FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 06:00:30 -0700US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April, but overall gains were held back by another decline in energy costs that offset the biggest one-month jump in medical care in eight years.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomy, 22 May 2015 12:32:05 GMTChina stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 11:45:09 GMTAmid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity schmoozing, glamourous fashions, musical performances and the frequent banging of the auction hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityPhilanthropic foundationsFashion designFashion showsMusicVisual artsCannes Film FestivalSculpturePhilanthropySocial affairsFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:55:49 GMTCarriages that carried kings get 21st-century home in Lisbon, Portugal (AP) — One of Lisbon's most popular tourist attractions has a new home for its 110th birthday. But what's on display inside has been turning heads for centuries.By BARRY HATTONtTravelLifestyleMuseumsArchitectureRecreation and leisureLeisure travelArts and entertainmentPortugalLisbonWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:54:38 GMTFrancesco Molinari leads by 2 after a round of 69 WATER, England (AP) — Francesco Molinari recovered from two bogeys in his first three holes to shoot a 3-under 69 on Friday and retain a two-shot clubhouse lead in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.By JACK BEZANTSsSportsMen's golfGolfPGA ChampionshipsMen's sportsEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 22 May 2015 12:17:48 GMTNadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:53:27 GMTGuinea reports 27 new Ebola cases after previous lull, Guinea (AP) — Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.iGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGuineaWest AfricaGuinea-BissauAfrica, 22 May 2015 11:30:59 GMTImage of Asia: Hands raised in prayer at Hazratbal shrine this photo by Dar Yasin, Muslims at Kashmir's Hazratbal shrine raise their hands in prayer as head priest Mohammad Ishaq Banday displays a relic of the Prophet Muhammad on the Friday following Mehraj-u-Alam, the day the prophet ascended to heaven. The relic is believed to be a hair from the beard of the prophet. Thousands of Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at the lakeside, white marble shrine that is Islam's holiest in the India-controlled Kashmir region.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPrayerIslamReligionSocial affairsKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 11:36:37 GMTDeere ups guidance as construction offsets ag swoon, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales in construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMolineIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:30:45 GMTUS delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.By STEPHEN WILSONsSportsSummer Olympic gamesSports governanceOlympic gamesEventsUnited KingdomHungaryUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:10:59 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 WERNERwGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationEconomyBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:06:25 GMTFrance cracks down on food waste by supermarkets (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.iBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsIndividual givingWaste managementGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPhilanthropySocial affairsEco-friendly practicesLegislationFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:25:42 GMTNew Wichita airport terminal to open June 3, Kan. (AP) — A new terminal at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport will open June 3.tTravelLifestyleWichitaKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:56:43 GMTCameron: Tough times for EU ahead of UK membership vote, Latvia (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday warned European Union leaders there will be a rough road ahead as his nation is seeking a drastic reform of the bloc's policies ahead of a referendum on whether to leave.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 12:36:09 GMTFeds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyCrimeSuperconductivityMaterials scienceChinaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaPennsylvaniaNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:55:27 GMTBid to topple Blatter from FIFA rests with Jordanian prince (AP) — In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter.By ROB HARRISsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerInternational soccer2014 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceSoccerNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEventsMen's soccerMen's sportsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:57:08 GMTBalkan countries in talks to help each other join the EU, Albania (AP) — Foreign ministers from several Balkan countries are to meet in the Albanian capital Tirana to discuss regional cooperation in their efforts to join the European Union.iGeneral newsRegional cooperationInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAlbaniaTiranaSerbiaEuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 12:37:20 GMTIraq deputy PM appeals for more help SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.iGeneral newsMiddle EastIraq, 22 May 2015 11:28:47 GMTTim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic', France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsCannes Film FestivalMoviesCelebrityEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:05:37 GMTPakistan cricket lovers set for international return, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of police were on duty at a Pakistani cricket stadium on Friday as cricket fans prepared for the first international game since a terror attack in 2009.By RIZWAN ALIsSportsCricketPakistanLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 12:25:50 GMTToyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects (AP) — Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to about 53 million vehicles worldwide, stressing that regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 12:58:04 GMTGreece, Spain lead Europe's jobless parade, Portugal (AP) — The European Central Bank has called on governments in the eurozone to clear away bureaucracy that burdens businesses and loosen rules on hiring and firing workers. The goal: bring down chronically high unemployment rates.