FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 16 Aug 2017 12:16:53 -07:00US stocks edge higher as retailers rally; oil companies fall, 16 Aug 2017 19:06:42 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday as Urban Outfitters and Target climb. That's helping many retailers recover some of the sharp losses they took a day earlier. Technology companies are rising as well, but energy companies are falling as the price of oil turns lower. House tests support for Rauner school-funding veto, 16 Aug 2017 18:52:30 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois school superintendents hostile to Gov. Bruce Rauner's changes on a school-funding plan told lawmakers on Wednesday that the Republican's proposal would hamstring their school districts. sign center Leon Draisaitl to 8-year extension, 16 Aug 2017 18:57:36 GMTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have signed center Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million. to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears, 16 Aug 2017 19:07:11 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack — seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. judge denies DC sniper Malvo's bid for new sentence, 16 Aug 2017 17:51:29 GMTLee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. orders recall of unapproved cancer drug, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:14 GMTVIENNA (AP) — Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval. OKs Takata request to halt some lawsuits over air bags, 16 Aug 2017 18:27:15 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators. Latest: French city opens toilets, showers for migrants, 16 Aug 2017 18:09:42 GMTMADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local): arrested on hindering charge in Missouri officer killing, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:51 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of a western Missouri police officer told an informant that he dropped the suspected gunman off at a nearby marina after the shooting, according to court records. Africa debates immunity for Zimbabwe first lady, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:40 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week. court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money, 16 Aug 2017 18:06:45 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. worker, 3 men charged in theft of blank money orders, 16 Aug 2017 18:54:35 GMTCAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey postal service worker and three other men are charged in a $100,000 fraud involving dozens of stolen blank money orders.'t see the solar eclipse? Tune in online or on TV, 16 Aug 2017 18:29:03 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday's solar eclipse for nearly 40 years. Citizens of many US allies trust Putin over Trump, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:44 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A survey says Vladimir Putin is more trusted than Donald Trump to do the right thing for the world among citizens of numerous U.S. allies. experts: Charlottesville exemplifies rising racism in US, 16 Aug 2017 18:11:46 GMTGENEVA (AP) — Three United Nations human rights experts decried rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example and urging U.S. authorities Tuesday to punish perpetrators of hate crimes. leaders speak out against racism, extremism, 16 Aug 2017 19:11:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the four major U.S. military services have spoken out against racism and extremism after last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:59 GMTLAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month. govt links dissident ex-prosecutor to extortion, 16 Aug 2017 17:49:08 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday they would seek the arrest of ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega's husband for allegedly running a $6 million extortion ring with corrupt prosecutors under her supervision. say Trump went afoul in lumping Lee with founders, 16 Aug 2017 18:15:32 GMTBoth were great generals. Both Virginians. Both came from slave-owning plantation families. regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line, 16 Aug 2017 18:59:09 GMTJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation's longest transmission lines. it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell, 16 Aug 2017 18:04:31 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or another disease can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to do it early — using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood. officially no longer in custody; probation begins, 16 Aug 2017 18:26:03 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has officially completed his 15-month prison sentence and is no longer being monitored by law enforcement. Angeles cemetery removes Confederate monument, 16 Aug 2017 18:02:06 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A large stone monument at Hollywood Forever Cemetery commemorating Confederate veterans was taken down Wednesday after hundreds of people demanded its removal. won't address Trump comments but condemns supremacists, 16 Aug 2017 18:44:36 GMTSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday skirted questions about comments by President Donald Trump voicing sympathy for Charlottesville protesters, but says he stands with the president nonetheless. music matriarch Jo Walker-Meador dies at 93, 16 Aug 2017 18:55:21 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jo Walker-Meador, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, has died. She was 93. least 6 dead in alleged gang attack on Guatemala hospital, 16 Aug 2017 19:03:48 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Gunmen stormed one of Guatemala's largest hospitals and opened fire early Wednesday in an attempt to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said. At least six people were killed and five were arrested. ordered to pay $302,500 for deadly Georgia gas