FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 17:08:43 -0700Power finishes 21st in IndyCar finale qualifying, Calif. (AP) — Will Power has struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:56:14 GMTCalifornia mentally ill inmates get special units, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsHealthMental healthDiagnosis and treatmentNational courtsCorrectional systemsLaw and orderHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:35:50 GMTBerdych tops Klizan in 5 sets in US Open 2nd round YORK (AP) — Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych was pushed to five sets before moving on to the third round of the U.S. Open.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:39 GMTEconomic sanctions spare Western-tied Russian fund (AP) — Western business connections are complicating efforts to bring economic sanctions against executives and companies closely aligned with Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. A prime example: the Russian Direct Investment Fund, a $10 billion sovereign wealth fund that's escaped sanctions in spite of international efforts to punish Russia for its incursions in Ukraine.JEFF HORWITZSTEPHEN BRAUNwBusinessGovernment and politicsInformation technologyFinancial servicesIndustriesForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsPersonal investingPersonal financeRussiaUnited StatesUkraineEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:21:35 GMTObama's tan suit buzzed around the world YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?LEANNE ITALIEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsFashionBeauty and fashionSocial mediaOnline mediaMediaUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:39 GMTSam Saunders leads Tour Finals opener WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Sam Saunders shot his second straight 6-under 66 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first of four events in the Tour Finals.sSportsMen's golfMen's sportsGolfFort WayneIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:07:38 GMTGreen-Ellis, Moorman among early wave of NFL cuts Law Firm has closed up shop in Cincinnati.The Associated PresssSportsSports transactionsAthlete injuriesCollege footballSports businessAthlete healthCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballJacksonvilleIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:08 GMTCalifornia schools chief to appeal tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.aGeneral newsEducationTeachingSocial affairsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:40:07 GMT3 convicted in Georgia rapper's slaying (AP) — A jury has convicted three men in the shooting death of an Atlanta rapper known as Lil Phat.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsViolent crimeCelebrityAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:37 GMTFormer Jethro Tull bass player Glenn Cornick dies (AP) — Glenn Cornick, the original bass player in the rock band Jethro Tull, died of congestive heart failure at his home in Hilo, Hawaii, on Thursday.CATHY BUSSEWITZaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentObituariesHawaiiHiloUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:52 GMTWoman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants.aGeneral newsSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:12:31 GMTCasino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients (AP) — A casino hostess accused in a lawsuit of stealing a list of high-rolling clients from a Maryland casino where she used to work has been banned from contacting the customers until further notice.JULIET LINDERMANaBusinessGeneral newsBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:45:34 GMTNo new trial for doctor convicted of killing wife LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:57:19 GMTPalmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:46:42 GMTGolf Capsules, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer took only 21 putts Friday at TPC Boston and birdied half of his holes. That gave him an 8-under 63 and a two-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.The Associated PresssSportsMen's golfGolfRyder CupMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:52:23 GMTPower faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race, Calif. (AP) — Will Power has been through too much heartbreak for too many IndyCar seasons to think his first series championship would be simple.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingIndyCarCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:59:45 GMTCalifornia teacher reprimanded for sending tweets, Calif. (AP) — A teacher in Northern California has been disciplined for making threatening and explicit remarks about students on her Twitter account.aGeneral newsPrimary and secondary educationEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:53 GMTObama immigration delay a pre-election curveball (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.JOSH LEDERMANERICA WERNERwGovernment and politicsImmigration policyElectionsUnited States General ElectionLegislatureImmigrationGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsEventsGeneral electionsUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:38:52 GMTYankees ace Tanaka sent home with general soreness (AP) — Injured Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka is being sent back to New York because of general soreness in his right arm, a setback in his bid to rejoin the rotation this season.IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 29 Aug 2014 22:51:52 GMTWoman may lose blue ribbon over purchased piecrust, Ky. (AP) — A 67-year-old Louisville woman who brought home a blue ribbon for her buttermilk pie at this year's Kentucky State Fair may lose the prize after saying she used a store-bought crust.BETH CAMPBELLaGeneral newsFairs and festivalsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLouisvilleKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:46:08 GMT2 Guard troops along border need welfare benefits, Texas (AP) — At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of welfare benefits after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday.aGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment welfare systemsTroop deploymentsState governmentsGovernment business and financeBusinessWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:49:10 GMTObama to raise federal, military pay by 1 percent (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering civilian federal workers and members of the military a 1 percent pay increase in 2015, the same raise he offered last year citing efforts to keep government costs down during the economic recovery.wGovernment and politics, 29 Aug 2014 22:08:27 GMTEx-FBI director: Grateful for support after crash, Vt. (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash.aGeneral newsAccidentsCollege footballLaw enforcement agenciesAccidents and disastersTransportationCollege sportsSportsFootballGovernment and politicsVermontUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:45 GMTFederal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide, Texas (AP) — Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide.aGeneral newsNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:51:43 GMTGulbis, seeded 11th, 1st top-20 man out of US Open YORK (AP) — Ernests Gulbis became the first man seeded in the top 20 at this year's U.S. Open to lose, blowing a two-set lead in the second round Friday against his pal and frequent practice partner, 45th-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEvents, 29 Aug 2014 22:27:09 GMTJudge OKs Portland police use-of-force reforms, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge accepted a settlement on Friday between the U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland on reforms intended to improve the way police deal with mentally ill people.STEVEN DUBOISaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsPolicePolice brutalityNational courtsLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPortlandOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:44:13 GMTNo place like home: Senate foes raise questions (AP) — Two candidates officially live with their parents. One rents a room from a contributor. Another won and lost elections in one state, then moved to another in a bid to get back into the U.S. Senate.BILL BARROWCHARLES BABINGTONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionLegislatureState governmentsEventsGeneral electionsUnited StatesNew OrleansLouisianaArkansasKansasNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:33:04 GMTGOP Sen. McConnell's campaign manager resigns, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn't want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential ElectionCampaignsPolitical corruptionCaucusesPolitical scandalsLegislatureCrimePolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical issuesPolitical organizationsKentuckyUnited StatesIowaLouisvilleNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:54:45 GMTMembers of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village CITY (AP) — Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences.iGeneral newsReligious communitiesReligionSocial affairsGuatemalaGuatemala CityCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 22:25:13 GMTObama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, as he urged like-minded Democrats on Friday to show up for November's midterm elections.