FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 25 May 2015 12:33:43 -0700Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/232726de57db4131b1f63a279c20b2ddWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.By VANESSA GERAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsElectionsEconomyLegislationForeign policyNational electionsBusinessLegislatureGovernment policyPolandWarsawEuropeRussiaEastern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/232726de57db4131b1f63a279c20b2ddMon, 25 May 2015 17:29:12 GMTVeterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US libraryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37d0cdc4532416fa3993797e0a7e416WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records.By BRETT ZONGKERwGeneral newsVeteranshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e37d0cdc4532416fa3993797e0a7e416Mon, 25 May 2015 17:37:48 GMTUS Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9a42f1e6d14470813849ee693f6bd9JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.By JEFF AMYaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsConspiracyLegal proceedingsCrimeMarriageLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsMississippiHattiesburgUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f9a42f1e6d14470813849ee693f6bd9Mon, 25 May 2015 18:48:25 GMTObama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/938fc4f7d7ba4596b84e4dd44c5ea8a3ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.By DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesHolidaysOccasionsLifestyleUnited StatesIraqAfghanistanVirginiaSouth DakotaNorth AmericaMiddle EastCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/938fc4f7d7ba4596b84e4dd44c5ea8a3Mon, 25 May 2015 18:45:01 GMTThe Latest: A point for the birds at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a567904c042543aa98749992c59300bePARIS (AP) — ___By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a567904c042543aa98749992c59300beMon, 25 May 2015 18:21:12 GMTGalapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853c3d077a184315a63b03ca83380d47QUITO, 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.iGeneral newsScienceVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureEcuadorGalapagos IslandsSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853c3d077a184315a63b03ca83380d47Mon, 25 May 2015 18:09:14 GMTThe Latest: Clinical win for Murray at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12233d4e12674009a3538c4e6489aa81PARIS (AP) — ___By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/12233d4e12674009a3538c4e6489aa81Mon, 25 May 2015 17:54:52 GMTJeb Bush to get own home at family compound in Kennebunkporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7b49d4fc9a437da9171a7eb8014767KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/be7b49d4fc9a437da9171a7eb8014767Mon, 25 May 2015 18:52:32 GMTOrioles pitcher Brian Matusz suspended 8 games, appealshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/781c8cc3270949ec8b5e074d1459a4f3BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Monday for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami.By DAVID GINSBURGsSportsSports transactionsProfessional baseballSports businessBaseballMen's sportsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/781c8cc3270949ec8b5e074d1459a4f3Mon, 25 May 2015 17:46:55 GMTThe Latest: 5 seeded players bowing out at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/399456e7bd9441079d19ea13c052f81aPARIS (AP) — ___By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/399456e7bd9441079d19ea13c052f81aMon, 25 May 2015 19:17:38 GMTMan convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27afad8b70f646d08ba77175c8b99d27TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeDeath penalty controversyLegislationLaw and orderReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLegislatureNebraskaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/27afad8b70f646d08ba77175c8b99d27Mon, 25 May 2015 17:39:10 GMTOnce vilified, BP now getting credit for gulf tourism boomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a345c1b79c44a5d939bed7e0be822c8ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — With the Memorial Day holiday here, fallout from the oil spill that left Gulf Coast beaches smeared with gooey tar balls and scared away visitors in 2010 is being credited, oddly, with something no one imagined back then: An increase in tourism in the region.By JAY REEVEStTravelLifestyleCoastlines and beachesEnvironment and natureHolidaysOccasionsEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAlabamaUnited StatesFloridaPensacolaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a345c1b79c44a5d939bed7e0be822c8Mon, 25 May 2015 18:17:25 GMTAfghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siegehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14721145a67a41338ecf48cd40b27a8bKANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.By MIRWAIS KHANiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestGuerrilla warfareWar casualtiesTerrorismAfghanistanKandaharCentral AsiaAsiaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/14721145a67a41338ecf48cd40b27a8bMon, 25 May 2015 19:06:43 GMTLatest in food-track tech: Swipe a code, meet your fishermanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ac642a542a4f998fe0cea15e0f7fe3PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat — and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.By PATRICK WHITTLEhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsTechnologyLifestyleAgriculture and food technologyFood trendsIndustrial technologyAgricultureIndustriesMainePortlandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3ac642a542a4f998fe0cea15e0f7fe3Mon, 25 May 2015 19:00:52 GMTAfghan official says 19 police officers, 7 soldiers killed in ongoing Taliban siegehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a81cbd5506a149ec9e5d273e3dc668a8KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan official says 19 police officers, 7 soldiers killed in ongoing Taliban siege.iGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a81cbd5506a149ec9e5d273e3dc668a8Mon, 25 May 2015 17:40:09 GMTNFL player Ray McDonald arrested in domestic violence casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2cf01233ad45a59083d9ae61bbf81cSANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Police say Chicago Bears defensive end Ray McDonald has been accused of domestic violence in Northern California, the latest arrest for the former San Francisco 49er.aGeneral newsSportsCelebrityCrimeArrestsViolenceEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthHealthLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e2cf01233ad45a59083d9ae61bbf81cMon, 25 May 2015 18:49:56 GMTIndependent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexicohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dbe41bf24041df8bdeeba7556457abMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.By MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsPolitical corruptionPolitical assassinationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical organizationsLocal governmentsPolitical issuesCampaignsElectionsAssassinationsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93dbe41bf24041df8bdeeba7556457abMon, 25 May 2015 18:29:08 GMTElections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 yearshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99e0d968cd164ca1be8cffaed5bcf049PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsCrimeLegislatureGeneral electionsElectionsSurinameParamariboLatin America and CaribbeanSouth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99e0d968cd164ca1be8cffaed5bcf049Mon, 25 May 2015 18:16:25 GMTBurkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/332c1072ecf14286bbd04169ade38eb7OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death.By BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGOiGeneral newsBurkina FasoOuagadougouWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/332c1072ecf14286bbd04169ade38eb7Mon, 25 May 2015 18:46:00 GMTTwister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/258635a0e47d44d2973d32089d42ec39MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.By MARK STEVENSON and SETH ROBBINSiGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsDisaster planning and responseNatural disastersTornadoesAccidents and disastersStormsMissing personsTreesPlantsTexasMexicoSan MarcosDel RioOklahomaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/258635a0e47d44d2973d32089d42ec39Mon, 25 May 2015 19:04:35 GMTNigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fbe38e041634c1bbe7e503d8104fdccLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."By MICHELLE FAULiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentDrug-related crimeFugitivesExtraditionLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsCrimeSmugglingLaw and orderOrganized crimeNigeriaOrangeWest AfricaAfricaTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8fbe38e041634c1bbe7e503d8104fdccMon, 25 May 2015 17:21:36 GMTThe Latest: Death toll from Mexico twister climbs to 13http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1893c2b69f4428a9831450e510fa991:30 p.m.By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsTornadoesStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsAccidentsTransportationTexasMexicoDel RioSan MarcosCorpus ChristiHoustonSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b1893c2b69f4428a9831450e510fa99Mon, 25 May 2015 19:00:53 GMTLong road back: Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c657defec004d1db1efa6f05b5882e5CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in three years, Josh Hamilton's name is in the Texas Rangers' lineup.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasClevelandUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhiohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c657defec004d1db1efa6f05b5882e5Mon, 25 May 2015 18:10:21 GMTNevada case is latest to test 'stand your ground' lawshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459466c759de42d989850d022bacf665RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.By SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsViolent crimeGun politicsCrimePolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsRenoUnited StatesNevadaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/459466c759de42d989850d022bacf665Mon, 25 May 2015 18:32:42 GMTThe Latest on weather: Vehicles line up outside damaged townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/209b1b5e45d547bc87261ade214c1bc912:30 p.m. CDTBy The Associated PressaGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherFloodsStormsTornadoesAccidents and disastersNatural disastersMissing personsAccidentsTransportationTexasSan MarcosDel RioCorpus ChristiHoustonSan AntonioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/209b1b5e45d547bc87261ade214c1bc9Mon, 25 May 2015 17:38:31 GMTSharapova, Berdych advance