FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 27 May 2015 15:00:59 -0700Carter says US flights, sea missions in Pacific will go onhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e378b8c733fb4f01a71800fe37ab49adPEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter strongly defended America's right to fly over artificial islands that Beijing is building in the South China Sea, but gave few hints ahead of a visit to Asia this week about what the United States was willing to do to halt the construction effort.By LOLITA C. BALDORaGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentMilitary and defenseChinaBeijingUnited StatesSouth China SeaHawaiiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e378b8c733fb4f01a71800fe37ab49adWed, 27 May 2015 20:57:47 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, freed on $2.5M bailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8511ff7bb104b2fbbcb3abf42a6a97dPORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner turned himself in to Trinidad police shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of U.S. authorities. He has been released on $2.5 million bail.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsSports governanceLegal proceedingsArrestsSoccerMen's sportsLaw and orderCrimeBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtraditionPolitical corruptionPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTrinidad and TobagoPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8511ff7bb104b2fbbcb3abf42a6a97dWed, 27 May 2015 20:56:36 GMTTracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac1520fec4d43fd9750abfcf7edcfabNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.By DAVID PORTERaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsAccidentsEntertainmentLaw and orderAccidents and disastersTransportationNewarkNew JerseyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fac1520fec4d43fd9750abfcf7edcfabWed, 27 May 2015 20:28:45 GMTPirates rally past Marlins 5-2 for 6th straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9e68f68de594e8f897dc8f63c020fb3PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mired in a funk a quarter of the way into a season with high expectations, Clint Hurdle challenged his team to get its act together.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e9e68f68de594e8f897dc8f63c020fb3Wed, 27 May 2015 21:05:24 GMTNew federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticizedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76475ee715d1466ca194ddcd4c3be193WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationWater environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76475ee715d1466ca194ddcd4c3be193Wed, 27 May 2015 20:13:34 GMTMasters champ Spieth home at Nelson, where he got 1st testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd919f1c82a74e8dbaf39384fee35f09IRVING, Texas (AP) — Before he even got out of high school, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMasters Golf TournamentMen's golfMen's sportsGolfEventsTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd919f1c82a74e8dbaf39384fee35f09Wed, 27 May 2015 21:09:03 GMTTHE LATEST: NASL suspends chairman after indictmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f027f9b585314600a05fc0ee62331049ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringCriminal investigationsMoney launderingFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational incidentsSports governanceCorporate legal affairsProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsLegal proceedingsExtraditionSports marketingCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderElectionsMarketing and advertisingJournalismLegislatureInternational relationsEventsCorporate newsSoccerSports businessNational electionsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaBrazilUruguayCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanQatarNorth AmericaCayman IslandsRaleighCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastNorth CarolinaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f027f9b585314600a05fc0ee62331049Wed, 27 May 2015 20:48:03 GMTHostages taken at gas station in San Francisco suburbhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0facf9ea4484cb186b97ec85dd01551ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding to a hostage situation at a Northern California gas station.aGeneral newsHostage situationsCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0facf9ea4484cb186b97ec85dd01551Wed, 27 May 2015 21:36:04 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67587587e8ad48b485dacdfb2f89418dStocks ended higher, recovering the most of their losses from the day before, as Greece appeared closer to resolving its latest debt problems. However, the overall market remains directionless as most investors are focused on figuring out when the Federal Reserve's long-awaited interest rate increase may come.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67587587e8ad48b485dacdfb2f89418dWed, 27 May 2015 20:33:43 GMTLaRoche gets winning hit, White Sox beat Blue Jays 5-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9d5988ae1141fa85f44ab7e7fc4c3aTORONTO (AP) — Adam LaRoche singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9d5988ae1141fa85f44ab7e7fc4c3aWed, 27 May 2015 20:28:52 GMTWooden rail bridge burns and collapses in northern Minnesotahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4504140e99d49f6b5f7bb135745ada7INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An old wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota's northern border burned and collapsed early Wednesday, shutting a busy train route that connects the Pacific Coast with Chicago.