FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 25 May 2015 04:18:35 -0700Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi is prompting criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raising new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:01:33 GMTIraqi official: US defense chief has 'incorrect information' (AP) — A spokesman for the Iraqi government says U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been given "incorrect information" following his criticism of its security forces over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsWar and unrestIraqMiddle EastIranUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 10:19:59 GMTGreece rules out capital controls if bailout talks fail, Greece (AP) — Greece's radical left-led government has ruled out restricting access to bank accounts and the free movement of capital if there is no breakthrough soon in tortuous negotiations with bailout creditors and the country runs out of money.iBusinessGeneral newsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 11:12:33 GMTSoldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at military barracks in the capital Monday, wounding eight people before he was killed himself, the Defense Ministry said.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 May 2015 09:35:20 GMTApparent winner in Polish election sends message of unity, Poland (AP) — Poland's apparent president-elect, Andrzej Duda, began the day after the election meeting with passers-by in front of a subway station in central Warsaw and announcing that he will formally leave his Law and Justice party.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsPolandWarsawEastern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 08:33:25 GMTVatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continue CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank said Monday its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform process away from its scandal-marred past.By NICOLE WINFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyVatican CityWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 10:47:56 GMTAfghan official says suicide bombing kills at least 5, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide truck bomb exploded in a southern Afghan province Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 62, authorities said.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 08:42:50 GMTVatican bank profits soar as recovery, reform continues CITY (AP) — The Vatican bank says its profit soared by more than 20 times last year as it recovered from a trading loss and continued its reform process.iBusinessGeneral newsReligionChristianitySocial affairs, 25 May 2015 09:42:15 GMTThe Latest: So far so good for seed Suarez Navarro at French (AP) — 12:48 p.m.By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 10:58:56 GMTSkimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue (AP) — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections.By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHealth care costsAccess to health carePersonal spendingEmployee benefitsPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesHealth issuesHealthFinancial servicesIndustriesPersonal financePersonnelIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:01:54 GMTGlobal stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays.By JOE McDONALDiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesEast AsiaLondonGreeceSoutheast AsiaAsiaEnglandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 08:49:18 GMTRolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:16:40 GMTNew parties to play key role after Spanish local elections (AP) — Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsLocal electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsMadridSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 10:29:55 GMT14 Indonesian students rescued after misjudging Alpine hike (AP) — Police in the southern German region of Bavaria say their biggest-ever helicopter rescue operation saved 14 Indonesian students who misjudged the weather during a spring hike in the Alps.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsGermanyIndonesiaWestern EuropeEuropeSoutheast AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 11:03:26 GMTUnited Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.By ADAM SCHRECKhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySpace launchesEconomyTelecommunicationsIndustriesPlanetsAstronomyScienceIndustrial products and servicesUnited Arab EmiratesAbu DhabiDubaiMiddle East, 25 May 2015 10:24:58 GMTVocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama (AP) — For viewers of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsNational Spelling BeeAcademic competitionsEducationEventsSocial affairsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaSportsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 25 May 2015 09:53:52 GMTNigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges, Nigeria (AP) — A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate was on Monday refusing to attend a court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."By MICHELLE FAULiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentFugitivesDrug-related crimeExtraditionArrestsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderOrganized crimeSmugglingNigeriaOrangeWest AfricaAfricaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 10:34:18 GMTArmy chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast (AP) — Army chiefs of staff of Arab countries have drafted a protocol for a new joint force to intervene in Middle East hotspots on missions ranging from fighting Islamic militants to Iran-backed groups — despite lingering disagreements on some details, including where to base the force's headquarters.By MAGGIE MICHAELiGeneral newsMilitary leadershipReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoNorth AfricaMiddle EastQatarAfrica, 25 May 2015 09:47:11 GMTPolice: Pressure cooker in suspicious DC vehicle destroyed (AP) — A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in an unattended vehicle parked on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol and the vehicle's owner was found and arrested, a U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman said.wGeneral newsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 09:25:36 GMTN. Ireland leader hospitalized over suspected heart attack (AP) — First Minister Peter Robinson, the Protestant leader of Northern Ireland's unity government, has been hospitalized after a suspected heart attack, his party said Monday.