FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 May 2015 00:20:18 -0700Australia appoints 2 new counterterrorism coordinators, Australia (AP) — Australia on Monday moved to increase cooperation between its security agencies against the threat of Islamic State group militants by appointing two new counterterrorism coordinators.iGeneral newsTerrorismJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsAustraliaMelbourneOceaniaVictoria, 25 May 2015 05:35:57 GMTAP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch'S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports' most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up.By WILL GRIMSLEYsSportsBoxingMen's boxingMen's sportsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 07:00:24 GMTStudy: High altitude may boost babies' risks for SIDS deaths (AP) — Lofty living may make babies vulnerable to sudden infant death syndrome, according to a Colorado study that found higher risks above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).By LINDSEY TANNERaHealthScienceSudden infant death syndromeMedical researchChild and teen healthColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 05:52:26 GMTThe Astros, the Royals and different ways to win a 20-batter stretch in Sunday's victory at Detroit, every hitter for the Houston Astros either reached base or struck out.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsHoustonKansas CityNew York CityTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriNew York, 25 May 2015 07:06:03 GMTMalaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar were believed to have been held.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesForensicsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsImmigrationLaw and orderSmugglingCrimeMalaysiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarIndonesiaBangkokBangladeshUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 25 May 2015 05:44:19 GMTStorms flood Plains, Midwest, killing 3, forcing evacuations MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeatherProperty damageDisaster planning and responseFloodsEvacuationsStormsNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersEmergency managementSearch and rescue effortsGovernment and politicsAccidentsTransportationSan MarcosKansasMissouriSan AntonioOklahoma CityHoustonIowaOklahomaIllinoisTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:28:24 GMTNepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.iGeneral newsNatural disastersLand environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 04:28:48 GMTDeadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest, spawning tornadoes and causing major flooding that forced at least 2,000 Texans from their homes.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseWeatherProperty damageStormsFloodsTornadoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersTreesFiresPlantsTexasSan MarcosOklahoma CityHoustonIllinoisOklahomaHaysUnited StatesNorth AmericaKansas, 25 May 2015 06:10:37 GMTSon of Pakistan's president escapes bomb attack killing 3, Pakistan (AP) — Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15.iGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsGovernment and politicsPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 05:50:09 GMTLeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller (AP) — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.By TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA FinalsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsBasketballProfessional basketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 05:34:25 GMTRockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach (AP) — Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch.By KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:55:12 GMTDozens arrested, cited after Northern California protest, Calif. (AP) — Demonstrators marched through downtown Oakland on Sunday in a second night of protests against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriCourt citationsArrestsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestEventsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:11:21 GMTAfter a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity ANGELES (AP) — It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.By DERRIK J. LANGhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyOnline videoOnline mediaMusicCelebrityMediaEntertainment and media technologyEntertainmentLos AngelesHollywoodCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:49:08 GMTJohn Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That he achieved, winning a Nobel Prize in 1994, but not without a struggle with mental illness that would make him a household name even more so than his achievements in mathematics.By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKIaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGame theoryScienceNobel PrizesMathematicsObituariesAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEventsCelebrityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:37:44 GMTReport: Iran adviser says US let Islamic State take Ramadi, Iran (AP) — An Iranian newspaper is quoting the chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard accusing the U.S. of allowing the Islamic State group to seize the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the latest criticism to follow the fall of the city.iGeneral newsIranUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:25:10 GMTKirk makes par putt at 18 to win Colonial; Spieth 2nd again WORTH, Texas (AP) — As Chris Kirk waited to putt on the 18th green, Jordan Spieth was watching nearby in anticipation of a possible playoff at Colonial.By STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:50:38 GMTAstros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series (AP) — Preston Tucker's major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he's hit a pair of big home runs.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsDetroitHoustonMichiganUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 25 May 2015 04:53:52 GMTGreece's leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment, Greece (AP) — Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment.By DEMETRIS NELLASiBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 05:31:49 GMTPolice: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended Sunday afternoon on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.wGeneral newsArrestsCrimeBomb threatsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:49:31 GMTArtsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo (AP) — Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.By YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAnimation and comicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBeveragesEntertainmentArts and entertainmentJapanTokyoSan FranciscoOaklandEast AsiaAsiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 07:12:04 GMTEx-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.By ARON HELLERiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCampaign finance improprietiesLegal proceedingsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsCabinetsCrimeLaw and orderCampaignsElectionsDiplomacyInternational relationsJerusalemIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankGaza StripMiddle East, 25 May 2015 06:34:51 GMTJapan trade gap returns to deficit in April, more red ahead (AP) — Japan posted a trade deficit in April following a single-month's surplus in March, and economists said shortfalls were likely to persist given the weakness of the yen.By ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyCurrency marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial marketsJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 25 May 2015 07:04:29 GMTMalaysian police announce discovery of 139 suspected graves in sweep of trafficking camps KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian police announce discovery of 139 suspected graves in sweep of trafficking camps.iGeneral news, 25 May 2015 04:59:00 GMTYemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed, Yemen (AP) — Three senior Yemeni politicians say a United Nations peace conference set to take place at the end of the month has been indefinitely postponed.