FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 May 2015 06:37:28 -0700Orders to US factories for durable goods slip 0.5 percent, but investment category shows gain (AP) — Orders to US factories for durable goods slip 0.5 percent, but investment category shows gain.wBusinessGeneral news, 26 May 2015 12:33:47 GMTAuthor of Pamela Smart-inspired book asks for her parole, N.H. (AP) — An author whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the Pamela Smart case is asking the governor to consider parole for the former school adviser.aGeneral newsCrime, 26 May 2015 13:02:54 GMTGalapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years, Ecuador (AP) — A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.tTravelLifestyleVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnvironment and natureEcuadorGalapagos IslandsSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 May 2015 12:54:35 GMTBob Marley musical tries to help heal an uneasy Baltimore YORK (AP) — Most theater professionals like to say that whatever they're working on is very relevant to what's going on in the real world. That was not possibly more true than in Baltimore this spring.By MARK KENNEDYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentProtests and demonstrationsPerforming artsCelebrityPolitical and civil unrest, 26 May 2015 12:51:33 GMTOlive Garden: At least 1 more breadstick creation on the way YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn't finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.By CANDICE CHOIfBusinessFood and drinkLifestyle, 26 May 2015 12:53:09 GMTOrders for durable goods drop 0.5 percent in April (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods fell slightly in April. But a category that reflects business investment climbed for a second month, a hopeful sign that this key sector is starting to revive.By MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsManufacturing sector performanceUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:06:02 GMTCops kill man suspected in woman's slaying outside NY casino YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says officers have fatally shot a man suspected of killing a woman outside a casino hours earlier.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew York CityBrooklynNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:26:16 GMTChanneling Batman, Versailles: Macau's new wave of resorts (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula.By KELVIN CHANtTravelLifestyleAccommodationsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMedia and entertainment industryLeisure travelMacauChinaLas VegasGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:50:47 GMTIran begins closed-door trial of Washington Post reporter, Iran (AP) — An Iranian security court on Tuesday held the first hearing in the closed trial of an Iranian-American reporter for The Washington Post who has been detained for more than 10 months, the official IRNA news agency reported.By NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsNewspapersJournalismCrimeNews mediaMediaLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:46:24 GMTUS home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome pricesHome salesHome sellingHome buyingReal estatePricesEconomyResidential real estateLifestyleUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:23:18 GMTThe Latest on IS: Fighting, strikes near Iraq's Ramadi p.m. (1218 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsIraqSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:24:24 GMTSpain's top court overturns regional law against evictions (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court has struck down a decree by a regional government that tried to protect people in economic difficulty by allowing empty houses owned by banks to be temporarily confiscated for use as homes.iBusinessGeneral newsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMadridSpainWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 12:13:49 GMTBy the numbers: Colorado theater shooting trial so far by-the-numbers look at the first month of the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes:By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:22:27 GMTFord expands presence in Morocco, Morocco (AP) — Ford Motor Company is expanding its presence in North Africa with a new Moroccan sales office and plans to double the amount of parts purchased in the North African kingdom.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMoroccoAfricaNorth Africa, 26 May 2015 13:15:31 GMTThe Latest on flooding: Houston floodwaters strand motorists a.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsTrafficTransportationTexasHoustonAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:12:19 GMTPolice: 5 wounded in militant attack on Kenyan police, Uganda (AP) — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Kenyan police vehicles near Somalia's border, injuring at least five officers and burning five cars, police said on Tuesday.By RODNEY MUHUMUZA and TOM ODULAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKenyaUgandaEast AfricaSomaliaAfrica, 26 May 2015 12:42:32 GMT12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home, Texas (AP) — Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 people who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream.By SETH ROBBINS and PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageSearch and rescue effortsFloodsNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseStormsMissing personsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsAccommodationsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsTravelLifestyleTexasSan MarcosDel RioAustinHoustonMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 May 2015 13:18:44 GMTGunman, 1 other, killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart shooting FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Two people, including the gunman, died and another person was injured in a shooting early Tuesday at a Wal-Mart Supercenter store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, police said.