FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:43:13 -0700Hope, resentment in new charter school landscapehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7144db2dc0449394382571c3f31693NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.KEVIN McGILLlLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationAfrican-AmericansHurricane KatrinaEducationSocial affairsTeachingLabor issuesSocial issuesEventsSchool administrationHurricanesTropical cyclonesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGeneral newsStormsWeatherLouisianaNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a7144db2dc0449394382571c3f31693Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:23:49 GMTPakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protestshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40cb6411096f446e8301c64e39fceb51ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40cb6411096f446e8301c64e39fceb51Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:41:11 GMTAnother American hostage at risk by Islamic Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3698a663813a41cba4419100cba96cfcWASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.LARA JAKESwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsJournalistsMilitant groupsWar and unrestExtortion and threatsKidnappingGeneral newsNews mediaMediaCrimeUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3698a663813a41cba4419100cba96cfcWed, 20 Aug 2014 07:14:03 GMTEmbattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9baecf2b2f446e78bfb6f12de1daf21ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama.BECKY BOHRERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical scandalsLegislatureMunicipal governmentsPrimary electionsWeapons laws and regulationsPolitical issuesLocal governmentsGovernment regulationsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9baecf2b2f446e78bfb6f12de1daf21Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:55:04 GMTDan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c26f8af68e57473c8bf02ea9bf676c3aANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican appeared to be coming up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan took a primary lead in the fight to be the GOP candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPolitical endorsementsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegislatureSenate electionsGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c26f8af68e57473c8bf02ea9bf676c3aWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:12:14 GMTFighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troopshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/684d4a39162648d88e329b189230a56eKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in the streets of a town neighboring the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, a Ukrainian official said Wednesday, as the government battled to gain control of a major railroad and highway linking the area to Russia.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineKievDonetskRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/684d4a39162648d88e329b189230a56eWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:21:34 GMTSenate control could rest with well-funded womenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f195172bd95455e8900a9131bc47187WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f195172bd95455e8900a9131bc47187Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:25:05 GMTAge no opponent for some of NFL's veteran starshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c85e8a61e7a4331b16c4cfbe8a48088NEW YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c85e8a61e7a4331b16c4cfbe8a48088Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:21:20 GMTGlobal cruise lines set sail for Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21980a478b2444c480e46b0c10d5742cHONG KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChinaHong KongShanghaiEast AsiaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/21980a478b2444c480e46b0c10d5742cWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:35:14 GMTIran's parliament votes out moderate ministerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4883ac0a42554d7ea62c8ce7eb71563dTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.iGeneral newsScienceGovernment and politicsLegislatureIranMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4883ac0a42554d7ea62c8ce7eb71563dWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:15 GMTFormer Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11d2b5392bcc40eb9372d03f66e6cf99ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Alaska.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/11d2b5392bcc40eb9372d03f66e6cf99Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:42:57 GMTMetropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehandshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a1897c209f3431da479652381ce865fNEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a1897c209f3431da479652381ce865fWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:04:03 GMTUkraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normalityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d0d3c222924ad3ba4f9a3375c64882DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment pensions and social securityGovernment payLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsGovernment business and financeBusinessUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e5d0d3c222924ad3ba4f9a3375c64882Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:10:16 GMTIndia's Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga, dieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81e3d0774af7483499430c28585fec27NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and authored 17 books on the subject, has died at age 95.iGeneral newsObituariesExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81e3d0774af7483499430c28585fec27Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:25:51 GMT10 Things to Know for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff49dbb4232244ae9c872e23cc560a53Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestDonetskUkraineEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ff49dbb4232244ae9c872e23cc560a53Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:07:42 GMTPope: Thanks for prayers for my family's griefhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3194d215657f48a68db4ca0ab627487eVATICAN CITY (AP) — Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina.FRANCES D'EMILIOiGeneral newsAccidentsMen's soccerSoccerAccidents and disastersTransportationMen's sportsSportsVatican CityWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3194d215657f48a68db4ca0ab627487eWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:32:34 GMTMilitants attack major air base in eastern Syriahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d22db0ca3814f27805dd8e42afe0379BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Islamic extremists have launched an attack on a major air base in northeastern Syria, aiming to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is an Islamic State stronghold.