FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 28 May 2015 21:18:03 -0700Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home teamhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7762386511a84ddaad5e7fafb22a5c0aARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box in Texas to a loud ovation. That got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7762386511a84ddaad5e7fafb22a5c0aFri, 29 May 2015 03:08:20 GMTAuthorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcc2bcea729469b91c4f99e15392becMANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Crews scouring 7 miles of Southern California beaches had scooped up truckloads of mysterious oily goo Thursday and the area might be clean enough to reopen for the weekend, authorities said.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsHealthScienceCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfcc2bcea729469b91c4f99e15392becFri, 29 May 2015 03:48:35 GMTNC gov. vetoes bill on religious objection to gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc0c6dd8b7043a0bcf4c343e77c5401RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.By GARY D. ROBERTSONaGeneral newsState governmentsMarriageState legislatureLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdc0c6dd8b7043a0bcf4c343e77c5401Fri, 29 May 2015 01:45:13 GMTHeavy rain eases Texas drought, but high water could lingerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4276515bd8884b409cc2cb4493163739HOUSTON (AP) — This week's record rainfall in Texas eased the state's drought and swelled rivers and lakes to the point that they may not return to normal levels until July, scientists said Thursday.By JUAN A. LOZANO and SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementNatural disastersGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4276515bd8884b409cc2cb4493163739Fri, 29 May 2015 02:31:14 GMTRegional talks to tackle human trafficking in Asia begin in Bangkok amid boat people crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bfb7e44d40463285932b67b83e4108BANGKOK (AP) — Regional talks to tackle human trafficking in Asia begin in Bangkok amid boat people crisis.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6bfb7e44d40463285932b67b83e4108Fri, 29 May 2015 02:11:47 GMTRailroad bridge fire and collapse ruled accidentalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf90a28199472a87d957bb2793cee5INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A fire that caused the collapse of a busy wooden railroad bridge near Minnesota's northern border has been ruled an accident.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersInternational FallsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3bf90a28199472a87d957bb2793cee5Fri, 29 May 2015 01:16:52 GMTEx-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b415f205cba34944b79d14e1fa4aee03GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary.iGeneral newsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsPolitical scandalsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b415f205cba34944b79d14e1fa4aee03Fri, 29 May 2015 03:13:56 GMTAlabama, feds reach agreement over alleged prison abusehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f44f0302d84828b5faad180bb3afc2MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama women's prison will be overhauled after the U.S. Justice Department said officers there coerced inmates into sex, watched them in showers and bathrooms and organized a New Year's Eve strip show.By KIM CHANDLERaGeneral newsCorrectional systemsState governmentsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderSex in societyGovernment and politicsAlabamaMontgomeryUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3f44f0302d84828b5faad180bb3afc2Fri, 29 May 2015 03:03:06 GMTJapan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr lowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e976f12375498a99628824bbeb2489TOKYO (AP) — Japan's jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending were muted as consumers kept purse strings tight.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24e976f12375498a99628824bbeb2489Fri, 29 May 2015 01:12:25 GMTSweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b303e18e4f04759b057b43cee52cddaOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lauren Sweet hit a grand slam and Megan Betsa threw a four-hitter help Michigan beat Alabama 5-0 on Thursday night in the Women's College World Series opener for both teams.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsSoftballWomen's sportsAlabamaMichiganOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b303e18e4f04759b057b43cee52cddaFri, 29 May 2015 02:40:54 GMTMarco Rubio grabs some Vegas pizazz for campaignhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c2765f4eca40628dded42eae08f8dfLAS VEGAS (AP) — Tourists and shoppers idled outside the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Thursday, while the setting of the reality show "Pawn Stars" hosted an even odder spectacle: the 2016 Republican presidential campaign.