55 GMTVettel wins Malaysian GP to end Mercedes streak, Malaysia (AP) — Fears that Mercedes would dominate the 2015 Formula One season were swept aside in a flash of Ferrari red on Sunday as a tearful Sebastian Vettel won the Malaysian Grand Prix and announced himself as a genuine title contender.By CHRIS LINESsSportsFormula OneAutomobilesAutomobile racingLifestyle, 29 Mar 2015 11:44:35 GMTDreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly.JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 29 Mar 2015 15:44:09 GMTHigh turnout as Uzbekistan votes for president (AP) — Uzbekistan's election commission said more than 70 percent of eligible voters had cast their ballots by midway through Sunday's presidential election, where victory by longtime leader Islam Karimov is a foregone conclusion.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVotingInternational relationsElectionsNational electionsUzbekistanCentral AsiaRussiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 11:58:57 GMTSurvived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:34:58 GMTIndia's upstart anti-graft party shows signs of unraveling DELHI (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, the upstart Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, was seen by many as a breath of fresh air in the chaotic, corruption-tainted world of Indian politics, promising to root out graft and display complete transparency.By MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsNew DelhiIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 11:28:27 GMTLeading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.Associated PressiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 14:01:36 GMTNASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson will not race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingHealthNASCARVirginiaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 29 Mar 2015 12:48:56 GMTScenes of emotion as Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew (AP) — Singaporeans turned out in the tens of thousands Sunday to pay final respects to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore's prime minister for more than three decades until 1990, Lee died last Monday at age 91. His cortege took a 15-kilometer (9-mile) route through the city-state before a three-hour state funeral. Singaporeans credit Lee's leadership with laying the foundation of the Southeast Asian country's current prosperity, and his death triggered a wave of emotion rarely seen in Singapore.By JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsState funeralsFunerals and memorial servicesGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 10:43:10 GMTArab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebel withdraw EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsSummitsWar and unrestEvacuationsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastPakistanSanaaSouth AsiaEgyptIranAsiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 11:18:17 GMTPope prays for Alps plane crash victims (AP) — Pope Francis has prayed for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash, as French authorities say they are making progress recovering the bodies of those killed in Tuesday's crash.Associated PressiGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 12:50:13 GMTArab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsSummitsInternational incidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsYemenMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaPakistanSanaaEgyptSouth AsiaIranAsiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:26:51 GMTAP Exclusive: Before leak, NSA mulled ending phone program (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsIntelligence agenciesGovernment information leaksGovernment surveillanceNational securityHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureTerrorismLegislationPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 12:10:54 GMTQ&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or Iran-backed groups.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaCairoIranNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:52:40 GMTWaving fronds around the world, Christians mark Palm Sunday around the world are marking Palm Sunday by waving fronds, attending church services and visiting sites in the Holy Land at the start of the Holy Week that ends with Easter.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsJerusalemMiddle EastIsrael, 29 Mar 2015 12:06:19 GMTSyrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 14:57:32 GMTNortheast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?By RIK STEVENSaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:16:00 GMTAir Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.iGeneral newsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 29 Mar 2015 15:04:01 GMTPope prays for plane crash dead during Palm Sunday Mass CITY (AP) — Pope Francis opened solemn Holy Week services with Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, stressing humility and remembering the dead in the Germanwings crash.iGeneral newsChristianityGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsReligionSocial affairsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 12:17:53 GMTOscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80 (AP) — Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentObituariesAcademy AwardsEventsAward showsPragueCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 12:53:13 GMTIndiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligious issuesState governmentsMunicipal governmentsLegislationState legislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLocal governmentsLegislatureIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:43:04 GMTEgypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 15:27:02 GMTIsrael installs solar panels at parliament to save energy (AP) — Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world.iGeneral newsScienceGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIsraelMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 15:51:32 GMTIndiana governor: 'We're not going to change the law' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 13:42:36 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.By MATTHEW LEE and GEORGE JAHNhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsWeapons technologyLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionTechnologyTehranIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandRussiaYemenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 15:57:57 GMTCameroon residents kill suspected C. African Republic rebels, Cameroon (AP) — Residents of eastern Cameroon killed several suspected fighters from a Central African Republic rebel group who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping, a local official said Sunday.By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKIiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeCameroonCentral African RepublicWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 29 Mar 2015 13:20:35 GMTUS troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness (AP) — A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has entered Czech territory.iGeneral newsCzech RepublicEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 14:16:07 GMTActivists: Syria government forces killed detainees in Idlib (AP) — Activists say members of a Syrian security agency killed more than a dozen detainees before evacuating a detention center in a northwestern city captured by opposition fighters.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 13:04:34 GMTMax Verstappen makes F1 history as youngest in points, Malaysia (AP) — The glory belonged to Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the history was made by the other Italian team as Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to score points in Formula One history.By CHRIS LINESsSportsAutomobile racingFormula One, 29 Mar 2015 11:27:54 GMTDrownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesAccidentsAccidents and disastersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 14:48:00 GMTIsrael premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIsraelMiddle EastIranYemen, 29 Mar 2015 14:44:53 GMTIndiana governor plans to 'clarify' religious objections law (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he will support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.By RICK CALLAHANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligionState governmentsReligious issuesLegislationState legislatureSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLegislatureMarriageFamily issuesIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 13:09:52 GMTWWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsMuseumsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsGovernment and politicsOhioJapanDaytonUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 14:41:56 GMTHometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.By DOROTHEE THIESINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainMarseilleWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 14:51:19 GMTGuinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.By BOUBACAR DIALLO AND JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 14:07:05 GMTJoe Gibbs on son: most courageous person I've been around, Va. (AP) — Joe Gibbs says his son, J.D., is his hero and the most courageous person he's been around.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:30:02 GMTBoko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.By MICHELLE FAUL and SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsLocal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 15:05:11 GMTO'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should share (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House.By ALAN FRAMpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:21:19 GMTRussian theater director fired over Wagner opera (AP) — Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsChristianityReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 14:19:19 GMTCookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 13:58:32 GMTInstitute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston (AP) — Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for more than half his life.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 29 Mar 2015 15:55:06 GMTLee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.By STEPHEN WRIGHT and JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesState funeralsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSingaporeIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 29 Mar 2015 14:26:13 GMTNigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestVotingWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsElectionsNational electionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:27:38 GMTGuinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures, Guinea (AP) — In a renewed effort to eradicate Ebola, Guinea's president announced new restrictions on burials and warned of possible lockdowns in the country's western region.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGuineaWest AfricaAfricaSierra Leone, 29 Mar 2015 10:35:16 GMT