FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 28 May 2015 19:07:36 -0700Jurors hear from Holmes on video that he regretted attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f68f06e1a69d4a87ae89877ffa0eff83CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial heard for the first time in the gunman's own words that he regretted the attack and sometimes cried about it at night.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f68f06e1a69d4a87ae89877ffa0eff83Fri, 29 May 2015 00:04:27 GMTNC gov. vetoes bill on religious objection to gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc0c6dd8b7043a0bcf4c343e77c5401RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.By GARY D. ROBERTSONaGeneral newsState governmentsMarriageState legislatureLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc0c6dd8b7043a0bcf4c343e77c5401Fri, 29 May 2015 01:45:13 GMTHeavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could lingerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/341103c0d45c4ef9998ac2069d6c4a6aHOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.By JUAN A. LOZANO and SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersStormsEmergency managementNatural disastersGovernment and politicsTexasHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/341103c0d45c4ef9998ac2069d6c4a6aFri, 29 May 2015 01:59:13 GMTFeds charge retired Hill staffer with wire fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c33cc38cce084a25a14b1ddb9c354facALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former Capitol Hill staffer on wire-fraud charges, saying he used his status as a Senate aide to bilk women out of $500,000.aGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment and politicsFraud and false statementsCrimeVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c33cc38cce084a25a14b1ddb9c354facFri, 29 May 2015 00:16:57 GMTBowditch shoots 62, leaving Spieth 7 shots back at Nelsonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a359e5aebef4492a95f3a2d6c7c25172IRVING, Texas (AP) — Steven Bowditch considers the AT&T Byron Nelson his home tournament — just maybe not to the extent Jordan Spieth does.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasDallasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a359e5aebef4492a95f3a2d6c7c25172Fri, 29 May 2015 00:37:53 GMT8-foot-tall typewriter coming to Bostonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd61555b20664b11ae838d2d66d3af0bBOSTON (AP) — Get ready to break out the white-out, Boston. An 8-foot-tall typewriter is coming to the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway this summer.aOdditiesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd61555b20664b11ae838d2d66d3af0bFri, 29 May 2015 00:30:44 GMTSon of 'Barney' co-creator pleads no contest in shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4263e8ee87db4aa8b0740a46f81eb119LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of a co-creator of the children's show "Barney and Friends" has pleaded no contest to shooting and wounding his Malibu neighbor.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4263e8ee87db4aa8b0740a46f81eb119Fri, 29 May 2015 00:15:47 GMTRailroad bridge fire and collapse ruled accidentalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf90a28199472a87d957bb2793cee5INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A fire that caused the collapse of a busy wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota's northern border has been ruled an accident.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersInternational FallsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf90a28199472a87d957bb2793cee5Fri, 29 May 2015 01:16:52 GMTUS to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf55cd6bb2da4685b1b3d5444a33fd77NEW YORK (AP) — The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter.By RONALD BLUMsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerEventsMen's sportsZurichUnited StatesSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bf55cd6bb2da4685b1b3d5444a33fd77Fri, 29 May 2015 00:58:44 GMTReport completed on police shooting of Washington state manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b589b11b77fd48a0ab77781c2f8b2abeSPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A special investigative unit gave prosecutors its final report Thursday on the February killing of an unarmed Mexican man who was shot by police in Pasco, Washington. The contents were not released.By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOSaGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonTri-CitiesSpokaneUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b589b11b77fd48a0ab77781c2f8b2abeFri, 29 May 2015 00:43:30 GMTAlabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e34b886d89d450c9428f34a413c4fedMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.By KIM CHANDLERaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsState governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderSex in societyGovernment and politicsAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e34b886d89d450c9428f34a413c4fedFri, 29 May 2015 01:05:22 GMTMan shoots, kills self after long California police standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f651611a6144e34b68a96b92d610be4CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Police say a gunman who engaged police in an hours-long standoff in a suburban San Diego apartment has killed himself.By JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f651611a6144e34b68a96b92d610be4Fri, 29 May 2015 00:41:13 GMTJapan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e976f12375498a99628824bbeb2489TOKYO (AP) — Japan's jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending were muted as consumers kept purse strings tight.