FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:22:44 -07:00Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93c2f6a4ac24cb3bb1770c830c942a3Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e93c2f6a4ac24cb3bb1770c830c942a3Report links hacking scheme to Iranhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f84cbf2cde024672bc7c04513f40e158Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:52:59 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f84cbf2cde024672bc7c04513f40e158Teacher describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage takerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/677991519af44c49b16f8fa0e50fef18Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:18:29 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely begun the school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her class and pulled a gun. He told her to cover the windows, lock the door and throw the keys and her 27 students' cellphones on the floor.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/677991519af44c49b16f8fa0e50fef18Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f474d39ec41a40f98d3c681e99f2a32aThu, 27 Aug 2015 19:11:33 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f474d39ec41a40f98d3c681e99f2a32aJewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b58fdc68e6348669b6d009f2aa54558Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:59:21 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6b58fdc68e6348669b6d009f2aa54558Dole Food CEO, chief counsel ordered to pay $148Mhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bdfde806e044f08da11dc94ba82962Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:27:14 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ordered the CEO of Dole Food Co. and his former right-hand man to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b3bdfde806e044f08da11dc94ba82962Girls named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97851488b2749ec9e7213ec149d7812Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:05:16 GMTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b97851488b2749ec9e7213ec149d7812Judge won't toss charges in Chinatown racketeering casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/739a1286497d44a7b6ce0547d0456ad6Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:46:55 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out racketeering charges against a man arrested in a federal money laundering and corruption probe that also led to charges against a California state senator.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/739a1286497d44a7b6ce0547d0456ad6Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupeehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc50e1cc04944370bd1682546041b547Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:44:46 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc50e1cc04944370bd1682546041b547Children's Museum of Manhattan features NYC's sights, soundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a2f920fae6744b9bf5c4f4734864780Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:56:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a2f920fae6744b9bf5c4f4734864780Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debuthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/954e704030fe4ed184fc13c986116df9Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:42:11 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/954e704030fe4ed184fc13c986116df9Country music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinginghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc4259bd265456596a920ad3559bc90Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:41:15 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adc4259bd265456596a920ad3559bc90Study can't confirm results of many psychology experimentshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9dae1ac9b26498db5bef768b41ee8c8Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:10:39 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9dae1ac9b26498db5bef768b41ee8c8Standoff over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite rulinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f43c2edc792431791c51d66e0cf1aa0Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:58:02 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse Thursday morning: an engaged gay couple marched into the clerk's office, asked for a marriage license and insisted that the latest in a string of court orders proves that they are entitled to one.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8f43c2edc792431791c51d66e0cf1aa0Man charged in Jewish site deaths: Judge denying fair trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5af640c469ce4f9d878d0b24f96379fdThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:19:29 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites accused a judge on Thursday of denying him a fair trial for not allowing him to present evidence explaining his mindset at the time.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5af640c469ce4f9d878d0b24f96379fdDeliberations begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea8d68f74e94f05bc4e5f6303452725Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:48:29 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a prep school graduate charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant who said "divine inspiration" led him to end their escalating sexual encounter or the accuser who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ea8d68f74e94f05bc4e5f6303452725Indiana Supreme Court hears dispute over '0INK' platehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c8b2e760571465a945b3af2393cc9f1Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:16 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying '0INK,' which state officials had deemed offensive.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c8b2e760571465a945b3af2393cc9f1Board punts decision on embattled Albuquerque schools chiefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ecabb6447d947978c6cee6925fd8effThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:50:40 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The embattled superintendent of New Mexico's largest school district has been granted a reprieve after school board members put off making a decision Thursday regarding his future at the helm of the troubled district.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ecabb6447d947978c6cee6925fd8eff4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits islandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58848b794e284fc29a33a6d506b526e5Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:51:08 GMTROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/58848b794e284fc29a33a6d506b526e5Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db230e2cbbe340a18686ba030ce3ef96Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:09:13 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db230e2cbbe340a18686ba030ce3ef96Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime planshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ddee165a5fe41d395b4235c2746e7d6Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:22:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ddee165a5fe41d395b4235c2746e7d6Ashton Eaton begins defense of decathlon title at worldshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85dc44406354cb08b16aaa00b49631aThu, 27 Aug 2015 19:12:13 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Ashton Eaton is in good shape, maybe even his best shape in quite a while. Mentally, he's as strong as ever, too.