FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 May 2015 08:36:28 -0700Last year's runner-up Halep exits French Open (AP) — Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far as last year's runner-up lost 7-5, 6-1 to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni in the second round on Wednesday.By SAMUEL PETREQUINsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsFranceParisWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 14:41:26 GMTTaller, faster: SeaWorld Orlando plans new roller coaster, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando plans to build a 200-foot tall roller coaster that will race as fast as 73 mph when it opens next year.tTravelLifestyleAmusement and theme parksRecreation and leisureLeisure travelOrlandoFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:04:20 GMTPunishing storms in Texas test government emergency response, Texas (AP) — Deadly severe weather over the long holiday weekend tested government alert and evacuation procedures, as officials scrambled to deal with storms and historic flooding that left more than a dozen people dead and a similar number missing.By PAUL J. WEBER and JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsWeatherDisaster planning and responseSearch and rescue effortsFloodsMissing personsAccidents and disastersStormsState governmentsMunicipal governmentsAccidentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsWaste managementEnvironmentEnvironment and natureTexasHoustonDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:38:58 GMTSurvivors tell of terror during deadly Mexico tornado ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — Jose Francisco Contreras and his wife were driving to the bus he takes to his job at a factory in northern Mexico when the winds picked up and torrential rain began to fall.By SETH ROBBINSiGeneral newsTornadoesNatural disastersWeatherAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryMexicoDel RioNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanTexasUnited States, 27 May 2015 14:48:44 GMTSea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast.aGeneral newsOdditiesSea lionsAmusement and theme parksAnimalsMammalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:52:16 GMTFormer LAPD officer wanted in killing appears in Texas court PASO, Texas (AP) — A fugitive former Los Angeles police officer charged with killing a man during an off-duty fight has appeared in a Texas courtroom after his arrest in northern Mexico.aGeneral newsPolice brutalityCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceArrestsTexasEl PasoMexicoLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanCalifornia, 27 May 2015 15:18:33 GMTBurundi urges citizens to donate money to pay for elections, Uganda (AP) — Burundi's government is asking Burundians to donate money to pay for elections as some foreign donors warn of aid cuts if President Pierre Nkurunziza runs for third term.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsElectionsBurundiUgandaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 May 2015 15:12:41 GMTFormer Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63.aGeneral newsObituariesMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:27:23 GMTUS bank earnings up 6.9 percent in Q1 (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 6.9 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as revenues increased, delinquent loans continued to fall and the number of "problem" banks reached a six-year low.By MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:19:21 GMTYemeni Health Ministry: Sanaa airstrikes killed 36 police, Yemen (AP) — Successive airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition jets on Wednesday pounded a police commando headquarters in central Sanaa, killing at least 36 people and sending plumes of black smoke billowing across the capital.By AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsWar and unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 14:53:19 GMTEthiopia: Partial results show ruling coalition in huge win ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Preliminary results released by Ethiopia's electoral body show the ruling coalition winning comfortably in parliamentary elections.iGeneral newsParliamentary electionsNational governmentsNational electionsGovernment and politicsPolitical activismElectionsPolitical issuesEthiopiaAddis AbabaEast AfricaAfrica, 27 May 2015 14:56:50 GMTBourdain plants digital footprint as editor at food website Bourdain has eaten his way through nearly every crevice of the globe, and now he's ready to taste a new frontier — the digital world.By J.M. HIRSCHtTravelLifestyleTravel websitesBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusiness, 27 May 2015 15:12:44 GMTUS pavilion seeks to be catalyst in food security discussion (AP) — Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States' industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2015 world's fair is seeking to lead the conversation on how to feed 9 billion people by 2050 with a focus on such basics as reviving heirloom seeds, promoting vertical gardens and rediscovering long-forgotten foodstuffs, like cattails.By COLLEEN BARRYtTravelLifestyleExpo 2015 Milan ItalyFood and drinkNon-governmental organizationsEventsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsMilanItalyUnited StatesNew York CityWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaNew York, 27 May 2015 14:53:39 GMTUS prosecutor: No allegations that soccer games or tournaments were influenced by corruption YORK (AP) — US prosecutor: No allegations that soccer games or tournaments were influenced by corruption.aGeneral newsSportsMen's soccerSoccerMen's sports, 27 May 2015 15:27:01 GMTSaudi Arabia sanctions 2 senior Hezbollah members, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it is sanctioning two senior members of Hezbollah, accusing them of leading terrorist operations in the Middle East.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaMiddle East, 27 May 2015 15:02:58 GMTStudy reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaBusinessHealthScienceGenetics researchGeneticsDiseases and conditionsMedical researchBiology, 27 May 2015 14:58:03 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 and descended 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) before regaining altitude en route from Singapore to Shanghai.