FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sun, 24 May 2015 06:11:51 -0700The Latest: Radio talk crucial for Monaco GP drivershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd9c66c511147678f4c9154025d9481The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from Formula One's Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. The latest from the tracks:By JEROME PUGMIRE and DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesFormula OneMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerIndyCarIndianapolis 500Athlete healthMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentRadio programsMen's sportsSoccerEventsMonacoIndianaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bd9c66c511147678f4c9154025d9481Sun, 24 May 2015 12:57:52 GMT60th birthday for Cannes' Palme d'Or top film trophyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9546b87c75f648e48b44b2f2206dd3daCANNES, France (AP) — As the Palme d'Or sits in its cushioned box awaiting Sunday's Cannes winner, the film festival's top prize might be taking stock of its own lifetime of achievements — on this, its 60th birthday.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9546b87c75f648e48b44b2f2206dd3daSun, 24 May 2015 11:34:52 GMTMali: Rebels capture soldiers after fighting In northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ca204c8194042998a277da0a9a3fee8BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Separatist rebels in northern Mali say they are holding 19 soldiers from the national army following recent fighting.iGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8ca204c8194042998a277da0a9a3fee8Sun, 24 May 2015 12:43:34 GMTThe Latest: Hamilton looks for 4th win of season at Monacohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d8ac34dbef46a6aeab9093166d935fMONACO (AP) — 1:45 p.m. (1145 GMT)By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingFormula OneMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsSoccerMusicMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/15d8ac34dbef46a6aeab9093166d935fSun, 24 May 2015 11:51:38 GMTCannes fans eager to know: Who will get coveted Palme d'Or?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f2a828867394a0c80f3e0840cd8a1d2CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.By JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalCelebrityEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f2a828867394a0c80f3e0840cd8a1d2Sun, 24 May 2015 12:28:34 GMTSaudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76210009169d437984c99d0531e4a5ddRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's king on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people at a Shiite mosque in the country's east, calling it a "heinous terrorist attack" that runs against Islamic and human values.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerrorismWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76210009169d437984c99d0531e4a5ddSun, 24 May 2015 12:07:52 GMTBurundi opposition figures go into hiding following killinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce0d34166174004ad9daf84d88beaf2BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Many of Burundi's opposition figures have gone into hiding after the killing of an opposition leader, said an opposition politician Sunday.By GERARD NZOHABONA and TOM ODULAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cce0d34166174004ad9daf84d88beaf2Sun, 24 May 2015 12:32:04 GMTSusan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6a2a5c32ee44c269a7331f82d9b4b76KALLABARI, Nepal (AP) — Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon is urging tourists to come to Nepal, where two powerful earthquakes in the last month killed thousands of people and raised concerns that the nation's vital tourism industry could be seriously hurt.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainment2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTravelEventsLifestyleNepalSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6a2a5c32ee44c269a7331f82d9b4b76Sun, 24 May 2015 12:05:16 GMTAll eyes on Coen brothers as Cannes readies for Palme d'Orhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c719aa9b36d4000b1616893b61af033CANNES, France (AP) — Just what film directors Joel and Ethan Coen are thinking is a question that has long bedeviled moviegoers. Now they have the Cannes Film Festival on pins and needles, too.By JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalCelebrityEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c719aa9b36d4000b1616893b61af033Sun, 24 May 2015 11:49:01 GMTMalaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab54c4a2a044fef9fd3a0a9c11aaeeeKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMANiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesSmugglingCrimeImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman welfareMalaysiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarIndonesiaBangkokBangladeshUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ab54c4a2a044fef9fd3a0a9c11aaeeeSun, 24 May 2015 11:02:43 GMTThe Latest: Mikhail Youzhny first man out at Roland Garroshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0ffaf96f2014b19a6b28889b09080a2PARIS (AP) — 12:19 p.m. (1019 GMT)By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f0ffaf96f2014b19a6b28889b09080a2Sun, 24 May 2015 10:23:55 GMTThe Latest: Alonso handed 5-second penalty at Monaco GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9700bb61ae6e4a158e92c7cf767c0fbc2:20 p.m. (1220 GMT)By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingFormula OneMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsSoccerMusicMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9700bb61ae6e4a158e92c7cf767c0fbcSun, 24 May 2015 12:30:44 GMTResidents rescued from flooded homes in