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a85dc44406354cb08b16aaa00b49631aAmerican Pharoah looks 'super good' at Saratoga Race Coursehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499d893d94934b51b41d08f9e21e6ebeThu, 27 Aug 2015 17:58:24 GMTSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/499d893d94934b51b41d08f9e21e6ebeTexas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraudhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ab45dbb75f4a908a1c61faedd0ac73Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:43:06 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7ab45dbb75f4a908a1c61faedd0ac73Argentine mom hopes pope will help get son off death rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de42a587f03149fdaad499c3f1b9ea61Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:07:57 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/de42a587f03149fdaad499c3f1b9ea61The Latest: Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant licensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820fd8b752bb4838a7d4c03565362f6cThu, 27 Aug 2015 17:41:08 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest in the refusal of a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/820fd8b752bb4838a7d4c03565362f6cMemories, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449fd12fe71e4a429e890129b90a7071Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:18:52 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/449fd12fe71e4a429e890129b90a7071Venezuela crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0953850c75a44d7b28d8a47f733bc0bThu, 27 Aug 2015 19:08:22 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a0953850c75a44d7b28d8a47f733bc0bSprint offers DirecTV customers free year of phone servicehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad9b3f62895449f3ac89d89cd18bdfd9Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:55:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ad9b3f62895449f3ac89d89cd18bdfd9WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars posthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d056eaa3d74e9a9dc478e860c02df4Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:53 GMTBENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93d056eaa3d74e9a9dc478e860c02df4Obama walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b4190b3b0b4b5a9fd5cbd8f1625eb3Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:23:28 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Walking door to door on the streets of a city reborn after tragedy, President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow. He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after extraordinary trials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c6b4190b3b0b4b5a9fd5cbd8f1625eb3Americans add 2 golds at worlds from Felix and Taylorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c79bb4007994f9386842a4bcf777220Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:38:12 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c79bb4007994f9386842a4bcf777220Detroit attorney estimates damage in Fairey case at $30,000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2ed5add6ca74c01915d5eee27fe5976Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:09 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Damage to illegally tagged buildings in Detroit that led to charges against graffiti artist Shepard Fairey is estimated at around $30,000.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a2ed5add6ca74c01915d5eee27fe5976'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/659813f7d50c42c0be175c5b48568952Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:52:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/659813f7d50c42c0be175c5b48568952Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terroristshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3cbe516d114995aef320fe10271791Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:27:47 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac3cbe516d114995aef320fe10271791Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c82c6df5ba4e47a1e171e5ec0e7b8dThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:52:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49c82c6df5ba4e47a1e171e5ec0e7b8dThe US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aea0f3e4e05d4e84852d991cdb5c680dThu, 27 Aug 2015 17:46:32 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aea0f3e4e05d4e84852d991cdb5c680dOn-air gunman became increasingly volatile before killingshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/955067869f594c69bc0c70fec21953b4Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:12:22 GMTMONETA, Va. (AP) — Vester Flanagan appeared to become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and others he encountered over seemingly mundane events or perceived slights and culminating with the on-air slaying of two former colleagues who he believed had wronged him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/955067869f594c69bc0c70fec21953b4Robby Ginepri, '05 US Open semifinalist, retires from tennishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4927a500e62446aa23029b84f538d4cThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:25:50 GMTMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robby Ginepri, a semifinalist at the 2005 U.S. Open, has retired after 14 years on the ATP World Tour.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d4927a500e62446aa23029b84f538d4cMississippi State: Student made threats that led to alerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2f097003ecb460a977d3e532eb8eaf3Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:56:58 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University officials say the school's police force arrested a freshman after he made threats to kill himself and others that sparked a campus lockdown Thursday. However, authorities said they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2f097003ecb460a977d3e532eb8eaf3Teacher priest seeks OK to wear religious habit in classroomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db256333263c4900b663bd2026846454Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:07:38 GMTPARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who also is a teacher has asked school officials to allow him to wear his religious habit in the classroom.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db256333263c4900b663bd2026846454'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d36ee4070064415a296cd35649a2dcdThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:21:11 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous family says the landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws prohibiting consensual adult relationships are outdated even if the unions are unpopular.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5d36ee4070064415a296cd35649a2dcdYou can't control much, but you can control investment feeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b272c120b92841beae896bc370dd1115Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:58:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Do the stock market's big swings have you feeling helpless?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b272c120b92841beae896bc370dd1115Obama says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricanehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba1985b0b2214c76928519151ff1d55eThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:02:40 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba1985b0b2214c76928519151ff1d55eJury: Cable company largely responsible in fatal blasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4625f4075ee741d6955e847baaefdde6Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:13:02 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4625f4075ee741d6955e847baaefdde6California cut water use by 31 percent in July amid droughthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd4af89ee87b4996af32e7fa5191bbd6Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:59:29 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cd4af89ee87b4996af32e7fa5191bbd6French police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirtshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc5cb8d99521477aa83112617f541940Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:09:40 GMTLA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dc5cb8d99521477aa83112617f541940Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years laterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44efd46f310a46628447c5486ab7727cThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:32 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and a movie screening to remember Emmett Till.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/44efd46f310a46628447c5486ab7727cHealth officials: Utah man in his 70s dies from plaguehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8fb391b49f04183866a45ae619a6b7cThu, 27 Aug 2015 18:34:01 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials say a Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague earlier this month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e8fb391b49f04183866a45ae619a6b7cPhiladelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7b68d8b8f440aea06870e61573d4c5Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:18:10 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League — the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7b68d8b8f440aea06870e61573d4c5