FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 23 May 2015 00:24:44 -0700Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3029086ec7594418b9e42df9e3e27d72TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyTampaNew York CityNew YorkFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3029086ec7594418b9e42df9e3e27d72Sat, 23 May 2015 04:18:53 GMTEl Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romerohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67308ac9ee364fa7afee85da0e7c395eSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67308ac9ee364fa7afee85da0e7c395eSat, 23 May 2015 04:34:10 GMTAt 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50a80f1692a4ab8803e6e5c5e1b15cbNEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon settled in a chair and threw a rubber ball against his black glove. He repeated the motion several times, then leaned back and threw the ball in the air, mimicking a fielding drill.By ERIC NUNEZsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDominican RepublicNew YorkNew York CityCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50a80f1692a4ab8803e6e5c5e1b15cbSat, 23 May 2015 06:21:37 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 GMTPolice: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely nearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef693222912d48089f423f40723fb723SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsKidnappingHostage situationsCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderSedaliaMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef693222912d48089f423f40723fb723Sat, 23 May 2015 05:54:00 GMTBelt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecDENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.By MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecSat, 23 May 2015 05:39:04 GMTMorales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5cb30fd64246b1a6cc8787f2e44f2eKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales is leading the American League with 37 RBIs. A year ago, he wasn't even playing — he was waiting for an offer as a free agent.sSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d5cb30fd64246b1a6cc8787f2e44f2eSat, 23 May 2015 04:42:44 GMTMexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in westhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41ece97964845a09a19d8b07991dffcECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e41ece97964845a09a19d8b07991dffcSat, 23 May 2015 03:42:31 GMTAP Sportlighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/027c93af0a2e4b2ea7354e0b905e73e61905 — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915.By The Associated PresssFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's lacrosseWomen's golfMen's golfLacrosseMen's sportsMen's tennisDopingWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's cricketCricketStanley Cup FinalsRecord setting eventsDoping regulationsSwimmingNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsIndyCarGolfCoach retirementCollege sportsCelebrityBaseballCollege footballAutomobile racingSports governanceIndianapolis 500College baseballProfessional baseballMen's soccerBelmont StakesPreakness StakesFormula OneSportsSports transactionsSports businessEventsAquaticsMen's aquaticsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballGeneral newsCoachingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballMusicSoccerProfessional footballThoroughbred racingHorse racingMen's college basketballCollege basketballIndianaPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesBostonIllinoisMassachusettsPennsylvaniaLos AngelesPittsburghCaliforniaTexasOhioFloridaMichiganChicagoDetroitSyracuseEdmontonNew York CityCincinnatiBaltimoreMontrealTorontoNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadaMarylandQuebecOntariohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/027c93af0a2e4b2ea7354e0b905e73e6Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e4b3d6a7684e2f90b09782fb5e53d0WASHINGTON (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 relationsDefense policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e4b3d6a7684e2f90b09782fb5e53d0Sat, 23 May 2015 05:44:15 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 GMTChina says 2 schoolchildren die amid heavy floodinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0593fdd750314944b754bde4d237ae18BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 48, including two schoolchildren aboard an overloaded bus that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0593fdd750314944b754bde4d237ae18Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:43 GMTAP Interview: Steinem says isolating N. Korea not workinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e51ed756e97741a1bcc33bd3d6f281b4PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Iconic women's rights activist Gloria Steinem may be in North Korea, but she is as outspoken as ever.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChristianityReligionNorth KoreaPyongyangSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e51ed756e97741a1bcc33bd3d6f281b4Sat, 23 May 2015 04:39:07 GMTHundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf0e3d24f27461abd7a906879e1f827NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6bf0e3d24f27461abd7a906879e1f827Sat, 23 May 2015 03:26:48 GMTGordon not ready for sentimentality at Coca-Cola 600http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba162263f3d443fc97aa6d76fe1cf1a9CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba162263f3d443fc97aa6d76fe1cf1a9Sat, 23 May 2015 06:10:29 GMTFierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c40055d71095455f840db3ceeed86e49ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c40055d71095455f840db3ceeed86e49Sat, 23 May 2015 04:05:27 GMTMarlins lose to Orioles 8-5; Alvarez and Latos go on DLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d14527e9ffa4c9b9b7af4e8ccc1d4e0MIAMI (AP) — Even after Friday's game, the losses kept coming for the Miami Marlins.By STEVEN WINEsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d14527e9ffa4c9b9b7af4e8ccc1d4e0Sat, 23 May 2015 04:22:53 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 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9026e7fcb65c4cac9ef68c0fb8c6d649WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say they believe an ex-convict had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9026e7fcb65c4cac9ef68c0fb8c6d649Sat, 23 May 2015 07:07:28 GMTCongress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb026c06f144dd0ac6cf3cd4123a28dWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress 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 governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsTransportationUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb026c06f144dd0ac6cf3cd4123a28dSat, 23 May 2015 05:49:58 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9de3e68c1c4cc1aac0e549ed505f00Today is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaUnited StatesAfghanistanGermanyMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ea9de3e68c1c4cc1aac0e549ed505f00Sat, 23 May 2015 04:00:06 GMTGoldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8abde6af39b841e2908d575b7be8163cPHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Nick Ahmed singled home the winning run in the 13th to give the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night.By BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8abde6af39b841e2908d575b7be8163cSat, 23 May 2015 06:29:02 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaYangonIndonesiaVietnamHanoiUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528Sat, 23 May 2015 05:01:18 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3017d6a035524b05840494f9aedab985A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3017d6a035524b05840494f9aedab985Sat, 23 May 2015 06:25:06 GMTPeru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.By FRANKLIN BRICENOiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6Sat, 23 May 2015 05:12:23 GMTEven before Indy 500 begins, prep under way for next yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b021127adaf649a9a2b74d23ac5999e3INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As much as the Indianapolis 500 strives to move forward, to go faster and push the limits just a little bit further, the Memorial Day weekend race remains steeped in its traditions.