FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 02:06:10 -0700College Football Playoff era begins new era in college football is here.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballHeisman TrophyEventsAuburnAlabamaOregonKentuckyWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:41:27 GMTFANTASY FEVER: Back to draft board _ who's first? tail end of the NFL preseason signals something much more festive for tens of millions of fantasy football players around the world: the nearing of draft day.OSKAR GARCIAsSportsFantasy sportsFootballProfessional football, 28 Aug 2014 08:25:06 GMTRise in flags makes NFL defenders wary of contact subtle change to the NFL rulebook resulted in an 822 percent increase in illegal contact penalties through three weeks of the preseason.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsCollege footballProfessional footballCollege sportsFootball, 28 Aug 2014 07:51:09 GMTFrance rules out Assad as partner in terror fight (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has ruled out an international partnership with Syria's leader to fight against the Islamic State group, saying any alliance with Bashar Assad would play into the militants' hands.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFranceSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:34 GMTUniversity bets $10 million on poor city's kids, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationHigher educationSocial affairsEducation costsReadingPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:45:20 GMTWoman IDs dead, learns about Native beliefs, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsNative AmericansArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:27:07 GMTTestimony wrapping up in former Va. governor trial, Va. (AP) — The jury is set to hear from the final witness in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.LARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:19:03 GMTHurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia.aGeneral newsBermudaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:56:17 GMTFilipino bishops to counter Islamic State group, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of the Philippine Roman Catholic Church, Asia's largest, have vowed to counter extremist religions such as that espoused by Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.iGeneral newsChristianityReligionSocial affairsManilaPhilippinesSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:46:44 GMTNigeria Ebola patient hid from government, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu says two more Ebola cases exist in the country, raising the number of confirmed cases to 15.BASHIR ADIGUNiGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthNigeriaLagosWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 08:40:45 GMTTim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity (AP) — Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits — or doughnut holes to Americans.ROB GILLIESiBusinessGeneral newsHockeyProfessional hockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaTorontoNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:12:20 GMTOmaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member, Neb. (AP) — When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.MARGERY A. BECKaGeneral newsTelevision programsCrimePoliceTheftViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:15:49 GMTOn Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:07:06 GMT6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China (AP) — Six people died and 21 others were missing after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, Chinese state media reported Thursday.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:56:38 GMTIsraelis skeptical of PM's Gaza victory claim (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip has met with skepticism from many Israelis, according to a poll published Thursday.PETER ENAViGeneral newsPublic opinionWar and unrestCease firesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIsraelPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 08:37:59 GMTPoll: Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim (AP) — A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas in the latest round of fighting in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsPublic opinionSocial affairsGovernment and politicsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 28 Aug 2014 07:19:51 GMTTrout hits 30th HR in Angels' 6-1 win over Marlins, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's bat is a major reason the Los Angeles Angels have the best record in baseball and appear destined to end a four-year postseason drought.JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:03:24 GMTHK graft cops raid pro-democracy media boss's home KONG (AP) — Hong Kong anti-corruption police have searched the home of a media magnate who owns a popular pro-democracy newspaper and is known as a critic of Beijing.iBusinessGeneral newsDemocracyMediaGovernment and politicsHong KongBeijingChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:58:27 GMTGermanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 06:28:03 GMTBuy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.DAVE SKRETTAfBusinessSportsSports facility constructionSports team ownership changesMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesSports businessProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:49:48 GMTExplosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished, Ind. (AP) — A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.aBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:48:40 GMTUSC's Josh Shaw suspended after admitting lies ANGELES (AP) — Josh Shaw has been an exemplary teammate and a valuable leader at Southern California, earning his fellow Trojans' trust and praise after transferring home to help his family two years ago.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAthlete injuriesCollege footballCoachingAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:17:25 GMTPosey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:25:15 GMTCalifornia environmentalists decry feds' fire plan, Calif. (AP) — Federal forest officials say they were trying for a balanced approach in new plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from a massive California wildfire, but environmentalists are calling it a travesty for trees.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsEnvironmentFiresEnvironmental conservation and preservationOwlsTreesEnvironmental activismForestsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersBirdsAnimalsPlantsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:11:53 GMTNeighbors urge Japan to stick to history (AP) — China and South Korea on Thursday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesCabinetsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 28 Aug 2014 06:15:57 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 BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLas VegasUnited StatesArizonaNevadaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:22:40 GMTIndia urges millions of poor to open bank accounts DELHI (AP) — India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for the poor.