PARIS (AP) — As she prepares to start the French Open on Sunday against a much-lower-ranked opponent, Serena Williams says she learned something by exiting in the first round at Roland Garros 12 months ago.
Read more here: Year later, Serena Williams seeks more in Paris
A federal court on Friday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically violated the constitutional rights of illegal immigrants through “saturation” sweeps that ended up targeting people based on their appearance or perceived ancestry.
Read more here: Court smacks down Joe Arpaio: Turning point for 'America's toughest sheriff?'
By Matthew Goldstein (Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen is losing the financial support of Blackstone Group Inc, the largest outside investor in his embattled SAC Capital Advisors, which is yanking much of its client money, according to a letter reviewed by Reuters. A pension consultant, in a May 21 letter to clients, said Blackstone has notified Cohen that it intends to “fully redeem” a significant portion of the roughly $550 million the investment firm has invested with the $15 billion hedge fund. …
Read more here: Blackstone notifies Cohen's SAC it intends to pull money: pension consultant
BERLIN (AP) — An auctioneer says one of Apple’s first computers — a functioning 1976 model — has been sold for a record 516,000 euros ($668,000).
Read more here: Vintage Apple computer auctioned off for $668,000
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of athletes joined victims of the Boston Marathon bombings to run and walk the last mile of the race Saturday, reclaiming the triumph of crossing the finish line.
Read more here: Thousands run final mile of Boston Marathon
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt's highest court ruled on Saturday that parts of a revised election law setting out terms for a parliamentary election were unconstitutional, casting fresh doubt over a poll that has already been delayed. The Islamist-dominated upper house of parliament had approved the law last month and sent it to the Supreme Constitutional Court to check the legality of the voting procedures for a new lower house. Opposition politicians had denounced the text of the revised election law approved by parliament and repeated threats to boycott the vote. …
Read more here: Egypt court rejects election law, further poll delays expected
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robbie Rogers is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer in another step by openly gay athletes in professional sports.
Read more here: Gay soccer player Robbie Rogers joins LA Galaxy
The I-5 bridge that got clipped by a truck and fell into the Skagit River in Washington State may have been old, its design officially “functionally obsolete.” But the temporary fix to get traffic moving again along this busy highway corridor linking Seattle north to Canada may be of a type that’s even older.
Read more here: Skagit River bridge collapse: Looking for a temporary fix to get traffic moving
MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh stood up in a relatively quiet Miami Heat locker room and offered a concise, blunt and accurate assessment of where things stand so far in the Eastern Conference finals.
Read more here: East title series shifts to Indy, knotted at 1-1
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli security expert says Syrian hackers tried to break into the computers of the water system of the city of Haifa.
Read more here: Israeli expert says Syria cyberattack foiled