FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 26 May 2016 15:20:01 -07:00Consultant: No direct order to use party chairman's firmhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a1596652024e8f99b2b09f112822ceThu, 26 May 2016 21:48:31 GMTOPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Florida political consultant testified Thursday that he believed he had to subcontract Alabama Republican Party campaign printing work back to a company owned by the party's chairman, but also said he had no direct orders to send the business there.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79a1596652024e8f99b2b09f112822ceSoldiers placing 230,000 US flags at Arlington Cemeteryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb6438c109db488abe69f2784a119610Thu, 26 May 2016 21:42:11 GMTARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Soldiers are placing nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb6438c109db488abe69f2784a119610Feds say 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be averagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df84bddde3bf4d60b8e582b57b6ac67bThu, 26 May 2016 21:45:57 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters say the 2016 Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df84bddde3bf4d60b8e582b57b6ac67bHarrison's 2-run double helps Pirates top Diamondbacks 8-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d8773a38dbf4ec4968be0221ff969e9Thu, 26 May 2016 21:25:06 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison came off the bench to hit a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d8773a38dbf4ec4968be0221ff969e9Marlins' Fernandez strikes out 12 Rays in sixth straight winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b65d933757e841c6bd33d9a49a8d1e01Thu, 26 May 2016 22:09:21 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jose Fernandez struck out 12 in seven innings Thursday and won his sixth straight start for the Miami Marlins, a 9-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b65d933757e841c6bd33d9a49a8d1e01APNewsBreak: Poor suburb softens on merger with Clevelandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa23b6b8a211404b8e08f4c0a40b97e4Thu, 26 May 2016 20:56:32 GMTEAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Leaders of one of Ohio's poorest cities have dropped their opposition to being annexed by neighboring Cleveland, a shift East Cleveland residents hope could provide basic services the city hasn't been able to afford for years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa23b6b8a211404b8e08f4c0a40b97e4Court officials: Man who denied kidnapping to change pleahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe17000cea54bc4a5cf8becbf256495Thu, 26 May 2016 21:24:27 GMTLACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man who pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and raped her repeatedly during nine months of captivity is planning to enter a change of plea, court officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe17000cea54bc4a5cf8becbf256495California court tosses murder conviction in bite-mark casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d412135c728944949b7ac94d16aeb951Thu, 26 May 2016 22:04:33 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court Thursday threw out the conviction of a man found guilty of killing his wife after jurors heard bite-mark testimony that was later recanted.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d412135c728944949b7ac94d16aeb951More than 40 Secret Service staff disciplined in data flaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/884e0e34aac2487e8f7cfd2aea7c0b6dThu, 26 May 2016 22:02:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/884e0e34aac2487e8f7cfd2aea7c0b6dOfficial: Trapped group wades through neck-deep water to exit Kentucky cavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0ec25f266f4333836f2d29adb1e27dThu, 26 May 2016 22:07:13 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Official: Trapped group wades through neck-deep water to exit Kentucky cave .http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b0ec25f266f4333836f2d29adb1e27dThe Latest: Ex-student: Report shows victims denied rightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a33dd9c6d6e443228766dbef1d2af3ebThu, 26 May 2016 21:01:11 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University's demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school's handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a33dd9c6d6e443228766dbef1d2af3ebPolice: Pair plotted to steal coal exec's SUV and sell ithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b2ccb6e4f8443f83d2e3e2d022b7eaThu, 26 May 2016 20:59:39 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two suspects in the fatal shooting of a former coal chief executive in southern West Virginia were planning to steal his vehicle and sell it, authorities said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0b2ccb6e4f8443f83d2e3e2d022b7eaSt. Paul archdiocese plan offers over $65M to creditorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82ed40e2c288472695540cba06244e8dThu, 26 May 2016 21:33:21 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that would set up a trust fund of more than $65 million to compensate some 440 clergy abuse victims plus other creditors, with just over half of that amount coming from insurance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82ed40e2c288472695540cba06244e8dCalifornia mayors press for freeway cameras amid shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae2ddd2f47f844b8addc987322b0bccdThu, 26 May 2016 20:57:03 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five Northern California mayors called on the governor Thursday to install surveillance cameras on freeways that run through their cities amid a spate of deadly shootings that they say have left their communities "under siege."