FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 31 May 2016 02:59:38 -07:00Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker, 31 May 2016 08:17:15 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament on Tuesday. killed in fire at Indian army ammunitions depot, 31 May 2016 09:43:11 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India on Tuesday, killing at least 17 army personnel, the Defense Ministry said. look at intelligence briefings for presidential candidates, 31 May 2016 08:20:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — President Harry S. Truman, who became president on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, didn't learn about the Manhattan Project to develop an atomic bomb until his 12th day in office. Vowing never to leave another president uninformed, Truman began the practice of giving presidential nominees intelligence briefings to prepare them for the demands of the job. A look at how some of them went: river expected to crest at record level Tuesday, 31 May 2016 07:34:51 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California, 31 May 2016 09:21:50 GMTBEIJING (AP) — A former tycoon wanted on allegations of embezzlement and fraud in Taiwan has died in a car accident in California, the island's foreign ministry confirmed on Tuesday. He had been hiding for years in the United States. profit down 19 pct at scandal-hit VW in 1st quarter, 31 May 2016 07:31:37 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first quarter as it struggled to deal with a scandal over cars equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests. drug agency: Ecstasy is making a comeback among the young, 31 May 2016 09:23:24 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Ecstasy is becoming popular again in the European Union, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users, the EU drug agency said Tuesday. charged with 4 murders on trial in Czech Republic, 31 May 2016 09:17:16 GMTPRAGUE (AP) — An American man charged with murder over the killing of four of his relatives has gone on trial in the Czech Republic. fosters rivalries as in 'Celebrity Apprentice', 31 May 2016 08:14:12 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers., rain, go away: French Open play delayed again Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:27:01 GMTPARIS (AP) — So much for getting the French Open back on schedule: It's raining again at Roland Garros. poll: Americans support changing primary process, 31 May 2016 08:24:48 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders is seeing broad support for his pitch to change the presidential nominating process. workers strike in Belgium, transport disrupted, 31 May 2016 07:49:22 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Public-sector employees are striking across Belgium, disrupting train and bus services as well as schools, prisons and mail delivery. San Bernardino, counselor faces other side of crisis, 31 May 2016 07:08:34 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Mandy Pifer drove to the Los Angeles Police Department last week and prepared to face a fresh wave of grief. to focus on Arizona sheriff's contempt violations, 31 May 2016 07:12:51 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine ways to address the Maricopa County sheriff's contempt-of-court violations in a racial profiling case. drills help schools prepare for the worst, 31 May 2016 08:16:55 GMTCARMEL, Ind. (AP) — "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill." inflation rate remains below zero in May, 31 May 2016 09:46:16 GMTLONDON (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in May for the third month in the last four, official figures showed Tuesday, a development that's unlikely to alter expectations that the European Central Bank will refrain from announcing more stimulus measures this week. drug agency: ecstasy is making a comeback among the young, 31 May 2016 09:11:47 GMTLISBON, Portugal (AP) — The European Union's drug agency says ecstasy is becoming popular again, with online sales and targeted marketing helping to drive the revival among a new generation of users. shares mixed; Japan tax hike delay plan buoys Asia, 31 May 2016 09:43:31 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets rose Tuesday on better-than-expected Japanese economic data and a weaker yen while European shares drifted as investors came back from a long weekend in the U.S. and Britain. health agency trumpets 'plain packaging' for tobacco, 31 May 2016 09:02:27 GMTGENEVA (AP) — The UN health agency says "plain packaging" on tobacco products has shown to be an effective complement to health warnings, advertising restrictions, and curbs on misleading packaging to help save lives. in the News, 31 May 2016 07:02:06 GMT"He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator." -Renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, discussing the rise of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. in return to Blenheim Palace for Cruise show, 31 May 2016 08:37:56 GMTLONDON (AP) — Dior is returning to England's historic Blenheim Palace to unveil its Cruise collection. Ike to Obama, CIA has briefed presidential candidates, 31 May 2016 09:21:38 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — After the political convention confetti is swept away, a more sobering tradition of the presidential election begins: The regular, top-secret intelligence briefings for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee. Integrity Unit: No evidence of corruption in match, 31 May 2016 09:15:50 GMTLONDON (AP) — The Tennis Integrity Unit says no evidence of corruption was found after an investigation into a mixed doubles match at this year's Australian Open that had reportedly attracted suspicious betting patterns. the origins of Trump's high-octane Twitter account, 31 May 2016 08:19:43 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Costanzo is the man who helped turn Donald Trump into @RealDonaldTrump. allegation, race, glare of national media divide town, 31 May 2016 08:17:53 GMTDIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Teaching her children how to peacefully respond to racist comments in a tiny Idaho town was not new for the mother of 20 adopted children, many of whom are black. She often found herself echoing the virtues taught in Dietrich's only church. museum exhibits Issey Miyake's constant innovations, 31 May 2016 08:05:38 