FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 09:12:17 -0700Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.By OLEG CETINICiGeneral newsTheftCrimeFranceParisSao PauloWestern EuropeEuropeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 15:13:25 GMTDutch government to sell off nationalized ABN Amro bank HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday it will sell off ABN Amro bank in phases beginning later this year, seven years after the state took it over to prevent its collapse during the global financial crisis.By MIKE CORDERiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsOwnership changesCorporate newsGovernment business and financeNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 14:54:04 GMTWicker says Amtrak stop coming to Marks, Miss. (AP) — Railroad and Mississippi officials say Amtrak will establish a permanent stop in Marks in the heart of the Delta.tTravelLifestyleTrain travelMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:23:20 GMTTimeline of landmarks in Ireland's changing attitude to gays (AP) — Gays in Ireland lived in the shadows for decades, lest they face ridicule, assault or even prison in Victorian times. Friday's referendum asking voters to approve gay marriage is the latest landmark in decades of struggle for Ireland's homosexual minority to gain greater rights and respect.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageParliamentary electionsCabinetsLegislatureFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLegislationElectionsUnited KingdomIrelandDublinWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 14:59:57 GMTCholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesDisease outbreaksHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthTanzaniaBurundiUgandaEast AfricaBujumburaCentral AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 14:58:31 GMTDeere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon, Ill. (AP) — Solid sales of its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, the company said Friday. It also raised its outlook for the year and its shares rose nearly 4 percent Friday.fBusinessConstruction sector performanceFinancial performanceCorporate newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyMolineUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:21:13 GMTPoland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence, 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 relationsElectionsProtests and demonstrationsLegislationNational electionsPolitical and civil unrestLegislaturePolandWarsawGermanyEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 15:43:36 GMTNigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed.By IBRAHIM GARBAiGeneral newsReligious strifeIslamRiotsReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesPolitical and civil unrestNigeriaKanoWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 15:07:23 GMTMontreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.sSportsGays and lesbiansFootballProfessional footballMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:02:33 GMTMali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 15:52:55 GMTTobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects (AP) — A federal appeals court says America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were formulated to increase addiction, but not that they lied about the dangers of smoking.wBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsCorporate legal affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate news, 22 May 2015 15:33:50 GMTUS delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.By STEPHEN WILSONsSportsSummer Olympic gamesSports governanceOlympic gamesEventsUnited KingdomHungaryUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:55:44 GMTNot even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Serious injuries such as bone fractures and dislocations are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say concussions are at the top of the list.By REGINA GARCIA CANOaGeneral newsHealthSportsAthlete injuriesSports medicineAthlete health, 22 May 2015 15:58:26 GMTColombian rebels end unilateral cease-fire after army raid, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group is ending a unilateral cease-fire in response to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 15:08:32 GMTStocks mostly fall on lower oil prices; inflation ticks up YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in early trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors were weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month. Investors are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.By BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 22 May 2015 15:11:15 GMTCannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in 'My Mother', France (AP) — Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you."By JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:56:05 GMTDrew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in the death of his third wife.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:55:32 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:53:59 GMTAlaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.By MARK THIESSENtTravelLifestyleState governmentsGovernment and politicsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:29:50 GMTMali separatists say soldiers of publicly killed 9 Tuaregs, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 15:21:29 GMTNATO announces next summit will be July 2016 in Warsaw (AP) — NATO says its next summit will take place July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland as the alliance continues to reshape itself to meet new security challenges.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:14:24 GMTArmy removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.iGeneral newsSportsBombingsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 22 May 2015 15:49:54 GMTEar problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500 (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday's 99th running of the race.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:23:16 GMTObama: Iran nuclear deal 'will have my name on it' (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:58:51 GMTSpain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.By JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsEconomyLocal electionsPolitical scandalsPolitical partiesBusinessLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMadridSpainEuropeWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 14:51:31 GMTDemilitarizing the cops: States retool police training, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.By GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCrimePrimary and secondary educationHigher educationPoliceEventsEducationSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonUnited StatesSeattleDistrict of ColumbiaVancouverNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:33:06 GMTSuspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderTunisiaItalyMilanTunisSicilyNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:36:49 GMTAfter week in jail, Florida mom agrees to son's circumcision BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman's yearslong battle against her child's father over the boy's circumcision ended Friday with her agreeing to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail.By MATT SEDENSKYaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCircumcisionLaw and orderMen's healthHealthFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:44:37 GMTEx-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths (AP) — U.S. marshals and police tracked down and arrested a dangerous ex-convict and five others, bringing a sudden and safe ending to a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, authorities said Friday.