FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 04 May 2015 02:45:44 -0700Report urges Sweden to reform failing school systemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae9cba2d7a134f5f9ff73de0f5f70fbfSTOCKHOLM (AP) — An international report says Sweden needs to urgently address the declining performance of its schools, a growing embarrassment for the Scandinavian welfare state.iGeneral newsSwedenWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae9cba2d7a134f5f9ff73de0f5f70fbfMon, 04 May 2015 09:46:59 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Carly Fiorinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13eb7383bac744fb8ee391f13536e52bDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Here's a look at key things to know about Carly Fiorina as she steps into the 2016 Republican presidential campaign, expected Monday.By THOMAS BEAUMONTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesCorporate managementCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsCaliforniaIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13eb7383bac744fb8ee391f13536e52bMon, 04 May 2015 07:20:44 GMTLEADING OFF: Astros aim for 11th win in row, Hamilton playshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f914c227de649f29dd1080efa5f3e7cA look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f914c227de649f29dd1080efa5f3e7cMon, 04 May 2015 07:16:40 GMTIsraeli president says Ethiopian protest exposes 'wound'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7d333668ba542b184508a6baf8a65efJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's ceremonial president said Monday that an outbreak of violent protests by Ethiopian Jews has "exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society" and that the country must respond to their grievances.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7d333668ba542b184508a6baf8a65efMon, 04 May 2015 08:59:36 GMTFrench president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfee952938a4e68ad283b4a69dfa85fDOHA, Qatar (AP) — French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, arrived in Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that will include a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.By ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsFranceQatarSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0dfee952938a4e68ad283b4a69dfa85fMon, 04 May 2015 08:05:03 GMT'Star Trek' actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77550218feff4639a09579fbc0ca8cd4LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grace Lee Whitney, who played Captain Kirk's assistant on the original "Star Trek" series, has died. She was 85.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesCelebrityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77550218feff4639a09579fbc0ca8cd4Mon, 04 May 2015 08:27:14 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: Everest climbing season likely to endhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5704f24d04554bdfb8efbcdb2a74054412 noon (0615 GMTBy The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismMountainsEventsReligionSocial affairsEnvironment and natureNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5704f24d04554bdfb8efbcdb2a740544Mon, 04 May 2015 07:33:03 GMTIn China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global accesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31cac5555fff4938924716e1a3466bf5BEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations following a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNationalismChinaTaiwanTaipeiEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31cac5555fff4938924716e1a3466bf5Mon, 04 May 2015 09:22:30 GMTPolice: 4 dead, 1 hurt in shooting on Wisconsin bridgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06e4fec357b54f18b1a58c0058e58587MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Four people are dead and another person is injured after a shooting on a bridge in eastern Wisconsin that a police chief says appears to be a "random act."aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/06e4fec357b54f18b1a58c0058e58587Mon, 04 May 2015 06:52:22 GMTSurvey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and icehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03554f807239414aa1ae2f9749135646BOSTON (AP) — Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsWinter weatherTransportationWeatherTrafficIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessStormsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/03554f807239414aa1ae2f9749135646Mon, 04 May 2015 07:31:33 GMTEurozone, Greece report progress on bailout talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/209fa080496647cd8ed31f8b77f85785BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say talks between Greece and its international creditors on how to stave off bankruptcy have made headway and will continue with the aim of reaching an agreement later this month.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGreeceEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/209fa080496647cd8ed31f8b77f85785Mon, 04 May 2015 08:11:17 GMTOvechkin can still dazzle amid tight-checking postseasonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/047784adfa874325af8f7cb41d802a56Even in defeat, Alexander Ovechkin produced the goal of the weekend, squeezing through two opposing players and falling to his stomach while whipping a wrist shot past New York goalie Henrik Lundqvist.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/047784adfa874325af8f7cb41d802a56Mon, 04 May 2015 07:15:16 GMTWith Walker a 2016 GOP force, Kasich and Snyder ponder runshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8669c0b7e58a489bae5f0bbc3c5be860WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin's Scott Walker has emerged as a force in the 2016 White House contest. It's a position two other Republican governors from the Midwest, lesser known but similarly ambitious, undoubtedly would like to be in.By STEVE PEOPLES and DAVID EGGERTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsDistrict of ColumbiaMichiganWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8669c0b7e58a489bae5f0bbc3c5be860Mon, 04 May 2015 07:34:13 GMTEverest climbing season likely over in Nepalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a9b83949e5941beb177d423c14fef04KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than one week ago, a decision which will likely end this year's climbing season.