FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 01 Sep 2014 23:46:16 -0700California fires burn cabin, threaten homes CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of homes.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:12:44 GMTNishikori beats Raonic in 5 sets at US Open YORK (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEvents, 02 Sep 2014 06:37:02 GMTBritish migrant rights activist faces Thai trial, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a Thai fruit processing factory went on trial Tuesday in the first of a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the company.TODD PITMANiBusinessGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 04:35:43 GMTMichigan power running game looks like glory days ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan might have a running attack again.DAVE HOGGaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMichiganAnn ArborUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:09:00 GMTPro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVJIM HEINTZiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestArmed forcesLegislatureInternational relationsMilitary and defenseDiplomacyCrimeaUkraineMoscowRussiaKievMinskEuropeBlack SeaEastern EuropeBelarus, 02 Sep 2014 02:51:19 GMTAnti-China group nabbed for attempted firebombing, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities have arrested three men linked to a group that allegedly planned to set off firebombs at the Manila airport and a mall to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China.iGeneral newsPhilippinesManilaChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 02 Sep 2014 04:13:58 GMTSurvey: Foreign companies in China feel 'targeted' (AP) — Foreign companies in China feel increasingly targeted for unfair enforcement of anti-monopoly and other laws and might cut investment if conditions fail to improve, a U.S. business group said Tuesday.JOE McDONALDfBusinessGovernment regulationsMonopoly and antitrustEconomyGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeCorporate newsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 05:33:11 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly has formed off Mexico's coast over the Bay of Campeche.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 06:22:30 GMTTropical depression forms off Gulf coast of Mexico (AP) — Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed off the Gulf coast of Mexico with tropical storm warnings issued from Tuxpan in the state of Veracruz north to La Pesca.aGeneral newsTravelWeather forecastsLifestyleWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 02:42:04 GMTDethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned beauty queen from Myanmar says she won't return her $100,000 crown until the pageant's organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.iGeneral newsMyanmarSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 06:08:31 GMTRoyals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:03:04 GMTSyrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said.RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestCivil warsHuman rights and civil libertiesTerrorismMilitary leadershipGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseSyriaIsraelIrelandMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 03:51:32 GMTTop South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru, defacing websites and extracting sensitive data to strut their programming prowess and make political points.FRANK BAJAKhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingComputer and data securityGovernment and politicsCrimeTechnology issuesComputing and information technologyPeruLimaSouth AmericaVenezuelaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 04:05:17 GMTToday in History is Tuesday, September 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.The Associated PressaWorld War IILegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsEventsLaw and orderUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 04:00:42 GMTMexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf CITY (AP) — The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.iGeneral newsMexicoGulf of MexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 01:26:05 GMTOlympic National Park bans drones amid US order (AP) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones.tTravelLifestyleNational parksDrone aircraftWildlifeEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travelGeneral newsEnvironmentWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:18:54 GMTElk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Visitors are being asked to be cautious as the elk rut begins in Yellowstone National Park.tTravelLifestyleNational parksAnimalsEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLeisure travel, 02 Sep 2014 01:25:58 GMTBritish rights activist on trial in Thai court, Thailand (AP) — A British human rights activist who investigated alleged abuses at a fruit processing factory in Thailand in the first in a series of criminal lawsuits filed against him by the Thai company.iGeneral newsPolitical activismPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 03:01:06 GMTUS military targets extremists in Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.wGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGeneral newsMilitary and defenseSomaliaMogadishuKenyaUnited StatesEast AfricaAfricaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 06:17:51 GMTSchool to begin in Chicago with more safety guards (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day.DON BABWINaGeneral newsHiring and recruitmentMunicipal governmentsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationPersonnelBusinessViolenceLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:17:07 GMTClashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31 (AP) — A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 06:05:42 GMTRaiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB, Calif. (AP) — Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season.JOSH DUBOWsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballCaliforniaFresnoHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:56:51 GMTTropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly forms off Mexico's coast over Bay of Campeche, is expected to strengthen.aGeneral newsStormsCoastlines and beachesWeatherEnvironment and natureMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 06:20:36 GMTHomicide charges for S. Korean soldiers over death, South Korea (AP) — Officials say South Korean military prosecutors are charging four soldiers with homicide over the hazing death of a young army conscript in April.iGeneral newsHazing ritualsMilitary legal affairsViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 05:44:38 GMTAsia stocks mostly higher, wages data boosts Japan (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after a jump in average wages boosted Japan's market. Hong Kong's benchmark was recovering after initially retreating on weak Chinese data and concerns over tensions with Beijing.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyCurrency marketsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHong KongJapanChinaEast AsiaUnited StatesGreater ChinaAsiaNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 06:11:45 GMTAzarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF YORK (AP) — Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:45:06 GMT9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.KATHY MATHESONaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsMoviesEntertainmentBoxingMen's boxingVisual artsMen's sportsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:40:31 GMTMexico turns to army, drones for security CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says it is increasingly turning to the use of the army and drones in security patrols, reducing the role of the once-successful Marine forces.