FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 07 May 2015 02:39:26 -0700A look at where the 2016 hopefuls stand on immigration (AP) — Immigration, a prominent issue as the presidential campaign begins in earnest, is a complicated, emotional and broad subject. But for political purposes there's a very real question to be answered: What to do about the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally.By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and NICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policy2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical endorsementsImmigrationState governmentsBorder securityLegislatureLegislationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:12:58 GMTBaltimore mayor wins praise for seeking federal police probe (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is winning support from other public officials and praise from legal experts for asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate her police department for discriminatory patterns or practices.By DAVID DISHNEAUaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsHuman rights and civil libertiesMunicipal governmentsCrimePolitical corruptionLaw and orderViolent crimeEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:40:17 GMTRussia's newest tank stalls during parade rehearsal (AP) — A state-of-the-art Russian tank, which was shown to the public for the first time earlier this month, has ground to a halt during the final Victory Day rehearsal.iGeneral newsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 09:26:53 GMTVolcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs (AP) — Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt.iGeneral newsVolcanoesHot springs and geysersNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 09:13:40 GMTSingapore teen pleads not guilty over online video (AP) — A Singaporean teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation's late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew.iGeneral newsComputer crimeJuvenile crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeOnline mediaLaw and orderMediaGovernment and politicsSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 09:03:29 GMTGeorgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGeorgiaLawrencevilleUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:26:52 GMTSenate to hold test vote on Iran nuclear bill (AP) — Legislation giving Congress a chance to review and possibly reject any final nuclear deal with Iran is facing a test vote in the Senate.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited StatesIranDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 07 May 2015 07:16:16 GMTWake for NYPD officer shot in the head while on duty, N.Y. (AP) — Family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers will be mourning a New York Police Department officer at a wake on Long Island.aGeneral newsCrime, 07 May 2015 06:51:36 GMTClinton wades into debate over Obama's immigration actions (AP) — President Barack Obama says his executive actions blocking the deportation of millions living illegally in the U.S. go as far as the law allows. But Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she becomes president, she would go even further.By JULIE PACEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyHispanicsImmigrationLegislationLegislatureGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsCampaignsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:15:46 GMTChinese province to ban rooftop Christian crosses (AP) — A Chinese province where authorities have removed hundreds of rooftop crosses from Protestant and Catholic churches has proposed a ban on any further placement of the religious symbol atop sanctuaries.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 08:37:11 GMTFrench court says phone-tapping of Sarkozy, lawyer was legal (AP) — The Paris appeals court ruled Thursday that investigating judges didn't break any laws when they tapped conversations between former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his lawyer in connection with a probe into past campaign financing.By PHILIPPE SOTTOiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:47:09 GMTThousands of Nepalese pray for earthquake victims, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Nepalese dressed in white offered prayers and flowers at home and in temples Thursday in a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed in the country's massive earthquake.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEpidemicsPrayerEventsPublic healthHealthReligionSocial affairsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 08:54:30 GMTJapan zoo apologizes for naming newborn monkey Charlotte (AP) — A Japanese zoo has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte after the newborn British princess following complaints at home.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsZoological parksPrimatesMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleJapanEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 09:22:48 GMTConley's comeback stirs memories of gritty performances Masked Assassin. One-Eyed Charlie. The Terminator.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA FinalsNBA PlayoffsNFL PlayoffsMLB PlayoffsProfessional footballMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballEventsFootballNFL footballMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseball, 07 May 2015 06:43:56 GMTHonolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won't be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsArrestsCrimeState legislatureViolent crimeSmugglingLaw and orderSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsHonoluluChinaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 08:26:31 GMTPolls open in Britain's knife-edge national election (AP) — Polls opened Thursday in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 07:59:24 GMTMan who beat Giants fan in LA faces lengthy federal time ANGELES (AP) — A man who smirked as he was sentenced in the savage beating of a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium wants a federal judge to spare him from another lengthy prison sentence for an unrelated gun crime.By BRIAN MELLEYaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:49:50 GMTTornadoes destroy homes, injure at least 12 in Oklahoma CITY (AP) — Authorities are set to survey the damage left behind after tornadoes swept across the southern Plains, overturning cars and destroying dozens of homes near Oklahoma City.By KEN MILLERaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTornadoesStormsFloodsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOklahomaOklahoma CityKansasNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:42:35 GMTPolice break up US-Italy drug ring run out of NYC trattoria (AP) — Italian police say an operation conducted with U.S. FBI agents has targeted a major drug-trafficking ring based in a restaurant-pizzeria in New York City.