FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 18 Apr 2015 12:10:06 -0700Kenseth content in car and not contemplating retirement, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Kenseth is just a year younger than Jeff Gordon, who has already said he'll retire at the end of this season.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete retirementNASCARTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:51:54 GMTSpain PM says fraud probe into ex-minister damages his party (AP) — An investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging Spain's ruling Popular Party, which faces a general election late this year, the prime minister said Saturday.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsGeneral electionsFraud and false statementsElectionsGovernment and politicsCrimeMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 17:45:31 GMTSinger Sam Hunt rising in both country and pop worlds YORK (AP) — Rising country star Sam Hunt may be finding success on the pop charts, but don't fret — he won't pull a Taylor Swift.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentAcademy of Country Music AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:01:24 GMTSerena Williams gets a rare test from Giorgi but holds on, Italy (AP) — Nineteen Grand Slam titles. Nearly 20 years as a professional. An undefeated record this year. And not one career loss in the Fed Cup.By ANDREW DAMPFsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 16:40:39 GMTEarth Day aims to reach millions with 'Angry Birds' game (AP) — The hugely popular game "Angry Birds" is showing Earth Day some love this year.By BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsAnimals, 18 Apr 2015 17:10:50 GMTTom Watson: Next Masters might be his last HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Tom Watson says his next visit to play Augusta National might be his last.sSportsMen's sportsGolfMen's golfHilton Head IslandSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:37:40 GMTNearly 20 years after paralyzing hockey injury, Roy turns 40 (AP) — Fifteen rows up, Travis Roy watched from his wheelchair as the goalie for his former team scored for the opponent in the NCAA championship game.By HOWARD ULMANsSportsMen's hockeyHockeyCollege hockeyCollege sportsProfessional hockeyMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:53:53 GMTCyprus passes insolvency laws, clears rescue program hurdle, Cyprus (AP) — Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday passed key insolvency laws designed to open the taps for more international bailout cash.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsGovernment financeCyprusEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 16:20:44 GMTThe Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters p.m. (EDT)By The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPrimary electionsCampaignsDiplomacyPolitical partiesGun politicsNational electionsElectionsInternational relationsPolitical organizationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew HampshireUnited StatesLouisianaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 19:08:24 GMTMan who went on 9-day killing spree in 1977 denied parole ANA, Calif. (AP) — A convicted California serial killer who went on a nine-day rampage that claimed the lives of four people has been denied parole and cannot reapply for seven years.aGeneral newsCrimeCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:39:45 GMTArrest of Gulf Cartel chief sparks Mexico border gunfights CITY (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of the man who headed the once powerful Gulf Cartel sparked the gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles that left at least three people dead near Mexico's border with the United States.The Associated PressiGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2015 19:03:14 GMTSudan newspaper quotes governor as saying rebels kill 136, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese newspapers are quoting a governor as saying that rebels have killed 136 civilians in attacks during the presidential election that ended last week.iGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaSudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 18 Apr 2015 16:02:27 GMTFinance officials see rising risks to economic recovery (AP) — Global finance officials see a number of growing threats on the horizon to the economy's post-recession recovery.By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and HARRY DUNPHYwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial crisisGovernment payLegislatureRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreeceEuropeUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:52:06 GMTFed Cup: Russia on brink of final with 2-0 lead over Germany, Russia (AP) — Russia was on the brink of making the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead after Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki on Saturday.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsRussiaGermanySochiEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 17:13:11 GMTBMW recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix air bag problem is recalling 91,800 Mini Coopers to fix a defect that may prevent the air bag on the front passenger side of the cars from deploying in a crash.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 18 Apr 2015 15:52:42 GMTMusical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his 'Voice' seat?, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on "The Voice." Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and once occupied by Usher, while Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in when Christina Aguilera took a hiatus from the show.