FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 08:08:46 -0700Philippine leader: Supreme Court meddling too much, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Thursday that the Supreme Court meddles too much in political issues, reiterating he was open to amend the constitution to clip the judiciary's power.TERESA CEROJANOiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsJudiciaryNational courtsNational governmentsCourtsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 14:21:29 GMTOhio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.aGeneral newsSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesHamiltonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:29:39 GMTIslamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 150 troops captured in recent fighting for a string of military bases in northeastern Syria, shooting some and slashing others with knives in the past 24 hours in the latest mass killing attributed to the extremists, activists said Thursday.RYAN LUCASZEINA KARAMiGeneral newsCivil warsWar and unrestWar casualtiesHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsSocial issuesSocial affairsSyriaIraqIsraelMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 14:59:00 GMT2,000 in shelters as Kashmir border troops spar, India (AP) — Thousands of Kashmiris stayed in shelters near the disputed region's de facto border on Thursday after Indian and Pakistani border troops traded gunfire and shelling overnight despite an attempt by their commanders to defuse escalating tensions.AIJAZ HUSSAINiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesBorder securityGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 13:28:34 GMTUkraine: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — Two columns of Russian tanks and military vehicles fired Grad missiles at a border post in southeastern Ukraine, then rolled into the country Thursday as Ukraine's overmatched border guards fled, a top Ukrainian official said.DALTON BENNETTRAF CASERTiGeneral newsInternational incidentsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsUkraineCrimeaRussiaKievDonetskRostov-on-DonEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:16:34 GMTUN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; 81 other peacekeepers trapped NATIONS (AP) — UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; 81 other peacekeepers trapped.iGeneral news, 28 Aug 2014 14:06:35 GMTSearch efforts resume for missing pilot, Va. (AP) — Ground teams resumed searching Thursday for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia, according to a Virginia State Police spokeswoman.ALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationVirginiaMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:23:31 GMTUkraine security spokesman says 2 columns of tanks from Russia have entered strategic town, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine security spokesman says 2 columns of tanks from Russia have entered strategic town.iGeneral newsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 13:39:34 GMTUkraine fears weigh on global stock markets tensions in Ukraine are sending markets lower, overshadowing an encouraging report on U.S. economic growth.The Associated PressaBusinessGeneral newsLeading economic indicatorsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsUkraineEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 13:36:00 GMTGrain higher, livestock mixed (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.fFinancial marketsCommodity marketsBusinessChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:53:24 GMT5 things to know about earthquake faults FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.SUDHIN THANAWALAaGeneral newsScienceNatural disastersEarth scienceAccidents and disastersCaliforniaSan FranciscoNapaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:38:04 GMTTurkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's first popularly elected president on Thursday, a position that will keep him in the nation's driving seat for at least another five years.SUZAN FRASERiGeneral newsConstitutionsGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational electionsElectionsTurkeyMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 13:48:13 GMTSouth African court orders release of tapes (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma, a move that could resurrect a case that has dogged the leader since before he took office.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsPolitical corruptionGovernment and politicsPolitical issuesSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 14:18:22 GMTDay 3 of big waves expected in Southern California BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.aGeneral newsStormsBig wave surfingWeatherSurfingSportsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaLos AngelesMexicoSanta AnaUnited StatesNorth AmericaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 14:57:14 GMTWoman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them.FELICIA FONSECAaGeneral newsNative AmericansArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:21 GMTOn Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a familiar question as he contemplates airstrikes in Syria: Should Congress have a say in his decision?JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsMilitant groupsWar and unrestLegislatureGeneral newsSyriaUnited StatesIraqDistrict of ColumbiaMiddle EastNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:13:47 GMTOfficial: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukraine security spokesman says two columns of tanks from Russia have entered a strategic town.DALTON BENNETTiGeneral newsWar and unrestMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsUkraineRussiaRostov-on-DonEastern EuropeEuropeCrimeaKievTurkeyDonetskUnited StatesMiddle EastWestern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:46:43 