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 07 May 2015 09:26:33 GMTAP-GfK Poll: Republicans open to softer immigration policy (AP) — Americans appear open to a softer immigration policy than Republican presidential candidates have preached in the past. Even a majority of Republicans in the country can see themselves voting for someone who would protect millions of immigrants from deportation, according to a new poll.By THOMAS BEAUMONT and EMILY SWANSONpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPublic opinionImmigration policy2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionImmigrationPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsGovernment policySocial issuesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:14:39 GMTBurundi: 1 killed as Burundi political protests continue, Burundi (AP) — One person was killed Thursday in clashes in the Burundian capital during protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office.By JEROME DELAY and ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesCrimeNational electionsElectionsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 07 May 2015 09:08:46 GMTThe Latest: Voters go to polls in the shadow of Parliament a.m. (0820 GMT; 4:20 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:29:03 GMTTexas incident fuels concern about lone-wolf terror attacks YORK (AP) — The attempted attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas appears to reflect a scenario that has long troubled national security officials: a do-it-yourself terror plot, inspired by the Islamic State extremist group and facilitated through the ease of social media.By DAVID CRARY and ERIC TUCKERaGeneral newsTerrorismSocial mediaWar and unrestOnline mediaPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriGovernment surveillanceNational securityMediaAccidentsAccidents and disastersMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEventsPolitical issuesUnited StatesTexasNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastMarylandNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:31:52 GMTNintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year, as it reshapes its troubled business with a long-delayed foray into smartphone games.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessTechnologyMobile gamingFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleMobile mediaMediaProducts and servicesJapanEast AsiaAsia, 07 May 2015 09:10:04 GMTRome's Fiumicino airport closed due to overnight fire (AP) — Rome's Fiumicino international airport was closed Thursday morning due to a fire overnight in the international terminal.iBusinessGeneral newsTransportationFiresAir travel disruptionsAccidents and disastersItalyRomeWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:16:24 GMTStrong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat lifted (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsNatural disastersEarth scienceAccidents and disastersSciencePapua New GuineaAustraliaOceania, 07 May 2015 09:06:31 GMTSouth China Sea watch: New islands rising, ASEAN worried dispute over the strategic waterways of the South China Sea has intensified, pitting a rising China against its smaller and militarily weaker neighbors who all lay claim to a string of isles, coral reefs and lagoons known as the Spratly and the Paracel islands. Only about 45 of them are occupied. The area is the third-busiest global shipping lane, rich in fish and potentially gas and oil reserves, but has emerged as a possible flashpoint involving world powers and regional claimants.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCoral reefsInternational relationsEnvironment and natureInternational tradeEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsChinaSouth China SeaPhilippinesEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:02:23 GMTLEADING OFF: McHugh tries to match record, Puig on rehab look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsTampaCincinnatiFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 07 May 2015 08:46:40 GMTBurundi president says if elected it will be last term, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's president says that if he is re-elected it will be his last term in office, even as protests over his re-election bid continued.By JEROME DELAY and ANDREW NJUGUNAiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestBurundiEast AfricaBujumburaCentral AfricaAfrica, 07 May 2015 07:15:28 GMTLos Angeles police shooting of homeless man troubles chief ANGELES (AP) — Less than a day after a Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a homeless man in a struggle near the beach, Chief Charlie Beck was questioning the need to use deadly force in the confrontation.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:12:45 GMTStates watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president's health care law.By KELLI KENNEDYaGeneral newsHealthState legislatureState governmentsGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLegislatureHealth care industryIndustriesGovernment programsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsFloridaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 09:16:13 GMTVoters flock to the polls in Britain's knife-edge election (AP) — Voters headed for the polls across Britain Thursday, in a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:33:51 GMTPortuguese travelers turn into aid agency after Nepal quake NARAYAN, Nepal (AP) — They arrived in Nepal as backpackers a day before a deadly earthquake that flattened large swaths of this impoverished Himalayan nation. In the days since the disaster, they've transformed themselves into a two-man amateur aid agency.By JOHNSON LAIiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersNepalPortugalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:24:22 GMTJudge to receive update on Lindsay Lohan's community service ANGELES (AP) — Lindsay Lohan's attorney and a prosecutor are scheduled to update a judge Thursday on the actress' progress on completing 125 additional hours of community service.