FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 May 2015 00:48:16 -0700Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks stumbled back to their dressing room after regulation in disbelief. Jonathan Toews had just scored two improbable goals in 72 seconds, and Game 5 of the Western Conference finals was headed into an overtime where everything seemed tilted toward Chicago.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsMen's hockeyHockeyProfessional hockeyEventsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:25:04 GMTIraq announces launch of operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State (AP) — Iraq announces launch of operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 26 May 2015 07:18:07 GMTMental health will take focus in theater shooting trial, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting are steadily moving toward the heart of their case: the testimony of two court-appointed doctors expected to say James Holmes was sane when he opened fire on a packed midnight showing of a Batman movie.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:27:09 GMTRyanair beats forecasts again as annual profits rise 66 pct (AP) — Europe's leading budget airline Ryanair has beaten forecasts again, reporting full-year net profits of 867 million euros ($949 million), 66 percent higher than the year before.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsDublinIrelandEuropeWestern Europe, 26 May 2015 07:14:33 GMTLaunching campaign, Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing, N.H. (AP) — For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireVermontBurlingtonPortsmouthUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 04:38:36 GMTPeeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing (AP) — Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.By LAURAN NEERGAARDhtHealthGovernment and politicsTechnologySeniors' healthMedicationBiochemistrySeniorsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatmentBiologyScienceUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:13:58 GMTCorporate maneuver at Samsung strengthens heir's influence, South Korea (AP) — Two key Samsung companies are merging in a step toward ensuring the son of the group's ailing chairman inherits control of the theme parks to smartphones conglomerate.By YOUKYUNG LEEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate newsFinancial servicesIndustriesOwnership changesSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 04:36:00 GMTWhat does Ireland vote say about US debate on gay marriage? YORK (AP) — Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage, which was approved by 62 percent of the voters, comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts in the countries' situations:By DAVID CRARYaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageChristianityLegislatureConstitutional amendmentsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIrelandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:16:04 GMTHorses return to Mackinac Island in rite of spring ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Horses do the heavy lifting on Mackinac Island, hauling people and cargo across the car-free tourist destination in northern Michigan.By MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLeisure travelMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:10:25 GMTChanneling Batman, Versailles: Macau's new wave of resorts (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsAccommodationsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMedia and entertainment industryMacauChinaLas VegasGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:19:57 GMT3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video, Ohio (AP) — Police looking to educate the public about ways to prevent break-ins turned to the experts — a trio of convicted burglars.By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsOdditiesCrimeTheftOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:19:00 GMTTaiwan proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbors by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region.By RALPH JENNINGSiGeneral newsInternational relationsTerritorial disputesForeign policyPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestDiplomacyGovernment policyTaiwanChinaTaipeiEast AsiaSouth China SeaBeijingSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesEast China SeaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:00:28 GMTAustralia to pass law to strip citizenship for terror crimes, Australia (AP) — Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said Tuesday.By ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsCrimeWar and unrestAustraliaOceania, 26 May 2015 06:27:26 GMTReport: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen.iGeneral newsDiplomacyEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsTehranMiddle EastIranSaudi ArabiaYemen, 26 May 2015 05:46:37 GMTWith 5 teams in NCAAs, cold-weather Big Ten baseball hot now, Neb. (AP) — As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection day.By ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege baseballCollege sportsBaseballCoachingMen's sportsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:25:47 GMTPujols' RBI single in 9th gives Angels 4-3 win over Padres, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a two-out, broken-bat single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Angels a walk-off win over the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Monday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 04:40:14 GMTNFL player Ray McDonald posts bail after California arrest FRANCISCO (AP) — NFL player Ray McDonald has been released from jail after posting bail for a domestic violence arrest in Northern California.