FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 21:13:15 -0700Lundqvist stands tall, Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4, Fla. (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.By FRED GOODALLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityTampaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 23 May 2015 03:00:44 GMTEl Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds are expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 04:00:34 GMTThe Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislationProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:04:56 GMTGroup that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."By BETSY BLANEYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsViolent crimeCrimeWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:03:37 GMTDead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsDolphinsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:43:34 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigation, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:39:32 GMTHernandez gets 7th win, Mariners beat Blue Jays 4-3 (AP) — Nelson Cruz hit his big league-leading 17th home run, Felix Hernandez became the first seven-game winner in the majors and the Seattle Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 on Friday night.By IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:57:03 GMTMorales homers twice, drives in 5 runs in Royals' victory CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kendrys Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CitySt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 03:31:44 GMTMexico: 43 dead in 3-hour firefight on ranch in west, Mexico (AP) — At least 43 people died Friday in what authorities described as a fierce, three-hour gunbattle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 03:42:31 GMTAP Sportlight — Harry Payne Whitney's Tanya becomes the second filly to win the Belmont Stakes. Ruthless was the first filly to win the Belmont, in 1867. Whitney would also win the Kentucky Derby with a filly, Regret, in 1915.By The Associated PresssFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's lacrosseWomen's golfMen's golfLacrosseMen's sportsMen's tennisDopingWomen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's cricketCricketStanley Cup FinalsRecord setting eventsDoping regulationsSwimmingNBA PlayoffsNBA FinalsIndyCarGolfCoach retirementCollege sportsCelebrityBaseballCollege footballAutomobile racingSports governanceIndianapolis 500College baseballProfessional baseballMen's soccerBelmont StakesPreakness StakesFormula OneSportsSports transactionsSports businessEventsAquaticsMen's aquaticsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballGeneral newsCoachingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFootballMusicSoccerProfessional footballThoroughbred racingHorse racingMen's college basketballCollege basketballIndianaPhiladelphiaNew YorkUnited StatesBostonIllinoisMassachusettsPennsylvaniaLos AngelesPittsburghCaliforniaTexasOhioFloridaMichiganChicagoDetroitSyracuseEdmontonNew York CityCincinnatiBaltimoreMontrealTorontoNorth AmericaAlbertaCanadaMarylandQuebecOntario, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade bill (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeLegislationIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 03:58:05 GMTLongoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Evan Longoria hit a three-run homer off Scott Kazmir and the Tampa Bay Rays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:42:49 GMTMoss leads Indians past Reds, 7-3 (AP) — Brandon Moss homered and drove in three runs, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthClevelandCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:25:23 GMTHundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 03:26:48 GMTFierce gunbattle kills 43 in west Mexico cartel territory, Mexico (AP) — The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and KATHERINE CORCORANiGeneral newsWar and unrestDrug-related crimeViolent crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 04:05:27 GMTMarlins lose to Orioles 8-5; Alvarez and Latos go on DL (AP) — Miami Marlins right-handers Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos have been placed on the 15-day disabled list, the latest blow for a team that has lost eight consecutive games.By STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 23 May 2015 03:57:46 GMTSlumping Marlins lose to Orioles 8-5 (AP) — The Miami Marlins made a costly error, repeatedly squandered scoring chances and remained winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings, losing to the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday.By STEVEN WINEsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaryland, 23 May 2015 02:51:47 GMTCole outduels Syndergaard, Pirates top Mets 4-1 (AP) — Gerrit Cole was in Noah Syndergaard's shoes in 2013, anointed the next big thing and freighted with the weight of outsized expectations.By WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 23 May 2015 02:46:05 GMTOfficials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol faulted a semi-truck driver Friday for a fiery head-on collision with a bus that killed 10, but officials said they still don't know why his big rig veered across an interstate median and into oncoming traffic, killing five high school students on their way to visit a college and a couple who had just gotten engaged.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:06:50 GMTToday in History is Saturday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2015. There are 222 days left in the year.By The Associated PressaUnited StatesAfghanistanGermanyMiddle EastNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 04:00:06 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying (AP) — An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsLegal proceedingsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:16:57 GMTSenate approves Obama's hard-fought trade negotiating bill (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving his request for enhanced trade negotiating authority.wBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureEconomyLegislationEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:23:40 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harvey look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 23 May 2015 01:26:25 GMTSamardzija dominates, White Sox beat Twins 3-2 (AP) — Jeff Samardzija pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night.By ANDREW SELIGMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoRochesterUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 23 May 2015 02:43:28 GMTWhat happens to collection of phone records if law expires? (AP) — The Senate appeared headed for early Saturday morning votes on whether to change the way the National Security Agency handles American calling records, raising the possibility of a halt to that collection program and two less controversial surveillance techniques designed to track spies and terrorists.