FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:01:59 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/136d65ff75b6469f8dfe43304e95a286DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.SHAWN POGATCHNIKiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsObituariesState funeralsNational governmentsFunerals and memorial servicesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessAgricultureDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdomhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/136d65ff75b6469f8dfe43304e95a286Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:42:36 GMTAid group: 2nd US worker with Ebola releasedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17d2beae6ff3495b82341eb6065c11e4ATLANTA (AP) — An aid group says a second American aid worker has been released after she was treated at an Atlanta hospital for the Ebola virus.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAtlantaLiberiaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaWest AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/17d2beae6ff3495b82341eb6065c11e4Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:02:53 GMTAid groups: US workers with Ebola out of hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcc7a54f157b46dab2c5f3c21821da2bATLANTA (AP) — The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital where they were treated, the aid groups they were working for said Thursday.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dcc7a54f157b46dab2c5f3c21821da2bThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:10:51 GMTGreek mound excavators: No tours please, too busyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d335603312b49ed95eb59c9abd06781ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.iGeneral newsOdditiesArchaeologyScienceGreeceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d335603312b49ed95eb59c9abd06781Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:18:40 GMTLiberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebolahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/716accb5b80d4bab96ffe53a13e7d246MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHWADE WILLIAMSiGeneral newsDisease outbreaksHumanitarian assistanceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthPublic healthIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessGovernment and politicsLiberiaGuineaWest AfricaMonroviaSierra LeoneAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/716accb5b80d4bab96ffe53a13e7d246Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:08 GMTPerry campaign funds to cover future legal costshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d5e0d4bb9ea43b99d69bb45e9a83690AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCampaign finance improprietiesState governmentsIndictmentsCrimeCampaignsElectionsLaw and orderTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7d5e0d4bb9ea43b99d69bb45e9a83690Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:26:01 GMTDoctor who was infected with Ebola on his release from hospital: 'Today is a miraculous day'http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac09c7e37a34d8c83d58b1091223aebATLANTA (AP) — Doctor who was infected with Ebola on his release from hospital: 'Today is a miraculous day' .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6ac09c7e37a34d8c83d58b1091223aebThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:18:57 GMTSwedish town celebrates link to the Bronxhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c331b5ceebbd437397b3a49bce2672dcSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Nearly four centuries after Jonas Bronck set foot in America, his birthplace in southern Sweden is finally recognizing its historical link to the New York borough that bears his name.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsBronxSwedenNew York CityNetherlandsFaroe IslandsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/c331b5ceebbd437397b3a49bce2672dcThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:37:53 GMTOhio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challengehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7453985022694bed9f7194b227d4290fCINCINNATI (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsLifestyleStem cell researchGlaciologyChristianityReligionSocial affairsMedical researchHealthCell biologyBiologyScienceEarth scienceOhioCincinnatiUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7453985022694bed9f7194b227d4290fThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:45:58 GMTImage of Asia: Deterring protesters in Kashmirhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4eb2eeaa411c4a41a979915535f5334aIn this photo by Mukhtar Khan, police spray colored water at Kashmiri government employees who are protesting for better job conditions in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The protesters are demanding more pay and a regular status for contract workers. Protests are common in Indian Kashmir, where many residents oppose Indian rule, and police have often used colored water to identify protesters and deter them by ruining their clothes.The Associated PressaGeneral newsLabor issuesProtests and demonstrationsSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestKashmirIndiaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4eb2eeaa411c4a41a979915535f5334aThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:10 GMT2 American Ebola patients released from hospitalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/907346151df44bb1af7efdaadf74f9c6ATLANTA (AP) — After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.KATIE FOODYJEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/907346151df44bb1af7efdaadf74f9c6Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:46:49 GMTVoice, image give clues in hunt for Foley's killerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9707c03eec3540638d193b37beb52136LONDON (AP) — The Islamic militant in a video showing the death of American journalist James Foley took great care to disguise his identity, dressing head-to-toe in black, with a mask leaving only his eyes visible.JILL LAWLESShtGeneral newsSocial mediaOnline mediaVoice recognitionLanguageTerrorismJournalistsMediaViolent crimeCrimeComputing and information technologyTechnologySocial affairsWar and unrestNews mediaUnited KingdomLondonSyriaWestern EuropeEuropeEnglandMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9707c03eec3540638d193b37beb52136Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:59:06 GMTSerena the singer? Tennis star does karaokehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bbd1c65cc9646289cd720167fc79f0aNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open.MESFIN FEKADUaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsSportsCelebrityEntertainmentU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsMusicUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/9bbd1c65cc9646289cd720167fc79f0aThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:38 GMTMarine who vanished in Iraq has court hearinghttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65388685bc7f4eb1ac93922076694f25CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A Marine hearing officer has postponed a decision on a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq 10 years ago.