FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Fri, 29 May 2015 15:30:39 -0700How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9c31d17b68b4a23b40ae735c3f8ada6Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year. The revised data showed that gross domestic product contracted 0.7 percent in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate of growth of 0.2 percent.By The Associated PressfBusinessFinancial marketsStock marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9c31d17b68b4a23b40ae735c3f8ada6Fri, 29 May 2015 20:43:05 GMTWarriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b322a306443541f7bcbd60912518ce04OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsAthlete injuriesNBA FinalsAthlete healthHead injuriesMen's basketballDiagnosis and treatmentProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsInjuriesHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b322a306443541f7bcbd60912518ce04Fri, 29 May 2015 21:23:58 GMTOfficials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df98ecd4a4814678aabc94448dc80b9eQUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages Friday, a Pakistani official said.By ABDUL SATTARiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsHijackingTerrorismCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/df98ecd4a4814678aabc94448dc80b9eFri, 29 May 2015 21:58:32 GMTFigures on government spending and debthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/636e7e1b53ed467db866d9670e7ab63bWASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30.fGovernment and politicsEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyGovernment financehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/636e7e1b53ed467db866d9670e7ab63bFri, 29 May 2015 21:27:29 GMTTexas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93f1f2a8a0a49c7a1f1ca8c5d80c03bAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a handful of cheaters.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsHealthSportsPrimary and secondary educationDopingDoping regulationsEducation standardsHigh school sportsHigh school footballEducationSocial affairsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsState governmentsNational governmentsFootballTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c93f1f2a8a0a49c7a1f1ca8c5d80c03bFri, 29 May 2015 20:35:46 GMTSteve Martin reflects on his career as he receives AFI honorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e754754a7d4fd0bf4cb334b416172fLOS ANGELES (AP) — In the early 1980s, when Steve Martin was a fledgling movie star, he recalls attending the American Film Institute's celebration of Frank Capra and how Hollywood glitterati swirled around the Oscar-winning filmmaker.By SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityMusicHollywoodLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7e754754a7d4fd0bf4cb334b416172fFri, 29 May 2015 21:08:48 GMTCanadian diplomat's son in court in drug-related killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7512a8733b634263b63df278ca926d4aMIAMI (AP) — A senior Canadian diplomat has testified that a son charged in a fatal drug-related shootout was never in trouble and was strongly influenced by his older brother, who was slain.By CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeDrug-related crimeDiplomacyLaw and orderCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMiamiCanadaFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7512a8733b634263b63df278ca926d4aFri, 29 May 2015 20:26:49 GMTAPNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964913745baf49d7b5b6db389e10e048HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County's top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical and civil unrestHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/964913745baf49d7b5b6db389e10e048Fri, 29 May 2015 21:41:37 GMT2 charged in kidnap-for-ransom plot against businessmanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba440c6cb9e4459db9daf52c57beb61dOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two Northern California men have been charged with kidnapping a businessman who was found alive bound and blindfolded in the trunk of a car.aGeneral newsKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeTheftCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba440c6cb9e4459db9daf52c57beb61dFri, 29 May 2015 21:02:24 GMTFuel and potential fires for the US economy aheadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6174115ed8eb499790136efa241cfad0WASHINGTON (AP) — The US economy should get better after a sputtering first quarter, but how much better? It's complicated.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsConsumer spendingEconomic outlookEconomyInternational tradeRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6174115ed8eb499790136efa241cfad0Fri, 29 May 2015 21:06:12 GMTGinsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f30ce5bd1d4637a8cb5318e265e552BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday advised young women to fight for things they care about, but to do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.By PHILIP MARCELOaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60f30ce5bd1d4637a8cb5318e265e552Fri, 29 May 2015 20:58:10 GMTChinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b12186da39004b6d813e40e451b4d226SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. surveillance detected two large artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Friday, heightening concerns that Beijing could use the land reclamation projects for military purposes.By LOLITA C. BALDOR and MATTHEW PENNINGTONiGovernment and politicsEnvironmental conservation and preservationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementLand environmentMilitary and defenseChinaBeijingSouth China SeaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaSingaporeDistrict of ColumbiaEast China SeaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b12186da39004b6d813e40e451b4d226Fri, 29 May 2015 20:33:17 GMTFIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84b6473aeb664a17b14724dec5507310BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.By PETER PRENGAMAN and VICENTE PANETTAiGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTax evasionCopa AmericaInternational soccerSports mediaExtraditionSports marketingCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerSports governancePolitical corruptionCriminal investigationsCorporate crimeSoccerCrimeEventsLaw and orderSports businessCorporate taxesCorporate newsBusinessGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesMen's soccerMen's sportsArgentinaSouth AmericaBrazilRio de JaneiroUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanBuenos AiresNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/84b6473aeb664a17b14724dec5507310Fri, 29 May 2015 20:52:13 GMTUS presses Europeans at meeting to solve Greek crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60b3f6dada294454aeda3fd855dc8354DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Finance ministers from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies heard a sharp call from U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to find agreement on more financial help for Greece.By DAVID McHUGHfBusinessSummitsEconomyGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDresdenGermanyGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/60b3f6dada294454aeda3fd855dc8354Fri, 29 May 2015 20:44:11 GMTAmazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd9fee9fa1a74ce0ae044adad1443ca5COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over several years.By JULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessGeneral newsCloud computingGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsComputing and information technologyTechnologyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd9fee9fa1a74ce0ae044adad1443ca5Fri, 29 May 2015 21:48:26 GMTSilk Road founder gets life for creating online drug sitehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8532284055944ddcbc869af656c2f4d5NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.By LARRY NEUMEISTER and JAKE PEARSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8532284055944ddcbc869af656c2f4d5Fri, 29 May 2015 22:07:09 GMTPolice: Former youngest death-row inmate left suicide notehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec3d423b348c4a60939ecfa3f400a604INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a woman who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate left a suicide note that described her struggle to survive outside the prison walls that were her home for nearly 30 years.aGeneral newsSuicidesCrimeIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec3d423b348c4a60939ecfa3f400a604Fri, 29 May 2015 20:41:51 GMTTeacher accused of allowing students to have sex in closethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe5e6b7b7c364ed295d77b0f5f336e9eSTONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.aGeneral newsCrimeEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe5e6b7b7c364ed295d77b0f5f336e9eFri, 29 May 2015 22:01:32 GMTHastert rose to speakership among the scandals of othershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5ac5935e66e4f67a6a169b846952dd9WASHINGTON (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.By ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical resignationsSchool athleticsLegislatureHouse electionsPolitical scandalsHigh school sportsImpeachmentsPolitical issuesEducationSocial affairsElectionsSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5ac5935e66e4f67a6a169b846952dd9Fri, 29 May 2015 20:29:25 GMTPhysicist's Nobel Prize sells for $765,002 in online auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5b464a971314d46b5292a50c167a6dfBOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist now facing memory loss and potential medical bills has sold for $765,002.By KEITH RIDLERaBusinessGeneral newsScienceNobel PrizesPhysicsEventsOwnership changesCorporate newsIdahoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5b464a971314d46b5292a50c167a6dfFri, 29 May 2015 20:58:02 GMTObama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Acthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2389ae1bcd244a8a75e6873dd080fd2WASHINGTON (AP) — Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.By JIM KUHNHENNhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislationGovernment surveillanceLegislatureNational securityIntelligence agenciesPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDefense policyMilitary and defenseGovernment policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2389ae1bcd244a8a75e6873dd080fd2Fri, 29 May 2015 22:07:19 GMTStocks end week lower following disappointing economic datahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91eeb50a4f6469ab6494fdfc96e37f0NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday following news that the U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year.By KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a91eeb50a4f6469ab6494fdfc96e37f0Fri, 29 May 2015 20:35:07 GMTNavy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishaphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3d480dbf8ee485e916bc76995a32be7HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock is sending investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened.aGeneral newsArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3d480dbf8ee485e916bc76995a32be7Fri, 29 May 2015 21:09:32 GMTLatest on flooding: Arkansas counties deemed disaster areashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab3e40d7f6a34cf8ab4ab311b8d6add44:30 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseStormsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficNatural disastersEvacuationsAccidents and disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasKansasDallasUnited StatesHoustonAustinFort WorthLittle RockColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ab3e40d7f6a34cf8ab4ab311b8d6add4Fri, 29 May 2015 21:31:52 GMTWashington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94b076108c9744f681dfb4c3d49543c2HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEEiGeneral newsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsDiplomacyInternational relationsEmbassiesTerrorismGovernment and politicsEventsWar and unrestEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational tradeCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanDistrict of ColumbiaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94b076108c9744f681dfb4c3d49543c2Fri, 29 May 2015 21:25:47 GMTGameStop and Greif are big market movershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47b57e0454e47a78f887d9098719de6NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and serviceshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d47b57e0454e47a78f887d9098719de6Fri, 29 May 2015 20:45:48 GMTHolmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68a9cb04db1c45e6960d2758c945957dCENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes said his "mind was kind of