FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Mon, 30 May 2016 07:28:21 -07:00The Latest: I-95 in South Carolina reopens as Bonnie weakenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d390029b7ef740eba36d9dd8bd9dd8b2Mon, 30 May 2016 13:09:50 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Bonnie (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d390029b7ef740eba36d9dd8bd9dd8b2Glass House to host more arts, outreach programs on groundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79660354da3a4d7ea76358684d628f04Mon, 30 May 2016 14:01:14 GMTThe museum that operates the Glass House, the internationally known modernist landmark designed by architect Philip Johnson, is moving to expand arts programming and the fundraisers its hosts on the building grounds in New Canaan.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79660354da3a4d7ea76358684d628f04Thai wildlife officials start removing tigers from templehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9860c3dcecd84e998b6036ff1846c9ebMon, 30 May 2016 13:42:52 GMTBANGKOK (AP) — Wildlife officials in Thailand have begun removing some of the 137 tigers held at a Buddhist temple following accusations that monks were involved in illegal breeding and trafficking of the animals.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9860c3dcecd84e998b6036ff1846c9ebJordan heads into elections by fall as parliament dissolvedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37d099b00f3640929e2aead752132eb3Mon, 30 May 2016 12:45:34 GMTAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan is heading into parliamentary elections by September, after King Abdullah II dissolved the current legislature.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37d099b00f3640929e2aead752132eb3Romania: tiny percentage of funds needed for statue raisedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa214fc79fa848cca168c20636eccc30Mon, 30 May 2016 13:56:34 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's public has donated less than 3 percent of funds needed to purchase a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi, considered one of the country's finest modern artworks, the prime minister said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa214fc79fa848cca168c20636eccc30Bahrain court more than doubles opposition leader's sentencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c9cec543934659b81bf40666683e37Mon, 30 May 2016 13:37:53 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Bahraini appeals court on Monday more than doubled the prison term for the country's top Shiite opposition figure in a ruling that his political bloc blasted as "unacceptable and provocative."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/36c9cec543934659b81bf40666683e37Striking Verizon workers to return Wednesday; deal inkedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cd5255f00114b5a9c6d4eccd68d696cMon, 30 May 2016 14:08:37 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon employees will return to work Wednesday after reaching a tentative contract agreement that includes 1,300 new call center jobs, nearly 11 percent in raises over four years and the first contract for Verizon wireless store workers, a union said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4cd5255f00114b5a9c6d4eccd68d696cTropical Depression Bonnie brings heavy rain to Carolinashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f0fe61af2eb4014875b01c78fa90d90Mon, 30 May 2016 13:58:57 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Depression Bonnie's heavy rains are weakening over South Carolina as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7f0fe61af2eb4014875b01c78fa90d90Rome police: Young woman was burned alive by ex-beauhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717736ebe77a4a49892cfa8086a6dda5Mon, 30 May 2016 13:11:33 GMTROME (AP) — Italian police say a Rome university student has been burned alive by her ex-boyfriend.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/717736ebe77a4a49892cfa8086a6dda5French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11d939e6707246f88057d6f29d5653faMon, 30 May 2016 14:11:42 GMTPARIS (AP) — The jihadi network that recruited and groomed one of the suicide attackers in the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris is on trial this week.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11d939e6707246f88057d6f29d5653faStronger economy lets ECB kick back, let stimulus workhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad237903b38496a8bbbdabe4481073aMon, 30 May 2016 13:52:33 GMTFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's economic recovery is finally showing signs it might be the real deal, after years of sluggishness and false starts.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dad237903b38496a8bbbdabe4481073aHead of Egypt's journalists union detained over bailhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e44d88f4f32542a98fa746973355f7eeMon, 30 May 2016 13:14:30 GMTCAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's journalists union and two of its board members have been questioned by prosecutors over allegations that they spread false news and harbored journalists wanted by authorities, one of the three and their lawyer said on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e44d88f4f32542a98fa746973355f7eePakistan says new sampling shows progress against poliohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4faafb17d6be422596aee9aae458f343Mon, 30 May 2016 13:49:42 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — For the first time in Pakistan's history all the previous month's environmental samples for polio have tested negative — a sign of progress in the campaign to eradicate the virus, an official said Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4faafb17d6be422596aee9aae458f343Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef's northhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/165e8c8088c3425e9a71dd61a6e38f04Mon, 30 May 2016 13:37:03 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said on Monday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/165e8c8088c3425e9a71dd61a6e38f04For the 1st time in 16 years, French Open is washed outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e411679a40ce42c6915759b783eecf8cMon, 30 May 2016 14:02:49 GMTPARIS (AP) — Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e411679a40ce42c6915759b783eecf8cStephen Hawking baffled by dynamics of Trump's popularityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ccc36bae2146cdaa450b83100acbfaMon, 30 May 2016 14:04:58 GMTLONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking understands the workings of the universe — but says he cannot fathom the popularity of Donald Trump.