FindLaw AP News Feedhttp://news.findlaw.comAssociated Press breaking news from around the world, brought to you by, 23 Aug 2014 02:28:05 -0700Seahawks use big first half to rout Bears 34-6 (AP) — Seattle's defense is expected to among the best in the NFL again. If Russell Wilson and the Seahawks' offense can play this well in the regular season, look out.TIM BOOTHsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballSeattleIllinoisWashingtonCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:22:19 GMTIndia, Pakistan trade gunfire in Kashmir; 4 dead, India (AP) — India and Pakistan traded gunfire in the disputed Kashmir region on Saturday, killing two villagers on each side and wounding several others, officials said.iGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesInternational tradeDiplomacyWar and unrestBorder securityArmed forcesEconomyBusinessInternational relationsGovernment and politicsMilitary and defenseIndiaPakistanKashmirSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 08:40:59 GMTEmails show Walker recall election campaign push, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Walker and distribute money to other conservative groups backing him.TODD RICHMONDM.L. JOHNSONaGeneral newsGovernment and politicsState electionsElectionsState governmentsRecall electionsCampaignsPolitical fundraisingHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:42:44 GMTGreen-Beckham to sit at OU after NCAA decision, Okla. (AP) — Dorial Green-Beckham will not be allowed to play for Oklahoma this season after the NCAA denied the school's request for a waiver that would have made the talented receiver eligible to play immediately.sSportsCollege sportsCrimeCollege footballGeneral newsFootballOklahomaNormanSpringfieldUnited StatesNorth AmericaMissouri, 23 Aug 2014 03:55:03 GMTAL Central-leading Royals win 6-3 at Texas, Texas (AP) — Yordano Ventura still reverts to being the rookie pitcher he is for the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals.STEPHEN HAWKINSsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballAthlete healthBaseballMen's sportsTexasKansasUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:19:17 GMTChina shuts down Beijing independent film festival (AP) — Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:38:42 GMTGray pitches into 9th, A's top Angels, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray ended a monthlong losing streak, pitching into the ninth inning and leading the Oakland Athletics over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of AL West rivals.MICHAEL WAGAMANsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthOaklandCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:20:21 GMT5 things to watch for weekend at The Barclays, N.J. (AP) — In a span of two weeks, Adam Scott lost his No. 1 ranking and then ended the year without a major.DOUG FERGUSONsSportsPGA ChampionshipsMen's golfGolfMen's sportsEventsNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:03:40 GMTLufthansa pilots' union threatens new strikes (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa's pilots is threatening a new round of strikes in a long-running dispute over wages and early retirement benefits.fBusinessStrikesWages and salariesGeneral newsLabor issuesSocial issuesSocial affairsPersonnelGermanyWestern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 08:42:22 GMTLeader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Leader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court.iGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesGaza StripMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 05:20:13 GMTOfficer charged in hot-car death of police dog, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours.aGeneral newsLegal proceedingsPoliceLaw and orderLaw enforcement agenciesGovernment and politicsCasperWyomingUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:23:39 GMTThousands to march against NY chokehold death YORK (AP) — Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer.JONATHAN LEMIREaGeneral newsCrimeViolent crime, 23 Aug 2014 05:59:09 GMTToday in History is Saturday, August 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.The Associated PressaViolent crimeCrimeLegal proceedingsLaw and orderGeneral newsNBA basketballProfessional basketballBasketballSportsMen's basketballMen's sportsUnited StatesNew York CityNorth AmericaNew York, 23 Aug 2014 04:00:29 GMTSt. Louis officer suspended after video comments LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County Police chief says an officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has been suspended while the department reviews a 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.aGeneral newsSt. LouisMissouriUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 03:58:23 GMTPolice officer accused of sex assaults on patrol CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol — picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, police documents show.KRISTI EATONaGeneral newsSportsPolice brutalityAfrican-AmericansRace and ethnicityCrimeHigh school footballFootballViolent crimeLaw and orderHuman rights and civil libertiesSocial issuesSocial affairsViolenceHigh school sportsOklahoma CityOklahomaMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:36:49 GMTCollmenter and D-Backs beat Padres 5-1 (AP) — Some extra rest seemed to be just what Josh Collmenter needed.JOSE ROMEROsSportsAthlete injuriesProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsAthlete healthArizonaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:19:48 GMTHamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKiGeneral newsCourtsJudiciaryGovernment and politicsPalestinian territoriesIsraelMiddle EastGaza Strip, 23 Aug 2014 05:50:47 GMTHavana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum.PETER ORSIiBusinessGeneral newsInternational incidentsRestaurantsFood and drinkLifestyleCuisinesCubaSoviet UnionHavanaMoscowRussiaKyrgyzstanUkraineCaribbeanLatin