FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 22 May 2015 22:54:29 -0700Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3029086ec7594418b9e42df9e3e27d72TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTampaNew York CityNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3029086ec7594418b9e42df9e3e27d72Sat, 23 May 2015 04:18:53 GMTEl Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romerohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67308ac9ee364fa7afee85da0e7c395eSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are 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 newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67308ac9ee364fa7afee85da0e7c395eSat, 23 May 2015 04:34:10 GMTDead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad6d1b0adee455ea2d36d6219b521d4LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsDolphinsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aad6d1b0adee455ea2d36d6219b521d4Sat, 23 May 2015 01:43:34 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2feaa7d8ca24e4c96c5d2b4a5720b03OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2feaa7d8ca24e4c96c5d2b4a5720b03Sat, 23 May 2015 01:39:32 GMTHernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb08fcc041ba4b5597dd2d05b6c1d688TORONTO (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb08fcc041ba4b5597dd2d05b6c1d688Sat, 23 May 2015 01:57:03 GMTBelt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecDENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.By MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecSat, 23 May 2015 05:39:04 GMTMorales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5cb30fd64246b1a6cc8787f2e44f2eKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales is leading the American League with 37 RBIs. A year ago, he wasn't even playing — he was waiting for an offer as a free agent.sSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5cb30fd64246b1a6cc8787f2e44f2eSat, 23 May 2015 04:42:44 GMTMexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in westhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41ece97964845a09a19d8b07991dffcECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41ece97964845a09a19d8b07991dffcSat, 23 May 2015 03:42:31 GMTAP Sportlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/027c93af0a2e4b2ea7354e0b905e73e61905 — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915.By The Associated PresssFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's lacrosseWomen's golfMen's golfLacrosseMen's sportsMen's tennisDopingWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's cricketCricketStanley Cup FinalsRecord setting eventsDoping regulationsSwimmingNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsIndyCarGolfCoach retirementCollege sportsCelebrityBaseballCollege footballAutomobile racingSports governanceIndianapolis 500College baseballProfessional baseballMen's soccerBelmont StakesPreakness StakesFormula OneSportsSports transactionsSports businessEventsAquaticsMen's aquaticsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballGeneral newsCoachingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballMusicSoccerProfessional footballThoroughbred racingHorse racingMen's college basketballCollege basketballIndianaPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesBostonIllinoisMassachusettsPennsylvaniaLos AngelesPittsburghCaliforniaTexasOhioFloridaMichiganChicagoDetroitSyracuseEdmontonNew York CityCincinnatiBaltimoreMontrealTorontoNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadaMarylandQuebecOntariohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/027c93af0a2e4b2ea7354e0b905e73e6Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abc4f3214595443ea549c8ed69efd71eWASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeLegislationIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/abc4f3214595443ea549c8ed69efd71eSat, 23 May 2015 03:58:05 GMTLongoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdfe4c0f600a46d3a546fadfd3ba24feST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdfe4c0f600a46d3a546fadfd3ba24feSat, 23 May 2015 02:42:49 GMTMoss leads Indians past Reds, 7-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd6dc84f16c04ea7bb5adbeed38567bfCLEVELAND (AP) — Brandon Moss homered and drove in three runs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd6dc84f16c04ea7bb5adbeed38567bfSat, 23 May 2015 02:25:23 GMTAP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not workinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e51ed756e97741a1bcc33bd3d6f281b4PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChristianityReligionNorth KoreaPyongyangSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e51ed756e97741a1bcc33bd3d6f281b4Sat, 23 May 2015 04:39:07 GMTChina says 2 schoolchildren die amid heavy floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0593fdd750314944b754bde4d237ae18BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 48, including two schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0593fdd750314944b754bde4d237ae18Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:43 GMTHundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf0e3d24f27461abd7a906879e1f827NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf0e3d24f27461abd7a906879e1f827Sat, 23 May 2015 03:26:48 GMTFierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c40055d71095455f840db3ceeed86e49ECUANDUREO, 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 unrestDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c40055d71095455f840db3ceeed86e49Sat, 23 May 2015 04:05:27 GMTMarlins lose to Orioles 8-5; Alvarez and Latos go on DLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d14527e9ffa4c9b9b7af4e8ccc1d4e0MIAMI (AP) — Even after Friday's game, the losses kept coming for the Miami Marlins.