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d7ccc36bae2146cdaa450b83100acbfaExhibit highlights artillery collection at Fort Ticonderogahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/667f3945f9074dbf9b450c1f03b8ecacMon, 30 May 2016 13:45:04 GMTTICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) — A 1,300-pound hunk of iron on display at Fort Ticonderoga certainly has gotten around, despite its heft.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/667f3945f9074dbf9b450c1f03b8ecacEU ministers endorse pact aimed at improving life in citieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f456bdd1344502a922760e9dc43a05Mon, 30 May 2016 13:07:58 GMTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union ministers meeting in the Dutch capital have endorsed a "Pact of Amsterdam" aimed at improving living conditions in towns and cities throughout the 28-nation bloc.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93f456bdd1344502a922760e9dc43a05Floods in Texas, Kansas leave at least 6 dead, 2 missinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d896bb6c66c7404bbf344a59c33ae03eMon, 30 May 2016 13:48:22 GMTHOUSTON (AP) — Authorities in central Texas have found two more bodies along flooded streams, bringing the death toll from flooding in the state to six.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d896bb6c66c7404bbf344a59c33ae03ePrince Philip to miss Battle of Jutland eventhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/554275c552db4720855a38c6f3ec0624Mon, 30 May 2016 13:50:23 GMTLONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Philip has decided to follow medical advice and skip upcoming commemorations to mark the Battle of Jutland.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/554275c552db4720855a38c6f3ec0624Texas trying revamped sex offender treatment programhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018c864aadc84c46a9d7322b8c202850Mon, 30 May 2016 14:10:24 GMTLITTLEFIELD, Texas (AP) — Outside of a struggling West Texas town, about a mile from the high school, sits a one-story brick building, its perimeter fencing topped with razor wire. Since last fall, it's been home to some of Texas' most violent sex offenders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/018c864aadc84c46a9d7322b8c202850NATO urged to show stronger resolve on Russia, boost defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7a1773aac7d47bb9939b62ada44411dMon, 30 May 2016 13:40:22 GMTTIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO's Parliamentary Assembly urged member nations Monday to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness as a senior official vowed to strengthen forces along the alliance's eastern borders.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c7a1773aac7d47bb9939b62ada44411dGuarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/785b8707f0da4baeac3b4030a1c91706Mon, 30 May 2016 13:27:36 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/785b8707f0da4baeac3b4030a1c91706Germany: 4 dead after flooding in southwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/086e3dc79ff148228f892714d25932f7Mon, 30 May 2016 13:22:46 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Rainstorms in southwestern Germany triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four people died.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/086e3dc79ff148228f892714d25932f7London's Labour Party mayor joins Cameron against 'Brexit'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de6e28749c4048c59d8b0265a619b1b0Mon, 30 May 2016 13:34:39 GMTLONDON (AP) — London's new mayor has joined forces with Prime Minister David Cameron in the campaign to prevent a British exit from the European Union.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de6e28749c4048c59d8b0265a619b1b0EU cites progress on visa-free travel talks with Turkeyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3790ec37f26c436393fd2e7c7e754fa9Mon, 30 May 2016 13:26:38 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the EU can be instituted.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3790ec37f26c436393fd2e7c7e754fa9EU negotiators seek leaders' backing for US trade talkshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1da7584c9435683f8e1cb02c6d9c5Mon, 30 May 2016 12:40:21 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union negotiators who have been locked in protracted talks over free trade with the United States are asking the EU's 28 leaders to publicly back them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4b1da7584c9435683f8e1cb02c6d9c5EU, Mexico officially launch update of free trade dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6afcfd2493934cdb8da02addf393adaaMon, 30 May 2016 13:49:39 GMTBRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Mexico have launched talks to update a free trade agreement that one EU official says has already led to a rise of over 250 percent in goods traded between them.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6afcfd2493934cdb8da02addf393adaaIt's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shifthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ed95d3f96f41a68097da37c47248e5Mon, 30 May 2016 13:36:13 GMTSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, it now has more men than women.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/99ed95d3f96f41a68097da37c47248e5Hong Kong activist beaten by police sentenced to prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa3c7ebd825a4a9885fefbfc398ed689Mon, 30 May 2016 12:44:55 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong activist whose beating by police was caught on video was sentenced Monday to five weeks in prison on charges related to the confrontation, stirring outrage among pro-democracy supporters.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa3c7ebd825a4a9885fefbfc398ed6892 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airlinerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cf3bbbdf83449faf8f935e8c6c59fcMon, 30 May 2016 14:18:14 GMTMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c9cf3bbbdf83449faf8f935e8c6c59fcTurkey hopes it can mend ties with Russia soonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc677dbbe4b1450780927212bb2eabadMon, 30 May 2016 12:27:11 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top Turkish government official expressed hope that Turkey and Russia can mend relations soon, adding that neither country is in a position to "sacrifice" ties.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc677dbbe4b1450780927212bb2eabadAs peace talks stall, Syrian opposition negotiator resignshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0374d4c9a0cd4d6bbb672af72df4cd97Mon, 30 May 2016 12:51:07 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The chief Syrian opposition negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the peace process that began earlier this year.