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMinnesotaInternational FallsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b4504140e99d49f6b5f7bb135745ada7Wed, 27 May 2015 20:10:33 GMTOffice Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebaf635e86b84effb635e107df161725NEW YORK (AP) — Office Depot will pay regulators $3.4 million to settle charges that it did not report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints.aBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebaf635e86b84effb635e107df161725Wed, 27 May 2015 21:19:55 GMTLatest on flooding: Texas having wettest month on recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53dd7fa4ec34e0f98640770f21372df3:30 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsProperty damageSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMissing personsEvacuationsTrafficMunicipal governmentsAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasHoustonSan MarcosDallasRosenbergFort WorthOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e53dd7fa4ec34e0f98640770f21372dfWed, 27 May 2015 20:33:09 GMTNebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c545196f5f4578bb4fdcbcb5b6b547LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment.By GRANT SCHULTEaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c545196f5f4578bb4fdcbcb5b6b547Wed, 27 May 2015 21:36:54 GMTOfficials break ground on federal bioscience lab in Kansashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6491392e5df34c3a9d6c6a264fb15b54MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A $1.25 billion animal research facility in Kansas will fill a vital role in protecting the nation's food supply while also providing a boost to the state's economy, federal officials said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility.By BILL DRAPERaGeneral newsScienceAnimal healthDebt and bond marketsHealthFinancial marketsBusinessManhattanKansasNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6491392e5df34c3a9d6c6a264fb15b54Wed, 27 May 2015 21:39:27 GMTStudy reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflicthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c19ea04d9ec044eea4a4c1e4eba5ff41The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaBusinessHealthScienceGenetics researchGeneticsDiseases and conditionsMedical researchBiologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c19ea04d9ec044eea4a4c1e4eba5ff41Wed, 27 May 2015 21:04:45 GMTSoftware glitch can cause iPhones to crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de99218841894f80939870e8ad0186dcA newly-discovered glitch in Apple's software can cause iPhones to mysteriously shut down when they receive a certain text message.By BRANDON BAILEYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile phonesSoftwareConsumer electronicsComputing and information technologyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de99218841894f80939870e8ad0186dcWed, 27 May 2015 21:41:10 GMTNo sex assault charges for women in massage parlor stinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdd8def354040e4a5e6106277897230HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing sex assault charges against 16 women who were arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeSex in societySocial issuesSocial affairsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acdd8def354040e4a5e6106277897230Wed, 27 May 2015 20:35:37 GMTHomeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 19http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48f040e1e1c4761b4c7e04922cba65fHOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 19 people dead and a dozen others missing.By SETH ROBBINS and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsProperty damageStormsAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f48f040e1e1c4761b4c7e04922cba65fWed, 27 May 2015 20:50:43 GMTNYC approves skyscraper in exchange for transit hub workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e80f29b54d84bb9bebebd8fab6b2c4cNEW YORK (AP) — City officials cleared the way on Wednesday for construction of a new, 65-story Manhattan skyscraper after the developer made an unusual tradeoff: a promise to make sweeping upgrades to nearby Grand Central Terminal that would allow more rush-hour trains on the subway's busiest lines.By MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsMass transit systemsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTransportationManhattanNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e80f29b54d84bb9bebebd8fab6b2c4cWed, 27 May 2015 20:58:35 GMTDodgers send 3B Juan Uribe to Braves in 6-player tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af94b7c0cbc04c69b6b149156cb6b32bLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in a six-player trade that was initially blocked.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af94b7c0cbc04c69b6b149156cb6b32bWed, 27 May 2015 21:41:46 GMTSoccer officials arrested at Swiss hotel in corruption probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd7cd4805c54bb5a84a66d3b89c9767ZURICH (AP) — The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsCopa AmericaFIFA World CupSports governanceCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerExtraditionSports marketingArrestsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderEventsRadio programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSoccerSports businessPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoQatarSwitzerlandUnited StatesNew YorkCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanRussiaCentral AmericaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cd7cd4805c54bb5a84a66d3b89c9767Wed, 27 May 2015 21:36:41 GMTMan on MTV's 'Catfish' accused of making fake threats in DChttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b931997538842759100d39211cb506fWASHINGTON (AP) — A man once exposed on MTV's "Catfish" reality show about online scams was charged Wednesday with calling in fake threats against Metro stations, buses and trains in the nation's capital.By MATTHEW BARAKATwGeneral newsExtortion and threatsCrimeMass transit systemsTransportationRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b931997538842759100d39211cb506fWed, 27 May 2015 21:16:30 GMTLatest on Wal-Mart shooting: 2 people drove with gunmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4978b55da4649cbb2059795d58fcc113:30 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsGrand ForksNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4978b55da4649cbb2059795d58fcc11Wed, 27 May 2015 20:35:40 GMTDetective: Canada diplomat's son made threats after shootouthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afabd7dbf8cb4a21bd53c0d6c1e61adfMIAMI (AP) — A Miami detective testified Wednesday he was spit upon and threatened with violence by the teenage son of a prominent Canadian diplomat after an alleged drug-related shootout that killed the boy's older brother.