FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 23 May 2015 06:22:16 -0700Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Acthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b946091ce247d8848232fe8e230628WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b946091ce247d8848232fe8e230628Sat, 23 May 2015 09:28:30 GMTAP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a586590d2cf420883620ecd83e0eae0SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores.By DAN PERRYiGeneral newsEconomyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBusinessJordanEgyptIraqSyriaMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaLebanonDead SeaAfricaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a586590d2cf420883620ecd83e0eae0Sat, 23 May 2015 07:04:35 GMTCyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11dec32bcbe34e36851b4e7cbffb8cd4NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChristianityReligionSocial affairsTurkeyCyprusGreeceMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11dec32bcbe34e36851b4e7cbffb8cd4Sat, 23 May 2015 12:13:01 GMTMyanmar president signs off on controversial population lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5abc20a62624dbabe3846739da0e67aYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislaturePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a5abc20a62624dbabe3846739da0e67aSat, 23 May 2015 12:25:50 GMTAfter break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2844a992e75d418fa2602585cd0a274aWASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2844a992e75d418fa2602585cd0a274aSat, 23 May 2015 12:30:53 GMT57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4130a392afe14229a696b4dd8b1025acBEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4130a392afe14229a696b4dd8b1025acSat, 23 May 2015 11:33:49 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c4b9b9c90b4430aa30a8e9a094b6dbWASHINGTON (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 politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c4b9b9c90b4430aa30a8e9a094b6dbSat, 23 May 2015 08:30:52 GMTCongress' familiar path: short-term solutionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cfc564e71784aec94b840d3c21a1139WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.By ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cfc564e71784aec94b840d3c21a1139Sat, 23 May 2015 12:44:55 GMT'Yes' side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9f3ae1e2a94f56b228dcd688032fdcDUBLIN (AP) — Irish political observers from both sides said the first ballot boxes to be opened Saturday pointed to a strong victory for legalizing gay marriage, as the nation began counting results from a national referendum.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReferendumsMarriageGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsChristianityDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9f3ae1e2a94f56b228dcd688032fdcSat, 23 May 2015 09:28:04 GMTUN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7b5e06a1745ebace28e7282633dd5YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.By ROBIN McDOWELL and TRAN VAN MINHiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonMalaysiaBangladeshVietnamBangkokUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7b5e06a1745ebace28e7282633dd5Sat, 23 May 2015 07:06:04 GMTVerdict reached for Cleveland patrolman charged in deaths of suspects amid 137-shot barragehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d2fbf37fa6344ea9f654f53f49bdb28CLEVELAND (AP) — Verdict reached for Cleveland patrolman charged in deaths of suspects amid 137-shot barrage.aGeneral newsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d2fbf37fa6344ea9f654f53f49bdb28Sat, 23 May 2015 12:19:00 GMTCannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish 'Macbeth'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/633f3f3c99534723ae90cef4f817a071CANNES, France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.By JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsScotlandFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/633f3f3c99534723ae90cef4f817a071Sat, 23 May 2015 10:57:55 GMTSliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political troublehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7943b7baf842485a9fe61307656e6f1cWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.By LISA LERER, MATTHEW LEE and JACK GILLUMhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyInternational relationsIntelligence agenciesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7943b7baf842485a9fe61307656e6f1cSat, 23 May 2015 08:23:26 GMTIndianapolis 500 finds women drivers in short supplyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eeb26834cb54ceeb8eabc096dc25f61INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice.By DAN GELSTONaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarWomen's sportsIndianapolis 500Formula OneEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eeb26834cb54ceeb8eabc096dc25f61Sat, 23 May 2015 06:57:15 GMTVerdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barragehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a2b45ced11e43f6b70fd8b76b5b9612CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday.aGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityPoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a2b45ced11e43f6b70fd8b76b5b9612Sat, 23 May 2015 13:14:46 GMTGreece will not accept 'humiliating' terms, premier sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa299e56fbb148c2bbcf1d2c16a5e1b3ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told leaders of the governing Radical Left Coalition that Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long lasting" deal with its lenders, but not on "humiliating terms."iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa299e56fbb148c2bbcf1d2c16a5e1b3Sat, 