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHeart attackHeart healthHealthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsUnited KingdomNorthern IrelandBelfastWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 25 May 2015 10:55:54 GMTThe Latest: Rain in air on super-busy Day 2 of French Open? (AP) — 11:00 a.m.By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 09:02:47 GMTDefense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group.By KEN DILANIANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesDefense policyMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment policyUnited StatesIraqBaghdadMiddle EastNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:03:35 GMTActress, comedian Anne Meara, nominated for 4 Emmys, dies ANGELES (AP) — Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died.By SANDY COHEN and FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCelebrityComedy performanceObituariesMoviesEmmy AwardsEntertainmentTelevision programsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEventsAward showsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:07:26 GMTRussia says it has no access to men detained in Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Russia's embassy in Ukraine says it has still not been given access to two Russian citizens detained earlier this month on suspicion of fighting alongside separatists in the eastern region of Luhansk.iGeneral newsEmbassiesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 10:03:15 GMTUK PM Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU (AP) — Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the U.K.By DANICA KIRKAiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReferendumsParliamentary electionsElectionsUnited KingdomEuropeGibraltarWestern Europe, 25 May 2015 10:43:25 GMTReport: 4 dead after soldier shoots fellow troops in Tunis, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian soldier opened fire on fellow troops at a military barracks in an unusual attack in the capital Monday, and the state news agency said the gunman and three others were killed.By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTunisiaTunisNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 May 2015 10:32:54 GMTTurkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts', Turkey (AP) — Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."iGeneral newsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 08:43:34 GMTPerry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits MARS, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates.By CATHERINE LUCEY and STEVE PEOPLESaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionState governmentsPrimary electionsVotingPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsIowaLe MarsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:02:27 GMTTurkmenistan unveils golden statue of president, Turkmenistan (AP) — The isolated energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a gold-leafed statue of the president in a gesture intended to burnish the leader's burgeoning cult of personality.iGeneral newsTurkmenistanCentral AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 08:05:16 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 10:49:15 GMTWWII vet to receive honorary diploma from Ohio high school, Ohio (AP) — A 92-year-old World War II veteran is slated to receive an honorary diploma from his Ohio high school after he left early more than seven decades ago to fight in the war.aGeneral newsVeteransEducationSocial affairsSpringfieldOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 10:57:52 GMTIndonesian police kill 2 suspected terrorists in shootout, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's anti-terrorism squad killed two suspects and arrested seven others in raids on a jihadist organization with possible links to the Islamic State group, police said Monday.iGeneral newsTerrorismArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeViolent crimeNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 25 May 2015 11:18:33 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 10:19:49 GMTThe Latest: Berdych blows away Japanese qualifier at French (AP) — 1:04 p.m.By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 11:12:17 GMTChina cuts import tax on clothes, other goods (AP) — China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEconomic policyGovernment policyChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 10:22:18 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 08:09:50 GMTTurkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president, Turkmenistan (AP) — Turkmenistan has unveiled a grandiose gold-leafed statue of the president carrying a dove and riding atop a horse — a move aimed at burnishing the leader's burgeoning personality cult.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessTurkmenistanAshgabatCentral AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 09:43:32 GMTIran adviser says US has 'no will' to fight Islamic State, Iran (AP) — The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.By NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsWar and unrestArchaeologyScienceIranUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 25 May 2015 09:15:00 GMTReport: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut, Iran (AP) — Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic's fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.By NASSER KARIMIiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryPricesIndustriesEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyConsumer products and servicesIranMiddle East, 25 May 2015 09:22:04 GMTAfghan official says suicide bombing kills 1 in south, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide truck bombing has killed one person and wounded more than 40 in the capital of the southern province of Zabul.iGeneral newsBombingsImprovised explosivesTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 07:47:46 GMTThe Latest: Home sweet home for Lisicki at French Open (AP) — 12:19 a.m.By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 10:27:56 GMTExplosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara, Turkey (AP) — Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees.iBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsTurkeyAnkaraMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 09:32:30 GMTThe Latest: Serena's coach milks French Open attention (AP) — 11:41 a.m.By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 25 May 2015 09:45:23 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 incidentsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsChinaPhilippinesManilaSouth China SeaSoutheast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 25 May 2015 10:21:56 GMTSudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan, Sudan (AP) — The Sudanese government has denied supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.By MOHAMED OSMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSudanSouth SudanKhartoumMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 25 May 2015 09:13:43 GMTProtester leaves Shell ship north of Seattle; 1 remains (AP) — One of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of Seattle left the vessel Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.By GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersArcticSeattleBellinghamWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 08:48:04 GMTMalaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday a cluster of abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsForensicsLaw and orderMalaysiaThailandSoutheast AsiaMyanmarBangladeshAsiaSouth Asia, 25 May 2015 11:13:28 GMTAP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Asia call to parents. A crowded boat. A quiet place to sleep after being at sea for weeks.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 25 May 2015 10:59:27 GMTNew Oakland police policy draws protests, Calif. (AP) — Police made arrests as demonstrators marched in downtown Oakland to against the city's new get-tough policy for monitoring street protests — the second such gathering in as many days.aGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriArrestsMunicipal governmentsPolitical and civil unrestEventsLaw and orderCrimeLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 25 May 2015 10:13:43 GMTEarthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo but causes no damage (AP) — A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains but causing no apparent damage or injuries.By YURI KAGEYAMAiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 25 May 2015 08:47:58 GMT