FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 28 Aug 2014 16:15:54 -0700Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.AARON BEARDsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:17:50 GMTDominican legal status still elusive for migrants DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic will soon issue the first residency and work permits for migrants under a new program that will enable them to avoid the risk of deportation, officials said Thursday, conceding that so far few have managed to qualify.EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZiGeneral newsDominican RepublicHaitiCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 22:43:21 GMTTexas school funding still unconstitutional, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute it fairly among wealthy and poor areas.WILL WEISSERTaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsPrimary and secondary educationState legislatureLegal proceedingsStudent testingLegislatureEducationSocial affairsState governmentsLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 23:07:12 GMTClinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, saying his death and the violent protests that followed resulted from frayed bonds of trust in a racially divided community.HAVEN DALEYhtBusinessGeneral newsGovernment and politicsTechnologyUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsRace and ethnicityViolent crimeAfrican-AmericansCrimePoliceSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesPresidential electionsNational electionsElections, 28 Aug 2014 21:53:55 GMTMinimum 17-year sentence sought in porch shooting (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending at least 17 years in prison for a Detroit-area man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch, while his lawyer is urging a judge to go as low as six years.ED WHITEaGeneral newsViolent crimeLegal proceedingsCrimeLaw and orderDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:28:05 GMTFormer champ Samantha Stosur out at US Open YORK (AP) — Former champion Samantha Stosur is out at the U.S. Open.sSportsU.S. Open Tennis ChampionshipsWomen's tennisTennisEventsWomen's sportsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:03:58 GMTCollege Football Playoff era begins new era in college football is here.JOHN MARSHALLsSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballHeisman TrophyEventsAuburnAlabamaOregonKentuckyWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:15:28 GMTWyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) — A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert.aGeneral newsAccidentsVisual artsFairs and festivalsAccidents and disastersTransportationFiresArts and entertainmentRecreation and leisureLifestyleNevadaWyomingJacksonSan FranciscoUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 28 Aug 2014 21:46:14 GMTObama touts revised economic growth numbers (AP) — New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday.wBusinessGovernment and politicsEconomic growthEconomyUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:11:46 GMTUN Security Council members lament Ukraine crisis NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis and threatened sanctions.CARA ANNATRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:16 GMTMcIlroy's break: lunch with Clinton, golf, Mass. (AP) — Players have a four-day break between FedEx Cup playoff events because of the Friday start at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Some of them played golf in corporate outings. Others spent a few days in Manhattan.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsGolfRyder CupMen's golfMen's sportsEventsMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:14:16 GMTObama sets no timeline for action on immigration (AP) — With a self-imposed deadline looming, President Barack Obama said Thursday he still intends to act on his own to change immigration policies but stopped short of reiterating his past vows to act by end of summer.JIM KUHNHENNwBusinessGovernment and politicsImmigration policyImmigrationLegislatureProtests and demonstrationsSeparation of powersGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsPolitical and civil unrestGeneral newsPolitical issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:52:40 GMTStewart returning to competition after fatal crash, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.JENNA FRYERaGeneral newsSportsAutomobile racingAccidentsNASCARAccidents and disastersProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessCharlotteNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:07:12 GMTMom won't be charged in school confrontation ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file charges against a Northern California mother accused of grabbing the throat of a 12-year-old boy she suspected of bullying her daughter.aGeneral newsCrimeArrestsCrimes against childrenViolent crimeLaw and orderSanta RosaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:27:15 GMTObama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia (AP) — President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far weaker neighbor.BRADLEY KLAPPERwGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsWar and unrestDiplomacyEconomyInternational relationsForeign policyGovernment policyBusinessRussiaCrimeaMoscowUkraineUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:29:06 GMTPolice: Man rams car into SC assisted living home, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an 84-year-old man intentionally rammed a car into an assisted living home in South Carolina and he has been charged with attempted murder.aGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 28 Aug 2014 22:48:48 GMTShakira is pregnant with baby No. 2 YORK (AP) — Shakira is pregnant with baby No. 2.eArts and entertainmentMusicEntertainmentMen's soccerProfessional soccerSoccerCelebrityMen's sportsSports, 28 Aug 2014 21:45:02 GMTHigh school buddies followed similar path to jihad (AP) — Two high school buddies who loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends converted to Islam in early adulthood and were