FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 May 2015 08:56:56 -0700Atlantic City sues over failed community loan program CITY, N.J. (AP) — A 2-year-old loan program that was supposed to lend as much as $40 million to struggling homeowners and businesses in this cash-strapped resort city has given out nothing and has instead led to a federal lawsuit.By JOSH CORNFIELDaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsSmall business financingLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSmall businessAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesTennesseeNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:41:44 GMTMystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved (AP) — The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean.iBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsOdditiesLifestyleSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:47:13 GMTDetroit suburb reaches $1.4M settlement in police beating, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer for a man who was severely beaten by a police officer says a Detroit suburb has agreed to settle a lawsuit for nearly $1.4 million.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsPolice brutalityLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:21:40 GMTAdministration asks judge to toss House health care suit (AP) — Obama administration attorneys urged a skeptical federal judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.By ERICA WERNERwHealthGovernment and politicsHigher educationLegislatureNational courtsExecutive branchLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:26:36 GMTCarter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping (AP) — U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq.By LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsGeneral newsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:32:12 GMTThe Latest: Aches and pains bother Djokovic at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisAthlete injuriesTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFranceParisJapanGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 15:29:56 GMTParis doctors strike to protest working hours reform (AP) — Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel have demonstrated in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care.iGeneral newsHealthProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:11:33 GMTBurundi: Catholic bishops withdraw support for elections, Burundi (AP) — Catholic Church leaders said on Thursday they no longer support the Burundi government's decision to hold elections next month amid political unrest over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term. The European Union also said it was suspending its election observer mission here.By GERARD NZOHABONAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsInternational relationsChristianityNational electionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 28 May 2015 15:30:12 GMTMan accused of attack on 5-year-old at day care facility, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man high on synthetic marijuana smashed his way into a Pennsylvania day care facility and held a 5-year-old girl by the neck before a passer-by and police were able to rescue her.By MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeHarrisburgPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:34:22 GMTFormer FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.By RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsRacketeeringFraud and false statementsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsMoney launderingFIFA World CupConspiracySports governanceCorruption in sportsMen's soccerInternational soccerLegal proceedingsProfessional soccerCrimeSoccerLaw and orderEventsMen's sportsTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:23:30 GMTGovernment audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia VA (AP) — A government audit says two Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party.By HOPE YENwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransState governmentsMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 28 May 2015 15:01:11 GMTFIFA President Sepp Blatter says latest events bring "shame and humiliation" on soccer (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says latest events bring "shame and humiliation" on soccer.iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSoccerSports governanceMen's sports, 28 May 2015 15:25:14 GMTSouth Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe, South Africa (AP) — When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.By GERALD IMRAYiGeneral newsSports2010 FIFA World CupFIFA World Cup2006 FIFA World Cup2022 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceMen's soccerBribery, graft and conflicts of interestIndictmentsInternational soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsSoccerEventsMen's sportsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaAfricaMoroccoUnited StatesZurichSouthern AfricaNorth AfricaNorth AmericaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 14:57:15 GMTChicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire (AP) — A suburban Chicago contractor has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a radar facility that disrupted air traffic throughout the country.By MICHAEL TARMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsArsonCrimeLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:47:55 GMTTropical Storm Andres, 1st of Pacific season, forms off Mexico but poses no threat to land (AP) — Tropical Storm Andres, 1st of Pacific season, forms off Mexico but poses no threat to land.aGeneral newsStormsWeather, 28 May 2015 15:43:02 GMTLatest on flooding: Flood risk for city southwest of Houston a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsAccidents and disastersTexasHoustonOklahomaArkansasColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:18:06 GMTThe Latest: Shots for Tomic after French Open loss (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisAthlete injuriesTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsAthlete healthFranceParisJapanGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 15:45:50 GMTChina detains artist who posted humorous photo of president (AP) — Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online, his wife said Thursday.By JACK CHANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 15:04:17 GMTNYC's Battery Park returns to its historic name: The Battery YORK (AP) — New York City's Battery Park has gone back to using its historic name: The Battery.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkManhattanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:49:02 GMTBlood stains on display at Dustin Diamond's bar brawl trial WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A prosecutor has presented a bloodstained T-shirt and sweater along with a sliced coat all worn by a man who says he was stabbed by TV actor Dustin Diamond in a Wisconsin barroom scuffle.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:47:25 GMTSudan refused aid to injured peacekeeper, who died, UN says NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. report says Sudan's government "refused to allow" an emergency medical evacuation for an injured peacekeeper who died the same day, the latest sign of worsening relations as Sudan's president wants the mission out of the country.iGeneral newsSudanMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 May 2015 15:19:42 GMTUS stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were modestly lower in morning trading Thursday, following a steep sell-off in the Chinese stock market and the approaching deadline for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyGreeceShanghaiUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 14:59:41 GMTEA Sports is adding the women's game to FIFA 2016 over, fellas. Women's teams have joined EA Sports' popular soccer video game, making their debut this September in FIFA 2016.By ANNE M. PETERSONeArts and entertainmentSportsWomen's soccerWomen's sportsInternational soccerSoccerGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:11:54 GMTAP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.By JOVANA GECiGeneral newsExtraditionYugoslav WarsRace and ethnicityEthnic conflictsCrimeLaw and orderEventsSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestSerbiaThe HagueEastern EuropeEuropeNetherlandsWestern