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae2ddd2f47f844b8addc987322b0bccdTowns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debatehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41b4d5ea599428089980a2caa3d9573Thu, 26 May 2016 21:14:46 GMTHARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d41b4d5ea599428089980a2caa3d9573Column: Baylor should pull plug on its athletic programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a63f77a0b5e9472284716596aea34e05Thu, 26 May 2016 21:36:53 GMTMore than a decade ago, Baylor was at the center of a sordid scandal involving murder and drugs, leading to some of the harshest penalties the NCAA has ever doled out.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a63f77a0b5e9472284716596aea34e05The Latest: New Mexico tribe makes plea to French peoplehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3a1e63b458e4a8db8a9206a55923cbeThu, 26 May 2016 21:11:02 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a planned auction of sacred Native American items in France (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3a1e63b458e4a8db8a9206a55923cbeReport: 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drughttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1333d6bcc34fcda643c5f371f32cd8Thu, 26 May 2016 21:30:09 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Officials are reporting the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1333d6bcc34fcda643c5f371f32cd8US Interior secretary troubled by auction of sacred itemshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae55b30b8753432093e7313069e9b066Thu, 26 May 2016 22:07:54 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday said she's troubled by the auctioning off of objects held sacred by Native American tribes and she's calling on the French government to help find a path toward repatriating the items.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae55b30b8753432093e7313069e9b066Mudslide slogs travel on key route in Glacier National Parkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a7c1ee5ea24402d8f218f6aa16e890dThu, 26 May 2016 22:00:55 GMTWEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — For tourists trying to get to some sights in Glacier National Park, it's been a dam inconvenience.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a7c1ee5ea24402d8f218f6aa16e890dFDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addictionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef643e1a81384f00a418d2926a80a3fcThu, 26 May 2016 21:21:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef643e1a81384f00a418d2926a80a3fcThe Latest: Kidnap suspect's change-of-plea hearing startshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c853f19354454d6f92ab33db1a1b1c2bThu, 26 May 2016 21:47:50 GMTLACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a New Hampshire man who was accused of kidnapping a teenage girl and repeatedly raping her during nine months of captivity (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c853f19354454d6f92ab33db1a1b1c2bFrance sending undersea search ship to find EgyptAir black bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73786268923b4270bad8f4bbb9817c6eThu, 26 May 2016 22:07:14 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French naval ship specialized in underwater searches will help search for the black box flight recorders of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean last week, killing all 66 aboard.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73786268923b4270bad8f4bbb9817c6eTrump agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff pricehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d8f05c74cf43439bb159ad098f23aaThu, 26 May 2016 21:45:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e0d8f05c74cf43439bb159ad098f23aaPorcupines clubbed to death but sheriff can't charge anyonehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82895c9f580d4a7386c537d3451e59ecThu, 26 May 2016 21:37:18 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff says nearly a dozen porcupines have been found beaten to death but he can't take action against the teenagers suspected of killing them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82895c9f580d4a7386c537d3451e59ecUS stocks finish mixed as 2-day climb comes to an endhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a8fb958fa74b0d9ba1f38e801c8ffdThu, 26 May 2016 20:54:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks barely budged Thursday as investors moved cautiously after two days of large gains. Utilities and phone companies rose the most thanks to a decline in bond yields, while chemicals companies and banks surrendered some of their recent gains.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/96a8fb958fa74b0d9ba1f38e801c8ffdSome allies of Bolivia's leader cool to him staying in powerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aeb8aee912384adbaadc74b50e0ac5bdThu, 26 May 2016 21:05:09 GMTLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is finding that some of his biggest allies are cool to the idea of allowing him to remain in power for another term by amending Bolivia's constitution.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aeb8aee912384adbaadc74b50e0ac5bdOfficial: 19 people trapped by rising water in Kentucky cavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd436379b41f4b7bbc9e0060c36df9a4Thu, 26 May 2016 21:43:07 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, leaving 19 people missing — including two police officers who tried to reach them, authorities said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd436379b41f4b7bbc9e0060c36df9a4Atlantic City rescue package goes to Christiehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9ec14a367d54cc48df59c970206b716Thu, 26 May 2016 20:56:51 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Christie legislation to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially-strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer this weekend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9ec14a367d54cc48df59c970206b716Puerto Rico senators override veto, halt tax increasehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7ae906c22b3421daf43629e0a034ad6Thu, 26 May 2016 20:49:34 GMTSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has lost a battle to increase a business-to-business tax and impose a transition to a value-added tax system amid an economic crisis.