FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 23 May 2015 03:26:24 -0700California farmers agree to drastically cut water usehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63d35c5717842aab5926fcc0561ff15SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoStocktonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c63d35c5717842aab5926fcc0561ff15Sat, 23 May 2015 07:09:27 GMTDeadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Acthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b946091ce247d8848232fe8e230628WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b946091ce247d8848232fe8e230628Sat, 23 May 2015 09:28:30 GMTAt 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50a80f1692a4ab8803e6e5c5e1b15cbNEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon settled in a chair and threw a rubber ball against his black glove. He repeated the motion several times, then leaned back and threw the ball in the air, mimicking a fielding drill.By ERIC NUNEZsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsDominican RepublicNew YorkNew York CityCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50a80f1692a4ab8803e6e5c5e1b15cbSat, 23 May 2015 06:21:37 GMTAP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaoshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a586590d2cf420883620ecd83e0eae0SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores.By DAN PERRYiGeneral newsEconomyWar and unrestGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBusinessJordanEgyptIraqSyriaMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaLebanonDead SeaAfricaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a586590d2cf420883620ecd83e0eae0Sat, 23 May 2015 07:04:35 GMTPolice: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely nearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef693222912d48089f423f40723fb723SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsKidnappingHostage situationsCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderSedaliaMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef693222912d48089f423f40723fb723Sat, 23 May 2015 05:54:00 GMTMyanmar president signs off on controversial population lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929954cbcd2b4c43a4882f21401005eeYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislaturePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/929954cbcd2b4c43a4882f21401005eeSat, 23 May 2015 10:03:57 GMTAfter break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6407a742158443d3be96276adfd42b06WASHINGTON (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6407a742158443d3be96276adfd42b06Sat, 23 May 2015 10:07:04 GMT57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7109be167894719a787f3ab58d70ab9BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7109be167894719a787f3ab58d70ab9Sat, 23 May 2015 09:51:54 GMTBelt's HR helps Giants beat Rockies, 11-8.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecDENVER (AP) — Brandon Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the San Francisco Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday night.By MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a13cba0929c846c5aeb6294574d7d3ecSat, 23 May 2015 05:39:04 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade billhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c4b9b9c90b4430aa30a8e9a094b6dbWASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1c4b9b9c90b4430aa30a8e9a094b6dbSat, 23 May 2015 08:30:52 GMTCongress' familiar path: short-term solutionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652e77dadd5b445f86999bbcb95fdbb8WASHINGTON (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.By ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/652e77dadd5b445f86999bbcb95fdbb8Sat, 23 May 2015 08:24:33 GMT'Yes' side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9f3ae1e2a94f56b228dcd688032fdcDUBLIN (AP) — Irish political observers from both sides said the first ballot boxes to be opened Saturday pointed to a strong victory for legalizing gay marriage, as the nation began counting results from a national referendum.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReferendumsMarriageGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsChristianityDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9f3ae1e2a94f56b228dcd688032fdcSat, 23 May 2015 09:28:04 GMTUN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7b5e06a1745ebace28e7282633dd5YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.By ROBIN McDOWELL and TRAN VAN MINHiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonMalaysiaBangladeshVietnamBangkokUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bff7b5e06a1745ebace28e7282633dd5Sat, 23 May 2015 07:06:04 GMTGordon not ready for sentimentality at Coca-Cola 600http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba162263f3d443fc97aa6d76fe1cf1a9CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Sentimentality can wait. Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule.By PETE IACOBELLIsSportsAthlete injuriesAutomobile racingNASCARAthlete healthCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba162263f3d443fc97aa6d76fe1cf1a9Sat, 23 May 2015 06:10:29 GMTSliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political troublehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7943b7baf842485a9fe61307656e6f1cWASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.By LISA LERER, MATTHEW LEE and JACK GILLUMhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyInternational relationsIntelligence agenciesInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7943b7baf842485a9fe61307656e6f1cSat, 23 May 2015 08:23:26 GMTIndianapolis 500 finds women drivers in short supplyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eeb26834cb54ceeb8eabc096dc25f61INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pippa Mann rattled off the list of body parts still aching after a brutal crash at Indianapolis 500 practice.By DAN GELSTONaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarWomen's sportsIndianapolis 500Formula OneEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eeb26834cb54ceeb8eabc096dc25f61Sat, 23 May 2015 06:57:15 GMTSyrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6247b8120e844f12a67b1396f0458f56DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official in charge of antiquities says Islamic State fighters have broken into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra which they have captured days earlier, but have not harmed its contents.