falling apart" and he began to have homicidal thoughts months before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a Colorado movie theater, according to a video excerpt presented Friday at his murder trial.By DAN ELLIOTTaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/68a9cb04db1c45e6960d2758c945957dFri, 29 May 2015 20:55:02 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df3880bfa5a41858879f633c2b7308cWASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsUnited States Presidential ElectionEntertainmentEventsTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevisionNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9df3880bfa5a41858879f633c2b7308cFri, 29 May 2015 21:43:57 GMTMarketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b09dd69914b4bb2a9293bd20d082966NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing executive from Florida pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestConspiracyLegal proceedingsFIFA World CupMen's soccerCorruption in sportsSports marketingInternational soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCriminal investigationsSoccerCrimeLaw and orderEventsMen's sportsSports businessBrooklynUnited StatesNew York CityMiamiNew YorkNorth AmericaFloridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b09dd69914b4bb2a9293bd20d082966Fri, 29 May 2015 22:12:27 GMTAtlanta Falcons linebacker faces animal cruelty chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74491a5fafc04fa4baf690e49a52ad14LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police on Friday charged Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo with aggravated animal cruelty after his girlfriend's dog died from blunt force trauma.aGeneral newsSportsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeProfessional footballFootballMammalsAnimalsLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74491a5fafc04fa4baf690e49a52ad14Fri, 29 May 2015 21:04:57 GMTMagic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1ee1bed1f7e4f469bcbfb586c2bb51bORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach.By KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsSports transactionsCoachingMen's basketballSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1ee1bed1f7e4f469bcbfb586c2bb51bFri, 29 May 2015 20:58:17 GMT5 pilots report encounters with lasers over NY, New Jerseyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a490835855a4676bee8de2780fcd3a1FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Local and federal law enforcement officials launched an investigation Friday after five commercial airline pilots reported that green lasers were pointed at their planes as they flew over New York and New Jersey.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaBusinessGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrone aircraftLaw and orderCrimeNew YorkNew York CityNew JerseyBrooklynUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5a490835855a4676bee8de2780fcd3a1Fri, 29 May 2015 21:59:04 GMTOnce targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744cfc352aa941feb21342455fd00d50Fair-housing advocate Bonnie Jouhari and her daughter spent years on the run from white supremacists who had launched a vicious campaign of harassment and intimidation in southeastern Pennsylvania. Hopscotching from state to state, Jouhari was unable to return to the career she loved, and her teenage daughter, Dani, became deeply depressed. A judge handed them a civil judgment of more than $1.1 million, which they couldn't collect.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsWorkplace discriminationCrimeNeo-NazismPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesRace and ethnicityNazismGovernment and politicsReadingPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744cfc352aa941feb21342455fd00d50Fri, 29 May 2015 21:02:24 GMTNo 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meetinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d8624c5381454e8f765c827fb1648dBANGKOK (AP) — Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.By MALCOLM J. FOSTER and JOCELYN GECKERiGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarThailandSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0d8624c5381454e8f765c827fb1648dFri, 29 May 2015 20:32:06 GMTJudge: Protesters must leave closed Catholic church June 5http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b4f635967b8438a90182fc468d375ebSCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — The clock is once again ticking for parishioners ordered to leave a shuttered Catholic church south of Boston where they have staged a protest for nearly 11 years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsProtests and demonstrationsReligionChristianitySocial affairsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b4f635967b8438a90182fc468d375ebFri, 29 May 2015 21:39:02 GMTPentagon: live anthrax may also have been sent to Australiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8b3041e594d4f4e986d6de4ea504c0aWASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Friday that the Army may have mistakenly sent live anthrax to a laboratory in Australia in 2008, in addition to the suspected live anthrax it sent this year to more than a dozen labs in the U.S. and South Korea.By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceAnthrax scaresArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAustraliaUnited StatesUtahOceaniaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b8b3041e594d4f4e986d6de4ea504c0aFri, 29 May 2015 21:12:02 GMTPaul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b693c74c60f453fa85c250eb7e4e68cCHICAGO (AP) — A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.By STEVE PEOPLES and TAMMY WEBBERhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsGovernment programsLegislature2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment surveillanceEntertainment wrestlingNational securityWrestlingPolitical partiesIntelligence agenciesMilitary intelligenceNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesSportsMilitary and defenseDefense policyGovernment policyPolitical organizationsUnited StatesChicagoIllinoisSouth CarolinaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b693c74c60f453fa85c250eb7e4e68cFri, 29 May 2015 20:40:36 GMTHastert rose to speakership amid the scandals of othershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f93553e279e045c2a132a0b9ca23f3bdWASHINGTON (AP) — Dennis Hastert's career as House speaker both arose and ended amid the sex-related scandals of others.By ANDREW TAYLORwGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionPolitical issueshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f93553e279e045c2a132a0b9ca23f3bdFri, 29 May 2015 20:28:26 GMTTop-ranking Mormon leader heads to hospice as cancer worsenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69abcfa8dbdd46508ddb648f1b106d38SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top-ranking Mormon leader, 92-year-old L. Tom Perry, is headed to hospice as his cancer spreads aggressively.By BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsLifestyleGays and lesbiansChristianityCancerState legislatureReligionSocial affairsDiseases and conditionsHealthLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69abcfa8dbdd46508ddb648f1b106d38Fri, 29 May 2015 21:12:24 GMTAnother round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa6320d7e994204b0ceb154ddc025eaDALLAS (AP) — Floodwaters submerged highways and flooded homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 23 people in the U.S. and left 13 missing.By ALLEN REEDaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsEvacuationsTrafficTransportationStormsTexasDallasHoustonUnited StatesColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6aa6320d7e994204b0ceb154ddc025eaFri, 29 May 2015 21:48:10 GMTLatest on flooding: Homes ordered evacuated in Texas cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e188c096481247ff95fa2a71b084fd764:15 p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsDisaster planning and responseEvacuationsStormsSearch and rescue effortsTrafficAccidents and disastersNatural disastersState governmentsMissing personsTransportationMunicipal governmentsCrimeAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsTexasOklahomaArkansasDallasHoustonAustinKansasFort WorthUnited StatesColorado RiverNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e188c096481247ff95fa2a71b084fd76Fri, 29 May 2015 21:13:40 GMTThousands view B.B. King on eve of Mississippi funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87ccb25d969d49118f981c9486fe4346INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy says he always intended to tour the B.B. King Museum while its namesake, his longtime friend, was still living.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87ccb25d969d49118f981c9486fe4346Fri, 29 May 2015 20:45:50 GMTCanada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting videohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef98f642561b4954abcf99334c221482TORONTO (AP) — Footage released Friday of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack.By CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTerrorismIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCanadaOttawaNorth AmericaOntariohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef98f642561b4954abcf99334c221482Fri, 29 May 2015 20:40:08 GMTWill Power wins pole, sets track record at Belle Islehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bcc3a9004ad43be8f8747859c3220e4DETROIT (AP) — Will Power set a track qualifying record at Belle Isle, winning the pole Friday for the first of this weekend's two IndyCar races.By NOAH TRISTERsSportsRecord setting eventsAutomobile racingIndyCarGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bcc3a9004ad43be8f8747859c3220e4Fri, 29 May 2015 22:00:44 GMTTeam owner hopeful of James Hinchcliffe return by Augusthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e71e37cfa04367a7775693bb7564cbDETROIT (AP) — James Hinchcliffe's team is hopeful the IndyCar driver can be back by the beginning of August after his crash at Indianapolis.sSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/92e71e37cfa04367a7775693bb7564cbFri, 29 May 2015 21:11:44 GMTProsecutors mulling appeal in FBI ruse case in Las Vegashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cba38b37bfaa412295a7ee7ad298731aLAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are considering whether to appeal a federal judge's order tossing out evidence collected by FBI agents posing as Internet repairmen during a Las Vegas Strip illegal bookmaking investigation.By KEN RITTERaGeneral newsCrimeNational courtsArrestsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLaw and orderLas VegasUnited StatesNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cba38b37bfaa412295a7ee7ad298731aFri, 29 May 2015 21:03:54 GMTHouse committee chairman subpoenas IRS official for hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d72dab697a34731a9e40132f11122e1WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a subpoena Friday for an IRS official to testify at a hearing on the Freedom of Information Act.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsSubpoenasLegislature hearingsLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislatureOpen governmentPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d72dab697a34731a9e40132f11122e1Fri, 29 May 2015 21:48:20 GMT2 court fights after failed Atlantic City loan programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5cb5c958f64b3a852b8cbc38dc7ef4CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The future of a company that Atlantic City's former mayor gave $3 million by to run a loan program that has yet to make a loan is being sorted out in two courts.By JOSH CORNFIELDaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderAtlantic CityNew JerseyTennesseeUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d5cb5c958f64b3a852b8cbc38dc7ef4Fri, 29 May 2015 21:07:06 GMTFalcons LB Shembo waived after animal cruelty chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7463cafaa74eae9880d0719526e92fLAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged with aggravated animal cruelty.aGeneral newsSportsAnimal crueltyDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballLawrencevilleGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c7463cafaa74eae9880d0719526e92fFri, 29 May 2015 21:58:22 GMTFEMA begins reviewing Sandy flood insurance claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f9a1c827adf403b8715b3954cb608feTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it has begun reviewing flood insurance claims of Superstorm Sandy victims, some of whom have said their damages were underestimated.By MICHAEL CATALINIaBusinessGeneral newsHurricane Sandy 2012WeatherFloodsGovernment and politicsEventsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsPersonal insurancePersonal financeFinancial servicesIndustriesNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f9a1c827adf403b8715b3954cb608feFri, 29 May 2015 21:16:32 GMT