FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 28 May 2015 23:20:40 -0700Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebechttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/871386e6687648f5991b7297a6f3744eMONTREAL (AP) — The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals — charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide — has died at age 93, his lawyer said.iGeneral newsWar crimesNazismGenocidesThe HolocaustWar and unrestObituariesGovernment and politicsEventsCanadaCrimeaRussiaQuebecBelarusMoscowNorth AmericaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/871386e6687648f5991b7297a6f3744eFri, 29 May 2015 05:45:27 GMTKluber strikes out 13 in Indians' 5-3 win over Marinershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd5a546f2d7421facd80b9a71e54045SEATTLE (AP) — Even a couple of home runs couldn't derail the roll Cleveland's Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago.By TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdd5a546f2d7421facd80b9a71e54045Fri, 29 May 2015 05:53:48 GMTAuthorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcc2bcea729469b91c4f99e15392becMANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsHealthScienceCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcc2bcea729469b91c4f99e15392becFri, 29 May 2015 03:48:35 GMTHamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7762386511a84ddaad5e7fafb22a5c0aARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box in Texas to a loud ovation. That got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7762386511a84ddaad5e7fafb22a5c0aFri, 29 May 2015 03:08:20 GMTUS economy likely shrank in 1st quarter but rebound expectedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ea61eac59cb4c1d8557311521274902WASHINGTON (AP) — A brutal winter, plunging investment by energy companies and a widening trade gap likely combined to shrink the U.S. economy at the start of the year. But the slump is expected to prove short-lived.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookConsumer spendingEconomyInternational tradeEnergy industryIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ea61eac59cb4c1d8557311521274902Fri, 29 May 2015 04:02:12 GMTHeavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could lingerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4276515bd8884b409cc2cb4493163739HOUSTON (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 disastersEmergency managementNatural disastersGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4276515bd8884b409cc2cb4493163739Fri, 29 May 2015 02:31:14 GMTKang, Marte, Polanco homer in Pirates' 11-5 win vs Padreshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360afd7b82d64590881c08019369968dSAN DIEGO (AP) — Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep off Ian Kennedy to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight victory, 11-5 over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night.By BERNIE WILSONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/360afd7b82d64590881c08019369968dFri, 29 May 2015 05:23:56 GMTUS to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac4662d60ce948bb91c8f19b9c59da79NEW 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/ac4662d60ce948bb91c8f19b9c59da79Fri, 29 May 2015 04:18:59 GMTEx-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b415f205cba34944b79d14e1fa4aee03GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b415f205cba34944b79d14e1fa4aee03Fri, 29 May 2015 03:13:56 GMTHastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconducthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea189c122c4d4d3693aaeb1fc987a537CHICAGO (AP) — An indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Illinois Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep someone from the town where he taught high school silent about "prior misconduct." But it offers few hints about a central question: What was the alleged wrongdoing?By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea189c122c4d4d3693aaeb1fc987a537Fri, 29 May 2015 06:03:21 GMTAlabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f44f0302d84828b5faad180bb3afc2MONTGOMERY, 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/a3f44f0302d84828b5faad180bb3afc2Fri, 29 May 2015 03:03:06 GMTMyanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cda27ef655ce4e3a8182373b0312edbaBANGKOK (AP) — A regional meeting called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help.By JOCELYN GECKER and MALCOLM J. FOSTERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaBangkokAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cda27ef655ce4e3a8182373b0312edbaFri, 29 May 2015 05:28:18 GMTLatest on flooding: Body pulled from Houston Ship Channelhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfa65b260ab44e5a54f6c3a1bb5501f10:45 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsStormsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonSan MarcosLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasHaysUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fbfa65b260ab44e5a54f6c3a1bb5501fFri, 29 May 2015 05:24:46 GMTAt least 20 years in prison awaits Silk Road founderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a144a66d8c1d4f3c910c8d5264e194f9NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a Manhattan judge to sentence a San Francisco man who created the online drug-peddling site Silk Road to decades in prison, while the defendant is asking to be freed soon enough to show he's a changed man.By LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a144a66d8c1d4f3c910c8d5264e194f9Fri, 29 May 2015 05:08:45 GMTWho? Townshend, Springteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e269acdeb349968520618506c54c67NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8e269acdeb349968520618506c54c67Fri, 29 May 2015 05:36:45 GMTAP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9295ca0c03242dbaae30c034c4a770aUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimes against childrenCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareGovernment and politicsCentral African RepublicCentral AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9295ca0c03242dbaae30c034c4a770aFri, 29 May 2015 05:02:34 GMTSweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b303e18e4f04759b057b43cee52cddaOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lauren Sweet hit a grand slam and Megan Betsa threw a four-hitter help Michigan beat Alabama 5-0 on Thursday night in the Women's College World Series opener for both teams.