FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 May 2015 03:11:30 -0700Madagascar's president faces impeachment attempt, Madagascar (AP) — Political instability is looming in Madagascar, where lawmakers voted this week to impeach the country's president for what they say are his repeated violations of the constitution.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionImpeachmentsPolitical issuesMadagascarEast AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 10:07:36 GMTSharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states.aGeneral newsSportsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaCaliforniaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 10:05:26 GMTMuhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians celebrated their newly reinforced democracy Friday, dancing and singing songs and praises as Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in, the first candidate to beat a sitting president at the polls.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 09:58:10 GMTBritain's Cameron in Poland, seeking support on EU reform, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed his case for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union Friday in Poland, with the Polish prime minister expressing resistance to any changes that would limit the rights of the many Polish migrants living in the U.K.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomPolandWarsawEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 09:36:31 GMTIraqi authorities raise Baghdad attacks death toll to 15 (AP) — The death toll from bombings that targeted two prominent hotels in Baghdad a day earlier rose to 15 people, with another 42 wounded, Iraqi authorities said on Friday, as a lawmaker warned that the capital is vulnerable to more attacks.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestImprovised explosivesWar casualtiesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 29 May 2015 09:47:11 GMTToughest words aren't tough enough for 2 spelling bee champs HILL, Md. (AP) — For the second straight year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended with co-champions each holding onto one side of the golden trophy while they were showered with confetti.By BEN NUCKOLSaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 29 May 2015 08:29:08 GMTFrance and Morocco strengthen counterterrorism cooperation (AP) — France and Morocco have vowed to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation, four months after they resumed judicial cooperation following a year-long diplomatic rift.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsFranceMoroccoWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 10:00:28 GMTChina executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students (AP) — A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4 years old.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 09:18:49 GMTGrichuk could cut into Jay's playing time for Cardinals LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay was the St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder and primary leadoff man when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury.By R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsSports businessAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 07:09:20 GMTMyanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting (AP) — Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help.By JOCELYN GECKER and MALCOLM J. FOSTERiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaBangkokAsia, 29 May 2015 08:06:37 GMTCorrection: Norway-Myanmar-Rohingya story, Denmark (AP) — In a story May 28 about Nobel Peace Prize winners calling for an end to persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the appeal came at the end of a three-day conference organized by the Norwegian Burma Committee. There were two conferences over the three days, one organized by a coalition of international groups and the other by the Norwegian Burma Committee. The appeal by the Nobel Peace Prize winners was made Tuesday during the conference organized by the international groups, but not announced until they put out a statement Thursday.iGeneral newsNobel PrizesNazismEventsGovernment and politicsMyanmarNorwayDenmarkCopenhagenSoutheast AsiaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 09:54:45 GMTTropical Storm Andres expected to become a hurricane (AP) — The first named tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season is expected to soon become a hurricane far off Mexico's coast.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 08:55:49 GMTVatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.By NICOLE WINFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsMoney launderingReligionCrimeSocial affairsItalyVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 09:37:25 GMTBlatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis (AP) — The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.By ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccer2022 FIFA World CupInternational soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsSoccerNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEventsMen's sportsZurichRussiaMiddle EastQatarSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 09:29:59 GMTAnniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets, Nepal (AP) — Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeMountainsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureEarthquakesNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 09:13:34 GMTRepublican Wyoming on board with federal sage grouse policy, Wyo. (AP) — Many Republicans are wary of a large federal effort to protect the greater sage grouse — but not the Republican governor of Wyoming, the state with the biggest share of the birds and more energy development in their habitat than any other.By MEAD GRUVERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessAnimalsEnvironmental conservation and preservationBirdsWildlifeGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsNatural resource managementWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 07:32:52 GMTIndia's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800, India (AP) — Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday.iGeneral newsTravelLifestyleHeat wavesWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 08:36:15 GMTBritain's Cameron in Poland in search for support on reform, Poland (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Warsaw as a part of a visit to four European capitals as he seeks support for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomPolandEuropeWarsawWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 07:20:10 GMTPsychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist has testified.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 08:16:32 GMTQuake hits N. California; no reports of problems, Calif. (AP) — A moderate earthquake struck in Northern California but authorities say there are no reports of any problems.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaReddingUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 09:36:14 GMTIsrael begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans (AP) — As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle — his Jewish faith.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsThe HolocaustWorld War IIVeteransMuseumsNazismEventsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGovernment and politicsJerusalemIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 May 2015 07:10:14 GMTRuble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival (AP) — Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.By JAMES ELLINGWORTHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesConsumer products and servicesBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleFinancial servicesRussiaMoscowSaint PetersburgEuropeEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 09:18:32 GMTRocky road: Britain's troubled ties to European Union (AP) — The British people will get another chance to decide on their European future by the end of 2017 — marking one more milestone in a long-troubled relationship.By PAN PYLASiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeLondonBrusselsUnited StatesWestern EuropeEnglandBelgiumNorth America, 29 May 2015 09:44:27 GMTBob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman, Calif. (AP) — Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. Wearing a cowboy hat and boots, he had already conquered the quarter horse world and was ready to take aim at the bigger money and prestige offered by training regally-bred thoroughbreds.By BETH HARRISaGeneral newsSportsThoroughbred racingQuarter horse racingHorse racingBelmont StakesSocial mediaEventsOnline mediaMediaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 10:01:39 GMTChina stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off while other world benchmarks were uneven, as European shares slumped while Asian indexes finished higher.