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsNational electionsElectionsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8c2765f4eca40628dded42eae08f8dfFri, 29 May 2015 02:18:23 GMTPsychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b2ee29098404ab9a6f752d85b2733d9CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9b2ee29098404ab9a6f752d85b2733d9Fri, 29 May 2015 03:27:56 GMTNational Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee84248d79e4b3bb3fd21b0c8fbf946OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dee84248d79e4b3bb3fd21b0c8fbf946Fri, 29 May 2015 03:50:57 GMTGolf Capsuleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5002a2240f8f45f794d46bcb105df42dNEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Rory McIlroy shot a season-worst 9-over 80 on Thursday in the Irish Open to fall 13 strokes behind the first-round leaders.By The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsNorthern IrelandTexasUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5002a2240f8f45f794d46bcb105df42dFri, 29 May 2015 01:45:13 GMTThai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ac4f6964dee4a43a7417497adaef2d7BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis — a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarBangkokIndonesiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ac4f6964dee4a43a7417497adaef2d7Fri, 29 May 2015 03:18:27 GMTIndictment says ex-US House Speaker Hastert paid hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a9b7936acaf46a3b75c47073f939923CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who once was second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down Thursday.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a9b7936acaf46a3b75c47073f939923Fri, 29 May 2015 03:34:30 GMTRed Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b76cb46fe6243eebb66b0a95b6bc421ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton's first home game back in Texas on Thursday night.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasNew York CityMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b76cb46fe6243eebb66b0a95b6bc421Fri, 29 May 2015 03:10:12 GMTProsecutors: ex-Va. first lady's conviction should be upheldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed3fa8e4f7949959f66b6427f11b26dRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Thursday there is easily enough evidence to support former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's public corruption convictions and said she has a "fundamental misunderstanding of bribery law."By ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLaw and orderCrimeProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ed3fa8e4f7949959f66b6427f11b26dFri, 29 May 2015 01:15:06 GMTEx-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/658db766865743779a60f2642f73b522PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.By JABARI FRASERiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsSoccerMen's sportsTrinidad and TobagoCaribbeanSouth AfricaPort of SpainLatin America and CaribbeanSouthern AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/658db766865743779a60f2642f73b522Fri, 29 May 2015 03:44:31 GMTResponse by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7931346c24c31b8a756040e71cfdbSANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5cf7931346c24c31b8a756040e71cfdbFri, 29 May 2015 01:58:57 GMTLatest on flooding: River below flood stage in North Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be248c6774074a2f88d719dca5a27e2910 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsStormsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonSan MarcosLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasHaysUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be248c6774074a2f88d719dca5a27e29Fri, 29 May 2015 03:22:18 GMTTimeline of the career of ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hasterthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a2bed2c72c14d5494ea65c12347388eCHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican. Before the indictment handed down Thursday, Hastert was remarkable for being a little-known state lawmaker from suburban Chicago who eventually rose to the third-highest office in the land.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureHigh school sportsCoachingIndictmentsLegislatureState governmentsSportsLaw and orderIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a2bed2c72c14d5494ea65c12347388eFri, 29 May 2015 03:41:13 GMTMan gets 50 years in shooting at National Guard armoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b892dff44a14a1b8d993fffdf02c674MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee National Guard recruiter convicted of wounding three people inside an armory has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMemphisTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b892dff44a14a1b8d993fffdf02c674Fri, 29 May 2015 03:16:54 GMTMan kills self after California police standoff; family safehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/383168ac56ce421aa3bb78f7f6e9e3e8CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — An all-day standoff in a San Diego-area apartment complex that began with a gunman killing his neighbor Thursday ended with the man killing himself after two children and his wife emerged unharmed, police said.By JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/383168ac56ce421aa3bb78f7f6e9e3e8Fri, 29 May 2015 01:25:18 GMTChina stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a7112783f2a4b708d125856563dfd20HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsCommodity marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7a7112783f2a4b708d125856563dfd20Fri, 29 May 2015 03:18:43 GMT10 Things to Know for Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a4392dc00304a6fb377ae7dbae84a1eYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a4392dc00304a6fb377ae7dbae84a1eFri, 29 May 2015 02:13:48 GMTVolcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f732993524cdaaff957690034447cTOKYO (AP) — Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f732993524cdaaff957690034447cFri, 29 May 2015 01:24:49 GMTResponse by owner of broken oil pipeline faces scrutinyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c5adbd1a989424e9097e3bad5a15f32SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOODaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c5adbd1a989424e9097e3bad5a15f32Fri, 29 May 2015 01:22:40 GMTAuthorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beacheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a93679281bdc4c2884703239e8f31c34MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are deciding whether to reopen 7 miles of Southern California beaches that were fouled by globs of mysterious, oily tar.