FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Mar 2015 10:57:14 -0700Rihanna, Madonna, Taylor Swift set for iHeartRadio Awards will perform her new single for the first time, Sam Smith will deliver his soulful vocals, and Taylor Swift will be in the audience dancing along in her typical awards show form.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityiHeartRadio Music AwardsAward showsEvents, 29 Mar 2015 15:31:14 GMTDefense tests accusers' credibility as drug cops face trial (AP) — A sweeping police corruption case starting Monday in Philadelphia will largely rest on the credibility of about 20 drug suspects and one turncoat cop as it plays out following the wholesale dismissal of scores of cases developed by members of an elite narcotics unit now accused of pocketing cash and cocaine seized on the job.By MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsTheftDrug-related crimeCriminal investigationsLegal proceedingsPolice brutalityCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 14:46:22 GMTBritain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine (AP) — Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsDiseases and conditionsPublic healthChild and teen healthNeurological disordersInfectious diseasesUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:08:57 GMTThousands protest voting problems in Nigerian oil capital HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of Nigerians have taken to the streets in the country's oil producing-center, Port Harcourt, to protest alleged killings of opposition campaign workers and voting irregularities.Associated PressiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsVotingElectionsPolitical and civil unrestMunicipal governmentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 16:36:58 GMTIndiana governor: 'We're not going to change this law' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:20:42 GMTGrandma is a centerfold: Rest home bares all for calendar, Ohio (AP) — The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.aOdditiesAssisted livingAging and disability servicesHealthAkronOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:43:19 GMTMMA amateurs say NY should let them turn pro here, N.Y. (AP) — At the gym just down the road from New York's Capitol, Jimmy Bruce lands a classic left-right boxing combination to the head of Asi Somburu, who responds by dropping and tackling his opponent, a smooth wrestling takedown that has their coach yelling praise.By MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsSportsMixed martial artsMen's martial artsWomen's martial artsMartial artsWomen's sportsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMen's sportsLegislatureState governmentsNew YorkAlbanyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:28:49 GMTABN Amro directors renounce pay increase amid public outrage HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — ABN Amro board members are giving up a 100,000-euro ($110,000) pay increase after the Dutch government delayed a decision on selling the nationalized bank amid public outrage at the raise.fBusinessNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:32:10 GMTUN warns emergency fund for Palestinians in Syria near empty, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just four percent of emergency work in Syria for Palestinians has been funded so far this year, threatening the viability of a cash assistance program that UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness described on Sunday as a "lifeline" for refugees.By AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle EastDubaiKuwaitUnited Arab Emirates, 29 Mar 2015 16:38:02 GMTIslamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama (AP) — A new video released by the Islamic State group shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 16:35:02 GMTDreamWorks' 'Home' bests 'Get Hard' at box office with $54M YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks animated alien adventure "Home" beat out the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" at the box office, but both films debuted strongly.JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment, 29 Mar 2015 15:44:09 GMTSurvived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66 (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn't panic and played to perfection.By TOM WITHERSaGeneral newsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsEventsBasketballMen's sportsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:34:58 GMTAir Canada plane skids off Halifax runway after hard landing, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made a hard landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the airline said Sunday that 25 people were taken to hospitals for observation and treatment of minor injuries.iGeneral newsTransportationWeatherFiresIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAccidents and disastersNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 29 Mar 2015 17:14:21 GMTNASCAR driver Kyle Larson ruled out of Sprint Cup race, Va. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kyle Larson was ruled out of Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, failing to get medical clearance after fainting during an autograph session.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsMen's sportsAutomobile racingHealthNASCARVirginiaCharlotteUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 29 Mar 2015 16:09:35 GMTLeading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's prime minister said Sunday a leading suspect in a deadly museum attack on foreign tourists has been killed in anti-terrorist operations, as tens of thousands of Tunisians marched through the capital to denounce extremist violence.Associated PressiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsNational securityMilitary and defenseTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 14:01:36 GMTLibrary of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images (AP) — A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsAmerican Civil WarEvents, 29 Mar 2015 16:11:13 GMTArab summit: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen will continue until Shiite rebels there "withdraw and surrender their weapons," a summit of Arab leaders decided Sunday, as they also agreed in principle to forming a joint military force.By HAMZA HENDAWIiGeneral