FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 22 Aug 2014 04:46:28 -0700German policeman on trial in dismemberment killing (AP) — A German police handwriting expert is on trial over accusations he killed and chopped up a man he met in an Internet cannibalism chat forum.iGeneral newsCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGermanyDresdenWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:03:17 GMTPhilippines makes arrests in online extortion ring, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police have arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate accused of blackmailing more than 1,000 Hong Kong and Singapore residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of webcam, an official said Friday.TERESA CEROJANOhtGeneral newsTechnologyComputer crimeExtortion and threatsArrestsCrimeLaw and orderPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaSingaporeHong KongAsiaChinaGreater ChinaEast Asia, 22 Aug 2014 10:59:37 GMTChilton reinstated for Marussia at Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — British driver Max Chilton has been reinstated to drive for Marussia at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, just a day after he was replaced by American Alexander Rossi.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:00 GMTMarathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.DENISE LAVOIEaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsBoston Marathon bombingCrimeBombingsLaw and orderEventsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:00:03 GMTOklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Associated PressaGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahomaOklahoma CityUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 11:29:09 GMTOffseason academies keep NFL players in shape CITY, Mo. (AP) — This past offseason, Chiefs offensive lineman Jeff Allen and Donald Stephenson could have made like a couple of college kids on spring break, sleeping 'til noon and then hitting the beach.DAVE SKRETTAsSportsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessProfessional footballFootballKansasArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:27:53 GMTDemocrats reframe debate on health care (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh sign that the unpopular mandate may be losing some of its political punch.DONNA CASSATAwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsAccess to health careMid-term electionsGambling laws and regulationsPolitical partiesHealth issuesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsFinancial servicesIndustriesPolitical organizationsPennsylvaniaUnited StatesArkansasNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:29:57 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 08:22:37 GMTParents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors, N.H. (AP) — The parents of slain journalist James Foley say they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with Islamic militants.aGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaNew HampshireUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 11:36:12 GMTNational Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMinnesota, 22 Aug 2014 11:37:05 GMTCo-defendant in cannibal-plot case wants freedom YORK (AP) — A co-defendant of the New York City police officer dubbed the "cannibal cop" wants to be freed from jail too.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 11:15:32 GMTSupreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case became the prism through which his actions will be legally judged.EILEEN SULLIVANwGovernment and politicsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw and orderGeneral newsLaw enforcement agenciesNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryMissouriNorth CarolinaCharlotteLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 22 Aug 2014 08:26:13 GMTSweden artist jailed for denigrating blacks, Roma (AP) — A Swedish artist has been sentenced to six months in prison for works that a court said depicted Gypsies and blacks in a racist manner.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsAfrican-AmericansCrimeSwedenWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 11:13:59 GMTIn Gaza, 7 more alleged Israel informants killed CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A witness and Hamas media say that masked gunmen have killed seven suspected informants for Israel near a Gaza City mosque as worshippers were ending midday prayers.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestViolent crimeCrimePalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastGaza, 22 Aug 2014 11:12:28 GMTGuidelines spell end of Ohio schools' pink cookie, Ohio (AP) — New federal nutritional guidelines for school cafeterias has meant the end of a favorite — and locally famous — treat in one northeast Ohio school district.aGeneral newsEducationSocial affairsOhioElyriaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 09:55:13 GMTDems reframe election-year debate on health care (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law. That's a fresh sign the law may be losing some of its political punch heading into the midterm elections.DONNA CASSATAwBusinessHealthGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment regulationsPolitical organizations, 22 Aug 2014 08:28:22 GMTGerman man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop (AP) — A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.iOdditiesGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 10:00:21 GMTAsia stocks rise, Europe flat ahead of Yellen talk KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock markets pushed higher Friday after a record day on Wall Street powered by upbeat data that added to evidence the world's biggest economy is gaining strength. European shares were flat as investors awaited a meeting of central bankers that might shed light on the timing of U.S. interest rate hikes.KELVIN CHANiBusinessGeneral newsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEast AsiaHong KongEuropeUnited StatesJacksonSoutheast AsiaAsiaChinaGreater ChinaNorth AmericaWyoming, 22 Aug 2014 08:56:48 GMTPhelps 4th in 1st final back at international meet COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps placed fourth in his first international final since coming out of retirement, with Cameron McEvoy upstaging the most decorated swimmer of all time to take the 100-meter freestyle title at the Pan Pacific championships.JOHN PYEsSportsMen's sportsWomen's sportsSwimmingAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsOlympic gamesEventsAustraliaOceania, 22 Aug 2014 11:10:55 GMT10 Things to Know for Today daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashFood trendsEventsFood and drinkLifestyleUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:55:32 GMTIndia police take fasting activist back to clinic DELHI (AP) — A frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality scuffled with police Friday as they took her back to the same government hospital where she had been force-fed.iGeneral newsSuicidesProtests and demonstrationsCrimePolitical activismPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 08:23:00 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 newsHigher educationEducationSocial affairsKentuckyLouisvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 09:06:28 GMTYellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing (AP) — Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomyEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsJacksonWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 11:10:12 GMT2 French teen girls probed as would-be jihadis (AP) — Two girls, aged 15 and 17, are under investigation in France for allegedly making plans to join jihadis in Syria.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderCrimeFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 22 Aug 2014 10:20:41 GMTRains raise risk for search after Japan landslides (AP) — Forecasts for more heavy rains in western Japan raised the risk Friday of further landslides in Hiroshima, hindering efforts to locate dozens of people still missing after hills around the city collapsed earlier this week.iGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersJapanEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 10:56:29 GMTMaine town renames street 'Redskin's Drive', Maine (AP) — Officials in a Maine town are renaming a road after the local high school's former mascot, which was changed because some people found it offensive.aGeneral newsSportsNative AmericansMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 10:36:06 GMTHamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas said it shot dead 11 suspected informants for Israel on Friday, a day after an Israeli airstrike on a house in southern Gaza Strip killed three top Hamas military commanders.