FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 18:10:24 -0700Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89 (AP) — Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem Globetrotters beloved ambassadors of basketball around the world.aGeneral newsSportsObituariesBasketballPlanoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:26:00 GMTAbout 40 dead in firefight on ranch, Mexican official says, Mexico (AP) — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a fierce gunbattle between suspected drug traffickers and federal forces on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeMunicipal governmentsWar and unrestCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOrganized crimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 23:49:50 GMTThe Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeState legislatureLegislationProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:04:56 GMTGroup that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."By BETSY BLANEYaGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLegislatureState governmentsViolent crimeCrimeWacoTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:03:37 GMTDead animals found in oil spill: 3 pelicans, 1 dolphin ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a dead dolphin and three dead pelicans have been found near the area of an oil spill on the California coast.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessAnimalsBirdsDolphinsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersMammalsCoastlines and beachesGovernment regulationsSea lionsEnergy and the environmentEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSanta Barbara, 23 May 2015 00:32:41 GMTPolice release surveillance video in shooting investigation, Wash. (AP) — Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:08:29 GMTNational Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home and trying to intimidate his children so they wouldn't discuss the allegations against him was convicted on Friday.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenLaw and orderMarysvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:35:26 GMTHundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King VEGAS (AP) — Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects.By KEN RITTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:53:27 GMTMan convicted of killing ex-wife whose 911 call was bungled (AP) — Jurors have found a Dallas man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-wife whose 911 call was mishandled by Dallas police.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:40:17 GMTColombian paramilitary warlord wanted in US freed from jail, Colombia (AP) — A prominent paramilitary warlord wanted in the U.S. on drug charges walked out of a Colombian jail Friday, becoming the first major paramilitary boss to earn freedom as part of a decade-old peace deal.By LIBARDO CARDONAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeInternational relationsCrimeInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyColombiaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:41:43 GMTDentist accused of running 'house of horrors' agrees to quit AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida children's dentist accused of running a "house of horrors" that included performing surgical procedures without anesthetic agreed late Friday to stop practicing dentistry.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMedical malpracticeLaw and orderHealth issuesHealthGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programsGovernment and politicsSt. AugustineJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:14:42 GMTSenate tweaks veterans health law to boost specialized care (AP) — Veterans would get specialized medical care from private doctors more easily under a bill the Senate approved Friday.By MATTHEW DALYwHealthGovernment and politicsVeteransLegislatureMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislation, 22 May 2015 22:20:01 GMTOfficials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision ANGELES (AP) — The California Highway Patrol faulted a semi-truck driver Friday for a fiery head-on collision with a bus that killed 10, but officials said they still don't know why his big rig veered across an interstate median and into oncoming traffic, killing five high school students on their way to visit a college and a couple who had just gotten engaged.By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:06:50 GMTAPNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and orderCrimes against childrenLos AngelesWashingtonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:32:06 GMTWoman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:01:43 GMTStrangulation of child with blinds cord ruled a homicide, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 4-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMaconGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:21:51 GMTCalifornia farmers strike a deal to cut water use, Calif. (AP) — California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record.By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementCaliforniaSacramentoStocktonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:42:27 GMTMan released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan (AP) — A man who was released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.aGeneral newsObituariesCubaKazakhstanUnited StatesYemenCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanCentral AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 23 May 2015 00:34:56 GMTGiant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course, Mo. (AP) — A big sinkhole discovered Friday near the driving range of a southwest Missouri golf course is attracting the attention of geological experts.aGeneral newsSportsCavesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMissouriBransonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:19:14 GMTMilitary aircraft goes off runway near San Diego DIEGO (AP) — A military aircraft went off a runway Friday at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay, officials said.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:35:16 GMTOfficial: Military aircraft goes off runway near San Diego DIEGO (AP) — An official says a military aircraft has gone off a runway at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay.aGeneral newsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:24:30 GMTHouston star Harden's unique game hard to stop _ and to like (AP) — Whether he's stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:17:30 GMTRutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves.By WAYNE PARRYaGeneral newsOceanographyAnimalsCoastlines and beachesEnvironmentWater environmentOceansGovernment and politicsScienceEnvironment and natureNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:01:13 GMTCoast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated ORLEANS (AP) — A fire on an oil platform off Louisiana's coast is still burning.By KEVIN McGILLaBusinessGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:57:31 GMTUS: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis, Myanmar (AP) — Navy ships were scouring Southeast Asian waters for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsArmed forcesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaYangonIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:56:44 GMTTom Lehman starts fast, takes Senior PGA Championship lead LICK, Ind. (AP) — Tom Lehman started the second round of the Senior PGA Championship on the 10th tee Friday afternoon. He might as well have started it on a launch pad.By PHIL RICHARDSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPGA ChampionshipsEvents, 23 May 2015 00:22:07 GMTNew trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one.By JESSICA GRESKOwGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:19:11 GMTHawks' DeMarre Carroll starts vs. Cavaliers in Game 2 (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:24:11 GMTFormer CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says a wrongful termination lawsuit the former CEO of Sands China Ltd. filed against the Macau-based company and Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson can proceed in Nevada.