FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Aug 2014 09:13:16 -0700After injury, Kings of Leon ready for stage YORK (AP) — A brotherly reunion is coming to the City of Brotherly Love: Family band Kings of Leon will play its first show Sunday in Philadelphia since drummer Nathan Followill injured his ribs.MESFIN FEKADUeArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentFairs and festivalsCelebrityRecreation and leisureLifestyleNew YorkPhiladelphiaUnited StatesNorth AmericaPennsylvania, 30 Aug 2014 11:59:47 GMTIran's president dodges question on held reporter, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.iGeneral newsNewspapersJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaIranMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 14:21:24 GMTFerguson slowly starting to make comeback, Mo. (AP) — The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:39:23 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 newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsBombingsTerrorismAfghanistanPakistanUnited StatesCentral AsiaAsiaSouth AsiaNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:46:05 GMTDog turns on stove, which then sets laptop ablaze TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey family's dog turned on the stove, which caught the laptop resting on the burner on fire and sent smoke through the roof.aGeneral newsOdditiesFiresAccidents and disastersNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:50:29 GMT6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:28:24 GMTEbola takes big toll on already poor health care, Sierra Leone (AP) — When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.MICHAEL DUFFSARAH DiLORENZOiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksGovernment-funded health insuranceInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment programsGovernment and politicsSierra LeoneLiberiaWest AfricaGuineaFreetownAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 15:18:59 GMTAtlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:54:04 GMTComputer hitch causes flight delays at Spain hub (AP) — Spain's airport authority says a computer glitch in its automated air traffic control system has caused flight delays during one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.iGeneral newsAir traffic controlAir travel disruptionsTransportationSpainMadridWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 11:58:29 GMTSesame catching on in southeast US CITY, Ark. (AP) — Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment.KELLY P. KISSELaBusinessGeneral newsAgricultureIndustriesArkansasUnited StatesLake CityNorth AmericaFlorida, 30 Aug 2014 14:31:03 GMT22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.ESTEBAN FELIXLUIS MANUEL GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMaterials industryIndustriesNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 30 Aug 2014 13:17:23 GMTIran president condemns US sanctions 'invasion', Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" on Saturday after Washington imposed penalties on 25 businesses, banks and individuals.iGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 11:55:21 GMTSurly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsElectionsUnited States Presidential Election2012 United States Presidential Election2014 United States General ElectionUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesNational electionsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:48:13 GMTClashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis (AP) — Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote.KARL RITTERiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsRiotsArrestsNazismNeo-NazismPolitical and civil unrestLaw and orderCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSwedenStockholmWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 16:01:48 GMT5 things to know about 2014 governor's races states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle.BRIAN BAKSTpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsEventsGeneral electionsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:52:46 GMTPacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.JILL LAWLESSiArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalCelebrityEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 15:50:39 GMTRebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says (AP) — An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel.PETER ENAViGeneral newsTerritorial disputesMilitant groupsWar and unrestPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 14:49:35 GMT5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races (AP) — The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over.BILL BARROWpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionMid-term electionsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsAlaskaGeorgiaArkansasUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:56:03 GMTObama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.wBusinessGovernment and politicsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 11:25:33 GMTFerguson rally marks 3 weeks after Brown's death, Mo. (AP) — A few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement.JIM SUHRaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimePoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:58:20 GMTTransgender women's killings test police outreach (AP) — The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously."JULIET LINDERMANaGeneral newsGays and lesbiansCrimeGender issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsSex in societyBaltimoreMarylandUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:31:52 GMTAlgeria says 2 abducted diplomats have been freed, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's state news agency says two Algerian diplomats taken hostage in northern Mali more than two years ago have been released.AOMAR OUALIiGeneral newsHostage situationsKidnappingDiplomacyCrimeInternational relationsGovernment and politicsAlgeriaMaliAlgiersNorth AfricaAfricaWest Africa, 30 Aug 2014 14:32:31 GMT5 things to know about House races (AP) — Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans.DONNA CASSATApGovernment and politicsHouse electionsElectionsUnited States General ElectionState governmentsMid-term electionsPolitical partiesEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsPennsylvaniaIllinoisNew York CityUnited StatesNorth AmericaNew York, 30 Aug 2014 13:04:47 GMTA history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:58:20 GMTObama's visit comes amid tight governor's race, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights.SCOTT BAUERpGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsLabor economyState governmentsPolitical approval ratingsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsLabor issuesEconomyBusinessPublic opinionWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:35:26 GMTCalifornia lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.aGeneral newsState legislatureGovernment and politicsMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessLegislatureState governmentsLegislationCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:38:08 GMTBahraini activist detained on arrival to kingdom, Bahrain (AP) — Police detained Bahraini human rights campaigner Maryam al-Khawaja after her arrival in the Gulf country on Saturday, her mother said.iGeneral newsHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsBahrainManamaUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:06:41 GMTTeen taking Lamborghini test drive dies in crash SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.aGeneral news, 30 Aug 2014 14:45:16 