FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 09:05:57 -0700Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding', Va. (AP) — Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:15:04 GMTPakistani premier denies asking army to mediate (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding his resignation over alleged voting fraud.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsArmed forcesGovernment and politicsFraud and false statementsLegislatureMilitary and defenseVotingElectionsCrimePakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 15:30:26 GMTPro-Russia separatists in control of coastal town, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russia separatists, relaxed and well-equipped, held firm control on Friday of the strategic coastal town of Novoazovsk, a day after Ukraine claimed tanks and armored vehicles had invaded from Russia.PETER LEONARDNATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsWar casualtiesHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacyInternational relationsLocal governmentsSocial issuesSocial affairsUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowKievMilanDonetskEuropeEastern EuropeItalyWestern Europe, 29 Aug 2014 15:42:31 GMTUS sanctions people aiding Iran (AP) — The United States on Friday sanctioned more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals suspected of working to expand Iran's nuclear program, supporting terrorism and helping Iran evade U.S. and international sanctions.DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsWar and unrestUnited StatesIranNorth AmericaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 15:22:40 GMTMass demonstrations in Yemen against Shiite rebels, Yemen (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis rallied on Friday in the capital and across the country against an armed Shiite rebel group which has been holding its own sit-in demanding a new government and the reinstatement of fuel subsidies.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 15:54:33 GMTShelley Sterling: Ballmer eager to own Clippers ANGELES (AP) — When Shelly Sterling was approached by former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about buying the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling did not know who he was. But in short order she convinced him the team was worth an unprecedented $2 billion.LINDA DEUTSCHaGeneral newsSportsSports team ownership changesSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMen's basketballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:29 GMTOhio State hears from ex-band director's backers, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees have heard from a designated band alumnus and an outraged parent without further comment on the firing of marching band director Jonathan Waters.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:59:22 GMTCorrection: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story, N.D. (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss," not "There are no healing words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss."aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCrimeLaw and orderFargoGrand ForksNorth DakotaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:55:52 GMTLawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly."aGeneral newsCrimeMassachusettsQuincyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:22:23 GMTStock market wavers in late morning trading stock market waffled between small gains and losses in light trading Friday, ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed: Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHong KongEast AsiaChinaGreater ChinaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 15:41:18 GMTFiat-Chrysler stock should be on market soon (AP) — U.S. investors should soon be able to buy stock in Chrysler for the first time in seven years.fBusiness, 29 Aug 2014 15:35:00 GMTUS delivers military aid to Lebanese army (AP) — The United States has delivered its first emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon, officials said Friday, to help bolster military forces as part of a broader regional response to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestCivil warsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:38:43 GMTPenn State, UCF set for Ireland season opener, Fla. (AP) — The idea started with a phone call.KYLE HIGHTOWERsSportsCoachingMen's sportsCollege sportsFootballCollege footballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional footballDublinIrelandUnited StatesFloridaWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:44:53 GMTCameron promises tough action to fight militants (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEuropeSyriaIraq, 29 Aug 2014 15:00:39 GMTWorrying eurozone inflation sags again to 0.3 pct, Germany (AP) — Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.DAVID McHUGHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsPricesFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 29 Aug 2014 14:26:47 GMTIraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 15:46:20 GMTGrain lower, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were lower Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:00:55 GMTSAfrica: 4 guilty in murder try on Rwandan general (AP) — A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGovernment and politicsLaw and orderRwandaSouth AfricaJohannesburgEast AfricaAfricaSouthern Africa, 29 Aug 2014 15:17:53 GMTHershey takes wraps off new corporate logo, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.aBusinessGeneral newsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 29 Aug 2014 15:59:27 GMTMarines deactivate decorated 'Walking Dead' unit, N.C. (AP) — Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:44:55 GMTEU ministers call for new sanctions against Russia (AP) — Several European Union foreign ministers on Friday accused Russia of invading eastern Ukraine and said Moscow should be punished with more sanctions.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineRomaniaPolandMilanNetherlandsEuropeUnited StatesBrusselsEastern EuropeItalyWestern EuropeNorth AmericaBelgiumMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 14:35:07 GMTIcelandic officials say eruption near Bardarbunga, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system.BY JENNA GOTTLIEBtTravelLifestyleVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 15:48:20 GMTEbola arrives in Senegal as outbreak accelerates, Senegal (AP) — A man infected with Ebola traveled to Senegal, bringing the disease to that country for the first time in an outbreak that has hit four other West African nations and killed more than 1,500 people, the Ministry of Health said Friday.BABACAR DIONEiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesPublic healthSenegalWest AfricaGuineaLiberiaDakarSierra LeoneAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 15:22:27 GMTBritain raises terror threat level to severe (AP) — Britain raised the country's terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestUnited KingdomMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 14:22:56 GMTMilitary pilot in Virginia F-15 crash identified, Mass. (AP) — The pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains has been identified as Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:54:59 GMTGun tourism grows in popularity in recent years VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.MICHELLE RINDELSJACQUES BILLEAUDtTravelLifestyleGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLas VegasUnited StatesArizonaNevadaNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:57:31 GMTBRIC wall: Brazil's economy slips into a recession PAULO (AP) — Brazil has slipped into recession, with government figures released Friday showing gross domestic product contracting for a second consecutive quarter.