FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 May 2015 09:24:40 -0700El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds were expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsChristianityAssassinationsReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 14:29:03 GMTSensation of 'Dope' continues at Cannes Film Festival, France (AP) — A year ago, writer-director Rick Famuyiwa was struggling to find financing for his film after studios in Hollywood passed on it. Now, he's sitting in a restaurant at Cannes riding the sensation of "Dope," his comic Los Angeles coming-of-age tale that sparked a bidding war this year at the Sundance Film Festival.By JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalSundance Film FestivalEventsFranceLos AngelesWestern EuropeEuropeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:57:35 GMTSomalia: 18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia, Kenya (AP) — A Somali military official says dozens of Islamic extremists attacked two towns in southern Somalia early Saturday and clashed with government troops in which 18 militants and soldiers were killed.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 15:29:06 GMTTop US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan says the Islamic State group is actively recruiting in Afghanistan but is not yet operational there.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 14:58:07 GMTSenate Republicans block changes to NSA surveillance (AP) — The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment surveillanceLegislatureIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical partiesPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:11:22 GMTYear-old Thai coup imposes superficial calm but little else (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."By TODD PITMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsCoups d'etatNational governmentsCrimePolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 15:37:01 GMTNigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday as a months-long fuel shortage worsened, aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel deliveries in Africa's biggest oil producer.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessNigeriaLagosWest AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:49:32 GMTAfter break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:41:27 GMTFierce gun battle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 16:00:39 GMTVeterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.By REBECCA SANTANAaGeneral news2003-11 Iraq WarVeteransGovernment and politicsState governmentsEventsCampaignsElectionsNational electionsWar and unrestIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:18:49 GMTCongo electoral commission updates voter list, Congo (AP) — Congo's national electoral commission has updated the country's electoral list ahead of local and provincial elections later this year, the commission said.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsProvincial electionsGovernment and politicsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 13:53:54 GMTStosur wins first title this year in Strasbourg, France (AP) — Third-seeded Samantha Stosur rallied to beat Kristina Mladenovic 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday, claiming her first title of the year.sSportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 15:32:50 GMTClock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:06:45 GMTThousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaUgandaTanzaniaNairobiAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:27:32 GMTUN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.By ROBIN McDOWELL and TRAN VAN MINHiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsHumanitarian crisesArmed forcesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonBangladeshMalaysiaVietnamBangkokUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:35:31 GMTFire on coastal Louisiana oil platform extinguished ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says a fire on an oil production platform off Louisiana's coast is out.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:13:40 GMTVermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday. Just not all at once.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsParadesAutomobilesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRecreation and leisureLifestyleVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:32:47 GMTPence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsCampaignsReligious issuesLegislationReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsPolitical fundraisingState electionsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 14:23:40 GMTDrenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion, Kan. (AP) — Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcomed moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers begin the annual rite of moving cattle to the nation's summer grazing lands.By ROXANA HEGEMANaBusinessGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAgricultureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 14:30:14 GMTYemeni official: President will not attend peace talks, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni government spokesman Rageh Badi says embattled Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will not attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaIranDjiboutiEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 16:05:57 GMTAthletics place Coco Crisp on DL with cervical strain PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 23 May 2015 16:03:44 GMTHunter-Reay forgotten champion as Indianapolis 500 looms (AP) — When Ryan Hunter-Reay stood in Victory Lane after a thrilling last-lap duel with Helio Castroneves, he had a hard time describing just what winning the Indianapolis 500 meant to him.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:29:03 GMTJimenez sets European Tour hole-in-one record WATER, England (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.By JACK BEZANTSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPGA ChampionshipsRecord setting eventsEventsGeneral newsEurope, 23 May 2015 14:23:05 GMTSoutheast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks, India (AP) — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHeat wavesIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 15:17:43 GMTCountries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund (AP) — Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies.iGeneral newsHealthEmergency managementGovernment and politics, 23 May 2015 13:54:29 GMTWhat will get Europe's economy rolling again?, Portugal (AP) — What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeIrelandPortugalWestern Europe, 23 May 2015 15:55:56 GMTUN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:38:09 GMTFreed from death row: 'I refuse to give them my joy', Ala. (AP) — In his first day free, after nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, Ray Hinton said he kept asking a question to his childhood friend.By KIM CHANDLERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderAlabamaBirminghamUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:12:09 GMTEgypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year in which a young mother was shot to death in downtown Cairo.