FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 May 2015 07:53:35 -0700El Salvador hosting beatification of slain Archbishop Romero SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Huge crowds were expected at Saturday's ceremony to beatify Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was cut down by an assassin's bullet 35 years ago and declared a martyr for his faith this year by Pope Francis.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsChristianityAssassinationsReligionSocial affairsEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 May 2015 14:29:03 GMTDeadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 09:28:30 GMTCyprus' rival leaders take stroll through divided capital, Cyprus (AP) — Rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders took a stroll together on both sides of the divided capital's medieval center on Saturday to raise the feel-good factor as talks aimed at reunifying the ethnically split island kick into gear.By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsChristianityReligionSocial affairsTurkeyCyprusGreeceMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 12:13:01 GMTMyanmar president signs off on controversial population law, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections by a visiting senior U.S. diplomat and rights activists, who worry it could be used not only to repress women, but also religious and ethnic minorities.By AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislationPolitical activismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesLegislaturePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 12:25:50 GMTNigerian airlines cancel flights amid fuel crisis, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian airlines grounded flights Saturday as a months-long fuel shortage worsened, aggravated by a strike disrupting fuel deliveries in Africa's biggest oil producer.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessNigeriaLagosWest AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:49:32 GMTAfter break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension (AP) — Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.By KEN DILANIANhtGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment programsGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyWar and unrestUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:41:27 GMTCongo electoral commission updates voter list, Congo (AP) — Congo's national electoral commission has updated the country's electoral list ahead of local and provincial elections later this year, the commission said.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsElectionsNational electionsProvincial electionsGovernment and politicsDemocratic Republic of the CongoCentral AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 13:53:54 GMTVeterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war of the Iraq War watched in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distanced themselves in recent days from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country.By REBECCA SANTANAaGeneral news2003-11 Iraq WarVeteransGovernment and politicsState governmentsEventsCampaignsElectionsNational electionsWar and unrestIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 23 May 2015 14:47:30 GMT57 dead in China floods, including 2 kids on overloaded bus (AP) — The death toll in China's latest round of flooding has risen to at least 57, including two schoolchildren aboard a bus carrying more than twice its authorized passenger load that plunged into a pond, authorities said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTransportationChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 11:33:49 GMTSenate clears White House-backed trade bill (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsNational securityMilitary and defenseInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 08:30:52 GMTClock ticks but fortune smiles for Federer at French Open (AP) — There are two distinct sounds one hears when Roger Federer graces the courts of Roland Garros. One is the pop of backhands and forehands kicking up puffs of red clay. The other, getting ever louder, is the scratchy tick of life's clock.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:06:45 GMTCongress' familiar path: short-term solutions (AP) — Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers.By ALAN FRAMwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 12:44:55 GMTThousands attend Italian nun's beatification in Kenya, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of people gathered in a central Kenyan town Saturday to attend the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun who worked for many years in the East African nation.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsKenyaEast AfricaUgandaTanzaniaNairobiAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:27:32 GMTUN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight, Myanmar (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats.By ROBIN McDOWELL and TRAN VAN MINHiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsHumanitarian crisesArmed forcesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonBangladeshMalaysiaVietnamBangkokUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:35:31 GMT'Yes' side joyous as count starts in Irish gay-marriage vote (AP) — Irish political observers from both sides said the first ballot boxes to be opened Saturday pointed to a strong victory for legalizing gay marriage, as the nation began counting results from a national referendum.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReferendumsMarriageGovernment and politicsPolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsChristianityDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 09:28:04 GMTVerdict reached for Cleveland patrolman charged in deaths of suspects amid 137-shot barrage (AP) — Verdict reached for Cleveland patrolman charged in deaths of suspects amid 137-shot barrage.aGeneral newsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 12:19:00 GMTVermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare, Vt. (AP) — A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge — believed to be the only one of its kind in the country — has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday. Just not all at once.By LISA RATHKEaGeneral newsParadesAutomobilesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessRecreation and leisureLifestyleVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:32:47 GMTCannes hails premiere of a bloody, stylish 'Macbeth', France (AP) — Something wicked came the way of the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday when Justin Kurzel premiered his bloody, stylish adaptation of "Macbeth" with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.By JAKE COYLEeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalEventsScotlandFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 10:57:55 GMTPence passes up presidential bid, but future still cloudy (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's decision not to fulfill the political buzz and chase White House dreams in 2016 doesn't necessarily clear up questions about his future.By TOM DAVIESaGovernment and politicsCampaignsReligious issuesLegislationReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsPolitical fundraisingState electionsLegislatureIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 14:23:40 GMT6 missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany (AP) — Six people are missing and feared dead after a fire at a guesthouse in southern Germany, police said Saturday.iGeneral newsMissing personsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 13:23:19 GMTVerdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage (AP) — A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday.aGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityPoliceCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:14:46 GMTGreece will not accept 'humiliating' terms, premier says, Greece (AP) — Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told leaders of the governing Radical Left Coalition that Greece is ready to accept a "viable and long lasting" deal with its lenders, but not on "humiliating terms."iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 13:10:42 GMTSyrian official: Islamic State militants in Palmyra's museum, Syria (AP) — Islamic State fighters broke into the museum of the ancient town of Palmyra, though its artifacts have been removed and are safe, a Syrian official said Saturday.By ALBERT AJIiGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelSyriaIraqDamascusMiddle East, 23 May 2015 12:02:12 GMTDrenching rains green pastures, bode well for herd expansion, Kan. (AP) — Drenching rains that recently soaked the Great