FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 May 2015 13:14:57 -0700Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a tsunami.By MARK THIESSENaGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersAccidents and disastersOceansEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth AmericaKodiak, 29 May 2015 18:55:35 GMTIS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.By ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsReligious strifeBombingsTerrorismAccidents and disastersWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastBahrain, 29 May 2015 19:13:24 GMTFather, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital.By JEFF KAROUBaGeneral newsActs of tortureCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeMichiganDetroitPort HuronUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:13:12 GMTGunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.iGeneral newsWar and unrestHijackingCrimePakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 19:33:41 GMTReport: Health insurer Humana considering a sale shares soared to record heights Friday afternoon on speculation that the company, one of the nation's biggest health insurers, might be up for sale.By TOM MURPHYfBusinessSeniorsHealth care reformHealth care industryIndustriesFinancial servicesLeading economic indicatorsEconomyPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHealth care policyGovernment policyGovernment-funded health insuranceGovernment programs, 29 May 2015 18:52:53 GMTStocks solidly lower following disappointing economic data YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks sank in afternoon trading Friday following a report that the 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 KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsCommodity marketsLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesStock marketsGreeceUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:24:33 GMTThe Latest: James Holmes ill, depressed months before attack p.m. (MDT)By The Associated PressaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:57:23 GMTAPNewsBreak: Some telescope protesters' charges to be tossed (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 America, 29 May 2015 18:20:40 GMTTruex inching closer to breakthrough 1st win of season, Del. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He'd just like the No. 78 to lead the last one that really counts.By DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARDoverCharlotteDelawareUnited StatesNorth AmericaNorth Carolina, 29 May 2015 19:27:24 GMTChinese weaponry spotted on artificial island, US says (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 America, 29 May 2015 18:22:01 GMTGinsburg urges young women to wage inspiring fights, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says young women should fight for things they care about, but do so in a way that inspires others to join their cause.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:00:13 GMTLatest on flooding: Texas counties deemed disaster areas p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsStormsDisaster planning and responseTrafficNatural disastersEvacuationsAccidents and disastersState governmentsMissing personsSearch and rescue effortsTransportationAccidentsGovernment and politicsTexasOklahomaArkansasKansasHoustonUnited StatesDallasAustinColorado RiverNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:13:18 GMTAfter close primary, Kentucky governor's race gets underway, Ky. (AP) — James Comer conceded, Matt Bevin accepted and Kentucky's race for governor finally got underway Friday following a tumultuous primary that left Democrats giddy and Republicans focused on uniting their scattered base.By ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsGovernment programsCabinet appointments and nominationsSenate electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical organizationsKentuckyFrankfortUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:01:30 GMTFeds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide, Miss. (AP) — Investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi was a homicide, and the civil rights probe into the death has been closed, the Justice Department said Friday.aGeneral newsSuicidesViolent crimeCrimeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:57:15 GMTAmazon ups Ohio jobs to 1,000, begins collecting sales taxes, Ohio (AP) — Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over the next several years.By JULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessGeneral newsCloud computingGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsComputing and information technologyTechnologyOhioColumbusUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:56:03 GMTRussia: Rocket failure was due to vibrations (AP) — Russian space officials say this month's launch failure of a Proton rocket was due to excessive vibrations in the engine of the rocket's third stage.iGeneral newsScienceAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 19:02:26 GMTAPNewsBreak: Coaches blast new NCAA eligibility standards new organization of minority coaches on Friday sharply criticized NCAA eligibility standards set to take effect next year for incoming freshmen, saying they will deny too many athletes the opportunity to go to college.By JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsSchool athleticsMen's sportsHigher educationBasketballCoachingCollege sportsHigh school sportsMen's basketballCollege basketballEducationSocial affairs, 29 May 2015 19:51:06 GMTUN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled (AP) — Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled.By GEORGE JAHNiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsDiplomacyWeapons of mass destructionGovernment and politicsIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:29:17 GMTIndictment gives few hints about former speaker's actions (AP) — A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a longtime schoolteacher silent about "prior misconduct."By MICHAEL TARMaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIndictmentsLegal proceedingsCrimeHigh school sportsLegislatureLaw and orderSportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:23:33 GMTFederer, Sharapova advance at French Open (AP) — Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard.BY SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 19:02:48 GMTJustice Department: No evidence that hanging death of black man in Mississippi was homicide, Miss. (AP) — Justice Department: No evidence that hanging death of black man in Mississippi was homicide.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:27:26 GMTHolmes: Mind 'was kind of falling apart' before shooting, 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 America, 29 May 2015 19:50:13 GMTMarketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal YORK (AP) — A sports marketing executive from Florida has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsMen's soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerSports governanceSoccerLaw and orderMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:28:41 GMTActress Kelly Rutherford can't yet bring children back to US ANGELES (AP) — A court order that granted actress Kelly Rutherford temporary custody of her children to allow her to bring them back to Los Angeles from Monaco was halted Thursday.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesFamily issuesLos AngelesMonacoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 19:25:12 GMTAnthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.By BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNSaGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceMilitary facilitiesState governmentsChemical weaponsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseWeapons of mass destructionArmed forcesUnited StatesUtahSalt Lake CityNorth America, 29 May 2015 20:00:30 GMTLatest US proposal for ethanol could have political fallout (AP) — The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEnergy and the environmentAgriculture and the environmentEconomyCaucusesCampaignsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsNational electionsElectionsEventsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:38:23 GMTJudge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyer ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges.By ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeCelebrityLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairs, 29 May 2015 19:36:05 GMTThe Latest: Gael Monfils into French 4th round the hard way (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's tennisTennisMen's soccerSoccerEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 29 May 2015 19:20:56 GMTUS oil and natural gas rig count drops by 10 to 875 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 10 this week to 875.