FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 27 Aug 2015 12:23:47 -07:00Serena Williams could face Sharapova in US Open semifinal, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:52 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. links hacking scheme to Iran, 27 Aug 2015 18:52:59 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Researchers have linked a sophisticated hacking scheme targeting Iranian dissidents and at least one freedom of expression activist back to Iran. describes handling gun-wielding teen hostage taker, 27 Aug 2015 19:18:29 GMTCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thirty-year veteran teacher Twila Smith had scarcely begun the school year when a 14-year-old freshman entered her class and pulled a gun. He told her to cover the windows, lock the door and throw the keys and her 27 students' cellphones on the floor. prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal, 27 Aug 2015 19:11:33 GMTGUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation." settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem, 27 Aug 2015 17:59:21 GMTJERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area. Food CEO, chief counsel ordered to pay $148M, 27 Aug 2015 18:27:14 GMTDOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge has ordered the CEO of Dole Food Co. and his former right-hand man to pay $148 million in damages for misleading directors and shareholders in a deal that took the company private in 2013. named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism case, 27 Aug 2015 18:05:16 GMTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Sheriff's deputies have interviewed more than a dozen girls named "Destiny" trying to crack a vandalism case where someone spray-painted a prom invitation on a southwest Idaho cliffside. won't toss charges in Chinatown racketeering case, 27 Aug 2015 18:46:55 GMTSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out racketeering charges against a man arrested in a federal money laundering and corruption probe that also led to charges against a California state senator. 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee, 27 Aug 2015 18:44:46 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real.'s Museum of Manhattan features NYC's sights, sounds, 27 Aug 2015 18:56:54 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming installation at the Children's Museum of Manhattan invites kids to explore the sounds, sights and flavors of New York City. campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut, 27 Aug 2015 17:42:11 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity. music provocateurs Maddie & Tae come out swinging, 27 Aug 2015 17:41:15 GMTNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The country duo Maddie & Tae took on gender stereotypes in their first platinum single, "Girl in a Country Song," and now they are targeting another overused effect in today's country music: electronic drum machines. can't confirm results of many psychology experiments, 27 Aug 2015 18:10:39 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results. The answer: Less than half the time. over gay marriage licenses wears on, despite ruling, 27 Aug 2015 18:58:02 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A familiar scene repeated itself at a rural Kentucky courthouse Thursday morning: an engaged gay couple marched into the clerk's office, asked for a marriage license and insisted that the latest in a string of court orders proves that they are entitled to one. charged in Jewish site deaths: Judge denying fair trial, 27 Aug 2015 18:19:29 GMTOLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Kansas City-area Jewish sites accused a judge on Thursday of denying him a fair trial for not allowing him to present evidence explaining his mindset at the time. begin in New Hampshire prep school rape trial, 27 Aug 2015 17:48:29 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a prep school graduate charged with raping a freshman were left to decide Thursday who was more credible: the defendant who said "divine inspiration" led him to end their escalating sexual encounter or the accuser who couldn't recall telling a friend what sex acts she was prepared to perform. Supreme Court hears dispute over '0INK' plate, 27 Aug 2015 19:06:16 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a police officer was wrongly denied a vanity license plate saying '0INK,' which state officials had deemed offensive. punts decision on embattled Albuquerque schools chief, 27 Aug 2015 18:50:40 GMTALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The embattled superintendent of New Mexico's largest school district has been granted a reprieve after school board members put off making a decision Thursday regarding his future at the helm of the troubled district. killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island, 27 Aug 2015 17:51:08 GMTROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies., Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal, 27 Aug 2015 19:09:13 GMTGREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran. Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans, 27 Aug 2015 18:22:22 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The boos began as soon as Washington's mayor said she was putting more police officers on the streets in neighborhoods affected by violent crime. They didn't let up for the next 18 minutes as Democrat Muriel Bowser laid out her plans to address an increase in homicides in the nation's capital. Eaton begins defense of decathlon title at worlds, 27 Aug 2015 19:12:13 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Ashton Eaton is in good shape, maybe even his best shape in quite a while. Mentally, he's as strong as ever, too. Pharoah looks 'super good' at Saratoga Race Course, 27 Aug 2015 17:58:24 GMTSARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course. attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud, 27 Aug 2015 18:43:06 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned. mom hopes pope will help get son off death row, 27 Aug 2015 18:07:57 GMTBUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — When Lidia Guerrero met with Pope Francis in Rome last year, the Argentine native told her he knew all about Guerrero's son, who has been on death row in Texas for 19 