GMTTOKYO (AP) — Although he's behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivolous, trend-watching, conspicuous consumption known as fashion. inflation remains negative in May, 31 May 2016 09:01:00 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — Official figures show that consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in May for the third month in the last four. Egypt story, 31 May 2016 09:35:22 GMTCAIRO (AP) — In a story May 30 about the referral to trial of the head of Egypt's Journalists union and two of its board members, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the three did not post bail. A statement from the prosecution office states that they did to resume in Alabama House speaker's ethics trial, 31 May 2016 09:17:41 GMTOPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Testimony is set to resume in the ethics trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard after the long holiday weekend. CAT scan: LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment, 31 May 2016 09:42:43 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Call it a big CAT scan. poll: Americans want nomination system changed, 31 May 2016 09:23:50 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bernie Sanders' pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support. say at least 23 died in overnight Syria airstrikes, 31 May 2016 09:02:21 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists have raised the death toll from the late night airstrikes on the northwestern city of Idlib, saying at least 23 people were killed. diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together, 31 May 2016 07:15:18 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and have visited over 50 countries side by side. Now every three weeks, they sit together in matching chairs and chat as their bodies are pumped full of chemotherapy drugs. says 1.2 million Afghans internally displaced by war, 31 May 2016 08:12:45 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Amnesty International said Tuesday that more than 1.2 million Afghans have been forced to flee their homes due to violence in the past three years and urged the Kabul government and the international community to tackle the country's growing crisis of refugees internally displaced by war. Poll: Voters in 2016 feeling disconnected, helpless, 31 May 2016 08:26:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats feel a massive disconnect with their political parties and helpless about the presidential election. justice minister revives Polanski extradition drive, 31 May 2016 09:07:45 GMTWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's justice minister is reviving an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case. on center court at French Open after washout, 31 May 2016 08:45:49 GMTPARIS (AP) — With more bad weather expected Tuesday, French Open organizers are trying to get as many matches as possible out of the way before the rain. parliament confirms election of speaker for 1 year term, 31 May 2016 08:24:21 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's parliament on Tuesday confirmed the re-election of its long-serving parliament speaker for another year. Volkswagen sees profits fall in 1st quarter, 31 May 2016 09:16:09 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year as it grappled with a costly scandal over cars it had equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests. forces in Fallujah repel IS attack in city's south, 31 May 2016 09:26:02 GMTCAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city's south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. Turkey gets suspended sentence for insulting Erdogan, 31 May 2016 09:34:50 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court has convicted a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan through social media postings and sentenced her to a 14-month suspended sentence. naval, air maneuvers become 'new normal' in Asia Pacific, 31 May 2016 08:41:10 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — American ships and fighter jets maneuvering across the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan represent the "new normal" in U.S.-Pacific relations despite rising tensions with China and Moscow. cutting-edge voter data, Trump critically behind Clinton, 31 May 2016 08:32:40 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump trails Hillary Clinton by months, even years, in using fast-evolving digital campaigning to win over voters, data specialists working with the GOP say. Bangladeshi men convicted of terror financing in Singapore, 31 May 2016 09:01:49 GMTSINGAPORE (AP) — Four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country were convicted of financing terrorism by a court in Singapore on Tuesday. decades, 32 Australians' remains return from Malaysia, 31 May 2016 09:46:14 GMTSUBANG AIR BASE, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies of 32 Australian service personnel and their dependents, many of them killed during the Vietnam War, were handed over by Malaysian soldiers to their Australian counterparts Tuesday. Australian officials say it's among the biggest single repatriations in the nation's history. school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls, 31 May 2016 08:21:26 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — A school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain concerned about safety, a volunteer at the school said Tuesday. Zoo safe despite shooting of gorilla to save boy, 31 May 2016 08:13:00 GMTCINCINNATI (AP) — The director of the Cincinnati Zoo says it remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors despite a weekend tragedy in which a gorilla was fatally shot to protect a 4-year-old boy who had entered its exhibit. protectors guard against deadly blows to chest, 31 May 2016 08:15:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived, thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm. Latest: Tarps back on all courts at French Open, 31 May 2016 09:06:33 GMTPARIS (AP) — The Latest on French Open (all times local): reportedly killed in India army ammunitions depot fire, 31 May 2016 08:58:11 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — A fire broke out at a major ammunitions depot in western India early Tuesday, causing fatalities, officials said. Local news reports said at least 17 army personnel were killed in the blaze.