FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 May 2015 15:01:52 -0700How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Friday sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock markets, 29 May 2015 20:43:05 GMTWarriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, Calif. (AP) — The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA FinalsAthlete healthHead injuriesMen's basketballDiagnosis and treatmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsInjuriesHealth, 29 May 2015 21:23:58 GMTThe Latest: Holmes says he hoped to be stopped before attack p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment surveillanceLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:16:22 GMTOfficials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19, Pakistan (AP) — Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and battled with security forces on Friday, a Pakistani official said.By ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsHijackingTerrorismCrimePakistanLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 20:17:52 GMTFigures on government spending and debt (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment finance, 29 May 2015 21:27:29 GMTTexas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 years, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a handful of cheaters.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsHealthSportsPrimary and secondary educationDopingDoping regulationsEducation standardsHigh school sportsHigh school footballEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:35:46 GMTSteve Martin reflects on his career as he receives AFI honor ANGELES (AP) — In the early 1980s, when Steve Martin was a fledgling movie star, he recalls attending the American Film Institute's celebration of Frank Capra and how Hollywood glitterati swirled around the Oscar-winning filmmaker.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMusicHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:08:48 GMTCanadian diplomat's son in court in drug-related killings (AP) — A senior Canadian diplomat has testified that a son charged in a fatal drug-related shootout was never in trouble and was strongly influenced by his older brother, who was slain.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeDiplomacyLaw and orderCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiamiCanadaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:26:49 GMTNews media oppose gag order in Baltimore's Freddie Gray case (AP) — The Associated Press and 18 other news organizations asked a judge Friday to deny prosecutors' request for a gag order in the case against six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, who sustained a severe spinal injury in police custody.aGeneral newsCrimeNewspapersFreedom of the pressNews mediaViolent crimeMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:25:19 GMTAPNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:41:37 GMT2 charged in kidnap-for-ransom plot against businessman, Calif. (AP) — Two Northern California men have been charged with kidnapping a businessman who was found alive bound and blindfolded in the trunk of a car.aGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeTheftCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:02:24 GMTSo far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open (AP) — One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 20:18:22 GMTFuel and potential fires for the US economy ahead (AP) — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyInternational tradeRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:06:12 GMTGinsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:58:10 GMTChinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says (AP) — U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for military purposes.By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATTHEW PENNINGTONiGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentMilitary and defenseChinaBeijingSouth China SeaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaSingaporeDistrict of ColumbiaEast China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:33:17 GMTFIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.By PETER PRENGAMAN and VICENTE PANETTAiGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTax evasionCopa AmericaInternational soccerSports mediaExtraditionSports marketingCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerSports governancePolitical corruptionCriminal investigationsCorporate crimeSoccerCrimeEventsLaw and orderSports businessCorporate taxesCorporate newsBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesMen's soccerMen's sportsArgentinaSouth AmericaBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos AiresNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:52:13 GMTUS presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisis, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessSummitsEconomyGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDresdenGermanyGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 20:44:11 GMTAmazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over several years.By JULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessGeneral newsCloud computingGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsComputing and information technologyTechnologyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:48:26 GMTSilk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five people he tried to have killed.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and JAKE PEARSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and order, 29 May 2015 21:21:48 GMTPhysicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002 in online auction, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist now facing memory loss and potential medical bills has sold for $765,002.By KEITH RIDLERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNobel PrizesPhysicsEventsOwnership changesCorporate newsIdahoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:58:02 GMTPolice: Former youngest death-row inmate left suicide note (AP) — Indianapolis police say a woman who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate left a suicide note that described her struggle to survive outside the prison walls that were her home for nearly 30 years.aGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:41:51 GMTHastert rose to speakership among the scandals of others (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.By ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsSchool athleticsLegislatureHouse electionsPolitical scandalsHigh school sportsImpeachmentsPolitical issuesEducationSocial affairsElectionsSports, 29 May 2015 20:29:25 GMTObama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday that he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.By JIM KUHNHENNhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislationLegislatureGovernment surveillanceNational securityIntelligence agenciesPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policy, 29 May 2015 21:16:43 GMTJudge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might toss the lawsuit.By JIM SUHRaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePolitical activismLaw and orderEventsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:23:39 