FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 04:28:07 -0700UN chief calls for peaceful solution to sea disputes, Vietnam (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsVietnamSouth China SeaHanoiChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 22 May 2015 10:38:03 GMTIreland votes on legalizing gay marriage; Church is opposed (AP) — For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansReferendumsMarriageReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesElectionsGovernment and politicsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesDublinIrelandEuropeWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 09:49:51 GMTAmid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity invitees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:15:22 GMTDunkirk marks 75 years since massive Allied rescue mission, France (AP) — Veterans and European officials are marking 75 years since a huge operation to evacuate 338,000 troops trapped by advancing Nazi troops from the shores of Dunkirk in northern France, one of the most dramatic moments in British military history.iGeneral newsWorld War IISearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestNazismEventsGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:17:14 GMTAP PHOTOS: Fleeing Yemen war, thousands stuck in Djibouti, Djibouti (AP) — Fleeing the war at home, thousands of Yemenis have made it across the Gulf of Aden to find refuge in Djibouti, a sleepy Horn of Africa nation where the United Nations has set up a staging hub for aid for the conflict-torn Arab country.By MOSA'AB ELSHAMYiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesWar and unrestHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDjibouti CityYemenDjiboutiSaudi ArabiaEast AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 08:40:08 GMTKenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan authorities say they have foiled an attempted attack by suspected Somali militants on a village in the same northeastern county where militants killed 148 college students last month.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 10:10:58 GMTNadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced since becoming the "King of Clay."sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:39:01 GMTTuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.By THOMAS PEIPERTaBusinessGeneral newsTransportationState legislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 May 2015 09:04:49 GMTAP PHOTOS: Firewalkers mark saints' feast day in Greece ELENI, Greece (AP) — Sparks leapt from a glowing carpet of coals as Agia Eleni's firewalkers strolled barefoot across it.iGeneral newsLifestyleGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:40:27 GMTFrench parliament cracks down on supermarket waste (AP) — France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead.iGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsWaste managementLegislatureGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsLegislationEco-friendly practicesFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:07:37 GMTTurkey: businessmen, police detained in new raids, Turkey (AP) — Officials say police have detained dozens of businessmen and police officers in a new wave of raids against people suspected of links to a movement led U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which the government accuses of attempting to topple the government.iGeneral newsArrestsIslamExecutive branchLaw and orderCrimeReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 09:50:58 GMTEU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit, Latvia (AP) — The European Union offered more money and the promise of visa-free travel to some post-communist nations Friday in an East-West partnership that has tempered its ambitions after Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.By KARL RITTER and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRigaEuropeMoscowGeorgiaMoldovaRussiaBelarusLatviaArmeniaAzerbaijanEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 10:04:02 GMTTim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic', France (AP) — Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsCannes Film FestivalMoviesCelebrityEventsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:02:56 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 newsCrimeViolent crime, 22 May 2015 10:42:06 GMTSpanish opposition parties challenge new 'gag law' (AP) — Spanish opposition parties have filed an appeal against the conservative government's new Public Security Law, known as the "gag law," before the Constitutional Court, a court spokeswoman said Friday.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLegislationPolitical and civil unrestPolitical organizationsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:21:21 GMTFemale peace activists say Korean DMZ walk is still on, North Korea (AP) — A group of female activists, including Gloria Steinem and two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, said Friday they will go ahead with their plan to walk across the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas despite reluctance by officials to guarantee their safety and criticism they are being used as propaganda tools by North Korea's government.By ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangSouth KoreaEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 10:54:28 GMTF1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplier (AP) — Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017.sSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:05:11 GMTJapan's first lady visits controversial shrine to war dead (AP) — Japan's first lady visited the Yasukuni Shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, this week in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsWorld War IIGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEventsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 09:19:30 GMTIS forces capture, kill dozens in Syria's Palmyra (AP) — Activists and officials say Islamic State fighters are combing Palmyra, detaining and killing dozens of people two days after seizing the historic Syrian town.iGeneral newsMassacresMilitant groupsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastIraq, 22 May 2015 09:40:40 GMTQ&A on origins of Rohingya conflict and why it persists, Myanmar (AP) — Many of the thousands of migrants abandoned at sea in Southeast Asia this month are Rohingya Muslims who fled their home country of Myanmar. Here are facts about the history and persecution of the ethnic and religious minority:By ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityBuddhismGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesImmigrationMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonBangladeshMalaysiaAsiaSouth Asia, 22 May 2015 09:45:54 GMTAmnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife, Ukraine (AP) — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.By PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestPrisoners of warWar crimesInternational lawHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:55:39 GMTDutch art sleuth helps German police track down Nazi art HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch art sleuth best known for identifying works looted from Jewish owners by the Nazis has helped German police recover a trove of Third Reich sculptures that had been missing for decades, including a pair of bronze horses crafted for Adolf Hitler.