FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Aug 2017 12:38:15 -07:00US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall, 16 Aug 2017 19:06:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target climb. That's helping many retailers recover some of the sharp losses they took a day earlier. Technology companies are rising as well, but energy companies are falling as the price of oil turns lower. House tests support for Rauner school-funding veto, 16 Aug 2017 18:52:30 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois school superintendents hostile to Gov. Bruce Rauner's changes on a school-funding plan told lawmakers on Wednesday that the Republican's proposal would hamstring their school districts. sign center Leon Draisaitl to 8-year extension, 16 Aug 2017 18:57:36 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears, 16 Aug 2017 19:07:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. Latest: Part of helicopter, helmet found in Army crash, 16 Aug 2017 19:22:40 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local): orders recall of unapproved cancer drug, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:14 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval. OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags, 16 Aug 2017 18:27:15 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Latest: French city opens toilets, showers for migrants, 16 Aug 2017 18:09:42 GMTMADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): governor suggests 'bathroom bill' not coming back, 16 Aug 2017 19:19:45 GMTAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House arrested on hindering charge in Missouri officer killing, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:51 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of a western Missouri police officer told an informant that he dropped the suspected gunman off at a nearby marina after the shooting, according to court records. Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:40 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week. veterinarians euthanize sick orca, 16 Aug 2017 19:20:09 GMTSAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld says that veterinarians at its San Diego park had to euthanize an orca estimated to be nearly 42 years old. worker, 3 men charged in theft of blank money orders, 16 Aug 2017 18:54:35 GMTCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey postal service worker and three other men are charged in a $100,000 fraud involving dozens of stolen blank money orders.'t see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV, 16 Aug 2017 18:29:03 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money, 16 Aug 2017 18:06:45 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. experts: Charlottesville exemplifies rising racism in US, 16 Aug 2017 18:11:46 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Three United Nations human rights experts decried rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example and urging U.S. authorities Tuesday to punish perpetrators of hate crimes. Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A survey says Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies. leaders speak out against racism, extremism, 16 Aug 2017 19:11:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:59 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month. say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders, 16 Aug 2017 18:15:32 GMTBoth were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line, 16 Aug 2017 18:59:09 GMTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines. scanners being piloted in Los Angeles subway system, 16 Aug 2017 19:33:07 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. Pan bus company settles complaint over disabled access, 16 Aug 2017 19:15:22 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts bus company accused of discriminating against passengers with disabilities has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors that resolves the allegations. it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. officially no longer in custody; probation begins, 16 Aug 2017 18:26:03 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement. Angeles cemetery removes Confederate monument, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A large stone monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery commemorating Confederate veterans was taken down Wednesday after hundreds of people demanded its removal. won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacists, 16 Aug 2017 18:44:36 GMTSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday skirted questions about comments by President Donald Trump voicing sympathy for Charlottesville protesters, but says he stands with the president nonetheless. music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93, 16 Aug 2017 18:55:21 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93. least 6 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital, 16 Aug 2017 19:25:22 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Gunmen stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals and opened fire early Wednesday in an assault staged to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least six people were killed and five were arrested. ordered to pay $302,500 for deadly Georgia gas leak, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:14 GMTAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. charged with murder in Long Island killing linked to MS-13, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:08 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say two people have been arrested on murder charges in a Long Island death that a prosecutor has linked to MS-13 gang violence. criticizes Trump remarks on military action in Venezuela, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:15 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump's threat of military action to resolve Venezuela's political crisis, saying Latin America successfully got rid of foreign intervention and this must be safeguarded. fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honor, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:29 GMTNEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded minority firefighters have reason to perceive racial bias in the department. star Pettersen out of Solheim Cup with back injury, 16 Aug 2017 19:23:36 GMTWEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Veteran Norwegian golfer Suzann Pettersen was hoping to move past the furor she created at the 2015 Solheim Cup by helping return the trophy to Europe. monuments removed overnight in Baltimore, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:21 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. accused of molesting 2 kids, selling videos online, 16 Aug 2017 19:14:53 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — A 28-year-old Arizona woman is accused of molesting two young children and selling videos of the acts on the internet. Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned, 16 Aug 2017 18:14:33 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain stature, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:37 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday. asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:43 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity. ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:04 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Production has shut down on "Mission: Impossible 6" due to star Tom Cruise's broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery. In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:45 GMTThe Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year. said to have hit Hezbollah convoys dozens of times, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:00 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former air force chief says it has carried out dozens of airstrikes on weapons convoys destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah group over the past five years. charged with leaking airport shooting video to TMZ, 16 Aug 2017 19:17:10 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy has been charged with copying a videotape of a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale's airport and leaking it to the website TMZ. officials split in July over inflation worries, 16 Aug 2017 18:37:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons. Latest: Now 3 Confederate statues vandalized in NC, 16 Aug 2017 18:19:53 GMTDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on vandalism of Confederate monuments in North Carolina (all times local):, Keys reach Western & Southern Open's 3rd round, 16 Aug 2017 18:22:59 GMTMASON, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-seeded Gregor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Western & Southern Open's round of 16. Latest: Pelosi blames GOP for "deafening silence", 16 Aug 2017 19:03:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's comments about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:45 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police."'s arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story', 16 Aug 2017 18:26:48 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. mayor: Time to discuss future of Rizzo statue, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:59 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says the city should discuss the future of a statue of one of his predecessors after reports of possible vandalism and a city councilwoman's call for its removal.