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65388685bc7f4eb1ac93922076694f25Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:53 GMTUnited lures top fliers with promise of a hot mealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cef4c59ce0e49719cedbd7a181645a4NEW YORK (AP) — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs.SCOTT MAYEROWITZaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleBusiness travelIndustrial products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cef4c59ce0e49719cedbd7a181645a4Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:15:03 GMTMan pleads guilty in fatal Purdue campus attackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0119674d419746e09a91b7519f1caf89INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A court official said the man accused in the fatal shooting and stabbing of a fellow Purdue University student pleaded guilty Thursday to murder.CHARLES D. WILSONaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderLafayetteIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0119674d419746e09a91b7519f1caf89Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:32:45 GMTHostess closing bakery that created the Twinkiehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662e7b7280cf4da9bd78e6bbc9374ff6CHICAGO (AP) — About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/662e7b7280cf4da9bd78e6bbc9374ff6Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:49:47 GMTSAfrican lawmakers protest presidential scandalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46711cb25de640dc8b2a4b6ccc5fded4JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Opposition lawmakers heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session Thursday in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on his private home.CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPolitical corruptionParliamentary electionsLegislaturePolitical scandalsPolitical issuesElectionsSouth AfricaAfricaSouthern Africahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46711cb25de640dc8b2a4b6ccc5fded4Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:44:24 GMTStocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a recordhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f952df49943d4aedbdb1cfb75b14e50dNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close.aBusinessGeneral newsFinancial marketsStock marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f952df49943d4aedbdb1cfb75b14e50dThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:55:08 GMTHonda bolsters Fit to boost crash resistancehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7b7c613ee74c10b729c5cc8a20b16eDETROIT (AP) — When the subcompact Fit failed a crash test, Honda went back to the drawing board.TOM KRISHERfBusinessProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustrieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ce7b7c613ee74c10b729c5cc8a20b16eThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:42:26 GMTColumn: In France, a small team makes a big pointhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46513a604e404be28af945e4369604bdPARIS (AP) — The principle, beautiful in its simplicity, motivates players in open leagues everywhere, be they school kids or hardened pros: Play well enough through the season to finish top or near the top of the division and the end reward will be promotion to bigger and better things.JOHN LEICESTERsSportsInternational soccerSoccerMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessFranceWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/46513a604e404be28af945e4369604bdThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:09:59 GMTUS existing home sales rise for 4th straight monthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9e7f2cd40f46a3a16d6c64228acb53WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing U.S. homes rose for the fourth straight month in July to their highest level in nearly a year, the latest sign that the housing recovery is picking up after stumbling at the start of the year.CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesHome pricesPricesHome sellingHome buyingHome buildingEconomyReal estateConstruction put in placeConstruction sector performanceResidential real estateLifestylePersonal loansPersonal financeIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesHome and gardenhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/db9e7f2cd40f46a3a16d6c64228acb53Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:01 GMTRossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GPhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d74c1d2768d4f73b559ec2d0b76bc8dSPA, Belgium (AP) — American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems.sSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/6d74c1d2768d4f73b559ec2d0b76bc8dThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:35:37 GMTDoctor: No health risk from 2 US Ebola patientshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/965ed61a59dc4d6fa5ea6193fb0d4ba9ATLANTA (AP) — A doctor at the hospital that treated two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa says their discharge poses no public health risk.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDisease outbreaksAfricaLiberiaAtlantaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/965ed61a59dc4d6fa5ea6193fb0d4ba9Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:23:44 GMTJoel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f809acdcba154c35a357102b1cd07a21NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Garth Brooks are among a list of performers set to receive ASCAP Centennial Awards.