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e976f12375498a99628824bbeb2489Fri, 29 May 2015 01:12:25 GMTChile customs workers end strike that disrupted exportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97251ca7bcd045b2b21e321a1b0ee93eSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeStrikesLabor issuesEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97251ca7bcd045b2b21e321a1b0ee93eThu, 28 May 2015 23:58:06 GMTStudents build home from ground up for wounded veteranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de91d82062384aac806e9f685ebc0835LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerral Hancock is about to replace the worst day of his life with the best one.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de91d82062384aac806e9f685ebc0835Fri, 29 May 2015 00:03:00 GMTMarco Rubio grabs some Vegas pizazz for campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e87aa4de93af4ef7b95fe5deaf6054ecLAS VEGAS (AP) — Marco Rubio is grabbing some Las Vegas pizazz and money to help his presidential campaign.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e87aa4de93af4ef7b95fe5deaf6054ecFri, 29 May 2015 02:04:52 GMTThompson's father says son 'on track' to return for finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc80c098adcc49f28ee3abfe55650deaOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is feeling better and on track to return for the NBA Finals next week after taking a knee to his head from Trevor Ariza that caused "concussion-like symptoms."By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA FinalsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc80c098adcc49f28ee3abfe55650deaFri, 29 May 2015 01:04:30 GMTLatest on Dennis Hastert: US began investigating in 2013http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76bf9f0b6caa42b19026f0c1ee0b6b6b7 p.m. (CDT)Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76bf9f0b6caa42b19026f0c1ee0b6b6bFri, 29 May 2015 00:00:24 GMTGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5002a2240f8f45f794d46bcb105df42dNEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsNorthern IrelandTexasUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5002a2240f8f45f794d46bcb105df42dFri, 29 May 2015 01:45:13 GMTLatest on Dennis Hastert: Ex-House speaker resigns from firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c0136a1534b4d55ac1295945ced12b37:50 p.m. (CDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsCriminal investigationsPolitical resignationsCrimeHigh school sportsCoachingLobbyingLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsProfessional servicesPolitical issuesIllinoisUnited StatesChicagoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c0136a1534b4d55ac1295945ced12b3Fri, 29 May 2015 00:55:34 GMTLatest on flooding: 2 dead, 5 missing in Blanco Countyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b3c4564bd848019aee7c7a1cdd994c7 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseStormsFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficNatural disastersTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasHaysUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32b3c4564bd848019aee7c7a1cdd994cFri, 29 May 2015 00:24:42 GMTProsecutors: ex-Va. first lady's conviction should be upheldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed3fa8e4f7949959f66b6427f11b26dRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Thursday there is easily enough evidence to support former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's public corruption convictions and said she has a "fundamental misunderstanding of bribery law."By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLaw and orderCrimeProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed3fa8e4f7949959f66b6427f11b26dFri, 29 May 2015 01:15:06 GMTCalifornia man beaten by deputies on video faces chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97345ccb48d740ceb1a7ca5263be15f1VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man chased by sheriff's deputies while riding a horse and whose subsequent beating by them resulted in a $650,000 settlement was charged Thursday with more than a dozen crimes, including resisting arrest and animal cruelty.aGeneral newsAnimal crueltyLegal proceedingsCrimeHorsesLaw and orderMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaVictorvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97345ccb48d740ceb1a7ca5263be15f1Fri, 29 May 2015 00:20:39 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a20335135343b8b3c1950e36a7814aPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.By JABARI FRASERiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsSoccerMen's sportsTrinidad and TobagoCaribbeanSouth AfricaPort of SpainLatin