FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Aug 2014 04:24:28 -0700Philippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Saturday that it would bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and withdraw its troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPhilippinesManilaSyriaLiberiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 09:59:54 GMTIggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.NICOLE EVATTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMTV Video Music AwardsEventsCelebrityAward showsMusic awardsMusic videos, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:16 GMTIndia, Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir; 4 dead, India (AP) — India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeWar and unrestBorder securityArmed forcesEconomyBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndiaPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 11:15:05 GMTEmails show Walker recall election campaign push, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.TODD RICHMONDM.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsRecall electionsCampaignsPolitical fundraisingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:42:44 GMTAL Central-leading Royals win 6-3 at Texas, Texas (AP) — Yordano Ventura still reverts to being the rookie pitcher he is for the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsTexasKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:19:17 GMTSpain busts Colombian cocaine-smuggling gang (AP) — Spanish police working in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency say they have arrested six members of a Colombian-based drug-trafficking gang and seized 240 kilograms (530 pounds) of cocaine that had been hidden inside a yacht.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingViolent crimeCrimeSpainColombiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 11:08:54 GMTChina shuts down Beijing independent film festival (AP) — Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:38:42 GMTGray pitches into 9th, A's top Angels, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:20:21 GMT5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays, N.J. (AP) — In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:03:40 GMTLufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.fBusinessStrikesWages and salariesGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 08:42:22 GMTLeader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Leader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court.iGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 05:20:13 GMTOfficer charged in hot-car death of police dog, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCasperWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:23:39 GMTThousands to march against NY chokehold death YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 23 Aug 2014 05:59:09 GMTJihadists release video of Lebanese troops (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate released a video Saturday showing Lebanese policemen and a soldier captured by the group earlier this month during the most serious cross-border attack since Syria's conflict began more than three years ago.iGeneral newsCivil warsArmed forcesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 10:43:26 GMTPolice officer accused of sex assaults on patrol CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsSportsPolice brutalityAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityCrimeHigh school footballFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHigh school sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:36:49 GMTKatie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.JOHN PYEsSportsSwimmingWomen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquatics, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:44 GMTObama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeEconomyUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 10:02:23 GMTCollmenter and D-Backs beat Padres 5-1 (AP) — Some extra rest seemed to be just what Josh Collmenter needed.JOSE ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:19:48 GMTHamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza Strip, 23 Aug 2014 05:50:47 GMTWash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:06:25 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agencies, 23 Aug 2014 07:14:55 GMTChina shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the government.DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 11:13:38 GMTIraq investigating Sunni mosque attack (AP) — Iraq's parliament speaker says an investigation is underway into an attack on a Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions.Associated PressiGeneral newsReligious strifeGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 09:20:11 GMTSpirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primitive breathing devices during their dizzying descent into darkness.AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:32:39 GMTOfficer critical in coma after California gunfight BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:36:27 GMTIndia police re-arrest fasting activist, India (AP) — Police re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India's remote northeast, her attorney said Saturday.WASBIR HUSSAINiGeneral newsArrestsSuicidesCrimePolitical activismLaw and orderProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:54:02 GMTGeno named Jets starter after 35-24 loss to Giants RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:52:54 GMT3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials said.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsAccidentsInternational studentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSan DiegoJapanUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:35:28 GMTUS picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballMen's tennisTennisBasketballEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballUnited StatesNew YorkPuerto RicoNew York CityNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 05:32:08 GMTSmith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday night.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:48:34 GMTHaren leads Dodgers over error-prone Mets 6-2 ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 23 Aug 2014 05:05:55 GMTEscobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6 (AP) — All those Cy Young awards, all that heat in their vaunted starting rotation, and there were the Detroit Tigers, staggering out to the field in the eighth inning with an infielder on the pitching mound.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:25:40 GMTClinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesLegislatureElectionsPolitical organizationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:39:17 GMTValtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice, Belgium (AP) — Valtteri Bottas of Finland posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 10:49:09 GMTIraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 06:09:00 GMTHamas backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Palestinian acceptance of the court's jurisdiction could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar crimesCourtsInternational lawJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatar, 23 Aug 2014 10:30:08 GMTKatie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle.sSports, 23 Aug 2014 10:08:53 GMTIndia accuses Pakistan of killing 2 in Kashmir, India (AP) — India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortar rounds on at least three villages in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing at least two members of one family.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:22:56 GMTReport: Iran opens uranium-conversion plant, Iran (AP) — Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported.iGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryMaterials industryIranMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 10:34:32 GMTRussian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesCease firesGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 10:36:22 GMTVegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityAccommodationsGourmet foodBars and clubsRecessions and depressionsGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFood and drinkProducts and servicesCorporate newsEconomyLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 08:31:59 GMTThousands gather in Nepal for human flag record, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Nepal's capital holding colored boards in an attempt to break the record for the largest human national flag.iGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:24 GMTAfter Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsStaten IslandUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:02:21 GMTMishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries (AP) — The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWashingtonBremertonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:25:34 GMTMilitia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15 (AP) — A senior Islamist militia leader says two airstrikes targeting its positions in Libya's capital, Tripoli, have killed 15 fighters and wounded 20.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 09:33:58 GMTOzuna's slam helps Marlins beat Rockies 13-5 (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:33:25 GMTParis to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsNormandy landingsWorld War IINazismEventsGovernment and politicsFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 09:37:30 GMTWash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes, Wash. (AP) — An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.aGeneral newsProperty damageFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:38:09 GMTFew details month after reporters detained in Iran, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsArrestsNewspapersJournalistsLaw and orderCrimeNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastDubaiNorth AmericaUnited Arab Emirates, 23 Aug 2014 09:11:56 GMTSeahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6 (AP) — Seattle's defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballSeattleIllinoisWashingtonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:22:19 GMT