FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2014 09:55:56 -07002 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss (AP) — Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCorporate legal affairsCorporate newsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:34:26 GMTLeonard finds a charity to come first before golf, N.J. (AP) — Justin Leonard ordinarily would have played the final week of the PGA Tour's regular season, and this is one time he probably should have gone.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfGolfRyder CupCancerMen's sportsEventsDiseases and conditionsHealthTexasDallasNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:33 GMTCourt overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks (AP) — An appeals court on Wednesday overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 Amish in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow members of their faith in Ohio.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsReligious strifeHate crimesLegal proceedingsCrimeReligionLaw and orderChristianitySocial affairsOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:12:03 GMTMilitary: Jet in Virginia crash based in Mass., Va. (AP) — An Air Force jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's status was unknown.aGeneral newsAccidentsArmed forcesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:48:43 GMTChicago's Little League champs return as heroes (AP) — The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.DON BABWINCARLA K. JOHNSONaGeneral newsSportsLittle League World SeriesAfrican-AmericansBaseballHigh school baseballYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsHigh school sportsYouth sportsChicagoUnited StatesIllinoisNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:20 GMTTexas drunken driving slaying case goes to jury, Texas (AP) — A jury has begun deliberating in the murder case of a Texas father accused of fatally shooting a drunken driver who had just killed his two sons in a crash.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeReckless endangermentLaw and orderAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:10 GMTUS Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsIranDubaiPersian GulfUnited StatesMiddle EastUnited Arab EmiratesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:38:52 GMTAppeal for soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack, Ky. (AP) — A military appeal hearing was set Thursday for a U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait nearly 10 years ago.BRETT BARROUQUEREaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsWar casualties2003-11 Iraq WarWar and unrestMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderEventsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:11:14 GMTNewborn found in trash on ventilator; Mom arrested, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl is expected to be in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsLaw and orderUtahUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:46:30 GMTState court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury, S.C. (AP) — Have you ever been hurt in a company softball or kickball game? The South Carolina Supreme Court says you may be entitled to workers' compensation.MEG KINNARDaOdditiesWages and salariesPersonnelBusinessCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsOccupational injuries and disabilitiesEmployee benefitsAccidentsAccidents and disastersGeneral newsSouth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:48 GMTProsecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards (AP) — A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeGeneral newsLaw and order, 27 Aug 2014 15:50:50 GMTClippers sign Doc Rivers to contract extension ANGELES (AP) — Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.BETH HARRISsSportsMen's basketballMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSports businessProfessional basketballBasketballMen's sports, 27 Aug 2014 16:30:20 GMTStocks drift higher; S&P 500 holds at 2,000 points stock indexes edged higher in midday trading Wednesday, drifting slightly from a record high set the day before.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock markets, 27 Aug 2014 15:59:54 GMTIn wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust — holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods.NOMAAN MERCHANTJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceAfrican-AmericansLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriDallasUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:55 GMTMass.-based fighter jet crashes in Virginia, Va. (AP) — An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot's fate was unknown.aGeneral newsAccidentsArmed forcesAccidents and disastersTransportationMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:05:35 GMTNewborn found in trash on ventilator; mom arrested, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl was expected to remain in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsViolent crimeLaw and orderUtahSalt Lake CityUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:41:35 GMTUS indexes drift a day after record; Express gains were mostly flat in midday trading Wednesday after wavering between small gains and losses through much of the morning. Investors had their eye on a batch of company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. Trading volume was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.ALEX VEIGAaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial performanceCorporate newsEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:25:24 GMTA look at the Gaza war and cease-fire halting it (AP) — A seven-week war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.iGeneral newsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesCease firesGovernment payGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 15:47:35 GMTDetroit man arraigned in estranged wife's slaying (AP) — A Detroit man has been ordered held without bond in the slaying of his 27-year-old estranged wife.aGeneral newsMissing personsLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:11:46 GMTLawyer can't drop case of mom of autistic teen, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer has been ordered to stay on the case of a Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter, despite a "total breakdown" in their relationship.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:51 GMTSEC adopts rules on loan-backed securities (AP) — Financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, will have to give investors details on borrowers' credit record and income under action taken Wednesday by federal regulators.MARCY GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisGovernment regulationsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureRecessions and depressionsFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate creditEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsIndustry regulationFinancial servicesIndustries, 27 Aug 2014 16:43:35 GMTArmy knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank (AP) — The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.ROBERT BURNSwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsArmed forcesViolent crimeCrimeMilitary and defense, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:13 GMTLongtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86, Tenn. (AP) — George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86.LUCAS L. JOHNSON IIaGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesObituariesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesLegal proceedingsLaw and orderTennesseeNashvilleUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:09:10 GMTPioneering Egyptian civil rights lawyer dies at 63 (AP) — One of Egypt's most prominent civil rights lawyer and campaigner Ahmed Seif has died from complications of heart surgery. He was 63.iGeneral newsObituariesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:30 GMTYemen's president warns rebels over show of force, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president on Wednesday warned armed Shiite rebels leading mass protests in the country's capital that the United States and other world powers oppose the "rebellion" and the show of force by the group.