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic growthGovernment and politicsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 15:44:03 GMTDutch government clamps down on radicalization (AP) — The Dutch government unveiled a package of measures Friday aimed at countering radicalization of Muslims in the country, a day after police announced the arrest of two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in conflicts in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismRadicalismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNetherlandsMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 14:53:16 GMTPalestinian leader say Hamas caused prolonged war, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending fighting in the Gaza Strip, causing a high death toll.iGeneral newsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 14:24:01 GMTCrocodile that bit 2 men dies during capture GABLES, Fla. (AP) — An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died.aGeneral newsCrocodilesReptilesAnimalsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:50:11 GMTMercedes disciplines Rosberg over Spa collision Rosberg was disciplined by Mercedes on Friday after accepting responsibility for a collision with teammate Lewis Hamilton at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix that deepened the rift between the two rivals for the drivers' title.STEVE DOUGLASsSportsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsTransportation, 29 Aug 2014 14:21:04 GMTObama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC (AP) — President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House.DARLENE SUPERVILLEwGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingNew YorkDistrict of ColumbiaRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:31:33 GMTUN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark (AP) — The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in its 64-year history.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsPolitical refugeesCivil warsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle EastJordanEurope, 29 Aug 2014 15:56:02 GMTManziel willing to share nickname with A&M's Hill (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ready to hand off his nickname. Or at least share it.TOM WITHERSsSportsCollege footballFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballClevelandOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:07 GMTLawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M (AP) — A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million.ED WHITEaGeneral newsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:14:39 GMTBoat flips near Dominican coast; at least 1 death DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican authorities are searching for survivors after a boat carrying about 20 migrants apparently capsized off the eastern tip of the country.iGeneral newsDominican RepublicCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 15:26:16 GMTUS opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans, Spain (AP) — They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsFinlandBilbaoSpainUnited StatesEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:40:23 GMTCops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia YORK (AP) — Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport.tTravelLifestyleArrestsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsLaw and orderNew York CityQueensNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:52:30 GMTStock market edges up in late morning trading stock market rose slightly in light trading Friday, ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The latest reports on the U.S. economy were mixed: Consumer sentiment improved in August, while spending fell and income growth slowed in July.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyCommodity marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 15:53:25 GMTIn first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11 YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.JENNIFER PELTZtTravelLifestyleFunerals and memorial servicesSeptember 11 attacksGeneral newsEventsTerrorist attacksTerrorismWar and unrest, 29 Aug 2014 15:46:10 GMTUS consumer sentiment improves a bit in August (AP) — U.S. consumer sentiment ticked up in August, driven by greater optimism about jobs, rising incomes, and increasing wealth. Yet the increase largely occurred among higher-income groups.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 29 Aug 2014 15:32:08 GMTMyanmar discovers it has only 51 million people, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar has discovered it has only 51 million people — far less than the previously estimated 60 million.iGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 15:16:32 GMTOwen Wilson in Venice with 'She's Funny That Way', Italy (AP) — Movies — they don't make 'em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does.JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalEventsPerforming artsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 15:34:40 GMTOSU board hears from ex-band director's backers, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of the fired Ohio State University marching band director are out in force for a meeting of the university trustees.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSchool administrationEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:01:25 GMT'99 Homes' brings US subprime crisis to Venice, Italy (AP) — Florida's realtors and tourism authorities will probably not be using "99 Homes" in their promotional material.JILL LAWLESSiBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalFinancial crisisEventsEconomyFinancial marketsItalyFloridaWestern EuropeEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:31:34 GMTIran confirms US Coast Guard fired at fishing boat, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran's Revolutionary Guard navy confirmed in remarks published Friday that a U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired on an Iranian fishing boat in the Persian Gulf this week but insisted the incident was not a "clash."NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsTehranIsraelPalestinian territoriesWest BankIranUnited StatesMiddle EastPersian GulfGaza StripNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 14:34:24 GMTMalaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.EILEEN NGKELVIN CHANtTravelLifestyleMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashAir travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEventsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 15:49:32 GMTAs stocks rise, so does anxiety: Time to get out? YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 15:24:41 GMTNBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and imminent birth of her first child.DAVID BAUDERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentJournalismNews mediaMedia, 29 Aug 2014 15:53:51 GMTBeer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers."CARRIE ANTLFINGERaGeneral newsAlcohol laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessLocal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesWisconsinMilwaukeeGermanyUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 14:45:02 GMT