newsSummitsInternational incidentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsYemenMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaPakistanSanaaEgyptSouth AsiaIranAsiaNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:26:51 GMTQ&A: Plans for an Arab joint intervention force (AP) — Arab League member nations formally announced on Sunday an agreement to form a joint military force. While details of how such a force would actually operate remain thin, the agreement is a telling sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether against Islamic militants or Iran-backed groups.iGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaCairoIranNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:52:40 GMTSyrians flee Idlib, fearing government reprisals (AP) — Syrians fled Idlib Sunday, fearing government reprisals a day after opposition fighters and a powerful local al-Qaida affiliate captured the northwestern town, activists said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 14:57:32 GMTNortheast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines, N.H. (AP) — There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?By RIK STEVENSaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNew HampshireMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:16:00 GMTAir Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing in bad weather and skidded off the runway at the airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and officials said Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.iGeneral newsWeatherAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNova ScotiaCanadaHalifax Regional MunicipalityTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 29 Mar 2015 15:04:01 GMTIndiana governor: New law 'not about discrimination' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence defended the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said Sunday it wasn't a mistake to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReligious issuesState governmentsMunicipal governmentsLegislationState legislatureReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesLocal governmentsLegislatureIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:23:19 GMTEgypt prosecutor names Brotherhood leaders as terrorists (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group's leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeTerrorismGovernment and politicsLegislationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislatureEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 15:27:02 GMTIsrael installs solar panels at parliament to save energy (AP) — Israel has installed solar panels on the roof of its parliament building, creating what it calls the largest solar field of any national assembly in the world.iGeneral newsScienceGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryIsraelMiddle East, 29 Mar 2015 15:51:32 GMTIndiana governor: 'We're not going to change the law' (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is defending the new state law that's garnered widespread criticism over concerns it could foster discrimination and said it wasn't a mistake for the state to have enacted it.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState governmentsState legislatureLegislatureIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 13:42:36 GMTFrance's far right breakthrough expected in local elections (AP) — The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to dominate Sunday's final round of France's local elections, give the far-right National Front another electoral breakthrough and deal a new blow to the governing Socialists.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLocal electionsNational electionsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 16:02:25 GMTOfficials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others, Switzerland (AP) — Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday.By GEORGE JAHN and MATTHEW LEEhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational agreementsWeapons technologyLegislatureInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionTechnologyTehranIranIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastSwitzerlandRussiaYemenNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 16:38:56 GMTCameroon residents kill suspected C. African Republic rebels, Cameroon (AP) — Residents of eastern Cameroon killed several suspected fighters from a Central African Republic rebel group who were trying to carry out a large-scale kidnapping, a local official said Sunday.By EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKIiGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeCameroonCentral African RepublicWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 29 Mar 2015 13:20:35 GMTUS troops drive in eastern Europe to show defense readiness (AP) — A convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe that opponents threatened to block has entered Czech territory.iGeneral newsCzech RepublicEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Mar 2015 14:16:07 GMTPolice ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes, N.Y. (AP) — A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles — including deadly collisions in New York and California last month — have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings.By JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsTransportation safetyCourt citationsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUnited StatesWhite PlainsNew YorkCaliforniaNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:36:45 GMTObama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls.By JOSH LEDERMANaGovernment and politicsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsFloridaHoustonUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 29 Mar 2015 16:13:59 GMTMurray reaches 4th round at Miami Open by beating Giraldo BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Andy Murray advanced Sunday to the fourth round at the Miami Open by beating Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-4.By STEVEN WINEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:01:44 GMTDrownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge, Texas (AP) — A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsImmigrationLaw enforcement agenciesAccidentsAccidents and disastersSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 14:48:00 GMTIsrael premier expresses 'deep concern' on pending Iran deal (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he has "deep concern" over a pending nuclear deal the West appears close to signing with Israel's arch-enemy Iran.