FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 May 2015 00:56:53 -0700Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS (AP) — The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests.By DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsIslamWomen travelersSocial mediaMarriageReligionSocial affairsTravelLifestyleOnline mediaMediaFamily issuesUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 06:07:30 GMTShocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile, Chile (AP) — The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.By LUIS ANDRES HENAOiGeneral newsAbortionWomen's healthGender issuesChristianityGovernment and politicsHealthHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsReligionChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 May 2015 04:42:35 GMTTHE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:iBusinessGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSoccerMen's sportsZurichSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 07:31:46 GMTJudge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentReckless endangermentLegal proceedingsCrimeCelebrityLaw and orderLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:12:17 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 newsSportsRacketeeringBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFraud and false statementsFIFA World CupMoney launderingConspiracySports governanceCorruption in sportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerLegal proceedingsCriminal investigationsSoccerCrimeEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:17:49 GMTStackhouse gives Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, Fla. (AP) — Mariah Stackhouse rallied to beat Hayley Davis in 19 holes to give Stanford its first NCAA women's golf title, 3-2 over Baylor on Wednesday in the match-play final.sSportsWomen's golfWomen's sportsGolfCollege sportsBradentonFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 04:29:39 GMTIs rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday.By JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsHousing rentalFinancial crisisResidential real estateLifestyleEconomyFinancial marketsNew YorkUnited StatesPhiladelphiaSan FranciscoLos AngelesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaCalifornia, 28 May 2015 05:08:26 GMTAsia stocks down as Greece deadline looms, Shanghai sinks (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower Thursday as a deadline for Greece to make a debt payment neared and Chinese shares dived after big gains in the past three months.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCommodity marketsJapanShanghaiEast AsiaGreeceAsiaChinaGreater ChinaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 06:36:25 GMTNebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons.By GRANT SCHULTE and ANNA GRONEWOLDaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyState legislatureState governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:26:59 GMTRubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami VEGAS (AP) — When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.By NICHOLAS RICCARDIpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionChristianityPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsReligionSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPolitical organizationsLas VegasNevadaMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:33:57 GMTWarriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought, Calif. (AP) — After a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA FinalsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessOaklandClevelandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennessee, 28 May 2015 05:30:53 GMTEPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed (AP) — If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing.By SETH BORENSTEINwBusinessFood and drinkGovernment and politicsScienceLifestyleBeesEnvironmental laws and regulationsAgricultureInsectsAnimalsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:04:33 GMTJeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases (AP) — Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:By RONNIE GREENEfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCorporate newsPolitical partiesCorporate managementPersonnelPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsFloridaOrlandoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:30:27 GMTNorway oil fund to slash coal investments (AP) — Norway's parliamentary parties have agreed that the country's $900 billion sovereign wealth fund should stop investing in coal companies because of their impact on climate change.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 05:20:26 GMTFormer NY governor Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line, N.H. (AP) — Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line.By HOLLY RAMERpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:31:10 GMTBoat people talks: Key issues and expectations (AP) — In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats — crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs — have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior officials from across the Asia-Pacific and beyond.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesGovernment policyGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarMalaysiaIndonesiaAustraliaBangkokBangladeshSouth AsiaUnited StatesAsiaOceaniaNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:42:53 GMTChina detains artist who posted humorous photo of president (AP) — The wife of a Chinese artist says authorities have detained him after he posted a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping online.iGeneral newsVisual artsArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 06:53:16 GMTNotebook offers view into theater shooter's mind, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook provides the most comprehensive look yet into what he described as his "broken" mind.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:36:52 GMTSwollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall.By JUAN A. LOZANO AND SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersEvacuationsTexasSan MarcosHoustonColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:23:30 GMT9th arrest made in deaths of 2 Mississippi police officers, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a ninth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers who were killed during a traffic stop.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderMississippiHattiesburgUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:18:19 GMTNIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health (AP) — A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment — and the advice is don't delay.By LAURAN NEERGAARDwHealthGovernment and politicsDiagnosis and treatmentMedical researchMedicationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:25:06 GMTBush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue (AP) — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches.By RONNIE GREENEhtBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCorporate legal affairsCorporate crimeFinancial performanceLegal proceedingsGovernment pay2016 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCorporate newsGovernment regulationsTechnologyCampaignsPolitical partiesCorporate managementPersonnelCrimeGeneral newsFraud and false statementsMaterials industryIndustriesCorporate governanceLaw and orderEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment business and financeNational electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:28:33 GMTByers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93 Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics, has died. He was 93.By JIM O'CONNELLsSportsWomen's sportsCollege basketballCollege sportsObituariesBasketballSports governanceMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 04:38:14 GMTFirst hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law (AP) — Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law.By ERICA WERNERwHealthGovernment and politicsSeparation of powersLegislatureNational courtsLegislature hearingsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:33:16 GMTCardinals rally, complete sweep of Diamondbacks LOUIS (AP) — Jason Heyward shook off a critical error with a game-tying homer. Peter Bourjos' legs did the rest to ensure a St. Louis Cardinals sweep.