FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:12:08 -0700Distillers: Stiff whiskey law stifles town's boozy revivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c245ea772682483394a3f407afd00733TRIMBLE, Tenn. (AP) — Booze, bikes and rock 'n' roll.By ERIK SCHELZIGaBusinessGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureState governmentsLegislationTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c245ea772682483394a3f407afd00733Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:54:54 GMTPakistan officials arrive in Saudi to assess Yemen missionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf5380162674cb19c09f1866ca2d8b4ISLAMABAD (AP) — Senior Pakistani officials arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to assess whether to take part in Riyadh's coalition battling Shiite rebels in Yemen, as the Pakistani prime minister vowed that any violation of Saudi sovereignty would evoke a "strong reaction" from his country.By ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPakistanSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemenSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faf5380162674cb19c09f1866ca2d8b4Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:16:06 GMTPolice search for armed prisoner after hospital escapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae480ebfd7fe46bca0cb8ca26548fc6aFALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia locked down a hospital early Tuesday and closed area roads while they search for a prisoner they say is armed and dangerous after he escaped custody.By MATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae480ebfd7fe46bca0cb8ca26548fc6aTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:53:05 GMTEurozone deflation eases, unemployment at near 3-year lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96428081c5f84245b253136e7d266c10LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyCurrency marketsLabor economyFinancial marketsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96428081c5f84245b253136e7d266c10Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:35:09 GMTCal soccer player died running across Los Angeles freewayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daaee2c0da894097ab1b7d256ac5b1cdLOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return had been killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a party, but his lack of identification and other complications made confirming his death complicated, authorities said.aGeneral newsSportsCollege soccerMen's soccerSoccerCollege sportsMen's sportsBerkeleyLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daaee2c0da894097ab1b7d256ac5b1cdTue, 31 Mar 2015 07:29:00 GMTUS forces to hold exercises in Ukrainehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ed7fb446d894065861a0886e1d77d61KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The United States plans to send soldiers to Ukraine in April for training exercises with units of the country's national guard.iGeneral newsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ed7fb446d894065861a0886e1d77d61Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:17:03 GMTAP PHOTOS: For Israeli teens, military is rite of passagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e77ad9e64240688e68a9254c5af3feYAKUM, Israel (AP) — Israeli high school seniors have more on their minds than prom and final exams.By ODED BALILTYiGeneral newsLifestyleConscriptionMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73e77ad9e64240688e68a9254c5af3feTue, 31 Mar 2015 08:17:21 GMTEurozone deflation eases as oil prices appear to bottom outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc773f6770f9487fa8c1ac913f0dceabLONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone isn't going to be the driving force of the global economy anytime soon, but it's increasingly evident that its numbers are heading the right way.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc773f6770f9487fa8c1ac913f0dceabTue, 31 Mar 2015 09:52:23 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bac50716b074af1bb006b41a1f5325fLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTechnologyWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0bac50716b074af1bb006b41a1f5325fTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:20:40 GMTSpain: Police arrest family, say sons were to join jihadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14da23d59a044eceb1c8eced6497a106MADRID (AP) — Police on Tuesday arrested four members of a family, including 16-year-old twin boys who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters, the Interior Ministry said.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleSpainSyriaMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14da23d59a044eceb1c8eced6497a106Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:42:25 GMTNigerians await final tally in bitter presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16309304861646c298371282bd5bdd01ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The second day of vote counting in a bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officials hope to announce later in the day who will be governing Africa's richest and biggest nation.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/16309304861646c298371282bd5bdd01Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:48:24 GMTLiberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a428d93caf334a2d82e5628b96bf0471WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and liberal Democrats have found something to agree on: Both want to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president.By KEN THOMAS and JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment appointments and nominationsLiberalismCampaignsRadio programsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical organizationsNew YorkMassachusettsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a428d93caf334a2d82e5628b96bf0471Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:30:58 GMTAl-Shabab suspected in killing of Uganda terror prosecutorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/097ff558fbe04e00afbe4fce43c175a0KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they are investigating whether the killing of a prosecutor in Kampala late Monday was carried out by Somalia's Islamic extremist group al-Shabab.