FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 10:51:03 -0700'Swiss Miss' Hingis, now 34, wins French Open doubles match (AP) — After a 15-year absence, Martina Hingis once again played — and won — a women's doubles match at the French Open.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 16:52:00 GMTRussia criticizes US over FIFA case, Poland (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body FIFA.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceArrestsSoccerMen's sportsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeFIFA World CupCriminal investigationsEventsPolandRussiaEastern EuropeEuropeZurichSwitzerlandUnited StatesQatarWestern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 17:11:51 GMTDoctor: Suspect in stabbing better off in juvenile court, Wis. (AP) — One of the two Wisconsin girls charged with trying to kill a friend to please a mythical horror character would be better off in the juvenile justice system where potential treatment would be more suited to her needs, a psychologist testified in court Wednesday.By GRETCHEN EHLKEaGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:17:28 GMTAutopsy to determine if Wal-Mart gunman took drugs, alcohol, N.D. (AP) — An autopsy will determine if a man had drugs or alcohol in his system when he fatally shot one worker and injured a second before killing himself at a North Dakota Wal-Mart store, police said Wednesday.By BLAKE NICHOLSON and JAMES MacPHERSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGrand ForksNorth DakotaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:36:12 GMTBiden defends US cooperation on Russia amid Ukraine tensions (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is defending U.S. efforts to cooperate with Russia on Iran and other issues at the same time Obama administration is trying to punish Moscow for its actions in Ukraine.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUnited StatesRussiaUkraineNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 17:42:30 GMTStudy: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans YORK (AP) — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, and it gives new evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia.By MALCOLM RITTERaScienceFossilsEarly humansPaleontologyPhysical anthropology, 27 May 2015 17:23:45 GMTUS Senator Graham in Israel ahead of likely presidential bid (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says allowing the United Nations to decide the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is a "mistake."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:03:40 GMTLate-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he's worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityComedy performanceTV newsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 27 May 2015 17:42:55 GMTTeacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case (AP) — A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.aGeneral newsCrimeEducationLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:39:42 GMTCourt releases theater shooting suspect's notebook, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings has been made public.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:34:47 GMTSaudi-led airstrikes on police headquarters kill 45 in Yemen, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led airstrikes struck a headquarters for police commandos in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing at least 45 people gathered there to prepare to fight against forces loyal to the country's exiled president, Shiite rebels said.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 17:42:30 GMTNYC judge hears arguments on the rights of 2 chimpanzees YORK (AP) — A New York City judge has heard arguments over the rights of two chimpanzees that advocates hope to free from a state university where they're kept.aGeneral newsScienceLegal proceedingsLaw and orderAnimalsPrimatesMammalsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaManhattan, 27 May 2015 16:31:28 GMTIndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe released from hospital (AP) — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was released from the hospital Wednesday, nine days after his wreck during Indianapolis 500 practice left him with a life-threatening leg injury.sSportsAutomobile racingAthlete injuriesIndyCarAthlete healthIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:27:00 GMTLongtime fugitive could have Ohio parole hearing in months, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate who escaped in 1959 and recently was found in Florida could have his first parole board hearing after just a few months back behind bars.By KANTELE FRANKOaGeneral newsFugitivesCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeOhioColumbusFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:27:16 GMTLetter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran, Iran (AP) — A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama and a trip he made to the U.S. Consulate in Dubai have become major topics of his espionage trial in Iran.By ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsNewspapersJournalismLaw and orderNews mediaMediaTehranDubaiUnited StatesIranUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:47:59 GMTEPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsWater environmentAgriculture and the environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEconomyLegislatureEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:07:21 GMTWhale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) — Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record.aGeneral newsScienceAnimalsDolphinsCoastlines and beachesMammalsEnvironment and natureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:45:54 GMTThe Latest: So far, so French at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceParisRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 May 2015 16:24:57 GMTTHE LATEST: Brazilian soccer 'fully' backs corruption probes (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCriminal investigationsRacketeeringMoney launderingFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsCorporate legal affairsArrestsExtraditionLegal proceedingsSports marketingCrimeSoccerElectionsJournalismLaw and orderEventsCorporate newsSports businessNational electionsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaBrazilSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaCaribbeanUruguayLatin America and CaribbeanQatarCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle EastCentral America, 27 May 2015 17:06:44 GMTHouston confirms 2 more storm-related deaths; combined Texas, Oklahoma death toll now 19 (AP) — Houston confirms 2 more storm-related deaths; combined Texas, Oklahoma death toll now 19.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:37:56 GMTLatest on flooding: High water hampering Texas search p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsProperty damageSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMissing personsTrafficAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasHoustonSan MarcosDallasRosenbergUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:43:25 GMTTHE LATEST: Former soccer star Romario cheers FIFA arrests (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringCriminal investigationsMoney launderingFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsCorporate legal affairsArrestsExtraditionLegal proceedingsSports marketingCelebrityCrimeSoccerElectionsJournalismEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderEventsCorporate newsSports businessNational electionsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaBrazilSouth AmericaTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesVenezuelaCaribbeanUruguayLatin America and CaribbeanQatarCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaMiddle EastCentral America, 27 May 2015 17:18:34 GMTInt'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges upheld a ruling Wednesday that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead after the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIvory CoastThe HagueWest AfricaAfricaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 16:47:48 GMTPolice: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police say an apparently malnourished 5-year-old girl found at a southeastern Michigan home has died and three other children have been removed from the home.