FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 11:04:03 -0700Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons.DAVE CAMPBELLsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceCrimeSports businessProfessional footballFootballGeneral newsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:55:57 GMTProsecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding', Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took bribes and sold his office to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement for a businessman who showered him and his wife with more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsCelebrityLegal proceedingsShoppingEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderFashionBeauty and fashionLifestyleProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:09:08 GMTStewart-Haas Racing: Stewart is 'emotional' heading into race, but is ready to compete, Ga. (AP) — Stewart-Haas Racing: Stewart is 'emotional' heading into race, but is ready to compete.aGeneral newsSportsGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:09:41 GMTAt heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home (AP) — U.S. and European intelligence officials are increasingly worried about lone wolf terrorist attacks by their own citizens returning from fighting in Syria and Iraq.KEN DILANIANBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 16:54:35 GMTJudge denies special prosecutor request in rampage (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied a defense request for a special prosecutor to look into a news story about defendant James Holmes.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:06:40 GMTMexico operations thwart child, family migrants, Mexico (AP) — Mexico's largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesMcAllenLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemalaEl SalvadorNorth AmericaCentral AmericaTexas, 29 Aug 2014 16:47:48 GMTEx-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison, N.C. (AP) — A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday.MICHAEL BIESECKERaGeneral newsObituariesArmed forcesEspionageMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCrimeUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:52:40 GMTChief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison (AP) — The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and order, 29 Aug 2014 17:35:38 GMTUS sanctions firms, individuals for 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, support terrorism and help Iran evade U.S. and international sanctions.DEB RIECHMANNwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorismForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWeapons administrationMilitary and defenseWar and unrestSyriaIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:42:24 GMTUN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers NATIONS (AP) — The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the situation with dozens of peacekeepers detained or restricted in movement in Syria remains "very, very fluid" as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 17:33:28 GMTOhio State hears from ex-band director's backers, Ohio (AP) — Angry backers of Ohio State's fired marching band director made a splashy showing at a trustee meeting Friday, playing their horns, wearing T-shirts supporting him and urging the board to keep discussions on the matter open.JULIE CARR SMYTHaGeneral newsSportsEducationSocial affairsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:58:35 GMTStock market edges higher in afternoon trading financial markets inched higher in light trading Friday afternoon, recouping small losses from earlier in the day. Investors weighed reports that gave a mixed picture of the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earningsALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:57 GMTDutch prosecutor in Ukraine for crash inquiry (AP) — The Netherlands has assigned a prosecutor to work in Kiev on the criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashCriminal investigationsEventsLaw and orderCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNetherlandsUkraineWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 29 Aug 2014 17:02:47 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 17:00:06 GMTUS delivers military aid to Lebanese army (AP) — The United States has delivered an emergency shipment of weapons to Lebanon's military, officials said Friday, part of a broader regional effort to combat the growing threat posed by Islamic extremists.DIAA HADIDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsBeirutLebanonSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:24:48 GMTNYC music festival tightens security YORK (AP) — Heightened security is in place for a New York City music festival where two people died last year.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsZoological parksMusicEntertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:02:57 GMTCameron promises tough action to fight militants (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida.DANICA KIRKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTerrorism2005 London bombingsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIslamismEventsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessBombingsUnited KingdomLondonEuropeMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEngland, 29 Aug 2014 17:51:41 GMTNY foster agencies settle suit by kids for $17.5M (AP) — Attorneys say three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned in a "house of horrors."aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCrimeCrimes against childrenFloridaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 29 Aug 2014 17:19:44 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 16:26:26 GMTPUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS 5/8/2014 Publishers Weekly. Week ending 8/24/2014, powered by Nielsen Bookscan 5/8/2013 The Nielsen Company.The Associated PresseBooks and literatureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyle, 29 Aug 2014 16:50:44 GMTPentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:45:51 GMTWashington city fights to keep legal marijuana out, Wash. (AP) — A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife is asking a judge to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses.GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:47:59 GMTHershey takes wraps off new corporate logo, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.aBusinessGeneral newsMarketing and advertisingCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 29 Aug 2014 16:40:59 GMTFormer deputy charged in double homicide, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week.aGeneral newsArrestsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:54:26 GMTAir Force Academy on al-Qaida list of targets SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An English-language al-Qaida publication that promotes "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks includes the Air Force Academy in Colorado on a list of possible