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 10:30:11 GMTUkraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion", Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 10:57:33 GMTUN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000 (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday.JOHN HEILPRINiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesCivil warsWar casualtiesWar and unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 11:26:09 GMTIraqi cleric urges leaders not to delay government (AP) — Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric has called on the country's leaders to settle their differences in a "realistic and doable" manner and swiftly form a new government, badly needed in the face of a growing Sunni insurgency.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment transitionsIslamReligionSocial affairsNational governmentsIraqMiddle East, 22 Aug 2014 11:05:42 GMTCongressman's office sorry for Soviet medals in ad PARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey congressman's office is red-faced over a Facebook ad about veteran benefits that featured Soviet military medals.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defense, 22 Aug 2014 10:45:08 GMTRosberg best in 1st practice session at Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in the first practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Friday, finishing ahead of Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton as their intense battle for the Formula One title resumes.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 10:26:52 GMTGaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza security official says Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel.iGeneral newsIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 22 Aug 2014 08:11:08 GMTPolice: Brooklyn Bridge flags back on US soil YORK (AP) — Police say the two American flags swiped from the Brooklyn Bridge and replaced with white ones are back on U.S. soil.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsNew York CityUnited StatesBrooklynNew YorkNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 10:12:15 GMTUkraine: Russian aid convoy is a 'direct invasion', Ukraine (AP) — Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion."MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineMoscowKievRussiaDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 11:12:21 GMTIndia blocks film on Indira Gandhi assassination DELHI (AP) — India has blocked the release of a film on the assassination of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, saying it glorifies her killers and could trigger violent protests, officials said Friday.NIRMALA GEORGEiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentSikhismReligionSocial affairsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 08:38:51 GMTEx-prosecutor in S. Korea admits public lewdness, South Korea (AP) — The former chief prosecutor on a South Korean island admits to performing lewd acts on city streets and feels extremely shameful for his behavior, his lawyer said Friday.iGeneral newsCrimeCriminal investigationsIndictmentsLaw and orderSouth KoreaEast AsiaAsia, 22 Aug 2014 09:35:17 GMTZimbabwe cautions citizens on travel over Ebola, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans battered by economic problems have flocked to Nigeria to visit faith healers and collect lucky charms, but their government is urging them to stay away because of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.iGeneral newsFaith healingInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthReligionSocial affairsZimbabweNigeriaWest AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:09 GMTChina's Xi courts public opinion in Mongolia BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — With assurances of mutual development and good neighborliness, Chinese President Xi Jinping courted public opinion Friday in Mongolia, a country that has often been wary of domination by its massive southern neighbor.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViBusinessGeneral newsPublic opinionEconomySocial affairsGovernment and politicsChinaMongoliaUlaanbaatarEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral Asia, 22 Aug 2014 11:05:29 GMTWith 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate who stumbled badly.pGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsIndictmentsState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsLegislationLegislaturePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew HampshirePortsmouthTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:43:00 GMTRussian sends aid convoy in without Ukraine's OK, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent dozens of aid trucks into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without Kiev's approval, saying its patience had worn out with the Ukrainian government's stalling tactics.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineMoscowDonetskRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 10:55:57 GMTCORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — CORRECTS: AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine. (Corrects APNewsAlert to delete reference to Red Cross driving the trucks. )iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:01:43 GMTHamas media: Masked gunmen kill 7 alleged informers for Israel near Gaza mosque CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas media: Masked gunmen kill 7 alleged informers for Israel near Gaza mosque.iGeneral newsWar and unrestMediaIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 22 Aug 2014 10:55:58 GMTWoman who shot grandson likely won't face charges, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say the Tampa woman who shot her 7-year-old grandson after mistaking him for an intruder probably won't face charges.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTampaFloridaSt. PetersburgUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 10:54:57 GMTAP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross, Ukraine (AP) — AP journalist: 1st trucks in Russian aid convoy driven into eastern Ukraine by Red Cross.iGeneral newsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 08:12:41 GMTProsecutor: No criminal charges in Irene aid fraud HILL, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut prosecutors say they won't pursue criminal charges against state employees and others who fraudulently obtained emergency food stamp benefits designated for people affected by Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.aGeneral newsFraud and false statementsCrime, 22 Aug 2014 10:09:15 GMTAfter emotional day, former governor back on stand, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge — this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic Church.LARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMarriageLaw and orderPersonal loansPersonal financeBusinessFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 22 Aug 2014 08:44:48 GMTTunisia crackdown raises fears of rights rollback, Tunisia (AP) — Mosques are being closed, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 people have been arrested as Tunisia cracks down on those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists.BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZAPAUL SCHEMMiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsHuman rights and civil libertiesElectionsIslamGovernment and politicsNational electionsGovernment transitionsIslamismTerrorismReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesWar and unrestNational governmentsTunisiaEgyptNorth AfricaLibyaTunisMiddle EastAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 09:12:32 GMTRussian aid convoy drives into Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unilaterally sent an aid mission into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying its patience had worn out after a week of delays it blamed on the Ukrainian government.MSTYSLAV CHERNOViGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineMoscowRussiaKievEastern EuropeEurope, 22 Aug 2014 09:50:22 GMTAP NewsAlert, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria confirms first 2 Ebola cases beyond those who had direct contact with ill traveler .iGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsNigeriaWest AfricaAfrica, 22 Aug 2014 11:24:22 GMT