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeMichiganPort HuronUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:45:27 GMTPlanned march shows cracks in Venezuela opposition movement, Venezuela (AP) — One of Venezuela's most high-profile politicians has called an anti-government march on Saturday, but the main opposition coalition is not endorsing the protest, underscoring fissures among critics of the country's socialist government.By HANNAH DREIERiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical imprisonmentGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 May 2015 17:14:26 GMTTheft of copper cable causes major disruption on NYC subways YORK (AP) — Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.By KAREN MATTHEWSaBusinessGeneral newsMass transit systemsTheftRail travel disruptionsTrain travelCrimeState legislatureTransportationTravelLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsQueensNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:32:31 GMTFBI seeks to keep Patriot Act authorities as deadline nears (AP) — Congress is wrestling over whether to renew the Patriot Act's bulk collection of phone records, but federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority for other valuable surveillance tools is also at risk.By ERIC TUCKERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillancePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policy, 27 May 2015 17:41:35 GMTExxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking (AP) — Exxon Mobil shareholders overwhelmingly rejected several environmental resolutions including proposals to put a climate-change expert on the board and set goals for greenhouse-gas emissions.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessClimateEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAir qualityDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:15:57 GMTGermany wants UK in EU, but warns of limits on concessions, Portugal (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says Berlin wants the United Kingdom to stay in the European Union, but warns there are limits to how far other EU countries can go to accommodate British demands for change in the bloc.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomPortugalEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 16:31:27 GMTAP PHOTOS: Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive, Ohio (AP) — Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive.By JOHN MINCHILLOaGeneral newsLifestylePetsAthensOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:54:29 GMTIslamic State suicide attacks in Iraq's Anbar kill 17 troops (AP) — Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismTerrorismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesIraqSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:21:03 GMTHealth law court case winner could be political loser (AP) — The party that wins the impending Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law could be the political loser.By ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationLegislatureHealth care policyGovernment policyNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 27 May 2015 17:13:17 GMTEU migration plans under fire from UN chief, member states (AP) — European Union plans to destroy the boats of smugglers bringing desperate migrants across the Mediterranean and share the refugee burden more evenly came under fresh fire Wednesday from within and outside the EU.By LORNE COOKiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsEuropePolandFranceItalyGreeceEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 17:17:52 GMTGreece says deal with creditors is close; markets rally, Greece (AP) — Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving, often acrimonious talks.By NICHOLAS PAPHITISiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensBrusselsEuropeWestern EuropeBelgium, 27 May 2015 16:43:25 GMTDrilling cutbacks drag down job growth in oil patch (AP) — Hammered by cheaper oil, drilling firms have laid off workers and dragged job growth lower in states from Texas to North Dakota.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLayoffsEconomic growthPersonnelEnergy industryIndustriesLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 27 May 2015 17:13:05 GMTInsurer to pay $300,000 in Michigan scared-to-death dispute (AP) — An insurance company has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a lawsuit over the death of an 85-year-old man, ending an unusual dispute over whether the driver may have been literally scared to death before his car slammed into a tractor-trailer in suburban Detroit, court records show.By ED WHITEaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate newsBusinessIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:31:58 GMTLatest on flooding: Missing Texas woman's car found in ditch a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsStormsAccidents and disastersTrafficAccidentsTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessTexasHoustonDallasRosenbergUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 16:49:43 GMTLatest on Wal-Mart shooting: Gunman had been at base 2 years p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsGrand ForksNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:29:14 GMTMore rain threatens to complicate the cleanup in Houston, Texas (AP) — More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 people dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.By PAUL J. WEBER and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherProperty damageSearch and rescue effortsFloodsAccidents and disastersMissing personsStormsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTexasSan MarcosHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:05:37 GMTTrinidad's Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids, Trinidad (AP) — Former international soccer official Jack Warner on Wednesday denied the latest corruptions allegations against him.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsSoccerIndictmentsMen's sportsLaw and orderTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:31:17 GMTLove not war wins for small businesses and large companies YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGhtBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyMarketing and advertisingCareersBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:12:15 GMTPacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric will be looking for a new director as the man who led the company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area is retiring.aBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesExplosionsCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustriesEnergy industryAccidents and disastersProducts and servicesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:33:35 GMTHolocaust meeting calls on nations to do more for survivors (AP) — Representatives of 39 nations urged governments on Wednesday to do more for Holocaust survivors in the remaining time they have.By KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsThe HolocaustGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment welfare systemsGovernment and politicsEventsGovernment business and financeBusinessPragueCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 17:01:06 GMTLamborghini signs deal to build new SUV in Italy (AP) — Super sports carmaker Lamborghini has confirmed it will enter the luxury SUV market and has signed a deal to produce the vehicle in Italy after receiving more than 80 million euros ($87 million) in government incentives.iBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 17:31:33 GMTMcDonald's targets bun toasting, burger searing YORK (AP) — McDonald's is tweaking how it cooks it burgers in hopes of winning back customers.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 27 May 2015 16:47:22 GMTClinton returns to South Carolina, site of humbling '08 loss, S.C. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is focusing on women's issues in her first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina since losing to Barack Obama in the state in 2008.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCampaignsUnited States General ElectionPrimary electionsGeneral electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsSouth CarolinaColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 17:02:11 GMTFloods in northwest Romania leave 1 dead, dozens evacuated, Romania (AP) — Officials in Romania say flooding in the country's northwest has killed at least one person, damaged homes and forced emergency evacuations.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherEvacuationsFloodsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseRomaniaEastern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 16:24:56 GMTRand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.By STEVE PEOPLESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 17:28:27 GMTEx-Madoff Trader sentenced to 10 months home confinement YORK (AP) — A longtime trader for Bernard Madoff's firm has been sentenced to 10 months of home confinement after he was credited for cooperating with prosecutors.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and order, 27 May 2015 17:05:26 GMTLast year's runner-up Halep exits French Open (AP) — Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year's runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round on Wednesday.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 16:44:09 GMT