FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 05:06:40 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81 (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesState funeralsNational governmentsFunerals and memorial servicesDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 21 Aug 2014 10:50:19 GMTFoley's death isn't changing views in Congress (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureJournalistsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:58:57 GMTLiberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces enforcing the quarantine. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaLiberiaWest AfricaMonroviaGuineaSierra Leone, 21 Aug 2014 11:47:30 GMTCambodian floods kill 45 people since last month PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 45 people since last month, officials said Thursday.iGeneral newsFloodsAccidents and disastersCambodiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:32 GMTBus falls down gorge in northern India, killing 22 DELHI (AP) — A crowded minibus veered off a mountain road and fell into a gorge Thursday, killing at least 22 people in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a district official said.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:51 GMTHearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.MICHAEL VIRTANENaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMissing personsKidnappingCrimeLaw and orderNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 10:20:03 GMTAid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLiberiaAtlantaAfricaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:42 GMTUS special ops tried but failed to find hostages (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, officials say.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 09:25:08 GMTFreed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike DELHI (AP) — India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.MUNEEZA NAQVIiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesSuicidesCrimeGovernment and politicsPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesIndiaKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 11:15:06 GMTOfficer involved in Wal-Mart shooting back on job, Ohio (AP) — A city official says one of two police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man at an Ohio Wal-Mart is back on the job.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:00 GMTCalifornia drought stings bees, honey supplies BANOS, Calif. (AP) — California's record drought hasn't been sweet to honeybees, and it's creating a sticky situation for beekeepers and honey buyers.TERENCE CHEAaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleBeesAgriculturePricesInsectsInsect stingsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersAnimalsIndustriesEconomyInjuriesHealthCaliforniaUnited StatesNapaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 10:21:52 GMTSouth Africa: man dead after orange pelting (AP) — South African police say two men are suspected of killing a farmworker by pelting him with oranges.iGeneral newsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 11:54:59 GMTChina manufacturing drags on Asia, but Europe up, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were dampened by a weak China manufacturing survey Thursday, but European stocks opened higher. 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 performanceEconomyFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsSouth KoreaJapanEast AsiaEuropeChinaUnited StatesAsiaGreater ChinaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 08:34:17 GMTSurvey indicates eurozone growing slowly, Germany (AP) — A survey of business activity shows the economy of the 18-country eurozone grew at only a slow pace in August, a sign it remains sluggish after a disappointing second quarter in which it did not expand at all.fBusinessEconomyEuropeGermanyWestern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 10:27:53 GMT39 dead, dozens missing after Japan landslides (AP) — Japanese police said the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city rose to 39 on Thursday with 51 people still missing, as search efforts continued in the devastated area.MARI YAMAGUCHIiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 11:55:47 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas as poll protesters, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police have fired tear gas to disperse protesters trying to get close to a court hearing a challenge to the legality of last month's elections.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestIndonesiaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 07:48:45 GMTMarine who vanished in Iraq has court hearing LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine who mysteriously disappeared in Iraq 10 years ago is due in military court after an investigation into whether he deserted his unit.aGeneral newsMilitary legal affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIraqMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 08:06:07 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 07:45:16 GMTOhio woman sent to prison for school outburst, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting a teacher, principal and cafeteria worker at her son's elementary school after being told she needed a visitor's badge.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderOhioAkronUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:39:13 GMTBring on the screams: 5 MTV VMA boy band moments ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards.CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentMTV Video Music AwardsMusicCelebrityAward showsEvents, 21 Aug 2014 11:51:59 GMTAmy Winehouse to be commemorated with statue (AP) — Amy Winehouse is to be commemorated with a statue in the London neighborhood where she lived and worked.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityUnited KingdomLondonWestern EuropeEuropeEngland, 21 Aug 2014 08:41:09 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:26 GMT39 dead, dozens missing in Japan landslides (AP) — Japanese police say the death toll from rain-triggered landslides on the outskirts of Hiroshima city has risen to 39, with 51 people still missing.iGeneral newsNatural disastersMissing personsAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 11:02:44 GMTMongolia hosts China's leader, seeks port access BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — Landlocked Mongolia is hoping to secure better access to Chinese ports as President Xi Jinping becomes the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsChinaMongoliaRussiaMoscowEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral AsiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 08:33:56 GMTFormer Va. governor to address marriage at trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond.aGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 08:01:28 GMTInterpol urges world response to Iraq extremists (AP) — Interpol says the killing of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria shows the need for a coordinated international effort against the stream of foreign fighters joining extremists in the Middle East.