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAcademy of Country Music AwardsEventsAward showsMusic awardsBryanTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 19:05:49 GMTUS Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal (AP) — Global finance officials are urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors and avoid a catastrophic default that would stagger a world economy still emerging from recession.By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomyGovernment payLegislatureGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesChinaGreeceUnited StatesEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:07:44 GMTYemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base, Yemen (AP) — Militiamen loyal to Yemen's exiled president besieged an air base Saturday once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting al-Qaida militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:30:50 GMTTravelers diverted from Denver get stuck on plane for hours SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — At least eight planes were diverted from Denver to Colorado Springs on Friday because of weather, and some passengers were left sitting on the tarmac for hours.aGeneral newsColorado SpringsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:12:35 GMTCivil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. A century and a half later, these weathered "Silent Sentinels" still stand guard, rifles at the ready, gazing off in the distance.By CHRIS CAROLAaGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarWar and unrestEventsSaratoga SpringsMaineConnecticutNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 15:37:43 GMTCharges dismissed against Missouri officer in shooting CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a suspect during an arrest last summer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriKansas CityKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:30:16 GMT5 years on, empty graves, full hearts for Gulf survivors, La. (AP) — Courtney Kemp was getting dressed for work when husband Wyatt walked in and sat down. He didn't speak, but she could tell something was weighing on him.By ALLEN G. BREEDaGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersGulf of MexicoLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:11:00 GMTLosing return for Hingis in Fed Cup playoffs GORA, Poland (AP) — Five-time Grand Slam champion Martina Hingis played and lost her first competitive singles match since 2007 as Switzerland and Poland tied 1-1 on the first day of the Fed Cup World Group playoff on Saturday.sSportsFed CupTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsPolandSwitzerlandEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 18 Apr 2015 15:51:13 GMT2 Cuban dissidents up for election in unprecedented vote (AP) — At least two dissidents made it past a first round of voting and are standing as candidates in municipal elections that will be watched on and off the island Sunday as an unprecedented test of Cuba's single-party system.By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA and MICHAEL WEISSSENSTEINiGeneral newsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsHavanaCubaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2015 16:05:19 GMTTexas veterinarian fired, being investigated for cat death, Texas (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against a Texas veterinarian shown in a Facebook posting bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow.Associated PressaGeneral newsAnimal crueltyCriminal investigationsSocial mediaCatsCrimeLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaMammalsAnimalsTexasBrenhamUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:19:14 GMTTurin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious, Italy (AP) — Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are returning to see the linen again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyTurinWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 16:19:57 GMTThings to Know: More schools offer breakfast in classroom ANGELES (AP) — When the school bell rings, children file into classrooms and open their textbooks. Increasingly, they're also eating a bowl of cereal.By CHRISTINE ARMARIOaGeneral newsLifestyleParentingRelationshipsEducationSocial affairs, 18 Apr 2015 15:42:36 GMTOhio principal cancels headscarf event, apologizes, Ohio (AP) — The principal of a suburban Cincinnati high school has apologized to anyone who was offended after canceling a student-led event that invited girls to spend the day wearing a Muslim headscarf.aGeneral newsSchool administrationPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:01:15 GMTNHL player Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was released from jail Friday night after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.aGeneral newsSportsCelebritySports transactionsDrug-related crimeArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports businessCrimeProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsLaw and orderLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:07:20 GMTLast 2 Raiders giving congressional medal to Ohio museum (AP) — And then there were two.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsJapanUnited StatesDaytonOhioEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:03:55 GMTLA Kings' Jarret Stoll released after arrest in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll has been released from jail after his arrest for suspected cocaine possession at a Las Vegas resort.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityDrug-related crimeCrimeArrestsSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsLaw and orderLas VegasEdmontonNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAlbertaCanada, 18 Apr 2015 19:02:52 GMTPope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution or poverty.