FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:19:00 -0700Troubled history fuel Japan-China tensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a067830553042d2b15899eeacc0b6ddNANJING, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.CHRISTOPHER BODEENMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsForced laborGovernment and politicsNationalismCrimeWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoNanjingEast AsiaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a067830553042d2b15899eeacc0b6ddMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:52:56 GMTLohan says on reality show she had miscarriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2958c467190b447da01f953845be057fLOS ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan says she suffered a miscarriage during the taping of her reality TV series.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMoviesCelebrityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2958c467190b447da01f953845be057fMon, 21 Apr 2014 12:07:59 GMTChinese police begin carrying guns during patrolshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd706875701545bb9e1ab6cd5a4fe97eSHANGHAI (AP) — A quarter of the police in Shanghai began carrying guns during routine patrols for the first time this week as part of a China-wide boost in police firepower following a deadly mass knifing blamed on Xinjiang separatists.iGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsEthnic conflictsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd706875701545bb9e1ab6cd5a4fe97eMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:05:19 GMTHalliburton posts $622M in 1st-qtr net incomehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64fd1098688447ba869f2866effeb965Halliburton says it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago.The Associated PressfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64fd1098688447ba869f2866effeb965Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:05:12 GMTHasbro posts 1Q profit, sales of girls' toys risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08fea916002d44c69fda684d92a2652cPAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year results were dragged down by restructuring charges.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsPawtucketRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08fea916002d44c69fda684d92a2652cMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:10:50 GMTPublic smoke-out marks pot holiday in Coloradohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53fd10dba8294f728f553b479173ff20DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsState legislatureCrimeMusicGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentColoradoDenverSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53fd10dba8294f728f553b479173ff20Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:12:01 GMTTeen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537394fa632d4aebb4268e06baa2322cHONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.OSKAR GARCIAaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537394fa632d4aebb4268e06baa2322cMon, 21 Apr 2014 08:17:10 GMTHigh court to hear dispute about TV over Internethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b62ef8afa4e3406699d9106ac119218cWASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.MARK SHERMANhtBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsSportsTechnologyTelevision programsEntertainmentBroadcast televisionInternet technologyCorporate legal affairsEntertainment and media technologyCable televisionTelevisionSports mediaCopyrightNational courtsConsumer electronicsIntellectual property violationsIntellectual propertyCrimeGeneral newsMediaComputing and information technologyCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTelecommunicationsIndustriesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b62ef8afa4e3406699d9106ac119218cMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:31:39 GMTSomali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58efe2483bf84d408435c55fa5914f86MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWar and unrestSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58efe2483bf84d408435c55fa5914f86Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:59:39 GMTPujols powering toward 500th homerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c8b77f840964767aa575c14aa54efa8DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is closing in on his 500th homer and joining a prestigious club. More important for the Los Angeles Angels, he's looking like his powerful self again.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsMichiganDetroitLos AngelesNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c8b77f840964767aa575c14aa54efa8Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:17:51 GMTPalestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e4d89126d84bf99cd32ef38313b7f7GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53e4d89126d84bf99cd32ef38313b7f7Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:19:08 GMTAPNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f09a3966b0f4057a70e7727afea7f97WASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationBusinessFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f09a3966b0f4057a70e7727afea7f97Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:08:35 GMTAldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241440fc7f8e4e449de710511d81a2c1HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241440fc7f8e4e449de710511d81a2c1Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:28:24 GMTUS justices hear arguments in Argentina debt casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd8144e7fb6e4b3a846095acf5db8676WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments Monday in Argentina's decade-long battle with holders of its defaulted bonds.wBusinessGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd8144e7fb6e4b3a846095acf5db8676Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:48:40 GMTVatican knew for decades about Legion problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbf74950416442bbfcc3886f3276c59The late Pope John Paul II and his top advisers failed to grasp the severity of the sexual abuse problem until late in his 26-year papacy, especially concerns about the troubled Legion of Christ order and its leader, the Rev. Marcial Maciel. But the Legion's troubles were not news to the Vatican, according to a trove of 212 Vatican documents exposed in the 2012 book "The Will to Not Know" and placed online at www.lavoluntuddenosaber.com . Here's a look at some of the more pointed criticism about Maciel from the archive, which also included plenty of letters from bishops and Vatican officials praising him and his order.The Associated PressaGeneral newsChristianityReligious communitiesReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbf74950416442bbfcc3886f3276c59Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:25:03 GMTOil stays above $104 amid Ukraine jittershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a56fd67ba82b4e339d9e63e9232b6b1dBEIJING (AP) — The price of oil edged down Monday but stayed above $104 per barrel as investors watched simmering tensions in Ukraine.The Associated PressfBusinessCommodity marketsFinancial marketsUkraineUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a56fd67ba82b4e339d9e63e9232b6b1dMon, 21 Apr 2014 08:34:27 GMTCar hits packed Florida church, injuring 21http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49744400537e42e3964705140adeafadFORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.aGeneral newsChristianityAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationReligionSocial affairsFort MyersFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49744400537e42e3964705140adeafadMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:10:40 GMT16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f32d8ea555548c68d40b56e34f4a50fHONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.OSKAR GARCIAaGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHawaiiSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f32d8ea555548c68d40b56e34f4a50fMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:44:34 GMTTroubled history fuels Japan-China tensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2564dd90842404db2fd93ba7382ea77NANJING, China (AP) — Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.CHRISTOPHER BODEENMARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsForced laborGovernment and politicsNationalismCrimeWar and unrestJapanChinaTokyoNanjingEast AsiaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2564dd90842404db2fd93ba7382ea77Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:38:36 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/846ceb5ab50641c391aa633cad29b1f6Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/846ceb5ab50641c391aa633cad29b1f6Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:34:09 GMTSaudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from MERS virushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae0e7c00b4a04a77a9548577bb76e6bdRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's health ministry says three more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to SARS have died amid a recent increase in infections.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSaudi ArabiaJiddahMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae0e7c00b4a04a77a9548577bb76e6bdMon, 21 Apr 2014 09:04:20 GMTJapan PM sends offering to war shrinehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f80ff8f7510a4041ae8ba10c4f9fb090TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals — long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesCabinetsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestJapanTokyoSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f80ff8f7510a4041ae8ba10c4f9fb090Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:13:34 GMTColumn: Even Thibodeau can't defend this clunkerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a06fed4d7344d3e8894f6f708be6feaCHICAGO (AP) — Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it's a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing.JIM LITKEsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballProfessional basketballChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a06fed4d7344d3e8894f6f708be6feaMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:48:55 GMTStudy: Fuels from corn waste not better than gashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55c3faac724b417da5a4367755cfc8b7WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.DINA CAPPIELLOwBusinessGovernment and politicsAgricultural scienceClimateAtmospheric scienceEnergy and the environmentAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental scienceAgricultureEnvironmental concernsScienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsIndustriesEarth scienceAir qualityEnergy industryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55c3faac724b417da5a4367755cfc8b7Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:02:47 GMTHigher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ad2deb12414caeb5ed233fb0a75d7cNEW YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.aBusinessGeneral newsPublic opinionEconomyLabor economySocial affairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8ad2deb12414caeb5ed233fb0a75d7cMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:20:53 GMTAfter bombs, Boston Marathon under tight securityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2479808e32a4267ad9db8ac0820089cBOSTON (AP) — One year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, runners started filtering in Monday morning as the sun rose over the center of Hopkinton, where the race starts.JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsTrack and fieldBoston Marathon bombingBombingsCrimeEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2479808e32a4267ad9db8ac0820089cMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:56:44 GMTAsian stocks mixed after holiday weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4434bfa56a9249c4bba9b9f424430946BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Monday in light trading after Japan reported a record annual trade deficit and investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China and South Korea.fBusinessEconomyCurrency marketsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsChinaJapanSouth KoreaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4434bfa56a9249c4bba9b9f424430946Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:26:52 GMTShe sold Belgian waffles at the 1964 World's Fairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0d3a90281f34ab9806c103e0beff24bNEW YORK (AP) — The notion of introducing a new food to the American public is almost inconceivable in an era of TV chefs, global cuisine and foodie websites.ULA ILNYTZKYaFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureQueensNew YorkBelgiumNew York CitySyracuseUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0d3a90281f34ab9806c103e0beff24bMon, 21 Apr 2014 12:02:37 GMTGOP making bold play for US Senate seat in Oregonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddcdafe66fc443019552834723f2519cLAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.JONATHAN J. COOPERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionState electionsPrimary electionsHealthLegislaturePolitical partiesGeneral electionsEventsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical organizationsOregonUnited StatesPortlandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ddcdafe66fc443019552834723f2519cMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:59:12 GMTSKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c6da3253c44560971d88c7611ebfccJINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior," while criticism of her own government's handling of the disaster grew.GILLIAN WONGHYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsMissing personsEmergency managementArrestsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81c6da3253c44560971d88c7611ebfccMon, 21 Apr 2014 09:50:32 GMTGOP campaign committee has $31M to hold Househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22e36de5e92546b9b6ae4a1114aefbf0WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaignsPolitical action committeesPolitical partiesLegislaturePolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22e36de5e92546b9b6ae4a1114aefbf0Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:57:20 GMTDozens denied Navy base access due to past crimeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fabdd970fa44430ca819ea6c4813f92bNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsArmed forcesViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNorfolkVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fabdd970fa44430ca819ea6c4813f92bMon, 21 Apr 2014 08:19:29 GMTWhy are Americans obsessed with missing plane?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/034d08358d2c49da830ed5fd89bbf9e1PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.MARGIE MASONiGeneral newsTV newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNews mediaMediaTelevisionAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/034d08358d2c49da830ed5fd89bbf9e1Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:09:15 GMTBoston race makes room for those affected by bombshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0bed70b23a84c3bb3b79b006d04b50cBOSTON (AP) — "I need to run."JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsBoston MarathonBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsHealthBombingsAccidents and disastersEventsTrack and fieldHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0bed70b23a84c3bb3b79b006d04b50cMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTSuicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 19 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd62a5e9c49471a9cbdb37dfc4b0d38BAGHDAD (AP) — Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded 36 on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections later this month.