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestUgandaEast AfricaKampalaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/097ff558fbe04e00afbe4fce43c175a0Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:14:02 GMTTokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbeeb45aa2054f739b7cfac39f0c4b42TOKYO (AP) — Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansSex in societyMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesGender issuesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cbeeb45aa2054f739b7cfac39f0c4b42Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:50:28 GMTTaiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not nowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be5efa8a73cb4ce6848d50b193f22f6dTOKYO (AP) — Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by Washington.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsJapanChinaTaiwanEast AsiaBeijingUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be5efa8a73cb4ce6848d50b193f22f6dTue, 31 Mar 2015 08:55:42 GMTHarman buying Bang & Olufsen Automotive audio businesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d2c84f262c14a27aae7edc4ad743726NEW YORK (AP) — The audio and electronic systems company Harman International Industries Inc. will buy Bang & Olufsen Automotive for about $157.3 million.fBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d2c84f262c14a27aae7edc4ad743726Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:03:54 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d461f0b7ed36413180c1c5ed8f5f1f75Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d461f0b7ed36413180c1c5ed8f5f1f75Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:35 GMTAnti-censorship group: China behind cyberattacks on US siteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19ede51f344a40a2a2330ed9ca7626e8BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have taken over computers both inside and outside the country to launch cyberattacks against the website of an anti-online censorship group and a U.S.-based web resource that hosts some of the group's data, according to an analysis released by the group.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/19ede51f344a40a2a2330ed9ca7626e8Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:25:14 GMTSpain: Police arrest family, say children were to join jihadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49a3529811ec4d5c80e6d0b29bcb1211MADRID (AP) — The Interior Ministry says police have arrested four members of a family, including two minors who were allegedly about to travel to Syria to become jihadi fighters.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeSpainSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49a3529811ec4d5c80e6d0b29bcb1211Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:07:37 GMTIndonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for US couplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5deba9cc954277b5444611f678f646BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman's mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.By FIRDIA LISNAWATIiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5deba9cc954277b5444611f678f646Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:15:30 GMTOfficial: Iran nuke talks to continue in new phasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46d9ae926d2f4fdab8bccbd23ef44297LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Wrapping up six days of marathon nuclear talks with mixed results, Iran and six world powers prepared Tuesday to issue a general statement agreeing to continue negotiations in a new phase aimed at reaching a comprehensive accord by the end of June, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsTechnologyInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsIranSwitzerlandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46d9ae926d2f4fdab8bccbd23ef44297Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:14:35 GMTActivists: Syria attacks rebel-held Idlib, killing 14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c0e8799c8e4b429d3f624849bc43d2BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian government forces have fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, killing more than a dozen people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c0e8799c8e4b429d3f624849bc43d2Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:56:28 GMTFrench eye cockpit entry, psychological screening ruleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107b014d68df4694afb5b80820170ec8PARIS (AP) — French aviation investigators said Tuesday they will examine "systemic weaknesses" like cockpit entry rules and psychological screening procedures that could have led to the Germanwings crash, while Lufthansa said its insurers set aside $300 million to deal with possible fallout from the disaster.By GEIR MOULSON and JAMEY KEATENiBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/107b014d68df4694afb5b80820170ec8Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:47:49 GMTThai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute powerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac16ca8461db475f9c5d418f11d3ccddBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian.iGeneral newsMartial lawGovernment and politicsWar and unrestThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac16ca8461db475f9c5d418f11d3ccddTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:35:31 GMTQuestions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41e075f3e1fe466ea45a562b4eb11f8eFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.By MEREDITH SOMERSaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeIntelligence agenciesNational securityWar and unrestCivil serviceLaw and orderViolent crimeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/41e075f3e1fe466ea45a562b4eb11f8eTue, 31 Mar 2015 08:27:12 GMTKuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500 million pledgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42b8a446699e43c8a713208426078946KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait opened an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday with a pledge of $500 million in humanitarian aid as the United Nations issued its largest yet appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year for the war-ravaged country.By HUSSAIN AL-QATARIiBusinessGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceForeign aidGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaMiddle EastKuwaitKuwait Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42b8a446699e43c8a713208426078946Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:03:10 GMTSyrian media: Islamic State attacks government-held villagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c1f1fd7bb844b8864a9a23b8893562DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run news agency says Islamic State militants have launched an attack on a government-held village in central Syria, killing at least eight people and wounding scores.iGeneral newsState governmentsMilitant groupsLocal governmentsMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09c1f1fd7bb844b8864a9a23b8893562Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:06:04 GMTMalaysian fish seller to hang for killing 2 British studentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e069897a9e4316ab21b720b1a2f1b8KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court on Tuesday sentenced a fish seller to death for killing two British medical students last year on Borneo island.