FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 19 Aug 2014 23:49:37 -0700Some evacuees of Yosemite-area fire can go home, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground Tuesday on a blaze in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, allowing some of the 1,000 people who fled the flames to return to their homes.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFire weatherEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaMaderaBakersfieldUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:22:01 GMTMacy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe, N.Y. (AP) — The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square.MICHAEL VIRTANENaBusinessGeneral newsRace and ethnicityContracts and ordersAfrican-AmericansSocial issuesSocial affairsCorporate newsHuman rights and civil libertiesUnited StatesNew YorkManhattanNorth AmericaNew York City, 20 Aug 2014 04:10:59 GMTCardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9th LOUIS (AP) — Jon Jay was hit by a pitch from J.J. Hoover with the base-loaded in the ninth inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.STEVE OVERBEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:13:57 GMTHolder calls for end to violence in Ferguson (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown while calling for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets" of Ferguson, Missouri.CONNIE CASSJESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesViolent crimeCrimeGeneral newsCriminal investigationsAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityHuman rights and civil libertiesLegal proceedingsVotingLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsElectionsMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:05:43 GMTUS officials: Video shows American's beheading (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as an American journalist.LARA JAKESBRADLEY KLAPPERwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsJournalistsMilitant groupsSocial mediaWar and unrestJournalismNews mediaGeneral newsMediaMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessOnline mediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqNew HampshireBostonNorth AmericaMiddle EastMassachusetts, 20 Aug 2014 04:51:37 GMTPrison company pays $8 million in back wages ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.GILLIAN FLACCUSaBusinessGeneral newsSmall businessCorporate crimeCorporate newsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderUnited StatesCaliforniaIdahoNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:13:30 GMTDan Sullivan takes lead in Alaska GOP Senate race, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan held a lead in early primary returns in the fight to be the Republican candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsElectionsPrimary electionsState legislatureUnited States General ElectionPolitical endorsementsState governmentsLegislatureSenate electionsGeneral electionsPolitical partiesEventsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessPolitical organizationsAlaskaAnchorageUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 06:39:13 GMTOfficial: 3 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and a woman they took hostage.M. SPENCER GREENaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:49:45 GMTNYC's Met opera still negotiating with 10 unions YORK (AP) — Contract negotiations are continuing between New York's Metropolitan Opera and 10 of its unions to avert a lockout.aBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLabor negotiationsPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPerforming artsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:28:40 GMTAP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count.FRANKLIN BRICENOiGeneral newsPet healthCatsAnimal healthHealthPet carePetsLifestyleMammalsAnimalsCancerDiseases and conditionsLimaPeruSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:25 GMTUS safety agency offers online recall check (AP) — The U.S. government is offering a free online service for drivers to find out if their vehicles have been recalled but not repaired.htBusinessGeneral newsAutomobilesCar buyingOnline safetyProducts and servicesCorporate newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesLifestyleTechnology issuesTechnologyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:03:05 GMTBraves jump on Liriano in 11-3 win over Pirates (AP) — Fredi Gonzalez has seen this before. Every summer it seems.WILL GRAVESsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:15:59 GMTLate-payment rate on US mortgages declines in 2Q ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homeowners are falling behind on their mortgage payments, a trend that has reduced the late-payment rate on home loans to the lowest level in six years, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.ALEX VEIGAfBusinessMortgage figuresPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMTNew Zealand bans shark finning, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Wednesday announced it will ban the practice of shark finning, a move the Pew Charitable Trusts said is welcome and will bring the country in line with other developed nations.iGeneral newsAnimalsSharksFishNew ZealandOceania, 20 Aug 2014 06:29:16 GMTToday in History is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.The Associated PressaCrimeWar and unrestGeneral newsUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:14 GMTInfante has 3 doubles to lead Royals past Rockies (AP) — Omar Infante had three doubles and drove in four runs to help the streaking Kansas City Royals beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.MICHAEL KELLYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:48 GMTTop-seed Simona Halep upset at Connecticut Open. HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Defending champion and top-seeded Simona Halep was upset Tuesday in her opening match at the Connecticut Open, falling 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 to Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsTennisWomen's tennisWomen's sportsNew HavenUnited StatesConnecticutNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:05:55 GMTAmerican journalist killed in Syria aware of risks, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsJournalistsWar and unrestNews mediaMediaSyriaUnited StatesLibyaNew HampshireMiddle EastNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 05:39:52 GMTPress groups urge probe of Honduras reporter slay, Honduras (AP) — Press freedom groups on Tuesday urged Honduran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying of a broadcast journalist who was shot to death outside his home last week.iGeneral newsCriminal investigationsTV newsFreedom of the pressJournalismCrimeNews mediaJournalistsViolent crimeLaw and orderMediaTelevisionHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsHondurasTegucigalpaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 20 Aug 2014 03:03:42 GMTBloomberg offers grants to help cities innovate YORK (AP) — American cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable foundation.DEEPTI HAJELAaBusinessGeneral newsMunicipal governmentsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 06:12:43 GMTIsrael, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.IBRAHIM BARZAKIAN DEITCHiGeneral newsWar and unrestMilitant groupsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeBlockadesCease firesAccidents and disastersEconomyBusinessGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelCairoGaza StripMiddle EastEgyptNorth AfricaAfrica, 20 Aug 2014 06:34:38 GMTGovernor won't seek removal of county prosecutor, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police.NIGEL DUARAaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeProtests and demonstrationsMunicipal governmentsState governmentsPolicePolitical and civil unrestLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsLaw enforcement agenciesMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 06:26:10 GMTFiers and Brewers dominate Blue Jays in 6-1 win (AP) — Mike Fiers pitched seven dominant innings and Jonathan Lucroy and Aramis Ramirez each had a pair of doubles as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.RICH ROVITOsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMilwaukeeTorontoWisconsinUnited StatesNorth AmericaOntarioCanada, 20 Aug 2014 03:02:53 GMTChristie: Too soon to draw conclusions on Ferguson BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie said it's too soon to draw conclusions about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, and the subsequent unrest there and criticized other politicians who have weighed in.JILL COLVINaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsViolent crimeCrimePresidential electionsNational electionsElectionsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:15:52 GMTTexas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream.WILL WEISSERTPAUL J. WEBERaGovernment and politicsLegal proceedingsUnited States Presidential ElectionPolitical corruptionState governmentsCrimeLaw and orderGeneral newsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeBusinessNational electionsElectionsEventsPolitical issuesLegislationLegislatureTexasAustinUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:47:28 GMTGomes, Holt rally Indians in 7-5 win over Twins (AP) — Tyler Holt arrived at Target Field 25 minutes before the first pitch. The Cleveland Indians' rookie had a quick bite to eat, took a few swings in the batting cage and then got the biggest hit of his young career.ADAM CZECHsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:36:19 GMTAsia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.YURI KAGEYAMAiBusinessGeneral newsCurrency marketsEconomyStock marketsFinancial marketsFinancial servicesIndustriesJapanEast AsiaUnited StatesAsiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:01:40 GMTDiamondbacks drop 4th straight, fall 8-1 to Nats (AP) — Chase Anderson has been one of the few consistent bright spots for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season. The rookie right-hander had only one bad outing in his first 15 major league starts.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsAthlete health, 20 Aug 2014 03:48:09 GMTCrisp's 3-run triple helps A's halt slide, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the fourth inning to help Scott Kazmir earn his career-best 14th win, and the Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:23:37 GMTVolunteers a buffer between police, protesters, Mo. (AP) — The tall black man walked up and down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri, working a bullhorn, imploring protesters to behave themselves.JIM SALTERaGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsRace and ethnicityPoliceAfrican-AmericansVolunteerismPolitical and civil unrestSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsViolent crimeCrimeMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 06:01:15 GMTChina's latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19 (AP) — A public bus in eastern China caught fire Wednesday in what was likely arson, killing one person and injuring 19 others, a local state-run newspaper reported.iGeneral newsTransportationFiresArsonAccidents and disastersCrimeChinaGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 04:56:18 GMTFloods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.BRIAN SKOLOFFPAUL DAVENPORTaGeneral newsWeatherFloodsSearch and rescue effortsAccidents and disastersDisaster planning and responseTrafficCactiTransportationPlantsArizonaPhoenixUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:32:35 GMTJapan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday.ELAINE KURTENBACHiBusinessGeneral newsInternational tradeCurrency marketsEconomyFinancial marketsJapanEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 04:06:17 GMTCarter hits 3-run HR in 9th, Astros top Yanks 7-4 YORK (AP) — Chris Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer, extending