FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 May 2015 01:26:36 -0700LEADING OFF: Syndergaard, Cole meet up, Jennings tries again look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:By The Associated PresssSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 22 May 2015 06:06:15 GMTBerlin art show pairs impressionist, expressionist paintings (AP) — Camille Pissarro's famous "Boulevard Montmartre at Night" shows a brightly illuminated avenue in Paris — the city lights turned into gentle dabs of oil paint. Next to the French impressionist's 1897 work is a painting by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner from 1912 depicting a Berlin street scene in flashy yellow, blue and black — the broad brush stokes clearly visible.By KIRSTEN GRIESHABEReArts and entertainmentVisual artsPaintingMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelFairs and festivalsBerlinGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 07:12:37 GMTAmid celebrity show offs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer — the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 07:32:12 GMTProsecutors: Minnesota men who tried to join IS made threats (AP) — One Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he'd kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he'd "spit on America" at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a document filed Thursday by prosecutors.By AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsArrestsIslamCrimeIntelligence agenciesLaw and orderReligionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSyriaMinnesotaUnited StatesMinneapolisMiddle EastNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:19:26 GMTBlackhawks lose 2-1 to Ducks in Game 3 of Western finals (AP) — Five power plays. More than nine minutes with the man advantage. And no goals for the Chicago Blackhawks.By JAY COHENsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:29:11 GMTIn this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sportsEventsHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:34:48 GMTSen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage (AP) — President Barack Obama's trade bill faced a crucial test vote in the Senate, and Washington state Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell saw an opportunity.By ERICA WERNERwBusinessGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationEconomyIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:25:54 GMTTuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.aBusinessGeneral newsTransportationState legislatureConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesLegislatureGovernment and politicsState governmentsDenverUnited StatesColoradoNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:20:16 GMTFinding California oil spill's cause could take months, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.By BRIAN MELLEYaBusinessGeneral newsScienceCoastlines and beachesAnimalsGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:05:18 GMTDucks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.By JIM LITKEsSportsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:29:53 GMTHundreds protest Wash. police wounding of 2 unarmed suspects, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCrimePoliceEventsPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:57:49 GMT5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year, N.Y. (AP) — Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake.By CAROLYN THOMPSONaGeneral newsLifestyleHome and gardenMuseumsRecreation and leisureLeisure travelTravelProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessCorningNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:56:21 GMTEU, Ukraine sign $2 billion loan deal at Eastern summit, Latvia (AP) — The European Union and Ukraine have signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) loan deal in an effort to help revive the cash-strapped country's economy.iGeneral newsSummitsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsEuropeRigaUkraineLatviaEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 08:19:12 GMTPrime minister's wife visits controversial Japanese shrine (AP) — Japan's first lady has visited the Yasukuni shrine honoring the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, in a move that risks outraging neighboring countries that suffered under Japan's World War II aggression.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 08:05:36 GMTObama to address anti-Semitism at Jewish congregation (AP) — President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families.wGovernment and politicsReligious communitiesReligionSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRace and ethnicity, 22 May 2015 07:22:42 GMTAlaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.By MARK THIESSENhtGeneral newsScienceTechnologyTravelLifestyleAnimalsWalrusesState governmentsPhilanthropic foundationsWater environmentMammalsGovernment and politicsPhilanthropySocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 05:07:31 GMTArchives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show.By STEPHEN BRAUN and JACK GILLUMpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsIndividual givingCharity fundraisingPhilanthropic foundationsLibrariesPhilanthropy2016 United States Presidential ElectionCorporate givingPolitical ethicsPolitical endorsementsLegislationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsSocial affairsEducationNational electionsElectionsCorporate newsPolitical issuesLegislatureUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:29:03 GMTSerena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead.By HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 06:39:59 GMTToyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects (AP) — Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to nearly 34 million vehicles, stressing that regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern.By YURI KAGEYAMAhtBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesAutomotive technologyIndustrial technologyTechnologyJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 06:06:36 GMTCoal, medicine, trains top Tokyo's Asia infrastructure plan (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's offer of $110 billion in fresh infrastructure financing for Asia is as much about Japan's agenda for selling its clean coal know-how and other technologies as it is about keeping up with China.By ELAINE KURTENBACHhtBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryEnergy and fuel technologyProduction facilitiesEnergy and the environmentTechnologyGovernment and politicsMedical technologyMedicationIndustriesUtilitiesIndustrial technologyCorporate newsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsHealthDiagnosis and treatmentJapanTokyoEast AsiaMongoliaChinaAsiaCentral AsiaGreater China, 22 May 2015 08:12:20 GMTOil shouldn't spoil vacations for California beach tourists, Calif. (AP) — Images of sticky black beaches and stories of the stink of oil from a broken coastal pipeline shouldn't force canceled plans for the vast majority of tourists planning ocean vacations in California.aGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:12:02 GMTTransgender California inmate left in limbo on surgery, Calif. (AP) — An unusual confluence of events means it could be months before a transgender California inmate knows if she will have the sex reassignment surgery that she says is critical to her mental health.By DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsNational courtsCrimeGender issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciarySocial issuesSocial affairsCorrectional systemsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:58:49 GMTAmid celebrity showoffs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhall, Marion Coillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.By THOMAS ADAMSONeArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentCelebrityFashion designFashion showsCannes Film FestivalSculptureFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleEventsVisual artsFranceUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 06:41:37 GMTSpain: Local election seen as test for new upstart parties (AP) — Spain could be set for a political upheaval in key local elections this weekend, with strong signs that voters fed up with economic crisis and corruption scandals may punish both the ruling conservative Popular Party and the leading opposition Socialists.By JORGE SAINZiGeneral newsElectionsEconomyGovernment and politicsLocal electionsPolitical scandalsPolitical partiesBusinessLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsMadridSpainEuropeWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 07:05:42 GMTObama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday (AP) — Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits.By CHARLES BABINGTONwGovernment and politicsInternational tradeLegislatureLegislationGovernment regulationsEconomyBusinessEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment policyInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:26:42 GMTChina stocks at 7-year high, rest of Asia subdued before Fed KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while other Asian markets were subdued ahead of a speech by Fed chair Janet Yellen.By KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesFinancial servicesHong KongChinaShanghaiEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 05:31:47 GMTFor Kimball, racing competitively is all about numbers (AP) — Race day is all about numbers for Charlie Kimball.By MICHAEL MAROTaGeneral newsHealthSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarIndianapolis 500EventsIndianapolisIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 06:18:02 GMTSouth Korea court frees Korean Air "nut rage" executive, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.By YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 22 May 2015 06:01:40 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: Myanmar rescues over 200 boat people p.m. (0730 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHumanitarian assistanceHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionArmed forcesMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandBangladeshMalaysiaUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:02:06 GMTCameron promises tough times for EU ahead of referendum, Latvia (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron is warning the European Union of tough times ahead as his nation is seeking a drastic reform of the bloc ahead of a referendum on whether to leave.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomEuropeLatviaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 07:52:09 GMTThe Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift a.m. (0300 GMT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsReligious issuesReligionMilitary and defenseCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNaypyidawMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandYangonMalaysiaIndonesiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:35:46 GMTSenate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records (AP) — The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyLegislatureGovernment surveillanceIntelligence agenciesNational securityTerrorismIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestGeneral newsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:27:46 GMTMerkel says 'a whole lot left' to do on Greece bailout talks, Latvia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says after talks with her Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras that there is still "a whole lot left to be done" to avoid a financial meltdown in Athens.