FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:25 -0700CHL's Arizona Sundogs suspend operations VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Sundogs are suspending operations for the upcoming Central Hockey League season, but hope to resume play in 2015-16.aGeneral newsSportsSports governanceHockeyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional hockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsArizonaPrescottUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:48:22 GMTRomney and Ryan reuniting at Chicago appearance (AP) — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are reuniting in Chicago in their first joint public appearance since their unsuccessful White House bid two years ago.TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsCampaignsUnited States General ElectionElectionsNational electionsGeneral electionsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:35:14 GMTPuerto Rico drug ring accused of selling meth JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Puerto Rico is for the first time prosecuting a suspected drug-trafficking organization on charges of distributing methamphetamine in the U.S. territory.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeCrimeOrganized crimeViolent crimeSmugglingPuerto RicoUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:14:20 GMTTringale of clear mind after PGA disqualification, N.J. (AP) — Cameron Tringale began the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 66 and a clear conscience.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:02:37 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:56:46 GMTLiberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Government officials handed out bags of rice and sachets of drinking water Thursday to residents of an impoverished slum in Liberia's capital where tens of thousands of people have been barricaded in an effort to stop the spread of Ebola.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsForeign aidHumanitarian assistanceTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsTravel safetyTravelLifestyleLiberiaWest AfricaGuineaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 20:38:08 GMTHow the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high. Investors were encouraged by news that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago.The Associated PressfBusinessStock marketsFinancial markets, 21 Aug 2014 20:43:37 GMTOhio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsLifestyleChristianityStem cell researchGlaciologyMedical researchReligionSocial affairsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthPrimary and secondary educationEducationCell biologyBiologyScienceEarth scienceCincinnatiOhioIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:09:55 GMTUSA TODAY BEST-SELLERS "If I Stay" by Gayle Forman (Speak)The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 21 Aug 2014 21:26:39 GMTStudy: Wealth gap widened in the last decade YORK (AP) — A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer.aBusinessGeneral newsCensusesUnited States CensusGovernment and politicsDemographicsSocial affairsEvents, 21 Aug 2014 21:43:15 GMTAirline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLeisure travelAir travelHolidaysOccasionsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:36:05 GMTHome Depot says Menear will become CEO on Nov. 1 YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that Craig Menear, the president of its U.S. retail operations, will become president and CEO of the company Nov. 1.fBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesConsumer products and servicesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:35:04 GMTIsrael kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting top leaders in two days.KARIN LAUBIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesMilitary leadershipCease firesDiplomacyGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 20:57:55 GMTEx-judge must say she's sorry, just not in cuffs, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption has been spared the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsOdditiesLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:01:31 GMTFamily of NY man killed by chokehold talks to feds YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer met with a U.S. prosecutor on Thursday to again demand a federal probe.aGeneral newsCrimeNew York CityUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:24:01 GMTBank of America settlement likely to benefit few (AP) — Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners.JOSH BOAKPETE YOSTMARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisConsumer protection and advocacyGovernment and politicsEconomyFinancial marketsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer affairsUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:35:03 GMTInjured Isner withdraws from Winston-Salem Open, N.C. (AP) — John Isner's preparations for the U.S. Open hit a setback Thursday when a sprained ankle forced him to withdraw from the Winston-Salem Open hours before his quarterfinal.BILL KISERsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthWinston-SalemUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:12:23 GMTGov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsState governmentsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 21 Aug 2014 20:51:37 GMTGoalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team (AP) — Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.sSports2014 FIFA World CupFIFA World CupMen's soccerMen's sportsProfessional soccerSabbaticalsSoccerEventsCareersBusinessInternational soccerUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:43:51 GMTMexico arrests 13 at water-rate protest by Mayas CITY (AP) — Police on Mexico's Caribbean coast arrested 13 activists during a demonstration by Maya Indians against water rate hikes.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsArrestsCrimeNative AmericansPolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 21:30:22 GMTSome US colleges calling students back from Israel, Conn. (AP) — Some U.S. colleges are pulling students from overseas study programs in Israel as the Gaza war rages, though the relative calm beyond the immediate battle areas is raising questions in some quarters about why they had to leave.STEPHEN SINGERaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationGovernment programsInternational studentsWar and unrestSocial affairsGovernment and politicsEducation issuesSocial issuesTravel safetyTravelLifestyleWest BankIsraelMiddle EastUnited StatesHartfordGaza StripPalestinian territoriesNorth AmericaConnecticut, 21 Aug 2014 21:09:20 GMTMan pleads guilty in fatal Purdue campus attack (AP) — An Indiana man pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student in January.CHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:32:24 GMTPUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS 5/8/2013 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 8/17/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusiness, 21 Aug 2014 21:26:14 GMTNY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaUnited StatesNew York CitySouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Aug 2014 21:47:14 GMTCourt to unseal some files in probe of Gov. Walker, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court decided Thursday to unseal two dozen documents in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in 2012.TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsPolitical corruptionNational courtsNational governmentsPolitical issuesCourtsJudiciaryHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:42:19 GMTChiefs' mascot reaches settlement over injury CITY, Mo. (AP) — The man who performs as the Kansas City Chiefs' mascot has reached a legal settlement over severe injuries he suffered last November while practicing a zip line routine.aGeneral newsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:35:25 GMTPentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:14:53 GMTAlaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:09:04 GMTStocks advance to put S&P 500 at a record high YORK (AP) — The stock market advanced for a fourth straight day Thursday, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a record high.