FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 12:37:36 -0700Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules (AP) — Model aircraft hobbyists, research universities and commercial drone operators and investors have filed lawsuits challenging a government directive that they say imposes tough new limits on the use of model aircraft and broadens a ban on commercial drone flights.JOAN LOWYhtBusinessGovernment and politicsTechnologyDrone aircraftLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral news, 22 Aug 2014 19:11:28 GMTWashington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides, Wash. (AP) — Rain in Washington state unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides, damaging homes and closing highways as the threat of more storms loomed Friday.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:50:18 GMT3 Japanese students killed in California car crash, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.aGeneral newsAccidentsInternational studentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:12:45 GMT1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free, Pa. (AP) — A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.MARK SCOLFOROaGeneral newsArsonNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesHarrisburgPennsylvaniaNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Aug 2014 19:04:15 GMTPotential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson (AP) — The police shooting and death of Michael Brown has gripped the nation amid clashes between protesters and the police in suburban St. Louis. But for most of those who want to lead the nation, there's little to gain in an election year by taking a stand or proposing new policy.KEN THOMASpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPoliceHuman rights and civil libertiesState governmentsNational electionsElectionsLaw enforcement agenciesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsAtlantaUnited StatesGeorgiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:38 GMTGrain higher, beef higher, pork mostly higher (AP) — Grain futures were higher Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:29:44 GMTStallone and stars promote 'Expendables' in Asia, China (AP) — Sylvester Stallone says that he hopes to film the next "The Expendables" movie in Asia.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentMacauChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:04 GMT3 blacks among 12 grand jurors in Ferguson case, Mo. (AP) — Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimePoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:56:40 GMTParole denied yet again for Lennon's killer YORK (AP) — John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said Friday.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCrimeCelebrityNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:08:03 GMTEx-Va. governor says he should have revealed gifts, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he should have disclosed some of the gifts from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur on a yearly financial disclosure form.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate governanceCorporate newsBusinessVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:53:42 GMTIslamic State backers under scrutiny in US YORK (AP) — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsIslamSocial mediaArrestsTerrorismLegal proceedingsMilitant groupsCrimeIntelligence agenciesReligionSocial affairsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited StatesSyriaNew YorkNorth CarolinaNew York CityMiddle EastQueensIraqNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:24:34 GMTCorrection: SmallBiz-Small Talk YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders. The Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency actually have those responsibilities.fBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessSmall business financingFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCareersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial markets, 22 Aug 2014 19:19:53 GMTIce bucket challenge may change nonprofit world YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentSocial mediaCharity fundraisingOnline mediaNonprofit business and financeIndividual givingGlaciologyDiseases and conditionsMediaPhilanthropySocial affairsBusinessNeurological disordersHealthGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsNational governmentsEarth scienceScienceEconomic policyEconomyGovernment policy, 22 Aug 2014 18:27:05 GMTTrial over Miss. GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16, Miss. (AP) — A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win.EMILY WAGSTER PETTUSaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLegislatureSenate electionsPolitical partiesLaw and orderElectionsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesMississippiNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:25 GMTHumbled by 2012, Texas' Perry courts New Hampshire, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.RIK STEVENSpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsIndictmentsState legislatureCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislatureLegislationPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesNew HampshirePortsmouthTexasNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:33:49 GMTWest condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid.MSTYSLAV CHERNOVPETER LEONARDiGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaDonetskKievEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 19:22:41 GMTRoush Fenway lands Ortho as sponsor, Tenn. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing has landed Ortho as a sponsor for "roughly half" of Greg Biffle's races next season.fBusinessSportsSports sponsorshipAutomobile racingNASCARSports businessTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:17:03 GMTMexico creates special economic-crime force CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended far throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.MARK STEVENSONiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyGovernment payAgricultureArmed forcesPoliceIndustriesGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseLaw enforcement agenciesMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:45 GMTUS rig count down 17 to 1,896 (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.fBusinessEnergy industryIndustriesUnited StatesHoustonTexasNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:04:13 GMTAdministration condemns Russian move into Ukraine (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseUkraineRussiaMoscowUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:54:48 GMTFuryk in 3-way tie for lead at Barclays, N.J. (AP) — Jim Furyk had a 2-under 69 and was part of a three-way tie for the lead midway through the second round at The Barclays.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's sportsMen's golfGolfNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:45:00 GMTJackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Shadowing central bankers and economists at the Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.MATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:46:59 GMTFla. dad charged with murder; baby left in truck, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeFloridaMelbourneUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:26 GMTColorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two 19th century Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings — instead looking to use the English names.aGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsBoulderColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:20:43 GMTOregon sues Oracle over failed health care website, Ore. (AP) — The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange.JONATHAN J. COOPERhtBusinessGeneral newsHealthTechnologyHiring and recruitmentTechnology law and ethicsPersonnelTechnology issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFinancial servicesIndustriesOregonSalemUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:22:24 GMTThousands to march against NYPD chokehold death YORK (AP) — Thousands are set to march to protest the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCrimeStaten IslandNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:43:14 GMTRecalls this week: bean bag chairs, cribs 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled following the deaths of two children who suffocated after they crawled inside the chairs. Other recalled products include convertible cribs with a defect that can create a hazardous gap.The Associated PressfBusinessLifestylePersonal financePaintingVisual artsProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFood safetyPublic healthHealthUtilitiesEnergy industryArts and entertainment, 22 Aug 2014 19:28:50 GMTNew fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?, Mo. (AP) — Calm has come to Ferguson, Missouri, after nights of violent unrest over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsArrestsProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaSt. LouisVirginiaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 18:25:47 GMTAdvocacy group asks for Chrysler investigation (AP) — An auto safety advocacy group is asking the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in thousands of Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.fBusinessAutomobilesSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsProducts and servicesCorporate newsLifestyleGovernment and politics, 22 Aug 2014 18:08:32 GMTStocks are mostly lower as Ukraine tensions flare YORK (AP) — Stocks edged mostly lower Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure about how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months. Investors were also monitoring another flare-up in tensions between Ukraine and Russia.