FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:53:52 -07:00Tourism to Paris slumps after attacks, strikes, floodshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85836a4c54fb4d8099bdfe04f652815fWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:03 GMTPARIS (AP) — Fewer foreign tourists are visiting the Paris region after deadly attacks last year and a season of strikes, violent labor action and exceptional floods.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/85836a4c54fb4d8099bdfe04f652815fMonsoon floods have killed at least 175 in India since Junehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f860310de8401d85f67424d238cffcWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:38:58 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have ended two successive drought years in India with the Ganges River and its tributaries rising above the danger level, triggering evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people from flooded homes in north and eastern India, an official said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f5f860310de8401d85f67424d238cffcMarkets Right Now: US stocks open lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ebfbccb9b4412a80e16ba80599a2c4Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:28 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57ebfbccb9b4412a80e16ba80599a2c4Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d4920f239c14cdb8daedd5d717ff2adWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:30:25 GMTFORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0d4920f239c14cdb8daedd5d717ff2adFord recalls over 88K vehicles due to stalling problemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a6c7e62d4f4dfa951a6b902412a403Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:26:00 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Ford is recalling more than 88,000 cars and SUVs in North America because the engines can stall without warning due to a fuel pump problem.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/89a6c7e62d4f4dfa951a6b902412a403The Latest: Geologist: creeping tectonic plate caused quakehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aece0645e75c43d5b7e2aca4688d0cfbWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:48:25 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aece0645e75c43d5b7e2aca4688d0cfbArkansas couple accused of zip-tying child plead not guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a01f522b754d778e925f09a8579bf4Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:53:17 GMTHOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas couple has pleaded not guilty to battery and abuse charges after they were accused of zip-tying the woman's 4-year-old daughter to her bed as punishment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71a01f522b754d778e925f09a8579bf4Police: Man shouts 'Allahu akbar' in Australian knife attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a57598c402b439d8793a3a4cd68a2adWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:40:59 GMTSYDNEY (AP) — A French man shouting the Arabic phrase "Allahu akbar" stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two men in an attack at a hostel in northeast Australia, police said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0a57598c402b439d8793a3a4cd68a2adYoung man killed in new anti-India protests in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58e85b6ba0d44e58c038788b8aea0c7Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:42:01 GMTSRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian government forces fired shotguns and tear gas in India's portion of Kashmir on Wednesday to break up new protests demanding an end to Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region, killing a young man and wounding at least 50 other people.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a58e85b6ba0d44e58c038788b8aea0c7Former West German president Walter Scheel dies at 97http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cc8806b73ab427db6de02eac443cdedWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:32:06 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Walter Scheel, who helped shape West Germany's policy of reconciliation with the communist bloc as foreign minister and later served as his country's president, has died, his party says. He was 97.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6cc8806b73ab427db6de02eac443cdedRomania gets tough with reported abuse of prison book policyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956f481a083440a2a26d9e833156f8c5Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:40:20 GMTBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is getting tougher with prisoners who publish books in jail to reduce their sentences, limiting the maximum reduction to 20 days.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/956f481a083440a2a26d9e833156f8c5France to teach children how to react to school attackshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e11dca47a74766a5e3fc5ef610da41Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:44:27 GMTPARIS (AP) — French schools will now hold three security drills a year — including one in which an alleged assailant enters their premises — as the French government ramps up security measures after a string of deadly extremist attacks.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/69e11dca47a74766a5e3fc5ef610da41Settlement being worked out in police legal fee disputehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33aadefe45a346b199f1ddd2f1b7470bWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:46 GMTCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A dispute over legal fees for a white former South Carolina police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is being settled out of court.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33aadefe45a346b199f1ddd2f1b7470bItaly earthquake kills dozens, reduces towns to rubblehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebcde9ff44de49d89da302f240103104Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:32:51 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ebcde9ff44de49d89da302f240103104The Latest: Miss. counties not eligible for FEMA fundshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e32b6b1ba8f64df8953577b649a7fee3Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:27:36 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e32b6b1ba8f64df8953577b649a7fee3Colombia, leftist rebels putting final touches on peace dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4995b0505de0478daca5c2a73f8c366cWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:39:54 GMTBOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Negotiators for Colombia's government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4995b0505de0478daca5c2a73f8c366cTrump's evolving immigration plan compared to Clinton, Obamahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79ef17b7c3604427b1296c5fb92945beWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:54:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's new line on immigration — "fair, but firm" — is leaving both Republicans and Democrats with the same question: Is the famously hard-line GOP nominee softening his approach?