FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 May 2015 17:34:04 -0700Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, Calif. (AP) — The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA FinalsAthlete healthHead injuriesMen's basketballDiagnosis and treatmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsInjuriesHealth, 29 May 2015 21:23:58 GMTLatest on Hastert: Source: Payments to conceal sex claims p.m. (CDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureGovernment policyLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:48:07 GMTObama signs trafficking bill that held up Lynch confirmation (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed human trafficking legislation that provoked weeks of partisan dissent in the Senate and held up Loretta Lynch's confirmation for attorney general.wGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureSmugglingCrimeGeneral news, 29 May 2015 22:44:12 GMTOfficials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19, Pakistan (AP) — Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages Friday, a Pakistani official said.By ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsHijackingTerrorismCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 21:58:32 GMTAP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsSchool athleticsHigh school sportsCrimeLaw and orderEducationSocial affairsSportsViolent crimeChicagoIllinoisCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 00:12:23 GMTCain hits tiebreaking double in 8th, Royals beat Cubs 8-4 (AP) — Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI double and scored in a three-run eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 Friday to snap a four-game losing streak.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoMissouriIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:42:12 GMTTexas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 years, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a handful of cheaters.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsHealthSportsPrimary and secondary educationDopingDoping regulationsEducation standardsHigh school sportsHigh school footballEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:13:32 GMTThe Latest: Holmes pushed away everything to focus on attack p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:09:18 GMTAnniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets, Nepal (AP) — Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAtTravelLifestyle2015 Nepal earthquakeMountainsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureEnvironment and natureEarthquakesNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 23:35:58 GMTTexas lawmakers clear bill allowing open carry of handguns, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsLegislationTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:43:35 GMTSo far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open (AP) — One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 22:33:30 GMTAPNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:41:37 GMTLatest on flooding: Home evacuation in Texas city reduced p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsStormsEvacuationsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficAccidents and disastersNatural disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasDallasHoustonAustinUnited StatesFort WorthKansasLittle RockColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:30:33 GMT2 plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raids ANGELES (AP) — Father and son Chinese immigrants pleaded guilty Friday in a case of suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMoney launderingLegal proceedingsCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderLos AngelesMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 May 2015 00:11:31 GMTAmazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over several years.By JULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessGeneral newsOnline shoppingCloud computingGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsShoppingLifestyleComputing and information technologyTechnologyInformation technologyIndustriesConsumer products and servicesNational governmentsInternet technologyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:56:19 GMTPuerto Rico governor signs law raising sales tax to 11.5 pct JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has signed into law a bill increasing the U.S. territory's sales tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent. It is scheduled to go into effect July 1.iGeneral newsState governmentsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsLegislationLegislaturePuerto RicoCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 23:42:49 GMTLeBron on stopping him or Stephen Curry: "You can't", Ohio (AP) — With a week to get ready for the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers have a check list of things to get done before Game 1.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA FinalsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:25:09 GMTSilk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and JAKE PEARSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:07:09 GMTTeacher accused of allowing students to have sex in closet MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.aGeneral newsCrimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:01:32 GMTObama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.By JIM KUHNHENNhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislationGovernment surveillanceLegislatureNational securityIntelligence agenciesPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policy, 29 May 2015 22:07:19 GMTLatest on flooding: Arkansas counties deemed disaster areas p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficNatural disastersEvacuationsAccidents and disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasKansasDallasUnited StatesHoustonAustinFort WorthLittle RockColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:31:52 GMTWashington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsDiplomacyInternational relationsEmbassiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsEventsWar and unrestEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:25:47 GMTNigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment payInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationHuman rights and civil libertiesKidnappingGovernment business and financeBusinessEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeExecutive branchNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 23:49:23 GMTAP Source: Brady's deflate appeal will be June 23 person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady's appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23.By ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessFootball, 29 May 2015 23:08:38 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsUnited States Presidential ElectionEntertainmentEventsTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionNational electionsElections, 29 May 2015 21:43:57 GMTHolmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 00:07:41 GMTCalifornia panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings, Calif. (AP) — Driven by a historic drought, California regulators on Friday mandated that lawns and other landscaping on new and renovated homes and buildings across the parched state guzzle less water.By FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHome designHome and gardenLifestyleWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 00:16:46 GMTMagic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach, Fla. (AP) — The next chapter in Orlando Magic basketball will be led by one of its most familiar faces.