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSculptureNazismVisual artsGovernment and politicsNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:34:32 GMTSuspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested (AP) — Authorities have arrested an ex-convict who was accused in the killings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeFiresLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 10:34:12 GMTBenghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviser (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential ElectionDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsCampaignsGovernment transitionsNational electionsElectionsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 10:12:46 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: US envoy says address root causes p.m. (1030 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDiplomacySearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsHumanitarian assistanceRegional cooperationHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarSoutheast AsiaYangonThailandBangladeshMalaysiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 10:51:58 GMTAbbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace deal SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Israel stands in the way of any peace deal because it is perpetuating its military occupation and keeps expanding settlements.iGeneral newsInternational relationsInternational agreementsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIsraelPalestinian territoriesMiddle East, 22 May 2015 10:02:19 GMTChina says work on charter for Asian bank completed (AP) — Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank and it is due to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 22 May 2015 09:14:40 GMTHerman Wouk writes book to mark 100th birthday YORK (AP) — As he nears his 100th birthday, Herman Wouk has a book planned with a title permitted only to a man of his age.By HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureEntertainment, 22 May 2015 10:15:13 GMTMerkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks, Latvia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday added urgency to the talks between Athens and its international creditors, saying after a meeting with Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that "very, very intensive work is still needed."By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 09:07:43 GMTResults due for investigation of deadly California bus crash ANGELES (AP) — More than a year after a fiery wreck between a FedEx semi-truck and a charter bus killed 10, including five high school students, authorities are expected to address the biggest remaining question on Friday: What caused the crash?By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:34:17 GMTAustralia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestMusicEventsChristianityReligionSocial affairsAustraliaViennaEuropeRussiaUkraineAustriaOceaniaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 09:52:30 GMTEgypt's president: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremism SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive crackdown on Islamists, says the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsJordanMiddle East, 22 May 2015 10:39:59 GMTUK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier (AP) — A British man has been sentenced to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.iGeneral newsBombingsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderUnited KingdomIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 May 2015 10:37:12 GMTFIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign.By GRAHAM DUNBARsSportsFIFA World CupInternational soccerMen's soccer2022 FIFA World CupProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsSoccerEventsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's sportsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsTrinidad and TobagoMoroccoSwitzerlandGermanyQatarBotswanaEuropeCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AfricaAfricaWestern EuropeMiddle EastSouthern Africa, 22 May 2015 09:43:48 GMTSouth Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's military is accusing the government of Sudan of aiding a new rebel offensive against South Sudanese government forces in the state of Upper Nile, where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSouth SudanUgandaSudanKhartoumEast AfricaNorth AfricaAfricaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 09:34:21 GMTDeputy Russia FM: Western Mideast policies 'short-sighted' SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — A deputy Russian foreign minister says external players cannot solve the Syria crisis and that "short-sighted'" Western policies in the Middle East have helped destabilize countries such as Syria, Iraq and Libya.iGeneral newsSyriaRussiaJordanMiddle EastEastern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:56:28 GMTErdogan to provide Mercedes to top cleric following uproar (AP) — "Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?"iGeneral newsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:36:25 GMTMan hit by Portuguese policeman alleges aggravated assault, Portugal (AP) — A Portuguese soccer fan who was beaten by a police officer in front of his two young sons outside a stadium has filed a complaint accusing the officer of aggravated physical assault, his lawyer said Friday.By BARRY HATTONiGeneral newsPolice brutalityViolent crimeMen's soccerSoccerPoliceCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMen's sportsSportsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsPortugalWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 11:00:33 GMT5 things to know about Ireland's gay marriage referendum (AP) — Ireland's voters decide Friday whether to legalize gay marriage. While 19 other nations and most U.S. states have already done so, Ireland is the first to hold a national vote. Though voting is Friday, results won't be announced until Saturday.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansConstitutionsConstitutional amendmentsMarriagePublic opinionGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:24:04 GMTChina's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleChinaBeijingEast AsiaThailandGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 22 May 2015 08:57:59 GMTHeavy Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemen, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition has launched heavy airstrikes on Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 10:04:14 GMTMerkel warns 'whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks, Latvia (AP) — With Greece facing a potential default in two weeks, German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday sought to add urgency to the talks between the country and its international creditors, warning that "very, very intensive work is still needed."By RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 10:47:18 GMTSuicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An activist says a suicide bomber targeted a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the birth of a revered figure.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 11:13:46 GMTECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsEuropeGermanySpainWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 10:30:59 GMTGerman business confidence drops slightly in May (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slipped slightly as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:59:05 GMTSyrian troops evacuate besieged compound in northwest (AP) — Activists and state media say Syrian troops who had been besieged for nearly a month in a hospital compound in the country's northwest managed to withdraw.iGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 22 May 2015 10:12:04 GMTUS readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as naval vessels from Myanmar and Malaysia searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.By JOCELYN GECKER and EILEEN NGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesReligious strifeArmed forcesInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshMalaysiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 09:11:45 GMTIS group seizes town in Iraq's Anbar province (AP) — Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, Ramadi, a tribal leader said Friday.By SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 22 May 2015 08:50:54 GMTLondon homes near Wembley evacuated after WWII bomb is found (AP) — British police have closed roads and evacuated hundreds of homes near London's Wembley Stadium as the army works to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.iGeneral newsEvacuationsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 22 May 2015 11:17:38 GMTEiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.iGeneral newsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 10:29:32 GMT