FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 05 May 2015 02:58:00 -0700Burundi court validates president's third term bid, Burundi (AP) — The ruling party in Burundi says the country's constitutional court has validated the president's bid for a third term.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsBurundiBujumburaEast AfricaCentral AfricaAfrica, 05 May 2015 09:42:49 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 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 GMTObama taps Marine general to lead Joint Chiefs (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:03:12 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.By PAN PYLAS and RAF CASERTiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 09:29:12 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 GMTControversial surveillance bill comes to vote in France (AP) — France's parliament is to vote on a bill aimed at legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects that has drawn an outcry from privacy advocates and others.iGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationGovernment and politicsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 05 May 2015 07:22:35 GMTIn Arkansas, Huckabee poised to launch 2nd White House bid, Ark. (AP) — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsChristianityPolitical partiesReligionSocial affairsPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesHopeArkansasDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:11:51 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 GMTTop NY lawmaker's arrest sends session, Senate into disarray, N.Y. (AP) — The arrest of a powerful New York lawmaker on federal corruption charges threw one of America's most powerful statehouses into disarray, destabilizing the state's Senate while complicating an already contentious legislative agenda.By DAVID KLEPPER and MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestExtortion and threatsState legislaturePolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsArrestsCrimeLegislatureState governmentsPolitical issuesLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeProfessional servicesIndustriesNew YorkAlbanyNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:19:08 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 its allied joint force command from Italy to Romania as NATO continues to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine.iGeneral newsRomaniaBucharestItalyNaplesEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 05 May 2015 09:10:20 GMTAPNewsBreak: Marine general chosen Joint Chiefs chairman (AP) — President Barack Obama is choosing a widely respected, combat-hardened commander who led the Afghanistan war coalition during a key transitional period during 2013-14 as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.By LOLITA C. BALDORwGovernment and politicsMilitary leadershipLegislatureMilitary and defenseArmed forcesUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastIraqNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:09:59 GMTSenate slated to vote on GOP budget compromise (AP) — The Senate is poised to approve a compromise Republican budget that makes deep cuts in spending while boosting Pentagon accounts by an additional $38 billion next year.wGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsPolitical organizationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:07:08 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 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 09:21:59 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 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 medical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that a more market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.iBusinessGeneral newsHealthHealth care costsHealth issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 07:41:21 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 GMTLEADING OFF: Billingsley back on mound after 2-year layoff look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sports, 05 May 2015 07:38:44 GMTTIPOFF: Wizards look to keep up their winning ways on road Washington Wizards are right at home on the road.By PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballAthlete healthEventsProfessional basketballBasketballDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:38:04 GMTCruz hits 14th HR, Hernandez pitches Mariners past Angels, Calif. (AP) — Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez are both off to a scintillating start, and that combination was too much for the Los Angeles Angels to overcome.By JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashington, 05 May 2015 06:31:25 GMTNepali police, villagers dig through mud to pull out bodies, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were Tuesday digging through piles of earth and snow on a popular trekking route in Nepal, where an entire village was buried by a mudslide triggered by the earthquake that struck the region 10 days ago.By BINAJ GURUBACHARYAiGeneral news2015 Nepal earthquakeNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsEventsGovernment and politicsNepalKathmanduSouth AsiaAsia, 05 May 2015 06:48:50 GMTIraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes with IS (AP) — Iraq's military spokesman says reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery north of Baghdad amid heavy fighting there with Islamic State militants.iGeneral newsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 05 May 2015 10:03:42 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 GMTRights group condemns atrocities in Syrian city of Aleppo (AP) — Syrian government forces and insurgents have both committed abuses in the contested northern city of Aleppo, but some of the government's actions amount to crimes against humanity, an international rights group said Tuesday.iGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsHumanitarian crisesSyriaMiddle East, 05 May 2015 07:22:03 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 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 GMTObama jokes with Letterman about post-retirement life YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.By NEDRA PICKLEReArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainment, 05 May 2015 07:08:25 GMTClubhouse chemistry in digital age: Winning still cures all (AP) — Relaxing with a cup of coffee in the Minnesota Twins' clubhouse one day last year at spring training, Eddie Guardado looked around.By DAVE CAMPBELLaGeneral newsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:36:37 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 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 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 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 proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 06:40:08 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 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Mike Huckabee (AP) — Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionChristianityReligionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial affairsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNorth America, 05 May 2015 07:18:50 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