FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Aug 2014 19:21:45 -0700Las Vegas spoils Mo'ne's night, beats Philly 8-1 WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dallan Cave and Brennan Holligan hit two-run homers, lefty reliever Austin Kryszczuk got out of two big jams, and Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series on Wednesday night.JOHN KEKISsSportsLittle League World SeriesBaseballWomen's sportsYouth baseballEventsMen's sportsYouth sportsLas VegasPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaWilliamsportUnited StatesNevadaNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:14:44 GMTMo'ne Davis pulled in LLWS after 55 pitches WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's Mo'ne Davis, the first girl pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, was pulled in the third inning Wednesday night after allowing three runs to Las Vegas.sSportsLittle League World SeriesYouth baseballEventsBaseballMen's sportsYouth sportsWilliamsportPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:56:18 GMTGordon has thirst for fun at Delaware brewery, Del. (AP) — Jeff Gordon may as well have been any average sports fan, sliding up to the bar and ordering a beer.DAN GELSTONsSportsAutomobile racingNASCARBeveragesFood and drinkLifestyleConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessDelawareDoverUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:52:33 GMTThai army ruler expected to become new premier (AP) — Three months after overthrowing Thailand's last elected government, this Southeast Asian nation's junta leader is poised to step out of his army uniform for good — to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will only extend his time at the helm and consolidate the military's grip on power.TODD PITMANiGeneral newsGovernment and politicsGovernment appointments and nominationsLegislatureThailandBangkokSoutheast AsiaAsia, 21 Aug 2014 01:27:30 GMTSchilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he has been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on his use of chewing tobacco for about 30 years.HOWARD ULMANaGeneral newsSportsOral cancerCancerOral healthBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsHealthDiseases and conditionsBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:56:51 GMTDNC beats RNC in July fundraising (AP) — The Democratic National Committee squeaked past its GOP rival in fundraising last month, but the Republican National Committee still has a bigger bank account, according to finance reports filed Wednesday.PHILIP ELLIOTTpGovernment and politicsElectionsPolitical fundraisingPolitical partiesPolitical organizations, 20 Aug 2014 23:14:34 GMTPolice seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Would burglars be dumb enough to post selfies on their victim's cloud account?htGeneral newsOdditiesTechnologyCriminal investigationsTheftCrimeLaw and orderSanta ClaritaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:47:20 GMTUS routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would've loved to give them what they wanted.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballAthlete injuriesMen's sportsMen's basketballBasketballEventsAthlete healthProfessional basketballDominican RepublicUnited StatesNew YorkSpainCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth AmericaWestern EuropeEurope, 21 Aug 2014 02:17:04 GMTReactions to killing of journalist James Foley Foley was remembered on Wednesday as a journalist who was passionate, persistent, big-hearted, always pushing closer to the story. The 40-year-old went missing in northern Syria in November 2012, and his death was shown in a video that militants with the Islamic State group released Tuesday to international outrage. The news brought an outpouring of respect and sorrow from friends, colleagues and others who were struck by Foley's pursuit of humanity in what he once called "these barren places."The Associated PressaGeneral newsHostage situationsFreedom of the pressKidnappingJournalistsNews mediaMediaHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsCrimeSyriaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 02:07:52 GMTMan who lived years as hermit adjusts to society, Maine (AP) — A man who lived nearly three decades in the woods now has a job and is adjusting to life back in society.aGeneral newsArrestsLaw and orderCrimeAugustaMaineUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:12:59 GMTAPNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record settlement of nearly $17 billion to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.JEFF HORWITZMICHAEL VIRTANENwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisRecessions and depressionsEconomyFinancial marketsPersonal loansPersonal financeReal estateFinancial servicesIndustriesDebt and bond marketsNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:35:35 GMTGarcia-Lopez outlasts Young in 3 sets, N.C. (AP) — American John Isner made short work of his third-round match Wednesday in the Winston-Salem Open, beating Kazakhstan's Mikhail Kukushkin 6-1, 7-6 (7-3).BILL KISERsSportsMen's tennisMen's sportsTennisWinston-SalemNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:58:13 GMTParents demand federal probe in NY police shooting YORK (AP) — The parents of a black 18-year-old man shot to death by a white New York City police officer in 2012 led several dozen supporters on a short march to a Manhattan prosecutor's office Wednesday to demand a federal civil rights probe.LARRY NEUMEISTERaGeneral newsCriminal investigationsViolent crimeCivil rights violationsLegal proceedingsHuman rights and civil libertiesCrimePoliceLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsBronxNew York CityUnited StatesManhattanNew YorkNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:35 GMTSlain American journalist remembered as driven, N.H. (AP) — In 2011, just after James Foley was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, he acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.RIK STEVENSaGeneral newsHostage situationsJournalistsNews mediaMediaSyriaUnited StatesLibyaMiddle EastNew HampshireIraqNorth AmericaNorth AfricaAfrica, 21 Aug 2014 00:02:26 GMTPorcello pitches 3-hitter, leads Tigers over Rays PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a three-hitter for his AL-leading third shutout, Victor Martinez hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-0 Wednesday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsTampaFloridaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:12:16 GMTGOP's Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too, Alaska (AP) — The winner of Alaska's Republican Senate primary, Dan Sullivan, successfully turned back tea party opposition during an at-times contentious 10-month race. Next up, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, who has tagged Sullivan as an outsider in a state where relationships and roots matter.BECKY BOHRERaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsPolitical fundraisingState legislatureUnited States General ElectionCampaignsLegislaturePolitical partiesState governmentsEventsPolitical organizationsGeneral electionsAlaskaUnited StatesAnchorageNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:11:51 GMTPhotographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation ANGELES (AP) — A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.aArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMusicEntertainmentCelebrityHawaiiUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:14:50 GMTTeens deny threatening boy in school shooting plot PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors say two teenagers suspected of plotting a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school have denied charges that they made criminal threats against a third boy.aGeneral newsViolent crimeCrimeViolenceSocial issuesSocial affairsEducation issuesEducationExtortion and threatsJuvenile crimeArrestsCriminal investigationsLaw and orderPasadenaCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth AmericaLos Angeles, 21 Aug 2014 00:16:50 GMTFBI chief calls Islamic terror group 'savages' (AP) — Islamic State extremists who executed journalist James Foley are "savages" who must be brought to justice, said FBI Director James Comey, whose agents are directly involved in the investigation into the killing.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsIntelligence agenciesWar and unrestTerrorismJournalistsGovernment and politicsNews mediaMediaDenverSyriaUnited StatesColoradoNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 01:18:02 GMTLA to settle police-death lawsuit for $5 million ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5 million to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.aGeneral newsViolent crimePoliceLegal proceedingsMunicipal governmentsLaw and orderCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsLocal governmentsLos AngelesCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:56:50 GMTBrazil Socialists name Silva as new candidate DE JANEIRO (AP) — Environmentalist Marina Silva announced Wednesday that she will be the new presidential candidate for Brazil's Socialist Party a week after its previous candidate was killed in a plane crash.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsNational electionsElectionsAccidentsAccidents and disastersTransportationBrazilSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 00:59:49 GMTBeheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.LARA JAKESRYAN LUCASwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsInternational incidentsMilitant groupsWar and unrestJournalistsCivil warsTerrorismGeneral newsNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaIraqBaghdadMiddle EastSaudi ArabiaNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:25:48 GMTLast 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery attempt.M. SPENCER GREENJASON KEYSERaGeneral newsHostage situationsIllinoisChicagoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:26:12 GMT10 Things to Know for Thursday daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:The Associated PressaGeneral newsMarriageFamily