FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:39:31 -07:00Expert panel warns Tokyo Olympics cost could top $30 billionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a1b9d43e53c403fa0d4a31d2b4c7d96Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:23 GMTTOKYO (AP) — An expert panel commissioned by Japan's capital city has warned that the total cost for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics could exceed 3 trillion yen ($30 billion) unless drastic cost-cutting measures are taken.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4a1b9d43e53c403fa0d4a31d2b4c7d96Afghan president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/575b24facb8b48618554a56e166a4ef7Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:03 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord on Thursday, pledging to lobby the U.S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/575b24facb8b48618554a56e166a4ef7Congress tied up in partisan knots over the most basic dutyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59ce7bdbd594a039a3c02b81fdb2494Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:18 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizing a deal to fund the government just days ahead of a shutdown deadline.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f59ce7bdbd594a039a3c02b81fdb2494Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/331f7c48b22e439d9b7d3657a27b8eecThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:42:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/331f7c48b22e439d9b7d3657a27b8eecSome evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82b1b3707eeb4cbc8aa7ab2aa508b6a5Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:55 GMTMORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that is threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/82b1b3707eeb4cbc8aa7ab2aa508b6a5Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key stateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6232bc19c88347729a3a1588fe603bf6Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:35:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6232bc19c88347729a3a1588fe603bf6The Latest: Bahrain's foreign minister tweets Peres tributehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07641dd85781445588964b4696024ea0Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:58 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07641dd85781445588964b4696024ea0Ariya Jutanugarn leads Reignwood LPGA Classic in Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31f8f4f54bc640beab32045a640300eaThu, 29 Sep 2016 08:22:53 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the final four holes for an 8-under 65 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Thursday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/31f8f4f54bc640beab32045a640300eaGovernor to approve state-run retirement for private workershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfda9803efe44bc8805a89c9a9a40c30Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:18:16 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Thursday to automatically enroll nearly 7 million people in a retirement savings account, an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be financially unprepared to retire.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/cfda9803efe44bc8805a89c9a9a40c30Family, friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Masshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c38f26728c8c430092a9406351a5287fThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:22:05 GMTMIAMI (AP) — A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c38f26728c8c430092a9406351a5287f32 people missing in China landslides following typhoonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08383735c2ef4b81b6f1ca0a69d5bcb6Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:27:39 GMTBEIJING (AP) — At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in southeastern China following a typhoon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/08383735c2ef4b81b6f1ca0a69d5bcb6Calhoun homers to help Angels complete sweep of A'shttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b2d443e2bf428481c4f16e5c991e77Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:31:51 GMTANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels saw one of their future stars make strides but may have lost their biggest star for the last days of the season, as Mike Trout exited the game after taking a fastball to the shoulder.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/22b2d443e2bf428481c4f16e5c991e77WHY IT MATTERS: Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e030aba542af483e8994ddfec36c13f4Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:37:07 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e030aba542af483e8994ddfec36c13f4Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay off 1,000 employeeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa02663ba6fa42a988db33e6064247f6Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:14:53 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large U.S. market."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fa02663ba6fa42a988db33e6064247f6Australian government wants slower switch to clean energyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbddcf6517a494ab071599a4ec617c5Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:51:12 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A rush by Australia's state governments to switch to clean electricity sources could undermine the country's energy security, the federal government warned Thursday after an entire state lost power.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8dbddcf6517a494ab071599a4ec617c5The Latest: Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Peres' caskethttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e4c73cd526f4148afb632ee4c28f0c8Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:20:33 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8e4c73cd526f4148afb632ee4c28f0c8Brad Pitt skips film premiere to focus on 'family situation'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ae19b1d82041e4bebd76e5edd14ee3Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:37:47 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — A producer says "we all respect his privacy" as Brad Pitt skipped his first public appearance after last week's split with Angelina Jolie Pitt. He didn't attend the premiere of Terrence Malick's new documentary Wednesday night as scheduled.