Plains have brought welcomed moisture to areas still recovering from droughts, greening pastures as ranchers begin the annual rite of moving cattle to the nation's summer grazing lands.By ROXANA HEGEMANaBusinessGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAgricultureIndustriesConsumer products and servicesKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 14:30:14 GMTDemocrats see skimpy insurance as the next health care issue (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsHealth care costsAccess to health carePersonal spendingEmployee benefitsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesHealth issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financePersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 12:32:57 GMTJimenez sets European Tour hole-in-one record WATER, England (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez hit a record 10th hole-in-one on the European Tour during his third round at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Saturday.By JACK BEZANTSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPGA ChampionshipsRecord setting eventsEventsGeneral newsEurope, 23 May 2015 14:23:05 GMTCountries approve plan for $100M health emergency fund (AP) — Diplomats have approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies.iGeneral newsHealthEmergency managementGovernment and politics, 23 May 2015 13:54:29 GMTSoutheast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks, India (AP) — About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherHeat wavesIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 13:41:19 GMTBoth sides say Ireland has voted to legalize gay marriage (AP) — Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsMarriageCampaignsGovernment and politicsConstitutional amendmentsLegislatureFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesElectionsChristianityReligionDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 10:25:22 GMTUN envoy: IS poised to become 'serious threat' in Libya SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Islamic State extremists can pose "a very serious threat" to divided Libya if rival governments there fail to reach a unity deal quickly, the United Nations envoy to the North African country said Saturday.iGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsLibyaMiddle EastTripoliNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 14:38:09 GMTWhat will get Europe's economy rolling again?, Portugal (AP) — What's behind Europe's sluggish recovery and high jobless rate? What can central banks and governments do to get things going?By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyGovernment and politicsLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeIrelandPortugalWestern Europe, 23 May 2015 14:12:34 GMTOfficial: Iraq recaptures town in Iraq's Anbar province (AP) — An Iraqi security official says government forces and Shiite militias have recaptured a town lost to Islamic State militants a day earlier.iGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSyria, 23 May 2015 11:51:20 GMTAP Interview: Top UN official says Europe must open borders SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Borders must be "open to Syrians everywhere," including in Europe, to help ease the burden of Middle Eastern countries that have absorbed close to 4 million Syrian refugees, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Saturday.By KARIN LAUBiGeneral newsForeign aidInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEuropeSyriaMiddle East, 23 May 2015 12:07:42 GMTEgypt court acquits 17 in protest that saw mother shot dead (AP) — An Egyptian court acquitted 17 people on Saturday over taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration earlier this year that saw a young mother shot to death in downtown Cairo.By MERRIT KENNEDYiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 13:13:23 GMTIran says Djibouti turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees, Iran (AP) — Iranian state television is reporting that authorities in Djibouti have turned away aid plane for Yemeni refugees there.iGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsTehranYemenMiddle EastDjiboutiIranSaudi ArabiaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 11:31:09 GMTBoth sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory (AP) — Both sides in Ireland's gay marriage referendum say 'yes' side has won resounding victory.iGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 09:54:01 GMTIreland has voted to legalize gay marriage, both sides say (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansConstitutionsReferendumsChristianityGovernment and politicsMarriageConstitutional amendmentsRebellions and uprisingsLegislaturePolitical organizationsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsElectionsWar and unrestDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:10:10 GMTIslamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom.By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsReligious strifeTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaEgyptMiddle EastYemenNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 10:48:30 GMTKarin Knapp beats Roberta Vinci to win Nuremberg Cup, Germany (AP) — Karin Knapp defeated fellow Italian Roberta Vinci 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-1 to win the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday.sSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsNurembergGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:46:14 GMTVettel posts fastest time ahead of Rosberg in 3rd practice (AP) — Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday, finishing ahead of Mercedes pair Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton on Formula One's demanding street circuit.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 10:53:24 GMTHamilton takes Monaco GP pole position ahead of Rosberg (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 13:55:55 GMTFrench driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penalty (AP) — French driver Romain Grosjean has been handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 12:05:28 GMTRoadside bomb kills 2, including Afghan district chief, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed two people, including a district administrative chief, in the country's south.iGeneral newsBombingsAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 11:39:41 GMTFinal preparations begin for Eurovision Song Contest (AP) — Everything appears to be running according to plan ahead of this year's Eurovision Song Contest — except for the weather.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestEventsViennaAustriaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 10:02:29 GMTJapan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental concernsOceansEnvironmentEnvironment and natureClimateGovernment and politicsJapanPacific OceanEast AsiaMarshall IslandsOceaniaSolomon IslandsAsia, 23 May 2015 11:39:15 GMTWhy many experts missed this: Cheap oil can hurt US economy (AP) — If there was one thing most economists agreed on at the start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthPricesConsumer spendingEconomic outlookLabor economyEconomyEnergy industryRecessions and depressionsIndustriesMaterials industryEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesTexasNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:14:40 GMTAutomakers to reveal models covered by wider air bag recall (AP) — Eleven automakers are expected next week to reveal which models are being added to a massive recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.By TOM KRISHERfBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 13:01:16 GMTGerman woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets (AP) — A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television said Saturday.By FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsHealthBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 10:14:31 GMTLove battles revenge in Audiard's refugee drama 'Dheepan', France (AP) — For much of its running time, Jacques Audiard's new film, "Dheepan," is a gritty and naturalistic depiction of Tamil refugees trying to build a new life in France.By JILL LAWLESSeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCannes Film FestivalPolitical refugeesEventsGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 23 May 2015 14:10:21 GMTChina-Taiwan talks seek to maintain momentum for closer ties, Taiwan (AP) — Negotiators from Taiwan and China met Saturday for talks in an attempt to maintain momentum for the forging of closer ties in the face of a skeptical Taiwanese public.By RALPH JENNINGSiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTaiwanChinaEast AsiaBeijingGreater ChinaAsia, 23 May 2015 12:49:00 GMT