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b021127adaf649a9a2b74d23ac5999e3Sat, 23 May 2015 06:29:42 GMTBoat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndonesiaAcehSoutheast AsiaSumatraThailandBangladeshAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045Sat, 23 May 2015 05:14:30 GMTSenate blocks House bill on surveillancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillanceLegislatureIntelligence agenciesNational securityPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseTerrorismMilitary intelligenceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:52 GMTAmericans' new defense will be in attack mode when possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8bb0bf07d6b4af889886459ddc0b2bfSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup.By JANIE McCAULEYsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's sportsWomen's soccerSoccerEventsInternational soccerUnited StatesCanadaMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8bb0bf07d6b4af889886459ddc0b2bfSat, 23 May 2015 06:44:47 GMTIslamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b91dc19ba7834c999c2d2fa8dd5975cdCAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group's radio station has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing Friday on a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead for Shiites.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestEgyptSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b91dc19ba7834c999c2d2fa8dd5975cdSat, 23 May 2015 06:54:25 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 GMTLightning stymied by Lundqvist in 5-1 loss to Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9cb9383135426ba0d34a156dc45f7cTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning tested Henrik Lundqvist again — and this time the New York Rangers goalie passed with high marks.By MARK DIDTLERsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b9cb9383135426ba0d34a156dc45f7cSat, 23 May 2015 04:25:58 GMTAP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4196002dfbd4cdda99cb5c3ea81f8dfSOUTHERN 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 affairsJordanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4196002dfbd4cdda99cb5c3ea81f8dfSat, 23 May 2015 06:03:21 GMTJames leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a10b9fcc03345beab1d96834d2831c6ATLANTA (AP) — Forget the Big Three.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaClevelandOhioGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a10b9fcc03345beab1d96834d2831c6Sat, 23 May 2015 04:19:35 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a94bccd3471641438a48b93c7d62eda1KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a94bccd3471641438a48b93c7d62eda1Sat, 23 May 2015 06:40:33 GMTMissouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5977e3fa082746858d60429e7f9e3329JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsState governmentsCrimeGeneral newsOrganized crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5977e3fa082746858d60429e7f9e3329Sat, 23 May 2015 03:28:38 GMTAngels pound Red Sox 12-5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32f320c105ed4a8ba7036001f59db099BOSTON (AP) — Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered in the Angels' nine-run fifth inning, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32f320c105ed4a8ba7036001f59db099Sat, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTChina contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drillshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86BEIJING (AP) — China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.iGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsChinaEast AsiaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86Sat, 23 May 2015 05:04:22 GMTWoman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e92a45059234c77875d78fafbab2e17BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceProtests and demonstrationsEnergy industryIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestWashingtonBellinghamArcticSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e92a45059234c77875d78fafbab2e17Sat, 23 May 2015 06:36:38 GMTBattle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup finalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc7b258de9304503a89ddd715488a2c5CHICAGO (AP) — The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's sportsStanley Cup FinalsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventsIllinoisChicagoNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc7b258de9304503a89ddd715488a2c5Sat, 23 May 2015 03:02:36 GMTJapan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/845e0f9c56f24eae846578f71154f4a6TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in climate change and disaster aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsScienceClimateEnvironmental concernsOceansEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaPacific OceanMarshall IslandsOceaniaSolomon IslandsAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/845e0f9c56f24eae846578f71154f4a6Sat, 23 May 2015 07:01:29 GMTHarper, Scherzer carry Nationals to 2-1 win over Phillieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89913d8c887a48fab594bc13a5d1e415WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89913d8c887a48fab594bc13a5d1e415Sat, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTThis date in baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c585100e426b43bc98f57f3c85a2b25b1918 — Cleveland's Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.By The Associated PresssBaseballRecord setting eventsCollege baseballCelebrityProfessional baseballCollege sportsSportsMen's sportsGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballNew YorkIllinoisCaliforniaTexasPhiladelphiaNew York CityMinnesotaClevelandMissouriPittsburghBrooklynSan FranciscoCincinnatiLos AngelesColoradoMichiganSt. LouisSeattleTorontoKansas CityHoustonFloridaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaOhioOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c585100e426b43bc98f57f3c85a2b25bSat, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtahhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670Sat, 23 May 2015 05:06:15 GMTB.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13fa51beecd44c31b53f3653968cd106LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans Friday 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 newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13fa51beecd44c31b53f3653968cd106Sat, 23 May 2015 04:34:21 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efSat, 23 May 2015 05:08:04 GMTBraun powers Brewers to easy win over Braveshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a218941eba94724a986eadbda63f372ATLANTA (AP) — Now that his surgically repaired right hand feels better than it has in two years, Ryan Braun is putting up some big numbers.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a218941eba94724a986eadbda63f372Sat, 23 May 2015 03:57:52 GMTChoppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d73ae132788d4cb8ba17dba95e1e4490LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d73ae132788d4cb8ba17dba95e1e4490Sat, 23 May 2015 04:21:34 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97a2be5d75244c2c878148943c8d81c8WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97a2be5d75244c2c878148943c8d81c8Sat, 23 May 2015 05:59:30 GMTSyrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dfb870c6de1493183e57862a6c54734BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby.By SARAH EL DEEBiGeneral newsCivil warsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestChemical weaponsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismTerrorismWeapons of mass destructionWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dfb870c6de1493183e57862a6c54734Sat, 23 May 2015 06:01:48 GMT