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentCelebrityAward showshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f809acdcba154c35a357102b1cd07a21Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:59:44 GMTGauge of US economy rises 0.9 percent in Julyhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0324ba47ce8b414fa59088960a05c0ffWASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted the sharpest advance in four months in July, indicating the economy is gaining traction headed into the last half of the year.MARTIN CRUTSINGERfBusinessEconomic growthLeading economic indicatorsEconomyUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0324ba47ce8b414fa59088960a05c0ffThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:54:31 GMTIndonesian court rejects election loser's appealhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2505557423e04352a3ccfa2075756a82JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's top court on Thursday rejected an appeal by the losing candidate in last month's presidential election over alleged voting irregularities, removing any uncertainty around the victory of Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo.ALI KOTARUMALOSNINIEK KARMINIiGeneral newsFraud and false statementsPublic opinionGovernment and politicsNational governmentsVotingElectionsCrimeSocial affairsNational electionsIndonesiaJakartaSoutheast AsiaAsiaJavahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2505557423e04352a3ccfa2075756a82Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:26 GMTJury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husbandhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33af4bc13c2c47b7b4260aec7ab52213INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenLegal proceedingsLaw and orderIndianaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/33af4bc13c2c47b7b4260aec7ab52213Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:21:55 GMTEx-Virginia governor talks about marriage at trialhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a3eb7ba4e0441f2babf75ebae40f6c5RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says tension in his marriage was fueled in part by his wife's difficulty dealing with her staff.MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaRichmondhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3a3eb7ba4e0441f2babf75ebae40f6c5Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:39:41 GMTStocks move higher for a fourth dayhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1702b9f6674c4ca6b78241c0ea271999NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly higher in early trading Thursday, helped by a report that showed the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after reporting better results.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisLabor economyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1702b9f6674c4ca6b78241c0ea271999Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:45:32 GMTKuwait questions 2 on US terror-funding listhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f40471181ce456cb522bf1a12e82ee0DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwaiti police have briefly detained and questioned two men designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as financiers of terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestDubaiKuwaitMiddle EastSyriaUnited Arab Emirateshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0f40471181ce456cb522bf1a12e82ee0Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:44:42 GMTFighting in Ukraine as aid convoy reaches customshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6672d4efbab4be8a9ecf1b5c3923407KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Parts of eastern Ukraine were wracked by fierce fighting Thursday as government troops sought to snatch back territory from separatist rebels, while a Russian aid convoy to the hard-hit city of Luhansk began to make tentative steps toward its destination.NATALIYA VASILYEVAiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestHumanitarian assistanceGovernment and politicsInternational relationsUkraineRussiaBelarusMinskDonetskKievEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/e6672d4efbab4be8a9ecf1b5c3923407Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:36 GMTDischarge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b1f1948f5be43ce926ae367af72c7e2ATLANTA (AP) — Discharge of patients who were infected with Ebola poses no public health threat, doctor says.aGeneral newsPublic healthInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0b1f1948f5be43ce926ae367af72c7e2Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:14:15 GMTHow states fared on unemployment benefit claimshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f40349bbcbd343ea88976e6704775c31Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits tumbled last week and are now at levels consistent with a healthy job market.The Associated PressfBusinessUnemployment insuranceGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsLabor economyEconomyLeading economic indicatorshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f40349bbcbd343ea88976e6704775c31Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:02:27 GMTNew restrictions on hydrocodone to take effecthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c2dd5a0c98b49d883be87b6905819fdWASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new restrictions on hundreds of medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.MATTHEW PERRONEwBusinessGeneral newshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1c2dd5a0c98b49d883be87b6905819fdThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:57:43 GMTBank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlementhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b393ae549d84442a8735c90813bf6500WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.PETE YOSTMARCY GORDONwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b393ae549d84442a8735c90813bf6500Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:31:46 GMTReports: At least 7 people stabbed in south Chinahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d0dc917e414a7ea13fcf9db38af668BEIJING (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed in an apparently random attack Thursday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported.iGeneral newsChinaGuangzhouGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/09d0dc917e414a7ea13fcf9db38af668Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:21:40 GMTUS launches more airstrikes in Iraqhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30c8d27f63eb4d48bfa187b6715232a9WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam.LOLITA C. BALDORwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/30c8d27f63eb4d48bfa187b6715232a9Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:43:57 