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports businessViolent crimeCrimeProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderLegal proceedingsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationCaliforniaSan JoseUnited StatesNorth AmericaSan Francisco, 26 May 2015 05:14:42 GMTCharter deal seeks to keep cable consolidation on track Communications Inc. is said to be nearing a deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc. for $55 billion. It would be the latest in a series of deals that have reshaped the cable-TV industry.By The Associated PresshtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCable televisionSatellite televisionTelevisionMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesTelecommunications, 26 May 2015 05:02:09 GMTFor an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsWar and unrestCivil warsMarriageImmigrationFinancial planningPersonal financeBusinessLeisure travelTravelLifestyleWeddingsOccasionsFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle EastMedinaIraqSaudi Arabia, 26 May 2015 07:07:20 GMTThe Latest: Recovery, cleanup set to begin in Texas, Mexico a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:13:30 GMTIran begins trial of detained Washington Post reporter, Iran (AP) — The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months has begun in a court used to hear security cases.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTehranIranMiddle East, 26 May 2015 07:03:05 GMTBiden tries to smooth over anger sparked by Carter's comment (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is reassuring Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi with thanks for "the enormous sacrifice and bravery of Iraqi forces" one day after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned the Iraqi military commitment.By KEVIN FREKING and SAMEER N. YACOUBwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqIranBaghdadMiddle EastNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:12:23 GMTBears release Ray McDonald after arrest in California FRANCISCO (AP) — The Chicago Bears released defensive end Ray McDonald following a domestic violence arrest in Northern California that police say stemmed from an assault on a woman who was holding a baby.By KRISTIN J. BENDER and ANDREW SELIGMANaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsCelebrityCrimeArrestsSports businessViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLaw and orderCaliforniaSan FranciscoSan JoseUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:22:16 GMTBy The Numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far by-the-numbers look at the first month in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:28:25 GMTThe Latest: Flash flooding threatens Houston area a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:25:08 GMTWorld Series of Poker starts this week with new events VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship's newest event could cause a poker chip shortage.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentPokerConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:41:37 GMTVermont's Sanders to kick off 2016 bid from Clinton's left, Vt. (AP) — For a vocal group of liberals who aren't satisfied with Hillary Rodham Clinton, Vermont's self-described "democratic socialist" senator isn't the candidate they want. But Bernie Sanders is the candidate they're about to get.By DAVE GRAM and KEN THOMASaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsLocal electionsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsVermontBurlingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:11:33 GMTCompany hopes to remove ruptured oil pipeline by Tuesday, Calif. (AP) — Officials from Plains All American Pipeline say they hope the broken section of a pipeline that spilled oil along the California Coast can be removed for investigation by Tuesday.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceCoastlines and beachesEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:01:07 GMTAsia stocks gain as China announcements spur Shanghai (AP) — Asian shares mostly gained Tuesday after China promoted an array of infrastructure projects as open to private investment and said it was slashing tariffs on imported clothing and other consumer goods. Investors lacked other cues, with markets in London and the U.S. closed for holidays on Monday.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHong KongChinaShanghaiJapanEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 26 May 2015 06:08:32 GMTToews gets 2 to force OT, but Hawks drop Game 5 to Ducks 5-4, Calif. (AP) — When Jonathan Toews scored twice in the final seconds to force overtime in Game 5, the Western Conference finals appeared to be bending under the weight of the Chicago Blackhawks' famed playoff tenacity.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsStanley Cup FinalsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:03:41 GMTNBA MVP Curry OK after fall as Warriors lose to Rockets (AP) — When Golden State's Stephen Curry crashed into Trevor Ariza's shoulder, was upended and sent flying toward the court on Monday night against Houston, it felt like forever before he landed.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNBA PlayoffsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:55:37 GMTLEADING OFF: Reds skid, Texas rolls, Bradley aims to rebound look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:07:15 GMTHomer happy: Dodgers hit 3 in 8th to beat Braves 6-3 ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ethier made it clear in spring training: He wanted to be an everyday player.By BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 04:05:43 GMTAfghan forces struggle as Taliban seeks northern stronghold, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents, their ranks swelled by foreign fighters pushed across the border from Pakistan, nearly surrounded this northern Afghan city last month with an offensive that stunned local authorities and raised concerns over their ability to defend the country without U.S. and foreign combat troops.