FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 20 Oct 2016 14:18:30 -07:00No joke: Mississippi county bans clowns 'til after Halloween, 20 Oct 2016 20:43:17 GMTDEKALB, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county has had enough of the creepy clown craze, at least until after Halloween. want to keep progress going after playoff berth, 20 Oct 2016 20:54:19 GMTAUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — After returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2009 and being swept in the opening round by the eventual champions, the Detroit Pistons have a pretty obvious challenge ahead. Latest: Catholic leader in Kansas criticizes Kaine, 20 Oct 2016 19:03:53 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): Airlines 3Q profit falls on lower revenue, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:53 GMTFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — More empty seats and higher labor costs are cutting into profit at American Airlines. mocks critics: I'll accept election results _ if I win, 20 Oct 2016 20:20:12 GMTDELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election — if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him. arrest paralyzed man who won $23 million verdict, 20 Oct 2016 20:29:48 GMTFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man who won a $23 million lawsuit against a Florida sheriff's office this year after being shot by a deputy and paralyzed has been arrested on charges that he sold heroin, marijuana and cocaine near a preschool. urges greater investment in the world's 10-year-old girls, 20 Oct 2016 19:04:16 GMTUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. population agency is urging greater investment in 10-year-old girls saying that what happens at that age can determine their futures. Latest: Reports: 3 Russian officers wounded in Aleppo, 20 Oct 2016 19:04:16 GMTBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): react to 'nasty woman' remark with disgust, mockery, 20 Oct 2016 19:40:00 GMTST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump's reference to Hillary Clinton as "a nasty woman" during the last presidential debate before the election has inspired reactions ranging from disgust to mockery. For many women, the moment Wednesday night recalled their own experiences being called names by men. What some of them (and some men) are saying: Stone reporter pressed about errors in rape story, 20 Oct 2016 19:07:16 GMTCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia on Thursday acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while reporting the story of the woman identified only as "Jackie." Dame, Texas better after defensive coordinator changes, 20 Oct 2016 18:55:26 GMTSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Simpler has meant better so far at Texas and Notre Dame, with both head coaches taking more hands-on roles to fix bad defenses. attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order, 20 Oct 2016 20:06:59 GMTBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language. special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies, 20 Oct 2016 19:58:58 GMTBARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — In a significant intensification of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city. The U.S. military announced the first American death since the operation began., Democrats react to Trump on accepting election outcome, 20 Oct 2016 19:24:18 GMTRepublicans and Democrats overwhelmingly rejected Republican Donald Trump's comments that he might not accept the results of the presidential election. Trump, who has said the process could be rigged, dug in Thursday, promising to fully accept the outcome "if I win." Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month, 20 Oct 2016 19:00:02 GMTJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the turbulent country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled — on foot. to pardon thousands convicted under past anti-gay laws, 20 Oct 2016 20:12:44 GMTLONDON (AP) — Thousands of men who were convicted under now-abolished British laws against homosexuality are to receive posthumous pardons, the government announced Thursday. Those who are still alive can will be eligible to have their criminal records wiped clean. cop who fatally shot man charged with sex assault, 20 Oct 2016 20:21:31 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man the night after the shooting, after they watched coverage of the riots on television at a bar, authorities said Thursday. charged in unsolved 1989 killing in Kansas, 20 Oct 2016 20:57:07 GMTKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman has been charged in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found nearly 30 years ago in Kansas City, Kansas. man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists, 20 Oct 2016 20:05:15 GMTMADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man has pleaded guilty to trying to join the Islamic State group. withdraws from Luxembourg Open with illness, 20 Oct 2016 20:06:18 GMTLUXEMBOURG (AP) — Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki withdrew ill from the Luxembourg Open on Thursday, allowing Monica Niculescu of Romania to advance to the semifinals. Health care law worked, but improvements needed, 20 Oct 2016 20:11:59 GMTMIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health insurance" because of the Affordable Care Act. rights groups build alliances to counter climate of fear, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:41 GMTNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Gay rights activists are joining with refugees, ethnic minorities and other groups to beat back forces that are exploiting a climate of fear created by terror concerns, an official with an international gay rights advocacy group said Thursday. Latest: Schools try to cope with California heat wave, 20 Oct 2016 18:55:34 GMTWESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Southern California's fall heat spell (all times local): boring enough: Investors leave "low-volatility" funds, 20 Oct 2016 19:11:38 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — Whoa, give us back our money. We wanted something boring. pour record $450 million into California initiatives, 20 Oct 2016 20:27:32 GMTSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Political donors have spent a record $450 million to support and oppose 17 November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on statewide ballots in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show. mountaintop stone cabin gutted by fire is rebuilt, 20 Oct 2016 19:19:21 GMTSTOWE, Vt. (AP) — A historic mountaintop