FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 21 Aug 2014 11:01:02 -0700Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81 (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 servicesDiplomacyInternational relationsDublinIrelandNorthern IrelandWestern EuropeEuropeUnited Kingdom, 21 Aug 2014 17:21:37 GMTFoley's death isn't changing views in Congress (AP) — For all its horror, the beheading of an American journalist in Syria appears unlikely to change lawmakers' minds about military intervention against Islamic State extremists. It's equally unclear whether the Obama administration will be asking them to back a new U.S. approach.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsLegislatureMilitant groupsJournalistsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsWar and unrestGeneral newsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesIraqSyriaMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:05 GMTFlights to Libya canceled amid militia fighting (AP) — Tunisia and Egypt have canceled flights to neighboring Libya citing security concerns, as militias battle in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, where a renegade general has launched airstrikes on Islamist militia barracks.iGeneral newsAir travel disruptionsTransportationLibyaEgyptTunisiaNorth AfricaCairoMiddle EastAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 16:31:11 GMTBodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier (AP) — The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsVolcanoesNational parksMountainsGlaciersEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelWashingtonSeattleUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:51:04 GMTDeals only a click away for back-to-school season YORK (AP) — It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOhtBusinessPersonal financeShoppingLifestyleMobile phonesConsumer electronicsTechnology, 21 Aug 2014 17:27:15 GMTSt. Louis police release video of shooting LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings.aGeneral newsPoliceMobile videoViolent crimeCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMobile mediaMediaSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:52 GMTIraq museum inaugurates 2 halls of statues (AP) — The Iraqi National Museum inaugurated two renovated halls adorned with life-size stone statues on Thursday, highlighting the rich history of a country once again shattered by war.SINAN SALAHEDDINiGeneral newsMuseumsSculptureCultural preservationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelVisual artsArts and entertainmentCulturesSocial affairsBaghdadIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:30:50 GMTSerena Williams to face Townsend in Open 1st round YORK (AP) — Two-time defending champion Serena Williams will face American teen Taylor Townsend in the first round of the U.S. Open.RACHEL COHENsSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisEventsMen's sportsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:17:41 GMTCourt decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there.JONATHAN DREWaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsMilitary legal affairsCrimeLaw and orderMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsLebanonUnited StatesMiddle EastIraqNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:47:04 GMTOhio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."AMANDA LEE MYERSaGeneral newsLifestyleChristianityStem cell researchGlaciologyMedical researchReligionSocial affairsHealth care industryIndustriesBusinessNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthCell biologyBiologyScienceEarth scienceCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:22:02 GMTAirline group forecasts uptick in Labor Day travel trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.DAVID KOENIGaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleLeisure travelAir travelHolidaysOccasionsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:14:43 GMTReporter's death galvanizes anger, little action (AP) — The killing of an American reporter is galvanizing international anger at Islamic State extremists and fueling fears about the flow of foreign fighters joining their ranks. But governments from the Mideast to Europe and even Washington appear uncertain about how to stop them.ANGELA CHARLTONiGeneral news2003-11 Iraq WarWar and unrestTerrorismGovernment and politicsJournalistsNational securityMilitary and defenseEventsNews mediaMediaEuropeUnited KingdomFranceIraqUnited StatesMiddle EastQatarWestern EuropeNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:41:11 GMTAmazon starts selling physical books in Brazil PAULO (AP) — Online retailer Amazon has started selling physical books in Brazil, two years after it began selling books in digital format in Latin America's biggest country.iBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesProducts and servicesCorporate newsBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 17:06:08 GMTTurkey's Davutoglu expected to be a docile premier, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept a largely backseat role as his boss strives to make his new job the most powerful position in the land.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsInternational relationsGovernment appointments and nominationsForeign policyElectionsGovernment policyTurkeySyriaIstanbulMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 17:06:52 GMTHunt for German neo-Nazis was 'complete disaster' (AP) — Police and security services in Germany's eastern state of Thuringia bungled the hunt for three neo-Nazis, who years later turned out to be the main suspects in a far-right murder spree, according to an official report published Thursday.FRANK JORDANSiGeneral newsBombingsCrimeNazismNeo-NazismGovernment and politicsGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 17:38:05 GMTUSS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped, R.I. (AP) — The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped.aBusinessGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesNewportRhode IslandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:52:04 GMTMan