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsWar casualtiesAccidents and disastersImprovised explosivesNational electionsParliamentary electionsTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeElectionsGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd62a5e9c49471a9cbdb37dfc4b0d38Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:51:42 GMTSuicide attack in Iraq kills at least 9 peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3e32c33c2cd408e9fa05ed5961050ecBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismIraqBaghdadMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c3e32c33c2cd408e9fa05ed5961050ecMon, 21 Apr 2014 10:31:56 GMTAPNewsBreak: Elephants endangered by land grabshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be1fc758111e493789ad83a2ab8a1b0bWASHINGTON (AP) — Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swaths of Zimbabwe at risk of becoming fronts for ivory poaching, according to a nonprofit research group's report that examines government collusion in wildlife trafficking.RICHARD LARDNERwGeneral newsAnimal poaching and smugglingAnimal crueltyEmbassiesExtortion and threatsWildlifeFinancial crisisEconomyGovernment and politicsCrimeEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureInternational relationsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationBusinessFinancial marketsAfricaZimbabweUnited StatesTanzaniaEast AfricaSouthern AfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be1fc758111e493789ad83a2ab8a1b0bMon, 21 Apr 2014 12:04:02 GMTMortar shells hit near Syrian parliament, kill 5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2aa6d9cc67c46f8b28aafba6512c4cbDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2aa6d9cc67c46f8b28aafba6512c4cbMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:58:12 GMTSherpas consider boycott after Everest disasterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29cc49a6077c492c83305f7a4df3443aKATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral newsSportsEmergency managementMountainsGovernment and politicsBoycottsFunerals and memorial servicesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and naturePolitical and civil unrestNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29cc49a6077c492c83305f7a4df3443aMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:20 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f277fc5054f06a9d95e3dbac59409Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsFed CupBoston MarathonEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMarathonsTrack and fieldNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb8f277fc5054f06a9d95e3dbac59409Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:32:33 GMTBiden heads to Ukraine as tensions risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4cd6a4f0a7840289adb01a8ddbfc2b4WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country. His visit comes a day after violence erupted in eastern Ukraine, despite an agreement last week aimed at easing tensions.NEDRA PICKLERwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaKievUnited StatesGenevaEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4cd6a4f0a7840289adb01a8ddbfc2b4Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:06:19 GMTIn West Bank, teen offenders face different fateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00bf099551354afba66b56482b0e8c08BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) — The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other.DANIEL ESTRINJOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeIndictmentsMilitary correctional systemsMilitary legal affairsJudiciaryWar and unrestLaw and orderCorrectional systemsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemHebronMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00bf099551354afba66b56482b0e8c08Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:55:18 GMTGaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c90500040747ba9cc6ea31129cf035JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c90500040747ba9cc6ea31129cf035Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:55:48 GMTNew drone strike in Yemen kills al-Qaida militantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab38f41962444f908f3432d7d59d9616SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab38f41962444f908f3432d7d59d9616Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:58:51 GMTA look at the dual justice system in the West Bankhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82dd9652929140389b482d6ada287aabJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in the military system is higher and the penalties stiffer. Here are some statistics about juvenile arrests between 2008 and 2013 from Israel's national police force:iGeneral newsJudiciaryCrimeGovernment and politicsWest BankIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82dd9652929140389b482d6ada287aabMon, 21 Apr 2014 11:57:57 GMTPoll: Big Bang a big question for most Americanshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d3b5b9d2e084b1a96ed2c00eb7e4c09WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they express bigger doubts as concepts that scientists consider to be truths get further from our own experiences and the present time, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.JENNIFER AGIESTASETH BORENSTEINwBusinessGovernment and politicsSciencePublic opinionSmokingEnvironmental scienceAtmospheric scienceClimateReligionEnvironmental concernsBiologySocial affairsPublic healthHealthEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEarth scienceCosmologyAstronomyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1d3b5b9d2e084b1a96ed2c00eb7e4c09Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:41:44 GMTSyrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a07fea04592d4af5a3485a18663c7a83DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian parliament speaker says the country will hold presidential elections on June 3.iGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsLegislatureGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a07fea04592d4af5a3485a18663c7a83Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:31:05 GMTSharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702306baa24f469089c4f0a6070ac6ebSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.JOSH DUBOWsSportsProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyLos AngelesSan JoseCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/702306baa24f469089c4f0a6070ac6ebMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:22:36 GMTSyria to hold presidential election on June 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d252c849d13c4d908c2d897ed93db169DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country's parliament speaker said Monday, a vote President Bashar Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year.ALBERT AJIDIAA HADIDiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestElectionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational electionsSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d252c849d13c4d908c2d897ed93db169Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:12:08 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conductedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e504d81b14c451c884d9e19631fb34bThe Associated Press-GfK poll on confidence in scientific concepts was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications March 20-24. It is based on online interviews of 1,012 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsSciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e504d81b14c451c884d9e19631fb34bMon, 21 Apr 2014 07:45:25 GMT