FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 00:05:49 -0700Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener 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 America, 28 Aug 2014 03:05:14 GMTAustralia, Malaysia reach search cost-sharing deal, Australia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister says an investigation into how a Malaysian airliner came to crash into the Indian Ocean far off course cannot go further until wreckage and its black boxes are found.iGeneral newsInternational agreementsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAustraliaMalaysiaOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 03:29:33 GMTMarket Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain, Mass. (AP) — Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain .aGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:40:26 GMTUniversity bets $10 million on poor city's kids, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationHigher educationSocial affairsEducation costsReadingPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:45:20 GMTWoman IDs dead, learns about Native beliefs, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsNative AmericansArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:27:07 GMTCowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:02:22 GMTFuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4 (AP) — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthTexasHoustonOaklandUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Aug 2014 04:15:22 GMTTim Hortons a big part of Canadian identity (AP) — Few things unite Canadians the way Tim Hortons does. For half a century, they have warmed themselves on chilly mornings with the chain's coffee and Timbits — or doughnut holes to Americans.ROB GILLIESiBusinessGeneral newsHockeyProfessional hockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sportsGovernment and politicsOntarioCanadaTorontoNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:47:48 GMTOmaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member, Neb. (AP) — When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation.MARGERY A. BECKaGeneral newsTelevision programsCrimePoliceTheftViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:46:06 GMTUS checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:37:30 GMTToday in History is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.The Associated PressaWorld War IIEventsUnited StatesFranceItalyChicagoNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeIllinois, 28 Aug 2014 04:00:42 GMTFuld's homer lifts A's to 5-4 win Astros (AP) — Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsTexasHoustonOaklandUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Aug 2014 04:09:03 GMTTrout hits 30th HR in Angels' 6-1 win over Marlins, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout's bat is a major reason the Los Angeles Angels have the best record in baseball and appear destined to end a four-year postseason drought.JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:03:24 GMTGermanwings pilots union plans strike for Friday (AP) — A German union representing pilots says it is planning a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor negotiationsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 06:28:03 GMTExplosion at BP refinery, fire extinguished, Ind. (AP) — A fire broke out after an explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, which rattled nearby homes.aBusinessGeneral newsFiresExplosionsAccidents and disastersAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:48:40 GMTWhite Sox beat Indians 3-2, end 7-game skid (AP) — After more than a week of losing, the Chicago White Sox needed their star to find the win column again.JACK CASSIDYsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:19:12 GMTSurvey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyPublic opinionRecessions and depressionsSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issues, 28 Aug 2014 04:02:18 GMTPosey hits game-ending 2-run homer for Giants FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey hit a game-ending two-run homer for his third clout in two nights, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Wednesday night for Bruce Bochy's 1,600th managerial victory.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:25:15 GMTAsian stocks post cautious gains, Qantas surges (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Thursday but gains were muted ahead of U.S. economic data and possible policy announcements from Japan.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsJapanTokyoEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 04:24:54 GMTRivera lifts Padres past Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings DIEGO (AP) — Rene Rivera tied the game with a home run in the ninth inning, then won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 Wednesday night.JAY PARISsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:19:40 GMTCalifornia environmentalists decry feds' fire plan, Calif. (AP) — Federal forest officials say they were trying for a balanced approach in new plan to allow loggers to remove dead wood from a massive California wildfire, but environmentalists are calling it a travesty for trees.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsEnvironmentFiresEnvironmental conservation and preservationOwlsTreesEnvironmental activismForestsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersBirdsAnimalsPlantsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:11:53 GMTShooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.JACQUES BILLEAUDGENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:05:15 GMTNeighbors urge Japan to stick to history (AP) — China and South Korea on Thursday urged Japan to stick to history and reflect on its wartime aggression after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesCabinetsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoSouth KoreaEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 28 Aug 2014 06:15:57 GMTGun tourism grows in popularity in recent years VEGAS (AP) — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.MICHELLE RINDELSJACQUES BILLEAUDaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesLas VegasUnited StatesArizonaNevadaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:22:40 GMTChile sailor publicly discloses his homosexuality, Chile (AP) — A sailor with Chile's navy on Wednesday announced he is gay, an unprecedented public declaration in this socially conservative South American nation.iGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsChileSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 03:30:26 GMTBryans win opener in quest for 5th US Open title YORK (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan opened their quest for a fifth U.S. Open crown and their 100th overall title together with a 6-2, 6-3 first-round victory Wednesday over Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 28 Aug 2014 03:17:07 GMTTurkey's Erdogan to be sworn in as president, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking the oath of office as Turkey's first popularly elected president, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 06:40:34 GMTA look at the Islamic State militants in Syria (AP) — As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsSyriaBaghdadMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:40:58 GMTExplosion at BP refinery, no injuries reported, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at a BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana, has rattled nearby homes. No injuries have been reported and no evacuation has been ordered.aBusinessGeneral newsExplosionsAccidents and disastersEvacuationsAccidentsEnergy industryIndustriesIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 04:01:29 GMTUndersea search for Malaysian plane refined, Australia (AP) — The search area for a missing Malaysian airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been refined based on the latest analysis, while the investigation into how the plane came to crash cannot proceed until the wreckage and black boxes are recovered, officials said Thursday.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationGovernment and politicsMalaysiaAustraliaIndian OceanCanberraSoutheast AsiaAsiaOceania, 28 Aug 2014 06:51:43 GMTMaria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWomen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 05:02:37 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: Philosopher Gulbis' rules for life YORK (AP) — For Ernests Gulbis, the unexamined life really is worth living.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 04:17:12 GMTQ&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment regulations, 28 Aug 2014 05:28:06 GMTSweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.PAUL ELIASaHealthSportsInternational soccerAthlete injuriesAthlete healthLegal proceedingsSports governanceSports medicineProfessional soccerCollege sportsSoccerLaw and orderGeneral newsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:12:48 GMT4 years later, Venus Williams in US Open 3rd round YORK (AP) — Two-time champion Venus Williams is back in the third round of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010, a year before she announced she had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:58:59 GMTYankees chase Price in 3rd, beat Tigers 8-4 (AP) — It was an inning that defied explanation — the New York Yankees banging out hit after hit against one of the best pitchers in baseball.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballSports transactionsSports businessMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityDetroitNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaMichigan, 28 Aug 2014 03:48:02 GMTChina calls on Japan to break with militarism (AP) — China's government on Thursday called on Japan to "break clean with militarism" after Tokyo confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a note earlier this year to a ceremony honoring more than a thousand World War II-era war criminals praising their contributions.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsWar crimesCabinetsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaChinaAsiaGreater China, 28 Aug 2014 04:59:30 GMTTripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls (AP) — Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.LINDSEY TANNERaHealthAgingPhysical fitnessSeniors' healthExerciseSeniorsDiet and exerciseLifestyleChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:22:08 GMTBaseball Capsules (AP) — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.The Associated PresssSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballAthlete healthIllinoisMichiganNew YorkCaliforniaPittsburghPhiladelphiaCubaSan FranciscoNew York CityKansas CitySeattleSt. LouisSan DiegoCincinnatiTorontoUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanMissouriWashingtonOhioOntarioCanada, 28 Aug 2014 05:52:45 GMTDeal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO, Mass. (AP) — A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.aBusinessGeneral newsCorporate managementProtests and demonstrationsState governmentsCorporate newsPersonnelConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsMassachusettsMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 04:51:07 GMTGrady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats (AP) — Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.ROB MAADDIsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaNew York CityPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 02:58:44 GMTFBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State (AP) — The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in Division I.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballGeorgiaAbileneFloridaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 28 Aug 2014 04:14:02 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Bellis, 15, back at it YORK (AP) — American teen CiCi Bellis returns to action at the U.S. Open on Thursday, two days after becoming the youngest player to win a match in the tournament since 1996.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 03:22:27 GMTFlight returns, 2 airline passengers in custody (AP) — Police say two women are in custody after a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba was forced to turn back to Toronto's Pearson International Airport.iBusinessGeneral newsTorontoOntarioCanadaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:09:24 GMTRoyals score 6 runs in 8th to beat Twins 6-1 CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals conjured up a little more late-game magic Wednesday night.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:35:43 GMTHeyward leadoff homer helps Braves beat Mets 3-2 YORK (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak.BY CHARLES O'BRIENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 03:52:53 GMTKershaw gets 16th win, Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1 (AP) — Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Aug 2014 04:49:13 GMTWawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win YORK (AP) — In the heat of the moment, locked in a suddenly tight match after midnight at Flushing Meadows, Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka snapped at a rowdy spectator, telling him to "Shut up."HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisMen's sportsEventsCommodity marketsFinancial marketsBusinessNew York CityUnited StatesQueensNew YorkNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 05:41:27 GMTQantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) loss, reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsAustraliaSydneyOceania, 28 Aug 2014 03:02:02 GMTHuge waves wow throngs in Southern California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsBig wave surfingCoastlines and beachesStormsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWeatherSurfingSportsEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 06:57:23 GMT