America and CaribbeanEastern EuropeEuropeCentral AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 04:07:11 GMTWash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes, Wash. (AP) — Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday.aGeneral newsWeather forecastsWeatherProperty damageFloodsAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:06:25 GMTRodgers has 2 TDs, Packers beat Raiders 31-21 BAY, Wis. (AP) — With a stable of running backs now complementing quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers offense could be as potent as ever this season.GENARO C. ARMASsSportsAthlete injuriesSports transactionsAthlete healthSports businessProfessional footballFootballGreen BayWisconsinUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 03:42:58 GMTGuest lineups for the Sunday news shows (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:eArts and entertainmentGovernment and politicsTelevision programsEntertainmentTV newsPoliceNews mediaMediaTelevisionLaw enforcement agencies, 23 Aug 2014 07:14:55 GMTChina shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival (AP) — Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival on its opening day Saturday, a rare venue for the showing of films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls, organizers said.iArts and entertainmentGeneral newsMoviesEntertainmentConsumer products and servicesIndustriesBusinessChinaBeijingGreater ChinaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 06:37:35 GMTSpirits, prayers mark hunt for Myanmar's lost bell, Myanmar (AP) — Divers stand on the edge of a small wooden fishing boat gazing at the murky, choppy waters below. After receiving blessings from Buddhist monks, they lower their masks and plunge one-by-one into the mighty Yangon River, clinging to garden hoses that will act as primitive breathing devices during their dizzying descent into darkness.AYE AYE WINiGeneral newsSearch and rescue effortsMyanmarYangonSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:32:39 GMTUpton's HR sends Braves over Reds 3-1 in 12th (AP) — Justin Upton hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds after left-hander Mike Minor came up four outs short of a no-hitter.JOE KAYsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsCincinnatiOhioUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 03:41:00 GMTOfficer critical in coma after California gunfight BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said.aGeneral newsArrestsViolent crimeCrimeLaw and orderSan BernardinoCaliforniaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:36:27 GMTIndia police re-arrest fasting activist, India (AP) — Police re-arrested a frail Indian activist who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 14 years to protest alleged military brutality in India's remote northeast, her attorney said Saturday.WASBIR HUSSAINiGeneral newsArrestsSuicidesCrimePolitical activismLaw and orderProtests and demonstrationsPolitical and civil unrestPolitical issuesGovernment and politicsIndiaSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:54:02 GMTGeno named Jets starter after 35-24 loss to Giants RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rex Ryan saw enough to finally reveal the New York Jets' worst-kept secret.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:52:54 GMT3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials said.ELLIOT SPAGATaGeneral newsAccidentsInternational studentsAccidents and disastersTransportationEducationSocial affairsCaliforniaSan DiegoJapanUnited StatesNorth AmericaEast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 07:35:28 GMTUS picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup YORK (AP) — The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title.BRIAN MAHONEYsSports2014 FIBA Basketball World CupFIBA Basketball World CupInternational basketballMen's sportsMen's basketballMen's tennisTennisBasketballEventsNBA basketballProfessional basketballUnited StatesNew YorkPuerto RicoNew York CityNorth AmericaCaribbeanLatin America and Caribbean, 23 Aug 2014 05:32:08 GMTSmith, Vick toss TDs in Jets' 35-24 loss to Giants RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Geno Smith and Michael Vick each threw touchdown passes with the New York Jets' starting offense, and the defense mostly shut down Eli Manning before the Giants' backups rallied for a 35-24 preseason victory Friday night.DENNIS WASZAK Jr.sSportsProfessional footballFootballNew JerseyUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:48:34 GMTHarrison homers, drives in 5, Pirates beat Brewers (AP) — Josh Harrison homered, doubled, singled and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3 Friday night.sSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsWisconsinMilwaukeeUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 03:43:16 GMTHaren leads Dodgers over error-prone Mets 6-2 ANGELES (AP) — Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.JOE RESNICKsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsNew York CityLos AngelesNew YorkUnited StatesNorth AmericaCalifornia, 23 Aug 2014 05:05:55 GMTEscobar, Twins bat around twice, pound Tigers 20-6 (AP) — All those Cy Young awards, all that heat in their vaunted starting rotation, and there were the Detroit Tigers, staggering out to the field in the eighth inning with an infielder on the pitching mound.JON KRAWCZYNSKIsSportsProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsMinnesotaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:25:40 GMTClinton shadow in Iowa no threat to some Democrats, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.THOMAS BEAUMONTpGovernment and politicsUnited States Presidential ElectionEventsState governmentsCampaignsPolitical partiesLegislatureElectionsPolitical organizationsIndustry regulationGovernment business and financeBusinessGovernment regulationsPresidential electionsNational electionsIowaUnited StatesDes MoinesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:39:17 GMTIraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief (AP) — For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him.VIVIAN SALAMAiGeneral newsReligious strifeMilitant groupsWar and unrestHuman rights and civil libertiesGovernment and politicsReligious issuesReligionSocial affairsSocial issuesIslamBaghdadIraqMiddle East, 23 Aug 2014 06:09:00 GMTHamas backs International Criminal Court bid CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group said Saturday. Such a step could expose Israel — as well as Hamas — to war crimes investigations.IBRAHIM BARZAKMOHAMMED DARAGHMEHiGeneral newsInternational incidentsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestWar crimesCourtsJudiciaryInternational lawGovernment and politicsInternational relationsPalestinian territoriesWest BankIsraelGaza StripMiddle EastQatar, 23 Aug 2014 08:58:50 GMTIndia accuses Pakistan of killing 2 in Kashmir, India (AP) — India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortar rounds on at least three villages in the Indian portion of Kashmir, killing at least two members of one family.iGeneral newsTerritorial disputesWar and unrestIndiaKashmirPakistanSouth AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 05:22:56 GMTMan who ate pot candy must stand trial in killing (AP) — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.SADIE GURMANaGeneral newsLegal proceedingsViolent crimeRecreational drug laws and regulationsCrimeLaw and orderGovernment regulationsGovernment and politicsDenverColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 03:35:27 GMTRussian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine, Russia (AP) — Trucks marked as being from a bitterly disputed Russian aid convoy to Ukraine began returning to Russia on Saturday.ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOViGeneral newsInternational relationsWar and unrestHumanitarian crisesGovernment and politicsRussiaUkraineDonetskEastern EuropeEurope, 23 Aug 2014 08:01:01 GMTNationals' 10-game win streak ends, Giants romp (AP) — As the deficit grew from two to four to eight, even the Washington Nationals — who grew so accustomed to comeback, last-at-bat heroics during their 10-game winning streak — had to admit that their good thing was coming to an end.JOSEPH WHITEsSportsAthlete injuriesMen's sportsProfessional baseballBaseballAthlete health, 23 Aug 2014 03:47:12 GMTVegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed VEGAS (AP) — The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return.MICHELLE RINDELSaBusinessGeneral newsTravelLifestyleCelebrityAccommodationsGourmet foodBars and clubsRecessions and depressionsGamblingRecreation and leisureEntertainmentArts and entertainmentFood and drinkProducts and servicesCorporate newsEconomyLas VegasNevadaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 08:31:59 GMTYellen signals uncertainty about a rate increase HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:MARTIN CRUTSINGERMATTHEW BROWNaBusinessGeneral newsEconomyLabor economyRecessions and depressionsEconomic policyGovernment business and financeGovernment and politicsGovernment policyPricesLeading economic indicatorsJacksonUnited StatesWyomingNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:02:45 GMTAfter Ferguson: Calls for police 'body cameras' YORK (AP) — What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?BARBARA ORTUTAYhtBusinessGeneral newsTechnologyLaw enforcement technologyPoliceCrimeLaw enforcement agenciesConsumer products and servicesIndustriesGovernment and politicsStaten IslandUnited StatesNew York CityNew YorkNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:02:21 GMTMishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries (AP) — The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier.GENE JOHNSONaGeneral newsPersonnelIndustrial products and servicesIndustriesBusinessWashingtonBremertonSeattleTacomaUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 05:25:34 GMTLions overcome mistakes, beat Jaguars 13-12 (AP) — Reggie Bush's long run was a highlight — one the Detroit Lions nearly wasted with the kinds of mistakes they can ill afford once the season starts.NOAH TRISTERsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional footballFootballDetroitMichiganUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:16:14 GMTOzuna's slam helps Marlins beat Rockies 13-5 (AP) — Marcell Ozuna hit a grand slam for his third homer in as many games, Giancarlo Stanton had three hits and three RBIs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Friday night.DENNIS GEORGATOSsSportsAthlete injuriesAthlete healthProfessional baseballBaseballMen's sportsColoradoUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 04:33:25 GMTParis to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later (AP) — Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Paris bridge on a Sunday afternoon.ELAINE GANLEYiGeneral newsNormandy landingsWorld War IINazismEventsGovernment and politicsFranceParisEuropeWestern Europe, 23 Aug 2014 08:13:38 GMTWash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes, Wash. (AP) — An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires.aGeneral newsProperty damageFloodsWeatherAccidents and disastersNatural disastersFiresWashingtonUnited StatesNorth America, 23 Aug 2014 07:38:09 GMTFew details month after reporters detained in Iran, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment.ADAM SCHRECKiGeneral newsArrestsNewspapersJournalistsLaw and orderCrimeNews mediaMediaGovernment and politicsTehranIranUnited StatesMiddle EastDubaiNorth AmericaUnited Arab Emirates, 23 Aug 2014 09:11:56 GMTPhilippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines says it will bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and will withdraw troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.iGeneral newsArmed forcesMilitary and defenseGovernment and politicsPhilippinesManilaSoutheast AsiaAsia, 23 Aug 2014 09:12:57 GMT