Texas, Oklahomahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba9faff67a94de9b53964318ffbdebcWIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Flooding in Texas and Oklahoma has led to numerous evacuations and rescues, including some of residents stranded on rooftops and in attics.aGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba9faff67a94de9b53964318ffbdebcSun, 24 May 2015 13:00:33 GMTEthiopians vote in 1st election without former strongmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba47a325ee7e4b1793801b14cebe9b6bADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopians started voting Sunday in national and regional elections in which the ruling party is expected to maintain its iron-clad grip on power.By ELIAS MESERETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsNational governmentsEthiopiaAddis AbabaEast AfricaEritreaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba47a325ee7e4b1793801b14cebe9b6bSun, 24 May 2015 10:57:05 GMTDefense secretary: Islamic State group shows of Ramadi evidences Iraqi lack "will to fight"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a4aa33520ee45b5b00f85de4cca2089WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense secretary: Islamic State group shows of Ramadi evidences Iraqi lack "will to fight"wGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a4aa33520ee45b5b00f85de4cca2089Sun, 24 May 2015 13:00:47 GMTNegotiator: Iran agrees to 'managed access' to nuclear siteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/055a2ac32969422e9dd00becb7ebb1b6TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors "managed access" to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation's supreme leader.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/055a2ac32969422e9dd00becb7ebb1b6Sun, 24 May 2015 10:50:00 GMTVideo purports to show kidnapped Chinese tourist in Pakistanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa6b63791f441219c91de65c1d7b5cfDERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A militant video released Sunday purported to show a Chinese tourist kidnapped by Taliban-allied fighters in Pakistan a year ago asking for his government to help him be released.By ISHTIAQ MAHSUDiGeneral newsPeshawar school massacreKidnappingEventsCrimeTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestPakistanChinaSouth AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa6b63791f441219c91de65c1d7b5cfSun, 24 May 2015 10:19:49 GMTThe Latest: Halep to open play on Center Courthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d39bd048c6dd4db3874c65d660de8e18PARIS (AP) — The latest from the French Open, the year's second Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d39bd048c6dd4db3874c65d660de8e18Sun, 24 May 2015 09:02:28 GMTGerman police confirm 6 killed in Alpine guesthouse firehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d2b91c1d3d8441eb956c2e134c0e9bdBERLIN (AP) — Police in Germany say they have recovered the bodies of six people killed in a fire at a guesthouse in the Alps.iGeneral newsFiresPoliceAccidents and disastersLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d2b91c1d3d8441eb956c2e134c0e9bdSun, 24 May 2015 10:05:53 GMTThe Latest: Halep wary of next opponent in French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28da0812765843068fa9adafd20d70a7PARIS (AP) — 2:01 p.m. (1201 GMT)By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28da0812765843068fa9adafd20d70a7Sun, 24 May 2015 12:09:14 GMTThe Latest on flooding: Authorities conduct water rescueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7b909e7527b4f0684cd83960fb6f74cOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 6:30 a.m.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsAccidents and disastersTrafficTransportationOklahomaTexasOklahoma CityKansasWichita FallsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7b909e7527b4f0684cd83960fb6f74cSun, 24 May 2015 11:36:46 GMTOfficial: Israel thanked US for blocking nuclear documenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956b0901fc48444f96433892841a31bdJERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has thanked the U.S. for blocking a global document at the United Nations aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, a rare bright spot amid strained relations between the two countries.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956b0901fc48444f96433892841a31bdSun, 24 May 2015 08:53:20 GMT'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13030739eb4b42f5a620cfae3dda0161DUBLIN (AP) — They hugged, they cheered, they cried at the news.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansChristianityMarriageReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesDublinIrelandEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13030739eb4b42f5a620cfae3dda0161Sun, 24 May 2015 10:03:52 GMTPoles vote in cliffhanger presidential election runoffhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/876a98992a06412fad56fc63f5edf5eaWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles were voting Sunday in the final round of a cliffhanger presidential election race between the conservative incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski and an even more conservative challenger.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsRun-off electionsNational electionsPolandEuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/876a98992a06412fad56fc63f5edf5eaSun, 24 May 2015 08:25:32 GMTAt Cannes, Michel Franco's 'Chronic' looks death in the facehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed94a20eecc540c3a5699ccd7a67835cCANNES, France (AP) — Death is something we'd all like to avoid. But director Michel Franco thinks a reluctance to look at the end of life is unhealthy.By JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed94a20eecc540c3a5699ccd7a67835cSun, 24 May 2015 08:21:32 GMTThe Latest: Federer through to 2nd round at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87965651a80a4a778bb663563cad219aPARIS (AP) — 2:43 p.m. (1243 GMT)By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87965651a80a4a778bb663563cad219aSun, 24 May 2015 12:49:35 GMTSaudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operativehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29382bb608f7467fa3ab34c454d49fabRIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing up an earlier claim by the group.