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureIsraelMiddle EastIranYemen, 29 Mar 2015 14:44:53 GMTWWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsMuseumsWorld War IIRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelEventsGovernment and politicsOhioJapanDaytonUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 29 Mar 2015 14:41:56 GMTHometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family, Germany (AP) — The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.By DOROTHEE THIESINGiBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceSpainMarseilleWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 14:51:19 GMTGuinea weighs lockdowns as West Africa continues Ebola fight, Guinea (AP) — The West African countries hit hardest by Ebola are ramping up efforts to eradicate the deadly disease using lockdowns, restrictions on burials and a warning to survivors about the potential dangers of unprotected sex.By BOUBACAR DIALLO AND JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaSierra LeoneAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 14:07:05 GMTNBC News' boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work.By DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsLiberalismGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevisionNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:16:39 GMTOfficial: Debris from NYC blast going to secure location YORK (AP) — Some debris from an explosion and fire in Manhattan's East Village is being taken to a secure site where it will be examined again for any human remains.By MEGHAN BARRaGeneral newsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsFiresMissing personsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 17:00:35 GMTJoe Gibbs on son: most courageous person I've been around, Va. (AP) — Joe Gibbs says his son, J.D., is his hero and the most courageous person he's been around.By HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:30:02 GMTBoko Haram advance on northern city as Nigerians vote, Nigeria (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two northeastern towns, police said as Nigerians continued voting Sunday in certain areas that suffered technical glitches.By MICHELLE FAUL and SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsLocal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 15:05:11 GMTMining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia, Ky. (AP) — Mines built this company town. Could vines — the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above — help to draw visitors here?By JONATHAN DREW and ALLEN G. BREEDaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLabor economyEconomyMountainsMuseumsWineriesLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryEco-friendly practicesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAgricultureRecreation and leisureLeading economic indicatorsBeveragesFood and drinkKentuckyPennsylvaniaWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:17:00 GMTO'Malley: Presidency 'not some crown' families should share (AP) — Potential Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley said Sunday that the country needs fresh perspectives for confronting its problems and criticized the prospects of the Clinton and Bush families yet again seeking the White House.By ALAN FRAMpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 15:21:19 GMTRussian theater director fired over Wagner opera (AP) — Russia's culture minister on Sunday fired the director of a Siberian theater whose modern staging of Wagner's opera "Tannhauser" offended the powerful Russian Orthodox Church.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsChristianityReligionSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Mar 2015 14:19:19 GMTCookie monster: Thief takes cash box at Girl Scout sale, N.H. (AP) — A thief in New Hampshire apparently had a craving for cash, not cookies.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 13:58:32 GMTNigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday.By MICHELLE FAUL and HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestVotingWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsElectionsNational electionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 13:27:38 GMTInstitute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston (AP) — Before his death from brain cancer in 2009, close family members said U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved and toiled in for more than half his life.By BOB SALSBERGaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited StatesBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 29 Mar 2015 15:55:06 GMTLee Kuan Yew eulogized at funeral as architect of Singapore (AP) — Singaporeans bid farewell to longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday with an elaborate procession and a three-hour state funeral at which his son, the current prime minister, eulogized the statesman and declared that the wealthy city-state he helped build is his monument.By STEPHEN WRIGHT and JEANETTE TANiGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesState funeralsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessSingaporeIndiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaSouth Asia, 29 Mar 2015 14:26:13 GMTTexas confirms split with Rick Barnes after 17 seasons, Texas (AP) — Texas confirms that basketball coach Rick Barnes is out after 17 seasons with the Longhorns.By JIM VERTUNOsSportsNCAA Men's Division I Basketball ChampionshipCollege basketballMen's basketballCollege sportsBasketballEventsMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Mar 2015 16:59:22 GMTNigerians vote Sunday despite violence, technical hitches, Nigeria (AP) — Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday and despite extremist violence in the northeast and protests in the south.By MICHELLE FAUL and SHEHU SAULAWAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsVotingWar and unrestRebellions and uprisingsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsElectionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 Mar 2015 17:12:26 GMT