charged with leaving 3 kids in car outside bar, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside.aGeneral newsCrimeCrimes against childrenOcalaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:49:03 GMTMarrone upset by Bills lack of practice discipline, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone is he's fed up with too many fights and post-whistle shoving matches during practice.JOHN WAWROWsSportsProfessional footballFootballNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:42:38 GMTManziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel pulled off his orange helmet, dropped to his left knee and watched from the side as Brian Hoyer worked with Cleveland's starting offense during practice.TOM WITHERSsSportsProfessional footballFootballOhioClevelandUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:39:06 GMTLaughs in Minnesota Senate race not from Franken PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Someone has a sense of humor in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, but it's not the former "Saturday Night Live" writer and comedian.KYLE POTTERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureCampaignsLegislatureFinancial crisisFootballState governmentsEconomyBusinessFinancial marketsSportsUnited StatesMinnesotaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:02:33 GMTHostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie (AP) — Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history.aBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:44:58 GMTOf 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson, Mo. (AP) — Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said Thursday.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERJIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeArrestsCourt citationsCrimeProtests and demonstrationsLaw and orderPolitical and civil unrestMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:30 GMTTrial delayed in kindergartner's abduction, rape (AP) — Trial is being delayed for a woman charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her.aGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:54:30 GMTConnecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide, Conn. (AP) — The death of a 15-month-old Connecticut boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:29:26 GMT2 American Ebola patients discharged from hospital (AP) — Two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, where the scene Thursday was festive and celebratory — a stark contrast to the sterile, rushed atmosphere that marked their arrival nearly three weeks ago.KATHLEEN FOODYaGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthUnited StatesAtlantaLiberiaNorth AmericaGeorgiaWest AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 17:57:14 GMTOfficial: Militants asked $132.5 million ransom (AP) — A U.S. official says the Islamic State militants who beheaded American journalist James Foley in Syria had demanded $132.5 million — or 100 million Euros— in ransom for his release.LARA JAKESMICHAEL MELIAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsJournalistsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:28:05 GMTAll eyes on Hamilton and Rosberg at Belgian GP, Belgium (AP) — All eyes will be on Mercedes at the Belgian Grand Prix as the increasingly tense rivalry between championship leader Nico Rosberg and teammate Lewis Hamilton resumes following a summer break.JEROME PUGMIREsSportsFormula OneAutomobile racingBelgiumHungaryWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:43 GMTJudge: Torture anime not OK at kidnap-rape trial (AP) — A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture.MARYCLAIRE DALEaGeneral newsActs of tortureViolent crimeKidnappingLegal proceedingsCrimeAnimation and comicsLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:48:32 GMTUS judge readies response to Argentina's threats YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge frustrated by debt-ridden Argentina's refusal to comply with his orders is being urged to take stronger action against the South American nation.aBusinessGeneral newsArgentinaUnited StatesSouth AmericaLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:52:15 GMTFamily of slain informant wins judgment over death, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a damage award to the family of a teenage informant killed while working for police, but lowered the amount the state must pay.BRETT BARROUQUEREaGeneral newsKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:53:22 GMTKuwait questions 2 on US terror-funding list, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwaiti police briefly detained and questioned two men designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as financiers of terror groups operating in Iraq and Syria, a lawyer and a security official said Thursday, amid mounting pressure from Washington on its Gulf ally to curb the flow of such funds.AYA BATRAWYiGeneral newsTerrorismWar and unrestGovernment and politicsKuwaitDubaiMiddle EastSyriaUnited StatesUnited Arab EmiratesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:00:23 GMTTurkey's Davutoglu nominated new premier, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan nominated Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 16:57:10 GMT5 things to know about case against Texas' Perry, Texas (AP) — In the week since he was indicted for abuse of power and public coercion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his supporters have insisted the charges against the Republican governor are politically motivated. Perry has pleaded not guilty, and he continues to visit early-primary states and talk with voters as he mulls a 2016 presidential run.PAUL J. WEBERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsLegal proceedingsPolitical corruptionIndictmentsState legislatureState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderPolitical issuesLegislatureLegislationPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:24:34 GMTGreek archaeology site sparks intense interest, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a large burial mound in northern Greece that has captivated the public's imagination have asked politicians and others seeking guided tours of the site to leave them in peace.NICHOLAS PAPHITISCOSTAS KANTOURISiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsOdditiesArchaeologyScienceGreeceWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 17:02:49 GMTTurkey's Davutoglu named new premier, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan named Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as his successor as prime minister on Thursday, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will stay in charge once he is president.