somehow recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes on separate continents.AMY FORLITIaGeneral newsTerrorismHigh school basketballMilitant groupsWar and unrestBasketballSportsHigh school sportsMinneapolisMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:16:57 GMTMan, woman accused of torturing 11-year-old boy HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a southwestern Michigan home.aGeneral newsActs of tortureCrimes against childrenCrimeMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:04:57 GMTUN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday accused Moscow of having "outright lied" about its role in Ukraine, as alarmed members of the Security Council demanded that Russia remove its fighters from a new front in the unfolding crisis in Ukraine.CARA ANNATRENTON DANIELiGeneral newsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestInternational relationsGovernment and politicsCrimeaUkraineRussiaUnited StatesEastern EuropeEuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:22:05 GMTSouthern California gets more waves as storm eases ANGELES (AP) — High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents.rjcwjsaaGeneral newsStormsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersCaliforniaLos AngelesUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:00:54 GMTRecord-setting Petit leads Giants past Rockies 4-1 FRANCISCO (AP) — Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record when he retired his 46th batter in a row, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Thursday for their third straight win.ANTONIO GONZALEZsSportsRecord setting eventsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsGeneral newsSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:53:44 GMTUSC coach accepts some blame in Shaw situation ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian believes he shares blame with the athletic department for publicizing cornerback Josh Shaw's fictitious story about injuring his ankles while saving his nephew from drowning.GREG BEACHAMsSportsCoachingMen's sportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:40:03 GMTJPMorgan investigating possible cyberattack YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, the nation's biggest bank by assets, is working with law enforcement officials to investigate a possible cyberattack, said a person familiar with the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity, though the bank isn't currently seeing any unusual fraud activity at the time.STEVE ROTHWELLfBusiness, 28 Aug 2014 21:29:14 GMTOfficial: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country's pharmacies, a government official said Thursday.LEONARDO HABERKORNiBusinessGeneral newsRecreational drug laws and regulationsGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesUruguaySouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 22:08:50 GMTUS bank earnings up 5.2 percent 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 22:15:50 GMTShell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed a revised Arctic offshore drilling plan with federal regulators but says the company hasn't decided whether to return to waters off the coast of northwest Alaska in 2015.DAN JOLINGaBusinessGeneral newsEnergy and the environmentEnvironmentEnvironment and natureAlaskaAnchorageGulf of AlaskaGulf of MexicoUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:56:25 GMTNotre Dame to hold out 5th player in investigation BEND, Ind. (AP) — Reserve safety Eilar Hardy has joined four other Notre Dame players being withheld from practice and games as the university investigates possible academic dishonesty and NCAA violations.sSportsCollege footballCollege sportsFootballSouth BendIndianaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:39:10 GMTAfter Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.HOWARD FENDRICHaGeneral newsSportsSports transactionsSports governanceSex in societyViolenceCrimeViolent crimeSports businessMedia and entertainment industryIndustriesBusinessSocial issuesSocial affairsProfessional footballFootballCelebrityEntertainmentArts and entertainment, 28 Aug 2014 21:53:25 GMTWoman may pursue libel case against Sammy Hagar MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal appeals court says an Iowa woman who claims rock singer Sammy Hagar fathered her baby 25 years ago may sue him for libel, invasion of privacy, and breach of contract.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLegal proceedingsCelebrityLaw and orderIowaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 23:05:21 GMTAbercrombie name to shrink from clothing YORK (AP) — The Abercrombie & Fitch logo has lost the power it once wielded.ANNE D'INNOCENZIOfBusinessLifestyleFashionBeauty and fashionConsumer products and servicesIndustriesFinancial performanceCorporate newsCorporate stockLeading economic indicatorsEconomy, 28 Aug 2014 22:34:56 GMTMuseum to display 6,500-year-old human skeleton (AP) — The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.aGeneral newsOdditiesScienceMuseumsRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:38:28 GMTSouthern California gets more big surf ANGELES (AP) — Big waves generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific continue to roll onto Southern California beaches but the National Weather Service says the surf has peaked.aGeneral newsStormsWeatherBig wave surfingNatural disastersSurfingSportsAccidents and disastersIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos AngelesPacific OceanMexicoSanta AnaCentral AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 28 Aug 2014 21:14:49 GMTWyoming sheriff says pastor actually shot himself, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming law enforcement officials say a pastor who reported being shot and wounded in a struggle with a burglar at his church actually shot himself.