GMTSouth African court orders release of Zuma tapes (AP) — South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals has ordered the release of allegedly secretly recorded audio tapes about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma.CARLEY PETESCHiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSouth AfricaSouthern AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 13:23:30 GMTUN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine.iGeneral newsDiplomacyInternational relationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 14:21:57 GMTCzech UNESCO garden gets back 17th-century look, Czech Republic (AP) — A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time.KAREL JANICEKiGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCultural preservationCulturesSocial affairsLeisure travelCzech RepublicEuropeEastern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 14:02:23 GMTSurvey: Americans' pessimism on economy has grown (AP) — Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic outlookEconomic growthEconomyPublic opinionRecessions and depressionsSocial affairsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsLabor issuesSocial issues, 28 Aug 2014 14:10:43 GMTDutch police: Suspected jihad recruiters arrested HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they have arrested two men suspected of recruiting people to fight in Syria and Iraq, the latest arrests in a long-running investigation into home-grown jihadis heading to the Middle East.iGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeNetherlandsThe HagueMiddle EastWestern EuropeEurope, 28 Aug 2014 13:43:48 GMTWoman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:14:20 GMTFinland suspects Russian airspace violation (AP) — Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace — the third such incident in six days.iGeneral newsMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsHelsinkiFinlandRussiaWestern EuropeEuropeEastern Europe, 28 Aug 2014 13:35:34 GMTUSDA launches new dairy insurance program (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies.aBusinessGeneral newsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyIndustry regulationGovernment regulationsAgricultureIndustries, 28 Aug 2014 14:32:02 GMTCDC worker flown home to US over Ebola concerns (AP) — Health officials say a CDC staff member who worked in close proximity to someone with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown by charter jet back home to Atlanta to monitor potential symptoms.aGeneral newsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsHealthAtlantaGeorgiaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:14:20 GMTUN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.iGeneral newsWar and unrestSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 14:32:29 GMTFlight returns, 2 women facing charges (AP) — Two Canadian women are facing charges after authorities say they drank their duty free alcohol in the flight's bathroom, triggered the fire alarm with a cigarette and got into a fight each other, forcing a Sunwing flight bound for Cuba to return to Toronto under a military escort.iBusinessGeneral newsCanadaTorontoNorth AmericaOntario, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:46 GMTImage of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the girl and two boys are healthy and have grown to about a kilogram in weight since their birth July 29. The cubs were only the fourth triplets known to have been born in artificial breeding programs, but it wasn't clear how many survived previously. China devotes major resources to increasing the population of its unofficial mascot and regularly announces the births of giant pandas at zoos and at the Wolong breeding center in the southwestern province of Sichuan, where most wild pandas live.The Associated PressaGeneral newsOdditiesAnimalsBearsMammalsChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 13:42:08 GMTConnecticut school bus driver charged with DUI, Conn. (AP) — A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus.aGeneral newsReckless endangermentCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:29:31 GMTAmish kidnap suspect's employer probes drug theft, N.Y. (AP) — The hospital that employed a New York man charged with abducting two Amish girls is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs.aGeneral newsTheftKidnappingMissing personsCrimeCrimes against childrenOgdensburgNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:26:14 GMTUN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 (AP) — The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as are now known, the World Health Organization said Thursday.JOHN HEILPRINKRISTA LARSONiGeneral newsHealthDisease outbreaksEmergency managementImmunizationsInfectious diseasesDiseases and conditionsPublic healthGovernment and politicsWest AfricaNigeriaGuineaSierra LeoneLiberiaUnited StatesAfricaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:43:44 GMTVivendi, Telefonica in talks over Brazil business (AP) — French media conglomerate Vivendi said Thursday it would begin exclusive talks with Spanish telecoms company Telefonica for the sale of its Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, after the Spanish company raised its offer to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion euros.htBusinessTechnologySpainMadridBrazilWestern EuropeEuropeSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 14:45:05 GMTJapanese lawmaker, ex-NFL lineman in North Korea, North Korea (AP) — Led by a Japanese pro wrestler-turned-politician, about 20 mixed martial artists from around the world — including a former NFL lineman — arrived in North Korea on Thursday to put on a series of exhibition matches this weekend.ERIC TALMADGEiGeneral newsSportsInternational relationsEntertainment wrestlingGovernment and