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNew YorkRhode IslandNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:24:37 GMTExperimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.MARILYNN MARCHIONEaBusinessHealthAnimal healthMedical researchDisease outbreaksDiseases and conditionsPrimatesInfectious diseasesGeneral newsPublic healthMammalsAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesCanadaAfricaWest AfricaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:03:52 GMTFederal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsAbortionNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureWomen's healthHealthLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:17:22 GMTWashington judge upholds small city's pot shop ban, Wash. (AP) — A state judge said Friday that a small city can continue to ban state-licensed marijuana businesses, in a case with big implications for Washington's experiment in legal pot.GENE JOHNSONaBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsMunicipal governmentsLegal proceedingsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsGovernment regulationsLaw and orderCourtsJudiciaryWashingtonTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:06:12 GMTArmy vet pleads guilty to arms export violations, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. Army officer who operated a business in Portland selling military-grade weapons parts and accessories pleaded guilty Friday to arms export violations and mishandling classified documents.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeGun politicsClassified informationLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPortlandUnited StatesOregonNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:59:21 GMTTony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:26:25 GMTFinal arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsBribery, graft and conflicts of interestLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 23:00:28 GMTSara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsAthlete injuriesWomen's tennisMen's tennisTennisEventsAthlete healthWomen's sportsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:22:33 GMTSenate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate taxesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsState governmentsConsumer products and servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:06:55 GMTPerry, Paul bash Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky pounced Friday on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq — but other potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls laid off as they wowed the crowd at an influential conservative gathering.WILL WEISSERTNOMAAN MERCHANTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsLegislatureForeign policyInternational relationsPolitical partiesGovernment policyPolitical organizationsPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesTexasSyriaDallasIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 21:39:52 GMTJamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law, Jamaica (AP) — A young Jamaican gay rights activist who brought an unprecedented legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law has withdrawn the claim after growing fearful about violent backlashes, advocacy groups and colleagues said Friday.DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsGays and lesbiansPolitical activismSpecial interest groupsPolitical organizationsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsKingstonJamaicaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 22:03:17 GMTMexico's Pemex says production to increase in 2015 CITY (AP) — Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos estimates its crude production will increase to 2.4 million barrels per day in 2015, compared with the 2.35 million barrels per day it expects to produce this year, a company official said Friday.OLGA R. RODRIGUEZiBusinessGeneral newsEnergy industryIndustriesUtilitiesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMexicoNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 21:31:05 GMTPhotos under investigation in abandoned baby case LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can.LINDSAY WHITEHURSTaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeLaw and order, 29 Aug 2014 21:17:04 GMTIMF board expresses confidence in Lagarde (AP) — The executive board of the International Monetary Fund is expressing confidence in IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde after receiving a briefing on a French corruption probe in which Lagarde is being investigated.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial servicesIndustries, 29 Aug 2014 21:14:30 GMTRescuers locate 20 of 24 trapped in Nicaragua mine, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped underground by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have communicated with emergency crews above ground.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMaterials industryIndustriesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 29 Aug 2014 23:29:18 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: Monfils wonders about net's height YORK (AP) — As Gael Monfils hit ball after ball into the net during his first service game Friday at the U.S. Open — resulting in four double-faults — a thought occurred to him: "Seems pretty high, huh?"sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisMen's tennisEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:38:51 GMTFormer Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month.TODD RICHMONDaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderWisconsinMadisonUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:14:18 GMTProsecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least seven women while on patrol.aGeneral newsViolent crimePolice brutalityCrimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceOklahoma CityOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 22:08:05 GMTSandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business, N.J. (AP) — Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first, many merchants and elected officials say.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsCoastlines and beachesRestaurantsWeatherConsumer products and servicesIndustriesEnvironment and natureFood and drinkLifestyleNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 29 Aug 2014 21:22:42 GMTEPA staff says agency needs to be tough on smog (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.SETH BORENSTEINwBusinessGeneral newsHealthGovernment and politicsScienceEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentAir qualityEnvironmental concernsEnvironment and natureGovernment regulations, 29 Aug 2014 23:32:38 GMTStocks end higher following strong run in August Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February.ALEX VEIGAhtBusinessGeneral newsInternational relationsTechnologyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesUkraineNorth AmericaEastern EuropeEuropeMiddle East, 29 Aug 2014 21:15:02 GMT