FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:16:00 -0700Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc726dbb2ab84b65a6d6680a248ad4b0CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.AARON BEARDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cc726dbb2ab84b65a6d6680a248ad4b0Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:17:50 GMTDominican legal status still elusive for migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/881c0fabd6554cf7b77f1a5a04411ac5SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic will soon issue the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new program that will enable them to avoid the risk of deportation, officials said Thursday, conceding that so far few have managed to qualify.EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZiGeneral newsDominican RepublicHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/881c0fabd6554cf7b77f1a5a04411ac5Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:43:21 GMTTexas school funding still unconstitutionalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e2c9f6ea064eedb91c434ea6ee4700AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among wealthy and poor areas.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationState legislatureLegal proceedingsStudent testingLegislatureEducationSocial affairsState governmentsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/64e2c9f6ea064eedb91c434ea6ee4700Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:07:12 GMTClinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violencehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d9956ddaaf24cddb5c0418e6e4773c0SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.HAVEN DALEYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimePoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d9956ddaaf24cddb5c0418e6e4773c0Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:53:55 GMTMinimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919b29ed80bd4ed1b64ea029011a19f2DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his lawyer is urging a judge to go as low as six years.ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/919b29ed80bd4ed1b64ea029011a19f2Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:28:05 GMTFormer champ Samantha Stosur out at US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceff639cbddd419e91fe2c82e933a873NEW YORK (AP) — Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ceff639cbddd419e91fe2c82e933a873Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:03:58 GMTCollege Football Playoff era beginshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce24aece62dd4dbc8944b327e956f975A new era in college football is here.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballHeisman TrophyEventsAuburnAlabamaOregonKentuckyWashingtonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce24aece62dd4dbc8944b327e956f975Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:15:28 GMTWyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/760a9e86aafd4403be3d16b4da4f964dBLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.aGeneral newsAccidentsVisual artsFairs and festivalsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleNevadaWyomingJacksonSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCaliforniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/760a9e86aafd4403be3d16b4da4f964dThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:46:14 GMTObama touts revised economic growth numbershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1f98b7c0d84aa1b7e478bc5e985512WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday.wBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff1f98b7c0d84aa1b7e478bc5e985512Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:11:46 GMTUN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a0e8fdea7a46f8ade67f091e14d01bUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions.CARA ANNATRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8a0e8fdea7a46f8ade67f091e14d01bThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:16 GMTMcIlroy's break: lunch with Clinton, golfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744ed7ce767547beac9652b1a910b83bNORTON, Mass. (AP) — Players have a four-day break between FedEx Cup playoff events because of the Friday start at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Some of them played golf in corporate outings. Others spent a few days in Manhattan.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfRyder CupMen's golfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/744ed7ce767547beac9652b1a910b83bThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:14:16 GMTObama sets no timeline for action on immigrationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85a9d2f592f145f5ab86fdf4bba5cfeeWASHINGTON (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislatureProtests and demonstrationsSeparation of powersGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85a9d2f592f145f5ab86fdf4bba5cfeeThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:52:40 GMTStewart returning to competition after fatal crashhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be0c93a88e44e43abb776dc73d0fdeaCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.JENNA FRYERaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsNASCARAccidents and disastersProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9be0c93a88e44e43abb776dc73d0fdeaThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:07:12 GMTMom won't be charged in school confrontationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ff4b2693b14ba585c3a99090ebeacfSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderSanta RosaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73ff4b2693b14ba585c3a99090ebeacfThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:27:15 GMTObama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e21d9a38619b4cc2864fb24adac2daf4WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsWar and unrestDiplomacyEconomyInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyBusinessRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e21d9a38619b4cc2864fb24adac2daf4Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:29:06 GMTPolice: Man rams car into SC assisted living homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab9d60bfee24a23a6439f8aabcab967CLINTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 84-year-old man intentionally rammed a car into an assisted living home in South Carolina and he has been charged with attempted murder.