FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:51:22 -0700Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f55abc53ae854c948ddabaa55a4abcbbOAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFire weatherEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaMaderaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f55abc53ae854c948ddabaa55a4abcbbWed, 20 Aug 2014 03:22:01 GMTMacy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37406277082249a0bf6bce682d8657b8ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsRace and ethnicityContracts and ordersAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited StatesNew YorkManhattanNorth AmericaNew York Cityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/37406277082249a0bf6bce682d8657b8Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:10:59 GMTCardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9thhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d3e590dc10440982e7f17a15671ff2ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.STEVE OVERBEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5d3e590dc10440982e7f17a15671ff2Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:13:57 GMTAmerican missing in Syria a journalist at hearthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/722dffee2c784713af866bd5859b2dc9ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsJournalismWar and unrestJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle EastLibyaUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/722dffee2c784713af866bd5859b2dc9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:07:05 GMTlannetta's double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosoxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adcedc0e34fe4c89a77ba40380409e77BOSTON (AP) — Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston 4-3 on Tuesday night.HOWARD ULMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adcedc0e34fe4c89a77ba40380409e77Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:51:43 GMTMiddleweight champ Golovkin fights Rubio on Oct 18http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9303394a27f74476bc36b54de4679f8aLOS ANGELES (AP) — Gennady Golovkin will defend his WBA middleweight title against Marco Antonio Rubio in Carson, California, on Oct. 18.sSportsBoxingCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9303394a27f74476bc36b54de4679f8aWed, 20 Aug 2014 02:15:34 GMTPrison company pays $8 million in back wageshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bca27e80218a43d497ed2d91bfc77fc0LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.GILLIAN FLACCUSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderUnited StatesCaliforniaIdahoNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bca27e80218a43d497ed2d91bfc77fc0Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:13:30 GMTUS officials: Video shows American's beheadinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb6d68800b3f4029ba993969c73edf4cWASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.LARA JAKESBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsJournalistsMilitant groupsSocial mediaWar and unrestJournalismNews mediaGeneral newsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessOnline mediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNew HampshireBostonNorth AmericaMiddle EastMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eb6d68800b3f4029ba993969c73edf4cWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:23:33 GMTAP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic grouphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75bb9b6d59844c0daa9155b4306449dbWASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group.wGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/75bb9b6d59844c0daa9155b4306449dbWed, 20 Aug 2014 01:56:50 GMTOfficial: 3 of 6 child hostages freed in Harveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/913cf40e7e0446778ca1ddd2224ed2b1HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and a woman they took hostage.M. SPENCER GREENaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/913cf40e7e0446778ca1ddd2224ed2b1Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:49:45 GMTNYC's Met opera still negotiating with 10 unionshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2af6e37864a04b1f8d58715ad5dbb630NEW YORK (AP) — Contract negotiations are continuing between New York's Metropolitan Opera and 10 of its unions to avert a lockout.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2af6e37864a04b1f8d58715ad5dbb630Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:28:40 GMTAP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick catshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f394a5da3c47eead6912bc1ef80dffLIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsPet healthCatsAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsLifestyleMammalsAnimalsCancerDiseases and conditionsLimaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b5f394a5da3c47eead6912bc1ef80dffWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:25 GMTUS safety agency offers online recall checkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d15bbc41c744451b92c958c5878f2dd3DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.htBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesCar buyingOnline safetyProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleTechnology issuesTechnologyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d15bbc41c744451b92c958c5878f2dd3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:03:05 GMTBraves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82998dc14fa84aae82c310f9af00ac02PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fredi Gonzalez has seen this before. Every summer it seems.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82998dc14fa84aae82c310f9af00ac02Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:15:59 GMTFans go through metal detectors at Yankee Stadiumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95bc4346ab12429cb227fed01e18df5fNEW YORK (AP) — Wearing a navy blue New York Yankees shirt, Jonathan Freedman lined up with other fans outside Gate 2 on Jerome Avenue and East 164th Street. Once he reached the front of the single-file line, he emptied his pockets into a plastic bin and was ushered through a metal detector.MIKE FITZPATRICKaGeneral newsBaseballProfessional baseballSportsMen's sportsNew YorkNew York CityUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/95bc4346ab12429cb227fed01e18df5fWed, 20 Aug 2014 02:00:22 GMTLate-payment rate on US mortgages declines in 2Qhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffba13a3e7c44c8a891ef02e4462348eLOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.ALEX VEIGAfBusinessMortgage figuresPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ffba13a3e7c44c8a891ef02e4462348eWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMTToday in Historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e9771a41ef44c279c4e17b27caa081eToday is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4e9771a41ef44c279c4e17b27caa081eWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:14 GMTSen. Enzi wins Wyoming's US Senate GOP primaryhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71d67fda19c547e4b62b0c44b89b4964CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — What had been shaping up as one of this year's most bitterly contested primaries came and went with barely a ripple on Tuesday as Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi soundly beat four little-known Republican challengers in his pursuit of a fourth term.