FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Aug 2014 03:13:07 -0700California to appeal teacher tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:08:51 GMTTaliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 06:26:11 GMTOfficials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 04:54:03 GMTLamb's slam gives Arizona 5-2 win over Rockies (AP) — Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:56:45 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 08:53:56 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaSenegalGuineaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 09:52:57 GMTJudge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:02:13 GMTIntelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.KEN DILANIANBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeNational securityBomb threatsGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastEuropeVero BeachIraqNorth AmericaFlorida, 30 Aug 2014 07:57:05 GMTAleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsAthlete injuriesIndyCarAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAthlete healthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:39:56 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion', Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:54 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions "invasion", Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called Western sanctions an "invasion" after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsTehranIranMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 07:28:42 GMTCalifornia appeals teacher tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:53 GMTObama seeking allies for fight against extremists (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqEuropeIranQatarTurkeyMiddle EastJordanRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 08:00:17 GMTSecurity guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off (AP) — Security guard in Lesotho capital says military occupying police stations; radio stations off.iGeneral newsMilitary occupationsPoliceWar and unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 07:39:32 GMTStewart returns to racing but questions remain, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARNew YorkGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:08 GMTSuicide attack kills 9 in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 09:47:20 GMTObama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 09:59:17 GMTGrandal, Padres beat Dodgers 3-2 in 12 DIEGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal singled in the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning and the San Diego Padres beat the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 Friday night.BERNIE WILSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 06:34:43 GMTUkraine says fighter jet shot down, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsSummitsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEuropeKievEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMTNicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued.iGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 04:43:38 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 30 Aug 2014 07:20:42 GMTAbercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.VIJAY JOSHICATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansState governmentsPrimary electionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:38:22 GMTAustralia condemns peacekeepers' Syrian detention, Australia (AP) — Australia's foreign minister on Saturday criticized the detention of 44 Fijian peacekeepers by Syrian rebels and called for their unconditional release.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseAustraliaPhilippinesSyriaIsraelFijiOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 07:29:25 GMTErrani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Open YORK (AP) — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:23:10 GMTCalifornia lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.aGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessLegislatureState governmentsLegislationCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:27:34 GMT11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 05:29:05 GMTBuster Posey goes 5 for 5 in six innings of work FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 in six innings for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night against Milwaukee, then sat down for the night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:15:23 GMTSantana homers again in KC, helps Indians win CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:34:52 GMTTax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsAccess to health careHealth issuesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeNational governmentsProfessional servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:27:08 GMTAngels beat A's 4-0 behind Weaver, up AL West edge, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver and Jon Lester both made their big league debuts in 2006. Both have pitched a no-hitter, both are three-time All-Stars.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAlabamaCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 06:40:26 GMTChina warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.iGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaUnited KingdomBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 06:01:23 GMTResident: Lesotho military occupies police station (AP) — The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous southern African country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsMilitary occupationsEmbassiesWar and unrestParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsPoliceInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessElectionsLaw enforcement agenciesSouth AfricaLesothoMaseruSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 09:55:51 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III YORK (AP) — John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Aug 2014 08:54:59 GMTSloppy White Sox lose 7-1 to Verlander, Tigers (AP) — Before Friday night's game, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura raved about Jose Abreu's improvement at first base.JOHN JACKSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:11:19 GMTSomalia launches offensive against extremists, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 10:02:19 GMTEU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief (AP) — European Union leaders are set to decide who will get the prestigious job as the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years.iGeneral newsSummitsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsGovernment policyEurope, 30 Aug 2014 08:31:02 GMTWhat dispute? India and China ignore land squabble DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other.TIM SULLIVANiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaIndiaTibetBeijingEast AsiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaEast China SeaGreater ChinaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 05:41:30 GMTNew Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsBloggingGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNew ZealandOceania, 30 Aug 2014 04:27:03 GMTPosey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brews FRANCISCO (AP) — The way Buster Posey was swinging, manager Bruce Bochy figures he had at least one more hit in him.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 06:33:32 GMTNationals use long ball to beat Mariners 8-3 (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.TIM BOOTHsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:28:43 GMTObama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.JOSH LEDERMANERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsUnited States General ElectionLegislatureImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral electionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:40:56 GMTSenate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.KYLE POTTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate taxesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsState governmentsConsumer products and servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:06:06 GMTBummed to face a friend, Gulbis loses at US Open YORK (AP) — Ernests Gulbis was surprised by how conflicted he felt during his second-round loss at the U.S. Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sports, 30 Aug 2014 04:30:39 GMTWesterners linked to extremist groups in Syria many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 08:02:18 GMTHousing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 09:28:40 GMTPalmer opens with a 63 to lead Deutsche Bank, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer would not have guessed this would be his lowest round of the year, at least not the way it started.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:46 GMTSharapova gets past Lisicki in 2 sets at US Open YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:18:45 GMTEU set to slap new sanctions on Russia (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 09:02:06 GMTSyrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights, Philippines (AP) — Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defensePhilippinesManilaSyriaIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 09:34:42 GMTAP NewsAlert, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 08:08:08 GMT