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3e069897a9e4316ab21b720b1a2f1b8Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:05:23 GMTLufthansa insurers set aside $300 million over Alps crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a7b4121b85c49bd9411437828a81a0bBERLIN (AP) — Lufthansa says its insurers are setting aside $300 million to deal with possible costs resulting from last week's crash of a Germanwings jet in the French Alps, in which 150 people died.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a7b4121b85c49bd9411437828a81a0bTue, 31 Mar 2015 08:57:56 GMTLavrov headed back to Iran talks, prospects 'good'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02ca494dd25440718b144ce8d73f95e4MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he is returning to the Iran talks, and says prospects for reaching agreement on a framework accord are "good."iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRussiaIranEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02ca494dd25440718b144ce8d73f95e4Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:01:33 GMTUS admiral says China 'creating a great wall of sand' in seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ad285695a214ccc8cec576b780b4502CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China is "creating a great wall of sand" through land reclamation in the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsCoral reefsEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural resource managementLand environmentChinaSouth China SeaAustraliaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ad285695a214ccc8cec576b780b4502Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:57:19 GMTPoland says its plans to train Ukrainian army instructorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d0b0bddcdd340f98820927f170c9517WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Defense Ministry says it plans to train about 50 Ukrainian army instructors this year, joining a NATO effort to improve Ukraine's defense capabilities as it struggles with a pro-Russia insurgency in its east.iGeneral newsCrimeaPolandUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d0b0bddcdd340f98820927f170c9517Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:44:06 GMTUnease about immigration at core of UK election campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48dfa2e5f4cb4a5cacbe357a4f092c33BOSTON, England (AP) — Boston is a typical English town — ancient church, traditional shops, Polish supermarkets, Baltic bakeries. Amid the bargain-hunting crowds on market day, eastern European languages are almost as common as the local east-of-England accent.By JILL LAWLESSaGeneral newsPopulation growth and declineMunicipal governmentsEconomyImmigrationGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisPolitical issuesDemographicsSocial affairsLocal governmentsBusinessSocial issuesFinancial marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited KingdomEnglandEuropeBostonWestern EuropeMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48dfa2e5f4cb4a5cacbe357a4f092c33Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:11:58 GMTSaudi-led forces pound Yemen Shiite rebels as Iran sends aidhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f4e52fc6a0c4d3192e11a5cbcb8f81fSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Yemen's Shiite rebels for a sixth day on Tuesday, destroying missiles and weapons depots and for the first time using warships to bomb the rebel-held airport and eastern outskirts of the port city of Aden.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationGovernment and politicsYemenTehranMiddle EastSanaaSaudi ArabiaIranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f4e52fc6a0c4d3192e11a5cbcb8f81fTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:14:28 GMTUS admiral says China 'creating great wall of sand' in seahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/140fd93e0b0745769c1ddd7f7837c337CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet says China is using land reclamation to create "a great wall of sand" in disputed areas of the South China Sea, causing serious concerns about its territorial intentions.iGeneral newsEnvironmental conservation and preservationNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentChinaAustraliaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/140fd93e0b0745769c1ddd7f7837c337Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:21:40 GMTSeveral Turkish cities hit by power outagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4053fc22632418e8b705550c2057314ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of Turkish cities and provinces on Tuesday were hit by a massive power outage that brought transportation to a standstill and disrupted services and businesses which had no backup power.iGeneral newsPower outagesUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryService outagesTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4053fc22632418e8b705550c2057314Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:59:20 GMTAnne Frank House museum: Jewish diarist likely died earlierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25d447bee2c04587895973c80622cc4eTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — New research by the Anne Frank House museum shows that the Jewish girl whose World War II diary about her life hiding made her a symbol for all Holocaust victims likely died earlier than previously thought.iGeneral newsThe HolocaustEventsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25d447bee2c04587895973c80622cc4eTue, 31 Mar 2015 09:23:52 GMTChina announces plans for deposit insurance in bank reformhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d722b018ce40b0b297ada079bf0c96BEIJING (AP) — China has announced plans to offer deposit insurance in May for the first time as part of steps to liberalize the state-owned banking