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityReckless endangermentLaw and orderCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:10:38 GMTUN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics, Australia (AP) — Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen, the United Nations climate chief said Thursday.By ROD McGUIRKhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyEnvironmental policySummitsEnergy and fuel technologyUnited Nations Climate Change ConferenceClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyInternational relationsIndustrial technologyEventsAustraliaOceania, 07 May 2015 06:46:44 GMTSuspended priest due to be sentenced on meth guilty plea, Conn. (AP) — A suspended Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute methamphetamine and bought a sex shop to possibly launder his drug money is asking a federal judge for leniency at his sentencing Thursday in Connecticut.By STEPHEN SINGERaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsMoney launderingCrimeLaw and order, 07 May 2015 06:42:56 GMTChinese crew wins tight finish to Newport in Ocean Race, R.I. (AP) — Chinese challengers Dongfeng Race Team, which suffered a broken mast in the previous leg, responded in perfect style by winning a closely fought finish to stage six of the Volvo Ocean Race late on Wednesday.aGeneral newsSportsOceansEnvironment and natureNewportGothenburgRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth AmericaSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 06:40:42 GMTWhat's next for Brady, Patriots after 'Deflategate' report, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled away the Tuck Rule on the way to his first Super Bowl victory, flashing that dimple-chinned grin that said, "I had it all the time."By JIMMY GOLENaGeneral newsSportsSports governanceProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 09:07:36 GMTIsrael's ultra-Orthodox poised for political comeback (AP) — The formation of Benjamin Netanyahu's new coalition government has cleared the way for the country's ultra-Orthodox parties to return to power after two years in the opposition.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsReligious educationReligionGovernment and politicsConscriptionJudaismSocial affairsEducationMilitary and defenseIsraelMiddle East, 07 May 2015 07:22:41 GMTMariah Carey hits the high notes for Las Vegas residency VEGAS (AP) — It only took Mariah Carey placing her hand to one ear for everyone inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Wednesday night to know what was coming next.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 07:48:04 GMTEmirates airline annual profit jumps 40 percent, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's biggest airline, Emirates, says its profit jumped 40 percent during the last fiscal year, driven by rapid expansion and helped by a drop in fuel prices.iBusinessGeneral newsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 07 May 2015 08:11:23 GMTGerman factory orders pick up in March, but below forecast (AP) — Factory orders in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, picked up in March after two consecutive declines thanks to higher domestic demand — but the improvement was smaller than economists expected.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyManufacturing sector performanceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 07:52:47 GMTThe Latest: Miliband, Farage vote in British election a.m. (0650 GMT; 2:50 a.m. EDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGeneral electionsElectionsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 06:56:59 GMTTrial of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party reopens, Greece (AP) — The trial of the leadership and dozens of members of Greece's extreme right Golden Dawn party has resumed, with the defendants facing charges of operating as a criminal organization that conducted a campaign of beatings and stabbings against migrants and left-wing opponents.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 08:41:03 GMTLower oil prices dent Repsol profits in Q1 (AP) — Spanish energy company Repsol says its first-quarter profit fell by 6 percent compared with the same period last year following a sharp drop in oil prices and interruptions in Libyan production.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 07 May 2015 07:50:48 GMTIran releases seized Maersk vessel, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government released a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship today, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsTehranIranMiddle EastStrait of Hormuz, 07 May 2015 08:59:38 GMTPoland marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII, Poland (AP) — Poland's president is leading international commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow's Red Square parade two days later.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEventsPolandMoscowEastern EuropeEuropeRussia, 07 May 2015 09:06:58 GMTAuthor faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city's mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissoulaMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 07 May 2015 08:30:32 GMTStrong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday — the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week — prompting a tsunami warning for nearby coasts.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersPapua New GuineaAustraliaOceania, 07 May 2015 08:10:46 GMTGlobal shares roiled by Yellen comment on high valuations (AP) — Global markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsCommodity marketsStock marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 07 May 2015 09:00:17 GMT