FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:31:03 -0700US government sells 400,000 acres offshore Texashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b2b6656e974147bcf668d8f91589b8The federal government has sold more than 400,000 acres in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration and development, an official with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Wednesday.EMILY SCHMALLaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsOceansEnergy industryIndustriesGovernment and politicsEnvironment and natureUnited StatesGulf of MexicoTexasNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86b2b6656e974147bcf668d8f91589b8Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:28:51 GMTPakistan army chief wants negotiated end to rallyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a4e2562ded147dfb8274afe6959afc8ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army chief called Wednesday for the country's civilian government to negotiate with thousands of protesters surrounding parliament who demand the prime minister step down over alleged fraud in last year's election.ASIF SHAHZADMUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitary leadershipPolitical and civil unrestMilitary and defenseArmed forcesPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a4e2562ded147dfb8274afe6959afc8Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:07:46 GMTGeorge W. Bush takes ice bucket challengehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36636d2d17a406982d893d3fd88b22dKENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.aGeneral newsOdditiesGovernment and politicsMaineUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a36636d2d17a406982d893d3fd88b22dWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:40:48 GMTArgentina to pay creditors, avoid US courtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/886d669ef3ec447e90fbf3959dee7e28BUENOS 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 CALLATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsLegislatureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/886d669ef3ec447e90fbf3959dee7e28Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:23:06 GMTAP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheatinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85f2e345656416ebdffe0c37639c731WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsNuclear weaponsMilitary legal affairsLaw and orderGeneral newsCrimeWeapons of mass destructionMilitary and defenseCharlestonSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85f2e345656416ebdffe0c37639c731Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:22:52 GMTPAT experiment: 8 missed extra pointshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13908ae4406a4bd69d44230d96901653FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Eight extra point kicks from the longer distance — usually 33 yards — were missed during the NFL's experiment in the first two weeks of the preseason.BARRY WILNERsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/13908ae4406a4bd69d44230d96901653Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:23:37 GMTBrine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboardhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4c3a921ba2c4f948c0088625fea515dCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing a local deep-injection gas well is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.JULIE CARR SMYTHaBusinessGeneral newsPoisoningEnergy industryIndustriesEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureEnvironmental concernsCrimeDiseases and conditionsHealthIndustrial products and servicesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWaste managementWater environmentNatural resource managementOhioCoshoctonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4c3a921ba2c4f948c0088625fea515dWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:11:42 GMTUAE ruler approves lengthy counter-terrorism lawhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a005317a0084ffca01beccd1a3cc2c2DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruler of the United Arab Emirates approved a new counter-terrorism law that strengthens existing laws against money laundering, while also expanding penalties to include the death penalty, life imprisonment and fines of up to $27 million, state media reported Wednesday.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9a005317a0084ffca01beccd1a3cc2c2Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:09:50 GMTHolder: 'Change is coming' after police shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff075b31697f4e08995d808d4fdf270dCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with college students as part of his trip to Missouri stemming from a white police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.JIM SUHRaGeneral newsPoliceViolent crimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCrimeLegal proceedingsFunerals and memorial servicesMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff075b31697f4e08995d808d4fdf270dWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:21:59 GMTAudit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c4ee792f5c42ba9be7eff5099dfcabSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation's largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsHealthFraud and false statementsCrimeCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/26c4ee792f5c42ba9be7eff5099dfcabWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:59:05 GMTKent State starting center dies in sleephttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51ac39348e4b4b85ba7e402b28abcd5bCLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State says one of its football players has died and that police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete healthCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51ac39348e4b4b85ba7e402b28abcd5bWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:58:02 GMTHoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manzielhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87c991e4a81f4b409a20146c64198d50BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer barely held on to the starting job.