industry.fBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47d722b018ce40b0b297ada079bf0c96Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:12:48 GMTEU dairy farmers rally to protest removal of milk quotashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bd936f6073f4b0dbd97bf6a39f7d4d5BRUSSELS (AP) — Dairy farmers have hit the streets of Brussels to protest the lifting of European Union milk quotas amid concerns the move will flood the market with cheap surplus milk.iBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestAgricultureIndustriesEuropeBelgiumWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bd936f6073f4b0dbd97bf6a39f7d4d5Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:17:11 GMTEuro bailout rebel quits senior German governing party jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/600d829839ae4e10937c45403c15ae67BERLIN (AP) — A prominent opponent of Chancellor Angela Merkel's eurozone bailout policies has announced that he's stepping down as deputy leader of one of Germany's governing parties and giving up his parliamentary seat.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGermanyEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/600d829839ae4e10937c45403c15ae67Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:12:57 GMTUS leads pledges with $507 million at Syria donor conferencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d44636e5b0409c8ff8f84f53800a36KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $507 million in humanitarian aid at an international donors' conference for Syria on Tuesday as the United Nations issued an appeal for $8.4 billion in commitments this year — the organizations largest appeal yet for the war-ravaged country.By HUSSAIN AL-QATARIiBusinessGeneral newsHumanitarian crisesHumanitarian assistanceForeign aidGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSyriaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesKuwaitUnited StatesKuwait CityNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d44636e5b0409c8ff8f84f53800a36Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:27:27 GMTThai leader moves to lift marital law, impose absolute powerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2edd2d442df44b51bf5c3c1c5084a133BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian.iGeneral newsMartial lawGovernment and politicsWar and unrestThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2edd2d442df44b51bf5c3c1c5084a133Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:31 GMTHuawei reports 2014 profit up 33 percenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d8752ad8fb34ca088eca65eaecc8775BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the world's biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, said Tuesday its 2014 profit rose 33 percent, helped by strong sales of smartphones.htBusinessTechnologyTelecommunicationsIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsMobile phonesConsumer electronicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d8752ad8fb34ca088eca65eaecc8775Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:46:13 GMTUK economy grew more sharply in 2014 than previously thoughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90430f842d344ad39fcbae2575245cefLONDON (AP) — Britain's national statistics agency says the economy grew faster than previously thought last year.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90430f842d344ad39fcbae2575245cefTue, 31 Mar 2015 09:56:19 GMTNew Arizona governor avoids major issues with apparent easehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5ca648413c84a2c9df9c184aeef348bPHOENIX (AP) — Less than three months into his tenure, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has largely managed to avoid having to make the tough political decisions that could have alienated him with the two wings of the Republican Party he has courted.By BOB CHRISTIEaGeneral newsLegislationGays and lesbiansGovernment and politicsAbortionState governmentsHealthLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWomen's healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5ca648413c84a2c9df9c184aeef348bTue, 31 Mar 2015 07:31:32 GMTIraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a50a08211c4309bdb11bfb8e7702f5BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestTransportationTerrorismBaghdadIraqIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0a50a08211c4309bdb11bfb8e7702f5Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:41:12 GMTActivists: Syria attacks militant-held Idlib, killing 14http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d60ecb29f434afa951776e0f38b0a40BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces fired surface-to-surface missiles and conducted airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib days after it was seized by Islamic militants, killing more than a dozen people, activists said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d60ecb29f434afa951776e0f38b0a40Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:31:26 GMTDeath toll in Kashmir flood rises to 15http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56830c1808b4ff2812b106f29d8a15cSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescue workers pulled 15 bodies from two houses hit by a landslide triggered by three days of incessant rain and floods in Indian-controlled Kashmir, just six months after the worst floods in half a century devastated the Himalayan region.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsEmergency managementSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e56830c1808b4ff2812b106f29d8a15cTue, 31 Mar 2015 07:30:08 GMTGlobal stocks mostly gain on economic data, China hopeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bc1d9cdfb0a4500972ff6550bda6250TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets mostly climbed Tuesday, boosted by positive data from major economies and hopes for stimulus in China.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsJapanChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bc1d9cdfb0a4500972ff6550bda6250Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:06:22 GMTMyanmar government, rebel groups sign draft cease-fire dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c0a99f984494302aa02373cbfcbfcdeYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's government and 16 ethnic armed groups agreed Tuesday on the wording of a draft nationwide cease-fire agreement aimed at ending decades of civil unrest.By ESTHER HTUSANiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c0a99f984494302aa02373cbfcbfcdeTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:03:20 GMT