GMTMongolia, China pledge $10 billion in annual tradehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a77d86935e1416a942388195d5f2d65ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) — China and Mongolia pledged Thursday to almost double their annual two-way trade to $10 billion by 2020 as President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese head of state in more than a decade to visit this sprawling resource-rich nation sandwiched between China and Russia.GANBAT NAMJILSANGARAViBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeGovernment and politicsEconomyChinaMongoliaRussiaMoscowEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsiaCentral AsiaEastern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2a77d86935e1416a942388195d5f2d65Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:01:26 GMTSri Lankan activist: Gov't trying to hurt UN probehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ed30037c1c413eab0ff3750f90a0e0COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's decision to deny entry to U.N. investigators is intended to undermine the credibility of an ongoing war crimes inquiry, an activist said Thursday.KRISHAN FRANCISiGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesWar crimesCriminal investigationsPolitical corruptionInternational lawPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsWar and unrestLaw and orderCrimePolitical issuesGovernment and politicsInternational relationsSri LankaSouth AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a9ed30037c1c413eab0ff3750f90a0e0Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:51:42 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leadershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba9af1b83e5a48d2a59f9c87b7b1e84cGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior Hamas military commanders Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.IBRAHIM BARZAKPETER ENAViGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesFunerals and memorial servicesBlockadesGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastQatarGazaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ba9af1b83e5a48d2a59f9c87b7b1e84cThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:57 GMTGrain higher, livestock lowerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d89dba51ee84e74947d74c0740250c3CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8d89dba51ee84e74947d74c0740250c3Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:04:00 GMTUS diplomats barred from ice bucket challengehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb8217cc60d4d0aa163a85b43a762baWASHINGTON (AP) — The charity stunt has lured athletes, celebrities, politicians and rock stars and gone viral on the Internet, but don't look for U.S. diplomats to get in on the fun.MATTHEW LEEwHealthLifestyleGovernment and politicsCelebrityDiplomacyInternational relationsDiseases and conditionsEntertainmentArts and entertainmentNeurological disordersUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2cb8217cc60d4d0aa163a85b43a762baThu, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:09 GMTFade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guideshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66bfd99a84ef4cfb9bf7b41884353ec6NEW YORK (AP) — The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides.eArts and entertainmentMoviesEntertainmentBooks and literaturehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/66bfd99a84ef4cfb9bf7b41884353ec6Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:28:05 GMTNFL coaches, players mingling more in locker roomshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b64654d9d434eff85e397a562228902Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there.ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsFootballProfessional footballhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8b64654d9d434eff85e397a562228902Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:28:23 GMTMo'ne Davis brings big ratings to Little Leaguehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/069b54f3ced747ada91cd35ecb3fe5c6BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo'ne Davis' latest start has drawn record television ratings for the Little League World Series.eArts and entertainmentSportsTelevision programsEntertainmentLittle League World SeriesTelevision ratingsYouth baseballSports mediaEventsTelevisionMediaBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsBristolConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/069b54f3ced747ada91cd35ecb3fe5c6Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:23:58 GMTCard cheat who used invisible ink gets casino banhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ccfedfe4dfe4c98b386969ef594afd0NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A New Jersey man who marked cards with invisible ink that he could see with special contact lenses has been banned from Connecticut's casinos.aBusinessGeneral newsCrimeNew LondonConnecticutUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0ccfedfe4dfe4c98b386969ef594afd0Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:12:16 GMTAid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recoveredhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b89b97f86f64926b12712643e8ad0ceATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.JEFF MARTINaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessLiberiaAtlantaAfricaWest AfricaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3b89b97f86f64926b12712643e8ad0ceThu, 21 Aug 2014 14:52:32 GMTAP NewsAlerthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac20f60445bc4f5581defeefcb8c04f0ATLANTA (AP) — Aid group: Second American worker with Ebola was released from Atlanta hospital on Tuesday .aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/ac20f60445bc4f5581defeefcb8c04f0Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:59:17 GMTFamily of woman who drank toxic tea set to talkhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacd48a22eab49f0b9ee6eec20fbe769SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As prosecutors mull whether charges are warranted against employees at a Utah restaurant where a woman nearly died after unknowingly drinking toxic tea, the woman's husband and son are set to talk publicly Thursday about her recovery.BRADY McCOMBSaGeneral newsCrimeSalt Lake CityUtahUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/aacd48a22eab49f0b9ee6eec20fbe769Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:16:55 GMT