FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:59:49 -07:00Venezuela opposition governors boycott swearing in ceremonyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76337f7ad0224ab5be59394f84974e51Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:11:23 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition boycotted a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday for governors held by the all-powerful, pro-government constitutional assembly following disputed elections largely won by ruling party candidates.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/76337f7ad0224ab5be59394f84974e51Bashed in the Bronx, Astros happy to head homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3f7e6c27de84dd09d81b3c923094296Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:40 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The Houston Astros will be happy to get home after a three-day bashing in the Bronx that left Jose Altuve flinging his bat and Josh Reddick slamming his helmet.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3f7e6c27de84dd09d81b3c923094296John Wall scores 28 points, Wizards hold on to beat 76ershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba4ec00b1cd42158ad80e0806eea27bThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:50:15 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored 28 points, Bradley Beal rebounded from a rough start to add 25 and the Washington Wizards spoiled the NBA debuts of top picks Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 120-115 on Wednesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1ba4ec00b1cd42158ad80e0806eea27bTanaka, Yankees top Keuchel, Astros 5-0 for 3-2 lead in ALCShttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c5b433840654cd9a77d8c3970f84182Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:58:55 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty 5-0 on Wednesday for a 3-2 lead in the AL Championship Series.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5c5b433840654cd9a77d8c3970f84182Developer who plotted escape after fatal crash gets prisonhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49f657f57dba4c66a2c4d3ddc2e3e68bThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:46:05 GMTCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A New York real estate developer caught trying to flee to South America following a fatal car crash in the Hamptons has been sentenced to three to nine years in state prison.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/49f657f57dba4c66a2c4d3ddc2e3e68bThe Latest: Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Marylandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5a909a47e74c06a6473040039516ecThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:00 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fc5a909a47e74c06a6473040039516ecBody of missing protester may have been found in Argentinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18895c3b80454ecd837905628ab2e21dThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:07 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/18895c3b80454ecd837905628ab2e21dAustralian govt pushes easier language test for new citizenshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2715a2b3aeae4beeb0259c23a26d4e0cThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:10:33 GMTCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Thursday it was prepared to relax its proposed English language test for new citizens as a compromise to get other tough new restrictions on attaining citizenship through Parliament.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2715a2b3aeae4beeb0259c23a26d4e0cTillerson seeks stronger ties with India, chides Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdad98198f4f4a68882c886f09cfea34Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:56 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Wednesday for the U.S. and India to expand strategic ties. He also pointedly criticized China, which he accused of challenging international norms needed for global stability.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fdad98198f4f4a68882c886f09cfea34Hayward from hospital: 'It hurts me that I can't be there'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a53d55683d8444fe8b174f0fade2f631Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:54:26 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener, telling Boston fans: "It hurts me that I can't be there."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a53d55683d8444fe8b174f0fade2f631Brady thinks Patriots' offense has room to growhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a14ee540ff034b32b8916bbe060b2530Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:25:35 GMTFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a14ee540ff034b32b8916bbe060b2530Court refuses to revive defamation suit against Bill Cosbyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba3574226fea4ddbba754725cf1359b4Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:24:20 GMTBOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected an attempt to revive a Massachusetts defamation lawsuit filed against Bill Cosby by a woman who claims he raped her in a Detroit hotel decades ago.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba3574226fea4ddbba754725cf1359b45 things to know about China's twice-a-decade party congresshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1c522ca576d4d3f991b4d7221f968fcThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:59:35 GMTBEIJING (AP) — The crucial parts will be held behind closed doors, but journalists, academics and more than a billion Chinese citizens will be closely watching for any public hints signaling change at this week's twice-a-decade congress of China's ruling Communist Party.