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsEconomyInternational relationsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLeading economic indicatorsGovernment financeStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUkraineEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:02:13 GMTReid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized Friday for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon of business leaders in Las Vegas earlier this week.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislatureState governmentsLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:30:54 GMTSharpton to lead march against NY chokehold death YORK (AP) — Marchers are set to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer, the latest high-profile call to change relations between police and communities of color in the wake of recent violence.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimeMunicipal governmentsViolent crimePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:10:25 GMTDraghi: ECB can't do it all, governments must act, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi said Friday the bank is ready to do more to boost the shaky recovery in the 18 countries that use the euro — but warns governments must join in efforts to reduce stubbornly high unemployment.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisGovernment and politicsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 18:35:15 GMTOregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach left a suicide note that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsSuicidesOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:11:30 GMTCirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports VEGAS (AP) — Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTravelMusicLifestyleEntertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:19:16 GMTCanadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip (AP) — Canada said Friday "past incidents and behaviors" are to blame for China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper being banned from an Arctic trip with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.ROB GILLIESiGeneral newsInternational relationsNewspapersMediaIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNews mediaChinaCanadaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:52:52 GMTFriends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington, Vt. (AP) — Sen. Jim Jeffords left his mark on the state and the nation during more than 30 years in Washington, but family and friends said he never lost his affinity for the Vermont countryside or let his position eclipse his love for his family and the simple things in life.WILSON RINGaGeneral newsEnvironmental laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsFunerals and memorial servicesLegislationLegislatureEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryVermontUnited StatesRutlandNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:21:33 GMTSnowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota (AP) — The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died.wGeneral newsOwlsZoological parksBirdsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationRecreation and leisureLifestyleMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:35:05 GMTCounty forgives $2.4M in bad speed-camera tickets, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York county is forgiving $2.4 million in speed camera fines issued in the past month.aGeneral newsOdditiesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:32:16 GMTTeacher fired for pregnancy sues Catholic school, Mont. (AP) — A former teacher at a Montana Catholic school who was fired for being pregnant and unmarried is suing the school district.aBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPregnancy and childbirthReligionLaw and orderChristianitySocial affairsSexual and reproductive healthHealthWomen's healthButteMontanaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:28:54 GMTObama taking less vacation, but too much for some, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has spent less time away from the White House than his predecessors. But his two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard and hours on the golf course have his detractors teeing up as they highlight the slew of foreign policy crises currently facing the United States.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaLifestyleGovernment and politicsInternational relationsWar and unrestForeign policyOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureGeneral newsGovernment policyUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaIraqMissouriMassachusettsMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 19:18:58 GMTPentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseChinaUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:52:44 GMTOklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims.aGeneral newsSportsCollege footballAfrican-AmericansSports mediaWomen's sportsCrimeFootballViolent crimeCollege sportsOklahomaOklahoma CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:41:41 GMTBrowns' Gordon in limbo awaiting NFL ruling (AP) — Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon says the only place he can find peace is on the football field. His time there could be running short.TOM WITHERSsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSports businessProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:36:38 GMTFBI: No credible threats to US from Islamic State (AP) — The FBI and Homeland Security Department say there are no specific or credible terror threats to the U.S. homeland from the Islamic State militant group.EILEEN SULLIVANwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsLaw enforcement agenciesReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNews mediaMediaMilitary and defenseUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:22:46 GMTLife easing back to normal in NY Amish community, N.Y. (AP) — Life among the Amish in a northern New York community is easing into a sense of normalcy a week after two young sisters were kidnapped from their family farm and as more allegations emerge about their day in captivity.MICHAEL VIRTANENGEORGE M. WALSHaGeneral newsMissing personsChristianityReligionSocial affairsCrimes against childrenCrimeNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:25:55 GMTObama offers new accommodations on birth control (AP) — Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGeneral newsHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsBirth controlReligionLobbyingReligious issuesHobbiesSocial affairsSocial issuesFinancial servicesIndustriesSexual and reproductive healthPolitical issuesProducts and servicesCorporate newsRecreation and leisureUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 18:40:45 GMTCoalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to clean restrooms and retell stories of rape in front of children.RUSSELL CONTRERASALICIA A. CARDWELLaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNew MexicoArtesiaAlbuquerqueCentral AmericaNorth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 19:15:46 GMTMorocco arrests suspected Islamic State members, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has announced the arrest of two suspected members of the Islamic State group.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsArrestsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimeMoroccoNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 18:39:49 GMTRybarikova beats Giorgi in Connecticut Open semis HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia beat Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-4 Friday to earn a berth into the finals of the Connecticut Open, the final tune-up for the women before next week's U.S. Open.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisNew HavenConnecticutSlovakiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 19:11:44 GMT