FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Aug 2014 06:21:59 -0700Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.NICOLE EVATTaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentMTV Video Music AwardsEventsCelebrityAward showsMusic awardsMusic videos, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:16 GMTIndia, Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir; 4 dead, India (AP) — India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeWar and unrestBorder securityArmed forcesEconomyBusinessMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsIndiaPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 11:15:05 GMTEmails show Walker recall election campaign push, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.TODD RICHMONDM.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsRecall electionsCampaignsPolitical fundraisingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:42:44 GMTObama again faces tug of military action in Syria (AP) — For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestCivil warsIslamGeneral newsReligionSocial affairsSyriaUnited StatesIraqMiddle EastDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 13:00:53 GMTAP Sportlight — Holcombe Ward wins the men's singles title in the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association singles title.Compiled By PAUL MONTELLAsTennisMen's tennisWomen's tennisLittle League World SeriesWomen's sportsMen's sportsBaseballSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesSports governanceYouth baseballSportsEventsYouth sportsNHL hockeyProfessional hockeyHockeyMen's hockeyUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 12:21:01 GMTSpain busts Colombian cocaine-smuggling gang (AP) — Spanish police working in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency say they have arrested six members of a Colombian-based drug-trafficking gang and seized 240 kilograms (530 pounds) of cocaine that had been hidden inside a yacht.iGeneral newsDrug-related crimeSmugglingViolent crimeCrimeSpainColombiaWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 11:08:54 GMTDebaters hope to sway undecided in Scotland vote, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's long debate over whether the country should become independent has proved a bonanza for printers of bumper stickers, posters, balloons and even umbrellas.PAUL KELBIEiGeneral newsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsCampaignsElectionsSocial affairsUnited KingdomScotlandGlasgowEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 11:35:03 GMT5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays, N.J. (AP) — In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:03:40 GMTLufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.fBusinessStrikesWages and salariesGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 08:42:22 GMTTV SportsWatch — Formula One, Belgian Grand Prix, at SpaThe Associated PresssWomen's sportsMen's golfLittle League World SeriesWomen's golfHigh school sportsWomen's soccerGolfBaseballYouth baseballYouth soccerProfessional soccerProfessional baseballFormula OneSportsMen's sportsEventsSoccerYouth sportsAutomobile racingTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaCaliforniaSan FranciscoColoradoBoulderPennsylvaniaSeattleDenverSeoulLas VegasPortlandEast AsiaWashingtonUnited StatesNorth AmericaSouth KoreaAsiaNevadaOregon, 23 Aug 2014 12:24:22 GMTThousands to march against NY chokehold death YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 23 Aug 2014 05:59:09 GMTJihadists release video of Lebanese troops (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate released a video Saturday showing Lebanese policemen and a soldier captured by the group earlier this month during the most serious cross-border attack since Syria's conflict began more than three years ago.iGeneral newsCivil warsArmed forcesWar and unrestMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaLebanonMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 10:43:26 GMTEgypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire (AP) — Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging the Palestinians and Israel to return to indirect talks.SARAH EL DEEBMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestWar crimesCease firesInternational lawGovernment and politicsJudiciaryCourtsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 12:32:41 GMTPolice officer accused of sex assaults on patrol CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsSportsPolice brutalityAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityCrimeHigh school footballFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHigh school sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 12:10:12 GMTKatie Ledecky breaks 400 freestyle world record COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.JOHN PYEsSportsSwimmingWomen's sportsAquaticsWomen's aquatics, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:44 GMT2 European sat-nav satellites in off-course orbits (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.iBusinessGeneral newsScienceSpace launchesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 12:48:47 GMTObama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaBusinessGovernment and politicsLegislatureInternational tradeEconomyUnited StatesMassachusettsNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 10:02:23 GMTStreets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.SARA BURNETTJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:33:33 GMTHamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza Strip, 23 Aug 2014 05:50:47 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agencies, 23 Aug 2014 07:14:55 GMTChina shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival (AP) — Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the government.DIDI TANGiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentGovernment and politicsChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 13:15:07 GMTPhelps wins gold, Ledecky breaks 400 world record COAST, Australia (AP) — The second coming of Michael Phelps gained momentum with another gold medal at the Pan Pacific championships on a night when U.S. teenager Katie Ledecky set yet another world record.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsMen's sportsSwimmingRecord setting eventsSummer Olympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsGeneral newsOlympic gamesEventsUnited StatesEast AsiaNorth AmericaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 12:43:29 GMTIraq investigating Sunni mosque attack (AP) — Iraq on Saturday was investigating an attack on a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad that killed more than 60 people and raised sectarian tensions during a fraught political transition.