FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 May 2015 09:41:34 -0700EU protests Russian blacklist of European politicians (AP) — The European Union is protesting a Russian list banning entry for nearly 90 European politicians.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEuropeRussiaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 15:50:21 GMTCoast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill ANGELES (AP) — The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:06:42 GMTGay-rights activists clash with foes in Moscow, 15 detained (AP) — Police in the Russian capital have detained 15 people after a clash broke out between gay-rights advocates and opponents.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansProtests and demonstrationsPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMoscowRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 14:53:39 GMTAP Interview: France warns climate change threatens security (AP) — France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal says climate change threatens global security — adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions.iGeneral newsScienceClimateEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentFranceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:16:14 GMTImpasse over China's island-building shows no sign of easing (AP) — China vigorously defended its South China Sea land reclamation projects in the face of persistent criticism from U.S. leaders at an international security summit Saturday as the standoff in the Asia-Pacific region shows few signs of abating.By LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsEnvironmental conservation and preservationDiplomacyLegislatureMilitary and defenseGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentChinaUnited StatesSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 30 May 2015 13:49:44 GMTWhere they stand: O'Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his candidacy Saturday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where he stands on some issues:By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulationsInternational tradeEconomyMarriageFamily issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:17:18 GMTAla judge: Death row inmate got 'raw deal' in murder trial, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who has spent almost 30 years on death row for a murder he denies committing has an unusual supporter in his bid for freedom: A state judge who once represented the man's co-defendant while working as a defense lawyer.By JAY REEVESaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryAlabamaBirminghamUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:25:12 GMTChild sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue NATIONS (AP) — The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesNon-governmental organizationsCrimes against childrenCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHuman welfareViolent crimeGenevaFranceCentral African RepublicBanguiSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AfricaAfrica, 30 May 2015 13:56:04 GMTLatest on flooding: Dallas police report 2nd flooding death a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasDallasHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:46:40 GMTHurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Andres has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.aGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 May 2015 15:32:21 GMTVolunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsMissing personsAccidents and disastersStormsVolunteerismEvacuationsSocial affairsTexasHoustonCorpus ChristiColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:48:26 GMTLatest on flooding: More heavy rain falls in Dallas area a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasDallasHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 13:59:59 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Martin O'Malley (AP) — Here's a snapshot of things to know about former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who announced Saturday in Baltimore that he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination:By BRIAN WITTEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical endorsements2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPrimary electionsState governmentsElectionsNational electionsLocal electionsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:01:39 GMTActivists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.iGeneral newsMassacresWar and unrestPolitical activismGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 30 May 2015 15:50:34 GMTBlatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him (AP) — Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerBribery, graft and conflicts of interestFIFA World CupInternational soccerCriminal investigationsSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsCrimeSoccerMen's sportsEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderZurichRussiaQatarSwitzerlandUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeMiddle EastNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:04:42 GMTReport: Ex-Georgian leader named governor of Ukraine region (AP) — Local news reports say former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili has been appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.iGeneral newsOdessaGeorgiaUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 13:11:45 GMTThe Latest: Nadal firing at French? Still too early to tell (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 15:49:02 GMTHeat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people, India (AP) — Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.By OMER FAROOQiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHeat wavesNatural disastersStormsAccidents and disastersHyderabadIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 30 May 2015 14:29:36 GMTB.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi, Miss. (AP) — Blues pioneer B.B. King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equaled by his generous spirit.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesState funeralsGovernment and politicsCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:12:42 GMTBarnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions YORK (AP) — On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students.By JOCELYN NOVECKaGeneral newsLifestyleHigher educationGender issuesEducationSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil liberties, 30 May 2015 14:35:12 GMTThe Latest: Sock wins to set up likely matchup vs. Nadal (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:55:16 GMTStudy sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaHealthMedical researchCancerSurgical proceduresDiagnosis and treatmentDiseases and conditionsChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:26:04 GMTItaly: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die (AP) — More than 4,000 migrants have been rescued off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations in one day, with rescuers finding 17 people dead aboard a rubber dinghy, the Italian Coast Guard said Saturday.By FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsItalyLibyaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 May 2015 13:20:19 GMTAnother child dies from Albuquerque cherry picker accident, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy has died from the cherry picker accident that killed his father and cousin and injured two other children.