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestEconomic policyEconomyBusinessGovernment business and financeGovernment policyYemenSanaaMiddle East, 27 Aug 2014 16:36:08 GMTMissouri governor names new public safety director LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has named a new state public safety director, nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.aGeneral newsState governmentsPoliceGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:08 GMTFallon to lead honors as Leno wins top humor prize (AP) — Jimmy Fallon will lead top comedians in saluting his "Tonight Show" predecessor Jay Leno with the nation's top humor prize in October at the Kennedy Center in Washington.BRETT ZONGKERwArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCelebrity, 27 Aug 2014 16:36:33 GMTFla. Supreme Court asked to rule on gay marriage, Fla. (AP) — Florida's highest court is being asked to rule on whether the state's ban on gay marriage is constitutional.aGeneral newsGays and lesbiansMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsState governmentsLocal governmentsFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:39:40 GMTTime Warner Cable says outages largely resolved YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyService outagesState governmentsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:02 GMTDogs get blues when youngsters go back to school ANGELES (AP) — Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.SUE MANNINGaGeneral newsLifestylePetsDogsMammalsAnimalsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:02:42 GMTGM to move Cadillac SRX production to Tenn. HILL, Tenn. (AP) — General Motors is moving production of the next-generation Cadillac SRX crossover SUV from Mexico to a factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.ERIK SCHELZIGTOM KRISHERfBusinessHiring and recruitmentProduction facilitiesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesPersonnelEnergy industryCorporate newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsTennesseeUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:29:37 GMTHyundai's top SUV making sales gains 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.ANN M. JOBaBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyle, 27 Aug 2014 16:23:23 GMTLandmarks to light up for cancer telethon YORK (AP) — More than a dozen landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will light up to promote next week's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsTelevision programsEntertainmentCancerDiseases and conditionsHealthCanadaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:40:25 GMTCORRECTS: Court overturns hate-crime convictions in Ohio Amish beard-, hair-cutting attacks (AP) — CORRECTS: Court overturns hate-crime convictions in Ohio Amish beard-, hair-cutting attacks. (Corrects APNewsAlert that said the court overturned all convictions.)aGeneral newsHate crimesCrimeOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:49:12 GMTForest Service to release Rim Fire recovery plan, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is expected to unveil its plan Wednesday for what to do with millions of trees killed one year ago in California's massive Rim Fire that stand at the center of a conflict between environmentalists and loggers.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFiresTreesForestsAccidents and disastersCrimeEnvironmental activismMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessPlantsEnvironment and natureEnvironmentNatural resource managementLand environmentNatural disastersCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:07 GMTCollege football begins with low-key opening game (AP) — Welcome back, college football!PAUL NEWBERRYsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballProfessional footballAtlantaAbileneGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaTexas, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:58 GMTReport: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit (AP) — A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in appearing to try to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice Department inspector general report issued Wednesday.ERIC TUCKERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsLaw enforcement agenciesWorkplace discriminationLaw and orderPersonnelBusinessLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesMilwaukeeWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:40:55 GMTCiting Ebola, Air France suspends flights (AP) — France on Wednesday recommended that its citizens leave the African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia because of the outbreak of Ebola there, and Air France temporarily suspended its three flights a week to Sierra Leone.iBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthGovernment and politicsFranceSierra LeoneLiberiaAfricaGuineaWest AfricaWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 16:08:10 GMTUS sanctions leadership of terrorist group (AP) — The Treasury Department on Wednesday sanctioned a leader and a financial network used by a Pakistan-based terrorist group blamed for the 2008 attack in Mumbai, India that killed 166 people.DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsTerrorismWar and unrestGeneral newsPakistanUnited StatesMumbaiSouth AsiaAsiaNorth AmericaIndia, 27 Aug 2014 16:06:15 GMTUS marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded YORK (AP) — A fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with deputy U.S. marshals who tracked him down in New York City, federal authorities said Wednesday.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crimeNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:46 GMTIMF chief Lagarde under investigation in France (AP) — Christine Lagarde, the chief of the International Monetary Fund, was put under official investigation for negligence in a French corruption probe that dates back to her days as France's finance minister.LORI HINNANTiBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial servicesIndustriesFranceWestern EuropeEurope, 27 Aug 2014 15:47:15 GMTMan kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally shot his wife and wounded himself at a hospital in southern New Jersey.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 15:46:40 GMT4 Indonesians in rape case retract confessions, Indonesia (AP) — Four janitors charged with raping a kindergartner at a prestigious international school in Indonesia retracted their confessions Wednesday, saying they were tortured by police during questioning.iGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJava, 27 Aug 2014 16:00:52 GMTBound bodies of 2 found in Philly river; 3rd hurt (AP) — The bodies of two men who had been bound with duct tape, stabbed and weighed down with makeshift anchors were pulled from a river Wednesday after a third bound man, wet and also covered with stab wounds, was found wandering along a road in the dark, police said.SEAN CARLINaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:10 GMTMom pleads for release of captive US journalist (AP) — The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants is pleading for his release in a video aimed directly at his captors.CURT ANDERSONaGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsNews mediaMediaMiamiUnited StatesFloridaNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:17:07 GMTAP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza AVIV, Israel (AP) — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza.DAN PERRYiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesDiplomacyCease firesProperty damageGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankEgyptIsraelTel AvivGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 27 Aug 2014 16:44:52 GMTVA training guide likens vets to Oscar the Grouch (AP) — An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compared veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch, a newspaper reported.aGeneral newsVeteransMilitary affairsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:21:11 GMTMom testifies in Philly school abduction trial (AP) — The mother of a child abducted from a Philadelphia kindergarten and sexually assaulted is testifying about the day her daughter disappeared.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeCrimePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:19:55 GMTMcDonnell daughter testifies on parents' marriage, Va. (AP) — The eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsLaw and orderVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 27 Aug 2014 16:35:07 GMTJasper Johns' former assistant pleads guilty YORK (AP) — Pleading guilty to a single charge, a former Jasper Johns assistant told a federal judge Wednesday that he transported works of art stolen from the pop artist's Connecticut studio over state lines.LARRY NEUMEISTERaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsVisual artsCrimeNational courtsTheftNational governmentsGovernment and politicsCourtsJudiciaryUnited StatesConnecticutNorth AmericaNew York, 27 Aug 2014 16:18:07 GMT