FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Oct 2016 00:02:20 -07:00News flash: The Sixers have injury problems as season nears, 22 Oct 2016 05:13:25 GMTThe last thing the Philadelphia 76ers need less than a week before the season begins is more bad news on the injury front. IT MATTERS: IRS, 22 Oct 2016 05:13:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The Internal Revenue Service touches everyone, not just taxpayers but anyone who receives a government check, drives on roads made possible by tax revenue or sends a child to a school helped by Washington. It's a touch that can come with a heavy hand, in the eyes of critics who believe the agency's far-reaching powers are abused and need to be tamed. IT MATTERS: North Korea, 22 Oct 2016 05:01:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Pariah state North Korea could soon be capable of targeting America with nuclear weapons. Economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation have failed to halt its progress. What can the U.S. do to stop the authoritarian government from building up a nuclear arsenal that threatens the United States and its allies in Asia? IT MATTERS: Income inequality, 22 Oct 2016 05:16:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially. Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attack, 22 Oct 2016 04:50:19 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — An international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday. water main floods trench, killing 2 workers, 22 Oct 2016 04:26:05 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Two workers in Boston were killed when a water main gave way and flooded a deep trench where they were working. of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan, 22 Oct 2016 05:53:31 GMTAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — FIFA's president says the U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that "women's football is not only confined to some parts of the world." campaign receives envelope with suspicious powder, 22 Oct 2016 05:50:18 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say they're investigating an envelope containing a white powdery substance that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign, forcing an office to be evacuated. OFF: Cubs face Kershaw, try to end Series drought, 22 Oct 2016 03:07:11 GMTA look at what's happening all around the majors Saturday: IT MATTERS: Refugees, 22 Oct 2016 06:15:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : The United States is the proud home of "the mother of exiles," the Statue of Liberty. But of the millions of exiles from the Syrian war, only about 10,000 have reached U.S. shores. IT MATTERS: Opioid Epidemic, 22 Oct 2016 05:51:14 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are dying from opioids than at any time in recent history, with overdose deaths hitting a peak of 28,000 in 2014. That amounts to 78 Americans dying from an opioid overdose every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC uses opioid as an umbrella term for synthetic painkillers and for drugs derived naturally from opium (known more specifically as opiates), such a heroin. braces for turbulence after recall is stalled, 22 Oct 2016 04:07:42 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. IT MATTERS: Abortion, 22 Oct 2016 05:41:05 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — THE ISSUE: Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states, and will be shaped in some way by the next president. arrest 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang, 22 Oct 2016 03:58:35 GMTBRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Thirty-five suspected members of a Long Island gang have been arrested amid a string of brutal killings, including the discovery of a teenager's skeletal remains. in History, 22 Oct 2016 04:01:17 GMTToday in History aide on trial says she told him of traffic study, 22 Oct 2016 02:54:47 GMTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams. Jackets pick up first win, beat Blackhawks 3-2, 22 Oct 2016 02:48:25 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a disastrous 0-8 start last year that turned into a season-long tailspin, the Columbus Blue Jackets were desperately looking for a confidence-boosting early win. IT MATTERS: Minimum Wage, 22 Oct 2016 05:24:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Modest income growth for most Americans, strikes by fast-food workers, and the rapid growth of low-paying jobs at the same time middle-income work shrinks have combined to make the minimum wage a top economic issue for the 2016 campaign. Millions could benefit: Raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $12 would lift pay for 35 million workers, or 1 in 4 employees nationwide, according to the liberal Economic Policy Institute. But it would also boost costs for employers and may slow hiring. And it could lead to higher prices at clothing stores and restaurants and for other services. IT MATTERS: Russia, 22 Oct 2016 06:01:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt. storms cause floods, kill 1 person in Pennsylvania, 22 Oct 2016 03:49:35 GMTWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Strong storms hit pockets of western and central Pennsylvania early Friday, bringing up to 7 inches of rain, turning roads into rivers, damaging homes in communities as far as 150 miles apart and killing one person. fans pitch in with wedding gifts for rookie Merritt, 22 Oct 2016 02:51:26 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — The guest list for Ryan Merritt's upcoming wedding could be growing. IT MATTERS: Money in Politics, 22 Oct 2016 05:11:08 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Voters are disgusted with the way political races are paid for — disproportionately by big-money donors, including those who stand to gain or lose from government decisions. The rules even allow donors to hide their identities by giving to politically active nonprofit groups that don't file detailed public paperwork about their finances. Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul, 22 Oct 2016 05:36:12 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday. Latest: Water plant shut down after gasoline spill, 22 Oct 2016 03:47:07 GMTWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on flooding across western and central Pennsylvania (all times local): IT MATTERS: Wall Street Regulation, 22 Oct 2016 06:10:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The financial crisis that struck in 2008 touched off the worst recession since the 1930s Great Depression, wiping out $11 trillion in U.S. household wealth and leaving about 8 million Americans jobless. More than 5 million families lost their homes to foreclosure. Reckless trading and aggressive practices on Wall Street in the prior boom years were pinned with much of the blame. assault on Iraq's Kirkuk ends after 24-hour battle, 22 Oct 2016 06:12:18 GMTKIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi police say a massive Islamic State assault on targets in and around the northern city of Kirkuk has come to an end after a day and night of heavy clashes. explores ways to mentor youth after daughter' death, 22 Oct 2016 03:01:41 GMTLEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay says he will help explore ways to mentor youth in Lexington after the shooting death of his 15-year-old daughter over the weekend. Capsules, 22 Oct 2016 06:11:58 GMTCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rookie defenseman Zach Werenski had a goal and an assist, and teammates Nick Foligno and William Karlsson picked up their first goals of the season as Columbus beat Chicago 3-2 on Friday night. IT MATTERS: China, 22 Oct 2016 05:36:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tensions have been rising between China and the United States. China is modernizing its military and pressing its sovereignty claims over the disputed South China Sea, an important route for global trade. The U.S. is pushing back by increasing its military presence in Asia, which China views as provocative. The U.S. also accuses China of unfair trading practices and cyber theft of business secrets. Tough action by either side could spark a skirmish at sea or a trade war that would make many goods in the U.S. more expensive. Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests, 22 Oct 2016 06:15:40 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman. IT MATTERS: Debt, 22 Oct 2016 06:11:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The federal government is borrowing about 1 out of 7 dollars it spends and steadily piling up debt — to the tune of about $14 trillion held by investors. Over the long term, that threatens the economy and pocketbooks. leads Red Wings past Predators, 5-3, 22 Oct 2016 03:52:17 GMTDETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings appear to be gaining some momentum. recycling center fire sends up huge smoke cloud, 22 Oct 2016 03:48:11 GMTONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — A fire at a Southern California recycling center Friday sent up huge flames and a plume of smoke that was seen for miles. 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China, 22 Oct 2016 03:39:17 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. IT MATTERS: Debate showed how divisive trade has become, 22 Oct 2016 05:06:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Free trade has become a ripe target in the U.S. presidential campaign. IT MATTERS: Race and Policing, 22 Oct 2016 06:08:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : Policing in the United States' minority communities has been a flashpoint since the deaths of Michael Brown in Missouri, Tamir Rice in Ohio, Sandra Bland in Texas and others. The increasing number of graphic photos and videos depicting the deaths of black men, women and children at the hands of police officers has sparked unrest around the nation. The perception that law enforcement officers are rarely, if ever, punished for what some consider unethical behavior, brutality and even criminal acts against black Americans has led to the rise of new social and civil rights movements like Black Lives Matter. school bus crash injures 19, including 16 children, 22 Oct 2016 03:20:07 GMTMADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — A school bus crashed into a car and overturned twice at an East Texas intersection, sending 16 of 18 of the children aboard to area hospitals. scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes, 22 Oct 2016 03:04:38 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Boychuk picked a great time for the first short-handed goal of his career. singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance, 22 Oct 2016 03:02:42 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter." school bus crash injures 17, including 15 children, 22 Oct 2016 03:00:14 GMTMADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) — A school bus crashed into a car and overturned twice at an East Texas intersection, sending 15 of 18 of the children aboard to area hospitals. crews monitor ruptured pipeline, drinking water, 22 Oct 2016 04:34:46 GMTWILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Emergency crews were monitoring a pipeline that ruptured during a freak storm in Pennsylvania, anxiously waiting to see if nearly 55,000 gallons of gasoline would reach drinking water supplies serving thousands of residents. discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying, 22 Oct 2016 05:04:35 GMTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced. IT MATTERS: Child Care and Pay Equity, 22 Oct 2016 05:31:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: In much of the United States, families spend more on child care for two kids than on housing. And if you're a woman, it's likely you earn less than your male colleagues even though 1 in 4 households with kids relies on mom as the sole or primary breadwinner. That's according to the latest research that suggests while the U.S. economy has improved, women and their families are still struggling to make the numbers work. close, but Sarge knows what can happen in a hurry, 22 Oct 2016 05:16:13 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Once in a while, Gary Matthews relives how close his Chicago Cubs came to reaching the World Series. IT MATTERS: Health Care, 22 Oct 2016 06:07:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE : About 9 in 10 Americans now have health insurance, more than at any time in history. But progress is incomplete, and the future far from certain. Millions remain uninsured. Quality is still uneven. Costs are high and trending up again. Medicare's insolvency is two years closer, now projected in 2028. Every family has a stake. IT MATTERS: Jobs, 22 Oct 2016 05:20:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended. calls for 'new conservative movement', 22 Oct 2016 03:52:45 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in Utah polls and drawing large crowds of Republican-leaning voters fed up with Donald Trump's crudeness and antics., Afghan and Pakistan officials say 3 senior Taliban have briefed Pakistan about their recent talks with Kabul, 22 Oct 2016 04:23:55 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Taliban, Afghan and Pakistan officials say 3 senior Taliban have briefed Pakistan about their recent talks with Kabul. IT MATTERS: Taxes, 22 Oct 2016 05:56:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Politicians love trying to use the tax code to highlight their goals to voters. This year, it's a battlefield between Hillary Clinton, who wants to boost levies on the rich to pay for expanding social programs, and Donald Trump, who says cutting taxes would gird the economy. The clash has consequences for the rich, poor and those in the middle. IT MATTERS: Supreme Court, 22 Oct 2016 05:23:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that's just what the Supreme Court has been left with, eight justices, since the death of Antonin Scalia in February.