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:18:28 GMTThe Latest: 2010 French champ Schiavone too tired to dance (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 15:33:45 GMTNelson delayed 3 hours by rainy weather for 2nd straight day, Texas (AP) — The AT&T Byron Nelson will have at least a three-hour delay for the second straight day because of rainy weather.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 13:56:18 GMTWill new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars? evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.By SHARON COHENaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsLegislationLegislatureTennesseeDetroitMemphisHoustonUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichiganTexas, 30 May 2015 16:07:06 GMTCzechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion, Czech Republic (AP) — In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs participated on Saturday in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.By KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsNazismLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicGermanyBrnoCzechoslovakiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 30 May 2015 16:10:22 GMTFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:58:28 GMTPolicies on transgender admissions at women's colleges College's Board of Trustees is expected to vote next week on a formal policy governing admission of transgender students. The vote at the Manhattan campus follows those at a number of women's colleges across the country over the past year. The policies, which all acknowledge changing norms regarding gender, differ in their breadth. Here's a look at some of them:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLifestyleHigher educationEducationGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 30 May 2015 14:37:07 GMTEx-Georgian president named governor of Ukraine region (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine's troubled Odessa region.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsOdessaCrimeaGeorgiaMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 14:14:06 GMTThe Latest: Kyrgios loves lob in French loss to Murray (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 13:53:18 GMTPowerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of major damage.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 30 May 2015 15:56:25 GMTToddler drowns in Ohio pond on same day her brother is born, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio family is mourning for a toddler who drowned in a pond on the same day her mother gave birth to her brother.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOhioColumbusMarionUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:53:17 GMTMaine man to explore final resting places of poets in South, Maine (AP) — A former teacher who travels the country to document the final resting places of poets is looking forward to calling attention to African-American poets on a tour of the South and elsewhere.By DAVID SHARPaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansBooks and literatureEntertainmentSocial issuesSocial affairsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 13:49:30 GMTVictims of FIFA's scandal: small clubs, youth, local leagues DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.By STEPHEN WADEiBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerYouth soccerSports governanceCriminal investigationsCrimeSports businessCorporate crimeCorporate newsSoccerYouth sportsLaw and orderBrazilAfricaIndiaNew DelhiSouth AfricaRio de JaneiroGuineaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AsiaAsiaSouthern AfricaWest Africa, 30 May 2015 15:47:38 GMTFrench conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar (AP) — Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives — but with a different name.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 15:35:56 GMTFormer quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can ANGELES (AP) — The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the next down.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsHealthSportsSpinal cord injuriesInjuriesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:46:47 GMTNew England's epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring (AP) — It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions.By MARK PRATTaBusinessGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAgricultureIndustriesMassachusettsBostonMaineNew HampshireConnecticutRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:36:26 GMTOklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say a state trooper has fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with officers who came to evacuate him and another man from floodwaters.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:54:14 GMTFormer Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLiberalismGays and lesbiansEconomyCrimeNational electionsElectionsBusinessGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesBaltimoreMarylandNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:21:42 GMTHemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.By KRISTEN WYATThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:03:02 GMTUS, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 16:28:50 GMTThe Latest: Sock working toward likely match-up vs. Nadal (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:28:51 GMTSpain: Scuffles during protest against leftist Podemos party (AP) — Scuffles have broken out during a small demonstration against the radical leftist Podemos (We Can) party in Madrid six days after local elections boosted its power base in several of Spain's regions.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 13:47:49 GMTA look at the expiring surveillance provisions look at the post-Sept. 11 surveillance provisions that, barring a last-minute deal in Congress, are set to expire when Sunday turns into Monday:By The Associated PresshtGovernment and politicsTechnologyGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral news, 30 May 2015 13:06:12 GMTRocket grenades kill 13 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city, Nigeria (AP) — Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several homes, killing at least 13 people before dawn Saturday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the extremist group's birthplace, said residents.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 May 2015 15:29:59 GMTBus crash blocks northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Oregon, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Patrol says a crash on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn has blocked all northbound lanes of traffic Saturday morning.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:51:38 GMTThe Latest: US women falling at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 13:31:02 GMTEx-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson has been acquitted of charges he sexually abused a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBasketballLaw and orderProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsViolent crimeCrimeIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:03:43 GMT