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeExtortion and threatsCrimeDiplomacyLaw and orderViolent crimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiamiCanadaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/afabd7dbf8cb4a21bd53c0d6c1e61adfWed, 27 May 2015 21:40:53 GMTExxon shareholders to vote on climate change, frackinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b11af865f516447b83a08c86fcd5747aDALLAS (AP) — Shareholders of big oil companies overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put climate-change experts on their boards and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions.By DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b11af865f516447b83a08c86fcd5747aWed, 27 May 2015 21:28:35 GMTNatalie Portman urges new Harvard graduates to take chanceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d15bc555b3f4c0d9fe2bde7da596398CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Natalie Portman advised graduating Harvard seniors Wednesday to use their inexperience to their advantage, saying she has learned that taking calculated risks can lead to life-changing rewards.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d15bc555b3f4c0d9fe2bde7da596398Wed, 27 May 2015 21:13:30 GMTTHE LATEST: Former FIFA vice president Warner surrendershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c0fc97df9704ca18863b1f7ef1ffdb5ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational incidentsInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsLegal proceedingsExtraditionCorporate legal affairsSports marketingCrimeLaw and orderElectionsMarketing and advertisingLegislatureJournalismInternational relationsEventsSoccerNational electionsGovernment and politicsCorporate newsSports businessNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoPort of SpainSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaBrazilUruguayCaribbeanCayman IslandsQatarNorth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanRaleighCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastNorth CarolinaCentral Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c0fc97df9704ca18863b1f7ef1ffdb5Wed, 27 May 2015 21:15:41 GMTObama raises money in Miami for Democratic Partyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1baa2a3bfdc4db2ac5bc3c8b523e21eMIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama is in South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party for the 2016 presidential race.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraising2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational electionsElectionsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1baa2a3bfdc4db2ac5bc3c8b523e21eWed, 27 May 2015 21:39:31 GMTFCC takes aim at annoying telemarketing callshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523deb9cbdf4d808418deb3fbac11b2WASHINGTON (AP) — Those automated phone calls during the dinner hour, late at night or to your wireless phone can be so frustrating — and the government is taking note.By JENNIFER C. KERRhtBusinessGovernment and politicsConsumer affairsTechnologyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsTelecommunicationsIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9523deb9cbdf4d808418deb3fbac11b2Wed, 27 May 2015 21:22:56 GMTAP sources: IRS believes identity thieves who stole personal tax information are from Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/765dd2809cd64cf28388891138fe044bWASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves who stole personal tax information are from Russia.wGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/765dd2809cd64cf28388891138fe044bWed, 27 May 2015 20:25:58 GMT2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women in showerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b825ddf8a650452bafe7d09ad4912b90MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner pleaded guilty Wednesday to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the nation's sub fleet.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsMilitary legal affairsMilitary affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b825ddf8a650452bafe7d09ad4912b90Wed, 27 May 2015 21:08:41 GMTEx-LAPD officer wanted in killing was laying low in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa492f2293d243d4b1dc01c03e0cdc22EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI says a fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight in California was shuffled between family members' homes in Mexico to avoid detection.aGeneral newsPolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceCriminal investigationsArrestsExtraditionEl PasoLos AngelesTexasCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMexicoCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aa492f2293d243d4b1dc01c03e0cdc22Wed, 27 May 2015 20:25:58 GMTTheater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9eaf9a0eec5244e193f613b070880d81CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial.By SADIE GURMAN and DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeCrimeColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9eaf9a0eec5244e193f613b070880d81Wed, 27 May 2015 20:25:43 GMT'Canceled': When it makes sense to close a credit cardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd25600e2f1442f09c2e5c0bb4bdae01New credit card offers can be tempting, especially when they tout a lower interest rate or more attractive rewards than what's in your wallet.By ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financePersonal credit scoresPersonal loansFinancial servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fd25600e2f1442f09c2e5c0bb4bdae01Wed, 27 May 2015 20:07:43 GMTSyndergaard dazzles with bat and glove, Mets sweep Phillieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f830a3cb45a49c99aad9fc1547d6c52NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and connected for his first major league home run, Lucas Duda homered twice and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep.By CHARLES O'BRIENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f830a3cb45a49c99aad9fc1547d6c52Wed, 27 May 2015 20:02:24 