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87c991e4a81f4b409a20146c64198d50Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:29:31 GMTNYC mayor declares 'Al Roker Appreciation Day'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4debd0942b5f470fb2174cb999b04a29NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn't have this honor in his forecast.eArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4debd0942b5f470fb2174cb999b04a29Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:02:40 GMTRapper Gucci Mane sentenced on federal gun chargehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6f0020e15d846d4ac9a831f79df5700ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Gucci Mane was sentenced Wednesday to serve three years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago.KATE BRUMBACKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6f0020e15d846d4ac9a831f79df5700Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:07 GMTDNC raises almost $9M in July, RNC to report soonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dfe4358676740b5ab74330c6b365092WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised almost $9 million last month and cut its outstanding bills to less than $2 million, party officials said Wednesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dfe4358676740b5ab74330c6b365092Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:31:01 GMTWitness: Ex-Va. first lady touted state businesseshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e90c180a8934f2fb14c2e2d25b6dddaRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defense witness says former first lady Maureen McDonnell often traveled the state promoting Virginia businesses, countering the notion that she gave special treatment to the dietary supplement company at the heart of her corruption trial.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsBusinessLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e90c180a8934f2fb14c2e2d25b6dddaWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:49:57 GMTCowboys worth more than $3 billion, tops in NFLhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e66b5bbc04724e0292ea214c6d0022e9NEW YORK (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are the first U.S. sports franchise to top $3 billion in value.fBusinessSportsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e66b5bbc04724e0292ea214c6d0022e9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:14:32 GMTTarget cuts outlook as breach fallout lingershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2685b038f6e4a04baddc5a9a1f12dabNEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.S. sales.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCanadaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2685b038f6e4a04baddc5a9a1f12dabWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:59:22 GMTUkrainian govt troops take over much of Luhanskhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d4002a5fd047b1a0431b6055425d92DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city.NATALIYA VASILYEVAPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar casualtiesWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaKievMoscowRussiaDonetskBelarusEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9d4002a5fd047b1a0431b6055425d92Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:13:21 GMTSlain journalist's parents: He died a herohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3b33776701941e792ec2e3cc19d27aaROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The parents of an American journalist slain by Islamic State militants say their son died a hero for revealing the stories of oppressed people in war-torn lands.aGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaNew HampshireMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3b33776701941e792ec2e3cc19d27aaWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:40:41 GMTUS stocks slightly higher ahead of Fed minuteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d384e77d21884e2bae95d5aef41c634cNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved higher in early afternoon trading Wednesday as investors prepared for the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaWyominghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d384e77d21884e2bae95d5aef41c634cWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:32:26 GMT8 homes destroyed, 1,000 threatened by wildfirehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5798303b26a49dab127b04197bc4144KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday.aGeneral newsFire weatherProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5798303b26a49dab127b04197bc4144Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:07:25 GMTKent State starting center dies at 21http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38acb5ca5dd8435a80151340ac6d0206CLEVELAND (AP) — Kent State football player Jason Bitsko, who was slated to start at center for the Golden Flashes this season, died Wednesday.TOM WITHERSsSportsSchool athleticsAthlete healthCollege footballObituariesEducationSocial affairsCollege sportsFootballOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/38acb5ca5dd8435a80151340ac6d0206Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:15:23 GMTAPNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9860f133ff7949feb8ee6db35cc70311WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.JEFF HORWITZMICHAEL VIRTANENwBusinessGovernment and politicshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9860f133ff7949feb8ee6db35cc70311Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:16:27 GMTFlood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy stormshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe57a0bcf91e47b0aeb14ceb17d9269fPHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix residents have started cleaning up from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona.TERRY TANGaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsStormsAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsTrafficCactiTransportationPlantsPhoenixArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe57a0bcf91e47b0aeb14ceb17d9269fWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:03:03 GMTInfiniti SUV: Luxury in seven seatshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86dc1479f2184dae97c9afd148d9dc1e          Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that's high in government fuel economy ratings.