FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 07:37:05 -0700Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside parliament calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud.MUNIR AHMEDiGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 14:02:38 GMTJackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug arrest (AP) — Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened.CHRISTOPHER BODEENiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment and politicsChinaHong KongBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 14:22:33 GMTUnited flight diverted to Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — A United Airlines flight has landed safely in Nashville, Tennessee after a crack was found in the plane's windshield.tTravelLifestyleNashvilleTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:12:41 GMTIran's parliament dismisses moderate minister, Iran (AP) — In a move led by hard-line lawmakers, Iran's parliament dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani.ALI AKBAR DAREINIiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsScienceLegislatureImpeachmentsPolitical issuesIranMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:29 GMTHoyer gets starting spot over rookie Manziel, Ohio (AP) — Brian Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback, barely hanging on to his job by holding off hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel.TOM WITHERSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:50 GMTWanted man rear-ends Washington police detective, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane, Washington, detective's car.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeWashingtonSpokaneUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:28:32 GMTFloods lead to dramatic rescues in Phoenix area (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.BRIAN SKOLOFFPAUL DAVENPORTaGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersTrafficDisaster planning and responseCactiTransportationPlantsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:22:46 GMTTrisha Yearwood re-emerges twice as busy, Tenn. (AP) — Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling musician with a new album on the way and emerging kitchen mogul.CHRIS TALBOTTeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainment, 20 Aug 2014 13:36:00 GMTSenate control could rest with well-funded women (AP) — Control of the Senate could lie in the fortunes of female candidates and the deep-pocketed donors, like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who are sending piles of cash their way.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingLegislatureHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:02:28 GMT36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:33 GMTAge no opponent for some of NFL's veteran stars YORK (AP) — There's something stunning happening on Michael Vick's head.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:08 GMT4 suspects arrested over IRA letter-bomb campaign, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police say they have arrested four people suspected of organizing an Irish Republican Army letter-bomb campaign.iGeneral newsBombingsArrestsWar and unrestCrimeLaw and orderArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeIreland, 20 Aug 2014 13:38:55 GMTGlobal cruise lines set sail for China KONG (AP) — Royal Caribbean's newest ship has attractions not usually seen on cruise liners, including bumper cars, a skydiving simulator and a glass observation capsule on a mechanical arm that lifts its passengers high into the air.KELVIN CHANtTravelLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessLeisure travelChinaHong KongShanghaiEast AsiaLatin America and CaribbeanCaribbeanGreater ChinaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 13:22:58 GMTZimbabwe economy takes another dive, Zimbabwe (AP) — It is 4 a.m. and people are already lining up outside Zimbabwe's main passport office — four hours ahead of opening time — in hopes of securing a passport that will allow them to escape their country's dearth of opportunities and search for work abroad.FARAI MUTSAKAiGeneral newsEconomyFinancial crisisPassports and visasImmigration policyJob huntingGovernment and politicsImmigrationBusinessFinancial marketsTravelLifestyleGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsCareersZimbabweAfricaHarareSouth AfricaSouthern Africa, 20 Aug 2014 13:14:00 GMTYouth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.aGeneral newsSportsYouth baseballBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsWilliamsportPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:23:55 GMTArgentina seeks default end with venue change AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government is proposing to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt, shifting it out of the U.S. financial and legal systems as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with U.S. investors.iBusinessGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsDebt and bond marketsFinancial marketsArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:43:20 GMTContainment increases on fire near Yosemite, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials expect to soon lift the remaining evacuations ordered because of a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsNatural disastersFire weatherWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaMadera, 20 Aug 2014 14:04:16 GMTMetropolitan Opera reaches deal with stagehands YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera reached a deal early Wednesday with its stagehands and said it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions.KAREN MATTHEWSaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:41 GMTGerman retailer opening US flagship in Cincinnati (AP) — Picture this: A woman walking down the street wearing a dirndl skirt and bust-hugging bodice paired with ankle boots. Or a man sporting lederhosen — leather shorts, traditionally worn with suspenders — with a T-shirt and sneakers.AMANDA LEE MYERSfBusinessArts and entertainmentLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCincinnatiGermanyUnited StatesMunichOhioNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 13:35:21 GMTTarget cuts annual profit outlook YORK (AP) — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook as the discounter continues to reel from costs related to a massive data breach, a botched expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessCorporate stockEconomyCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCanadaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 14:27:13 GMTIsrael, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.IBRAHIM BARZAKIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeBlockadesCease firesAccidents and disastersEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelJerusalemCairoGaza StripMiddle EastEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 13:28:47 GMTApple's stock bounces back to hit a new high FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.MICHAEL LIEDTKEhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyCorporate stockConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesInformation technologyTelecommunicationsCorporate newsProducts and servicesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:57:21 GMTMassachusetts cutlery maker files for bankruptcy, Mass. (AP) — The nation's oldest cutlery manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy after 177 years of making knives and other kitchen tools.aBusinessGeneral newsSmall business financingFinancial performanceCorporate newsSmall businessMassachusettsGreenfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:50:04 GMTTwitter tries to block images of Foley killing (AP) — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.TOBY STERLINGhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologySocial mediaOnline mediaMedia, 20 Aug 2014 12:57:08 GMTHamas: Military chief not present at Gaza strike CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Hamas spokesman says the group's elusive military chief was not present during an Israeli strike on a Gaza Strip house that killed his wife and son.IBRAHIM BARZAKIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestInternational incidentsMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesBlockadesCease firesAccidents and disastersPolitical assassinationsAssassinationsGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastJerusalemCairoEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 14:12:26 GMTArgentina seeks to end default through bond change AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's government plans to change the way it pays holders of the country's debt as a way to end the default triggered by a legal battle with U.S. investors.iBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 12:38:31 GMTDubai's Nakheel to pay $2.1 billion in debt early, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai's developer Nakheel behind the famed man-made palm-shaped islands says it is repaying 7.9 billion dirhams, or roughly $2.1 billion, four years before the last installment is due.iBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisEconomyFinancial marketsUnited Arab EmiratesDubaiMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:31 GMTEgypt says rolling blackouts to end in 4 months (AP) — Top officials in Egypt promised Wednesday to end the rolling blackouts hitting the country in four months, blaming the outages on a fuel shortage, hot weather and poor maintenance of power plants.MAGGIE MICHAELiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesProduction facilitiesCorporate newsUtilitiesEnergy industryEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 13:03:59 GMTBritish fighter appears to have role in beheading (AP) — The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents' increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.DANICA KIRKAJILL LAWLESSiGeneral newsMilitant groupsRadicalismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUnited KingdomLondonSyriaIraqWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:44 GMTB&N and Samsung introduce co-branded tablet YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble and Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a new co-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook that will replace B&N's own Nook tablets.htBusinessTechnologyE-book readersConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 20 Aug 2014 14:19:08 GMTGermany, Italy, ready to send arms to Iraq Kurds (AP) — Germany is prepared to arm Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq, officials said Wednesday.FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsHumanitarian assistanceMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsItalyBerlinGermanyFranceIraqEuropeWestern EuropeMiddle East, 20 Aug 2014 14:03:37 GMTIraqis in besieged town appeal to army for help (AP) — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq's military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said Wednesday as the U.N. started a massive aid push to help Iraqis uprooted by the extremists.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsRegional cooperationGovernment transitionsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesInternational relationsNational governmentsIraqBaghdadUnited StatesMiddle EastItalyNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 13:31:49 GMTAP Analysis: Steep obstacles to any Gaza deal CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's leadership is under domestic pressure not to hand achievements to Hamas after the Islamic militant group fired thousands of rockets at Israel in the past six weeks. Hamas feels it can't afford to settle for vague Israeli promises about an easing of the blockade of the strip after a war that killed more than 2,000 Gazans and left 100,000 homeless. With chances for diplomacy fading, there's a risk of protracted fighting. Here's a look at what each side wants.KARIN LAUBMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesInternational agreementsDiplomacyCease firesGovernment and politicsAccidents and disastersInternational relationsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesEgyptIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastEuropeUnited StatesQatarNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:15 GMT5 things to know before the Belgian Grand Prix (AP) — The intense title battle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg continues at the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend, as the Formula One championship resumes following a summer break with Rosberg leading his Mercedes teammate by just 11 points.