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29382bb608f7467fa3ab34c454d49fabSun, 24 May 2015 10:54:38 GMTCarter says Iraq's 'will to fight' at issue after Ramadihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0647f9e6d56a4da292e8433bebdcf3f9WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi is evidence that Iraqi forces do not have the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said, in the harshest assessment yet from a high-ranking Obama administration official of Iraqi fighters and the loss of the provincial capitalwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0647f9e6d56a4da292e8433bebdcf3f9Sun, 24 May 2015 13:02:05 GMTWoman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e18c1e58138543c2ac0d4f05a74ff5d2BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts woman has used her own obituary to convey a final message on Tom Brady and the "Deflategate" scandal.aGeneral newsSportsObituariesProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e18c1e58138543c2ac0d4f05a74ff5d2Sun, 24 May 2015 09:23:22 GMTThe Latest: Golden oldies breaking records at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead808cff2b34fcc96eb2691aaa82b0dPARIS (AP) — 11:57 a.m. (0957 GMT)By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ead808cff2b34fcc96eb2691aaa82b0dSun, 24 May 2015 10:02:52 GMTHawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsantohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37ca6f0f201421db91ac47730cba8f9HONOLULU (AP) — Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.By CATHY BUSSEWITZhtBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsFood scienceAgricultural scienceScienceGeneticsBiologyBiotechnologyTechnologyAgriculture and food technologyIndustrial technologyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMaterials industryPolitical and civil unrestHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37ca6f0f201421db91ac47730cba8f9Sun, 24 May 2015 07:57:37 GMTPope says Romero was killed out of hatred for his faithhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f180b3afa7246e19ec035616c0564a7VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square on Pentecost Sunday to take "the heroic examples" of a slain El Salvadoran bishop and an Italian nun who worked in Kenya who were beatified this weekend.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6f180b3afa7246e19ec035616c0564a7Sun, 24 May 2015 11:03:16 GMTLocal media: Burundi opposition figure shot dead in capitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2c228c6f2674c27a86a55e50fe765bbKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday by unknown assailants in the nation's capital, Bujumbura, local media reported.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestMediaViolent crimeCrimeBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaUgandaCentral AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2c228c6f2674c27a86a55e50fe765bbSun, 24 May 2015 10:27:34 GMTLatvala wins Rally of Portugal ahead of Ogierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0cb1c4c0af241268891d2bcc478bf2bFAFE, Portugal (AP) — Jari-Matti Latvala won the Rally of Portugal after holding off Volkswagen teammate and two-time defending world champion Sebastien Ogier on Sunday.sSportsAutomobile racingPortugalWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d0cb1c4c0af241268891d2bcc478bf2bSun, 24 May 2015 13:01:55 GMTThe Latest: Glitz and glamor typify unique Monaco Grand Prixhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e1e771bc47477e9acfe1f5929eafbeMONACO (AP) — The Associated Press covers the biggest day in motorsports, from the Monaco Grand Prix to the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600. We start with Formula One:By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13e1e771bc47477e9acfe1f5929eafbeSun, 24 May 2015 10:52:55 GMTThe Latest: 3rd seed Halep through to French Open 2nd roundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2df84452c24f4af9a3077f38cfd4ce0fPARIS (AP) — 12:45 a.m. (1034 GMT)By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2df84452c24f4af9a3077f38cfd4ce0fSun, 24 May 2015 10:54:08 GMTMalaysia finds mass graves of suspected trafficking victimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/087138be9e46403f96823bfe42e813b3KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police said Sunday they have discovered mass graves in more than a dozen abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand, where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar have been held.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeMalaysiaThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/087138be9e46403f96823bfe42e813b3Sun, 24 May 2015 08:00:41 GMTAnnual Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' honors veteranshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44e1fad1d73d4c52bf6cbd1589b877ffWASHINGTON (AP) — The roar of motorcycle engines is filling the air in the nation's capital.wGeneral newsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44e1fad1d73d4c52bf6cbd1589b877ffSun, 24 May 2015 13:03:18 GMTSyrian army says helicopter crashes in country's northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f6e4683b1af42aabd1ba2981d549439BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says a military helicopter has crashed at the northern air base of Kweiras, killing all its crew.