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/86dc1479f2184dae97c9afd148d9dc1eWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:28 GMTArrested US judge embarrassed, entering treatmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceffe90cac2e4f68b325a1080aaf925aBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama federal judge charged with domestic violence following his arrest in Atlanta is embarrassed and entering a treatment program, one of his attorneys said Wednesday.JAY REEVESaGeneral newsArrestsGovernment payJudicial appointments and nominationsNational courtsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderGovernment business and financeBusinessJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsNational governmentsCourtsMontgomeryAlabamaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceffe90cac2e4f68b325a1080aaf925aWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:43:01 GMTCharge changed in 'Joe Biden defense' firearm casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dceb40c30cb4d4bbf6e83483cacd4ffVANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says he'll dismiss a firearms charge against a man who contends he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden when he fired a shotgun in the air to chase off intruders.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWashingtonVancouverUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6dceb40c30cb4d4bbf6e83483cacd4ffWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:20:38 GMTReward offered for former billionaire's assetshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57c27de01df45c1aea19562ef888edcHELENA, Mont. (AP) — The trustee representing Montana's Yellowstone Club creditors is offering a reward to anyone who can help uncover assets the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings.MATT VOLZaBusinessGeneral newsPersonal financeTravelLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57c27de01df45c1aea19562ef888edcWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:39:57 GMTFact sheet: Infiniti QX60http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d874b0956dad4364aa48c1d852ce0ba32014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWDThe Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesLifestylehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d874b0956dad4364aa48c1d852ce0ba3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:46:00 GMTJudge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8370e6d4bd42b5ae8e923eb1b96385PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has granted Jodi Arias' motion to delay her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8370e6d4bd42b5ae8e923eb1b96385Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:46:53 GMTIsrael's prime minister: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation until quiet is restoredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ab01c5dc6449c9b1e4f64362f8f9d3JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister: 'We will not stop' Gaza operation until quiet is restored.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c0ab01c5dc6449c9b1e4f64362f8f9d3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:51:31 GMTAfghanistan orders NYT reporter to leave countryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50239e47c4d24c878781a81dc9a960d7KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan ordered a New York Times correspondent Wednesday to leave the country in 24 hours and barred him from returning over a story he wrote saying that a group of officials were considering seizing power because of the impasse over who won its recent presidential election, the attorney general's office said in a statement.REBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsNewspapersNational electionsElectionsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessAfghanistanKabulCentral AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/50239e47c4d24c878781a81dc9a960d7Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:42:58 GMTTexas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty pleahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/657bdded715b476c8beb78352f041675AUSTIN, 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 Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/657bdded715b476c8beb78352f041675Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:40:45 GMTProsecutor: Oregon shooting victim on coast tourhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763dc2de4b124054857f78ce43c7b441Zachary Levi Brimhall had picnicked with his parents at a remote spot in Oregon's Coast Range last weekend then stayed to camp.JEFF BARNARDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/763dc2de4b124054857f78ce43c7b441Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:27:20 GMTRemaining evacuations in fire near Yosemite liftedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cab5e73c4544edfa0c6df4a6f6a1ad1KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The remaining evacuees from a wildfire near Yosemite National Park have been allowed to return home.aGeneral newsEvacuationsAccidents and disastersFiresNatural disastersFire weatherProperty damageDisaster planning and responseWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMaderaBakersfieldhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1cab5e73c4544edfa0c6df4a6f6a1ad1Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:50:07 GMTBank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securitieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acd782d204f94749b02fab5919d19a6dWASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America reaches record $17 billion settlement over sale of mortgage-backed securities.wBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/acd782d204f94749b02fab5919d19a6dWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:11:35 GMTMilitants use British killer as propagandahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9e263c604c4b82b3fedb7ec022aed3LONDON (AP) — Islamic militants are using a beheading video to send a chilling