FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 05 May 2016 05:26:25 -07:00UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced875d1bf6549818e58da754100d940Thu, 05 May 2016 11:22:22 GMTLONDON (AP) — Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London — and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced875d1bf6549818e58da754100d940Opera: offstage drama rivets Romania, costs minister his jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8662d2245b6434f851e766b766da416Thu, 05 May 2016 11:29:24 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A compelling drama at Romania's national opera has been drawing huge audiences for weeks. But it's not a production of "The Marriage of Figaro" or "The Barber of Seville" that's grabbing the limelight, it's an offstage dispute between two international ballet stars and Romanian musicians that has already cost a government minister his job.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c8662d2245b6434f851e766b766da416Police: Escaped inmate spotted at New Jersey CVShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0401abc555fe411695eb8779f79ae9efThu, 05 May 2016 10:58:43 GMTBARNEGAT TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say security footage has captured images of an inmate walking into a pharmacy a day after vanishing from a state prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0401abc555fe411695eb8779f79ae9efCoast Guard investigates boat shooting report off Key Westhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ebc1cb72c7d4eafb682a3f017665832Thu, 05 May 2016 10:58:11 GMTKEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a report that someone on a fishing boat fired multiple shots in the direction of a 20-foot pleasure boat while its passengers were diving southwest of Key West.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ebc1cb72c7d4eafb682a3f017665832Sri Lanka suspends 2 lawmakers over fistfight in parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce4f64b79f34828a50e1ee2f77fd99cThu, 05 May 2016 10:55:54 GMTCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday suspended two lawmakers for one week for getting into a fistfight that left several people injured earlier this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fce4f64b79f34828a50e1ee2f77fd99cFormer Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Maurice Sinet dies at 87http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd38fb4c3caa445daf5a52f66ac81f1bThu, 05 May 2016 11:44:44 GMTPARIS (AP) — Maurice Sinet, a former cartoonist for French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo who often created controversy with his blunt views, has died. He was 87.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd38fb4c3caa445daf5a52f66ac81f1bFlorida detective fired for sending explicit video to womanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadf680c01f24c4abf4e6b5ccf6fe133Thu, 05 May 2016 10:52:30 GMTPLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police detective has been fired after an investigation found he took an explicit video of himself and sent it to a woman who had reported a crime he was investigating.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eadf680c01f24c4abf4e6b5ccf6fe133Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/302bcbb35afd4abf9b084420a594a987Thu, 05 May 2016 12:14:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/302bcbb35afd4abf9b084420a594a987British newspaper to close only 9 weeks after its starthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9518b3b7ae146cfa04faf465d12c409Thu, 05 May 2016 12:01:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — The New Day newspaper is shutting down after only nine weeks after its circulation failed to meet expectations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9518b3b7ae146cfa04faf465d12c409Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a49a03de3577432c9fd676138a30b20bThu, 05 May 2016 11:35:46 GMTSHANGHAI (AP) — The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech — and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member — so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its longstanding connection with the Washington-based industry group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a49a03de3577432c9fd676138a30b20bPainful options for some Brooklyn subway riders amid repairshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05a9b66b09e74b31bbfe8d511b4e235dThu, 05 May 2016 12:16:41 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The lone subway tunnel connecting some of Brooklyn's hippest, youngest neighborhoods to New York City's commercial heart in Manhattan will either be closed entirely for 18 months, or see extremely limited service for three years, under two possible plans for repairing damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05a9b66b09e74b31bbfe8d511b4e235dMichigan House passes $500M Detroit schools restructure planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e51e884d895469e8bace710831bc13fThu, 05 May 2016 11:28:05 GMTLANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House approved a $500 million restructuring plan for Detroit Public Schools early Thursday, just days after disillusioned teachers staged a two-day sick-out because they feared the financially struggling district wouldn't be able to pay them all through the summer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e51e884d895469e8bace710831bc13fZimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07910f75475845b5a598142b0d843074Thu, 05 May 2016 12:05:49 GMTHARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07910f75475845b5a598142b0d843074Senate matchups with female Democratic candidateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ceef00cbf3c491cbe00f16b14a0cee6Thu, 05 May 2016 11:32:47 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats will have female Senate candidates on the ballot in nine states in November, a near-record. A look at the candidates and matchups:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ceef00cbf3c491cbe00f16b14a0cee6Pressure mounts on Polish government to save WWII museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f1a319b5fcb4c19a8a638ce378c6d8bThu, 05 May 2016 11:11:55 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative government is coming under growing pressure to permit the opening next year of a major new museum on World War II — an ambitious project with an international approach that the country's nationalistic new leaders dislike.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f1a319b5fcb4c19a8a638ce378c6d8bTurkish prime minister says he will step down at May 22 party congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5140ea10b5a946eabeaac9daa3c63316Thu, 05 May 2016 11:40:21 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish prime minister says he will step down at May 22 party congress .