FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 22 May 2015 04:38:50 -0700UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb13dc300b60424ab0583a525f1cd9e5HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVietnamSouth China SeaHanoiChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb13dc300b60424ab0583a525f1cd9e5Fri, 22 May 2015 10:38:03 GMTIreland votes on legalizing gay marriage; Church is opposedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77be10f706ec4249b3bc3ab03849f50cDUBLIN (AP) — For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReferendumsMarriageReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsGovernment and politicsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesDublinIrelandEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77be10f706ec4249b3bc3ab03849f50cFri, 22 May 2015 09:49:51 GMTAmid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS galahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8396e0e4968645d1a88b34890230780bCAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8396e0e4968645d1a88b34890230780bFri, 22 May 2015 11:15:22 GMTDunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue missionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/394d8505b58d41c9b2ff8ae5ee41f25aDUNKIRK, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in northern France, one of the most dramatic moments in British military history.iGeneral newsWorld War IISearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestNazismEventsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/394d8505b58d41c9b2ff8ae5ee41f25aFri, 22 May 2015 10:17:14 GMTPoland presidential vote could bring return to turbulencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ea0fc4a24b4790951c6df5a43d3043WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsElectionsLegislationNational electionsLegislaturePolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/45ea0fc4a24b4790951c6df5a43d3043Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:06 GMTKenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8064e4855d4af4a26a5d559c713f82KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan authorities say they have foiled an attempted attack by suspected Somali militants on a village in the same northeastern county where militants killed 148 college students last month.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaUgandaEast AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8064e4855d4af4a26a5d559c713f82Fri, 22 May 2015 10:10:58 GMTNadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02039cf3959d40f0a272daae1b41c9f8PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the "King of Clay."sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02039cf3959d40f0a272daae1b41c9f8Fri, 22 May 2015 10:39:01 GMTFrance cracks down on food waste by supermarketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c163c138ee7644f4adfb270bd96271aaPARIS (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.iBusinessGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsIndividual givingWaste managementGovernment and politicsLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPhilanthropySocial affairsEco-friendly practicesLegislationFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c163c138ee7644f4adfb270bd96271aaFri, 22 May 2015 11:25:42 GMTAP PHOTOS: Firewalkers mark saints' feast day in Greecehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/246f8db92a2e4005ae7b790289dedd65AGIA ELENI, Greece (AP) — Sparks leapt from a glowing carpet of coals as Agia Eleni's firewalkers strolled barefoot across it.iGeneral newsLifestyleGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/246f8db92a2e4005ae7b790289dedd65Fri, 22 May 2015 10:40:27 GMTFrench parliament cracks down on supermarket wastehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60cc1e74cfd4f3aad1be4f22c0edb1cPARIS (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead.iGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsWaste managementLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsLegislationEco-friendly practicesFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e60cc1e74cfd4f3aad1be4f22c0edb1cFri, 22 May 2015 10:07:37 GMTTurkey: businessmen, police detained in new raidshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3fc78d94bb44f5da79bb5bc65979a16ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say police have detained dozens of businessmen and police officers in a new wave of raids against people suspected of links to a movement led U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which the government accuses of attempting to topple the government.iGeneral newsArrestsIslamExecutive branchLaw and orderCrimeReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3fc78d94bb44f5da79bb5bc65979a16Fri, 22 May 2015 09:50:58 GMTFeds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made devicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e033e4454b844fdc8c8754163659418dPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chairman of Temple University's physics department sought prestigious appointments in China in exchange for providing data on a device invented by a U.S. firm and offered to make the country a leader in the field of superconductivity, federal prosecutors said.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologyHigher educationSuperconductivityEducationSocial affairsMaterials scienceChinaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesPennsylvaniaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e033e4454b844fdc8c8754163659418dFri, 22 May 2015 11:23:07 GMTIraq deputy PM appeals for more helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3adfc4e1c3b54e82986626270cfe3917SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) — Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.iGeneral newsMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3adfc4e1c3b54e82986626270cfe3917Fri, 22 May 2015 11:28:47 GMTEU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9234bdd416fd4e96acad86113482a80dRIGA, Latvia (AP) — The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.By KARL RITTER and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRigaEuropeMoscowGeorgiaMoldovaRussiaBelarusLatviaArmeniaAzerbaijanEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9234bdd416fd4e96acad86113482a80dFri, 22 May 2015 10:04:02 GMTTim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd539e1ceae3465e88f87725bbce45c9CANNES, France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsCannes Film FestivalMoviesCelebrityEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bd539e1ceae3465e88f87725bbce45c9Fri, 22 May 2015 11:02:56 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a8098c3d471497eaf152fded369c024Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a8098c3d471497eaf152fded369c024Fri, 22 May 2015 10:42:06 GMTSpanish opposition parties challenge new 'gag law'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39db4e29870b47068ed40a106b7c56f5MADRID (AP) — Spanish opposition parties have filed an appeal against the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the Constitutional Court, a court spokeswoman said Friday.