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsSoftballWomen's sportsAlabamaMichiganOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b303e18e4f04759b057b43cee52cddaFri, 29 May 2015 02:40:54 GMTWho? Townshend, Springtseen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d024616231054e3e8cbbb47e3abc7ff3NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d024616231054e3e8cbbb47e3abc7ff3Fri, 29 May 2015 05:19:17 GMTPsychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b2ee29098404ab9a6f752d85b2733d9CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b2ee29098404ab9a6f752d85b2733d9Fri, 29 May 2015 03:27:56 GMTNational Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee84248d79e4b3bb3fd21b0c8fbf946OXON 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 Scripps National Spelling Bee.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee84248d79e4b3bb3fd21b0c8fbf946Fri, 29 May 2015 03:50:57 GMTThai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab88e6070414f66bde5f7bf9ef9343fBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis — a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar.By JOCELYN GECKER and MALCOLM J. FOSTERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesMigration ratesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDemographicsImmigrationThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarMalaysiaBangkokIndonesiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aab88e6070414f66bde5f7bf9ef9343fFri, 29 May 2015 04:19:28 GMTIndictment says ex-US House Speaker Hastert paid hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a9b7936acaf46a3b75c47073f939923CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who once was second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down Thursday.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a9b7936acaf46a3b75c47073f939923Fri, 29 May 2015 03:34:30 GMTRed Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a853c6605f3480d820eb2976f9accf0ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasMassachusettsNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a853c6605f3480d820eb2976f9accf0Fri, 29 May 2015 04:04:08 GMTIMAX plans Hong Kong IPO for China unithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/489d29ff8815474ab7e5730065eccf3aHONG KONG (AP) — IMAX plans to sell shares of its China unit in Hong Kong as it seeks to accelerate its expansion in the fast-growing Chinese movie market.By KELVIN CHANfBusinessArts and entertainmentCorporate stockCorporate newsHong KongChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/489d29ff8815474ab7e5730065eccf3aFri, 29 May 2015 05:14:57 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61710e7236c24306a1cf30e3d3195088PORT-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/61710e7236c24306a1cf30e3d3195088Fri, 29 May 2015 04:39:18 GMTResponse by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6328f1d971744858b36ae9fedd95faecSANTA 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 beachesEmergency managementEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6328f1d971744858b36ae9fedd95faecFri, 29 May 2015 04:53:55 GMTLatest on flooding: River below flood stage in North Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be248c6774074a2f88d719dca5a27e2910 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsStormsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonSan MarcosLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasHaysUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be248c6774074a2f88d719dca5a27e29Fri, 29 May 2015 03:22:18 GMTManhunt underway in Kansas after officer shot in headhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e241772b814b9d810847a65c14540cLIBERTY, Kan. (AP) — Two people are in custody and a manhunt is underway in southeastern Kansas for a third suspect after an Oklahoma police officer was shot in the head during a traffic pursuit, police said.aGeneral newsOklahomaKansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94e241772b814b9d810847a65c14540cFri, 29 May 2015 05:47:32 GMTHeat wave across India drives death toll to more than 1,800http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/039fbe5403fb43a5b1e3cbf86d8f2400HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures have killed hundreds more Indians, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826.iGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHeat wavesWeatherIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/039fbe5403fb43a5b1e3cbf86d8f2400Fri, 29 May 2015 06:06:59 GMTBelt homers, doubles in Giants' 7-0 win over Braveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186b2df69a0a45fbb5dd867bcd64e0d7SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Belt's solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 on Thursday night.By RICK EYMERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/186b2df69a0a45fbb5dd867bcd64e0d7Fri, 29 May 2015 04:57:25 GMTBiblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazilhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca96f119c0bf45fd95d572449c18914aRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.By JENNY BARCHFIELDiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentChristianityGays and lesbiansReligionSocial affairsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ca96f119c0bf45fd95d572449c18914aFri, 29 May 2015 04:00:25 GMTTimeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hasterthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a2bed2c72c14d5494ea65c12347388eCHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who eventually rose to the third-highest office in the land.