FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 May 2015 11:37:16 -0700EU protests Russian blacklist of European politicians (AP) — The European Union on Saturday protested against a Russian list banning entry for nearly 90 European politicians.iGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaRussiaEuropeUkraineEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 17:22:50 GMTCoast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill ANGELES (AP) — The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches.By MICHAEL R. BLOOD and ALICIA CHANGaBusinessGeneral newsScienceSmall businessCoastlines and beachesDisaster planning and responseGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:06:42 GMTAirport shuttle bus crashes on Interstate 5 in Oregon, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Patrol says a commercial bus has crashed on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn, injuring several passengers and delaying traffic in the northbound direction.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:26:06 GMTAP Interview: France warns climate change threatens security (AP) — Climate change is a threat to international security, France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal warned Saturday — adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing emissions at a landmark Paris conference this year.By SYLVIE CORBET and ANGELA CHARLTONiGeneral newsScienceEnvironmental policyClimateEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment policyEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessFranceParisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:18:44 GMTLatest on flooding: Up to 5 inches of rain possible in Texas p.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersTexasDallasHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:04:32 GMTWhere they stand: O'Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his candidacy Saturday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where he stands on some issues:By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsWeapons laws and regulationsGun politicsImmigrationGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessState governmentsGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsInternational tradeEconomyMarriageFamily issuesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsBaltimoreUnited StatesMarylandNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:35:09 GMTThe Latest: Stephens four-squared at French Open (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 17:44:23 GMTLatest on flooding: Dallas police report 2nd flooding death a.m. (CDT)By The Associated PressaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTexasDallasHoustonFort WorthColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:46:40 GMTAlmost colleagues, Kerr and Blatt are rare rookies in finals, Calif. (AP) — The path to the NBA Finals for Steve Kerr and David Blatt, a rare pair of rookie coaches on basketball's biggest stage, started with a meeting organized by their agent at Los Angeles International Airport last June.By ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsNBA FinalsNBA PlayoffsCoachingMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballEventsCaliforniaClevelandMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhio, 30 May 2015 17:00:59 GMTHurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Andres has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.aGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 May 2015 15:32:21 GMT11 bodies found at Ohio funeral home, some there months, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are investigating a funeral home in Toledo where 11 bodies were discovered in a damp room. They say the bodies were supposed to be cremated but instead were being stored in cremation boxes and body bags.aGeneral newsToledoOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:27:49 GMTCongo to allow some foreign adoptions despite ban, Congo (AP) — Congo plans to allow 71 children whose adoptions were interrupted by a 2013 suspension to join families in the U.S. and four other countries next week, an official told The Associated Press on Saturday.By SALEH MWANAMILONGOiGeneral newsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesGovernment and politicsDemocratic Republic of the CongoUnited StatesCentral AfricaAfricaNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:07:23 GMTVolunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was swept away in a massive flood.By SETH ROBBINSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherSearch and rescue effortsFloodsMissing personsAccidents and disastersStormsVolunteerismEvacuationsSocial affairsTexasHoustonCorpus ChristiColorado RiverUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:58:20 GMTActivists say Syrian army strikes kill 70 people in Aleppo (AP) — Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 70 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in a town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsMassacresWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPolitical activismPolitical issuesSyriaMiddle East, 30 May 2015 18:10:04 GMTSpike in water toxins blamed for hundreds of turtle deaths, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of small turtles have washed up dead on the eastern end of Long Island in the last month, a die-off scientists blame on waterborne toxins that have reached unprecedented levels for reasons that aren't entirely clear.By MICHAEL BALSAMOaGeneral newsHealthScienceAnimalsTurtlesFood safetyAlgaeMollusksState governmentsWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthReptilesPublic healthPlantsWater environmentEnvironmental concernsGovernment and politicsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:51:19 GMTWhite House Brief: Things to know about Martin O'Malley (AP) — Here's a snapshot of things to know about former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who announced Saturday in Baltimore that he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination:By BRIAN WITTEpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPolitical endorsements2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPrimary electionsState governmentsElectionsNational electionsLocal electionsMarylandBaltimoreUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:01:39 GMTAirport shuttle bus crashes on I-5 in Oregon, injuring 3, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police says a commercial bus has crashed on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn, injuring several passengers and delaying traffic in the northbound direction.