FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 22:54:26 -0700'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway YORK (AP) — "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 22 Aug 2014 04:12:33 GMTAsian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:21 GMTMud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash., Wash. (AP) — Officials in areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of three highways and stranding some motorists.aGeneral newsTrafficAccidents and disastersTransportationProperty damageFloodsWeatherEmergency managementNatural disastersGovernment and politicsFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaDistrict of Columbia, 22 Aug 2014 05:44:56 GMTHis '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsArsonViolent crimeCrime, 22 Aug 2014 05:44:43 GMTAP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:18 GMTOklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:20:24 GMTPolice: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsKidnappingDogsChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimeMammalsAnimalsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:53:03 GMTCalifornia to appeal ruling tossing death penalty FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 00:53:03 GMTRyu sets course record at Canadian Women's Open, Ontario (AP) — On the eve of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open, So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi and Inbee Park got together for dinner with some fellow South Korean golfers.sSportsWomen's golfGolfRecord setting eventsWomen's sportsGeneral newsOntarioCanadaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:00:58 GMTMalaysia prepares to receive bodies from M17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia is preparing to receive the bodies and ashes of 20 of its citizens killed when Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July.iGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:40:22 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 ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsAthlete healthWinston-SalemUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:35:20 GMTMexico increases number of missing to 22,322 CITY (AP) — The Mexican government has increased its calculation of the number of people who have disappeared since the start of the country's drug war in 2006 and now lists 22,322 as missing, officials said Thursday. It had said in May that 8,000 people were missing.iGeneral newsMissing personsDrug-related crimeGovernment and politicsCrimeMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 01:59:48 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 demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:25 GMTAccuser of 'X-Men' director seeks case dismissal (AP) — A former child model accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii said he wants to dismiss the lawsuit — not because it lacks merit but because he can't find a new attorney to represent him.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:06 GMTCubs beat Giants 2-1 in suspended game (AP) — After two days, the first upheld protest in nearly 30 years and another rain storm, the Chicago Cubs finally completed a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a suspended game on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:16:29 GMTPosey helps Giants beat Cubs 5-3 in nightcap (AP) — Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 04:43:03 GMTKansas told to turn over 'In Cold Blood' files, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge ordered the state Thursday to release more documents to people trying to write a book about the 1959 "In Cold Blood" murders.HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolent crimeKansasTopekaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:15:10 GMTToday in History is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeRepublican National ConventionGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical conventionsUnited States Presidential ElectionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:01 GMTMet Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 22 Aug 2014 03:20:23 GMTVermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsRutlandVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:27:17 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 politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:48 GMTGPS devices find huge water loss in western US DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.aGeneral newsScienceSan DiegoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:07:43 GMTFormer AP photo editor Toby Massey dies (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.DOUGLASS K. DANIELwGeneral newsNewspapersObituariesNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesDistrict of ColumbiaHuntingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 22 Aug 2014 03:38:42 GMTMost Asia stocks inch higher ahead of Yellen talk KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesJacksonChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 05:43:01 GMTAP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:24 GMTNo Mo'ne on mound, Philly loses to Chicago in LLWS WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.JOHN KEKISsSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballBaseballEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsPhiladelphiaIllinoisPennsylvaniaWilliamsportUnited StatesLas VegasNorth AmericaNevada, 22 Aug 2014 03:13:25 GMTPlane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Plane carrying the bodies of Malaysians killed onboard Flight 17 touches down in Kuala Lumpur.iGeneral newsMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 02:06:58 GMT10 Things to Know for Friday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 01:02:21 GMTDodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks ANGELES (AP) — The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings.BETH HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:39:32 GMTKvitova moves into semifinals at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova moved into the semifinals of the Connecticut Open with a 6-4, 6-1 win Thursday over fellow Czech player Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:35:50 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 captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings.LARA JAKESELLEN KNICKMEYERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsIslamWar and unrestKidnappingDiplomacyJournalistsNational securityMilitary and defenseReligionSocial affairsCrimeInternational relationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesUnited KingdomIraqSyriaFranceMiddle EastPersian GulfEuropeColombiaQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:07 GMTPhelps back in international comp, advances in 100 COAST, Australia (AP) — It was raining, and it was pouring for Michael Phelps' return to international competition. It was anything but boring.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's sportsSwimmingAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesEventsAustraliaUnited StatesOceaniaNorth AmericaJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 02:33:21 GMTIn rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday acquitted a death-row inmate convicted of double murder, in a high-profile case that observers say may be a rare exception in a court system riddled with wrongful convictions.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsJudiciaryCourtsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:39 GMTHernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:37:36 GMTVeteran music agent Peter Grosslight dead at 68 ANGELES (AP) — A longtime Los Angeles music agent who represented such artists as Whitney Houston, the Eagles, Tom Petty and Journey has died.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 01:20:58 GMTCancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsWNBA PlayoffsWomen's basketballCancerProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsEventsDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:20:02 GMTDeported Mexicans find new life at call centers, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.ELLIOT SPAGATOMAR MILLANiBusinessGeneral newsMexicoUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 04:04:10 GMTFormer Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86 (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.MIKE HOUSEHOLDERaGeneral newsObituariesMichiganVatican CityDetroitGrand RapidsUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 01:30:48 GMTMH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.VINCENT THIANCHRIS BRUMMITTiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAmsterdamUkraineRussiaAsiaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 05:36:29 GMTMalaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.SYAWALLUDIN ZAINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 03:28:27 GMTNew go-to career for New England's young: Farming, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureFood trendsLocal foodIndustriesRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:06 GMTFoles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers (AP) — This was more like last year's Eagles.ROB MAADDIsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:46:54 GMTRyan says he'd love to see Romney run again (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationForeign policyNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 22 Aug 2014 04:14:45 GMTAngels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston (AP) — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.DOUG ALDENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonLos AngelesOaklandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:39 GMT2 men face charges in suburban Chicago standoff (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in a Chicago suburb that police say began as a robbery attempt.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:02:24 GMTSource: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:38:39 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 newsRivers and streamsProduction facilitiesEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesWater environmentEnvironmentCorporate newsEnergy industryMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 00:50:15 GMTLynx's Moore wins WNBA MVP award Moore put up incredible numbers all season for Minnesota. Now she's got her first WNBA MVP award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 01:08:29 GMTWorld champ Biles leads at US gymnastics nationals (AP) — Simon Biles and her coach Aimee Boorman don't talk about the pressure that comes with being a world champion.WILL GRAVESsSportsWomen's gymnasticsWomen's sportsGymnasticsArtistic gymnastics, 22 Aug 2014 03:18:32 GMTBraves beat Reds 8-0 for 6th win in last 7 (AP) — Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a bases-loaded single during Atlanta's decisive third inning, and the Braves extended their offensive resurgence with an 8-0 victory over the fading Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night.JOE KAYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 02:28:11 GMT