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsHealthScienceCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAnimalsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSanta Monicahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a93679281bdc4c2884703239e8f31c34Fri, 29 May 2015 01:34:10 GMTLatest on flooding: Houston reduces number of missing to 1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e48c3b2e05644a0a948bb4e44b086437:45 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseStormsFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficNatural disastersTransportationTexasOklahomaHoustonLubbockFort WorthKansasNormanColorado RiverArkansasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e48c3b2e05644a0a948bb4e44b08643Fri, 29 May 2015 01:59:55 GMTAsian nations meet to discuss Rohingya migrant crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e4370ba02a4a8daa50301adf3caa61BANGKOK (AP) — A regional meeting aimed at tackling the growing problem of human trafficking Southeast Asia has begun in Bangkok.By JOCLEYN GECKERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesReligious issuesReligionThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiaMyanmarMalaysiaIndonesiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46e4370ba02a4a8daa50301adf3caa61Fri, 29 May 2015 02:12:45 GMTIconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inlandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd8382b4815479f9723b7484f634abaAQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) — A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efd8382b4815479f9723b7484f634abaFri, 29 May 2015 01:09:42 GMT2 to plead guilty in Los Angeles fashion district raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2720a52397468aa3881a9853ab971cLOS ANGELES (AP) — A father and son have agreed to plead guilty to crimes stemming from an investigation into suspected money laundering for Mexican drug cartels in the Los Angeles fashion district.By AMANDA LEE MYERSaBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingCrimeDrug-related crimeOrganized crimeLos AngelesMexicoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e2720a52397468aa3881a9853ab971cFri, 29 May 2015 03:03:28 GMTSearch dogs aiding efforts after Texas floods need carehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bc97a1eb2b64e6ab74c99303e9cf2abWIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Veterinarians are on hand to care for the dogs that are helping search teams look for those missing from the Memorial Day weekend floods in Central Texas.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsPet healthDogsPet careFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersAnimal healthHealthPetsLifestyleMammalsAnimalsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5bc97a1eb2b64e6ab74c99303e9cf2abFri, 29 May 2015 02:32:46 GMTSpelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-championshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db25a516b77d4a58898549119a176fafOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year; Vanya Shivashankar, Gokul Venkatachalam co-champions.aGeneral newsAcademic competitionsEducationSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db25a516b77d4a58898549119a176fafFri, 29 May 2015 02:00:59 GMTPolice: Man dies at hospital after hit by police stun gunhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eab3c4c93cb841e68eb2cf96985d8b5bKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old man died after Kansas City, Kansas, police used a stun gun to subdue him in a parking lot, where authorities said the man had been acting strangely.aGeneral newsKansasKansas CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eab3c4c93cb841e68eb2cf96985d8b5bFri, 29 May 2015 01:14:25 GMTNational Spelling bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f6c70fc54c411892aad84a6a850eb8OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the National Spelling Bee.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEventsEducationSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3f6c70fc54c411892aad84a6a850eb8Fri, 29 May 2015 02:04:08 GMT'Friday' actor-comedian Reynaldo Rey dies at 75http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81cd38007fd14d4293d259d521323e4bLOS ANGELES (AP) — Reynaldo Rey, the actor-comedian who appeared in such films as "Friday" and "White Men Can't Jump," has died. He was 75.