FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 21:19:31 -0700Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1 WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis didn't have her best stuff when she and her Philadelphia teammates needed it most, and Las Vegas took advantage.JOHN KEKISsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsLas VegasPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaWilliamsportIllinoisUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:29:02 GMTMcBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2 (AP) — Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.PAT GRAHAMsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:30:00 GMTMo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.sSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsWilliamsportPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:56:18 GMTGordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery, Del. (AP) — Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:52:33 GMTChina manufacturing drags on Asian stock markets, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but Japan gained on the prospect of a stronger dollar after Fed minutes showed policymakers are leaning toward their first rate hike since the 2008 financial crisis.YOUKYUNG LEEiBusinessGeneral newsManufacturing sector performanceCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsSouth KoreaJapanEast AsiaChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:49:58 GMTThai army ruler expected to become new premier (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesElectionsGovernment appointments and nominationsNational electionsLegislatureMilitary and defenseThailandSoutheast AsiaBangkokAsia, 21 Aug 2014 02:34:47 GMTPeavy pitches Giants to 8-3 win over Cubs (AP) — Jake Peavy pitched seven solid innings in his fifth start with San Francisco, and the Giants rolled past the Chicago Cubs 8-3 on Wednesday, hours after they won a protest regarding a rain-shortened loss from the night before.MATT CARLSONsSportsSports transactionsSports businessProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:40:24 GMTSchilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsOral cancerCancerOral healthBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsHealthDiseases and conditionsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:56:51 GMTPolice seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?htGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeLaw and orderSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:12:11 GMTLynn, Peralta lead Cardinals to sweep of Reds LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn beat Cincinnati for the third straight time, Jhonny Peralta hit a bases-clearing double and the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Reds 7-3 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:34 GMTUS routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthProfessional basketballDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew YorkSpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 02:17:04 GMTReactions to killing of journalist James Foley Foley was remembered on Wednesday as a journalist who was passionate, persistent, big-hearted, always pushing closer to the story. The 40-year-old went missing in northern Syria in November 2012, and his death was shown in a video that militants with the Islamic State group released Tuesday to international outrage. The news brought an outpouring of respect and sorrow from friends, colleagues and others who were struck by Foley's pursuit of humanity in what he once called "these barren places."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHostage situationsFreedom of the pressKidnappingJournalistsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeSyriaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 02:07:52 GMTGarcia-Lopez outlasts Young in 3 sets, N.C. (AP) — American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).BILL KISERsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:58:13 GMTToday in History is Thursday, August 21, the 233th day of 2014. There are 132 days left in the year.The Associated PressaRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestGeneral newsMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsPhilippinesUnited StatesAthensSoutheast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 04:00:44 GMTAP source: Lynx's Moore has won WNBA MVP award's Maya Moore has won the WNBA most valuable player award, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsJournalismNews mediaMedia, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:12 GMTPorcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:12:16 GMTThailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature nominates country's army ruler as next prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegislatureThailandSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 03:54:10 GMTIsner cruises in 3rd-round match, N.C. (AP) — American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).BILL KISERsSportsTennisMen's sportsMen's tennisWinston-SalemSpainUnited StatesNorth CarolinaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 02:30:27 GMTFeldman pitches Astros past slumping Yankees 5-2 YORK (AP) — Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsBaseballMen's sportsProfessional baseballNew York CityNew YorkHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:58:48 GMTRookie T.J. House, 4 Indians relievers blank Twins (AP) — Rookie T.J. House threw shutout ball into the sixth inning, combining with four relievers to pitch the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 5-0 Wednesday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSports businessAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:30:24 GMTTeens deny threatening boy in school shooting plot PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school denied charges Wednesday that they made criminal threats against another boy.aGeneral newsExtortion and threatsJuvenile crimeViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationCaliforniaPasadenaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:48:57 GMTChina tries 5 cult members for murder (AP) — Five people went on trial Thursday for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald's outlet in eastern China after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult, a court said.iGeneral newsReligionViolent crimeCrimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 04:07:56 GMTFBI chief calls Islamic terror group 'savages' (AP) — Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestTerrorismJournalistsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaDenverSyriaUnited StatesColoradoNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 01:18:02 GMTLA to settle police-death lawsuit for $5 million ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.aGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:50 GMTChina factory index falls to 3-month low in August KONG (AP) — A survey says Chinese factory activity expanded in August at a slower rate, suggesting the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum.iBusinessGeneral newsEconomyChinaHong KongGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 02:59:48 GMTBrazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 00:59:49 GMTLast 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.M. SPENCER GREENJASON KEYSERaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:26:12 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:08:13 GMTJudge: Girl, 13, is fit for trial for Calif. fire DIEGO (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfire that destroyed three dozen homes north of San Diego in May.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeNatural disastersLaw and orderFiresAccidents and disastersSan DiegoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:40:41 GMTBrazil expands labor rights for domestic workers DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses.JENNY BARCHFIELDiBusinessGeneral newsWages and salariesLegislationConstitutional amendmentsGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesPersonnelLegislatureConstitutionsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:34 GMTBoat blast at Long Island marina kills 1, hurts 1, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a boat exploded while being refueled at a Long Island marina, killing a man aboard and burning a dock worker who pushed the fiery vessel away from the shore.aGeneral newsExplosionsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:24 GMTHamilton drives in 3 runs, Angels beat Red Sox 8-3 (AP) — Josh Hamilton broke out of a slump with two hits and three RBIs, Howie Kendrick drove in two runs, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 to increase their AL West lead on Wednesday night.HOWARD ULMANsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMassachusettsBostonLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Aug 2014 03:10:11 GMTMain subway line blacked out in Chile's capital, Chile (AP) — A power failure has knocked out the main subway line in Chile's capital, trapping thousands of riders and throwing Santiago's evening rush hour into chaos.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:10 GMTThai army ruler nominated as next prime minister (AP) — Thailand's junta-appointed legislature has nominated the country's military ruler to be the next prime minister.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:01 GMTNationals win 9th in row, nip D-backs in 9th (AP) — The Washington Nationals won their ninth straight game when pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon singled home Bryce Harper in the ninth inning Wednesday night for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.BENJAMIN STANDIGsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:47:22 GMTVenezuela's president pays visit to Fidel Castro (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a belated birthday visit to Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader revealed in one of his regular columns.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaVenezuelaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:13:23 GMTHolder says he understands mistrust of police LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 04:02:08 GMTSteelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.WILL GRAVESsSportsDrug-related crimeArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:18:42 GMTGiants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:23:41 GMTPirates rally to beat Braves 3-2 (AP) — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.NATE BARNESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:09:57 GMTRain washes out trucks race at Bristol Speedway, Tenn. (AP) — Rain washed out NASCAR's Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Wednesday night.sSportsAutomobile racingNASCARTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:24:25 GMTUS mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 03:43:29 GMTCruz hits 33rd HR, Orioles sweep White Sox (AP) — Nelson Cruz took the major league lead with his 33rd home run and the surging Baltimore Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 4-3 win Wednesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 03:05:24 GMTMarijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years YORK (AP) — A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSmugglingCanadaNorth AmericaBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityMontrealUnited StatesQuebec, 21 Aug 2014 02:18:50 GMTBouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsNew HavenConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:52:23 GMTAustralian junior banned for 1 year for drug use, Australia (AP) — Australia's top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy.sSportsDopingTennisAustraliaOceania, 21 Aug 2014 01:07:41 GMT3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility LOUIS (AP) — Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri.JASON L. YOUNGaGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsSchool infrastructureHigh school footballFootballEducationSocial affairsProfessional footballMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:49:24 GMTNews Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees (AP) — Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraising2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionLegislaturePolitical partiesHouse electionsCampaignsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaAuburnUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 21 Aug 2014 01:03:49 GMTCalifornia Wildfire destroys 8 homes, 10 buildings, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain has destroyed eight homes and 10 other structures, authorities said, but residents of some 200 homes under evacuation orders were allowed to return home Wednesday evening.aGeneral newsFire weatherProperty damageFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:57:25 GMTGrowth in China manufacturing weakens in August KONG (AP) — Growth in China's vast manufacturing industry weakened in August, suggesting that the recovery in the world No. 2 economy is losing momentum and Beijing may need to spoon out more stimulus.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthManufacturing sector performanceEconomyHong KongChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 03:32:36 GMT