Europe, 28 May 2015 14:57:13 GMTCivilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement (AP) — Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming its police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:40:32 GMTTeva pays $1.2 billion to settle pay-for-delay allegations (AP) — Federal regulators say Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries will pay $1.2 billion to settle charges that one of its subsidiaries illegally blocked the launch of generic versions of the blockbuster sleeping pill Provigil.fBusinessDrug-related crimeHealth care industryIndustriesCrimeGeneral news, 28 May 2015 15:07:15 GMTUNC-Chapel Hill building to drop name of prominent KKK head HILL, N.C. (AP) — Trustees at the University of North Carolina are renaming a classroom building so that it no longer carries the name of a Ku Klux Klan leader.By EMERY P. DALESIOaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:31:45 GMTWilliams avoids early upset, Nadal advances with ease (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams avoided an early upset when she rallied from one set down to beat unheralded German Anna-Lena Friedsam 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsFranceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:29:38 GMTLicense decision on Ukraine TV station postponed, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's government broadcasting licensing authority has postponed a hearing on whether to rescind the license of one of the country's most popular TV channels.iGeneral newsTelevisionMediaUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:23:51 GMTAP NewsBreak: FBI carefully probing Ohio Wal-Mart shooting (AP) — The new head of the FBI's Cincinnati division says agents are conducting a thorough review of last year's fatal police shooting of a black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store.By DAN SEWELLaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:38:44 GMTTop finance officials debate what's needed for global growth, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are debating ways to broaden and strengthen economic recoveries that aren't as robust as everyone would like.iBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEconomyG-7 SummitEventsDresdenGermanyWestern EuropeEuropeGreece, 28 May 2015 15:39:25 GMTAverage US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.87 pct. (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week to their highest level so far this year as new data showed strength in the housing market.wBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestylePersonal loansPersonal finance, 28 May 2015 15:17:22 GMTO'Malley supporters launch super PAC, Md. (AP) — Supporters of former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley are launching a super PAC to raise money for his expected presidential campaign.By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 28 May 2015 15:48:54 GMTBoston still has snow piles _ and they're filled with trash (AP) — Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like.aGeneral newsOdditiesBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:41:32 GMTNantucket Distributing recalls faulty night lights YORK (AP) — Nantucket Distributing Co. is recalling a line of night lights enclosed in a glass mason jar, saying the plastic around the base of the bulb can melt and create a risk of a burn.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate news, 28 May 2015 15:34:23 GMTAvago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom YORK (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.By BREE FOWLERhtBusinessTechnologyWireless technologyCorporate stockCorporate newsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:26:49 GMTFamiliar faces among top 49 in National Spelling Bee semis HILL, Md. (AP) — The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation's top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 28 May 2015 15:02:51 GMTAutomakers, gov't to reveal models in expanded Takata recall (AP) — Automakers and governments are starting to announce the models covered by last week's massive expansion of a Takata air bag recall.By TOM KRISHERaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:26:14 GMTUS gambling market saturated, yet casinos keep on coming CITY, N.J. (AP) — The casino market in the northeastern United States is saturated, yet that's not stopping some states from approving gambling legislation and companies from building new gambling halls.By WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGambling laws and regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNew JerseyPhiladelphiaAtlantic CityPennsylvaniaNew York CityMarylandDelawareUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 May 2015 15:36:29 GMTRussian opposition leader hospitalized after sudden illness (AP) — A Russian opposition leader is in intensive care in a Moscow hospital, and a lack of clarity about the cause of his sudden illness has raised fears of foul play.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:34:34 GMT1st tropical storm of Pacific season forms off Mexico (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed far from Mexico's coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disasters, 28 May 2015 15:45:00 GMTFBI says it's investigating identity theft at IRS (AP) — The FBI says it's begun an investigation into the theft of personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an Internal Revenue Service website.wBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeGovernment and politicsIdentity theftCriminal investigationsPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:28:27 GMTHuge drop in West Virginia coal production forecast, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University researchers predict that state coal production will drop 39 percent compared with the industry's last high point in 2008.By JONATHAN MATTISEaBusinessGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesWest VirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:18:27 GMTSpain investigates Boko Haram leader on terror charges (AP) — Spain is opening a probe into Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau on suspicion of terrorism and crimes against humanity, under the legal principle of universal justice, according to a court ruling Thursday.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsTerrorismLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestSpainNigeriaWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 28 May 2015 15:07:39 GMTSarkozy ex-ally acquitted of manipulating l'Oreal heiress (AP) — A French court has acquitted a former ally of Nicolas Sarkozy on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.iBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 15:15:23 GMTUniversal Orlando to build a water park opening in 2017, Fla. (AP) — Universal Orlando Resort is building a water park.By The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureAmusement and theme parksLeisure travelOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:01:34 GMTPhillip Lucas appointed AP reporter in Birmingham, Alabama (AP) — Phillip Lucas, a journalist who has helped The Associated Press coordinate and cover significant stories across the South and beyond, has been hired to work as a reporter for the news cooperative in Birmingham, Alabama.aGeneral newsNewspapersJournalismPolice shooting of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South CarolinaNews mediaMediaEventsAlabamaBirminghamAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgia, 28 May 2015 15:31:00 GMTVisa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship (AP) — Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsSportsSports sponsorshipFIFA World CupSports governanceMen's soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccer2014 FIFA World CupBribery, graft and conflicts of interestSoccerSports businessEventsMen's sportsCrimeUnited KingdomUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:09:12 GMTFormer NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president, N.H. (AP) — The Republican presidential race has another contender.By HOLLY RAMERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 May 2015 15:32:23 GMTLatest on flooding: More rain for soaked southern Plains a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersTexasHoustonOklahomaNormanArkansasColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 15:42:56 GMT