FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 00:52:31 -0700Roads, 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 GMT'Motown the Musical' to take a break from Broadway YORK (AP) — "Motown the Musical" is taking a break from Broadway.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentPerforming arts, 22 Aug 2014 04:12:33 GMTAsian stocks higher after S&P 500 record close KONG (AP) — Asian stocks inched higher on Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a key meeting of U.S. central bankers that's expected to shed light on the interest rate outlook.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyFinancial marketsEast AsiaHong KongUnited StatesAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:21 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 GMTMud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash., Wash. (AP) — Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash floods and mud slides Thursday night that damaged some homes, blocked portions of at least three highways and stranded some motorists, officials said.aGeneral newsProperty damageWeatherTrafficFloodsAccidents and disastersEmergency managementNatural disastersGovernment and politicsTransportationFiresWashingtonDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 06:22:04 GMTHis '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsArsonNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesPennsylvaniaNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 22 Aug 2014 05:50:37 GMTOklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:20:24 GMTAP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:18 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 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 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 07:41:30 GMTAfter big win, India's new leader faces backlash DELHI (AP) — When Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in India's most resounding election victory in decades, he promised to revive the sluggish economy, rein in rising food prices, tackle corruption and overhaul his predecessor's lackluster foreign policy.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsDiplomacyGovernment and politicsInaugurationsEconomyGovernment policyCrimeInternational relationsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessIndiaNew DelhiPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 05:51:22 GMTGov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 03:41:25 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 GMTPosey helps Giants beat Cubs 5-3 in nightcap (AP) — Buster Posey went 4 for 4 with his 14th homer, leading Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.sSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballSports businessAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 04:43:03 GMTToday in History is Friday, August 22, the 234th day of 2014. There are 131 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeRepublican National ConventionGovernment appointments and nominationsPolitical conventionsUnited States Presidential ElectionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsEventsGovernment and politicsElectionsNational electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:01 GMTMet Opera, remaining unions reach labor agreements YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairs, 22 Aug 2014 03:20:23 GMTVermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesEnvironmental laws and regulationsLegislatureGovernment and politicsLegislationEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsRutlandVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:27:17 GMTNY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.LARRY NEUMEISTERaBusinessGeneral newsNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:48 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 GMTFormer AP photo editor Toby Massey dies (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.DOUGLASS K. DANIELwGeneral newsNewspapersObituariesNews mediaMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessIndustrial products and servicesDistrict of ColumbiaHuntingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest Virginia, 22 Aug 2014 03:38:42 GMTMost Asia stocks inch higher ahead of Yellen talk KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets inched higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that adds to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. Gains were tempered as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsHong KongEast AsiaUnited StatesJacksonChinaGreater ChinaAsiaNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 05:43:01 GMTAP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:24 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 GMTDodgers beat Padres 2-1 behind Kershaw's 10 Ks ANGELES (AP) — The first-place Dodgers have staged plenty of comebacks this season. Just not after seven innings.BETH HARRISsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCaliforniaSan DiegoUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:51:14 GMTFoley case lays bare debate over paying ransom (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How to save the lives of captives without financing terror groups and encouraging more kidnappings.LARA JAKESELLEN KNICKMEYERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHostage situationsTerrorismMilitant groupsIslamWar and unrestKidnappingDiplomacyJournalistsNational securityMilitary and defenseReligionSocial affairsCrimeInternational relationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesUnited KingdomIraqSyriaFranceMiddle EastPersian GulfEuropeColombiaQatarNorth AmericaWestern EuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 03:32:07 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 GMTHernandez fiancee to ask judge to drop charges RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.aGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderProfessional footballFootballFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:37:36 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 GMTDeported Mexicans find new life at call centers, Mexico (AP) — Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew.ELLIOT SPAGATOMAR MILLANiBusinessGeneral newsMexicoUnited StatesSan DiegoCaliforniaNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 04:04:10 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 GMTMalaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history.SYAWALLUDIN ZAINiGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashEventsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationMalaysiaKuala LumpurUkraineSoutheast AsiaAsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 03:28:27 GMTNew go-to career for New England's young: Farming, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.JENNIFER McDERMOTTaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleAgricultureFood trendsLocal foodIndustriesRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:35:06 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 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSikhismReligionSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 06:39:53 GMTYour Top Plays for Today Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports GuideThe Associated PresssSportsFormula OneAutomobile racing, 22 Aug 2014 07:02:22 GMTFoles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers (AP) — This was more like last year's Eagles.ROB MAADDIsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballPhiladelphiaPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 03:46:54 GMTRyan says he'd love to see Romney run again (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."TAMMY WEBBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEvents2016 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsImmigrationForeign policyNational electionsElectionsSocial issuesSocial affairsGovernment policyInternational relationsUnited StatesChicagoNorth AmericaIllinois, 22 Aug 2014 04:14:45 GMTAngels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston (AP) — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.DOUG ALDENsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonLos AngelesOaklandMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 22 Aug 2014 03:42:39 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 OLSONsSportsFootballCollege footballConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCollege sports, 22 Aug 2014 07:46:08 GMT2 men face charges in suburban Chicago standoff (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in a Chicago suburb that police say began as a robbery attempt.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 05:02:24 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 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 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