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsCoachingMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsSports businessOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:36:49 GMTMarathon bomber's friend fights officer's family testimony (AP) — Lawyers for a college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are trying to prevent the family of a slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer from testifying at his sentencing.aGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingMarathonsLegal proceedingsEventsTrack and fieldSportsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 00:13:43 GMTChristie kicks off summer season with visit to the shore, N.J. (AP) — Seven months after he told a heckler in Belmar to "sit down and shut up" at a press conference marking the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struck a softer tone Friday as he kicked off the summer tourism season with a visit to the same shore community.By JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCoastlines and beachesPrimary electionsEnvironment and natureElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:22:52 GMTThe Latest: Holmes says depression drove him to kill p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:18:57 GMTBill allowing open carry of handguns clears Legislature, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureGun politicsLegislatureWeapons laws and regulationsState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:08:46 GMTLatest on Hastert: Boehner 'shocked' by reports p.m. (CDT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureGovernment policyLaw and orderIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationUnited StatesIllinoisChicagoNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:18:48 GMTSpieth in contention after rain alters course at Nelson, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth wasn't sure what par was at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson and thinks it actually might have helped him through some frustrating early holes.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 30 May 2015 00:16:47 GMTBofA fined $30M for improper debt-collection practices (AP) — Bank of America has been fined $30 million for violating consumer protections when collecting debts from military customers.By MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsHobbiesRecreation and leisureLifestyleLegislationLegislature, 29 May 2015 22:24:52 GMTOklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans CITY (AP) — Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin.By SEAN MURPHYaBusinessGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationEnergy industryLocal governmentsState legislatureIndustriesGovernment business and financeEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWaste managementWater environmentNatural resource managementLegislatureOklahomaNormanUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:45:59 GMTMan on MTV's 'Catfish' indicted in fake threats in DC (AP) — A man charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital has been indicted on 11 felony counts.wGeneral newsIndictmentsCrimeMass transit systemsLaw and orderTransportation, 29 May 2015 22:58:34 GMTAndres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to land (AP) — Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to land.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeather, 29 May 2015 22:45:02 GMTAndres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific (AP) — Andres has strengthened into the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific this year, but is still no threat to land as it swirls far off the coast of Mexico.aGeneral newsWeatherMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 22:45:42 GMTBattle over ownership of giant emerald may be over ANGELES (AP) — The legal battle over ownership of a 752-pound emerald may have been settled after six years and millions of dollars in legal and other costs.By ROBERT JABLONaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsCorporate newsLaw and orderCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:59:22 GMTAnother round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and flooded homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 23 people in the U.S. and left 13 missing.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsEvacuationsTrafficTransportationStormsTexasDallasHoustonUnited StatesColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:48:10 GMTThousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesState funeralsCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:14:13 GMTWill Power wins pole, sets track record at Belle Isle (AP) — Will Power won his first pole at Belle Isle in emphatic fashion.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsAutomobile racingRecord setting eventsIndyCarGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:13:42 GMTAP source: Payments from Dennis Hastert intended to conceal decades-old sex abuse claims (AP) — AP source: Payments from Dennis Hastert intended to conceal decades-old sex abuse claims.wGeneral newsViolent crimeCrime, 29 May 2015 22:41:24 GMTJury begins deliberations in Nevada trespasser killing, Nev. (AP) — A jury on Friday began deliberating the fate of a Nevada man accused of murder in the shooting of two unarmed trespassers in the latest case to test the boundaries of so-called stand-your-ground laws.By SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 00:11:50 GMTHouse committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearing (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsSubpoenasLegislature hearingsLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislatureOpen governmentPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:48:20 GMTColumn: Bring on Expos II! Montreal deserves another team many baseball fans, the lasting image of the Montreal Expos is a cash-strapped team that played before mostly empty seats in a sterile stadium known as the Big Owe.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:55:16 GMTFalcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty charge, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons waived linebacker Prince Shembo on Friday, shortly he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.aGeneral newsSportsAnimal crueltyCelebrityDogsCrimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMammalsAnimalsProfessional footballFootballLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 22:52:32 GMTAP PHOTOS: Aerial views of Texas floodwaters record rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 23:39:07 GMTFEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claims, N.J. (AP) — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say they are reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims.By MICHAEL CATALINIaBusinessGeneral newsHurricane Sandy 2012WeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsEventsNatural disastersStormsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:14:03 GMT