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ab9d60bfee24a23a6439f8aabcab967Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:48:48 GMTShakira is pregnant with baby No. 2http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f0da26627aa4366920663c21c3931f7NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerCelebrityMen's sportsSportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f0da26627aa4366920663c21c3931f7Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:45:02 GMTHigh school buddies followed similar path to jihadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8b4492bafc45cfb124fc02c3bf3de5MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes on separate continents.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismHigh school basketballMilitant groupsWar and unrestBasketballSportsHigh school sportsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8b4492bafc45cfb124fc02c3bf3de5Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:16:57 GMTMan, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f96b37baaaf4434ad7550b01162b1d5SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a southwestern Michigan home.aGeneral newsActs of tortureCrimes against childrenCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f96b37baaaf4434ad7550b01162b1d5Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:04:57 GMTUN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/716783fc6c53450fa3ed690ff2207bd1UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.CARA ANNATRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/716783fc6c53450fa3ed690ff2207bd1Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:22:05 GMTSouthern California gets more waves as storm easeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d60605e34d5e4b70a6348aaa34c8e46dLOS ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.rjcwjsaaGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d60605e34d5e4b70a6348aaa34c8e46dThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:54 GMTRecord-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e63d0a9ffd74e97981e751ba1efda17SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsRecord setting eventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e63d0a9ffd74e97981e751ba1efda17Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:53:44 GMTUSC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3646b6e63564e9f852a79226181789fLOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.GREG BEACHAMsSportsCoachingMen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d3646b6e63564e9f852a79226181789fThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:40:03 GMTJPMorgan investigating possible cyberattackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af20f0fb2cd746c5a1720a6ad3e17f59NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time.STEVE ROTHWELLfBusinesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/af20f0fb2cd746c5a1720a6ad3e17f59Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:29:14 GMTOfficial: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot businesshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef91450ee7034701926e4a3c53c83bfcMONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday.LEONARDO HABERKORNiBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef91450ee7034701926e4a3c53c83bfcThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:08:50 GMTUS bank earnings up 5.2 percent in 2Qhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b953d7652303468aba1202d6a1ec8a64WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.MARCY GORDONfBusinessEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b953d7652303468aba1202d6a1ec8a64Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:15:50 GMTShell files revised Arctic offshore drilling planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e4b0f4532ab46438063c6516c56f758ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageGulf of AlaskaGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e4b0f4532ab46438063c6516c56f758Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:56:25 GMTNotre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigationhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58ca655ee81440168ad5d61f1d3dd4f6SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Reserve safety Eilar Hardy has joined four other Notre Dame players being withheld from practice and games as the university investigates possible academic dishonesty and NCAA violations.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58ca655ee81440168ad5d61f1d3dd4f6Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:39:10 GMTAfter Rice, NFL increases domestic violence banshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f17667db9695459596ae7b765042614eNEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSex in societyViolenceCrimeViolent crimeSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f17667db9695459596ae7b765042614eThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:53:25 GMTWoman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c7bd54b86944ed8ad13ad5bc3a22d3aDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderIowaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6c7bd54b86944ed8ad13ad5bc3a22d3aThu, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:21 GMTAbercrombie name to shrink from clothinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/774364819df5407b9dcc2baba85e9a9bNEW YORK (AP) — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockLeading economic indicatorsEconomyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/774364819df5407b9dcc2baba85e9a9bThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:34:56 GMTMuseum to display 6,500-year-old human skeletonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6624e9ce3d1940b1a958e32e5080f87aPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6624e9ce3d1940b1a958e32e5080f87aThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:38:28 GMTSouthern California gets more big surfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c29a24223a64ccc9f62e939c1245fe0LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big waves generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific continue to roll onto Southern California beaches but the National Weather Service says the surf has peaked.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherBig wave surfingNatural disastersSurfingSportsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesPacific OceanMexicoSanta AnaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c29a24223a64ccc9f62e939c1245fe0Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:14:49 GMTWyoming sheriff says pastor actually shot himselfhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/589644e65de5420b81b96411c67c60dbCENTENNIAL, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a burglar at his church actually shot himself.