23 May 2015 13:10:42 GMTSyrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e303af35084b148564395a786616e6DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSyriaIraqDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e303af35084b148564395a786616e6Sat, 23 May 2015 12:02:12 GMTDemocrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issuehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcc57bdb4346496c86bfcd555bb6f130WASHINGTON (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsHealth care costsAccess to health carePersonal spendingEmployee benefitsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesHealth issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financePersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bcc57bdb4346496c86bfcd555bb6f130Sat, 23 May 2015 12:32:57 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2072b2805eb44408d3ab327ee8bf54cWASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsLegal proceedingsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2072b2805eb44408d3ab327ee8bf54cSat, 23 May 2015 07:14:06 GMTGoldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26603d7799f54cbb8a25e143a4211406PHOENIX (AP) — Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. From Nick Ahmed, not so much.By BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26603d7799f54cbb8a25e143a4211406Sat, 23 May 2015 07:27:16 GMTSoutheast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weekshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e49fd957816445aacd85b201b4302dcHYDERABAD, India (AP) — Officials say about 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHeat wavesIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e49fd957816445aacd85b201b4302dcSat, 23 May 2015 13:18:00 GMTBoth sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d7a713b484645918864a3cb4d44d3f1DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageCampaignsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesElectionsChristianityReligionDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d7a713b484645918864a3cb4d44d3f1Sat, 23 May 2015 10:25:22 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ac0ea48d1a42eaa7ad188d01d90551"The tools it contains will allow us to knock down unfair foreign trade barriers that discriminate against American workers and products stamped 'Made in the USA.'" — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ac0ea48d1a42eaa7ad188d01d90551Sat, 23 May 2015 07:53:28 GMTOfficial: Iraq recaptures town in Iraq's Anbar provincehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a1d30d89eb4536a755f4ff1bcdc686BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says government forces and Shiite militias have recaptured a town lost to Islamic State militants a day earlier.iGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSyriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a1d30d89eb4536a755f4ff1bcdc686Sat, 23 May 2015 11:51:20 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a89e6613b684d2ea76a42af64687ef2WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a89e6613b684d2ea76a42af64687ef2Sat, 23 May 2015 08:28:36 GMTCalifornia oil spill harder to clean up in choppy watershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e43839ff8194ae29796c0d68b592437LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e43839ff8194ae29796c0d68b592437Sat, 23 May 2015 08:15:49 GMTAP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open bordershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a263eeafc5b14971bd5009392bbc787aSOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEuropeSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a263eeafc5b14971bd5009392bbc787aSat, 23 May 2015 12:07:42 GMTEgypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679fc4b993964d6ba0597af9769b819dCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/679fc4b993964d6ba0597af9769b819dSat, 23 May 2015 13:13:23 GMTIran says Djibouti turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugeeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66ee973d4e9241b6a5e94ef1a1857d10TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTehranYemenMiddle EastDjiboutiIranSaudi ArabiaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66ee973d4e9241b6a5e94ef1a1857d10Sat, 23 May 2015 11:31:09 GMTReport: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadrupletshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff2ed94e5814c2bb49ae30f7252d0a7BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets.iGeneral newsHealthBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff2ed94e5814c2bb49ae30f7252d0a7Sat, 23 May 2015 08:24:24 GMTBoth sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227c8cb2194a495dab761880b9b5817bDUBLIN (AP) — Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227c8cb2194a495dab761880b9b5817bSat, 23 May 2015 09:54:01 GMTIslamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/005af8cd40f04a96b2cb0fb3d37dcd40CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaEgyptMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/005af8cd40f04a96b2cb0fb3d37dcd40Sat, 23 May 2015 10:48:30 GMTThai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little elsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c20c79d394f4913b5d3edb51601be44BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."By TODD PITMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCoups d'etatCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c20c79d394f4913b5d3edb51601be44Sat, 23 May 2015 07:09:00 GMTVettel posts fastest time ahead of Rosberg in 3rd practicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c681e205f2044fcb9cf6dc9fb19e312MONACO (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on Formula One's demanding street circuit.