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSyriaDamascusMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6247b8120e844f12a67b1396f0458f56Sat, 23 May 2015 09:33:25 GMTDC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slayinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2072b2805eb44408d3ab327ee8bf54cWASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsLegal proceedingsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c2072b2805eb44408d3ab327ee8bf54cSat, 23 May 2015 07:14:06 GMTCongress passes 2-month highway, transit aid extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb026c06f144dd0ac6cf3cd4123a28dWASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyLegislationMass transit systemsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsIndustrial products and servicesProducts and servicesCorporate newsTransportationUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fb026c06f144dd0ac6cf3cd4123a28dSat, 23 May 2015 05:49:58 GMTGoldschmidt's clutch HR, Ahmed's hit gives Arizona winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26603d7799f54cbb8a25e143a4211406PHOENIX (AP) — Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. From Nick Ahmed, not so much.By BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26603d7799f54cbb8a25e143a4211406Sat, 23 May 2015 07:27:16 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters 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 crisesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaYangonIndonesiaVietnamHanoiUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c76ae6602b4524bdb87cb8fb4a4528Sat, 23 May 2015 05:01:18 GMTBoth sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07176b69fe8c47c198e67e3a6f5b7bcdDUBLIN (AP) — Leaders on both sides of Ireland's gay marriage campaign say advocates of legalization have won a resounding victory with the ballot count still underway.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesReferendumsConstitutional amendmentsPolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionElectionsChristianityIrelandWestern EuropeEuropeDublinhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07176b69fe8c47c198e67e3a6f5b7bcdSat, 23 May 2015 09:57:49 GMTQuotations in the Newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ac0ea48d1a42eaa7ad188d01d90551"The tools it contains will allow us to knock down unfair foreign trade barriers that discriminate against American workers and products stamped 'Made in the USA.'" — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks.By The Associated PressaGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86ac0ea48d1a42eaa7ad188d01d90551Sat, 23 May 2015 07:53:28 GMTLEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3017d6a035524b05840494f9aedab985A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3017d6a035524b05840494f9aedab985Sat, 23 May 2015 06:25:06 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a89e6613b684d2ea76a42af64687ef2WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:wArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6a89e6613b684d2ea76a42af64687ef2Sat, 23 May 2015 08:28:36 GMTCalifornia oil spill harder to clean up in choppy watershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e43839ff8194ae29796c0d68b592437LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsWildlifeEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSanta BarbaraUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e43839ff8194ae29796c0d68b592437Sat, 23 May 2015 08:15:49 GMTReport: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadrupletshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff2ed94e5814c2bb49ae30f7252d0a7BERLIN (AP) — German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets.iGeneral newsHealthBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3ff2ed94e5814c2bb49ae30f7252d0a7Sat, 23 May 2015 08:24:24 GMTPeru suspends civil liberties in region after 4th deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government said it was suspending civil liberties in a southern coastal valley after a fourth death in violent anti-mining protests against a Mexican-owned copper mining project.By FRANKLIN BRICENOiBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsMaterials industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/454acbe1eab144eebc9005a8a5dc3dd6Sat, 23 May 2015 05:12:23 GMTEven before Indy 500 begins, prep under way for next yearhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b021127adaf649a9a2b74d23ac5999e3INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As much as the Indianapolis 500 strives to move forward, to go faster and push the limits just a little bit further, the Memorial Day weekend race remains steeped in its traditions.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b021127adaf649a9a2b74d23ac5999e3Sat, 23 May 2015 06:29:42 GMTBoat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached landhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are feared to still be stranded at sea, abandoned by traffickers amid a regional crackdown.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsIndonesiaAcehSoutheast AsiaSumatraThailandBangladeshAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/daa952ca92e64663a07465424f4f2045Sat, 23 May 2015 05:14:30 GMTSenate blocks House bill on surveillancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate has blocked a House bill that would have ended the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillanceLegislatureIntelligence agenciesNational securityPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseTerrorismMilitary intelligenceIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed6470308f204717b646cbc393f9f584Sat, 23 May 2015 04:42:52 GMTBoth sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victoryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227c8cb2194a495dab761880b9b5817bDUBLIN (AP) — Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/227c8cb2194a495dab761880b9b5817bSat, 23 May 2015 09:54:01 GMTAmericans' new defense will be in attack mode when possiblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8bb0bf07d6b4af889886459ddc0b2bfSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Meghan Klingenberg figured she could go above and beyond to further build team camaraderie, and it involved a box of beautiful gourmet doughnuts for her teammates before a recent World Cup tuneup.By JANIE McCAULEYsSports2015 FIFA Women's World CupFIFA Women's World CupWomen's sportsWomen's soccerSoccerEventsInternational soccerUnited StatesCanadaMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8bb0bf07d6b4af889886459ddc0b2bfSat, 23 May 2015 06:44:47 GMTIslamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/093d15a27a49495192de9d46e5dac234CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaEgyptYemenMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/093d15a27a49495192de9d46e5dac234Sat, 