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceLatviaEuropeWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 22 May 2015 07:36:59 GMTBenghazi emails show Clinton's correspondence with adviser (AP) — Longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal had been blocked from working for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the State Department by skeptical White House officials. But that didn't cut his direct line to Clinton on one of the most sensitive matters of her tenure at the agency.By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsDiplomacyProtests and demonstrationsInternational relationsGovernment transitionsCampaignsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsNational governmentsElectionsPresidential electionsNational electionsLibyaMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:24:53 GMTResults due for investigation of deadly California bus crash ANGELES (AP) — More than a year after a fiery wreck between a FedEx semi-truck and a charter bus killed 10, including five high school students, authorities are expected to address the biggest remaining question on Friday: What caused the crash?By AMANDA LEE MYERS and FENIT NIRAPPILaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 08:08:22 GMTSuspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.By BEN NUCKOLSwGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeFiresLaw and orderAccidents and disastersUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 22 May 2015 05:23:40 GMTCleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police (AP) — For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.By MARK GILLISPIE and JOHN SEEWERaGeneral newsViolent crimeProtests and demonstrationsCriminal investigationsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityCrimeMunicipal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsClevelandUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:34:54 GMTAustralia in Europe's Song Contest? In a word, yes. (AP) — For the first time in its 60-year history, the Eurovision Song Contest may be won by — Australia.By GEORGE JAHNiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentEurovision Song ContestMusicEventsAustraliaViennaEuropeAustriaOceaniaWestern Europe, 22 May 2015 06:59:27 GMTWashington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.By RACHEL LA CORTEaGeneral newsTheftPolice brutalityPolice shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceEventsWashingtonOlympiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 05:10:49 GMTWorld Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse' (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation.iGeneral newsBlockadesTerritorial disputesFinancial crisisWar and unrestEconomyAccidents and disastersBusinessFinancial marketsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial servicesIndustriesPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 May 2015 06:28:15 GMTIreland votes on legalizing gay marriage; verdict Saturday (AP) — For months, Ireland has debated whether to legalize gay marriage. Now it's time to vote, and the choice is a simple yes or no.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 06:09:25 GMTChina's mega-tours draw attention abroad, critique at home (AP) — All-expenses-paid trips to reward top salespeople aren't unusual, but direct marketing companies that are the Chinese versions of Amway, Avon and Herbalife are taking it to an extreme by sending thousands abroad on package tours.By DIDI TANGiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLeisure travelLifestyleChinaBeijingEast AsiaThailandGreater ChinaAsiaSoutheast Asia, 22 May 2015 07:30:41 GMTWarriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead, Calif. (AP) — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn't.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA PlayoffsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:53:21 GMTGerman business confidence drops slightly in May (AP) — A closely watched survey shows German business confidence has slightly slipped as companies expressed satisfaction with their current situation but increasing worries about the future.fBusinessBusiness confidenceEconomyGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 May 2015 08:13:53 GMTUS readies air patrols in search for Rohingya boat people (AP) — Attention turned Friday to the seas off Southeast Asia's west coast as Malaysian naval vessels searched for stranded boat people and the U.S. military prepared air patrols to step up its involvement.By JOCELYN GECKER and EILEEN NGiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsPolitical refugeesReligious strifeArmed forcesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseMyanmarSoutheast AsiaThailandMalaysiaIndonesiaBangladeshUnited StatesAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:22:24 GMTPHOTO ESSAY: Arizona site holds 'bones' of 4,000 planes, Arizona (AP) — The airplanes are lined up in rows by the hundreds, serving as a striking reminder of the nation's military past.By MATT YORKaGeneral newsTravelLifestyleTucsonArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:15:37 GMTDrought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsScienceAgriculture and the environmentNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:11:13 GMTFla. mom jailed in son's circumcision case due before judge BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who has been jailed for a week after fleeing with her son to keep him from being circumcised is due back in court.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCircumcisionLaw and orderMen's healthHealthFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 07:01:37 GMTSide story of slain Salvadoran archbishop: A family divided SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Maria Luisa de Martinez is one of the staunchest defenders of the memory of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.By ANY CABRERAiGeneral newsReligious strifeEl SalvadorSan SalvadorCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 May 2015 06:16:47 GMTDucks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals (AP) — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.By JAY COHENsSportsStanley Cup PlayoffsEventsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 May 2015 04:11:24 GMT