America and CaribbeanSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28a20335135343b8b3c1950e36a7814aFri, 29 May 2015 00:23:27 GMTResponse by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7931346c24c31b8a756040e71cfdbSANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7931346c24c31b8a756040e71cfdbFri, 29 May 2015 01:58:57 GMTWife of gunman, 2 kids leave safely from California standoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c1e78f879941ffbe7745c9da662d3aCHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a gunman and two children emerged safely Thursday from a San Diego-area apartment after a standoff that began when the man killed a neighbor hours earlier, authorities said.By JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsEvacuationsViolent crimeCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6c1e78f879941ffbe7745c9da662d3aFri, 29 May 2015 00:00:45 GMTReview: Jim Parsons can't save mindless 'An Act of God'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33d1c6b13bbe431ba197e7353bfca71eNEW YORK (AP) — Latecomers, be warned: Miss the start of the new show at the Studio 54 theater this summer and you will be heckled by no less than God Almighty.By MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentPerforming artsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33d1c6b13bbe431ba197e7353bfca71eFri, 29 May 2015 00:02:49 GMTMan kills self after California police standoff; family safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/383168ac56ce421aa3bb78f7f6e9e3e8CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — An all-day standoff in a San Diego-area apartment complex that began with a gunman killing his neighbor Thursday ended with the man killing himself after two children and his wife emerged unharmed, police said.By JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/383168ac56ce421aa3bb78f7f6e9e3e8Fri, 29 May 2015 01:25:18 GMTVolcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f732993524cdaaff957690034447cTOKYO (AP) — Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f732993524cdaaff957690034447cFri, 29 May 2015 01:24:49 GMTResponse by owner of broken oil pipeline faces scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c5adbd1a989424e9097e3bad5a15f32SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c5adbd1a989424e9097e3bad5a15f32Fri, 29 May 2015 01:22:40 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab816cb64b174cdfa4eb7bb3d4034ad6Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsInternational soccerSoccerSportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab816cb64b174cdfa4eb7bb3d4034ad6Fri, 29 May 2015 01:07:14 GMTAuthorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a93679281bdc4c2884703239e8f31c34MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are deciding whether to reopen 7 miles of Southern California beaches that were fouled by globs of mysterious, oily tar.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsHealthScienceCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSanta Monicahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a93679281bdc4c2884703239e8f31c34Fri, 29 May 2015 01:34:10 GMTProsecutors want Zimmerman shooter monitoredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f407bd28b11349ffb3fb5caf280e51e5SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Florida want a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman to wear a monitoring device while he is out on bond.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsRace and ethnicityCrimeAfrican-AmericansLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f407bd28b11349ffb3fb5caf280e51e5Fri, 29 May 2015 00:33:25 GMTLatest on flooding: Houston reduces number of missing to 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e48c3b2e05644a0a948bb4e44b086437:45 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseStormsFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficNatural disastersTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e48c3b2e05644a0a948bb4e44b08643Fri, 29 May 2015 01:59:55 GMTAsian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3794affeb4f448aca17b2b599783dfd9BANGKOK (AP) — Senior officials from across Asia will meet Friday in Bangkok to tackle the growing problem of desperate people landing on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as Rohingya Muslims flee persecution in Myanmar and poor Bangladeshis crowd onto boats in the hope of finding jobs in other countries.By JOCLEYN GECKERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaBangkokIndonesiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3794affeb4f448aca17b2b599783dfd9Fri, 29 May 2015 01:09:23 GMTIconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd8382b4815479f9723b7484f634abaAQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd8382b4815479f9723b7484f634abaFri, 29 May 2015 01:09:42 GMT2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8570f3f8a218425fa49eb71696a73b10LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeLos AngelesMexicoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8570f3f8a218425fa49eb71696a73b10Fri, 29 May 2015 01:52:04 GMTSpelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-championshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db25a516b77d4a58898549119a176fafOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-champions.aGeneral