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftWyomingLaramieUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/589644e65de5420b81b96411c67c60dbThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:42:43 GMTUN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5a0c5c0c6d4a75a9db5c073591728aUNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e5a0c5c0c6d4a75a9db5c073591728aThu, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:57 GMTFlight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upsethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc77c44e87a04692b25a2dda93e650c1BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc77c44e87a04692b25a2dda93e650c1Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:56:15 GMTFEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster requesthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853f161a9a8143609d84c20d8693c2d2HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHurricane Iselle 2014Emergency managementStormsEventsGovernment and politicsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHurricanesHawaiiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/853f161a9a8143609d84c20d8693c2d2Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:54:43 GMTNo jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae05916aae0d4222aebdefbb9ab856b9NEW YORK (AP) — A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeEntertainmentLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ae05916aae0d4222aebdefbb9ab856b9Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:26:34 GMTVisual search to shop: gimmick or game changing?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f14e5dd2a057407fa193bec07482221eNEW YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f14e5dd2a057407fa193bec07482221eThu, 28 Aug 2014 22:17:11 GMTJudge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c00838823a0e490aa5d113ae095bc529BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.JANET McCONNAUGHEYaGeneral newsAbortionNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthHealthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLouisianaBaton RougeNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c00838823a0e490aa5d113ae095bc529Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:29 GMTJamaica agriculture minister dies in Floridahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec4c3b8471794f35aef4b91bf88c0f25KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74.DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessJamaicaMiamiKingstonFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec4c3b8471794f35aef4b91bf88c0f25Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:22:23 GMTDrugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1fed39eddab4772836327250de41c64OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsHeart attackCriminal punishmentLaw and orderHeart healthHealthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsOklahomaOklahoma CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1fed39eddab4772836327250de41c64Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:59:36 GMTUS rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standardshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad06f5aa363b4115b7f39b69f5327fd2OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSKEN MILLERaGeneral newsEducationMath and science educationGovernment payEducation standardsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsEducation policySocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaGovernment business and financeBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment policyOklahomaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad06f5aa363b4115b7f39b69f5327fd2Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:29:49 GMTMystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solvedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde179c76ab9456bb086c2aa8aa22b15DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.aGeneral newsScienceNational parksWeatherEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fde179c76ab9456bb086c2aa8aa22b15Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:22:13 GMTUkraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e59eafd3f6e42d5b73993a56412ed87NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.DALTON BENNETTJIM HEINTZRAF CASERTiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestBorder securityInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowRostov-on-DonKievDonetskUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6e59eafd3f6e42d5b73993a56412ed87Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:15:56 GMTA look at US, European sanctions on Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da05bc91dc494950b2d3be626b154db4WASHINGTON (AP) — With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeInternational tradeGovernment regulationsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da05bc91dc494950b2d3be626b154db4Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:43 GMTLawyers clash over emails in 'Bag Men' lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd8e672d061403093afaa36b1718d74BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them "Bag Men" after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack.BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsSports mediaBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSportsEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5dd8e672d061403093afaa36b1718d74Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:18:09 GMTMurder charge for child care worker in boy's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5ac6b8b18347dc99ffbc53f3f68951NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a toddler she was watching.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsWrestlingSportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaBronxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7b5ac6b8b18347dc99ffbc53f3f68951Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:46:55 GMTGoogle building fleet of package-delivering droneshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efbb801f265a44d8972eea2614a4ec43SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircrafthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efbb801f265a44d8972eea2614a4ec43Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:08:43 GMTBlast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72bbb7a83dcb434f8a8cd5a9722e3361WHITING, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsProduction facilitiesFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsIndianaLake MichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/72bbb7a83dcb434f8a8cd5a9722e3361Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:15:44 GMT