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5140ea10b5a946eabeaac9daa3c63316Chicago officer accused in black teen's death requests guardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b089d63839ba4b2192cbd11738de6568Thu, 05 May 2016 11:55:15 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for a Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of a black teenager has asked for sheriff's deputies to guard the officer as his client enters and exits court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b089d63839ba4b2192cbd11738de6568Japan's Abe: Leaving EU could hurt Japanese investment in UKhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/927c17ad575b4f8e9a0221563a77f073Thu, 05 May 2016 12:06:17 GMTLONDON (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Britain will be a less attractive destination for Japanese investment if it leaves the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/927c17ad575b4f8e9a0221563a77f073Woman battling breast cancer wins second big lottery prizehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a77249d3031e40848c2a17c34555a59aThu, 05 May 2016 11:18:45 GMTRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officials with the North Carolina Education Lottery say a woman battling breast cancer is celebrating her second big lottery win this year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a77249d3031e40848c2a17c34555a59aGeorgia deputy killed in crash while pursuing vehiclehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d9b3aa82cb4dfe8e88f633a904cc35Thu, 05 May 2016 12:17:51 GMTMACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia sheriff's deputy has been killed while pursuing a suspicious vehicle.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d9b3aa82cb4dfe8e88f633a904cc3510 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76864859070548b290c200c65d3d0b6bThu, 05 May 2016 11:39:13 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76864859070548b290c200c65d3d0b6b1 dead in South Carolina after crash during deputy chasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7860a710aa644f84978b4a9dc70443bfThu, 05 May 2016 11:46:27 GMTSTARR, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies say one person is dead after a wreck in South Carolina following a chase where speeds topped 100 mph.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7860a710aa644f84978b4a9dc70443bfGlobal stocks steady as US payrolls report loomshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aafb6f80b6cb4b6aa9534359baf77e59Thu, 05 May 2016 12:08:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — Global stocks recovered their poise Thursday following an unconvincing start to the month, as investors became cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data that could go a long way to determining whether the Federal Reserve raises interest rates in June.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aafb6f80b6cb4b6aa9534359baf77e59Merck beats 1Q profit views with tight cost controlshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56c64ebcd59449eab01ee77f84668320Thu, 05 May 2016 11:47:01 GMTMerck posted an 18 percent jump in first-quarter income, beating Wall Street expectations, as lower spending on marketing, administration and research easily offset lower sales of its medicines outside the U.S.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/56c64ebcd59449eab01ee77f84668320Spain: Town that changed anti-Semitic name suffers vandalismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82668d0cbdcc42e996f039c8142c99eaThu, 05 May 2016 10:50:38 GMTMADRID (AP) — An ancient Spanish town that voted to change its name because it was deemed anti-Semitic has come under attack from extremist groups who have daubed the town's signposts and buildings with offensive right-wing symbols and messages protesting the change.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82668d0cbdcc42e996f039c8142c99eaThursday's Time Schedulehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0536d6f2921148f6ad5077ea6494f927Thu, 05 May 2016 11:39:36 GMTPhiladelphia at St. Louis, 1:45 p.m.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0536d6f2921148f6ad5077ea6494f927Actor Danny Glover to get award at Adirondack historic sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018b73dad0464fdca32cb2c875c9720bThu, 05 May 2016 11:11:06 GMTLAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Actor Danny Glover will receive a human rights award at a historic site in the Adirondacks honoring abolitionist John Brown.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018b73dad0464fdca32cb2c875c9720bIsrael discovers cross-border tunnel from Gazahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15390fa4c6f243d0a2dd2c27c35aa045Thu, 05 May 2016 12:10:50 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military discovered a tunnel Thursday stretching from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel, built by Palestinian militants to carry out attacks on Israel, the military said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15390fa4c6f243d0a2dd2c27c35aa045World Video Game Hall of Fame prepares to induct 2016 classhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab0ecc7dbfa46dc8343933620cb6cd4Thu, 05 May 2016 11:57:09 GMTROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Last year, "Super Mario Bros." and "Pong" were among the first inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ab0ecc7dbfa46dc8343933620cb6cd4Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remainhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a4f520fe88c4a6e8c2300d095f7dc4dThu, 05 May 2016 11:03:45 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey's grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn't lifted.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a4f520fe88c4a6e8c2300d095f7dc4dItaly: Don't want to take migrants? Then you payhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84bfad26979142ad894f4c13c5489e84Thu, 05 May 2016 11:12:57 GMTROME (AP) — A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they were supposed to accept.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84bfad26979142ad894f4c13c5489e84Woody Allen says he's made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life betterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ad47a2db6864a33a9dbcf9e1c233a70Thu, 05 May 2016 11:26:02 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Woody Allen says in a revealing interview that he has made wife Soon-Yi Previn's life better and the controversy that surrounded the couple in the 1990s hasn't traumatized him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ad47a2db6864a33a9dbcf9e1c233a70Boston firefighter responds to blaze at mother's homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a2121de565b46bda2d1e7bff8374d24Thu, 05 May 2016 11:58:39 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A Boston firefighter responding to a fire at his mother's home got a fright on his way to the scene when he heard a dispatcher say that someone had jumped from a second-floor window.