FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 18:01:18 -0700USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.GREG BEACHAMaGeneral newsSportsCollege footballAthlete injuriesCollege sportsFootballEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationAthlete healthLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:37:29 GMTPhiladelphia honors Little League team with parade (AP) — The youth baseball team whose star 13-year-old female pitcher and performance in the Little League World Series drew a wide following received a champion's treatment in a parade Wednesday in downtown Philadelphia.SEAN CARLINsSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballParadesEventsBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsRecreation and leisureLifestylePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:56:17 GMTCourt overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks (AP) — Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsReligious strifeHate crimesLegal proceedingsReligionCrimeChristianitySocial affairsLaw and orderReligious issuesSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureGovernment and politicsOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:42:18 GMTUSC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie ANGELES (AP) — USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie.aGeneral newsCollege footballCollege sportsSportsFootball, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:02 GMTReport: FBI official used 'poor judgment' in suit (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in trying to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesLaw and orderMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:57:54 GMT'Cops' crew member killed in Omaha police shooting, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.MARGERY A. BECKaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentViolent crimePoliceCrimeTheftLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsOmahaNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:46:15 GMTFeds allow logging after huge California wildfire, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.SCOTT SMITHaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceSmall businessEnvironmentEnvironmental conservation and preservationFiresOwlsTreesAccidents and disastersForestsNatural disastersEnvironmental activismMaterials industryIndustriesEnvironment and natureBirdsAnimalsPlantsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:27:44 GMTPediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old DIEGO (AP) — A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby.aGeneral newsCrimes against childrenCrimeSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:41 GMTCowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.GILLIAN FLACCUSaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherStormsCoastlines and beachesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesPacific OceanUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:47:07 GMTRoyals' Yost implores fans to show up to games CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals manager Ned Yost pleaded with fans on Wednesday to show up for their remaining home games, one night after Alex Gordon's walk-off homer gave Kansas City a dramatic win over Minnesota that was seen by just 13,847 at Kauffman Stadium.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:32:24 GMTWilliam Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87 YORK (AP) — William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died at age 87.HILLEL ITALIEeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentAfrican-AmericansMoviesDocumentariesTV newsBoxingMen's boxingObituariesCelebrityNews mediaMediaTelevisionSportsMen's sportsPerforming artsUnited StatesNew York CityManhattanNorth AmericaNew York, 28 Aug 2014 00:56:29 GMTDiane Sawyer exits as ABC evening anchor YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.DAVID BAUDEReArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsNews mediaMediaTelevision, 28 Aug 2014 00:54:03 GMTUS checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:53:00 GMTOdor slam leads Rangers over Mariners 12-4 (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a third-inning grand slam to back Colby Lewis, and the last-place Texas Rangers beat Seattle 12-4 Wednesday to take two of three from the Mariners.JOSH LIEBESKINDsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:42:44 GMTOklahoma St looks to keep momentum, questions loom, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State opens the season with some serious questions on deck.CLIFF BRUNTsSportsCollege footballAthlete recruitingFootballCollege sportsProfessional footballOklahomaStillwaterFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:19:24 GMTBig neutral site games highlight opening weekend beyond campus for the big games this weekend: College football's season-opening extravaganza features four marquee matchups in NFL stadiums.RALPH D. RUSSOsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballHoustonFresnoFloridaAlabamaWashingtonCaliforniaNorth CarolinaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:26:18 GMTDrone with camera spotted over Panthers stadium, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.aGeneral newsSportsDrone surveillance and warfareDrone aircraftProfessional footballFootballMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:24:53 GMTNo. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.AARON BEARDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:31:20 GMTBlackwater defense: Iraqi police removed evidence (AP) — A defense attorney told a federal jury on Wednesday that Iraqi national police removed evidence that would prove Blackwater security guards were being fired on by insurgents, prompting the guards to return fire in shootings that killed or wounded over 30 Iraqi civilians.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 22:13:48 GMTNew counterterrorism units at Australian airports, Australia (AP) — New counterterrorism units have been working at Australia's two largest airports since last week and had already prevented two suspected jihadists from leaving the country, officials said.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTransportationTerrorismBorder securityIntelligence agenciesGovernment and politicsTransportation safetyWar and unrestIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessNational securityMilitary and defenseAustraliaSydneySyriaMiddle EastOceania, 27 Aug 2014 23:44:11 GMTEcuadoran police sentenced for attack on president, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadoran court has sentenced six police officers to prison for attempting to kill President Rafael Correa during a protest in 2010.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceCrimeLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsEcuadorQuitoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 23:08:31 GMTSteve Johnson retires at US Open due to cramping YORK (AP) — Steve Johnson's hand was cramping so badly he couldn't even hold his racket.