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:05:16 GMTQuotations in the News"It was a months-long planning. It was quite intense to try to find out what is the best moment." — Andre Marty, spokesman for Switzerland's attorney general's office, on when was the best time for U.S. and Swiss authorities to raid the offices of FIFA, soccer's governing body.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSports governanceSports, 28 May 2015 07:46:33 GMTMassive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down CITY, Pa. (AP) — When coal was king, its castle was the breaker — an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy industryIndustriesMaterials industryCorporate newsPennsylvaniaReadingUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:05:31 GMTIconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland, Mass. (AP) — An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:56:56 GMTIndians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.By OMER FAROOQiGeneral newsHealthTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherHeat wavesHyderabadIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 07:34:22 GMTParis leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp (AP) — In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain — the country that many see as a cherished final destination.By JAMEY KEATENiGeneral newsUnited KingdomFranceParisAfricaEritreaEuropeEast AfricaSudanWestern EuropeMiddle EastNorth Africa, 28 May 2015 06:24:35 GMTMan arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze ANGELES (AP) — A man has been arrested on suspicion of starting a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles, authorities said Wednesday.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArsonArrestsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:43:05 GMTTheater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:39:28 GMTHarper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs (AP) — The Washington Nationals' two biggest stars were full of praise for each other Wednesday night. After what they did against the Chicago Cubs, it was merited.By BRIAN SANDALOWsSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 04:22:21 GMTFloods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls (AP) — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.By MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersCoastlines and beachesOceansStormsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentClimateTexasHoustonNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:54:28 GMTCurry wants what LeBron has in Warriors-Cavaliers NBA Finals Curry and LeBron James, this season's brightest stars taking basketball's biggest stage.By BRIAN MAHONEYsSportsNBA FinalsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballEventsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthClevelandTexasOhioHoustonSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:54:36 GMTLatest on flooding: Officials: Threat remains across Texas a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasHoustonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:56:55 GMTUN body says fewer are suffering from hunger in Asia-Pacific (AP) — The proportion of people suffering from hunger in the Asia-Pacific region has fallen by half in the last 25 years, the United Nation's food body said Thursday.iFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 07:17:47 GMTPremier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas, Albania (AP) — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan.iBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesAlbaniaSerbiaRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 07:37:41 GMTThai protest leaders get jail term for anti-government rally (AP) — Six prominent protest leaders in Thailand were sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for storming the prime minister's office compound during massive anti-government rallies in 2008 in part of the political turmoil that has plagued the country in the past decade.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 06:32:58 GMTKey numbers from a report to Congress on US education (AP) — The American education landscape is shifting.By KIMBERLY HEFLINGwBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationHigher educationEducationSocial affairs, 28 May 2015 07:27:22 GMTMedical examiner says food critic drowned during seizure (AP) — The Cook County medical examiner's office says food critic Josh Ozersky, who was found dead in a Chicago hotel room earlier this month, drowned in a shower while suffering a seizure.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPhilanthropic foundationsPhilanthropySocial affairsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 04:50:39 GMTPhilippine economic growth slows to 5.2 percent in 1Q, Philippines (AP) — Sluggish government spending slowed Philippine economic growth in the first quarter of this year, officials said Thursday.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 05:10:46 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him.By MICHAEL HILLpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState legislatureState governmentsMunicipal governmentsSeptember 11 attacksPolitical partiesLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLocal governmentsEducation costsEducationSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNew York CityWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:32:22 GMTPoor construction, safety checks blamed for fatal China fire (AP) — A preliminary investigation into a nursing home fire that killed 38 people in central China has blamed poor building construction and lax safety checks, Chinese authorities reported.iGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 07:00:11 GMTSimmons and Maybin help Braves beat Dodgers 3-2 ANGELES (AP) — The Atlanta Braves were eager to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers.sSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 06:29:50 GMTUS, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect, Switzerland (AP) — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsSportsSports governanceInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsCriminal investigationsSoccerMen's sportsLaw and orderCrimeSwitzerlandZurichUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:36:45 GMTObama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his annual hurricane briefing to warn that climate change will make these storms more intense and damaging.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsWeather forecastsWeatherGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 07:19:26 GMTCroatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism, Croatia (AP) — Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.By DUSAN STOJANOVIC and DARKO BANDICiGeneral newsEnergy industryCoastlines and beachesTravelEnvironmentEnergy and the environmentGovernment and politicsIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureLifestyleCroatiaEuropeAdriatic SeaNorth SeaEastern Europe, 28 May 2015 06:33:45 GMTAfter complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear (AP) — In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionSocial mediaExtortion and threatsPolitical issuesOnline mediaMediaCrimeChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 07:42:35 GMTCashner pitches Padres to 5-4 win over Angels, Calif. (AP) — Justin Upton and Matt Kemp hit two-out RBI singles in the seventh inning and Will Middlebrooks had a two-run homer to help give run-starved Andrew Cashner all the support he would need as the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Wednesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 05:16:49 GMT