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeItalySicilyPalermoEuropeEast AfricaWestern EuropeAfrica, 18 Apr 2015 19:02:47 GMTSouth Texas hit with hard rain, hail and possible tornadoes (AP) — Thunderstorms and torrential rain Friday brought possible tornadoes in South Texas, flooding to Houston and lightning that police said caused an explosion sending flames into the air from an oil tank south of San Antonio. Forecasters said more severe weather is expected in the state.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsTexasHoustonSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:39:17 GMTFlorida gyrocopter pilot driving home to await next hearing, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier is driving back to Florida to await his next hearing for flying his gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn.aGeneral newsFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:50:49 GMTDjokovic beats Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final (AP) — Monte Carlo is not Rafael Nadal's playground anymore, and Novak Djokovic is claiming the throne left vacant by the King of Clay.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 18:05:44 GMTNew England Aquarium offering penguins 'honeymoon suites' (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceAnimalsPenguinsBirdsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleWeddingsOccasionsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:21:53 GMTPhilanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91 HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.aBusinessGeneral newsStem cell researchObituariesMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyScienceProfessional servicesIndustriesMichiganDetroitAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 19:18:18 GMTShort portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsFloodsAnimal welfareNASCAREnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleOccasionsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsSocial issuesSocial affairsAutomobile racingSportsLouisianaBaton RougeNatchezMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:18:29 GMTHamilton takes pole position for Bahrain GP ahead of Vettel, Bahrain (AP) — Defending champion Lewis Hamilton will start the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position for the first time after clinching his fourth straight pole of the season on Saturday, finishing well ahead of Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBahrainMiddle East, 18 Apr 2015 16:11:52 GMTDjokovic downs Nadal to reach Monte Carlo Masters final (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic overcame a strong challenge from Rafael Nadal to reach the Monte Carlo Masters final with a 6-3, 6-3 win Saturday.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMonacoMonte CarloWestern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 16:08:53 GMTConnecticut congressional effort proposes Coast Guard coin LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are again proposing a commemorative coin to help fund a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.aGeneral newsCharity fundraisingGovernment and politicsPhilanthropySocial affairsNew LondonConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 18:02:30 GMTPolice: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them.aGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 19:12:56 GMTNew England Aquarium breeding nearly extinct penguin species (AP) — The New England Aquarium hopes its endangered African penguins get a little steamy this spring.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceAnimalsEnvironmental concernsPenguinsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureBirdsWildlifeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 16:20:12 GMTFed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands (AP) — Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff.sSportsFed CupWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsAustraliaOceania, 18 Apr 2015 15:45:27 GMTFacsimile of first Elvis recording re-released by Jack White, Tenn. (AP) — After anonymously buying Elvis' first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin" at his Third Man Records in Nashville.By TRAVIS LOLLEReArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 19:15:26 GMTMore thunderstorms from Texas to Kansas forecast (AP) — Forecasters said numerous thunderstorms could develop on Saturday in an area stretching from south of San Antonio to central Kansas, a day after storms brought torrential rain, possible tornadoes, flooding, hail and lightning to parts of Texas.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTexasHoustonPasadenaSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 17:30:04 GMTNew Hampshire clash of Republican presidential contenders, N.H. (AP) — Republicans already in the 2016 presidential race or thinking about it have swarmed New Hampshire for an early state showdown that has highlighted the diversity, challenges and size of the emerging field.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimatePolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 18 Apr 2015 15:44:29 GMTGOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relations2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyDiplomacyPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNew HampshireRussiaDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 18 Apr 2015 19:00:25 GMTA look at a manufacturer of statues for Civil War monuments Monumental Bronze Co. of Bridgewater, Connecticut, was one of the leading manufacturers of soldier statues for Civil War monuments and memorials erected in the North and South between the mid-1870s and 1912. Some facts about the company:By The Associated PressaGeneral news, 18 Apr 2015 15:38:50 GMTJamaica's government organizes trade mission to Cuba, Jamaica (AP) — The Jamaican government is organizing a trade mission to Cuba with representatives from 18 private sector companies.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyJamaicaCubaCaribbeanKingstonLatin America and Caribbean, 18 Apr 2015 19:05:43 GMT