at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e2b6879621435c9cbc6dd8b5c7fb45PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09e2b6879621435c9cbc6dd8b5c7fb45Mon, 25 May 2015 18:57:34 GMTReal Madrid fires coach Carlo Ancelottihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c713a60445e94b4691cf642caa971a96MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday, one season after he led the club to its 10th European Cup title.By HAROLD HECKLEsSportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerSpainMadridWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c713a60445e94b4691cf642caa971a96Mon, 25 May 2015 19:03:47 GMTBiden reassures Iraqi prime minister of US supporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a04c5887db14dfc9d3cbda04df3004aWASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has reassured Iraq's government of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group in a telephone call to Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.By KEVIN FREKING and SAMEER N. YACOUBwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth AmericaIranBaghdadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a04c5887db14dfc9d3cbda04df3004aMon, 25 May 2015 18:28:06 GMT'Tomorrowland' takes top spot at box office on slow weekendhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0111d0b04794437aaadf5f3746c5f51dLOS ANGELES (AP) — The future doesn't look so bright for "Tomorrowland."By LINDSEY BAHRaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0111d0b04794437aaadf5f3746c5f51dMon, 25 May 2015 18:00:02 GMTHundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61410dcc1a014c7195bdc4a488b39f9fMEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.iBusinessGeneral newsMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61410dcc1a014c7195bdc4a488b39f9fMon, 25 May 2015 19:12:33 GMTCouple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate orangeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e15d0489b913497aa0ecf39dc501dd52WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday.aGeneral newsMissing personsCaliforniaSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e15d0489b913497aa0ecf39dc501dd52Mon, 25 May 2015 18:30:35 GMTThe Latest: Allertova wins long tiebreaker at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30422b93ae4b4d79b42508ed46f01207PARIS (AP) — ___By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30422b93ae4b4d79b42508ed46f01207Mon, 25 May 2015 18:11:06 GMTIn Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leavehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bed2d3439bff4ffca71bbb6e088b26b7PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one of the three states that already provide it sing its praises, hinting at the reception it could receive if rolled out nationally.By JENNIFER McDERMOTTaBusinessGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentGovernment programsPersonal spendingEmployee benefitsState legislatureLegislatureObituariesLegislationGovernment and politicsPersonnelPersonal financeState governmentsRhode IslandProvidenceUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bed2d3439bff4ffca71bbb6e088b26b7Mon, 25 May 2015 18:32:31 GMTYemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2576cafcc845028f9d8cc12d2ce3e9SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle EastIranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d2576cafcc845028f9d8cc12d2ce3e9Mon, 25 May 2015 18:23:36 GMTAnonymous threats against airliners prompt plane searcheshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74121d537f044db395aa322c87cd747aNEW YORK (AP) — A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight from England, authorities said.aBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74121d537f044db395aa322c87cd747aMon, 25 May 2015 18:22:09 GMTKnotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challengeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ebbf2cae7443569e57a80e0bac7034PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives.By NATALIE POMPILIOaGeneral newsChristianityVisual artsCavesReligionSocial affairsArts and entertainmentHuman welfareSocial issuesEnvironment and naturePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3ebbf2cae7443569e57a80e0bac7034Mon, 25 May 2015 18:31:41 GMTIreland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2ce3ed2e8e145049ada4cf697f6bb7fDUBLIN (AP) — Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCouplesRelationshipsLifestyleIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2ce3ed2e8e145049ada4cf697f6bb7fMon, 25 May 2015 17:32:38 GMTBusinesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuelahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e31c6cb3c964a62959ae2db33084045CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.By HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor negotiationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPricesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7e31c6cb3c964a62959ae2db33084045Mon, 25 May 2015 18:38:56 GMTRelatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranchhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f51495de4a4ac39f684456d42f91abMORELIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions being raised about the lopsided death toll.By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21f51495de4a4ac39f684456d42f91abMon, 25 May 2015 18:38:36 GMTCalifornia looks Down Under for drought advicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fddba8dcc2443538bb78d5f5dfc5778SYDNEY (AP) — California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.By