23 May 2015 08:50:08 GMTThai year-old coup imposes superficial calm but little elsehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c20c79d394f4913b5d3edb51601be44BANGKOK (AP) — Shortly after seizing power in a coup that followed months of debilitating street protests, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha vowed to end Thailand's decade of political upheaval once and for all. In his words, "to bring everything out in the open and fix it."By TODD PITMANiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsCoups d'etatCrimePolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c20c79d394f4913b5d3edb51601be44Sat, 23 May 2015 07:09:00 GMTAP Interview: Leader says Mideast pays price for gender gaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301ae3d5cdc64f9f9ef05f4fc591fcd3SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Bring more Arab women into the workforce, invest in "bite-sized" infrastructure projects and get the private sector more involved in training young job seekers — these are the prescriptions of a leading Gulf entrepreneur for growing Middle Eastern economies and combating rampant youth unemployment.By KARIN LAUBiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGender ratioDemographicsSocial affairsMiddle EastJordanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/301ae3d5cdc64f9f9ef05f4fc591fcd3Sat, 23 May 2015 07:22:45 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a94bccd3471641438a48b93c7d62eda1KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed that two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a94bccd3471641438a48b93c7d62eda1Sat, 23 May 2015 06:40:33 GMTChina contributing experts, troops to disaster relief drillshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86BEIJING (AP) — China is contributing 600 personnel, including 49 from the military, to multinational disaster relief exercises in Malaysia, the first time it has taken part in such an effort, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.iGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsChinaEast AsiaMalaysiaSoutheast AsiaSouth AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ba9f7a45914c5fb76f2c9f1150bf86Sat, 23 May 2015 05:04:22 GMTFinal preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3c52bc809794f179f18c51001da2141VIENNA (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest — except for the weather.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestEventsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a3c52bc809794f179f18c51001da2141Sat, 23 May 2015 10:02:29 GMTWoman chains herself to Shell ship in bay north of Seattlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e92a45059234c77875d78fafbab2e17BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Royal Dutch Shell's exploratory oil drilling plans, Bellingham police said.aBusinessGeneral newsScienceProtests and demonstrationsEnergy industryIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestWashingtonBellinghamArcticSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e92a45059234c77875d78fafbab2e17Sat, 23 May 2015 06:36:38 GMTJapan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c592df60da0c4456a46757f2c36174c1TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsOceansEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateGovernment and politicsJapanPacific OceanEast AsiaMarshall IslandsOceaniaSolomon IslandsAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c592df60da0c4456a46757f2c36174c1Sat, 23 May 2015 07:53:47 GMTB.B. King viewing draws more than 1,000 in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99f4eba450949f599dd1690cf6aabfcLAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King kept drawing fans in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a99f4eba450949f599dd1690cf6aabfcSat, 23 May 2015 07:11:56 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles awayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtahhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd5875b63fbf4451bb278101a957a670Sat, 23 May 2015 05:06:15 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill and 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, rejecting both a House-passed bill and a short-term extension of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDefense policyGovernment policyDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f260d6393e0d4e599d241de5fce363efSat, 23 May 2015 05:08:04 GMTHighlights of Clinton emails on Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c72b4db06349998367d6bbb56ce2b5WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday released 296 emails, totaling 896 pages, that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton turned over to the State Department and the special committee investigating the 2012 attacks on diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6c72b4db06349998367d6bbb56ce2b5Sat, 23 May 2015 08:26:32 GMTUS officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refineryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbaedf3a7b04a85882ce767d6e5c8efWASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops —some are operating artillery and other heavy weapons — in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials say.By ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessIraqUnited StatesBaghdadIranMiddle EastKuwaitNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbaedf3a7b04a85882ce767d6e5c8efSat, 23 May 2015 08:28:19 GMTSenate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extensionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97a2be5d75244c2c878148943c8d81c8WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral 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releasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a64e999c79f45c39587230228d2b417WASHINGTON (AP) — Among the several hundred Hillary Rodham Clinton emails released Friday is a message, sent to the then-secretary of state, that the FBI asked be redacted before it was made public.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a64e999c79f45c39587230228d2b417Sat, 23 May 2015 08:26:11 GMTAnother patch put in place for highway and transit fundinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f1d9152f59e94fad8336601072ecdd39WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep highway and transit aid flowing to states for another two months and prevent shutdown of summer construction projects.By JOAN LOWYwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEconomyLegislationMass transit systemsEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment 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