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71ae19b1d82041e4bebd76e5edd14ee3Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remainshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51cc040336a6402d928f80959dbe8740Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:06 GMTKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/51cc040336a6402d928f80959dbe8740California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc2610a5fb354f17a1e4ca695b5c978fThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:56:28 GMTEL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bc2610a5fb354f17a1e4ca695b5c978fPakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c02f46818d4f6bb9aaf4c85784f0f3Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:42 GMTISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says that Indian troops have killed two of its soldiers on the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir in an "unprovoked" attack.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c5c02f46818d4f6bb9aaf4c85784f0f3The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthemhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6851112f3c7c42018a7a4a37491d7cb6Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:27:18 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6851112f3c7c42018a7a4a37491d7cb6Marshall's first-half goal enough, Sounders beat Fire 1-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea97be3ea894da5a6f593c7352f7fd9Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:52:24 GMTSEATTLE (AP) — This time, Chad Marshall made sure the goal was credited to him.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eea97be3ea894da5a6f593c7352f7fd9Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates waterhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115660d8089f4dd08389eee983c1203eThu, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:19 GMTMULBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/115660d8089f4dd08389eee983c1203eAlabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping jobhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25791b39b06145e68a3ff96d02806aceThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:53:33 GMTMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore — famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display — appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged defiance of the federal courts again: This time on gay marriage.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/25791b39b06145e68a3ff96d02806aceDid landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ca5d62482184ca9a0e6868954a1978aThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:27:03 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7ca5d62482184ca9a0e6868954a1978aIsrael's ex-President Peres lies in state in parliamenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/516a2f8c17cd47379e0b62349313441bThu, 29 Sep 2016 06:19:12 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — The body of Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres is lying in state in the plaza of the Knesset, Israel's parliament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/516a2f8c17cd47379e0b62349313441bWells Fargo CEO to face lawmakers with better defensehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e49d04733db3498e9943899a603a7a47Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:06 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses than he had in the last round, when some senators called for his resignation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e49d04733db3498e9943899a603a7a47In annual ritual, Delhi struggles with dengue, chikungunyahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8505defb4474e5099ec2f55df8c38afThu, 29 Sep 2016 06:19:48 GMTNEW DELHI (AP) — Poonam Devi moans in pain on the stretcher in the packed hospital emergency room, her ankles and wrists swollen, an IV hooked up to left arm to hydrate her.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d8505defb4474e5099ec2f55df8c38afIsrael's leaders lay wreaths beside casket of Shimon Pereshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5893431d07104a2d8dfa6ee49411fd39Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:49 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin put down wreaths beside the casket of Israel's ninth President Shimon Peres on Thursday morning, as preparations for his funeral were underway.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5893431d07104a2d8dfa6ee49411fd39Probe of jetty sought amid services for Marlins' Fernandezhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9b7ad58d9b642d2962e1d0386558aceThu, 29 Sep 2016 06:57:59 GMTMIAMI (AP) — Somber Miami Marlins players and personnel escorted a hearse carrying the body of star pitcher Jose Fernandez from the team's ballpark Wednesday, as the farewell for their beloved teammate marched on.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9b7ad58d9b642d2962e1d0386558ace5 huge momentum swings from Ryder Cup historyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edd0449172fd498c9b997c3aa42823e7Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:16:13 GMTCHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Momentum means everything at the Ryder Cup.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/edd0449172fd498c9b997c3aa42823e7Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48f7badc5a264d65a3055dc0225655f4Thu, 29 Sep 2016 05:59:37 GMTDAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (AP) — A printing plant north of Paris is reopening for the first time since it was damaged during a deadly standoff between police and two brothers who gunned down cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/48f7badc5a264d65a3055dc0225655f4Energy shares lead Asian stocks higher on OPEC output dealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c058ea3b6688460c969291c91271967aThu, 29 Sep 2016 06:22:47 GMTHONG KONG (AP) — Energy companies led a rally in Asian stock markets Thursday as investors welcomed news that OPEC nations planned to cut oil production for the first time in eight years in an effort to reduce a global glut.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c058ea3b6688460c969291c91271967aPhilippines' Duterte to scrap future war games with UShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b038ff71ce9e46d5a6db89eb2f9cff5eThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:50:32 GMTHANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he was giving notice to the United States, his country's long-standing ally, that joint exercises of Filipino and American troops next week will be the last such drills.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b038ff71ce9e46d5a6db89eb2f9cff5eDanish drug maker Novo Nordisk to lay 1,000.