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c681e205f2044fcb9cf6dc9fb19e312Sat, 23 May 2015 10:53:24 GMTHamilton takes Monaco GP pole position ahead of Rosberghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1345ad32435e480b8928b1fdc65fa98cMONACO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1345ad32435e480b8928b1fdc65fa98cSat, 23 May 2015 13:18:21 GMTFrench driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penaltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48016f5cd36942978b7d93462b6492d0MONACO (AP) — French driver Romain Grosjean has been handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48016f5cd36942978b7d93462b6492d0Sat, 23 May 2015 12:05:28 GMTAP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301ae3d5cdc64f9f9ef05f4fc591fcd3SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment.By KARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGender ratioDemographicsSocial affairsMiddle EastJordanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301ae3d5cdc64f9f9ef05f4fc591fcd3Sat, 23 May 2015 07:22:45 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ffaa11eebb8483db4dbb918d45d2a96KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ffaa11eebb8483db4dbb918d45d2a96Sat, 23 May 2015 11:39:41 GMTFinal preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3c52bc809794f179f18c51001da2141VIENNA (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest — except for the weather.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestEventsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3c52bc809794f179f18c51001da2141Sat, 23 May 2015 10:02:29 GMTJapan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33bd4cc616245f28165f7d0f0e9e708TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsOceansEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateGovernment and politicsJapanPacific OceanEast AsiaMarshall IslandsOceaniaSolomon IslandsAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d33bd4cc616245f28165f7d0f0e9e708Sat, 23 May 2015 11:39:15 GMTWhy many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56d6767dfb8e40e4b44e6ac92db85b0fWASHINGTON (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomic outlookLabor economyEconomyEnergy industryRecessions and depressionsIndustriesMaterials industryEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56d6767dfb8e40e4b44e6ac92db85b0fSat, 23 May 2015 13:14:40 GMTAutomakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recallhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a018ec028a7d41f5b5c89340729b33f8DETROIT (AP) — Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.By TOM KRISHERfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a018ec028a7d41f5b5c89340729b33f8Sat, 23 May 2015 13:01:16 GMTGerman woman, 65, gives birth to quadrupletshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfdd3770501a4babbab0d83c02888c8fBERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsHealthBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfdd3770501a4babbab0d83c02888c8fSat, 23 May 2015 10:14:31 GMTChina-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer tieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/663fb8c575734886bdeb7241f98cc698TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public.By RALPH JENNINGSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTaiwanChinaEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/663fb8c575734886bdeb7241f98cc698Sat, 23 May 2015 12:49:00 GMTB.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99f4eba450949f599dd1690cf6aabfcLAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans 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 newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99f4eba450949f599dd1690cf6aabfcSat, 23 May 2015 07:11:56 GMTHighlights of Clinton emails on Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c72b4db06349998367d6bbb56ce2b5WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday released 296 emails, totaling 896 pages, that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department and the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c72b4db06349998367d6bbb56ce2b5Sat, 23 May 2015 08:26:32 GMTUS officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refineryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbaedf3a7b04a85882ce767d6e5c8efWASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials say.By ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIraqUnited StatesBaghdadIranMiddle EastKuwaitNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbaedf3a7b04a85882ce767d6e5c8efSat, 23 May 2015 08:28:19 GMTA closer look at Clinton email censored prior to its releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a64e999c79f45c39587230228d2b417WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the several hundred Hillary Rodham Clinton emails released Friday is a message, sent to the then-secretary of state, that the FBI asked be redacted before it was made public.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a64e999c79f45c39587230228d2b417Sat, 23 May 2015 08:26:11 GMTCalifornia farmers agree to drastically cut water usehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63d35c5717842aab5926fcc0561ff15SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoStocktonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63d35c5717842aab5926fcc0561ff15Sat, 23 May 2015 07:09:27 GMTAnother patch put in place for highway and transit fundinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1d9152f59e94fad8336601072ecdd39WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyLegislationMass transit systemsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsTransportationUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1d9152f59e94fad8336601072ecdd39Sat, 23 May 2015 08:28:01 GMT