years. Latest: Kentucky clerk again refuses to grant license, 27 Aug 2015 17:41:08 GMTMOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest in the refusal of a Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples (all times local):, tears mark newscast a day after on-air shootings, 27 Aug 2015 19:18:52 GMTROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The colleagues of two journalists shot to death on live television returned to their morning show Thursday with memories, tears and a determination to carry on. crackdown stuns once-welcomed Colombian migrants, 27 Aug 2015 19:08:22 GMTCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leidy Echeverri fled the Colombian countryside six years ago with her toddler in tow after a paramilitary group threatened her husband's life. Now she's again taken her children and run, this time in the other direction, amid a Venezuelan crackdown on Colombian immigrants. offers DirecTV customers free year of phone service, 27 Aug 2015 18:55:04 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T. cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:53 GMTBENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is concerned it could be sold for scrap metal. walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward', 27 Aug 2015 18:23:28 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Walking door to door on the streets of a city reborn after tragedy, President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt a devastating blow. He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after extraordinary trials. add 2 golds at worlds from Felix and Taylor, 27 Aug 2015 17:38:12 GMTBEIJING (AP) — Allyson Felix and Christian Taylor were out of their comfort zones at the world championships. attorney estimates damage in Fairey case at $30,000, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:09 GMTDETROIT (AP) — Damage to illegally tagged buildings in Detroit that led to charges against graffiti artist Shepard Fairey is estimated at around $30,000.'We Are Your Friends' director schooled by MTV's 'Catfish', 27 Aug 2015 17:52:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Fans of MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" may notice something familiar in the new film "We Are Your Friends." likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists, 27 Aug 2015 18:27:47 GMTCLEVELAND (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies. soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth, 27 Aug 2015 18:52:29 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Oil soars to biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by stock markets, US economic growth. US economy's second quarter went from solid to stellar, 27 Aug 2015 17:46:32 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy staged a far bigger rebound last quarter than first thought, outpacing the rest of the developed world and bolstering confidence that it will remain sturdy in coming months despite global headwinds. gunman became increasingly volatile before killings, 27 Aug 2015 19:12:22 GMTMONETA, Va. (AP) — Vester Flanagan appeared to become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and others he encountered over seemingly mundane events or perceived slights and culminating with the on-air slaying of two former colleagues who he believed had wronged him. Ginepri, '05 US Open semifinalist, retires from tennis, 27 Aug 2015 18:25:50 GMTMcLEAN, Va. (AP) — Robby Ginepri, a semifinalist at the 2005 U.S. Open, has retired after 14 years on the ATP World Tour. State: Student made threats that led to alert, 27 Aug 2015 17:56:58 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University officials say the school's police force arrested a freshman after he made threats to kill himself and others that sparked a campus lockdown Thursday. However, authorities said they found no gun and believed no shots were ever fired. priest seeks OK to wear religious habit in classroom, 27 Aug 2015 18:07:38 GMTPARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest who also is a teacher has asked school officials to allow him to wear his religious habit in the classroom.'Sister Wives' cite gay marriage ruling in polygamy case, 27 Aug 2015 18:21:11 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous family says the landmark Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage shows that laws prohibiting consensual adult relationships are outdated even if the unions are unpopular. can't control much, but you can control investment fees, 27 Aug 2015 17:58:08 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Do the stock market's big swings have you feeling helpless? says New Orleans is 'moving forward' after hurricane, 27 Aug 2015 18:02:40 GMTNEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama says New Orleans is "moving forward" a decade after Hurricane Katrina dealt it a devastating blow. Cable company largely responsible in fatal blast, 27 Aug 2015 19:13:02 GMTKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A jury says Time Warner Cable is largely responsible for a fatal natural gas explosion that leveled an upscale Kansas City restaurant. cut water use by 31 percent in July amid drought, 27 Aug 2015 17:59:29 GMTFRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California cities cut water use by a combined 31 percent in July, exceeding the governor's statewide mandate to conserve, officials said Thursday. police dismantle Roma camp on Paris outskirts, 27 Aug 2015 18:09:40 GMTLA COURNEUVE, France (AP) — Police, working swiftly in the pouring rain, cleared out one of France's biggest and oldest Roma camps on Thursday, dismantling a sprawling network of makeshift shelters that housed hundreds of people. mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later, 27 Aug 2015 18:45:32 GMTJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and a movie screening to remember Emmett Till. officials: Utah man in his 70s dies from plague, 27 Aug 2015 18:34:01 GMTSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials say a Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague earlier this month. 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit, 27 Aug 2015 18:18:10 GMTPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League — the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group.