FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 26 May 2016 15:23:04 -07:00Consultant: No direct order to use party chairman's firm, 26 May 2016 21:48:31 GMTOPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Florida political consultant testified Thursday that he believed he had to subcontract Alabama Republican Party campaign printing work back to a company owned by the party's chairman, but also said he had no direct orders to send the business there. placing 230,000 US flags at Arlington Cemetery, 26 May 2016 21:42:11 GMTARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Soldiers are placing nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery as part of a Memorial Day tradition. say 2016 hurricane season in Pacific will be average, 26 May 2016 21:45:57 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — After a record-setting hurricane season fueled by El Nino in 2015, federal forecasters say the 2016 Pacific hurricane season will likely be only slightly above average as La Nina conditions take over. Latest: Prosecutor say kidnap suspect pulled gun on girl, 26 May 2016 22:10:54 GMTLACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a New Hampshire man who was accused of kidnapping a teenage girl and repeatedly raping her during nine months of captivity (all times local):'s 2-run double helps Pirates top Diamondbacks 8-3, 26 May 2016 21:25:06 GMTPITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison came off the bench to hit a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Thursday.' Fernandez strikes out 12 Rays in sixth straight win, 26 May 2016 22:09:21 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jose Fernandez struck out 12 in seven innings Thursday and won his sixth straight start for the Miami Marlins, a 9-1 decision over the Tampa Bay Rays. high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun, 26 May 2016 22:19:10 GMTDJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors. Poor suburb softens on merger with Cleveland, 26 May 2016 20:56:32 GMTEAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Leaders of one of Ohio's poorest cities have dropped their opposition to being annexed by neighboring Cleveland, a shift East Cleveland residents hope could provide basic services the city hasn't been able to afford for years. officials: Man who denied kidnapping to change plea, 26 May 2016 22:15:48 GMTLACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A man who pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped a 14-year-old girl and raped her repeatedly during nine months of captivity was in court Thursday for a change-of-plea hearing. court tosses murder conviction in bite-mark case, 26 May 2016 22:04:33 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court Thursday threw out the conviction of a man found guilty of killing his wife after jurors heard bite-mark testimony that was later recanted. than 40 Secret Service staff disciplined in data flap, 26 May 2016 22:02:24 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday. Trapped group wades through neck-deep water to exit Kentucky cave, 26 May 2016 22:07:13 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Official: Trapped group wades through neck-deep water to exit Kentucky cave . Latest: Ex-student: Report shows victims denied rights, 26 May 2016 21:01:11 GMTWACO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Baylor University's demotion of its president and firing of its football coach amid criticism of the school's handling of sexual assault complaints involving players (all times local): Pair plotted to steal coal exec's SUV and sell it, 26 May 2016 20:59:39 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two suspects in the fatal shooting of a former coal chief executive in southern West Virginia were planning to steal his vehicle and sell it, authorities said Thursday. Paul archdiocese plan offers over $65M to creditors, 26 May 2016 21:33:21 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that would set up a trust fund of more than $65 million to compensate some 440 clergy abuse victims plus other creditors, with just over half of that amount coming from insurance. mayors press for freeway cameras amid shootings, 26 May 2016 20:57:03 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Five Northern California mayors called on the governor Thursday to install surveillance cameras on freeways that run through their cities amid a spate of deadly shootings that they say have left their communities "under siege." in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate, 26 May 2016 21:14:46 GMTHARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender. Baylor should pull plug on its athletic program, 26 May 2016 21:36:53 GMTMore than a decade ago, Baylor was at the center of a sordid scandal involving murder and drugs, leading to some of the harshest penalties the NCAA has ever doled out. Latest: New Mexico tribe makes plea to French people, 26 May 2016 21:11:02 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a planned auction of sacred Native American items in France (all times local): 1st US case of germ resistant to last resort drug, 26 May 2016 21:30:09 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Officials are reporting the first U.S. human case of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort drug. Interior secretary troubled by auction of sacred items, 26 May 2016 22:07:54 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday said she's troubled by the auctioning off of objects held sacred by Native American tribes and she's calling on the French government to help find a path toward repatriating the items. slogs travel on key route in Glacier National Park, 26 May 2016 22:00:55 GMTWEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — For tourists trying to get to some sights in Glacier National Park, it's been a dam inconvenience. approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction, 26 May 2016 21:21:19 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Thursday approved an innovative new option for Americans struggling with addiction to heroin and painkillers: a drug-oozing implant that curbs craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time. Latest: Kidnap suspect's