FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 15:25:11 -0700Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier (AP) — A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsNational parksVolcanoesMountainsGlaciersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWashingtonSeattleSingaporeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 22:03:30 GMTPAT experiment: 8 missed extra points PARK, N.J. (AP) — Reviews have been mixed around the league for the NFL's experiment with longer kicks on extra points. Regardless, it appears there's a future for them.BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:56:59 GMTStates' leading lethal injection expert ends role, Ohio (AP) — An anesthesiologist said he would no longer act as an expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods, creating another hurdle for corrections departments scrambling to find workable execution systems.ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCorrectional systemsCriminal punishmentLaw and orderOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:31:05 GMTMexico: 14 police on trial for US SUV shooting CITY (AP) — Mexico's national security commissioner says 14 federal police officers are being tried on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA officers in a U.S. Embassy vehicle.iGeneral newsEmbassiesKidnappingViolent crimeCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMexicoMexico CityNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 21:18:20 GMTIndians 1B/OF Swisher done for season (AP) — Nick Swisher's disappointing second season with the Indians is over.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:01:17 GMTBeheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage.LARA JAKESRYAN LUCASwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTroop deploymentsMilitant groupsJournalistsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismGeneral newsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:14:52 GMTSchool sorry for making special ed kids sort trash VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district has apologized to parents of special education students who were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsSchool curricula, 20 Aug 2014 20:46:54 GMTHolder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.CONNIE CASSJESSE J. HOLLANDwGeneral newsPoliceAfrican-AmericansLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:57:41 GMTEx-governor testifies at corruption his trial, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell is telling jurors that the former CEO of a dietary supplements maker did not get any special treatment from his administration.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate newsBusinessPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaRichmond, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:02 GMTSurface water, groundwater, and drought, Calif. (AP) — California law and state government treat surface water and groundwater differently, with both resources coming under scrutiny as a three-year drought lingers.aGeneral newsState governmentsGovernment and politicsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:23:08 GMTEx-Virginia gov. testifies in his corruption trial, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:41:43 GMTMan who lived as hermit adjusting to society, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAugustaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:01:56 GMTParents demand federal probe in NY police shooting YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters on a short march to a Manhattan prosecutor's office Wednesday to demand a federal civil rights probe.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBronxNew York CityUnited StatesManhattanNew YorkNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:52:18 GMTGOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:33:35 GMTUPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.DAVID KOENIGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyComputer and data securityComputing and information technologySoftwareConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial services, 20 Aug 2014 22:15:59 GMTBail slashed in case of slain Nevada trespasser, Nev. (AP) — A former school teacher charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed trespasser told police he had considered guarding the often-burglarized duplex in the past but was concerned he might shoot a child, a prosecutor said Wednesday.SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderTheftNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:12:31 GMTGerman retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers.AMANDA LEE MYERSfBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCincinnatiGermanyUnited StatesMunichOhioNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 21:08:18 GMTApple's stock bounces back to hit a new high FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyTelecommunicationsCorporate newsProducts and servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:33:22 GMTLawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college (AP) — An Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished, his attorney said Wednesday.MICHAEL GRACZYKaGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary legal affairsEducationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSocial affairs, 20 Aug 2014 21:23:07 GMTIs a home equity line of credit a fit for you? home values and low interest rates are a powerful combination for homeowners looking for more financial breathing room.ALEX VEIGAfBusinessPersonal financePersonal loansReal estate, 20 Aug 2014 22:04:12 GMTColorado buys fire-spotting planes to battle fires (AP) — Colorado will begin a new strategy for fighting wildfires in the coming weeks, deploying aircraft designed to pinpoint the location of blazes quicker after the first sighting of smoke with the aim of beginning suppression efforts faster.IVAN MORENOaGeneral newsProperty damageState legislatureFiresAccidents and disastersGovernment and politicsNatural disastersLegislatureState governmentsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:57:58 GMTDrought has state debating its unregulated pumping, Calif. (AP) — Three years of drought have Californians debating an end to the state's status as one of the last in the West with a pump-as-you-please policy for the vital underground sources that provide up to 65 percent of the state's water.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaGeneral newsState legislatureState governmentsEmergency managementMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsWater environmentNatural disastersAccidents and disastersLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsLocal governmentsLegislationAgricultureIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:21:58 GMTTexas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday.PAUL J. WEBERWILL WEISSERTaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsCrimePolitical corruptionState governmentsReckless endangermentGeneral newsLaw and orderGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:10:30 GMTHead of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash CITY (AP) — The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.iGeneral newsAccidentsArmed forcesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 21:31:22 GMTDrug czar promotes treatment, tells personal story, N.D. (AP) — As the nation's drug czar continues to warn people about the potential death and destruction from substance abuse, he's also encouraging them to tell their stories about treatment and recovery. Usually he starts with himself.DAVE KOLPACKaGeneral