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a9b83949e5941beb177d423c14fef04Mon, 04 May 2015 07:24:29 GMTRetiring Hong Kong police chief slams radical protestershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0168c7e174214ca5b6e940810f244621HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's outgoing top cop took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial city for nearly three months last year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0168c7e174214ca5b6e940810f244621Mon, 04 May 2015 07:30:54 GMTN. Korea's nominal head of state to visit Russia this monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8439fce76a5f486eb64bb051461a4a8eSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's nominal head of state, not its absolute leader Kim Jong Un, is to visit Russia this month to attend celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaRussiaSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8439fce76a5f486eb64bb051461a4a8eMon, 04 May 2015 07:00:03 GMTTigers, Royals resume respectful rivalry with splithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/596646ea0e6a469fa6b79c6ded51404dThe Kansas City Royals have rubbed some American League teams the wrong way this season. When they face the Detroit Tigers, however, the atmosphere is one of respect.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityTexasHoustonMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/596646ea0e6a469fa6b79c6ded51404dMon, 04 May 2015 07:02:18 GMTEx-Christie allies to make court appearances in bridge casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24d5c91f1ae64551a5e9e50c65bf29c3NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The investigation of politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge in 2013 heads to court Monday as two former political allies of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to make initial appearances.By DAVID PORTER and JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTrafficLegal proceedings2016 United States Presidential ElectionCriminal investigationsPolitical scandalsTransportationLaw and orderNational electionsElectionsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessCrimePolitical issuesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24d5c91f1ae64551a5e9e50c65bf29c3Mon, 04 May 2015 06:41:12 GMTSuicide bomber blows himself up in Syrian capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edf2fa51bea24dab883285667f993d47DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An activist group and a state-owned Syrian TV station say a suicide bomber has blown himself up in Damascus.iGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edf2fa51bea24dab883285667f993d47Mon, 04 May 2015 09:13:32 GMTWalker critical of Romney in 2012, Bush in 2000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f479cbdfd9ca41c69ee271d565b97407MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Likely Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker made no secret about what he saw as the failures of Mitt Romney's last run for the White House, devoting an entire chapter of his book to the topic.By SCOTT BAUERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f479cbdfd9ca41c69ee271d565b97407Mon, 04 May 2015 07:24:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537b3aca21814ece9f55f5c07e1df111Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/537b3aca21814ece9f55f5c07e1df111Mon, 04 May 2015 09:58:09 GMTTaliban welcome Afghan peace efforts after Qatar talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2596459e4ee43c280788fecdc1a54dcKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade have expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues that could lead to talks on ending the conflict.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestAfghanistanQatarCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle EastKabulhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2596459e4ee43c280788fecdc1a54dcMon, 04 May 2015 09:38:13 GMT2 UN peacekeepers wounded in Golan Heightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12fb35421cc449f8ac9f799ed4ce7323JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says two U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been wounded by mortar fire from neighboring Syria.iGeneral newsIsraelSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12fb35421cc449f8ac9f799ed4ce7323Mon, 04 May 2015 09:44:07 GMTGOP field grows: Fiorina, Carson to launch presidential bidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49bb685d90564769a63f24cd5c0ecffeWASHINGTON (AP) — Former technology executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are set to launch their runs for president on Monday, each with the potential to help the Republican Party win over a more diverse group of supporters in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49bb685d90564769a63f24cd5c0ecffeMon, 04 May 2015 07:09:53 GMTMcIlroy a winner with great play and a little luckhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12825d888ec641528c543315018814afSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy won a tournament as the No. 1 player in the world.By DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfWoodlandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12825d888ec641528c543315018814afMon, 04 May 2015 06:52:43 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Ben Carsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c947e671248f407e8f01754ca3e56de8DETROIT (AP) — Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon turned