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a7ae906c22b3421daf43629e0a034ad6The Latest: Tornado strikes Texas city but no injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e510dd4bb704c3fba204bb6af888292Thu, 26 May 2016 21:09:23 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e510dd4bb704c3fba204bb6af888292New England beachgoers warned: Don't take selfies with sealshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7af9e09eb9749c5a89780c214ab8a33Thu, 26 May 2016 21:38:17 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don't take selfies with the seals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b7af9e09eb9749c5a89780c214ab8a33Authorities say missing Washington couple were shot to deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3188f3ffb0e4db78d85dd759f269921Thu, 26 May 2016 21:32:22 GMTEVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state couple whose bodies were found this week after being missing since April were both shot to death.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3188f3ffb0e4db78d85dd759f269921Moments from Trump's rise in chaotic GOP race, now settledhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8af36f530841deb4e049aa9ecb39dcThu, 26 May 2016 21:09:32 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The nicknames. The outrage. The rallies — and the protests.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de8af36f530841deb4e049aa9ecb39dcLibertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb9ee0f5fc0047cc8bef2d330702f789Thu, 26 May 2016 21:07:11 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb9ee0f5fc0047cc8bef2d330702f789The Latest: Raid underway connected to Bay Area fatal attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e5bcc897324e63bb7fbaaa14097950Thu, 26 May 2016 21:55:55 GMTNOVATO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest search for killers of a Northern California high school student all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3e5bcc897324e63bb7fbaaa14097950$50 oil shouldn't pose major threat to consumers, economyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bad8e05c872444d9afc6a0c20d133b9Thu, 26 May 2016 21:22:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8bad8e05c872444d9afc6a0c20d133b9Trump uses energy speech to outline general election pitchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1305f5bf5a44132aacb514f53441c0aThu, 26 May 2016 21:38:46 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an "America first" energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1305f5bf5a44132aacb514f53441c0aThe Latest: First lady addresses Native high school gradshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f81482a98f3647fbbef8c2e35dde42feThu, 26 May 2016 21:44:28 GMTSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f81482a98f3647fbbef8c2e35dde42feMore severe weather, tornadoes roil Plains; no injurieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec261e1f9fc54a65a43f72a1a7d321b0Thu, 26 May 2016 22:02:49 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec261e1f9fc54a65a43f72a1a7d321b0Art Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e44d6ede1cc441168dc3a24d26facc18Thu, 26 May 2016 21:58:09 GMTA brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e44d6ede1cc441168dc3a24d26facc18The Latest: Chapman tornado had mines of up to 180 mphhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1cf79c7166f4e038fd41a84456add1aThu, 26 May 2016 21:51:12 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a1cf79c7166f4e038fd41a84456add1aWith GOP nomination locked up, Trump goes hard after Clintonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaff784862d34e93a4e7c9430e7b8fdfThu, 26 May 2016 21:19:29 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eaff784862d34e93a4e7c9430e7b8fdfBlack activists are looking beyond the courtroom for changehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c1b5cc831848c4baaa05caf23b9e4dThu, 26 May 2016 21:13:14 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray was convicted.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f8c1b5cc831848c4baaa05caf23b9e4d'That was brutal': National Spelling Bee down to top 10http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953d4679cb7f4239a5c5935f4d5a6638Thu, 26 May 2016 20:53:38 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tejas Muthusamy knew he was in trouble.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/953d4679cb7f4239a5c5935f4d5a6638Correction: Commencement Speaker Costs storyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e26a9cbf627b452084128eadfbe82960Thu, 26 May 2016 20:52:12 GMTBOSTON (AP) — In a story May 20 on fees paid by colleges to commencement speakers, The Associated Press, relying on information from Rutgers University, reported erroneously that it had paid PBS journalist Bill Moyer $35,000 for an address. The university now says that Moyers had informed a school official before the ceremony that he would not accept the fee.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e26a9cbf627b452084128eadfbe8296090-minute tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are commonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98642d3a8e954c248af00ed13b173a12Thu, 26 May 2016 21:52:28 GMTA tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98642d3a8e954c248af00ed13b173a12Goodell reaffirms NFL's concussion research rolehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bde5e74acbef4811af9bee6ae2deb169Thu, 26 May 2016 21:54:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bde5e74acbef4811af9bee6ae2deb1697th vehicle reported struck during highway shooting spreehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c66f96db554641ab1bf65e8ae7020aThu, 26 May 2016 21:10:08 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — The number of vehicles struck during a shooting spree along a highway in the Phoenix outskirts has risen to seven.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79c66f96db554641ab1bf65e8ae7020aAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e854ba197b814c5eb94e46607f56886bThu, 26 May 2016 21:26:57 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Officials: 19 people trapped by rising water inside Kentucky cave.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e854ba197b814c5eb94e46607f56886b