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1c522ca576d4d3f991b4d7221f968fcSolace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump callhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f76856c84bb4289a39910e657594e9bThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:14:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5f76856c84bb4289a39910e657594e9bGymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctorhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1c8f242638c4d2eb49a62e21348bcd7Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:05:22 GMTTwo-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e1c8f242638c4d2eb49a62e21348bcd7Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has diedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b33ba9c05e54fbcb5f3a7728bc3fb8bThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:14:43 GMTKINGSTON, Ontario (AP) — Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b33ba9c05e54fbcb5f3a7728bc3fb8bRevamped Pacers rely on new faces to cut down Nets 140-131http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af2528a3547472e8c980a912bee3836Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:52:14 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4af2528a3547472e8c980a912bee3836Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's diagnosishttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef77c942ce2d460d9d76674e7270094fThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:13:24 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free while challenging his conviction for trying to derail an FBI investigation into abuses at the jail system he ran, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ef77c942ce2d460d9d76674e7270094fTexas man's execution halted amid alleged confession schemehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e69aa2e187c54e0da1041ba9d87b968cWed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:12 GMTHUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e69aa2e187c54e0da1041ba9d87b968cSuspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehendedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3000befb0821458a8a9fdc7f0b81e3cfThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:43:33 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3000befb0821458a8a9fdc7f0b81e3cfSessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trumphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e64c9a7f871b4b0794deb1063fd5ca7fThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:27:14 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e64c9a7f871b4b0794deb1063fd5ca7fHarris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtownhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32bc68cdb11244c596e5f9e2ea573c70Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:34:24 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/32bc68cdb11244c596e5f9e2ea573c70Inmates pleads guilty to threatening to kill presidenthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65edec33be5345f085fb76c92f158fd3Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:14 GMTOCALA, Fla. (AP) — A federal prison inmate in Florida who previously received five years for threatening to kill then-President Barack Obama and others has pleaded guilty to threatening to kill President Donald Trump.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65edec33be5345f085fb76c92f158fd3The Latest: Senators vow to keep pushing insurance planhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98e838c6f280435ea9381ae33283bdf6Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:23:28 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/98e838c6f280435ea9381ae33283bdf6Judge orders government to allow abortion for immigrant teenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b94fb51f13324afdbf5e3d6e8c73b429Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:49:51 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the government to allow a pregnant 17-year-old immigrant, who was detained after entering the country illegally, to undergo an abortion.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b94fb51f13324afdbf5e3d6e8c73b429Cavs-Celtics game second most-watched opener on TNThttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c173ddfd63847dbab2160142253d77cThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:34:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland's victory over Boston in the first game of the NBA season was TNT's second most-watched telecast ever on opening night.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9c173ddfd63847dbab2160142253d77cThe Latest: Trump denies disrespecting grieving familyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d161e79131604a02b2c5af4601f91543Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:51:57 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d161e79131604a02b2c5af4601f91543Hayward from hospital: It's hurting me that I can't be therehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97b723e60ee48a3b07a4e69a2431603Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:02:47 GMTBOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: "It's hurting me that I can't be there."http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f97b723e60ee48a3b07a4e69a2431603Divers removing 30-year-old junk reef off California coasthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7795a09bea4c452595cfbba5e683f8c7Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:58 GMTLOS ANGELES (AP) — Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that was dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean environment.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7795a09bea4c452595cfbba5e683f8c7Dogs test positive for drugs in Iditarod race for 1st timehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00849fc2965541fd8dd91ce7313f8f1cThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:41:21 GMTANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/00849fc2965541fd8dd91ce7313f8f1cUnder fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving familyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a8630b944a64f2e8635fdffa9d1c238Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:09:30 GMTMIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a8630b944a64f2e8635fdffa9d1c238Little Rock police arrest suspected 1st shooter at nightclubhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8beea116b2b41658efba70566409327Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:13:38 GMTLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The person suspected of firing first during a mass shooting at a Little Rock rap concert last summer has been arrested, police said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a8beea116b2b41658efba70566409327Iowa governor pushes Trump to preserve ethanol quotashttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c543c4d718d64d5eb21e6d2e592bb26eWed, 18 Oct 2017 23:13:16 GMTDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's Republican governor on Wednesday called on President Donald Trump and his administration to preserve a federal program mandating that biofuels such as corn-based ethanol be blended into gasoline and diesel following a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to lower production targets for renewable fuels.