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/79ef17b7c3604427b1296c5fb92945beThe world's deadliest earthquakes since 2000http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced004e4c4bb4c5ea707ca0cbb160a25Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:25:55 GMTA magnitude 6 earthquake shook central Italy early on Wednesday, followed hours later by a magnitude 6.8 temblor in Myanmar. Here is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes since 2000:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ced004e4c4bb4c5ea707ca0cbb160a25Italy earthquake described as 'Dante's Inferno' kills dozenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d27a67b43252466cb406d57ed795b5bcWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:20:01 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out survivors.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d27a67b43252466cb406d57ed795b5bcPossible suspect questioned in Chicago fire that killed 4http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6986a99abf5f47849466cfbb6bb19c18Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:57:49 GMTCHICAGO (AP) — Police are questioning a possible suspect in an apartment building fire that killed three children and a man.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6986a99abf5f47849466cfbb6bb19c18Swimmer Feigen apologizes for 'serious distraction' in Riohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2b6f02625964a71b947f381d22248ddWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:34:45 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e2b6f02625964a71b947f381d22248ddChildless Bosnian couple stage and attend their own funeralhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cf7a8bbb985465d830b0dd2bc2251b1Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:01:29 GMTSARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A childless Bosnian couple have staged and attended their own funeral saying they wanted it to be an opportunity to celebrate life with friends and family.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0cf7a8bbb985465d830b0dd2bc2251b1Gas explosion in residential building in Iran kills 6http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e115d25e63f34a61a1c3741999f720baWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:11:40 GMTTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says a gas explosion in a residential building has killed six people and wounded 11.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e115d25e63f34a61a1c3741999f720baPowerful earthquake shakes central Myanmarhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c53512435174207b6a9aecd4972a9c7Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:51 GMTYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A powerful earthquake measuring magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2c53512435174207b6a9aecd4972a9c7India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners, unmarried coupleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088f2df524df4b25aa971ec2540e17f6Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:35:46 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's surrogacy services under a proposed law intended to protect poor women from exploitation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/088f2df524df4b25aa971ec2540e17f6Portion of Ellicott City's Main Street reopeninghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3dda182745548ec9a7a89367c45a8f0Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:09:15 GMTELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A portion of picturesque Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, is reopening after flooding last month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3dda182745548ec9a7a89367c45a8f0The Latest: Amite River falls below flood stage in Louisianahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10aaf08bf73441fa83d62c3ea64a246bWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:56:11 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/10aaf08bf73441fa83d62c3ea64a246bKatie Ledecky throwing out first pitch as Nats host Orioleshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2154521ccfd46a790d209aa789b4406Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:46:16 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Swimmer Katie Ledecky is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles in game three of a four-game series.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d2154521ccfd46a790d209aa789b4406Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c5f8b17ec5c48b282bd5fb3e9a48d34Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:03:14 GMTISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president said Wednesday he planned to demand the extradition of the cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed coup during his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0c5f8b17ec5c48b282bd5fb3e9a48d34The Latest: Rescuers calm quake victims waiting to be savedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e0b98c7e8242dea0c6a066456db7a9Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:29:23 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f3e0b98c7e8242dea0c6a066456db7a9China seeks info on Chinese drug suspects in Philippineshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57059ab43694a0ba2e6cabce076142aWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:14:51 GMTMANILA, Philippines (AP) — China has sought information from Filipino authorities to help capture suspected Chinese drug traffickers in the Philippines and wants to forge a stronger anti-drug pact to fight the menace, the Chinese ambassador said, adding it's "utterly wrong" to say all the drug lords are Chinese.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d57059ab43694a0ba2e6cabce076142aThe Latest: California wildfire continues to growhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638c104b7a254f9fa0c612f73cb36e07Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:21:37 GMTSAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/638c104b7a254f9fa0c612f73cb36e07North Korean submarine missile launch shows improved abilityhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b6bc3247d8e4c69afd30965f96fe699Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:27:12 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A ballistic missile fired from a North Korean submarine on Wednesday flew about 500 kilometers (310 miles), the longest distance achieved by the North for such a weapon, Seoul officials said, putting all of South Korea, and possibly parts of Japan, within its striking distance.