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsLaw and orderLas VegasChinaNevadaMacauUnited StatesNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 May 2015 00:53:51 GMTVacation plans collide with must-do agenda for Senate (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, supporters of sweeping, bipartisan trade legislation narrowly fended off a last-minute challenge Friday night, clearing the way for Senate passage and a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House.By DAVID ESPO and CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeLegislationEconomyBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsEconomic policyGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:00:42 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, 23 May 2015 00:01:36 GMTMissouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence.By MARIE FRENCHaGovernment and politicsDrug-related crimePardons and commutationsState governmentsCrimeGeneral newsOrganized crimeLaw and orderLegal proceedingsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 22:15:36 GMTHawks' Carroll starting vs. Cavaliers in Game 2 (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:14:34 GMTFormer South Dakota candidate says at trial she was a novice, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth said Friday shortly before testimony ended in her trial that it wasn't her intention to mislead anyone when she attested to signatures on campaign documents that she didn't actually witness.By JAMES NORDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegal proceedingsLegislatureLaw and orderSouth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:01:26 GMTUS rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons.By CARA ANNAiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsNuclear proliferationWeapons of mass destructionInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defensePolitical issuesIsraelEgyptMiddle EastUnited StatesIranNorth AfricaAfricaNorth AmericaUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 23:53:21 GMTNavy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway DIEGO (AP) — A pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island.aGeneral newsMilitary facilitiesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 01:00:10 GMTRays' minor league team cancels 'A-Rod Juice Box' promotion YORK (AP) — What began as "A-Rod Juice Box" promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night.By BEN WALKERsSportsSports marketingBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSports businessNew York CityNew YorkTampaUnited StatesNorth AmericaFlorida, 23 May 2015 00:41:30 GMTGovernment hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon.By JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsScienceBirdsAnimalsFishSalmonWildlifeEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:10:21 GMTKevin Na closes with 'good bogey,' leads wet Colonial WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Na had gone 26 holes without a bogey at Colonial before his last tee shot Friday was swept away by flowing water after going into a rain-swollen drainage culvert.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfTexasEast AsiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaAsia, 23 May 2015 00:00:23 GMTOhio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing adopted daughters, stepdaughter, Ohio (AP) — Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing adopted daughters, stepdaughter.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMarysvilleOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:40:46 GMTCavs' Irving held out of Game 2 with sore left knee (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night after he had his ailing left knee examined by Dr. James Andrews.By CHARLES ODUMsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:47:28 GMTLas Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesSt. GeorgeNorth AmericaUtah, 23 May 2015 00:56:45 GMT2 dead in grenade explosion in Burundi market, Burundi (AP) — Grenades thrown into a market in the capital Bujumbura killed two people on Friday, Burundi's state broadcaster said.iGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaAfrica, 23 May 2015 01:05:16 GMTCartel surveillance cameras found in Mexican border city VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — A drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas used at least 39 surveillance cameras to monitor the comings and goings of authorities in the city of Reynosa across the border from Texas, Mexican officials said Friday.By ALFREDO PENAiGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoVictoriaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited States, 23 May 2015 00:11:37 GMTAgency downgrades Nevada earthquake to magnitude 4.8 VEGAS (AP) — An earthquake that struck a rural area of southern Nevada has been downgraded to magnitude 4.8.By KIMBERLY PIERCEALLaGeneral newsScienceTravelLifestyleNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNevadaLas VegasUnited StatesNorth AmericaReno, 22 May 2015 22:30:18 GMTIS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists (AP) — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUEiGeneral newsDiplomacyMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismKidnappingTribal governmentsInternational relationsPolitical issuesCrimeSyriaIraqIranDamascusMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:36:40 GMTColumn: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsSwimmingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsEvents, 22 May 2015 22:26:14 GMTBush, Christie rise in defense of Patriot Act CITY (AP) — Likely Republican presidential contenders Jeb Bush and Chris Christie on Friday heartily endorsed the Patriot Act and the permission it gives the government to collect phone records in bulk, mocking those who deride the intelligence overhaul passed after the Sept. 11 attacks as an encroachment on civil liberties.By BILL BARROW and THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil rights violations2016 United States Presidential ElectionIntelligence agenciesMunicipal governmentsState governmentsNational securityPolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeGeneral newsNational electionsElectionsLocal governmentsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policyPolitical organizationsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:01:59 GMTEgg prices surge to record on shortage caused by bird flu MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Egg prices reached record levels on Friday after a bird flu outbreak decimated the flock, leading to the death of more than 20 million egg-laying hens over the last month in the top producing state of Iowa.By DAVID PITTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleDisease outbreaksAnimal healthAnimalsPublic healthHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesIowaNorth America, 22 May 2015 23:42:13 GMTLocal ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in Denton, Texas (AP) — A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.aBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsState legislatureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsLegislatureState governmentsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureDentonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 May 2015 00:25:04 GMT