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsEuropeSpainPortugalGreeceWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 12:42:27 GMTF1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplier (AP) — Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:55:59 GMTWal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAnimal welfareAnimalsGovernment welfare systemsAgricultureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:04:21 GMTUS consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains (AP) — US consumer prices up slightly in April; drop in energy costs mutes overall gains.wBusinessGeneral news, 22 May 2015 12:30:35 GMTDad pleads not guilty to poisoning child with drain cleaner, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to trying to kill his sick 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNorthamptonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:48:10 GMTEx-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths (AP) — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFiresLegal proceedingsArrestsAccidents and disastersLaw and orderUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:39:52 GMTCruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda back in Boston (AP) — A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda has docked in Boston.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:56:08 GMTUN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVietnamHanoiSouth China SeaChinaSoutheast AsiaEast AsiaAsiaGreater China, 22 May 2015 11:29:47 GMTDutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis said he helped German police recover two massive bronze horse sculptures crafted for Adolf Hitler, as more details emerged Friday about an amazing trove of Nazi-era art seized by authorities this week.By MIKE CORDER and DAVID RISINGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsVisual artsSculptureNazismLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsNetherlandsBerlinGermanyRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 12:41:04 GMTAbbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace deal SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory, but reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 border.By DAN PERRYiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestInternational agreementsInternational relationsDiplomacyIsraelPalestinian territoriesJordanMiddle East, 22 May 2015 12:02:32 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 that is to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 22 May 2015 11:32:22 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes p.m. (1030 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDiplomacySearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsRegional cooperationHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNaypyidawMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonThailandBangladeshMalaysiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:57:47 GMT18 rebels said killed in Colombian raid on guerrilla camp, Colombia (AP) — Officials say that at least 18 leftist rebels have been killed in a raid in western Colombia.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 12:11:10 GMTGrand jury indicts 6 officers in death of Freddie Gray (AP) — A grand jury's decision to indict all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries suffered in police custody, allows the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeReckless endangermentIndictmentsCrimeLegal proceedingsArrestsPolice brutalityLaw and orderMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:00:06 GMTTurkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey.iBusinessGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:25:04 GMTWorld Bank to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion over 5 years, Albania (AP) — The World Bank has agreed to lend Albania up to $1.2 billion (1.08 billion euros) to support its public finances and invest in infrastructure.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesAlbaniaEuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 12:47:41 GMTUK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier (AP) — A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.iGeneral newsBombingsLegal proceedingsWar and unrestCrimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 May 2015 12:10:49 GMTSouth Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSouth SudanSudanUgandaKhartoumEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 12:47:14 GMTLongtime Clinton adviser sent flood of emails on Benghazi (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by wary 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 ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsCampaignsGovernment transitionsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 11:23:36 GMTSouth Korean court frees Korean Air 'nut rage' executive, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.By YOUKYUNG LEEtTravelLifestyleCrimeViolent crimeGeneral newsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 12:57:26 GMTPolish brown bear crosses borders, highway, seeking mate, Poland (AP) — A Polish brown bear went a wooing, little knowing that scientists were following all the way.iGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsPolandSlovakiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:56:37 GMTNo indictment for Texas City officer in fatal shooting, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas police officer will not face charges in the 2014 fatal shooting of an armed man during a fight outside a bar.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderTexasGalvestonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 12:38:10 GMTKremlin spokesman: Russia wants to free 2 held in Ukraine (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says Moscow is making efforts toward the release of two Russians held in Ukraine, but has declined comment on claims that they are soldiers.iGeneral newsRussiaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:55:56 GMTSuicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, an activist and witnesses in the area said.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsReligious strifeCrimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemen, 22 May 2015 12:17:39 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 politicsEuropeGermanySpainWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 11:36:32 GMTIS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra.By SAMEER N. YACOUB and BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesTribal governmentsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIraqSyriaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 11:32:03 GMTEndangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.iGeneral newsScienceAnimalsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthKazakhstanUkraineCentral AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:22:02 GMTIreland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed (AP) — Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansReferendumsChristianityMarriageReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:13:38 GMTEiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.tTravelLifestyleFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 12:58:31 GMT