FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Aug 2014 07:14:02 -0700After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage YORK (AP) — A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsCelebrityRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew YorkPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Aug 2014 11:59:47 GMTHere's what happens when a casino closes down CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:55:42 GMTTaliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.AMIR SHAHiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:46:05 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 08:53:56 GMTAtlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:54:04 GMTComputer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.iGeneral newsAir traffic controlAir travel disruptionsTransportationSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 11:58:29 GMTLiberia reopens slum barricaded to fight Ebola, Liberia (AP) — Crowds celebrated in the streets of Liberia's capital on Saturday after authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people had been barricaded for more than a week to contain the country's Ebola outbreak.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthLiberiaWest AfricaSenegalGuineaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 09:52:57 GMTIntelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.KEN DILANIANBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestCrimeNational securityBomb threatsGeneral newsLeisure travelTravelLifestyleMilitary and defenseSyriaUnited StatesMiddle EastEuropeVero BeachIraqNorth AmericaFlorida, 30 Aug 2014 07:57:05 GMTBombings kills 13 in Iraq (AP) — Two bombings targeting the Iraqi military killed 13 people, including six soldiers, south of Baghdad on Saturday, officials said.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsIraqBaghdadMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 11:24:24 GMT22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.ESTEBAN FELIXLUIS MANUEL GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 13:17:23 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion', Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 11:55:21 GMTSurly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential Election2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:48:13 GMTAleshin hospitalized after Fontana IndyCar crash, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was hospitalized in serious but stable condition Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsAthlete injuriesIndyCarAccidents and disastersGeneral newsAthlete healthCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:39:56 GMTCalifornia appeals teacher tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:26:53 GMTObama seeking allies for fight against extremists (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsWar and unrestCivil warsTerrorismLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqEuropeIranQatarTurkeyMiddle EastJordanRussiaNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 08:00:17 GMT5 things to know about 2014 governor's races states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.BRIAN BAKSTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsEventsGeneral electionsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:52:46 GMTPacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, with two movies about aging, regret and letting go. But the actor says he's not about to lower the curtain on his own career.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalCelebrityEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 13:26:19 GMTRebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.PETER ENAViGeneral newsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 13:21:21 GMTStudy: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lowered the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent.MARILYNN MARCHIONEaBusinessHealthHeart healthHeart failureMedical researchMedicationCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatment, 30 Aug 2014 11:10:15 GMTStewart returns to racing but questions remain, Ga. (AP) — Tony Stewart was back in his comfort zone, behind the wheel of a race car.PAUL NEWBERRYaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARNew YorkGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 07:52:08 GMT5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races (AP) — The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsAlaskaGeorgiaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:56:03 GMTObama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 11:25:33 GMTSuicide attack kills 9 in Iraq (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide car bomb attack on an army checkpoint has killed nine people, including four soldiers, south of Baghdad.SAMEER N. YACOUBiGeneral newsWar and unrestBombingsTerrorismBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 09:47:20 GMTUkraine says fighter jet shot down, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.JIM HEINTZiGeneral newsSummitsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEuropeKievEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 07:45:08 GMT5 things to know about House races (AP) — Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsUnited States General ElectionState governmentsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsPennsylvaniaIllinoisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Aug 2014 13:04:47 GMTA history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:58:20 GMT11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 10:28:48 GMTCalifornia lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.aGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessLegislatureState governmentsLegislationCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:27:34 GMT50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:The Associated PresshtBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationMath and science educationState legislatureEducation standardsStudent testingTeachingScienceHigher educationGovernment programsSchool administrationState governmentsProfessional organizationsElectionsLanguage educationEducation policyProtests and demonstrationsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominations2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureLegislationSchool curriculaTechnologyNational governmentsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsLabor issuesSocial issuesGovernment policyPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsCabinetsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsState electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUtahTexasArizonaArkansasWashingtonIowaMissouriHawaiiMississippiCaliforniaNew YorkGeorgiaOklahomaFloridaSouth DakotaWisconsinTennesseeNew JerseyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:45:48 GMTLesotho military says it has disarmed police (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsNational governmentsElectionsSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaMaseruAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 13:49:20 GMTResident: Lesotho military occupies police station (AP) — The military in Lesotho has occupied police stations and surrounded some government buildings in the capital of the mountainous southern African country and are moving to other districts, a security guard at the U.S. Embassy said Saturday.