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0374d4c9a0cd4d6bbb672af72df4cd97Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido rescued after kidnappinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b66bdbafe7b4188ae173fff3483f941Mon, 30 May 2016 13:59:58 GMTCIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police have rescued kidnapped soccer player Alan Pulido, who appeared with a bandaged hand at a brief press conference Monday to declare that he was fine.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b66bdbafe7b4188ae173fff3483f941US welcomes conviction of Chad's ex-dictatorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63e7ce6367d34a218983da12a29d79c3Mon, 30 May 2016 13:52:42 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has welcomed the conviction of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre for war crimes and crimes against humanity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63e7ce6367d34a218983da12a29d79c3Germany: 4 presumed dead after floods in southwesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/243f9362927f4d989181cbd3ef7e2fa6Mon, 30 May 2016 12:42:05 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Rainstorms in southwestern Germany triggered flooding that left one small town littered with debris and rubble, and led to accidents late Sunday and early Monday in which four people were presumed dead.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/243f9362927f4d989181cbd3ef7e2fa6Turkey: Germany should not call Armenian killings genocidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f654c37212549578591cbf1c5578ec0Mon, 30 May 2016 13:04:01 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has criticized plans by Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f654c37212549578591cbf1c5578ec0China lashes out at US defense secretary criticismshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a52cde85394ab389ef2022524ee960Mon, 30 May 2016 12:45:59 GMTBEIJING (AP) — China on Monday lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in "playing a role in a Hollywood movie" of Washington's design.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6a52cde85394ab389ef2022524ee960After Gamergate, female video game developers on the risehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c33dff3e43f457dae1431cb344a2df4Mon, 30 May 2016 13:58:42 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Students from an all-female arts college in Philadelphia attended a conference for video game developers last year and, without even trying, they stood out.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c33dff3e43f457dae1431cb344a2df4Pueblo shield withdrawn from Paris artifacts auctionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b53dc2cf7241d5a56806c107a5b341Mon, 30 May 2016 13:41:54 GMTPARIS (AP) — A French auction house has withdrawn a Pueblo shield from a contested sale of Native American artifacts after protests from the United States.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71b53dc2cf7241d5a56806c107a5b341Experimental installations put the social in social sciencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0310b4cbf5af428e8005694e330a1254Mon, 30 May 2016 14:14:34 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The truck-size metal container sitting in a downtown park here isn't meant to raise awareness about the global shipping industry, though it may nudge some people's curiosity in that direction.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0310b4cbf5af428e8005694e330a1254Chad ex-dictator found guilty, sentence to life for abuseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7c4bc650e84cd3a84966e317bbcffeMon, 30 May 2016 13:50:23 GMTDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment for abuses during his time in power, Judge Gberdao Gustave Kam said Monday at the end of the trial that began in July 2015.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4d7c4bc650e84cd3a84966e317bbcffeCzech government again approves ban on smokinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/add6e45643fc4861a3ffdc9ecbf4f3d8Mon, 30 May 2016 12:51:28 GMTPRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has again approved a smoking ban in restaurants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/add6e45643fc4861a3ffdc9ecbf4f3d8Small airplane makes emergency landing on highway in Hungaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bf22746ae4e4d70a7324c992c5f9a34Mon, 30 May 2016 14:12:43 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say a small airplane made an emergency landing on a busy highway on the outskirts of Budapest.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bf22746ae4e4d70a7324c992c5f9a34Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zikahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4baba840ab2449219df2d8d7b0d42b75Mon, 30 May 2016 13:12:17 GMTMADRID (AP) — Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4baba840ab2449219df2d8d7b0d42b75Shark alert! Warnings high- and low-tech seek to protecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3153fd385d234532863f390d19a29785Mon, 30 May 2016 14:17:25 GMTCHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — From drones and smartphone apps to old-school flags and signs, a growing great white shark population along the East Coast has officials and researchers turning to responses both high- and low-tech to ensure safety for millions of beachgoers this summer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3153fd385d234532863f390d19a29785Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52170be0330f45318e8ae86d12288ae7Mon, 30 May 2016 13:57:17 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates since August 2014 have been acquitted of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/52170be0330f45318e8ae86d12288ae7For the 1st time in 16 years, the French Open is washed outhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85e026a6d2145bd9374e08bbdcb2da8Mon, 30 May 2016 12:33:53 GMTPARIS (AP) — Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c85e026a6d2145bd9374e08bbdcb2da8Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spillhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc3aacc2e14a49458b4a53f69acc3ebbMon, 30 May 2016 14:02:02 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico's gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what's being called the largest ecosystem restoration effort ever.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc3aacc2e14a49458b4a53f69acc3ebbMilitary veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VAhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61c9725a44e40dfbc95b0caa41340caMon, 30 May 2016 12:27:35 GMTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e61c9725a44e40dfbc95b0caa41340ca