newsAddiction treatmentDiagnosis and treatmentHealthHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNorth DakotaMinotUnited StatesFargoNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:25 GMTTony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsCriminal investigationsNASCARAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimeCharlotteNew YorkNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:13:14 GMTCalifornia Highway Patrol: Officer videotaped beating woman on road could face serious charge ANGELES (AP) — California Highway Patrol: Officer videotaped beating woman on road could face serious charge.aGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:21:13 GMTJudge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.wGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciary, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:13 GMTOf 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, 1 is a resident, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County police say 51 people were arrested from mid-day Tuesday through early Wednesday in Ferguson — all but one of them from out of town.aGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:08:18 GMTOfficer who pointed gun at protesters suspended, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:35:15 GMTArgentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:08:59 GMTColorado man arrested after 163-mile Wyoming chase MOUNTAIN, Wyo. (AP) — A Colorado man is under arrest after leading authorities on a 163-mile chase in a stolen car in Wyoming.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeWyomingRawlinsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:38:25 GMTTeens charged with making threats in school plot PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two teens suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school have been charged with making criminal threats against another boy.aGeneral newsJuvenile crimeExtortion and threatsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:55 GMTMcConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.ADAM BEAMBRUCE SCHREINERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureImmigration policyBorder securityLegislatureImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationEconomic policyEconomyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:50 GMTHolder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeProtests and demonstrationsSuburbsMunicipal governmentsPoliceLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestSocial affairsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:14:47 GMTNieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3 (AP) — Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday.AARON BRACYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:32:28 GMTBautista, Blue Jays end Brewers' 5-game win streak (AP) — Jose Bautista's three-run homer capped a five-run sixth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays outslugged Milwaukee 9-5 Wednesday, snapping the Brewers' five-game winning streak.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMilwaukeeTorontoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 20 Aug 2014 21:47:25 GMTTexas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site, Texas (AP) — Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday.BETSY BLANEYaBusinessGeneral newsWaste managementEnergy and the environmentGovernment regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsTexasLubbockDallasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:16:27 GMTTony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race.JENNA FRYERsSportsAutomobile racingCriminal investigationsNASCARLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCharlotteNew YorkNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:15:26 GMTEEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion.wBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:36:02 GMTNews Guide: Democrats top GOP in House, Senate (AP) — Political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. The highlights:PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingCampaigns2014 United States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesHouse electionsUnited States General ElectionEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:37:53 GMTCEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week (AP) — The chief executive officer of a Boston-based media company says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.aGeneral newsJournalistsKidnappingBombingsNews mediaMediaCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:52:00 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In the bond market, prices fell and yields rose as investors prepared themselves for higher interest rates.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 20 Aug 2014 20:31:37 GMTFeds say oil spill sheen dissipating in Ohio River (AP) — Federal officials say most of a reddish-brown sheen from thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant has dissipated as cleanup estimated at hundreds of thousands of dollars a day continues.LISA CORNWELLaBusinessGeneral newsRivers and streamsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmental concernsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAccidentsAccidents and disastersWater environmentOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:59:23 GMT2 Americans arrested in Bali under suicide watch, Indonesia (AP) — An American couple arrested in Indonesia on suspicion of murdering the woman's mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase at a resort hotel are being held under a suicide watch, their appointed lawyer said Wednesday.iGeneral newsSuicidesArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:06 GMTBahamas identifies victims of small plane crash, Bahamas (AP) — The four men who died in a small plane crash in the Bahamas were from Florida, police said Wednesday.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBahamasFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 22:19:01 GMTObama weighs broader move on legal immigration (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.LAURA WIDES-MUNOZJOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigrationImmigration policyElectionsLegislaturePolitical organizationsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:55:55 GMTCHP says officer may face serious beating charges ANGELES (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer who was videotaped repeatedly striking a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway could face serious charges, the agency said Wednesday after forwarding its investigation to the district attorney.MATT HAMILTONaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 21:57:29 GMT7 charged with trespassing at Ray Allen's home GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were charged Wednesday with trespassing at former Miami Heat player Ray Allen's home while his wife and four young children were asleep upstairs.aGeneral newsSportsCrimeCelebrityMen's basketballEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMen's sportsBasketballProfessional basketballFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:54:51 GMTPryor's 'Obamacare' ad highlights his cancer fight ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reaching into his own medical history to explain his vote on the nation's new health care law, telling Arkansans that his battle with a rare cancer 18 years ago influenced his vote.KELLY P. KISSELaHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsHealth care policyGovernment policyArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 20:51:28 GMT