change-of-plea hearing starts, 26 May 2016 21:47:50 GMTLACONIA, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a New Hampshire man who was accused of kidnapping a teenage girl and repeatedly raping her during nine months of captivity (all times local): agrees to debate Sanders but sets stiff price, 26 May 2016 21:45:20 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has provisionally accepted Bernie Sanders' proposal to debate, but the billionaire is setting a high price for participating. His condition: The hosting TV network would have to put up millions of dollars for charity. clubbed to death but sheriff can't charge anyone, 26 May 2016 21:37:18 GMTALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York sheriff says nearly a dozen porcupines have been found beaten to death but he can't take action against the teenagers suspected of killing them. stocks finish mixed as 2-day climb comes to an end, 26 May 2016 20:54:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks barely budged Thursday as investors moved cautiously after two days of large gains. Utilities and phone companies rose the most thanks to a decline in bond yields, while chemicals companies and banks surrendered some of their recent gains. allies of Bolivia's leader cool to him staying in power, 26 May 2016 21:05:09 GMTLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales is finding that some of his biggest allies are cool to the idea of allowing him to remain in power for another term by amending Bolivia's constitution. 19 people trapped by rising water in Kentucky cave, 26 May 2016 21:43:07 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, leaving 19 people missing — including two police officers who tried to reach them, authorities said. City rescue package goes to Christie, 26 May 2016 20:56:51 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Chris Christie legislation to keep Atlantic City from running out of cash, throwing the financially-strapped resort a life preserver just before the unofficial start to summer this weekend. Latest: Tornado strikes Texas city but no injuries, 26 May 2016 21:09:23 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local): from Trump's rise in chaotic GOP race, now settled, 26 May 2016 22:12:50 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The nicknames. The outrage. The rallies — and the protests. England beachgoers warned: Don't take selfies with seals, 26 May 2016 21:38:17 GMTBOSTON (AP) — The feds have a warning for beachgoers in New England during Memorial Day weekend: Don't take selfies with the seals. say missing Washington couple were shot to death, 26 May 2016 21:32:22 GMTEVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Washington state couple whose bodies were found this week after being missing since April were both shot to death. Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it', 26 May 2016 21:07:11 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Latest: Raid underway connected to Bay Area fatal attack, 26 May 2016 21:55:55 GMTNOVATO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest search for killers of a Northern California high school student all times local):$50 oil shouldn't pose major threat to consumers, economy, 26 May 2016 21:22:24 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil topped $50 a barrel this week for the first time since July, delivering a cash infusion to oil producers and a lift to beaten-down energy stocks. uses energy speech to outline general election pitch, 26 May 2016 21:38:46 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an "America first" energy plan he said would unleash unfettered production of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy sources to push the United States toward energy independence. Latest: First lady addresses Native high school grads, 26 May 2016 21:44:28 GMTSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on Michelle Obama's remarks to graduating seniors at Santa Fe Indian School (all times local): severe weather, tornadoes roil Plains; no injuries, 26 May 2016 22:02:49 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — Severe weather spawning numerous tornadoes roiled large stretches of Kansas for a second day Thursday, prompting residents to anxiously watch the skies but causing only scattered damage in rural areas and no injuries or deaths. Briles built Baylor brash, bold, leaves tarnished legacy, 26 May 2016 21:58:09 GMTA brash Texan with a bold approach, Art Briles made Baylor football relevant after years of wallowing in the basement of the Big 12 Conference. Latest: Chapman tornado had mines of up to 180 mph, 26 May 2016 21:51:12 GMTCHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Plains (all times local): GOP nomination locked up, Trump goes hard after Clinton, 26 May 2016 21:19:29 GMTBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest. activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change, 26 May 2016 21:13:14 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to stand trial in the death of Freddie Gray was convicted.'That was brutal': National Spelling Bee down to top 10, 26 May 2016 20:53:38 GMTOXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Tejas Muthusamy knew he was in trouble. Latest: Official: Trapped tourists wade out of cave, 26 May 2016 22:12:39 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on two tour groups trapped by rising water in a Kentucky cave (all times local): tornado a rarity, even where tornadoes are common, 26 May 2016 21:52:28 GMTA tornado that raked the northern Kansas landscape for 90 minutes was impressive both for its classic "wedge" shape and its sheer endurance — staying on the ground about 10 times longer than the typical twister. reaffirms NFL's concussion research role, 26 May 2016 21:54:15 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners. vehicle reported struck during highway shooting spree, 26 May 2016 21:10:08 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — The number of vehicles struck during a shooting spree along a highway in the Phoenix outskirts has risen to seven. NewsAlert, 26 May 2016 21:26:57 GMTHORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Officials: 19 people trapped by rising water inside Kentucky cave.