FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 00:43:27 -0700Rick Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run (AP) — He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsCampaignsPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaIowaSouth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:23:32 GMTProsecutors prepare to distribute Whitey Bulger's assets (AP) — Authorities say federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.aGeneral newsCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 05:59:21 GMT4 Taliban militants die in attack in Afghan capital, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed Taliban attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsWar casualtiesBombingsAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 05:48:22 GMTCraft? Micro? Increasingly, 'nanobrews' slake local thirst, Maine (AP) — In a nondescript industrial park, beer geeks line up several times a week outside Bissell Brothers to get the latest batch of fresh beer — much like foodies seeking the freshest baguettes, pomegranates or kale.By DAVID SHARPaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeveragesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesMainePortlandBostonChicagoNorth AmericaMassachusettsIllinois, 27 May 2015 06:05:30 GMTFRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer (AP) — Here's guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker — or anyone else, for that matter — get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match today.By HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 06:33:27 GMT1st transgender in India appointed head of college, India (AP) — The first transgender in India has been appointed as the principal of a women's college.iGeneral newsEducationGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 07:12:50 GMTHawaii governor: Telescope can continue, but changes needed (AP) — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesday.By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsScienceAstronomyState governmentsMountainsGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:12:16 GMTThe Latest on weather: Texas officials defend storm response a.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsDisaster planning and responseAccidents and disastersTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:33:55 GMTThe Latest: Police say motive unclear in Wal-Mart shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota, don't know what prompted a U.S. airman to walk into a Wal-Mart Supercenter and kill one worker, injure another and then fatally shoot himself.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGrand ForksNorth DakotaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:10:53 GMTEnvoys from S. Korea, US, Japan discuss N.Korean nuke threat, South Korea (AP) — The top nuclear envoys from South Korea, the United States and Japan agreed Wednesday on the need to increase pressure on North Korea and urged the country to engage in serious negotiations on its expanding nuclear weapons program.By HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGovernment and politicsWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseSouth KoreaNorth KoreaSeoulJapanPyongyangEast AsiaUnited StatesBeijingAsiaNorth AmericaChinaGreater China, 27 May 2015 06:51:15 GMTBrewers honor past, celebrate future with Selig exhibit (AP) — A replica of his old County Stadium office looked so authentic to Bud Selig that it left the Milwaukee Brewers founder at a loss for words.By GENARO C. ARMASaGeneral newsSportsTravelLifestyleProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:43:53 GMTUK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech (AP) — After his surprise election victory, British Prime Minister David Cameron is laying out plans for a government free of coalition compromises.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational governmentsUnited KingdomEuropeWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 06:23:56 GMT104,000 taxpayers have personal info stolen from IRS website (AP) — More than 100,000 taxpayers have had their personal tax information stolen from an IRS website as part of an elaborate scheme to claim fraudulent tax refunds.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyIdentity theftPersonal taxesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsCrimeGeneral newsPersonal financeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:26:40 GMTFrenzied month for American sprinter Justin Gatlin a matter of days this month, Justin Gatlin had an Olympic relay silver medal stripped, shattered his personal-best mark in the 100 and missed a meet in Beijing over a misunderstanding.By PAT GRAHAMsSportsMen's track and fieldMen's sportsTrack and fieldDopingSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsBeijingUnited StatesDohaChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaQatarMiddle East, 27 May 2015 06:31:25 GMTChina touts success of crackdown in restive Muslim region (AP) — China said Wednesday that it has foiled 181 terror plots since it started a crackdown a year ago on Islamic separatists in the northwestern region of Xinjiang that was prompted by a surge of violence that reached as far as Beijing.By CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 06:43:38 GMTSingapore Airlines investigates engine problem during flight (AP) — Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is investigating how one of its jets suffered a loss of power in both of its engines over the weekend, falling 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai.iBusinessGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSingaporeShanghaiSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 27 May 2015 06:19:52 GMT20,000 residents evacuated in Cologne due to WWII bomb (AP) — Some 20,000 residents in the western German city of Cologne are being forced to evacuate their homes after authorities discovered a 200-kilogram (440-pound) bomb from World War II. Schools and kindergartens remained closed and dozens of ambulances