FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by FindLaw.com.Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:14:37 -0700Ferguson slowly starting to make comebackhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dec84149fbdb4d66af3a7d0c43aa8fc2FERGUSON, 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 crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dec84149fbdb4d66af3a7d0c43aa8fc2Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:29:55 GMTFisher: Sam was no distraction in training camphttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc12bac36d6410a9aa31be858d93c3eST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher says he was in Michael Sam's corner from the start and that having the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was no distraction at all in training camp.R.B. FALLSTROMsSportsFootballProfessional footballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1fc12bac36d6410a9aa31be858d93c3eSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:16:18 GMTSaints cut Bailey, Meachem, both kickershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bfae4528fc24e1db141fac0d08db0f4METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints included 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, veteran receiver Robert Meachem and both kickers among their final preseason roster cuts Saturday.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew OrleansLouisianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bfae4528fc24e1db141fac0d08db0f4Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:55:18 GMT6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina homehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a186f3ee2e2b41d2b6e51ef8e482acf3GARLAND, N.C. (AP) — A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.aGeneral newsFiresAccidents and disastersNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a186f3ee2e2b41d2b6e51ef8e482acf3Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:57:05 GMTWind, weather stoke Northern California wildfireshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40e58a1ff8b14c72bab7650a741e8531HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago continues to grow while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.aGeneral newsWeatherNatural disastersFiresAccidents and disastersEvacuationsForestsEnvironment and natureMaterials industryIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/40e58a1ff8b14c72bab7650a741e8531Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:18:02 GMTDefense shines as No. 7 UCLA beats Virginia 28-20http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ea349cdfc77476ea706f811d11d0d29CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense.HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2ea349cdfc77476ea706f811d11d0d29Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:23:26 GMTTunisia recovers bodies of Syrian boat migrantshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8f251f50024f4490497387c350c9ceTUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities say the country's coast guard has recovered at least 41 bodies of migrants, mostly Syrians, who drowned trying to sail to Europe.iGeneral newsTunisiaLibyaNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/fb8f251f50024f4490497387c350c9ceSat, 30 Aug 2014 19:58:30 GMTColt Knost leads Web.com Tour Finals openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81dd3f4031f6448f903a90866aaaddadFORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Colt Knost shot his third straight 5-under 67 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead in the Hotel Fitness Championship, the first event in the Web.com Tour Finals.sSportsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsFort WayneIndianaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/81dd3f4031f6448f903a90866aaaddadSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:55:04 GMTPacino does double duty at Venice Film Festivalhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93339301b937457084d65b8619c07234VENICE, Italy (AP) — Al Pacino made 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 EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/93339301b937457084d65b8619c07234Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:37:02 GMTRebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group sayshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55e746a639a241da8823ba15fb83ad8eJERUSALEM (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 newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfricahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/55e746a639a241da8823ba15fb83ad8eSat, 30 Aug 2014 19:29:23 GMTRams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player draftedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c36440e72864a72adf3d064ed571d70ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision.R.B. FALLSTROMaGeneral newsSportsGays and lesbiansProfessional footballFootballMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8c36440e72864a72adf3d064ed571d70Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:52:00 GMTMurray overcomes mid-match lull to win at US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05d52a6000834a76ab48e6a215e9f1adNEW YORK (AP) — Eighth-seeded Andy Murray overcame a mid-match lull and beat 96th-ranked Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia 6-1, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Saturday in the U.S. Open's third round.