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationShanghaiChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 27 May 2015 15:17:18 GMTEPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams (AP) — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new government rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.By MARY CLARE JALONICKwBusinessGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsWater environmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:28:25 GMTLetter to Obama discussed at Post reporter's trial in Iran, Iran (AP) — A letter a detained Washington Post journalist wrote to U.S. President Barack Obama has become a major topic of his espionage trial in Iran.iGeneral newsNewspapersNews mediaMediaTehranUnited StatesIranMiddle EastNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:00:00 GMTSpokesman: Republican former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum is running for president (AP) — Spokesman: Republican former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum is running for president.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElections, 27 May 2015 14:47:19 GMTMcDonald's to stop reporting monthly sales figures YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will stop reporting its monthly sales results as the company works to fix its struggling business.fBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate news, 27 May 2015 14:46:06 GMTLawyer: Suburban Chicago man to plead guilty in terror case (AP) — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:00:47 GMTFrance calls for tougher global mobilization against IS (AP) — French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius called on the international community to strengthen its mobilization against the Islamic State group ahead of an international meeting on Iraq organized next week.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFranceParisIraqMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 14:59:54 GMTInt'l court case against Ivory Coast ex-1st lady admissible HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges have upheld a ruling that the court can prosecute Ivory Coast's former first lady on charges including murder and rape linked to violence that left 3,000 people dead in the aftermath of the country's disputed 2010 presidential election.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCrimeCourtsJudiciaryIvory CoastThe HagueWest AfricaAfricaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 15:19:38 GMTHezbollah says it struck Syria militants with help of drone (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah group says it has struck a group of al-Qaida militants near the border with Syria with the help of a drone for the first time.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 27 May 2015 14:56:46 GMTSuspect's father calls slayings 'egregious and heartless' (AP) — The father of the man charged in the slayings of four people at a Washington mansion calls the crime "egregious and heartless."wGeneral newsCrime, 27 May 2015 15:21:18 GMTExxon shareholders to vote on climate change, fracking (AP) — Shareholders are considering whether Exxon Mobil should put a climate-change expert on its board.By DAVID KOENIGfBusinessClimateEnvironmental concernsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEnergy industryIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnergy and the environmentDallasTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:07:46 GMTClimate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.By SETH BORENSTEINaGeneral newsScienceChristianityReligious strifeEnvironmental scienceReligionAtmospheric scienceAstronomyClimateEnvironmental concernsBiologySocial affairsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEarth scienceCosmologyItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 14:42:15 GMTGrain mixed, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:51:20 GMTDispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation (AP) — A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation.By KATE BRUMBACKaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:49:47 GMTFinland picks populist EU-skeptic as new foreign minister (AP) — Finland's next prime minister has chosen the head of the populist Finns Party to be the foreign minister in a three-member ruling coalition, the first time the maverick EU-skeptic party is in the government.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsFinlandWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 14:48:48 GMTSmoke alert forces emergency landing at Los Angeles airport ANGELES (AP) — A Southwest Airlines plane with 75 passengers aboard made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after a warning light showed there might be smoke in the cargo hold.tTravelLifestyleAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationLos AngelesSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:14:40 GMTAPNewsBreak: Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down from his post as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, ending a term that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.By JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyWest BankPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle East, 27 May 2015 14:42:50 GMTUK's Cameron outlines EU vote plan in Queen's Speech (AP) — Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.By JILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesParliamentary electionsLegislatureSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsUnited KingdomScotlandWalesEuropeWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 15:03:47 GMTTHE LATEST: US: A dozen FIFA scams, some with 2010 World Cup (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringCriminal investigationsFraud and false statementsMoney launderingFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupInternational soccerSports governanceProfessional soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSports marketingCorporate crimeCorporate legal affairsCrimeLegal proceedingsSoccerElectionsJournalismLaw and orderEventsNational electionsGovernment and politicsSports businessCorporate newsBusinessNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaBrazilTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesWarsawSouth AmericaMiddle EastCaribbeanQatarLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaPoland, 27 May 2015 15:15:13 GMTFalling museum visitor grabs at, smashes ancient Greek vase, Greece (AP) — Greece's culture ministry says a millennia-old pottery vase in a southern museum has been damaged after a visitor who lost her balance tried to hold onto the exhibit and crashed down with it.