GMT$150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b615f17c78d14ea78b9cd149a0907bfeNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors accused the leaders of soccer federations of tarnishing the sport for nearly a quarter century by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, laying out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.By TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsSports governanceCrimeMen's soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b615f17c78d14ea78b9cd149a0907bfeWed, 27 May 2015 21:44:42 GMTAP source: Sabres interviewing ex-Penguins coach Dan Bylsmahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63335903f7ba43128a788181bf2fad64BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy.By JOHN WAWROWsSportsCoachingProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63335903f7ba43128a788181bf2fad64Wed, 27 May 2015 20:59:02 GMTSanders wants Clinton to take stand on trade dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af6149bc66b945978085b13fb63c4ef9CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.By HOLLY RAMERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af6149bc66b945978085b13fb63c4ef9Wed, 27 May 2015 20:51:15 GMTAnalysis: Against IS, airstrikes may not sufficehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3206ec7c6b14cfb8973db05cb05cd80BAGHDAD (AP) — It is the modern era's military strategy of choice: overwhelming air power delivering precision-guided punishment backed by intelligence on the ground, with minimal exposure for soldiers of the striking side.By DAN PERRY and VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsArmed forcesTerrorismNational governmentsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaIraqBaghdadJordanUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3206ec7c6b14cfb8973db05cb05cd80Wed, 27 May 2015 21:15:49 GMTVogelsong, Giants complete sweep with 3-1 win over Brewershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce4860e369e94440b625a55af18d4528MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep in Milwaukee with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over the Brewers.By GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeSan FranciscoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce4860e369e94440b625a55af18d4528Wed, 27 May 2015 20:58:51 GMTCoach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at allhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0309df571e94b078bb1cbf5bfff0f3aEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson has spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsProfessional footballFootballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0309df571e94b078bb1cbf5bfff0f3aWed, 27 May 2015 20:35:02 GMTClinton urges making middle class 'mean something again'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c632061fd2c94e529f28ded66e258796COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureState governmentsNational electionsElectionsSouth CarolinaColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c632061fd2c94e529f28ded66e258796Wed, 27 May 2015 20:51:09 GMTNike says its cooperating with authorities in FIFA probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88b7b18062be4e1d87f34da331aff13dNEW YORK (AP) — Nike says it is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. probe into corruption of FIFA, the governing body of soccer worldwide.fBusinessSportsCriminal investigationsSports governanceInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeSoccerMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/88b7b18062be4e1d87f34da331aff13dWed, 27 May 2015 20:10:25 GMTDon't delay: Study confirms early treatment is best for HIVhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b32d1234d64a43a0227dd6a2b14ec6WASHINGTON (AP) — A major international study says people shouldn't delay in starting treatment after being diagnosed with HIV.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1b32d1234d64a43a0227dd6a2b14ec6Wed, 27 May 2015 20:08:20 GMTMexico drops charges against 4 men, finds they were torturedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a006e13ef9c4bf8b060c56acdd54485MEXICO CITY (AP) — A judge has freed four men imprisoned for almost seven years on charges they threw hand grenades into a crowd at a Mexican independence day celebration in 2008, killing eight people.iGeneral newsActs of tortureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a006e13ef9c4bf8b060c56acdd54485Wed, 27 May 2015 21:30:37 GMTAbortion ban based on heartbeat rejected by appeals courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8412262fe04547af90c8a7f5174c54a9LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court struck down one of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions on Wednesday, agreeing with a lower court that ruled an Arkansas law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsAbortionNational courtsLegislationGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislatureUnited StatesArkansasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8412262fe04547af90c8a7f5174c54a9Wed, 27 May 2015 20:02:12 GMTAP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c16ecdbc8c134e2188b32c826d54c24eWASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyIdentity theftPersonal taxesLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCrimeGeneral newsPersonal financeUnited StatesRussiaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c16ecdbc8c134e2188b32c826d54c24eWed, 27 May 2015 21:06:48 GMTRand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70cf218fb9d941ca8b8f052fa31f0ac2WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesMiddle EastIraqNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/70cf218fb9d941ca8b8f052fa31f0ac2Wed, 27 May 2015 20:04:08 GMTLatest on flooding: Residents told Houston-area river risinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8214d5691b0d42f197c492ec4d1c50573:45 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsProperty damageDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMissing personsEvacuationsTrafficMunicipal governmentsAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasHoustonSan MarcosDallasRosenbergFort WorthOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8214d5691b0d42f197c492ec4d1c5057Wed, 27 May 2015 20:45:57 GMT