FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 May 2015 08:47:53 -0700US closes probe after Can-Am Spyder maker agrees to recall (AP) — U.S. safety regulators have closed an investigation of fires in Can-Am Spyder three-wheeled motorcycles after the manufacturer agreed to a recall.fBusiness, 26 May 2015 14:14:15 GMTJohn Murphy, NY congressman convicted in Abscam, dies at 88 YORK (AP) — Former Congressman John Murphy, who represented Staten Island for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died. He was 88.aGeneral newsObituariesPolitical corruptionPolitical scandalsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesCrimeUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 26 May 2015 14:25:47 GMTGroup says Turkish court rules against president's palace, Turkey (AP) — A pressure group says Turkey's top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land.iGeneral newsSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:12:44 GMTBalkan leaders wary of Macedonia crisis fallout, Albania (AP) — Albania's president and other Balkan leaders expressed concern Tuesday that the ongoing crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the region's efforts to add new members to the European Union.By LLAZAR SEMINIiGeneral newsSummitsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsAlbaniaSerbiaBulgariaMacedoniaTiranaEuropeEastern Europe, 26 May 2015 15:29:00 GMTAuthor of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole, N.H. (AP) — A woman whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the case of Pamela Smart, who plotted with her teenage lover to kill her husband, is asking the governor to consider parole.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentBooks and literatureCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crime, 26 May 2015 15:08:54 GMTGroup urges EU to accept far more asylum seekers than 20,000 (AP) — The world's leading migration group is urging the European Union to accept far more asylum seekers than the 20,000 it has planned to take under a new EU scheme to resettle people in need of protection.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsMigration ratesDemographicsSocial affairsImmigrationSocial issuesEurope, 26 May 2015 15:11:19 GMTReactor back 2 online weeks after fire at NY nuke plant, N.Y. (AP) — A reactor that was shut down during a transformer fire two weeks ago at a suburban New York nuclear power plant has returned to service.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersFiresUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:49:32 GMTFrench diplomat doesn't see Iran nuke deal by end of June (AP) — France's ambassador in Washington says world powers and Iran will probably miss an end-of-June deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 26 May 2015 15:10:56 GMTUS stocks broadly lower; strong dollar hits oil and energy YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell broadly Tuesday as investors fretted about Greece's debt crisis and soft demand for durable goods last month. A surge in the dollar pushed down energy prices, and, in turn, oil and gas stocks.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsManufacturing sector performanceUnited StatesGreeceNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:24:35 GMTUS home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesHome salesHome sellingHome buyingReal estatePricesEconomyResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:05:07 GMTParis celebrates WWII resistance heroes in Pantheon ceremony (AP) — Paris authorities are escorting coffins representing four World War II resistance figures through the French capital toward the Pantheon, the resting place of French heroes.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:15:24 GMTEnraged voters menace political status quo in Spain, Poland (AP) — Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain's ruling and main opposition parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups in a bid to form regional power sharing alliances while Poland's governing party assessed how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president.By ALAN CLENDENNING and VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsEconomyElectionsBusinessMadridSpainEuropePolandWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 26 May 2015 14:23:54 GMTUS new-home sales jump in April (AP) — More Americans bought new homes in April — evidence that the stronger job market is powering the housing sector.By JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesPricesHome buyingConstruction sector performanceEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeResidential real estateLifestyleLeading economic indicatorsLabor economy, 26 May 2015 14:44:16 GMTNew Mexico police officer fatally shot; person in custody RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A suburban Albuquerque police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop, the first time a Rio Rancho officer was fatally shot in the line of duty in the department's 34-year history.By RUSSELL CONTRERASaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew MexicoAlbuquerqueUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:08:19 GMTThe Latest: Djokovic wins 1st set at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 14:53:01 GMTGunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNorth DakotaGrand ForksUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:22:16 GMTSupreme Court sides with KBR in false claims dispute (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of defense contractor KBR Inc. in a whistleblower lawsuit over claims that the company overbilled the government for work in Iraq.wBusinessGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqMiddle East, 26 May 2015 14:47:37 GMTEasy start for Rafael Nadal at French Open (AP) — On his return to center court, nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal enjoyed a quiet Tuesday afternoon.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 14:37:46 GMTThe Latest on flooding: 3 die in Houston-area flooding a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsTornadoesAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMunicipal governmentsNatural disastersLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessTexasHoustonAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:23:49 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:56:43 GMTVermont's Sanders to kick off 2016 bid from Clinton's left, Vt. (AP) — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders formally launched his Democratic presidential campaign on Tuesday by vowing to start a "political revolution" to address core economic issues, massive student debt and the role of big money in politics.By DAVE GRAM and KEN THOMASaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionEconomyNational electionsElectionsLocal electionsBusinessVermontBurlingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:13:29 GMTThe Latest: Toni says confidence, not shots, is the problem (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWimbledon ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:08:23 GMTArizona House Democrat to challenge McCain for Senate (AP) — Democratic Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick said Tuesday she will challenge Republican John McCain for his Senate seat next year, launching an uphill bid to unseat the five-term senator in the GOP-leaning state.By ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:21:30 GMTCops kill man suspected in ex's slaying outside NY casino YORK (AP) — The hunt for a man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend outside a casino ended Tuesday morning with police killing him in an