conservative politician, says he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here are some key things to know about the highly regarded physician and little-known candidate:aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHealthPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c947e671248f407e8f01754ca3e56de8Mon, 04 May 2015 07:22:24 GMTBen Carson, famed neurosurgeon, running for presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5115ce34d3e04c968b4d01cbf3f67e7fWASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon turned conservative star, has confirmed that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROWwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPrimary electionsHealth care policyCampaignsPolitical partiesForeign policyNational electionsElectionsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5115ce34d3e04c968b4d01cbf3f67e7fMon, 04 May 2015 07:18:56 GMTRetiring Hong Kong police chief takes pot shot at protestershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e715255b01b34ad39ffc8bbbd785ea36HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's outgoing police chief took a parting shot Monday at pro-democracy protesters who occupied busy streets in parts of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly three months last year.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e715255b01b34ad39ffc8bbbd785ea36Mon, 04 May 2015 09:39:22 GMTPoverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unresthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a99981b04a14a1c8982f4d7a1856bedWASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.By JULIE PACEwGeneral newsGovernment and politics2016 United States Presidential ElectionUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment programsPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaEconomyNational electionsElectionsEventsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a99981b04a14a1c8982f4d7a1856bedMon, 04 May 2015 07:29:02 GMTPolice kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39516e72329d4293b239302ec8ec6155GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsState governmentsBomb threatsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39516e72329d4293b239302ec8ec6155Mon, 04 May 2015 08:56:18 GMTBurundi: Anti-government protests enter second weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/592d88677bae45948b380382254873ffBUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Anti-government demonstrations have resumed in Burundi's capital after a weekend pause as thousands continue to protest the president's decision to seek a third term.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/592d88677bae45948b380382254873ffMon, 04 May 2015 09:51:13 GMTThe Latest on Nepal: Foreign reconstruction help neededhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b300f4a52140d784319abc7b1558b72 p.m. (0815 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismEventsReligionSocial affairsNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3b300f4a52140d784319abc7b1558b7Mon, 04 May 2015 09:56:29 GMTNepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstructionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6050bd4cdfc941bf9c1e120e11418101KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeSearch and rescue effortsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersBuddhismHumanitarian assistanceEventsReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6050bd4cdfc941bf9c1e120e11418101Mon, 04 May 2015 09:35:39 GMTTaiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/029e036f7f3d4659b6d5104cc3f3cf4fBEIJING (AP) — The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.iGeneral newsReunionsNationalismGovernment and politicsOccasionsLifestyleChinaTaiwanEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/029e036f7f3d4659b6d5104cc3f3cf4fMon, 04 May 2015 07:12:25 GMTKentucky Derby win raises expectations for American Pharoahhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8d9345d54dd4672aad21bf19447183bLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert barely had 14 hours to digest his Kentucky Derby victory with American Pharoah before hearing the inevitable question.By GARY B. GRAVESaGeneral newsSportsKentucky DerbyHorse racingEventsThoroughbred racingKentuckyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8d9345d54dd4672aad21bf19447183bMon, 04 May 2015 06:50:05 GMTAPNewsBreak: Pentagon accused of withholding sex crimes infohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b742b2d4a904de2b9df2368e85fb46cWASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.By RICHARD LARDNERwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsLegal proceedingsMilitary affairsLegislatureGeneral newsMilitary and defenseLaw and orderUnited StatesNorfolkNorth AmericaVirginiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b742b2d4a904de2b9df2368e85fb46cMon, 04 May 2015 07:07:26 GMT2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/527e35dfef7d4617af17e99820f4d146GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLEaGeneral newsState governmentsBomb threatsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/527e35dfef7d4617af17e99820f4d146Mon, 04 May 2015 06:29:42 GMTBomber's Russian relatives to testify in marathon trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02ff6306cf74353aabb564da205d8ceBOSTON (AP) — Russian relatives of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to testify at his trial as his lawyers continue to make their case to spare his life.By DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d02ff6306cf74353aabb564da205d8ceMon, 04 May 2015 06:48:05 GMTWorld stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. reboundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d79dd49dd774d78907f64292d5e4174BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets were mostly higher Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised to shore up slowing growth.