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsLegislatureReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 11:22:33 GMTOfficer critical in coma after California gunfight BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:36:27 GMTIndia police re-arrest fasting activist, India (AP) — Police re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India's remote northeast, her attorney said Saturday.WASBIR HUSSAINiGeneral newsArrestsSuicidesCrimePolitical activismLaw and orderProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:54:02 GMTSierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's parliament has approved a law imposing prison terms of up to two years for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsSierra LeoneWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 12:45:55 GMT4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions (AP) — They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks.NANCY BENACwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsSiblingsLegislatureHealthRelationshipsLifestyleEnergy industryIndustriesNew YorkMonacoKansasUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 13:13:56 GMT3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials said.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsAccidentsInternational studentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSan DiegoJapanUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:35:28 GMT2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbits (AP) — European space officials say they're investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America's GPS network.htBusinessGeneral newsScienceTechnologySpace launchesEuropeFranceWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 13:16:49 GMTNico Rosberg takes pole position for Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg will start the Belgian Grand Prix from pole position after holding off a strong challenge from his Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton in qualifying on Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 13:18:03 GMTThis Date In Baseball — The Chicago Cubs beat the Phillies at Philadelphia 2-1 in 20 innings behind the complete game pitching of Ed Reulbach.Compiled by PAUL MONTELLAsProfessional baseballSports bettingSportsBaseballMen's sportsSports businessLos AngelesPhiladelphiaNew York CityTorontoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvaniaNew YorkOntarioCanada, 23 Aug 2014 12:14:56 GMTClinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesLegislatureElectionsPolitical organizationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:39:17 GMTIraq suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Baghdad (AP) — A suicide bomber hit an interior ministry building in central Baghdad and killed at least 11 people on Saturday, officials said, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension as the country undergoes a fragile political transition.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 12:51:56 GMTSaturday's Time Schedule White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.The Associated PresssGolfFormula OneProfessional baseballYouth baseballSportsAutomobile racingBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsHoustonPennsylvaniaKansas CityLos AngelesWashingtonSt. LouisNew York CityClevelandTorontoTexasUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouriCaliforniaIndianaNew YorkOhioOntarioCanada, 23 Aug 2014 12:25:27 GMTIraq officials say suicide bomber hits Interior Ministry office in Baghdad, kills 11 people (AP) — Iraq officials say suicide bomber hits Interior Ministry office in Baghdad, kills 11 people.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 11:46:21 GMTValtteri Bottas fastest in 3rd Belgian GP practice, Belgium (AP) — Valtteri Bottas of Finland posted the fastest time in the third and final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 10:49:09 GMTHamas backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Palestinian acceptance of the court's jurisdiction could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar crimesCourtsInternational lawJudiciaryGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatar, 23 Aug 2014 10:30:08 GMTIraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 06:09:00 GMTKatie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle COAST, Australia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States breaks her world record in the women's 400-meter freestyle.sSports, 23 Aug 2014 10:08:53 GMTReport: Iran opens uranium-conversion plant, Iran (AP) — Iran inaugurated a new plant Saturday to convert a type of uranium into a material that cannot be used to make nuclear weapons as part of its interim atomic deal with world powers, its official news agency reported.iGeneral newsNuclear weaponsWeapons of mass destructionUtilitiesIndustriesBusinessEnergy industryMaterials industryIranMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 10:34:32 GMTEbola spreads in Nigeria; Liberia has 1,000 cases, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.BASHIR ADIGUNJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaAfricaLiberiaGuineaSierra LeoneLagosGabon, 23 Aug 2014 12:13:41 GMTRussian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine, Russia (AP) — Hundreds of trucks from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to rebel-held eastern Ukraine rolled back across the border into Russia on Saturday.ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesCease firesGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineKievDonetskEuropeEastern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 10:36:22 GMTVegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityAccommodationsGourmet foodBars and clubsRecessions and depressionsGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFood and drinkProducts and servicesCorporate newsEconomyLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 08:31:59 GMTThousands gather in Nepal for human flag record, Nepal (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Nepal's capital holding colored boards in an attempt to break the record for the largest human national flag.iGeneral newsNepalSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 11:10:24 GMTAfter Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsStaten IslandUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:02:21 GMTMilitia: Airstrikes in Libya's capital kill 15 (AP) — Two airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital on Saturday killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 others, a senior Islamist militia leader and a militia spokesman said.MAAMOUN YOUSSEFiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLibyaEgyptMiddle EastNorth AfricaTripoliAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 12:11:26 GMTParis to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsNormandy landingsWorld War IINazismEventsGovernment and politicsFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 09:37:30 GMTWash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes, Wash. (AP) — An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.aGeneral newsProperty damageFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:38:09 GMTFew details month after reporters detained in Iran, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsArrestsNewspapersJournalistsLaw and orderCrimeNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastDubaiNorth AmericaUnited Arab Emirates, 23 Aug 2014 09:11:56 GMTPhilippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government said Saturday that it would bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and withdraw its troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsTroop withdrawalsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPhilippinesManilaSyriaLiberiaSoutheast AsiaAsiaMiddle EastWest AfricaAfrica, 23 Aug 2014 09:59:54 GMT