FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 02:40:37 -0700FIFA rules out revotes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups (AP) — FIFA rules out revotes for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerMen's sportsSoccer, 27 May 2015 09:29:43 GMTVenus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open.sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMediaEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:22:02 GMTRick Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run (AP) — He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsCampaignsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIowaSouth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:23:32 GMTPunishing storms in Texas test government emergency response, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.By PAUL J. WEBER and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsEmergency managementMissing personsAccidents and disastersStormsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsTrafficGovernment and politicsAccidentsLocal governmentsTransportationTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:44:10 GMTPakistan detains owner of firm said to market fake degrees, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said.By ADIL JAWADiBusinessGeneral newsFraud and false statementsComputer crimeHigher educationArrestsCrimeInformation technologyIndustriesEducationSocial affairsLaw and orderKarachiPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:23:53 GMTUN: Fewer hungry people in the world despite wars, poverty (AP) — The U.N. says the number of hungry people around the world has dropped to 795 million despite natural disasters, ongoing conflicts and poverty.iGeneral newsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 09:03:39 GMT1st transgender in India appointed head of college, India (AP) — The first transgender in India has been appointed as the principal of a women's college.iGeneral newsEducationGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 07:12:50 GMTThe Latest on weather: Texas officials defend storm response a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:42:44 GMTIraq army spokesman: Islamic State suicide attacks in Anbar province hit army, kill 17 troops (AP) — Iraq army spokesman: Islamic State suicide attacks in Anbar province hit army, kill 17 troops.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 27 May 2015 08:34:06 GMTUK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech (AP) — After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for government free of coalition compromises.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsElectionsNational governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 08:55:04 GMT104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyIdentity theftPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsCrimeGeneral newsPersonal financeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:26:40 GMTFigures of French Resistance inducted into Paris Pantheon (AP) — France is honoring four people who resisted the Nazis during World War II by inducting them into Paris' Pantheon mausoleum, in a rare and highly symbolic ceremony aimed at uniting the French against extremism and anti-Semitism.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 09:29:10 GMTOfficials to release hurricane season forecast ORLEANS (AP) — The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday.By JANET McCONNAUGHEYaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeather patternsWeatherClimateEnvironment and natureNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 08:42:52 GMTMultiple IS suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerrorismGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 27 May 2015 09:09:08 GMTText of Swiss prosecutors' statement on FIFA, Switzerland (AP) — Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption:iGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceCrimeSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsSwitzerlandZurichWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 09:01:08 GMTChina touts success of crackdown in restive Muslim region (AP) — China said Wednesday that it has foiled 181 terror plots since it started a crackdown a year ago on Islamic separatists in the northwestern region of Xinjiang that was prompted by a surge of violence that reached as far as Beijing.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 08:09:32 GMTCrew abandon North Sea freighter amid risk of explosion (AP) — Emergency officials say the crew of a freighter carrying fertilizer has abandoned the ship off the German coast because of the risk of explosion.iGeneral newsGermanyNorth SeaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:02:09 GMTErdogan promises private jet for top Muslim cleric, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will ask the government to provide a private jet to the country's top Muslim cleric, ignoring criticism caused by his earlier promise to give the cleric a Mercedes.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 07:58:43 GMTSerbia's PM Vucic in landmark visit to Albania, Albania (AP) — Albania is preparing to welcome Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the first Serbian leader ever to visit the nation.iGeneral newsAlbaniaSerbiaKosovoEastern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 07:45:51 GMTGroup: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar crimesActs of tortureInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:23:20 GMTUS authorities say FIFA vice presidents Webb, Figueredo among 14 indicted in corruption probe (AP) — US authorities say FIFA vice presidents Webb, Figueredo among 14 indicted in corruption probe.sGeneral newsSportsPolitical corruptionSports governanceMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsIndictmentsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMen's sportsSoccerLaw and order, 27 May 2015 09:26:02 GMTFleeing poverty, Bangladeshis caught in Asian boat crisis, Bangladesh (AP) — The traffickers spun stories that were unimaginable to their listeners, many who hailed from tiny Bangladeshi villages where almost no one earns more than a few dollars a day.By JULHAS ALAMiGeneral newsEconomyBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBangladeshMyanmarThailandMalaysiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:31:24 GMTThe Latest: Sharapova opening play on Day 4 at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 09:05:40 GMTIndia appoints 1st transgender head of college, India (AP) — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a women's college.iGeneral newsEducationGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 07:28:47 GMTSoccer world shocked by FIFA raids (AP) — Latest developments following the launching of criminal proceedings against FIFA officials in separate U.S. and Swiss corruption probes.The Associated PressiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsArrestsSoccerEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderCrimeZurichSwitzerlandQatarWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 27 May 2015 09:35:29 GMTIndia appoints 1st transgender as head of college, India (AP) — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a college, a top education official said Wednesday.iGeneral newsSchool administrationHigher educationEducationGender issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesIndiaKolkataSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:16:44 GMTDanish prime minister expected to call elections, Denmark (AP) — Danish government sources say Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt is likely to call parliamentary elections on Wednesday.By JAN M. OLSENiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsNational governmentsElectionsDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:11:44 GMTSwiss