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a2121de565b46bda2d1e7bff8374d24Candlelight vigil planned for slain Georgia college studenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6748954a5d34d23a5db01d121f34d3dThu, 05 May 2016 11:27:33 GMTATLANTA (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned to remember a Georgia college freshman who was stabbed to death at Fort Valley State University as he tried to help three female students.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6748954a5d34d23a5db01d121f34d3dMyanmar anti-Muslim activist arrested for post about Suu Kyihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ac320197454c368624babfaf946ad2Thu, 05 May 2016 12:02:18 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A head of a Buddhist nationalist group says a prominent anti-Muslim activist has been arrested for posting a provocative statement on Facebook about Myanmar's army commander and the country's de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ac320197454c368624babfaf946ad2Dozens of billboards honoring Stalin put up in Russian cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4434a06ab1124d3a82e8323ba46bba67Thu, 05 May 2016 11:21:43 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Billboards honoring Soviet dictator Josef Stalin have appeared across Russia's third-largest city ahead of Monday's celebration of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4434a06ab1124d3a82e8323ba46bba67South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3db9f25b5d334a0ea893e4d27918e4d0Thu, 05 May 2016 12:18:43 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3db9f25b5d334a0ea893e4d27918e4d0Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b8bbac5a9194a96847b86c78b6caa3dThu, 05 May 2016 11:54:28 GMTKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government is banning media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b8bbac5a9194a96847b86c78b6caa3dMichigan couple avoids jail over lost Dr. Seuss library bookhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/756064fa96fd4af6b08dc1c6a1f8cbbbThu, 05 May 2016 12:12:43 GMTTECUMSEH, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/756064fa96fd4af6b08dc1c6a1f8cbbbAl-Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden porthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/430db18ec0984e69831c1a8456770224Thu, 05 May 2016 11:03:23 GMTSANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials and witness say al-Qaida forces are withdrawing from two coastal cities east of the key port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/430db18ec0984e69831c1a8456770224Merck beats 1Q profit forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4edd6902b6b74adfb5f4fc314044f02eThu, 05 May 2016 11:01:58 GMTKENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. (MRK) on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.13 billion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4edd6902b6b74adfb5f4fc314044f02eAP Was There: Remembrance march at Auschwitz in 1990http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e819b8ce66243bebe0a163f4b9a9d6eThu, 05 May 2016 11:10:04 GMTOSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: Twenty-six years ago some 4,000 young people from around the world took part in the second March of the Living, a somber remembrance march of 3 kilometers (2 miles) from the Auschwitz concentration camp to the remains of Birkenau, where more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed in gas chambers. The event, which in its early years took place every two years, is now held every year on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. Amid this year's commemorations, the AP is making again available its report from the second march, held on April 22, 1990.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e819b8ce66243bebe0a163f4b9a9d6eDisney CEO meets Chinese president ahead of park openinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/160f5fda9fc34c179ee1f2798756efc5Thu, 05 May 2016 11:25:57 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The head of entertainment giant Disney had a rare official meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, a month before the opening of its $5.5 billion theme park in the country's financial hub of Shanghai.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/160f5fda9fc34c179ee1f2798756efc5Uncertainty over vote on EU membership weighs on UK economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df64d4f61d3a4a0a9b8c791cb81545d9Thu, 05 May 2016 11:36:09 GMTLONDON (AP) — Uncertainty over Britain's looming vote on whether to remain in the European Union is weighing on the nation's economy, with another key indicator showing Thursday that growth is close to stagnating.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df64d4f61d3a4a0a9b8c791cb81545d9Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed buildinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be2b9b0bd9974843a0ce136029591907Thu, 05 May 2016 11:59:06 GMTNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be2b9b0bd9974843a0ce136029591907Superintendent: Students saw part of 'Human Centipede 2'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe128779a1874c7cb2a29a6d78752fc1Thu, 05 May 2016 10:57:43 GMTJACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher has been suspended after part of the gruesome horror film "The Human Centipede 2: (Full Sequence)" was played to a class of ninth- and 10th-graders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe128779a1874c7cb2a29a6d78752fc1Lawyer: Canadian to leave Nepal after work visa revokedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b605000fad494cc39ee9f11e8c1e6de5Thu, 05 May 2016 10:48:00 GMTKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b605000fad494cc39ee9f11e8c1e6de5SeaWorld loss widens, but adjusted results top expectationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3c9f48486164ce593e1bc185eb9edd4Thu, 05 May 2016 12:05:04 GMTORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld's first-quarter loss widened as expenses climbed, but the theme park operator's adjusted results and revenue beat Wall Street's view.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3c9f48486164ce593e1bc185eb9edd4Turkish prime minister announces decision to step downhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae4ab2f04a384fb4bd6f73e13ae12c92Thu, 05 May 2016 12:01:48 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae4ab2f04a384fb4bd6f73e13ae12c92Spanish town entertained by escaped hippopotamushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/839608da8ddc4ac08e4b57139cf927e4Thu, 05 May 2016 11:48:37 GMTMADRID (AP) — Officials say a hippopotamus that escaped from a visiting circus caused some traffic chaos and not a little diversion when he strolled easily along a street in the southwestern town of Palos de la Frontera.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/839608da8ddc4ac08e4b57139cf927e4