were on the scene to evacuate residents of a nursing home.iGeneral newsWorld War IIEvacuationsEventsGermanyCologneWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 06:26:40 GMTGroup: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.By IAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar crimesActs of tortureInternational lawInternational relationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripGazaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:23:20 GMTHistorian, author of 'The Pacific' Hugh Ambrose dies at 48, Mont. (AP) — Hugh Ambrose, who wrote the World War II history "The Pacific" after years of researching for his father, the renowned historian Stephen Ambrose, has died at age 48.By MATT VOLZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentObituariesHelenaMontanaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth AmericaLouisiana, 27 May 2015 06:32:47 GMTWNBA's Johnson: Didn't expect arrest after Griner fight, Okla. (AP) — Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with then-fiancee Brittney Griner would become such a big deal.By CLIFF BRUNTsSportsArrestsWomen's basketballLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:24:16 GMTReview: Online stylists for the shopping-averse YORK (AP) — Though my grandmother was a fashion designer, I hate buying clothes, and I still wear outfits from high school — in the last century.By BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeTechnologyFashionBeauty and fashionOnline shoppingShopping, 27 May 2015 07:07:22 GMTIndia appoints 1st transgender head of college, India (AP) — India has for the first time appointed a transgender as the principal of a women's college.iGeneral newsEducationGender issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 07:28:47 GMTPakistan vintage car collectors preserve a part of history, Pakistan (AP) — For an elite but passionate group of vintage car collectors in Pakistan, restoring antique rides is like travelling back in time — and money seems to be no obstacle when the prize is a Lincoln convertible that belonged to an Afghan king or a Rolls-Royce once used by India's last viceroy.By ASIF SHAHZADiGeneral newsLifestyleAutomobilesAutomobile showsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessHobbiesRecreation and leisurePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 06:42:47 GMTCommunity policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan (AP) — The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.By MARK GILLISPIEaGeneral newsPoliceRace and ethnicityMunicipal governmentsAfrican-AmericansLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeLocal governmentsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderClevelandUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:23:48 GMTHouston-area man accused of conspiring to back Islamic State (AP) — A Houston-area man has been arrested and accused of conspiring to support the Islamic State group.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:46:10 GMTFloodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city.By KRISTIE RIEKEN and PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsTornadoesSearch and rescue effortsTrafficMissing personsAccidents and disastersStormsNatural disastersTransportationTexasHoustonSan MarcosDel RioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 05:08:21 GMTColorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives.By SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoAuroraUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:59:00 GMTTravel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl (AP) — A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment regulationsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleCorrectional systemsLaw and orderGeneral newsMilitary and defenseCubaUnited StatesAfghanistanDistrict of ColumbiaQatarCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:20:19 GMTIsrael defense minister: Islamic Jihad behind Gaza flare-up (AP) — Israel's defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant group in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip — for the latest rocket fired at Israel that drew retaliatory airstrikes overnight.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 27 May 2015 06:18:49 GMTCORRECTS: Swiss officials: 6 soccer officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying bribes (AP) — CORRECTS: Swiss officials: 6 soccer officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying bribes. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said 6 FIFA officials arrested as that was not specified by authorities)iGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMen's soccerArrestsSoccerProfessional soccerCrimeMen's sportsLaw and orderSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 05:28:47 GMTEx-LAPD officer wanted in killing deported to US from Mexico PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has been deported back to the U.S. after his arrest in northern Mexico, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsPolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceMexicoEl PasoTexasLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCalifornia, 27 May 2015 07:05:08 GMTVideo exposes divisions among Iran lawmakers over nuke talks, Iran (AP) — Iranians have been captivated by a video circulating on social media that shows lawmakers arguing over the ongoing nuclear negotiations with world powers.iGeneral newsOnline mediaGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsMediaIranMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:38:05 GMTLEADING OFF: Lester vs Scherzer in high-priced matchup look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:11:47 GMTDavid Price outpitches Jesse Chavez as Tigers beat Athletics, Calif. (AP) — David Price outdueled Jesse Chavez to win for the first time in four starts, and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from a shutout a day earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Tuesday night.By JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 