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeTheftWyomingLaramieUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:42:43 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.CARA ANNAiGeneral newsWar and unrestArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsSyriaIsraelMiddle East, 28 Aug 2014 21:35:57 GMTFlight diverts to Boston over reclined-seat upset (AP) — Authorities say an outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week.aGeneral newsCrimeAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:56:15 GMTFEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERaGeneral newsHurricane Iselle 2014Emergency managementStormsEventsGovernment and politicsWeatherNatural disastersAccidents and disastersHurricanesHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:54:43 GMTNo jail for man arrested amid Hoffman death probe YORK (AP) — A friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman who was arrested after the actor's overdose death pleaded guilty on Thursday to a low-level drug charge in a deal that spared him jail time.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsCriminal investigationsDrug-related crimeCelebrityArrestsCrimeEntertainmentLaw and orderNew York CityManhattanNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:26:34 GMTVisual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? YORK (AP) — Imagine using your phone to snap a photo of the cool pair of sunglasses your friend is wearing and instantly receiving a slew of information about the shades along with a link to order them.MAE ANDERSONhtBusinessGeneral newsLifestyleTechnologySoftwareComputing and information technologyMobile communication technologyCommunication technologyMobile phonesConsumer electronicsConsumer products and servicesIndustries, 28 Aug 2014 22:17:11 GMTJudge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open — at least for a while — after the law takes effect Sept. 1.JANET McCONNAUGHEYaGeneral newsAbortionNational courtsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWomen's healthHealthIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment and politicsGovernment regulationsNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryLouisianaBaton RougeNew OrleansUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 23:01:29 GMTJamaica agriculture minister dies in Florida, Jamaica (AP) — Roger Clarke, a Jamaican government minister whose affable personality often bridged the Caribbean island's deep political divide, died Thursday in Florida. He was 74.DAVID McFADDENiGeneral newsObituariesGovernment and politicsAgricultureIndustriesBusinessJamaicaMiamiKingstonFloridaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:22:23 GMTDrugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says.TIM TALLEYaGeneral newsHeart attackCriminal punishmentLaw and orderHeart healthHealthCardiovascular diseaseDiseases and conditionsOklahomaOklahoma CityArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:59:36 GMTUS rebukes Oklahoma for ditching school standards CITY (AP) — The federal government on Thursday stripped Oklahoma of authority to decide how to spend $29 million in U.S. education funding because the state abandoned national academic standards known as Common Core, in a rebuke that a union official said could lead to teacher layoffs.JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUSKEN MILLERaGeneral newsEducationMath and science educationGovernment payEducation standardsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsEducation policySocial affairsScienceSchool curriculaGovernment business and financeBusinessLocal governmentsGovernment policyOklahomaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:29:49 GMTMystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks — some weighing hundreds of pounds — zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.aGeneral newsScienceNational parksWeatherEnvironment and natureOutdoor recreationRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:22:13 GMTUkraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had "outright lied" about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict.DALTON BENNETTJIM HEINTZRAF CASERTiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsInternational incidentsDiplomacyWar and unrestBorder securityInternational relationsMilitary and defenseUkraineCrimeaRussiaMoscowRostov-on-DonKievDonetskUnited StatesEuropeEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 22:15:56 GMTA look at US, European sanctions on Russia (AP) — With Russian tanks apparently crossing into southeastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is suggesting the possibility of more sanctions on Russia.DEB RIECHMANNwBusinessGovernment and politicsTravel laws and regulationsForeign policyGovernment policyInternational relationsEconomic policyEconomyGovernment business and financeInternational tradeGovernment regulationsRussiaMoscowCrimeaUkraineEuropeUnited StatesEastern EuropeNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:24:43 GMTLawyers clash over emails in 'Bag Men' lawsuit (AP) — Lawyers for two Massachusetts residents and for the newspaper that called them "Bag Men" after the Boston Marathon bombing are clashing over the significance of emails that circulated among law enforcement in the chaotic days after the attack.BOB SALSBERGaBusinessGeneral newsSports mediaBoston Marathon bombingLegal proceedingsLaw and orderSportsEventsBombingsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:18:09 GMTMurder charge for child care worker in boy's death YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of a toddler she was watching.JIM FITZGERALDaGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeIndictmentsLaw and orderLegal proceedingsWrestlingSportsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaBronx, 28 Aug 2014 21:46:55 GMTGoogle building fleet of package-delivering drones FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's secretive research laboratory is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.htBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyDrone aircraft, 28 Aug 2014 23:08:43 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 newsExplosionsProduction facilitiesFiresAccidentsAccidents and disastersEnergy industryIndustriesCorporate newsIndianaLake MichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 28 Aug 2014 21:15:44 GMT