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 15:11:03 GMTGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is "close to an agreement" with its creditors, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says Greece is "close to an agreement" with its creditors.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 14:56:30 GMTTraveling with your dog will cost you _ sometimes hundreds ANGELES (AP) — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them.By SUE MANNINGaBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePersonal financeSmall businessPetsPet travelPet careDogsTravelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesMammalsAnimalsAccommodationsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:26:30 GMTAir France jet in near miss with giant volcano in Cameroon (AP) — Air France says one of its jets had what investigators call a "serious incident" by flying too close to a volcano while maneuvering around a storm on a flight into Cameroon.tTravelLifestyleCriminal investigationsVolcanoesAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportationLaw and orderCrimeEnvironment and natureFranceDoualaCameroonEquatorial GuineaWestern EuropeEuropeWest AfricaAfricaCentral Africa, 27 May 2015 15:16:30 GMTTrinidad's Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids, Trinidad (AP) — Former international soccer official Jack Warner on Wednesday denied the latest corruptions allegations against him.By TONY FRASERiGeneral newsSportsInternational soccerMen's soccerProfessional soccerSports governanceCorruption in sportsSoccerIndictmentsMen's sportsLaw and orderTrinidad and TobagoUnited StatesPort of SpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:46:41 GMTRick Santorum launching second White House run (AP) — Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2012 United States Presidential Election2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsCampaignsPolitical organizationsIowaSouth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:16:41 GMTLove not war wins for small businesses and large companies YORK (AP) — Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world.By JOYCE M. ROSENBERGhtBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessTechnologyMarketing and advertisingCareersBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:14:23 GMTGreek leader: close to deal with creditors, Greece (AP) — Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says his country is close to reaching a deal with its creditors, but stressed that "calm and determination" were needed in the final stretch of negotiations.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 27 May 2015 15:09:26 GMTUnemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 23 U.S. states in April as hiring rebounded nationwide from weak job gains the previous month.By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorsEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:47:11 GMTCongress wants to know how thieves stole tax info from IRS (AP) — Congress is demanding answers about how identity thieves were able to steal the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website.By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyPersonal taxesIdentity theftLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsPersonal financeCrimeGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 15:27:05 GMTAttorney general: 'Year after year' soccer officials sought bribes from sports marketing firms YORK (AP) — Attorney general: 'Year after year' soccer officials sought bribes from sports marketing firms.aGeneral newsSportsSports marketingBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorruption in sportsSoccerMen's soccerSports businessCrimeMen's sports, 27 May 2015 14:48:30 GMTWorld's most powerful democracies discuss how to help growth, Germany (AP) — Top finance officials from the Group of Seven wealthy democracies are gathering in Germany this week to discuss ways to strengthen the global economy.By DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomySummitsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsInternational relationsDresdenGermanyEuropeGreeceWestern Europe, 27 May 2015 15:05:53 GMTThe Latest: Federer happy with better French Open security (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFranceParisRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 27 May 2015 15:02:39 GMTRepublican Rick Santorum launching second White House run (AP) — A spokesman for Rick Santorum says the former Pennsylvania senator is running for president.By STEVE PEOPLESpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizations2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical fundraisingIowaDistrict of ColumbiaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 May 2015 14:54:15 GMTTHE LATEST: US: FIFA officials solicited bribes since 1991 (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:By The Associated PressiGeneral newsSportsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestRacketeeringCriminal investigationsFraud and false statementsMoney launderingFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceProfessional soccerInternational soccerCorruption in sportsArrestsSports marketingCorporate legal affairsCrimeLegal proceedingsSoccerElectionsJournalismLaw and orderEventsNational electionsGovernment and politicsSports businessCorporate newsBusinessCorporate crimeNews mediaMediaMen's soccerMen's sportsZurichRussiaBrazilTrinidad and TobagoSwitzerlandUnited StatesWarsawSouth AmericaQatarCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanWestern EuropeEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaPolandMiddle East, 27 May 2015 14:57:37 GMT