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationPolitical and civil unrestPolitical organizationsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39db4e29870b47068ed40a106b7c56f5Fri, 22 May 2015 10:21:21 GMTFemale peace activists say Korean DMZ walk is still onhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1de9af476e174100bb10f5024c0d8360PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A group of female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, said Friday they will go ahead with their plan to walk across the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas despite reluctance by officials to guarantee their safety and criticism they are being used as propaganda tools by North Korea's government.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1de9af476e174100bb10f5024c0d8360Fri, 22 May 2015 10:54:28 GMTF1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a03e9b6149cb455eb2eecd424637f14dMONACO (AP) — Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneMonacoWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a03e9b6149cb455eb2eecd424637f14dFri, 22 May 2015 11:05:11 GMTJapan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war deadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f6e5c8c1a4443b18c96033d78a0a2dfTOKYO (AP) — Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsWorld War IIGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEventsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f6e5c8c1a4443b18c96033d78a0a2dfFri, 22 May 2015 09:19:30 GMTDeere beats 2Q profit forecastshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0042db9a268487794e2b53721e316cdMOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Deere & Co. (DE) on Friday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $690.5 million.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsMolineIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0042db9a268487794e2b53721e316cdFri, 22 May 2015 11:21:40 GMTMichael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ae71e0ecb6844c68e4cba9acf1faa23CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.By JAKE COYLEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ae71e0ecb6844c68e4cba9acf1faa23Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:18 GMTIS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's Palmyrahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f049af6213bd45099c57f0032bda03dfBEIRUT (AP) — Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.iGeneral newsMassacresMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f049af6213bd45099c57f0032bda03dfFri, 22 May 2015 09:40:40 GMTQ&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persistshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a96041cf15db4a1f81ddbc993b8ac9adYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:By ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityBuddhismGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonBangladeshMalaysiaAsiaSouth Asiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a96041cf15db4a1f81ddbc993b8ac9adFri, 22 May 2015 09:45:54 GMTAmnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rifehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9caf2db748fa4a8a996fbe533e3dfcdfKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestPrisoners of warWar crimesInternational lawHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9caf2db748fa4a8a996fbe533e3dfcdfFri, 22 May 2015 10:55:39 GMTDutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi arthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae4c07579bc4bfebfd7d4cbe363d193THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis has helped German police recover a trove of Third Reich sculptures that had been missing for decades, including a pair of bronze horses crafted for Adolf Hitler.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureNazismVisual artsGovernment and politicsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9ae4c07579bc4bfebfd7d4cbe363d193Fri, 22 May 2015 10:34:32 GMTSuspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrestedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6427fd28f40a4d989bb19e07abf0580fWASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeFiresLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6427fd28f40a4d989bb19e07abf0580fFri, 22 May 2015 10:34:12 GMTBenghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviserhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c225c4065748adb2eb9e5c0aecb5a8WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsCampaignsGovernment transitionsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84c225c4065748adb2eb9e5c0aecb5a8Fri, 22 May 2015 10:12:46 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c343bf9d8a4ffd9dbfa729b27ba07d5 p.m. (1030 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDiplomacySearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHumanitarian assistanceRegional cooperationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonThailandBangladeshMalaysiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48c343bf9d8a4ffd9dbfa729b27ba07dFri, 22 May 2015 10:51:58 GMTAbbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f292c3d66a74e589e194785b7b75c15SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel stands in the way of any peace deal because it is perpetuating its military occupation and keeps expanding settlements.iGeneral newsInternational relationsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1f292c3d66a74e589e194785b7b75c15Fri, 22 May 2015 10:02:19 GMTChina says work on charter for Asian bank completedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb66bae32ad428289f7da9378d52a4aBEIJING (AP) — Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and it is due to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7bb66bae32ad428289f7da9378d52a4aFri, 22 May 2015 09:14:40 GMTHerman Wouk writes book to mark 100th birthdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d853f15803a34e379b810fef0b1ca17cNEW YORK (AP) — As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d853f15803a34e379b810fef0b1ca17cFri, 22 May 2015 10:15:13 GMTAustralia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ae8d8308584ddb94e3eb93ddf780f0VIENNA (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestMusicEventsChristianityReligionSocial affairsAustraliaViennaEuropeRussiaUkraineAustriaOceaniaWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a6ae8d8308584ddb94e3eb93ddf780f0Fri, 22 May 2015 09:52:30 GMTTurkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10c3f4a3923041f7abd7813296a95d97ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey.iBusinessGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10c3f4a3923041f7abd7813296a95d97Fri, 22 May 2015 11:25:04 GMTEgypt's president: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremismhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d488ae66baf3449aaf84a0806afb8931SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsJordanMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d488ae66baf3449aaf84a0806afb8931Fri, 22 May 2015 10:39:59 GMTUK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096b44fdff48446489a307db34aacf9bLONDON (AP) — A British man has been sentenced to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.iGeneral newsBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/096b44fdff48446489a307db34aacf9bFri, 22 May 2015 10:37:12 GMTFIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce25b657e1854af49ed88491d14780bcGENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccer2022 FIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsSoccerEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTrinidad and TobagoMoroccoSwitzerlandGermanyQatarBotswanaEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeMiddle EastSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce25b657e1854af49ed88491d14780bcFri, 22 May 2015 09:43:48 GMTSouth Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensivehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b98c3d11c1e5468583873060313abdceKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military is accusing the government of Sudan of aiding a new rebel offensive against South Sudanese government forces in the state of Upper Nile, where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSouth SudanUgandaSudanKhartoumEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b98c3d11c1e5468583873060313abdceFri, 22 May 2015 09:34:21 GMTLongtime Clinton adviser sent flood of emails on Benghazihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77ab91ce9a444dfb9221251280a412f2WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by wary White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsCampaignsGovernment transitionsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/77ab91ce9a444dfb9221251280a412f2Fri, 22 May 2015 11:23:36 GMTMan hit by Portuguese policeman alleges aggravated assaulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73946a821dd4493a8e3c7a81dbe2f45aLISBON, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese soccer fan who was beaten by a police officer in front of his two young sons outside a stadium has filed a complaint accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault, his lawyer said Friday.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsPolice brutalityViolent crimeMen's soccerSoccerPoliceCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMen's sportsSportsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPortugalWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73946a821dd4493a8e3c7a81dbe2f45aFri, 22 May 2015 11:00:33 GMT5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d8d70506237439db9d87c2ecfa6f0d0DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsMarriagePublic opinionGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3d8d70506237439db9d87c2ecfa6f0d0Fri, 22 May 2015 10:24:04 GMTHeavy Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee0f68e68bf9445395a91867b8f54f14SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition has launched heavy airstrikes on Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ee0f68e68bf9445395a91867b8f54f14Fri, 22 May 2015 10:04:14 GMTMerkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85ecfb9ce40b4829963e99606b1b1edbRIGA, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85ecfb9ce40b4829963e99606b1b1edbFri, 22 May 2015 10:47:18 GMTSuicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbd04002c824a26b3a33a6078b65a43RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An activist says a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the birth of a revered figure.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cbd04002c824a26b3a33a6078b65a43Fri, 22 May 2015 11:13:46 GMTECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53b9285232c44f2cb7ff780157460b4cFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEuropeGermanySpainWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/53b9285232c44f2cb7ff780157460b4cFri, 22 May 2015 10:30:59 GMTGerman business confidence drops slightly in Mayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7f056ea9f34865aeaeac7277057a16BERLIN (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slipped slightly as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d7f056ea9f34865aeaeac7277057a16Fri, 22 May 2015 10:59:05 GMTSyrian troops evacuate besieged compound in northwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406f9e86dbe34450a5d35748fd4b5523BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and state media say Syrian troops who had been besieged for nearly a month in a hospital compound in the country's northwest managed to withdraw.iGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/406f9e86dbe34450a5d35748fd4b5523Fri, 22 May 2015 10:12:04 GMTUS readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8efe0cdef7c546fabab42dba3cc96ca8BANGKOK (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.By JOCELYN GECKER and EILEEN NGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesReligious strifeArmed forcesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshMalaysiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8efe0cdef7c546fabab42dba3cc96ca8Fri, 22 May 2015 09:11:45 GMTLondon homes near Wembley evacuated after WWII bomb is foundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0e99ecdd3024214b11f2d240a82440eLONDON (AP) — British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.iGeneral newsEvacuationsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0e99ecdd3024214b11f2d240a82440eFri, 22 May 2015 11:17:38 GMTEiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpocketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29b4c4661a3749148c615cfb35d23fbePARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29b4c4661a3749148c615cfb35d23fbeFri, 22 May 2015 10:29:32 GMT