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsDrone surveillance and warfareGovernment and politicsDrone aircraftMilitary and defenseMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 03:40:05 GMTRockies win, after losing end of suspended game (AP) — The new kids got things rolling and the familiar face with the bushy beard brought the win home.PAT GRAHAMsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 02:58:00 GMT50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:The Associated PresshtLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationMath and science educationState legislatureEducation standardsStudent testingTeachingScienceHigher educationGovernment programsSchool administrationState governmentsProfessional organizationsElectionsLanguage educationEducation policyProtests and demonstrationsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominations2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureLegislationSchool curriculaTechnologyNational governmentsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsLabor issuesSocial issuesGovernment policyPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsCabinetsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsState electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUtahTexasArizonaArkansasWashingtonIowaMissouriHawaiiMississippiCaliforniaNew YorkGeorgiaOklahomaFloridaSouth DakotaWisconsinTennesseeNew JerseyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:31:30 GMTRegional body to help restore stability in Lesotho (AP) — Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsEmbassiesGovernment and politicsWar and unrestParliamentary electionsInternational relationsNational electionsPolitical and civil unrestElectionsSouthern AfricaSouth AfricaLesothoMaseruAfrica, 02 Sep 2014 01:46:16 GMTDizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open YORK (AP) — Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsEventsUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:51:23 GMTAnti-China group nabbed for planned Manila attacks, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said Tuesday that they arrested three men linked to a group that was planning to set off firebombs at Manila's international airport and a major mall in the city to protest the government's alleged "soft" stance in its territorial dispute with China. The military, however, downplayed the planned attacks, saying the men were just seeking attention.OLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPhilippinesManilaChinaSoutheast AsiaAsiaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 02 Sep 2014 05:41:18 GMTFiji says Syrian rebels issue demands for captives, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.iGeneral newsHostage situationsFijiSuvaSyriaOceaniaMiddle East, 02 Sep 2014 01:50:42 GMT3 Chinese inmates kill guard, break out of jail (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported.iGeneral newsPrison breaksCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsChinaHarbinGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 03:59:21 GMTKanye, Juanes enliven LA's Made in America fest ANGELES (AP) — A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city's diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill, Weezer, Rise Against, John Mayer and Juanes were among Sunday's performers.SANDY COHENeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMunicipal governmentsGourmet foodLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsFood and drinkLifestyleLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:44:46 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: Azarenka's 'Happy Birthday' wish YORK (AP) — As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes for a really good tennis player.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisMen's tennisCelebrityEventsWomen's sportsMen's sportsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:20:56 GMTNYC police boss defends response in custody death YORK (AP) — It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, New York City's police commissioner said Monday.aGeneral newsCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:47:28 GMTUK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups.SYLVIA HUIiGeneral newsTerrorismTravel laws and regulationsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment regulationsUnited KingdomMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 02 Sep 2014 05:30:57 GMTBrazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues dies at 86 DE JANEIRO (AP) — Celebrated Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, whose "Mole" armchair is among the most iconic pieces of Brazilian mid-century design, has died. He was 86 years old.JENNY BARCHFIELDiGeneral newsObituariesHome designHome and gardenLifestyleRio de JaneiroBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 02 Sep 2014 04:07:58 GMTNY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeBrooklynNew York CityNew YorkLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 03:27:36 GMTCoroner: Mom, 3 kids among 5 killed in plane crash, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationColoradoDenverUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:55:24 GMTAustralian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother in another case that casts a harsh light on Thailand's beleaguered surrogacy industry.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeViolent crimeSiblingsRelationshipsLifestyleHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsAustraliaThailandSydneyBangkokOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 02 Sep 2014 05:46:25 GMTDetroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.COREY WILLIAMSaBusinessGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderDetroitUnited StatesMichiganNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:21:03 GMTWawrinka pulls away to beat Robredo at US Open YORK (AP) — Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 02 Sep 2014 02:43:11 GMTBurning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000, Nev. (AP) — The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert.MARTIN GRIFFITHtTravelLifestyleRenoNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:36:44 GMTBuyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.KIMBERLY HEFLINGJULIE CARR SMYTHhtLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsMath and science educationStudent testingEducation standardsState governmentsState legislatureEducational technologyTeaching2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational competitivenessScienceSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLegislatureTechnologyLabor issuesSocial issuesUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:29:51 GMTMaine ready for colorful fall foliage season, Maine (AP) — As summer winds down, Maine conservation officials say they're expecting a vibrant fall foliage season.tTravelLifestyleLeisure travelMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 01:22:13 GMTHomer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4 ANGELES (AP) — Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason.BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 02 Sep 2014 04:31:45 GMT$2.4B Revel casino to shut down early Tuesday CITY, N.J. (AP) — Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 02 Sep 2014 05:52:32 GMT