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:18:21 GMTSEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureRecessions and depressionsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate creditEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeGovernment and politicsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeIndustry regulationFinancial servicesIndustries, 27 Aug 2014 23:24:29 GMTShooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.JACQUES BILLEAUDGENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsGun politicsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:14:39 GMTAP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherBig wave surfingCoastlines and beachesFloodsStormsSurfingSportsEnvironment and natureAccidents and disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:34:06 GMTOlivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery (AP) — Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.sSportsMen's soccerSurgical proceduresProfessional soccerSoccerMen's sportsDiagnosis and treatmentHealthUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 00:58:32 GMTDonaire to meet Walters for WBA featherweight belt ANGELES (AP) — Nonito Donaire will fight unbeaten Nicholas Walters for the WBA featherweight title Oct. 18 at the outdoor StubHub Center in Carson, California.GREG BEACHAMsSportsBoxingCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:47:52 GMTUtah approves winery in town with polygamous sect LAKE CITY (AP) — A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleSmall businessChristianityWineriesReligionSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesRecreation and leisureBeveragesMarriageFamily issuesUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:20:36 GMTPerry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.JEFFREY COLLINSaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionPolitical fundraisingState governmentsLegislatureLegislationImmigrationFootballPolitical partiesNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsSportsPolitical organizationsSouth CarolinaColumbiaTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:21:17 GMTDefense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionMarriageLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:01:05 GMTDogs get blues when youngsters go back to school ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:18:34 GMTSweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.PAUL ELIASaHealthSportsInternational soccerAthlete injuriesAthlete healthLegal proceedingsSports governanceSports medicineProfessional soccerCollege sportsSoccerLaw and orderGeneral newsSan FranciscoUnited StatesCaliforniaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:03:31 GMT10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.The Associated PressaGeneral newsSports, 28 Aug 2014 00:43:15 GMTGirls in Colombian town struck by mystery illness, Colombia (AP) — A mystery illness has overwhelmed a small town in northern Colombia as scores of teenage girls have been hospitalized with symptoms that parents fear could be an adverse reaction to a popular vaccine against cervical cancer.JOSHUA GOODMANCESAR GARCIAiGeneral newsHealthImmunizationsPublic healthColombiaLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:54:26 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: You can't win if you can't finish YORK (AP) — As Croatia's Ivan Dodig knows all too well after his 2014 Grand Slam season, you can't win if you can't finish.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 28 Aug 2014 00:03:51 GMTDeal on health care aids port contract talks ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months.JUSTIN PRITCHARDaBusinessGeneral newsLabor negotiationsEmployee benefitsElective cosmetic proceduresPersonnelDiagnosis and treatmentHealthBeauty and fashionLifestyleCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:43:21 GMTObama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps (AP) — The White House is crafting a blame-it-on-Congress legal justification to back up President Barack Obama's impending executive actions on immigration.JOSH LEDERMANwBusinessGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsImmigrationSeparation of powersLaw and orderGeneral newsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:11:35 GMTUruguayans can now sign up to grow pot at home, Uruguay (AP) — People in Uruguay who want to grow their own marijuana at home were able to register to do so Wednesday as the government launched the latest phase in its first-of-its-kind legalization program.LEONARDO HABERKORNiGeneral newsParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsElectionsUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 00:02:29 GMTFinal ruling against part of Utah polygamy ban LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed by a family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:38:27 GMTSuper PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.PHILIP ELLIOTTwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsCampaignsLegislaturePolitical action committeesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesNew HampshireBostonNorth AmericaMassachusetts, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:10 GMT5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet ANGELES (AP) — Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.aGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsMammalsAnimals, 28 Aug 2014 00:35:41 GMTLabor protest disrupts Argentine capital AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A labor organization opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez caused traffic jams and disrupted life for many in the capital Wednesday at the start of a 36-hour strike.iBusinessGeneral newsStrikesLabor issuesLabor economyProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsEconomySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesPricesArgentinaBuenos AiresSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 27 Aug 2014 22:11:53 GMTFinal ruling issued against part of polygamy ban LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:59:15 GMTPilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 00:56:46 GMTQantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year (AP) — Qantas Airways Ltd. on Thursday posted a record 2.8 billion Australian dollar ($2.6 billion) statutory loss for the last fiscal year reflecting a profit-draining battle with its smaller rival Virgin Australia and aircraft write downs.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsAustraliaOceania, 28 Aug 2014 00:30:41 GMTSam gets last chance at Rams' preseason impression GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Sam is about to get one last chance to show the St. Louis Rams why he belongs on their 53-man roster.TIM REYNOLDSsSportsProfessional footballFootballMiamiFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:56 GMTRV outside family courts offers child support help, N.J. (AP) — Forget going to the food truck for lunch. Now you can get free legal advice on collecting child support from a nonprofit on wheels.RACHELLE BLIDNERaGeneral newsParentingHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsFamily issuesRelationshipsLifestyleCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsNewarkNew JerseyNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 23:15:24 GMTAP NewsAlert ANGELES (AP) — USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootball, 27 Aug 2014 22:48:52 GMTA leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case YORK (AP) — An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.JENNIFER PELTZaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsFraud and false statementsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 22:48:26 GMTReports: FBI probes JPMorgan hack YORK (AP) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyHackingCriminal investigationsTechnology issuesLaw and orderCrimeUnited StatesNew York CityRussiaNorth AmericaNew YorkEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 00:43:27 GMT