FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 08:42:45 -0700Nigeria confirms 2 new Ebola cases, Nigeria (AP) — Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.BASHIR ADIGUNJONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthTravel laws and regulationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsNigeriaWest AfricaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaAbujaLagosGabonAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 15:34:35 GMTUkraine: Russia's convoy a set-up for provocation, Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsInternational incidentsInternational agreementsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineCrimeaMoscowRussiaKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 15:08:28 GMTWashington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides, Wash. (AP) — Highway crews are trying to clear mud and debris that that washed onto roadways when heavy rain fell on land scarred by wildfires in north central Washington.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersFiresFloodsStormsWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:26:29 GMTAlabama teacher suspended after shooting lesson, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.aGeneral newsEducation issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsEducationViolent crimeCrimeAlabamaSelmaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:38:04 GMT1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars, following a judge's ruling that the case against him had been based on now-debunked arson science.MICHAEL RUBINKAMaGeneral newsArsonNational courtsCrimeViolent crimeNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesNew YorkNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:27 GMT4 white lion cubs born at German circus (AP) — A circus in Germany is celebrating the birth of four rare white lion cubs.iGeneral newsLionsAnimalsMammalsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 15:31:18 GMTSuspect in killing cites 'stand your ground' law, Ala. (AP) — A prosecutor says an Alabama man accused of stabbing his cousin to death over borrowed movies is citing the state's "stand your ground" law in asking that the case be dismissed.aGeneral newsCrimeMoviesViolent crimeEntertainmentArts and entertainmentAthensAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:34:29 GMTFitbit to stop selling data without consent, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, a company that makes wearable devices that monitor fitness activity, says it's changing its practice of selling users' personal data to advertisers after concerns were raised about consumer privacy.htBusinessGeneral newsHealthTechnologyWearable technologyMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:11:45 GMTPope's Iraq envoy: Minorities need to be defended CITY (AP) — Pope Francis' envoy to Iraq says religious minorities being attacked by Islamic militants need to be defended and protected so they can return home in security, reinforcing the Vatican's position that military force is justified in this case.iGeneral newsReligionReligious issuesSocial affairsSocial issuesChristianityVatican CityIraqWestern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 14:48:24 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 14:37:44 GMTParents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors, N.H. (AP) — The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.aGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:24:43 GMTGermany sues Swiss bank for communist-era fortune (AP) — Germany is suing a Swiss bank to reclaim millions of euros that once belonged to communist East Germany.iBusinessGeneral newsGermanySwitzerlandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 14:17:34 GMTAt Jackson Hole, central bankers eye varying goals (AP) — The central bankers meeting this week at their annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, aren't exactly in sync. Many are taking steps that clash with the policies of others.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyFinancial crisisEconomic policyCurrency marketsGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJapanUnited StatesJacksonEuropeRussiaEast AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaWyomingEastern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 14:17:14 GMTIslamic State backers under scrutiny in US YORK (AP) — Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.TOM HAYSaGeneral newsIslamSocial mediaArrestsLegal proceedingsTerrorismCrimeMilitant groupsReligionSocial affairsOnline mediaMediaLaw and orderWar and unrestUnited StatesSyriaNew YorkNew York CityNorth CarolinaMiddle EastQueensIraqNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:37:26 GMTElizabeth Hurley takes the reigns in 'The Royals' (AP) — Move over Helen Mirren, there's a new queen in town — Elizabeth Hurley.HILARY FOXeArts and entertainmentTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityUnited KingdomEnglandWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 15:14:01 GMT7 celebrity ice bucket challenges YORK (AP) — Dozens of celebrities have helped fuel the success of the ice bucket challenge for ALS. Here are a few examples:ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentCelebrityEntertainmentFashion design, 22 Aug 2014 15:02:19 GMTGuidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie, Ohio (AP) — A favorite — and locally famous — cafeteria treat is off the menu forever in one northeast Ohio school system because of new federal nutritional guidelines.aFood and drinkGeneral newsHealthLifestyleEducationSocial affairsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessOhioClevelandElyriaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:27 GMT2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths YORK (AP) — About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.aBusinessGeneral newsProducts and servicesCorporate newsFood safetyPublic healthHealthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulations, 22 Aug 2014 14:55:36 GMTCorrection: SmallBiz-Small Talk YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders. The Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency actually have those responsibilities.fBusinessPersonal financeSmall businessSmall business financingFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsCareersIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial markets, 22 Aug 2014 14:22:45 GMTDentist at center of health scare cedes license CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsHealthDiseases and conditionsLiver diseaseInfectious diseasesOklahoma CityTulsaOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:50:24 GMTKeurig strikes deal with Kraft on coffee brands YORK (AP) — Keurig Green Mountain says it struck a deal to make Kraft's branded coffees, such as Maxwell House and Gevalia, for its single-serve brewing systems in the U.S.fBusinessBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyle, 22 Aug 2014 14:02:05 GMTObama's vacations in line with US average, Mass. (AP) — Criticized whenever he goes on vacation, President Barack Obama is on par with most Americans, who average four leisure trips a year, travel industry data shows.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaLifestyleGovernment and politicsOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:37:36 GMTIce bucket challenge may change nonprofit world YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.ALICIA RANCILIOeArts and entertainmentSocial mediaCharity fundraisingOnline mediaNonprofit business and financeIndividual givingGlaciologyMediaPhilanthropySocial affairsBusinessNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthEarth scienceScience, 22 Aug 2014 14:45:29 GMTEx-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he took a second loan from a wealthy businessman because it was offered.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCorporate managementCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainmentCorporate newsBusinessPersonnelLeisure travelTravelLifestyleAccommodationsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaRichmond, 22 Aug 2014 15:28:54 GMTHamilton beats Rosberg in 2nd Belgian GP practice, Belgium (AP) — Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the second practice of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their positions from the morning session were reversed.