newsAcademic competitionsEducationSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db25a516b77d4a58898549119a176fafFri, 29 May 2015 02:00:59 GMTPolice: Man dies at hospital after hit by police stun gunhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eab3c4c93cb841e68eb2cf96985d8b5bKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old man died after Kansas City, Kansas, police used a stun gun to subdue him in a parking lot, where authorities said the man had been acting strangely.aGeneral newsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eab3c4c93cb841e68eb2cf96985d8b5bFri, 29 May 2015 01:14:25 GMTNational Spelling bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f6c70fc54c411892aad84a6a850eb8OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the National Spelling Bee.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEventsEducationSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f6c70fc54c411892aad84a6a850eb8Fri, 29 May 2015 02:04:08 GMTABC's latest 'Bachelor' Chris Soules splits from his fianceehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5a8731a958422abd5c8d063ff8b347NEW YORK (AP) — Another couple from ABC's "The Bachelor" has broken up.By ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5a8731a958422abd5c8d063ff8b347Fri, 29 May 2015 01:06:02 GMTLatest on Dennis Hastert: Resident defends ex-House speakerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c6ec6c0b1f47fe81c52bf5f11d9e307:35 p.m. (CDT)Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsCriminal investigationsCrimeHigh school sportsCoachingLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessSportsIllinoisUnited StatesChicagoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b0c6ec6c0b1f47fe81c52bf5f11d9e30Fri, 29 May 2015 00:44:03 GMTThe Latest: Video shows Holmes saying he regrets attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/212ac90e901d4509a576a2528a0373516 p.m. MDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsJudicial appointments and nominationsCrimeLaw and orderJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsColoradoDenverAuroraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/212ac90e901d4509a576a2528a037351Fri, 29 May 2015 00:09:21 GMT3rd Ga. man pleads guilty in anti-government militia plothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0345b88a7f0b4d6bbbb4b7187be65796ROME, Ga. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a third man has pleaded guilty in an anti-government militia plot.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderRomeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0345b88a7f0b4d6bbbb4b7187be65796Fri, 29 May 2015 00:02:32 GMTLatest on Dennis Hastert: He spent 16 years teachinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7481ff5b2f5e49c687089fc41d86e36b7:15 p.m. (CDT)Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesBusinessIllinoisUnited StatesChicagoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7481ff5b2f5e49c687089fc41d86e36bFri, 29 May 2015 00:25:28 GMTUSS Arizona Memorial dock repairs expected to take a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e757992f3df74c958998e9a797925557HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service and the Navy aim to resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial in a week, after a dock damaged by a wayward vessel is repaired.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleAttack on Pearl HarborHarborsWorld War IIEventsEnvironment and natureHawaiiArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e757992f3df74c958998e9a797925557Fri, 29 May 2015 01:31:33 GMT10 injured in ammonia gas leak at Panhandle chemical planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c82d5f790ee4b3a893c43ce669ab9a7BORGER, Texas (AP) — Ten people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia gas leak at a chemical plant in the Texas Panhandle.aGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersHealth care industryTexasBorgerAmarilloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c82d5f790ee4b3a893c43ce669ab9a7Fri, 29 May 2015 01:27:37 GMTAlleged 'bicycle bandit' indicted on theft, weapons chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd33aa4386d404090628cbf7d3e853cALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A man known as the "bicycle bandit" for fleeing on two wheels after allegedly robbing a dozen banks in Virginia faces more than 100 years in prison.aGeneral newsTheftKidnappingCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd33aa4386d404090628cbf7d3e853cFri, 29 May 2015 01:19:32 GMTEx-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e01d930cc0849e493fad8ac8054c173CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsPolitical organizationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e01d930cc0849e493fad8ac8054c173Fri, 29 May 2015 01:06:08 GMTVolcano erupts on southern Japanese islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/635cba0464354086a400158f49cd905cTOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island.iGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/635cba0464354086a400158f49cd905cFri, 29 May 2015 01:56:05 GMT