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsForeign policyInternational relationsGovernment policyTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 17:35:26 GMTEcologists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch (AP) — A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsNatural resource managementEnvironmental conservation and preservationEnvironmental scienceEnvironmentEnvironment and natureLand environmentEnvironmental concernsAccidentsAccidents and disastersScienceTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:03:17 GMTStocks move higher; S&P 500 at record high YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were on pace for a fourth straight day of gains Thursday, putting the Standard & Poor's 500 index on track to beat its record high close set last month. Investors were encouraged by a report that the number of people seeking unemployment benefits remains at a multi-year low. Hewlett-Packard rose after delivering better results, while Sears plunged after reporting that its loss doubled from a year ago. Trading remains light with many investors out on vacation.KEN SWEETaBusinessGeneral newsFinancial crisisLabor economyFinancial marketsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyCommodity marketsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:55:05 GMTBank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement (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 GORDONwBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeDebt and bond marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:47:07 GMTRussian student worker missing at Grand Teton, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park.aGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMissing personsSeasonal jobsAnimalsMooseCareersBusinessMammalsRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 17:28:02 GMTTX Gov Perry in Washington: 'Confident' in case (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he's confident in his case as he faces two felony indictments on coercion and official oppression charges.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 21 Aug 2014 16:45:17 GMTIsraeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders 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 disputesBlockadesGovernment and politicsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastGazaQatarNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 16:39:33 GMTHamas admits kidnapping Israeli teens (AP) — A senior Hamas leader says the group was behind the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip.iGeneral newsKidnappingCrimeWest BankIsraelMiddle EastPalestinian territories, 21 Aug 2014 17:17:12 GMTSaudi court sentences 18 to prison for terrorism, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced 18 more people on terrorism charges, part of an alleged 50-member cell charged with launching attacks aimed at toppling the monarchy around a decade ago.iGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsTerrorismPolitical assassinationsCrimeAssassinationsLaw and orderWar and unrestSaudi ArabiaRiyadhMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 16:35:34 GMTRussia checks more McDonald's after closing 3 (AP) — Russia's food safety agency said Thursday that it was checking McDonald's restaurants around the country, a day after several branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.iBusinessGeneral newsRestaurantsRegulatory agenciesFood and drinkLifestyleIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsMoscowRussiaEuropeEastern Europe, 21 Aug 2014 17:13:47 GMTEx-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage, Va. (AP) — Jurors saw a forlorn email former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, telling her she was his "soulmate."MATTHEW BARAKATLARRY O'DELLALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsMarriageLegal proceedingsLaw and orderFamily issuesSocial affairsVirginiaRichmondUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 17:07:30 GMTPerry open to sending US troops to Iraq (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry signaled Thursday that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist.DONNA CASSATAwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsTroop deploymentsIndictmentsWar and unrestLaw and orderPresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 16:59:42 GMTUS diplomats barred from ice bucket challenge (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 America, 21 Aug 2014 17:17:51 GMTPrison time for woman charged in baby sitter death, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to prison for up to five years.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderUtahOgdenUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 16:54:18 GMTLibya flights canceled amid militia fighting (AP) — Tunisia and Egypt on Thursday canceled flights to neighboring Libya citing security concerns, as militias battle in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, where a renegade general has launched airstrikes on Islamist militia barracks.iGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestAir travel disruptionsTerrorismTransportationLibyaEgyptTripoliNorth AfricaMiddle EastTunisiaCairoAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 17:45:45 GMTNFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Ron Rivera practically lives there. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings.ROB MAADDIaGeneral newsSportsFootballProfessional football, 21 Aug 2014 16:37:56 GMT