FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 29 Aug 2014 23:12:37 -0700California to appeal teacher tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown late Friday appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:08:51 GMTUpton, Heyward spark Braves past Marlins (AP) — Justin Upton homered and had three RBIs, Jason Heyward drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 5-2 on Friday night for their third straight win.GEORGE HENRYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:08:01 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 newsBombingsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 05:17:27 GMTOfficials: 2 dead in suicide attack in Afghanistan, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a suicide bomber targeting an intelligence office in eastern Afghanistan killed at least two people.iGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 04:54:03 GMTLamb's slam gives Arizona 5-2 win over Rockies (AP) — Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night.BOB BAUMsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:56:45 GMTMexico operations thwart child, family migrants, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids.MARK STEVENSONiGeneral newsImmigrationSocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsMexicoUnited StatesMcAllenLatin America and CaribbeanGuatemalaEl SalvadorNorth AmericaCentral AmericaTexas, 30 Aug 2014 04:03:47 GMTMany happy returns for Roger Federer at US Open YORK (AP) — When Roger Federer smacked a backhand return winner off his opponent's 142 mph (229 kph) serve Friday night, he glanced at the speed readout, just to find out exactly how difficult what he'd done had been.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:44:17 GMTBetts hits grand slam, Red Sox beat Rays 8-4 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rookie Mookie Betts hit his first career grand slam, Anthony Ranaudo pitched six effective innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night.MARK DIDTLERsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthFloridaTampaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:25:42 GMT24 Nicaraguan miners still trapped in gold mine, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers using long ladders tried to get food and water to freelance miners trapped in a Nicaraguan gold mine, as the effort to reach the 24 men entered its second day.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNatural disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 04:05:53 GMTPAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle.DERRIK J. LANGaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsGamesRecreation and leisureLifestyleSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:23:33 GMTJudge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureState governmentsNational courtsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLegislatureLegal proceedingsLaw and orderNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:02:13 GMTRescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews.LUIS MANUEL GALEANOESTEBAN FELIXiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesNatural disastersNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 02:12:51 GMTLawmakers pass first California groundwater rules, Calif. (AP) — The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.FENIT NIRAPPILaBusinessGeneral newsState governmentsNatural resource managementGovernment and politicsLegislationState legislatureNatural disastersAccidents and disastersWater environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLegislatureCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:44:35 GMTBig wreck in final IndyCar practice at Fontana, Calif. (AP) — Rookie IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin was taken away from the track in an ambulance and airlifted to a hospital Friday night after a frightening crash in the final practice session for the series season finale.GREG BEACHAMsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsIndyCarAccidents and disastersGeneral newsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:52:27 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 05:32:57 GMTSoler's 2 HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards LOUIS (AP) — Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:38:15 GMTRussian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a major port city.PETER LEONARDJUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsRebellions and uprisingsInternational relationsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesDiplomacySocial issuesSocial affairsForeign policyGovernment policyUkraineMoscowRussiaMilanEuropeEastern EuropeItalyWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 04:07:07 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 golfGolfWomen's golfRyder CupWomen's sportsMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsSouth KoreaPortlandUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsiaOregon, 30 Aug 2014 02:21:23 GMTToday in History is Saturday, August 30, the 242nd day of 2014. There are 123 days left in the year.The Associated PressaNational courtsNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryMLB baseballProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSportsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:20 GMTAfter deaths, NYC music festival tightens security YORK (AP) — Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.TED SHAFFREYaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsDrug-related crimeZoological parksMusicCrimeEntertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:59:48 GMTVerlander in control, Tigers beat White Sox (AP) — Justin Verlander turned in one of his most effective outings this year and once again beat the White Sox, leading the Detroit Tigers past Chicago 7-1 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:59:26 GMTPentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestGovernment transitionsNational governmentsMilitary and defenseIraqUnited StatesDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:04:47 GMTIceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system.JENNA GOTTLIEBiGeneral newsVolcanoesNatural disastersAccidents and disastersEnvironment and natureIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessIcelandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 02:59:49 GMTEllsbury, Headley power Yankees past Blue Jays 6-3 (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley homered, and the New York Yankees beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Friday night.IAN HARRISONsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaTorontoOntarioCanada, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMTNicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan official: 11 of 24 miners trapped in gold mine have been rescued.iGeneral newsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessNicaraguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 04:43:38 GMTChoice and Odor HRs lead Rangers over Astros 13-6 (AP) — Michael Choice and Rougned Odor both hit three-run homers and the Texas Rangers cruised to a 13-6 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.KRISTIE RIEKENsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthHoustonTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:32:59 GMTAbercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage.VIJAY JOSHICATHY BUSSEWITZaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsGays and lesbiansState governmentsPrimary electionsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesLegislationLegislatureHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:38:22 GMTDavis slam carries Orioles past Twins 9-1 (AP) — Chris Davis hit his fourth career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles got a dominating pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins on Friday night.