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsArrestsCrimeFiresViolent crimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:43:20 GMTCANNES WATCH: 'Arabian Nights' canine named Cannes' top dog, France (AP) — A small white dog named Lucky has taken the award for Cannes' best performance on four legs.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLifestyleMoviesPetsEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalDogsEventsMammalsAnimalsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:32:24 GMTVA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital (AP) — Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.By DAN ELLIOTTaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseHealth care industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsDenverColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:56:42 GMTPrivate equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch's (AP) — Frisch's Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, which will end family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.By DAN SEWELLfBusinessRestaurantsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial servicesFood and drinkLifestyleCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:52:49 GMTExpedia sells stake in Chinese travel service YORK (AP) — Expedia is selling its majority stake in eLong, a Chinese travel service, to a group of businesses based in China for roughly $671 million.fBusinessTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 14:44:30 GMTQuake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer — the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century.aGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaNapaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:03:32 GMTEU chief Juncker calls Hungary's Orban 'dictator' _ in jest, Latvia (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly called Hungary's leader a "dictator" upon his arrival for a European Union summit.iGeneral newsSummitsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsRigaHungaryEuropeLatviaEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 15:45:41 GMTColombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end a half-century-old conflict.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 15:41:31 GMTDutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on "face-covering clothing," widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million.By MIKE CORDERiGeneral newsLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:47:15 GMTUS stocks dip; lower oil prices weigh on the energy sector YORK (AP) — Stocks are mostly lower in midday trading as energy companies decline along with the price of oil.aBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial markets, 22 May 2015 15:57:22 GMTHundreds protest Washington police shooting of 2 unarmed men, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriTheftViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:31:37 GMTUN concerned over human rights, democracy in Macedonia, Macedonia (AP) — A top United Nations human rights official has expressed concern over human rights and threats to democracy in Macedonia, amid a deep political crisis that has led to mass protests.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsDemocracySocial issuesSocial affairsMacedoniaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:21:46 GMTUS prosecutors announce charges over Wesleyan overdoses HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Two people have been indicted on federal charges alleging they distributed party drugs at Wesleyan University that sent 11 people to hospitals in February.By STEPHEN SINGERaGeneral newsHealthDrug-related crimeCrime, 22 May 2015 15:17:44 GMTUS envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China.wGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesSeoulEast AsiaBeijingAsiaNorth AmericaChinaGreater China, 22 May 2015 14:55:45 GMTNazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner's heirs is going on auction.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsPaintingArts and collectibles auctionsNazismVisual artsShoppingLifestyleGovernment and politicsGermanyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:54:18 GMTAll-clear after suspicious package found at Grand Central YORK (AP) — Authorities have issued an all-clear after investigating a suspicious package found on the lower level of New York City's Grand Central Terminal and have reopened the area to the public.By MEGHAN BARRaBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:49:55 GMTTerrorism task force arrests 2 men, 1 at Los Angeles airport ANGELES (AP) — The FBI says a joint terrorism task force made up of federal and local authorities has arrested two Southern California men following an investigation.aGeneral newsArrestsIntelligence agenciesTerrorismLaw and orderCrimeGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 14:59:02 GMTIS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra (AP) — Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days.By BASSEM MROUE and SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesGovernment and politicsPolitical activismHumanitarian assistanceMilitary and defensePolitical issuesIraqSyriaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 15:07:29 GMTColombian rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid kills 26 insurgents, Colombia (AP) — Colombian rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid kills 26 insurgents.iGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 15:03:58 GMTEiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.tTravelLifestyleTheftCrimeGeneral newsFranceParisSao PauloWestern EuropeEuropeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 15:25:17 GMTCzech reality show lets family experience Nazi occupation (AP) — A new reality show in the Czech Republic has let a family of seven experience what it was like living under Nazi occupation during World War II.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentNazismGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 15:18:07 GMTCavs' Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2 (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 15:20:01 GMT