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 15:04:47 GMTJoyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp TANGANYIKA, Tanzania (AP) — Hundreds of women, many with children strapped on their backs alongside their few belongings, sing melodious tunes expressing their joy as the small boats approach the ferry M.V. Liemba.iGeneral newsTanzaniaBurundiEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 15:45:42 GMTObama includes Vice President Biden in regular golf game, Md. (AP) — A surprise player has joined President Barack Obama's regular weekend golf game: Vice President Joe Biden.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politics, 23 May 2015 16:00:25 GMTFamilies of 10 killed in California crash get some answers ANGELES (AP) — Michael Myvett proposed to his college sweetheart on bended knee in front of the Louvre museum in Paris. Four months later, the pair died in a fiery head-on collision between a FedEx semi-truck and a bus that killed eight others in California, including five promising high school students.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaLos AngelesSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:51:42 GMTB.B. King memorial to mourn blues legend in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King will be mourned in Las Vegas in a family-and-friends memorial ahead of the start of his final road tour home to the Mississippi Delta.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:06:52 GMTIreland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansConstitutionsReferendumsChristianityGovernment and politicsMarriageConstitutional amendmentsRebellions and uprisingsLegislaturePolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsElectionsWar and unrestDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:10:10 GMTLatest on Cleveland verdict: 'Hands up, don't shoot' (AP) — 11:50 a.m.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:56:35 GMTAlitalia calls 24-hour strike 'disrespectful' of passengers (AP) — Italy's flagship airline Alitalia said a 24-hour strike called for Monday that will force flight cancellations is "disrespectful" of passengers when the Rome airport is still suffering disruptions due to a fire two weeks ago.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 16:10:50 GMTKarin Knapp beats Roberta Vinci to win Nuremberg Cup, Germany (AP) — Karin Knapp defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsNurembergGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:46:14 GMTOhio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage (AP) — A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted Saturday of criminal charges by a judge who said he could not determine the officer alone fired the fatal shots.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsCivil rights violationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoliceRace and ethnicityCrimeAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:14:06 GMTBringing in the snoek, one of South Africa's staple fish'S BAY, South Africa (AP) — The boats line up along the jetty, bobbing in the cold south Atlantic waters, to bring in the day's catch in the early afternoon. The long, thin silver snoek fish is one of South Africa's traditional foods and a main source of income for the town of Lambert's Bay.By SCHALK VAN ZUYDAM and LYNSEY CHUTELiGeneral newsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 16:07:09 GMTFrench driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penalty (AP) — French driver Romain Grosjean was handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 16:01:01 GMTHamilton takes Monaco GP pole position ahead of Rosberg (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 13:55:55 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief, Afghanistan (AP) — A roadside bomb killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in southern Afghanistan early Saturday, an official said.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 15:58:31 GMTThe Latest on Cleveland verdict: Prosecutor was 'ruthless' p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:19:10 GMTAndretti family brushes off so-called curse at Indianapolis (AP) — The roar rose from the crowd with the simple introduction of one of the Indianapolis 500's all-time stars.By DAN GELSTONsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:49:58 GMTWurst lookalikes galore ahead of Eurovision Song Contest (AP) — Will the real Conchita Wurst please stand up?By GEORGE JAHNeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestEventsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 16:07:03 GMTSalvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds of Salvadorans filled a square in the Salvadoran capital Saturday for a ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorItalyKenyaEast AfricaUnited StatesCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeAfricaNorth America, 23 May 2015 16:11:32 GMTQuestions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500 (AP) — They call the Indianapolis 500 "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition.By JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesIndyCarIndianapolis 500Consumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAthlete healthEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:09:12 GMTCalifornia governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor, Calif. (AP) — Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license suspensions since 2006.By JUDY LINaGeneral newsState governmentsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriGovernment and politicsCourtsSocial issuesSocial affairsEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 15:56:58 GMTLove battles revenge in Audiard's refugee drama 'Dheepan', France (AP) — For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard's new film, "Dheepan," is a gritty and naturalistic depiction of Tamil refugees trying to build a new life in France.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalPolitical refugeesEventsGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:53:02 GMTPM: Greece will not accept 'humiliating' bailout terms, Greece (AP) — Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long-lasting" deal with lenders but not on "humiliating terms," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told his ruling Syriza party on Saturday.By DEMETRIS NELLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeWestern Europe, 23 May 2015 15:04:59 GMT