FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 05:40:41 -0700Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests (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 AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 11:33:59 GMTMLB Calendar 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.Jan. 13 — Salary arbitration filing.sMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:07 GMTIran's parliament dismisses moderate minister, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament 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.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceLegislatureImpeachmentsPolitical issuesIranMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 11:48:49 GMTAP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsPet healthCatsAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsLifestyleMammalsAnimalsCancerDiseases and conditionsLimaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 11:57:00 GMT36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 11:27:28 GMTFighting outside key Ukrainian city kills 9 troops, 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 EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:21:34 GMTIran's parliament votes out moderate minister, 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 East, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:15 GMTTV SportsWatch — USA Pro Challenge, stage 4, at Colorado Springs, Colo.The Associated PresssLittle League World SeriesBaseballYouth baseballGolfProfessional baseballMen's sportsSportsEventsYouth sportsProfessional footballFootballTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaPragueWinston-SalemCzech RepublicEastern EuropeEuropeNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:23:51 GMTIndian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar dies at 95 DELHI (AP) — Indian yoga guru B.K.S. Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga around the world and wrote 14 books on the subject, died Wednesday at age 95.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsPhysical fitnessObituariesHealthExerciseDiet and exerciseLifestyleIndiaPuneSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 12:15:27 GMTMetropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.KAREN MATTHEWSaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:59 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsWar and unrestDonetskUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 11:58:41 GMTIndia's Iyengar, who helped popularize yoga, dies 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 AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 10:25:51 GMTPope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief 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 EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:32:34 GMTMilitants attack major air base in eastern Syria (AP) — Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government in a province that is a stronghold of the Islamic State group, activists said.ZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsMilitant groupsMilitary facilitiesWar and unrestGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseSyriaMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:06:46 GMTIsrael, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail 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 AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 10:54:35 GMTGermany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq (AP) — Germany said Wednesday it is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq.FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsGermanyBerlinFranceIraqEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 12:25:58 GMTTarget cuts annual profit outlook YORK (AP) — Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLeading economic indicatorsEconomyConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCanadaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:56 GMTUS court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton, Jamaica (AP) — A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCourtsCrimeCelebrityJudiciaryGovernment and politicsGeneral newsJamaicaKingstonCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 11:38:44 GMTLowe's 2Q profit rises as weather improves, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's second-quarter net income increased 10 percent, bolstered by improving weather.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNorth CarolinaStatesvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:07:44 GMTSome Bank of England board members seek rate hike (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 EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:43:35 GMTJackie Chan expressed shame over son's drug arrest (AP) — Action star Jackie Chan says he's ashamed and saddened over his son's arrest on drug charges and has apologized to the public.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderChinaEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 11:42:39 GMTTwitter tries to block images of Foley killing (AP) — Twitter is trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers the publicity they crave is also gaining momentum.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 20 Aug 2014 12:14:39 GMT36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslides (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima has risen to 36, with seven other people still missing.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersMissing personsAccidents and disastersSearch and rescue effortsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsJapanEast AsiaAsiaTokyo, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:49 GMTArgentina seeks to end default through bond change AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government plans to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with U.S. investors.iBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 12:38:31 GMTDubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands says it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.1 billion, four years before the last installment is due.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:31 GMTOfficials in Ukraine's Donetsk region say 34 people have died in hostilities in past 24 hours., Ukraine (AP) — Officials in Ukraine's Donetsk region say 34 people have died in hostilities in past 24 hours.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:41:28 GMTTexas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.WILL WEISSERTPAUL J. WEBERaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionUnited States Presidential ElectionState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational electionsElectionsLegislationLegislaturePolitical issuesEventsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 10:55:18 GMTLiberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Security forces blocked off a seaside slum in Liberia's capital Wednesday, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola, unnerving residents and reportedly sparking a protest.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHABBAS DULLEHiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthWildlifeEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAnimal healthPolitical and civil unrestLiberiaMonroviaWest AfricaSierra LeoneGuineaNigeriaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 12:11:48 GMTBritish fighter appears to have role in beheading (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.DANICA KIRKAJILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsRadicalismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:44 GMTUK: man in beheading video appears to be British (AP) — UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says the person appearing in the video posted by Islamic militants beheading American journalist James Foley appears to be British.iGeneral newsRadicalismGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:40:29 GMTGlencore swings to profit, announces buyback (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 EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:11:55 GMT111-year-old from Japan recognized as oldest man (AP) — A 111-year-old retired Japanese educator who enjoys poetry has been recognized as the world's oldest living man.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsOdditiesJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:04 GMTFighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaMoscowKievDonetskBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 12:34:11 GMTIraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help (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 America, 20 Aug 2014 10:03:23 GMTFight Schedule Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, Calif. (ESPN2), Austin Trout vs. Daniel Dawson, 10, junior middleweights.The Associated PresssBoxingSportsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:24:49 GMTRebel city: 34 killed in fighting in 24 hours, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting in Ukraine's eastern region of Donetsk has killed 34 residents and wounded 29 others in the past day, authorities said Wednesday.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaKievDonetskBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 11:25:37 GMTNBA Calendar 30-Sept. 14 — FIBA World Cup of Basketball, Spain.The Associated PresssProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sports, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:41 GMTEgypt says it will end blackouts in 4 months (AP) — Top officials in Egypt have promised to end the rolling blackouts hitting the country in four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.iBusinessGeneral newsEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 11:38:00 GMTReality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps got a 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 America, 20 Aug 2014 12:09:22 GMTJapanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 people missing (AP) — Japanese police say death toll from landslides in Hiroshima has risen to 36; 7 people missing.iGeneral newsMissing personsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 11:14:18 GMTKey events following the death of Michael Brown, 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 demonstrationsPoliceTheftPolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:47 GMTIn deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges 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 America, 20 Aug 2014 11:07:26 GMTProtesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper (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 EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 10:16:31 GMTWoman wins $4.3M in texting while driving case, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by her then-boyfriend, who was allegedly texting while driving, has won a $4.3 million lawsuit.htGeneral newsTechnology law and ethicsLegal proceedingsCell phone etiquetteTechnology issuesTechnologyLaw and orderEtiquetteLifestyleFloridaDaytona BeachUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:07:15 GMTAn 86-year-old Utah woman writes romance novel LAKE CITY (AP) — An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.eArts and entertainmentOdditiesBooks and literatureEntertainmentUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:50:09 GMTFranklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problem 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 sportsAustraliaOceania, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:14 GMTSullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race, 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 America, 20 Aug 2014 10:09:20 GMTNHL Calendar 8 — Regular season begins.sNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeySportsMen's hockeyMen's sports, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:29 GMTNFL Calendar 26 — Teams must reduce rosters to maximum of 75 active players.sNFL footballProfessional footballFootballSports, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:20 GMTGlobal stocks drift ahead of Fed minutes (AP) — Global stocks drifted lower on Wednesday as investors awaited the release of minutes to Federal Reserve's last policy meeting. Some Asian indexes closed higher on the back of positive U.S. economic figures the day before, but Europe traded lower and Wall Street was expected edge down on the open.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsUnited KingdomJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeAsiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 11:53:06 GMT