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsCommodity marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:51:04 GMTEbola: Care and recovery of 2 American aid workers YORK (AP) — Two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola and left an Atlanta hospital, after weeks of intensive treatment in a special isolation unit.MIKE STOBBEhtGeneral newsHealthMedicationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSoftwareComputing and information technologyTechnologyDiagnosis and treatmentUnited StatesWest AfricaNorth AmericaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMTFoley case lays bare debate over paying ransom (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of those kidnapped without financing terror groups, and encouraging more kidnappings.LARA JAKESELLEN KNICKMEYERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestIslamKidnappingDiplomacyJournalistsNational securityMilitary and defenseReligionSocial affairsCrimeInternational relationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesUnited KingdomIraqSyriaFranceMiddle EastPersian GulfEuropeQatarNorth AmericaWestern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 21:42:46 GMTEx-Nevada lawmaker taking plea deal in Vegas cases VEGAS (AP) — The only lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature agreed Thursday to plead guilty in two Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before the 2013 legislative session, in a bid to get out of jail and into a mental health program.KEN RITTERaGeneral newsExtortion and threatsLegal proceedingsCrimeState legislatureArrestsGovernment and politicsLegislatureLaw and orderState governmentsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:49:09 GMTGap reports higher profit, plans India expansion FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales.fBusinessCorporate stockCorporate newsFinancial performanceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesSan FranciscoIndiaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 20:52:27 GMTManziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start, Ohio (AP) — On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched.TOM WITHERSsSportsCollege sportsCollege footballFootballProfessional footballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:16:23 GMTUS housing recovery appears to be back on track (AP) — A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome sellingHome buyingEconomyReal estateResidential real estateLifestylePersonal loansPersonal financeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesProfessional services, 21 Aug 2014 21:27:42 GMTVenezuela proposes fingerprinting grocery shoppers, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.HANNAH DREIERiBusinessGeneral newsVenezuelaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 21:09:28 GMTChoi is early leader at Canadian Women's Open, Ontario (AP) — Na Yeon Choi of South Korea chipped in for three of her nine birdies and tied the course record at 8-under 64 for the early lead at the Canadian Women's Open.sSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsU.S. Open Women's Golf ChampionshipsEventsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:34:51 GMTGAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary correctional systemsArmed forcesLegislatureGovernment regulationsMilitary and defenseUnited StatesAfghanistanCubaNorth AmericaCentral AsiaAsiaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 21:14:14 GMTThe ice bucket stops with Obama, Mass. (AP) — The ice bucket stops with Obama.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaLifestyleGovernment and politicsDiplomacyInternational relationsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:41:18 GMTColorado's Mark Udall gets ad boost in Senate race (AP) — Republican Senate hopeful Cory Gardner's opposition to abortion rights "is way too extreme for Colorado," women voters say in ads Senate Democrats' campaign arm began running Thursday.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislatureCampaignsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:05:19 GMTGap beats Street 2Q forecasts FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. (GPS) on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $332 million.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:29:28 GMTHormel Foods and Hertz are big market movers YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:fFinancial performanceCorporate newsBusinessConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 21 Aug 2014 20:23:50 GMTCorrection: Emirates-Terrorism Law story, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a new counter-terrorism law in the United Arab Emirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gulf researcher Nicholas McGeehan works for Amnesty International. He works for Human Rights Watch.iGeneral newsTerrorismHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational securityMilitary and defenseUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 20:22:37 GMTHamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens (AP) — A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.JOSEF FEDERMANiGeneral newsWar and unrestKidnappingRebellions and uprisingsCrimePalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 20:38:09 GMTAttorney: Utah eatery had other chemical burn LAKE CITY (AP) — The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic iced tea at a Utah restaurant says an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same chemical cleaning compound.BRADY McCOMBSaBusinessGeneral newsBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleCrimeUtahUnited StatesNorth AmericaSalt Lake City, 21 Aug 2014 21:26:56 GMTEx-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsMarriageDietary supplementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsNutritionHealthVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:40:41 GMTVargas, Twins avert sweep with 4-1 win vs Indians (AP) — Kennys Vargas homered and sparked rallies with two other hits, leading the Minnesota Twins past Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians 4-1 Thursday.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 20:52:58 GMTMexican mining firm complains about probe of spill CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers.iBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesMaterials industryIndustriesCorporate newsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 20:29:34 GMTTorture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial (AP) — A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsViolent crimeActs of tortureKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeAnimation and comicsCrimes against childrenLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:14:53 GMTUS judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMiamiFloridaUnited StatesTallahasseeNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 21:31:04 GMT