FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 23:16:00 -0700Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1 WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.JOHN KEKISsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsLas VegasPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaWilliamsportIllinoisUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:29:02 GMTMcBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2 (AP) — Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 04:23:33 GMTHearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:50:16 GMTChina manufacturing drags on Asian stock markets, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsSouth KoreaJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:49:58 GMTThai army ruler expected to become new premier (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsLegislatureMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 21 Aug 2014 02:34:47 GMTPeavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs (AP) — Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:40:24 GMTPolice seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?htGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeLaw and orderSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:12:11 GMTLynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds LOUIS (AP) — Facing Johnny Cueto definitely brought out the best in the Cardinals' Lance Lynn.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 04:42:34 GMTUS routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthProfessional basketballDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew YorkSpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 02:17:04 GMTPalestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge YORK (AP) — Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge.aGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesNew York CityGaza StripNew YorkManhattanMiddle EastUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:17:47 GMTLaughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, the investment banker is cracking jokes on TV while the former comedian lectures about financial products.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureFootballState governmentsSportsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:55:23 GMTSerena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMusicUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 04:31:40 GMTHamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:12 GMTToday in History is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.The Associated PressaRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGeneral newsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsPhilippinesUnited StatesAthensSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:44 GMTAP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsJournalismNews mediaMedia, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:12 GMTPorcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:12:16 GMTMongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping for better access to China's ports as Chinese President Xi Jinping conducts a two-day visit to the sprawling, arid nation sandwiched between China and Russia.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMongoliaChinaEast AsiaCentral AsiaAsiaGreater China, 21 Aug 2014 05:26:14 GMTTibet group says 3 more dead after police shooting (AP) — Three more Tibetan protesters shot and detained by Chinese authorities died in jail after being denied medical treatment, bringing the death toll from recent violence to five, according to overseas Tibetan rights groups and a U.S.-backed broadcaster.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeChinaTibetBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 04:53:51 GMTThailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 03:54:10 GMTIsner cruises in 3rd-round match, N.C. (AP) — American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).BILL KISERsSportsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisWinston-SalemSpainUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 02:30:27 GMTFeldman pitches Astros past slumping Yankees 5-2 YORK (AP) — Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballNew York CityNew YorkHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:58:48 GMTRookie T.J. House, 4 Indians relievers blank Twins (AP) — Rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Wednesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:30:24 GMTChina tries 5 cult members for murder (AP) — Five people went on trial Thursday for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet in eastern China after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult, a court said.iGeneral newsReligionViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 04:59:41 GMTTeens deny threatening boy in school shooting plot PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school denied charges Wednesday that they made criminal threats against another boy.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationCaliforniaPasadenaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:48:57 GMTChina factory index falls to 3-month low in August KONG (AP) — A survey says Chinese factory activity expanded in August at a slower rate, suggesting the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyChinaHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 02:59:48 GMTGuilty plea expected by marathon suspect's friend (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:42:22 GMTJudge: Girl, 13, is fit for trial for Calif. fire DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeNatural disastersLaw and orderFiresAccidents and disastersSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:40:41 GMTPadres beat Dodgers 4-1 to end 2-game skid ANGELES (AP) — Alexi Amarista had two hits and drove in a run, Eric Stults combined with three relievers on a six-hitter and the San Diego Padres defeated the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday night.BETH HARRISsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 21 Aug 2014 05:30:30 GMTOSU freshman hospitalized after cardiac incident, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State University athletics spokesman says a freshman member of the men's basketball team suffered "an apparent cardiac-related medical incident" and is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.aGeneral newsCollege basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballSportsCollege sportsCorvallisOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:39:23 GMTBrazil expands labor rights for domestic workers DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses.JENNY BARCHFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesLegislationConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesPersonnelLegislatureConstitutionsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:34 GMTHamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3 (AP) — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night.HOWARD ULMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMassachusettsBostonLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Aug 2014 03:10:11 GMTGuilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:28:02 GMTThai army ruler nominated as next prime minister (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsNational electionsMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 21 Aug 2014 05:24:44 GMTAustralia cites reporter's killing in law reforms, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismJournalistsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaAustraliaSyriaIraqOceaniaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 05:22:44 GMTNationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th (AP) — The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:47:22 GMTVenezuela's president pays visit to Fidel Castro (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a belated birthday visit to Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader revealed in one of his regular columns.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaVenezuelaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:13:23 GMTIsraeli air strikes pound Gaza; 6 dead in Rafah CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian police say at least six people have been killed when an overnight Israeli airstrike hit a densely populated neighborhood in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsWar and unrestStrikesLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 05:07:53 GMTHolder says he understands mistrust of police LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:11:46 GMTGiants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:01:07 GMTPirates rally to beat Braves 3-2 (AP) — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.NATE BARNESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:09:57 GMTRain washes out trucks race at Bristol Speedway, Tenn. (AP) — Rain washed out NASCAR's Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:24:25 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, 21 Aug 2014 04:11:30 GMTUS mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:29 GMTCruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox (AP) — Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:05:24 GMTBouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:52:23 GMTMarijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years YORK (AP) — A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSmugglingCanadaNorth AmericaBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityMontrealUnited StatesQuebec, 21 Aug 2014 02:18:50 GMTSome see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsForeign policyReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment policyPalestinian territoriesUnited Arab EmiratesEgyptQatarIsraelMiddle EastGaza StripDubaiUnited StatesNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 05:43:17 GMTHamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas military wing says 3 of its senior leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza house.iGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 21 Aug 2014 05:59:59 GMTCalifornia Wildfire destroys 8 homes, 10 buildings, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening.aGeneral newsFire weatherProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:57:25 GMTGrowth in China manufacturing weakens in August KONG (AP) — Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthManufacturing sector performanceEconomyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 03:32:36 GMT