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNorth DakotaGrand ForksUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:09:53 GMTEgypt investigates police killing of student (AP) — An Egyptian judicial official says authorities are investigating the killing of a university student by police.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPoliceLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 26 May 2015 13:07:14 GMTPolice: Dog mauls boy to death on Chicago's South Side (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been mauled to death by a dog on the South Side of Chicago.aGeneral newsDogsMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:03:10 GMTAuschwitz trial session canceled due to defendant's health (AP) — A German court has cancelled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz death camp guard due to the former SS sergeant's poor health, and has scheduled new dates through the end of November to accommodate shorter hearings.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 12:59:26 GMTAlbania's president wary of Macedonia crisis fallout, Albania (AP) — Albania's president says the crisis in Macedonia could be a setback for the Balkan region's efforts to add new members to the European Union.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAlbaniaMacedoniaTiranaEuropeEastern Europe, 26 May 2015 13:02:03 GMTPublishing world gathers this week for book conventions YORK (AP) — Diversity will get an extra push at this week's BookCon and BookExpo America.By HILLEL ITALIEfBusinessArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureSocial diversityHuman rights and civil libertiesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesEntertainmentChildren's entertainmentSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:41:27 GMTRights group says Libya civilians trapped in eastern city (AP) — Human Rights Watch says civilians, including foreign nationals, are trapped in several neighborhoods in Libya's embattled eastern city of Benghazi and is urging fighters there to let them depart without conditions.iGeneral newsLibyaNorth AfricaMiddle EastAfrica, 26 May 2015 12:42:18 GMTImage of Asia: Tearing down squatters' homes near Manila this photo by Bullit Marquez, a demolition crew begins to tear down a squatters' community at suburban Caloocan city, north of Manila, Philippines. Population growth and the lack of economic opportunities in rural areas have driven millions of Filipinos into the squatters' colonies that dot the sprawling metropolitan area in and around Manila. Most of the land they occupy is privately owned, and clearing the dwellings often results in violence. The landowner had offered about $1,344 in assistance to the displaced residents, and the operation Tuesday cleared the last holdouts. At least six people were injured and three were arrested by evening. Residents say the community had about 500 families, with some having lived there for 50 years. Most began camping out near their former homes and were being assisted by members of Anak Pawis, a small left-wing political party.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 12:03:02 GMTUS returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections.By NICOLE WINFIELDiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelItalyUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:20:20 GMTStunning 36 percent rise in US visits to Cuba since January (AP) — The thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba has led to a stunning 36 percent increase in visits by Americans to the island, including thousands who are flying into Cuba from third countries like Mexico in order to sidestep U.S. restrictions on tourism.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleCustomer statisticsRestoring U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relationsCorporate newsBusinessEventsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaCaribbeanUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:55:12 GMTThe Latest on IS: US promises 2,000 rockets to Iraq p.m. (1210 GMT)The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:11:16 GMTMyanmar's Suu Kyi is missing from global meeting on Rohingya, Myanmar (AP) — An international gathering about the plight of Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims boasts a star-studded cast, with three Nobel Peace Prize laureates among those calling on the world to wake up to the unfolding tragedy.By ROBIN McDOWELLiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsBuddhismReligionSocial affairsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaNorwayAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 12:37:47 GMTMalaysia refuses entry to teen leader of Hong Kong protests KONG (AP) — A teenage leader of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests was turned away at the airport Tuesday when he tried to enter Malaysia, which said he has been blacklisted.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsImmigrationPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsHong KongMalaysiaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 26 May 2015 13:08:44 GMTTaco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.By CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 26 May 2015 12:55:32 GMTCable company Charter buying Time Warner Cable for $55.3B YORK (AP) — Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.By TALI ARBELhtBusinessGeneral newsCable televisionEntertainment and media technologyOnline mediaGovernment regulationsTelevisionMediaTelecommunicationsIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsInternational agreementsInternational relationsTechnology, 26 May 2015 12:55:12 GMTDefense in Slender Man case say adult charges unwarranted, Wis. (AP) — Attorneys for one of two Wisconsin girls charged in adult court with trying to kill a friend to please a fictional horror character will argue her case belongs in juvenile court.