elementary school parking lot.By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:57:28 GMTSmall business jet rolls partly off runway at Baltimore (AP) — Aviation officials say a small business jet rolled partly off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:39:45 GMTNavy medical research lab in Connecticut gets new commander, Conn. (AP) — A psychiatrist with lengthy service aboard submarines, Navy Capt. Steven Wechsler for the past three years has led a little-known medical research laboratory in Groton, where teams of scientists work to better understand the wellness of sailors serving in the undersea fleet.By MICHAEL MELIAaBusinessGeneral newsMilitary leadershipArmed forcesMedical researchMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHealthConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:24:13 GMTPoland to offer safe haven to 60 Syrian Christian families, Poland (AP) — Poland's Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz says the country will take in 60 Christian families fleeing violence in Syria.iGeneral newsPolandSyriaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 26 May 2015 14:46:07 GMTTexas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived.By PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationAccommodationsTexasSan MarcosAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:08:08 GMTConsumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market (AP) — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsLabor economy, 26 May 2015 14:40:12 GMTPolice: Dozens shot, 8 killed in separate shootings (AP) — Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight killed in a series of separate weekend shootings.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:23:08 GMTFrench bill seeks to boost renewable energy, cut nuclear use (AP) — France's lower house of parliament has approved a bill aimed at boosting renewable energy and reducing the country's reliance on nuclear power, among other environment-friendly measures.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsIndustriesEnvironmental concernsLegislationAir qualityFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 26 May 2015 15:16:40 GMTMyanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.By ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBuddhismNazismHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRace and ethnicityReligionMyanmarSoutheast AsiaNorwayOsloAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:14:25 GMTEnraged voters reject political status quo in Spain, Poland (AP) — Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain's major parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups while Poland's governing party assessed how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president.By ALAN CLENDENNING and VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsEconomyElectionsBusinessPolandMadridSpainEuropeEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 26 May 2015 15:06:55 GMTSwedish student who vanished in 1982 matched to bones in US, Calif. (AP) — Bones found in the San Francisco Bay Area are those of a Swedish exchange student who disappeared more than 30 years ago, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsCrimeInternational studentsEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaFremontSan FranciscoNovatoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:32:17 GMTConor Daly to replace James Hinchcliffe in Detroit (AP) — Conor Daly will replace James Hinchcliffe for this weekend's doubleheader in Detroit.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisDetroitIndianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 26 May 2015 14:28:13 GMT18-year-old gets 25 years for grandparents' deaths in fire, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing her grandparents, who were found in their burned home.aGeneral newsFiresCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:57:10 GMTAmtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, following a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the engineer's actions just before the crash.By JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustries, 26 May 2015 15:19:32 GMTSen. Mitch McConnell working on memoir YORK (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.By HILLEL ITALIEaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureBooks and literatureEntertainment, 26 May 2015 15:23:11 GMTThe Latest on IS: Sandstorm engulfs Iraq's contested Anbar p.m. (1515 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIraqSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:15:11 GMTThe Latest on flooding: 3 people dead in Harris County a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsTornadoesAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessTexasHoustonAustinLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 15:05:52 GMTNielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 26 May 2015 14:47:28 GMT11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning, Mass. (AP) — Parts of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Roman Catholic Church could easily be mistaken for someone's living room, if not for the stained glass window depicting Mother Cabrini.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 14:45:34 GMTGreece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash, Greece (AP) — Greece is proposing to legalize tax-dodgers' undeclared money for a fee, a way to raise money as the country tries to reach a deal with creditors to get more bailout money and avoid default.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 15:07:47 GMTDanish radio station slammed after allegedly killing rabbit, Denmark (AP) — A Danish radio station has been met with a storm of angry protests after its hosts claimed they clubbed a young rabbit to death on air with a bicycle pump.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersDenmarkWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 14:57:52 GMTFormer British premier: Refugees overwhelm Lebanese schools (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now a United Nations special education envoy, says Syrian refugees have overwhelmed Lebanese public schools, which need more global support.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 26 May 2015 14:43:58 GMTConsumer confidence rises slightly in May (AP) — The Conference Board says consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement.By PAUL WISEMANwBusinessGeneral news, 26 May 2015 14:14:35 GMTSupreme Court clarifies power of bankruptcy judges (AP) — The Supreme Court says bankruptcy courts have authority to rule on disputes that fall outside the bankruptcy proceedings if the parties to the case consent.wBusinessGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryNational courtsNational governments, 26 May 2015 14:31:08 GMTSweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks, India (AP) — More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 15:21:42 GMTEgyptian officials investigate police killing of student (AP) — Egyptian authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police, a judicial official said Tuesday, the latest in series of cases alleging brutality by security forces.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsCriminal investigationsWar and unrestCrimePoliceLaw and orderViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 May 2015 14:15:50 GMTGrave of assassinated Burkina Faso leader exhumed, Burkina Faso (AP) — Authorities have exhumed human remains from the grave of an assassinated president of Burkina Faso, nearly three decades after he was killed.iGeneral newsPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfrica, 26 May 2015 14:58:09 GMT