FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 30 Aug 2014 11:15:12 -0700Iran's president dodges question on held reporter (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declined to specifically discuss the case of a detained Washington Post journalist during a nationally televised news conference Saturday.iGeneral newsNewspapersJournalismJournalistsNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsIranMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 16:55:54 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 GMTPakistani protesters head toward premier's house (AP) — Pakistani police are firing tear gas at thousands of protesters led by a cricket-legend-turned politician and an anti-government cleric as they march toward the prime minister's home in the capital.iGeneral newsProtests and demonstrationsGovernment and politicsPolitical and civil unrestPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 30 Aug 2014 17:42:49 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 GMTPro-Russia rebels confident after making gains, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter.PETER LEONARDiGeneral newsRebellions and uprisingsWar and unrestEvacuationsGovernment and politicsUkraineRussiaEastern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 17:51:02 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 GMTEU leaders pick Italian as bloc's new top diplomat (AP) — European Union leaders have nominated Italy's top diplomat to become the 28-nation bloc's new foreign policy chief for the next five years.JUERGEN BAETZiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSummitsInternational relationsForeign policyDiplomacyGovernment policyPolandEuropeItalyEastern EuropeWestern EuropeBrusselsWarsawRussiaUkraineBelgium, 30 Aug 2014 17:45:24 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 GMTIn Sandy turnaround test, NYC says it'll meet goal YORK (AP) — A city home-repair program has been sprinting to meet a self-imposed deadline to signal a turnaround in Superstorm Sandy recovery, and officials say they're positioned to pass their test of rebuilding both houses and confidence.JENNIFER PELTZaBusinessGeneral newsGovernment programsMunicipal governmentsGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersStormsWeatherNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:18:44 GMTHennie Otto remains in lead at Italian Open, Italy (AP) — Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take a two-stroke lead into the final round of the Italian Open, where Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup will go down to the wire.sSportsMen's sportsRyder CupMen's golfGolfEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 17:18:48 GMTCalifornia appeals teacher tenure ruling ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them.ANDREW DALTONaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsState governmentsState legislatureEducationLaw and orderGovernment and politicsLegislatureSocial affairsCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 17:47:56 GMT'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' draft released (AP) — An unused chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsUnited KingdomWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 16:39:33 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 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 newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestTerritorial disputesGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelEgyptGaza StripMiddle EastNorth AfricaAfrica, 30 Aug 2014 17:50:54 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 GMTLA's Made in America concert set to rock downtown ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival.SANDY COHENaArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 17:18:48 GMTFerguson rally marks 3 weeks after Brown's death, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday morning 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 politicsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 18:06:40 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 GMTWimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open 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 America, 30 Aug 2014 17:51:33 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 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 GMTVENICE WATCH: Director's praise for Robin Williams, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press:iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentVenice Film FestivalCelebrityEventsItalyWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 16:46:37 GMTGulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat, 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 territories, 30 Aug 2014 17:54:42 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 GMTSomali troops oust militants from southern town, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday.ABDI GULEDiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestSomaliaAfricaMogadishuEast Africa, 30 Aug 2014 17:58:38 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 GMT5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally.JAKE COYLEaBusinessArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 17:17:07 GMTNYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death YORK (AP) — The head of a New York City police union says officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in custody.aBusinessGeneral newsPoliceLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 17:53:59 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 GMTNYC police investigate tot's death after day care YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care.aGeneral newsCriminal investigationsCrimeViolent crimeLaw and orderNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:58:46 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 policyPolandEuropeBrusselsWarsawItalyEastern EuropeBelgiumWestern Europe, 30 Aug 2014 16:32:41 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.SHAWN POGATCHNIKsSportsMen's sportsFootballCollege footballCollege sportsDublinIrelandWestern EuropeEurope, 30 Aug 2014 16:30:38 GMTObama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef (AP) — Here's what the Obama family had on its plate Saturday evening: the White House chef's wedding.DARLENE SUPERVILLEeArts and entertainmentLifestyleGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentWeddingsOccasionsDistrict of ColumbiaNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 18:08:12 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 GMTCorvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky.BRUCE SCHREINERaGeneral newsMuseumsNatural disastersAccidents and disastersRecreation and leisureLifestyleLeisure travelTravelBowling GreenKentuckyUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:55:54 GMTJapan's Nishikora advances in US Open 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 America, 30 Aug 2014 17:23:17 GMTEU inches toward new sanctions on Russia (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 16:59:16 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 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 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 18:05:53 GMTYemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.AHMED AL-HAJiGeneral newsMilitant groupsWar and unrestYemenSanaaMiddle East, 30 Aug 2014 17:08:25 GMTFew women in construction; recruiting efforts rise YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a T-shirt — learning how to be a carpenter.DAVID CRARYaBusinessGeneral newsHigher educationConstruction sector performanceWorkplace discriminationIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesEducationSocial affairsEconomyProfessional servicesPersonnelLabor issuesSocial issuesHuman rights and civil libertiesSex in societyNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:49:42 GMT49ers' Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.sSportsSports transactionsCelebritySports governanceSports businessEntertainmentArts and entertainmentProfessional footballFootballSan FranciscoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 30 Aug 2014 16:35:45 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 GMT