stone cabin that was gutted by an accidental fire caused by the sons of a snowboard company founder almost a year ago has been rebuilt and will be ready for guests soon. sue child protection agency over sex abuse, 20 Oct 2016 20:47:44 GMTCONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The grandparents of two young sisters who were sexually abused by their parents while in foster care are suing New Hampshire's child protection agency. winner joins scientists' protest of Hungarian policies, 20 Oct 2016 19:30:22 GMTBUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning scientist says he has resigned as an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to protest the "repressive policies" of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government. to take aim at giant telescope at Hawaii hearing, 20 Oct 2016 20:05:26 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — A $1.4 billion project to build one of the world's largest telescopes is up against intense protests by Native Hawaiians and others who say building it on the Big Island's Mauna Kea mountain will desecrate sacred land. FACT CHECK: Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump, 20 Oct 2016 20:38:29 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, who's railed for months about a "rigged" political system, used the final presidential debate to defiantly say he won't decide until the election ends whether he will accept its results. sets to cross Pacific in reed boat, reach Australia, 20 Oct 2016 19:07:00 GMTLA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — In the age of space travel, an American explorer is preparing to cross the Pacific Ocean from South America to Australia using a reed boat built by Bolivian Aymara Indians.'s new philosophy rekindles title hopes in Indiana, 20 Oct 2016 19:25:43 GMTINDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nate McMillan learned a lot the last three seasons as an Indiana Pacers assistant. Latest: Milwaukee police union head reacts to charges, 20 Oct 2016 19:53:39 GMTMILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges filed against a Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August (all times local): businessman pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case, 20 Oct 2016 20:44:25 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — A Florida businessman pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches. Olympic headquarters could be site of new US consulate, 20 Oct 2016 20:09:39 GMTRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The parcel of land housing the Rio de Janeiro Olympic organizing committee headquarters could become the new location for a United States consular office. beats Mayer to reach quarters of European Open, 20 Oct 2016 21:01:00 GMTANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Top-seeded David Goffin beat Florian Mayer of Germany 7-5, 6-4 to ensure a Belgian made it through to the quarterfinals of the European Open in Antwerp on Thursday. Latest: Feds meet with Hawaii fishing vessel owners, 20 Oct 2016 19:23:29 GMTHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between federal officials and fishing boat owners to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet (all times local): Mars is pop's ultimate party boy with hit '24K Magic', 20 Oct 2016 20:02:28 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — While the world was busy dancing to Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" at the top of 2015, the singer was partying in the studio and creating his latest groovy hit. Latest: Penn State ex-president defends 2011 statement, 20 Oct 2016 20:43:40 GMTBELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a former assistant football coach's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State (all times local): voter-registration deadline extended through Friday, 20 Oct 2016 19:45:56 GMTALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia's voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. wrote about police killings before officer killed her, 20 Oct 2016 21:02:12 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — In a searing, eloquent essay on living with schizophrenia, Deborah Danner agonized over the deaths of mentally ill people like her at the hands of police. service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq, 20 Oct 2016 19:51:02 GMTWASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military member was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday in connection with the Iraqi effort to retake the key city of Mosul, marking the first American combat casualty in the long-planned push against the Islamic State group. More Americans now have access to bank accounts, 20 Oct 2016 19:24:23 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households. Right Now: Stocks end slightly lower, 20 Oct 2016 20:10:09 GMTNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):'s 'bad hombres' draws jeers, Spanish lessons, 20 Oct 2016 19:54:56 GMTPHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive. a year after 8 relatives killed, no answers or arrests, 20 Oct 2016 19:50:27 GMTPIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting — for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure. Latest: Suspect ID'd in killing of California deputy, 20 Oct 2016 19:44:43 GMTALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California deputy who shot and killed (all times local): NY officials plead not guilty in corruption case, 20 Oct 2016 19:32:18 GMTCENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — The highest elected official in a large county outside New York City and a town supervisor pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that they conspired to receive bribes and kickbacks from a businessman in exchange for helping him obtain $20 million in loan guarantees. Today: Iraqi special forces push into IS-held town, 20 Oct 2016 20:32:22 GMTBAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi special forces charged into the Mosul battle Thursday with a pre-dawn advance on a nearby town held by the Islamic State group, a key part of a multi-pronged assault on eastern approaches to the besieged city. parks director: More worker sex harassment cases likely, 20 Oct 2016 21:04:16 GMTBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Park Service must attract younger and more racially diverse visitors to the areas it manages, and it will probably uncover more cases of sexual harassment in its workforce of 22,000 employees following a scandal involving demands for sex by male workers from their female colleagues, the service's outgoing director said in an interview Tuesday.