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 25 May 2015 06:42:28 GMTSome Native Hawaiians disapprove of 'Aloha' movie title (AP) — Some Native Hawaiians disapprove of the name of a movie filmed and set in Hawaii, saying that titling it "Aloha" is a disrespectful misappropriation of culture and simplifies a word that's rich with meaning.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 07:15:27 GMTFRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: American teen Tiafoe makes Slam debut (AP) — When Frances Tiafoe steps on Court 5 at the French Open for his Grand Slam main-draw debut Monday, he'll be the first 17-year-old American man to play in the clay-court tournament since 1989, when Pete Sampras and Michael Chang did it.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 06:37:45 GMTFrench president revives political duo with his ex (AP) — Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It's no ordinary someone — it's Segolene Royal, the president's ex-partner and mother of his four children, and one of his most prominent government ministers.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsFranceCaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeLatin America and Caribbean, 25 May 2015 07:00:49 GMTThe Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsFunerals and memorial servicesLegal proceedingsArrestsCrimePolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:50:47 GMTA look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.By The Associated PressiGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsCabinetsLaw and orderCrimeElectionsIsraelPalestinian territoriesJerusalemMiddle EastGaza Strip, 25 May 2015 06:09:33 GMTDavid Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.By DAN GELSTONeArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentAutomobile racingAthlete retirementCelebrityIndianapolis 500IndyCarEventsIndianaIndianapolisUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:50:16 GMTLEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsBaseballSports businessProfessional baseballMen's sportsHamiltonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 07:07:24 GMTBusinesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela, Venezuela (AP) — It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor negotiationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPricesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:13:15 GMTCouple missing for 2 weeks found in California wilderness SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — A couple missing for two weeks were found Sunday in a remote part of San Diego County with the elderly husband dead and his wife severely dehydrated, after surviving on just rain water and some food, authorities said.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:32:25 GMTRelatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch, Mexico (AP) — One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 25 May 2015 04:04:16 GMTMan, boy dead in cherry picker accident in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a man and a 12-year-old boy are dead and three other boys are injured after the cherry picker they were in was thrown by a gust of wind.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 05:31:05 GMTRangers beat Yanks 5-2 for New York's 10th loss in 11 games YORK (AP) — Even before meeting up with Josh Hamilton, the Texas Rangers are streaking.By RONALD BLUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:56:38 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America an eventful week in Latin America, Mexico City residents got to see a "sun halo," a weather phenomenon caused by ice crystals in the upper atmosphere, while in western Mexico at least 43 people died in what authorities described as a three-hour gun battle between federal forces and suspected drug gang gunmen at a ranch.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsLimaMexicoMexico CityLatin America and CaribbeanPeruSouth AmericaNorth AmericaCentral America, 25 May 2015 04:01:12 GMTYouTube's 1st decade shows sharing free content pays off FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube's legacy extends beyond its pioneering role in the Internet's video revolution. The 10-year-old site provided a stage for exhibitionists, narcissists and activists to broadcast their opinions, show off their talents, expose abuses or just pass along their favorite clips of movies, TV shows, music, cute kittens and other interests.By MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTechnologyOnline videoMusicTelevision programsSmall business financingOnline mediaMediaEntertainment and media technologyEntertainmentSmall businessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:49:44 GMTFamed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78 (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.By JEFF KAROUBaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesPhilanthropic foundationsCelebrityPhilanthropySocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:48:27 GMTSydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist (AP) — The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.By KRISTEN GELINEAUiGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderAustraliaSydneyNew South WalesIranOceaniaMiddle East, 25 May 2015 05:39:28 GMTUK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages (AP) — With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 25 May 2015 07:12:24 GMTThe Latest on weather: More rain in store for Memorial Day line of storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of Texas, Oklahoma and other Plains and Midwest states.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherStormsTexasSan MarcosUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 06:03:01 GMTStrong quake rattles Tokyo area, no damage or injury reports (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAccidentsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 06:27:37 GMTRangers once again facing elimination, been there, done that YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive.By MIKE FARRELLsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsStanley Cup FinalsMen's sportsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyNew York CityNew YorkTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:05:41 GMTThe Latest on weather: 3rd death blamed on weekend storms p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsDisaster planning and responseProperty damageWeatherStormsFloodsSearch and rescue effortsTornadoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEvacuationsMissing personsPower outagesTrafficService outagesTransportationOklahomaMissouriKansasMississippiSan MarcosWichita FallsOklahoma CityConroeAustinHoustonIowaSan AntonioClaremoreTulsaLouisianaHaysJacksonMolineUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexasIllinois, 25 May 2015 03:54:43 GMTStamkos has goal and assist, Lightning beat Rangers 2-0 YORK (AP) — Scoring goals made the Tampa Bay Lightning one of the NHL's most entertaining teams this season. Playing defense for the first time in three games has them within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals for the second time in franchise history.By TOM CANAVANsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsMen's sportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyEventsNew York CityNew YorkTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 03:52:42 GMTHawks cry foul over Horford's ejection from Game 3 (AP) — Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game.By TOM WITHERSsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 05:51:40 GMTAquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs, Philippines (AP) — Philippine aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the country's president said Monday, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States.By TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsChinaPhilippinesManilaSouth China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 25 May 2015 05:24:31 GMTDefense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that aired Sunday. The harsh assessment raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group that has seized a strategically important swath of the Middle East.By KEN DILANIANwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGeneral newsIslamUnited StatesIraqBaghdadMiddle EastNorth America, 25 May 2015 04:45:56 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle East, 25 May 2015 05:42:43 GMT