FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 03:58:34 -0700Burundi court validates president's third term bid, Burundi (AP) — Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called it unconstitutional.By JEROME DELAYiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConstitutionsInternational relationsBurundiBujumburaRwandaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 11:00:36 GMTLufthansa's operating loss narrows on lower fuel costs, Germany (AP) — German airline Lufthansa, still coping with the aftermath of the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, saw its operating losses narrow in the first quarter as fuel costs fell in the wake of lower oil prices.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 08:04:10 GMTGerman train drivers start five-day strike in wage dispute (AP) — German train drivers started a five-day strike Tuesday, their longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the country's main railway operator.iBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 10:50:17 GMTAccused Texas gunman was former target of FBI terror probe (AP) — In 2010, authorities arrested Elton Simpson, one of the two suspected gunmen in a weekend shooting outside a contest in Texas featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.By EILEEN SULLIVAN, ERIC TUCKER and RYAN VAN VELZERwGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeWar and unrestLaw and orderViolent crimeTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 09:25:43 GMTEU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook (AP) — The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.By PAN PYLAS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 10:19:41 GMTSave the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy (AP) — The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying "dozens" of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared.By NICOLE WINFIELDiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationItalySicilyEuropeWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 10:53:46 GMTTurkey investigates reports over ruined ancient mosaics, Turkey (AP) — An official says Turkey's Culture Ministry has launched an inquiry following reports that priceless ancient mosaics had been ruined while being restored and moved to a new museum in southern Turkey.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 11:04:25 GMTHSBC first quarter pretax profits up 4 percent (AP) — HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, says pretax profits were up 4 percent to $7.1 billion in the first quarter from a year earlier, even as it beat back increasing regulatory costs.fBusinessIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 09:31:37 GMTBlackhawks, Ducks could take 3-0 series strangleholds, Calif. (AP) — Although the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks appear to be steamrolling toward a meeting in the Western Conference finals, they're only halfway there.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsCalgaryCaliforniaMinnesotaWinnipegAlbertaCanadaNorth AmericaUnited StatesManitoba, 05 May 2015 08:05:21 GMTNepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 08:39:14 GMTCrater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.By CALEB JONESaGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesExplosionsLakesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureAccidentsHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:21:23 GMTChina stocks fall on IPO wave, Australia flat after rate cut KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks plunged Tuesday as the start of an IPO wave cooled investor sentiment and Australian shares were flat after the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Other global benchmarks were mixed with two major Asian markets closed.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCorporate stockCorporate newsStock marketsCommodity marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesHong KongChinaAustraliaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaOceania, 05 May 2015 09:04:26 GMTRemote home of leprosy patients could open door wider (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHealthTravelLifestyleHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:25:54 GMTNATO to briefly move command HQ to Romania from Naples, Romania (AP) — A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarters to Romania as NATO continues to hone its ability to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine and other security challenges.By ALISON MUTLERiGeneral newsRomaniaBucharestItalyNaplesEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 10:47:57 GMTLebanese held hostage by Syria militants appear in video (AP) — Seven Lebanese troops held hostage by al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate have appeared in a video posted online.htGeneral newsHostage situationsOnline videoOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyTechnologySyriaLebanonMiddle East, 05 May 2015 10:12:56 GMTThailand's 87-year-old king makes rare public appearance (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.By JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 10:18:46 GMTIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.By MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismViolent crimeCrimeTexasDallasSyriaCanadaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 09:45:50 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 news, 05 May 2015 09:50:23 GMTKerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state, Somalia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.By BRADLEY KLAPPER and ANDREW HARNIKiGovernment and politicsPolitical refugeesDiplomacyEmbassiesMilitant groupsTerrorismGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational relationsWar and unrestSomaliaAfricaKenyaMogadishuEast AfricaUnited StatesYemenNorth AmericaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 10:31:21 GMTCanada opposes bail for former Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsWar crimesLaw and orderWar and unrestCanadaAlbertaCubaOttawaUnited StatesTorontoNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanOntario, 05 May 2015 07:41:41 GMTVW CEO vows progress on costs after leadership struggle, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's CEO said the company is tackling its problems in the wake of a leadership struggle and promised progress on lowering costs and raising profitability.By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessCorporate managementConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsPersonnelFinancial performanceGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 10:26:06 GMTThai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand — one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton — days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network in the country.By THANYARAT DOKSONEiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmugglingCrimeThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 11:03:28 GMTJohn Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country, Somalia (AP) — John Kerry arrives in Somalia; 1st US secretary of state ever to visit country.iGovernment and politicsSomaliaEast AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 08:56:48 GMTThai police find new trafficker camp, crackdown intensifies BESAR, Thailand (AP) — Police have found a recently abandoned camp on a forested hillside in southern Thailand believed to have held human trafficking victims, days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network.iGeneral newsSmugglingCrimeThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:04:01 GMTChina to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1 (AP) — Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 10:22:58 GMTGreek police: body of murdered 4-year-old can never be found, Greece (AP) — Greek police say the body of 4-year-old Bulgarian girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the way in which her killer disposed of her remains.iGeneral newsMissing personsViolent crimeCrimeGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 09:53:19 GMTJindal book on lessons of history coming in October YORK (AP) — Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor and possible Republican presidential candidate, has a book coming out in October.eArts and entertainment2016 United States Presidential ElectionBooks and literatureUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsEntertainmentLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 11:03:35 GMTIraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes with IS (AP) — Reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery in northern Iraq amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.By SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsImprovised explosivesGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 05 May 2015 10:41:01 GMTMelissa Rivers lauds and laughs in 'The Book of Joan'"The Book of Joan" (Crown), by Melissa RiversBy BROOKE LEFFERTSeArts and entertainmentCelebrityBooks and literatureEntertainment, 05 May 2015 09:55:13 GMTThailand's 87-year-old king makes rare appearance (AP) — Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.iGeneral newsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:06:02 GMTGreek officials lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout (AP) — Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis is meeting top European officials in Paris and Brussels as the cash-strapped country seeks the swift release of delayed bailout money that it needs to keep up with its debt payments.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 08:23:24 GMTCalif. seeks court stay of inmate's sex reassignment surgery, Calif. (AP) — California officials asked an appellate court on Monday to intervene to stay a lower court's order that the state immediately provide a transgender prison inmate with sex reassignment surgery.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCorrectional systemsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 09:52:29 GMTEU raises eurozone prediction despite bleaker Greek outlook (AP) — The European Union has raised its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 09:01:17 GMTMariah Carey to perform on Billboard stage after 17 years ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the pop superstar is keeping mum on what song she she'll sing.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentBillboard Music AwardsCelebrityEvents, 05 May 2015 10:48:45 GMTEx-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast (AP) — The central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsWar and unrestCrimeViolent crimeBelfastNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 05 May 2015 10:45:42 GMTMan shot to death in IRA power base in Belfast, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say a man has been shot to death in a Belfast neighborhood that long has been a power base for the outlawed Irish Republican Army.iGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBelfastNorthern IrelandIrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 10:09:28 GMTChina warns teacher who let student hold parasol for her (AP) — Chinese education officials say a grade school teacher has been admonished for letting a pupil hold a parasol for her after photos of the incident drew overwhelming criticism on social media.iGeneral newsOdditiesEducationSocial affairsChinaShanghaiGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 10:59:53 GMTRangers GM ready for more critical look at last-place team the Texas Rangers again at the bottom of the AL standings, general manager Jon Daniels is ready for a more critical look at the team.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:58:56 GMTFamily of driver killed in train-car collision plans to sue, N.Y. (AP) — The family of the SUV driver involved in a deadly collision with a Metro-North commuter train plans to sue the railroad.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderWhite PlainsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 10:40:59 GMTClinton to discuss immigration reform in Nevada VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton intends to draw an early distinction with Republicans on immigration reform, pointing to a pathway to citizenship as an essential part of any overhaul in Congress.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsImmigration policyRace and ethnicityHispanics2016 United States Presidential ElectionImmigrationBorder securityLegislatureNational electionsElectionsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNevadaLas VegasNorth America, 05 May 2015 10:02:24 GMTRaleigh police officer burned by free coffee sues Starbucks, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsRaleighNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 08:51:01 GMTSave the Children aid group reports dozens of migrants dead in new rescue tragedy (AP) — Save the Children aid group reports dozens of migrants dead in new rescue tragedy.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 10:06:46 GMTLawyers to make final arguments in Cleveland officer's trial (AP) — Attorneys are scheduled to make their closing arguments Tuesday in the trial of a Cleveland patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 10:54:43 GMTJordan hosts 18-country military drill amid wars, tensions, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has kicked off a two-week military exercise with some 10,000 participants from 18 countries, many members of a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, which controls much of neighboring Iraq and Syria.iGeneral newsWar and unrestJordanAmmanMiddle East, 05 May 2015 10:35:54 GMTStart your engines: UK election hopefuls burn rubber (AP) — Britain's candidates are campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just two days away.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 09:21:11 GMTReforming Baltimore police will be expensive, costly (AP) — Months before Freddie Gray died of the broken neck he suffered during what Baltimore's top prosecutor called an illegal arrest, the city's mayor and police commissioner said the department needed reform and asked the Justice Department for help reviewing officer misconduct.By BEN NUCKOLS and MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCivil rights violationsMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceCrimePolitical corruptionLaw enforcement agenciesEventsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical issuesBaltimoreMarylandLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 05 May 2015 08:26:32 GMTAfghan poppy farmers say new seeds will boost opium output, Afghanistan (AP) — It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan — the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to boost yield of the resin that produces heroin.By MIRWAIS KHAN and LYNNE O'DONNELLiBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleDrug-related crimeAgricultureFlowersDrug addictionGovernment and politicsIndustriesCrimePlantsDiseases and conditionsHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAfghanistanKandaharKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 11:09:19 GMTDog rescued after being found impaled, dangling from tree ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A dog has been rescued after he was found impaled on a tree limb and dangling 15 feet in the air in a South Carolina marsh.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimals, 05 May 2015 09:01:38 GMTVolkswagen won't rush choice of new board chair, Germany (AP) — The acting chairman of Volkswagen AG says the company won't rush its choice of a new chair after the resignation of company patriarch Ferdinand Piech.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 09:13:01 GMTClimbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route, Nepal (AP) — Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeProperty damageNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMountainsEventsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleEnvironment and natureNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 09:00:16 GMT