05:14:11 GMTPolice search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting in Grand Forks, North Dakota, are trying to find out what prompted a U.S. airman to walk into a Wal-Mart Supercenter and kill one worker, injure another and then fatally shoot himself.By JAMES MacPHERSON and BLAKE NICHOLSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeGrand ForksNorth DakotaTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:13:26 GMTBetter than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.By TOM WITHERSsSportsNBA FinalsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthNFL footballProfessional footballFootballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:14:37 GMTKershaw, Dodgers breeze to 8-0 win over Braves ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw combined with two relievers on a five-hitter and capped a six-run fourth inning with an RBI single, Adrian Gonzalez notched his 1,000th RBI with a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-0 on Tuesday night.By JOE RESNICKsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 27 May 2015 04:58:08 GMTSwiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes (AP) — Swiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes.iGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestArrestsCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerMen's soccerSports governanceCrimeLaw and orderSoccerMen's sportsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 05:23:07 GMTPacific Gas & Electric Co. president announces retirement FRANCISCO (AP) — The man who led Pacific Gas & Electric Company through a deadly 2010 pipeline explosion in the San Francisco area is retiring at the end of the year.aBusinessGeneral newsUtilitiesCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustriesEnergy industryProducts and servicesSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:12:51 GMTSwiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress (AP) — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. Sepp Blatter was not among them.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupBribery, graft and conflicts of interestMen's soccerSports governanceInternational soccerProfessional soccerArrestsCorruption in sportsSports mediaSoccerCrimeEventsMen's sportsLaw and orderNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsZurichSwitzerlandUnited StatesQatarWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 07:26:48 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Rick Santorum MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsConservatismPolitical action committeesCaucusesPolitical organizationsPolitical partiesElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:24:47 GMTMan sentenced in death of woman who called 911 during attack (AP) — Jurors have sentenced a Dallas man to 85 years in prison for the murder of his ex-wife, who was attacked as a 911 operator listened.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 04:59:47 GMT5 Taliban figures exchanged for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (AP) — The five Taliban figures released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in May 2014 in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held hostage by the Taliban for nearly five years:By DEB RIECHMANNwGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseAfghanistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:22:30 GMTAP Interview: Afghanistan's first lady breaks taboos, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first lady has broken numerous conventions in a society that traditionally sequesters women behind closed doors — speaking out on issues such as violence against women, the rule of law and the power of religion. But perhaps Rula Ghani's biggest taboo breaker is simply being the country's first presidential spouse in decades to be seen and heard in public.By LYNNE O'DONNELLiGeneral newsReligionViolenceGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 06:21:57 GMTThe Latest on weather: Third body pulled from Blanco River p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherDisaster planning and responseProperty damageStormsFloodsSearch and rescue effortsTornadoesAccidents and disastersMissing personsMunicipal governmentsEvacuationsState governmentsTrafficNatural disastersAccidentsTransportationLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsTexasHoustonSan MarcosDel RioAustinFort WorthMexicoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 May 2015 05:08:43 GMTMatt Kemp keys Padres' 10th-inning rally past Angels, 4-0, Calif. (AP) — Matt Kemp erased a month of frustration and ended nine innings of scoreless ball with one cathartic swing of his bat.By GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:25:07 GMTClinton returns to South Carolina, site of humbling '08 loss (AP) — The last time Hillary Rodman Clinton was in South Carolina, it was 2008 and she was on her way to losing the state's presidential primary to then-Sen. Barack Obama by close to 30 points.By BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansCampaignsPrimary electionsSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:25:30 GMTDouble police shooting in Washington again draws protest, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated Tuesday evening outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMunicipal governmentsProtests and demonstrationsPoliceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:47:35 GMTObama to raise money for Democratic Party in Miami (AP) — President Barack Obama is heading to South Florida to raise money for the Democratic Party as it gears up for the campaign to succeed him.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical fundraisingPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 07:12:26 GMTAsia stocks ruffled by Greece crunch, Fed rate hike views, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsCommodity marketsSouth KoreaEast AsiaGreeceUnited StatesAsiaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 27 May 2015 06:58:55 GMT