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaFranceSyriaMiddle EastIraqWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 08:20:54 GMTIndonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters, Indonesia (AP) — Supporters of losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clashed with police Thursday as the country's top judges began reading a verdict on his petition to overturn the election results.ALI KOTARUMALOSiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 21 Aug 2014 10:45:19 GMTGuide to developments in Missouri police shooting, Mo. (AP) — Protesters have gathered daily, with some crowds turning violent, since a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Here's a look at key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed:aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:55:47 GMT5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported, Ukraine (AP) — Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestWar casualtiesGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 11:13:42 GMTPoland protests joke at swimming event in Berlin, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have complained to the organizers of the European Swimming Championships in Berlin after an announcer introduced the Polish team by joking that they would return home with stolen cars.iGeneral newsSportsSwimmingAquaticsPolandGermanyBerlinEastern EuropeEuropeWestern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 11:02:00 GMTReport: Russia conducts checks at McDonalds (AP) — Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.Associated PressiBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:27 GMTPakistan holds talks with opposition protesters (AP) — Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsElectionsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestVotingPakistanLahoreIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 09:36:00 GMTGerman doctor accused of drugging, abusing women (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a hospital doctor on suspicion he drugged and sexually abused female patients participating in a fake clinical study he set up.iGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessMedical researchHealthLaw and orderGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:05 GMTGroup: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.RYAN LUCASiGeneral newsChemical weaponsCivil warsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar and unrestTerrorismWeapons of mass destructionSocial issuesSocial affairsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsSyriaDamascusMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 10:16:23 GMTWHO officials to visit Liberian Ebola clinics, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's desperate attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and troops and police who were enforcing the quarantine.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAfricaLiberiaWest AfricaGuineaMonroviaSierra Leone, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:20 GMTPolice: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing, Indonesia (AP) — Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman's mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia's Bali island said Thursday the three had a disagreement over who was paying for the rooms, but that a motive for the crime has not been established.iGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeIndonesiaBaliSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 08:58:06 GMTEuropean soccer clubs opening US academies (AP) — As the U.S. appetite for soccer grows, more American kids are harboring dreams of becoming the next David Beckham or Leo Messi. Their aspirations, realistic or not, have not gone unnoticed by top international teams, which are trying to capitalize financially.BY FERNANDO PEINADOaGeneral newsSportsHigh school soccerPrimary and secondary educationHigh school sportsProfessional soccerSoccerEducationSocial affairsMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessMen's soccerMen's sportsSpainMiamiBarcelonaUnited StatesNetherlandsFloridaEuropeWestern EuropeNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 07:54:42 GMTAustralia cites reporter's killing in law reforms, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used the killing of American journalist James Foley to bolster his government's case for contentious counterterrorism reforms that have been rejected by some Islamic leaders.ROD McGUIRKiGeneral newsTerrorismJournalistsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational securityMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaAustraliaIndonesiaSyriaIraqOceaniaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 07:46:02 GMTVegas offering all but marriage to LGBT tourists VEGAS (AP) — While gay couples still can't get married in the marriage capital of the world, Las Vegas wants to let them know they — and their money — are more than welcome to the buffet of other activities Sin City has to offer.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsGays and lesbiansTravelWorkplace diversityLeisure travelAccommodationsWeddingsBars and clubsMarriageLifestylePersonnelSocial diversitySocial issuesSocial affairsGamblingRecreation and leisureFinancial planningPersonal financeFamily issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesCouplesRelationshipsOccasionsPartiesLas VegasNevadaNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 21 Aug 2014 09:53:32 GMTHolder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesPoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarGazaNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 11:43:23 GMTSears 2Q loss widens on sluggish sales ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears said Thursday that its second-quarter loss widened as it continues to deal with weak sales.fBusinessFinancial performanceCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 10:58:41 GMTWith Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will keep charge as president.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 09:46:00 GMTVandal splashes red substance on NYC museum wall YORK (AP) — A vandal has splashed a red substance on a wall inside New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsArt museumsVandalismVisual artsMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCrimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:43:51 GMTGerman arbitration panel rejects looted art claim (AP) — A German expert panel says the heirs of a Jewish woman persecuted by the Nazis aren't entitled to reclaim a valuable painting she once owned.iGeneral newsNazismGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 11:38:40 GMTAmerican doctor who had Ebola has recovered (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus in Africa was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.aGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLiberiaAfricaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 11:14:23 GMTAtlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus (AP) — Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 09:56:56 GMTAP NewsAlert (AP) — Aid group spokeswoman: American doctor who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 10:19:08 GMTChina tries 5 accused cult members for murder (AP) — Five people stood trial Thursday in the beating death of a woman at a McDonald's restaurant in eastern China who reportedly refused to join their anti-Communist Christian sect — a high-profile crime that led to a wave of arrests of cult suspects.LOUISE WATTiGeneral newsReligionArrestsLegal proceedingsChristianityCrimeViolent crimeReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesLaw and orderChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 10:47:23 GMTHospital to discuss discharge of Ebola patients (AP) — A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday.aGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsAtlantaLiberiaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:17 GMT