FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 10:43:57 -0700Eiffel Tower disrupted amid workers' anger about pickpockets (AP) — The Eiffel Tower closed to the public for most of the day Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.By OLEG CETINICiGeneral newsTheftCrimeFranceParisSao PauloWestern EuropeEuropeBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 16:36:29 GMTBellucci, Sousa advance to Geneva Open final (AP) — Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil advanced to the Geneva Open final on Friday and will play Joao Sousa of Portugal for the title.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisGenevaSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:53:10 GMTMan competent for trial in hammer deaths of dad, 87, mom, 85, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man with a history of mental illness who is accused of beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with a hammer has been found competent to stand trial in their slayings.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitPontiacMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:28:17 GMTThiem to take on Mayer in Open de Nice final, France (AP) — Dominic Thiem hit 11 aces Friday to upset second-seeded John Isner and set up a final against Leonardo Mayer at the Open de Nice.sSportsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisNiceFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:25:35 GMTCholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help, Uganda (AP) — An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday.By RODNEY MUHUMUZAiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesDisease outbreaksGovernment and politicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthTanzaniaBurundiUgandaEast AfricaBujumburaCentral AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 17:23:43 GMTMontreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam (AP) — Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league.iGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsGays and lesbiansAthlete recruitingFootballSports businessProfessional footballCollege sportsMontrealQuebecCanadaNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:21:01 GMTMali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate.By BABA AHMEDiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMaliWest AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 17:12:15 GMTPolice: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday.aGeneral newsKidnappingHostage situationsCrimeCriminal investigationsViolent crimeLaw and orderSedaliaMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:44:09 GMTRegulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered the company whose pipeline spilled thousands of gallons of oil across a California coastline to take a series of steps before it can restart the line.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSanta Barbara, 22 May 2015 16:46:09 GMTArmed woman in her 70s arrested after 22-hour standoff, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an armed woman who had barricaded herself at a Southern California mobile home park for most of a day and shot at a police robot.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:57:46 GMTUS, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies.By BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsEmbassiesRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsDiplomacyInternational relationsEventsCubaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:00:26 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 legislatureProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:23:26 GMTLawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityCrimeViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballMassachusettsNew BedfordUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:43:43 GMTGuinea families transport bodies in public taxis, Guinea (AP) — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.By BOUBACAR DIALLOiGeneral newsHealthEpidemicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGuineaWest AfricaSierra LeoneLiberiaGuinea-BissauAfrica, 22 May 2015 16:37:16 GMTCalifornia man charged with murder in crash that killed 2, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man has been charged with two counts of murder in a vehicle crash into an apartment complex that killed a woman and her toddler daughter.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:52:31 GMTCameron: Tough times for EU ahead of UK membership vote, Latvia (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron set off Friday on a whirlwind campaign to change the way the European Union is run, warning of a rough road ahead to achieve the reform needed to keep his country from leaving.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 16:37:00 GMTDjokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.By JOHN LEICESTERsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:30:11 GMTIllinois mom takes son's place at graduation after he dies CITY, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Chicago teenager killed in a drunken-driving crash less than a week before his graduation took his place at the ceremony, wearing his cap and gown.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:47:54 GMTDrew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.By ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:55:46 GMTUS oil and natural gas rig count drops by 3 to 885 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 885.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:22:52 GMT2 California men arrested in helping terrorism group ANA, Calif. (AP) — The FBI says two Southern California men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorism organization.aGeneral newsArrestsTerrorismIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:08:20 GMTGay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York.By MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansCouplesRelationshipsMarriageHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesParentingPennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:06:52 GMTClinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEhtGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsInternational relationsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technologyPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsLibyaNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 May 2015 16:47:15 GMTToyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects (AP) — Toyota vowed to help pinpoint the cause of a defect in air bags used in more than 50 million vehicles worldwide, saying the auto industry risks losing the trust of car buyers if the problem drags on unresolved.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyIndustrial products and servicesJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:14:21 GMTHusband, wife plead not guilty in bourbon theft ring, Ky. (AP) — An attorney says the wife of the alleged leader of a bourbon theft ring in Kentucky was unaware of the whiskey barrels found on her property that unraveled the scheme.aGeneral newsTheftCrimeConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:44:11 GMTCoast Guard: Fire on Gulf oil platform; 28 workers evacuated ORLEANS (AP) — Twenty-eight workers have been evacuated from an oil production platform that is on fire off Louisiana's coast.aBusinessGeneral newsEvacuationsFiresEnergy industryIndustriesAccidents and disastersLouisianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:09:36 GMTClinton received now-classified Benghazi info on private email server, documents show (AP) — Clinton received now-classified Benghazi info on private email server, documents show.htGovernment and politicsInternet technologyComputing and information technologyTechnologyCommunication technology, 22 May 2015 16:32:23 GMTClinton: GOP threatening small-business jobs, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says Republicans in Congress and GOP presidential hopefuls are threatening tens of thousands of small-business jobs by seeking to cut a little-known government agency that guarantees loans to help U.S. exporters.By KEN THOMASfBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical partiesSmall businessInternational tradeEconomyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:52:50 GMTVenice officials shut down mosque-inside-church art exhibit (AP) — Venice officials have ordered the closure of a working mosque in an ex-church, set up as Iceland's exhibit for the 56th Venice Biennale contemporary art fair.