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment welfare systemsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:16:05 GMTTurkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 06:40:34 GMTA look at the Islamic State militants in Syria (AP) — As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaBaghdadMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:40:58 GMTUndersea search for Malaysian plane refined, Australia (AP) — The massive undersea search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean could be extended farther south based on new satellite analysis, only weeks before the multimillion dollar, yearlong sonar hunt for wreckage is due to begin, officials said Thursday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAustraliaMalaysiaCanberraOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:57:56 GMTPakistani cleric says talks with government failed (AP) — A fiery Pakistani cleric who has been leading a mass rally outside parliament demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation says he has "shut the door" on further talks with the government.iGeneral newsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 07:57:54 GMTQ&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulations, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:06 GMTA flavor out of favor: Dog meat fades in S. Korea, South Korea (AP) — For more than 30 years, chef and restaurant owner Oh Keum-il built her expertise in cooking one traditional South Korean delicacy: dog meat.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsRestaurantsMammalsAnimalsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAgricultureFood and drinkAnimal welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaSeoulEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 08:05:12 GMTSweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.PAUL ELIASaHealthSportsInternational soccerAthlete injuriesAthlete healthLegal proceedingsSports governanceSports medicineProfessional soccerCollege sportsSoccerLaw and orderGeneral newsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:48 GMTWhite House preps legal case for immigration steps (AP) — With impeachment threats and potential lawsuits looming, President Barack Obama knows whatever executive actions he takes on immigration will face intense opposition. So as a self-imposed, end-of-summer deadline to act approaches, Obama's lawyers are carefully crafting a legal rationale they believe will withstand scrutiny and survive any court challenges, administration officials say.JOSH LEDERMANwGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsImmigration policyImmigrationSeparation of powersLegislatureImpeachmentsLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:08:03 GMTDubai port operator H1 profits up 26 percent, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai-based port operator DP World said Thursday its profit rose 26 percent in the first half of the year as it was able to process more cargo thanks to new capacity and a pick-up in global trade.ADAM SCHRECKiBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsDubaiMiddle EastUnited Arab Emirates, 28 Aug 2014 08:21:00 GMTPoll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.KURT VOIGTaGeneral newsHealthSportsAthlete healthCoachingHigh school sportsHead injuriesPrimary and secondary educationAthlete injuriesYouth footballYouth sportsParentingHigh school footballInjuriesEducationSocial affairsFootballRelationshipsLifestyle, 28 Aug 2014 07:43:36 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 28 Aug 2014 07:07:30 GMTWhat to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's basketballMen's sportsBasketballEventsProfessional basketballSpainFranceUnited StatesSevilleWestern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 07:53:35 GMTBaseball Capsules (AP) — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthIllinoisMichiganNew YorkCaliforniaPittsburghPhiladelphiaCubaSan FranciscoNew York CityKansas CitySeattleSt. LouisSan DiegoCincinnatiTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMissouriWashingtonOhioOntarioCanada, 28 Aug 2014 05:52:45 GMTGlobal stock markets muted, Qantas surges (AP) — Global stock markets were muted Thursday ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyLeading economic indicatorsFinancial marketsStock marketsJapanTokyoEast AsiaUnited StatesSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:06 GMTRevised estimate of Q2 growth likely to stay solid (AP) — After a grim start to the year, the economy roared back to life in the spring, supporting expectations that the second half of 2014 will turn out far better than the first half.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomic outlookEconomyConsumer spendingRecessions and depressionsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth AmericaMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 07:02:48 GMTCorrection: Thailand-Six-Legged Livestock story NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about insects being raised for food around the world, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the first cricket farm in the United States will open this year in Youngstown, Pennsylvania. The farm is in Youngstown, Ohio, and is now operating.iBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleInsectsAgricultureNutritionAnimalsZoologyBiologyScienceIndustriesHealthThailandSoutheast AsiaYoungstownUnited StatesChinaGhanaOhioAsiaNorth AmericaGreater ChinaEast AsiaWest AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 07:44:06 GMTStrategic Ukraine town under rebel control, Ukraine (AP) — The strategically positioned southeastern Ukraine town of Novoazovsk appears firmly under the control of Russia-backed separatists as concerns grow about the opening of a new front in the Ukraine conflict.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 08:36:43 GMTNew stands let US Open fans see stars practice YORK (AP) — U.S. Open fans can't seem to get enough of practice.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsEventsWomen's sportsNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 08:03:03 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it YORK (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 08:05:17 GMTGerman unemployment ticks up slightly in August (AP) — Germany's Federal Labor Office says the country's jobless rate ticked up slightly to 6.7 percent in August as 30,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsLeading economic indicatorsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 08:51:14 GMTWawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win YORK (AP) — In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to "Shut up."HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:41:27 GMTHuge waves wow throngs in Southern California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsBig wave surfingCoastlines and beachesStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWeatherSurfingSportsEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:23 GMTHow the AP-GfK poll was conducted Associated Press-GfK poll on children's sports and injuries was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.The Associated PressaGeneral newsHealthSports, 28 Aug 2014 07:45:04 GMT