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:50:19 GMTAP PHOTOS: Indigenous beauty queen chosen in Ecuador, Ecuador (AP) — There was no bathing suit or modern evening gown competition in this beauty contest.By DOLORES OCHOAiGeneral newsBeauty pageantsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentEcuadorSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 26 May 2015 13:13:37 GMTFormer trader goes on trial in UK for market manipulation (AP) — A British prosecutor says a former Citibank and UBS trader motivated by greed served as the ringmaster of the alleged manipulation of a key interest rate, the London Interbank Lending Rate, or Libor.iBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestyleLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 26 May 2015 12:30:14 GMTCherry picker topples, kills 2 as man shows it to kids, N.M. (AP) — A cherry picker accident that left a man and a boy dead and injured three other children happened as the man was giving the neighborhood kids a demonstration of the elevated lift, authorities said.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:12:14 GMTCause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsy (AP) — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed to determine what caused the death of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 13:09:12 GMTNielsen survey says Liam Neeson is big ad man YORK (AP) — Ad executives looking for a celebrity to endorse their product can't do much better than actor Liam Neeson.By DAVID BAUDERfBusinessArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityMedia and entertainment industryIndustries, 26 May 2015 12:38:55 GMTBad training invalidates 170 Ohio concealed weapons licenses, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio sheriff's office says about 170 people who received improper gun training from an instructor have been notified that their licenses to carry concealed weapons are invalid and they'll have to retake classes.aGeneral newsWilloughbyOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:06:34 GMTGreece mulls levy on undeclared deposits to raise cash, Greece (AP) — Greece is considering a 15 percent levy on undeclared foreign deposits, and double that rate on undeclared deposits in domestic banks, as an enticement for tax-dodgers to legalize assets.iBusinessGeneral newsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 12:33:40 GMTAmericans find ways to visit Cuba despite tourism ban (AP) — "Is travel to Cuba for tourist activities permitted? No." That's what the U.S. Treasury Department website says. And yet Havana is loaded with Americans, from the Floridita bar, where they pose for photos with a bust of Ernest Hemingway, to the Rum Museum, where they swig rum samples after trudging through dim displays of old casks.By BETH J. HARPAZtTravelLifestyleReligionSailingJudaismLeisure travelTravel laws and regulationsSocial affairsSportsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCubaHavanaUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:55:41 GMTMedia CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives YORK (AP) — They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.By STEVE ROTHWELL and RYAN NAKASHIMAaBusinessGeneral newsCorporate stockFinancial performanceOnline mediaMediaCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelWages and salariesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProducts and servicesStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:27:46 GMTThe Latest: Knapp no match for Wozniacki at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:sSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 26 May 2015 12:30:20 GMTShirley Temple exhibit coming to Louisville museum, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville museum is opening an exhibit devoted to 1930s Hollywood child star Shirley Temple.tTravelLifestyleMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:51:31 GMTMalaysian forensics teams dig up graves at traffickers' camp WANG BURMA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian forensics teams exhumed a body from a shallow grave Tuesday at an abandoned jungle camp used by human traffickers, the first of what police predicted would be more grim findings as they search through a cluster of illicit hideouts near the border with Thailand.By EILEEN NGiGeneral newsForensicsPolitical refugeesCrimeSmugglingLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsImmigrationReligious issuesReligionMalaysiaThailandMyanmarSoutheast AsiaIndonesiaBangladeshAsiaSouth Asia, 26 May 2015 13:03:09 GMTPolice say gunman is among 2 who died in shooting at Wal-Mart in Grand Forks, North Dakota FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Police say gunman is among 2 who died in shooting at Wal-Mart in Grand Forks, North Dakota.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNorth DakotaGrand ForksUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:35:17 GMTOhioan posts message on his SUV: 'Got kidney? I need 1', Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man in need of a kidney donor is taking his search on the road in unusual fashion, with bright yellow letters taped to the rear window of his sport utility vehicle.aOdditiesColumbusOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 26 May 2015 12:25:11 GMTIndependent booksellers continue to add new stores YORK (AP) — The independent bookseller community continues to expand, through new stores opening and old stores adding new locations.By HILLEL ITALIEfBusinessArts and entertainmentBooks and literatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsEntertainment, 26 May 2015 12:21:56 GMTUN says alarming spike in female suicide bombings in Nigeria, Nigeria (AP) — An "alarming spike" in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria has children in danger of being seen as potential threats, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.By MICHELLE FAULiGeneral newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 26 May 2015 13:27:09 GMTSweltering temperatures in India leave 750 dead in 5 weeks, India (AP) — More than 750 people have died in southern India since the middle of April as soaring summer temperatures scorch the country, officials said Tuesday.iGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsIndiaHyderabadSouth AsiaAsia, 26 May 2015 13:08:33 GMT