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's sportsMen's tennisTennisEventsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/05d52a6000834a76ab48e6a215e9f1adSat, 30 Aug 2014 19:49:49 GMT22 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaraguahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbcbb96d0e7f4f1d94141de5ec85cc62BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing continued Saturday.ESTEBAN FELIXLUIS MANUEL GALEANOiBusinessGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMaterials industryIndustriesNicaraguaManaguaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/dbcbb96d0e7f4f1d94141de5ec85cc62Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:59:45 GMTWimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6dec6f83a5a48d9a6b83335195b1f99NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was stunned in the third round of the U.S. Open by a scrambling, moon-balling qualifier ranked No. 145.JAMES MARTINEZsSportsMen's tennisWomen's tennisTennisMen's sportsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b6dec6f83a5a48d9a6b83335195b1f99Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:56:52 GMT5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fightershttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eb4d0ae40d64371955237ad106508a5WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.wGeneral newsGovernment and politicsWar and unrestUnited StatesIraqNorth AmericaMiddle Easthttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8eb4d0ae40d64371955237ad106508a5Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:07:06 GMTMother of boy who brought gun to school sentencedhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51fb6eccdc44322bddcfacaa7f8277fPORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars.aGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationWashingtonBremertonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a51fb6eccdc44322bddcfacaa7f8277fSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:55:10 GMTUS dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worldshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da4c6a08b32641b88cce169eba029619BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsFinlandSpainBilbaoUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/da4c6a08b32641b88cce169eba029619Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:05:57 GMTSale Ks 13, White Sox beat Scherzer and Tigers 6-3http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65d597c6316a4f8eae0fbae3b1e7fbddCHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale overcame a shaky start to strike out a season-high 13, beating Max Scherzer in a matchup of All-Star aces and leading the Chicago White Sox past the Detroit Tigers 6-3 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/65d597c6316a4f8eae0fbae3b1e7fbddSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:54:20 GMTFerguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73413fcec6b04ca98409298f7c601ef1FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue.JIM SUHRaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsViolent crimeCrimePolicePolitical and civil unrestLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/73413fcec6b04ca98409298f7c601ef1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:52:46 GMTSerena Williams runs US Open winning streak to 17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adcc53e4d26344548208c3e2440c5b5cNEW YORK (AP) — Bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title, Serena Williams moved into the fourth round by beating 52nd-ranked Varvara Lepchenko 6-3, 6-3 Saturday.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/adcc53e4d26344548208c3e2440c5b5cSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:50:56 GMTWitnesses testify in fatal dog attack casehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d221db1b67cb4f22a52a2382b61ebbabLAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee.aGeneral newsDogsCrimeMammalsAnimalsAccidentsAccidents and disastersMichiganDetroitUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d221db1b67cb4f22a52a2382b61ebbabSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:41:46 GMTNo. 5 Ohio State pulls away to beat Navy 34-17http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a34e8af91e49da908ffc0b2e502431BALTIMORE (AP) — There might come a time when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer expands his offensive playbook to include various long passes, reverses and bootlegs.DAVID GINSBURGsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballOhioUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/07a34e8af91e49da908ffc0b2e502431Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:37:20 GMTLLWS star Mo'Ne Davis headed to WNBA conf. finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a89810b77fc4c12a75ee0b8c29500afLittle League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsLittle League World SeriesWNBA FinalsBaseballYouth baseballWomen's basketballEventsMen's sportsProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsYouth sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/8a89810b77fc4c12a75ee0b8c29500afSat, 30 Aug 2014 19:20:06 GMTSilva surges ahead of Brazil's presidential votehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2374b75c5ef6467ab8a3507f91dddc14RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's once humdrum presidential race now resembles one of the country's famed soap operas, with a newcomer thrust into the spotlight by a plane crash and the longtime favorite reeling from a one-two punch of bad news.BRAD BROOKSiGeneral newsEconomyGovernment and politicsRecessions and depressionsNational electionsElectionsBusinessBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2374b75c5ef6467ab8a3507f91dddc14Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:56:42 GMTGulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spathttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71bc48063df54cfeb192df69692c3782RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers ended on Saturday without a clear way out of a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, although some envoys signaled that progress had been made.ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRIiGeneral newsInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaQatarGaza StripBahrainOmanPalestinian territorieshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/71bc48063df54cfeb192df69692c3782Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:31:29 GMTPeople rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot manhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0421910e825c4a1d9451d12cd3fa0ddeBEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeOhioDaytonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0421910e825c4a1d9451d12cd3fa0ddeSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:23:32 GMTUS OPEN SCENE: No muss, no fuss for Raonic's hairhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80dfccda260b412cb791ed1b6e1e82e1NEW YORK (AP) — What's the secret of Milos Raonic's perfect hair?sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsTennisEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/80dfccda260b412cb791ed1b6e1e82e1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:34:38 GMTSnedeker can only hope for Ryder Cup pickhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7417a556fa154e8c9fa490ada2bd5388NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker believes he is playing well enough to contribute in the Ryder Cup. He can only wait to see if U.S. captain Tom Watson agrees.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsRyder CupMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsBostonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7417a556fa154e8c9fa490ada2bd5388Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:35:35 GMTNYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out deathhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e16fef6d0224b9eb360688521cf1f76NEW YORK (AP) — Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday.VANESSA A. ALVAREZaBusinessGeneral newsPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3e16fef6d0224b9eb360688521cf1f76Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:14:31 GMT5 highlights from California's legislative sessionhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c90190d9ed4094b3b9a3108bee40feSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, that state lawmakers took in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended early Saturday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState legislatureLegislationLegislaturePolitical scandalsDrone aircraftState governmentsPolitical issuesSanta BarbaraCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/97c90190d9ed4094b3b9a3108bee40feSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:51:10 GMTPenn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FGhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e9a291f2b8746a6a4618c23cf9cc862DUBLIN (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.SHAWN POGATCHNIKsSportsCollege footballMen's sportsFootballCollege sportsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEuropehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5e9a291f2b8746a6a4618c23cf9cc862Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:24:47 GMTBautista homers, Blue Jays beat Yankees 2-0http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b09e080bfd91409399d06c10bea06757TORONTO (AP) — Drew Hutchison pitched seven shutout innings, Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 2-0 on Saturday.IAN HARRISONsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthNew York CityTorontoNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanadahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/b09e080bfd91409399d06c10bea06757Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:48:46 GMTWith heavy heart, Kuchar hovers around the leadhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2079a379799042569565df4345eb8bdbNORTON, Mass. (AP) — When he wasn't thinking about his caddie's deceased wife, Matt Kuchar was busy making plenty of birdies Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsMen's golfObituariesGolfMen's sportsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2079a379799042569565df4345eb8bdbSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:10:07 GMTGordon says Stewart could run strong in Atlantahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c38e41849dc4e7a9bc15527b46e5feeHAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Jeff Gordon is expecting Tony Stewart to be a contender in his return to the track.CHARLES ODUMsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARGeorgiaAtlantaUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/3c38e41849dc4e7a9bc15527b46e5feeSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:00:08 GMTEU inches toward new sanctions on Russiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe692e1f8b248dea063521c601bc8faBRUSSELS (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 governmentsHumanitarian assistanceEconomyInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyLocal governmentsBusinessUkraineMoscowRussiaBrusselsLithuaniaEuropeDonetskKievEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europehttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bfe692e1f8b248dea063521c601bc8faSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:52:23 GMTMichael Sam back at Missourihttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af359aa253a41ccb6fa6bb7bad25f19COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Michael Sam smiled and shook hands on the sideline at Missouri's season opener against South Dakota State on Saturday ahead of finding out his NFL future.sSportsCollege footballProfessional footballFootballCollege sportsColumbiaMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1af359aa253a41ccb6fa6bb7bad25f19Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:54:53 GMTChamp Bailey, Michael Sam among NFL cutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20f31610f9e0443395aea78bd91406c6For the first time in his career, Champ Bailey was told he isn't good enough.ARNIE STAPLETONsSportsSports transactionsNFL Super BowlProfessional footballSports businessEventsFootballColoradoUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/20f31610f9e0443395aea78bd91406c6Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:30:51 GMTUS dominates Finland 114-54 in basketball worldshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bbc50a9d452414abf82ae31718841baBILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-54 romp Saturday in the Basketball World Cup.