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c543c4d718d64d5eb21e6d2e592bb26e10 Things to Know for Thursdayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c5f0c656304a8aa4e729f4725b61dbThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:12:21 GMTYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/23c5f0c656304a8aa4e729f4725b61dbThe Latest: Jury deliberating in trial of ex-Oklahoma cophttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51e42a7aa5e473db04f54b6bae5b1deWed, 18 Oct 2017 23:26:04 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fourth murder trial of a white former Oklahoma police officer charged with killing his daughter's black boyfriend (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51e42a7aa5e473db04f54b6bae5b1deCase dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years agohttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd28d4565ed429e8421c145624a8f88Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:06:09 GMTSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a beard.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1dd28d4565ed429e8421c145624a8f88Wildfires worsen housing crunch in famously costly Bay Areahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e90713da433d4639b1c123c2ed7072d9Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:00:09 GMTSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e90713da433d4639b1c123c2ed7072d9High court to hear appeal in Newtown gun maker lawsuithttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe1999c1a11a41838921cd02b2e3070dWed, 18 Oct 2017 23:43:29 GMTHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The appeal of a decision to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting is headed to Connecticut's highest court next month.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fe1999c1a11a41838921cd02b2e3070dChelsea draws 3-3 against Roma, Juventus beats Sportinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a628327d5c2740f7bf4dd2fcd03b9462Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:51:41 GMTChelsea threw away a two-goal lead against Roma before recovering to draw 3-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Juventus labored to a 2-1 win at home to Sporting Lisbon.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a628327d5c2740f7bf4dd2fcd03b9462The Latest: Suspect in custody in two-state shooting spreehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd94d7b485394312bac1037df0604858Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:39:52 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dd94d7b485394312bac1037df0604858House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from Googlehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63b3147e1a1f49d79fdbfdd781e135f4Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:20:05 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Google has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/63b3147e1a1f49d79fdbfdd781e135f4US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec87daa30da248f79ff064ccdc812c85Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:39:03 GMTTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ec87daa30da248f79ff064ccdc812c85The Latest: Suspect discarded gun, ran when he saw policehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa776bbfa5946da80b3a49b68bb70bfThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:05 GMTEDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dfa776bbfa5946da80b3a49b68bb70bfGuatemala court overturns warning to UN officialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6669846e9014e19ba20609a3f0b26e0Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:00:24 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Guatemalan court has ordered the foreign ministry to withdraw an admonition warning the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission to "refrain from interfering in the internal affairs" of the country.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f6669846e9014e19ba20609a3f0b26e0New Zealanders expected to learn governing coalitionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3da57d45d38841ca897e8cd0c3884446Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:42 GMTWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders expect to learn Thursday if their next prime minister will be 37-year-old liberal challenger Jacinda Ardern or 55-year-old conservative incumbent Bill English.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3da57d45d38841ca897e8cd0c3884446Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f767596b08f248b1a34652d2a192ded1Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:53:23 GMTSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f767596b08f248b1a34652d2a192ded1Ex-Oklahoma cop in murder trial: 'It was either him or me'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/957191bf5c9f409bb201dfdef5b5b7deThu, 19 Oct 2017 00:32:58 GMTTULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend told jurors Wednesday he had no choice but to shoot the young man.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/957191bf5c9f409bb201dfdef5b5b7deThe Latest: Officials report progress in stopping blazeshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ec698e2b5ad44af9670e84618d7477cThu, 19 Oct 2017 01:30:47 GMTPETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ec698e2b5ad44af9670e84618d7477cSheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 childrenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85c8ce1613c4fde9492000c2e92bf19Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:22:54 GMTSILSBEE, Texas (AP) — A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d85c8ce1613c4fde9492000c2e92bf19Monument of love, the Taj Mahal, at heart of political stormhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3e628b37f124c2b8184e1f6e6b32dd3Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:56:09 GMTLUCKNOW, India (AP) — India's famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country's ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e3e628b37f124c2b8184e1f6e6b32dd3