KRISTEN GELINEAU and ELLEN KNICKMEYERhtBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessWeather forecastsWeatherEmergency managementAccidents and disastersMunicipal governmentsProduction facilitiesAgricultureTechnologyNatural disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationLocal governmentsCorporate newsIndustriesCommodity marketsFinancial marketsAustraliaCaliforniaSydneyUnited StatesSan FranciscoOceaniaNorth AmericaNew South Waleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4fddba8dcc2443538bb78d5f5dfc5778Mon, 25 May 2015 18:20:40 GMTPolice: 3 kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce househttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9b60bb508b0458ea598e4bb73e4e881FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say three children have been injured after a waterspout made landfall on a Fort Lauderdale beach and sent an inflatable bounce house flying into the air.aGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFloridaFort LauderdaleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9b60bb508b0458ea598e4bb73e4e881Mon, 25 May 2015 19:17:28 GMTCouple missing for 2 weeks drank rainwater, ate orangeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bad4629c39c14bb28464dff8c36d4f36WARNER SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — An elderly couple stranded for two weeks in the Southern California wilderness ate oranges and pie and drank rainwater, but the husband died before they were found.aGeneral newsMissing personsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bad4629c39c14bb28464dff8c36d4f36Mon, 25 May 2015 17:52:43 GMTSpain leader blames austerity, scandals for election resulthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2334a169a17949f8b027f7820abcedfbMADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.By CIARAN GILESiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical scandalsElectionsFinancial crisisLocal electionsPolitical issuesEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsMadridSpainValenciaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2334a169a17949f8b027f7820abcedfbMon, 25 May 2015 18:04:39 GMTUCLA is No. 1 seed for 1st time in NCAA baseball tournamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b838050d6d744f12aecdf569988e8f3cOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — UCLA's dominance in the Pac-12 this spring impressed the Division I Baseball Committee so much that the Bruins on Monday were awarded their first No. 1 national seed for the NCAA tournament.By ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege sportsCollege baseballBaseballMen's sportsMiamiFloridaOmahaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNebraskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b838050d6d744f12aecdf569988e8f3cMon, 25 May 2015 18:52:12 GMTAir France flight gets military escort to NYC after threathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d604f5015eba4f85a21339bf9e98c294NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say U.S. military jets have escorted an Air France airliner to New York's Kennedy Airport after a threat was made against the flight.tTravelLifestyleGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d604f5015eba4f85a21339bf9e98c294Mon, 25 May 2015 17:26:40 GMTPlanes searched at NYC airport after unfounded threatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/883ffd26894b49ecb2b5b9a0a89b0795NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say two planes have been searched at New York's Kennedy Airport after threats were made against the flights.aBusinessGeneral newsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/883ffd26894b49ecb2b5b9a0a89b0795Mon, 25 May 2015 17:36:57 GMTCause of death of child in swing undetermined after autopsyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d757113b119472487745102454ccc63BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials say an autopsy has been completed on a child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, but the cause of death remains under investigation.By KASEY JONESaGeneral newsMarylandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d757113b119472487745102454ccc63Mon, 25 May 2015 18:23:20 GMTQuestions raised over slaying by retired guard in NYC subwayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b317b4af05fe4b5cb59b55bb99be856aNEW YORK (AP) — At the height of the evening rush in Brooklyn, Gilbert Drogheo took a subway ride that he didn't survive.By TOM HAYSaGeneral newsCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b317b4af05fe4b5cb59b55bb99be856aMon, 25 May 2015 18:33:59 GMTProtester leaves Shell ship after hanging on since Fridayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3284b97f9bed402aa6707bd85a8aaf1cBELLINGHAM, Washington (AP) — A woman who has been hanging off the anchor chain of an Arctic oil-drilling support ship since Friday night has ended her protest north of Seattle.aBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestEnergy industryIndustriesArcticWashingtonBellinghamSeattleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3284b97f9bed402aa6707bd85a8aaf1cMon, 25 May 2015 18:15:41 GMTThe Latest: Venus Williams loses in 1st round at French Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c5ee4dbc3744ab8e7053e62a95e41dPARIS (AP) — ___By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsFranceParisSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/02c5ee4dbc3744ab8e7053e62a95e41dMon, 25 May 2015 18:30:26 GMT