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4b6bc3247d8e4c69afd30965f96fe699Former West German President Walter Scheel has died at age 97, his party sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87bf7f4ed03245a5bfe6d9838adec9e0Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:04 GMTBERLIN (AP) — Former West German President Walter Scheel has died at age 97, his party says.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/87bf7f4ed03245a5bfe6d9838adec9e0Saudi police thwart attack by Pakistani against mosquehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1498bc1296b848b4973f15f33e014276Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:22:35 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a terrorist attack by a Pakistani resident who was planning to bomb a mosque during sunset prayers in the predominantly Shiite eastern governorate of Qatif.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1498bc1296b848b4973f15f33e014276Turkey in cross-border operation to free IS-held Syrian townhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8730ccd2d64b1bbc68843ddfda120cWed, 24 Aug 2016 11:59:30 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member's most significant military involvement so far in the Syria conflict.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ed8730ccd2d64b1bbc68843ddfda120cThe Latest: Visitor says quake damage "like Dante's Inferno"http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0416fc8bd76748a5a6b399d25a53857eWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:23:54 GMTAMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0416fc8bd76748a5a6b399d25a53857eThe Latest: Trump son defends not releasing tax returnshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04c5dcd040184676982c8520f71399faWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:29:13 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/04c5dcd040184676982c8520f71399faScores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college testhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cb3cbb78e5d4d969469a0e20e8035cbWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:59:30 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3cb3cbb78e5d4d969469a0e20e8035cbLawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47486a62c005479ab1b5ca7796e16a94Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:16:54 GMTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists left residents feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/47486a62c005479ab1b5ca7796e16a94Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at Statehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a5668f94ece401e9503fb870669516aWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:26:54 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a5668f94ece401e9503fb870669516aAstraZeneca to sell molecule antibiotics business to Pfizerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c358fd5af743eebc6e226e95a40dd3Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:44:59 GMTLONDON (AP) — Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca plans to sell its molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that will be valued in excess of $1.5 billion when rights, royalties and other payments are included.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/57c358fd5af743eebc6e226e95a40dd3Louisiana signs emergency order to speed up debris pickuphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c725558e067347bf836d2079182defccWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:16:41 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued an emergency order to speed up the removal of flood debris.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c725558e067347bf836d2079182defccWorld's largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flighthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67be3e09cbe948d98c62bbf6823e81b2Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:59:10 GMTLONDON (AP) — The developer of the world's largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship "sustained damage" after it made a bumpy landing on its second test flight in eastern England.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67be3e09cbe948d98c62bbf6823e81b2Texas mother of 'affluenza teen' freed from home confinementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/158b4d012fbb4f01a120685a8bbf2cceWed, 24 Aug 2016 13:21:54 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a drunken-driving crash has been released from home confinement.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/158b4d012fbb4f01a120685a8bbf2cceJapan, China, S. Korea unite in condemning N. Korea missilehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da791657ba244b9f90cabd78fe3f38f8Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:58:04 GMTTOKYO (AP) — The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made a rare display of unity Wednesday to sharply criticize North Korea's latest submarine missile test.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da791657ba244b9f90cabd78fe3f38f8Qatari state fund buys stake in NY's Empire State Buildinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c0ec02ace514877a5fd606e67ccc54fWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:07:10 GMTDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York's Empire State Building.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4c0ec02ace514877a5fd606e67ccc54fIsraeli military: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldierhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a1cf77b14634efe979db0a3bcca2d9aWed, 24 Aug 2016 12:55:24 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a1cf77b14634efe979db0a3bcca2d9aNigerian anti-corruption groups beg Kerry: Return loothttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c30bb9467d0476fbbef2ca381bfbd59Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:42:26 GMTLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Anti-corruption groups in Nigeria have begged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help speed the return of billions of dollars looted from the country's treasury by local officials.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c30bb9467d0476fbbef2ca381bfbd59US tennis player Madison Keys, 21, feels both young and wisehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f02ab1e59bab41b3ba0b4cef3f505353Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:10:52 GMTMadison Keys is ranked in the top 10 in the world, a Grand Slam semifinalist who just played for an Olympic bronze medal and has earned career prize money of well over $4 million.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f02ab1e59bab41b3ba0b4cef3f505353