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsChinaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2d79dd49dd774d78907f64292d5e4174Mon, 04 May 2015 08:40:04 GMTNorth Korea officially squelches speculation of Kim triphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39ab10e723344728aaf8b3f0538f7f7aPYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Monday that the head of its parliament will attend this month's Victory Day celebration in Moscow, squelching speculation that supreme leader Kim Jong Un would use the event to make his international debut.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWorld War IIEventsNorth KoreaRussiaMoscowPyongyangEast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39ab10e723344728aaf8b3f0538f7f7aMon, 04 May 2015 09:52:27 GMTFrench far-right patriarch to go before disciplinary boardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1d62f9af3d40a5981a74a87bf181fdPARIS (AP) — The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may now be on the fast track to disgrace.By ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f1d62f9af3d40a5981a74a87bf181fdMon, 04 May 2015 09:38:54 GMTUS military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea156245112b464f90ed8b89f3d351ceBEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. military has denied reports that civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week on a town in northern Syria.iGeneral newsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea156245112b464f90ed8b89f3d351ceMon, 04 May 2015 08:51:49 GMTThailand arrests 4, vows crackdown on human traffickershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f143404236da4a338a80bd64fee44c09HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai police arrested three local officials and a Myanmar national they alleged on Monday were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were dug up from shallow graves last week in southern Thailand.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsArrestsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f143404236da4a338a80bd64fee44c09Mon, 04 May 2015 09:22:09 GMTThings to know about the situation in Baltimorehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6de5218e838d4338a82195927664f670Life is starting to return to normal in Baltimore after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a city-wide curfew that was in effect for five nights. The curfew followed the riots and looting after the funeral last week of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured while in police custody. Early Monday, there were no reports of confrontations between protesters and police as there had been on previous nights.The Associated PressaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6de5218e838d4338a82195927664f670Mon, 04 May 2015 08:27:55 GMTAP PHOTOS: Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f48e098d805466fa0930f31ace1e940ABU AL-NASR, Egypt (AP) — Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week.By HIRO KOMAEiGeneral newsEgyptCairoNile RiverMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f48e098d805466fa0930f31ace1e940Mon, 04 May 2015 07:54:58 GMTIn Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f657a00c93fa40efb374a0a163db6ef2WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.By CHARLES BABINGTON and LAURIE KELLMANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLabor economy2016 United States Presidential ElectionGovernment payEconomyLabor issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsOwnership changesCorporate newsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f657a00c93fa40efb374a0a163db6ef2Mon, 04 May 2015 07:35:54 GMTO'Malley gets scrutiny over police record as Baltimore mayorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faefd8beaf2b4013be2d72a44e22b477BALTIMORE (AP) — Martin O'Malley often casts Baltimore as the comeback city that overcame the ravages of drugs and violence when he was mayor.By KEN THOMAS and BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsViolent crimeMunicipal governmentsCrimeAfrican-AmericansLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/faefd8beaf2b4013be2d72a44e22b477Mon, 04 May 2015 07:25:42 GMTObama presidential legacy begins to take shapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65ba8042721b44d581712fddfa8fc5ddWASHINGTON (AP) — Piece by piece, President Barack Obama is trying to build the foundation for the legacy he wants to leave, putting in place decisions that will reverberate beyond his presidency.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsGovernment programsInternational relationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65ba8042721b44d581712fddfa8fc5ddMon, 04 May 2015 08:03:14 GMTKerry honors victims in Kenya as talks focus on al-Shabaabhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d03f993ed8042eb850ffc7b861a1436NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry commemorated the victims of Kenya's past and present terror attacks Monday, and offered American support in the fight against an increasingly diffuse but perhaps more dangerous terror threat emanating out of Somalia. His trip to the African country coincides with improving U.S.-Kenyan ties and sets the stage for President Barack Obama's visit this summer.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesInternational relationsWar and unrestKenyaNairobiSomaliaEast AfricaTanzaniaUnited StatesAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d03f993ed8042eb850ffc7b861a1436Mon, 04 May 2015 07:49:50 GMTThailand arrests 3, vows crackdown on human traffickershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7c3da75f7a4525838f1e71120e6b9eHAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have arrested three local officials they allege were involved in trafficking and holding Rohingya Muslims for ransom at a jungle camp where 26 bodies were found last week in the mountains of southern Thailand.iGeneral newsArrestsSmugglingCrimeLaw and orderThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa7c3da75f7a4525838f1e71120e6b9eMon, 04 May 2015 08:19:22 GMT