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislaturePrimary electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsPolitical organizationsUnited StatesWyomingCheyenneNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71d67fda19c547e4b62b0c44b89b4964Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:56:43 GMTInfante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cc62ab386db4f069ecb2ac4d7391901DENVER (AP) — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cc62ab386db4f069ecb2ac4d7391901Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:48 GMTTop-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f808e37c98474e9475e54fbaec5fb8NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsNew HavenUnited StatesConnecticutNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30f808e37c98474e9475e54fbaec5fb8Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:05:55 GMTPress groups urge probe of Honduras reporter slayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f53e639204c6e8be0c762824d4f85TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Press freedom groups on Tuesday urged Honduran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying of a broadcast journalist who was shot to death outside his home last week.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsTV newsFreedom of the pressJournalismCrimeNews mediaJournalistsViolent crimeLaw and orderMediaTelevisionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasTegucigalpaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/241f53e639204c6e8be0c762824d4f85Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:03:42 GMTGovernor won't seek removal of county prosecutorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8938aadd8b174b8d92ca3eed48ffa420FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8938aadd8b174b8d92ca3eed48ffa420Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:16:26 GMTNationals win 8th straight, beat Diamondbacks 8-1http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6036d94fa547398e3d2f3d6ef75f2eWASHINGTON (AP) — After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as they ran their winning streak to eight games with an 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9d6036d94fa547398e3d2f3d6ef75f2eWed, 20 Aug 2014 02:07:54 GMTFiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 winhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1d1a86ea0244b26b969a06db3c28235MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each had a pair of doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.RICH ROVITOsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMilwaukeeTorontoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1d1a86ea0244b26b969a06db3c28235Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:02:53 GMTFerguson pledges outreach efforts after shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/758796c901594e6382cfe0fda21dbe8aFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson city leaders urged people to stay home after dark Tuesday to "allow peace to settle in" and pledged to try to improve the police force in the St. Louis suburb where the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown has sparked nightly clashes between protesters and police.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsPoliceState governmentsPolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/758796c901594e6382cfe0fda21dbe8aWed, 20 Aug 2014 02:36:04 GMTNews Guide: Primary election highlightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f327282872de4a169946ea2705830c37Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Alaska and Wyoming.The Associated PresspGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureState governmentsState electionsLegislatureCabinet appointments and nominationsSenate electionsAir qualityGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsGovernment appointments and nominationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureUnited StatesAlaskaWyomingArizonaFloridaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f327282872de4a169946ea2705830c37Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:52:29 GMTChristie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Fergusonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/955175ebbbf84843b166b9ae20015788LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent unrest there and criticized other politicians who have weighed in.JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsViolent crimeCrimePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/955175ebbbf84843b166b9ae20015788Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:15:52 GMTGomes, Holt rally Indians in 7-5 win over Twinshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e48e10266c846ac9a583496bf672047MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Holt arrived at Target Field 25 minutes before the first pitch. The Cleveland Indians' rookie had a quick bite to eat, took a few swings in the batting cage and then got the biggest hit of his young career.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9e48e10266c846ac9a583496bf672047Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:36:19 GMTAsia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speechhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c220fedd164d399188a611bf0f6ce9TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e4c220fedd164d399188a611bf0f6ce9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:40 GMTDiamondbacks drop 4th straight, fall 8-1 to Natshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8147d672cc8a41f8a5da9d8c76d704bbWASHINGTON (AP) — Chase Anderson has been one of the few consistent bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The rookie right-hander had only one bad outing in his first 15 major league starts.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8147d672cc8a41f8a5da9d8c76d704bbWed, 20 Aug 2014 03:48:09 GMTIwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a37fde446b54a34aa04e88e249f8fc9PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.AARON BRACYsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPhiladelphiaSeattleTacomaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWashingtonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a37fde446b54a34aa04e88e249f8fc9Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:35:46 GMTBlast in China coal mine kills 2, traps 25 minershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/291bf246c1174db3b64ee16d772a8303BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern China has killed at least two miners, and rescuers searched Wednesday for 25 more workers missing in the blast, state media reported.iGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsExplosionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesBusinessMaterials industryChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/291bf246c1174db3b64ee16d772a8303Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:28:20 GMTChina's latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43f03e700ef5428994079e01cf390f90BEIJING (AP) — China's state media say a public bus in an eastern city has caught fire, killing one person and injuring 19.iGeneral newsTransportationFiresArsonAccidents and disastersCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/43f03e700ef5428994079e01cf390f90Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:02:57 GMTAt least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97d0bd8a14a944e7a644d65c1c604856TOKYO (AP) — At least six people were confirmed dead and 22 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97d0bd8a14a944e7a644d65c1c604856Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:51:00 GMTJapan trade deficit widens, exports up slightlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1edc4ce486cd4f8b9e167d2bd082ccddTOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1edc4ce486cd4f8b9e167d2bd082ccddWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:06:17 GMTCarter hits 3-run HR in 9th, Astros top Yanks 7-4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29e286f3307d46d8918126fd1edfb9a7NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/29e286f3307d46d8918126fd1edfb9a7Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:11:59 GMTAlaska Republicans vie for chance to unseat Begichhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1cc1c44509f415aa3f33bf7ad92b889ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A whistle-stop tour of the state in an RV. An endorsement from the second man to walk on the moon. Even one of the most polarizing figures in American politics found cause to weigh in on the state she used to lead.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsState legislaturePrimary electionsPolitical endorsementsCampaignsGovernment appointments and nominationsCabinet appointments and nominationsState governmentsLegislatureSenate electionsPolitical partiesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d1cc1c44509f415aa3f33bf7ad92b889Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:55:33 GMTReports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b31660b78cea4618b7232da5bd66d807TOKYO (AP) — Eight people died and at least 13 were missing after rain-sodden hills in the outskirts of Hiroshima gave way early Wednesday in several landslides.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b31660b78cea4618b7232da5bd66d807Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:03:32 GMTJapan trade deficit widens; exports up slightlyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed1ac0f1dd44d348edc807a4dc77513TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months.iBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeEconomyJapanEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ed1ac0f1dd44d348edc807a4dc77513Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:27:53 GMTAmerican killed in Syria a journalist at hearthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08ea78b5c1dc45a6ac5bae9d518e5e5aROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsJournalismWar and unrestCrimeJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle EastLibyaUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth AfricaAfricaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08ea78b5c1dc45a6ac5bae9d518e5e5aWed, 20 Aug 2014 03:54:11 GMTLawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gunhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0de68efc04b442a5ba8d9bb5c51363aeRENO, Nev. (AP) — A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said.SCOTT SONNERaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderNevadaRenoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0de68efc04b442a5ba8d9bb5c51363aeWed, 20 Aug 2014 02:01:58 GMTUS officials: Video shows American's executionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39b3b240ede247d1a4727fba7ea96820WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. officials say they believe American journalist James Foley was the victim executed by Islamic State militants as shown in a grisly video released Tuesday.LARA JAKESJULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsJournalistsMilitant groupsWar and unrestJournalismKidnappingNews mediaGeneral newsMediaCrimeUnited StatesNorth AmericaSyriaIraqBostonNew HampshireMiddle EastMassachusettshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/39b3b240ede247d1a4727fba7ea96820Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:11:11 GMTOfficial: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harveyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9c0c10076914487baee18cb3e6149b6HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.M. SPENCER GREENaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f9c0c10076914487baee18cb3e6149b6Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:15:21 GMT10 Things to Know for Wednesdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5a114f88880485ca2594f46147a1dd3Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d5a114f88880485ca2594f46147a1dd3Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:56:10 GMTTigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e44cd44b10b4f24a3b3ef624c9056c2ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaMichiganFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e44cd44b10b4f24a3b3ef624c9056c2Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:57:45 GMTStanton single in 10th sends Marlins over Rangershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0516371dada6416b9a54fbe2167982ebMIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMiamiTexasFloridaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0516371dada6416b9a54fbe2167982ebWed, 20 Aug 2014 03:29:03 GMTTillman, Orioles beat White Sox for 3rd win in rowhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960cc4690b834505ac72f0ad7fd255a6CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Tillman threw eight strong innings and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles won their third in a row, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/960cc4690b834505ac72f0ad7fd255a6Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:03:54 GMTProsecutor: Gunman, others dead after shootinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e885265076c41dc8e45f23d47c9b64aCOOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A gunman lured his father to a remote Oregon campsite and killed him, then drove to a beach where he shot five cars in a parking lot, killing a Michigan camper who was sleeping in his vehicle, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The gunman then killed himself.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCoos BayOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1e885265076c41dc8e45f23d47c9b64aWed, 20 Aug 2014 03:50:16 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9be147aa76747e9a4729de02d19b950CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi wins GOP US Senate primary, beating 4 opponents as he seeks 4th term.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPrimary electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesPolitical organizationsUnited StatesWyomingNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b9be147aa76747e9a4729de02d19b950Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:57:36 GMTChina fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42cc0f8a3e9449cc9c225c5327a1679aBEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.JOE McDONALDfBusinessGovernment regulationsMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCorporate newsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/42cc0f8a3e9449cc9c225c5327a1679aWed, 20 Aug 2014 04:16:22 GMT