GMT50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US state-by-state look at the Common Core standards:The Associated PresshtBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsPrimary and secondary educationMath and science educationState legislatureEducation standardsStudent testingTeachingScienceHigher educationGovernment programsSchool administrationState governmentsProfessional organizationsElectionsLanguage educationEducation policyProtests and demonstrationsCabinet appointments and nominationsGovernment appointments and nominations2016 United States Presidential ElectionLegislatureLegislationSchool curriculaTechnologyNational governmentsEducationSocial affairsSocial groups and organizationsLabor issuesSocial issuesGovernment policyPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsCabinetsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsState electionsDistrict of ColumbiaUtahTexasArizonaArkansasWashingtonIowaMissouriHawaiiMississippiCaliforniaNew YorkGeorgiaOklahomaFloridaSouth DakotaWisconsinTennesseeNew JerseyAlabamaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:45:48 GMTLesotho military says it has disarmed police (AP) — Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsCoups d'etatWar and unrestNational governmentsGovernment and politicsParliamentary electionsArmed forcesElectionsMilitary and defenseSouth AfricaLesothoSouthern AfricaMaseruAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 15:04:47 GMTHundreds protest in Wales before NATO summit (AP) — Hundreds of anti-war protesters have marched through the Welsh city of Newport before a major NATO summit there next week.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsProtests and demonstrationsSummitsPolitical and civil unrestInternational relationsUnited KingdomWalesWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 15:53:09 GMTGirl, 3, drowns in pool; brother, 4, is critical, N.Y. (AP) — A 3-year-old girl has drowned in a backyard swimming pool in New York, and her 4-year-old brother has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersBuffaloNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:24:02 GMTIn quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles, Calif. (AP) — Napa Valley's seismically reinforced winery buildings generally held up to the largest earthquake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century, but the precious wine piled inside often did not.ELLEN KNICKMEYERaBusinessFood and drinkGeneral newsLifestyleNatural disastersDisaster planning and responseAlcohol laws and regulationsWineriesAccidents and disastersBeveragesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsRecreation and leisureAgricultureCaliforniaNapaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:35:44 GMTTeen crashes Lamborghini during test drive, dies SINAI, N.Y. (AP) — A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail.aGeneral news, 30 Aug 2014 13:17:05 GMTEU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief (AP) — European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsForeign policyInternational relationsDiplomacyGovernment policyPolandEuropeBrusselsItalyEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 14:39:50 GMTPenn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:53 GMTObama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef (AP) — Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family.DARLENE SUPERVILLEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentChefsWeddingsFood and drinkOccasions, 30 Aug 2014 14:51:07 GMTTime to ditch rising stocks, or stick with them? YORK (AP) — Is it time to cash out of stocks?BERNARD CONDONaBusinessGeneral newsPricesEconomic outlookEconomyRecessions and depressionsLeading economic indicatorsStock marketsFinancial marketsUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:01:20 GMTEU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine (AP) — The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.JUERGEN BAETZJIM HEINTZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsEconomyInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyLocal governmentsBusinessUkraineMoscowRussiaBrusselsLithuaniaEuropeDonetskEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 16:08:21 GMTLiberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEHiGeneral newsHealthBlockadesMedicationInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsDiagnosis and treatmentWest AfricaLiberiaGuineaSenegalAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 15:13:06 GMTPro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea, North Korea (AP) — North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSportsEntertainment wrestlingWrestlingDiplomacyProfessional footballFootballInternational relationsGovernment and politicsNorth KoreaPyongyangEast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 15:52:35 GMTCorvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole massive sinkhole that swallowed eight sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disasters, 30 Aug 2014 15:24:12 GMTSouth American food chains use Florida as US gate (AP) — When El Corral Burgers opened its first U.S. restaurant near Miami last year, Colombian-Americans came in droves to get a taste of home.BY FERNANDO PEINADOfBusinessRestaurantsCuisinesHispanicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFood and drinkLifestyleMiamiFloridaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanColombiaIowaNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:05:20 GMTIran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion', Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.NASSER KARIMIiGeneral newsForeign policyGovernment policyGovernment and politicsInternational relationsIranUnited StatesMiddle EastNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 14:18:41 GMTEgypt court gives 8 Islamists life sentences (AP) — An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and seven others to life in prison Saturday on charges of planning riots, murder and sabotage, state news agency MENA reported.iGeneral newsIslamCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderViolent crimeReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 12:27:21 GMTBuyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.KIMBERLY HEFLINGJULIE CARR SMYTHhtBusinessLifestyleGovernment and politicsParentingRelationshipsMath and science educationStudent testingEducation standardsState governmentsState legislatureEducational technologyTeaching2016 United States Presidential ElectionNational competitivenessScienceSchool curriculaEducationSocial affairsLegislatureTechnologyLabor issuesSocial issuesUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsElectionsGovernment policyUnited StatesOhioNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:41:47 GMTSaudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRISAMEER YAACOUBiGeneral newsTerrorismMilitant groupsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsEuropeSyriaSaudi ArabiaBaghdadMiddle EastUnited StatesIraqNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 15:59:48 GMTYemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 12:44:17 GMTSyrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.DIAA HADIDOLIVER TEVESiGeneral newsInternational incidentsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestPolitical activismArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSyriaPhilippinesIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 13:03:13 GMTHere's what happens when a casino closes down CITY, N.J. (AP) — When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsGamblingRecreation and leisureLifestyleAtlantic CityNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 12:55:42 GMT