FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 07:28:32 -0700Dutch government to sell off nationalized ABN Amro bank HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government says it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases beginning later this year, seven years after the state took over the ailing bank amid the turmoil of the global financial crisis.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOwnership changesCorporate newsGovernment business and financeNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 14:06:00 GMTUS consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April for the third straight month, suggesting that an improving economy could be setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic growthEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:27:31 GMTTimeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays (AP) — Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Friday's referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage is the latest landmark in decades of struggle for Ireland's homosexual minority to gain greater rights and respect.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageCrimeGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReligious issuesReligionLegislationLegislatureUnited KingdomDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:03:45 GMTUS stocks open mostly lower; oil price slides YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in early trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustries, 22 May 2015 13:41:12 GMTDeere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales in its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year.fBusinessConstruction sector performanceFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMolineUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:58:45 GMTWinds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill, Calif. (AP) — Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersWater environmentGovernment regulationsAnimalsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:57:11 GMTSurveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol (AP) — Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats.By ERICA WERNERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLiberalismLegislationState governmentsPolitical partiesIntelligence agenciesNational securityGovernment surveillancePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:26:41 GMTKenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaUgandaSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 13:31:03 GMTCANNES WATCH: Longoria a success behind the camera, France (AP) — There's been much talk at the Cannes Film Festival about how to boost the ranks of women directors and producers. Eva Longoria is a good example of a success story.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:51:49 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 14:16:25 GMTForecaster warns of flooding during Memorial Day weekend, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains.aGeneral newsWeatherStormsFunerals and memorial servicesFloodsAccidents and disastersNormanTexasOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:53:49 GMTTuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.By THOMAS PEIPERTtTravelLifestyleState legislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:04:36 GMTNepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain, Nepal (AP) — Geologists were sent to earthquake-damaged mountain villages in Nepal this week to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month, an official said Friday.iGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersEventsAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 14:29:03 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 electronics technology invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyCrimeSuperconductivityMaterials scienceChinaUnited StatesPhiladelphiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 22 May 2015 13:45:38 GMTUS prosecutors to announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Connecticut say they are announcing federal charges related to the distribution of a party drug that led to the hospitalization of a dozen people at Wesleyan University.aGeneral newsHealthDrug-related crimeCrimeNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:16:47 GMTRally of Portugal cancels stage because of forest fires DO CASTELO, Portugal (AP) — Race organizers of the Rally of Portugal have canceled a stage on Friday because of forest fires.sSportsAutomobile racingDisaster planning and responseForestsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnvironment and naturePortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:11:47 GMTResident says 19 Shiites killed in Saudi suicide attack, 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, the Interior Ministry and residents said.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsReligious strifeBombingsPrayerCrimeWar and unrestTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastYemen, 22 May 2015 13:57:52 GMTEx-house sitter agrees to stay away from actor Luis Guzman JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who used to house-sit for character actor Luis Guzman has agreed to stay at least 300 feet away from him.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSt. JohnsburyVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:56:37 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 22 May 2015 13:22:52 GMTFrench court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions (AP) — France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:58:27 GMTOil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California.tTravelLifestyleCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:06:52 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseInternational relationsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonMalaysiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:29:41 GMTEar problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500 (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsIndyCarAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:24:50 GMTGuinea families transport bodies on public buses, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea-BissauAfrica, 22 May 2015 14:03:13 GMTJudge tosses portion of lawsuit in girl's bullying death, Fla. (AP) — A judge has tossed a portion of a lawsuit that alleged negligence against a cement company in the death of a 12-year-old central Florida girl who committed suicide after being bullied.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsSuicidesLaw and orderCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsLakelandFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:39:05 GMTObama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday (AP) — Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:55:18 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 welfareAnimalsAgricultureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentHealthGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:26:05 GMTUN says Hungarian questionnaire risks spreading xenophobia, Hungary (AP) — The United Nations human rights watchdog said Friday it was "shocked" by a Hungarian government questionnaire which links migration with terrorism, fearing it could bolster anti-immigration sentiments.