FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 May 2015 03:08:33 -0700France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State (AP) — France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsFranceEuropeIraqWestern EuropeMiddle East, 28 May 2015 08:23:54 GMTStudy 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 KingdomSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 May 2015 08:09:55 GMTTHE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:iBusinessGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports sponsorshipCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsZurichSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 May 2015 07:49:42 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 GMTElephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers (AP) — Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.iGeneral newsElephantsWildlifeAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCrimeNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMammalsAnimalsSouth AfricaAfricaUgandaMozambiqueEast AfricaSouthern Africa, 28 May 2015 09:07:42 GMTIndians crowd rivers, shade trees as heat toll passes 1,400, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.By OMER FAROOQiGeneral newsHealthTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherHeat wavesTreesPlantsHyderabadIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 08:54:25 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 GMTBaltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsPolice brutalityRiotsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolencePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 08:43:46 GMTGlobal stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms (AP) — Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyCommodity marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsChinaShanghaiJapanEast AsiaGreeceGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 08:45:05 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.By KARL RITTERfBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesNorwayWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 08:26:44 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 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 GMTChina's Hanergy under investigation by Hong Kong regulator KONG (AP) — Hong Kong regulators said Thursday they're investigating a leading Chinese solar panel maker owned by billionaire Li Hejun after its shares took a sudden and unexplained plunge.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 09:47:12 GMTThe Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:21:25 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 08:45:50 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 GMTPutin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.iGeneral newsSportsFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerEventsMen's sportsGovernment and politicsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:36:37 GMTBaltimore residents fearful amid homicide spike (AP) — Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire.By JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 08:37:53 GMTTropical depression forms in Pacific; first of season (AP) — The first tropical depression of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed far from Mexico's coast.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeather, 28 May 2015 08:55:38 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 GMTAP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj says he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight the order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.iGeneral newsExtraditionYugoslav WarsLaw and orderEventsWar and unrestSerbiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:21:36 GMTSyria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West (AP) — Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the west but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.iGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 28 May 2015 09:35:20 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 GMTChristian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community, Israel (AP) — It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."By AREEJ HAZBOUNiGeneral newsChristianityPrimary and secondary educationEducation budgetsEducation costsTerritorial disputesReligionSocial affairsEducationReligious issuesSocial issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsNational governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestJudaismIsraelMiddle East, 28 May 2015 08:48:52 GMTEtihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, says its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year as it boosted sales by carrying more passengers and used its stakes in other airlines to drive traffic through its Abu Dhabi hub.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiMiddle East, 28 May 2015 08:53:48 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 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.By TAMI ABDOLLAHaGeneral newsArsonArrestsFiresCrimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 09:15:35 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 08:45:13 GMTIndians crowd rivers, shady trees as heat toll passes 1,400, India (AP) — Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.By OMER FAROOQiGeneral newsHealthTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherHeat wavesAnimalsZoological parksTreesWater environmentRecreation and leisurePlantsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureHyderabadIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 09:28:57 GMTChina defends South China Sea island development (AP) — China has responded to sharply-worded comments from the U.S. defense secretary by defending its building of artificial islands in the South China Sea and accusing Washington of stirring up trouble in the economically vital region.iGeneral newsChinaSouth China SeaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 May 2015 09:47:33 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 GMTNFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityCrimeArrestsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaSan JoseUnited StatesNorth America, 28 May 2015 08:08:46 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 GMTVladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup (AP) — Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia's World Cup.sGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerEventsMen's sportsSoccerRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:16:19 GMTGeorgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State, Ga. (AP) — Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group.By RUSS BYNUMaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeorgiaAtlantaAugustaTurkeySyriaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 08:25:37 GMTUK Methodist Church apologizes for past sexual abuse cases (AP) — Britain's Methodist Church says there were almost 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution over more than half a century, and has apologized for failing to protect the victims.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsReligious issuesSocial issuesViolent crimeCrimeUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:03:03 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 GMTChinese leader calls for innovation as economic growth slows (AP) — Rapturous crowds. Beaming workers. Pep talks for the troops.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyGovernment and politicsChinaShanghaiBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 May 2015 09:47:17 GMTEU nations, parliament reach deal on major investment plan (AP) — European Union nations and legislators have reached a deal in principle to create a fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($345 billion) in private- and public-sector investment to upgrade infrastructure, stimulate the EU's sluggish economies and ignite job growth.By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsLegislaturePersonnelEconomyFinancial marketsEurope, 28 May 2015 09:00:55 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 GMTBlatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter skipped another speaking engagement early Thursday as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsZurichSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 28 May 2015 09:20:33 GMTPremier: Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas, Albania (AP) — In a major policy shift, the Serbian prime minister said his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan.By AMER COHADZICiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesSerbiaAlbaniaTiranaRussiaMoscowEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 May 2015 08:46:44 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 09:41:20 GMTUK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron set off Thursday on a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.By DANICA KIRKA and JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsInternational relationsElectionsLegislationLegislatureUnited KingdomPolandNetherlandsFranceEuropeGermanyWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 28 May 2015 09:27:22 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 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 GMT