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d14527e9ffa4c9b9b7af4e8ccc1d4e0Sat, 23 May 2015 04:22:53 GMTSlumping Marlins lose to Orioles 8-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3339424b6bae46cf87d9004fbbff8935MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins made a costly error, repeatedly squandered scoring chances and remained winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings, losing to the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday.By STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMarylandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3339424b6bae46cf87d9004fbbff8935Sat, 23 May 2015 02:51:47 GMTCole outduels Syndergaard, Pirates top Mets 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc5f811c526246d1bd3fb7e4bea97dd0PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole was in Noah Syndergaard's shoes in 2013, anointed the next big thing and freighted with the weight of outsized expectations.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc5f811c526246d1bd3fb7e4bea97dd0Sat, 23 May 2015 02:46:05 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9de3e68c1c4cc1aac0e549ed505f00Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaUnited StatesAfghanistanGermanyMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9de3e68c1c4cc1aac0e549ed505f00Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:06 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b96dd02ef54447b1b23510d132b07e91WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsLegal proceedingsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b96dd02ef54447b1b23510d132b07e91Sat, 23 May 2015 02:16:57 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaYangonIndonesiaVietnamHanoiUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528Sat, 23 May 2015 05:01:18 GMTSamardzija dominates, White Sox beat Twins 3-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/220971a524104035bceb7b9fac37ff20CHICAGO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoRochesterUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/220971a524104035bceb7b9fac37ff20Sat, 23 May 2015 02:43:28 GMTWhat happens to collection of phone records if law expires?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c35b34184a34d1a832e5f1b96e5711cWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c35b34184a34d1a832e5f1b96e5711cSat, 23 May 2015 02:16:06 GMTFielder hit 2 homers, Rangers top Yankees for 3rd win in rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2db0f1a034954d80b7c1c232c3f7f287NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 Friday night for their third straight win.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2db0f1a034954d80b7c1c232c3f7f287Sat, 23 May 2015 02:47:09 GMTPeru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.By FRANKLIN BRICENOiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6Sat, 23 May 2015 05:12:23 GMTSenate roll call vote on tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef68659054ed4f5ea63535401968e97dThe 62-37 roll call Friday by which the Senate passed a measure to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef68659054ed4f5ea63535401968e97dSat, 23 May 2015 02:19:54 GMTBoat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndonesiaAcehSoutheast AsiaSumatraThailandBangladeshAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045Sat, 23 May 2015 05:14:30 GMTSenate blocks House bill on surveillancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillanceLegislatureIntelligence agenciesNational securityPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseTerrorismMilitary intelligenceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:52 GMTFormer CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8baf052953714cb289337cc9f1122436LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderChinaLas VegasNevadaMacauGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8baf052953714cb289337cc9f1122436Sat, 23 May 2015 02:48:03 GMTLightning stymied by Lundqvist in 5-1 loss to Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9cb9383135426ba0d34a156dc45f7cTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again — and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9cb9383135426ba0d34a156dc45f7cSat, 23 May 2015 04:25:58 GMTMissouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5977e3fa082746858d60429e7f9e3329JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsState governmentsCrimeGeneral newsOrganized crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5977e3fa082746858d60429e7f9e3329Sat, 23 May 2015 03:28:38 GMTJames leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a10b9fcc03345beab1d96834d2831c6ATLANTA (AP) — Forget the Big Three.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaClevelandOhioGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a10b9fcc03345beab1d96834d2831c6Sat, 23 May 2015 04:19:35 GMTAngels pound Red Sox 12-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32f320c105ed4a8ba7036001f59db099BOSTON (AP) — Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered in the Angels' nine-run fifth inning, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32f320c105ed4a8ba7036001f59db099Sat, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTJ.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astroshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b1b04ceb9144b78991d141186cc1dfcDETROIT (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b1b04ceb9144b78991d141186cc1dfcSat, 23 May 2015 02:10:23 GMTNaked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridgehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90c439250ead48b69a3ee79ee81001d6FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.aGeneral newsOdditiesSearch and rescue effortsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/90c439250ead48b69a3ee79ee81001d6Sat, 23 May 2015 02:01:32 GMTChina contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drillshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86BEIJING (AP) — China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.iGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsChinaEast AsiaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86Sat, 23 May 2015 05:04:22 GMTBattle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc7b258de9304503a89ddd715488a2c5CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's sportsStanley Cup FinalsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventsIllinoisChicagoNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc7b258de9304503a89ddd715488a2c5Sat, 23 May 2015 03:02:36 GMTHarper, Scherzer carry Nationals to 2-1 win over Phillieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89913d8c887a48fab594bc13a5d1e415WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89913d8c887a48fab594bc13a5d1e415Sat, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTThis date in baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c585100e426b43bc98f57f3c85a2b25b1918 — Cleveland's Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.By The Associated PresssBaseballRecord setting eventsCollege baseballCelebrityProfessional baseballCollege sportsSportsMen's sportsGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballNew YorkIllinoisCaliforniaTexasPhiladelphiaNew York CityMinnesotaClevelandMissouriPittsburghBrooklynSan FranciscoCincinnatiLos AngelesColoradoMichiganSt. LouisSeattleTorontoKansas CityHoustonFloridaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaOhioOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c585100e426b43bc98f57f3c85a2b25bSat, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTCurrency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivarshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13ebe7f2d9f149a08ea2442adf9727d6CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13ebe7f2d9f149a08ea2442adf9727d6Sat, 23 May 2015 02:12:55 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtahhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670Sat, 23 May 2015 05:06:15 GMTB.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13fa51beecd44c31b53f3653968cd106LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13fa51beecd44c31b53f3653968cd106Sat, 23 May 2015 04:34:21 GMTMother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on planehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/441179dd832e436284fcce4d369fd513HONOLULU (AP) — A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenViolent crimeAnchorageHonoluluAlaskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHawaiihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/441179dd832e436284fcce4d369fd513Sat, 23 May 2015 01:43:42 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efSat, 23 May 2015 05:08:04 GMTBraun powers Brewers to easy win over Braveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a218941eba94724a986eadbda63f372ATLANTA (AP) — Now that his surgically repaired right hand feels better than it has in two years, Ryan Braun is putting up some big numbers.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a218941eba94724a986eadbda63f372Sat, 23 May 2015 03:57:52 GMTChoppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d73ae132788d4cb8ba17dba95e1e4490LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d73ae132788d4cb8ba17dba95e1e4490Sat, 23 May 2015 04:21:34 GMTSenators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4651372d1ca94a40bf8913d3fc226493WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment surveillancePrimary electionsPolitical partiesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeLegislationMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesElectionsPolitical organizationsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesMemphisNorth AmericaTennesseehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4651372d1ca94a40bf8913d3fc226493Sat, 23 May 2015 02:11:07 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/637003f05a1c4cccbb52371bafbe2192WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/637003f05a1c4cccbb52371bafbe2192Sat, 23 May 2015 05:38:46 GMTDolphin, 3 pelicans found dead in California oil spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4860e560a4f84ccf92993423d1696edbLOS ANGELES (AP) — A dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast, officials said Friday.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsDolphinsBirdsTyphoon Dolphin 2015Energy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsMammalsEventsTyphoonsTropical cyclonesNatural disastersStormsWeatherCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4860e560a4f84ccf92993423d1696edbSat, 23 May 2015 01:57:47 GMT