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsItalyIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:51:18 GMTFather of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms ANGELES (AP) — Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by another man with a gun.By JOHN ROGERSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSmall businessGun politicsState governmentsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesViolent crimeCrimeSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:20:51 GMTEx-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths (AP) — U.S. marshals and police tracked down and arrested a dangerous ex-convict and five others, bringing a sudden and safe ending to a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, authorities said Friday.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsArrestsLegal proceedingsCrimeFiresViolent crimeLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:29:01 GMTWal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAnimal healthAnimal welfareAnimalsAgricultureHealthConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSocial issuesSocial affairsMedicationDiagnosis and treatmentGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:16:35 GMTUK tabloid reporter found guilty in bribery case (AP) — A British tabloid reporter accused of paying police for news tips has been found guilty of aiding and abetting public office misconduct.iGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTabloidsNewspapersJournalismCrimeMediaNews mediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 17:14:15 GMTObama tells people of Israel: 'America has its back' (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:45:20 GMTCruise ship that ran aground near Bermuda returns to Boston (AP) — Passengers on a cruise ship that ran aground on a reef near Bermuda during a seven-day vacation shrugged their shoulders and said the mishap was no big deal as they disembarked Friday.By RODRIQUE NGOWIaBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:57:13 GMTEU chief Juncker calls Hungary's Orban 'dictator' _ in jest, Latvia (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker jokingly called Hungary's leader a "dictator" upon his arrival for a European Union summit.iGeneral newsSummitsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsRigaHungaryEuropeLatviaEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 17:18:11 GMTIslamic State loyalists claim Saudi mosque attack, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least 19 people Friday in a blast inside a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers commemorated the 7th century birth of a revered figure, residents and officials said.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsReligious strifeBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle EastIranYemen, 22 May 2015 17:14:00 GMTColombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.By JOSHUA GOODMANiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCease firesDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsColombiaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 16:26:24 GMTStosur defeats Stephens to reach final in Strasbourg, France (AP) — Third-seeded Samantha Stosur advanced to her first final this season with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win over Sloane Stephens at the Strasbourg International Friday.sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:50:30 GMTLufthansa to propose unannounced drug checks for pilots (AP) — The chief executive of German airline Lufthansa says unannounced tests to check pilots for prescription drugs might help improve air safety.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanwings Flight 9525 crashAccidentsEventsAccidents and disastersTransportationGermanyFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 16:45:25 GMTStreet artist Shepard Fairey finishes large Detroit mural (AP) — Street artist Shepard Fairey has finished work on a large mural in downtown Detroit.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:28:32 GMTBiden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation, Md. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden told graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday that U.S. foreign policy is rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region, and he said many of them will be stationed there "to keep the peace."By BRIAN WITTEaGeneral newsHigher educationMilitary schoolsArmed forcesInternational relationsGraduationForeign policyEducationSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGovernment policyChinaUnited StatesSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:12:46 GMTMcIlroy misses cut at BMW PGA Championship after shooting 78 WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy missed the cut at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday after an erratic 6-over 78 at the European Tour's flagship event.By JACK BEZANTSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsPGA ChampionshipsEventsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral news, 22 May 2015 17:07:57 GMTYellen: 1st rate hike likely by year end if economy improves Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she expects the Fed to begin raising interest rates later this year — if the job market improves and it is confident that inflation will rise closer toward its target rate.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERaBusinessGeneral newsEconomy, 22 May 2015 17:06:02 GMTLawsuit: Dentist ran 'house of horrors,' mistreated children AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Multiple parents say in a lawsuit that a Florida children's dentist ran a "house of horrors" and performed unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic.By JASON DEARENaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:29:16 GMTRahal finally getting results, carrying standard for Honda (AP) — Graham Rahal hears what people are saying about him.By DAVE SKRETTAsSportsAutomobile racingIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:53:46 GMTDrought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 16:50:28 GMTState Department posts 296 Benghazi-related emails from Hillary Clinton's private server (AP) — State Department posts 296 Benghazi-related emails from Hillary Clinton's private server.wGovernment and politics, 22 May 2015 16:31:40 GMTCorrection: Obit-Bruce Lundvall story YORK (AP) — In a story May 20 about the death of jazz recording executive Bruce Lundvall, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Lundvall failed to regain consciousness after surgery. In fact, he regained consciousness prior to his death. The story also inaccurately stated Lundvali left Blue Note Records in 2010. Rather, he remained with the label as chairman emeritus.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituaries, 22 May 2015 17:23:06 GMTCavs' Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2 (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.sSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 17:01:26 GMT