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentObituarieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81cd38007fd14d4293d259d521323e4bFri, 29 May 2015 02:13:57 GMTABC's latest 'Bachelor' Chris Soules splits from his fianceehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5a8731a958422abd5c8d063ff8b347NEW YORK (AP) — Another couple from ABC's "The Bachelor" has broken up.By ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a5a8731a958422abd5c8d063ff8b347Fri, 29 May 2015 01:06:02 GMTThai official says boat people crisis at "alarming level," calls for root causes to be solved.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05f99276e87d49d0bff47084ff991fb1BANGKOK (AP) — Thai official says boat people crisis at "alarming level," calls for root causes to be solved.iGeneral newsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05f99276e87d49d0bff47084ff991fb1Fri, 29 May 2015 02:28:53 GMT2016 hopefuls Christie, Cruz court Jewish donors in New Yorkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2c5f3fdf44eb9a60b806dd1c0e015NEW YORK (AP) — One declared and one likely Republican presidential contender criticized the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran and reaffirmed their support for Israel as they courted wealthy Jewish donors Thursday at a gala in New York.By JILL COLVINpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIsraelNew YorkMiddle EastIranUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a2c5f3fdf44eb9a60b806dd1c0e015Fri, 29 May 2015 03:41:04 GMTIndictment says ex-House Speaker Hastert paid hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7844a3e5814eb19f1d99ede4628231CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime high school teacher silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down Thursday.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad7844a3e5814eb19f1d99ede4628231Fri, 29 May 2015 02:57:30 GMTUSS Arizona Memorial dock repairs expected to take a weekhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f05234c9a74437a62d0fe9aab755e6HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service and the Navy aim to resume taking visitors to the USS Arizona Memorial in a week, after a dock damaged by a wayward vessel is repaired.By AUDREY McAVOYaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleFunerals and memorial servicesAttack on Pearl HarborWorld War IIHarborsEventsMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureHawaiiArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77f05234c9a74437a62d0fe9aab755e6Fri, 29 May 2015 03:47:14 GMT10 injured in ammonia gas leak at Panhandle chemical planthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c82d5f790ee4b3a893c43ce669ab9a7BORGER, Texas (AP) — Ten people were taken to hospitals after an ammonia gas leak at a chemical plant in the Texas Panhandle.aGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessAccidentsAccidents and disastersHealth care industryTexasBorgerAmarilloUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c82d5f790ee4b3a893c43ce669ab9a7Fri, 29 May 2015 01:27:37 GMTAlleged 'bicycle bandit' indicted on theft, weapons chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd33aa4386d404090628cbf7d3e853cALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A man known as the "bicycle bandit" for fleeing on two wheels after allegedly robbing a dozen banks in Virginia faces more than 100 years in prison.aGeneral newsTheftKidnappingCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2dd33aa4386d404090628cbf7d3e853cFri, 29 May 2015 01:19:32 GMTEx-US Speaker charged in relation to payments of hush moneyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e01d930cc0849e493fad8ac8054c173CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about "prior misconduct" by the Illinois Republican who was once second in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago.By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCrimeLegislatureHigh school sportsPolitical organizationsLaw and orderPolitical issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsSportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e01d930cc0849e493fad8ac8054c173Fri, 29 May 2015 01:06:08 GMT1st tropical storm of Pacific season strengthens off Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4199d5f57eda4537aa08d150d52d002aMIAMI (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is strengthening rapidly and expected to soon become a hurricane.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4199d5f57eda4537aa08d150d52d002aFri, 29 May 2015 03:39:42 GMTGoogle unveils Android's latest technological trickshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c134ce1777b841d79ab5691bdd1484e4SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyMobile communication technologyConsumer electronicsMobile mediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesConsumer products and servicesCommunication technologyMediaMobile phonesSoftwareComputing and information technologyProducts and servicesCorporate newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c134ce1777b841d79ab5691bdd1484e4Fri, 29 May 2015 03:00:39 GMTVolcano erupts on southern Japanese islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54b28fec0650472abed95a95d0d553a8TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.iGeneral newsEvacuationsVolcanoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/54b28fec0650472abed95a95d0d553a8Fri, 29 May 2015 03:33:05 GMTBaltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Grayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10e3464915d466594d92fb5fb851628BALTIMORE (AP) — A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsPolice brutalityRiotsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f10e3464915d466594d92fb5fb851628Fri, 29 May 2015 02:36:15 GMT