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:43:19 GMTErrani's 'cottage cheese' serve tops Venus at Open YORK (AP) — A day before facing Venus Williams — and a partisan crowd — at the U.S. Open, Italy's Sara Errani came across a video posted on Twitter that gave her a little extra motivation.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisWimbledon ChampionshipsFrench Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisWomen's sportsEventsMen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:23:10 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 05:29:05 GMTBuster Posey goes 5 for 5 in six innings of work FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 in six innings for the San Francisco Giants on Friday night against Milwaukee, then sat down for the night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:15:23 GMTSantana homers again in KC, helps Indians win CITY, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Santana, who homered five times at Kauffman Stadium in a series last month, hit a two-run homer as the Cleveland Indians topped the Kansas City Royals 6-1 Friday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:34:52 GMTOhio prep football game halted after fights HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio.aGeneral newsHigh school footballHigh school sportsFootballSportsOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:49:07 GMTObama: GOP captive to ideologically rigid group, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday blamed dysfunction in Congress on a Republican Party he said is captive to an ideologically rigid, unproductive and cynical faction, urging like-minded Democrats to show up for November's midterm elections.DARLENE SUPERVILLEaGovernment and politicsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizationsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNewportNew YorkRhode IslandNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:59:54 GMTAngels beat A's 4-0 behind Weaver, up AL West edge, Calif. (AP) — Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extend their AL West lead over the A's to three games.JOE RESNICKsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAlabamaCaliforniaOaklandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:16:53 GMTSloppy White Sox lose 7-1 to Verlander, Tigers (AP) — Before Friday night's game, Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura raved about Jose Abreu's improvement at first base.JOHN JACKSONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:11:19 GMTChina warns against foreign meddling in Hong Kong (AP) — China warned against foreign meddling in Hong Kong's politics Saturday ahead of an expected announcement to recommend highly contentious restrictions on the first direct elections for the leader of the Chinese-controlled financial hub.iGeneral newsGovernment appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsHong KongChinaUnited KingdomBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 06:01:23 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 02:51:43 GMTWhat dispute? India and China ignore land squabble DELHI (AP) — For more than 50 years, it has pitted India against China — a smoldering dispute over who should control a swath of land larger than Austria. Two militaries have skirmished. A brief, bloody war has been fought. And today, thousands of soldiers from both countries sit deployed along their shared frontier, doing little but watching each other.TIM SULLIVANiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaIndiaTibetBeijingEast AsiaSouth AsiaSoutheast AsiaSouth China SeaEast China SeaGreater ChinaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 05:41:30 GMTNew Zealand justice minister resigns amid scandal, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's Justice Minister Judith Collins resigned Saturday from her portfolios amid a scandal about her ties to a controversial blogger.NICK PERRYiGeneral newsPolitical resignationsBloggingGovernment and politicsOnline mediaMediaReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesNew ZealandOceania, 30 Aug 2014 04:27:03 GMTPosey goes 5 for 5 in 6 innings, Giants rout Brews FRANCISCO (AP) — Buster Posey went 5 for 5 and drove in three runs in just six innings, then was pulled early as the San Francisco Giants routed the Milwaukee Brewers 13-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:47:26 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 racingNASCARGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 04:17:39 GMTNationals use long ball to beat Mariners 8-3 (AP) — Anthony Rendon hit one of Washington's four homers off Felix Hernandez, and the Nationals showed off their power in an 8-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night that snapped a three-game losing streak.TIM BOOTHsSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsSeattleWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:28:43 GMTHip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrity, 30 Aug 2014 04:00:45 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 POTTERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureLegislatureCorporate taxesHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessOwnership changesCorporate newsState governmentsConsumer products and servicesGovernment financeGovernment business and financeMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:06:06 GMTCook terrific, Spartans beat Jacksonville St 45-7 LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Connor Cook threw a long touchdown pass for Michigan State's first points of the season — and coach Mark Dantonio's immediate reaction was concern.NOAH TRISTERsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 03:57:21 GMTBummed to face a friend, Gulbis loses at US Open YORK (AP) — Ernests Gulbis was surprised by how conflicted he felt during his second-round loss at the U.S. Open.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sports, 30 Aug 2014 04:30:39 GMTI.K. Kim increases Portland Classic lead, Ore. (AP) — I.K. Kim increased her lead to three strokes Friday in the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic, shooting a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under.NICK DASCHELsSportsWomen's golfGolfWomen's sportsPortlandSouth KoreaOregonUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 03:21:50 GMTSharapova gets past Lisicki in 2 sets at US Open YORK (AP) — Maria Sharapova reached the U.S. Open's fourth round by taking five of the last six games after her opponent, Sabine Lisicki, was warned by the chair umpire about receiving coaching help.HOWARD FENDRICHsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 05:18:45 GMTNY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training.MICHAEL R. SISAKaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeArrestsCrimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 02:58:29 GMT