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsMilitary occupationsEmbassiesWar and unrestParliamentary electionsGovernment and politicsPoliceInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessElectionsLaw enforcement agenciesSouth AfricaLesothoMaseruSouthern AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 09:55:51 GMTWhat to watch at US Open: Isner-Kohlschreiber III YORK (AP) — John Isner is not the sort to study a lot of video of past matches in order to prepare for an upcoming opponent.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityQueensNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Aug 2014 08:54:59 GMTTeen crashes Lamborghini during test drive, dies SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.aGeneral news, 30 Aug 2014 13:17:05 GMTSomalia launches offensive against extremists, Somalia (AP) — Military officials say the Somali army, backed by African Union forces, has launched a long-awaited operation against al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerrorismSomaliaMogadishuEast AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 10:02:19 GMTEU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief (AP) — European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsForeign policyInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment policyPolandEuropeItalyEastern EuropeWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 13:02:38 GMTTime to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them? YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:01:20 GMTObama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty (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, 30 Aug 2014 07:40:56 GMTEU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine (AP) — European Union leaders on Saturday were poised to impose new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's president warned the conflict with Moscow threatens peace and stability for Europe as a whole.JUERGEN BAETZJIM HEINTZiGeneral newsSummitsWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 12:22:30 GMTLiberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthBlockadesMedicationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatmentWest AfricaLiberiaSenegalGuineaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 12:58:09 GMTWesterners linked to extremist groups in Syria many as 12,000 foreigners have gone to Syria to fight the government of Bashar Assad. Many have joined extremist groups, including the al-Nusra front, an al-Qaida affiliate, and the Islamic State group, which now controls a territory straddling Syria and Iraq. The State Department lists these foreigners fighting the Assad government in Syria:The Associated PressaGovernment and politicsWar and unrestTerrorismGeneral newsSyriaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 08:02:18 GMTEgypt court gives 8 Islamists life sentences (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison Saturday on charges of planning riots, murder and sabotage, state news agency MENA reported.iGeneral newsIslamCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 12:27:21 GMTHousing group: 20 years to rebuild Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 10:20:20 GMTBuyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.KIMBERLY HEFLINGJULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsMath and science educationStudent testingEducation standardsState governmentsState legislatureEducational technologyTeaching2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational competitivenessScienceSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLegislatureTechnologyLabor issuesSocial issuesUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:41:47 GMTYemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 12:44:17 GMTHousing group says 20 years to rebuild Gaza CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years for Gaza's battered and neglected housing stock to be rebuilt following the war between Hamas and Israel.iGeneral newsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 09:28:40 GMTPalmer opens with a 63 to lead Deutsche Bank, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Palmer would not have guessed this would be his lowest round of the year, at least not the way it started.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfRyder CupGolfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonEuropeUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 08:03:46 GMTUkrainian civilian plane crashes in Algeria, Algeria (AP) — A Ukrainian civilian cargo plane crashed in the mountains near the far southern desert city of Tamanrasset in the early hours of the morning Saturday, reported the state news agency.iGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationAlgeriaAlgiersWest AfricaNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 11:03:02 GMTAP NewsAlert, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.iGeneral newsMilitary leadershipMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 08:08:08 GMTSyrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.DIAA HADIDOLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestPolitical activismArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaPhilippinesIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 13:03:13 GMTEU set to slap new sanctions on Russia (AP) — European Union leaders are poised to slap additional sanctions on Russia because of what they condemn as a continued destabilization of Ukraine and a deepening military involvement by Moscow.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 09:02:06 GMT