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureHigh school sportsCoachingIndictmentsLegislatureState governmentsSportsLaw and orderIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a2bed2c72c14d5494ea65c12347388eFri, 29 May 2015 03:41:13 GMTChina stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a7112783f2a4b708d125856563dfd20HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsCommodity marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a7112783f2a4b708d125856563dfd20Fri, 29 May 2015 03:18:43 GMTMan gets 50 years in shooting at National Guard armoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b892dff44a14a1b8d993fffdf02c674MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee National Guard recruiter convicted of wounding three people inside an armory has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b892dff44a14a1b8d993fffdf02c674Fri, 29 May 2015 03:16:54 GMTJapan data show spending, factory output muted as yen fallshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40533fa7438b42b396115f67e7878ce0TOKYO (AP) — Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40533fa7438b42b396115f67e7878ce0Fri, 29 May 2015 06:04:11 GMTWho? Townshend, Springsteen, Daltrey jam at NYC eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1815582985cf418cabed2d559601aef4NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen called Pete Townshend "the greatest rhythm guitarist of all-time," told a story about attending his first Who concert as a pimply-faced teenager, and joined Townshend and surprise guest Roger Daltrey onstage for a rocking set.By MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1815582985cf418cabed2d559601aef4Fri, 29 May 2015 05:39:47 GMT2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2720a52397468aa3881a9853ab971cLOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son 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 AngelesMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2720a52397468aa3881a9853ab971cFri, 29 May 2015 03:03:28 GMTSearch dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bc97a1eb2b64e6ab74c99303e9cf2abWIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsPet healthDogsPet careFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersAnimal healthHealthPetsLifestyleMammalsAnimalsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bc97a1eb2b64e6ab74c99303e9cf2abFri, 29 May 2015 02:32:46 GMTFor failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6c3d56d5a84d9e9681d0c2bd87c6cdATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former chief executive of a Tennessee financial firm that was purchased by a group seeking to run a loan program in Atlantic City says he was never told of those plans.By JOSH CORNFIELDaBusinessGeneral newsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cb6c3d56d5a84d9e9681d0c2bd87c6cdFri, 29 May 2015 06:07:10 GMTA look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president ballotinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/534843c7460c41e1a35857dcfbdec5ebFIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.By RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsUnited StatesEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastCaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/534843c7460c41e1a35857dcfbdec5ebFri, 29 May 2015 04:22:29 GMTIannetta's slam helps Wilson, Angels rout Tigers 12-2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afaf50df97b646ca94cf9e3634a984c6ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Iannetta hit his fourth career grand slam, Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over six innings for the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-2 rout over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afaf50df97b646ca94cf9e3634a984c6Fri, 29 May 2015 05:24:45 GMT2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2c5f3fdf44eb9a60b806dd1c0e015NEW YORK (AP) — One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIsraelNew YorkMiddle EastIranUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2c5f3fdf44eb9a60b806dd1c0e015Fri, 29 May 2015 03:41:04 GMTIndictment says ex-House Speaker Hastert paid hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7844a3e5814eb19f1d99ede4628231CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher 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 Thursday.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7844a3e5814eb19f1d99ede4628231Fri, 29 May 2015 02:57:30 GMTFIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18a5732abacf4a9a86716d2a5428b0b3ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis — again.By ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsCriminal investigationsCrimeSoccerEventsMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderZurichSwitzerlandEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18a5732abacf4a9a86716d2a5428b0b3Fri, 29 May 2015 06:06:46 GMTUSS Arizona Memorial dock repairs expected to take a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4a85c76d91144aea01bfac305f8d450HONOLULU (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/e4a85c76d91144aea01bfac305f8d450Fri, 29 May 2015 04:10:49 GMTAthletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe336b3f8fb468e8ae8ee01ccbe4bf3OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the Oakland Athletics rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Thursday night.By JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandNew York CityCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7fe336b3f8fb468e8ae8ee01ccbe4bf3Fri, 29 May 2015 05:04:21 GMT1st tropical storm of Pacific season strengthens off Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4199d5f57eda4537aa08d150d52d002aMIAMI (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is strengthening rapidly and expected to soon become a hurricane.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4199d5f57eda4537aa08d150d52d002aFri, 29 May 2015 03:39:42 GMTVolcano erupts on southern Japanese islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54b28fec0650472abed95a95d0d553a8TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54b28fec0650472abed95a95d0d553a8Fri, 29 May 2015 03:33:05 GMTGoogle unveils Android's latest technological trickshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c134ce1777b841d79ab5691bdd1484e4SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile communication technologyConsumer electronicsMobile mediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCommunication technologyMediaMobile phonesSoftwareComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c134ce1777b841d79ab5691bdd1484e4Fri, 29 May 2015 03:00:39 GMTBaltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Grayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10e3464915d466594d92fb5fb851628BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsPolice brutalityRiotsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10e3464915d466594d92fb5fb851628Fri, 29 May 2015 02:36:15 GMT