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSyriaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d22db0ca3814f27805dd8e42afe0379Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:37:39 GMTDan Sullivan wins Alaska's GOP US Senate primaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dddfa41539a4af48fd9b07a3c78b11aANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPolitical endorsementsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegislatureSenate electionsGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3dddfa41539a4af48fd9b07a3c78b11aWed, 20 Aug 2014 09:11:46 GMTIsrael, Gaza militants trade fire after talks failhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b454c5de884feab0f43d9b80574919GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.IBRAHIM BARZAKIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeBlockadesCease firesAccidents and disastersAssassinationsEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastEgyptNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51b454c5de884feab0f43d9b80574919Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:10:32 GMTFormer Va. governor's finances examined at trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628aace054bf4c5ab576f4fb65a6bef8RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A forensic accountant hired as a defense witness will be back on the stand when the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/628aace054bf4c5ab576f4fb65a6bef8Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:02:07 GMTSome Bank of England board members seek rate hikehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55fd711eab5a471db789c4da3e5dc7b1LONDON (AP) — Consensus among policymakers at the Bank of England has been shattered, with two of nine members of the monetary policy committee voting to increase interest rates from a record low of 0.5 percent.fBusinessEconomyUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55fd711eab5a471db789c4da3e5dc7b1Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:56:25 GMTGuide to developments in Missouri police shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9297459758e438eb2165d6e0f67ab88FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9297459758e438eb2165d6e0f67ab88Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:33:04 GMTNews Guide: Primary election highlightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1ddc3b901f439488f09a02942334f2Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureState governmentsState electionsLegislatureAir qualityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesAlaskaWyomingArizonaFloridaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e1ddc3b901f439488f09a02942334f2Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:02:15 GMTHolder bringing personal perspective to Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06b0870a09e42618ec098c55d453d23WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.CONNIE CASSJESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesViolent crimeLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral newsLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesElectionsUnited StatesMissouriNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e06b0870a09e42618ec098c55d453d23Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:11:34 GMTLiberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4131003c1d964b70bf234e4ba786fa8fMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsTroop deploymentsDiseases and conditionsInfectious diseasesHealthWar and unrestWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthLiberiaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneNigeriaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4131003c1d964b70bf234e4ba786fa8fWed, 20 Aug 2014 09:52:17 GMTGlencore swings to profit, announces buybackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8759caed8d142cfac36dbd7c9015d1aGENEVA (AP) — Commodities and mining group Glencore PLC says it will buy back up to $1 billion of its own shares as profit for the first half of the year rose 8 percent.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsSwitzerlandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8759caed8d142cfac36dbd7c9015d1aWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:11:55 GMT111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2cdd50e977246a0a41c97aaba4c45d6TOKYO (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsOdditiesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b2cdd50e977246a0a41c97aaba4c45d6Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:11:17 GMTChinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e50b24fd2e19482c848845101f19ff04BEIJING (AP) — Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiGeneral newsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansProtests and demonstrationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsPoliceMediaSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeChinaBeijingCrimeaRussiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e50b24fd2e19482c848845101f19ff04Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:08:12 GMTJapan trade deficit widens, exports up slightlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79e8e28a680e4d81b3b00de6068a6897TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79e8e28a680e4d81b3b00de6068a6897Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:49:28 GMTIraqis in besieged town appeal to army for helphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17103aeb155d4a70aa5f52ce5d4c0ceaBAGHDAD (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants are appealing to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. prepared to launch a massive aid push to help Iraqis uprooted by the extremists.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesGovernment and politicsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17103aeb155d4a70aa5f52ce5d4c0ceaWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:23 GMTVirginia prepares for possibility of gay marriagehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3f0393f50e343889db93862a6987dedNORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are preparing for the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to wed in the state Thursday by drafting a revised marriage license form for courthouse clerks to use as soon as they open their doors.BROCK VERGAKISaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCouplesMarriageWeddingsFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesRelationshipsLifestyleNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryOccasionsVirginiaNorfolkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3f0393f50e343889db93862a6987dedWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:52:51 GMTNorth Korea insults John Kerry over his lookshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ac333c1d7cb4ba18ecc7adf90472be3SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wolf with a "hideous lantern jaw."HYUNG-JIN KIMiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaSeoulPyongyangUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4ac333c1d7cb4ba18ecc7adf90472be3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:33:36 GMTReality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/680d66dbd2214200996f4e4e4553871cGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps got a confronting reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsSwimmingMen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsEventsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/680d66dbd2214200996f4e4e4553871cWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:50:39 