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/856f2e8592074073804e7e116fd1d7e3Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:12:07 GMTCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk says it plans to lay off some 1,000 employees globally to reduce operating costs because of "a challenging competitive environment, especially in its large US market."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/856f2e8592074073804e7e116fd1d7e3Giants can't score behind Samardzija, lose 2-0 to Rockieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28210bb133a64173b35ff3562c741993Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:02 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jeff Samardzija is going to prepare as if he might pitch a potential wild-card playoff game Monday and stay ready in case he might be needed sooner if San Francisco's season is on the line.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/28210bb133a64173b35ff3562c741993Suspect in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guiltyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d783c2400f9b4811a47e2963fac3dae1Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:12:14 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney charged with a bizarre kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax planned to plead guilty Thursday to snatching the young woman from her California home last year, federal prosecutors said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d783c2400f9b4811a47e2963fac3dae1LEADING OFF: Ortiz plays last game at Yankee Stadiumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1e393e6e8c74653a2cbddf3bf3cb425Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:21:57 GMTA look at what's happening around the majors today:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c1e393e6e8c74653a2cbddf3bf3cb425Obama saw override coming, but still it stunghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f1ab5fb36b04e828963654baa8b8fd8Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:30:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House saw it coming, but still it stung.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9f1ab5fb36b04e828963654baa8b8fd8Turkey expected to extend post-coup state of emergencyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ce98cbbeaf44fc8303089dcaa3bb14Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:43:28 GMTANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's national security council has recommended that a three-month state of emergency declared following the failed July 15 coup be extended.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/67ce98cbbeaf44fc8303089dcaa3bb14Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94f8eef1854945e491950e495c4650d2Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:12:39 GMTBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/94f8eef1854945e491950e495c4650d2Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, billshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdbd42c7913d41798a574c18c4bc3d97Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:23:04 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms and back.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bdbd42c7913d41798a574c18c4bc3d97Ex-Iowa State student faces sentencing in sex assault casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb6a0d755ea648028e025c795bf58d4aThu, 29 Sep 2016 05:53:49 GMTNEVADA, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa State University student is expected to be sentenced Thursday for sexually assaulting an unconscious female student after an on-campus party.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bb6a0d755ea648028e025c795bf58d4aOfficials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86735adda3e46598b1f8132636bf772Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:53:32 GMTTOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e86735adda3e46598b1f8132636bf772Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over momhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efabbf7979564bd3a20b8c9915854cafThu, 29 Sep 2016 05:45:16 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/efabbf7979564bd3a20b8c9915854cafSeoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eee4f73ff7b547fc81e6699880223590Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:01:44 GMTSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's military said Thursday that a North Korean soldier had crossed the border between the rivals to defect.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/eee4f73ff7b547fc81e6699880223590Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguoushttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e9824d382dd4ee1a430eeed4dae587eThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:32:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words — by design or coincidence — mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0e9824d382dd4ee1a430eeed4dae587eSuspect in killings of 4 women called charmer with dark sidehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ed8fccc4f2148f497814e27a1c43ff2Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:10:31 GMTASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — An occasional drifter linked to the slayings of at least four women in little over a decade could always find a place to stay and someone to give him a lift. Even with little money to his name and a string of arrests in his past, Shawn Grate was magnetic enough to make friends with almost anyone.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ed8fccc4f2148f497814e27a1c43ff2Spain: Socialists in turmoil as board revolts against leaderhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b22e6fd0aa148b180200483ec749053Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:59:07 GMTMADRID (AP) — Spain's leading opposition Socialist party is in the throes of a crisis after nearly half of its executive board resigned in a rebellion against leader Pedro Sanchez.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b22e6fd0aa148b180200483ec749053Brazil GP organizers surprised with FIA doubts on 2017 racehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7320e51f1794fcc8cce79044034f3a7Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:03:47 GMTSEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Organizers of the Brazilian Grand Prix say they are surprised that the event has not been confirmed on next year's Formula One calendar despite a contract being in place.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e7320e51f1794fcc8cce79044034f3a7