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationOregonPortlandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:54:02 GMTBlatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him (AP) — Having come through another FIFA election largely unscathed, Sepp Blatter was in a typically defiant mood Saturday when addressing the challenges that still lie ahead.By GRAHAM DUNBARiGeneral newsSportsFIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccer2022 FIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupSports governanceCorruption in sportsCriminal investigationsCrimeSoccerEventsMen's sportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessLaw and orderZurichRussiaSwitzerlandUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:58:55 GMTThe Latest: Nadal firing at French? Still too early to tell (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 15:49:02 GMTJimmie Johnson makes drive toward NASCAR history at Dover, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needs a mammoth man cave at home for all of his Dover trophies.By DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARDoverDelawareUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:57:47 GMTB.B. King funeral to take place Saturday in Mississippi, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people are filling a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentFunerals and memorial servicesObituariesState funeralsGovernment and politicsCelebrityMississippiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:36:39 GMTLeading trio intact with 2nd round complete at soggy Nelson, Texas (AP) — Texan Jimmy Walker, Dallas-area resident Steven Bowditch and PGA Tour rookie Jon Curran are still the leaders after the completed second round at the AT&T Byron Nelson.By SCHUYLER DIXONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 18:02:58 GMTWhat would happen if Western powers boycotted World Cup? YORK (AP) — What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don't show up?By RONALD BLUMaGeneral newsSportsFIFA World Cup2018 FIFA World CupMen's soccerProfessional soccerInternational soccerSports governanceSoccerBoycottsEventsMen's sportsPolitical and civil unrestQatarUnited StatesSouth AmericaEuropeRussiaLatin America and CaribbeanMiddle EastNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 17:30:39 GMTThe Latest: Sock wins to set up likely matchup vs. Nadal (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:55:16 GMTStudy sees benefit from more extensive breast cancer surgery (AP) — Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States alone each year.By MARILYNN MARCHIONEaHealthMedical researchCancerDiagnosis and treatmentSurgical proceduresDiseases and conditionsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 30 May 2015 16:54:17 GMTAnother child dies from Albuquerque cherry picker accident, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy has died from the cherry picker accident that killed his father and cousin and injured two other children.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersAlbuquerqueNew MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:18:28 GMTThe Latest: 2010 French champ Schiavone too tired to dance (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:By The Associated PresssSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsFranceParisUnited StatesRomaniaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaEastern Europe, 30 May 2015 15:33:45 GMTWill new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars? evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.By SHARON COHENaGeneral newsViolent crimeForensicsCrimeLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesLegislatureGovernment and politicsSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsLegislationTennesseeNew YorkMichiganTexasMemphisClevelandNew York CityHoustonDallasClevelandLas VegasManhattanLouisianaUnited StatesNorth AmericaOhioNevadaKansas, 30 May 2015 17:44:13 GMTCzechs remember ethnic Germans who died in postwar expulsion, Czech Republic (AP) — In a rare gesture of reconciliation, hundreds of Czechs participated on Saturday in a 20-mile walk to remember some 1,700 ethnic Germans who died 70 years ago during their expulsion from the Czech city of Brno.By KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsNazismLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsCzech RepublicGermanyBrnoCzechoslovakiaEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 30 May 2015 16:10:22 GMTFormer Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley enters Democratic race for president.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 14:58:28 GMTGay valedictorian's frustration at school has subsided, Colo. (AP) — The parents of a Colorado charter school valedictorian who was prevented from giving a graduation speech in which he planned to come out as gay say they won't pursue the issue further.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansEducationSocial affairsLongmontColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:20:26 GMTRussia's Putin shut out from G-7 meeting, but not much else (AP) — Russia's Vladimir Putin won't be on the guest list when President Barack Obama and other world leaders assemble in Germany next week, as part of the punishment for alleged Kremlin-supported aggression in Ukraine.By JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsNational governmentsGeneral newsRussiaMoscowUkraineKievUnited StatesGermanyEuropeEastern EuropeNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 30 May 2015 17:44:46 GMTPowerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook most of the country Saturday evening, but it occurred well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami warning. Several people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and there were no reports of deaths or major damage.By MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 30 May 2015 16:51:36 GMTDenmark's Kjeldsen shoots 67, takes 2-stroke Irish Open lead, Northern Ireland (AP) — Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark shot a 4-under 67 to take a two-stroke lead Saturday in the third round of the Irish Open.By SHAWN POGATCHNIKsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfNorthern IrelandUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 17:32:04 GMTVictims of FIFA's scandal: small clubs, youth, local leagues DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.By STEPHEN WADEiBusinessGeneral newsSportsAthlete compensationBribery, graft and conflicts of interestCorruption in sportsProfessional soccerInternational soccerYouth soccerSports governanceCriminal investigationsCrimeSports businessCorporate crimeCorporate newsSoccerYouth sportsLaw and orderBrazilAfricaIndiaNew DelhiSouth AfricaRio de JaneiroGuineaSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth AsiaAsiaSouthern AfricaWest Africa, 30 May 2015 18:00:37 GMTFrench conservatives get new name _ and it seems familiar (AP) — Meet France's new conservatives, same as the old conservatives — but with a different name.By SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsPolitical organizationsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 15:35:56 GMTFormer quadriplegic runs, walks to show others they can ANGELES (AP) — The worst day of Aaron Baker's life wasn't when the then-20-year-old professional motocross racer crashed his bike one spring day in 1999, flew over the handlebars and hit the ground head-first, paralyzing him from the next down.By JOHN ROGERSaGeneral newsHealthSportsSpinal cord injuriesInjuriesUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:46:47 GMTNew England's epic winter gives way to unusually dry spring (AP) — It's hard to believe that after a winter of record-setting snowfall, much of New England is approaching drought conditions.By MARK PRATTaBusinessGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherWinter weatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAgricultureIndustriesMassachusettsBostonMaineNew HampshireConnecticutRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:36:26 GMTOklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.aGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 18:13:24 GMTFormer Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.By KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionLiberalismGays and lesbiansEconomyCrimeNational electionsElectionsBusinessGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesBaltimoreMarylandNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:48:55 GMTHemp industry enters 2nd year with hazy market potential LUPTON, Colo. (AP) — The newly legal hemp industry is entering its second growing season with some big questions for producers experimenting with marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.By KRISTEN WYATThtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyProducts and servicesCorporate newsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:03:02 GMTCBS' Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the "good old days" of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.By DAVID BAUDERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNewspapersJournalismAssassination of John F. KennedyNews mediaMediaTelevisionEventsAssassinationsDistrict of ColumbiaFort WorthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:19:59 GMTUS, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.By BRADLEY KLAPPERiGovernment and politicsNuclear weaponsInternational relationsWeapons of mass destructionGeneral newsTehranIranUnited StatesSwitzerlandMiddle EastNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 16:28:50 GMTBomb blast hits Nigerian city, after rocket grenades kill 13, Nigeria (AP) — A bomb exploded Saturday afternoon near Maiduguri's main market, after the city was attacked before dawn by Islamic extremists by rocket-propelled grenades that killed at least 13 people, said residents.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsBombingsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 May 2015 17:36:11 GMTDjokovic, Nadal race into French Open 4th round (AP) — Novak Djokovic seems in a hurry as he chases his ninth Grand Slam title — and the only one he's never won — racing into the French Open fourth round with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against 19-year-old Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis.By JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsEventsFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 30 May 2015 17:38:19 GMTKansas AG to prosecute man accused of shooting officer, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office will lead the prosecution of a 22-year-old man accused of wounding an Oklahoma law enforcement officer.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOklahomaKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 16:49:06 GMTRocket grenades kill 13 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city, Nigeria (AP) — Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several homes, killing at least 13 people before dawn Saturday in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the extremist group's birthplace, said residents.By HARUNA UMARiGeneral newsWar and unrestNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 May 2015 15:29:59 GMTBus crash blocks northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Oregon, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Patrol says a crash on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn has blocked all northbound lanes of traffic Saturday morning.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:51:38 GMTDisagreement over impact if US surveillance laws do expire (AP) — Barring a last-minute deal in Congress, three post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists are set to expire as Sunday turns into Monday.By KEN DILANIANhtGovernment and politicsTechnologyCriminal investigationsGovernment surveillanceHuman rights and civil libertiesIntelligence agenciesTerrorismEspionageLegislatureNational securityCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsPolitical issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseLegislationUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 17:56:28 GMTEx-Chicago Bulls player Brunson acquitted of sexual abuse HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Former Chicago Bulls player Rick Brunson has been acquitted of charges he sexually abused a massage therapist at a Vernon Hills fitness center.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsBasketballLaw and orderProfessional basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsViolent crimeCrimeIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 May 2015 15:03:43 GMT