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, 23 May 2015 02:16:06 GMTFielder hit 2 homers, Rangers top Yankees for 3rd win in row YORK (AP) — Prince Fielder launched two long homers, drove in four runs and helped the Texas Rangers hold off the New York Yankees 10-9 Friday night for their third straight win.By BEN WALKERsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:47:09 GMTSenate roll call vote on trade 62-37 roll call Friday by which the Senate passed a measure to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.By The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:19:54 GMTFormer CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderChinaLas VegasNevadaMacauGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:48:03 GMTMissouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsState governmentsCrimeGeneral newsOrganized crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 03:28:38 GMTJames leads Cavs to 94-82 win over Hawks, 2-0 series lead (AP) — Forget the Big Three.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthEventsAtlantaOhioClevelandGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 04:04:26 GMTAngels pound Red Sox 12-5 (AP) — Chris Iannetta and Erick Aybar homered in the Angels' nine-run fifth inning, and Albert Pujols also hit a home run on Friday night to lead Los Angeles to a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.By JIMMY GOLENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTJ.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and Alfredo Simon pitched seven strong innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:10:23 GMTNaked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.aGeneral newsOdditiesSearch and rescue effortsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:01:32 GMTUS rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsNuclear proliferationWeapons of mass destructionInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical issuesIsraelEgyptMiddle EastUnited StatesRussiaIranNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 01:33:33 GMTNavy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway DIEGO (AP) — A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:30:05 GMTBattle in front of nets key to reaching Stanley Cup final (AP) — The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. You have to fight to get there, and it is quite difficult to stay in place after you arrive.By JAY COHENsSportsMen's sportsStanley Cup FinalsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventsIllinoisChicagoNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 23 May 2015 03:02:36 GMTHarper, Scherzer carry Nationals to 2-1 win over Phillies (AP) — Bryce Harper hit another home run and Max Scherzer had another dominant outing to help the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on Friday night for their sixth straight win.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:51:55 GMTThis date in baseball — Cleveland's Stan Coveleski pitched 19 innings in the Indians' 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees. Former pitcher Joe Wood hit a home run for the win.By The Associated PresssBaseballRecord setting eventsCollege baseballCelebrityProfessional baseballCollege sportsSportsMen's sportsGeneral newsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballNew YorkIllinoisCaliforniaTexasPhiladelphiaNew York CityMinnesotaClevelandMissouriPittsburghBrooklynSan FranciscoCincinnatiLos AngelesColoradoMichiganSt. LouisSeattleTorontoKansas CityHoustonFloridaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaOhioOntarioCanada, 23 May 2015 04:00:49 GMTCurrency tumbles as Venezuelans look to unload bolivars, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans are dumping their rapidly-depreciating currency at a quicker pace, leading to a staggering plunge in its free-market value, as the crisis-plagued economy edges closer to an outbreak of hyperinflation.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsVenezuelaColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 02:12:55 GMTB.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — In death, as in life, B.B. King drew fans to his side in Las Vegas.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMemphisTennessee, 23 May 2015 03:21:57 GMTMother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane (AP) — A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderCrimes against childrenViolent crimeAnchorageHonoluluAlaskaUnited StatesNorth AmericaHawaii, 23 May 2015 01:43:42 GMT2 dead in grenade explosion in Burundi market, Burundi (AP) — Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 01:05:16 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtah, 23 May 2015 00:56:45 GMTColumn: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsEvents, 23 May 2015 01:10:08 GMTBraun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves (AP) — Now that his surgically repaired right hand feels better than it has in two years, Ryan Braun is putting up some big numbers.By GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 03:57:52 GMTChoppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 02:41:28 GMTSenators sing blues over impasse; GOP hopefuls stuck in DC (AP) — Two senators have a plane to catch to Cuba, others were hoping to impress Republican presidential primary voters and then there's Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is slated to deliver a sunset piano performance of "Ol' Man River" on the banks of the Mississippi.By LAURIE KELLMANwGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment surveillancePrimary electionsPolitical partiesEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeLegislationMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPolitical issuesElectionsPolitical organizationsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsUnited StatesMemphisNorth AmericaTennessee, 23 May 2015 02:11:07 GMTSenate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama. (AP) — Senate approves trade bill in major win for President Barack Obama.wGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislation, 23 May 2015 01:22:06 GMTDolphin, 3 pelicans found dead in California oil spill ANGELES (AP) — A dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast, officials said Friday.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsDolphinsBirdsTyphoon Dolphin 2015Energy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsMammalsEventsTyphoonsTropical cyclonesNatural disastersStormsWeatherCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:57:47 GMTNaked Florida man rescued after getting stuck on drawbridge LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge.aGeneral newsOdditiesSearch and rescue effortsFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:11:45 GMT