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:58:09 GMT9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules LAKE CITY (AP) — Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act.By LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsAnimalsLegal proceedingsRodentsEnvironmental conservation and preservationMunicipal governmentsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderMammalsLocal governmentsWildlifeNatural resource managementAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsDogsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:57:18 GMTAmEx president dies suddenly after falling ill on flight YORK (AP) — American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York.aBusinessGeneral news, 29 May 2015 19:54:08 GMTTeen charged as an adult in school bus shooting, Fla. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is being charged as an adult with two counts of second-degree attempted murder for shooting into a Jacksonville school bus and injuring two girls.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationJacksonvilleFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:39:06 GMTOnce targeted by racists, housing worker now loses daughter 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 America, 29 May 2015 19:17:23 GMTProsecutor: Man who killed trespasser sought confrontation, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada prosecutor is urging jurors to convict a 74-year-old man of first-degree murder, saying he was seeking out a deadly confrontation when he shot two unarmed trespassers in a vacant duplex he owns.By SCOTT SONNERaBusinessGeneral newsCrimeNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:01:47 GMTKlay Thompson diagnosed with concussion, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free.sSportsAthlete injuriesMen's basketballAthlete healthProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 29 May 2015 19:35:19 GMTCanada strips citizenship from dual-national terror suspects (AP) — Canada has enabled measures to revoke citizenship from dual nationals convicted of terrorism, treason or spying for foreign governments.By CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsTerrorismGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseCanadaNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:52:48 GMTRecalls this week: Folding knives, night lights, bicycles than 150,000 folding knives are being recalled because of a faulty locking mechanism that can result in lacerations. Other consumer products being recalled this week include night lights and bicycles.By The Associated PressfBusinessLifestylePersonal financeProducts and servicesCorporate newsHolidaysOccasions, 29 May 2015 18:46:33 GMTMcIlroy misses cut at Irish Open after even-par 2nd round, Northern Ireland (AP) — Early exits are becoming a habit for Rory McIlroy, especially in his home country.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 29 May 2015 18:48:49 GMTTHE LATEST: UEFA chief Platini defiant despite Blatter win (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:iBusinessGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerInternational soccer2022 FIFA World CupCorruption in sportsSports governanceSoccerWorkplace discriminationPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionCriminal investigationsArrestsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTerritorial disputesElectionsEventsNational electionsGovernment and politicsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesLaw and orderCrimeWar and unrestRace and ethnicityMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichPalestinian territoriesEuropeIsraelAfricaSwitzerlandMiddle EastGermanyGaza StripUnited StatesQatarRussiaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanOceaniaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 18:22:33 GMTFather: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident (AP) — The father of a woman who was shot and critically wounded by a suburban-Atlanta sheriff says his daughter told police the shooting was an accident.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 18:37:17 GMTSEC generates NCAA-record $455.8M in revenue for 2014-15, Fla. (AP) — The powerful Southeastern Conference is now the NCAA's richest league.By MARK LONGsSportsCollege footballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessCollege sportsFootballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:17:48 GMTGrain mostly lower, livestock lower (AP) — Grain futures were mostly lower Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:40:03 GMTCanada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts (AP) — Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.By CHARMAINE NORONHAiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:29:33 GMTFormer RI governor set to announce 2016 campaign next week R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, once a Republican, then an independent, then a Democrat, plans to announce his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination next week.By JENNIFER McDERMOTTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsElectionsNational elections, 29 May 2015 19:39:14 GMT2 court fights after failed Atlantic City loan program, N.J. (AP) — The future of a company that was given $3 million by Atlantic City to run a loan program that has yet to make a loan is now being sorted out in two courts.By JOSH CORNFIELDaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsMunicipal governmentsContracts and ordersLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate newsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth AmericaTennesseeCamdenChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 29 May 2015 19:55:43 GMTFRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: No. 1 Djokovic faces teen Kokkinakis (AP) — The next player facing Novak Djokovic as he seeks to win the French Open for the first time is an opponent he's never played before.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceMonte CarloWestern EuropeEuropeMonaco, 29 May 2015 19:26:34 GMTTHE LATEST: Brazil's Del Nero denies wrongdoing (AP) — The latest on FIFA developments:iBusinessGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sports2022 FIFA World CupSports governanceSoccerCriminal investigationsWorkplace discriminationPolitical resignationsPolitical corruptionArrestsVotingBribery, graft and conflicts of interestTerritorial disputesElectionsEventsNational electionsGovernment and politicsLaw and orderCrimePersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical issuesWar and unrestRace and ethnicityMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichPalestinian territoriesEuropeAfricaIsraelSwitzerlandMiddle EastGermanyGaza StripUnited StatesSouth AmericaQatarBrazilRussiaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanOceaniaWestern EuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 29 May 2015 19:39:52 GMTTexas lawmakers vote to end high school steroids testing, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years.By JIM VERTUNOaGeneral newsHealthSportsPrimary and secondary educationEducation standardsDopingHigh school footballEducationSocial affairsFootballHigh school sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:31:17 GMTCalifornia beaches to remain closed after oily goo washes up BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline where globs of oily goo washed ashore will remain closed until officials determine the water is safe for swimmers and surfers, authorities said Friday.By CHRISTOPHER WEBERaGeneral newsScienceCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:12:48 GMTVatican official linked to Philadelphia faces Italy inquiry (AP) — A Vatican official with a role in organizing Pope Francis' September visit to Philadelphia is under investigation in Italy.aGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsItalyPhiladelphiaWestern EuropeEuropePennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 May 2015 19:21:38 GMT