his second-half power surge and sending the Houston Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.MIKE FITZPATRICKsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsBaseballProfessional baseballAthlete healthNew York CityNew YorkTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:11:59 GMTAmerican killed in Syria a journalist at heart, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsJournalismWar and unrestCrimeJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaMiddle EastLibyaUnited StatesNew HampshireNorth AfricaAfricaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:54:11 GMTNorth Korea insults John Kerry over his looks, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official, North Korea has called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a wild dog with a "hideous lantern jaw."iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational relationsNorth KoreaSouth KoreaUnited StatesEast AsiaAsiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 06:16:11 GMTReality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific Champs COAST, Australia (AP) — Michael Phelps received an abrupt reminder of how challenging his return to international competition may be when he was asked whether he was good enough to even reach a final at the Pan Pacific Championships starting Thursday.JOHN PYEsSportsMen's sportsSwimmingAquaticsMen's aquatics, 20 Aug 2014 05:01:01 GMTDodgers beat Padres 8-6 to end 3-game skid ANGELES (AP) — Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair, helping rally the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night that snapped a three-game skid.BETH HARRISsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:40:54 GMTHolder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson (AP) — Eric Holder talks about the nation's civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could — by telling his own family story.CONNIE CASSJESSE J. HOLLANDwGovernment and politicsRace and ethnicityAfrican-AmericansHuman rights and civil libertiesViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeVotingSocial issuesSocial affairsGeneral newsLaw and orderElectionsUnited StatesMissouriNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:14:43 GMTWildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park after whose early surges has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned.SCOTT SMITHaGeneral newsFire weatherEvacuationsFiresAccidents and disastersNatural disastersWeatherCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:40:05 GMTOfficial: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey, Ill. (AP) — Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage.M. SPENCER GREENaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 04:15:21 GMTJubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsPolitical resignationsGovernment and politicsLegislaturePolitical and civil unrestPakistanIslamabadSouth AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 05:26:18 GMTTigers score 3 in 11th, top Rays 8-6 PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Victor Martinez drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk during a three-run 11th inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-6 on Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesBaseballAthlete healthProfessional baseballMen's sportsTampaMichiganFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:57:45 GMTStanton single in 10th sends Marlins over Rangers (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI single with two outs in the 10th inning and the Miami Marlins beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 Tuesday night for their third straight win.sSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthMiamiTexasFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:29:03 GMT10 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide (AP) — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris early Wednesday in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 10 people and leaving 22 missing, the government said.ELAINE KURTENBACHiGeneral newsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersMissing personsLocal governmentsGovernment and politicsJapanTokyoEast AsiaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 06:30:46 GMTIsraeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war (AP) — When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.ARON HELLERiGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestGovernment and politicsCease firesDiplomacyIsraelUnited StatesMiddle EastGaza StripDistrict of ColumbiaNorth AmericaPalestinian territories, 20 Aug 2014 06:23:52 GMTIn 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.JAKE PEARSONaGeneral newsDrug-related crimeViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeCorrectional systemsLaw and orderViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 05:11:13 GMTTillman, Orioles beat White Sox for 3rd win in row (AP) — Chris Tillman threw eight strong innings and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles won their third in a row, beating the Chicago White Sox 5-1 Tuesday night.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:03:54 GMTProsecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting BAY, Ore. (AP) — A gunman lured his father to a remote Oregon campsite and killed him, then drove to a beach where he shot five cars in a parking lot, killing a Michigan camper who was sleeping in his vehicle, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The gunman then killed himself.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeCoos BayOregonUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 03:50:16 GMTChina fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry.JOE McDONALDfBusinessGovernment regulationsMonopoly and antitrustConsumer products and servicesIndustriesIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsCorporate newsChinaBeijingEast AsiaGreater ChinaAsia, 20 Aug 2014 04:16:22 GMT