leak, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:14 GMTAUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia official has ordered a supplier of pressurized gasses to pay $302,500 in civil penalties after a sheriff's deputy died from inhaling liquid nitrogen that leaked from one of its tanks. charged with murder in Long Island killing linked to MS-13, 16 Aug 2017 18:38:08 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — New York police say two people have been arrested on murder charges in a Long Island death that a prosecutor has linked to MS-13 gang violence. criticizes Trump remarks on military action in Venezuela, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:15 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday criticized President Donald Trump's threat of military action to resolve Venezuela's political crisis, saying Latin America successfully got rid of foreign intervention and this must be safeguarded. fire chief snubbed on department's wall of honor, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:29 GMTNEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An investigation prompted by a Connecticut fire chief's refusal to hang a photograph of the department's first black chief on a wall of honor faulted him for racial insensitivity and concluded minority firefighters have reason to perceive racial bias in the department. Alabama woman survives 28 days in woods, 16 Aug 2017 17:52:01 GMTUNION SPRINGS, Ala. (AP) — A missing Alabama woman found alive after surviving for weeks in the woods is lucky to have survived and is back home with her family recovering, police said Wednesday. monuments removed overnight in Baltimore, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:21 GMTBALTIMORE (AP) — Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. man accused of throwing pig's foot at Somalis, 16 Aug 2017 18:08:05 GMTWILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — Authorities allege a Minnesota man threw a pig's foot at Somalis at a farmers market. Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned, 16 Aug 2017 18:14:33 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. MS-13 members killed man in bid to gain stature, 16 Aug 2017 19:04:37 GMTMINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A group of MS-13 members lured a Long Island man into a car with the promise of marijuana and sex and took him to a secluded nature preserve where they fatally attacked him with knives and machetes to boost their stature within the ruthless gang, police said Wednesday. asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State, 16 Aug 2017 18:45:43 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq is asking the U.N. Security Council for assistance in collecting evidence to prosecute extremists from the Islamic State group for possible crimes against humanity. ankle break halts 'Mission: Impossible 6' production, 16 Aug 2017 18:31:04 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Production has shut down on "Mission: Impossible 6" due to star Tom Cruise's broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery. In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey, 16 Aug 2017 19:01:45 GMTThe Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year. said to have hit Hezbollah convoys dozens of times, 16 Aug 2017 18:18:00 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former air force chief says it has carried out dozens of airstrikes on weapons convoys destined for the Lebanese Hezbollah group over the past five years. officials split in July over inflation worries, 16 Aug 2017 18:37:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve policymakers were worried last month about inflation, but for two opposing reasons. Latest: Now 3 Confederate statues vandalized in NC, 16 Aug 2017 18:19:53 GMTDURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on vandalism of Confederate monuments in North Carolina (all times local):, Keys reach Western & Southern Open's 3rd round, 16 Aug 2017 18:22:59 GMTMASON, Ohio (AP) — Seventh-seeded Gregor Dimitrov defeated Feliciano Lopez 7-6 (5), 6-4 on Wednesday to reach the Western & Southern Open's round of 16. pressure, Trump disbands business advisory councils, 16 Aug 2017 17:54:50 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is ending a pair of advisory business councils in the latest fallout over his remarks about the Charlottesville protests. Latest: Pelosi blames GOP for "deafening silence", 16 Aug 2017 19:03:11 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican reaction to President Donald Trump's comments about the weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): the fashion cops: 'Jorts-wearing bandit' hits St. Louis, 16 Aug 2017 18:42:45 GMTST. LOUIS (AP) — Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." National Guard heads to wildfire near Crater Lake, 16 Aug 2017 17:51:09 GMTSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Spc. Alex Beall, an Oregon National Guard member who fought in the war in Afghanistan, is being deployed along with more than 100 fellow guard members to take on a different foe: A wildfire at the state's iconic Crater Lake. of Florida says no to white nationalist event, 16 Aug 2017 17:49:15 GMTGAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event and his supporters vowed to file a court challenge. won't toss death sentence for carjacking killer of 2, 16 Aug 2017 17:48:51 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A drifter convicted of killing two Massachusetts men in carjackings in 2001 has been denied his bid to toss the death sentence he received earlier this year.'s arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story', 16 Aug 2017 18:26:48 GMTST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. mayor: Time to discuss future of Rizzo statue, 16 Aug 2017 18:43:59 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says the city should discuss the future of a statue of one of his predecessors after reports of possible vandalism and a city councilwoman's call for its removal.