issuesSocial affairsHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:08:13 GMTCasino workers turn to prayer to save their jobs CITY, N.J. (AP) — They've turned to politicians, bureaucrats, businessmen and union reps to try to save their jobs at three Atlantic City casinos scheduled to close soon. Now, hundreds of soon-to-be unemployed dealers, cocktail servers and hotel workers are turning to what many say could be their last, best chance.WAYNE PARRYaBusinessGeneral newsConsumer products and servicesIndustriesNew JerseyAtlantic CityUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:43:44 GMTJudge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.PETE YOSTwGovernment and politicsLegislatureNational courtsSeparation of powersGun politicsExecutive branchNational governmentsCourtsJudiciaryPolitical issuesIllegal weaponsCrimeGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:19:58 GMTArgentina defends plan to pay creditors outside US AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina will make its next round of scheduled debt payments, the economy minister said Wednesday as he defended a new plan to pay creditors locally and avoid the jurisdiction of a U.S. court that forced the country into default last month.ALMUDENA CALATRAVAiBusinessGeneral newsDebt and bond marketsLegislatureFinancial marketsGovernment financeGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsArgentinaSouth AmericaUnited StatesLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:49 GMTWheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.JANIE McCAULEYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsOaklandNew York CityNew YorkCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:13:46 GMTMain subway line blacked out in Chile's capital, Chile (AP) — A power failure has knocked out the main subway line in Chile's capital, trapping thousands of riders and throwing Santiago's evening rush hour into chaos.iGeneral newsIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChileSantiagoSouth AmericaLatin America and Caribbean, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:10 GMTBoat blast at Long Island marina kills 1, hurts 1, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a boat exploded while being refueled at a Long Island marina, killing a man aboard and burning a dock worker who pushed the fiery vessel away from the shore.aGeneral newsExplosionsViolent crimeCrimeAccidents and disastersNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:03:24 GMTPanel OKs state librarian despite initial concerns, Calif. (AP) — The son of a former California Supreme Court justice won approval Wednesday from a state Senate panel as the new state librarian after initial concerns that he had never worked in the field and had no formal training as a librarian when he was nominated.DON THOMPSONaGeneral newsLibrariesState governmentsState legislatureJudicial appointments and nominationsGovernment and politicsLegislatureEducationSocial affairsJudiciaryGovernment appointments and nominationsCaliforniaSacramentoUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:05:02 GMTMcConnell, Grimes spar at Kentucky farm forum, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates had a hard time talking about farming without slinging mud.ADAM BEAMBRUCE SCHREINERpGovernment and politicsSenate electionsElectionsState legislatureImmigration policyBorder securityCampaignsLegislatureImmigrationIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsState governmentsGovernment policySocial issuesSocial affairsMilitary and defenseLegislationBusiness insuranceCorporate newsEconomic policyEconomyInternational tradeInternational agreementsInternational relationsUnited StatesKentuckyNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:40:57 GMTVenezuela's president pays visit to Fidel Castro (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro made a belated birthday visit to Fidel Castro, the former Cuban leader revealed in one of his regular columns.iGeneral newsGovernment and politicsCubaVenezuelaCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanSouth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:13:23 GMTSteelers' Bell, Blount set to face pot charges (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.WILL GRAVESsSportsDrug-related crimeArrestsReckless endangermentCrimeGeneral newsProfessional footballFootballLaw and orderPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:18:42 GMTHolder says he understands mistrust of police LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown's death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.ALAN SCHER ZAGIERaGeneral newsViolent crimeCriminal investigationsArrestsFunerals and memorial servicesCrimeHuman rights and civil libertiesLaw and orderSocial issuesSocial affairsMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:35:55 GMTFather's claims he didn't kill driver get boost, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.JUAN A. LOZANOaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsAccidentsCrimeViolent crimeAccidents and disastersTransportationLaw and orderTexasUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:37 GMTGiants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume (AP) — The San Francisco Giants on Wednesday became the first team since 1986 to win a protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsChicagoIllinoisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:23:41 GMTManfred, Torre take ice bucket challenge for ALS YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball officials are not afraid of getting their feet wet for a good cause.sSportsBaseballProfessional baseballMen's sportsNeurological disordersDiseases and conditionsHealthNew York CityNew YorkUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:50:17 GMTPirates rally to beat Braves 3-2 (AP) — Justin Upton dropped a routine fly ball to left-centerfield in the ninth inning which set the stage for Gaby Sanchez's game-winning sacrifice fly that capped a late-inning comeback as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.NATE BARNESsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsPittsburghPennsylvaniaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 02:09:57 GMTNC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.EMERY P. DALESIOMITCH WEISSaBusinessGeneral newsLegislationGovernment and politicsEnvironmental laws and regulationsEnvironmentEnvironment and natureGovernment regulationsEnvironmental concernsLegislatureWater environmentNorth CarolinaUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:36:03 GMTCEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week (AP) — The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to kill him in response to U.S. bombings in Iraq.aGeneral newsJournalistsKidnappingBombingsNews mediaMediaCrimeBostonMassachusettsUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:37 GMTEx-governor at corruption trial: Wife grew anxious, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that his gubernatorial victory was just hours old when he got the first glimpse of growing anxiety in his wife. It eventually led to talk of her moving out of the governor's mansion and seeking counseling.LARRY O'DELLMATTHEW BARAKATALAN SUDERMANaGeneral newsPolitical corruptionLegal proceedingsLaw and orderPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsProducts and servicesCorporate newsBusinessRichmondVirginiaUnited StatesNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:42:33 GMTUS mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the administration disclosed Wednesday.JULIE PACEwGovernment and politicsHostage situationsSearch and rescue effortsWar and unrestMilitant groupsCivil warsJournalistsGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseNews mediaMediaUnited StatesSyriaNorth AmericaMiddle East, 21 Aug 2014 01:44:41 GMTRose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards.sSportsInternational basketballMen's sportsBasketballDominican RepublicUnited StatesCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanNorth America, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:40 GMTMarijuana supplier named Pot Playboy gets 27 years YORK (AP) — A Canadian drug kingpin who was one of New York's biggest marijuana suppliers and was dubbed the Pot Playboy was sentenced Wednesday to 27 years in prison for leading a $1 billion international drug trafficking enterprise, prosecutors said.aGeneral newsDrug-related crimeLegal proceedingsCelebrityCrimeOrganized crimeLaw and orderEntertainmentArts and entertainmentSmugglingCanadaNorth AmericaBrooklynNew YorkNew York CityMontrealUnited StatesQuebec, 21 Aug 2014 02:18:50 GMTBouchard, Wozniacki upset at Connecticut Open HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Third-seeded Eugenie Bouchard of Canada and four-time champion Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark both suffered straight-set upsets Wednesday in the second round of the Connecticut Open.PAT EATON-ROBBsSportsWomen's tennisTennisWomen's sportsConnecticutUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:53:31 GMTAustralian junior banned for 1 year for drug use, Australia (AP) — Australia's top-ranked junior player has been banned for a year by a Tennis Australia tribunal for taking the party drug ecstasy.sSportsDopingTennisAustraliaOceania, 21 Aug 2014 01:07:41 GMTWhy Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much.JEFF HORWITZwBusinessGovernment and politicsFinancial crisisConsumer protection and advocacyFinancial servicesIndustriesEconomyFinancial marketsHuman welfareSocial issuesSocial affairsConsumer affairs, 20 Aug 2014 23:28:40 GMT3 Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility LOUIS (AP) — Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community: Ferguson, Missouri.JASON L. YOUNGaGeneral newsSportsHigh school sportsSchool infrastructureHigh school footballFootballEducationSocial affairsProfessional footballMissouriSt. LouisUnited StatesNorth America, 21 Aug 2014 01:49:24 GMTNews Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees (AP) — Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. 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