GMTGlobal stocks drift amid wait for US Fed signshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66d64e60fc254a368d65ef1d1674369dTOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks got a slight boost from Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66d64e60fc254a368d65ef1d1674369dWed, 20 Aug 2014 07:55:34 GMTKey events following the death of Michael Brownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfd7c17ebfea4862935a7a423bf80233FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsState governmentsPoliceTheftPolitical and civil unrestGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfd7c17ebfea4862935a7a423bf80233Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:47:02 GMTNo-fly list rules get changeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f982a59f23744d7b6077445e1a81dbdWASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.EILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsGovernment policyTerrorismAir travelTravel laws and regulationsNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsWar and unrestTravelLifestyleGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesPortlandNorth AmericaOregonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4f982a59f23744d7b6077445e1a81dbdWed, 20 Aug 2014 07:06:53 GMTSullivan wins GOP US Senate primary in Alaskahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/357f2d1a92d44d729b6206d945ecc35cANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Alaska.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPrimary electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesAlaskaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/357f2d1a92d44d729b6206d945ecc35cWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:45:17 GMTOfficial: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a134d80ddf4448ea67f8dc9f57bd727HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the night in an effort to persuade two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.M. SPENCER GREENaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a134d80ddf4448ea67f8dc9f57bd727Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:09:28 GMTYour Top Plays for Todayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a33eb8fff1ea4a2997810c3265a01d10Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyMen's sportsEventsTennisMadridSpainWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a33eb8fff1ea4a2997810c3265a01d10Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:57:46 GMTJubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbeee1cc85a450882fcbac0e1d7c071ISLAMABAD (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan on Wednesday claimed victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsParliamentary electionsEmbassiesGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestElectionsInternational relationsPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1bbeee1cc85a450882fcbac0e1d7c071Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:23:57 GMTBus rental spat comes as Senate candidates meethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cacb2bcbd24dc6a28145f5df265b1dFRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The candidates in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race are answering questions together for the first time amid a squabble over a bus rental.ADAM BEAMpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsState governmentsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30cacb2bcbd24dc6a28145f5df265b1dWed, 20 Aug 2014 07:28:16 GMTProtesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraperhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c222266d0ae4d65b74b2dc512484301MOSCOW (AP) — Protesters have scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine.iGeneral newsMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7c222266d0ae4d65b74b2dc512484301Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:16:31 GMTLatest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subduedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93648148c44a42f396c44fe1fb9e97cbFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeArrestsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93648148c44a42f396c44fe1fb9e97cbWed, 20 Aug 2014 08:13:21 GMTFranklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dfbd9372997427fb6833660ac7c6f4bGOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships.JOHN PYEsSportsSwimmingAquaticsWomen's aquaticsWomen's sportsMen's aquaticsMen's sportsAustraliaOceaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dfbd9372997427fb6833660ac7c6f4bWed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:14 GMTDan Sullivan wins Alaska GOP Senate racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/895bd94819494a33b69ff595199770e2ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tea party attempt to overcome a mainstream Republican came up short in Alaska as former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan won the GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPolitical endorsementsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegislatureSenate electionsGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/895bd94819494a33b69ff595199770e2Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:53:54 GMTSullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/521ead2409834e9a986565593fb529bcANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPrimary electionsGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/521ead2409834e9a986565593fb529bcWed, 20 Aug 2014 10:09:20 GMTFrench ex-prime minister seeks nod for '17 votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a1e07fa149494c8a88cec0638eec97PARIS (AP) — An ex-prime minister under Jacques Chirac who was once convicted in a corruption scandal and handed a 10-year ban on public office is jumping into France's 2017 presidential race.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsFranceParisWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/61a1e07fa149494c8a88cec0638eec97Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:24:44 GMTPakistani envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leadershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b739df826e64dbcb2726ee496b6ee19NEW DELHI (AP) — Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in the dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsInternational relationsInaugurationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyIndiaNew DelhiPakistanKashmirIslamabadSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5b739df826e64dbcb2726ee496b6ee19Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:43:16 GMTIn 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal chargeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bb0ab0b0d164258b18b91aabbc05d8eNEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bb0ab0b0d164258b18b91aabbc05d8eWed, 20 Aug 2014 06:48:25 GMTGlobal stocks drift ahead of Fed minuteshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fca61f677754827a7686f92bca01974TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar, while European markets drifted lower ahead of Federal Reserve minutes.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesEuropeAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3fca61f677754827a7686f92bca01974Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:20:13 GMT