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2f6e4683b1af42aabd1ba2981d549439Sun, 24 May 2015 09:19:37 GMTThe Latest: Film celebs, sports stars turn up at Monaco GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c8c034297d442bc9a4dc9b303be359fMONACO (AP) — 1:30 p.m. (1130 GMT)By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingMoviesFormula OneMen's soccerProfessional soccerEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMusicMen's sportsSoccerMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c8c034297d442bc9a4dc9b303be359fSun, 24 May 2015 11:37:44 GMTWomen's walk across Koreas' DMZ denied; they cross by bushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d42d1614b1a4d28a9e67e6eb203cac8DORASAN STATION, South Korea (AP) — Female activists including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace laureates were denied an attempt to walk across the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea on Sunday, but were allowed to cross by bus and complete what one of them called a landmark event.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d42d1614b1a4d28a9e67e6eb203cac8Sun, 24 May 2015 09:38:58 GMTLocal elections in Spain test upstart parties' voter appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08ba1ad1a92405abffb86243509826dMADRID (AP) — Voters began casting ballots Sunday across much of Spain in local elections that could see two upstart parties end nearly four decades of dominance by the ruling conservative Popular Party and its rival, the center-left Socialists.By HAROLD HECKLEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLocal electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsSpainMadridBarcelonaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b08ba1ad1a92405abffb86243509826dSun, 24 May 2015 11:38:11 GMTSyrian helicopter crashes; activists say militants downed ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d480e1f1892249308a6949960b53c0a3BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military helicopter crashed Sunday at the northern air base of Kweiras, killing all its crew, state TV said, as an activist group said it was shot down by Islamic State militants.iGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesPolitical activismAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d480e1f1892249308a6949960b53c0a3Sun, 24 May 2015 09:58:52 GMTResidents along Blanco River in Texas urged to evacuatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a1e4a8cee0d48e5b97cfb7cb23e9d4eWIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are urging residents in a small Central Texas community to evacuate as the nearby Blanco River continues to rise and cause flooding.aGeneral newsWeatherEvacuationsStormsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a1e4a8cee0d48e5b97cfb7cb23e9d4eSun, 24 May 2015 09:19:05 GMTThe Latest on flooding: Firefighter dies in floodwatershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da25657cefd248059724b858e201de6fOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — 7:50 a.m.aGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersTrafficTransportationOklahomaTexasOklahoma CityKansasWichita FallsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da25657cefd248059724b858e201de6fSun, 24 May 2015 12:53:29 GMTCannes celebrities protected by seagull-deterrent falconshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41c3c29490249f69c26f72009ed74b9CANNES, France (AP) — As Mary J. Blige walked outside with her entourage and Mads Mikklesen sipped his chilled glass of wine, the VIP guests of Cannes' Grand Hyatt Martinez appeared blissfully unaware of the dangers circling above their heads.By THOMAS ADAMSONiGeneral newsBirdsCelebrityAnimalsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a41c3c29490249f69c26f72009ed74b9Sun, 24 May 2015 10:31:23 GMTPerry seeks to win over Iowa, a handshake at a timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8269804ba52c4f8798a694e2e21fbf4fLE MARS, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is working his way through small-town Iowa one handshake, bear hug and backslap at a time.By CATHERINE LUCEY and STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPrimary electionsVotingPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaLe MarsTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8269804ba52c4f8798a694e2e21fbf4fSun, 24 May 2015 12:34:10 GMTThe Latest: Hamilton makes a good start at Monaco GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5b0b9ae1d04077b06e1e460a2314c0MONACO (AP) — 2:10 p.m. (1210 GMT)By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsCelebrityAutomobile racingFormula OneMoviesMen's soccerProfessional soccerEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsSoccerMusicMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cf5b0b9ae1d04077b06e1e460a2314c0Sun, 24 May 2015 12:11:56 GMTUK's Labour Party says it won't try to block EU referendumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24a6810bdd314c809353d295e4ee35d9LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition Labour Party says it won't try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/24a6810bdd314c809353d295e4ee35d9Sun, 24 May 2015 10:13:32 GMTStreets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer's acquittalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdec2f5ea31a48079b5951af29f980e1CLEVELAND (AP) — The streets largely remained calm Sunday morning after police in riot gear made numerous arrests overnight of protesters angered by a patrolman's acquittal in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects in a barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeArrestsHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdec2f5ea31a48079b5951af29f980e1Sun, 24 May 2015 11:27:31 GMT