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAfghanistanPakistanCentral AsiaUnited StatesTajikistanUzbekistanAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:22:23 GMTBones in SF Bay Area found to be student missing since 1982, Calif. (AP) — Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared in the area in 1982, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsTheftMissing personsCrimeInternational studentsEducationSocial affairsFremontCaliforniaSan FranciscoNovatoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:10:44 GMTFire at rest home in central China kills 38 people (AP) — A fire swept through a rest home in central China, killing 38 people and injuring six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday.iGeneral newsFiresSeniorsAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 05:06:59 GMTThe Latest: Flash flood emergency declared in Houston area p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTornadoesSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMissing personsState governmentsCrimeViolent crimeAccidentsTransportationGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLocal governmentsTexasSan MarcosDel RioCorpus ChristiHoustonAustinSan AntonioMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 May 2015 04:30:55 GMTIraq announces launch of operation to drive IS from Anbar (AP) — Iraq has announced the launch of an operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital earlier this month.iGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 26 May 2015 07:26:47 GMTHarden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115 (AP) — James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 05:23:37 GMTCelebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 85. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 77. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 75. Actress Sharon Gless ("Cagney and Lacey") is 72. Actor Tom Berenger is 65. Actor Gregory Harrison is 65. Actor Kyle Secor ("Homicide: Life on the Street") is 58. Comedian Chris Elliott is 55. Actress Lea Thompson is 54. Singer Corey Hart is 53. Rapper DMC of Run-DMC is 51. Actress Brooke Shields is 50. Country bassist Ed Adkins of The Derailers is 48. Actress Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") is 43. Actor Colin Farrell is 39. Trumpet player Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish is 38. Drummer Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy is 35. Rapper Waka Flocka Flame is 29. Actor Curtis Williams Jr. ("Parent'Hood") is 28. Singer Normani Hamilton is 19.By The Associated PresseArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentMusic, 26 May 2015 05:02:25 GMTGOP likely to feel the heat if court decision guts Obamacare (AP) — A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans — not White House officials — who have been talking about damage control.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policyHealth care policyPolitical organizations, 26 May 2015 07:13:14 GMTUN officials didn't follow up on sex abuse claims for months NATIONS (AP) — For months, the U.N.'s top human rights officials knew about allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers in Central African Republic, collected by their own staff. But they didn't follow up because they assumed French authorities were handling it, statements marked "strictly confidential" show, even as France pressed the U.N. for more information about the case.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceParisMaliCentral African RepublicBanguiWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 26 May 2015 05:56:38 GMTChina downplays South China Sea island development (AP) — China is comparing its controversial island reclamation project in the South China Sea to ordinary construction going on in other parts of the country, such as the building of roads and apartments.iGeneral newsChinaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 04:20:59 GMTLocal media: Several Kenyan police officers killed in ambush, Uganda (AP) — Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali militants in the northeastern Garissa county, where 148 students were massacred last month, local media reported.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestPoliceMediaLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsKenyaUgandaEast AfricaSomaliaAfrica, 26 May 2015 06:33:47 GMTAcross nation, veterans' sacrifices honored in many ways, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle and made special mention on Memorial Day of the families of lost loved ones "who represent the best of who we are."By DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesAfghanistanVirginiaDetroitMichiganNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 07:11:04 GMTPolice: Several Kenyan officers killed in ambush, Uganda (AP) — Several Kenyan police officers were killed in an attack Monday night by suspected Somali militants in the northeastern Garissa county, where 148 students were massacred last month, police said Tuesday.By RODNEY MUHUMUZA and TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCrimeKenyaUgandaSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 26 May 2015 07:11:39 GMTMalaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities say a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsForensicsLaw and orderMalaysiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarBangladeshAsiaSouth Asia, 26 May 2015 04:34:22 GMTAP source: Cleveland, Justice Department reach policing deal (AP) — Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by its police department, and it could be announced as soon as Tuesday, a senior federal law enforcement official said.By ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeEventsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 04:48:15 GMTFRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic finally get started (AP) — Two most-talked-about men at this year's French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches on Tuesday.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 May 2015 06:05:47 GMTChina's army plays down South China Sea island-building (AP) — China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesArmed forcesWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaTaiwanBeijingEast AsiaSouth China SeaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 26 May 2015 07:22:54 GMT