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsFinlandSpainBilbaoUnited StatesWestern EuropeEuropeNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/4bbc50a9d452414abf82ae31718841baSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:21:17 GMTCubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH openerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/517a54aeae31474eb2a273a591330fd1ST. LOUIS (AP) — Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday.WARREN MAYESsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsSt. LouisChicagoWarrenWarrenMissouriUnited StatesNorth AmericaIllinoisOhioPennsylvaniahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/517a54aeae31474eb2a273a591330fd1Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:47:53 GMTNo. 1 US Open women's doubles duo out in 2nd roundhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f863a67c3e2a47d8a2bff6e55e1ec8ceNEW YORK (AP) — A day after beating Venus Williams in singles at the U.S. Open, Sara Errani and her partner, Roberta Vinci, were knocked out in the second round as the top-seeded team in women's doubles.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisWomen's sportsTennisEventshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/f863a67c3e2a47d8a2bff6e55e1ec8ceSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:52:02 GMTRams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay playerhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2de3ae33324e466e9e07ec9e4ceb9abaST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.R.B. FALLSTROMaGeneral newsSportsGays and lesbiansProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/2de3ae33324e466e9e07ec9e4ceb9abaSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:12:03 GMTAP PHOTOS: Fairy-tale night for girls in Rio slumhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccfceaf7da0449cb853c2bd9061e08cRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Dressed in long evening gowns, girls from Rio de Janeiro's Santa Marta "favela" slum have celebrated a fairy-tale evening in a debutante ball sponsored by local police.iGeneral newsBrazilRio de JaneiroSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbeanhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/5ccfceaf7da0449cb853c2bd9061e08cSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:48:10 GMTIn Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf9669362754b19b2ed2e7102c74d39DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016.WILL WEISSERTpGovernment and politicsElections2016 United States Presidential ElectionSummitsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsNational electionsGeneral newsInternational relationsTexasDallasUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/caf9669362754b19b2ed2e7102c74d39Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:53:01 GMTGirl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beachhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/592bf16e38b14483b8e2b141cc17791dLINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach.aGeneral newsOregonUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/592bf16e38b14483b8e2b141cc17791dSat, 30 Aug 2014 21:55:32 GMTMichael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL team, released by St. Louis Ramshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50d5bdaf8364919becf56366b7a3ffbST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam, first openly gay player drafted by NFL team, released by St. Louis Rams.aGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsGays and lesbiansSports businessProfessional footballFootballSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/a50d5bdaf8364919becf56366b7a3ffbSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:10:07 GMTDurham, Leshoure among Lions cutshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0885b3baa16f455fa83360ec5b28ece0ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Wide receiver Kris Durham and running back Mikel Leshoure were among 22 cuts by the Detroit Lions on Saturday as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit.aGeneral newsSportsProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/0885b3baa16f455fa83360ec5b28ece0Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:21:46 GMTJapan's Nishikora advances in US Openhttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbafffd1ddf24d58b910697007ddef67NEW YORK (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsMen's tennisTennisMen's sportsEventsJapanUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/bbafffd1ddf24d58b910697007ddef67Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:19:32 GMTSyrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heightshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d189f99413964535ba352d98f4aa680dBEIRUT (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 activismGovernment and politicsArmed forcesMilitary and defensePolitical issuesSyriaPhilippinesIsraelMiddle EastSoutheast AsiaAsiahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/d189f99413964535ba352d98f4aa680dSat, 30 Aug 2014 20:43:10 GMTNo. 7 UCLA 28, Virginia 20.http://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b79efec9e3242a39d5ef4f5d641d892CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns before Brett Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive and the No. 7 Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams Saturday.HANK KURZ Jr.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballVirginiaCharlottesvilleUnited StatesNorth Americahttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/1b79efec9e3242a39d5ef4f5d641d892Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:36:23 GMTMo'Ne Davis heads to WNBA conference finalshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf347bec42c4da1a30bbb45f1fe8387Little League World Series sensation Mo'Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.DOUG FEINBERGsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballWomen's basketballYouth baseballEventsProfessional basketballBasketballWomen's sportsMen's sportsYouth sportshttp://news.findlaw.com/apnews/7cf347bec42c4da1a30bbb45f1fe8387Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:00:02 GMT