FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 02:50:37 -0700German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing (AP) — A German police handwriting expert is on trial over accusations he killed and chopped up a man he met in an Internet cannibalism chat forum.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyDresdenWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:03:17 GMTRoads, homes damaged by Washington mudslides, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington area hit hard by recent wildfires was battered by thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and mudslides, damaging roadways and homes and stranding some motorists, authorities said.aGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherFloodsAccidents and disastersTrafficNatural disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:40:30 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:03 GMTChilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:00 GMTMud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash., Wash. (AP) — Mud slides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain falling on wildfire-scarred areas of north-central Washington damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded motorists, officials say.aGeneral newsWeatherTrafficFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersTransportationWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:55:03 GMTIsrael, Palestinians trade fire; 2 killed in Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a Gaza farm killed two Palestinians on Friday, a Gaza health official said, as fighting continued for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeBlockadesCease firesEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 07:36:48 GMTCalifornia to appeal ruling tossing death penalty FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.PAUL ELIASaGeneral newsDeath penalty controversyNational courtsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimeSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:25:27 GMTOffseason academies keep NFL players in shape CITY, Mo. (AP) — This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping 'til noon and then hitting the beach.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballKansasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:27:53 GMTUkraine claims wins over rebels but progress slow, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.iGeneral newsUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 07:42:48 GMTDemocrats reframe debate on health care (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.DONNA CASSATAwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsAccess to health careMid-term electionsGambling laws and regulationsPolitical partiesHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesArkansasNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:29:57 GMTAmerican Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak (AP) — As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first public appearance pleading for help for countries still struggling with the virus.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEpidemicsPrayerInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPhilanthropic foundationsPublic healthReligionSocial affairsPhilanthropyAfricaUnited StatesLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaNorth AmericaGeorgia, 22 Aug 2014 08:22:37 GMTEx-top prosecutor in South Korea admits lewd acts, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean defense lawyer for a former top prosecutor accused of performing a lewd act in public says his client has admitted the charge.iGeneral newsSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 07:54:51 GMTNational Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 07:31:59 GMTSupreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged.EILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryMissouriNorth CarolinaCharlotteLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 22 Aug 2014 08:26:13 GMTDems reframe election-year debate on health care (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law. That's a fresh sign the law may be losing some of its political punch heading into the midterm elections.DONNA CASSATAwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizations, 22 Aug 2014 08:28:22 GMTAsia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaHong KongEuropeUnited StatesJacksonSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 08:56:48 GMTWoman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain cleaner has been steadily improving, but her husband says she's having nightmares about the moment that nearly killed her.BRADY McCOMBSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCrimeSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:15:32 GMTIndia police take fasting activist back to clinic DELHI (AP) — A frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality scuffled with police Friday as they took her back to the same government hospital where she had been force-fed.iGeneral newsSuicidesProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 08:23:00 GMTObama faces options in Iraq and Syria (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.ROBERT BURNSwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestMilitant groupsArmed forcesJournalistsGeneral newsMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaBaghdadIraqMiddle EastNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:40:07 GMTIce bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt, Ky. (AP) — A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college students who were taking part in an "ice bucket challenge."DYLAN LOVANaGeneral newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 09:06:28 GMTYellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing (AP) — Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:03:33 GMTIn rare move, Chinese man acquitted of murder (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday acquitted a death-row inmate who spent eight years behind bars for double murder in a high-profile case that observers say may be a rare exception in a court system riddled with wrongful convictions.DIDI TANGiGeneral newsSocial mediaJudiciaryCourtsViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderOnline mediaMediaGovernment and politicsNational courtsNational governmentsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 07:36:51 GMTHamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 08:21:31 GMTUN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000 (AP) — The death toll from Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people killed between March 2011 and April 2014, the United Nations reported Friday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil warsWar casualtiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrest, 22 Aug 2014 09:06:06 GMTGuilty plea set in Cuban ballplayer smuggling (AP) — The accused leader of a human trafficking ring is set to plead guilty to U.S. charges involving the smuggling of more than 1,000 Cubans, including baseball players such as Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsSportsSmugglingCrimeProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:16 GMTFerguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams' YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesPoliceConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsStaten IslandUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:30:29 GMTPolice: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsMissing personsChristianityReligionSocial affairsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 06:10:59 GMTMH17 remains return home as govt battles fallout LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of the twin tragedies.VINCENT THIANCHRIS BRUMMITTiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashGovernment and politicsEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurSoutheast AsiaIndian OceanAmsterdamUkraineRussiaAsiaNetherlandsWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 07:38:28 GMTGaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.iGeneral newsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 22 Aug 2014 08:11:08 GMTCollege football stadiums where beer is sold list of college football stadiums where alcohol will be sold to the general public this season:The Associated PressaGeneral newsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOhioTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:59:09 GMTFasting India activist forced to take medical test DELHI (AP) — India's most famous prisoner of conscience has been forcibly taken for a medical test by police Friday, days after she was freed after nearly 14 years in prison for fasting to protest against an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict, activists said.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 07:03:50 GMTIndia blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.NIRMALA GEORGEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSikhismReligionSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 08:38:51 GMTQuake hits northern Greece; no damage, injuries, Greece (AP) — Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck the northern Greek region of Halkidiki, rattling the area but causing no damage or injuries.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersGreeceThessalonikiAthensWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 07:57:54 GMTEx-prosecutor in S. Korea admits public lewdness, South Korea (AP) — The former chief prosecutor on a South Korean island admits to performing lewd acts on city streets and feels extremely shameful for his behavior, his lawyer said Friday.iGeneral newsCrimeCriminal investigationsIndictmentsLaw and orderSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 09:35:17 GMTZimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.iGeneral newsFaith healingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthReligionSocial affairsZimbabweNigeriaWest AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:09 GMTWith 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsIndictmentsState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislationLegislaturePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshirePortsmouthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:43:00 GMTCORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — CORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine. (Corrects APNewsAlert to delete reference to Red Cross driving the trucks. )iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:01:43 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:22 GMTAP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross, Ukraine (AP) — AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 08:12:41 GMTMore schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.ERIC OLSONsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsHigher educationBars and clubsFootballBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEducationSocial affairsRecreation and leisureGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsState governmentsGeneral newsTroyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:51:40 GMTAfter emotional day, former governor back on stand, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge — this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic Church.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderPersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:44:48 GMTSource: Wolves get Young as part of Love trade (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have secured the final piece they were looking for in a blockbuster Kevin Love trade.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsMen's sportsMen's basketballSports transactionsSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 06:06:41 GMTSlaying of American reopens debate on ransoms (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments have long found too wrenching to make themselves: ruling out ransom to rescue any citizen held captive by militant organizations, in hopes the tough stand will make Americans safer from kidnapping and attacks by extremists.LARA JAKESELLEN KNICKMEYERwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestKidnappingGovernment policyJournalistsGeneral newsCrimeNews mediaMediaUnited StatesUnited KingdomSyriaMiddle EastIraqColombiaQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 07:48:41 GMTTunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback, Tunisia (AP) — Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAPAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsIslamGovernment and politicsNational electionsGovernment transitionsIslamismTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational governmentsTunisiaEgyptNorth AfricaLibyaTunisMiddle EastAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 09:12:32 GMTRussian aid convoy drives into Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — An Associated Press reporter has seen the first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossing into eastern Ukraine after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an invasion by Moscow.iGeneral newsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:08:48 GMTGood start for Van Pelt in playoff opener, N.J. (AP) — Bo Van Pelt began the FedEx Cup playoffs by going fishing for stripers, which is not unusual for a guy living in Oklahoma.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfRyder CupMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:20:54 GMTCoal gas boom in China holds climate change risks, China (AP) — Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away.JACK CHANGhtBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesEnergy industryEnergy and the environmentAir qualityEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental concernsTechnologyUtilitiesIndustriesEnvironmentEnvironment and natureMaterials industryCorporate newsWater environmentScienceClimateWaste managementNatural resource managementChinaBeijingUnited StatesGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:19:09 GMTAlaska serial killer dies, decades after murders, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and hunting down women in the wilderness during the state's oil pipeline construction boom in the 1970s, has died at age 75.RACHEL D'OROaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:17:11 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — United Nations: Syria death toll rises to more than 191,000 between March 2011 and April 2014.iGeneral news, 22 Aug 2014 08:39:58 GMTJell-O can't stop slippery sales slide YORK (AP) — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.CANDICE CHOIaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 07:31:45 GMT