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 14:22:25 GMTYellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult (AP) — Yellen says shifts in job market since Great Recession make Fed rate decisions more difficult.wBusinessGeneral newsRecessions and depressionsEconomy, 22 Aug 2014 14:00:21 GMTIraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque (AP) — A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials said.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsReligious strifeWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNational governmentsBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 15:33:42 GMTCalifornia permits outdoor dining with dogs, Calif. (AP) — Fido can feast with you now when you go out to eat in California.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsDogsPetsState legislatureMammalsAnimalsLifestyleLegislatureState governmentsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:08:52 GMTKathy Griffin to Minaj: I want a booty challenge YORK (AP) — While most people are inviting friends to complete the ice bucket challenge, Kathy Griffin has another proposal for Nicki Minaj: a booty challenge.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:09 GMTUn-bee-lievable: 50,000 bees living in NYC ceiling YORK (AP) — A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.aGeneral newsOdditiesBeesInsectsAnimalsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:14:27 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 newsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:00:32 GMTAP Photos: Pakistani protesters sleep on streets (AP) — They swarmed into Pakistan's capital in their thousands, protesters calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation and the dissolution of parliament.MUHAMMED MUHEISENiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadLahoreSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 15:08:04 GMTCancer-stricken Cooper leads Dream into playoffs (AP) — Michael Cooper remembers the day well. The sun was shining bright, yet the notorious Atlanta heat wasn't too stifling. The sky was a brilliant blue, speckled with only a few puffy white clouds.PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsWNBA PlayoffsWomen's basketballCancerProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsTelevision programsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSports mediaEventsDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:14:35 GMTMcDonald's names new US president again YORK (AP) — McDonald's named a new president for its struggling U.S. division on Friday, marking the second change in the high-profile spot in less than two years.CANDICE CHOIfBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:34:34 GMTStocks little changed on Ukraine, Yellen speech YORK (AP) — Stocks were little changed Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen left investors unsure on how the nation's most important financial voice feels about raising interest rates in the coming months.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsFinancial marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyStock marketsUkraineUnited StatesJacksonEastern EuropeEuropeNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:05 GMTYemen's Shiite-rebel group escalate standoff, Yemen (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Yemen's powerful, armed Shiite rebel group have escalated their standoff with the government, setting up tents near three ministries to press for a Cabinet reshuffle and reversal of a recent fuel subsidy cut.iGeneral newsIslamReligionSocial affairsYemenSanaaMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 14:47:26 GMTGaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military commanders.IBRAHIM BARZAKDANIEL ESTRINiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesEspionageBlockadesCease firesCrimeGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 15:00:28 GMTHernandez fiancee seeks perjury-charge dismissal RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Friday to throw out charges she lied to a grand jury investigating the killing of a man who was dating her sister.MICHELLE R. SMITHaGeneral newsSportsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderFall RiverMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:28:48 GMTGrain higher, livestock mostly higher (AP) — Grain futures were higher Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:53:49 GMTUkraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion', Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying it had lost patience with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsInternational agreementsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUkraineMoscowRussiaKievDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 14:35:10 GMTDinosaur footprints set for public display in Utah LAKE CITY (AP) — A dry wash full of 112-million-year-old dinosaur tracks that include prints left behind by an ankylosaurus (ayn-kuh-loh-SAWR'-uhs), dromaeosaurus (droh-MEE'-uh-sawr-uhs) and a menacing ancestor of the Tyrannosaurus rex, are set to be opened to the public this fall near Moab, Utah.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsSciencePaleontologyUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:10:31 GMTMercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner's defense was a big reason why.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsWomen's basketballProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sports, 22 Aug 2014 14:57:58 GMTFormer Va. governor back on stand for third day, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he did not think it was inappropriate to take a $50,000 loan from a Virginia businessman to help cover the ownership costs of vacation rental properties.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderMarriagePersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessCorporate managementCorporate newsPersonnelFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:36:38 GMTOklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops, and investigators are trying to track down yet more potential victims.aGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:32:20 GMTDeere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant, Ill. (AP) — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand.fBusinessLayoffsProduction facilitiesPersonnelCorporate newsMolineIowaIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:10:58 GMTYellen: Job-market shifts complicate rate decision (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 14:36:31 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 newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityGourmet foodAccommodationsBars and clubsRecessions and depressionsGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFood and drinkProducts and servicesCorporate newsEconomyLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 14:46:11 GMTEx-Va. governor: CEO's loan was not inappropriate, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that he did not think it was inappropriate to take a $50,000 loan from a Virginia businessman to help cover the ownership costs of vacation rental properties.ALAN SUDERMANLARRY O'DELLaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderLeisure travelTravelLifestyleAccommodationsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 15:05:55 GMTYellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesJacksonNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 14:44:50 GMTCosta Rica angered by Swedish comedy show (AP) — A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.KARL RITTERiArts and entertainmentOdditiesTelevision programsEntertainmentComedy performanceInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsSwedenCosta RicaWestern EuropeEuropeCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 22 Aug 2014 14:20:24 GMT