terrorism targets.aGeneral newsTerrorismMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politics, 29 Aug 2014 16:23:31 GMTChelsea Clinton quits as NBC News 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 17:18:49 GMTZimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old.FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaignsGovernment appointments and nominationsVeteransLegislatureEconomyElectionsBusinessZimbabweHarareSouthern AfricaAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:05 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 additional biting economic sanctions.JUERGEN BAETZiBusinessGeneral newsSummitsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsEconomyForeign policyGovernment policyCrimeaRussiaMoscowUkraineRomaniaPolandMilanNetherlandsEuropeUnited StatesBrusselsEastern EuropeItalyWestern EuropeNorth AmericaBelgium, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:30 GMT'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions (AP) — Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballAlabamaWest VirginiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth AmericaGeorgiaVirginia, 29 Aug 2014 16:58:50 GMTStock market edges higher in midday trading reports on the U.S. economy and better-than-expected company earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher on Friday. Indexes were rebounding after a slow start in light trading ahead of the Labor Day holiday.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 29 Aug 2014 16:24:12 GMTStewart says Ward's death will affect him forever, Ga. (AP) — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.aGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsCriminal investigationsNASCARProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessAccidents and disastersCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw and orderCrimeGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:44:51 GMTPerry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wasting little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.WILL WEISSERTNOMAAN MERCHANTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesSyriaDallasTexasMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:37:43 GMTOtto takes lead with 62; Gallacher gains momentum, Italy (AP) — Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup also gained momentum.sSportsRyder CupMen's sportsMen's golfGolfEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 17:21:02 GMTPoland bars Russian plane from its airspace, Poland (AP) — Poland has prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace, leading to a complaint from Moscow.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolandRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 17:45:49 GMTPeng beats another seeded player at US Open YORK (AP) — Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:27:18 GMTExperimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.MARILYNN MARCHIONEaHealthAnimal healthMedical researchDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPrimatesInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthMammalsAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessCanadaAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:12:19 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 fundraisingDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:41 GMTLawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M (AP) — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.ED WHITEaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:48:14 GMTCee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green has pleaded no contest to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles.ANTHONY McCARTNEYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsDrug-related crimeCelebrityCrimeLaw and order, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:16 GMTAgency seeks comment on Arizona Memorial tickets HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The National Park Service is accepting feedback on its new offering of "next day" tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.tTravelLifestyleHarborsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessEnvironment and natureArizonaHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:28:44 GMTAttorneys for ex-first lady make final arguments, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are telling jurors in her corruption trial that her interactions with a businessman who showered her with gifts may have been "tacky" but they are not illegal.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:56:57 GMTCrocodile that bit 2 swimmers 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 16:31:27 GMTGreek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat, Greece (AP) — The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party was been granted a brief leave from prison on Friday to take up his seat on Athens' new city council, after the party won 16 percent of the capital's vote capital in May municipal elections.DEREK GATOPOULOSPETROS GIANNAKOURISiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMunicipal governmentsNazismNeo-NazismLocal governmentsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGreeceAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 29 Aug 2014 17:19:37 GMTNH high court: New sentence hearings in killings, N.H. (AP) — Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday.LYNNE TUOHYaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsManchesterUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 16:37:49 GMTAt least 24 trapped in mine landslide in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers worked Friday to reach at least 24 gold miners trapped by a landslide in northern Nicaragua.iBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMaterials industryIndustriesNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 17:58:17 GMTNew challenge for Tax forms (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHealth care reformGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational governmentsHealth issuesHealthIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsPolitical issuesHealth care policyGovernment policyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:01:56 GMTSandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected officials say.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesRestaurantsWeatherConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureFood and drinkLifestyleNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:53:21 GMTVictim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi DIEGO (AP) — The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents.JULIE WATSONaGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disasters, 29 Aug 2014 17:47:39 GMTPalestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 29 Aug 2014 17:05:27 GMTAP NewsAlert, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR's Tony Stewart says driver's death will 'affect my life forever'aGeneral newsSportsNASCARAutomobile racingCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 17:04:07 GMT