FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 02:57:47 -0700Berlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings (AP) — Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black — the broad brush stokes clearly visible.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABEReArts and entertainmentVisual artsPaintingMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelFairs and festivalsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 07:12:37 GMTAmid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 07:32:12 GMTAP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti, Djibouti (AP) — Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.By MOSA'AB ELSHAMYiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDjibouti CityYemenDjiboutiSaudi ArabiaEast AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 08:40:08 GMTIn this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:34:48 GMTSen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage (AP) — President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:25:54 GMTTuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.By THOMAS PEIPERTaBusinessGeneral newsTransportationState legislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 May 2015 09:04:49 GMTFinding California oil spill's cause could take months, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:05:18 GMTDucks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.By JIM LITKEsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:29:53 GMTHundreds protest Wash. police wounding of 2 unarmed suspects, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:57:49 GMTEU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit, Latvia (AP) — The European Union and Ukraine have signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) loan deal in an effort to help revive the cash-strapped country's economy.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEuropeRigaUkraineLatviaEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 08:19:12 GMTPrime minister's wife visits controversial Japanese shrine (AP) — Japan's first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 08:05:36 GMTObama to address anti-Semitism at Jewish congregation (AP) — President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families.wGovernment and politicsReligious communitiesReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicity, 22 May 2015 07:22:42 GMT5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:31:57 GMTArchives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show.By STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUMpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsIndividual givingCharity fundraisingPhilanthropic foundationsLibrariesPhilanthropy2016 United States Presidential ElectionCorporate givingPolitical ethicsPolitical endorsementsLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsSocial affairsEducationNational electionsElectionsCorporate newsPolitical issuesLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:29:03 GMTSerena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead.By HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 06:39:59 GMTSpanish opposition parties challenge new 'gag law' (AP) — Five Spanish opposition parties are challenging the legality of the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the country's top court.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:48:05 GMTCoal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.By ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and fuel technologyProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentTechnologyGovernment and politicsMedical technologyMedicationIndustriesUtilitiesIndustrial technologyCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentJapanTokyoEast AsiaMongoliaChinaAsiaCentral AsiaGreater China, 22 May 2015 08:12:20 GMTOil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:12:02 GMTAmid celebrity showoffs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhall, Marion Coillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 06:41:37 GMTTransgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery, Calif. (AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:58:49 GMTJapan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war dead (AP) — Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsWorld War IIGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 09:19:30 GMTSpain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.By JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsElectionsEconomyGovernment and politicsLocal electionsPolitical scandalsPolitical partiesBusinessLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMadridSpainEuropeWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 07:05:42 GMTObama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday (AP) — Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:26:42 GMTFor Kimball, racing competitively is all about numbers (AP) — Race day is all about numbers for Charlie Kimball.By MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsHealthSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:18:02 GMTIS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's Palmyra (AP) — Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.iGeneral newsMassacresMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 22 May 2015 09:40:40 GMTQ&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists, Myanmar (AP) — Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:By ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityBuddhismGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonBangladeshMalaysiaAsiaSouth Asia, 22 May 2015 09:45:54 GMTAmnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife, Ukraine (AP) — Amnesty International says both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are almost daily perpetrating war crimes, including torture and summary killings of prisoners.iGeneral newsWar crimesWar and unrestPrisoners of warUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 09:14:53 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar rescues over 200 boat people p.m. (0730 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshMalaysiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:02:06 GMTCameron promises tough times for EU ahead of referendum, Latvia (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is warning the European Union of tough times ahead as his nation is seeking a drastic reform of the bloc ahead of a referendum on whether to leave.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 07:52:09 GMTChina says work on charter for Asian bank completed (AP) — Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and it is due to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 22 May 2015 09:14:40 GMTMerkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks, Latvia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday added urgency to the talks between Athens and its international creditors, saying after a meeting with Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that "very, very intensive work is still needed."By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 09:07:43 GMTSuspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested (AP) — Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeFiresLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 09:18:17 GMTResults due for investigation of deadly California bus crash ANGELES (AP) — More than a year after a fiery wreck between a FedEx semi-truck and a charter bus killed 10, including five high school students, authorities are expected to address the biggest remaining question on Friday: What caused the crash?By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:34:17 GMTSenate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:27:46 GMTBenghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviser (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsGovernment transitionsCampaignsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:24:53 GMTAustralia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestMusicEventsAustraliaViennaEuropeAustriaOceaniaWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 08:33:27 GMTWorld Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse' (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation.iGeneral newsBlockadesTerritorial disputesFinancial crisisWar and unrestEconomyAccidents and disastersBusinessFinancial marketsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 May 2015 06:28:15 GMTDeputy Russia FM: Western Mideast policies 'short-sighted' SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A deputy Russian foreign minister says external players cannot solve the Syria crisis and that "short-sighted'" Western policies in the Middle East have helped destabilize countries such as Syria, Iraq and Libya.iGeneral newsSyriaRussiaJordanMiddle EastEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:56:28 GMTFIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccer2022 FIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsSoccerEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTrinidad and TobagoMoroccoSwitzerlandGermanyQatarBotswanaEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeMiddle EastSouthern Africa, 22 May 2015 09:43:48 GMTSouth Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military is accusing the government of Sudan of aiding a new rebel offensive against South Sudanese government forces in the state of Upper Nile, where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSouth SudanUgandaSudanKhartoumEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 09:34:21 GMTErdogan to provide Mercedes to top cleric following uproar (AP) — "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?"iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:36:25 GMTChina's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleChinaBeijingEast AsiaThailandGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 22 May 2015 08:57:59 GMTECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 09:22:50 GMTUS readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.By JOCELYN GECKER and EILEEN NGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesReligious strifeArmed forcesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshMalaysiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 09:11:45 GMTIS group seizes town in Iraq's Anbar province (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi, a tribal leader said Friday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 22 May 2015 08:50:54 GMTGerman business confidence drops slightly in May (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slightly slipped as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:13:53 GMTPHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.By MATT YORKaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:15:37 GMTDrought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceAgriculture and the environmentNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:11:13 GMTFla. mom jailed in son's circumcision case due before judge BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCircumcisionLaw and orderMen's healthHealthFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:01:37 GMTSide story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsReligious strifeEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 06:16:47 GMT