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsAutomobile racingFormula OneSpasRecreation and leisureLifestyleFranceMonacoWestern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 13:31:17 GMTUS stocks quiet ahead of Fed minutes YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly unchanged in early trading Wednesday as investors awaited the release of the minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting. Lowe's, the home improvement retail chain, fell after the company's outlook came in short of investors' expectations.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial performanceCorporate newsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 14:07:53 GMTFighting in eastern Ukraine kills 43 in 24 hours, Ukraine (AP) — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday — battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaMoscowKievDonetskBelarusRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 12:34:11 GMTUS Chamber pumps money into Arizona GOP primary (AP) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is stepping in to help an establishment-preferred Republican in a bruising three-way Arizona primary in one of the most competitive House districts in the country.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsPrimary electionsPolitical partiesPolitical organizations, 20 Aug 2014 14:19:02 GMTReality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps got a reminder of just how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships this week.JOHN PYEsSportsWomen's sportsSwimmingMen's sportsSummer Olympic gamesOlympic gamesAquaticsWomen's aquaticsMen's aquaticsEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:48:57 GMTGerman sentenced to death in China over killings (AP) — Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderBerlinGermanyChinaWestern EuropeEuropeGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 12:59:44 GMTWildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that surged early and gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFire weatherEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:32 GMTSharpton to address Mike Brown's St. Louis funeral LOUIS (AP) — The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.aGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesViolent crimeCrimeSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 14:14:11 GMTStocks open lower after two straight gains YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower after two straight days of gains.aBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial markets, 20 Aug 2014 13:36:47 GMTStreet art, not beaches, in Honolulu's Kakaako (AP) — Honolulu is famous for golden sand beaches and big waves. But the city's warehouse district, called Kakaako, is famous for a different sort of attraction. You won't find kitschy Hawaiian souvenir shops or hordes of tourists here, but you will find a thriving urban arts scene, with colorful street murals so big they stretch across walls and sometimes entire sides of buildings.MARCO GARCIAtTravelLifestyleVisual artsArts and entertainmentBeveragesFood and drinkLeisure travelHawaiiHonoluluUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:28:48 GMTProtesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper (AP) — Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow's famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and painted the Soviet star on its spire in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police.iGeneral newsMoscowUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:32 GMTFlorida couple accused of child neglect, Fla. (AP) — A man and woman from central Florida are accused of child neglect after a child was found sleeping in their vehicle while they shopped at a Kohl's department store.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:46:09 GMTSullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race, Alaska (AP) — Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElections2014 United States General ElectionState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPrimary electionsGovernment appointments and nominationsState governmentsCabinet appointments and nominationsLegislatureGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessCabinetsPolitical organizationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 14:18:10 GMTSeth Meyers prizes his new role as Emmycast host YORK (AP) — Seth Meyers is no stranger to live television. For years he anchored "Weekend Update" on "Saturday Night Live."FRAZIER MOOREaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrityAward showsEmmy AwardsEvents, 20 Aug 2014 13:23:29 GMTPakistani envoy defends meeting Kashmiri leaders DELHI (AP) — Pakistan's ambassador to India defended his recent talks with Kashmiri separatists on Wednesday, saying that including them in a dialogue is the only way to find a lasting peace between the South Asian rivals.NIRMALA GEORGEiGeneral newsInternational relationsInaugurationsGovernment and politicsDiplomacyNew DelhiIndiaPakistanKashmirIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:57 GMTTickets for Vegas' Rock in Rio go on sale Sept. 26 VEGAS (AP) — Organizers say they'll start selling tickets to the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival on Sept. 26.tTravelLifestyleMusicEntertainmentArts and entertainmentLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 13:14:47 GMTNice guy Andrew Rannells channels his inner Hedwig YORK (AP) — Andrew Rannells says he never dreamed of becoming a rock star while growing up. What he hoped for was a part on Broadway. Now he's getting both at the same time — and a load of mascara as well.MARK KENNEDYeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityPerforming artsNebraskaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 12:50:35 GMT