federal prosecutors open criminal proceedings related to 2018 and 2022 World Cups (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors open criminal proceedings related to 2018 and 2022 World Cups.sGeneral newsSportsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:39:05 GMTU2 brings its high-tech 'Innocence & Experience' tour to LA, Calif. (AP) — U2's latest live show included a call to fight AIDS, condemnation of the 1974 car bombings in Ireland, the voice of Stephen Hawking, high-tech stage gimmicks and just over two hours of music, including most of its 2014 album, "Songs of Innocence."By SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 08:38:59 GMTTravel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl (AP) — A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment regulationsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaQatarCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:20:19 GMTThailand revokes passports of ousted premier Thaksin (AP) — Thai authorities have revoked two passports belonging to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following an interview he gave in South Korea last week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:28:40 GMTFIFA says presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on Friday (AP) — FIFA says presidential election will go ahead as scheduled on Friday.iGeneral newsSportsElectionsProfessional soccerInternational soccerMen's soccerNational electionsGovernment and politicsSoccerMen's sports, 27 May 2015 09:27:20 GMTEx-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsPolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMexicoEl PasoTexasLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCalifornia, 27 May 2015 09:08:22 GMTVideo exposes divisions among Iran lawmakers over nuke talks, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media that shows lawmakers arguing over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers.iGeneral newsOnline mediaGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMediaIranMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:38:05 GMTPolice search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota, are trying to find out what prompted a U.S. airman to walk into a Wal-Mart Supercenter and kill one worker, injure another and then fatally shoot himself.By JAMES MacPHERSON and BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGrand ForksNorth DakotaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:13:26 GMTBetter than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNBA FinalsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthNFL footballProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:14:37 GMTSwiss open criminal proceedings in 2018, '22 World Cup votes (AP) — Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after six soccer officials were arrested Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsCriminal investigationsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFIFA World CupMen's soccer2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSports mediaLegal proceedingsCrimeSoccerElectionsLaw and orderEventsMen's sportsNational electionsGovernment and politicsZurichSwitzerlandUnited StatesQatarWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 09:08:09 GMTDutch police detain motorcycle gang members in raids HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have detained 19 people, most of them members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, in coordinated raids that spread into neighboring Belgium and Germany.iGeneral newsGangsArrestsSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw and orderCrimeNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:18:50 GMTThe Latest: Venus Williams fined $3.000 at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French OpensSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:18:19 GMTSwiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress (AP) — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. Sepp Blatter was not among them.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMen's soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSports mediaCrimeSoccerElectionsEventsMen's sportsNational electionsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderZurichSwitzerlandUnited StatesQatarWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 08:05:45 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Rick Santorum MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismPolitical action committeesCaucusesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 08:26:31 GMTChina fines chemical company $12M for polluting, jails staff (AP) — A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams.iBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsEnvironmental concernsLocal governmentsCorporate newsWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment and politicsWaste managementNatural resource managementCorrectional systemsLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:35:12 GMT5 Taliban figures exchanged for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (AP) — The five Taliban figures released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in May 2014 in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held hostage by the Taliban for nearly five years:By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:22:30 GMTBuddhists in Myanmar deny boat people are Rohingya, Myanmar (AP) — Several hundred protesters in Myanmar's main city are denying that boat people arriving on Southeast Asian shores are Rohingya Muslims, a religious minority the government and many others in the predominantly Buddhist nation say does not exist.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsBuddhismPolitical and civil unrestReligionSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonThailandAsia, 27 May 2015 09:34:32 GMTClinton returns to South Carolina, site of humbling '08 loss (AP) — The last time Hillary Rodman Clinton was in South Carolina, it was 2008 and she was on her way to losing the state's presidential primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama by close to 30 points.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCampaignsPrimary electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 08:31:19 GMTReform training sought for Singapore teen over blog, video (AP) — Prosecutors in Singapore say they are seeking reform training for a teenager who is refusing probation and who again made public the video and blog posts a court deemed offensive earlier this month.iGeneral newsBloggingOnline mediaMediaSingaporeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 09:31:11 GMTObama to raise money for Democratic Party in Miami (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party as it gears up for the campaign to succeed him.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 08:53:24 GMTVatican: Irish gay marriage vote a "defeat for humanity" CITY (AP) — The Vatican's secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a "defeat for humanity."iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageReligionSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:36:41 GMTElectrical failure paralyzes much Belgian air traffic (AP) — An electrical failure has paralyzed much of the air traffic in and over Belgium and should cause delays, detours and cancellations of flights for several hours.iGeneral newsBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:41:59 GMTSwiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA's headquarters in graft probe (AP) — Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA's headquarters in graft probe.iGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerBribery, graft and conflicts of interestProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsCrimeSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 08:25:30 GMT