GMTStocks end week lower following disappointing economic data YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:35:07 GMTNavy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock is sending investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened.aGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:09:32 GMTLatest on flooding: Arkansas counties deemed disaster areas p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficNatural disastersEvacuationsAccidents and disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasKansasDallasUnited StatesHoustonAustinFort WorthLittle RockColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:31:52 GMTWashington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsDiplomacyInternational relationsEmbassiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsEventsWar and unrestEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:25:47 GMTHolmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:55:02 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsUnited States Presidential ElectionEntertainmentEventsTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionNational electionsElections, 29 May 2015 21:43:57 GMTGameStop and Greif are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and services, 29 May 2015 20:45:48 GMTAtlanta Falcons linebacker faces animal cruelty charge, Ga. (AP) — Police on Friday charged Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo with aggravated animal cruelty after his girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma.aGeneral newsSportsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeProfessional footballFootballMammalsAnimalsLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:04:57 GMTMagic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsCoachingMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:58:17 GMTOnce targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationCrimeNeo-NazismPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityNazismGovernment and politicsReadingPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:02:24 GMTNo 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting (AP) — Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.By MALCOLM J. FOSTER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 20:32:06 GMTJudge: Protesters must leave closed Catholic church June 5, Mass. (AP) — The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsReligionChristianitySocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:39:02 GMTPentagon: live anthrax may also have been sent to Australia (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008, in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to more than a dozen labs in the U.S. and South Korea.By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceAnthrax scaresArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAustraliaUnited StatesUtahOceaniaNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:12:02 GMTPaul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown (AP) — A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.By STEVE PEOPLES and TAMMY WEBBERhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGovernment programsLegislature2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment surveillanceEntertainment wrestlingNational securityWrestlingPolitical partiesIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesSportsMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesChicagoIllinoisSouth CarolinaNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:40:36 GMTHastert rose to speakership amid the scandals of others (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.By ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical issues, 29 May 2015 20:28:26 GMTTop-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsens LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively.By BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansChristianityCancerState legislatureReligionSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsHealthLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:12:24 GMTAnother round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and flooded homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 23 people in the U.S. and left 13 missing.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsEvacuationsTrafficTransportationStormsTexasDallasHoustonUnited StatesColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:48:10 GMTLatest on flooding: Homes ordered evacuated in Texas city p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsStormsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficAccidents and disastersNatural disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasDallasHoustonAustinKansasFort WorthUnited StatesColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:13:40 GMTThousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeral, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:45:50 GMTCanada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting video (AP) — Footage released Friday of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack.By CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntario, 29 May 2015 20:40:08 GMTTeam owner hopeful of James Hinchcliffe return by August (AP) — James Hinchcliffe's team is hopeful the IndyCar driver can be back by the beginning of August after his crash at Indianapolis.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:11:44 GMTProsecutors mulling appeal in FBI ruse case in Las Vegas VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to appeal a federal judge's order tossing out evidence collected by FBI agents posing as Internet repairmen during a Las Vegas Strip illegal bookmaking investigation.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsArrestsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and orderLas VegasUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:03:54 GMTHouse committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearing (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsSubpoenasLegislature hearingsLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislatureOpen governmentPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:48:20 GMT2 court fights after failed Atlantic City loan program, N.J. (AP) — The future of a company that Atlantic City's former mayor gave $3 million by to run a loan program that has yet to make a loan is being sorted out in two courts.By JOSH CORNFIELDaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAtlantic CityNew JerseyTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:07:06 GMTBaby on board: NASCAR driver Landon Cassill a father, Del. (AP) — Landon Cassill is ready to take a run at fatherhood with the birth of a son.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARParentingRelationshipsLifestyleDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:17:28 GMTFEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claims, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.By MICHAEL CATALINIaBusinessGeneral newsHurricane Sandy 2012WeatherFloodsGovernment and politicsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsPersonal insurancePersonal financeFinancial servicesIndustriesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 21:16:32 GMT