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestHungaryBudapestEuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 14:11:07 GMTCholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees; UN call for help, Uganda (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says an outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesDisease outbreaksHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthTanzaniaUgandaEast AfricaBurundiAfrica, 22 May 2015 14:10:41 GMTSuspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of involvement in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre has insisted on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.iGeneral newsItalyTunisiaNorth AfricaWestern EuropeEuropeAfrica, 22 May 2015 13:41:17 GMTSuspicious package found at NYC's Grand Central Terminal YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have closed the area to the public.By MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:38:12 GMTPakistan fans buzzing in Lahore on return of major cricket, Pakistan (AP) — Guarded by hundreds of police, Gaddafi Stadium was filled to capacity and buzzing in anticipation of the first major cricket match in Pakistan in six years on Friday.By RIZWAN ALIsSportsCricketPakistanLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 13:29:52 GMTMichael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film', France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.By JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:15:54 GMTEx-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths (AP) — After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeFiresLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:51:56 GMTUS stocks mostly fall on lower oil prices, inflation report YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in early trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors were weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a government report that suggested a slight increase in inflation. Investors are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.By BERNARD CONDON and KELVIN CHANaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHong KongEast AsiaNorth AmericaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 22 May 2015 14:17:34 GMTVinci and Knapp to meet in Nuremberg Cup final, Germany (AP) — Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury.sSportsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisTennisAthlete healthWomen's sportsNurembergGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 13:29:38 GMTGeocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md., Md. (AP) — The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH'-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention.tTravelLifestyleHobbiesRecreation and leisureOutdoor recreationMarylandHagerstownUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:09:28 GMTJoel McHale to host annual ESPY awards YORK (AP) — Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentAward showsCelebrity, 22 May 2015 13:35:50 GMTMali separatists accuse army of public executions of 9, Mali (AP) — A coalition of separatist groups says Malian soldiers executed nine Tuareg residents of a village in the country's north.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 13:56:05 GMTAP Interview: $100 billion Saudi city to be ready by 2035 SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A $100 billion city-from-scratch in Saudi Arabia is to be completed by 2035 and will serve as the main logistics and manufacturing hub for countries on the Red Sea, the world's "largest new emerging market," said the CEO of the company in charge of the mega-project.By KARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsWorld Economic Forum Annual MeetingEventsEconomyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsJordanSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastJiddahRed Sea, 22 May 2015 13:33:36 GMTPrivate equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's (AP) — Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, ending family ownership of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to its first drive-thru in 1939.By DAN SEWELLfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:07:53 GMTAustralia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestMusicEventsAustraliaViennaEuropeRussiaUkraineAustriaOceaniaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 13:08:41 GMTCruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston (AP) — A cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day roundtrip from Boston has returned stateside.aBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:34:27 GMTHere come the judges as 'AGT' returns for its 10th season YORK (AP) — "They keep telling people it's the 10th anniversary. But it's the fourth season, as far as I'm concerned," says Howard Stern, who joined "America's Got Talent" as a judge in 2012.By FRAZIER MOOREeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentPaintingVisual arts, 22 May 2015 14:04:49 GMTEgypt's president: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremism SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive ongoing crackdown on Islamists, said on Friday that the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsEgyptJordanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 14:05:16 GMTChicago's O'Hare Airport building new rental car hub (AP) — O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is bringing all of its scattered rental car facilities together under one roof in a $782 million project.tTravelLifestyleCar rentalConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 13:08:32 GMTChina's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.By DIDI TANGtTravelLifestyleLeisure travelChinaBeijingEast AsiaThailandGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 22 May 2015 13:05:56 GMTNazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArts and collectibles auctionsPaintingNazismShoppingLifestyleVisual artsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 14:28:21 GMTEU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm, Latvia (AP) — The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.By KARL RITTER and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsRigaMoscowEuropeCrimeaRussiaGeorgiaLatviaMoldovaUkraineEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 14:29:22 GMTAspiring Asia leader China takes no role in Rohingya crisis (AP) — Malaysia has begun searching for thousands of boat people believed stranded in the Andaman Sea. From a hemisphere away in Washington, the U.S. said it will send navy planes. Even the small African nation of Gambia has offered help, saying it could take in the migrants.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesInternational incidentsSearch and rescue effortsEconomyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsBusinessChinaEast AsiaMyanmarBeijingSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaSouth AsiaThailandUnited StatesGambiaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 14:10:46 GMT