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 29 May 2015 10:06:47 GMTMalaysia denies entry to second Hong Kong activist KONG (AP) — Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a radical Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur's airport, the second time this week they have barred one of the city's outspoken pro-democracy activists.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHong KongMalaysiaBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 29 May 2015 09:13:44 GMTTHE LATEST: Small straw poll has Blatter ahead pre-vote (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsZurichSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 07:47:07 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeSports governanceEventsSportsSpelling beesAcademic competitionsEducationSocial affairs, 29 May 2015 10:00:52 GMTAt $75 a game, indoor football isn't about the money, Neb. (AP) — Chuck Wright was hooked the first time he tried professional indoor football. His pay for that game: a $10 bill and six-pack of Bud Light.By ERIC OLSONaGeneral newsSportsFootballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballOmahaIowaNebraskaSioux CityUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 07:10:12 GMTMalaysia denies entry to Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker KONG (AP) — Malaysian authorities denied entry to a radical Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur's airport on Friday, the second time this week they have barred one of the city's outspoken pro-democracy activists.iGeneral newsDemocracyGovernment and politicsHong KongMalaysiaBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 29 May 2015 09:59:43 GMTAnthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNSaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceState governmentsMilitary leadershipChemical weaponsMilitary and defenseWeapons of mass destructionArmed forcesUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 07:45:39 GMTTHE LATEST: Protesters demand FIFA help workers in Qatar (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:iBusinessGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerInternational soccer2022 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupCorruption in sportsSports governanceProtests and demonstrationsSoccerPolitical corruptionLabor issuesEventsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational electionsElectionsMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichPalestinian territoriesSwitzerlandIsraelMiddle EastQatarCaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 09:56:02 GMTTurkmenistan considers extending presidential rule, Turkmenistan (AP) — Legislators in the authoritarian Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are considering scrapping a rule that prevents people older than 70 from being elected president, a change that would allow the incumbent to serve for life.iGeneral newsTurkmenistanCentral AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 09:49:46 GMTWife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power (AP) — A Prague court has acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical scandalsPolitical corruptionMilitary intelligenceGovernment and politicsLaw and orderPolitical issuesMilitary and defenseCzech RepublicPragueEastern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 09:30:30 GMTSouth African rhino gets treated after poacher attack (AP) — A rhino in South Africa that survived an attack by poachers who cut off her horns, leaving a massive wound on her face, has had a setback in her medical treatment.iGeneral newsEnvironmental concernsAnimal poaching and smugglingEnvironmentEnvironment and natureWildlifeCrimeSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 09:02:40 GMTTHE LATEST: Call for revote if World Cups awarded corruptly (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsZurichSwitzerlandGermanyMiddle EastCaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 08:51:12 GMTThe Latest: Lucic-Baroni opens play on Day 6 at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 08:58:31 GMTItaly's regional elections puts focus on migrant arrivals, Italy (AP) — The community's hostility is veiled, but palpable. When the young migrants from Nigeria and Gambia venture away from their house in this hilltop idyll south of Padua, they say neighbors come out and snap their photos in a gesture of intimidation. They have been pressured to stop using the local soccer field, accused of taking the pitch away from Italian kids.By COLLEEN BARRYiGeneral newsElectionsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomItalyEuropeGambiaWestern EuropeWest AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 09:59:46 GMTUS says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island (AP) — U.S. officials say that two large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea.By LOLITA C. BALDORiGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMilitary and defenseChinaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 09:35:47 GMTStrong earthquake strikes off Alaska coast, Alaska (AP) — A strong earthquake has struck in a remote region off the coast of Alaska and officials say there is no tsunami threat or immediate report of damage.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 09:33:44 GMTUN nuke agency to issue report showing Iran probe stalled (AP) — Diplomats say the U.N.'s atomic agency will be reporting a standstill in attempts to probe allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms, in an assessment later Friday.By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 29 May 2015 07:55:22 GMTKentucky's GOP primary for governor could head to recount, Ky. (AP) — Matt Bevin claimed the Republican nomination for governor with the help of a clunky fax machine in a crowded corner office of the state Capitol. But his opponent, James Comer, quickly moved to block him with an email from Florida.By ADAM BEAMaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsPolitical endorsementsState governmentsPrimary electionsCampaignsElection recountsPolitical partiesVotingPolitical fundraisingPolitical organizationsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 09:35:32 GMTVatican's anti-money-laundering norms taking hold CITY (AP) — The Vatican's financial watchdog agency says it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.iGeneral newsMoney launderingReligionCrimeSocial affairsVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 09:12:14 GMTTHE LATEST: All 209 federations to vote in FIFA election (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:iGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerMen's sportsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsZurichMiddle EastCaribbeanSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropeLatin America and Caribbean, 29 May 2015 08:36:31 GMTFIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis (AP) — Sepp Blatter says he can solve his sport's problems if re-elected as FIFA president after the arrest of leading soccer officials this week "unleashed a storm."By ROB HARRISiGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerInternational soccerProfessional soccerSoccerSports governanceNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsMen's sports, 29 May 2015 08:08:32 GMTVolcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky (AP) — A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsVolcanoesEvacuationsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersEnvironment and natureJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 09:23:40 GMTThe Latest: Soccer stars enjoy coming to the French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's soccerWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsSoccerProfessional soccerEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 09:45:53 GMT12 Russians injured in lightning strike at ruins on Crete, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say 12 Russian tourists have been injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on the southern island of Crete.iGeneral newsAccidentsAthlete injuriesAccidents and disastersAthlete healthSportsGreeceCreteRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 09:16:43 GMTLatest on flooding: EMS rescue 21 from houseboat in Austin a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseFloodsSearch and rescue effortsStormsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsTrafficTransportationTexasOklahomaSan MarcosAustinHoustonLubbockColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 08:37:33 GMTAP NewsAlert, Nigeria (AP) — Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in, first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the polls.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 29 May 2015 09:46:02 GMT