politicsWrestlingLegislatureMartial artsDiplomacyProfessional footballFootballNorth KoreaJapanPyongyangEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:47:22 GMTWorkers cheer restored Market Basket CEO, Mass. (AP) — Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control.aBusinessGeneral newsContracts and ordersState governmentsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesCorporate newsGovernment and politicsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:21:36 GMTUS bank earnings up 5.2 pct in 2Q (AP) — U.S. banks' earnings rose 5.2 percent in the April-June quarter from a year earlier, as banks reduced their expenses and lending marked its fastest pace since 2007.MARCY GORDONfBusinessEconomyFinancial servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:59:42 GMTBuy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team 'member' CITY, Mo. (AP) — The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle — one word, really — yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.DAVE SKRETTAfBusinessSportsSports facility constructionSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesProfessional footballFootballKansas CityMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:47:10 GMTShaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth (AP) — Shaun the shaggy Australian sheep has at last been shorn smooth. But the woolly wanderer wasn't the wooliest of them all.iGeneral newsOdditiesSheepMammalsAnimalsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessAustraliaOceania, 28 Aug 2014 13:50:27 GMTPoll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field.KURT VOIGTaGeneral newsHealthSportsAthlete healthCoachingHigh school sportsHead injuriesPrimary and secondary educationAthlete injuriesYouth footballYouth sportsParentingHigh school footballInjuriesEducationSocial affairsFootballRelationshipsLifestyle, 28 Aug 2014 14:56:59 GMTHuman skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.aGeneral newsOdditiesAustinTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:34:01 GMTBait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes CITY, Mich. (AP) — A scientific paper released Thursday says the bait fish trade represents a serious threat for spreading invasive species in the Great Lakes area.JOHN FLESHERaGeneral newsLakesFishWater environmentEnvironmental concernsMarine biologyEnvironment and natureEnvironmentWildlifeAnimalsBiologyScienceOceanographyTraverse CityMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:35:08 GMTFrance suggests Europe could help as Gaza monitor (AP) — France's president called on the international community to help enforce the cease-fire in Gaza, suggesting Thursday that Europe could play a role in monitoring the dismantling of tunnels dug by Hamas militants as well as helping to secure gateways between Gaza and Egypt and Israel.SYLVIE CORBETiGeneral newsWar and unrestCease firesInternational relationsGovernment and politicsFranceIsraelParisEuropeGaza StripMiddle EastWestern EuropePalestinian territories, 28 Aug 2014 13:28:27 GMTOhio driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.aGeneral newsSchool infrastructureEducationSocial affairsEducation issuesSocial issuesHamiltonOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:33:54 GMTUS economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 (AP) — After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.MARTIN CRUTSINGERwBusinessGeneral newsEconomic growthEconomyConsumer spendingRecessions and depressionsGovernment and politicsLabor economyLeading economic indicatorsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:51:51 GMTUN: Afghan election audit done around Sept. 10, Afghanistan (AP) — A massive audit of Afghanistan's disputed presidential election won't be done until Sept. 10, the U.N. said Thursday, quashing hopes the new president would be determined before an upcoming NATO summit.REBECCA SANTANAiGeneral newsInaugurationsUnited States Presidential InaugurationGovernment and politicsInternational relationsVotingElectionsEventsExecutive branchAfghanistanCentral AsiaAsia, 28 Aug 2014 14:37:01 GMT4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces.aGeneral newsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationNew MexicoLas CrucesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 14:19:37 GMTContracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in July, a sign that buying has improved as mortgage rates have slipped, the number of listings has risen and the rate of price increases has slowed.JOSH BOAKwBusinessGeneral newsHome salesPricesEconomyReal estatePersonal loansPersonal financeProfessional servicesIndustries, 28 Aug 2014 14:56:05 GMTHundreds mourn famed Egyptian rights advocate (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian activists, lawyers and other admirers are gathering to pay a final farewell to one of the country's leading civil rights advocates, a lawyer who represented Islamists, atheists and homosexuals and worked to hold Egypt's decades-old police state accountable for torture and abuse.iGeneral newsFunerals and memorial servicesHuman rights and civil libertiesPolitical activismSocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsEgyptCairoMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 28 Aug 2014 14:39:21 GMTMan arrested after friend's Russian roulette death, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested on weapons and drugs charges after police say his friend died during a game of Russian roulette.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:53:34 GMTBlast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes, Ind. (AP) — An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday.aBusinessGeneral newsProduction facilitiesExplosionsFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsMaterials industryIndianaLake MichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 13:51:10 GMT