message — not just through the gruesome act, but also by the choice of messenger.JILL LAWLESSDANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsCivil warsMilitant groupsRadicalismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaUnited StatesIraqWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef9e263c604c4b82b3fedb7ec022aed3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:45:35 GMTUS warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a15fa80f198419c9f5b2c4d38d7304fCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for.HANNAH DREIERJORGE RUEDAiBusinessGeneral newsEmbassiesAir travel disruptionsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesTransportationVenezuelaUnited StatesCaracasSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1a15fa80f198419c9f5b2c4d38d7304fWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:17:14 GMTObama: US won't stop confronting Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74751acecb344bd2946c6480569283b9WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsHostage situationsJournalistsMilitant groupsWar and unrestKidnappingGeneral newsNews mediaMediaCrimeUnited StatesIraqSyriaMassachusettsNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/74751acecb344bd2946c6480569283b9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:19:15 GMT7-year sentence for boxer turned bank robberhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc632bd7a6d44719cec5a89204333b6OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former world champion boxer convicted of several bank robberies to seven years in prison, handing down a lighter sentence in part because of the defendant's boxing-related injuries, his difficult childhood and a mistake by a Georgia court in 2001 that resulted in his spending additional years in prison.aGeneral newsSportsBoxingCrimeNational courtsTheftNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8cc632bd7a6d44719cec5a89204333b6Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:36:57 GMTChip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3Bhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc99e74f39c412ea99917d10ddbab9cFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.iBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsInformation technologyIndustriesIndustrial products and servicesGermanyWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cdc99e74f39c412ea99917d10ddbab9cWed, 20 Aug 2014 18:10:28 GMTManfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c575f1148b4a15af002419aef091c0NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause. Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred, Hall of Famer Joe Torre and more than 160 baseball employees poured ice water over their heads outside the league's Manhattan headquarters Wednesday to raise money for ALS.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c4c575f1148b4a15af002419aef091c0Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:11:36 GMTWHO: West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0293c188db74c398332e5eea2f76dc0MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is now at least 1,350 people.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestPolitical and civil unrestWest AfricaLiberiaAfricaMonroviaGuineaSierra LeoneNigeriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0293c188db74c398332e5eea2f76dc0Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:12:04 GMTDeputy: Gunfire after driver shot not in reporthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b22f47962248e69693ed4ed59c3d75ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — An ex-deputy says he failed to note in a report that more gunfire took place well after a drunk driver was fatally shot following an accident that killed two boys in Texas.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/91b22f47962248e69693ed4ed59c3d75Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:01:28 GMTUS names Hondurans to drug kingpin listhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc6fd6ef569243fb9b2b9e4fe0dafac4TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on three Honduran men, three coffee companies and a cattle and dairy operation under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeHondurasUnited StatesTegucigalpaCentral AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc6fd6ef569243fb9b2b9e4fe0dafac4Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:48:48 GMTUS officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3ffa6d3896a43e594b6f50550a714a7WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.LOLITA C. BALDORLARA JAKESwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestHostage situationsMilitant groupsDrone surveillance and warfareWar casualtiesDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3ffa6d3896a43e594b6f50550a714a7Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:54:34 GMTMormon school removes gay-marriage cards at storehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f81cd7d958f4c24989bfc2f36ceb7d1SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.Lindsay WhitehurstaBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansHigher educationEducationMarriageSex in societySocial affairsReligious issuesReligionSocial issuesFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesChristianityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f81cd7d958f4c24989bfc2f36ceb7d1Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:29:44 GMTReport: Firefighting costs eroding conservationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/622a62762e514e33b8d3801d9d77e744WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes.KEVIN FREKINGwGovernment and politicsFiresAccidents and disastersGeneral newsNatural disastershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/622a62762e514e33b8d3801d9d77e744Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:50 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e8488e1d924b27ba9a53f8f879469cWASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Military weighs plan to send a small number of additional troops to Iraq.wGovernment and politicsTroop deploymentsWar and unrestGeneral newsIraqMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17e8488e1d924b27ba9a53f8f879469cWed, 20 Aug 2014 17:51:56 GMT